Welcome back to our Facebook group ‘Educational App Talk’ (E.A.T.) for years we have been organizing chats on different educational topics and featuring a variety of hosts. Participants are teachers, educators, parents, authors, and developers of educational applications and best teaching practices. Chats are organized either as a presentation of innovative applications, done by the developer/company or as an open book with broad discussion, where all participants share their opinions, knowledge, and experiences.
The next "EAT" chat will be on 4/23/20
HOST: Julie Brannon
TOPIC: The Transition to Remote Learning
During Educational App Talk this week we will crowdsource some tips and resources for educators and parents as they try to navigate remote learning. We’d like to hear about what’s working or not working for you, your students, and your families.
- What are the challenges of trying to implement remote learning and what tips do you have for overcoming them? How can teachers prepare in advance to respond to issues that might arise?
- How can teachers structure effective lessons while still allowing for flexibility?
- How can teachers help support mental health and social-emotional learning while teaching remotely? And what can we do to help students be more social online with each other so they don't feel so isolated?
- How can educators support students with special needs remotely? (IEP, PEP, ELs)
- Which education technology programs or other resources have helped you, your students, and your families the most? What’s missing in the market that you’d like to see?
- What are some of the good things that are coming out of this new normal?
Julie Brannon is an education technology marketer and content writer with more than twenty years of experience in the field. She has a background in the visual arts and in language teaching. After studying at UMass, Amherst and in Paris, she lived in Santiago, Chile teaching English. After 9/11, she moved to New York City where she worked with Cambridge University Press, Disney Publishing and Pearson Education through the design companies Adventure House and McGaw. In 2012 she founded Telp Media, a company that helps technology startups understand the education market, create better products, and communicate with families and educators. For the last few years she has worked primarily with education companies that have received National Science Foundation grants to research and develop new education technology products.
Julie has two sons and is a #sped mom—her youngest son has Cornelia de Lange Syndrome. She currently lives with her Chilean husband in Birmingham, Alabama where, in her spare time, just for fun, she raises chickens and ducks.
HUGE THANKS to Tatyana for organizing and operating EdAppTalk for all these years! She is an ANGEL and a very talented app developer. Check out Belmath Apps HERE!
Prompted by their grandkids’ math questions and problems, Tatyana and her husband (who is the software developer) decided to reach more children helping them to master basic math skills. They published a few tablets, phone and desktop applications for arithmetic practice and have been really getting the downloads lately!