Computers, Coffee and Curriculum show

Computers, Coffee and Curriculum

Summary: Computers, Coffee, and Curriculum is a K-12 educational technology podcast that showcases challenges, successes, and opportunities to purposefully integrate technology to enhance curriculum for all students. Originating from the West Irondequoit Central School District in Rochester, NY, the CCC podcast includes interviews with educational technology leaders and innovators while highlighting programs, applications, and ideas to spark collaboration and sharing of best practices with educators across the globe. Thanks for listening to our show. As always, we appreciate hearing about your thoughts, experiences, opinions, and questions. You can reach out to us through e-mail at, or through Twitter. Your hosts are Jim Czadzeck (@jimczad), grade 7-12 technology teacher on special assignment (TOSA); Maria Behncke (@MariaBehncke), grade K-6 technology TOSA; and Dan Fullerton (@aplusphysics), district director of technology.

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 CCC0037: Schoology and How to Organize Work In It | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:29

Schoology and How to Organize Work In It.  We are joined by Allison Curwin and Alexandra Pergolizzi.  The original video is here for West Irondequoit Employees. 02:30 Top 5 Things to Start A Course 06:30 Weekly Planner 09:23 Use As Much Detail As You Can When Posting An Assignment 11:25 Alex Pergolizzi Joins Us 16:30 Suggestions To Help Organize Contact us at or 346-FAQ-HELP (346-327-4357)

 CCC0036: Teams After One Month of Use: Tips and Questions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:48

  Teams After One Month of Use: Tips and Questions.  We are joined by Laura Westerman, Jim Thomas, Jackie Moonie, and Anna Baryl. 04:51 Together Mode 09:25 Sharing PowerPoints and More 15:00 All Remote Students Uses 20:00 Calling Feature 25:00 Using Other Apps in Conjunction 26:50 Changes Coming Soon 27:36 Recording and Turning Video Off Contact us at or 346-FAQ-HELP (346-327-4357)

 CCC0035: Building and Maintaining Student Relationships with Remind | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:59

In this episode Jim does a Q and A on Remind with Super User teachers Jamie Armstrong and Erin Quintero 06:00  Schedule Reminds 08:22  Attaching a Doc or Picture 09:38  Boundaries 10:50  Remind Setup 13:20 Tips for New Users 15:11 Other Ways to Utilize It 24:20 Shutdown Story and Remind Contact us at or 346-FAQ-HELP (346-327-4357)

 CCC0034: OneNote Class Notebook | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:28

In this episode Jim does a Q and A on OneNote Class Notebook with guest "expert" teachers Gabrielle Brannigan and Sarah Peterson. 01:00  OneNote Versions 07:10  Class Note Book tab and Learning Tools 13:10  Questions and Problems 17:20  Content Library Contact us at or 346-FAQ-HELP (346-327-4357)

 CCC0033: End of the 2019-2020 School Year | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:00

In this episode Dan, Jim and Maria discuss the end of the most unique 2019-2020 school year! 01:45  Recap of Things We Learned 04:30  COVID 19 Emergency Remote Learning 08:00  District Knowledge Base 12:05  How things will Change Going Forward 16:30  Learning Opportunities Contact us at or 346-FAQ-HELP (346-327-4357)

 CCC0032: Author Peter Nowak | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:03

In this episode Jim and Erin Quintero interview Peter Nowak author of Humans 3.0: The Upgrading of the Species. 01:18  Peter joins the show 03:55  Does He Still Feel the Same Way About Technology? 06:50  Moore's Law 12:00  Projecting the Future? 16:10  Anticipating Skills Future Adults Will Need 23:10  Proactive About the Future World 33:40 Screen Time Issues Contact us at or 346-FAQ-HELP (346-327-4357)

 CCC0031: Expanding the Class Outside of the Class Room | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:32

In this episode Dan, Jim and Maria talk about expanding the class outside the classroom space. 05:05  "In Case I'm Out" List 08:45  Essentials to the Virtual Learning Experience 12:50  Biggest Challenge of Off Site Learning 16:00  Value of Assigning Work Away from the Classroom 21:05  Value of Face-to-Face Instruction Contact us at or 346-FAQ-HELP (346-327-4357)

 CCC0029: S.T.E.A.M. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:56

In this episode Jim and Laura talk about the recent S.T.E.A.M. Fest. 01:57  In the Spirit of Innovation the Show's Format is a little Different 06:50  S.T.E.A.M. Activities 10:18  WICSD's Dave Marshall joins Us 12:48  Anna Bayerl Joins Us 14:49  Laura's S.T.E.A.M. Incorporation 16:50  Mario The Maker Magician Contact us at or 346-FAQ-HELP (346-327-4357)

