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  • Teachers2Tech

    EP 204 Podcast Show Notes

    Date: 1/29/2024

    SUMMARY OF EPISODE

    Have you ever said to yourself “I know enough about this to write a book” or “This would make a great story”? If you have, today’s episode may be your guide to getting started.

    We are going to learn about what it takes to create and publish a book or an ebook, focusing on two popular platforms: Lulu and Kindle Direct Publishing. It’s probably easier than you thought so listen in and get started on your project in almost no time at all.

    CHAPTER MARKERS

    Introduction [0:00]How the Process Works [4:35]International Standard Book Numbers - Why They’re Important, How to Get One [11:29]

    RESOURCES & LINKS

    Amazon’s guide to getting started with Kindle Direct Publishing - https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/GHKDSCW2KQ3K4UU4Lulu’s guides and resources - https://www.lulu.com/resources Bowker’s Identifier Services - myidentifiers.com

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  • Teachers2Tech

    EP 203 Podcast Show Notes

    Date: 12/18/2023

    SUMMARY OF EPISODE

    In this episode we cover several more of the items that make for good video. Our main discussion will cover editing, but streaming, screencasting, titles, and producing a video file for viewing are all touched on as well as audio and good sources for music and sound effects.

    CHAPTER MARKERS

    Streaming and screencasting [0:00]Editing [5:50]Titles and producing [20:50]

    RESOURCES & LINKS

    I get NO money from anyone - I just know these resources are some good ones.

    Open source editor I sometimes use: https://shotcut.org

    Another good open source editor : https://www.openshot.org/YouTube Audio Library- https://www.youtube.com/audiolibraryFree Music Archive - https://freemusicarchive.org/Incompetech - https://incompetech.com/Jamendo - https://www.jamendo.com/startSoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/CCMixter - https://ccmixter.org/Freesound - https://freesound.org/Music is Marathon Man by Jason Shaw

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  • Teachers2Tech

    EP 202 Podcast Show Notes

    Date: 11/27/2023

    SUMMARY OF EPISODE

    In this episode we cover several of the items that make for good video. How to use lenses and composition plus the basics of lighting are included. There is something here for even the most raw beginner, so dive right in.

    In a future episode we will go farther, discussing editing, screencasting, and audio as well to round out the necessary information.

    CHAPTER MARKERS

    Camera and Lenses [0:00]Composition [7:51]Lighting [16:15]

    RESOURCES & LINKS

    I get NO money from anyone - I just know these resources are some good ones.

    Canva article on creating a storyboard: https://www.canva.com/learn/how-to-build-a-storyboard/Learn the rule of thirds (it’s easy but important at : https://digital-photography-school.com/rule-of-thirds/Get a great overview of lighting from the camera retailer Adorama: https://www.adorama.com/alc/basic-cinematography-lighting-techniques/ Music is Marathon Man by Jason ShawA fantastic overall resource: videomaker.comFor great lessons and examples check out the content the Film Riot channel on YouTube. Don't forget to watch some of their work just for fun.

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  • Teachers2Tech

    EP 201 Podcast Show Notes

    Date: 10/30/2023

    SUMMARY OF EPISODE

    Ever wish you had someone nearby who could help you on this journey to tech skills? In this episode we learn about the places you can get hands on experience and become a part of a learning community.

    We will also discuss organizations and events that that can help and inspire you.

    This could be the episode that sets you on the fast track to tech skills.

    CHAPTER MARKERS

    Makerspaces [0:00]Nation of Makers [7:30]Right to Repair Movement [12:30]

    RESOURCES & LINKS

    I get NO money from anyone - I just know these resources are some good ones.

    Lifehacker article on Makerspaces: https://lifehacker.com/how-to-find-and-get-involved-with-a-hackerspace-in-your-5912598The organization Nation of Makers can be found at https://www.nationofmakers.us/Information about Maker Faires and their organization: Make.co Find and share answers at ifixit.comGet lots of repair instruction, and order parts, at repairclinic.comMusic is Marathon Man by Jason Shaw

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  • Teachers 2 Tech

    EP 112 Podcast Show Notes

    Date: 08/14/2023

    SUMMARY OF EPISODE

    Do you ever wonder how computer programmers seem to know so much and operate so comfortably with technology? Well it all started with their first programming language. If you are thinking “Oh, I could never do that” I would like to respectfully disagree. Listen to this episode and find out why.

    Computer programming is one of the strongest tech skills you can add to your resume, so this could be your ticket to a new life, just as programming was for me.

