The goal of My EdTech Life! is to connect people around the world with one another and so that they can one day collaborate together on a project or the next big idea. When you see me on my show, you are truly seeing the real me. You are seeing someone that genuinely cares about learning from my guest and wants to share their story with the world.
On this show we are joined Amanda Macias, Instructional Coach, from Fontana, California. We had a great conversation about wearing many hats, unsubscribing to learning loss, building relationships and community within our schools and Esports.
We had a great conversation with Bonnie Chelette this morning where we talked about Google Innovator, work and projects and how pivots are not always a bad thing. Get to know Bonnie a little better and why she is a well known global leader in education.
Questions we covered.
What’s the biggest challenge you have with your specific role right now and how are you going to overcome it?
What’s the biggest surprise you’ve had in the last few months and why?
How do you continue to learn in order to stay on top of things within your role?
What’s been the biggest failure in the last year and why do you think that happened?
Today, I had the opportunity to interview my great friend Stephanie Rothstein. Stephanie is a passionate educator and leader that is making waves in the education community. Today I had the opportunity to have a nice conversation with Stephanie to and hear about her passion for education and her future projects. Here are the questions that we covered.
1. What is one thing you wish you knew when you started your career?
2. If you don't mind sharing, what is your biggest failure and what did you learn from it?
3. What advice would you give someone wanting to pursue a similar career as you or experience. (we can relate it to work, or Innovator or anything specific here).
4. What have been some of the best resources that have helped you along the way?
5. Who have been the three people most influential to you? (This could be career or personal)
6. What is a common myth about your professional or personal life that you want to debunk? (gives you the opportunity to pick a myth that you think needs to be addressed, could be professional or personal)
7. If you could step into my shoes, what would you have asked yourself that I didn't? This is a free-for-all where you can take a minute or two to all about anything you want.
On this episode Samantha Shaffner shared some #AwesomeSauce on Wakelet and Edulastic. This is an episode that you will find helpful and useful and she provided some amazing resources.
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In this episode Dr. Rene Corbeil, professor, and author, from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will join us as we talk about microlearning, what it is, what it isn't, and the benefits that it has on learning.
Luis has been in education for over 20 years, he now has students that are children of former students which makes him feel ancient. He’s the Technology Integrator for Colegio Marymount in Barranquilla, Colombia. He’s a recent Google Certified Innovator (NYC19!) and lives life to the mantra: Work smarter not harder, Which he tries to instill in his students and fellow teachers.
On this episode we talk about how to find that balance between work and home life. Luis shared his experience with us and showed us that things are not any different in Colombia as they are here in the states. Check out this great and honest conversation and we hope that it will help and inspire.
In this show we get to have a genuine and honest conversation with the amazing Tisha Poncio. We talked about the importance of relationships, creativity, tech and empowering students and more. You won't want to miss this great and inspiring conversation that will allow you to learn more about my friends passion for education.
Deborah Zeman is a Digital Learning & Library Media Specialist, who has worked in education for over 20 years and is passionate about education. On this episode Deborah and I share some of our favorite tools such as Wakelet, Book Creator and TikTok amongst other great conversation centered around creativity.
After 11 years as a Primary School Teacher with a specialism in Computing and Maths, Cat became a freelance EdTech consultant with the goal of supporting schools in teaching computing as well as using technology affectively to support teaching and learning. As a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Innovator, Cat likes to be at the forefront of technology and it's use in schools & is passionate about supporting educators around the world and has travelled to Brazil, Dubai and around the UK & US sharing her thoughts. When COVID changed the educational landscape, Cat took the opportunity to empower teachers to talk about their mental health and reduce stigma by opening the Global GEG Mental Health Staffroom, currently open on Sundays at 8pm GMT.
Claudio is a digital media consultant based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and currently Digital Designer at Burleson ISD. He is passionate about fostering creativity in the classroom and using digital tools to engage learners. In addition, he enjoys helping individuals, entrepreneurs and small business owners build their design and build their brands. Claudio is an Adobe Spark Ambassador and Adobe Education Leader. He has presented at various national and regional conferences including ISTE, SXSWEdu, FETC and TCEA. Claudio has also been featured in various magazines including Toggle and EdTech Magazine. He is also experienced in social media management, something he learned to do as part of his digital media consulting company, I Am Claudius. Claudio is an avid photographer and videographer. He is a YouTuber, professional musician, a master woodworker and cyclist.
AJ Bianco opens up and shares his passion for education and his transition from classroom teacher to an administrative role. AJ and I also talk about his inspiring podcast called The ReflectED Podcast.
