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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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Apr 19, 2019

In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Jason Fahrenbach about his work with the Everyone Can Create curriculum, designing learning environments, and so much more. His passion and enthusiasm for teaching is enchanting, and his perspective will empower many teachers. This is a great interview that will inspire all listeners.

Jason Fahrenbach is currently the Arts Department Team Lead at Walt Disney Magnet School in Chicago, Illinois. He has worked with various Arts organizations including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Walt Disney Family Museum, and Adobe, in creating authentic and meaningful Arts Integration Projects.

Jason was most recently recognized for his work in the classroom by the Apple Distinguished Educator program, and he was selected as one of the “20 Educators to Watch” in the Chicago area.

I am excited to share Jason’s story and his work with the Everyone Can Create Curriculum. What he is doing in education is outstanding, exciting and beneficial to all educators.

You are going to love this podcast!

Mentioned in the Podcast: 

Everyone Can Create curriculum

Books:

The ClipsApp by Apple

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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 
Apr 3, 2019

Jeffrey McClellan is the founder and CEO of StartSole.org, a community, a resource and a tool for implementing Self Organized Learning Environments. SOLE is an amazing lesson any teacher, in any grade or subject can employ to level-up their classroom. SOLE combines an essential question, with research and a presentation in a single class period that enhances learning through better technology use, collaboration, presentation skills and so much more.

Jeff is brilliant, and I am incredibly proud to share his story and work with you. This episode of The Wired Educator Podcast will impact the life of and classroom of everyone who listens and applies this amazing free resource. Buckle-up, you are going to love this interview with Jeff McClellan.

Jeff became the founding director of SOLE CLE in January 2015, after founding and heading MC2STEM High School in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. McClellan is supporting the implementation of Self Organized Learning Environments in schools and educational entities within the Cleveland Region and beyond. The concept of SOLE was first introduced by Sugata Mitra, the winner of the first $1 million TED Prize. Prior to MC2 STEM, McClellan worked for the Lima City Schools in Ohio. 

STARTSOLE helps transform education through SOLE (Self-Organized Learning Environments).SOLE focuses on the process of learning itself instead of simply focusing on the results. Ithelps prepare students for success in today’s era of technology and information. SOLEprovides an early intervention in education that can level the academic playing field andincrease equity among all students. With SOLE, kids will be able to develop the skills needed for a modern digital society, and they will have the opportunity to work in environments that favor inclusion and educational innovation.

Mentioned in this Podcast:

Planbook.com: The best way to create, organize, collaborate on, and share your lessons. Wired Educator grades Planbook.com an A+. Tell them Kelly sent you. 

StartSole.org: This is Jeff's amazing site that has everything you need to begin SOLE in your classroom. It's all awesome, and it is all free; I hope you will check it out. 

Jeff's recommended reading: A Time to Learn by George Wood

Your Opening Day Speaker for 2019: I would like to be your school district's opening day speaker. I hope you will take a minute to check out my speaking page and send me an email. My presentation is unlike anything you have ever seen. I have combined all of my passions: art, computer animation, music, writing, speaking around how to be an innovative educator that makes a lasting impact in the lives of students. I want to honor recognize the amazing work of your staff and give them a new perspective and direction for the year, along with some amazing tools to make their year more fun and their classrooms even more impactful. 

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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 
Mar 25, 2019

Vicki Davis has been writing the Cool Cat Teacher blog for more than 12 years and has been an Edublog award finalist for Best Teacher Blog for most of those. Her blog is listed in the top 50 blogs in education and has more than 100,000 unique visitors who read this blog each month.

Vicki was voted a top 5 twitterer in education by the Edublog awards in 2015, and named by Mashable as one of Twitter’s Top 10 Rockstar teachers. Recently, Onalytica named Vicki as the top female edtech influencer on Twitter in December 2017 according to their statistical research.

Vicki hosts and self produces the podcast the 10-Minute Teacher show since February 1, 2017. Within one week of launch, it hit the top 10 in the k12 store in iTunes. It is a 5-day a week show for busy teachers. Vicki’s prior show Every Classroom Matters had over 300 thousand downloads a month and was produced by BAM Radio Network. In 2014, Vicki won the BAMMY Award for Best Education Talk Show Host in 2014.

Vicki is well known for her creation of more than twenty global collaborative projects including the Flat Classroom Project which won ISTE’s Online Learning Award in 2006 and the MAD About Mattering Project in 2016 and 2017.

