Kelly interviews Dr. Chris Penny in this 70th episode of The Wired Educator Podcast. Chris and Kelly talk about the joys and challenges of preparing our next level of educators, learning spaces, digital badging, what the most important skill needed for learning to code (and it isn't what you're probably thinking), why you probably want to avoid using the word drones, and so much more. Chris is brilliant. You'll fall in love with his accent, and you will learn a lot.
Chris Penny is a Professor of Educational Technology at the West Chester University of Pennsylvania and a graduate of Penn State University. In 2011 he won the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award for his excellence in the classroom. In 2007 he became an Apple Distinguished Educator, and Google Certified Teacher in 2009. His efforts in teaching and research have the focus of technology integration in education. He has published an edited book titled Technology Leadership in Teacher Education: Integrated Solutions and Experiences. Has published articles on reading on electronic devices, eMentoring, 24/7 laptop access for teacher candidates, and digital portfolios. Mobile Pedagogy and Perspectives on Teaching and Learning is the title of his latest book which was published in 2013. His most recent research revolves around the topics of learning spaces, and coding for everyone.
Mentioned in this podcast:
Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley
SwiftPlaygrounds for iPad: Everyone really can learn to code with this app. Love it!
In this podcast Kelly interviews Ryan Orilio, an Apple Distinguished Educator in New York State. Ryan Orilio is a great teacher, a good friend, and he is making great accomplishments with some of the coolest technology being used in education. Kelly and Ryan also discuss the importance of being an authentic eduator and being a great role model. Ryan delves into how his school is using robots, coding, drones, and more. This is an inspiring and engaging interview. Many take-aways for every educator and administrator.
Ryan is the Technology Coordinator at Herkimer CSD in upstate, NY. He is a former Digital Arts Instructor at Oneida High School and adjunct professor at SUNY Institute of Technology. Ryan has been named an Apple Distinguished Educator, Plickers Ambassador, and is a Google Certified Educator. Outside of his district, Ryan creates and presents professional development for NYS schools and NYSCATE (New York State Computers And Technology in Education).
Ryan is passionate about effective uses of technology in the classroom and empowering students to curate their own learning experience. Ryan shares his tips and tricks for technology integration at his blog, www.ryanorilio.com.
Personally, Ryan is an avid runner, photographer, husband, and dog-lover. He is currently training for his first ultra-marathon event, the Disney World Goofy Challenge in January of 2018.
Mentioned in this Podcast:
Create Conference 2017: www.CreateConference.net hosted by Chris Hamady on June 8
Jennifer Seravallo's book Writing Strategies Book
Sphero: a fun programmable robot for any classroom.
Flybrix: a mini drone you put together and take apart with Legos.
Best Drone for Education is DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Drone
Visit Ryan's Website at: www.ryanorilio.com
Ryan's most influential book: Atlas Shrugged by Ayan Rand
In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews April Requard. April is an Apple Distinguished Educator, and she has given an amazing TED Talk about the SWAT Team (Students Working to Advance Technology) she created at her school. Kelly and April talk about all of this, her film festival at her schoo, iTunes U, and so much! You will find many take-aways for all educators and administrators in any learning environment in this episode. Enjoy!
April is an Instructional Technology Teacher at North Star Elementary in Albuquerque. April began her teaching career as a third grade teacher before moving into the role of technology teacher several years later. This role switch truly changed the trajectory in April’s career path and ever since then, April has been committed to teaching students and teachers how to infuse technology tools in the classroom to achieve learning which was once not possible. April has also worked as a professional development specialist where she worked alongside educators and leaders to provide high quality professional development for innovative and effective use of digital resources and technology integration in their classrooms. April has a passion to inspire teachers and school leaders with powerful, engaging, and meaningful learning experiences by enhancing learning with technology tools and creative curriculum resources. April is a published author and has created two published courses in iTunes University. She is an avid educational blogger (appsolutelyapril.com) and believes strongly in the power of social media for educators to grow and expand their professional learning network. April is an Apple Distinguished Educator and is part of a growing number of teachers looking to change the educational landscape by using powerful technology tools.
Aprils favorite book: Tacky the Penguin series.
Ecamm Software: www.ecamm.com makers of Call Recorder and more!
Kelly's $68 microphone: Audio Technica ATR2100 USB
Carl Hooker: iPadpalooza Conference: I interview Carl about that here.
Kelly's Educator's Entrepreneur Weekend: Limited to 4 rooms only.
Kelly mentioned reading this book: Pathways to the Common Core: Accelerating Achievement
Kelly's current favorite iPad App: Comic Draw by Plasq.
In this episode Kelly interviews Brian Foutty about why everyone should learn to code and why the Swift Programming Language is the language to pursue.
