Welcome everyone to the new Intel Teachers Engage radio talk show “The Digital Buzz.” My name is Naomi Harm, your radio talk show host and I will be broadcasting live and offering prerecorded shows from our recording studio out of Brownsville, MN. A very special thank you to our show’s sponsor of Intel Teachers Engage, an online community for educators dedicated to transforming the k-12 classroom teaching and learning environment! You can find Intel Teachers Engage online at http://engage.intel.com
The purpose and intent of “The Digital Buzz” radio talk show is a 30 minute live broadcast to provide just in-time relevant and passionate conversations around “Women in Tech,” STEM in education, follow-up to our first of the month Monday morning #EngageChat Twitter Chats, and Intel Teach Live webinars. We will focus on how these technology advancements and topics are making an educational influence with students, educators and administrators globally.
We hope you can join us the First Friday of every month at 9AM Central standard Time. Our radio broadcast channel is located at http://spreaker.com and then type in the keywords in the serach field of the “The Digital Buzz.” This is where you can find all the episodes of our live and archived broadcasts and "follow" the radio show. Again that is http://spreaker.com then type in the keywords of the “The Digital Buzz.”
We will also be providing web shoutouts of the Digital Buzz through:
We hope you can join us starting this Friday, March 9th at 9AM central standard time and listen to the live broadcast http://spreaker.com/user/the_digital_buzz
This month's "The Digital Buzz" radio talk show focus is on STEM in education. Click HERE to listen to the archived broadcast. A very special thank you to Neil and Blanca for being our first listeners and viewers to the radio talk show! During the live radio talk show Naomi provided the following featured topics:
*This Day in History- On March 9th, 1959: Barbie doll makes debut at the American Toy Fair in New York.
*Barbie I Can Be Free App http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/barbie-i-can-be/id400331148?mt=8
*Intel Teach Live February 2012 webinar of- Innovation...Jumping on the STEM Express
*Twitter chat of #EngageChat
*Microsoft Flight Simulator- https://microsoftflight.com/en-US/home/
*25 engineering apps http://www.mastersinengineering.org/25-ipad-apps-every-engineer-needs.html
*Intel Teachers Engage online at http://engage.intel.com
*Join us next month on April 6th at 9AM central time where our focus will be on Digital Storytelling. A collection of website resources and apps will be shared and a guest storyteller presenter will add to our discussions.
Here is our realtime statistics at the conclusion of The Digital Buzz radio talk show for March 9th. We are starting small, but hope in months to come we will make greart gains!
We will have a special edition to Intel Teachers Engage radio talk show of the "The Digital Buzz" for this month or March. Naomi Harm will be broadcasting live from the Kahlaria Resorts in WI Dells where the WI educational media and technology conference known as WEMTA will take place. Naomi will be on site at this conference venue on Thursday, March 29th. Naomi will be capturing live radio interviews from technology attendees, main spotlight speakers and WEMTA board members from 10AM-2PM- so make sure to tap into the the "The Digital Buzz" broadcast channel located here http://www.spreaker.com/user/the_digital_buzz
You can follow the Twitter hastag of #WEMTA2012 and #The_Digital_Buzz and #EngageChat to stay up-to-date with all the technology live radio interviews from the ground floor of the WEMTA conference.
Check back in to listen to the archived radio broadcasts when it is convenient for you through the Intel Teachers Engage radio talk show of the "The Digital Buzz" broadcast channel located here http://www.spreaker.com/user/the_digital_buzz
We added some special radio broadcasts shows from the WI EdTech Conference known as WEMTA this week. These are in addition to our regular "first Friday of the month radio broadcast shows" at 9AM CST. These live recordings took place at the beautiful Kalahari Resort in WI Dells, WI.
We captured this venue with many EdTech and Librarian leaders from WI, IA, MN and IL as the conference took place. There are eight archived recordings that you can listen to, to gain new ideas and insights for PD, apps, collaboration, and sharing of resources with district members.
