Episode 49: Flipped Classrooms with Elizabeth Miller

In episode 49, Dan and Michael chat flipped classrooms with Massachusetts teacher Elizabeth Miller.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Elizabeth wrote THE book on flipping classrooms. It’s called, Flipping History: How to Start Flipping Your Classroom Today (2016). Buy it, read it, flip like a pro.
  2. Visit her site for updates, consulting information, and more at PennyUniversityPress.com.
  3. You can find her old blogs on flipping at FlippingHistory.blogspot.com.
  4. Also, Elizabeth recommends tweeting with #flipclass on Twitter.
  5. You can find more recommended resources from Elizabeth on her Google doc.


Elizabeth Miller is a high school history teacher in Massachusetts. You can find her work on PennyUniversityPress.com and tweet with her @EMHistory.

Episode 33: Teaching In Virtual Environments with Chris Hitchcock

In episode 33, Dan and Michael chat with Chris Hitchcock about teaching in virtual environments!

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Episode 30: Virtual Communities and Co-learning with Howard Rheingold
    1. Chris mentioned that she learned much from our discussion with Howard Rheingold. In fact, it was this episode that inspired us to get a classroom teacher
  2. Episode 13: Creating Authentic Media with hosts Dan and Michael
    1. Dan referenced this episode to discuss how he teaches in his online course.
  3. The SAMR model
    1. Dan referenced the SAMR model which was developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura. The link about if a video of Dr. Puentedura discussing the model!
  4. What is TPACK? 
    1. I found this journal article entitled ‘What is Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)? As the article title amused me, I thought that this would be the article that I would share.
  5. Dan and his students created something neat about the importance of learning people’s names! Check it out.
  6. Check out the podcast that Chris is a part of – Talking Social Studies!


Chris Hitchcock teaches world history at an online school. She is also a co-moderator of #sschat, a social studies focused Twitter group. And she was also recently awarded with the Jacobs Educator Award for her contributions to integrating technology with classroom learning. She will probably blush because we put this here. You can contact her via Twitter at @CHitch94.

Episode 30: Virtual Communities and Co-learning with Howard Rheingold

In episode 30, Dan and Michael talk Virtual Communities, co-learning, and more with the great Howard Rheingold.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. You can find a cornucopia of Howard Rheingold resources and work on his website, Rheingold.com, including his books:
    1. The Virtual Community (1993)
    2. Smart Mobs (2002)
    3. Net Smart (2012)
  2. Howard mentiond educational theorists John Dewey, Paulo Freire, Maria Montessori who advocated for student empowerment.
  3. Howard also mentions John Taylor Gatto and Ivan Illich as theorists who have critiqued how students learn to do school.
  4. The Digital Media and Learning Research Hub hosts a website and a conference annually to “advance research in the service of a more equitable, participatory, and effective ecosystem of learning keyed to the digital and networked era.”
  5. This short article previews key ideas from Howard’s book Net Smart: Rheingold, H. (2010). Attention, and Other 21st-Century Social Media Literacies. Educause Review, 45(5), 14-24. The five social media literacies Howard discusses in the article and book are:
    1. Attention
    2. Participation
    3. Collaboration
    4. Network Awareness
    5. Critical Consumption or Crap Detection
  6. Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr in The Atlantic (2008)
  7. Twitter Literacy (I refuse to make up a Twittery name for it)” by Howard Rheingold in SFGate.com (05.11.09)


According to his Wikipedia page, Howard Rheingold is a critic, writer, and teacher; his specialties are on the cultural, social and political implications of modern communication media such as the Internet, mobile telephony and virtual communities (a term he is credited with inventing).You can tweet @hrheingold, follow him on Facebook, and find all his work and books on Rheingold.com.

Episode 22: Connections-based Learning with Leigh Cassell

In episode 22, Dan and Michael talk with Leigh Cassell about connections-based learning, including global videoconferencing with students.


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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Here is Leigh’s blog post about videoconferencing with 16 different countries!: http://digitalhumanlibrary.com/video-conferencing-with-kids-in-kenya-africa/
  2. “The Digital Human Library (dHL) is a nonprofit organization that connects Canadian teachers and students with hundreds of organizations and experts around the world who are delivering interactive curriculum-based opportunities for learning using technology – for free!”: DigitalHumanLibrary.com
  3. While dHL is obviously the best one, other services for connecting with other educators we mentioned on the episode include ePals, Skype for Education, Two Way Interactive Connections in Education, (TWICE), and Center for Interactive Learning (CILC).


Leigh Cassell is a technology coach, primary and intermediate grade teacher, and the founder of DigitalHumanLibrary.com. You can learn more about her and other dHL board members HERE and you can tweet at her @LeighCassell or @dHL_edu.


Episode 17: Teacher PLNs with Torrey Trust, Jeff Carpenter, & Dan Krutka

In episode 17, Michael talks with Torrey Trust, Jeff Carpenter, and Dan Krutka about teacher Professional Learning Networks (PLNs).

