In this episode, I multiply the One Word into 12 Words for 2022. Since this is the first episode of 2022, I also enjoy some grapes while discussing my 12 Words for 2022 as this is a New Year’s tradition in many Latin American countries. But wait, there’s more! My 12 Words for 2022 are on my phone lock screen as a reminder. I made this in Canva and have created a video tutorial so you can do the same. Check out the video below to make your own phone lockscreen. Buen provecho!
In this special celebratory episode, I chat with foodie Andrew Gonzalez and edtech expert Carl Hooker in person at the Helotes Creek Winery in Helotes, Texas. It’s not really a chat though, it’s a trivia episode. I ask our foodie and edtech expert 7 edtech and 7 foodie questions to see who takes the cake (no pun intended). This is a true edtech and food episode with intentions on celebrating 100 episodes of my two passions. But there’s more! There is also EdTech Bites trivia for an opportunity for YOU the listener to be entered in a giveaway for one of twenty $10 Starbuck’s and Dunkin’ gift cards, Flipgrid VoicePod, or a signed copy of Carl Hooker’s new book Ready, Set, Fail. So make sure you give this landmark episode a listen and enter the giveaway by clicking on the link below. Thank you for all of your continued support throughout the years. To the next 100! Buen provecho!
Carl Hooker has been in education for 22+ years. He’s been a teacher, coach, and administrator and is currently a national faculty member for Future Ready Schools. Carl also hosts 2 podcasts, has written 6 books on mobile learning, and has a course on Remote Learning. He’s been a keynote speaker at state and national events and in his most important role, is a father to three girls.
Andrew is a self-taught baker based in San Antonio, TX. He started Macarons by Andrew in 2017 specializing in French macarons and quickly expanded to custom cakes and cupcakes, as well. Although his business focused on baking, he also enjoys cooking and a good glass of wine. When Andrew is not baking, chances are he’s checking out the food scene to support local bakers and new food spots.
In this episode, I share 5 must follow accounts on Twitter and Instagram. I break down each account and why I follow them as well as why you should as well. There’s something for everyone in this episode, not just teachers. If you’re an educational leader, coach, principal, or substitute, you can add to your PLN (Professional Learning Network) by following these educators.
In this episode, I’m joined by my good friend Ryan Palmer from HTeaIO to discuss the new devices coming to a district near you because of the ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) funds. If you’re not familiar who Ryan Palmer is or what HTeaO is, tune in. We discuss a bit about the program and the stipulations that are tied to what is purchased with these funds. We’ve also got ideas for how you can implement newly purchased devices into your classroom. Buen provecho!
In this episode, I’m joined by both Marlena Hebern and Jon Corippo, co-authors of the EduProtocols books to discuss… EduProtocols! We discuss the birth of EduProtocols as well as whats in the future in the EduProtocols world. The three of us enjoy a good meal so we decided to enjoy some steak together. We each prepared ours a bit differently but all had the same outcome, delicious! Just like EduProtocols! Buen provecho!
Hey, everyone. I’ve got a sweet giveaway for you listeners. We’re going to be giving away a copy of the Eduprotocols Field Guide 1 and 2, that’s right. Both EduProtocols books. To be entered in this giveaway, all you have to do is let us know what you enjoyed about this episode on Twitter using #edtechbites and tag Jon, Marlena, and Myself. It could be a quote from Jon, Marlena, or myself. It could be an idea, anything is appreciated. Just make sure you share this takeaway on Twitter using the #edtechbites and tag Jon Corippo, Marlena Hebern, and me Gabriel Carrillo. The winner will be announced Monday, October 25th via email and social media. So make sure that you’re subscribed to the Edtech Bites website at edtechbites.com and wait for the email popup when you’re there. Good luck!
Marlena is an educator of 30 years with 18 teaching in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. She is the co-creator and co-founder of EduProtocols. She left her position as a county level edtech coach last year to focus full time on consulting for EduProtocols.
Jon is the co-author of the Eduprotocols Field Guides, a former Assistant Superintendent, Tech Director, HS Principal and classroom educator. Jon’s report cards almost always said: Jon doesn’t apply himself – and it turns out that he just didn’t like the “tell and practice” type of classroom as a student.
In this episode, I’m joined by Adam Moler to discuss EduProtocols while sipping on some great beverages! I went down the EduProtocols rabbit hole recently and really wanted to record an episode with relevant ideas and clarity on the subject so I reached out to Adam. But there’s another reason I reached out to him. He’s the king of Dad Jokes! So make sure you listen to the end because Adam and I go back and forth with the Dad Jokes. !Buen provecho!
Adam Moler is a 7th year Social Studies teacher at New Richmond Middle School. He teaches 8th grade American History and does some instructional coaching. Adam has a passion for intentional use of technology as well as student engagement.
In this episode, I’m joined by Ann Kozma of Flipgrid to discuss all of the new updates Flipgrid and Microsoft have to offer. There are a lot of updates to Flipgrid that rolled out without you even knowing and Ann is here to go over each one. Each one of these is designed to enhance the student experience and amplify student voice for all of our students. So sit back with your favorite snack and let’s get our Flipgrid on with #flipgridforall ! Buen provecho!
Ann loves to explore, share, and contribute and has spent 19+ years dedicated to transforming education as a classroom teacher, Innovation & Instructional Support Teacher on Special Assignment, and as an Educator Innovation Lead on Team Flipgrid at Microsoft. Believing that “Play is our brain’s favorite way to learn,” Ann is passionate about helping others explore how to meaningfully integrate technology into teaching and learning and is on a mission to help educators engage, empower, and amplify student voice in learning communities around the world. She is a member of the Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2015 and Leading Edge Certified as a Professional Learning Leader.
In this episode, I share 5 tips for a more stress free morning. These include ways the responsibilities can be shared as well as a couple of real world examples that we use in our household. After listening to this episode, you will no longer be promising yourself that you will wake up 15 minutes earlier to squeeze it all in. I’ve got a blueprint that will help you leave the house with a smile on your face, knowing what is happening, and on time. Oh, and did I mention that I enjoy a delicious Kombucha while doing this? Buen provecho!
In this episode, I deliver my Beginning of the Year Keynote for the 2021-2022 school year. This episode is meant for you to reflect on the past school year and answer some questions that I pose to you. Oh, also, I do this while eating a donut… I mean power ring. So if you’re a teacher, principal, administrator, instructional coach, paraprofessional, librarian, cafeteria staff member, custodian, or bus driver, give this episode a listen. Buen provecho!
In this episode, I chat with previous Roxi Thompson to look at how coaching was redefined during the pandemic. We reflect on our jobs as educational coaches a year later and examine what we learned and how we will move forward with these new skills. We connected during our lunch times so what better food to share virtually during lunch than a good sandwich! It’s a great episode that any instructional or edtech coach can learn from and more importantly, use as a means as a reflection. So grab yourself a sandwich and give this episode a listen. Buen provecho!
Roxi Thompson has ten years of experience in education, which includes eight years as a Social Studies teacher at the elementary and middle school levels. She spent the last two years serving as an Education Technology Specialist for the Washington Elementary School District in Glendale, Arizona. Next year, she will be taking on a new role as the district’s first Instructional Technology Coach with a focus on working 1:1 with teachers to drive impactful technology use in schools across the district. Part of this new role will include supporting teachers in the district’s first “Distance Learning Program” for families who choose a 100% online learning environment for their students. Roxi is passionate about empowering teachers to utilize technology to create powerful learning experiences for students.