Ep. 81: What’s In Your Tech Bag w/ Al Thomas

In this episode, I am joined by Al Thomas to discuss the burning question, “What’s in your tech bag?”. A couple of weeks ago, I created a Flipgrid topic and asked for people to show us what’s in their tech bag. Al and I go through those responses and give our thoughts before we go through ours. If you’d like to see the videos as well as Al and I going through our tech bags, this podcast was recorded with video as well and is available on YouTube. So tune in and check out if our tech bags have anything in common with yours. Buen provecho!

About Al

Al Thomas is an educational leader with a passion for creativity and the opportunities it can provide for students. He has more than eighteen years in the field of education as a teacher, principal, district-level director, and consultant.
His passion is to develop and curate unique and innovative solutions that improve learning for all and to inspire educators by sharing inspirational stories through various forms of visual storytelling.
He believes that if we are to prepare students for future success, we must equip them with creative problem-solving skills that harness their talents and abilities. Currently, he consults with schools on building systems and staff capacity to transform teaching and leadership by using creativity, technology integration, and design thinking.

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Ep 128: Slack For Extracurricular Communication With Jarrett Lipman EdTech Bites Podcast

In this episode, I chat with Slack for extracurricular communication between directors, coaches, parents, and students with Jarrett Lipman. Jarrett is the band director for the Claudia Taylor Johnson High School in San Antonio, Texas and uses Slack as the main channel for communicating with his band members and parents. We actually recorded this episode while eating pizza at my house. He also gives us some insight on what it’s like to be a band director of such a high caliber band program.  Connect With Gabriel Carrillo EdTech Bites Website: https://edtechbites.com EdTech Bites Twitter: https://twitter.com/edtechbites EdTech Bites Instagram: https://instagram.com/edtechbites EdTech Bites Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/edtechbites EdTech Bites YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQCZcyW4BkCFQ5P2BLK61xg About Jarrett Lipman Since Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson High School (CTJ) opened its doors in 2008, Jarrett Lipman, Director of Bands, has established a tradition of excellence both on the concert stage and on the marching field.  Under Jarrett’s leadership, the CTJ Wind ensemble is a consistent Texas State Honor Band Finalist and performed at the 2019 Mid-West Clinic. On the field, the CTJ Marching Band was named the 2020 UIL 6A State Marching Champions, and is a multi-time Grand National Finalist and BOA Regional Champion.  Beyond CTJHS, Mr. Lipman has served student musicians as a member of the Cadets Brass Faculty (2010-2016) and presently as the Brass Caption Manager for the Boston Crusaders (2017-2022). Mr. Lipman specializes in professional development sessions that focus on creating a culture of excellence, recruiting and retaining students, and relationship building. He is passionate about sharing ideas and investing in the growth of other directors in our profession. Connect With Jarrett Lipman Jarrett’s Website: https://jarrettlipman.wpcomstaging.com/ Jarrett Lipman On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JarrettELipman Jarrett On Twitter: https://twitter.com/jarrettlipman Jarrett On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jarrett.lipman/   Watch Our Conversation On YouTube Slack For Extracurricular Communication With Jarrett Lipman
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