Vicki is known for her speeches on differentiating instruction, being an excellent 21st-century educator. Her work with classrooms across the world has taken her and her students around the world- to China, India, Qatar, Dubai, Hawaii and here in the continental US where she has shared more than 100 keynotes and spotlights.

Vicki’s books  Reinventing Writing and Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Mindsempower teachers to connect their students to technology and the world.

Vicki writes for Edutopia and is one of Cathy Rubin’s Global Search for Education Top 12 Teacher Blogs. Vicki has 138K Twitter followers (and growing) and more than one hundred thousand unique visitors read Vicki’s blog every month. Vicki’s on Tumblr, Flipboard, and Facebook, too.

Vicki is a Discovery STAR educator and a Google Certified Innovator. She has spoken at Google, Microsoft, and other technology companies about innovative classroom technology use. Her classroom was named one of the most top 10 Financially Literate classrooms in the US by the H&R Block Budget Challenge in 2014.

Vicki has 3 three children, 4 dogs, 3 cats, 105 students, and 1 husband and now one more person who has read her bio — and for that — she’s most grateful. She is honored to count many of the finest educators on the planet as her friends.

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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 
Mar 4, 2019

Jon Corippo describes himself as a “formerly disgruntled student.” He made it almost all the way through school at a 2.9 GPA. His final three semesters in Advertising changed everything, though: Advertising classes were project based. Jon’s grades shot to nearly 4.0. Also while at Fresno State, Jon served as a graduate assistant football coach, learning about leadership and teaching at the feet of Jim Sweeney. Jon graduated college with no intention of teaching.

After about 7 years in non-educational jobs, Jon’s amazing wife persuaded him to try his hand in education: he was hooked after just two days as a long-term sub on an emergency credential.

About 20 years later, Jon had served a decade at the K-8 level, opened a 1-1, PBL, Google-based high school, served in two county offices, including as an Assistant Superintendent and It Director. Jon has been recognized a County Teacher of the Year, a 20 to Watch Educator by the NSBA, and was a finalist in the EdTech Digest Awards. Jon also holds the Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Innovator, and Microsoft Innovative Educator badges.

Jon is very proud of his work with CUE, where he currently serves as the Executive Director. His work with CUE includes creating the CUE Rock Star concept of Professional Development, with a focus on hands-on learning and getting teachers connected via social media. Cue Rock Star Camps now include Admin, TOSA, Teacher and Specialized Editions for core areas. Jon has lead the development of the very successful CUE Launch program, and the well received CUE BOLD Symposium. Under Jon’s leadership, CUE professional learning has trained over 30,000 educators in only two years.

 
Jon lives in Coarsegold, California, near Yosemite, with his wife (a very successful educator), three children and a random number of free-range chickens.
 
Eduprotocols - Book 2 will be adding a dozen new Eduprotocols to the existing sixteen Eduprotocols in original book. We are also beginning an Eduprotocols Podcast that will feature an educators who are actively using an Eduprotocol in their classroom.
 
 
Jon Corippo
Executive Director, CUE
Author, The Eduprotocol Field Guide
Helpful Guy
 
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Mentioned in this Podcast: 
 
Kelly being interviewed on the Magic Potion EDU Podcast by Keven Rinamen. Listen to this interview here.
 
 
Three books Jon recommends: 
 
Invite Kelly Croy to be your opening day speakerat your school, or present to your students. www.KellyCroy.com
 
Check out Jon Corripo's awesome resource Eduprotocol.comand follow the hashtag #eduprotocol on social media. 
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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 
Feb 19, 2019

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast I interview an amazing Canadian Educator name Brian Aspinall about his brand new book titled Block Breaker: Building Knowledge and Amplifying Student Voice One Block at a Time! Brian and I have a wonderful conversation that I know you will love and benefit. Enjoy!

Brian Aspinall is an educator and best selling author and is considered one of the brightest STEM innovators in Canadian education. His book, Code Breaker – 15+ Ways to Get Started With Coding, continues to top the charts in STEM Education with a focus on rethinking assessment and evaluation. Recently he was awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence for his work with coding and computational thinking. His enthusiasm, thought leadership, and approach to building capacity within STEM education has made him a sought after speaker throughout North America and has earned him the honour of being selected as Canada’s first Minecraft, Micro:BiT, and Makey Makey Ambassadors! Order Brian's newest book, Block Breaker, here!

