My EdTech Life
By Fonz Mendoza
The mission of this podcast is to amplify educator and creator voices. What does that mean? It means that we want to give a platform for educators and creators to share their stories, struggles, successes, and everything in between so that others can learn from them. I believe that by doing this we can help make the education and creator community stronger and more connected than ever before.
My EdTech LifeSep 20, 2023
Episode 232: Multimedia Projects: Boosting Student Creativity
Have you ever felt like the world of K-12 education is vast and ever-evolving? Dive in with me, Fonz Mendoza, as we journey through the multifaceted realm of educational technology. With a particular focus on classroom innovations, I'll be chatting with Ryan Kochevar, a seasoned expert from WeVideo who's been at the forefront of K-12 education for over a decade. From his days as an elementary school teacher to his current role crafting instructional resources and leading professional development, Ryan's insights are enlightening and actionable. Together, we'll explore the nuances of using WeVideo in the classroom, the transformative power of educational technologies, and the future of learning. Whether you're an educator, tech enthusiast, or just curious about the ever-changing educational landscape, this podcast promises engaging discussions and valuable takeaways. Join us and be part of the EdTech revolution!
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Episode 231: Digital Innovation in Art Education
Dive into the world of Tim Needles, renowned artist, educator, and author of "STEAM Power." A TEDx speaker and technology specialist, Tim's work has been showcased on NPR, the New York Times, and in major museums. With accolades like ISTE’s Technology in Action Award and roles such as NASA Solar System Ambassador, Tim seamlessly blends art with technology. Join us for a captivating chat with an education trailblazer.
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Episode 230: MegaMinds: Innovating Education Now
Join me tonight as I chat with Eric Tao, a seasoned digital producer with over 20 years of experience in digital interactive production. Eric's journey has been nothing short of remarkable, from leading innovative teams at Google and exploring the vast potential of Virtual Reality in education to his pivotal roles at global advertising agencies. Now, as the marketing, business, and operations lead for MegaMinds, he's at the helm of revolutionizing the educational experience. Tune in to discover the future of educational technology, the transformative power of VR in learning, and the vision behind MegaMinds. Don't miss this enlightening conversation!
Episode 229: Creative Education: Innovating Tomorrow's Classroom Today
Join us for an enlightening conversation with Willie Thomas III, the Director of Media Integration at Robinson ISD. An Adobe Creative Innovator, published author, speaker, and passionate presenter, Willie has dedicated his life to integrating technology seamlessly into education. We'll learn more about his educational journey, explore the essence of his creative path, and discuss the pivotal role of creativity in the classroom. Willie firmly believes in equipping students with the tools they need for a competitive future and sees educators as the catalysts for producing the next generation of leaders and innovators. Don't miss this chance to gain insights from a visionary who's reshaping the educational landscape.
Episode228: A Catch-Up Conversation: Books, AI, and Strategic Planning
Join me for a special episode of our Saturday morning show with guest Al Kingsley, a renowned author and expert in education technology. While Al has been involved in AI and authoring, today's conversation will primarily focus on school strategic planning. We will discuss the challenges of growth, vital current risks, and the evolving ways we measure impact. Please tune in for an enlightening discussion that will provide valuable insights and guidance for the development and growth of our schools in these challenging times.
Episode 227: Interactive Learning: Beyond Traditional Classrooms
In this episode, we are joined by Alyshahn Kara-Virani, Chief Revenue Officer of Goosechase, and Sara Appleby, an experienced Instructional Coach, as they dive deep into the world of innovative teaching methods. Together, they discuss how the Goosechase platform can be a game-changer for educators looking to ignite creativity and ensure lasting learning impact among their students. Alyshahn shares insights into the platform's features and capabilities, while Sara provides real-world examples of how she has leveraged these features to create engaging and impactful learning experiences. From creating interactive scavenger hunts to designing custom missions that align with curriculum objectives, they explore the myriad of ways Goosechase can empower teachers to think outside the box and revolutionize their teaching approach. Tune in to discover how you can transform your classroom and inspire a love for learning with Goosechase.
