Ep. 28: The SMART SEE Summit And Building Your PLN

This special episode was recorded in Calgary, Canada while attending the SMART Global Summit and is all about building your PLN or in this case PLF, professional learning family. This episode is made up of four interviews with four different individuals. Two of them are employees of SMART and the other two are attendees like myself. I would like to give a huge shout out to SMART Technologies for hosting this event and the Conrad Foundation for all the work they did with us, especially the students.

Katie Novak 2:30
Gretchen Monahan 15:06
Monica Mora 26:53
Kelly Miksch 36:53

For more information on becoming a SEE, click here. Thanks again to everyone who I interviewed thanks to my new PLF from all over the world. Don’t forget to subscribe to be notified when future episodes are released. Buen Provecho!

Ep. 27: Stella, #NotAtISTE18, and Kentucky Eats

In this special episode of EdTech Bites, I sit down with Stella Pollard to discuss #NotAtISTE18, the 1 year anniversary of the podcast, as well as some Kentucky eats. Stella is a 7th grade math and science teacher in Kentucky , she is an avid listener and promoter of the podcast, and is the first to write a review of EdTech Bites on iTunes/Apple Podcast. We dive into some of the hot topics at ISTE18. We discuss presentations, panels, as well as the expo floor. She also schools us on what is going on with the Kentucky education system. In addition to this, we also talk about Kentucky eats.

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Ep. 26: Cat and Technology Integration

In this episode, I chat with Catherine Barrett AKA, Cat to discuss technology integration as well as the #RedforEd movement in AZ and healthy food choices for teachers. She reached out to me via the EdTech Bites Guest Interest Form and we finally made this interview happen after about 4 months. Don’t forget to check out the video her students created as it might just spark an idea for you and your students. You can also see how she was able to bring a Drone Club to her high school using Donors Choose. Also, June 30th is the last day to sign up your whole team for Formative at a great price. Check it out and take advantage of all of the premium perks at a not-so premium price!

On another note, I want to give a huge shout out to the EDUPodcasters that are going to be meeting up at ISTE18. I wish I could be there with you all but unfortunately, I won’t. Represent the EDU Podcast movement and when you grab a bite to eat, think of me or even better, post it to #edtechbites. I would love to see them!

As always, thank you for listening, subscribing, and leaving a review on your favorite podcast app/service. Tell a friend about the podcast and buen provecho!

Ep. 25: Sarah, EduMatch, and Vegetarian Cuisine

In this episode, I chat with Sarah Thomas to discuss EduMatch and the importance of connecting educators. No, EduMatch is not a dating site for educators. It’s Sarah’s brainchild that connects like-minded educators. All this while being a vegetarian! Sarah is the first guest on the podcast who is a strict vegetarian and is proud of it. Check it out for yourself and be sure to connect with EduMatch and Sarah with a plate of vegetarian lasagne! Don’t forget to subscribe, leave a review, and tell a friend about the podcast. Buen provecho!

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Ep. 24: Ryan, PBL, and BBQ

In this episode, I sit down and break bread with Dr. Ryan Sprott, teacher at International School of the Americas in San Antonio, Texas. He incorporates Project Based Learning in his class and does a great job at it. He gives us some tips as well as some insight on some of his favorite topics he discusses with his students. Not only does he teach, he also is involved with the Buck Institute for Education and the Borderland Collective. Check these out for ideas and examples of PBL in action. In addition, check out the School Reform Initiative for more examples of how PBL is changing the way teachers teach. All of this…while we chowed down on some authentic Texas BBQ! Man, was it good!

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Ep. 23: Mike and Sketchnotes

  • Did someone say “Sketchnotes”? In episode 23, I chat with the man who coined the term “sketchnotes”, Mike Rohde. This is an exciting one for me because I’ve really gone down the sketchnote rabbit hole and find this low-tech, highly-cognitive method fascinating. Tune in to hear his insight as well as how, when, and why he began this movement. If you’d like to learn more about sketchnotes, check out his website and make sure you grab a copy of his books, “The Sketchnote Handbook” and “The Sketchnote Workbook”. So sit tight, grab a pen and sketchbook, and dig in! Buen provecho!

Ep. 22: Noah and #RedforEd

In this very special and important episode, I chat with Noah Karvelis, the man behind the #RedforEd movement in Arizona. If you’re unfamiliar with this movement, check it out on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. It’s all about convincing the powers that be that Arizona teachers need better pay. Listen for yourself and hear what all the buzz is about directly from the man, Noah. There’s no food talk on this episode, just food for thought.


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