Monday, November 20, 2017

Small Engine Disassemble and Assemble With Choice of Digital Tool 2017

Today, students were introduced to four tools that can help them explain the process of disassembling and assembling a small engine in Mr. Marsh's class.  The presentation included a video from the Service Director at Gandrud Automotive Group which help solidify to the students how valuable a video is in setting potential job candidates apart from others in the industry.

Students have the choice of the following tools:




Video of the introduction and students working.



Thank you Mr. Laatsch for your words of wisdom to our students. 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Using an LMS in Flex Mod

We believe at Pulaski High School that a Flex Mod schedule is the best schedule for students.  In the last two weeks we have had Liberal High School in Kansas and SPASH in Stevens Point visit us to see how our schedule works.

We are in year three and believe and LMS (learning management system) is essential for students and staff to maximize classroom and personal learning time (PLT) for a positive learning experience.

Below is the presentation that outlines some major ways we utilize our lms, Canvas.  No matter what lms is used, a "one stop shop" for course resources is essential for success.




I created the presentation in Keynote and exported it to YouTube.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Stick Around App For High School Psychology Students Teaching Third Graders About The Brain


Students in Mr. Krause's Psychology class created literature paper books to teach third graders about the brain.  From those books, students created interactive puzzles using the Stick Around app that will be an interactive learning game following the reading of the book.

Students were collaborating with a partner to critically think about how the book could be made into an interactive puzzle.  Once those determinations were set, they created an inner and outer brain puzzle complete with images, text, and definitions. 
This is all based on our district's mission and vision.

The Stick Around app was the PERFECT app for this learning activity!









Thursday, October 5, 2017

Switcher Studio Provides Perfect Tool to Record Foods For Life Demonstration

We've always wanted to "set up" our foods lab with a multiple camera production studio to provide students with adequate viewing of demonstrations.  Below you will see our production with Switcher Studio, AirServe, three iPads as cameras, and one director iPad.  All iPads are located on the same wi-fi network and we recorded the production as it happened.

VIEW PICTURES

The final production after editing in iMovie on the iPad is below.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Raider Strong Episode 19: Lindsey Schartner

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In this episode, Mrs. Lindsey Schartner, Pulaski High Social Studies Teacher, tells us that she was in seventh grade in the Pulaski Community School District when she realized teaching was going to be her career.  Mrs. Barszcz had her students write and draw books about what students wanted to be when they grew up.  Mrs. Schartner chose a teacher.

As with many of our district employees, the people are the best part about working in the Pulaski Community School District.

She would choose to be a physical education teacher for one reason.

Golfing every week is something she loves to do.  She would also like to travel to Europe.

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

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If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

AP Biology Books For Elementary Students Using Book Creator

In the past, students have created books to read to elementary students via a hard cover book.  While this was an option this year, we also gave the students an option to use the Book Creator App.



The students traveled to one of our local elementary schools to read them this morning!









Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Raider Strong Episode 018: Kare Goodness

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In this episode, Mr. Kare Goodness, District Adaptive Physical Education Teacher, tells us that he has known since 7th grade that he wanted to be a teacher.

As with many of our district employees, the people are the best part about working in the Pulaski Community School District. So much so that he doesn't want to do any other job!

When he's not in school, Kare is hanging out with his kids in the outdoors.  Someday, you'll see him in Alaska!

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

RWT Timeline: Amazing Free iPad or Computer Tool

The Timeline App is a tremendously easy app (or website) to create timelines.  So many of the timeline apps are extremely expensive.  This app allows for three different options for organizing events:

  • Date
  • Time
  • Event
A timeline that graphically represents related items or events in a sequential order and displayed along a line can be another method for students to "show what they know".

Exporting Options are as a JPG or as a PDF.  Collaboration is also possible as a "file" type .RWT can be emailed or Airdropped so that students can add their portions to the group timeline.
View the steps.



Final Product:






Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Raider Strong Episode 017: Janel Baten

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In this episode, Ms. Janel Baten, High School Athletic Director, tells us that she knew in the seventh grade that she wanted to be an Athletic Director although she took a small detour as a math teacher.

The people (kids & coaches) of the Pulaski Community School District make her experience as an employee fantastic!

The only other job she wants in the PCSD is to be a bus driver.  Not of routes, but to sporting events so she can watch the games! (Great idea!)

Someday she wants to "relax" if she ever can on a beach somewhere!

