So We've Been Thinking...

So We've Been Thinking...

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An EdTechTeacher Innovation Project. Shawn McCusker and Greg Kulowiec capture and share stories from their experiences in education, from educators, students and the business world.


20: Mary Ellen Daneels - Transforming Civic Education
Jun 23 • 55 min
Across the country, there is a renewed focus on laws and practices to promote quality civic education, geared toward preparing our students with the skills they need to be active participants in a democracy who are able to access and insert themselves…
19: Andrew Miller - Making PBL Work
May 22 • 54 min
Shawn Talks with Project Based Learning (PBL) Expert Andrew Miller. Some changes take more than just making a new lesson or building a new unit. These changes can require a whole new mindset or in some cases building a new classroom culture. Project based…
18: Dr. Monica Burns - Tasks Before Apps
May 14 • 37 min
There is more to educational technology than having the tools and telling students to use them. Being thoughtful about the tasks we have students complete and the proper tools to help them express their learning. Monica Burns shares her expertise on how…
17: David Lee - Design Thinking Culture & Minset
Apr 24 • 41 min
In episode 17, Greg sat down with David Lee to dig into Design Thinking. The discussion shifts from the model itself to the importance of shifting culture and mindsets to truly leverage the design thinking process. David is an EdTech Specialist at…
16: Haley Shoaf - Coding in the New World of Work
Feb 19 • 34 min
In episode 16 Shawn speaks with Haley Shoaf, the Vice President of Impact at Launch Code.
15: Live From Boston
Jan 26 • 38 min
Shawn and Greg record live at the EdTechTeacher Boston Summit to explore many of the ideas that emerged from season one.
14: Greg & Shawn on Digital Citizenship
Oct 25, 2018 • 25 min
In a first ever live recording of the SWBT podcast, Greg & Shawn sat down face to face to discuss digital citizenship.
13: Austin Tong & One Childs Mission for Personalized Learning
Oct 2, 2018 • 26 min
At 13 years old he is a passionate advocate for personalized learning and has presented at conferences across the country. Austin Tong shares how the freedom to decide how to demonstrate his learning, has made a difference in his life.
12: Eric Patenoudes & The Values Driving Change in Edtech
Sep 20, 2018 • 41 min
Past guests have talked about how technology embeds values. So we went to an Edtech company with a new product to discuss just that. Eric Patenoudes shares the story of OTUS and the core values that drive their vision of education. What tools do teachers…
11: Will Richardson on Modern Schools & Learning
Sep 14, 2018 • 51 min
Will Richardson, the co-founder of Modern Learners and author of Why School? joins us to explore the complex question: What should schools look like today & how can schools create environments that support learners in a modern, connected and information…
10: Audrey Watters & The Teaching Machine
Sep 5, 2018 • 40 min
Audrey Watters, the creator of Hack Education joined us to unpack the history of education & edtech, the values hard coded into our classroom technologies and the concept of the teaching machine.
9: The New World of Work - Social Media and the Modern Work Force with Taylor Hyslop
Aug 29, 2018 • 35 min
Taylor Hyslop, an expert in the field of Social Media discusses her work, her education and the skills necessary to succeed in an industry that barely existed when she was in school. Part of our periodic examination of the modern workplace our students…
8: Multimodal Literacy and Deep Learning
Aug 24, 2018 • 42 min
Shaelynn Farnsworth, an expert on literacy discusses the concept of Unimodal & Multimodal literacy and their implications in creating “deep learning” experiences for a generation of online readers.
7: Dr. Beth Holland on The Science of School Improvement
Aug 15, 2018 • 39 min
Our EdTechTeach college, Dr. Beth Holland joins us on episode 7 to discuss the process, challenges and potential for school improvement. Through improvement science and the effort to start small and learn fast, we can potentially learn how to create…
6: Kerry Gallagher, Literacy Citizenship and the Socialization of Gaming
Aug 13, 2018 • 51 min
A compelling look at the way that our views of Literacy Citizenship and Socialization had changed and evolved in the last decade.
5: Laura Fleming, the Why Behind a Maker Space
Aug 13, 2018 • 51 min
In episode 5 we speak with Laura Fleming and unpack the why behind Maker Spaces. Laura provides her unique perspective, insight and experience to help educators new to maker spaces and those with experience get started for the upcoming school year.
4: Martin Moran, Building a School for the Future
Aug 6, 2018 • 43 min
Shawn interviews Martin Moran about the benefits and challenges of creating a new school. Martin shares the values and concepts that drive his work to create a school that “bends to the needs of the child,” rather than forcing them to bend to the needs of…
3: Amy Burvall on Remix in Edu
Aug 3, 2018 • 35 min
Shawn & Greg interview the exceptionally creative Amy Burvall to explore the concept of Remix in Education. Amy takes on a creative journey with amazing stories and references along the way.
BONUS Episode - Dan Kemp of Book Creator
Aug 2, 2018 • 29 min
One of the foundational iPad and now Chromebook apps, Book Creator has been a go to destination for educators across the country to have students create content, tell stories and unlock creative potential with technology. In this bonus episode, Greg & Dan…
2: Computer Science, Coding & Learning with Douglas Kiang
Aug 1, 2018 • 17 min
Douglas Kiang, Computer Science Teacher and EdTechTeacher team member joins us for episode two where we explore the value of students learning to code and explore Computer Science.
1: Creativity with Michael Cohen
Jul 24, 2018 • 43 min
Michael Cohen, The Tech Rabbi joins the first episode of the So We’ve Been Thinking Podcast to discuss all things creativity. From the creative process, to the intersection of technology with creativity, join us for this in depth discussion about both the…
So We’ve Been Thinking - Podcast Teaser
Jul 23, 2018 • 10 min
Shawn & Greg talk through their vision and purpose for the podcast and the So We’ve Been Thinking Project.