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On this channel we discuss integrating, teaching and learning through education technology.  We also identify the best education apps, teaching tools and digital resources for teaching and learning. Here you'll also find interviews with the developers of the EdTech Top 50 most useful edtech resources, along with new and noteworthy edtech developers.

An Edtech Minute with ShowMe

Michael Boll, Jamie Wilett and Chris Carter 

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Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard! ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s an amazingly simple app that anyone can use, no matter how young or old. Use it in your classroom to help your students better communicate their learning.

Website: http://www.showme.com/

Follow:@bamradionetwork

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An Edtech Minute with XtraMath

Michael Boll, Jamie Wilett and Chris Carter 

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A free web program for students, teachers and parents that helps kids master their basic math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).

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An Edtech Minute with Symballoo

Michael Boll, Jamie Wilett and Chris Carter 

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Symbaloo is a visual bookmarking tool that makes it simple and fun to organize the best of the web. You have all your favorite websites at your fingertips. With an account you can access your bookmarks from everywhere with any device and share your online resources with others.

 

Website: http://www.symbaloo.com/home/mix/13eOcK1fiV

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An Edtech Minute with SelfControl

Michael Boll, Jamie Wilett and Chris Carter 

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SelfControl is a free and open-source application for Mac OS X that lets you block your own access to distracting websites, your mail servers, or anything else on the Internet. Just set a period of time to block for, add sites to your blacklist, and click "Start." Until that timer expires, you will be unable to access those sites--even if you restart your computer or delete the application. 

Check it out at their website: Selfcontrolapp.com

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An Edtech Minute with Tagboard

Michael Boll, Jamie Wilett and Chris Carter

 

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Tagboard uses hashtags to search for and collect public social media within seconds of being posted to networks like Twitter and Facebook. Robust tools offer the power to select specific posts to feature on websites, in broadcast TV, and on large displays. 

Website:  Tagboard.com

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EDWORDS: Latest Education Technology Blog Posts

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    Click Farms & Sock Puppets

    The 2017 YouTube video #Socialnomics has recently reported that we are preparing almost 30% of students for jobs that don’t exist y ...

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    by Jay Eitner | @Jay_Eitner
    Tuesday, 14 November 2017
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    Revolting Tech

    It has been a typical couple of days with tech. I spent a bunch of time on the phone with various offices of a major telecommunications company (rh ...

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    by Peter Greene @palan57
    Thursday, 12 October 2017
  • Digital Native Naivete

    The cliché is a fifty-year-old asking some ten year old student for help in making the computer work. Having trouble making working with your device ...

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    by Peter Greene @palan57
    Wednesday, 21 June 2017
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    Can I Borrow a Quarter?

    Technology always moves at the speed of exhaustion, but didyou know about the  LifeLine Modernization Act of 2016? The super short version ...

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    by Jay Eitner | @Jay_Eitner
    Tuesday, 30 May 2017
  • Artificial Stupidity

    Facebook absolutely insists on showing me "top stories." Every time I open the Facebook page, I have to manually switch back to "most recent," becau ...

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    by Peter Greene @palan57
    Wednesday, 24 May 2017
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    PC Load Letter: Not Anymore

    "PC load letter?!" Can't say I've said that in a long time. I love G Suite for Education, so there is little need to get frustrated with the printer ...

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    by William Madden | @WPMadden
    Thursday, 04 May 2017
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    Coding, Computational Thinking and Kindergarten

    So last year I started a Coding Club...with kindergarten students. Oh it get's better-I haven't been a 'teacher' in over a decade! The Woodson Cod ...

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    by Jessica Cabeen @JessicaCabeen
    Wednesday, 03 May 2017
  • Please Share This Post with Administrators Who Block YouTube

    In 2009, I attended the wedding of a good friend who wanted to wear a bow tie to the ceremony. He was opposed to wearing a clip-on but could not tie ...

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    by Tom Mullaney @TomEMullaney
    Monday, 16 January 2017
  • Technology Is a Tool in Your Classroom, NOT the Answer

    You’ve finally got that requested tech…now what? So you’re school just got 1:1 tech, or you just got your request for iPads granted on an onli ...

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    by Chad Ostrowski | @chadostrowski
    Thursday, 05 January 2017
  • Reasons and Tips for Launching Your Own Classroom Blog

    At this point, it’s time for all educators to admit to themselves: students don’t like our old-fashioned ways of teaching. These generations need a ...

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    by Sophia Anderson| @Sophia7Anderson
    Wednesday, 14 December 2016
  • Blended Learning with the New Google Sites

    As more schools go 1:1 with devices, classrooms increasingly feature a blended learning model. This requires a lot of student screen time because as ...

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    by Tom Mullaney @TomEMullaney
    Tuesday, 13 December 2016
  • mind reading

    Turns Out Teachers Are Mind Readers (Thanks to Recap)

    Imagine if you could hear every single student's thinking, thoughts, and ideas on a topic, and respond to each and every one of them without finding ...

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    by William Madden | @WPMadden
    Monday, 14 November 2016
  • Tell Your Story: Role Reversal

    In The Power of Branding, Tony Sinanis and Joe Sanfelippo define branding as “The marketing practice of creating a name, symbol, or design that ...

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    by Ross Cooper | @RossCoops31
    Thursday, 27 October 2016
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    Screencasts in Google Classroom

    This year I have been creating my own screencasts using Screencastify, the free Chrome extenstion available on the Chrome Web Store. Unfortuntately, ...

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    by William Madden | @WPMadden
    Thursday, 06 October 2016
  • A picture is worth a thousand words

    A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

    Teacher: No, no, no, no. Like this. Student: I got it. I got it. Teacher: No, not like that. Like this. Now do you have it? Student: Yeah, I got ...

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    by William Madden | @WPMadden
    Wednesday, 14 September 2016
  • Digital Portfolios and Blogs: Use Authentic Technology, Not Technology Made for School

    Currently in my district we’ve had some preliminary talks regarding if/how digital portfolios could be implemented on a wide-scale. Of course, while ...

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    by Ross Cooper | @RossCoops31
    Monday, 22 August 2016
  • game plan

    Game Plan

    Football season is almost here, and coaches and players everywhere are working on their game plans for their seasons. Some plays will become teams' ...

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    by William Madden | @WPMadden
    Thursday, 18 August 2016
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    Your Students Are Addicted to Their Phones So Take Advantage of It!

    I often think of the great book On Their Side by Bob Strachota when working with students, especially those who are hard to reach. I recently read a ...

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    by Tom Mullaney @TomEMullaney
    Monday, 18 July 2016
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