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong

Book Creator App: End of Unit, End of Year, Projects, Endless Possibilities

A few students and teachers in our school have dabbled in creating with the tremendously popular Book Creator App.  Currently, our Civics students are experiencing our school's first full implemented Book Creator App learning opportunity.

The Civics instructors created templates to assist students with the gathering and publishing of information.  With the great features of "open in" and "combining books", both found on the iPad, the workflow was efficient.

Finally, students collaborated with their group to create a final product which was published to Canvas for easy evaluation.

The templates were placed on Canvas and students easily "opened" them in Book Creator to add their information!
SEE THE TEMPLATES

The presentation below was given to the students in a 10 minute time frame.  Each slide represents features of the Book Creator app that will help the students create a quality product.



Learn more about Book Creator features!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Raider Strong Episode 016: Liz Retzlaff [Podcast]

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In this episode, Ms. Liz Retzlaff, High School Physical Education teacher, explains how a summer "tennis coach" job at age 24 helped her realize teaching was her calling.

She loves how everyone "lives in kindness" in the Pulaski Community School District.  She would love to create a new "job" as camp coach!  Hear her explain her idea.

When she's not in school, she lives the "cross fit" life.  She would like to travel to Australia to "cross off a bucket list item".

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Clips By Apple


Clips by Apple is a very nice tool for creating short OR long videos.  Options include
  • text on video or pictures
  • video or images
  • notes on video or images
  • symbols on video or images
  • voice narration
  • songs
Super simple to use.





Here's a video created with Clips by Apple.



GREAT EDUCATIONAL suggestions for Clips by Apple.
GET THE APP

Classroom 2.0 by Apple - Lunch N' Learn

With the flex-mod schedule and multiple "mod" class configurations, it's taken us a few months to accurately set up teacher schedules in the Classroom app.

I look forward to sharing this powerful learning tool with our teachers!

Device must be updated to 10.3.1  See 2.1 Help

Written Tutorial



Watch Tutorial Created With Clips by Apple



Monday, April 10, 2017

Raider Strong Episode 015: John Pitzen [Podcast]

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In this episode, Mr. John Pitzen, High School Technology & Engineering teacher, explains how he knew since his high school days of being a tech. ed. teaching assistant that this was his calling.  His Campbellsport High School tech. ed. teacher gave him opportunities when he was a senior to work with freshman and sophomore students.

He can't say enough positive things about the Pulaski Community School District because of it's people.  If he had to have another job, it would be teaching history in our school district.  Sports, especially golfing, is is favorite thing to do outside of school.  His favorite course?  Brown County Golf Course

Naturally, being a woods teacher, he would like one of his next vacations to be to the Redwood National Park.

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Workflow - Undisputed iOS Production King

I've blogged about Workflow before, but until Apple made it free last week, I didn't really feel it was a tool that others would pay $2.99 for.  Why?  Because it takes a little bit to understand it.

Basics Repeated input actions on your iPhone or iPad create desired output actions.

Since it is now free, I encourage educators to look at it and discover ways to utilize it in their personal or professional life.

Download Workflow: Powerful Automation Made Simple

Read "How to use Workflow" and the Sub Reddit

View How Workflow Helped Me in School and the Final Product

Watch How to Download A YouTube video - Mr. Foutty, teacher, has an incredible amount of videos describing how he uses Workflow in education. Search for his Workflow videos on Vimeo.

Collect Workflow Gallery [Get Ideas] Like Recording Audio to The Camera Roll

Use This: Send Individual Message to Group without Group Knowing Other Members

Learn The Basics

Monday, April 3, 2017

Raider Strong Episode 014: Amy Tubbs [Podcast]


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In this episode, Ms. Amy Tubbs, High School English teacher, explains how she knew in third grade that being a teacher was her calling in life.  She "knew forever" that she wanted to be a teacher.  She loves being a Red Raider employee because of the people!

If she could do another job in our district, she would love to be an "Art Teacher". Finally, she wants to travel to every country in the world.  If that doesn't happen she at least wants to get to all fifty states in the U.S.A.