    CHAPTER MARKERS

    Intro What do Programming Languages do? [0:00]How Do They Work? [6:55]Jobs for Teachers and How to Prepare [8:33]

    RESOURCES & LINKS

    W3 Schools for well-planned lessons and practice right on the website, both for Javascript and Python w3schools.comScratch is located at https://scratch.mit.edu/Please subscribe and review this podcast.Visit us: https://sites.google.com/view/techmigration/homeFeedback form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdD31BDjjq3IiW0vhQiYMTCJ-lSbPQnitymJsvNvcwtTWZOnw/viewform?usp=sharing
  • Teachers 2 Tech

    EP 111 Podcast Show Notes

    Date: 08/7/2023

    SUMMARY OF EPISODE

    Everybody seems to have an opinion about robots. Listen to this podcast to find out what they do, how they work, and how teachers can start working their way into the robotics industry.



    CHAPTER MARKERS

    Intro What Do We Mean by Robots? [0:00]How Do They Work? [5:24]Jobs for Teachers and How to Prepare [8:32]



    RESOURCES & LINKS



    The place to get several of the learning tools for electronics that I mentioned, including the Electronic Playground and Snap Circuits https://www.elenco.com/brands/

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  • Teachers 2 Tech

    EP 110 Podcast Show Notes

    Date: 07/31/2023

    SUMMARY OF EPISODE

    I promised that I would introduce you to some low-cost resources. This is the first episode dedicated to freebies. First we will define how copyright and creative commons licenses work, talk a little about free software, then we will dive into examining several very powerful applications that are available free.

    NOTE: Nothing in this episode should be considered legal advice. But be careful not to infringe on the rights of creators where their intellectual property is concerned.



    CHAPTER MARKERS

    Intro, Copyright, Public Domain, an Creative Commons licenses [0:00]What does open source mean? [5:14]The Operating System [7:28]



    RESOURCES & LINKS



    This episode feature the highly useful https://portableapps.comMusic is Marathon Man by Jason Shaw

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  • Teachers 2 Tech

    EP 109 Podcast Show Notes

    Date: 07/24/2023

    SUMMARY OF EPISODE

    A short introduction to the Raspberry Pi computer. We discuss what it is, how to work with it, and why you would want one. If you have wanted to learn more about how computers work, but didn't have the time or budget, the Raspberry Pi is for you. Not only will you learn a lot but you will end up with a useful device.



    CHAPTER MARKERS

    Intro and News Item [0:00]Components [3:43]The Operating System [8:15]Alternate Builds [14:15]

    RESOURCES & LINKS

    Remember that I do not earn anything from sales, or for that matter from this podcast currently.

    This Quick Start Guide is a great Introduction, and the site has a lot of other great resources https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/raspberry-pi-setting-up/0One place the kits are in stock https://www.canakit.com/raspberry-pi-4-2gb.html?cid=usd&src=raspberrypiGreat resources at the Raspberry Pi Foundation site https://www.raspberrypi.org/Shop other versions and vendors https://www.raspberrypi.com/products/You can visit our site and contact us through our feedback form at https://sites.google.com/view/techmigration/homeMusic is Marathon Man by Jason Shaw

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  • Teachers 2 Tech

    EP 108 Podcast Show Notes

    Date: 07/17/2023

    SUMMARY OF EPISODE

    Learn how to make your new tech skills clear on a resume even when your career has not included tech jobs.



    CHAPTER MARKERS

    Characteristics of a Good Resume [0:00]Readable [2:12]Relevant [4:45]Real [6:34]

    RESOURCES & LINKS



    You can visit our site and contact us through our feedback form at https://sites.google.com/view/techmigration/homeMusic is Marathon Man by Jason Shaw

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    EP 107 Podcast Show Notes

    Date: 07/10/2023

    SUMMARY OF EPISODE

    Databases pt. 2 - A discussion of the roles of forms and reports in databases. Forms make it easy for humans to enter data, Reports make it easy for humans to read the output from tables and queries. Here we talk about the most basic characteristics of both, and find out where to learn more.

    CHAPTER MARKERS

    Recap of EP106 and introduction to forms and reports[0:00]Forms [2:44]Reports [6:04]Additional concepts and resources [9:28]

    RESOURCES & LINKS

    You can visit our site and contact us through our feedback form at https://sites.google.com/view/techmigration/homeHere is a guide to the websites that will teach you SQL, the language that underlies many databases: https://medium.com/javarevisited/8-best-resources-to-learn-sql-online-for-free-b00506d88c91Great overall article about SQL: https://bootcamp.berkeley.edu/resources/coding/learn-sql/You can purchase a Microsoft 365 Business Standard plan that includes MS Access here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/business/compare-all-microsoft-365-business-productsUdemy has great MS Access courses here: https://www.udemy.com/courses/search/?src=ukw&q=learn+ms+accessMusic is Marathon Man by Jason Shaw

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  • Teachers2Tech

    EP 106 Podcast Show Notes

    Databases pt. 1 - A short introduction to databases and their uses. This episode is the first of two and focuses on tables and queries - the basic ways of storing and retrieving data.



