#dcsdtransforms episode 73: Thank-tacular Edition #3

November 16, 2017
Hello and welcome back to #dcsdtransforms! This week we are releasing our very special edition of the podcast: our Thank-tacular special! Please join us as we share some of the great things for which we have to be thankful in DCSD. We also have a few apps / ideas to share with you regarding the upcoming holidays – everything from finding a recipe to working in a Thanksgiving lesson with your students. Joining us in the recording studio this week are the incredibly talented Diane Sigmon and Hanna Hanlin! You won’t want to miss a second of it! Since it is Turkey Day next week, we will not have an episode, so look for us again on Nov 30! Cheers!

#dcsdtransforms episode 72: Curse that metronome!

Thank you for joining us this week for another episode of #dcsdtransforms!  We have a cool episode this week with using bitmoji in your classroom.  That’s right.  Bitmoji.  Our shoutouts this week go to Krystina Himes and Lamar Elementary and Denise Pinkerman at Southside Early Childhood Center for their use of SeeSaw.  Thanks for listening!  Enjoy!

<iframe src=”https://www.podbean.com/media/player/n8fg4-785d24?from=site&skin=1&share=1&fonts=Helvetica&auto=0&download=0″ height=”100″ width=”100%” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” data-name=”pb-iframe-player”></iframe>

#dcsdtransforms episode 71: It’s the weekend, Baby!

Hey Everyone! Thanks for joining us for this week’s craziness! We have some great things to share with you such as the updates to Google Slides. Our shoutouts this week go to Stephanie Cotton and Pate Elementary School and Ada Sindab at Brunson Dargan Elementary School. Don’t forget that our #dcsdtransforms digital transformation conference is next week on Saturday, Oct 21. We hope to see all of you loyal listeners there as we share in fun and learning. Don’t forget the big giveaway is an all expenses paid trip to ISTE 2018 in Chicago! We also have some crazy antics in the outtakes.

#dcsdtransforms episode 69: Rhett finally cued the music!

Welcome back for another wonderful episode of #dcsdtransforms!  This week we are showcasing Xtra Math which is a great supplemental free tool to help students with the basic math skills.  Our shoutout this week goes to Laquetta Johnson of Pate Elementary School because, well, she is simply amazing and our district’s teacher of the year!

#dcsdtransforms episode 68: Words is hard

Hello everyone and welcome back for another edition of #dcsdtransforms – the best 10 minutes edtech conversation for teachers you’ll hear all week!  This week, we are featuring Apple Classroom. This is a wonderful addition to the iPads for teachers.  So if you are teaching with a class full of iPads, be sure to check it out!  Our shout outs this week go to Debra Wallace at DHS and Ada Sindab at BDE.  And please excuse us.  We tried podcasting at 5:00 pm, so we were definitely on the struggle bus…words is hard.

#dcsdtransforms episode 67: Carla takes a call

Hello! Welcome to the 67th edition of #dcsdtransforms!  The best 10 minute edtech conversation for teachers you’ll hear all week!  In this episode, we are highlighting a cool tool called “Mega Seating Plan” (click here for more about it).  We are also spotlighting the teachers at NHE and SMS for jumping all over the digital citizenship lessons for students!  Way to go!  Thank you for joining us!

#dcsdtransforms episode 66: Execute Order 66

Hello!  And welcome to another exciting edition of #dcsdtransforms – the best 10+ minute edtech conversation you’ll hear all week!  We have a great new update to share with you from Schoology – amazing stuff there!  We also have a shout out going to Brittany Barnette and Tony Heilbronn at DHS. Thanks for joining us and making this show possible!  Cheers!

#dcsdtransforms episode 65: Welcome back to the 2017-18 school year!

Hello all you wonderful loyal listeners! We hope that your return to school has been fun and exciting! If you are new to DCSD, then welcome to the best school district in the state…nay, the COUNTRY! We are led by some of the finest people and we are sure you will find happiness here! For our back to school special, we are going to focus on the 3 big tools that every teacher should know and mention some update to them that happened over the summer. We think you’ll love these updates and will help you utilize the tools more effectively in your classroom. We have a special shout out to Darlington Middle School and Mayo High School. We hope you enjoy this edition of #dcsdtransforms podcast. Cheers!

#dcsdtransforms episode 64: ISTE 2017

Hello Everyone and thank you for coming back and listening to the best 10 minute edtech conversation you’ll hear all week…only in this case, it’s 42 minutes and the best you’ll hear all summer!  This episode will bring you highlights from ISTE 2017 as told through the experiences of Diane Sigmon, Carla Jefferson, Josh Bastean, Hanna Hanlin, Matthew Ferguson, Diane Rivers, and Rhett Hughes.  First, Carla will tell you a little bit about ISTE and what it is like, and then we will explore 3 ideas:

  1. What one word would you use to describe your experience?
  2. What was your favorite thing about ISTE?
  3. Describe any big takeaways from any of the things you experienced.

Hope you enjoy it, and as always, thanks for listening!