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The Practical Ed Tech Podcast

35 EpisodesProduced by Richard ByrneWebsite

Every week I share news and tips about educational technology.In every episode I answer questions from readers of FreeTech4Teachers.com, PracticalEdTech.com, and from viewers of my YouTube channel.

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The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode 35 - Snow Day!

February 27th, 2020

25:30

In this episode I shared two new sources of free media you can download and reuse, two great resources for teaching students about misinformation, and shared an important update about TikTok. As always, I also answered …

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode 34 Featuring Dr. La'Tonya Rease Miles

February 27th, 2020

31:56

In this episode of the podcast I'm joined by Dr. La'Tonya Rease Miles. LT Rease Miles is the Director of First Year Experience at UCLA. About a month ago I saw her give a fantastic presentation on the topic of the …

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode 33 - Larry Bird

February 20th, 2020

18:49

In this week's episode of the Practical Ed Tech Podcast I'm back from the flu and from a short vacation. Highlights of this episode include new …

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode 32 - I'm Back from the Flu!

February 15th, 2020

21:38

In this episode I’m back from having the flu and losing my voice. As always I shared some neat new tools including a new tool for making stop motion …

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode 31

February 2nd, 2020

23:54

In this episode I share some exciting personal and professional news, share some updates to two of the most popular apps and sites in education, and …

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode 30 - New Game Templates and More

January 27th, 2020

20:55

In this episode I shared some updates from Microsoft and Google EDU, shared a couple new tools for making educational games, and answered a handful …

Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #29 - Videos and Standardized Chargers

January 18th, 2020

23:24

In this episode I share an exciting update about Screencastify, give a preview of some products to be released at BETT, shared my professional learning highlight of the week, and answered some questions from readers. …

Practical Ed Tech Podcast Episode 27 Featuring Tom Richey

January 6th, 2020

49:28

In this episode I am joined by Tom Richey. Tom is a high school teacher and YouTuber who makes exceptional videos for AP Euro, World, US, and …

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast Episode #26 - Old Decade, New Decade

January 4th, 2020

21:08

In this episode I shared some important news about how I'm publishing new content in 2020, highlighted some "decade in review" articles, and answered questions from readers and viewers like you.

Show notes are available …

Practical Ed Tech Podcast Episode #25 - The Last One of the Decade

December 27th, 2019

18:58

In this short, rambling episode I shared a few new and updated things from the world of ed tech. I answered questions from readers. And I vented about someone getting upset with me for not answering his help request on …

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode 24 - Vacation!

December 20th, 2019

21:04

People are still listening to it so I keep recording it. In this week's episode I shared a new augmented reality app that I've been testing, shared some updates from Canva, and shared a new word game that you can play …

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode 23 - Not Pink Eye and a Bunch of Webinars

December 14th, 2019

22:39

In this episode of the Practical Ed Tech Podcast I shared some highlights from the Creativity Conference, shared some neat new ed tech tools, and …

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast Episode #22 - Fitness, Code, Q&A

December 6th, 2019

23:45

In this episode of The Practical Ed Tech Podcast I share some thoughts about New Year's Resolutions and fitness, share a bunch of Hour of Code …

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast Episode #21 - Reflections on 12 Years of Ed Tech Blogging

December 1st, 2019

20:39

In this episode I share some reflections on 12 years of blogging about educational technology, share some news from the world of ed tech, and answer …

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #20 - Cool Updates and Q&A

November 22nd, 2019

26:33

In this episode I share five Google tools updates you might have missed, a new Microsoft Forms option, and a new mapping tool. As always, I answered …

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #18

November 9th, 2019

22:23

In this episode I shared a neat resource for teaching elementary school students about primary sources, shared two new presentation tools, and …

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast Episode #17 - Ninjas, Gladiators, and Copyright

November 1st, 2019

29:53

In this episode I address some comments about Twitter chats, discuss copyright, and share my thoughts about having conversations  with students on topics that can be a bit touchy. As always, I also shared some news and …

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #16 - News & Notes, Thoughts from a Tired Teacher, and Q&A

October 25th, 2019

19:02

This episode features some news and notes from the world of educational technology, my thoughts after a trying week in my classroom, and answers to …

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #15 - Featuring Mike Tholfsen from Microsoft EDU

October 22nd, 2019

21:38

In this episode of the podcast I talked with Mike Tholfsen. Mike is a Product Manager on the Microsoft EDU team. He works on Immersive Reader, …

Practical Ed Tech Podcast Episode #14 - News & Notes, Q&A, and Reflections

October 18th, 2019

25:11

In this episode I share a new Google Slides add-on, updates about Google Slides captioning, and answer a bunch of questions from readers and viewers like you. And I shared a reminder about my age that my students gave …

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #13 - News & Notes, Reflections, and Q&A

October 11th, 2019

22:41

In the first part of this episode of The Practical Ed Tech Podcast I shared some cool new things from Microsoft, a new way to build educational games …

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast Episode #12 - News & Notes, Q&A, and Reflections

October 4th, 2019

26:08

In this episode I shared some neat news and notes from the last week in ed tech, answered a handful of reader/ listener questions, and shared some …

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast Episode #11 - News & Notes, Q&A, and Reflections on Teaching Computer Science

September 28th, 2019

24:24

Get the full show notes here.

News & Notes

  • Dark theme for Gmail Android and iOS apps.
  • Google for Education Transformation Reports now …

Practical Ed Tech Podcast #10 Featuring Adam Bellow

September 22nd, 2019

45:27

Adam Bellow is the co-founder of BreakOut EDU. He was also the founder of EduClipper. Before joining the start-up world he was a high school English …

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #9 - Q&A, News and Notes

September 20th, 2019

20:12

In this episode I answered a handful of questions from readers and listeners. I also shared a couple of neat new tools to use in your classroom. And …

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast #8 - Featuring Dr. Beth Holland

September 16th, 2019

37:21

In this episode I talked with Dr. Beth Holland about her work at COSN around issues related to digital equity. The last part of the conversation we …

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #7

September 14th, 2019

17:40
  • Practical Ed Tech Podcast is now available on Apple Podcasts AKA iTunes.
  • Google Docs now displays word count while you type. Turn the feature on …

Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #6 with Dr. Scott McLeod

September 6th, 2019

38:58

Dr. Scott McLeod is an associate professor of school leadership at the University of Colorado, Denver. In this episode we talk about what's changed …

Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #5

September 5th, 2019

21:30

In this episode I talk about some new features of favorite ed tech products, the big fine that was levied against YouTube this week, and answer questions from readers and listeners like you. 

Get the complete show notes …

Practical Ed Tech Podcast Episode #4

August 30th, 2019

25:10

In this episode I share some cool updates about Google Slides, Gmail, OneNote, and Immersive Reader. I also answer a bunch of questions from readers. …

Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #3

August 23rd, 2019

25:16

This week I highlight some news from the world of educational technology and answer a bunch of questions from readers and listeners like you. 

New …

When the Shine is Gone

August 21st, 2019

5:42

In this short episode I address the question, "our kids are bored with Kahoot and Quizziz, what can we do that is more exciting?"

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #1

August 16th, 2019

22:30

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast is the audio from my weekly Practical Ed Tech Live broadcasts on YouTube. In each episode I share some news from the …

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