Angela Maiers on EdTech NOW Season 2

Our guest today is Angela Maiers — She has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 31 years, teaching every level of school from grade school to graduate school and consulting with companies around the world.

EdTech Now is a short podcast about education technology and how it’s used in the classroom. The podcast is sponsored by Stackup, a Chrome browser extension that tracks reading online for teachers and students, and delivers metrics to administrators. The podcast is hosted by Noah Geisel, education director at Stackup.

Stackup is the only tool that unlocks the learning benefits of the entire web, while providing the accountability educators need to measure progress and engagement. With Stackup, you can measure and report online reading and learning for your entire district, in less than two minutes. Go to Stackup.netThe podcast is produced by Red Cup Agency.

Key Takeaways:

“So you are seeing hurt in the world or lack of empathy for hurt people because the people doing the hurting don’t feel like they matter.” Angela at 4:55 “If we help …

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Dr. Baron Davis On EdtechNOW Season 2

Dr. Baron Davis is Richland School District Two’s Superintendent in South Carolina. He leads a school system that serves more than 27,000 students. It’s one of the state’s largest. In a far-ranging conversation with Noah Geisel, he discusses education strategy in the digital education environment. They discuss use of social media, online educational resources, and more.

EdTech Now is a short podcast about education technology and how it’s used in the classroom. The podcast is sponsored by Stackup, a Chrome browser extension that tracks reading online for teachers and students, and delivers metrics to administrators. The podcast is hosted by Noah Geisel, education director at Stackup.

Stackup is the only tool that unlocks the learning benefits of the entire web, while providing the accountability educators need to measure progress and engagement. With Stackup, you can measure and report online reading and learning for your entire district, in less than two minutes. Go to Stackup.netThe podcast is produced by Red Cup Agency.

 

 

Key Takeaways:

“These are students who are pushing innovations in a digital age” Dr. Davis …

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EdTech NOW with Tammy Neil

Our guest today is Tammy Neil. She’s been a teacher for 26 years and she co-moderates the #RuralEdChat on Twitter Tuesdays at 8:30 PM Eastern Time. RuralEdChat connects teachers from rural schools across the country. She also co-moderates the #FLedChat on Twitter.

EdTech Now is a short podcast about education technology and how it’s used in the classroom. The podcast is sponsored by Stackup, a Chrome browser extension that tracks reading online for teachers and students, and delivers metrics to administrators. The podcast is hosted by Noah Geisel, education director at Stackup.

Stackup is the only tool that unlocks the learning benefits of the entire web, while providing the accountability educators need to measure progress and engagement. With Stackup, you can measure and report online reading and learning for your entire district, in less than two minutes. Go to Stackup.netThe podcast is produced by Red Cup Agency.

Key Takeaways:

“I need solutions for students that don’t have access to the internet at home” Tammy at 4:48 “We really need offline solutions for students in their home environments” …

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Mesa Heise of MackinVIA On EdTech NOW Season 2

Our guest today is Mesa Heise, Director of Digital Services at Mackin Educational Resources. For more than 34 years, Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Mackin has a library of more than three million print books and an ever-growing digital catalogue of more than 1.5 million eBooks, databases, audiobooks and videos.

EdTech Now is a short podcast about education technology and how it’s used in the classroom. The podcast is sponsored by Stackup, a Chrome browser extension that tracks reading online for teachers and students, and delivers metrics to administrators. The podcast is hosted by Noah Geisel, education director at Stackup.

Stackup is the only tool that unlocks the learning benefits of the entire web, while providing the accountability educators need to measure progress and engagement. With Stackup, you can measure and report online reading and learning for your entire district, in less than two minutes. Go to Stackup.netThe podcast is produced by Red Cup Agency.

Key Takeaways:

“We’ve created an environment for students to have choice in reading” Mesa at 2:09 “Instead of …

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Gentrification, Whole Foods, and Food Deserts

The supermarket hired 40 of its 100 employees from the neighborhood. It provided a venue for more than 40 local vendors to sell their goods. The arrival of the grocer, which many refer to as the “whole paycheck store” due to its high prices, had some immediate upsides. Yet there is more to the story.

