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In this episode, I talk with Boston area Tech Director Andrew Marcinek, author of The 1:1 Roadmap from Corwin Press.  We'll talk about Andrew's experience organizing 4 EdCamps, his work creating an awesome Student Help Desk class, as well as a model for optional professional development that worked at his school district.  One of my favorite parts of the conversation is when he talks about a student that was able to develop their own application in order to solve a problem at their school.  I would highly recommend the 1:1 Roadmap along with Digital Leadership and Pure Genius if you're an educational leader that is striving to move your school forward, particularly with respect to innovative programs and opportunities for students.  You can connect with Andrew on Twitter @andycinek.   

Direct download: 27-AndrewMarcinek.mp3
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In this episode, I have the privilege of talking with Instructional Technology Specalist Rafranz Davis, who hails from the Dallas area.  We move beyond just the SAMR model, and she does a great job of always bringing it back to the student perspective, as you can read about in her new book, The Missing Voices in EdTech: Bringing Diversity Into EdTech.  Among other things, we dive into cell phones in schools, the effect that technology initiatives can have on students in poverty, and her personal story as an "eduparent."  This episode is a little longer, but I think it could've easily been double the length and still been a fresh conversation because Rafranz is very inspiring.  I would highly recommend checking out her website as well as following her on Twitter.  

Rafranz's Website and Blog

Rafranz on Twitter

 

 

Direct download: 26-RafranzDavis.mp3
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In this episode, I chat with Teacher-Librarian and Instructional Technology Specialist Sherry Gick.  Sherry teaches the Video Production class at Rossville Jr-Sr High School and has been recognized as one of the 10 School Librarians to Follow on Twitter.  If you somehow aren't following her on Twitter, she is @libraryfanatic.  Her website is thelibraryfanatic.com.  Sherry is leading the way to redefine what it means to be a librarian in the 21st century and I hope you enjoy our talk as much as I did.  She is the President-Elect for the Librarians Network of the International Society for Technology in Education, or ISTE, who's conference we discover together mid-show is taking place from June 28-July 1 in Philadelphia.  I want to go to ISTE this year.  Badly.  Sherry also happens to be a running and book addict.  I won't give away here how many books she read and miles she ran in 2014, but it was a lot and it made me feel lazy.

Here's the EdCamp Fort Wayne Facebook and Twitter pages to stay in tune with the latest for this summer's unconference.

 

 

Direct download: 25-SherryGick.mp3
Category:education -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In this episode, I talk about the craze that is Trivia Crack and its implications for education.  I'd love to hear your thoughts on the following questions:

1) What do you think about the trivia crack craze?  

2) Would you want your child to constantly play trivia crack?

3) How are you cultivating student ideas in your school?

4) Have students had a say in any new programs or clubs in your school?

5) What makes your school unique? 

You can provide answers to any or all of these questions by clicking on the Feedback button on my website.  Your answer or answers may be used in a future episode of the show.  

 

Tune in next week for my talk with dynamic media specialist Sherry Gick, who is @libraryfanatic on Twitter.  

Direct download: 24-TriviaCrack.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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