Big Ideas in Education show

Big Ideas in Education

Summary: A weekly recap of inspiration and innovation in your schools. Hosted by a panel of education experts, Big Ideas features fun and freewheeling discussion, interviews with influencers, and news items to inform and entertain education professionals and supporters.

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 Ep 113: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 5): Future-ready teaching and learning with Eric Ogden and Troy Seefeldt of Trafera | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1105

This week, we continue our Big Ideas in Education Technology series for 2021 where we interview education innovators from the Future of Education Technology Conference. Joining us on the program is Eric Ogden and Troy Seefeldt of full-service education tech solution provider Trafera. Sarah and Ryan talk to our guests about how schools can use the technology to improve instructional uptime and how Trafera’s approach to ed tech has changed amid the pandemic. You can find out more about our guests’ work by visiting www.netsweeper.com.Hosts: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)

 Ep 112: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 4): Student collaboration in and out of the classroom with Chris Mertens of Samsung | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1180

This week, we continue our Big Ideas in Education Technology series for 2021 where we interview education innovators from the Future of Education Technology Conference. Joining us on the program is Chris Mertens, VP of Sales for Samsung. Ryan talks to Chris about the work that Samsung has been doing to make the classroom environment more inclusive for online students and the achievements that schools have had in implementing hybrid classroom models. Gamified learning is also discussed! You can find out more about our guest’s work by visiting https://www.samsung.com/us/business/solutions/industries/education/.Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)

 Ep 111: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 3): Embracing digital books as learning tools with Angela Arnold of OverDrive Education | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1616

This week, we continue our Big Ideas in Education Technology series for 2021 where we interview education innovators from the Future of Education Technology Conference. Joining us on the program is OverDrive Education General Manager Angela Arnold. OverDrive is the makers of the Sora student reading app. Ryan and Sarah talk to Angela about how the pandemic has changed the ways teachers are using digital books as learning tools. Angela also provides a look into Sora’s most exciting new features. You can find out more about our guest’s work by visiting www.discoversora.com and sales@overdrive.com.Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed.Hosts: Hosts: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)

 Ep 110: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 2): Empowering teachers and schools through technology with Mark Jones of FrontRow | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1484

TThis week, we continue our Big Ideas in Education Technology series for 2021 where we interview education innovators from the Future of Education Technology Conference. Joining us on the program is FrontRow’s VP of Sales Mark Jones. FrontRow provides network-based solutions for classroom sound, AV control and management, and online learning for K-12 schools. Sarah and Ryan talks to Mark about a wide range of ed-tech hot topics, including how tech companies have had to pivot to provide more distance learning solutions amid the pandemic and the role that technology can play to preserve the live learning environment online and to empower teachers and schools. You can find out more about our guest’s work by visiting www.gofrontrow.com.

 Ep 109: What have teachers learned during virtual learning; Using read-alouds to boost students literacy skills | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1358

This week, Sarah shares an article that highlights the voices of educators who are learning important lessons during this critical time period. Ryan shares an article that talks about using read-alouds as an instructional tool to help foster the love of literacy and language in students of all ages. Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. Articles: https://www.ideastream.org/news/what-teachers-have-learned-from-pandemic-education https://www.edutopia.org/article/using-read-alouds-improve-older-elementary-students-literacy-skills https://www.studyinternational.com/news/why-teachers-should-read-aloud-to-older-students/ Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 108: Communication Between Parents and Teachers; Principal Quality and Student Achievement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1295

This week, Ryan shares an article that talks about the importance of effective communication between teachers and parents when sharing ideas and concerns. Sarah shares an article that talks about the elements that contribute to a high-quality principal and effective schools. Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. Articles: https://www.weareteachers.com/no-emails-parent-teacher/?utm_content=1611788815&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitterHosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 107: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 01): Keeping students safe online with Perry Roach and Luke Kasprzak of Netsweeper | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1144

This week, we continue our Big Ideas in Education Technology series for 2021 where we interview education innovators from the Future of Education Technology Conference. Joining us on the program is Perry Roach and Luke Kasprzak of Netsweeper, a provider of student online safety solutions for schools. Sarah and Ryan talk to our guests about what schools should be doing to keep students safe online and how these needs have begun more urgent amid the pandemic. You can find out more about our guests’ work by visiting www.netsweeper.com.Hosts: Hosts: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)

 Ep 106: Encouraging collaborative learning; introducing the 1619 Project Education Network | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1072

This week, Ryan shares an article that talks about the importance of encouraging collaborative learning to build competence and confidence for students in the classroom. Sarah talks about the introduction of the 1619 Project Education Network to explore racial justice and other pressing issues in communities. Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. Articles: https://pulitzercenter.org/blog/announcing-1619-project-education-networkhttps://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/opinion-why-teamwork-in-class-builds-competence-and-confidence/2021/02Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 105: Resources to teach Holocaust Remembrance Day; How the pandemic is permanently changing education | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 938

