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By Keven Rinaman
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!
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Episode 040: Getting Creative with Your Passions featuring @ClaudioZavalaJr
In this episode, Keven talks about finding your passions and creativity with Claudio Zavala, Jr.   Claudio is an Instructional Technology Coach in Texas with over 20 years of experience in education.  Listen to learn about the great things going on in his district and much more!
February 26, 2020
Episode 039: Throwdown with @DHelmEDU
In this episode, Keven discusses the changes in classrooms over the past decade with Dominic Helmstetter (@DhelmEDU).  They also discuss books that have made an impact on their classroom and a variety of pedagogical techniques to use in your classroom. Links to things discussed: Boom Blast Sticks EDrenaline Rush by @MeehanEDU The EduProtocol Field Guide  by Marlena Hebern and Jon Corippo The EduProtocol Field Guide Book 2 by Marlena Hebern and Jon Corippo
February 19, 2020
Episode 038: Bring it Together with Educational Duct Tape Featuring @JakeMillerTech
In this episode, Keven discusses Educational Duct Tape with Jake Miller including educational technology and backward design.
February 12, 2020
Episode 037: #Booknoting at FETC with @theipodteacher!
In this episode, Keven discusses the Future of Education Technology Conference with Jon Smith (@theipodteacher).  Jon is a former educator turned Teacher Success Manager with Book Creator.  They talk about the new concept of Book Noting (sketchnoting with Book Creator), FETC, and share stories from the conference.  Listen to learn more!
January 24, 2020
Episode 036: This "Moment" in App Development with @el_chakka
In this episode of MAGIC Potion EDU, Keven interviews Kevin Chaja (@el_chakka) about his app (Moment AR), app development in the classroom, and what to expect at a large conference.
January 17, 2020
Episode 035: Find Yourself
In this episode, Keven gives a quick update on the future of MAGIC Potion EDU and a healthy tip for a balanced teaching lifestyle.
October 27, 2019
Episode 034: It's Time to Get MAGICAL with @tishrich
In this episode, Keven discusses making learning magical for students with educator and author Tisha Richmond.  An episode a long time in the making, Keven and Tisha look into a variety of topics that give teachers the opportunity to become better educators professionally while increasing the impact of their classroom on students. Grab a copy of "Make Learning MAGICAL" on Amazon here. Learn more about EduMatch here. Check out the entire lineup from Dave Burgess Consulting, INC here. Obvious to you, amazing to others video by Derek Sivers. Hop on over to Tisha's website here.
July 1, 2019
Episode 033: Your School Rocks with @McLane_Ryan
In this episode, Keven discusses high school wrestling, social media, video newsletters and much more with principal Ryan McLane.   Ryan has been an educator for 20 years as a teacher, coach, and principal.  He co-authored the book "Your School Rocks, So Tell People" with Eric Lowe.  You can pick up a copy on Amazon here. Learn more about video newsletters and daily positive messages on the "Your School Rocks" blog here.
June 6, 2019
Episode 032: Making Waves with @Rushtonh
In this episode, Keven discusses ideas and concepts on learning and teaching with Rushton Hurley. Rushton's non-profit website: Rushton's books: Making Your Teaching Something Special Making Your School Something Special
April 24, 2019
Episode 001: Where does EdTech Fit In?
The first episode of the Magic Potion Podcast is here! In this episode, you will learn about the host, Keven Rinaman's, background and learn about the three E's for educational technology integration.
April 20, 2019
Episode 031: Getting Excited for @Esports_Ohio with @nerider
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 Need help getting esports started at your school?  Check out this presentation to get things going (link) Join the Esports Ohio Discord Channel (link)
April 18, 2019
Episode 030: Rounding the Corner
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: TinkerCAD: MakerBot: Create! Conference: G-Tech Summit: Find an EdCamp in your area at Get a book and read it! I like the Dave Burgess Consulting lineup: What I plan to read this summer, "Make Learning Magical" by Tisha Richmond:
March 22, 2019
Episode 029: Getting Focused with @KellyCroy
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".  
March 1, 2019
Episode 028: What I Brought Back From Columbus (#OETC19)
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.
