Ep. 56: Tisha, Digital Citizenship, and Digital Literacy

In this episode, I’m joined by Tisha Poncio to discuss the differences between Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy. She’s a passionate Digital Learning Coach from Celina ISD and has done some great things with students at that district. In addition to these topics, we also discuss where she goes for donuts while in Austin, Texas. This episode was recorded entirely with a Rode SC6-L and my iPhone. We are in an extremely loud environment but I wanted to put this mic to the test. So tune in and check out what Tisha has to say about Digital Citizenship and Digital Literacy.

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Ep. 55: Jenallee And TCEA 2020

In this episode, Jeni Long and Sallee Clark (AKA Jenallee) join me in the TCEA 2020 wrap up. They discuss their conference experience and some of their favorite sessions. In addition, they also discuss their love of being in the MIEE community. This is a fun episode full of great energy and knowledge. So enjoy, and help spread the word. Buen provecho!

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Who Is Jenallee?

Fellow EdTech guru, Jeni Long, and Salleé co-host a YouTube show called The Jenallee Show, where the two share great tips and tutorials and interview teachers and students on various tech lessons and activities.

About Jeni

Jeni Long is an Instructional Technologist with Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD. Jeni is passionate about technology integration and making learning accessible & fun for all! Jeni is an MIE Expert and Trainer and also a Wakelet and Flipgrid Ambassador. She has served in education for 21 years as a 6th grade Math Teacher, 7-12 ELA Curriculum Specialist, Technology Integration Specialist and as a Science Curriculum Specialist. Jeni has presented across the 27 schools in her district, at her Regional Education Service Center, at FETC, BETT, TCEA, TIA & in Central America.

About Salleé

Salleé Clark is an Instructional Technologist with Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD. Salleé is passionate about technology integration and making learning accessible & fun for all! She is an MIE Fellow, MIE Expert, and Microsoft Trainer. Salleé is also a Wakelet and Flipgrid Ambassador. She has served in education for 15 years as a Pre-Kindergarten General Education and Special Education Teacher, Librarian, District Librarian, and is currently serving as an Instructional Technologist. Salleé has presented at ISTE, TCEA, FETC, TLA, TIA and other various conferences. She has also shared her passion for empowering students across the 27 schools in her district, at her Regional Education Service Center, and across Central America.

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Ep. 54: Kroe, The InterACTIVE Class, and Potato Skins.

In this episode, I chat with Kristin and Joe Merrill, coauthors of The Interactive Class: Using Technology to Make Learning More Relevant and Engaging in the Elementary Classroom. We chat about their experience in education, how the book came to be, how they manage to keep it all together, and potato skins! It’s a great conversation and if you haven’t already done so, pick up a copy of their book using the link below. I’ll be giving away a copy of the book to one lucky listener. If you’d like to be entered into this drawing, subscribe to the EdTech Bites newsletter by clicking on the link below. This gets you into the drawing. I’ll randomly choose a winner on February 7th so subscribe before then to be entered. As always, thanks for supporting the show and spread the word. Buen Provecho!

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Ep. 53: Eujon And Coaching As A Tech Director

In this special FETC featured presenter episode, I chat with Eujon Anderson to discuss how he coaches as a tech director. He has an interesting take on coaching which is “Act like an admin, think like a teacher.” He gives great advice for anyone looking to be a better leader. Buen provecho!

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Ep. 52: Changes For 2020 And Garlic Noodles With Jumbo Shrimp

Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! In this solo episode I chat about what changes I’m making for 2020 and ask the listeners some questions about how to go about making change. This is a 10 minute episode that is easy to digest (no pun intended) but will make you think about what to change about yourself in 2020. In addition, I chow down on some garlic noodles with jumbo shrimp. The full recipe will be posted later this week on the site. Buen provecho!

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Ep. 51: Brianna, Coaching, FETC, and Texas Tacos

In this episode, I chat with Brianna Hodges to discuss her sessions at FETC, specifically, coaching sessions. She has some great insight on what it takes to be an educational coach. In addition, she also discusses the importance of storytelling in education. And what’s an episode of EdTech Bites without some food talk, right?! Find out what kind of tacos she orders when she hits the taco spot. Buen provecho!

About Brianna

Learner. Listener. Leader. Storyteller. Texas EdTech of the Year (2017). K12 Administrator to Watch (2018). National Advisor and Spokesperson for Future Ready Instructional Coaches. An experienced school and district leader with a superpower for storytelling (Bri spent 10+ years as a PR exec) and developing capacity, Brianna works with school districts across the country to transform learning for all ages and stages. Let’s rewrite the story of what school has been and provide purpose to practice, and institute innovative change together.

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Ep. 50: Sara, Synth, And East Coast Italian Food

In this episode, I chat with Sara Candela from Synth to discuss what Synth is, how to start podcasting with your students using Synth, and what Synth 2.0 will be in the near future. In addition, she discusses her love for east coast Italian food and how she’s adapted to west coast eats. So if you’re wanting to start podcasting with your students, tune in, get yourself a bowl of pasta, and enjoy! Buen provecho!

About Sara

Sara taught high school English in New York for 15 years before moving to Los Angeles in January 2018 to figure out how to work in the podcast industry full time. As part of that journey, she also wanted to see if she could incorporate working with students on podcasting, as that was a goal of hers right before she left the classroom. Last year, Sara launched From Bell to Bell, a podcast where she talks to teachers around the world about how media influences the way we think about school and education. After learning the ins and outs of podcast production working for a small production company for over a year, Sara now works in teacher and podcaster relations, as well as product development for Synth, a micro-podcasting platform popular with teachers, and poised to take over the podcast marketplace.

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