Mentioned in this podcast:

Planbook.com, our sponsor, is a great way to design your lessons!

Lisa Johnson has a new book out, Creatively Productive, and... she mentioned my book in her's! How awesome! Grab a copy of Lisa's new book; she will be on the show again soon.

The Future Focused Podcast: It's my other podcast focused on leveling-up your leadership and living a dynamic life. I will also be documenting the release of my new book, Unthink Before Bedabout anxiety and mindfulness.

I have added a feature so you can leave me a question with your voice about this podcast, or any other podcast or blog, or about education in general. Leave your name, where you are from and your question. It is quick and easy from any device. Record a question or comment here!It's just one click! Thank you.

Brian's book Code Breaker: Increase Creativity, Remix Assessment and Develop a Classroom of Coder Ninja's.

Brian's newest book is titled Block Breaker: Building Knowledge and Amplifying Student Voice One Block at a Time!

Brian's next purchase is going to be a drone. Here is one that I have my eye on: DJI Mavic Pro. This is the one I recommend and plan to purchase.

One of Brian's favorite books is: Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas by Seymour Papert.


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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Feb 9, 2019

In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Apple Distinguished Educator, Ben Mountz about his work using apple's Everyone Can Create Curriculum, his journey of relocating from Pennsylvania to Hawaii, what it means to be an Apple Distinguished Educator and more! I know you will enjoy this interview with Ben. He is one of the most creative educators I've ever met. His kindness and care for others has no limitations.

Ben is a Physics, Robotics, and Digital Storytelling instructor at Hanalani Schools in Mililani, HI.After teaching for 13 years in southeastern Pennsylvania, in 2016 he and his wife Jess realized their dream of relocating to Hawaii and continuing their teaching careers there. The rich environment allows Ben to pursue his love of creating images and media, as well as exploring the natural wonders of Hawaii through hiking, swimming, and surfing.

As an Apple Distinguished Educator, his most recent passion has been in using the various facets of Apple’s Everyone Can Create curriculum in his Digital Storytelling courses to help students find their creative voice.

Mentioned in this episode:

Everyone Can Create Curriculum:A collection of project guides that that bring creative expression to every subject. Ben and I talk about this at length. What a fantastic resource! It is awesome and free.

The Apple Distinguished Educator Program: Apple created the Apple Distinguished Educators (ADE) program to recognize K–12 and higher-education pioneers who are using Apple technology to transform teaching and learning. These are the educators who are looking to change the world. They are active leaders from around the world helping other educators rethink what’s possible with iPad and Mac to make learning deeply personal for every student.

• The most influential books Ben chose to share are the Bible and Resonate by Nancy Durante. If you are a creator, a speaker, and educator, or really anyone trying to "create" better, you need to read and apply Resonate.

• Ben's favorite apps are Keynoteand Procreate. Both are amazing tools for creation, design, art, and more.

 


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 
Jan 28, 2019

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews Dr. Brad Gustafson about is hot new book, Reclaiming Our Calling: Hold on to the Heart, Mind, and Hope of Education. This is a great interview that will inspire you and help you in so many ways. Be sure to leave a podcast review,a comment, and share with your tribe and PLN. Thank you for listening.

Dr. Brad Gustafson’s life is defined by his faith, family, and desire to help others succeed. He is a practicing principal, speaker, best-selling author, National School Boards Association “20 to Watch,” Digital Innovation in Learning Award winner, and Minnesota Principal of the Year. He serves on Scholastic's Principal Advisory Board and is a national advisor with Future Ready Schools. He also co-hosts the UnearthED podcast. You can connect with him at BradGustafson.com or by checking out his newest book, “Reclaiming Our Calling.”


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 
Jan 17, 2019

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly talks with Phil Cristofaro, a distinguished educator and coach from Victoria, Australia about coaching, leadership and an amazing #EveryoneCanCreate project his students published. You will love everything about this episode including Phil's incredible insight into education from 30+ years of service, and his Austrailian perspective and accent. What a great interview.

Phill Cristofaro has thirty years experience as a classroom teacher, Leader and Instructional Coach.  He is an Apple Distinguished Educatorand is an accredited Apple Professional Learning Specialist. In 2007, Phill was a finalist in the Herald Sun Teacher of the Year Awards and in 2005 was a finalist in the Outstanding Primary Teachercategory of the Education Excellence Awards(Victoria, Australia).

