What would we like to see under our “Tech-mas Tree”? New Year’s Resolutions and the top 10 EdTech Christmas final-04-01edtechroundtable-mp3-image-700x700Carols.  Special Musical Guest: Darcy Hendriks.

Top Tech-Mas Toys

What we hope to find in our Tech-mas Tree this year…

Darcy – iPhone 7 in my stocking, please


  • Google Cardboard
    • Or kick it up a notch and get me Google Daydream (https://vr.google.com/daydream/ )
  • Breakout EDU – with the new Breakout EDU Reflection Cards http://www.breakoutedu.com/reflectioncards/  
  • Doodle3D app (released in Feb. ‘17) 3D design for Elementary School students( http://doodle3d.com/ ) & 3D printers for the MakerLab


  • Logic Puzzles! http://silentteacher.toxicode.fr Silent Teacher. Really fast & fun. You’ll get a feel for Python and have fun doing it.
  • CodeKata is all logic, all of the time. Fun! http://codekata.pragprog.com/2007/01/code_kata_backg.html#more
  • CodingBat supports Java and Python, requiring the student to right the missing code. Fun! http://codingbat.com/

Top Ten EdTech Christmas Carols

  1. Go Text Ye Merry Gentlemen
  2. Silent Mode
  3. Go Tell It All On Facebook
  4. Little Coder Boy
  5. Twitter Wonderland
  6. Oh Holy Cow! (The WiFi is not Working…)
  7. Download All Ye Faithful
  8. We Wish You a Merry Captcha
  9. Let it Sync, Let it Sync, Let it Sync
  10. What File is This?

New Year’s Resolutions

  • (Dennis) Build my own 3D printer.
  • (Chris) Actually become proficient using Data Bases
  • (Darcy) Start that online master’s degree…..