Los gemelos Herraez son grandes embajadores de la educación y su importancia. Abogan por las prácticas educativas del siglo XXI. Han sido presentados por numerosos periódicos de todo el mundo como El Mundo (España), Salamanca 24h (España), el diario de Valladolid (España) y The Globe and Mail (Canadá) entre muchos otros. Además, los eTwinz han participado en algunos programas de radio nacionales como La Cope (España) como expertos en transformación digital y aprendizaje del siglo XXI.
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Ismael Martinez, a local content creator, will be joining us as he shares his experience as a content creator. We will talk about the creative process, ideation, and how one can exercise their creative muscles.
In this episode, I am joined by the 3 Caffeinated Coaches! Georgina, Shannon, and Becky will talk about how they are helping our educator community by enhancing the practices of instructional coaches/educators/leaders through their podcast.
En este programa José Ontiveros de Argentina y Carlos Espinoza de Guayaquil compartieron lo importantes que se convirtieron las redes de aprendizaje personal y cómo crecieron en América Latina. Compartieron cómo estas redes se convirtieron en familes sin fronteras gracias a las plataformas de redes sociales.
On this episode Rachelle Dene Poth joins us to chat about the importance of relationships and igniting a passion for knowledge in our students. She also shares how teacher can begin to explore the world beyond the classroom and how they can reach out to their PLNs for support.
In this episode, we talk about the future of work, Augmented Reality. Darya and Inna talk to us about how important it is to be able to get these tools into the hands of our students so that they can enhance their learning and build specialized skill sets that will benefit them in the future.
En este episodio Gerardo y yo hablamos de lo importantes que son las redes de aprendizaje personal como educadores. Gerardo comparte apasionadamente sus antecedentes como profesor en México y nos explica cómo las redes de aprendizaje profesional son una gran recurso de información para todos nosotros.
In this episode, Dr. Dan Kreiness and I talk about our experiences with teacher professional development and growth mindset. Dr. Kreiness shares some great insight on how he helps teachers using the following powerful acronym SCOPE.
Set clear expectations.
Comfort, address discomfort, and take time to make them feel comfortable.
Opportunities, coaching them.
Purpose, how do I fit into this collective idea.
Enthusiasm, have people buy into it. Empower people.
Pily is a Google Innovator from Monterrey, Mexico with a passion for education, but that was not always her plan. Join us as Pily shares her personal journey into education and how she is making a big impact on the global educator community!
We are joined by Chelsea Robberson who passionate about disrupting the status-quo of education by pushing forward the mission of others with this same thinking. In this conversation, we get real about Growth Mindset and how it all comes down to building relationships.
In this episode, Chris shares his story of uncertainty, adversity, and faith through times of COVID-19. Listen to a great story of how a former Radio DJ's passion for education has driven him to equip himself to help his school district and neighboring school districts with the skills he learned during our lockdown. Chris shares a passion for education that can be felt as he shares his story with us. You can follow Chris at https://twitter.com/CamodeduTrainer. You can also visit his site at camodedutrainer.com.
Join us for a great show with Erika as we talk about creativity and content creation in the classroom. Erika will share her passion for creativity and share some amazing greenscreen tools to help you create amazing content for your lessons.
Presentation: Video Production in Any Classroom
Follow Erika on Twitter @GreenScreenGal
In this episode, we get to chat with Marshall Beyer about the amazing work that he is doing in this school district as the EdTech Coordinator. Marshall shares his experience as to how he and his team have helped equip teachers with tech tools to continue to engage student learning.
On this episode our amazing guest Kim Mattina shares how Jamboard can be used in a variety of ways to help engage learners in a meaningful way. Kim gives us a great explanation between the web version and mobile phone version of Jamboard as well as sharing with us some amazing use cases for a variety of subjects. You can follow Kim Mattina on Twitter at https://twitter.com/The_Tech_Lady. Here are some valuable resources that Kim shared with all our My EdTech Life audience.
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Whether teaching in a classroom, online, or homeschooling, effective learning is all about engaging students with a wide variety of strategies and activities. ROCK YOUR CLASS is carefully curated educator wisdom from A to Z, capturing the essentials of being a great teacher.
Joining us today is Chris Aviles who is a co-author of the highly anticipated book titled The Esports Education Playbook. Chris will talk to us about his experience in the world of Esports and how you can start a program in your district.
Online learning, social distancing, staggered schedules, hyper hygienic standards, and blended learning are all new realities presented by the toggled term educators will need to overcome to reopen schools in the fall of 2020 and beyond. To address these new realities, Navigating the Toggled Term introduces educators to the new realities secondary education must face as districts and schools combat the challenges brought upon by the Coronavirus pandemic. The “toggled term” represents this reality for schools and districts as they will likely move back and forth between online instruction and face to face instruction as the threat of Coronavirus remains present.
