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The State of Tech

The State of Tech is a bi-weekly podcast covering educational technology. The show is designed for anyone in education (from teachers to principals to technology directors) wanting to explore how technology can be used to improve teaching and learning.

In this episode of the State of Tech Podcast - www.thestateoftec... - we talk about the benefits and challenges of Chromebooks, hear practical stories of Chromebook rollouts, and explore the idea of living entirely in the browser.

In this episode of The State of Tech Podcast - www.thestateoftec... - we talk about the flipped classroom. We define what flipping your classroom is and is not, explore how to integrate the concepts behind the flipped classroom model into your curriculum, and how to leverage available technology to appropriately pair the learning activity with the learning environment. Guests also discuss their success stories, tips and tricks, tools, and hurdles they faced when flipping their own classrooms.

In this episode of The State of Tech Podcast - www.thestateoftec... - we talk about going paperless in the classroom. We look at the best practices for having students turn in their assignments electronically using Google Docs and Dropbox, student created eNotebooks using Google Sites, and discussing a variety of online and offline tools students can use to produce and turn in their assignments without ever touching the dreaded 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper!

In this episode of The State of Tech Podcast - www.thestateoftec... - we talk about digital textbooks including the benefits, challenges, and resources for moving away from printed textbooks, with a focus on alternatives to commercial products including free, open-source digital textbooks, teacher-made textbooks, and student-made textbooks. See the full show notes for this episode at: www.thestateoftec...

In this episode of The State of Tech Podcast - www.thestateoftec... - we talk about the most memorable sessions, presenters, gadgets & gizmo's from the 2012 eTech Ohio Technology Conference. See the full show notes for this episode at: www.thestateoftec...

Interactive Whiteboards Part 2 - In this episode of The State of Tech Podcast - www.thestateoftec... - we talk about how interactive whiteboards (and other similar touch technology) can improve teaching and learning in schools. We focus on both teacher and student uses, especially highlighting things that cannot be done easily without IWB technology. www.thestateoftec...

Interactive Whiteboards Part 1 - In this episode of The State of Tech Podcast - www.thestateoftec... - we talk about the different brands of Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) systems, such as Smart, Promethean, Polyvision Eno, Mimio, Epson BrightLink, the Wiimote project and more, to compare the features, pros, and cons of each system. See the full show notes for this episode at: www.thestateoftec...

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Ed Tech Predictions for 2012 - In this episode of The State of Tech Podcast - www.thestateoftec... - we talk about our predictions for Educational Technology in 2012. See the full show notes for this episode at: www.thestateoftec...

Technology in Math - In this episode of The State of Tech Podcast - www.thestateoftec... - we talk about using technology in math, including best practices, ideas, resources, programs, websites, apps, and more to improve teaching and learning mathematics. See the full show notes for this episode at: www.thestateoftec...

Best Gadgets for Schools - In this episode of The State of Tech Podcast - www.thestateoftec... - we talk about some of the best gadgets for schools including data projectors, document cameras, tablet accessories, speakers, and more. See the full show notes for this episode at: www.thestateoftec...

Creative Tech Support - In this episode of The State of Tech Podcast - www.thestateoftec... - we talk about creative tech support for schools including student helpers, parent helpers, teacher helpers, interns, outsourcing, online help, and providing your own tech support. See the full show notes for this episode at: www.thestateoftec...

Tablets in Schools - In this episode of The State of Tech Podcast - www.thestateoftec... - we talk about tablets in education, iOS compared to Android, roll-out plans for schools, useful tablet apps for education, the benefits of tablets, and the challenges they pose for schools. See the full show notes for this episode at: www.thestateoftec...

Bring Your Own Device - In this episode of The State of Tech Podcast - www.thestateoftec... - we talk about schools using Bring Your Own Technology initiatives (BYOT, BYOD, BYOL); where students bring personal laptops, tablets, smart phones, and other devices to school. We also explore practical uses, benefits, challenges, and resources. See the full show notes for this episode at: www.thestateoftec...

Google Apps for Education - In this episode of The State of Tech Podcast - www.thestateoftec... - we talk about Google Apps for Education including benefits, practical uses, challenges, and additional resources. See the full show notes for this episode at: www.thestateoftec...