Dec. 19, 2019

A Christmas Podcast or Not? - PC044

A Christmas Podcast or Not? - PC044

Sean and Jess Williams grab some egg nog and pull up next to the yule log with the guys!


Sean and Jess Williams grab some egg nog and pull up next to the yule log!

Pear Deck helps teachers create powerful learning moments for students of every age and ability with tech solutions rooted in active learning, formative assessment, and sound pedagogical practice. Founded by educators, Pear Deck makes it easy for teachers to build and launch custom interactive presentations from within Google Slides, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Teams.

Segment 1:

Die Hard - Christmas movie or not?

Segment 2:

Best Classroom Christmas Gifts

  • Jessica - Administrator covering a class
  • Donnie - Coffee and a penguin shirt
  • Sean - Coffee, gift cards
  • Jeff - tamales
  • Jesse - Gift Cards, Letter of Appreciation

Segment 3:

Classroom Christmas Films: Definitive Rankings

Donnie

3. Polar Express
2. A Charlie Brown Christmas
1. The Garfield Christmas Special

Jesse

3. March of the Wooden Soldiers (classic cinema)
2. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (create their own stop motion films)
1. Scrooged (modernizing a classic story)

Sean

3. Miracle (on Ice)
2. Cool Runnings
1. It’s A Wonderful Life (Miracle on 34th St)

Jessica

3. Muppets Christmas Carol (Maker component) + sphero (Jim Henson)
2. Elf - Animation lesson
1. Home Alone (Characterization)

Jeff

3. The Grinch
2. The Santa Clause
1. A Christmas Story - love actually if it weren’t rated R

Useless Websites Donnie Found Online

http://www.ismycomputeron.com/

http://www.ismycomputeronfire.com/

https://isitchristmas.com/


BONUS: http://isitsnowinginpdx.com/

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Jessica Williams

Technology Integration Specialist/Video Production Co-teacher

Jessica L. Williams is a Tech Integration Specialist and co-teacher for the IMS News class for Illing Middle School in Manchester, Connecticut. As a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator, Sphero Hero, WeVideo Ambassador, and District Teacher of the Year, she has presented at numerous conferences all over the world on how to effectively roll out and integrate technology in meaningful ways. Her interests include tinkering, design thinking, video production, improv, and creating!

Sean Williams

Educational Technology Consultant

Sean is a Positive Change Agent living in Connecticut. He loves incorporating technology in the classroom and is a big fan of Google, good food, dogs, and coffee. Sean works with fellow teachers to incorporate technology in a meaningful way to their lessons to improve teaching and learning across the US and Canada, occasionally traveling to other international locations. He shares at educational conferences throughout the nation as well as internationally. Some achievements include being a GSuite for Education Certified Trainer, a Google Certified Innovator, a MicroSoft Innovative Educator, and some other nifty titles.