In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews Lisa Johnson about her new book, Cultivating Communication in the Classroom: Future Ready Skills for Secondary Students.
Lisa Johnson is an Apple Distinguished Educator, PBS Digital Innovator, and she is the founder of TechChef4U.com, a blog devoted to "cooking up" recipe-like content to be used in the classroom for all age levels. Lisa co-authored Hot Apps 4 HOTS, she has over fourteen years experience in the classroom and holds a Master's Degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Technology. Her insight on technology has been published on sites like Edutopia and mainstream publications like iPads in Education for Dummies. Lisa lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and enjoys a good Netflix series when she isn't writing and speaking.
Cultivating Communication in the Classroom by Lisa Johnson is a great resource for any administrator or educator at any level. Here is more about Lisa's book:
Students are expected to be innovators, creative thinkers, and problem solvers. But what if they can't communicate their ideas persuasively? Knowing how to share ideas is as crucial as the ideas themselves. Unfortunately, many students don’t get explicit opportunities to hone this skill.
Cultivating Communication in the Classroom will help educators design authentic learning experiences that allow students to practice their skills. Readers will find:
Real world insights into how students will be expected to communicate in their future careers and education.
Strategies for teaching communication skills throughout the curriculum.
Communication Catchers for igniting ideas.
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Lisa's blog: www.TechChef4U.com
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In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf, the authors of the hot, new, best-selling book, Lead Like a Pirate.
About the book, Lead Like a Pirate: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff:
Are You a Treasure Seeker?
Shelley has served as an award-winning teacher, principal, Director of Student Achievement, and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Leadership. Her highly respected work focuses on building leadership capacity through coaching, collaboration, and building a positive culture of change which leads to dramatic improvements in teaching and learning. She now works as a full-time partner in Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. and is the co-author of P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators.
Beth is passionate about developing schools that encourage high levels of learning and empowerment for all… schools where students and staff are running to get in, not out! To do so, Beth seeks out fun and meaningful ways to interact with students and teachers so they are excited about coming to school. Wearing costumes, singing karaoke, or breaking out some original dance moves as she enthusiastically greets students each morning, or providing innovative learning time and celebrations for her staff so they feel rejuvenated and excited about teaching is common practice for Beth.
Beth Houf is a middle school principal in central Missouri. She also serves as a facilitator for the DESE Leadership Academy, providing monthly training to state educational leaders. She has spoken at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference, the Association for Middle Level Education National Conference and many state and local educational venues. She is also active in her local, state and national elementary principal associations. Beth has also been a guest lecturer at William Woods University, Westminster University and the University of Missouri. Beth was named a Missouri Exemplary New Principal in 2011 and the Missouri National Distinguished Principal for 2016.
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In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews Monica Burns about her hot new book, #Formative Tech. This is Monica's second book. Her first, Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom was also published by Corwin Publications. Monica and Kelly have a great educational discussion focusing on her new book, and as always... so much more!
About the book: #Formative Tech: Formative assessment is a must for educators, but it can be difficult to juggle with all the other demands of a busy teacher’s to-do list. Fortunately, technology tools can help you work smarter, not harder. In #FormativeTech, you’ll find:
About Monica: Kelly interviewed Monica and her awesome website Class Tech Tips back in episode 41 of The Wired Educator Podcast. Monica Burns is an EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of ClassTechTips.com. In her role as a classroom teacher she used iPads one to one with her students to create engaging, differentiated learning experiences. Monica visits schools to work with PreK-12 teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible and has presented to numerous national and international audiences including SXSWedu, ISTE and EduTECH. Monica is a regular contributor to Edutopia and the author of Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom (Corwin Press, 2016.)
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In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews Belgium educator, Kurt Klynen.
Kurt Klynen is an Apple Distinguished Educator with over sixteen years teaching ages 2 to 62 and older in a primary and secondary school in Belgium. He is an ad vacate, author, ambassador and advisor in educational curriculum design and instruction. He founded his own educational start-up, ICT Atelier in 2009 with one primary mission: hands-on, inspiring workshops on the integration of technology in education. He currently leads of 25 superstar educators who spread this vision all over Europe. He serves as an advisor for Apple Distinguished Educators EMEIA region, and as an advisor for both Book Widgets and Book Creator.
Having worked with educators and students around the world, Kurt is truly an international educator. Leaning heavily on Kurt's experiences in many countries, Kelly interviews Kurt about the differences in education around the world and what best practices and theories have emerged. Kurt also shares his passion for his current ADE project, The Joy of Professional Learning.
Kurt has an incredible eye for design, and he is just a brilliant educator. He is very inspiring to talk with, and I am looking forward to collaborating with him in some way in the future.
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Download The Joy of Professional Learning: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-joy-of-professional-learning-the-basics-part-one/id1164710031?mt=11
Download: The Joy of Professional Learning Part 2: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-joy-of-professional-learning-the-basics-part-two/id1175094462?mt=11
Guest Chefs, The Joy of Professional Learning: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-joy-of-professional-learning-the-guest-chefs/id1215839734?mt=11
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