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Have a Suggestion?
Do you want to be interviewed (It Takes Five Minutes) or know someone in the #RaiderStrong community that should be interviewed? Email me!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Google Expeditions: Leader and Followers


Google Expeditions (Get The Scoop) enable teachers to bring students on virtual trips to places like museums, underwater, and outer space.  Read Google's Expeditions Help Page



Learning Opportunities in School (suggestions):
  • Metals: "Explore a Car Factory" - relating classroom experiences to world experience
  • English: "Slavery in America"- book settings
  • Geography: "The Art of Yangzhou" - culture, museum, poetry
  • ELL: "Field Trip to Hispanic Historic Sites in the U.S." - relating to people in our school
  • Spanish: " Field Trip to Spain" - See the places speaking the language
  • Math: "Nasa's Modern Figures" - STEM in the world
  • Social Studies: "World War I" - Visit recreated trench system
  • Business: "Girls Power to Beat Poverty in Bangladesh" - beginning own business
  • Chemistry: "Hydrogen Burning" - Inside a burning hydrogen reaction and explanation
  • Autos: "Subaru of Indiana Automotive" - Inside a "zero waste plant"
  • Speech: Students lead tours with other students in class to practice public speaking skills
Currently there are roughly 600 expeditions!  Plenty of opportunities for use!

Things that I was impressed with while leading a group through Expeditions:
  • Teacher as the leader
    • Direct students to the exact places you want them to go
    • Read word for word information on each item in the expedition
    • See exactly where every "follower" is on your tour
Things that I was impressed with while following a leader during an Expedition:
  • Student as follower
    • With an arrow, I was directed toward the site of the information being explained by the leader
    • Amazing real images
    • Felt like I was there
Since we do not have viewers for every student in the class, we have shown students how to use their iPad to experience the expedition.  For high school students, I think the iPad isn't as good as a viewer, but good enough to experience the images and information.

I really like the "List of Available Expeditions" that someone created.  Combined with the free lesson plan presentations, and these really are a special experience for students who may never get there in reality.

The video below was created by Pioneer RESA Tech and displays both screens well.



Monday, March 27, 2017

Raider Strong Episode 013: Jackie Salewski [Podcast]

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In this episode, Mrs. Jackie Salewski, Pulaski High School Secretary, says "bring it on" when it comes to answering these questions! She has known since her Coleman High School days that she had a passion for this type of work!  She loves the relationships she has built with Pulaski Community families and is the main reason why she loves her job! She has no other aspirations to work anywhere else.  This is her "dream job".

She's a digital scrap booker and wants to see Alaska soon!

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Have a Suggestion?
Do you want to be interviewed (It Takes Five Minutes) or know someone in the #RaiderStrong community that should be interviewed? Email me!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Digital Story Project: Spanish II using Explain Everything as a Template

In collaborating with the Spanish II team of Mrs. Van Gheem-Rottier, Ms. Sampson, and Ms. Slasarek, we developed a digital workflow in which students will be creating written stories based on a template created in Explain Everything.

This stemmed from the template that Mrs. Vertz created.  She wanted students to focus the majority of their time on working through the process and not creating all of the pieces needed in the process.

Explain Everything's "export a project" option allows for "guided creativity" from teacher to student.

In this project, Spanish II students will be showcasing their creativity and language using the Spanish language by creating a digital legend.  Their goal is to use the "preterite and imperfect tense" to create a story about the characters, setting, and plot of their choice.  Only text will be used - no audio.

Read about the entire process and view the "digital workflow" in the images below.



The template that students will "open in" Explain Everything on their iPad has been exported as a project from Explain Everything to Google Drive by the instructors.  Our teachers utilize Canvas to disseminate resources.




Twitter: Advanced Tips & Tweetdeck

We are continuing our #RaiderFieldofDreams social media campaign with our Principles of Marketing students.  Today we are introducing them to some advanced tips and Tweetdeck!



Public Library Books on iPad through Overdrive

A great FREE resource exists through the Overdrive app.  Grab your public library card number, create a password and start reading new and classics on your iPad.

In addition to ebooks, audio books and videos are available for check out!

Here's how:

Monday, March 20, 2017

Canvas Courses Starred in App and Browser

We use Canvas from Instructure.  Making sure a student sees the correct courses.


Raider Strong Episode 012: Ben Otto [Podcast]

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In this episode, Mr. Ben Otto, Business and PBL teacher at Pulaski High School, realized in high school after his enjoyable experience and the fact that many of his family members were teachers that the education profession was for him.  The staff and students are great and the climate makes it really enjoyable to come to work every day!

If Mr. Otto could do one other job in the district, it would be mine!  A technology integrator!  He loves to do one thing outside of school that takes him throughout the Midwest and Nationally!  Find out what it is.  Our conversation ends with him and I disagreeing on one thing.  Can you guess what it is?