Phill works part-time as a Digital Learning Coach at Mackellar Primary Schoolin Melbourne, Australia. Phill supports schools and education across all levels of the system as a part-time consultant. He has published more than twenty iTunes U courses which showcase his expertise in high-level instructional practice and creativity. Phill recently published a student project in the form of an interactive Apple Book titled, “Convergence: April 13th, 1945”.

Phil and Kelly discuss: The importance of teaching to the child, not the level, how the interactive book was produced and published, what the project represents in terms of learning, creation and differentiation as well as collaboration, creativity and a strong female role in learning, student agency, and more!

I love hearing Phil say, "Mate" and he explains why his nickname for me is 'Bear.' 

Mentioned in this podcast:

 

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 

 

 

Nov 19, 2018

In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Apple Distinguished Educator, Mike Yakubovsky. We talk about the importance of teaching Cyber Security and App Development in schools. We also discuss his engineering class, technology standards, Swift Playgrounds, smishing, vishing, and so, so, so much more! You are going to love this interview. 

Mike Yakubovsky is the Secondary CTE Lead for Coppell ISD and teaches Engineering and IOS app Development at Coppell High School. He has been with CISD since 2003 and started the CHS School of Engineering in 2006. The program is a 4-year pre-college engineering program focusing on design in which learners work on projects that prepare them for college STEM disciplines. Activities expose learners to design, applications of math and science, electronics, kinematics, and coding. This year, they just added a cyber security course
Mike is working on his masters degree in digital leading and learning from Lamar University. He has a passion for preparing learners through authentic, real-world projects and challenges. For example, this past July, his team drove their solar car from Ft. Worth, Texas to Palmdale, CA. You can connect with mike on Twitter @myakSTEM.

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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 

 

 

Nov 4, 2018

Tom Murray has served in education as a teacher, a principal, a technology director, and now a leader in educational thinking and transformation as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools.

In this episode Tom and Kelly talk about: Are You Future Ready, Transforming Your School, Good Technology Use, Equity, Compliance, Finances, Redesigning the Learning Experience, Return on Instruction, and so much more with a passion and focus on education that will leave you inspired and ready to take action. This episode is dynamic.

Tom Murray serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a Project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, located in Washington, D.C. He has testified before the United States Congress and has worked alongside that body and the US Senate, the White House, the US Department of Education and state departments of education, corporations, and school districts throughout the country to implement student-centered, personalized learning while helping to lead Future Ready Schools and Digital Learning Day.

Murray serves as a regular conference keynote, was named the “2017 Education Thought Leader of the Year,” one of “20 to Watch” by NSBA, the “Education Policy Person of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015. His best selling book,Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today,was published by ASCD in 2017. Connect with him on Twitter @thomascmurray or visit his website: www.thomascmurray.com.


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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 Podcast with 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 

Oct 9, 2018

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interview Apple Distinguished Educator, Jon Smith. Jon and Kelly talk about the importance of using technology to help students create. Jon shares his experience helping students author digital books and become published writers. The pair also discuss: digital book creation, Twitter Chats, Things That Must Die in Education, Learning at Lunch, Computers & Cronuts, and so much more! Jon is brilliant and fun, and... you are going to love this episode.

Jon Smith is currently an Apple Distinguished Educator and Technology Integration Specialist for Alliance City Schools where his class eBook projects have attracted attention for their global reach and practical approaches to integrating transliteracy practices into the classroom.  Jon was a special education teacher for 12 years before moving into technology integration.  Jon recently organized eight global eBook projects in which classrooms from around the world wrote and published eBooks.  He is married with 3 children.  Jon is a scratch golfer and Apple enthusiast.  In his spare time, he teaches a class on engaging technologies for The Communicate Institute.  You can connect with Jon on Twitter @theipodteacher

Mentioned in this podcast: 

Book Creator:an awesome tool to help you and your students publish digital books on any device.

Jon Smith recommends the book: Inside Steve's Brain, (affiliate link) as one of the most influential books he has read.

Check out this Podcast by Jordan Bell titled: A Subjective Pod, Cast Objectively. Here's a link to the podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a-subjective-pod-cast-objectively/id1437554000?mt=2

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 113 episodes of interviews and professional development.
 
