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The State of Tech Podcast
Biweekly podcast on educational technology in and around Ohio
Biweekly podcast on educational technology in and around Ohio

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the podcast will be rescheduled for later this week.

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The State of Tech will be live this Sunday @5:30pm EST to review the best of OETC 2014 and TCEA 2014. Join +Sean Beavers +Eric Curts +Eric Griffith and +Tj Houston as they share highlights, the best sessions, and amazing gadgets from the vendor floor.

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"The State of Tech School District Spotlight: Indian Valley Local Schools"
Join us today at 4pm EST as we chat with Brian Dittfeld, Technology Director for Indian Valley Local School District. Brian will share how Indian Valley's 1 to 1 initiative went from concept to reality. As always, we will have our tech news and "awesome thing of the week".

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Join us for the next State of Tech Live on Saturday, March 9th at 4:00 pm EST.  Our topic for the show will be "The Best Chrome Web Apps and Extensions for Education".  The live video will be broadcast on the State of Tech website at:

Submit your favorite Web Apps and Extensions for the show with this form:

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Join the State of Tech Podcast on December 15, 2012 at 1pm EST for our live Spotlight episode with Medina City Schools.

We will be joined by several members of Medina City Schools including Stacy Hawthorne, Technology Integration Coordinator.  Join us to learn the great ways Medina is using technology in their schools. As usual we will also cover our "Awesome Things of the Week" and the latest in ed-tech news.

The video will stream live on the State of Tech website at and a live chat roll will be available for you to leave comments and questions.  See you then!

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Google+ for Schools - Pros, Cons, and Uses

In the most recent episode of The State of Tech podcast we cover the release of Google+ for K12 schools, examining many ways it could be used in schools, possible challenges, ideas for how to roll out the service, and tips and best practices.

The episode is a little over an hour long and is available in video or audio-only format. Head on over to The State of Tech website to watch or listen to the show, and be sure to check out the show notes to see all the great links and resources from the episode.

You can find it all at:

Hosts: +Eric Curts +Sean Beavers +Eric Griffith 
Guests: +Brian Dittfeld +Marguerite Lowak +Matthew Peskay 

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Recently Google made their Google+ service available for K12 schools, opening up many possibilities for online learning, professional development, building personal learning networks, social media, and connecting with people around the world.  Join us live as we discuss the implications this has for schools, the pros and cons, ideas for use, best practices, and how schools are beginning to roll this out.

The Google Hangout for this live session will stream live on The State of Tech website at:

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Join The State of Tech this Saturday at 2pm for our first live podcast of the season. We will be joined by +Brian Pool Moodle man extraordinaire, and recipient of eTech's Blended Learning Grant. As always, we'll have our Awesome Thing of the Week, Tech News, and amazing hosts +Sean Beavers +Eric Curts and +Eric Griffith.

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The State of Tech is gearing up for a brand new season of episodes. Help us pick our show topics!
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