Episode 226: The Power of Strategic Communication
In this episode, education experts Rita Ferrandino and Jackie Jircitano discuss the importance of strategic communications for district leaders in today's polarized world. They share insights on building supportive coalitions with stakeholders—from parents to media—before a crisis hits and the role of proactive communication in navigating controversy and advancing a vision of student success. Through interviews, workshops, and case studies, we explore how to create a communication plan that empowers leaders to amplify their vision and make evidence-based decisions for their communities. Tune in to learn how to navigate today's educational challenges more effectively
Episode 225: Unveiling Magic: Where AR Meets SEL in Books
In this episode, we dive into Tricia Fugelstad's latest creation, "PETER O’ Meter," an AR-enhanced children’s book that entertains and educates in the sphere of social-emotional learning (SEL). It's a book that turns reading into an immersive, imaginative, and (Fugle)fun adventure. Discover how Tricia’s transdigital lessons, her passion for integrating technology, and her students' award-winning Fugleflicks led to this moment. Prepare to be inspired by her dream-turned-(augmented)-reality!
Episode 224: Empowering Students with Universal Design for Learning
In this episode of My EdTech Life, we are excited to welcome Jeff Horwitz, a seasoned educator and administrator with over 20 years of experience in the field. Jeff passionately advocates for high-quality education and believes in the power of technology and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to create personalized, authentic learning experiences for all students. Join us as we discuss Jeff's journey from teaching kindergarten through third grade to becoming an administrator, his insights on using technology as a tool for creation, communication, and collaboration, and his work in developing a 21st-century curriculum and Makerspace. We'll also dive into Jeff's thoughts on the importance of empathy and collaboration in education, and how to engage parents in the learning process. Whether you're an educator, administrator, or parent, this episode is packed with valuable insights and practical tips for creating equitable, student-centered learning experiences.
Episode 223: Transforming Education: AI's Ethical Adoption
Join me on My EdTech Life as we dive into the world of AI in education with Amanda Bickerstaff, Founder, and CEO of AI for Education. With over 20 years of experience in the education sector, Amanda is a former high school biology teacher turned EdTech executive passionate about helping schools and teachers unlock their full potential through AI. As a frequent consultant, speaker, and writer on the topic of AI in education, Amanda has led workshops and professional learning across both K12 and Higher Ed. In this episode, we'll explore AI's challenges and opportunities in the classroom and discuss how AI-powered tools and strategies can revolutionize teaching and learning. Amanda is committed to the ethical and equitable adoption of AI, and we'll talk about how AI can be used to personalize learning, improve student outcomes, and better prepare students for success in the digital age. Don't miss this insightful conversation with an expert at the forefront of AI in education.
Episode 222: MetaClass: Tech-Powered Teacher Empowerment
In this episode, we are joined by Laura Taylor, co-founder of MetaClass, a transformative platform reshaping how educators connect and collaborate. With a rich background spanning 17 years in education, technology, and entrepreneurship, Laura is fueled by a passion for empowering educators and learners alike. Inspired by her mother's example of servant leadership in education, Laura co-founded MetaClass to provide a space for educators to build communities, share resources, and showcase their unique talents and projects. Often referred to as "Slack for education," MetaClass aims to alleviate teacher burnout and enhance learning outcomes. Tune in as Laura delves into her journey, the positive impact of MetaClass on the education community, and her forward-thinking vision for the future of education technology. Don't miss this captivating conversation with a true trailblazer in the world of education.
Episode 221: Amplifying Student Learning and Engagement with Tech Tools
Join us for an enlightening conversation with Debbie Tannenbaum, the visionary behind Tannenbaum Tech. With over two decades of experience as an educator, Debbie has transformed how technology is used in the classroom. In this episode, we'll discuss how technology can amplify student learning and engagement, and how educators can empower themselves using technology tools to make their professional learning sticky. Debbie will also share her insights on the challenges educators face in the digital age and how they can overcome them. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the leading voices in educational technology.
Episode 220: Merging Technology and Teaching with Auto Classmate
Auto Classmate is a digital suite of AI-powered tools created by Logan Greenhaw, an 8th Grade English Language Arts teacher. His passion for merging cutting-edge technology with a life-giving approach to learning has empowered educators to craft more engaging and impactful moments in the classroom. In this episode, we will learn more about Logan's story and explore the rewards of using Auto Classmate as he revisits us with fantastic news and updates to his platform.
