Ep. 62: Ori, GiantLeap, and Israeli Food

Have you noticed delays in your child’s progress during distance learning? Have you asked yourself “I see this at home alone, I can’t imagine with 30 other students in the class!”. In this episode, I chat with Ori Hofnung, founder of GiantLeap. His product evaluates the child and then creates a plan to improve on the areas the child needs to fill in gaps. He comes from humble beginnings and has sought out to help parents help their children. Buen provecho!

About Ori Hofnung

Ori Hofnung is the Founder & CEO of GiantLeap – a science backed-platform where parents can evaluate their children’s brain, language motor, and social development from home, without having to depend on external support. The platform results are used to deliver a concise quarterly action plan of best-suited content, products, and services for their children. Native of Israel, Ori spent most of his professional career between the United States, Brazil, and Israel where he held several executive positions in digital media ventures, with an emphasis on games and entertainment content products. His previous roles include Director of Global Client Relations at Tomodo and General Manager of Playbuzz Latin America.

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Ep. 61: Pamela, Distance Learning In Mexico, And Chinese Food

In this episode, I chat with Pamela Buenrostro about how the global pandemic is affecting the education system in Mexico and Chinese food. The Mexican education system does not have all of the same resources that we have in the United States so it’s interesting to get some perspective from a teacher in another country. In addition, I also recorded an episode with her in Spanish so if you would rather hear that one or know someone who will, let them know. And who knows, I might just launch EdTech Bites Español. Buen provecho!

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Ep. 61: Pamela, Educación A Distancia En México, Y Comida China.

Bienvenidos al episodio 61 del EdTech Bites Podcast. En este episodio, hablo con Pamela Buenrostro sobre cómo la pandemia global está afectando el sistema educativo en México y la comida china. Buen provecho!

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Ep. 60: Cari, Digital Art For Distance Learning, And Desserts

In this episode, I chat with Cari Orts to discuss a key element missing in distance learning…FUN. She goes through various ways to use common GSuite tools in creative and artistic ways. She covers her and her students’ favorite projects and how these can be done at home to alleviate stress and pressure during these uncertain times. And what’s distance learning without binging on our favorite desserts, right?! Tune in to hear what she’s indulging on and let us know what your favorite quarantine snacks are! Buen Provecho!

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Ep. 59: Jacob, Esports, And Pulled Pork

In this episode, I chat Esports with Jacob Luevano. Being that we’re quarantined to our homes, many of our students (including us parents) are playing video games more. Jacob and I discuss what esports is and how his district is implementing this evergrowing industry and how it is effecting our students physical and social-emotional learning. But there’s more! He even shares his secret recipe for pulled pork. I’m not going to lie, it made my mouth water. Be safe and Buen provecho!

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Ep. 58: Distance Learning Resources With Tisha and Jacob

This episode is the audio from a livestream I held with Tisha Poncio and Jacob Luevano a couple of weeks ago. We streamed this webinar through Periscope when school closures were announced. Our goal was to curate a list of tools for educators to use with their students for distance learning. Going through an overwhelming list of tweets and posts through social media platforms can be extremely overwhelming, which is why we hosted this. As you are going through your distance learning with your students, you might realize that you’re already using some of these tools. We are going through best practices with these tools as well as different ways to use them. So strap in (as I know you’re not going anywhere), and hear what we have to say about some of our favorite tools for distance learning. Buen provecho!

Ep. 57: Eric, Self-Care, And Fatty Brisket

In this episode, I break bread with Eric Curts. Not just break, fatty brisket to be exact. We have a great conversation all about well-being. And what a more perfect time to discuss well-being than Spring Break! Eric gives some great advice as to how he has focused on digital well-being in order to be a more balanced individual. So make sure you check this episode out and hear what Eric and I have to say about well-being… and fatty brisket. Buen provecho!

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