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The Wired Educator Podcast: Becoming a Better Educator Now So You Can Make a Greater Impact and Enjoy a Higher Quality Lifestyle. The Wired Educator Podcast will deliver content to help educators make a greater impact, be more productive, increase their efficiency, and improve their lifestyles. I really want to emphasize my love and passion for learning and teaching. I truly want to make a difference in the lives of students and help inspire the next generation of educators. I share methods that I have learned from some of the most amazing educators around the globe on how to become a better educator, while expanding their classroom as a writer, speaker, and professional. There will be many guests on the Wired Educator blog. Thank YOU for listening! This podcast will share what teachers have discovered "works" in and outside the classroom.
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Now displaying: December, 2018
Dec 30, 2018

In this episode, Kelly interviews James O'Hagan, an expert in esports, a veteran teacher and administrator, and host of the Academy of Esports Podcast. James will challenge your thinking about the importance of video games in school and offer you amazing resources and direction to help you start up your school district's esports team. I love this interview with James, and I know you will too. He is brilliant! I love his thoughts on how his school's athletic director is more like an activities director, and how he lists the benefits of esports including improvements in: attendance, grades, health, becoming coachable, social media appropriateness.

An educator for 20 years, James O'Hagan has long believed that video games can promote a positive culture for students that engages creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills. He has served as an elementary, middle and high school teacher and administrator, and has worked with rural, urban and suburban students. In addition, James founded esports teams in two school districts that have blossomed into city-wide conferences.

James is a national speaker on a variety of topics involving the intersection of technology and education, and is currently completing his dissertation in the field of instructional technology at Northern Illinois University.

Mentioned in this Podcast: 

Planbook.com: The best way to create, organize, and share your lesson plans, sponsored this podcast.

Unthink Before Bed Launch Team:Kelly's closed, private, and limited Facebook Page: Unthink Before Bed: A Children's book to encourage mindfulness and erase anxiety. This is the launch team to help bring this book to life and promote it. Please joinus!

The Future Focused Team Facebook Page:This is a closed, limited, and private Facebook Group that will post one 30 day challenge and one task per month, and the community will hold you accountable to post your results. It will be fun and help you become your best self. Please join the Future Focused Team Facebook Page.

James O'Hagan's favorite book: The Three Body Problemby Cixin Li

The Academy of Esports Links
The Academy of Esports Homepage - http://www.taoesports.com

YouTube - https://esports.irish/YouTube

Facebook - https://esports.irish/Facebook
Twitter - https://esports.irish/Twitter
Twitch Channel - https://esports.irish/Twitch
SXSW EDU 2019 Session - https://esports.irish/SXSWEDU
 
James Links
James LinkedIn Profile - https://esports.irish/James
James Twitter Profile - https://esports.irish/JamesTwitter
 
Educational Resources
North American Scholastic Esports Federation - https://www.esportsfed.org/
NASEF Integrated English Curriculum - https://www.esportsfed.org/learning/curriculum/
Twitch Students - https://www.twitch.tv/p/students/
 
Popular Esports Games
Hearthstone - https://playhearthstone.com/en-us/
League of Legends - https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en/
Rocket League - https://www.rocketleague.com/
Overwatch - https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/

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Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 115 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

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Dec 22, 2018

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview the author of the the hot, new educational book titled STOP. RIGHT. NOW, co authored with Jimmy Casas. This is an amazing interview on many levels, but I love our discussion on coaching teachers and educational leaders. You are going to love it, as Jeff is brilliant.

Dr. Jeffrey Zoul is a lifelong teacher, learner, and leader. During Jeff’s distinguished career in education he has served in a variety of roles, most recently as Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning with Deerfield Public Schools District 109 in Deerfield, Illinois. Jeff also served as a teacher and coach in the State of Georgia for many years before moving into school administration. Zoul has taught graduate courses at the university level in the areas of assessment, research, and program evaluation. He is the author/co-author of many books, including: What Connected Educators Do Differently,​ ​Start. Right. Now. - Teach and Lead for Excellence,​ ​Improving Your School One Week at a Time​, and ​Leading Professional Learning: Tools to Connect and Empower Teachers​. Jeff has earned several degrees, including his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts and his doctoral degree from the University of Alabama. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys running and has completed over a dozen marathons. ​​You can follow Jeff's blog at ​jeffreyzoul@blogspot.com​ or connect with him on Twitter ​@jeff_zoul

Mentioned in this episode:

Planbook.com: The best way to design and organize your lesson plans. Planbook is the sponsor for this episode, and I love this amazing tool they have made for educators.

Jeff's new book: STOP. RIGHT NOW: 39 Stops to Making Schools Betterby Jeffrey Zoul and Jimmy Casas.

Jeff's blog: http://jeffreyzoul.blogspot.com

Books written by Jeff:


Jeff's favorite book: The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner.

Jeff's second favorite book: The Advantageby Patrick Lencioni

Jeff's favorite app: Voxer

Join my Future Focused Team on Facebook.This is closed group, limited to a small number of people who want to improve as leaders and design a dynamic life. I hope to see you inside this group to connect. CLICK HERE TO JOIN.

Join the launch team of my new book: Unthink Before Bed.This is an illustrated children's book (and for adults who love children's book) focused on how simple yet powerful actions to apply mindfulness to eliminate anxiety and get to sleep. This launch team will access that no one else has and will offer advice on the final stages of publication, and help promote the book on social media. Thanks for considering. CLICK HERE TO JOIN.

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Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 115 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

Dec 10, 2018

In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews Dr. Matthew W. Stoltzfus, a professor of Chemistry at The Ohio State University.  Matthew and Kelly talk about a wide range of topics including: metacognition and instruction, the Digital Flagship Initiative at OSU, the importance of students learning how to use a textbook, higher standards, culture, Focus 3, helping students become elite, the silo effect, and so much more! You are going to love it. This is a great interview. 

Matthew W. Stoltzfus, or "Dr. Fus" to his students, is an accomplished chemistry Lecturer at The Ohio State University, where he teaches large lecture sections of general chemistry. His flipped classroom approach, which has evolved over the years to focus on peer instruction, has been featured on ESPN and NPR mainly due to his iTunesU General Chemistry course, which has an enrollment of over 210,000 students.

He is also a contributing author to the "Chemistry the Central Science" textbook, is a recent recipient of The Ohio State University Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer and is an Apple Distinguished Educator (Class of 2013). Follow him on Twitter: @Dr_Fus

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Matt's favorite books:

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Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. • Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 115 episodes of interviews and professional development. • Visit Kelly’s website at www.KellyCroy.com. • Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? • Consider Kelly Croy at www.KellyCroy.com • Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram 

 

 

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