Podcasts are Lit

For whatever reason I've always thought of podcast is being relatively passe. The idea of audio-only didn't seem super appealing to my students who are driven by YouTube content. Lately, I have been listening to a podcast from places like Stuff You Should Know and I absolutely love it! So I've been trying to think …

How to mirror your iOS device (iPhone & iPad) with a USB charging cable

During classes, workshops, and talks, I regularly find myself needing to mirror my iPad or iPhone (iOS devices) for demonstration purposes. Mirroring your device means everything you do on your device will be reflected somewhere else: your laptop, a projector, tv, etc... You can wirelessly connect via Airplay, Chromecast, Reflector, or Vysor. Sometimes we find …

Game Design: World War 1 Student Design Team Game Building Project

Micah Shippee, PhD - Social Studies Teacher Ray Finney - Technology Teacher Kate Walsh - School Librarian The game design project described here was an interdisciplinary lesson between our eighth-grade social studies, technology, and library classes. With insight and support from Jon Spike, professor of Game Design and Learning at the University of Wisconsin - …

Applied Digital Skills – Guide to an Area: World War 1 Lesson Notes #AppliedDigitalSkills #growwithgoogle @GoogleForEdu

I love maps. There are tons of great mapping resources out there: Google Earth, Maps, and Streetview to name a few. Google MyMaps is another one that allows us to annotate pretty significantly.  When I first rolled out MyMaps to my middle school social studies classes, one student went home and immediately traced out the 50 …

Applied Digital Skills – Research and Develop a Topic: Historical Figures Lesson Notes #AppliedDigitalSkills #growwithgoogle @GoogleForEdu

I have been working with my Social Studies students to create critically sourced and clearly written work related to our course content. Research has always been near and dear to my heart, but I recognize the same enthusiasm does not always exist for my students… it turns out they have minds of their own. In …

Gaming, VR Exploring, and App Building: The Ellis Island Hack-A-Thon

bit.ly/EllisIslandMicah   As educators, we are constantly seeking to engage our students in the most meaningful ways. Not engage, like simply hooking them in with entertaining or trending toys, rather we work to engage our students in meaningful learning. Parallel with the constantly evolving world of emergent technology the most meaningful, and most engaging strategies …