Category Archives: Episode

CCC0026: Celebrating 90.9 WIRQ’s 60th Birthday



In this episode West Irondequoit Central School District’s Audio Visual Technician and Faculty Adviser for 90.9 WIRQ Richard Jones joins Dan, Jim and Maria. He talks about WIRQ celebrating 60 years as a licensed on-the-air radio station based in Irondequoit High School.  The skills students learn and much more.

00:58 Tech “Resolutions” for 2020

05:25 Jim Finds Humor in 2020

06:55 Richard Talks About WIRQ Turning 60

08:30 Talking About the 60th Year Celebration

09:20 How the Students are Involved in Running the Station

13:30 What Do You Say The Major Skills Picked Up Are With Exiting Students

17:15 Jeff DiVeronica’s Video

22:00 A Version for K-6?

Check out WIRQ online.  Contact us at feedback@k12ccc.com or 346-FAQ-HELP (346-327-4357)


CCC0025: Decade in Review 2010-2019



In this episode Dan, Jim and Maria talk about the past decade in teaching and technology with a look at the future as we start 2020!

03:00 Individualized Learning

06:30 Changes of the Past Decade

08:55 The Future?

12:44 Remote Voting is in development

17:00 VR Thoughts

18:00 Shifts We Have Seen in the Last Decade Continuing

19:40 Online Teaching Thoughts

25:10 New Things To Come

29:50 A.I. and Data

Contact us at feedback@k12ccc.com or 346-FAQ-HELP (346-327-4357)


CCC0024: NPR Podcast Challnge



In this episode Jim and Anna Bayerl talk about the NPR Podcast Challenge.  We listen to 3 examples from West Irondequoit Central School students.

03:00 NPR Podcast Challenge

04:11 Anna Bayerl joins

05:05 Process of the Challenge

10:30 Zodiac Signs Podcast sample

22:05 Jim and Anna talk about the podcast

26:40 Value of Human’s Podcast sample

38:50 Thoughts on the Podcast

42:32 Talks and Thoughts Podcast Sample

54:15 Thoughts on that Podcast

Want to participate?  Click here for the NPR Podcast Challenge!

Contact us at feedback@k12ccc.com or 346-FAQ-HELP (346-327-4357)


CCC0023: Hour of Code



In this episode Jim, Maria and Dan talk about the Hour of Code event!  We are joined by Anna Bayerl Dake Librarian and Media Specialist, Sarah Davis Librarian of Rogers and South Lawn Schools and Dave Marshall IHS and Dake Technology Teacher.

01:15 What is it?

03:13 Anna Bayerl talks Coding Club

10:37 Sarah Davis talks about the importance of teaching coding

19:10 David Marshall talks about coding in the Technology department

20:40 Code.org

21:20 Events in the District

22:50 Code.org Video

Contact us at feedback@k12ccc.com or 346-FAQ-HELP (346-327-4357)


CCC0022: Using Technology to Differentiate



In this episode Jim and Dan are joined by West Irondequoit Central School District teachers Juliana Hillebrant, Zandy Tasber and Paul Reininger.  They discussed using technology to differentiate in their teaching

01:10  Differentiate of Technology

02:35 Talking with Students and their Interests

06:40 Technology Differentiate by Grouping

07:30 Differentiation Buzz Word Bingo

13:00 Reviewing for Exams Facilitated by Technology

18:05 Zandy Tasber

20:20 Juliana Hillebrant

28:00 Paul Reininger

30:24 Newer Tools to Help

36:31 Question of the Episode

Contact us at feedback@k12ccc.com or 346-FAQ-HELP (346-327-4357)


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!

Send us your feedback at feedback@k12ccc.com, or call our voicemail line at 346-FAQ-HELP.

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.

Send us your feedback at feedback@k12ccc.com, or call our voicemail line at 346-FAQ-HELP!

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