By Dr. Jocelyn McDonald
#TechItUpTalk PodcastOct 27, 2020
Episode 25: Brain-Based Practices to Enhance Student Performance with Shirley Posey
In this episode of #Techitup Up Talk, Shirley Posey discusses enhancing academic performance through brain-based practices and how we can leverage technology to reimagine learning with innovative instruction. Shirley takes us on a deep dive into Vygotsky's theory of cognitive development, brain-based practices as an essential approach to developing students, and why it is imperative that educators cater to student needs of our time with technology.
Episode 24: Stimulating Student Inquiry in Science with Dr. Kris Tatiossian
In this episode of #TechItUpTalk, Dr. Kris Tatiossian, creator of CRISPR Classroom, discusses stimulating student inquiry and interest in science. Dr. Kris expounds upon the essential need to inspire and engage K-12 students in scientific concepts, reasoning, and explorations. In addition, she shares the benefits of providing students with opportunities to connect learning to revolutionary science happening around us with emphasis on the biotechnology industry and CRISPR technology.
Episode 23: Technology in Health and Physical Education with Felicia Ceaser-White, Francina Hollingsworth, and Paula Ceasar
In this episode of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion on technology in health and physical education with special guests Felicia Ceasar-White, Francina Hollingsworth, and Paula Ceasar. In this show, we take a deep dive into the importance of health and physical education and the impact, connections and challenges of integrating technology into instruction. In addition, we discuss tips and best practices for integrating technology in health and physical education courses.
Episode 22: Empowering Student Voice with Flipgrid featuring Sara Rodriguez
In this episode of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion with Sara Rodriguez as we discuss empowering Student Voice with Flipgrid. Sara shares her experience as an elementary science teacher, the importance of Student Voice, and the impact Flipgrid has made in her classroom. In this episode, she also shares tips and best practices for using Flipgrid to support instruction and empower Student Voice in the classroom.
Episode 21: Understanding Who You Serve - Using Technology to Shift Leadership Practices to Connect & Develop Relationships with Julia Andrews and Rhonda Mason
In episode 21 of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion with Julia Andrews and Rhonda Mason as we discuss the importance of understanding who we serve as educators and how technology is shifting our practice to connect and build relationships to make a positive impact in schools.
Episode 20: Developing Teachers through Digital Leadership with Dr. Travis Taylor
In episode 20 of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion with Dr. Travis Taylor on the importance of school leaders' role as digital leaders to support and develop teachers. In this episode, the research of William Sterrett and Jayson Richardson on Supporting Professional Development through Digital Principal Leadership is used as a foundation to guide a conversation around developing teachers through digital leadership.
Episode 19: The Art of Giving a $#!T - Using Technology to Enhance Culturally Responsive Teaching with Dr. Queinnise Miller
In episode 19 of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion with Dr. Queinnise Miller, author of The Art of Giving a $#!t: A Memoir & Guidebook for Urban Educators, as we discuss her book and using technology to enhance culturally responsive teaching and leading.
Episode 18: Preparing Underserved Students for College and Career Readiness with College Thriver Education
In episode 18 of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion with Shawntia Lee, founder of College Thriver Education, on closing the achievement gap and preparing underserved students for college. In addition, learn about how the College Thriver application can support and provide solutions for students.
Episode 17: Promoting Positive Classroom Culture with ClasStars
In episode 17 of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion about promoting a positive classroom culture and maintaining positive relationships with students with Moshe Fried Co-Founder and CEO of ClasStars.
Episode 16: STEM, STEAM, and Clubhouse with Denise Newsome
In episode 16 of #TechItUp Talk, Denise Newsome discusses the relevance of STEM and STEAM in education and shares highlights from the global collaboration of STEAM Camp, an unconference event hosted on Clubhouse. In addition, she shares tips, tools, and best practices to support the implementation of STEM and STEAM in education.
Episode 15: Designing for Accessibility & Promoting Students as Creators
In episode 15 of #TechItUpTalk, Katie Fielding, an instructional technology coach, discusses the importance of designing instruction for accessibility and promoting students as creators. She also provides strategies, technology applications, and resources to support educators with accessibility and student creativity.
