Episodes

Jan. 24, 2023

086 | Plagiarism Pandemic: ChatGPT & Diigo

That's right, folks! We're tackling the hot topic of OpenAI's ChatGPT . What is a chat bot? Are these things new? Why does everyone care so much? We answer these questions and more as we reminisce about SmarterChild , address...

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Jan. 17, 2023

085 | Casey & Things You Wish You Knew (as a first time teacher)

Casey returns for a fun conversation about the next stage in her journey: teaching! We've followed her from her master's degree in non-profit leadership to her becoming a secondary education theater and speech teacher for a p...

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Jan. 10, 2023

084 | Philosophy of Technology & Code.org

Season 3 kicks off with a philosophical chat on technology. Why do we use it? How should we use it? Is it good for learning? Lots of fun. Then, we end the episode out with a chat on Code.org . …

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Jan. 5, 2023

Season 3 Trailer

Welcome to the new view of the HiTech Podcast! We're on the audio- and video-waves. Tune in to season three for more #hitechhijinx!

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Dec. 6, 2022

83 | Smartphones in the Classroom & Snipd (End of Season 2)

Join us as we close out season two! In this episode, we tackle the age-old (well, most recently old aged) issue of phones in the classroom. Should we keep them? What's their purpose? How do we do it if if …

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Nov. 29, 2022

82 | The Roastery: Big Publishers & Topia.io

This week we put big publishers on the burner. Things get a little heated as we let'm have it. Yes, they have their redeeming elements, but big publishers have pushed Will and Josh's buttons one too many times. After the …

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Nov. 22, 2022

81 | Stevie Frank & OneNote

We are excited to share our interview with Stevie Frank for this week's investigation into HiTech. Stevie is a new friend from Twitter who offers up some insights on how she got into her role and how she imagines teaching …

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Nov. 15, 2022

80 | Tutoring & Readwise

Will and Josh take on tutoring! What's its purpose in education and how do we cultivate it online learning. We think this will be the start of a series. After that, we offer up Readwise : the app for amalgamating …

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Nov. 8, 2022

79 | The Roastery: Large LMSs & Screencast-o-matic

Welcome to The Roastery: a place where we load up a topic and roast it! That's right, the usual niceties are put to the side, and we open up some real opinions on everyday education topics. For the first episode, …

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Nov. 1, 2022

78 | Maker Spaces & SteamHead

Let's make it! No, this is not an episode of Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman's " Making It " (though I do recommend watching that). However, we take on the conversation around Maker Spaces and the practice of "making" for …

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Oct. 25, 2022

77 | Does every lesson need an assessment? & Honorable Mentions

Josh and Will beg the question, "does every lesson need an assessment?" If you're nodding along, excellent, join us. If you're like, "wait, what?", then we hope you'll tune in to hear how this debate plays out. This week, we …

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Oct. 18, 2022

76 | Fink's Taxonomy & fan.school

We conclude the Robin S. Jeffers Learning Taxonomy Series by doing a panel conversation with Robin. S Jeffers herself and Dr. Justin Harbin ! This longer conversation delves deep into the taxonomy and its application in the c...

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Oct. 11, 2022

75 | Kirkpatrick's Taxonomy & Zencastr

Four for more! We get into our last solo conversation in the Robin S. Jeffers Learning Taxonomy Series. Kirkpatrick's Taxonomy is simple and straightforward but that doesn't mean that Josh and Will can't extend the conversati...

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Oct. 4, 2022

74 | Webb's Depths of Knowledge & Zotero

Episode three in the Robin S. Jeffers Learning Taxonomy Series brings us Webb's Depths of Knowledge. The DOK taxonomy provides us some useful insights to complement Bloom's. We might be in too deep (ha!), but we're enjoying p...

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Sept. 27, 2022

73 | Gagné's Taxonomy & Remind

Episode two in the Robin S. Jeffers Learning Taxonomy Series (it's just a joke folks: this is not a memorial plaque) takes us to Robert Gagné's 9 Events of Instruction and his general learning taxonomy. Settle in for a fun …

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Sept. 20, 2022

72 | Bloom's Taxonomy & Untools.co

We start off the Robin S. Jeffers Learning Taxonomy Series by investigating Bloom's Taxonomy. This foray starts with a few definitions and quickly devolves into our full list of pros and cons. Bloom's is the education standar...

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Sept. 13, 2022

71 | Learning Designers React: LinkedIn Learning & Soundtrap

Josh and Will wrap the series up solo as they review several LinkedIn Learning courses. Their insights pull from years of experience taking these courses and how they match up against some of the best learning theories. Then,...

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Sept. 6, 2022

70 | Learning Designers React: Assignments & Susannah Simmons

Our Learning Designers React series continues with Susannah Simmons joining us to debrief several assignment prompts. This conversation feels like many Josh and Will have had before around the lunch table. We productively cri...

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Aug. 30, 2022

69 | Learning Designers React: Wendy's & Lynée Sanute

Our Learning Designers React series starts off with Will, Josh, and their friend Lynée reacting to this video : a Wendy's cold drinks training video. Listen in for our take on what's good, bad, and maybe somewhat ugly about t...

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Aug. 23, 2022

68 | Robin Jeffers: Taxonomies & Dotstorming

Robin joins us again to talk learning taxonomies: Bloom's, Fink's, Webb's and more! If you're unfamiliar or just like nerding out as much as we do, listen in for the start to our Robin S. Jeffers Series on Learning Taxonomies...

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Aug. 16, 2022

67 | College: Jobs or Learning? & LinkedIn

What is college good for? We open up the conversation on whether college and academia should be for learning or workforce development. The implications are vast, and our opinions are fit to match. Then, our app is a worldwide...

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Aug. 9, 2022

66 | Accessibility & Equatio

More house metaphors in this episode - what can we say? We like metaphors! Join us as we learn what about accessibility, why it's important, and the simple steps you can take to improve the accessibility in your courses. This...

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Aug. 2, 2022

65 | User Experience & Microsoft Office Lens

Metaphors galore in this episode: we talk about designing content for your students in an affective and clear method. User Experience in a virtual learning environment is much like building a house or giving someone instructi...

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July 26, 2022

64 | Absence in Online Courses & AirTable

Many elements of the physical classroom translate to the virtual learning environment: but does absence? Can a student be tardy to an online class? Do three missed forums equal an absence? Join us for this wrestling match whe...

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