Your Edtech Questions

Your Edtech Questions
Educators have lots of questions about how edtech can accelerate teaching and learning. What’s not easy to find are reliable answers. “Your Edtech Questions,” the new podcast from the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE), tackles

How can we leverage OER to make more inclusive curriculum resources?
Sep 17 • 42 min
Sabia Prescott from the New America think tank talks about the nascent efforts to create OER curriculum that’s LGBTQ-inclusive.
How are open educational resources (OER) like a free puppy?
Aug 5 • 44 min
Kristina Ishmael, a specialist on open educational resources for the Washington, D.C.-nonprofit New America, offers a detailed explanation of OER materials and what’s involved when a school wants to start using them.
How do teachers working in under-resourced schools do innovative things with technology?
Jul 11 • 46 min
Michael Bonner, a teacher, author and speaker, shares how he and his colleagues worked together to successfully launch their schools 1:1 iPad initiative.
Danielle Feinberg from Pixar answers the question, how can we tap into our creativity using technology?
Jun 24 • 38 min
Danielle Feinberg from Pixar shares her experience with being one of the few women in male-dominated classrooms and workplaces, STEM’s power to narrow the gender gap & how she taps into her creativity using code to create beautiful animation for films…
What’s ESSA and why should teachers care?
Apr 10 • 32 min
Anne Hyslop, assistant director, policy development and government relations for the Alliance for Excellent Education, provides a primer on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), shares real-world examples of thoughtful ESSA implementation by states and…
What’s the difference between computational thinking and computer science?
Apr 3 • 20 min
Educational coach Jorge Valenzuela defines computational thinking (CT) and computer science (CS), breaking them down into understandable processes and explaining how the skills and elements of each can be taught across all subject areas.
What can educators do about device distraction in the classroom?
Mar 13 • 44 min
Educator and author Liz Kolb, Ph.D., tackles how to handle device distraction in the classroom, sharing what research proves about multi-tasking, providing resources for managing devices and discussing how educators can model responsible device use.
How can I use digital devices to teach reading?
Feb 27 • 33 min
Lisa Guernsey, director of the Learning Technologies Project and deputy director of Education Policy at New America, and the co-author of Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens, dives into the research and classroom practice related to…
What are the do’s of digital citizenship?
Feb 13 • 45 min
Digital citizenship expert Kristin Mattson, Ph.D., unpacks digital citizenship, from its definition to its connection to media literacy to how to design impactful digcit lessons across all subject areas.
Episode 0 - Your Edtech Questions
Dec 4, 2018 • 0 min
Hosts Zac Chase and Amal Giknis introduce “Your Edtech Questions,” the new podcast from the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE).