PODCAST 002: The Rise of Swivl. The Fall of Recap. The Comeback of Synth.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6zpk2jwNG6yXdLP1YMY7vb This edition of EdTech Stories features 3 different properties from one company - Swivl.  After failing to secure investment in 2010, Brian Lamb and Vlad Tettlebaum launched The Swivl Robot.  Their success in serving the education community, led them down a path to develop the student video platform known as Recap.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoJUOa1D9JQ However, due to … Continue reading PODCAST 002: The Rise of Swivl. The Fall of Recap. The Comeback of Synth.

Podcast 001: Inside The Wake – The Origins of Wakelet

On the debut of EdTech Stories, we profile the company Wakelet in this episode called “Inside The Wake.”   Wakelet is a company and platform created by Jamil Khalil, a former Airbus employee, who sought an easier way to organize the abundance of information available on the internet.  He overcame several obstacles in his path to develop … Continue reading Podcast 001: Inside The Wake – The Origins of Wakelet

Has The 1:1 Classroom Killed The Interactive Whiteboard? 

When I first started teaching in 2006, I loved my SMART Board.  And if you taught about a decade ago, chances are you probably did too – with very good reason!  Back then, standard tools for instruction in your classroom probably consisted of things like chalk boards, overhead projectors, or VCR/TV Combos.   While the “digital … Continue reading Has The 1:1 Classroom Killed The Interactive Whiteboard? 

Don’t Just Listen To Podcasts, Create Them with Soundtrap

Whether it's Serial, Story Corps or Mindshift,it is always encouraging to read about educators using podcasts in their classroom to promote student learning.  In the Atlantic article, The Value of Using Podcasts in Class, teacher Michael Godsey shares his experience with using podcasts as primary texts for student assignments.  Listening to audio, along with reading transcripts … Continue reading Don’t Just Listen To Podcasts, Create Them with Soundtrap

Microsoft Forms: A Good Start, But Light Years Behind Google

Based on the popularity of Google Forms among educators, it came as no surprise when Microsoft introduced a similar (and almost identical) survey tool known simply as "Microsoft Forms" for their Office 365 Education Customers.  I'm a huge fan of Google Forms, and always found them extremely useful in many ways, so naturally I was … Continue reading Microsoft Forms: A Good Start, But Light Years Behind Google