Visit the Wired Educator blog at www.WiredEducator.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 
 
Sep 26, 2018

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews Cory Tressler about The Ohio State University's eleven thousand iPad Pro rollout to all incoming freshmen, the myth of the digital native, and so much more. This is fantastic interview with an amazing Apple Distinguished Educator and educational leader. You're going to love it! Buckle-up. 

Cory Tressler, Director of Learning Programs & Digital Flagship at The Ohio State University, earned his undergraduate degrees at The Ohio State University, his master of arts in teaching degree at the University of South Carolina, and he is currently a graduate student at The Ohio State University. While completing his undergraduate degrees at The Ohio State University, Cory worked as a library associate at the Music & Dance Library, where he managed a collection of thousands of music and dance recordings and produced the Music Library Hour on OSU's Underground Student Radio. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, he became an elementary school teacher at Hilton Head Island School for the Creative Arts. In 2009, he became an administrator for Beaufort County School District, where he helped create virtual learning and technology rich classroom experiences for over 20,000 k12 students. In 2012, he returned to The Ohio State University as part of the Digital First initiative, where he assisted with the development of over 90 public iTunes U courses, the creation of the OSU Marching Band iPad program, and the Digital First Impact Grant which placed mobile technology in OSU classrooms. In 2014, he co-authored and was named principal investigator of an Ohio Straight A Grant titled, College Ready Ohio, that was awarded $13.5 million to promote college readiness via teacher professional development, technology integration, access to rigorous content, and online dual enrollment opportunities from The Ohio State University in 10 public high school throughout Ohio. In 2015, he was named an Apple Distinguished Educator. In 2017, he helped design and launch Digital Flagship, which is a large-scale partnership between Ohio State and Apple. Digital Flagship focuses on providing students with mobile technology to enhance their academic and career readiness, provide coding curriculum in a flexible format for any interested student, and engaging and embracing mobile app development opportunities at the enterprise and individual levels.

Mentioned in this podcast: 

Sphero Bolt, (affiliate link) the educational robotfor your classroom. This is the amazing educational robotmentioned in the pre-roll of this podcast. It is awesome. 

Drive by Daniel Pink: (affilate link) this is Cory's most influential book choicefor you. Drive has been mentioned on this podcast by many guests. It is time I read this book. 

Follow Cory on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/tresslertec

Follow The Ohio State University's Digital Flagshi at: https://digitalflagship.osu.edu/

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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 106 episodes of interviews and professional development.
 
Visit the Wired Educator blog at www.WiredEducator.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 
Sep 14, 2018

This episode of the Wired Educator Podcast is my ADE Worldwide Institute #EveryoneCanCreate Project 2018.

I am Kelly Croy, and I have created a podcast teaching you how to podcast. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2011. 

I want to show the world that everyone can create podcasts. 

I will provide you with the WHY of Podcasting and HOW to do it. 

Podcasting is the most personal and intimate form of social media. It lends itself well to multi-tasking. It is essentially just growing your classroom a little bigger and gives you to make the world your classroom. 

I will show you the tools you need and how to start making your first podcast today!

Mentioned in this podcast: 

  • The microphone you need: I use the Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone; it is only$69.
  • Anchor App for iOS devices to record podcasts on your iPhone and iPad. The easiest way to make a podcast. www.anchor.fm
  • Martin Coutts, a Scottish ADE's ibook: Podcasting: A Quick Guide. A free iBook on how to create a podcast with an iOS device.
  • GarageBand: a free app for iOS devices and Macs to record podcasts. 
  • Skype: a video conferencing tool that is great for recording interviews over the internet. 
  • Ecamm Call Recorder App: An app that works with Skype to record Skype interviews.
  • Auphonic: a web-based service that levels the sound of your podcast and boosts the volume. $5 a month
  • Libsyn: The pioneer of podcasting that allows you to host your podcast for $5 a month. 
  • Dave Burgess Consulting Books.
  • Learn Like a Pirate audio book: written by Paul Solarz and ready by Kelly Croy. 
  • Start. Right. Now audio book: written by Todd Whitaker, Jeffrey Zoul, and Jimmy Casas and read by Kelly Croy. 

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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 106 episodes of interviews and professional development.
 
