The Future of Reading

There is nothing better on a summer day than a book in your hands. That statement will always be true. Or maybe not.

You’re reading these words on device of some kind, unless you printed them out. Amazon is selling a lot of ebooks today. Students are working through assignments online. Educators offer them online sources to read and video to view. It’s more than just convenience. When you are chasing information, the most current sources are online. The world changes too fast. Where does that leave the textbook?

Ever since high school, I’ve held onto my copy of Janson’s History of Art. In the edition I own, the timeline ends around Jackson Pollock. It’s useful if I need to know about the Venus of Willendorf and Alexander Calder. Beyond that, it’s frozen in time. It’s a wonderful, outdated book that, together with my high school volume of Shakespeare, makes for the perfect elevating experience — for my laptop. I use both to prop up my Mac when I work at a standing desk.

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The Best Podcast Formats

57 million Americans are monthly listeners to podcasts, an audio medium that has lingered in the digital sphere for a little over a decade. But with its projected growth rising steadily in recent years, the podcast holds unlimited potential in becoming an integral medium of entertainment, education, news, and more for its digital audience.

So Many Podcasts, So Little Time

There are a vast array of podcast genres, spanning from investigative stories to comedy interview shows to daily recaps of political news. Podcasts also range from short and sweet 15-to-20 minute shows to hour-long discussions. The podcast world is a broad one, with specific niches for content that suits the listener’s hobbies, interests, and even political perspectives; they’re like television shows, but without the visual elements.

Despite the near-limitless niches and genres, there are a few constants that are similar, and are reflected within the most well-received podcasts: the format. There are a handful of formats for a podcast that are widely used by almost all shows, regardless of their topic. Every audio editor or podcast producer approaches their …

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Kelly Tenkely on Ed Tech NOW Podcast Transcript

Kelly Tenkely on the Ed Tech NOW Podcast  – Transcript Listen on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/edtechnow/kelly-tenkely-on-edtech-now

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Lee Schneider: This is EdTech NOW, a ten minute podcast about education technology and how it’s used in classroom.  I’m Lee Schneider, I’m joined by my co-host Noah Geisel, education director of Stackup. Hey, Noah.

Noah Geisel:  Hey, Lee.

My guest today is Kelly Tenkely. Kelly has dedicated herself to illuminating how educators can integrate technology in their classrooms. She has also started her own school, Anastasis Academy, dedicated to shaping the development of the whole child by engaging the mind, body and spirit.

Hey Kelly, welcome to the podcast.,

Kelly Tenkely: Hi Lee, thanks for having me today.

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You’ve spent a lot of time in the classroom as a second grade teacher. Seven years as a K-through-5 tech specialist, five years as a technology integration specialist offering mentoring, training, and professional development. So you’re in a good position to see what has changed about teaching, now that tech is so involved. What does it mean now really to …

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Shelly Sanchez Terrell on EdTech NOW

Our guest today is Shelly Sanchez Terrell. She is the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT. She has trained teachers and taught language learners in more 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, from UNESCO Bangkok to the British Council in Tel Aviv, and many others.

The EdTech NOW podcast is sponsored by Stackup. Get credit for what you read online. Build your personal learning profile and discover your interests, automatically, on Stackup. The podcast is produced by Red Cup Agency.

Key Takeaways:

“It’s about knowing your learners and really using that as your evaluation whether to have the app or not” Shelly at 1:46 “What is the best way to integrate these new technologies in to their classrooms?” listen at 3:54 “I love working with technology for English language learns because it’s multimedia” Shelly at 5:34 “Technology is one way to get them excited about the reading” Shelly at 5:47 “I think …

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