#dcsdtransforms episode 37: Carla and Rhett eat a carolina reaper pepper (ok, not really)

Hey Everyone!  Welcome to another episode of #dcsdtransforms.  In this episode, we do NOT eat a carolina reaper live on air.  In fact, this is the 37th episode in a row where we have not done that.  But we do have some awesome edtech for you.  Our shout out this week goes to Casey Sanders and all the cool things she is doing with her young students!  The tool this week is a web resource for teaching children with Autism.  With the new statistics out this year (1:68 children born with ASD), inevitably, regular ed teacher will have a student on the spectrum every year. Click here to check this site out to give you some tools for helping children with Autism.

#dcsdtransforms episode 36: Highlights from the second annual digital transformation conference!

Hello everyone! Boy, do we have an episode for you! All 47 minutes of it! While we know this is a long episode, we just barely scratched the surface with all the amazing things happening at this year’s conference. We encourage you to listen to it if you didn’t go because you’ll get a sampling of all the cool stuff going on. And if you went to the conference, well, there was only 4 sessions you had time to go to, but we spotlight about 14 different sessions so you hopefully will have an opportunity to hear about some other neat things going on. Each session spotlighted follows the same format: Carla and Rhett will talk about what is coming up, you’ll hear a sound bite from the presenter, and finally a brief interview with an attendee of that session. Lots of great info in here! Thanks for joining us!

#dcsdtransforms episode 35: Rhett got an iPhone 7 and took a low-light picture of his daughter and dog.

Welcome back for another exciting edition of #dcsdtransforms! This week, we are looking at a simple to use and FREE plagiarism checking tool called, “Plagiarism Checker”. You can check it out by clicking here. Also, our shout out this week goes to Lizabeth Thompson at MHS! And yes, loyal listeners, the iPhone 7 does take some nice low light pics as is evident by our cover photo this week – it’s an untouched 6:00 AM photo with no lights in the room (other than light coming in from the hallway) and no flash. Take that Samsung Galaxy!

#dcsdtransforms episode 34: The Apple Keynote Event

Greetings and Salutations to you, our loyal listeners! We have a special episode for you this week because there is some big news coming out – Apple is releasing their iPhone 7 and the new Apple Watch. There are also some cool new stories from Apple’s keynote event for educators, and we will highlight those stories as well. So please sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode about the wonderful world of Apple!

#dcsdtransforms episode 33: Turns out we don’t have studio…yet.

Hello! Thanks for joining us this week for the best 10 minute edtech conversation you’ll hear all week! This week, we are highlighting WordItOut and giving our shout out to Carol Ross and Gina Benjamin for their creative work at Mayo High School! I also want to include a couple of links that were mentioned in the show so you have easy access to them: Global Read Aloud and the DCSD Tech Trainings.

#dcsdtransforms episode 32: We have a studio

Welcome back to a DRASTICALLY shortened version of “the best 10 minute edtech conversation you’ll hear all week!” Just over 14 minutes! Can you believe it? But to do it, we cut out a little content. After listening, please give us some feedback if you prefer it shorter with less content. This week we are highlighting Recap, a really neat tool that allows students to give a video response to questions you ask – can be done on any device. We also give a shoutout Brian Howell at HHS and Jason Brown at DHS. Carla mentions a link to look at course offerings in DCSD schools. Here it is: http://bit.ly/dcsdtechtrainings As always, thank you for listening, and let us know how we can help better serve you!

#dcsdtransforms episode 31: We have a second season?!

We are back with our weekly podcast series bringing you THE BEST 10 minute edtech conversation you’ll hear all week!  Can you believe we can now say we are now in season 2 of our podcast?  And that is all thanks to YOU, our loyal listeners!  Thank you for making this possible!  To start off our the first of our typical podcasts for the new school year, we are highlighting a couple of cool tools: Brain Pop and Schoology.  We have a bunch of people to give shout outs to, so please listen to see if you are one of them!  Hope you enjoy it!


#dcsdtransforms episode 30: The Back to School Bonanza

Hello and welcome back to another wonderful school year! Apologies for this episode being a week late, and more apologies for its 42 minutes in length but we have lots of cool things to cover! In this episode, we are going to cover some all important topics to help you get your year started off the right way. We will examine the fundamental tech tools you want to use in your classroom, where to go and who to call upon to get help when your tech isn’t working right, suggestions for spending your $275 supply check, and finally professional development opportunities in the district. There are even some shout outs thrown in to start the year – listen to see if your name is shouted out! Have a great year everyone!!!