Visit the Wired Educator blog at www.WiredEducator.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 
Aug 28, 2018
In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I talk with Jodie Deinhammer, a celebrated Science teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator about teaching Science in a progressive school district, student choice as a menu, good reflection, 1:1 programs, drones, creativity, her mention in John Couch's book, Rewiring Education, Challenge Based Learning, student voice, assessments, and so much more! Whew! This episode has tremendous value for all educators and administrators. I know you are going to love hearing Jodie's story.
 
Jodie Deinhammer has been teaching science in Coppell ISD for over 20 years.  She was the Texas Region 10’s Secondary Teacher of the Year for 2015, and was the Texas Medical Association Texas Science Teacher of the Year in 2013.  She is also an Apple Distinguished Educator.
 
As an Apple Distinguished Educator, Mrs. Deinhammer works with teachers around the globe to help creatively integrate technology into the classroom. She encourages educators and administrators to create classrooms that allow students to investigate and address real world issues and create innovative solutions.
 
Mrs. Deinhammer believes that students should have a voice in their education and that schools need to drastically change to meet the needs of our changing world. We should challenge our students with authentic real world issues and give them a platform to make a difference in society.  We shouldn't focus on preparing our kids for what is next, but instead helping them make a contribution each and every day.
 
Mentioned in the podcast: 
 
Affinity Photo & Affinity Designer for the MacBook and iPad. 
 
The drone you need for your classroom!Jodie is interested in a drone for her class, like many educators, and after much research, this is the drone I would recommend to any teacher interested in purchasing a drone.You will love it. 
 
Jodie's favorite books, All the Light You Cannot Seeand Teach Like a Pirate
 
Her favorite apps are Apple's Keynoteand Apple's Numbers
 
Find out about Jodie's goal of initiating global collaborations with her classroom in this podcast. 

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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 106 episodes of interviews and professional development.
 
Visit the Wired Educator blog at www.WiredEducator.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 
Aug 18, 2018

In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews Liz Meredith about her recent accomplishment of earning a doctorate degree in education, and why you might want to as well, professional development, the Apple Distinguished Educator Program, how the position of Director of Innovation helps a school district, and so much more!

Liz Meredith is the Coordinator of Curriculum and Director of Innovation at Rolling Hills Local Schools in rural southeastern Ohio. She has more than a decade of teaching experience in middle school science and also spent two years as a curriculum writer for the Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling Jesuit University. She continues to conduct professional development workshops for other teachers on the use of educational technology in the classroom. In 2015, she became an Apple Distinguished Educator while also receiving NSTA’s Distinguished Teaching Award. This past spring she completed her dissertation on the impact of social media on educational technology integration and received her Educational Doctorate.

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Mentioned in this podcast:

ZappyCode: Learn to Code with Nick Walter and his online coding course that teaches you how to make an iPhone app and so much more. Thank you ZappyCode for sponsoring this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast. I am a ZappyCode student, and I love and recommend the course for anyone interested in learning to code.

TouchCast: Create smart videos. TouchCast allows you to create and stream video that allows any file to be shared inside the video. The possibilities are exciting and endless. This is an app Liz recommends. 

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead:this is Liz's favorite book.

Liz's next purchase may be a 360 camera to create virtual tools of her school. The Samsung Gear 360looks great for under $100, and the Insta 360 Onelooks to be the most impressive with every feature imaginable at $299. Not sure which one I will choose, but I love the idea. Here's a list of other 360 cameras..

Win a a copy of John Couch’s book,Rewiring Education by clicking here & subscribing to the Wired Educator Newsletter. One winner will be announced. Or Tweet why you follow @WiredEducator on Twitter or other social media for a chance to win.

www.RewiringEducation.com

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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 106 episodes of interviews and professional development.
 
Visit the Wired Educator blog at www.WiredEducator.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 

 

Aug 7, 2018

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly talks design, coding, and more with Daniel Budd, an amazing Australian educator who is impacting education with Swift Playgrounds, Coding, an so much more. You are going to love this interview with Daniel Budd.

Daniel is the Director of Learning Technologies at Corpus Christi College, an Apple Distinguished School in Perth, Australia.  He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and is actively involved in research projects focussed on STEM education, robotics, big data and Design Thinking. His career began in Web Development and Design for leading Australian advertising firms and now raises awareness of the effective pedagogical integration of technology as a Speaker, Author and Teacher.

