Season 2

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 &

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 &

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 &

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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July 19, 2022

63 | Academic Integrity & (Don't) Turnitin

Some strong opinions and hot takes in bound! Josh and Will sink their teeth into the conversation on plagiarism, cheating, and dishonesty. How should we approach this issue? What's the goal for our students? Then we open up a...

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July 12, 2022

62 | LMS as Surveillance pt. 2 & Miro

Continuing the conversation on the LMS. Josh and Will have worked in this field for quite some time, so it's no surprise that their pros and cons list needed a second episode. After our convo, we open up some madness …

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June 28, 2022

61 | LMS as Surveillance & Mentimeter

Will makes his best effort to put his tinfoil hat away, but Josh eggs him on. Is anything new? We talk about the impact of the LMS on higher education with all of the data it contains. How do we …

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June 21, 2022

60 | Cognitive Dissonance & Around

Josh and Will (and their surprise cohost?!) start a conversation off on cognitive dissonance. This topic proves a little fuzzy for them to agree on, but they work through the ideas that might impact your classroom experiences...

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June 14, 2022

59 | Robin Jeffers: Instructional Design & Gimkit

This week we chat with Robin Jeffers, one of Josh's colleagues, about Instructional Design: what is it, why, who, what, and all of the fun info. Robin's newer to the field, so it's a refreshing perspective of someone who tran...

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June 7, 2022

58 | Micro Learning & EdApp

We start a long conversation on a short topic: micro learning! It's a trendy topic and we all engage with it at some level in our lives these days. So, how can we do it better? What's the benefit to …

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May 31, 2022

57 | CREATE & ThreadIt

This week's episode dives deep into discourse development. We highlight the CREATE system created by Dr. Marcela Borge ( Twitter ). This research-based discourse development tool helps learners discuss anything in critical an...

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May 24, 2022

56 | Game-Based Learning Series: Game Away & Construct 3

Wrapping up our three-part series on game-based learning with breakdown and summary. Josh and Will love video games, so we hope that these episodes provide some insights into how the best parts of games can make the best part...

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May 17, 2022

55 | Game-Based Learning Series: Dr. Justin Harbin

Justin is back to chat games and play with us. While he may be less into the video games than we are, he brings an equal or greater measure of research and practice in making education playful to the pod. …

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May 10, 2022

54 | Game-Based Learning Series: Chris Morris

Back with another series! This time, game-based learning. We plan to dig into the big areas of games and how they play into teaching and learning. In this episode, we hear from our resident VR Wizard, Chris Morris . Chris …

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May 3, 2022

53 | Reflection & Reflection.App

Our level of meta knows no bounds. Once more, we pick a topic and go deep down the rabbit hole. In this conversation, we discuss the impact of reflection on learning, its value for retention and personal edification, and find...

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April 19, 2022

51 | Cognitive Load & Otter

Breaking down the concept of Cognitive Load can take some effort. Hopefully, Will and Josh make it a little easier for you this week to integrate extraneous, intrinsic, and germane cognitive theories into your course design. ...

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April 12, 2022

50 | Talk Time & Adobe Rush

*celebrate* :clapping: Let's go! We are so excited for this episode. Seriously, 50 episodes is no small feat! More importantly, we've joined the Education Podcast Network . The EPN will help us broaden our audience and connec...

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April 5, 2022

49 | Accelerated Learning Series: Our Breakdown

Josh and Will conclude the Accelerated Learning Series with a debrief and review. Many thanks to Justin, Casey, and Alex for joining us in this conversation. We care about this subject, and we hope that some of our insights c...

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March 29, 2022

48 | Accelerated Learning Series: Alex Wissler

For our third installment, we catch up with Alex Wissler to talk about what it would take for him to start another degree. This conversation brings out plenty of the nerd in the three of us, while still getting into …

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March 22, 2022

47 | Accelerated Learning Series: Casey Bonner

Episode two in our series on Accelerated Learning programs finds us chatting with Will's sister-in-law, Casey Bonner, about what it's like to be a student in an Accelerated Learning program. Casey makes a great call-back to H...

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March 15, 2022

46 | Accelerated Learning Series: Dr. Justin Harbin

This episode starts our series on Accelerated Learning programs. Josh and Will sit down with Justin Harbin, Ed.D. , to talk about what it's like to teach, design, and learn in an Accelerated Learning program. To wrap it up, w...

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March 8, 2022

45 | Should we use portfolios? & Milanote

Josh and Will discuss whether or not we should use portfolios in education. It's a common practice, but does it have the pedagogical value we think? Then, they take a moment to smash together a bunch of apps that could …

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March 1, 2022

44 | Chris Morris: VR for Education & SyncSketch

We sit down with Chris Morris , Lead 3D Artist at Major Mega , to talk about VR for Education. If you're unfamiliar with this idea, well... tune in. No need to Google it! We talk about Virtual Reality, how …

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Feb. 22, 2022

43 | Testing for Learning & Socrative

All of us use tests; all of us have taken a test at some point in our lives. We beg the question, what would it look like to actually test for learning? Instead of testing for assessment, can we use …

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Feb. 15, 2022

42 | Teacher PD & Calendly

What should teacher professional development look like? Most of us have had experience the full gamut on this one: bad training sessions, required sessions, great sessions, even life-changing experiences. And yet, there is so...

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Feb. 8, 2022

41 | Standardized Online Courses & iorad

Should we standardize online courses? This conversation is a fun ride of ups and downs. Josh and Will have been wrestling with this question for years, and we hope you'll connect with us to share your thoughts . After the …

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Feb. 1, 2022

40 | Podcasting for Education & Anchor

We finally tackle the podcasting for education. That is, we discuss how you can use podcasting to create content for your students and how you can get your students to create a podcast as an activity. After the conversation, ...

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Jan. 25, 2022

39 | Dave at Equity Maps

Our first interview episode of Season 2 is here. In this episode, Josh and Will connect with Dave Nelson at Equity Maps . If you're not familiar with this tool, head back to Episode 24 and check out our initial …

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Jan. 18, 2022

38 | Should we use proctoring software? & FlipGrid

Will and Josh tackle the tricky idea about proctoring software: is it good or not? Should we use it? This conversation is fun and hopefully challenging for all of us. Then, we open up the conversation about FlipGrid , a …

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Jan. 11, 2022

37 | Glen Irvin: K12 v. HigherEd & Nearpod

Episode 2 of Season 2 brings us an exhilarating conversation with our good friend and colleague, Glen Irvin. Glen is a bigger nerd than us only because he's been doing it a bit longer. Our conversation focuses on the relation...

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Jan. 4, 2022

36 | Should We Use Teachers Pay Teachers? & Wakelet

We're back! Season 2 is spinning up with the question, should we use Teachers Pay Teachers? This conversation is a little spicier than normal, so we hope you enjoy the insights. After that, we talk about Wakelet : the tool …

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