Episode 219: The Journey from Math Maestro to Kami EdTech Champion
In this episode of "My EdTech Life," I am thrilled to welcome Oliver Tingling, a passionate educator and Teacher Success Champion at Kami. Hailing from New York and boasting a rich Jamaican-American heritage, Oliver's journey is nothing short of inspiring. From his early days at Apple, launching stores and discovering his teaching spark during product training sessions, to his impactful 8-year stint in Mathematics Education, Oliver has always been driven by a love for learning and sharing knowledge. His dedication saw him not only teaching math to young minds but also imparting financial literacy to adults. A turning point came in 2020 when he embraced Kami, eventually leaving the traditional classroom to champion this tool nationwide. Dive in as we discuss Oliver's transformative journey, his belief in personalized education, and how he's empowering educators with Kami. Don't miss this enlightening conversation with a true EdTech enthusiast!
Episode 218: Flip's Role in Shaping Future Learning Experiences
I am honored to host Andy Knueven, widely recognized as @MrCoachK15. With an illustrious 14-year journey in education, Andy has transitioned from teaching special education to shaping young minds in 5th-grade math and science. Today, as an Educator Innovation Lead with the Flip team, he's at the forefront of revolutionizing learning experiences. His role at Flip isn't just a job; it's a testament to his unwavering commitment to harnessing technology for educational empowerment. A Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) and a Minecraft Education Ambassador, Andy's passion for educational technology is palpable. Dive in with us as we explore how Flip transforms the educational landscape and how Andy's contributions make a monumental difference. This is a conversation about passion, innovation, and the future of learning you won't want to miss!
Episode 217: Teacher Career Transitions
In this episode of "My EdTech Life," I sit down with Kelsi, a trailblazer in the field of educational technology and a champion for transitioning teachers. Kelsi's work guides educators as they navigate new paths, whether shifting roles within education or moving into entirely new careers. Her insights, strategies, and compassionate approach have made a tangible difference in the lives of countless teachers. Tune in to learn from Kelsi's expertise and discover how to successfully transition in your educational career. Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired by a leader who truly understands the journey of transitioning teachers!
Episode 216: AI & Neuroscience in Education
Join me on My EdTech Life for an enlightening conversation with Margie Meacham, known as "The Brain Lady." A pioneer in applying neuroscience to instructional design, Margie has been at the forefront of AI in education, building award-winning bots and AI-based learning platforms. Her innovative BrainyBots™ suite won the Tech & Learning Excellence award in 2021, and she's authored influential books on AI and neuroscience in talent development. Discover how Margie's groundbreaking work transforms learning, working, and living.
Episode 215: Tackling the Teacher's Sweets Drawer
Hey educators! 📚 Ever found yourself reaching into that classroom sweets drawer after a particularly challenging lesson or during grading marathons? In today's episode, we chat with Johnathan Cranford, author of "The Sugar Demons: An Addict’s Guide to Conquering Sugar Addiction." Together, we explore the world of stress-induced sugar cravings, especially prevalent in the teaching profession. 🍩🍪 Johnathan, with his personal journey and expert insights, offers actionable strategies to help teachers tackle that sneaky sugar addiction. Discover ways to navigate and control those sugar urges, whether it's the mid-day candy bar or the post-school cookie binge. 🍭🧁 Tune in for a blend of empathy, understanding, and practical advice tailored just for our educator heroes! 🌟🍏
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Episode 214: Transforming Education: A Mission for Universal Accessibility
Ever felt the transformative power of technology in education? Dive into this episode of My EdTech Life where we're joined by the remarkable Ginger Dewey. With a teaching legacy spanning 38 years across K12 and higher education, Ginger's dedication to the realm of education is nothing short of inspiring. But her journey didn't end in the classroom. After her retirement, Ginger took a leap into the world of tech, joining ReadSpeaker, a pioneer in the text-to-speech domain. Today, she's channeling her passion into faculty training and championing accessibility, ensuring that educational content is accessible to all, regardless of their challenges. Join us as we explore Ginger's incredible journey from the classroom to the forefront of educational technology, and discover the power of merging passion with purpose.
