This episode is a 5 year celebratory episode of the show. This show launched June 28th, 2017 and this anniversary episode dropped June 28th, 2022. In this episode, I chat with prior guests while at ISTE 2022 in New Orleans and ask them all the same question. The question is “If you could go back in time 5 years and tell your past self one piece of advice, what would it be?” While you listen to these responses, think about how you would answer that same question. Feel free to respond to this question on Twitter. Look for my Tweet with this question and who knows, I might just pick a random responder to win a Starbuck’s gift card. Thank you for your continued support of the show and I look forward to 5, 10, or even 15 more years of The EdTech Bites Podcast. Buen provecho!
In this episode, I reflect upon the 2021-2022 school year. I also challenge all educators to do 3 things over this summer break. This episode was recorded live at the TCEA Elementary Technology Conference in Galveston, Texas while sipping on some Vietnamese coffee. So sit back with your favorite beverage and let’s reflect together. Buen provecho!
In this episode, I chat Megadesk. If you’re not sure what Megadesk is, then be prepared to learn. If you know what Megadesk is, then be prepared to hear how it has impacted our teaching and effectiveness in the classroom. The only food I’m giving you here is food for thought. So dig in!Buen provecho!
In this episode, I go over three different strategies you can use with your students to prepare for state testing. Best of all, none of these three require making copies. This is especially important since there is a worldwide paper shortage. As far as the food is concerned for this episode, I chow down on a pulled pork sandwich with some homemade coleslaw. There’s a giveaway in this episode for a $10 Starbucks gift card so make sure you give it a listen. Buen provecho!
In this episode, I chat all things Lumio with Carrie Shell and Kelly Miksch. Both Carrie and Kelly are Lumio power users and give us some insight on how their district is using it for authentic, impactful instruction with students. They give us some examples on how their teachers are using it with the littles as well as at the high school level. Oh and one more thing… We chow down on some Shake Shack burgers and fries while we have this discussion. Give this episode a listen and make sure you check out Lumio for yourself using the links below. Buen provecho!
Carrie Shell is a passionate educator with a strong focus on student centered learning. She focuses on how to utilize technology to transform ways students can express their ideas and work. In her own education she pursues practices that focus on creating engaging environments using research-based strategies. She specializes in embracing relationships to grow with others and create success together.
About Kelly Miksch
Kelly Miksch is an experienced educator trained in diverse teaching strategies, academic methodologies, and student-centered classrooms. She is a passionate and innovative educator with over 25 years of combined experiences as an instructional coach & designer, community advocate and educator. As a lifelong learner, she embraces a wide variety of learning methodologies and modalities that promote growth and development. She specializes in building positive relationships to inspire those she works with and develop strong strategies to impact success and growth to achieve positive outcomes.
Lumio is an award-winning digital learning tool that will transform your lessons into active, collaborative learning experiences. Every day more schools and districts are switching to Lumio – it’s truly a flexible solution that works well with your lessons, platforms and content that you are already using today. Boost your students’ engagement on any device wherever learning needs to happen ….AND without hours of prep time.
In this episode, I chat the educator side hustle with Fempower Beauty’s own Christina Basias and Alexis Androulakis. And of all days to record this on, it was recorded on International Women’s Day 2022! Both of these ladies are of Greek descent so what better meals to have than Greek food! This is a great conversation that will motivate any educator with a side hustle idea. Give this episode a listen and don’t forget to check out the Fempower Beauty product line below. Buen provecho!
Christina is an entrepreneur who cares about the intersection of entrepreneurship, technology, and education. Her charge is to ensure that today’s young people are prepared for jobs of the future as technology continues to shift culture. She has extensive experience in high school, college, and adult curriculum design and development. She is now at the forefront of the New York City Department of Education’s tech scene as an implementation manager, supporting schools with creative uses of technology adoption. Her passions were aligned in 2019 when she co-founded Fempower Beauty™, a queer-owned and female operated beauty brand rooted in her values with what became award-winning beauty products.
Alexis spent almost eight years on a sales floor meeting thousands of humans who would spend every second that she touched their faces looking in the mirror picking apart their looks. Alexis vowed that she would revolutionize the make-over experience. No one should look in the mirror and itemize their flaws like a to-do list. Alexis vows change the way we all perceive beauty, and to shift culture beyond the narrow beauty standards that exist.
In this episode, I ask the question “are students allowed to use wireless earbuds in your classroom?” I look at this from different angles and explain the perception that this might give. We’ve all got a pair of Airpods, Beats By Dre, Skullcandy, Bose, or some other brand’s wireless earbuds. We see them in the hallways, gym, grocery stores, but are they acceptable in the classroom setting? What are your thoughts in this matter? All while discussing this topic, I’m chowing down on half of a country omelet and half of a French omelet. Why? Because I can! If you’d like to see my recipe for these omelettes, check out the video below. Buen provecho!
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.