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Podcast: Student Agency and Google Classroom

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Welcome to Digital Backpack! In our first Digital Backpack cast, we chat with Traci Smith, a high school English teacher at De La Salle. She shares some gems about connecting with students, creating an atmosphere of trust and how… Read more

Podcast: Engagement Hoopla

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In this episode, Jeff and Erin chat with Emily Sicilia about engagement in the classroom. They explore how to define classroom engagement, and chat about Hoopla, an app Emily shares that has changed their reading lives!

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Podcast: Power With, Not Power Over

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In this episode, Jeff and Erin chat about the concept of “power with vs. power over” — inspired by a recent book study of Jim Knight’s High-Impact Instruction — and host a great interview with the always amazing Val Capel.

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Podcast: Live Episode @ Rebel U

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In this episode, Jeff shares some audio from a recent teacher professional development session on podcasts, then Jeff and Erin chat about using classroom experience to shape professional learning.

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Podcast: Anchors Away!

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In this episode a podcast about … podcasts! Jeff and Erin discuss a cool tool for recording podcasts and how teachers might think about using podcasts in the classroom.

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Podcast: Flipgrid & The Great Chicken/Egg Debate

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Jeff and Erin share about Flipgrid and how they dig using it with students and teachers alike, then ask: what comes first, the technology tool or the learning?

Podcast: Sharon Murchie

Podcast: Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat

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After a summer hiatus (or a summer full of professional learning opportunities with teachers), we’re back! In this episode, we chat with Sharon Murchie, a high school English teacher with Bath Community Schools. She provides a look into her… Read more

Campfire Podcast: Dan Spencer

SHOW #6! We have had a great time chatting with teachers, administrators, and technology integration specialists and this episode was no different. We had on our guest, and friend, Dan Spencer. Dan is a high school science teacher turned tech… Read more

Campfire Podcast: Rachelle Wynkoop

Podcast: Talking Marginalia with Rachelle

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Thanks so much for tuning into the show and checking out the show notes! We appreciate YOU! In our 5th episode, we got into some deep conversations with Rachelle Wynkoop surrounding literacy, explored a new tool for us that linked up… Read more

Campfire Podcast: Erin Mastin

Podcast: Failure-free Failing

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As we get deeper into our podcast adventure, we are feeling fortunate to have the opportunity to converse with fantastic educators and get a glimpse into how learning happens in their classrooms or schools. This week was no different…. Read more

Campfire Podcast: Ben Rimes

Podcast: Shirley Temples With Ben

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Show notes from this week’s campfire: We got off to a good start by revisiting the hot dog/sandwich conundrum. We shared how we are majorly digging on Quizizz — a gamified review/assessment where students are answering questions in a race… Read more

Campfire Podcast: Sandy Freeland

Podcast: Talking About, and To, A Wonder Woman

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The weather outside is feeling especially blustery, so come on over to our campfire for some great conversation. This week we launched our second episode of Campfire with our special guest, Sandy Freeland. We’re sensing a trend with teacher interviews,… Read more

Campfire Podcast: Ben Pineda

Podcast: Getting Wizer Just P-Cuz

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The weather may be snowy and cold, but our campfire’s keeping us warm! This week we launched our first “official” episode of Campfire with special guest, Ben Pineda. Despite having a snow day, Ben took the time to chat with… Read more

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Podcast: Chubby Bunny Teacher Challenge

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Bust out the s’mores, it’s time for a CAMPFIRE! It might be a little chilly to gather around a campfire this time of year, but we’d love for you to grab your coffee and get cozy while you listen… Read more

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