Episode 14: Coaching Tech, Permission to Fail, & a "Tech-Tastrophe"
In episode 14 of #TechItUpTalk, Science Specialist and Technology Integration Coach, Chanel Johnson discusses technology’s impact on education during the pandemic, advice for educators to embrace the uncertainty of technology, developing digital skills, and technological pedagogy through personal learning networks.
Episode 13: Leveling Up Kindergarten with Tech In a Pandemic
In episode 13 of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion with Jordan Beal, a kindergarten teacher who leverages technology to support her instruction and also shares challenges she’s faced, best practices, and how she finds creative ways to make an impact with her students.
Episode 12: Why Dyslexic Narratives Matter in Tech
In episode 12 of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion about dyslexia and technology with Jeannette Washington M.Ed., author of Technical Difficulties: Why Dyslexic Narratives Matter in Tech. This discussion highlights challenges and potential supports for students and professionals with dyslexia as well as brings awareness to dyslexia as a narrative for opportunities in the technology industry.
Episode 11: #LeadershipMatters - A Call for Education Leaders to Embrace Technology
In Episode 11 of the #TechItUpTalk Podcast, tune into a discussion about the need for more education leaders to embrace technology as a part of their leadership practice with Dr. Travis Taylor and John Amenson.
Episode 10: Leveraging Technology to Support English Learners
In Episode 10 of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion about leveraging technology to support English language learners with campus administrator, Ms. Elena SIlva-Leal, and instructional technologist, Ms. Michele Herod and Arelys Barreto.
Episode 9: Teaching with Technology During the Pandemic with Tabitha Delley
In Episode 9 of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion with Tabitha Delley, a middle school math teacher who leverages technology to support her instruction and also shares challenges she’s faced and how she finds creative ways to make an impact with her students.
Episode 8: Embracing Technology as a Part of Your Leadership Practice
In Episode 8 of the #TechItUpTalk Podcast, tune into a discussion about school leaders embracing technological leadership into a new normal with Dr. Sharon H. Porter. Listen as she shares her experience in transitioning to virtual learning and provides tips and best practices for other educational leaders.
Episode 7: Engaging Students During Synchronous Instruction
In Episode 7 of #TechItUpTalk, learn about challenges that teachers face with engaging students in the implementation of synchronous instruction and tips and best practices to support student engagement.
Episode 6: Google Chrome Extension for Educators to Support Instructional Practices
In Episode 6 of the #TechItUpTalk Podcast, learn about Google Chrome extensions that educators should have in their digital toolbox that will enhance your instructional practices.
Episode 5: Leveraging Screencasting for Virtual Instruction and a Review of 3 Popular Screencasting Apps
In Episode 5 of #TechItUpTalk, learn about the power of screencasting when teaching in a virtual environment. In addition, listen to a review of three popular screencasting apps with pros, cons and best practices for teachers who are navigating their way through this digital journey of teaching virtually.
Episode 4: Leveraging Technology to Promote Literacy
In Episode 4 of #TechItUpTalk, tune into a discussion with Lois Barker, from Read Tech Write, on leveraging technology to promote literacy into instructional practices.
Episode 3: Elementary School Leaders Embracing the Transition to Virtual Learning
In Episode 3 of #TechItUpTalk, listen to elementary school leaders as they discuss their challenges and lessons learned in transitioning their campus to virtual learning as they prepare for new beginnings for the start of the new school year.
Episode 2: Embracing Technology as a Part of Leadership Practices in this New Normal
In Episode 2 of #TechItUpTalk, listen to school leaders as they discuss their experience and challenges in transitioning to virtual learning as leaders and the essential need to embrace technology as a part of their leadership practices.
Episode 1: Lessons Learned from a Rapid Transition into Virtual Instruction into a New School Year
In Episode 1 of #TechItUpTalk, listen to instructional technologists share experiences, from their lens, about the rapid transition into virtual instructional as well as provide tips and best practices for the start of a new school year during this unprecedented time.
Introduction to the #TechItUpTalk Podcast with Dr. Mac
#TechItUpTalk is an educational technology podcast with Dr. Jocelyn McDonald. Listen to Dr. Mac as she introduces her mission to educate and inform educators and educational stakeholders in supporting student learning through the integration of technology.