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Have a Suggestion?
Do you want to be interviewed (It Takes Five Minutes) or know someone in the #RaiderStrong community that should be interviewed? Email me!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Lunch N' Learn: PODCASTS: Consuming To Creating and How to Get There

Because of a recent conversation with our AP Environmental Science teacher, I determined an iPad only workflow for consuming podcasts and creating content through a podcast.  Some may say that "we don't have time for that".  While time needs to managed appropriately, this is a great tool for reflection on content or passions that are present in the content area.  In addition, this could be a "quarter project" ideas as once the process is taught for the first time, students will be able to create the podcast(s) on their own and publish.

This really doesn't need to be an hour production.  Three to ten minutes with one or no guests can really spark creativity, thinking and discussion.

UPDATE: [June 2, 2017] Students really did a great job, and had fun doing it! They created unique "entry music" to their podcasts along with rich content.

Some of them can be found HERE.
All of them can be found HERE if the permissions are correct.


Listen to the Raider Strong Podcast.


Find a podcast using the podcast app found on iPads.

Listen to choices and learn

Create a podcast using Garage Band


Create art work for the podcast using the Canva app

Publish it using the "sharrow" to Soundcloud

Write a "show page"


Podcast Options For Classes:

  • Students create podcast(s) pertaining to content area studying in the classroom
  • Students develop a 20% topic.
  • Students after the AP exams can apply "what they have learned" throughout the year.


Monday, March 13, 2017

Raider Strong Episode 011: Todd Rodal [Podcast]


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In this episode, Mr. Todd Rodal, Social Studies teacher at Pulaski High School, realized he wanted to be a teacher after a volunteer coaching stint.  There are certain groups of people that he loves hanging out with for eight hours every day!  Find out who they are.

If Mr. Rodal could work in one other area it would be physical education.  Reason?  Something you may be able to relate to!  His children are his main focus when he leaves our school.  His bucket list actually includes twelve items!  Find out where he wants to go!

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Have a Suggestion?
Do you want to be interviewed (It Takes Five Minutes) or know someone in the #RaiderStrong community that should be interviewed? Email me!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Raider Strong Episode 010: Rebekka Budz [Podcast]

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In this episode, Mrs. Rebekka Budz, a paraprofessional at Pulaski High School, explains that after she was released from a previous job she wanted to do something that was close to her children.  She loves the staff members, the students, the sports, really everything that has to do with Pulaski High School.

If Mrs. Budz could be a counselor she would.  She thinks it is a great opportunity to help students with anything and everything.  Her bucket list includes one of the most important things which is to honor her late husband's wish to see her children be successful.  She would also like to start a foundation for children with cancer.

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Have a Suggestion?
Do you want to be interviewed (It Takes Five Minutes) or know someone in the #RaiderStrong community that should be interviewed, email me!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong

Raider Strong Episode 009: Luke Martinson [Podcast]



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In this episode, Mr. Luke Martinson, a mathematics teacher who emphasizes in statistics,  explains that he has enjoyed mathematics his whole life, but it was a high school teacher that he connected with that motivated him to be a teacher.  His dad was a teacher in the Pulaski School District for 35 years.

He loves working in a school district that always bases decisions on what's best for kids and their futures.  If he were not a teacher, he would like to work in maintenance because likes fixing things! When he's not in school, he loves being outdoors hunting and fishing!  He also wants to visit a place that a number of other staff members want to visit as well.  Find out where!

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Have a Suggestion?
Do you want to be interviewed (It Takes Five Minutes) or know someone in the #RaiderStrong community that should be interviewed, email me!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong

Raider Strong Episode 008: Bill Mihalski [Podcast]

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In this episode, Mr. Bill Mihalski, a mathematics teacher, realized that in college he truly enjoyed working with others and sharing his love for mathematics.  He really likes working with the people in the Pulaski High School and helping students do what they want to do in life.

Mr. Mihalski would like to teach phy. ed as he likes being active and playing sports.  His family is very important to him and his bucket list is to improve on spending time with family.

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Have a Suggestion?
Do you want to be interviewed (It Takes Five Minutes) or know someone in the #RaiderStrong community that should be interviewed, email me!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong

Raider Strong Episode 007: Taylor Mattson [Podcast]

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In this episode, Ms. Taylor Mattson, a Family and Consumer Science teacher,  explains that she knew she wanted to be a teacher "just like her high school teachers".  Did I mention she attended Pulaski High School?

