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 118: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 10): Innovations in Digital Documents with Jenny Li of FoxIt Software | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1562

This week, we continue our Big Ideas in Education Technology series for 2021. Our guest is Jenny Li, the President of the Education Business Unit at FoxIt Software. FoxIt is a leading PDF software provider that specializes in creating digital document solutions for K-12 schools. Ryan and Sarah talk to Jenny about the future of digital document software for schools and how digital document innovations are being used to supplement, and not replace, current document-based learning activities by teachers and students. You can find out more about our guest’s work by visiting www.foxitsoftware.com.Hosts: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)

 Ep 117: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 9): Ed Tech Disruption in Higher Education with Jeffrey Carpenter of VantagePoint | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1108

This week, we begin our Big Ideas in Education Technology series for 2021 where we interview education innovators from the Future of Education Technology Conference. Our guest on the program is Dr. Jeffrey Carpenter, the Co-Founder and EVP of VantagePoint Consulting. Jeffrey talks to Ryan and Sarah about the areas in higher education that are ripe for tech disruption and what that can mean for students, parents, counselors, faculty, and administrators. Jeffrey also talks about VantagePoint’s Return on College platform, which helps K-12 counselors demystify the college experience for their students. You can find out more about our guest’s work by visiting www.vantagepoint-inc.com and www.returnon.college. Hosts: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)

 Ep 116: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 8): 21st Century Camera Equipment for K-12 with Eddy Boyette of Lumens | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 956

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. Our guest on the program is Eddy Boyette, the Eastern Zone Manager for Lumens, a camera equipment provider and manufacturer for K-12 schools. Ryan and Sarah talk to Eddy about the latest tech tools that help educators reach remote learning students and provide them with live instruction. You can find out more about our guest’s work by visiting www.mylumens.comHosts: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 115: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 7): Interactive displays in schools with David Naranjo and Bari Gersten of ViewSonic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1074

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 are representatives from ViewSonic, a provider of visual display hardware solutions for K-12 schools. Ryan and Sarah talk to our guest’s about ViewSonic’s latest innovations in classroom learning and e-sports, including some really cool interactive display technology. You can find out more about our guest’s work by visiting www.viewsonic.com. Hosts: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 114: Big Ideas in Education Technology (Segment 6): Digital skills certification programs with Mathieu Lillo and Daniel Bird of Isograd | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1400

This week, we continue our Big Ideas in Education Technology 2021 series where we interview ed-tech innovators from the Future of Education Technology Conference. Our guests this week are Mathieu Lillo and Daniel Bird of Isograd, a provider of digital skills certification programs in K-12 and beyond. Our hosts talk to Mathieu and Daniel about skills gaps that exist between what employers need and what K-12 education is providing, and how certification programs can help to bridge that gap. You can find out more about these programs by calling 833-ISOGRAD.Hosts: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)

 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

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