Corey Knight & Classroom Tech Made Simple - 163

September 19, 2017

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Corey Knight is a middle school science teacher in Indiana. He also has created a way for you to get started in using technology in the classroom. Even though he has had offers to leave the classroom (since he knows technology) he has chosen to stay and instead use his skills to create awesome support tools for teachers.

His tool for teachers is called Classroom Tech Made Simple

This is his website which has courses for helping you better understand how to implement technology in the classroom.  

Additionally, he has an incredible, informative blog, Simple App Review, and soon will have his own podcast.

By the way, everything is built around Webb's Depth of Knowledge framework (DOK). 

To help you get started, he has two freebies that you should spend some time learning how to use: Concept Maps Made Simple and a free classroom tech cheat sheet. 

Stay in touch with Corey:

corey@classroomtechmadesimple.com (His email address)

Find out more:

If you purchase a course make sure that you enter code TLL20 to get 20% off

Classroom Tech Made Simple

Classroom Tech Made Simple Facebook Page

 

Length: 34:31

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Sargy Letuchy & The Visual Edge - 162

September 12, 2017

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Sargy Letuchy is a teacher in suburban Chicago and he has created a book that will hook you up with excellent graphic organizers to help you get the kids to a greater level of understanding.

I like to find tools that are easy for teachers and administrators to use.

This is one of those resources.

It is not necessary to read it cover to cover...instead start at the beginning to understand where he is coming from and then check out the different chapters to figure which one you would like to try first.

Worth your time. 

Thanks for listening.

Contact Sargy:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sargy-letuchy-a23b664b

https://www.amazon.com/Visual-Edge-Organizers-Standards-Learning/dp/1457537192

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-07-18-visual-instructional-tools-are-essential-when-teaching-common-core-standards

http://www.gettingsmart.com/2016/07/smart-review-visual-edge/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Getting_Smart&utm_content=Smart%20Review%20%7c%20The%20Visual%20Edge

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2016/07/it_there_really_a_visual_approach_to_the_common_core.html?r=1016994731&preview=1

(By the way, I recieved no remuneration for this interview.)

 

Length - 34:45

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John Tibbetts 2018 Georgia Teacher of the Year - 161

September 5, 2017

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 John Tibbetts is a 21-year veteran of the US Army and he is now the 2018 Georgia Teacher of the Year. 

He served in combat as a tank commander in Desert Storm, was deployed to Turkey in the Iraq War and saw service with NATO headquarters in Afghanistan. He was on duty in the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

He retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2004.

Since then he has been teaching in Georgia.

He became a teacher through the Georgia TAPP program which is an alternative certification program.

Mr. Tibbetts has taught in Tift County, Dougherty County, and now Worth County.

During his years in the classroom, he has taught US and world history, geography, government, and economics.

John currently teaches economics at Worth County High School and is the 2018 Georgia Teacher of the Year.

Connect with John:

2018gatoty@gmail.com

Twitter - @2018GaTOTY 

Facebook - GATeacher

 

 

Length- 49:35

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