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Most importantly, here’s Torrey’s blog post, How Surfing Prepared Me for Graduate School. Look for Okie Dan Krutka’s upcoming post about how the wave pool at Big Splash prepared him for teaching.
  2. You can find the research study that is the focus of our discussion:
    Trust, T., Krutka, D. G., & Carpenter, J. P. (2016). “Together we are better”: Professional learning networks for whole teachers. Computers & Education, 102(1), 15-34. (Open access until August 29th, 2016!)
  3. The 3-part framework we discuss is currently part of an article titled, “Enriching Professional Learning Networks: A Framework for Identification, Reflection, and Intention.” The framework encourages educators to consider to what degree the people, spaces, and tools (e.g., resources, skills, ideas, teaching strategies) benefit them and their students. This manuscript is currently under review, but we will share it once we are able to.
  4. You can find Torrey’s research on PLNs on her ResearchGate profile.
  5. You can find Jeff’s research on on his ResearchGate profile.
  6. You can find Dan’s research on his page at ResearchGate (requires log-in), Academia.edu, or Google Scholar.
  7. Some of the platforms and events you can use to grow your PLN include:
    1. Twitter (Jeff and Dan’s research) and Twitter chats (primer)
    2. Voxer
    3. Google+ Communities
    4. Edmodo Subject Communities
    5. Pinterest
    6. Edcamp unconferences (see Jeff’s ResearchGate profile for edcamp research)
    7. And more!
  8. We will continually add links to our research and much more at ProfessionalLearningNetworks.com.


Torrey Trust is an assistant professor of learning technology in the teacher education and curriculum studies department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Be a part of Torrey’s PLN by tweeting her @torreytrust.

Jeff Carpenter is an associate professor of education and the director of teaching fellows program Elon University. You can be a learn more about his teaching fellow program by visiting elon.edu/teachingfellows. You can tweet at him @doccarpenter.

Dan Krutka is on, like, every episode. You know where to find him. 😉

Episode 13: Creating Authentic Media with hosts Dan and Michael

In this extended conversation, Michael and Dan discuss creating authentic media for both educators and students. This episode is our longest, but it is chock full of ideas. Check out the resources below!

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Quick definition: Authentic media – media (we’ll be discussing digital) that is shared with a larger audience.
  2. Visions of Education Episode 11: Rethinking Black History with LaGarrett King
  3. ReadWriteThink’s The Nuts and Bolts of Podcasts (not discussed during the episode, but could be helpful).
  4. The StoryCorps app available on Google Play and iTunes.
  5. Podcasting Resources
    1. Voxer – a way connect asynchronously via text and voice
    2. Skype – we use to chat with our guests
    3. ECamm – we use this to record Skype
    4. Audacity – we use this to edit our discussions
    5. SoundCloud – we upload our podcast to this which the is then picked up by iTunes, Stitcher, and a few other places.
    6. Episode 31: Oral Histories in Education with Gabriel Abowd Damico
  6. Here are a few of the images that we discussed in this podcast

  7. Historical Digitally Altered Image Project. A blog post by Michael K. Milton
  8. Editing Digital Image Resources
    1. Photoshop
    2. Pixelmator
    3. Explain Everything
  9. A High School Teacher’s Experience with Keeping Pace During Snow Days. A blog post that Michael wrote about creating screencasts (with some resources and explanation).
  10. Video Creation Resources
    1. Screencast-o-matic
    2. Snagit
    3. MindOverMedia: Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda (www.mindovermedia.tv)
    4. Visions of Education Episode 7: Propaganda with Renee Hobbs
    5. “5 Educational Philosophies” by Prof. Krutka’s class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H0DbcDbIbs]
  11. Social Media Resources
    1. TodaysMeet
    2. The Enlightenment Meets Social Media. A blog post by Michael about his use of social media to teach about the Enlightenment.
    3. Rheingold, H. (2010). Attention, and Other 21st-Century Social Media LiteraciesEducause Review45(5), 14-24.
    4. Visions of Education Episode 4: Inside/Outside Sharing with Wes Fryer
    5. The (Industrial) Revolution Will be Twitterized. A blog post by Michael about using Twitter to look at the spreading of the Industrial Revolution.
    6. Dan’s social media lesson for his classes
    7. Krutka, D. G. (in press). Remixing current events: Navigating the transmedia terrain with young learners. Social Studies and the Young Learner.
  12. Websites/Blogs
    1. MichaelKMilton.com
    2. DanKrutka.wordpress.com
    3. Dan’s Educational Foundations class website
  13. Videoconferencing
    1. While #MysterySkype can take many forms, here’s a blog post about one way to do it.
    2. Krutka, D. G. & Carano, K. T. (2016). “As long as I see you on Facebook I know you are safe”: Social media experiences as humanizing pedagogy. In A. R. Crowe & A. Cuenca (Eds.), Rethinking social studies teacher education in the twenty-first century (pp. 207-222). Switzerland: Springer International.


Michael K. Milton and Dan Krutka are the hosts of this podcast! Our information can be found in the about section. Contact them at @VisionsOfEd or individually at @42ThinkDeep (Michael) and @DanKrutka (Dan).