This week, Sarah shares resources to help schools teach the Holocaust across K-12, raise awareness, and help amplify the voices of those affected by this traumatic time in history. Ryan shares an article that discusses the developments and technological investments caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that will shift education and become a permanent part of how classrooms will function in the near future. Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. Articles: https://www.sun-sentinel.com/florida-jewish-journal/palm/fl-jj-boca-raton-international-holocaust-remembrance-day-20210115-jkia46rijffcbi64knl7jcxy5q-story.html http://www.fldoe.org/holocausteducathttp://www.fldoe.org/holocausteducation/resources.stmlhttps://www.adl.org/holocaust-educationhttps://www.ushmm.org/collections/bibliography/childrens-bookshttps://www.weareteachers.com/teachers-aftercovid/?utm_content=1610487522&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitterHosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 104: Ed-tech trends to watch; Changes to the SAT | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1486

This week, our hosts are joined by guest panelist Dr. Jill Siler, superintendent of the Gunter ISD. Dr. Siler will be delivering one of the keynote talks at FETC 2021. On this episode, Sarah shares an article that talks about five education technology trends that have evolved throughout the course of COVID-19. Ryan shares an article that talks about the College Board’s decision to discontinue the SAT subject tests and essay-writing section of the standard SAT to simplify demands on students and to make the process more streamlined. Be sure to check out this year’s Florida Education Technology Conference! The FETC will be held as an interactive online event from January 26th-29th and it is free for attendees. You can find out more by visiting fetc.org. Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. Articles: https://www.k12dive.com/news/5-ed-tech-trends-to-watch-in-2021/592717/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/sat-ending-essay-subject-tests/2021/01/19/ac82cdd8-574a-11eb-a817-e5e7f8a406d6_story.html Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 103: Actively engaging students during distance learning; cultivating effective friendships among educators | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1475

This week, our hosts sit with Eric Sheninger, Associate Partner with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Eric will be delivering one of the keynote talks at FETC 2021. On this episode, Sarah shares an article that talks about efforts made to reach the most vulnerable groups of students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ryan shares an article that talks about friendships amongst teachers and staff and how these friendships are critical to fostering a positive work environment and increasing teacher retention. Be sure to catch this year’s Future of Education Technology Conference! The FETC will be held as an interactive online event from January 26th-29th and it is free for attendees. You can find out more by visiting fetc.org).Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. Articles: https://www.edweek.org/leadership/inside-the-effort-to-find-and-help-disengaged-youth/2021/01https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/57170/what-difference-can-teacher-friendships-make-at-schoolsHosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye)Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 102: Fostering healthy relationships with students online; the value of arts field trips | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1940

This week, Our hosts are joined by guest panelist Thomas C. Murray, Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, who will be delivering one of the keynote talks at FETC 2021. On this episode, Sarah shares an article that talks about how to support student relationship building remotely. Ryan shares an article that talks about the positive effects that arts field trips have on student engagement and learning outcomes.Be sure to catch this year’s Future of Education Technology Conference! The FETC will be held as an interactive online event from January 26th-29th and it is free for attendees. You can find out more by visiting fetc.org)Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. Articles: https://www.edworkingpapers.com/sites/default/files/ai20-284.pdfFutureready.org/homeworkgaphttps://www.kqed.org/mindshift/56993/tips-for-cultivating-healthy-school-friendships-onlineHosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Mike Hernandez (@edtechmichael); Thomas C. Murray (@thomascmurray)Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 101: Integrating computer science programing; Student engagement in the virtual classroom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 928

This week, Sarah shares an article that talks about integrating computer science education into schools to engage underrepresented student groups, parents, and families as well as community partners. Ryan talks about an article that shares a unique sticker face initiative to help students stay actively engaged remotely and decrease Zoom fatigue. Tune in! Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. Articles: https://www.k12dive.com/news/iste-2020-expanding-computer-science-opportunities-for-girls-students-of/591757/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/12/08/sticker-face-teacher-remote-school/ Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Mike Hernandez Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 100: Education technology post COVID-19; Mental health impacts on students | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1499

This week, Mike shares an article that talks about the digital transformation in remote learning and the effects of these investments in a post pandemic world. Sarah shares an article that talks about the impacts on the mental health of students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sarah also shares many practical strategies on how educators can address students’ social emotional needs. Tune in!Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. Articles: https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2020/11/state-educational-technology-post-pandemic-world http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2020/08/the_elephant_in_the_room_three_sel_challenges_to_consider.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-FB 
https://namica.org/blog/impact-on-the-mental-health-of-students-during-covid-19/Hosts: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Mike Hernandez (@edtechmichael) Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 99: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 13): Innovation in education with Dr. Sonny Magana of Magana Education | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 992

This week, we conclude our series of interviews with Ed Tech innovators from the Future of Education Technology conference in Miami Beach, Florida. Our guest on the program is Dr. Sonny Magana, the Chief Executive Officer of Magana Education. On this episode, Dr. Magana talks about the true nature of technology and its impact on learning and achievement. Dr. Magana also talks about the T3 Framework and how it can be implemented in modern instructional practice. Tune in! You can find out more about our guest work by visiting https://maganaeducation.com Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Ross Ulysse

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