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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

RS011: Looking Back at Year 1





On this Rest Stop of the EduRoadTrip, we share our successes and joys from season 1, and what we are looking forward to in season 2!

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Greg Bagby: @gregbagby
Justin Birckbichler: @mr_b_teacher
Mari Venturino: @msventurino

Saturday, July 2, 2016

RS010: End Of Year Reflections


On this Rest Stop episode of the EduRoadTrip, we share the highlights of the 2015-2016 school year. We’ve all had busy and exciting years with the EduRoadTrip and great things happening in our classrooms and schools.


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Twitter: @EduRoadTrip
Website: EduRoadTrip.blogspot.com

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Greg Bagby: @gregbagby
Justin Birckbichler: @mr_b_teacher

Mari Venturino: @msventurino

Thursday, June 23, 2016

ERT027: New York Times with Jon Harper (@jonharper70bd) - The Importance of Blogging


We met with Jon Harper at the New York Times offices to talk about blogging. Jon shared his wisdom and expertise for both beginning and experienced bloggers, along with his inspiration for his blog posts. After the interview, you’ll be connected with our Travel Agent, and find out What’s in our Suitcase.


Contact Us
Twitter: @EduRoadTrip
Subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher
Greg Bagby: @gregbagby
Justin Birckbichler: @mr_b_teacher
Mari Venturino: @msventurino


Main Segment
We met with Jon Harper at the New York Times offices to talk about blogging. Jon shared his wisdom and expertise for both beginning and experienced bloggers, along with his inspiration for his blog posts.
www.unsplash.com - free photos
Twitter: @jonharper70bd
Voxer: Jharper3658  
Phone: 410-829-7243


Travel Agent
Our Travel Agent is Mary Avans, a 2nd grade teacher in Chattanooga, TN. She is a Southeast Innovation STEM Fellow and cutting-edge leader in STEM integration. She is a frequent presenter on 20% time, also called Genius Hour. Connect with Mary on Twitter @maryavans1.


What’s in Our Suitcase?

In our suitcase this week is Screencastify, a Chrome Extension for quickly screencasting. Screencastify makes it easy to record tutorials and videos for students, teachers, and parents. It will also upload your video to Google Drive and/or YouTube. Find Screencastify in the Chrome Web Store.

Friday, June 17, 2016

RS009: Happy Birthday @gregbagby!


This extra special Rest Stop episode of the EduRoadTrip is dedicated to the one and only Greg Bagby! Happy birthday Greg! Listen in to hear the top 8 reasons why Greg is great!

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Twitter: @EduRoadTrip
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Greg Bagby: @gregbagby
Justin Birckbichler: @mr_b_teacher
Mari Venturino: @msventurino

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

ERT026: Mt. Midoriyama with @TOSAchat Team - Building a TOSAchat Community


On this episode of the EduRoadTrip we met with the TOSAchat moderators to discuss being a TOSA ninja. We interviewed the four creators of TOSAchat: Ben Cogswell, Kelly Martin, Karly Moura, and Joe Young. After the interview, we introduce you to our Travel Agent and find out What’s in our Suitcase this week.


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Twitter: @EduRoadTrip
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Greg Bagby: @gregbagby
Justin Birckbichler: @mr_b_teacher
Mari Venturino: @msventurino


Main Segment
On this episode of the EduRoadTrip we met with the TOSAchat moderators to discuss being a TOSA ninja. We interviewed the four creators of TOSAchat: Ben Cogswell, Kelly Martin, Karly Moura, and Joe Young. They shared their visions for the creation of TOSAchat, and how it has evolved over the last year.
Ben Cogswell: @cogswell_ben, coachben.org
Joe Young: @jyoung1219, about.me/jyoung1219, jyoung1219.weebly.com
Karly Moura: @karlymoura, karlymoura.blogspot.com
Kelly Martin: @kmartintahoe, Elevatededtech.com
#TOSAchat: Mondays @ 8pm PST #TOSAchat. Summer slow chat questions posted on Monday, #nwtosachat Wednesdays @ 8pm PST


Travel Agent
This week we feature Tom Mullaney, an edtech coach from North Carolina. He will be joining Mari at the #COL16 Google for Education Certified Innovator Academy in Denver in June 2016. He has presented at many tech conference, and is an active participant with Breakout EDU Digital.
Twitter: @edtechtom
Breakout EDU digital game: www.breakoutedu.com/digital


What’s in Our Suitcase?
We featured GoNoodle, an interactive brain break website that allows students to shake out their energy and refocus.

Website: www.gonoodle.com

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

ERT025: Zen Mountain Monastery with Dan Tricarico (@thezenteacher) - Developing Zen as a Teacher



On this episode of the EduRoadTrip, we interview Dan Tricarico, an educator, author and speaker from San Diego, CA. He’s been teaching English at West Hills High School for the last twenty-three years. Dan is also the author of “The Zen Teacher: Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Tranquility in the Classroom.”


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Twitter: @EduRoadTrip
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Greg Bagby: @gregbagby
Justin Birckbichler: @mr_b_teacher
Mari Venturino: @msventurino


Main Segment
Dan Tricarico is an educator, author, and speaker who has worked as an English teacher at West Hills High School in San Diego, California for twenty-three years. His new passion is helping teachers create peace in their classrooms through the techniques found in his book The Zen Teacher: Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Tranquility in the Classroom.
Twitter: @thezenteacher
Website & Blog & Newsletter: www.thezenteacher.com


Travel Agent
This week we featured James Sanders and Mark Hammons as our Travel Agents. They are the co-founders of Breakout EDU, an immersive and engaging platform for student inquiry based on the escape room concept. Find them online at www.breakoutedu.com, twitter @breakoutedu, James on Twitter @jamestsanders, Mark on Twitter @mhammons.


What’s in Our Suitcase?

This week we featured Breakout EDU Digital, the digital-based offshoot of Breakout EDU, created by Justin and Mari. It takes the components of Breakout EDU and hosts them within a Google Site, using a Google Form with data validation as the locked box. Find more at www.breakoutedu.com/digital.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

ERT024: CNN HQ with Julie Smith (@julnilsmith) - Media Literacy


In this episode of the EduRoadTrip, we met with Julie Smith at the CNN Headquarters. She shared with us her mission of spreading media literacy to all people. After the interview, you will be connected with our Travel Agent and find out What’s in our Suitcase.


Contact Us
Twitter: @EduRoadTrip
Subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher
Greg Bagby: @gregbagby
Justin Birckbichler: @mr_b_teacher
Mari Venturino: @msventurino


Main Segment
We interviewed Julie Smith, author of Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save our Plugged-In World, and learned a lot about media literacy and how it is essential to understand in our world. She shares experiences and lessons we can share with our students.
Twitter: @julnilsmith


Travel Agent
Our Travel Agent is Sharon Plante, a learning disabilities technologist for a small district in Connecticut. She is the author of Using Technology to Engage Students with Disabilities. She is also the co-founder of #edtechchat.


What’s in Our Suitcase?

This week we featured Google Draw, part of Google Apps. With Draw, you can create and collaborate on images and graphics. It is easy for kids and adults to use.