    CHAPTER MARKERS

    Introduction to databases and data tables [0:00]Linking data between tables [4:06]Queries and summary of episode [7:14]

    RESOURCES & LINKS



    You can visit our site and contact us through our feedback form at https://sites.google.com/view/techmigration/homeMusic is Marathon Man by Jason Shaw

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  • SUMMARY OF EPISODE

    We learn how to create the World’s Smallest Webpage. This helps us understand our own web design even if you build in some software, what to ask for when seeking web design help, and where popups, ads, and threats can come from.

    Please note: This is a bare-bones project that can be whipped up in a few minutes, not a full-blown professional webpage. We would want to add several features to our page before we could consider publishing to the Internet as a professional Webpage.

    CHAPTER MARKERS

    Introduction and terminology (Dean)? [0:00]How do we make the page? [4:10]How do we make it interactive? [6:53]

    RESOURCES & LINKS

    I get NO money from anyone - I just know these resources are some good ones.

    Music is Marathon Man by Jason ShawMy short screencast on creating the World’s Smallest Webpage and adding a script to it:www.w3schools.com has excellent tutorials on HTML and Javascript. https://html.com has a very complete tutorial. I have not used this material myself, but it does teach the basics AND there is a list of html tags on the site available for download at https://html.com/wp-content/uploads/html-cheat-sheet.pdf

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  • SUMMARY OF EPISODE

    We learn the basics of the Arduino platform and why listeners would want to learn to use it.

    Our material covers what Arduino means, how it works, and how to get started. We will cover a broad range of items including what inputs and outputs are, how you can write a program that will run an Arduino board, and where to find fun and useful projects to start with.

    CHAPTER MARKERS

    What is Arduino? [0:00]Description of the Arduino platform elements [7:38]Learning Path [9:27]

    RESOURCES & LINKS

    I get NO money from anyone - I just know these resources are some good ones.

    Arduino site www.arduino.cc click on the What is Arduino graphic at the top of the pageArduino https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/IntroductionOfficial starter kit (notice the add-on for the Internet of Things) https://store-usa.arduino.cc/products/arduino-starter-kit-multi-language?selectedStore=us

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  • Teachers2Tech

    EP 103 Podcast Show Notes

    Date:6/13/2023

    SUMMARY OF EPISODE

    What are spreadsheets and what are they good for? Spreadsheets can help you organize, calculate, present, and share data. They are easy to begin working with, and have a lot of powerful tools built in.

    We will discuss how to harness the power of spreadsheets, and where to go to find all the guidance you need to get started.

    CHAPTER MARKERS

    Intro to Spreadsheets? [0:00]Formulas and Functions [3:54]Macros and Forms [7:24]

    RESOURCES & LINKS

    I get NO money from anyone - I just know these resources are some good ones.

    To learn one version of Excel from the ground up look for a book like Teach Yourself VISUALLY Excel 365 (Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech))https://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-User-Defined-Function-in-Microsoft-Excelhttps://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Form-in-a-Spreadsheethttps://www.wikihow.com/wikiHowTo?search=record+a+macro+in+excel

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  • EP 102 Podcast Show Notes

    Date: June 12, 2023

    SUMMARY OF EPISODE

    To make the most of our learning we need focus. This will give us specific items to learn, keeping us from getting overwhelmed and giving us measurable results.

    We will define what we mean by technology, ways we might want to be involved in working with technology, and different approaches we can take to learning.

    CHAPTER MARKERS

    What is technology? [2:30]How do you want to use it in your work? [3:58]Approaches to Learning [6:40]Resources [10:00]

    RESOURCES & LINKS

    I get NO money from anyone - I just know these resources are some good ones.

    www.howtogeek.comwww.instructables.comwww.portableapps.com

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    EP 101 Podcast Show Notes

    Date: 06/02/2023

    SUMMARY OF EPISODE

    In this episode Dean explains why Teachers2Tech is needed, and how the podcast can help teachers and others with no technology background learn tech skills.

    This episode will help orient the listener to the mission of the show and reassure them that they can break into the world of technology.



    CHAPTER MARKERS

    What is this podcast about and who am I (Dean)? [0:00]How we will do our work [5:56]Wrap-up [8:00]

    RESOURCES & LINKS

    I get NO money from anyone - I just know these resources are some good ones.

    teachercareercoach.com and podcast of the same nameMusic is Marathon Man by Jason Shaw

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  • This trailer introduces the Teachers2Tech podcast. This podcast is for the teacher (or anyone else) who wants to enhance their technical skills. We will explore the many facets of technology, from software to hardware and more. Geared to the beginner to intermediate user, this podcast will tell you about the features and advantages of many different types of technology, and how you can begin learning them on your own, often at very low cost, sometimes even free!

    Whether you want to add a little technical ability to your resume or start working toward a whole new career, whether you are a teacher or not, Teachers2Tech has something for you.