Episode 213: The Future of AR/VR in Education
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Episode 212: Meeting Students Where They Are
Alongside’s new model of tier 1 student support leverages technology to provide personalized interventions without overburdening faculty. We explore how this platform gives students 24/7 access to custom care plans, coaching, and community support based on their unique needs. Using technology to deliver robust frontline assistance, Alongside alleviating faculty burden while ensuring students get timely help where they are.
Episode 211: The Evolving AI Classroom - Revisiting ChatGPT's Impact
The AI Classroom Evolves - Inside ChatGPT's Ongoing Impact Rejoin AI consultant William Grube for an exclusive look at the rapid evolution of education in the six months since ChatGPT rocked the classroom. William shares his frank observations from the frontlines of this AI-driven transformation. How is his ethical AI training for teachers adapting to keep pace? What are ChatGPT's ongoing impacts - positive and negative? How can educators stay empowered amidst breakneck AI advancements?
Episode 210: Enlight: Bridging the Gap Between Teachers and Students
Join me for an inspiring conversation with 25-year-old Dieumerci, born in a refugee camp in Tanzania and determined to change the world. Please tune in to hear his journey to becoming an innovator and entrepreneur; he decided to close the gap between teachers and students through his app, Enlight. Learn how Enlight nurtures dreams and creates meaningful connections.
Episode 209: Harnessing AI for Effective Teaching with Eduaide.AI
Join us in this episode as we explore the power of AI in education with Eduaide.AI. We'll discuss how this platform empowers teachers to create engaging and personalized learning experiences, transforming the traditional classroom environment. We'll dive into the platform's unique features and how these tools can streamline instructional planning and provide timely, relevant feedback. Tune in to learn how to harness AI for effective teaching with Eduaide.AI.
Episode 208: Exploring AI's Impact in the Classroom
In this insightful episode, we dive into a fascinating conversation centered on AI in Education with Nicole, a dedicated bilingual educator and co-founder of Inspira Create Education. With her extensive experience in curriculum development and a passion for shaping students' futures through culturally responsive methods, Nicole shares her profound knowledge of the Spanish language and culture and how it allows her to create immersive learning experiences. We explore the potential of AI in fostering inclusivity, enhancing teaching practices, and providing valuable support to educators. Join us as we uncover the transformative power of AI in education.
Episode 207: Educational Transformation Through AI
Join us for an enlightening episode as we sit down with Adeel Khan, an accomplished educator, visionary leader, and advocate for the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education. With a background as a former teacher, founding principal, and school systems leader, Adeel has dedicated his career to exploring the potential of AI in shaping the future of learning and work. As the founder of Uncharted AI, he is passionate about training educators, developing AI products, and guiding systems in the purposeful and safe adoption of AI in schools. Discover how AI can create more human-centered and empowering educational environments. Additionally, Adeel shares his commitment to equity and his experiences leading a diverse, high school to become the top-performing public high school in Denver Public Schools. Don't miss this thought-provoking conversation that delves into the future of education and the impact of AI. Visit adeelkhan.org to learn more about Adeel and his work in education. If you're interested in partnering with MagicSchool.ai, reach out to explore the possibilities for your school or system.
Episode 206: From Music Stages to Classroom Pages: A Journey into EdTech Innovation
Get ready for an exciting episode of My EdTech Life as we sit down with the ever-dynamic Maxwell Roach, founder of JonAyves Learning Club. This isn't your ordinary tutoring service - imagine kids as young as three mastering concepts like long division! Maxwell's fascinating journey has seen him dip his toes into various sectors, from childcare to music, tech to food, and finally, find his true calling in education. With a BA from the University of Toronto and a Professional in Human Resources certification, he's rubbed shoulders with music giants like Beyoncé and the Rolling Stones, commandeered a multi-center childcare organization, and even shared his expertise with global e-commerce tech companies. Maxwell, a true serial entrepreneur, is all about disrupting the norm and introducing modern solutions to fill industry gaps. Don't miss out on this enlightening chat as we explore his unique take on education and innovation.