 CCC0028: West Irondequoit Central School District Superintendent Dr. Aaron Johnson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:53

  In this episode Jim talks with West Irondequoit Central School District Superintendent Dr. Aaron Johnson.  He's been with the district for a year now and we talk about his thoughts and views of the district and the future. 01:27  Dr. Aaron Johnson talking about his path to WICSD 05:14  Challenges of a New District 10:10  Grand Vision of Instruction 15:30  Social Emotional Connections 16:26  Culture of West Irondequoit 19:40  Vision for the Next 5 Years 23:16  Tech Used in West Irondequoit compared to other places 27:30  Leverage Technology 29:05  Things He'd like To Try at West Irondequoit Contact us at or 346-FAQ-HELP (346-327-4357)

 CCC0027: Collaborating and Sharing In Our District | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:41

In this episode Dan, Jim and Maria talk about collaborating and sharing information in our district with co-workers and students. 03:00 Sharepoint 04:43 Microsoft Teams 14:15 Scenarios and Questions that pop up. 18:21 Question #2 21:35 Question #3 24:35 Question #4 26:30 Time for one more! 28:30 Not So Fast! Contact us at or 346-FAQ-HELP (346-327-4357)

 CCC0026: Celebrating 90.9 WIRQ’s 60th Birthday | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:02

In this episode West Irondequoit Central School District's Audio Visual Technician and Faculty Adviser for 90.9 WIRQ Richard Jones joins Dan, Jim and Maria. He talks about WIRQ celebrating 60 years as a licensed on-the-air radio station based in Irondequoit High School.  The skills students learn and much more. 00:58 Tech "Resolutions" for 2020 05:25 Jim Finds Humor in 2020 06:55 Richard Talks About WIRQ Turning 60 08:30 Talking About the 60th Year Celebration 09:20 How the Students are Involved in Running the Station 13:30 What Do You Say The Major Skills Picked Up Are With Exiting Students 17:15 Jeff DiVeronica's Video 22:00 A Version for K-6? Check out WIRQ online.  Contact us at or 346-FAQ-HELP (346-327-4357)

 CCC0025: Decade in Review 2010-2019 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:07

In this episode Dan, Jim and Maria talk about the past decade in teaching and technology with a look at the future as we start 2020! 03:00 Individualized Learning 06:30 Changes of the Past Decade 08:55 The Future? 12:44 Remote Voting is in development 17:00 VR Thoughts 18:00 Shifts We Have Seen in the Last Decade Continuing 19:40 Online Teaching Thoughts 25:10 New Things To Come 29:50 A.I. and Data Contact us at or 346-FAQ-HELP (346-327-4357)

 CCC0024: NPR Podcast Challenge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:01:03

In this episode Jim and Anna Bayerl talk about the NPR Podcast Challenge.  We listen to 3 examples from West Irondequoit Central School students. 03:00 NPR Podcast Challenge 04:11 Anna Bayerl joins 05:05 Process of the Challenge 10:30 Zodiac Signs Podcast sample 22:05 Jim and Anna talk about the podcast 26:40 Value of Human's Podcast sample 38:50 Thoughts on the Podcast 42:32 Talks and Thoughts Podcast Sample 54:15 Thoughts on that Podcast Want to participate?  Click here for the NPR Podcast Challenge! Contact us at or 346-FAQ-HELP (346-327-4357)

 CCC0023: Hour of Code | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:02

In this episode Jim, Maria and Dan talk about the Hour of Code event!  We are joined by Anna Bayerl Dake Librarian and Media Specialist, Sarah Davis Librarian of Rogers and South Lawn Schools and Dave Marshall IHS and Dake Technology Teacher. 01:15 What is it? 03:13 Anna Bayerl talks Coding Club 10:37 Sarah Davis talks about the importance of teaching coding 19:10 David Marshall talks about coding in the Technology department 20:40 21:20 Events in the District 22:50 Video Contact us at or 346-FAQ-HELP (346-327-4357)

 CCC0022: Using Technology to Differentiate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:06

In this episode Jim and Dan are joined by West Irondequoit Central School District teachers Juliana Hillebrant, Zandy Tasber and Paul Reininger.  They discussed using technology to differentiate in their teaching 01:10  Differentiate of Technology 02:35 Talking with Students and their Interests 06:40 Technology Differentiate by Grouping 07:30 Differentiation Buzz Word Bingo 13:00 Reviewing for Exams Facilitated by Technology 18:05 Zandy Tasber 20:20 Juliana Hillebrant 28:00 Paul Reininger 30:24 Newer Tools to Help 36:31 Question of the Episode Contact us at or 346-FAQ-HELP (346-327-4357)


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