Digital Art Workshop and Demo Slam: Spark, Canva, WeVideo, and More

Join host Tim Cavey and guests Jen Leban, Erika Sandstrom, and Bryon Carpenter for the first edition of the Digital Art Workshop + Demo Slam, episodes that will demonstrate some of the creative possibilities in digital art tools for learners of all ages.

In This Episode

  • 4:18​ – What is Adobe Spark? How to create images of different kinds
  • 12:34​ – How to remove background from images in Adobe Spark
  • 16:04​ – How to change icon colors to match graphics in Adobe Spark
  • 18:06​ – Learn from Claudio Zavala Jr.’s YouTube channel!
  • 23:15​ – How to make fun teacher reaction GIFs using WeVideo and UnScreen (Jen Leban)
  • 25:39​ – How to use the Screencastify zoom tool to highlight a particular part of your screen
  • 26:48​ – How to use Google Slides and Screencastify to make a fun teacher reaction GIF
  • 29:13​ – How to use the Creator Studio Add-on within Google Slides to make GIFs
  • 32:23​ – Jen Leban shows us the illustrations in her book that she drew with ProCreate
  • 34:55​ – Erika Sandstrom shows us her breathing bubbles on Twitter
  • 35:52​ – How to make animated breathing bubbles in Google Slides
  • 40:49​ – How to use Canva to create breathing bubble animations
  • 50:39​ – How to create animated breathing bubbles using Chroma Key in WeVideo
  • 54:28​ – How to create simple animations in WeVideo
  • 1:06:08​ – How to connect with Bryon Carpenter, Jen Leban, and Erika Sandstrom

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ReClipped Chrome Extension and Chromebook Screen Recording

Are you a Google educator? Do you learn and teach with Chromebooks or in a Google-based school?

Join host Tim Cavey and John Sowash from the Chromebook Classroom for the first edition of the Chromebook Classroom update, a monthly episode that explores the latest developments in the world of Google Chromebooks, Classroom, Chrome extensions, and cloud-based apps for learning.

In This Episode

  • 4:09​ – Google Meet is introducing the ability to add custom backgrounds.
  • 6:53​ – Native screen and video capturing is coming to Chromebooks soon!
  • 13:36​ – How to integrate YouTube clips with learning activities in Google Slides.
  • 16:01​ – How to use format options in Google Slides to define the start and end points for YouTube clips.
  • 20:19​ – How to use the ReClipped Chrome Extension to add notes and timestamps to YouTube clips that you don’t own.
  • 28:09​ – One by Wacom is the first Chromebook-compatible drawing tablet

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EDU Podcaster Summit: Barbara Bray, Lainie Rowell, and Dr. Wesley Fryer

In this edition of the EDU Podcaster Summit, Tim Cavey hosts a conversation with three educational podcasters to learn more about their podcast, including their format, mission, best practices, and next pieces of content. Guests included Dr. Wesley Fryer (from The EdTech Situation Room), Barbara Bray (from Rethinking Learning), and Lainie Rowell (from Lemonade Learning).

Questions That Guided Our Conversation

  • 0:47​ – Who is Lainie Rowell, what is her context in education, and what is the name of her podcast?
  • 2:01​ – Who is Dr. Wesley Fryer, what is his context in education, and what is the name of his podcast?
  • 3:03​ – Who is Barbara Bray, what is her context in education, and what is the name of her podcast?
  • 3:58​ – What kinds of content do you publish on your podcast? Do you focus on monologues, 1:1 interviews, or multi-guest conversations like this one?
  • 8:56​ – What is the theme or area of focus on your podcast?
  • 15:51​ – How does the podcast make you a better educator?
  • 24:51​ – On the practical or technical side, what is one piece of equipment or podcasting gear that you would like to add next to improve your content?
  • 28:02​ – How do the Headliner AutoVideos work?
  • 29:11​ – How do the handheld Zoom recorders work?
  • 37:01​ – What have you got cooking? Tell us about your next episode or piece of podcast content.
  • 45:50​ – How can we connect with Lainie Rowell and the Lemonade Learning podcast?
  • 46:33​ – How can we connect with Dr. Wesley Fryer and the EdTech Situation Room podcast?
  • 47:42​ – How can we connect with Barbara Bray and the Rethinking Learning podcast?

Connect with These Educational Podcasters on Twitter

  • 🔥 Lainie Rowell from Lemonade Learning @LainieRowell
  • 🔥 Dr. Wesley Fryer from the EdTech Situation Room @WFryer
  • 🔥 Barbara Bray from Rethinking Learning @BBray27

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Instructional Coaching: Why, Wins, Challenges, and Best Strategies for Implementation

In this edition of the Roundtable, Tim Cavey hosts a rich discussion of instructional coaching in the classroom: why, wins, challenges, and strategies for implementation. Guests included Victoria Thompson, Darryl Deboer, Dr. Dan Kreiness, Kathy Perret, and Dr. Rachel Johnson.

Questions That Guided Our Conversation

  • 1:00​ – Who are you, and what does your current coaching context look like?
  • 13:23​ – Why should schools and districts invest in instructional coaching?
  • 20:35​ – What are some of the biggest wins you’ve seen for teachers and learners that have come as a result of coaching work? Have you got a story to share?
  • 30:12​ – In your mind, what are the most difficult challenges in this space? What can coaches do proactively to solve them?
  • 42:04​ – What advice would you offer to a school or district looking to build a coaching program?
  • 54:16​ – Who are the authors or voices that you’ve learned from in the coaching space?
  • 59:03​ – How can we connect and keep learning with you?

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Instructional Coaching Resources Recommended by the Panelists

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Student-Led Conferences: Why, How, and Best Practices

In this edition of the Roundtable, Tim Cavey facilitates a conversation around student-led conferences: why, how, and best practices. Guests included Starr Sackstein, Melisa Hayes, Skylar Primm, Jeffery Frieden, and Victoria Thompson.

Questions That Guided Our Conversation

  • 1:04 – Who are you and what is your current context in education?
  • 4:15 – Let’s start with the rationale. Why do you believe in student-led conferences as an essential practice?
  • 13:02 – Tell us about your experiences with student-led conferences. How have they looked in your world?
  • 35:15 – For schools looking to refine and improve their approach, what are some other best practices, tools, or strategies that you can recommend?
  • 48:35 – What about the student who doesn’t have a parent that is able or willing to attend the conference?
  • 51:50 – When it comes to student-led conferences, who should we be reading? Which authors and books have you learned from?
  • 56:01 – How can we connect with you? What’s next in your learning journey?

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Books Recommended by the Panelists

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