016 – HETP – Why Does IT Make Us Do That? and a Look at Poll Everywhere

Tim shares the IT side of things when teachers grumble about safety and security requirements, letting us know why certain systems are in place, and how to best deal with these rules when we can’t stop them.

We then talk about using Poll Everywhere for various polling and temperature gauging purposes to have a better understanding of your class, what they do and don’t understand, and where they need more help. 

015 – HETP – Brent & Tim Go to Class with Carolina Kussoy

Brent and Tim bring their gear into the Carolina Kussoy’s Social Media Marketing Class to share how podcasting works with students, and then to hear from them about what they do and don’t like when teachers integrate tech (or fail to do so) in the classroom. 

This episode features short Q&A sessions with current Irvine Valley College students who give real feedback about what they think about their classes. 

We then pull professor Kussoy aside to share her thoughts on using technology, getting better with it, and understanding student needs and expectations.

Please share this special episode with teachers to hear what students really think about what does and doesn’t work in the modern classroom.

014 – HigherEdTech Podcast – Fall CUE Review and Grackle for Accessibility

In this episode, Brent reviews his experiences and highlights at the Fall CUE conference in Sacramento and explains more about what the organization does and aims to achieve.

Next, Brent and Tim interview Jeff Mills of Grackle Docs, a Google / Gsuite add on that helps ensure accessibility in all of your documents. Jeff explains how accessibility doesn’t have to be a mountain to overcome, but that it can be an easy part of your document design process. You can find out more at grackledocs.com

013 – HETPodcast – Halloween Horror Tech and Improving Discussion Boards

Happy Halloween! For our spooky 13th episode, Tim and Brent talk about the horrors of when technology goes wrong, including highlights from the twitterverse!

In the second segment, we focus in on better utilizations of discussion boards for higher engagement.

Stay scary out there!

011 – HETP – Michelle Pacansky-Brock tells us about the Can Innovate online conference

Michelle Pacansky-Brock of the California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative comes on the show to tell Tim & Brent about the Can Innovate online conference. Listen in as she explains the history of CVC OEI and how the conference can help teachers teaching online and offline. 

Make sure to register for the conference if your school isn’t already planning on holding a viewing, there are a lot of great speakers!

010 – HETP – Librarian Cheryl Bailey & Gimkit

Brent and Tim welcome in their first interview, IVC Library Chair Cheryl Bailey. Cheryl breaks some misconceptions about what librarians do, and shares thoughts on how both students and teachers can better take advantage of the library’s service.

This episode winds up the mini-series on quizzing platforms for formative assessment by looking at Gimkit, a flashcard based program with a unique twist.


009 – HETPodcast – Canvas Calendar and Quizlet

Brent & Tim get timely with the options available in Canvas Calendar. We look at ways to organize your classes, make assignments, share events, and help your students improve their time management skills. We also continue our series on options for quizzing with Quizlet, which has some excellent options for collaborative learning unlike any of the other platforms we’ve looked at so far.

008 – HETPodcast – How to Select Your Tech & New Quizzes in Canvas

While there is a lot of tech available to choose from, overwhelmed teachers may not make the best decisions when preparing for their classes. Brent and Tim discuss some of the things teachers should be thinking about before they make their choices on what tech to integrate. Additionally, to continue the quizzing series, we look at Canvas’ “New Quizzes,” formerly called “Quizzes.Next”

007 – HETP – Working With Your Instructional Technologist & Understanding Quizizz

In episode 7 of the Higher EdTech Podcast, Brent and Tim discuss the roles and responsibilities of an Instructional Technologist, how it is different from IT (Information Technology) and Instructional Design. They also jump into the unique options afforded in Quizizz in part 2 of the mini-series on low stakes quizzing and formative assessment.