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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: January, 2020
Jan 28, 2020

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Richard Colosi about his awesome new podcast titled EdTech Stories. It is an educational, narrative podcast that he is launching on February 10th. I talk with Rich about his work in education as an instructional technology specialist, being a consultant with the United States Department of Education, Office of Innovation in Improvement, and more! This is an incredible episode. Rich is brilliant and one of the kindest humans I know. You are going to love this episode. 

Richard Colosi is an Instructional Technology Specialist from Rochester, NY. Since beginning his education career 15 years ago, he has established himself as an effective leader within instructional technology through creating and sharing effective integration practices to maximize student learning.  He's been a featured presenter at numerous school districts and conferences and has worked as a consultant with the United States Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement.

Richard is also an Apple Distinguished Educator and has been profiled on local television and in print media including The Wall Street Journal and The American Teacher.  His latest project is a brand new, narrative storytelling podcast called EdTech Stories which will profile the origins behind the products used in your classroom every day.  Season 1 of EdTech Stories will launch on Monday, February 10th.

Mentioned in this episode:

Mark your calendar! Richard's podcast EdTEch Stories will premiere on February 10th! Listen and subscribe!

  Find and follow Richard's journey and work on: 

Richard's favorite books to read: 

I am excited to be a featured speaker at the OETC conference on February 12 in Columbus Ohio. It’s a dream come true.  I am proud to represent Port Clinton City Schools and all of the great things we are doing there. We are on a journey!

My presentations at the OETC Conference will be:  The Future of Digital Learning: From Distracted Student to Content Creator (ballroom), Wired to Teach: Vanquishing the Myth of the Digital  Native Learner and Beyond, Start a Podcast, Teach the World, and co-presenting on a general session with our Director of Learning Technologies, Chelsea Moyer on Rock'em Sock'em Educators: Apple vs. Google, Battlemania of Educational Apps. I am honored to speak at OETC. It is a dream come true because it's my home state! I'm excited to speak at other conferences too, and maybe one day being an opening day speaker at your school!

Thank you for your continued support and encouragement.

I am giving a free copy of my book Along Came a Leader away this week between now and February 5th  if you encourage other people to listen to the Wired Educator Podcast using the #WiredToTeach or #wired2teach on social media, I will choose a winner based on your enthusiasm, creativity, and multiple attempts. I’ll be giving away one book. I hope you encourage others to listen to the Wired Educator podcast. Feel free to use any social media you like. I most closely watch Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Feel free to tag me.

Sign-up for Kelly’s newsletter here. 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 Podcast with over 150 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 Leader for a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram  

 

 

Jan 23, 2020

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I share my amazing interview with Sarah Johnson. Sarah is the author of two incredible books, Balance Like a Pirate:Going Beyond Work-Life Balance to Ignite Passion and Thrive as an Educator (which she co-authored with Jessica Cabeen and Jessica Johnson) and Sarah just published a new book titled,  Lead with FAITH: Building a Strong Foundation So You Can Rise Up, Slay Fear, and Serve Well. Sarah hosts the weekly In AWE Podcast where she is proud to amplify women’s stories every week. This is a GREAT episode.

Sarah Johnson is a former teacher and school principal, turned author, speaker, and podcaster. She is passionate about assisting others in seeking greater satisfaction in all areas of their full lives by helping them go beyond work-life balance as well as develop strong leadership foundations. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education, Master of Science in Educational Administration, and a Certificate for Women in Leadership from Cornell University. She hosts the weekly In AWE Podcast where she is proud to amplify women’s stories every week.  Sarah is co-author of Balance Like a Pirate: Going Beyond Work-Life Balance to Ignite Passion and Thrive as an Educator and author of Lead with FAITH: Building a Strong Foundation So You Can Rise Up, Slay Fear, and Serve Well   

Sarah lives the balance message in her life by pursuing passions such as running, writing, focusing on her family with her two daughters and teacher husband, while also honing her leadership skills through networking, teaching, and learning.

