In this episode, Dan, Alex and Zac are joined by the one and only Taylor Mali - former teacher, slam poet, and all around great guy. We chat him up about the EdTechAfterDark Twitter chat he moderated for us, what it means to be "cliché," why we should all speak with conviction, and some new projects he's working on.
In this long overdue episode, Dan, Zac and Alex reflect on the entirety of the schoolyear, discuss teacher burnout and how to overcome the inevitable feeling of being overwhelmed as an educator. We also speak to Dr. Monica Burns of ClassTechTips.com about her new book and awesome EdTech blog.
In this (extremely long) episode, Dan, Zac, and Alex discuss what it means to be "connected" to the internet in schools--but more importanly, how to "connect" with students on a more than superficial level to engage in and keep them "hungry" for school. We also chat with Nathan Lang, co-founder of #leadupchat and EDU strategist at CDW about his thoughts on what education needs to look like in 2017.
In this episode, Dan, Zac and Alex talk with Dene Gainey, a long time friend, author, and expert in student-centered classrooms, about providing students the space to create their own agency. We also finally get a chance to include our interview with Ricky Johnson, CFO of PledgeCents - a crowdfunding platform specifically designed for teachers.
In this episode, Zac, Dan and Alex discuss our methods of staying inspired throughout the school year, and some of our favorite instructional strategies to help quell the doldroms of testing season. We also include some listener feedback, get sappy, and talk a little bit about avoiding negativity on your campus.
In this episode, Zac, Dan and Alex attempt to condense an entire 3-day technology conference into the best tidbits. They probably fail, so you should go to fetc.org and look up any sessions you missed when you were there. There's also a special interview with Ami Shah from Peekapak, a fun elementary education tool to teach character ed to kids.
In this episode, Dan and Alex rap about the process of collaborating in a constantly connected world, and the fears (and benefits) of sharing "too much" of your story with your students. We also get kind of philosophical about the word "resolutionary" and quote people on Twitter that are smarter than we are. Enjoy!
In this episode, we discuss the dangers of speaking about technology with an air of pessimism in schools, and build upon last week's chat with Eric Sheninger, in which he asked a lot of good questions about inspiring "awe" in our students in these connected times. In addition, we also ask ourselves if teachers sometimes misrepresent the role of technology in the classroom. In fact, we seem to have more questions than answers!
Welcome to the #EdTechAfterDark After Hours podcast! In this inaugural episode, Zac, Dan, and Alex discuss a variety of EdTech topics including how to keep kids curious within the walls of a public school, what it means to be an EdTech trailblazer, and what the next steps in student/teacher digital evolution could (and should) look like.