Episode 205: Transforming Education Through Purposeful Technology
In episode 205 of the My EdTech Life podcast, we welcome Sophie Youngs, an experienced curriculum and technology integration coach passionate about making learning more engaging and inspiring through purposeful technology use. With over a decade of experience in education, Sophie has coached teachers and leaders on effectively integrating technology and strategies into classrooms, schools, and teams. Join us as we delve into her journey from being a middle school teacher to becoming a curriculum and technology coach and her current role as the Professional Development Manager at Kami. Discover valuable insights and strategies for integrating Kami into classrooms and empowering educators to enhance their teaching practices. Don't miss this enlightening conversation with Sophie Youngs!
Episode 204: Empowering Teens for the Future: Inside the Pages of 'Brand Up'
Join us for an insightful conversation with Stacey Ross Cohen and Jason Shaffer, authors of "Brand Up: The Ultimate Playbook for College & Career Success in the Digital World." In this episode, we delve into their modern playbook designed to equip teens with strategies and tools for success in high school, college, and their first job. Discover the sage advice, practical tips, and in-depth skill-building guidance provided in "Brand Up" which covers essential areas like networking, interviewing, entrepreneurship, and social media. As our world becomes increasingly connected and competitive, teens must develop a positive personal brand and a strong digital footprint early on.
Episode 203: Enhancing SEL through Arts and STEAM Integration
Join me for an inspiring episode with Michele Haiken, Ed.D., an experienced educator and advocate for EdTech and literacy. Michele shares her expertise in integrating design thinking, literacy, and STEAM to drive social-emotional learning (SEL) skills. Her recently published book, "Creative SEL," presents a collection of creative lessons promoting self-awareness, mindfulness, responsible decision-making, and social awareness. By bridging the gap between creativity and SEL, Michele's book offers engaging and culturally responsive learning opportunities suitable for traditional or online/blended environments. Tune in to discover how to deepen SEL through arts and STEAM integration while nurturing a growth mindset and positive social activism. Learn more about Michele's work and insights on her blog, TheTeachingFactor.com.
Episode 202: Envisioning and Shaping Tomorrow's World
Join us for an exciting episode with Lori Mazor, an acclaimed architect and visionary who brings a unique perspective to education and business operations. Drawing on her extensive experience leading planning and design at top academic institutions, Lori shares her innovative approach to shaping the future with the power of Generative AI and Metaverse technologies. Her thought-provoking presentations challenge audiences to think beyond the present and embrace the possibilities of a rapidly-evolving world. Don't miss out on Lori's captivating insights and inspiring vision for the future!
Episode 201: Curipod: Streamlining Lesson Creation
In this episode, we dive into how AI is revolutionizing education with Eirik Heres Berre of Curipod. Discover how Curipod empowers teachers to create lessons in seconds and allows students to interact with them in a whole new way. From polls and word clouds to open questions and drawings, learn how Curipod captures student voices and transforms the classroom experience. Tune in now to learn more!
Episode 200: Empowering Student Voice Through Storytelling
Join us for an inspiring conversation with Tanya Avrith, Education Evangelist at Adobe. Tanya is a passionate advocate for student voices and believes in the power of storytelling in education. In this episode, we will discuss the importance of creativity, identity, and connection in learning and how storytelling can help foster these qualities in students. Tanya also shares insights on how technology can be used to enhance storytelling in the classroom and her experiences as an education leader. Don't miss this enlightening and thought-provoking conversation!
Episode 199: Integrating AI Into Lesson Planning with Eduaid
In this episode, we sit down with Thomas Thompson, a co-founder of Eduaide and a Social Studies teacher in Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Thomas shares his insights on the latest trends in educational technology and how AI can be integrated into the classroom to support learning and instruction. He explains how Eduaide's generative educational resources allow for flexible and personalized lesson planning, including modular design, open sharing, and personalization features. Don't miss this fascinating conversation about the future of AI in education.
