Category Archives: Episode

CCC0021: Laura Westerman Joins The Show



In this episode Jim and Maria are joined by West Irondequoit Central School District’s Director of the Teaching Learning Center Laura Westerman.  She is our newest member of the Computers, Coffee and Curriculum’s Podcast Crew!

01:36 Laura Joins the Show

03:50 3D Science

05:29 Technology Intersects with Instruction

07:30 Role at Teaching Learning Center

13:30 Accountability and Certification

21:20 Schoology versus Badge List

24:10 Laura’s Thoughts on Future Episodes of the Podcast

Laura Westerman can be found on twitter at @LauraWesterman2


CCC0020: Using Technology to Build Relationships



In this episode we are joined by West Irondequoit High School teacher Jamie Armstrong and Director of the Public Information at West Irondequoit Central School District Jeff DiVeronica to talk about using technology to build relationships.

01:30 Using Technology to Build Relationships

05:30 How Students are Sharing their Opinion

08:42 Jamie Armstrong Joins Us

09:05 Social Capital Project

22:20 Reactions to Jamie’s Project

25:20 Examples of Building Relationships

28:07 Jeff DiVeronica Joins Us to Talk About Technology Enhancing Relationships

31:50 Parting Thoughts

Jamie Armstrong can be found on twitter at @NerdyMrA and Jeff DiVeronica can be found at @RocDevo.


CCC0019: The Podcast Challenge



In this episode Jim discusses the NPR Podcast Challenge with West Irondequoit Teachers Casey Nelan, Erica Kramarz and Erin Quintero.  They brought samples of their students submissions and talk about the benefits.

03:40 Teens Have A Voice with Podcasts

05:15 Ideas to Getting the Ball Rolling

06:48 Podcast Period

10:26 How Students Prep for their Podcasts

13:50 Editing their Work

17:50 Students Podcast Examples

23:50 Podcasting as a Class Activity

The NPR Podcast Challenge can be found here.


CCC0018: It’s a New School Year and our 2019 ISTE Review



In this episode Dan, Maria and Jim summarize their experience at the 2019 ISTE Conference in Philadelphia and talk about the new school year, as well as a brief preview of what’s in store for the podcast!

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01:30 ISTE Conference Summary

3:40 Focus on What Each Host Went to Learn

4:30 Key Takeaways from ISTE

7:35 Bigger Picture Workshops

10:25 Building Independent Learning

12:24 Maria’s Microsoft Thoughts from ISTE

16:05 Data Privacy and Security

20:15 Tech with Kindergarteners

21:50 Future Podcasts

ISTE can be found online at iste.org


CCC0017: Using Technology in Education and Issues That Arise



In this episode Dan talks about using technology in education and issues that arise.

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01:25 Technology as a Tool

02:58 Key Terms

04:55 Regulations

7:40 Ransomware

9:40 Locking Work Station

11:44 Data Handling

16:35 Storage Drives and Potential Attacks

17:00 Phishing Examples

Follow Dan on twitter at @aplusphysics


CCC0016: Castle Learning with Scott Fischer and Kim Conner



In this episode we talk with President Scott Fischer and Training Manager Kim Conner from Castle Learning

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01:50 What is Castle Learning

04:00 Self Study Options

05:10 New Features

7:00 Audio/Video Integration

9:50 Integrating with Other Systems

11:50 Tracking Time on Task

13:40 What Is Available

16:40 Freshing the Content

Castle Learning can be found at www.castlelearning.com/


CCC0015 : Learnics and the ThinkingApp with Dr. Greg Cottrell and Dr. Doug Lare



In this episode we talk with Dr. Greg Cottrell Principal at North Hunterdon High School in Nazareth Pennsylvania and Dr. Doug Lare Professor of Professional & Secondary Education, Co-Department Chair, Doctoral Program Coordinator at East Stroudsburg University about Learnics and the ThinkingApp

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04:15 Thinking App

06:55 Goal of Learnics

09:50 Surprising Trends

11:53 Looking at the Data

13:40 Scope and Sequence

14:10 Maximizing Student Engagement in Learning

15:50 What Strategies Can We Use to Personalize Learning with Technology

Dr. Cottrell can be found on twitter at @NHPrincipal and the ThinkingApp can be found at www.learnics.com


CCC0014: Deborah Kerby -Hour of Code and Girls who Code



In this episode we talk with Dr. Deborah Kerby Business and Computer Teacher at Pocono Mountain School District Stroudsburg Pennsylvania and she discusses the Hour of Code and Girls Who Code programs.

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01:25 Deborah Kerby joins us

04:00 Hour of Code Program

05:20 Girls Who Code Program

09:12 Trends in Educational Technology That You Are Not So Fond Of

10:20 Evaluating Technology in the Classroom

12:31 How Can Technology in Education Be More Than One and Done

14:40 Words of Wisdom in Our Journey of Purposeful Technology in our Classrooms

Deborah Kerby can be found on twitter at @dockerby


CCC0012: Dr. Michael Reichert -Podcasts as a Learning Tool



In this episode we start by talking about the ISTE Edtech Conference in Philadelphia June 23-26‎.  We will all be there and are very excited. We are joined by Dr. Michael Reichert (@ReichertMC), Director of Technology and Instruction at Salesianum School in Wilmington, Delaware.  He talks about using podcasts as a professional learning tool.  Learn more about Dr. Reichert on his website (http://about.me/camreich) and blog (http://camreich.wordpress.com/).

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01:00 ISTE Conference discussion

03:22 ISTE Technology and Literacy

9:05 Dr. Michael Reichert joins us

14:00 Coffee EDU

15:00 Sustainable Professional Learning Models

21:40 Biggest Challenge of Building an Infrastructure

24:30 Blogging About Technology

28:00 Where People Can Find Dr. Reichert’s blog.


CCC0011: Professional Development Roundtable



In this episode we have a round table panel on Professional Development and we are joined by Karen Finter, Director of Instruction 7-12 and Tracey Savine, Teacher – World Languages.  Great discussion covering on-line resources, hybrid courses and the future of professional development.

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02:30 Current West Irondequoit state of professional development (PD)

08:00 Resources On-line for PD

11:20 Hybrid Courses

14:20 Learning Walks

19:32 The Future of PD

27:00 Zoom Room Reflections

29:45 Twitter PLN – Personal Learning Network

31:20 Ed Camps