February 17, 2019
Episode 027: The Mysteries of #EdTech Integration with @cmdanhoff
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:
February 8, 2019
Episode 026: Takeaways from @FETC
In this episode, Keven discusses the sessions and connections he made at FETC in Orlando, Florida in January 2019.
February 1, 2019
Episode 025: PBL for the Win! with @LLacrosse
In this episode, Keven discusses a wide variety of topics and the amazing things that happen in Leah LaCrosse's classroom.  PBL, iPads, Chromebooks, 3D printing, and more!
January 18, 2019
Episode 024: Meet Them Where They Are with @MeehanEDU
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: Dead Web Redemption: John's Website: Pexels (Stock Photos): The Noun Project (Icons):
January 4, 2019
Episode 023: Find Your Creative Bug with @BurgessDave
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 Twitter: @burgessdave Instagram: @dbc_inc Purchase a copy of "Teach Like a Pirate" on Amazon:
December 28, 2018
Episode 022: Big School or Small School, We Have the Same Mission with @MnMonster11
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.
December 14, 2018
Episode 021: Digital Discipleship with @adkopp76
In this episode, Keven discusses Digital Discipleship, the Future of Education Technology Conference and the National Catholic Educator's Association Conference.
December 7, 2018
Episode 020: Revolutionizing PD with @RACzyz and the #4OCF
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:
November 9, 2018
Episode 018: Exceptional Learning In Catholic Schools with @denisebrick
In this episode, Keven discusses inclusion with Denise Brickler as well as the NCEA Social Media Influencer Contest.
November 2, 2018
Episode 019: Be Open! with @engelworks
In this episode, Keven discusses inclusion and the Twitter Impact on educators with Doreen Engel (@engelworks). They also discuss Doreen's upcoming book, Be Open!
November 2, 2018
Episode 017: Get Creative with Design Thinking with @MrThomasTran
In this episode, Keven discusses STEM/STEAM/STREAM with Thomas Tran. They also take a look at the future of education while examining design thinking in the classroom.
October 26, 2018
Episode 016: Pause Now and Get On Twitter with @BarbInNebraska
In this episode, Keven discusses the impact of Twitter on teachers with @BarbInNebraska.
October 19, 2018
Episode 015: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
In this episode, Keven discusses the importance of trying new things in the classroom.
October 12, 2018
Episode 014: Augmented and Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Jaime Donally
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: Find out about all of Jaime's great concepts for AR/VR in her book, "Learning Transported":
September 28, 2018
Episode 013: The Future Looks Bright with Tom Murray from Future Ready Schools
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: Visit Tom's website: Purchase one of the books Tom has worked on at:
September 21, 2018
Episode 012: Computer Science for All Ages With Kyle Muir
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! Purchase the Zubi Flyer! (Listen to the whole episode for a special discount!)
September 14, 2018
Episode 011: Creating a Startup Culture in Your School with Becky Shiring
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:
September 7, 2018
Episode 010: Tools to Kick Off The New School Year!
In this episode, Keven shares a variety of tools to help start the school year off on the right foot. OneTab Page with links used in this episode:
August 31, 2018
Episode 009: The Value of Entertainment in Lessons
In this episode, Keven discusses the importance of entertainment and the impact it can have on your lessons.
August 25, 2018
Episode 008: Little Things Can Have a Big Impact with @jmattmiller
In this episode, Keven and Matt discuss the importance of setting an example and being a teacher with character, as well as Ideas on ways to start off the school year on a positive note.
August 10, 2018
Episode 007: Take Ownership
In this episode Keven talks about taking ownership for the good and the bad and what it means for culture in your classroom.
August 3, 2018
Episode 006: Get Out There!
In this episode Keven discusses the “G” in the MAGIC Potion formula, Get Out There! Find what you are lookin for on Twitter and attend conferences that interest you.
July 28, 2018
Episode 005: Be Grateful and Say Thank You!
In this episode we discuss the idea of being grateful. Let those around you know that you appreciate them and highlight outstanding work, letting others know you are proud of them!
July 23, 2018
Episode 004: Stay Calm and Keep Your Composure!
In this episode we take a look at what to do when things don’t go as planned!
July 20, 2018
Episode 003: PD - Make It Yours!
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!
July 13, 2018
Episode 002: The MAGIC Starts With Motivation
In this episode we take a look at motivation, for students and teachers!
July 6, 2018