Episode 198: Leveraging Technology for Student Success
Join us as we sit down with Bonnie Chelette, an experienced educator with over 14 years of experience in the field. As the Director of Educational Technology at the Louisiana Department of Education, Bonnie is dedicated to leveraging technology to enhance student engagement, improve academic outcomes, and increase access to learning resources. In this episode, we dive into the latest advances in technology and education, exploring how AI can be used to support teaching and learning. In addition, Bonnie shares her insights on developing and implementing technology strategies and the importance of ongoing professional development. Don't miss this engaging and informative conversation.
Episode 197: Transforming Feedback into Actionable Steps
Get ready to revolutionize how you give feedback to your students with gotFeedback! As part of gotLearning's Collaborative Learning System, gotFeedback is the first classroom teacher’s feedback tool built on OpenAI’s Large Language Model API. With gotFeedback, you can provide personalized and timely feedback that is goal-referenced, tangible, actionable, user-friendly, ongoing, and consistent. Unlike other feedback tools, gotFeedback allows you to moderate AI feedback so you can choose which elements are appropriate to share with your students.
Episode 196: Injecting Creativity Into Your Classroom
As Adobe's Senior Director of Education Initiatives, Ben has taught coding skills to over a million users and spends considerable time teaching, talking, and writing about creativity and digital literacy, and the future of education. He provides feedback to help shape the future direction of Adobe products, and in this episode, he discusses the role of technology in promoting creativity and innovation in the classroom.
Episode 195: From Burnout to Building an AI Venture
In this episode, I sit down with Elise Victor, an AI expert, to explore her journey and experiences in the world of AI. From a career in banking and healthcare to pursuing a Ph.D. in Information Science, Elise shares her path to discovering her true passion. As a part-time professor at the University of North Texas and an AI speaker series host, Elise is dedicated to educating the next generation and sparking thought-provoking discussions on AI's future and ethical implications. We also got a sneak peek into Elise's upcoming AI venture, TheRAM.ai, set to launch later this year to revolutionize how businesses and education intersect with AI. Join us as we dive deep into the world of AI with Elise Victor and gain valuable insights into the future of this rapidly evolving field.
Episode 194: The AI Classroom: Transforming Education Through Conversations
🚀 But that's not all! Daniel is also the host of the thought-provoking AI Education Conversation podcast, where he delves into the world of artificial intelligence, exploring its potential risks and rewards in the education landscape. Join us as we discuss the pivotal role of AI, its impact on today's learners, and how to harness its power responsibly.
Episode 193: A Journey Through Creative Education & AI Magic
Join me as I welcome Amanda Fox, an award-winning educator and author, as she shares her magical journey through innovative education, AI conversations, and augmented reality! This episode dives into how she harnesses technology to transform classrooms and inspires young minds with whimsical stories. Get ready to learn about her popular books, like The Canva Classroom, The A to Z to Field Guide to Canva, and Teachingland. She is the co-author of The AI Classroom: Teaching and Learning in the Artificial Intelligence Revolution, and discover how her passion for creativity has made learning fun and engaging for children everywhere. Let's unleash the power of imagination and AI today!
Episode 192: Kami: The Ultimate Classroom Sidekick for Engaging Learning
Meet Nicole Rennie, a Kami Teacher, Coach, and Mom passionate about technology's transformative power in education. With over 15 years of teaching and authoring content, she now champions Kami, an all-in-one classroom sidekick that supports teachers' unique teaching styles and makes learning accessible. As a Kami Teacher Success Champion, Nicole helps educators simplify their digital paperwork worldwide, enhance engagement, and empower students for the future. Join us to learn how Kami can be your classroom sidekick and help you work your teaching magic!
Episode 191: AI Education for the Next Generation
In this episode, I will be joined by Alex Kotran, founder of the AI Education Project, to discuss the importance of preparing students for the age of artificial intelligence. We dive into the startling reality that the vast majority of students in the US complete their K-12 education without any exposure to AI education, and the impact this can have on their future success. Tune in to learn how aiEDU is working to bridge this education gap and equip students to thrive in a world driven by AI and automation.
