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.
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.