Kelly interviews Starr Sackstein, the author of Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grade School. Starr is a veteran teacher, has earned her National Board Certification, is the author of numerous books on education, and has been recognized for her work in education by The Dow Jones New Fund, Education Updated, among others. She is an amazing educator, writer, blogger, and speaker.
You will be thinking differently about assessment after this interview, and you will find ways to modify and level-up your assessment. Starr shares some fantastic take-aways for you to apply. (25:59)
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Starr's other books: Click here to view the list.
Sigma 5 Edu Con Conference: http://www.5sigmaeducon.com
Starr Sackstein's blog: http://starrsackstein.com
Most Influential Book: Ken O'Connor's Fifteen Fixes for Broken Grades
Periscope app: https://www.periscope.tv
Voxer app: http://www.voxer.com
Kelly interviews educator Dan Tricarico, author of the new book The Zen Teacher. The Zen Teacher is a great book that has the potential to positively change your lifestyle inside and outside the classroom by providing specific techniques for becoming more focused, relaxed, and mindful. This is a fun interview about an important topic that can help teachers at any point in their career, whether they are just getting started, rocking it, struggling, or about to retire. Many great take-aways for everyone in this episode.
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Dan Tricarico's book, The Zen Teacher.
www.TheZenTeacher.com This is Dan's website. Check it out.
iBookHack: Learn to make engaging, media-rich ibooks.
Muse: a meditation headband for practicing mindfulness. Very cool.
Breathe: An app that teaches meditation.
Headspace: an app and a service that teaches mindfulness.
Illusions by Richard Bach: A book Dan I both read and love.
Dragon Dictation: Powerful software for quickly getting your voice to text.
Essentialism by Greg McKeown: another important book Dan mentions.
In Episode 21 of The Wired Educator Podcast Kelly interviews Michael Matera, the author of the new book, Explore Like a Pirate.
Michael Matera has taught for more than a decade using interactive play, passion and purpose-driven learning to transform the classroom in international, public and private schools.
He is a pioneer in the field of education, using gamification and technology to increase authentic student engagement and content acquisition. Along with being a full time teacher at University School of Milwaukee, Michael is also a nationally-known presenter and international consultant of game-based learning. Additionally, he is the author of Explore Like a Pirate: Gamification and Game-Inspired Course Design to Engage, Enrich and Elevate Your Learners. He was named one of ASCD Emerging Leaders in 2015 for infusing best practices in the field with accessible gamified teaching methods.
Michael is driven to transform education through theoretical and technological applications that identify and inspire limitless learning thresholds in ourselves and in our students.
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Check out The Create Conference at http://createconference.net.
Visit Michael's website at www.MrMatera.com
Connect with Michael on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/mrmatera and follow his hashtag #exlap for great content and chats.
Michael's book: Explore Like a Pirate.
His most influential book: Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess.
Michael recommended to Kelly the book One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer Ph.D.
He also recommended the book The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene.
Favorite tech in the classroom: Go Formative!
Check out the Wired Educator blog at: www.WiredEducator.com
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In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews Don Goble about media literacy. Making movies and getting creative with sound, images, and movies can impact anyclassroom and every classroom. This is a wonderful interview with an amazing educator.
Don Goble is an award-winning Multimedia Instructor at Ladue Horton Watkins High School in St. Louis, Missouri. The National Journalism Education Association named Don as their Broadcast Adviser of the Year 2015. Don speaks internationally at conferences, conventions, and professional development workshops offering educators innovative ways to incorporate video and media literacy into the classroom. Don was a part of the 2011 Apple Distinguished Educator class. Connect with Don on Twitter @dgoble2001.
Celebrate your students work. Publish your students work.
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Don's favorite app: Touchcast App
Don's most-influential book: Pure Genius by Don Wettrick
SchoolTube for sharing videoes with students
Season 2 of The Wired Educator Podcast begins with an amazing interview with Apple Distinguished Educator, Anthony Johnson. Anthony is a passionate educator and an inspiration to students and teachers alike. I'm so excited for you to hear Anthony's story and learn what he is doing differently in and outside his classroom. This is an amazing interview!
Anthony lives in Salisbury, NC with his wife of twenty years and their three daughters.
In his school years, Anthony was a terrible student and a teacher’s nightmare who stayed in trouble. During that time, he failed 4th, 7th, 8th and 9th grades before dropping out of high school at the age of 16. Anthony received his G.E.D. and moved from job to job for nearly a decade. He later enrolled at Livingstone College and graduated in 4 years with a degree in Elementary Education. His goal is to teach with enthusiasm and give his students a different experience from his own in grade school. Teaching is his passion and his desire to help young people succeed has afforded Anthony the opportunity to travel the world as an educator. He has presented and given speeches all over the country.
Anthony currently teaches 4th/5th grade Science and Social Studies at Isenberg Elementary School in Salisbury, North Carolina.
Connect with Anthony Johnson @A_P_Johnson on Twitter.
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Most influential book: The Bible
The Wired Educator Podcast kicks off its second season by taking a look back at what worked inside and outside the classroom and a look ahead at the plan for 2016. Listeners will get some insight on setting goals and finishing strong. Kelly outlines numerous programs that he and his colleagues have implemented this year that are beneficial for you and your students. Please leave a 5 Star Review and a comment on iTunes for The Wired Educator Podcast.
In this session:
How to turn your dreams into accomplishments.
The most important letter you can request.
The importance of attending students' extracurricular events.
Teaching with an iPad.
iBooks and iTunes U Courses
Kelly's new app for iOS devices: an update.
Kelly mentions several upcoming products he is producing for 2016.
A Big Thank-You!
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