Mentioned in this episode: 

Sarah's book: Balance Like a Pirate: Going Beyond Work-Life Balance to Ignite Passion and Thrive as an Educator(which she co-authored with Jessica Cabeen and Jessica Johnson)

Sarah's new book: Lead with FAITH: Building a Strong Foundation So You Can Rise Up, Slay Fear, and Serve Well

Sarah's podcast: The In AWE Podcast. 

Sarah's choice for an influential book: Kids These Days: A Game Plan for (Re)Connecting with Those We Teach, Lead, and Love by Dr. Jody Carrington

OETC Conference: I am so proud to share that I will be a featured speaker at the OETC Conference in Columbus, Ohio on February 12, 2020. 

Sign-up for Kelly’s newsletter here. 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 Podcast and subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 150 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 Leader for a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram  

  

 

 

Jan 13, 2020

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Jakob Hansen. Jakob has more than ten years in education as an innovative educator and leader. He has now turned his attention to the future of education. He is an educational consultant helping schools now prepare students for the future. This is an amazing interview and conversation that will really get you thinking. 

Jakob was one of the leading forces behind FlowFactory, Denmarks' first High School that was 100% based on Challenge Based Learning and cross-curricula, Real World projects, together with both local and international corporations and organizations (like LEGO Education, SamLabs and Danfoss). His mission is to inspire us to reinvent education ... to dare to think differently about learning and to aim higher and to see new creative possibilities for learning that are based on future trends instead of historical traditions.

Jakob Hansen has a background in industrial and interaction design and has been teaching Design, Entrepreneurship and Coding and App Dev. (Swift coding in X code.)

Last year Jakob left the classroom and works now with schools all around the world (South Africa, England, Ukraine, UAE, Germany, Denmark) as an independent consultant. The focus is on Challenge Based Learning, Leading Change and the Design of new Learning Spaces.

Jakob is one of three co-founders of the new nonprofit organization toward2030.org. The mission is to give schools and decision-makers the opportunity to dream big and set big goals for where they want to be in 2030, a decade from now, by providing creative tools and facilitate workshops and bring ambitious schools across the world closer together.

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Follow Jakob on Twitter and Instagram at: @jakobesben and Instagram

Jakob's company is called, The Friendly Disruptor - www.FriendlyDisruptor.com (website temporarily offline - working on a huge redesign.)

Toward2030.org: www.toward2030.org (Will be online from the end of next week. (the 18 of Jan 2020))

Last chance to receive my eBook, The Greatest Year of Your Life, updated for 2020. This opportunity closes on January 15, 2020, and then the book goes on sale. To help you kick off the new year and to help you reach your goals and resolutions this year, I am giving away a free copy of my 64-page eBook, The Greatest Year of Your Life (2020 Edition) to everyone who signs up for my newsletter. Become more productive. Get things done. Level-up your leadership. Design a more dynamic life. All you have to do to receive the free copy is to sign-up for my free newsletter. Just click this link and enter your email. That’s it. It’s that simple. This eBook is available only until January 15, 2020.

2) Last chance to apply for coaching with me. This opportunity also closes on January 15, 2020. I am even giving away one seat away fro FREE. Would you like to work with me to help you achieve your goal of publishing a book, building a website, hosting a podcast, starting a business, becoming a speaker, or achieving another awesome life goal? Complete the following application before January 15, 2020. One lucky applicant will win free coaching. Here is the application: https://forms.gle/762GxbJ8b5oD8xEK9

3) I want to speak to your school or organization this year! I know January and February are two big months for organizations to start planning their professional learning and speakers for the year. I would love to work with your organization to level-up your leadership. To learn more about my speaking visit www.KellyCroy.com and www.WiredEducator.com. Last year I traveled as close as a neighboring town to work with a financial firm and as far as the Philippines to speak at an international education conference. I would love to speak at your event. No matter what the challenge, leadership is the solution!

Sign-up for Kelly’s newsletter here. 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 Podcast and subscribe. • Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcast with over 150 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 Leader for a school book study or your personal library. • Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.  • Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.  •  Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram  

 

Jan 6, 2020

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Monica Burns, the founder of Class Tech Tips! Monica was guest back on episode 72. It was great catching up with Monica and seeing the wonderful resources she creates for educators. You are going to love this episode. 