We've added a new radio talk show from Intel Teachers Engage "The Digital Buzz" for the month of April. This radio talk show is focused on primary student projects, digital storytelling and teaching strategies that are working well in the elementary classroom. Tim Nielsen is our first grade grade that was interviewed from Holmen Prairieview Elementary. Our live on location took place at the local Blue Cup Coffee House, which is a local hangout of many of our educators in the area. Some educators meet at this same location as part of their afterschool learning day to share technology best practices, share out of apps and converse as an edtech support group to improve their instructional approaches and delivery with their students.
Please tap into the active link to listen to the archived radio bradcoast from first grade teacher Tim Nielsen! You can also follow Tim on Twitter @Teach1Tech
This month's interview was with Rick Herrmann, Intel’s US Sector Public Manager, who was presenting at this 2012 Tech & Learning Conference. Rick presented at this event on the latest technology innovations that Intel has to offer and the dynamic K12 Blueprint.
I stole some time away during the morning keynote to meet with him by 9AM near the Starbucks coffeshop within the hotel to broadcast the radio show. Lots of activity was taking place at this Tech & Learning Forum, and it was difficult to find a quiet corner and to ensure that we would have adequate Internet connectivity- but we made it work. So during the broadcast you will be hearing many passerby’s, background hotel music and spurts of laughter and conversations from attendees. I really like this “realism” to the radio broadcast as it is authentic and never scripted from a public venue.
Rick’s radio interview was extremely intriguing as we discussed emerging technology conversations topics before the actually live broadcast- to prepare our workflow of content. Rick was so at ease as he discussed several topics relating to k12 technology education. The trending topics we covered included BYOD, the importance of teacher professional development, equity and access to resources and tools for our students and educators, student social fluency skills to prepare them for a global competitive society, and the latest and greatest emerging technologies on the horizon.
The indepth responses Rick provided to questions I posed for him showcased his global expertise and worldwide interactions and initiatives with individuals in k12schools, business sectors and higher-ed institutions. I was especially intrigued with Rick’s foresight and guidance of shared strategies and solutions of how to prepare our students for our future. His message also focused on the importance of 21st century skills and fluency experiences students she be immersed in that infuse collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, self-directed learning, equity and access to resources and tools, and reflection on lessons learned. These key learning opportunities are essential to student success and engagement to leverage their own personal learning and the environments they learn within.
This was one of those interviews that inspired me to really reflect on the learning process of the content of the overall message. It was thought provoking and provided reassurance that we as educational technology leaders can and will make a difference with our educators and students if we too- continue to follow our passions of edtech leadership, modeling of best practices of 21century skills and fluencies and allow for creativity to empower our own learning. Thank you Rick for making a difference in my edtech world and allowing for me to interview you – where in return I can share your global message with our radio audience on The Digital Buzz, multiple PLN’s and on my personal blog, and our Intel Teachers Engage Online Community.
Wow, Naomi, great work!
I think one of the mosbt telling statements in the video was that in this time of rather high unemployment, there are quite a few jobs available but not enough people with the qualifications to fill them. Just another reminder of how important education is and the need for qualtiy technology, science, and math education.
Here is July's "The Digital Buzz" radio talk show. An overview was provided from #ISTE12 of many learning takeaways on the topic of Intel Teach "Collaboration in the Digital Classroom" session focused on the importance of students being curators of new knowledge, an overview of Digital Badges
http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2012/06/13/03badges.h05.html and what they mean to educators and students, and next month's "Connected Educator" month hosted by US Dept of Ed. The Digital Buzz July Radio Talk Show | Spreaker Online Radio
For those of you who could not attend- here is the full recorded session of "Curators of Knowledge: Students New Role in the Collaborative Classroom" and the entire PPT in a PDF format for your review with embedded resources for you to share with others.
Enjoy everyone and thanks for all you do! Here is my closing video I showcased to my attendees at ISTE to inspire and empower their summer learning.