May 19, 2017
In this episode, I talk with Tina Lauer about a great topic, Novel Engineering. Novel Engineering combines design thinking to your curriculum in a process that engages your students in many different key skills. Find more information about Novel Engineering below. Reach out and connect with Tina if you are interested in learning more and/or have questions as you begin thinking of using Novel Engineering within your classroom.
Novel Engineering was developed by Tufts University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach and combines reading and engineering in a way that increases students’ literacy in a variety of subject areas. As part of Novel Engineering, students create projects based on problems they have identified in novels or other content area reading selections. The characters in the novel (or real-life people in non-fiction selections) become the “clients” and students must design prototypes that will help solve the problem(s) they have identified.
Episode’s Guest: Tina Lauer
Instructional Technology Specialist - City of St. Charles School District & Adjunct Professor at Lindenwood University
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April 14, 2017
In Episode #4a, we talked about the first two levels of Google Certification. Once you have completed Google Certification Levels 1 & 2, you may begin thinking about continuing your Google journey. You have two options, Google Certified Trainer and Google Innovator.
These two certifications are for those Googlers who want to take their training to the next level. In this episode I talk with Stephanie Filardo and Nick Cusumano about why one would want to pursue these certifications and how they have affected their lives/careers. The conversation then goes into some tips and tricks that will be very helpful to those seeking these certifications. Be sure to connect with these two Innovators!
Stephanie Filardo - @i3algebra - i3algebra.blogspot.com
Computer Science & Web Design at St. John Vianney High School
Nick Cusumano - @edtech4theatre - edtech4theatre.com - theatrecast.com
Director of Instructional Technology at Fort Zumwalt School District