Data Privacy and the Tip of the Zuckerberg - Trending In Education - Episode 88

April 17, 2018

This week, Mike, Dan, and Brandon dive into the Congressional hearings held on the recent Facebook data privacy issues stemming from the 2016 Presidential Election, Cambridge Analytica, and more. They discuss Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, appearing before committees from both the House and Senate, as well as their own usage of the platform. What sort of influence can Facebook usage and data have on education and edtech platforms like Quizlet? Tune in to find out.


Black Panther, Future Tech, and STEM - Trending In Education - Episode 87

April 10, 2018

Mike and Brandon dive into the smash hit film Black Panther and explore its cultural implications, perspectives on technology and the future, and portrayals of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The duo dig into what they learned by watching the film and how it points to broader trends in the collective consciousness.


Lessons Learned on Trend Spotting and Predictions in 2018 March Madness - Trending In Education - Episode 86

April 3, 2018

Michael and Brandon put a bow on the 2018 March Madness bracket. They take the opportunity to look back at the topics, lessons learned, and to assess some of Trending In Education's own ability to spot trends and shine a light on important changes in education.


Final Four - Learning March Madness - Trending In Education Episode 85

March 27, 2018

After going through our Sweet Sixteen and Elite voting on Twitter, we present our Final Four and our finals match-up. Tune in to find out who moved forward from the Social Emotional Learning versus Fake News as well as number one overall seed Kidsolving taking on Laughing & Learning.


SXSWEdu 2018 - South by Southwest Edu - Trending in Education - Episode 84

March 20, 2018

We dive into this year's gathering at SXSWEdu in Austin, Texas. Brandon, Mike and Dan break down two of the keynotes and some high level takeaways. The first topic is Michael Sorrell's keynote, discussing Paul Quinn College's focus on real-world problems in the classroom and experiential education on urban campuses. Next, they discuss Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' panel discussion focused on innovation in education and learning. Finally, we hear from Mari Kent and Walker Williams on their time in Austin, their favorite sessions, and how likely they are to attend again.


Learning March Madness 2018 - Trending In Education - Episode 83

March 13, 2018

Let the madness begin. Brandon, Mike, and Dan discuss 21 topics from the past year of Trending In Education. Brandon and Mike then draft their own eight topic teams to go up against one another in our Sweet Sixteen March Madness bracket. Who will come out on top? Stay tuned for our final four episode later this March.


International Women’s Day 2018 - A Trending in Education Extra

March 7, 2018

On this extra edition of Trending In Education, we celebrate International Women's Day. We welcome four inspiring women to discuss their education, careers, and experiences. We're joined by Deborah Berebichez, Chief Data Scientist at Metis, Nancy Lee Sanchez, Executive Director for the Kaplan Educational Foundation, Esther Lee, Director of Program Development for Kaplan Test Prep's Digital Media team, and Rochelle Rothstein, Executive Vice President, Innovation & Product Strategy at Kaplan Test Prep to talk about women, education, mentorship, access, and more.

00:55 - Deborah Berebichez with Mike Palmer & Brandon Jones

17:56 - Rochelle Rothstein with Dan Strafford

32:18 - Nancy Lee Sanchez & Esther Lee with Mike Palmer


Learning and Communicating with Emojis - Trending In Education - Episode 82

March 6, 2018

The crew takes a look at the evolution of emojis in recent history and tracks the broader trend right up into the recent announcement of the upcoming release of 157 new emojis. Are emojis a new and emerging visual language, or are they a frothy distraction from serious learning? How can emojis be leveraged in the classroom to connect with students to foster better communication without devolving into something superficial? Esther joins the discussion to add her point of view on using emojis for learning and how they may be able to assist in breaking down language barriers through a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) orientation.


Cybersecurity and the Deep, Dark Web with Amjed Saffarini - Trending In Education - Episode 81

February 27, 2018

This week, Brandon, Mike, and Dan are joined by Amjed Saffarini, CEO of CyberVista, to discuss the cybersecurity industry and cyberlearning. Amjed sheds some light on the deep and dark web as the group stumbles through a questionable cybertrivia quiz. We talk threat surfaces, Mr Robot, and more than one Sandra Bullock film. Oh and War Games, of course.


The Winter Olympics and Learning - Trending In Education - Episode 80

February 20, 2018

We open this week's episode with some brief thoughts on the tragic events in Parkland, Florida before turning the episode to our previously recorded topic of the Winter Olympics.

This week our trio of co-hosts turns their focus on the Winter Olympics. They take a look at the education and e-learning product used to bring production staff up to speed on the Winter Games and Pyeongchang, South Korea.

What happens to elite Olympic athletes after their time performing at the highest levels is done? Mike, Brandon, and Dan all take a guess at which sport they think they'd have a chance at competing in. Brandon shares a childhood story of using the Olympics as classroom curriculum.