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#12b TL4Ed-PT2: Elementary Science Learning At Home – Guest: Beth Heidemann

Show notes This is part two of my conversation with Beth Heidemann. In this part of our conversation, Beth takes questions from the audience including how to engage young learners, and what’s the most important thing to teach young learners. Show notes Teaching elementary-aged learners science and designing engaging and hands-on learning activities to help our young learners explore the world around them can be a challenging task for even… Read More »#12b TL4Ed-PT2: Elementary Science Learning At Home – Guest: Beth Heidemann

#12a TL4Ed-PT1: Elementary Science Learning At Home – Guest: Beth Heidemann

Show notes This is part one of my interview with Beth. In this part, we get to know Beth, and her teaching and professional career. Beth shares with us her recommendations on how to engage young kids at home with science and wonder, and her favorite ways to create science learning with regular things you find in the home or simply by looking out the window. Description Teaching elementary-aged learners… Read More »#12a TL4Ed-PT1: Elementary Science Learning At Home – Guest: Beth Heidemann

#11b TL4Ed-PT2: Library Closed? What Are You Reading? Help Is On The Way! Guest: Amy Stefanski – Part 2

Description School and public libraries are closed as students, teachers, and everyone are staying home helping to flatten the curve and avoid creating the post-apocolyptic world we’ve all read about in popular YA-fiction. So what should we do while we’re stuck at home? Read a book! I’ll sit down with Amy Stefanski (@Amy_Stefanski), a school librarian in the Dunlap Community School District in Peoria, IL and host of the D323 podcast.… Read More »#11b TL4Ed-PT2: Library Closed? What Are You Reading? Help Is On The Way! Guest: Amy Stefanski – Part 2

#11a TL4Ed-PT1: Library Closed? What Are You Reading? Help Is On The Way! Guest: Amy Stefanski – Part 1

Description School and public libraries are closed as students, teachers, and everyone are staying home helping to flatten the curve and avoid creating the post-apocolyptic world we’ve all read about in popular YA-fiction. So what should we do while we’re stuck at home? Read a book! I’ll sit down with Amy Stefanski (@Amy_Stefanski), a school librarian in the Dunlap Community School District in Peoria, IL and host of the D323 podcast.… Read More »#11a TL4Ed-PT1: Library Closed? What Are You Reading? Help Is On The Way! Guest: Amy Stefanski – Part 1

Episode 10 Student Privacy, Zoom Meetings, and More with Steve Garton

#10 TL4Ed: Student Privacy, Zoom Meetings, and more

Description A conversation with Steve Garton (@sgarton121), Senior Manager, Common Sense Privacy Program  We’ll explore the issues surrounding the fears and realities of remote learning and video conferencing including a look at Zoom Meetings, and what Zoom has done so far to adapt to a K12 environment, and advice for teachers and parents. Referenced Resources Common Sense Privacy Project Research: The State of Kids’ Privacy: Evaluating the Safety and Security of Kids’… Read More »#10 TL4Ed: Student Privacy, Zoom Meetings, and more

#9 TL4Ed: Interview with an Island Educator, Lindsay Eysnogle

A follow up to Episode 8, I had a conversation with educator Lindsay Eysnogle. Lindsay was the teacher of the Ashley Bryan school of the Cranberry Isles School on Little Cranberry Island. She was later the principal for the Frenchboro Elementary school and the Cranberry Isles School. She is now an instructional coach for the district that includes the Cranberry Isles School, AOS 91. Lindsay and I talk about teaching on… Read More »#9 TL4Ed: Interview with an Island Educator, Lindsay Eysnogle

#8 TL4Ed: Learning from Maine’s Island Schools

In this episode, I share my thoughts about the challenges of teaching in the current COVID19 quarantine environment, and how we can learn from the experiences of some of Maine’s island schools.

#6 TL4Ed: Interview with First Grade Teacher Tiffany Roberts – Online Learning with Elementary Learners – Part 1

In this episode, I interviewed Tiffany Roberts, first grade teacher at the Lake Lucina Elementary School, Duval County Public Schools in Florida. This is part 1 of a 2 part interview where we learn about Tiffany’s experiences teaching young elementary-aged students online long before social distancing and long before schools around the country began switching to online learning. 

Tool Tip: Leveraging the MacOS Accessibility Zoom feature

Tool Tips: Screen Zoom for Media Creation

Another quick tool tip for you! I use this technique a lot during live workshops when I’m demonstrating how to use a piece of software, or if I need to bring attention to a certain place on the screen. Whether you are watching a screencast or a live demonstration projected on the wall, using the Screen Zoom feature is an easy way to make it easier to emphasize a part… Read More »Tool Tips: Screen Zoom for Media Creation