Ep. 21: Dan And The #PioNearSummit (Mashup In Hollywood)

In this mashup episode, I sit down with Dan Kreiness while at the Nearpod PioNear Summit in Hollywood Beach, FL. Not only are Dan and I fellow PioNears, we’re also podcasters. He is the creator and host of The Leader Of Learning Podcast which focuses on leadership, specifically in education. While at the summit, we linked up with fellow PioNears and made the best connections ever, human connections. We discussed all things Nearpod, education, leadership, and of course, food. The good folks at Nearpod treated us like royalty and gave us all a unique opportunity to interact and mingle with like-minded, passionate educators…in Miami…in February…where it was 82 degrees! Not only did we see other PioNears, many of us saw things like wild iguanas, manatees, baby hammerhead sharks, and jellyfish on the beach. We saw these with our eyes and not our hands. Anyway, here’s the episode and a huge shout out the all #NearpodPioNear folks and the Nearpod staff for this unique event. Buen Provecho!

Ep. 20: Laura, Hyperdocs, and Sandwiches

In this episode, I sit down and break bread with Laura Moore to discuss her addiction to Hyperdocs. She manages not one, but two separate blogs. Learn Moore Stuff is specific to teachers and Rock The Lab is designed with students in mind. This interview took place at La Panaderia sandwich shop here in San Antonio so next time you’re in town, check it out. The Cubana is my personal favorite! Please subscribe to the podcast on your podcast player of choice so you don’t miss out when a new episode drops and make sure you leave a review. Buen provecho!

Ep. 19: #NotAtTCEA And Why You Need To Attend Conferences

In this episode, I discuss how I attended TCEA 2018 without actually attending TCEA 2018. I met up with the good folks from Nearpod and Flipgrid at a dinner each company hosted and more importantly, caught up with my friends and fellow #edtech folks whom I have connected with on social media. I also discuss the most important outcome of attending conferences like this, the human connections that are made as a result. In case you haven’t hear of the EdTexicans, you will in this episode. Check it out and as always, buen provecho!

Ep. 18: Marshall Carroll and All This Science

Happy New Year! In this episode, I interview Marshall Carroll and we discuss his student-led podcast, All This Science. He actually reached out to me via the Reflections page on this website and wanted to share what he’s doing in regards to educational podcasts. Not only is he doing great things with his students, he’s also officially the 4th smartest person in Canada. Don’t believe me, have a listen and as always, Buen Provecho!

If you are interested about learning how to differentiate your instruction using Nearpod, please vote for my ISTE 2018 People’s Choice Proposal. I would love to make it out to Chicago and enjoy some EdTech Bites with you!

Ep. 17: Holly, Tanya, And The Google Infused Classroom

In episode 17, I chat with Holly Clark and Tanya Avrith to discuss their book, “The Google Infused Classroom”. This is a great conversation about how the book came to be, who the book is geared towards, and of course, international food. I have to say that this interview made me envision these two ladies as the female version of Dale and Brennan from Step-Brothers. Their energy and relationship is clear in this interview and it’s easy to see why these two ladies wrote this book together. As an added bonus, they are offering a free copy of the book to two lucky listeners. All you have to do is tweet your thoughts of the episode using the hashtags #edtechbites and #infusedclassroom. They will randomly choose two lucky tweeters to receive this added bonus. Please check out Tanya’s and Holly’s blogs to learn more about them and what they can add to your PLN. Also, please leave a review of the EdTechBites podcast on Apple Podcast, Google Play, or whatever app/stream you use. Buen Provecho!

Ep. 16: Leslie, Great Leadership, and Filipino Food

In this week’s episode, I chat with Leslie Hazle Bussey from GLISI, the Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement. We discuss great leadership and what a great leader does in order to lead and inspire. She uses great analogies between leading a staff and hosting a meal and includes what I consider, the quote of the decade. Listen to the interview and listen for it. We also touch upon the importance of connections and community and how they tie into the overall topic of leadership. If that isn’t enough, we also discuss some great Filipino food – specifically chicken adobo, pancit, and lumpia. Make sure you subscribe to the EdTech Bites Podcast and please leave a review. Also, tell a friend and/or colleague about the podcast and spread the word. As always, enjoy and Kain Tayo!

Ep. 15: Josh, Motivating Teachers, and Waffles

In episode 15, I interview Josh Howard who is an Educational Technology Coordinator in Missouri. He has done many interesting things in his district to motivate teachers to step out of their comfort zone, take risks, and begin integrating technology into their classrooms. He created Gettin’ Steamy and Tech Wars videos to let his teachers know that he’s not afraid to take risks. Not only that, he’s a self-proclaimed waffle connoisseur. I’m not a big fan of these textured pancakes but he definitely schools me in the ways of the waffle. The conversation is completely natural and you’ll find it hard to not be inspired by him. Please check out this episode and don’t forget to subscribe, leave a review, and tell a friend about the podcast. As always, buen provecho!