In this episode, I sit down with my good friends Chad Belford and Maria Garcia. We answer the question, “How does being a Google Certified Educator make me a better educator?” We all give our personal answers to this as well as read a couple of answers from other educators who answered this same question on Twitter and Instagram. Oh and did I mention that we do this while each enjoying a Popeye’s chicken sandwich?! So grab your favorite chicken sandwich, tune in, and as always, Buen Provecho!
Chad Belford is an Instructional Technology Specialist for North East ISD by day, lucky husband & proud father by night. He enjoys learning new things and teaching others. Adding new tools and strategies to your toolkit is his game, engaging kiddos in the classroom is his aim. 🙂
Maria Garcia-Rios is an Instructional Technology Specialist in San Antonio, Texas. She is always ready to talk about differentiated instruction, empowering students to have a voice in their learning, and supporting educators in their learning journey. Her greatest joy is being a kid with kids and making each learning environment one that all students can enjoy.
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In this episode, I catch up with Joey Taralson from Flipgrid to talk about the Flipgrid updates. I first linked up with Joey for Episode 3 of the podcast so make sure you check out that episode as well to really understand where they were two years ago and where they are now. Make sure you subscribe, leave a review, and tell a friend about the show. Buen Provecho!
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Season 3 is under way folks! In this episode, I give my beginning of the year keynote that is directed to admin, coaches, tech coaches, teachers, and students. I do this while eating my favorite pasta ever, bucatini carbonara. Tune in to hear what I have to say to YOU to motivate you this school year. Buen provecho!
- Admin, coaches, tech coaches: 4:51
- Teachers: 11:20
- Students: 19:30
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In this episode, I’m joined by Charlotte Dolat to answer the questions we all go through this time of year, “State testing is over….now what?!”. We both give some great ideas on what you can do after testing that are meaningful and integrate technology. We also hear what her BBQ and tortilla preferences are. Enjoy! Buen Provecho!
Charlotte Dolat, is an Instructional Coach in San Antonio, Texas. A lifelong educator, Charlotte has worked with students, teachers and admin for 26 years. She has experience in offering professional development, technology integration, and differentiated instruction. She is passionate about helping educators transform their teaching to reach more students in a high-leverage way as well as building teacher leadership capacity. Charlotte is excited and honored to be the 2020 TCEA Convention Chair.
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In this episode, I’m joined by Jeff Bradbury to discuss Teachercast, Jeff’s site and podcast all for tech coaches. We’re both going to be in Philly for ISTE 2019 so he also lets us know where to get the best Cheesesteaks. Buen provecho!
Jeffrey Bradbury, author of Kidblog: An Introduction to Blogging With Your Students, is the creator of TeacherCast.net, TeacherCast University, and Educational Podcasting Today. He is an ASCD Emerging Leader, Google for Education Certified Innovator, Google for Education Trainer, PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Microsoft Surface Expert, speaker, writer, podcaster, broadcaster, consultant, and educational media specialist. He is currently the Coordinator for Technology Integration and Instructional Technology Coach for a K-12 Regional School District in New Jersey. In 2012, Jeff was recognized as one of top 50 educators using social media at the first ever Bammy Awards and has been nominated three times in the category of Innovator of the Year. Jeff has provided Keynote speeches for the Pearson Authentic Learning Conference, EdTechNJ, and most recently at Columbia University’s Teacher College and Podcast Mid-Atlantic conference. Jeff earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from West Chester University in Pennsylvania. In his free time, Jeff enjoys teaching, web design, broadcasting, playing viola and violin, conducting, and spending time with his wife Jennifer and their five-year-old triplets.
In this third installment of a four part series named, “Getting Ready For Testing”, I chat with Wes Ryan all about digital learning menus. We park it at Taza Coffee House in San Antonio, set up shop outside, and record while taking advantage of the perfect weather. He’s got a lot to say about learning menus including how to get started. So tune in to see how to give your students more choice and autonomy in your class with learning menus.
Also, check out The EdTech Bites Podcast on Synth to see what they’re doing with podcasts. You can now listen to the show in 264 second chunks. Buen Provecho!
This is part 2 of a 4 part series, “Getting Ready For Testing”. In this episode, I chat with Lauren Snyder to discuss Digital Breakouts and or course, corn tortillas! We discuss what a digital breakout is, how to get started on one, and the pedagogy behind them. Tune in and check it out for yourself! Buen Provecho!
Lauren works as an Instructional Technology Specialist in NEISD and is passionate about breaking down barriers and crushing norms in education. She is married and has two small children (HELP) and in her free time (haha) she enjoys pretending she’s an international musical sensation. You’re welcome.