Dr. Monica Burns is a Curriculum and EdTech Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of ClassTechTips.com. Monica was part of her school’s leadership team and was a vocal advocate for bringing one-to-one technology into her classroom. As a classroom teacher, Monica used iPads to create an engaging, differentiated learning experience to meet the unique needs of her students. Realizing the power of digital tools in the classroom, Monica started ClassTechTips.com to provide a resource for educators.

Since starting ClassTechTips.com, Monica has presented to teachers, administrators and tech-enthusiasts at numerous national and international conferences including SXSWedu, ISTE, FETC and EduTECH. She is a webinar host for SimpleK12 and a regular contributor to Edutopia. Monica is the author of Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom (ASCD), #FormativeTech: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scannable Formative Assessment with Technology (Corwin), Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality (Corwin), and co-author of 40 Ways to Inject Creativity into Your Classroom with Adobe Spark.

Monica visits schools across the country to work with PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible. In addition to being named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2013, Monica is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Hunter College, and completed a Doctorate in Global Education Leadership at Lamar University in 2016.

 

Mentioned in this episode: 

Moncia's website: www.classtechtips.com

Monica's podcast: https://classtechtips.com/category/podcast/

Follow Monica on these social media platforms: 

Twitter: Twitter.com/classtechtips

Facebook: Facebook.com/classtechtips

Pinterest: Pinterest.com/classtechtips

Instagram: Instagram.com/classtechtips

Monica's Books: 

From Kelly: 

Sign-up for my free newsletter: To help you kick off the new year and to help you reach your goals and resolutions this year, I am giving away a free copy of my 64-page eBook, The Greatest Year of Your Life (2020 Edition) to everyone who signs up for my newsletter. Become more productive. Get things done. Level-up your leadership. Design a more dynamic life. All you have to do to receive the free copy is to sign-up for my free newsletter. Just click this link and enter your email. That’s it. It’s that simple. This eBook is available only until January 15, 2020.

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Coaching Application: Would you like to work with me to help you achieve your goal of publishing a book, building a website, hosting a podcast, starting a business, becoming a speaker, or achieving another awesome life goal? Complete the following application before January 15, 2020. One lucky applicant will win free coaching. Here is the application: https://forms.gle/762GxbJ8b5oD8xEK9 
 
Wishing you much success!
 
May your 2020 be filled with good health and happiness, peace and prosperity, much love and laughter.
 
Kelly

Sign-up for Kelly’s newsletter here. 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 Podcast with over 150 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  

Jan 2, 2020

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I share 20 resolutions for 2020 that I believe will help every educator, administrator, and school district to level-up and impact lives. This episode is based on a blog post I share every year on www.WiredEducator.com on New Year's Day. I hope you enjoy it. I would love to read your EDU Resolutions for 2020.

Educators are my favorite species. They not only work incredibly hard all hours of the day to make an impact in the lives of those they teach, they are also constantly working to improve themselves as well.


Each year I taught, I wanted to make my classroom, lessons, and engagement better. I was always trying to level-up. I still am. I made resolutions each school year and again at the start of the new year. I love those imaginary reset buttons! I shared my resolutions each year with my students and hung them on the classroom wall. Why? Because I knew my students would hold me accountable. And boy did they! I didn’t hit them all, but I hit more than I would have if I didn’t share them.

This podcast episode contains 20 Resolutions I believe will help you and your school level-up and make an even greater impact.

Which resolutions challenge you? Which ones are you crushing?

Leave your EDU resolutions in the comments. 

Sign-up for my newsletter by January 15 and you will receive a free copy of my 64-page eBook, The Greatest Year of Your Life, 2020 Edition. You can sign-up for the newsletter here.

Hey! Are you doing something great in education? Fill out this form! Are you #Wired2Teach? Are you doing something amazing in education? I want to know. I want to recognize listeners of the podcast and share it out to the world on www.WiredEducator.com, and I may even choose to interview you on the show. Check the show notes for a link to a form so you can submit your EDUawesomeness. Here is a link to the form: https://forms.gle/ovd1cZjd7YCx1Vyg7

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Sign-up for Kelly’s newsletter here. 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 Podcast with over 150 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 Leader for 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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