Ep. 9 Microcredentialing and Badging Part 1

In this first part of a 2 part series, I sit down by my lonesome to discuss Microcredentialing and Digital Badging. What are they and what do they mean to teachers, admin, and parents? Are they here to stay? Is there a such thing as overbadging? Voice your opinions and thoughts on Twitter using #EdTechBites. Part 2 will be out later this week and will feature my good friend Chad Belford and a great friend of ours, Italian food.

Hoonuit Live will be back August 26th and is all about Student Voice. Register Here for this event. For every 50 people who register, Hoonuit will be donating a $50.00 Amazon gift card to a classroom effected by Hurricane Harvey. Please register to help these classrooms and hear from great presenters and panelists discuss Student Voice. The presenters and panelists are Dan Kreiness, STEAM Nerds, Curran Central, Austin TongCindy Hopkins, John Bimmerle, Joy Schwartz, Michelle Smith, Alan Natachu, Amy Storer, Maria Del Valle, Michael Drezek, Rachelle Dene Poth, and Myself

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Ep. 8: Mason and DFW Eats

I had the privilege of sitting down with Mason (@edtechmason) on this episode of The EdTech Bites Podcast. If you know anything about the EdTech movers and shakers in Texas, then you probably know or know of Mason. This is the first episode with no food is involved but it is still good conversation, which included food talk. Specifically, Dallas, Forth Worth eats. He gives us some insight into his journey to where he is now. He’s served as a people person with Apple, a teacher, and more than anything, an advocate for Educational Technology. He’s now an Education Technology National Instructor for EdTech Teacher and travels while sharing his dominoes (listen to this episode to know what I’m talking about). I promise you, you’ll be engaged and more than anything, inspired. As always, Enjoy and Buen Provecho!

Ep. 7: Wes, Todd, Tacos, and Tips

In this episode, I’m joined by Wes Ryan (@weswryan) and Todd Bloomer (@yankee_todd) at Viva Tacoland to discuss back to school tips for teachers, admin, parents, and students. Wes got down with the chipotle chicken tacos while Todd went in on a trio of pulled pork. I tend to judge a taco establishment on its fish tacos so that’s what I went with. In addition to these, we all ordered a steaming bowl of corn with cheese, spices, and a touch of love. We were all very impressed with the tacos but I for one was blown away by their corn. Following the food came great conversation. We touched upon tips and strategies for teachers as well as what parents need to observe in order to have piece of mind when dropping our kids off for school. We didn’t stop there, we also discussed what students can do to fit in and be a part of the school culture. Enjoy this episode and please do not forget to leave a review. Talk to you soon!

Ep. 6: Jaime, Carne Asada Fries, and Forehead Juice

In episode 6 of the EdTech Bites podcast, I sit down and have a chat (via Google Hangouts) with Jaime Donally (@JaimeDonally) to discuss AR, VR, and MR. For those of you who don’t know, Jaime is known worldwide for her expertise in these three tools and shares her knowledge using #ARVRinEDU. I munch on some Carne Asada Fries, and Jaime…well let’s just say she forgot to bring food to her table. Maybe next time. To read more about Jaime and all of her resources check out her website (tiny.cc/jd). As always, enjoy, subscribe, and don’t forget to leave a review!

Ep. 5: Student Perspective and Dessert

In this episode, I sit down with 3 students to discuss their perspective on the technology they are exposed to in the classroom. We discuss devices and usage while having various desserts including donuts, cupcakes, and fresh fruit. Teachers, take note as to what the students mention and even more importantly, what they don’t mention. Enjoy!

Ep. 4: Net Neutrality, Spotting Fake News, and Death By Chocolate Cake…

In this episode, I sit down with my good friend, Death By Chocolate Cake. We discuss the issues with Net Neutrality as well as ways for students to spot fake news and bogus information on the interwebs. The idea for this episode came from @daycatherinem and @stacyjfarmer via a Flipgrid response. If you have an idea as to what you want to discuss or hear about, please use the following URL:
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The hoax site I reference in this episode is:
http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/

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Ep. 3: Joey, Sushi, and Cookies

In this episode, I am joined by Joey Taralson (@Taralson)from Flipgrid. We discuss, ISTE 2017, Flipgrid, and Minnesota eats. Twitter has been flooded with educators talking about Flipgrid and its many uses in and out of the classroom. To get in on the discussion, use the hashtag #FlipGridFever . The New Flipgrid will be showcased live on August 10th, 2017 via online viewing parties. For more information about attending or hosting a viewing party, Click Here.

To participate in an EdTech Bites Flipgrid, follow the link below:

flipgrid.com/f12768

Enjoy!