Join us for a great show with Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Ready Learner 1 as we talk about Augmented and Virtual Reality in Education and the growth of Esports. Augmented Reality and Esports are two of the fastest growing industries right now and Jesse talks about the effect that these have in education. Jesse is a co-author of Reality Bytes, which is a great book that can help introduce many educators to the world of augmented and virtual reality along with his new book out in November titled The Esports Education Playbook. You can follow Jesse on Twitter @jlubinsky and you can find Reality Bytes on Amazon for a great price right now.
On this episode we spoke to Scripted authors Paula Neidlinger and Bruce Reicher about their new book that is a great resources to help teachers learn how to create content for their classes. Paula and Bruce share some great tips and resources to help novice and expert teachers create with content tips for not only them but their students. You can check out their book site at scriptededucators.com. You can also follow the authors by clicking on their handles below.
Paula Neidlinger @pneid is a globally connected, 28 year middle school, veteran media educator, presenter, and author.
Bruce Reicher @breicher is a grade 6-8 middle school technology teacher with 25 years experience.
Randall Tomes @RandallTomes1 is a grade 1-6 elementary digital media design teacher with 25 years of experience.
Joining us on the show are Dr. Rachel Johnson and Katie Attwell from Ontario, Canada joined us on the show to talk about Tech Integration through Podcast. Rachel and Katie work for the same school district and when school closed they found the time to click on the record button to start a series of podcasts geared towards helping their district teachers and other educators integrate technology. You can find their podcast and blogs at Edugals.com. You can also find them on Twitter @Edugals on Twitter. Please make sure you follow Dr. Rachel Johnson and Katie Attwell on Twitter.
Dr. Shantel is an amazing educator and consultant that does amazing work with empowering educator and students alike. Dr. Shantel has also started the #ThisIsMe Movement that designs educational opportunities that empower women and girls to boldly elevate their voices and claim their space in the world by changing their personal narratives. You can check out Dr. Shantel's page at TheLearningdr.com. You can find her on Twitter @TheLearningDr and you can follow her on Instagram @thisismemvmt.
This week we had a great time talking about content creation and exercising our creative muscles with Al Thomas. Has has served in various capacities in the field of education and has the ability to bring his creativity to new heights because of his experience. Al encourages us to simply create because, "you don't know who is waiting on you to do that thing" to inspire others. You can find some amazing resources on Al's page at educopilot.com and you can follow Al on Instagram @educopilot and Twitter @educopilot.
We had an amazing show with Google Innovator & Book Illustrator Jennifer Leban. Jennifer shared her Google Innovator journey and project called ResetEDU which is a web series designed to motivate, empower and inspire teachers to embrace new ideas for learning and teaching. She also shared he Illustrated book called Coding with Kindness will be out soon.
We had an amazing chat with Stephanie Galvan Russell a.k.a @lispylibrarian about how you can get started vloggin & blogging. Stephanie shared with us how she started blogging and how she did not let her lisp get in the way of putting herself out there for many to view. She shared how she takes this love of vlogging into her school to help student be able to learn in a safe space through the use of vlogging. She also shares tips on how to get started yourself as a vlogger. You can find Stephanie an Twitter @lispylibrarian.
We had an amazing chat with Chris Nesi regarding EdTech and Podcasting. Chris shared his distance learning experience with us and how he found ways to connect with his students through this time. Chris shared how he shifted his classroom experience to be more of a student centered experience as his students were given choice as to how to they can learn through the use of a variety of tools. Chris gets real and his passionate really shows and resonates through the show. You don't want to miss out.
You can check out his podcast called The House of EdTech and you can also check out the Education Podcast Network that Chris founded for amazing content to inspire your teacher practice.
On this show we talked to several #VIA20 applicants shared their experience of the Google Innovator application process. We all opened up and shared our passions, our struggles and our How Might We...statements and we also share advice for future applicants. We all opened up and shared our stories and built a connection through our chat.
We had an amazing chat with possibly the most energetic Librarian that I know. Her passion and knowledge of how to integrate technology through a remote environment is amazing. Karina's passion will be transmitted through this show and it will definitely motivate you to continue to learn. On this show we talked about Digital Cataloging, Badges and more. Here is her Wakelet Collection.
On this episode of My EdTech Life we are joined by the amazing Kristina Holzweiss. He had a great chat about our backgrounds growing up, maker movement resources, the importance of student creation, portfolios. Kristina also shares her passion for libraries and technology and how libraries can be an excellent resource even during this time of remote learning. You can follow Kristina Holzweiss on Twitter. You can also check out her books on Amazon.
We had a great time with Google Trainer, Innovator and now a Wakelet Ambassador, Toby Doncaster. Toby shared how he uses Wakelet with his students at the vocational college he works at. Toby engaged his learners through the use of Wakelet thanks to the built in resources on the platform such as Immersive Reader, Flipgrid and more.