It seems rather unexpected that a grocery chain that’s been labeled as a place where one goes to spend their entire earnings would enter into a low-income neighborhood. Englewood, Chicago has the highest percentage of households living in poverty in the state. It ranks fifth in economic hardship out of Chicago’s 77 community areas. With those statistics, adding a store where a carton of milk goes for $6.49 just doesn’t make sense.

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Philly Nicks Brandboom Podcast

On Brandboom podcast host Amy Zhou discovers trends and shares tips and stories from the savviest retail brands.  Our guest today is Philly Nicks who founded YHF in 2015 in LA to make sunglasses. You can also find the podcast on SoundCloud, iTunes, Tunein, Stitcher, and the Google Play store. Learn more about Brandboom. The podcast is produced by Red Cup.

Key Takeaways:

“We really use our relationships and the products spoke for itself of what we are offering. So, that is definitely one of the main reasons why there’s a lot of success.” Philly at 6:50 “Opportunity is when luck meets preparation” Philly at 7:03 “The only right way is to put yourself out there and be willing to be humiliated, be willing to, you know, have people look at you and say, “Dude, this dude’s crazy.” Because that’s how you learn and through that time you’ll learn, “Okay. This is what’s right, this is what’s wrong.” ” Philly at 10:04 “We definitely have been going very hard with Instagram ads lately and it’s been showing a lot …

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Ed Tech Helps English Language Learners Flourish

In diverse classrooms, teachers and administrators are always seeking new ways to support English language learners. Luckily for them, technology has introduced a new learning dynamic that facilitates language learning.

As many ELL students struggle to assimilate to the new language, they need constant support from teachers. Teachers provide the foundational skills for ELL students to grasp basic concepts in writing, speaking and reading.

In addition to using classic techniques such as essay writing, many teachers are incorporating digital media into ELL classrooms. Variations in instructional media allow teachers to focus on teaching and allow students to access the learning process.

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3 Tips for Creating Your Corporate Wellness Plan

Many of us are on a treadmill, but of a different kind of treadmill than the Walk-1 treadmill some of us use. We go to work, commute home, and catch up on “me time” or family time, sleep, and repeat. The idea of your workplace having a wellness plan might be a radical notion, one mostly affiliated with big, tech corporations. We’re here to prove you wrong. Any company—from a small home-run business to a hip start-up—can craft a great wellness plan with a little bit of research, inspiration, and effort.

Here are three tips to help you create a wellness plan for your company, inspired by an article in Mashable that outlined wellness plans in seven innovative companies.

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Learn more about UnSit.

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Shaelynn Farnsworth on EdTech NOW

Our guest today is Shaelynn Farnsworth. Shaelynn is a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. As High School teacher she redefined her English classroom as not only a place to learn about literature but also explore how technology is shaping the future of communications. We’re going to talk with her today about finding that balance between literature and tech, dig into digital literacy, and talk data.

EdTech Now is a short podcast about education technology and how it’s used in the classroom. The podcast is sponsored by Stackup, a Chrome browser extension that tracks reading online for teachers and students, and delivers metrics to administrators. The podcast is hosted by Noah Geisel, education director at Stackup.

Stackup is the only tool that unlocks the learning benefits of the entire web, while providing the accountability educators need to measure progress and engagement. With Stackup, you can measure and report online reading and learning for your entire district, in less than two minutes. Go to Stackup.netThe podcast is produced by Red Cup Agency.

Key Takeaways:

“I think that …

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Are Women Predestined to have Anxiety?

In college, I visited numerous doctors complaining that I was experiencing an increased heart rate and shortness of breath.

I would also call my parents, telling them I was worried for my health. However, no one could figure out what was wrong with me.

It wasn’t until a year after graduating that I finally realized my racing heartbeat and gasping for air had nothing to do with an unhealthy heart—it was caused by panic attacks from anxiety. And like me, many of my closest girlfriends also suffer from anxiety, many of them treating the condition with medication.

After talking about it, one of my male friends made a comment about how all women seem to have anxiety. At the time, I was offended by his comment, thinking he was ignorant.

But, according to research, his observation may not be that far off.

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Learn more about Melissa Woods and Getting Past Anxiety.

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