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.

Education Technology: Distraction or Attraction? Changing Views

Tom Whitby, Nancy Blair, Katrina Spicer-Lindquist


Many educators see much of the emerging education technology as a distraction from learning versus an asset. To those convinced that EdTech is indeed beneficial, the challenge has often been convincing the nonbelievers. In this segment we talk about how to persuade the unconvinced. 

Follow:@tomwhitby @KAS1L @blairteach @bamradionetwork

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Encouraging Global Connections and Digital Citizenship

Vicki Davis with Theresa Allen


In this segment we talk about various tools, projects and strategies you can use to get your students globally connected. We also offer some guidelines for good digital citizenship.

Follow: @coolcatteacher @tdallen5 @bamradionetwork

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Engaging Students Through Competitions, Contests and Code

Teaching Strategies:
Vicki Davis with Anh Vo, Pat Yongpradit


In this segment we speak with an amazing educator who has inspired a love for computer science in his students through coding contests and competitions.

Follow on Twitter: @coolcatteacher @MrYongpradit


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Epic Project-Based Learning Using Virtual Worlds

Andrew Miller and Terry Heick with Lucas Gillispie


In this segment we talk with an instructional technology leader in a school district that is using Minecraft for game-based learning with some pretty spectacular results. Our guest talks about setting up the program, managing it and how to think creatively about connecting the game to the curriculum.

 Follow: @betamiller @PCStech @teachthought @bamradionetwork

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Exploring Google Apps for Education:The Good, the Bad, and the Mostly Good

App Review:
Alex J Podchaski, Susan M. Bearden, Sharon Plante


In this segment we recap last week's edtechchat on Google Apps for Education. We discuss many of the unique tools and how they an be applied in classrooms as well as cover how to become a Google Certified Trainer.

Follow on Twitter: @s_bearden @ajpodchaski @iplante

@KatrinaStevens1 @thomascmurray @bamradionetwork

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Exploring the Maker Education Movement

New Trend
Laura Blankenship, Andrew Carle, Tom Murray, Alex J Podchaski


In this summary of the 9/23/13 Edtechchat we discuss the Maker Education Movement which focuses on co-creating and hands-on learning.

Follow: @thomascmurray @tieandjeans @ajpodchaski @blanken@bamradionetwork

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Exposing Your Students to Inspiring Young People Who Are Making a Difference

Vicki Davis with Joshua Williams


Our guest today is an extraordinary twelve-year old doing amazing work in his community. His story is inspiring to adults and young people as he models what can be done with passion and commitment at any age.

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