TCCA Highlights: Ep. 117-127

I had the chance to go present at TCCA this October. While there, I reunited with many educators I haven’t seen in years. We had a chance to chat, eat, and record! I recorded 11 episodes while there. I bought over 100 donut holes from a local donut shop and literally broke bread with fellow educators. All of these episodes are currently on podcast platforms and rather than creating a separate post for each episode, I decided to create one post for all TCCA recordings. Check out each individual episode for yourself. There’s something for every educator from bilingual education, content creation, CTEC, and gaming. Share these episodes with other educators and enjoy these with some donut holes of your own. Buen Provecho!

Ep. 117: Content Creation w/ Claudio Zavala At TCCA EdTech Bites Podcast

In this episode, I chat with Claudio Zavala while at TCCA. He tells us how he dove into content creation and how his love for Adobe products took his content and career to the next level. This is episode 1 of 11 that were recorded at TCCA. Each episode will be released daily for the next 11 days so make sure you’re subscribed to the podcast to hear all about TCCA. Buen Provecho!   This episode is sponsored by Smore. Everyone struggles to keep families informed. That’s why Smore offers a one-stop-shop solution for school communications. Their easy-to-use online newsletter tool lets educators create interactive updates that parents actually read. Kickstart communication with templates made for schools. Use features like automatic translation to reach more families. Smore is built with education in mind, which is why it's trusted by educators in nearly every school district in the United States. Help busy parents stay connected to what’s going on. And don’t rely on a paper flyer to survive the trip home.  To learn more, visit http://www.smore.com/podcast?utm_source=edtechbites for an exclusive offer. 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 Connect With Claudio Zavala Claudio’s Website: https://iamclaudius.com/ Claudio Zavala on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/claudiozavalajr/ Claudio Zavala on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClaudioZavalaJr Claudio Zavala on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/claudiozavalajr Claudio Zavala on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/IAmClaudius

Ep. 118: Flour Tortillas And Bilingual Education With Tania Gonzalez At TCCA EdTech Bites Podcast

In this episode, I chat with Tania Gonzalez while at TCCA. She shares her love for bilingual education and love for homemade flour tortillas. This is episode 2 of 11 that were recorded at TCCA. Each episode will be released daily for the next 11 days so make sure you’re subscribed to the podcast to hear all about TCCA. Buen Provecho! 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 Tania Gonzalez Mrs. T Gonzalez is a Bilingual Educator from the Beautiful Rio Grande Valley in Texas. This Educator ignites a Passion for technology in her classroom and challenges her Students to be Creative. Tania enjoys exploring all Edu-Tech platforms to motivate her students to break barriers in their community and become productive members of society.  Connect With Tania Tania’s Website: https://bio.link/mrstgonzalez Tania on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrsTGonzalez?t=_sd_2vVyQX5R_kq7n5_y-A&s=09

Ep. 119: Building Literacy Through Gaming With Mary Dowd And Chad Sanchez At TCCA EdTech Bites Podcast

In this episode, I chat with Mary Dowd and Chad Sanchez while at TCCA. They share a bit about how they are helping build literacy through gaming. This is episode 3 of 11 that was recorded at TCCA. Each episode will be released daily for 11 days so make sure you’re subscribed to the podcast to hear all about TCCA. Buen Provecho! 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 Chad Sanchez Chad has been in education since 2015 mostly as an ELA teacher with a focus in tech integration and student engagement. He’s also worked as a Teacher Development Specialist, and is now a Media Specialist. He enjoys building relationships and finding ways for students to have authentic learning experiences. Connect With Chad Chad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chadbron4113?t=pRORpxtL29V-sNLB6Eb_Rg&s=09 Chad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chad_san13/?hl=en Connect With Mary Mary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaryDow77927529

Ep. 120: The Importance Of Our Story w/ Chris Ortiz At TCCA EdTech Bites Podcast

In this episode, I chat with Chris Ortiz while at TCCA. He shares his story and the importance of the story behind all of us. This is episode 3 of 11 that was recorded at TCCA. Each episode will be released daily for 11 days so make sure you’re subscribed to the podcast to hear all about TCCA. Buen Provecho! 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 Connect With Chris Chris’ Website: https://coachortiz.com Chris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeSomeone09 Chris on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisortiz3946/?hl=en The Be Someone Podcast on Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-be-someone-podcast/id1332785619 The Be Someone Podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7gPLlY2RZDXPeS1pMsqDN0?si=NjuWYFWDRCmtj3szU4TQNw