En este episodio de My EdTech Life Javier Balan y yo hablamos de cómo está ayudando a formar profesores en su comunidad en Cuidad Obregón con herramientas de G Suite. También compartió una gran iniciativa que la Secretaria de Educación Publica está haciendo al ofrecer formación de Certificación de Nivel 1 de Google a los profesores gracias a una alianza con Google.
On this episode we were joined by the Short & SUITE crew and we enjoyed a great chat about all things quarantine, wellness, and tech. Daren and Ben joined us all the way from Essex in the U.K. and they definitely came equipped with great material for some laughs but also some great tools such as WeVideo and Book Creator. This was a great show and worth checking out!
Marialice Curran Ph.D joined our show and shared so many wonderful resources with us regarding Digital Citizenship. She also made a big announcement on our show regarding the #DigCitSummit being held October 12-16 of this year. She also shared how importance of learning together as a community about Digital Citizenship. If you'd like to follow Marialice on Twitter you can find her @mbfxc. You can also find some great resoures on her website www.mbfxc.com.
On this show we Bruce Reicher and I discussed several topics regarding content creation during these times of remote learning. I was great to hear the great things he does that helped his workflow through the use of video. Bruce and I also shared several tools such as WeVideo and Wakelet that can help educators get their content to their students. Bruce also talked about his book called Scripted which will be available August 11 and you can check fill out this form for updates. You can also check out Bruce's PD site that is loaded with great resources.
Pedro Aparicio, Google Innovator de la Ciudad de México, se unió a nuestro programa para compartir sobre la importancia de aulas conectadas. Pedro compartió sus experiencias con poder conectar a sus alumnos con aulas a nivel internacional y cómo eso ha dado a sus alumnos la capacidad de aprender y ver el mundo desde una lente diferente.
On this episode we welcome Google Innovator Rachel Coathup who shares her wonderful innovator project that is helping so many educators find wonderful PD all in one place. BadgEdTech offers a one stop stop for educators to go directly to a platforms training platform where they can earn badges, accreditations and certifications. Rachel is such a talented and innovative EdTech leader and this project is something that will definitely help every educators add additional tools to their EdTech Tool-belt! You can find her site here BadgEdTech.
Remote Learning is a term that is now part of our daily vocabulary as educators. On this show we speak to Stephanie Lyons from Merge EDU about their amazing augmented reality learning platform. Merge EDU has many great lessons built into the platform that can help students learn visually and kinesthetically. Students will have the opportunity to hold objects in their hand that they may never get to experience seeing or touching, because Merge can bring the world to them.
Merge Remote Learning Wakelet
James Davis from Wakelet joined us for a great chat about the origins of Wakelet, the educational impact, the partnerships and what is to come. James answered the following questions during out wonderful conversation.
Question 1: What was the vision of Wakelet when it first started?
Question 2: Was this platform geared for educators to begin with?
Question 3: Let’s Talk about the 5C’s
How Does Wakelet help in
Question 4: Let’s Talk about Wakelet’s Community event that just happened. What are your personal takeaways from this event
Question 5: We know that the Wakelet Community is a tight community that is always willing to give feedback to help. What are some of the great things that Wakelet is working on to improve the platform?
In this show we interviewed James Varlack and Instructional Technology Specialist who with the help of his lovely wife moderate the #RGVEduChat. If you are interested in starting a Twitter Chat, this episode is definitely one that is worth listening too. James speaks with us about the preparation that goes behind the scenes to offer us an amazing Twitter chat on Sunday evenings. James also shares with us his personal experiences and growth through participating in Twitter chats and let's us know where he sees the #RGVEduChat chat growing into. This is a worthwhile episode with various gems shared by James.
In this episode we welcome Jaime Donally, mother, author, educator and ARVRinEDU leader on how to leverage the power of Augmented and Virtual Reality to engage learners. We discuss some of the barriers that ARVR can have to fully immerse itself in a school curriculum and how we can get it into the hands of our students. Jaime also shares some ARVR options on how teachers with limited budgets can use to incorporate the use of ARVR into their teaching. We also talked about the wonderful #ARVRinEDU Twitter community and their willingness to help anybody that would like to learn more about ARVR. You can subscribe to Jaime's website www.arvrinedu.com to find some amazing resources to get you started on your journey.
Welcome To My EdTech Life! In this show we interview Omar and Fely Lopez and get insight as to their experience in providing Teacher PD during this time of social distancing. We talk about what type of training has worked the best for the teachers in our area and the social and emotional state of our teachers and student body.
In this episode we interview Dr. Rene Corbeil Ed.D from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley regarding remote learning and the changing education landscape. Here is the link to your YouTube Stream.