She loves how close the community is tied to the school district.  She loves high school, but would really like to be a kindergarten through third grade teacher.  She has taught younger students in the past and loves them!  You'll find her outside boating and fishing in her free time!  Some day she'd like to travel to Australia!

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Have a Suggestion?
Do you want to be interviewed (It Takes Five Minutes) or know someone in the #RaiderStrong community that should be interviewed, email me!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong

Raider Strong Episode 006: Dan Anderson [Podcast]

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In this episode, Mr. Dan Anderson, Science Department Anatomy and Biology teacher,  explains that he realized he wanted to be a teacher after earning his first degree.  That's right after his first college degree!  His favorite part about working in the PCSD is the community aspect that he feels!

He loves cooking and would like to grill out for the students! How could that not be fun!  Being outside is a favorite activity of his in his free time!

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Have a Suggestion?
Do you want to be interviewed (It Takes Five Minutes) or know someone in the #RaiderStrong community that should be interviewed, email me!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong

Raider Strong Episode 005: Laurie Fischer [Podcast]

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In this episode, Ms. Laurie Fischer, a paraprofessional in the Pulaski News,  explains that she knew since high school that she wanted to work as an administrative assistant.  She loves works with students at Pulaski High School because they are refreshing and help keep her young!

If Ms. Fischer wasn't working in her current job she would like to be a kindergarten teacher.  She thinks they are adorable.  She really enjoys spending time with family as they go to different places to eat!  Her bucket list includes traveling to Las Vegas see everything, but NOT gambling!

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Have a Suggestion?
Do you want to be interviewed (It Takes Five Minutes) or know someone in the #RaiderStrong community that should be interviewed, email me!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong

Raider Strong Episode 004: Allie Thut [Podcast]





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In this episode, Ms. Allie Thut from the Science department explains that she didn't realize she wanted to be a teacher until she fell in love with being a coach.  She loves this school district.  Every day is rewarding!

Ms. Thut would like to work at the local Dairy Queen.  She has really been into cake decorating since she was little.  She'd like to have a fun summer job at Dairy Queen.  Find out the famous distance run that she qualified for last year!

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Have a Suggestion?
Do you want to be interviewed (It Takes Five Minutes) or know someone in the #RaiderStrong community that should be interviewed, email me!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong

Raider Strong Episode 003: Billi Jo Vertz [Podcast]



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In this episode, Mrs. Billi Jo Vertz tells us that her entire family of educators inspired her to be a teacher since middle school.  Mrs. Vertz is in Science Department and teaches all levels of Biology.

Mrs. Vertz would work in the kitchen if she could and wants to make lasagna.  Hear how she always wants to spend more time with family "off the grid" and travel to Alaska.

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Have a Suggestion?
Do you want to be interviewed (It Takes Five Minutes) or know someone in the #RaiderStrong community that should be interviewed, email me!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast to be #RaiderStrong

Raider Strong Episode 002: Marty Krause [Podcast]

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In this episode, Mr. Marty Krause describes his love for the Raider School District.  Mr. Krause is the English Department Chair, teaches college level English, creative writing, and coaches the Forensics team.

Mr. Krause is passionate about our school district.  He is so invested in students' lives and staff members' lives as well.  His wife teaches in our school and his children attend school in our district.  His "bucket list" answer was worth a listen.  A little known fact: He wants to let 'er fly on a lawn mower!

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Have a Suggestion?
Do you want to be interviewed (It Takes Five Minutes) or know someone in the #RaiderStrong community that should be interviewed, let us know!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast show to be #RaiderStrong


Raider Strong Episode 001: Aaron Sperduto [Podcast]



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In this episode, Mr. Aaron Sperduto kicks off the new Raider Strong Podcasts as the first host.  Mr. Sperduto impacts our school by not only teaching a wide variety of art mediums, drawing, painting, pottery, and photography, he also serves as the yearbook advisory.

In addition, Mr. Sperduto is our head boys and girls tennis coach.

Mr. Sperduto is passionate about working with kids and realizes that teaching is a natural fit for him.  When he is not in school, you will find him outside enjoying hunting, snowmobiling and anything to do with nature.

Why Are We Creating Podcasts?
Our AP Environmental Science teacher will be listening to and creating podcasts in May 2017 based on an item of interest.  I needed to understand the workflow and found a purpose: introducing our great staff to the world! Discover the details!

Have a Suggestion?
Do you want to be interviewed (It Takes Five Minutes) or know someone in the #RaiderStrong community that should be interviewed, let us know!

