In this episode, I am joined by Al Thomas to discuss the burning question, “What’s in your tech bag?”. A couple of weeks ago, I created a Flipgrid topic and asked for people to show us what’s in their tech bag. Al and I go through those responses and give our thoughts before we go through ours. If you’d like to see the videos as well as Al and I going through our tech bags, this podcast was recorded with video as well and is available on YouTube. So tune in and check out if our tech bags have anything in common with yours. Buen provecho!
Al Thomas is an educational leader with a passion for creativity and the opportunities it can provide for students. He has more than eighteen years in the field of education as a teacher, principal, district-level director, and consultant. His passion is to develop and curate unique and innovative solutions that improve learning for all and to inspire educators by sharing inspirational stories through various forms of visual storytelling. He believes that if we are to prepare students for future success, we must equip them with creative problem-solving skills that harness their talents and abilities. Currently, he consults with schools on building systems and staff capacity to transform teaching and leadership by using creativity, technology integration, and design thinking.
In this episode, I chat with David Polgar from Grade Transferer. Let's make this easy for everyone. If you input grades into one system and then have to transfer them to another program, such as your Student Information System, then this episode is a MUST for you to listen to. David tells us how the idea for Grade Transferer came to be, how it works, and how teachers can get started using it right away. So download this episode and give it a listen during your commute, workout, or as you're grading to hear how to make your life a bit easier with Grade Transferer. Buen provecho! About Grade Transferer Teachers have to spend way too much time on things that aren't actually teaching. The quality of lessons suffer as a result, because time is wasted on clerical work like data re-entry rather than crafting engaging lessons and activities. David & Kinga (both teachers, from families of teachers) came up with GradeTransferer to combat the major time-sucking challenge of getting grades from Google Classroom into your gradebook without you having to retype and sort them all. GradeTransferer can save you hours per week and is now used by hundreds of districts and tens of thousands of teachers. It's a small app that can make a big difference in a teacher's life! Grade Transferer On Social Media David Polgar on LinkedIn Grade Transferer Website Grade Transferer on Twitter Grade Transferer on Facebook Grade Transferer on Instagram Don't forget to subscribe to the EdTech Bites website at edtechbites.com and follow me on social media below. Twitter Instagram Facebook
In this pre-ISTE episode, I chat with Michelle Harris and Luke Bilger from the School District of Philadelphia and Min Xin from SMART to discuss all things SMART Learning Suite Online. Michelle and Luke have began implementing SLSO in the district at various sites and have some great things to say about the implementation in their environment. The second half is with Min and he gives us some insight on the new integrations between SMART and GSuite. So check it out and if you’re going to be attending ISTE, stop by booth #2400 and let them know that you heard it here on the EdTech Bites Podcast. Buen provecho!
In this episode, I chat with Dr. David Lenihan to discuss how He and Tiber Health are disrupting the medical field with the use of edtech. He was so gracious that day and did not take a bite of his pizza until we were connected and recording. He also discusses some Puerto Rican food so make sure you tune in. Buen Provecho!
About Dr. David Lenihan
Dr. David Lenihan, Ph.D., J.D., FRSM is the CEO at Ponce Health Sciences University, with campuses in Ponce, Puerto Rico and St. Louis, MO. He’s also the CEO and co-founder of Tiber Health, a education technology company that’s focused on innovating medical school education. Tiber Health’s goals include increasing the diversity of American doctors, making medical school education more affordable to students from low income backgrounds, and helping to solve the global physician shortage. Dr. Lenihan’s work has been featured in a variety of media outlets, including U.S. News & World Report, Tech Crunch, University Business, Institutional Investor, and many more.