Brian Foutty is Apple Distinguished Educator and the Innovative Learning Specialist in charge of his districts' iPad 1:1 initiative and has been charged with implementing and maintaining the iPad deployment, MDM software, supporting staff and students with IT support, professional development, student learning on iPad. Additionally, Brian teaches the Swift programming language and iOS app development to Career/Tech students. Brian has developed and published 13 iOS apps and is the author of iTunes U course "A Swift Time to Code" which was featured by Apple in 2015. Brian has been using iPad since its launch. Follow Brian on Twitter at @bfoutty
This episode of The Wired Educator Podcast is sponsored by: Planbook.com: the greatest lesson planning software on the planet, and it's only one dollar a month.
Mentioned in this Podcast:
Brian Foutty's Blog: https://www.ifoutty.com
Foutty App Development: http://www.fouttyappdevelopment.com/Fouttyappdevelopment/Welcome.html
Trumbull Career & Technical Center: www.tctchome.com
Brian Foutty's iTunes U courses
The App Development with Swift Curriculum:
Accidental Tech Podcast - Episode 205: "People Don't Use the Weird Parts"
Other Mentions: GitHub, Swift, iPad Palooza, Workflow, Overcast Podcast App, Stackover, Daniel Buddo, Frasier Spears, Redit
Kelly's most influential books:
Brian's Most Influential Reads:
The Wired Educator Podcast is sponsored by: Planbook.com: the greatest lesson planning software on the planet, and it's only one dollar a month.
Kelly interviews Erin Murphy and Ross Cooper, the authors a great new book titled Hacking Project Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom.
Ross Cooper is the coauthor of Hacking Project Based Learning, and the Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12 in the Salisbury Township School District (1:1 MacBook/iPad) in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Innovator. His passions are inquiry-based learning and quality professional development.
Erin Murphy is coauthor of Hacking Project Based Learning. Currently, she has the pleasure of serving as the assistant principal of Eyer Middle School in the East Penn School District. As a certified literacy specialist, she also coordinates the middle level ELA department.
Mentioned in this podcast:
• Ross's website/blog: rosscoops31.com
• Erin's website/blog: psumurphette.com
• Erin's favorite book: Manic Magee
• Ross's favorite books: Understanding by Design by Wiggins & McTighe and UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World by Michele Borba
• The Breathe App for mindfulness.
• Inquiry Based Learning
In this podcast, Kelly interviews Steve Wyborney the author of The Writing on The Classroom Wall. Kelly and Steve talk about Steve's 24 beliefs about education and why you will want to share your educational beliefs with your students. Kelly interviews Steve about his book and they cover many educational topics.
Steve Wyborney is a District Math Coach from Ontario, Oregon. Steve has been a 2nd-5th grade teacher, a building instructional coach, and now works with all teachers of math from kindergarten through high school in his school district.
Steve is well-known for his use of instructional technology and his passion for mathematics. He frequently shares strategies and resources at conferences and through his blog at www.stevewyborney.com. He has also received numerous teaching awards. He was the recipient of the L. E. Wesche Outstanding Educator Award, was a national finalist for the Kinder Excellence in Teaching Award, and was the 2005 Oregon Teacher of the Year.
Steve is the author of 14 books. His most recent book, The Writing on the Classroom Wall, describes his reflective journey that led to posting his 24 most passionate beliefs about teaching and learning on the wall of his classroom and how he shared them with students and wove them into the fabric of the classroom community. Additionally, it encourages educators to wrestle with their own beliefs about students, teaching, and learning and to share those beliefs with their students.
Steve is active on Twitter @stevewyborney and frequently moderates chats including an ongoing chat about The Writing on the Classroom Wall. #TWOTCW
Mentioned in this podcast:
Steve's book: The Writing on the Classroom Wall
Planbook.com: The best way to plan your lessons.
The book, Hacking Project Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy
Follow Steve on Twitter at: @stevewyborney
Check out Steve's blog at: www.stevewyborney.com
Kelly interviews author, speaker, and educator, Jennifer Serravallo in this 63rd episode of The Wired Educator Podcast.
Jennifer is the author of several awesome books on education including: The Literacy Teacher's Playbook, The Reading Strategies Book and her upcoming Writing Strategies Book. Kelly and Jennifer talk about her writing, and great reading and writing practices.
Remember, all educators are teachers of reading and writing.
Jennifer was a teacher in Title I Schools in NYC, and later a Senior Staff Developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. She is now a national consultant and speaker who helps urban, suburban, and rural schools implement exceptional literacy instruction. She is the author of numerous books on the teaching of reading and writing including the New York Times bestseller, The Reading Strategies Book and the two-time award-winning Independent Reading Assessment series. Her latest book, The Writing Strategies Book, will be released in February 2017. Check out her blog at www.jenniferserravallo.com and tweet her @jserravallo.
The Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravalle.
The Art of Teaching Writing by Lucy McCormick Calkins.
Jennifer's podcast: Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo!