Welcome to the MAGIC Potion Podcast, where a sprinkle and a dash can enhance your class! Listen to learn about tools, techniques, and stories from educators on ways to improve your lessons, create a positive culture, and much more!
In this episode, Keven discusses the life of a director of technology with Nick Rider. Nick is the Director of Technology at Carey Exempted Village Schools and is leading the charge with Esports Ohio, a grassroots campaign to kick off competitive esports at the high school level.
For more information about Esports Ohio, visit www.esportsohio.org
Need help getting esports started at your school? Check out this presentation to get things going (link)
Join the Esports Ohio Discord Channel (link)
In this episode, Keven discusses the fourth quarter of the school year and things to get your through the grind. Listen to hear about ideas to refresh yourself as an educator find that spark to get you through the year.
Links from the episode:
Book Creator: https://bookcreator.com/
Create! Conference: https://createconference.net/
G-Tech Summit: https://sites.google.com/genoaschools.com/g-techsummit
Find an EdCamp in your area at https://www.edcamp.org/attend
Get a book and read it! I like the Dave Burgess Consulting lineup: https://www.daveburgessconsulting.com/dbcibooks/
What I plan to read this summer, "Make Learning Magical" by Tisha Richmond: https://www.amazon.com/Make-Learning-Magical-Unforgettable-Experiences/dp/1946444995
In this episode, Keven catches up with Kelly Croy. Kelly is an educator, author, artist and speaker. He currently serves as the Director of Innovation and Instruction at Port Clinton City Schools. Over his 28 years in education, Kelly has had a major impact on many students lives and helped to motivate teachers through podcasting, motivational speaking, and is a proven leader.
Kelly is the host of the Wired Educator Podcast, the Future Focused Podcast, author of "Along Came a Leader" and the soon-to-be-published "Unthink Before Bed".
In this episode, Keven talks about the sessions, ideas, and tools he encountered at the Ohio Educational Technology Conference in Columbus, Ohio. There is a focus on esports, a variety of tools that were highlighted in sessions, and a dive into the Pear Deck Google Slides add-on.
View notes from #OETC19 attendees for nearly 100 of the sessions by clicking here.
In this episode, Keven discusses a variety of Education Technology Integration topics and upcoming conferences with Christine Danhoff, Technology Integration Specialist at Genoa Schools.
Visit the conference website for G-Tech Summit here: https://sites.google.com/genoaschools.com/g-techsummit
In this episode, Keven discusses gamification with John Meehan.
John Meehan is a teacher and instructional coach at Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington, VA. He teaches two classes as well as supporting over 100 teachers with their classroom goals. Students in his classes have the opportunity to learn through a gamified classroom as John looks to grab student attention through using themes from current video games. Below you will find a few examples to use in your own classroom.
Dream Rush Welcome Game: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/14400cyvu7a2nyqB1_KXhLoJw2gaJp_6m7U1ThnQ9jNk/edit?usp=sharing
Dead Web Redemption: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1i8Q3EZ37WrNAeD20UvmpiqXwjjfSyue_7wUMGSPXi6U/edit?usp=sharing
John's Website: https://edrenalinerush.com/
Pexels (Stock Photos): https://www.pexels.com/
The Noun Project (Icons): https://thenounproject.com/
In this episode, Keven talks about creativity, passion, and enthusiasm with Author, Speaker, Educator and all-around good guy, Dave Burgess.
Dave is a New York Times best-selling author with his book "Teach Like a Pirate". He was a classroom teacher for 17 years before shifting gears to give presentations, workshops, and give other educators a voice through his publishing company.
Visit Dave's website online at https://daveburgess.com/
Purchase a copy of "Teach Like a Pirate" on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Teach-Like-PIRATE-Engagement-Creativity/dp/0988217600
In this episode, Keven discusses some of the differences between small school and big schools with Cari White, Director of Campus Ministry at Lakewood St. Edward's High School. Cari also talks about many of the great things going on at St. Ed's and what it is like working in a single gender school.
In this episode, Keven discusses effective professional development techniques with educator and author, Rich Czyz.
Rich is the author of "The Four O'Clock Faculty: A Rogue Guide to Revolutionizing PD".
Listen to learn more and be sure to check out Rich's blog: https://fouroclockfaculty.com/
In this episode, Keven discusses augmented, virtual reality, and 3d printing in the classroom with Jaime Donally.
Be sure to check out Jaime's website: https://www.arvrinedu.com/
Find out about all of Jaime's great concepts for AR/VR in her book, "Learning Transported": https://www.iste.org/resources/product?id=4099
In this episode, Keven discusses educational technology, the importance of effective pedagogy, and the impact of positive culture with Tom Murray.
Tom is the Director of Innovation at Future Ready Schools, a non-profit based in Washington D.C.
Visit Future Ready Schools online: http://www.futureready.org
Visit Tom's website: https://www.thomascmurray.com/
Purchase one of the books Tom has worked on at: https://www.thomascmurray.com/books/
In this episode, Keven speaks with Kyle Muir, Co-founder of Fuze Play, about computer science curriculum and how it can be developed for learners of all ages.
Visit Fuze Play on the web! www.fuzeplay.io
Purchase the Zubi Flyer! (Listen to the whole episode for a special discount!) https://fuzeplay.io/products/zubi-flyer-the-first-hackable-frisbee
In this episode, Keven discusses the concept of creating a startup culture in your school with Becky Shiring from Squirrels. Becky is the Director of Professional Development & Continued Learning at Squirrels LLC in Ohio.
Becky's guest post on Ed Tech Digest - Why Startup Culture is Coming to a Classroom Near You: https://edtechdigest.com/2018/06/28/why-startup-culture-is-coming-to-a-classroom-near-you/
In this episode, we talk about making professional development your own. Make the best out of every situation and presentation you sit in, amplify your own presentations, find your passion, and get on Twitter!