- Meet a Community Member: We interviewed Karen Foley, a kindergarten teacher in Ellensburg. You can find her on Twitter @kinderkfoley. She also uses Twitter with her class under the handle @msfoleysfriends. Karen is an ardent user of technology and teachers some technology integration classes for the Ellensburg School District.
- Google Classroom Updates: New features in January include the ability to post assignments and announcements to individual students in the class. Also, Teachers are now able to receive email and app notifications on mobile for late work and resubmits. Lastly, Google Classroom can now allow third-party applications to make changes to coursework, such as adding materials.
- Teaching Empathy Course: Jeff's company, Eduro Learning is offering a 3 module course around empathy and fake news. More information at https://www.edurolearning.com/teaching-empathy-to-unite-a-divided-world-series/
- #EduWin: Eduwin's are descriptions of success stories in education to counteract the negative way that education and educators are sometimes viewed. Justin described how he uses Google Forms and Add-Ons to create a registration system for the counseling department at the high school where he works.
In this episode, Justin and Jeff chat with Hyperdocs teaching method co-founder Lisa Highfill (@lhighfill). Be sure to check out the links below for more information and don't forget to register for her session at the Education on Air event on December 2nd.
Links to share:
Link to Education on Air presentation Dec. 3, 2pm PST
Online course starting Jan. 9th- register here: bit.ly/hyperdoccohort5
Purchase the HyperDoc Handbook goo.gl/9AosMX
What’s new with G Suite?
Minecraft in Education
Government schools adviser says Minecraft is a “gimmick which will get in the way of children actually learning”
Mindcraft used in 4th grade social studies from Reid Wilson
Wearables in Education
How Can wearable technology improve teaching and learning? Or is it merely a distraction?
Welcome to GEG WA Show episode number 5 on Oct. 24, 2016. The show where we talk about what is happening around the GEG WA community, education and technology. You can join us live on YouTube or after the show in iTunes or Google Music, tell us what you think on Twitter at the hashtag #gegwa.
Stories from the Month: Hosts and Guest share stories of ed tech they are seeing in the classroom or a moment they want to share.
Upload Files in Google Forms!
Nov. 5, 2016 held at Seattle Pacific University from 9-3. It’s a great way to connect with others in the area. It’s totally free. For more information check out http://www.edcampseattle.org/
A conversation with Heather Dowd. Co-Author of the book: Classroom Management in the Digital Age. Links to book on Amazon:
Social media hashtag
Tech Tastings Workshop
Oct. 28-29 in Walla Walla. www.edurolearning.com
Northwest TOSA Chat
Wednesday Nights #nwtosachat at 8pm PST. Join in if you can or go check out the hashtag later for all you missed.
Parenting in a Digital World Certificate
Eduro Learning is launching Parenting Courses to help parents raising kids in the digital age.
For the first NCCE preview episode of the year, Justin chats with Conn McQuinn, organizer of the first ever Makerspace Summit occuring at this annual Pacific Northwest #EdTech conference.
Justin interviews Heidi Finley, 5th grade teacher in the Lake Stevens School District, about her use of Makey Makey Boards and Scratch to teacher computer programming on Chromebooks.
Here's our first episode of the 2015-2016 school year.