Episode 190: Innovating Education with Generative AI
Join me as I explore the fascinating world of generative artificial intelligence and its educational applications with Stefan Bauschard, an experienced Debate Coach and nonprofit leader. Stefan recently co-edited a 650-page volume featuring 32 authors with expertise in education, technology, and the law on generative AI. Tune in to learn more about Stefan's insights on how AI can transform education.
Episode 189: The Power of Gratitude in Education
Discover the transformative power of gratitude in education with Lainie Rowell, an educator, keynote speaker, and author with over 25 years of experience in the field. In this interview, Lainie shares her insights on how gratitude can foster a positive learning environment and help students thrive. You'll learn practical strategies for cultivating gratitude in the classroom, celebrating progress, and developing a growth mindset. Whether you're an educator, student, or lifelong learner, you won't want to miss this insightful and inspiring discussion. Tune in now and unlock the power of gratitude in education!
Episode 188: Empowering the Modern Classroom
Join me for an exciting chat with Tim Belmont, a high school Technology Specialist and Language Arts Teacher from Rutherford, New Jersey. Discover how he integrates podcasting into his Public Speaking curriculum, empowers students with technology, and supports fellow educators as an ISTE Certified Educator and Google Certified Trainer. In this episode, we explore Tim's passion for coding and developing web-based tools for education and discuss the future of edtech in the classroom. Don't miss this inspiring conversation packed with actionable insights for educators!
Episode 187: Crafting Engaging Classroom Moments with AI
Join me as I welcome, Logan Greenhaw, 8th Grade English Language Arts teacher, and innovative mind behind Auto Classmate. He shares his inspiring journey from thru-hiker and freelance web developer to full-time teacher and creator of a cutting-edge AI-powered platform for educators. Discover how Logan merges technology with a life-giving approach to learning in this can't-miss interview.
Episode 186: Navigating the AI-Driven Classroom
Join us in this eye-opening episode as we dive into the world of AI and education with William Grube, a Computer Science master's student at North Dakota State University. William has been on a mission to explore the impact of AI on teaching and learning, gathering insights from educators across all levels. In this conversation, we'll discuss the challenges teachers face in the rapidly evolving AI landscape, especially with the release of ChatGPT-4. Discover how William's innovative program is empowering educators to navigate this new frontier and equipping them with the tools needed to prepare students for an AI-driven future. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how we can shape the next generation of tech-savvy leaders!
Episode 185: Behind the Scenes at Kami
In this episode, we sit down with Marcus Stein, the Head of Teacher Success at Kami and a former English teacher with experience teaching high school in Louisiana, USA. With over ten years of experience as an education consultant, Marcus is passionate about effective technology integration and holds an M.Ed. in education technology leadership. But that's not all - Marcus is also a former Wheel of Fortune contestant and a lover of Thai food and tropical house music. Join us for a fun and insightful conversation with Marcus as we delve into the world of education technology and learn about his unique experiences and perspectives. From his favorite teaching strategies to his tips for staying up-to-date with the latest edtech trends, Marcus has plenty of wisdom to share. Don't miss this episode!
Episode 184: Imposter Syndrome and Determination
Join us in this episode as we chat with Melissa Summerford, a Google Certified Trainer & Innovator and Teacher Success Champion at Kami, about overcoming imposter syndrome and staying determined in the education industry. With over 16 years of experience, Melissa shares her experiences and tips for success, including the importance of building a supportive network and staying connected. Don't miss this candid and inspiring conversation!
Episode 183: Empowering Teachers With Technology
Join us for an inspiring episode featuring Adam Juarez, a dedicated Technology Integration Consultant for Tulare County Office of Education. With 17 years of experience as a middle and high school US and World History Teacher and Technology Integration Coach, Adam has made a lasting impact on the lives of countless teachers and students. He is also a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator, CUE Board Member, Leroy Finkel Fellowship Finalist, co-founder of #CVTechTalk, and a co-author of The Complete EdTech Coach: A Organic Approach to Supporting Digital Learning. In this episode, Adam shares his expertise and insights on how he supports teachers through individualized coaching, demo lessons, and professional development. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the 2020 30 K-12 IT Influencers Worth a Follow (EdTech Magazine) and the 2022 ISTE Featured Voice.