In this special episode, I sit down with Claudio Zavala Jr. to discuss his contributions to the Educational and EdTech world including, #singasong. If you’re unfamiliar with #singasong, it’s a very innovative way he has incorporated Flipgrid to spread some #positivenoise around the globe. If you’d like to know more about it, listen to this episode. He’s come a long way on his educational journey and has taught various grade levels and now serves as an Instructional Technology Coordinator. We share many similarities being that we’re both born and raised in San Diego, California and both graduated from San Diego State University. We probably crossed paths in the past but never realized it. Now, we’re recording a podcast together discussing two passions of ours, educational technology and west coast eats. This was definitely a fun episode and conversation that continued even after I hit the “Stop” button. Don’t take my word for it though, check it out for yourself. Don’t forget to follow Claudio on Twitter and share your voice using #singasong. Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast, share it with others, and leave a review. As always, enjoy and buen provecho!
Ladies and gentlemen, The EdTech Bites Podcast has officially gone international! Yeah I said it, international baby! In episode 12, I chat with David Kofoed Wind to discuss Peergrade. David lives in Copenhagen, Denmark and is the CEO and creator of Peergrade. For those of you who do not know what Peergrade is all about, let me explain it to you. What do you do when students turn in a rough draft of an essay? You usually randomly hand them back so they may do a bit of peer editing. Students usually mark them up with corrections, ideas, and feedback. Imagine being able to do this with digital submissions via Google Classroom! That’s exactly what Peergrade gives you the power to do. Boom! Bang! Pow! David discusses the ins and outs of Peergrade, the importance of student feedback, as well as Danish cuisine which includes a dessert named Rødgrød Med Fløde. It’s a strawberry pudding that is topped with fresh cream. It sounds delicious but do not ask me to pronounce it, I’ll leave that to him. Check out this episode and check out Peergrade as well. It integrates with Google Classroom and other LMS platforms for ease of use for teachers as well as students. Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast and please leave a review. Thank you and as always, Buen Provecho! In this case, Velbekomme!
In this episode, I sit down and chat with Dan Kreiness to discuss leadership and his podcast, Leader of Learning. He’s carving his own niche in the educational podcast world with a fresh perspective on leadership. This is a must-subscribe podcast for anyone who wants to hear from innovative leaders in the educational field. In addition, we discuss donuts from his favorite spot in Connecticut, Donut Crazy. Ironically, there’s a great BBQ restaurant that he recommends to anyone that wants great BBQ in the Connecticut area, Hoodoo Brown BBQ. If you’d like to subscribe to his podcast, look for it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and other podcast platforms. Don’t forget to leave a review and as always, enjoy and Buen Provecho!
In this episode, I sit down with a good friend and colleague of mine, Chad Belford. We met up at an authentic Chicago eatery called Wise Guys in San Antonio and discussed microcredentialing, digital badging, and of course…Chicago eats. This is definitely a “squirrel!” episode with lots of side conversation but hey, that’s dinner table talk right? We manage to discuss what we’ve come across in our own research of “how to” digital badge and the pros of it. We’re ready to start rolling this out in our district and would love to hear your journey in Microcredentialing and Digital Badging. Also, if you’d like to tell us about your favorite Italian eatery, please chime in on Twitter with #EdTechBites. As always, enjoy and Buen Provecho! Or in this case, Buon appetito!
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 Tong, Cindy 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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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!
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!
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!
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!
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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