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 28: Getting students involved in class; Incorporating visual arts into core subjects | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1622

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.Congratulations to all graduates of 2019! This week, we are back on air and Sarah's hosting the show. Ryan talks about various communication techniques that educators can adopt to get students involved in class discussions. Mike talks about using forms of art to help students visualize and conquer abstract information. Tune in! Hosts: Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael); Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael)Post-Production: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 27: Making the world your classroom; Exploitation of marijuana and vaping in schools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2029

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.This week, with Mike on well deserved vacation, Ryan and Sarah are joined by Academica general counsel Collette Papa and school security expert William Tagle on the panel. Sarah talks about a new school in downtown Seattle that adopts an educational model that focuses on making its surrounding community its classroom. The second hot topic on this educational podcast is the usage of marijuana and vaping, and its problematic usage by students in schools. The crew addresses long term causes and ways that both parents and educators can be more vigilant.Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Collette Papa, William TaglePost-Production: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 26: Getting effective student feedback; female representation in schools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1010

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.This week, Sarah hosts the show. Ryan talks about various ways that students can and are giving educators feedback through biased and unbiased surveys. Mike talks about a recent article showing that eighth grade girls are outscoring boys on STEM exams. The crew talks about the implications of this article and what it means to fostering equal representation in STEM professions going forward. Hosts: Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael); Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael)Post-Production: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 25: National teacher of the year; where are the ed tech innovations? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1997

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.This week, Mike hosts the show. Ryan and the rest of the crew applaud the 2019 national teacher of the year Rodney Robinson. They acknowledge him for his accomplishments in education, his educational approach, and the impact he made on his students at the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center. Sarah talks about the education technology industry and brings up stories discussing the lack of innovations that are actually useful in the classroom. Hosts: Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael); Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael)Post-Production: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 24: Focusing on student strengths over weaknesses; student-run help desks in schools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1334

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.This week, Ryan hosts the show. Sarah talks about education approaches that focus more in increasing student strengths over limiting their weaknesses. Mike introduces the idea of a student-run help desks. Not only can this idea alleviate stress from an I.T. standpoint, but these tech support systems can be an opportunity for students gain developmental training. Hosts: Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael); Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael)Post-Production: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 23: Decreasing stress levels in reducing homework; Critical thinking in standardize testing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1521

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.This week, Sarah is back on air and hosts the show. Ryan talks about differing views on the movement to reduce homework for students. Mike speaks about standardized testing, and how students are being limited with their educational thoughts. The cast members present their perspectives on standardized testing. Also, the gang discusses successful alternatives in providing the best educational outcomes for all students. Hosts: Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael); Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Producer: Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael)Post-Production: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 22: Fostering effective group collaboration in schools; increasing the number of women in cybersecurity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1270

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.This week, Mike and Ryan divulge into the topic of group work and collaboration of students in an educational setting. Ryan briefly summarizes an Edutopia article written by author Michael Ralph. He discusses with Mike about the reliance of group work in a classroom environment. Mike introduces a topic relevant to the technological industry of cybersecurity. He discusses the under-representation of women in the field of cybersecurity and the demand of commitment it takes to achieve success in this industry. Tune in! Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael)Producer: Ross Ulysse

 Ep 21: Executive Functioning in School: OK GO's challenge for Teachers and Students | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1221

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.This week, Ryan hosts the show, while Sarah and Michael have some big ideas for you. Sarah talks about Executive Functioning in School. Mike talks about a challenge by OK GO to send you science project into space! Tune in for details.

 EP 20: Learning Literacy by Teaching; An Unlikely Chat App for Teens | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1476

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.This week, Sarah hosts the show, while Ryan and Michael try to surprise Sarah with some ideas that hit home to her. Ryan talks about the idea that the best way to learn is teach. Mike talks about a new chat app than teens are using to flirt in class, and what teachers can do about it.

 Episode 19: High School Students attending PD classes; College Admissions Bribing Scandal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1282

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.This week, Mike talks to Sarah and Ryan about their big ideas for the week. Sarah talks about how students' perspectives changed after attending a district's professional development day for teachers. Ryan's topic tackles the recent topic of the class action lawsuit against elite colleges based upon the recent standardized test and college admissions scandal.

 Ep 18: Preparing students for their future, or our past?; Better approaches to participation, without the hand-raising. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1351

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.This week, Sarah asks Ryan and Michael about their big ideas for the week. Michael talks about the view of preparing today's students for the technology-based world of tomorrow. Ryan's topic tackles the age-old behavior of hand-raising, and whether it's worth to explore new ways to improve student participation.Hosts: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael); Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)

 Ep 17: Retaining our Best Teachers with Helpful Services; Revering Black History Month | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1321

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.This week Ryan and Sarah brought their education topics for you, and Mike will be the host.Ryan talks about bringing needed services to schools, in order to retain the best teachers for long-term employment. Sarah's big idea this week tackles Black History Month from her perspective. Sarah also details the importance of these monthly events for areas with little or no exposure to different cultures.Hosts: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael); Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)

 Ep 16: Podcasting Isn't Just for Adults; Taking the Edge off Testing Anxiety | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1276

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.This week Mike and Ryan have two exciting education topics for you, while Sarah runs the show!Ryan's big idea is about, you guessed it. podcasting! An elementary school teacher, uses podcasting, in order to help her students express themselves. Mike's topic this week deals with taking the anxiety out of grueling exams in STEM by using simple exercises that can be done in the classroom.Hosts: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael); Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)

 Ep 15: What Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood can teach us about education; improving schools' information security | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1605

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.This week, Sarah, Mike, and Ryan have two exciting education topics for you! First, the BIIE crew discuss Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood and the lessons it can teach us as educators. This beloved children's program excelled at talking to kids about weighty concepts in a way that was neither condescending nor confusing for its audience. Educator's can learn a lot from this show's approach. Mike (our Information Security expert) also shares with us three things that all schools should be doing to protect their data from hacking and phishing attempts. Multi-factor identification, server segmentation, and firewalls are discussed.Hosts: Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye); Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael); Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair)

 Ep 14: Enrichment for all Students; Empowerment through Self-Directed Learning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1485

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.With Sarah and Ryan bringing the stories this week, Mike has a little fun with the intro. Sarah shares her insight on where schools should draw the line on personalized learning. While Ryan discusses how enrichment for all levels of students can prove to have surprising results.Want to read more about the big ideas discussed in today's show? Click on the links below:Sarah: https://bit.ly/2FYXxT5 https://bit.ly/2CTZwVFRyan: https://edut.to/2UFcQp8

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