Ep. 121: Making Magic w/ Jenallee At TCCA EdTech Bites Podcast

In this episode, I chat with Jeni Long and Sallee Clark AKA, Jeanallee while at TCCA. We chat about their conference experience and how their sessions helped bring magic to TCCA.This is episode 5 of 11 that was recorded at TCCA. Each episode will be released daily for 11 days so make sure you’re subscribed to the podcast to hear all about TCCA. Buen Provecho! 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 Jenallee Together, Jeni Long and Sallee Clark, are known as ""Jenallee"". This dynamic duo has served collectively in education for 40+ years and are currently serving as Innovation Leaders with Castleberry ISD. Jenallee creates content to empower educators with technology tools that enhance learning on their YouTube show, TikTok channel, blog, and Twitter accounts. Jenallee published their first book with Elevate Books EDU, The Microsoft Teams Playbook, in 2021 and they are collaborating authors on the EduMatch book, Amplify Learning: A Global Collaborative. In addition, Jenallee was recently awarded the Top 30 2022 EdTech Influencer Award by EdTech K-12 Magazine. "   Connect With Jenallee Jenallee’s Website: https://www.thejenalleeshow.com Jenallee on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jenallee1 Jenallee on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejenalleeshow/ Jenallee on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheJenalleeShow/ Jenallee’s Bitly: bit.ly/jenallee

Ep. 122: Talking CTEC w/ Zelda Morgan At TCCA EdTech Bites Podcast

In this episode, I chat with fellow educator and foodie, Zelda Morgan. We chat career and technology education and the local hidden gems to eat at while in H-Town.This is episode 6 of 11 that was recorded at TCCA. Each episode will be released daily for 11 days so make sure you’re subscribed to the podcast to hear all about TCCA. Buen Provecho! 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 Connect With Zelda Zelda on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zelda_Morgan

Ep. 123: Connecting The Bilingual Dots w/ Fely And Omar Lopez At TCCA EdTech Bites Podcast

In this episode, I chat with Fely and Omar Lopez while at TCCA. We chat about how they help connect the dots with our bilingual students.They are a power couple from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas (where mountains go to die). This is episode 7 of 11 that was recorded at TCCA. Each episode will be released daily for 11 days so make sure you’re subscribed to the podcast to hear all about TCCA. Buen Provecho! 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 Fely and Omar Lopez Omar and Fely are two educators in the Rio Grande Valley in deep South Texas who advocate actively for bilingual education and equity in the classroom. They've been married for over two decades and have two very talented boys. Fely is currently an Educator Innovation Lead at Microsoft Flip and Omar is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Region One ESC. As former English learners, their work is driven by helping teachers design learning experiences that are inclusive and engaging.    Connect With Fely and Omar Lopez Fely On Twitter: https://twitter.com/FelyTeachnology Omar On Twitter: https://twitter.com/OmarLopez0207

Ep. 124: Multicultural Cuisine With The eTwinz At TCCA EdTech Bites Podcast

In this episode, I chat with Alberto and Mario AKA The eTwinz while at TCCA. We chat what’s new for the eTwinz since their move from Utah back to Spain. We also discuss the cultural food differences In Spain and The United States. This is episode 8 of 11 that was recorded at TCCA. Each episode will be released daily for 11 days so make sure you’re subscribed to the podcast to hear all about TCCA. Buen Provecho! 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 Alberto and Mario Alberto and Mario, known as the eTwinz, are award-winning educators and international speakers originally from Spain. The eTwinz have presented at many conferences and events around the world sharing their expertise to help teachers transform their practice. In 2021, The EdTech Magazine (CDW) included the eTwinz in the "30 K-12 IT Influencers to follow in 2021”. In 2022, the eTwinz were recognized by ISC in their big data research “Top 75 Edruptors of 2021” including them among the 75 most influential educators around the world.    Connect With Alberto and Mario eTwinz Website: http://www.etwinz.com eTwinz On Twitter: https://twitter.com/eTwinzEDU eTwinz On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/etwinzedu/ eTwinz On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eTwinz/ eTwinz On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUmoyaobU8aJbSoMtILpAvw