Subscribe to the Podcast:
If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes!  I would really appreciate you leaving a review as this grows.  I want our podcast show to be #RaiderStrong




Wednesday, March 8, 2017

#RaiderFieldofDreams Social Media Campaign Kicks Off In Marketing Principles

On February 2, we introduced the Marketing Principles students to Canva.  Students proceeded to create a personal logo, website, and as of today a marketing campaign geared toward our school's "Seat Licensing" opportunity in our new stadium.

Since Mr. Otto and I met the first time, I have always liked the purpose for this learning opportunity.  Students are learning about "Marketing Principles Objectives" at the same time that they are learning about "Personal Branding" objectives.  All within the confines of a real situation that can benefit our school.

View The Scope, Sequence and Objectives

Today we introduced the Social Media Campaign and aspects of Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.



After the presentation, all of the students were working diligently to clean up their social media feeds.  I believe that the purpose for cleaning up the feeds was that tomorrow four clients are coming in to explain what they want in the social media campaign.


Students Cleaning Up Their Social Media Feeds


PechaKucha Presentations in Criminal Justice

So many students present multiple times in their school career.  We have established a "PechaKucha" presentation opportunity for groups of students in several content areas.  One of those areas is Criminal Justice.  Today I team taught with Mr. Pirman and explained the workflow for the students.

  • Create slides that are 20 seconds long in Explain Everything.  Slides should contain image(s) with 20 seconds of narration describing the content.
  • Since the students are in a Flex Mod schedule, they may not be with their partners from now until the due date.  After students create their portion in Explain Everything, they will export the EE as a video to their camera roll.  They can either share their finalized portion via Google Drive or AirDrop.
  • Each portion will then be combined in iMovie
  • Students will take the finalized iMovie and submit the creation on Canvas
Introduce To Students (Option)


To introduce the concept I shared with the students the PechaKucha of "The Secret Life of a Pencil".  




We also played a small portion of an example for students.



We also have a number of students actually delivering their "PechaKucha"

Monday, March 6, 2017

Google Keep on the iPad (or Anywhere)

Google Keep is another option in your Self Service store for staff and students to organize all types of notes.  It is also an alternative to Evernote which seems to be slowing down and becoming less user friendly.   It is a simpler option than Notability, but the features are worth "noting".  See what I did there?  Of course, you did!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Raider Strong Podcast: Workflow That Makes It Happen

I finally understood and completed the entire workflow for creating and producing a podcast to iTunes!

I made the intro and exit music in Garage Band on the iPad. (Starter Book) I made the art work in Canva on the iPad.  I recorded the actual interview on the iPad.  I uploaded it to Google Drive where it can be produced into an MP3 on the iPad.

Here's where the entire process on the iPad could stop and people could listen to it via the Google Drive Folder.

However, that's not officially podcasting.  I needed to get it to a host, I chose Soundcloud for now as it allows three hours of free hosting.  See the product.  After that, I connected with iTunes Connect. This is the official "housing" area of all iTunes podcast accounts.  I used my iTunes account, completed all of the information, and waited 24 hours for Apple to approve.  Now, you can find my podcasts on iTunes OFFICIALLY!   

UPDATE:  Once the Soundcloud app is installed, use the Garage Band's "sharrow" to produce the podcast directly to Soundcloud.  No computer needed.

MY GOAL: Interview as many Raider Strong employees as possible which will help promote the GREAT people that work in our district. 

RELATING TO STUDENTS' LEARNING EXPERIENCE:
After conferences with Ms. Thut, we created the beginnings of how it looks for students.  Our students will focus on:
  • Consuming quality content using Environmental podcasts found on iTunes
  • Critically think about what makes an exemplary podcast both from a technical stand point and content stand point.
  • Collaborate with experts on YouTube or in the community to develop a passion for an environmental issue that is important to them. 
  • Create a series of three podcasts that directly relate to the environmental issue that they want others to know about.
While all of the creation can and will be done on an iPad.  Our students will spend time in the library downloading their podcast from Google Drive and then back up to Soundcloud. We will also use their Pulaski iTunes account to establish an official Podcast account.

I'm thrilled at the final results and can't wait for our students to experience the thrill of podcasting!

UPDATE: [June 2, 2017] Students really did a great job, and had fun doing it! They created unique "entry music" to their podcasts along with rich content.

Some of them can be found HERE.
All of them can be found HERE if the permissions are correct.

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