Mentioned in the Podcast:

Daniel Budd recommends the book:Economic Singularity: Artificial Intelligence and the Death of Capitalism by Calum Chace

Daniel's website: www.DanielBudd.com.au

Daniel's favorite apps: Slack and Explain Everything

Swift Playgrounds

Daniel also recommends the book Read Player One.

Daniel's best recommendation of time and money is in audio books; you can get an Audible Account here:

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Win a a copy of John Couch’s book,Rewiring Education by clicking here & subscribing to the Wired Educator Newsletter. One winner will be announced. Or Tweet why you follow @WiredEducatoron Twitter or other social media for a chance to win.

www.RewiringEducation.com

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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 106 episodes of interviews and professional development.
 
Visit the Wired Educator blog at www.WiredEducator.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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Jul 30, 2018

 

In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews Apple Distinguished Educator, Mary Kemper.

Mary Kemper is the K-12 Director of Mathematics in Coppell ISD in Coppell, Texas.  Her impact extends beyond her district as she also serves as the President of the Texas Association of Supervisors of Mathematics.  Ms. Kemper oversees her district's long-term plans for mathematics, designs curriculum, and supports campus educators and principals through professional learning.  Her long-term professional goal includes improving equity and access to high quality teaching and learning of mathematics for all students.  Named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2015, she embraces the opportunity to make a difference as an authentic author, trusted advisor, passionate advocate, and global ambassador. Follow Mary on Twitter: @MrsKemper

Mentioned in the Podcast:

Book: Table Talk Mathby John Stevens

Mary's Blog: agreaterimpact.wordpress.com

Mary's Resource #1: Promoting Mathematical Conversations at Home

https://www.icloud.com/pages/0rX-B79ijUZ9RUIWsGFNeZeCw#Promote_Mathematical_Conversation_at_Home

Mary's Resource #2: One of my No Office Days:

https://agreaterimpact.wordpress.com/2017/08/21/noofficeday/

Joy of Professional Learning: https://www.joyofprofessionallearning.org/

One of Mary's favorite influential books: John Maxwell's book, 5 Levels of Leadership

Win a a copy of John Couch’s book,Rewiring Education by clicking here & subscribing to the Wired Educator Newsletter. One winner will be announced. Or Tweet why you follow @WiredEducatoron Twitter or other social media for a chance to win.

www.RewiringEducation.com

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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 106 episodes of interviews and professional development.
 
Visit the Wired Educator blog at www.WiredEducator.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 
Jul 26, 2018

Paul is the Head of Learning Technologies (Primary) at Matthew Flinders Anglican College on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. A leader and innovator in the Edtech world, renowned for his work in AR, AI and iBeacon technology, Paul is a best selling Children's Picture Book Author, App Developer and sought after Keynote Speaker. Paul is the Author of the best selling children's book, "If I Were a Wizard..."

Paul has been featured in 'The Age, 'Sydney Morning Herald'​, 'Canberra Times'​ as a leading pioneer in the edtech field. He is the visionary of the EduBeacons App - One of the first creators/users of iBeacon technology in the Educational field in the World. Paul is the creator of "Edtech Synchronicity"​, a reflection framework for integrating tech in education. He says, "Teaching is in my blood. Transforming education through innovation is at the heart of what I do. Helping others make a connection, is what I love." He is also the author of 'iPad Monthly.' Paul is also a member of the Canva Education Advisory Board, Explain Everything Advisory Boar, and a Book Creator Ambassador, an Apple Distinguished Educator, 2013 Finalist, International EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program honoring tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector. The distinguished awards program recognizes outstanding solutions―and the best and brightest minds―in education and technology. 2013 Finalist - EduBlogs Life Time achievement award.

About Paul's book, If I Were a Wizard: 

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE A WIZARD?

In a quiet corner of a distant forest, a young mouse dares to dream of what might be. While her fellow classmates aspire to become football players, architects and doctors, Hazel begins an adventure of a lifetime. With the power of magic, Hazel journeys through her day, helping friends and family, solving problems and making the world a better place.

If I Were A Wizard...

Introduces coding concepts through the imagination of a young mouse. From Repeats and Loops to Algorithms, If I Were A Wizard prompts discussions and helps build conceptual understanding of coding concepts.

