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Mike Abrams: Media Literacy, Bias, & Perspective – #EduDuctTape 48

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Release Date: 10/21/2020

Joe Marquez - Strategies for UDL-Friendly Learning Experiences show art Joe Marquez - Strategies for UDL-Friendly Learning Experiences

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Joe Marquez delivers powerful tips for designing instructional experiences that are accessible for all learners and are pedagogically effective. He also brings it with ideas for how students can process and represent their learning in UDL-friendly ways. Tune in to hear Joe's wisdom and our discussion that touches on Edji, Pear Deck, Nearpod, Flipgrid, the Record to Slides extension, and more!

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BONUS: ImprovEDCon with Meredith Akers, Elizabeth King, and Darryl Legaspi show art BONUS: ImprovEDCon with Meredith Akers, Elizabeth King, and Darryl Legaspi

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This bonus episode features plenty of laughs, tons of fun, and a handful of edtech tips. Tune in to hear me join Meredith Akers, Darryl Legaspi, and Elizabeth King as we have some fun, do some improv, learn about the Google Slides Master Slide, and try out one of my favorite Pear Deck activities!

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BONUS: Education Today with Scott Nunes show art BONUS: Education Today with Scott Nunes

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This bonus episode features an episode of the Education Today podcast where I was fortunate enough to join Scott Nunes to talk about teaching during the pandemic, edtech after the pandemic, Pear Deck, Nearpod, Flipgrid, Otus, Schoology, speech translation tools, transcription tools, Adobe Spark, and more!

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James Varlack – Developing Engaging Instruction show art James Varlack – Developing Engaging Instruction

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James Varlack says that “Engagement is developed.” So, in his interview, I asked him how he develops his engaging instruction. We discuss how James works toward each of the 3 types of student engagement--emotional, behavioral, and cognitive--in both analog and digital ways. We discuss Jamboard, Google Docs, Google Slides, Padlet, Whiteboard.chat, Whiteboard.fi, Microsoft Teams whiteboard, Google Arts & Culture.

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BONUS: Teachers On Fire - EDTECH PODCASTERS Shout Out the Best Learning Tools of 2020 show art BONUS: Teachers On Fire - EDTECH PODCASTERS Shout Out the Best Learning Tools of 2020

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This bonus episode features a roundtable discussion from the Teachers on Fire podcast about educational technology tools in 2020 and 2021. I am joined by Tim Cavey, Chris Nesi, Gabriel Carillo, Eric Guise, Scott Nunes, and Alfonso Mendoza, to talk about more than a dozen edtech tools!

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Claudio Zavala: Hearing from Your Learners with Adobe's Creativity Tools show art Claudio Zavala: Hearing from Your Learners with Adobe's Creativity Tools

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Claudio and I talk about hearing from our students with tools that empower them to create. Specifically, Adobe's tools Spark Video, Premiere Rush, Premiere Pro, Spark Post, Spark Page, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fresco, and Audition. Also, audience questions about sites to use for surprise inclement weather folders for elementary schoolers and a Google Sheets conundrum.

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Knikole Taylor: Formative Assessments show art Knikole Taylor: Formative Assessments

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In the 10th episode of Season 3, Jake is joined by Knikole Taylor to talk about formative assessments. Tune in to hear Jake and Knikole discuss the use of Pear Deck, Nearpod, Jamboard, Padlet, Mentimeter, Formative, and Classkick!

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Casey Hall: EdTech in Music Classes show art Casey Hall: EdTech in Music Classes

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In the 9th episode of Season 3, Jake is joined by Fine Arts Education Program Specialist and Music Teacher Casey Hall to talk about educational technology in the elementary music classroom. Technologies discussed include Nearpod, Incredibox, and GarageBand.

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Robert Kaplinsky: Teaching Mathematical Problem-Solving Digitally show art Robert Kaplinsky: Teaching Mathematical Problem-Solving Digitally

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In the 8th episode of Season 3, Robert Kaplinsky joins Jake to answer the question "How do I teach mathematical problem solving digitally?" Jake and Robert discuss using Open Middle math problems and mathematical modeling in in-person Blended Learning as well as Remote Learning. Technologies covered include Desmos Activity Builder, Pear Deck, Google Slides, and more!

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Brandy New & Computer Science Classes for Girls show art Brandy New & Computer Science Classes for Girls

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Brandy New joins Jake to chat about her awesome girls' high school Computer Science classes and camps. Brandy shares about the Hands-on/Hearts-on strategy that she uses as a hook to get the girls excited about STEM and CompSci as well as how Udemy, Slack, Google Drawings, The Noun Project, and Skype-a-Scientist fit into it!

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Mike Abrams: Media Literacy, Bias, Perspective, EdPuzzle, Google Sites, Fake Sites for Educational Purposes, Common Sense Media

#EduDuctTape S03-E048

Episode Notes Available at: jakemiller.net/eduducttape-episode-48

  • SoapBox Moment: "First Drafts & Rewrites"
    • “Your favorite authors’ first drafts are bad—no better than yours. However, they aggressively rewrite their first drafts.” - Julian Shapiro (post)
    • James Clear's tweet: "Your favorite athlete's first workout was just as bad as yours. Your favorite chef's first meal was just as bad as yours. Your favorite artist's first work was just as bad as yours. Keep going."
  • Today’s Guest: Mike Abrams
    • Mike is a tech specialist at a high school in Virginia who aims to inspire teachers to design lessons to support their students. Mike is a career switcher who moved into education after 10 years in Call Center management & training facilitation. Mike is a curious dabbler who tinkers with everything. He is an EdPuzzle Coach & a Pear Deck Regional Coach. Mike has a passion for video creation, pro wrestling & all things Cleveland Browns.
    • Contact Info: Twitter: @abramstank95, Email: ([email protected])

  • Which of the following is less torturous?
  • Educational Duct Tape Question - As educators what strategies can we use to help students process media propaganda messages?
    • Show multiple perspectives
    • Look at examples: Instagram post about Usain Bolt having COVID-19 that actually shows a picture of Kevin Hart
    • Understanding the motive and reason that someone may post something misleading or untrue
    • Looking at similar stories from different perspectives
    • How to package a lesson where students view news videos from different sources then compare/contrast and reflect on them.
      • EdPuzzle - build in reflection questions and compare/contrast activities
      • Google Site - package all of that content into one location - even embed the EdPuzzles on the site!
    • Fake Sites to look at:
    • Be sure to combine fake sites with real sites that seem suspicious
    • History of Fake News Timeline from Common Sense Media
    • Look at historical events from 2 perspectives - American Revolution from the American perspective and the British perspective.
    • “There’s two sides to every story, but the truth lies right in the middle.”
    • Dragnet: “Just need the facts. Only the facts.”
    • Look at sites that link out to ads or posts to fake content (Yahoo, etc.), look for use of stock photography
  • Celebration of the Adjacent Possible!
  • Show Your Duct Taper Pride!
  • Certificates of Listening, Laughing, and Learning!