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Presented and produced by Seán Delaney

This week's podcast is a collaborative one with Darren Ralston from The Ed Narrative podcast. Darren was in Ireland to present a workshop at the annual conference of the Computers in Education Society of Ireland (CESI), which was held in Athlone on Saturday last. Among the topics we discuss on the podcast are the following:

 

  • Integrating technology into one’s teaching
  • The difference between an instructional coach and a learning technology integrator
  • Using virtual reality in the classroom, using Google Expeditions
  • How instructional coaches are organised in US schools
  • Becoming, and working as, an instructional coach
  • Managing his workload as a coach
  • Comparing mentoring and coaching as interpreted in his setting
  • How he got into teaching
  • How he teaches literature
  • How he chooses literature to teach
  • Teaching drama – using comedic improvisation
  • Brave New World
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Starting The Ed Narrative Podcast
  • Equipment used for podcasting
  • Selecting guests for podcats
  • Neil Postman
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