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