Ep. 125: Checking In With The Tech Care Twins At TCCA EdTech Bites Podcast

In this episode, I chat with Amy Storer and Dyann Wilson AKA The Tech Care Twins while at TCCA. We chat their educational journey and what’s new on the horizon. This is episode 9 of 11 that was recorded at TCCA. Each episode will be released daily for 11 days so make sure you’re subscribed to the podcast to hear all about TCCA. Buen Provecho! 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 Amy Storer Amy is a Lead Learning Guide at friEdTechnology, Google Certified Educator and Trainer, Microsoft Certified Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer, and a Microsoft Global Mentor. She is a distinguished educator that encourages and motivates others to reach far beyond the classroom walls to make learning more meaningful and inspiring. She has a true passion for purposeful technology integrations, meaningful PD, and global connections.  About Dyann Wilson Dyann Wilson is a school counselor at Brabham Middle School in Willis ISD.  She loves sharing how to meaningfully integrate technology into school counseling programs. Her real job is that of a mother and wife.  When she is not busy creating tech crazy ideas for her campus, she is a wanderer with her family in their RV.  Their goal is to explore all the state parks in Texas!  Connect With Amy Storer Amy On Twitter: https://twitter.com/techamys Amy On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/techamys/ Amy On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/techamys Connect With Dyann Wilson Dyann On Twitter: https://twitter.com/techCAREWilson Dyann On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/techcarewilson Dyann On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dyann.carney

Ep. 126: Scott Nunes At TCCA EdTech Bites Podcast

In this episode, I chat with Scott Nunes while at TCCA. We chat his educational journey and how it took him to the world of Canva and Texas! This is episode 10 of 11 that was recorded at TCCA. Each episode will be released daily for 11 days so make sure you’re subscribed to the podcast to hear all about TCCA. Buen Provecho! 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 Scott Nunes Scott Nunes is an energetic ELA Teacher turned Edtech Coach now Consultant, Podcaster, and Influencer.  Scott builds on his 20+ years as a freelance Graphic Designer to bring real world relevance to classrooms around the world. When he isn’t busy podcasting (Education Today) he can be found sharing on Twitter (@MrNunesTeach). Scott is all about building relationships and uplifting teacher and student voices while advocating for belonging, choice, and creating positive work cultures that empower stakeholders to achieve a unifying vision.   Connect With Scott Nunes Scott On Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrNunesteach Scott On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iammredtech/ Scott On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mrnunesteach

Ep. 127: Tisha Poncio And Wakelet At TCCA EdTech Bites Podcast

In this episode, I chat with Tisha Poncio while at TCCA. We chat her transition from working for a school district to now working for Wakelet. This is episode 11 of 11 that was recorded at TCCA. Each episode will be released daily for 11 days so make sure you’re subscribed to the podcast to hear all about TCCA. Buen Provecho! 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 Tisha Poncio Tisha Poncio, M.S. Learning Technologies, served in public education for 21 years as a classroom teacher and a digital learning specialist. She has presented at numerous educational technology conferences across the nation and in her home state of Texas speaking about student leadership, student autonomy, digital citizenship for all ages, and meaningful technology integration. She is currently serving as a Digital Learning Specialist for Wakelet!    Connect With Tisha Poncio Tisha On Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/txtechchick Tisha On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tishaponcio Tisha On Wakelet: https://www.wakelet.com/tishaponcio Wakelet On YouTube: https://t.co/nGZcnsx1zK

Ep. 128: Slack For Extracurricular Communication With Jarrett Lipman

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. Buen provecho!

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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.

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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
  1. Ep 128: Slack For Extracurricular Communication With Jarrett Lipman
  2. Ep. 127: Tisha Poncio And Wakelet At TCCA
  3. Ep. 126: Scott Nunes At TCCA
  4. Ep. 125: Checking In With The Tech Care Twins At TCCA
  5. Ep. 124: Multicultural Cuisine With The eTwinz At TCCA

Ep. 116: 5 Ways To Rock Darktober!

In this episode, I give you 5 ways to rock Darktober! It feels like the longest month of the year for educators and I give you different ways to thrive through it and get through the end of the semester. I do this while enjoying some of my wife’s homemade pumpkin bread. Who knows, I might just make a YouTube video showing this recipe. Don’t just “survive” through this fall, thrive through it and put your best foot forward for you and your students!

This episode is sponsored by Smore. Everyone struggles to keep families informed. That’s why Smore offers a one-stop-shop solution for school communications. Their easy-to-use online newsletter tool lets educators create interactive updates that parents actually read. Kickstart communication with templates made for schools. Use features like automatic translation to reach more families. Smore is built with education in mind, which is why it’s trusted by educators in nearly every school district in the United States. Help busy parents stay connected to what’s going on. And don’t rely on a paper flyer to survive the trip home. 

To learn more, visit www.smore.com/podcast?utm_source=edtechbites for an exclusive offer.

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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
  1. Ep 128: Slack For Extracurricular Communication With Jarrett Lipman
  2. Ep. 127: Tisha Poncio And Wakelet At TCCA
  3. Ep. 126: Scott Nunes At TCCA
  4. Ep. 125: Checking In With The Tech Care Twins At TCCA
  5. Ep. 124: Multicultural Cuisine With The eTwinz At TCCA

Ep. 115: Are Honors, Advanced Placement, And Dual Credit Classes Worth It?

In this episode, I ask the question “Are Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Credit classes worth it?” This episode stems from years of conversations with friends, family, colleagues, and the observations I’ve made in the school system. Some might view this as a “coffee fueled rant” but it’s one that needs to be had and heard. Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think!

This episode is sponsored by Smore. Everyone struggles to keep families informed. That’s why Smore offers a one-stop-shop solution for school communications. Their easy-to-use online newsletter tool lets educators create interactive updates that parents actually read. Kickstart communication with templates made for schools. Use features like automatic translation to reach more families. Smore is built with education in mind, which is why it’s trusted by educators in nearly every school district in the United States. Help busy parents stay connected to what’s going on. And don’t rely on a paper flyer to survive the trip home. 

To learn more, visit www.smore.com/podcast?utm_source=edtechbites for an exclusive offer.

Connect With Gabriel Carrillo

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
  1. Ep 128: Slack For Extracurricular Communication With Jarrett Lipman
  2. Ep. 127: Tisha Poncio And Wakelet At TCCA
  3. Ep. 126: Scott Nunes At TCCA
  4. Ep. 125: Checking In With The Tech Care Twins At TCCA
  5. Ep. 124: Multicultural Cuisine With The eTwinz At TCCA

Ep. 114: 5 Reasons Why You Need To Be Creating Newsletters!

In this episode, I give you my top 5 reasons why you need to be creating newsletters. Whether you are a district office director, principal, or teacher, you need to be creating newsletters for your department, teaching staff, or parents. Check out the episode and get inspired to start creating your newsletters today! 

This episode is sponsored by Smore. Everyone struggles to keep families informed. That’s why Smore offers a one-stop-shop solution for school communications. Their easy-to-use online newsletter tool lets educators create interactive updates that parents actually read. Kickstart communication with templates made for schools. Use features like automatic translation to reach more families. Smore is built with education in mind, which is why it’s trusted by educators in nearly every school district in the United States. Help busy parents stay connected to what’s going on. And don’t rely on a paper flyer to survive the trip home. 

To learn more, visit www.smore.com/podcast?utm_source=edtechbites for an exclusive offer.

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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
  1. Ep 128: Slack For Extracurricular Communication With Jarrett Lipman
  2. Ep. 127: Tisha Poncio And Wakelet At TCCA
  3. Ep. 126: Scott Nunes At TCCA
  4. Ep. 125: Checking In With The Tech Care Twins At TCCA
  5. Ep. 124: Multicultural Cuisine With The eTwinz At TCCA

Ep. 113: Is The Document Camera Officially Dead?

In this episode, I pose the question, “Is the document camera officially dead?”  I cover the history and improvements of these tools while I eat some sugar cookies covered in Mango Chamoy. If you’d like to order some of these cookies, check out the links below to connect with Pat And Kim Bakery. Buen provecho!

