All posts by computerscoffeeandcurriculum

O365 Immersive Reader

005A: Drive-Through Immersive Reader



Jim and Maria discuss the Windows Immersive Reader for built-in text-to-speech in this quick tip episode.

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Tristan Miller

CCC005: Computer Science Across K-12 with Tristan Miller



Computer science teacher Tristan Miller has incorporated STEM courses across the K-12 spectrum, started an e-Sports team, and is working on cybersecurity in high school. Learn more about these programs and future work!

[00:02:45] Question of the Week: What key skills best prepare students for a rapidly changing workplace?

[00:03:55] Tristan Miller Interview

[00:04:15] Building a CS program

[00:05:00] Code.org & Scratch

[00:06:30] Project Based Learning

[00:06:55] Flipping the Classroom

[00:07:45] Building Lifelong Learners

[00:08:00] Computer Language Specifics

[00:08:55] Design Thinking

[00:10:30] Gender Disparity in CS

[00:12:10] Cybersecurity Course in High School

[00:15:35] Maintaining a Current CS Curriculum

[00:17:10] Game Design Sequence

[00:22:48] eSports

[00:26:50] NASEF (http://www.esportsfed.org, #eSportsEDU)

[00:27:22] Question of the Day (interview)

tmiller@somervilleschools.org
@MrMillerCodes


Snipping Tool

004A: Drive-Through Screenshots



Jim and Maria discuss a number of methods of obtaining screenshots on a Windows computer, including keyboard shortcuts, the Snipping Tool, and Techsmith’s SnagIt software.

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003A: Drive-Through OneDrive Shortcut



Our second drive-through quick tip as part of the Computers, Coffee and Curriculum podcast.

Jim and Maria discuss creation of a desktop shortcut to your online OneDrive.  Until next time, you can find us and subscribe at http://k12ccc.com, or call our feedback voicemail line at (346) FAQ-HELP.


Pete Nowak

003: A Radio Station Legacy



Dan, Jim and Maria talk to Pete Nowak, A/V technician and high school radio station advisor. Also, we hear from listeners as to their favorite educational technology of 2018! Check it out at http://k12ccc.com, and feel free to leave us feedback on our feedback line at 346-FAQ-HELP.

00:00:50 John talks about the iPhone as an ed tech tool

00:03:05 Kim discusses Remind and TouchNote

00:06:00 Jamie highlights Schoology in the classroom

00:08:02 Kyle talks about Nearpod

00:09:23 Maria asks this week’s question of the day

00:09:56 Jim interviews Pete Nowak


002A: Drive-Through Common Sense Media



CCC002A: Our first drive-through quick tip as part of the Computers, Coffee and Curriculum podcast.  

Jim and Maria discuss CommonSenseMedia.org, a site where you can find information on age-appropriateness for various media.  Until next time, you can find us and subscribe at http://k12ccc.com, or call our feedback voicemail line at (346) FAQ-HELP.


002: Best Ed Tech of 2018



Maria, Jim and Dan discuss their three favorite educational technology items of 2018, and what they’re looking forward to in 2019.


00:40 Introducing the Computers, Coffee, and Curriculum Podcast
3:30 Why a Podcast?
4:50 Website and Podcast Subscription Information
5:33 Voicemail Line
6:05 Question of the Day: “What is your favorite technology of 2018?”
6:46 Maria’s #1: Middle School Technology Roll-out
9:43 Jim’s #1: Schoology
13:17 Dan’s #1: Flipgrid Free for the Masses
15:43 Maria’s #2: Bridging the Gap with the Tech Team
16:44 Mike Hance’s voice is stuck in Maria’s head
19:47 Jim’s #2: Office 365
21:51 Dan’s #2: Microsoft Sway
24:52 Maria’s #3: Microsoft OneNote
29:44 Jim’s #3: Professional Learning Communities
34:41 Dan’s #3: Adobe Spark
37:23 Maria’s 2019 Excitement: Providing Students Choice in Showing their Thinking
38:36 Jim’s 2019 Excitement: Quick and Easy Formative Assessments
39:53 Dan’s 2019 Excitement: BookCreator
40:30 Question of the Day Recap
41:10 Upcoming Episodes


001: A Super Farewell to Jeff Crane



A farewell interview with Superintendent Jeff Crane of West Irondequoit Central School District.

Jeff has been superintendent for 15+ years, is a member of the American Association of School Administrators, New York State Council of School Superintendents, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Phi Delta Kappa International, chairperson of the Urban-Suburban Transfer Program Governance Committee, education chair for the United Way Campaign, and a member of the board of directors of the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester.

We talk about favorite aspects of being superintendent, highlights of his tenure as superintendent, how technology is changing the educational landscape, and what makes the West Irondequoit Central School District so special.

Dan Fullerton and Jeff Crane
Dan Fullerton and Jeff Crane

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