The Just Start Tech Podcast is your source for growing in your teaching pedagogy. Hear stories from others who are growing in technology integration, as well as jump starters that will help you enhance your teaching the very next day. Because learning never stops, it just starts!
13 - Michelle Maciel - It's Not about Technology Use, It's about Technology Integration02/03/2020 Duração: 33min
In this episode, we talk about the difference between technology use and technology integration based on this infographic from Teach Bytes Listen in on the interview portion with Michelle Maciel as she shares how she modified a research paper into a digital presentation and how technology is an integral part of the learning environment. Finally, for jump starters, check out some of the tools that Michelle mentions: Doceri Nearpod Quizizz EdPuzzle
12 - DLP x TfT = DG^203/02/2020 Duração: 30min
What happens when you take DLP and mix it with TfT? You get DG squared! Listen in on this interview as I interview a colleague who shares the last name De Groot!
11 - Hattie's Research on Student Achievement02/12/2019 Duração: 18min
In this episode, we dive deep into some of John Hattie's research on student achievement, identifying some strategies we already do and some that we can easily implement in our classes Strategies Discussed Discussion Feedback Homework Note Taking Student Expectations Self-verbalization
10 - Stacy Soerens - Dropping in on Google Earth04/11/2019 Duração: 23min
In episode 10 of the Just Start Tech Podcast, I reflect on our recent in-service and share how we can take a step forward. I also share an interview with Stacy Soerens, our middle school Geography teacher and elementary PE teacher. Stacy shares how she embraces technology in order to make learning real with her students. Listen in on how she utilizes Google Earth to help students experience foreign lands. Finally, for jump starters, I share a strategy called "brain dump," something that can be done in any class or any content area. https://ditchthattextbook.com/2018/02/07/sticky-learning-digital-brain-dumps-with-flipgrid-and-socrative/
09 - Students Talk about Creativity!07/10/2019 Duração: 26min
Resources can be found at: bit.ly/jstpodcast09 In this episode, I continue sharing about the 4 C's, this time focusing on creativity. Instead of the interview portion, listen in on students expressing their opinions on creativity and what that looks like in the classroom! Finally for jump starters, I share a few different ideas for how you can allow students to practice and express their creativity.
08 - #DLPCoaching03/09/2019 Duração: 15min
Resources can be found at: bit.ly/jstpodcast08 In this episode, I continue sharing about the 4 C's, this time focusing on collaboration. Also, I share some exciting new things happening at school for both me and you! Come listen in and hear more about the #DLPCoaching that will happen this year! Finally for jump starters, I share three different tools to allow your students to collaborate naturally with each other.
07 - Mark Branderhorst - App Smashing and Booksnapping!06/05/2019 Duração: 22min
Resources can be found at: bit.ly/jstpodcast07 In this episode, I continue sharing about the 4 C's, this time focusing on communication. Also, listen in as I interview Mark Branderhorst, a 6th grade teacher at CVC. Mark shares how he ventured into technology through his book reports by having his students create a #booksnap, explain their reasoning, and then share with the class through Flipgrid. Finally, for jump starters, I share a variety of tools that you could use to get your students communicating through video and audio as well as text and images.
06 - Julie Bakker - EdTech in the 21st Century Classroom01/04/2019 Duração: 45min
Resources can be found at: bit.ly/jstpodcast06 In episode 6 of the Just Start Tech Podcast, I introduce to you the 4 C's and hone in on critical thinking. I also share an interview with Julie Bakker, a former colleague of mine. Julie teaches 5th grade at Hanford Christian School. She shares how she is integrating technology and utilizing different instructional strategies to engage her students. Finally, for jump starters, I share a few different strategies and tools to incorporate critical thinking into your classroom.
05 - Ally Kornelis - Book Report Creativity with WeVideo04/03/2019 Duração: 25min
Resources can be found at: bit.ly/jstpodcast05 In episode 5 of the Just Start Tech Podcast, everything reflects visible learning. Why might we want to make this shift and how can we do it? I also share an interview with Ally Kornelis, an 8th-grade English and Bible teacher at Central Valley Christian School. She shares her tech integration journey and how she kept finding ways to allow her students to express themselves and be creative. Finally, for jump starters, I share a variety of tools that you could use to bring visible learning into your classroom!
04 - Irene Hooyer - Book Creator with 2nd Graders!04/02/2019 Duração: 33min
Resources can be found at: bit.ly/jstpodcast04 In episode 4 of the Just Start Tech Podcast, I share a brief review of the book Teach Like a Pirate, authored by Dave Burgess. I explain what the PIRATE acronym stands for and what the Pirate mentality is. I also share an interview with Irene Hooyer, a 2nd grade teacher at Central Valley Christian School. She shares her tech integration journey and how she has evolved a research project because she saw a need to improve student learning. Listen in as she shares how she app smashes with Book Creator and Seesaw. Finally, for jump starters, I share different features of Google Slides that you may not have known about along with ways you might use these features in your class.
03 - Mike Bosma - Tech in the Math Classroom07/01/2019 Duração: 31min
Resources can be found at: bit.ly/jstpodcast03 In episode 3 of the Just Start Tech Podcast, I share my opinion on homework and what that looks like in our classrooms. I reference two different blog posts, one from Dave Mulder, and another from Jennifer Gonzalez. I also share an interview with Mike Bosma, a mathematics teacher at Central Valley Christian School. He shares how he uses technology in his math classes and how his projects and instruction have evolved with the change in technology. Finally, for jump starters, I share different ways to provide feedback during and after a project.
02 - Bekah Lyzenga - Lit Circles with Google Slides03/12/2018 Duração: 35min
Resources can be found at: bit.ly/jstpodcast02 In episode 2 of the Just Start Tech Podcast, I review Bloom's Taxonomy and Webb's Depth of Knowledge. I discuss how our classrooms might need to shift in order to engage these higher level thinking skills while also understanding the importance of lower level thinking skills. I also share a story about how choice boards created that shift in my classroom, allowing students to demonstrate higher level thinking skills. I also share an interview with Bekah Lyzenga, a 4th-grade teacher at Central Valley Christian School. She shares with us how she used Google Slides to modify her traditional literature circle roles. We discuss a bit about the growth mindset, and Bekah shares how her desire to learn and understand that there is risk creates a positive classroom environment. Finally, for jump starters, I share the value of formative assessment along with four different tools you might use to gather that data: Kahoot Quizizz Nearpod Peardeck
01 - David Bothof - Using Google Slides to Create a Digital Book17/10/2018 Duração: 37min
Resources can be found at: bit.ly/jstpodcast01 In episode 1 of the Just Start Tech podcast, I introduce you to the SAMR model and provide some examples of what this might look like. I also share an interview with David Bothof, a 7th grade Bible and Spanish teacher at Central Valley Christian School. David shares with us a technology project he is working on with his students in Bible using Google Slides. Finally, for jump starters, I share an idea from Matt Miller at DitchThatTextbook.com using Google Drawings, an image, and text bubbles. I also share how we might go deeper with vocabulary using the Frayer model.