Episode 12: Using Films Effectively with Jeremy Stoddard

In episode 12, Michael and Dan interview Jeremy Stoddard about effectively using film in the classroom (and talk about Godzilla).

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. You can find a list of Jeremy’s pubs HERE and his open access publications HERE.
  2. This article provides a fantastic and brief introduction to teaching effectively with film: Stoddard, J. (2014). Teaching thoughtfully with and about film. Social Education, 78(5), 220-224.
  3. Jeremy references this study: Marcus, A. S., & Stoddard, J. D. (2007). Tinsel town as teacher: Hollywood film in the high school classroom. The History Teacher, 40(3), 303-330.
  4. A great book on using film: Marcus, A., Metzger, S., Paxton, R., and Stoddard, J. (2010). Teaching history with film: Strategies for secondary social studies. New York: Routledge.
  5. Jeremy’s newest book should be out next year!: Stoddard, J., Marcus, A., and Hicks, D. (Eds.) (forthcoming, 2017). Teaching Difficult History through Film. New York: Routledge.
  6. Hobbs, R. (2006). Non‐optimal Uses of Video in the ClassroomLearning, Media and Technology31(1), 35-50.


Jeremy Stoddard is an Associate Professor of Education and Associated faculty in the  film and media studies program at the College of William & Mary. You can follow Jeremy on Twitter @Jeremy_Stoddard, find more of his research on his ResearchGate or his sites listed above, and learn more about his work on his William & Mary site.

Episode 4: Inside/Outside Sharing in Education with Wes Fryer

In episode 4, Dan and Michael interview digital learning guru, and the Director of Technology at Casady School in Oklahoma City, Wes Fryer about inside/outside sharing in education.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

Wes’ Show With Media website

Digital Sharing Conference Website

Inside and Outside Sharing web page by Wes and Shelly

Shelly Fryer’s class site

Wes’ podcast The EdTech Situation Room website and Twitter feed @edtechsr

Teaching Naked article by Jose Bowen

Here Comes Everybody (by Clay Shirky) book summary

Dean Shareski’s Twitter feed

Sharing The Moral Imperative presentation 


Contact Wes Fryer on Twitter @wfryer or via wesfryer.com/contact and check out his blog at speedofcreativity.org and his website at playingwithmedia.com. Or just google him. He’s got more content online than Mark Zuckerberg!

Episode 2: Student Dialogue During the Research Process with Michael Milton

In episode 2, Dan interviews high school social studies teacher Michael Milton about student dialogue during the research process.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

Arthur N. Applebee, Judith N. Langer, Martin Nystrand and Adam Gamoran, “Discussion-based Approaches to Developing Understanding: Classroom Instruction and Student Performance in Middle and High School English,” American Educational Research Journal 40, no. 3 (Autumn 2003) 685-730.

Milton, M. K. (2015). Discussion and student research process: Using Audio-blogs and peer support in research paper process [Google Slides].  Retrieved from http://bit.ly/23NvzwP. (This presentation is a bit lighter in tone than the next.)

Milton, M. K. (2015). Discussion and student research: Using peer support groups during the research process [Google Slides].  Retrieved from http://bit.ly/1QdWCIg.


Contact Michael Milton on Twitter @42thinkdeep and via michaelmilton42@gmail.com.

Episode 1: Social Media in Education with Dan Krutka

In episode 1, Michael interviews Dan Krutka of Texas Woman’s University about social media in education.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

Krutka, D. G. & Carpenter, J. P. (2016). Participatory learning through social media: How and why social studies educators use Twitter. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 16(1). Retrieved from http://www.citejournal.org/vol16/iss1/socialstudies/article1.cfm

Krutka, D. G. & Carpenter, J. P. (2016). Why social media must have a place in schools. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 52(1), 6-10. (Equal authorship)

Carpenter, J. P. & Krutka, D. G. (2015). Social media in teacher education. In M. L. Niess & H. Gillow-Wiles (Eds.), Handbook of research on teacher education in the digital age (pp. 28-54). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.*

Carpenter, J. P. & Krutka, D. G. (2015). Engagement through microblogging: Educator professional development via Twitter. Professional Development in Education, 41(4), 707-728.

Carpenter, J. P. & Krutka, D. G. (2014). How and why educators use Twitter: A Survey of the Field. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 46(4), 414-434. (Equal authorship)

Krutka, D. G (2014). Democratic Twittering: Microblogging for a more participatory social studies. Social Education, 78(2), 86-89.

Carpenter, J. P. & Krutka, D. G. (2014). Chat it up: Everything you wanted to know about Twitter chats but were afraid to ask. Learning and Leading with Technology, 41(5), 10-15.** (Equal authorship)

Krutka, D. G. & Milton, M. K. (2013). The Enlightenment meets Twitter: Using social media in the social studies classroom. Ohio Social Studies Review, 50(2), 22-29.


Contact Dan Krutka on Twitter @dankrutka and via dankrutka@gmail.com