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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
  1. Ep 128: Slack For Extracurricular Communication With Jarrett Lipman
  2. Ep. 127: Tisha Poncio And Wakelet At TCCA
  3. Ep. 126: Scott Nunes At TCCA
  4. Ep. 125: Checking In With The Tech Care Twins At TCCA
  5. Ep. 124: Multicultural Cuisine With The eTwinz At TCCA

Ep. 112: 2022-2023 Beginning Of The Year Keynote And Carbonara!

In this episode, I deliver my Beginning of the Year Keynote for the 2022-2023 school year. This episode is giving you food for thought on this school year with the focus on when to “Adjust The Temperature.” And what better dish to cook while delivering this keynote than pasta Carbonara.  This episode is also available on YouTube so check it out to see the ingredients and entire cooking process. Buen provecho!

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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
  1. Ep 128: Slack For Extracurricular Communication With Jarrett Lipman
  2. Ep. 127: Tisha Poncio And Wakelet At TCCA
  3. Ep. 126: Scott Nunes At TCCA
  4. Ep. 125: Checking In With The Tech Care Twins At TCCA
  5. Ep. 124: Multicultural Cuisine With The eTwinz At TCCA

Ep. 111: Shelly, Parent Communication Tips For Teachers, And Fruit Tarts

In this episode, I chat with Shelly Sanchez Terrell to discuss tips and tricks to help you communicate with parents. If you need to call or email a parent regarding something positive or negative, we’ve got a strategy for you!. Our conversation was recorded at Bakery Lorraine in the historic Pearl of San Antonio. Thank you Jen, for allowing us to record at Bakery Lorraine! And what dessert is best to eat while chatting parent communication? You guessed it. Fruit tarts! It’s  great conversation and dessert with an even better guest. Buen provecho!

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About Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is an award winning digital innovator, international speaker, and author of various education technology books. She has trained teachers in over 20 countries as a guest expert, consultant, and ambassador for the U.S. Embassy. She was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women and received a Bammy Award as the founder of #Edchat. She has been recognized by several entities as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, and webinars. She is currently a teacher in Texas and is the author of TeacherRebootcamp.com, Hacking Digital Learning with Edtech Missions, and The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers. 

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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
  1. Ep 128: Slack For Extracurricular Communication With Jarrett Lipman
  2. Ep. 127: Tisha Poncio And Wakelet At TCCA
  3. Ep. 126: Scott Nunes At TCCA
  4. Ep. 125: Checking In With The Tech Care Twins At TCCA
  5. Ep. 124: Multicultural Cuisine With The eTwinz At TCCA

Ep. 110: Take AIM At Digital Learning, Jed, And Tacos

In this episode, I chat with Jed Stefanowicz about his book “Take AIM At Digital Learning”. This book was released through X-Factor Publishing and is available now. We chat about what “AIM” means while we chow down on some tacos. It’s a great conversation filled with nuggets for all educators in this post-pandemic world we’re in. Grab a couple of tacos and get ready to learn ways to engage learners through Digital Learning. Buen provecho!

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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
  1. Ep 128: Slack For Extracurricular Communication With Jarrett Lipman
  2. Ep. 127: Tisha Poncio And Wakelet At TCCA
  3. Ep. 126: Scott Nunes At TCCA
  4. Ep. 125: Checking In With The Tech Care Twins At TCCA
  5. Ep. 124: Multicultural Cuisine With The eTwinz At TCCA

Ep. 109: Working Smarter With Calendars, Tasks, Reminders, And Tea w/ Lizzie Pérez

In this episode, I chat with Lizzy Pérez over some HTeaO iced tea. We chat ways educators could be more effective and efficient with Calendars, Tasks, and Reminders. Buen provecho!

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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
  1. Ep 128: Slack For Extracurricular Communication With Jarrett Lipman
  2. Ep. 127: Tisha Poncio And Wakelet At TCCA
  3. Ep. 126: Scott Nunes At TCCA
  4. Ep. 125: Checking In With The Tech Care Twins At TCCA
  5. Ep. 124: Multicultural Cuisine With The eTwinz At TCCA