Paul's website: http://www.appsbypaulhamilton.com/
Follow Paul on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/PaulHamilton8

Mentioned in this podcast: 

If I were a Wizardby Paul Hamilton

Paul recommends the book Drive by Daniel Pink

Win a a copy of John Couch’s book,Rewiring Education by clicking here & subscribing to the Wired Educator Newsletter. One winner will be announced. Or Tweet why you follow @WiredEducator on Twitter or other social media for a chance to win.

www.RewiringEducation.com

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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 106 episodes of interviews and professional development.
 
Visit the Wired Educator blog at www.WiredEducator.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 

 

 

Jul 13, 2018

In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews John D. Couch, the 54th person hired at Apple, the first VP of Education at Apple, friend of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, and the author of a hot new book titled: Rewiring Education: How Technology Can Unlock Every Student's Potential

You can order your copy of John's book here:Rewiring Education by John Couch.

Apple’s iconic co-founder Steve Jobs had a powerful vision for education, employing technology to make an enormous positive effect on the lives of millions of students. The man Jobs tapped to realize this vision was John D. Couch, a trusted engineer and executive who had a passion for education. Couch believed learning needed to be personal and collaborative. He argued the real purpose of education was to help children discover their uniqueness and empower them to reach beyond their perceived potential. However, changing a system that has notoriously resisted change for the past century proved to be no small task, even for an Apple vice president.

Now, though, technology is increasingly integrated into every aspect of our lives, rewiring our homes, our jobs, and even our brains. Most important, a rewiring of education is finally beginning to unlock the potential of our schools, children, and society.

In Rewiring Education, Couch shares the professional lessons he’s learned during his 50-plus years in education and technology. He takes us behind Apple’s major research study, Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT), and its follow-up (ACOT 2), highlighting the powerful effects of the Challenge-Based Learning framework. Going beyond Apple’s walls, he also introduces us to some of the most extraordinary parents, educators, and entrepreneurs from around the world who have ignored the failed promises of memorization and, instead, utilize new science-backed methods and technologies that benefit all children, from those who struggle to honor students.

Rewiring Educationexamines the future, looking at the most promising of the emerging technologies, and how we, as parents, teachers, and voters, can ensure our children are provided with opportunities and access to the relevant, creative, collaborative, and challenging learning environments they need to succeed both today and tomorrow.

Mentioned in this podcast:

John's new book: Rewiring Education: How Technology Can Unlock Every Student's Potential

John's Non-Profit is: BeyondSchool.com

Win a a copy of John Couch's book,Rewiring Education by clicking here & subscribing to the Wired Educator Newsletter. One winner will be announced. Or Tweet why you follow @WiredEducator on Twitter or other social media for a chance to win.

www.RewiringEducation.com

Steve Wozniak's Woz University: https://woz-u.com/curriculum/

Challenge Based Learning

 

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 106 episodes of interviews and professional development.
 
Visit the Wired Educator blog at www.WiredEducator.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 

 

 

Jul 8, 2018

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, I interview Wes Molyneaux on how to successfully implement a 1:1 tech deployment, how a district might be able to improve upon an unsuccessful attempt, creating great professional development opportunities, Apple's Education Event in Chicago, and so much more. (Topics include but not limited to: 1:1 deployment, fixing a bad deployment, Great PD, instructional leaders, best practices, student engagement, Mar

I know you are going to love this interview! Wes is the director of technology in the Elkhart Community School district, an Apple Distinguished Educator, on the ADE Advisory Board for the Americas, a Google Certified Teacher L1 and L2, a great friend and a brilliant educator. Wes shares so much. He is Brilliant! Follow Wes on Twitter!

Wes Molyneaux is the director of technology integration in the Elkhart Community School District where he is accountable for the development of processes related to improved professional practice through technology initiatives and innovative professional development. This includes overseeing the technology integration team and ensuring the alignment of professional development to the teacher appraisal system and the strategic plan. Wes started his career at New Trier High School in 2006 teaching biology and anatomy and physiology.
 
After teaching for a few years he moved into a professional development role spending 50% of his time teaching anatomy and physiology to juniors and seniors and 50% of his time working with teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms.
 
In addition to teaching and leading professional development at New Trier and now Elkhart, he has presented at a number of different venues including; Mobile2012 in Arizona, ASCD Conference in Chicago, Apple Executive Briefing Center in Chicago, the CPS iPad Academy, several redefining mobile learning events in the Midwest at the ADE2013 Institute in Austin, Texas, at the ADE institute 2014, at EMS2014, at the EdTech Innovation summit in 2016, ConnectEd academy in Dallas in 2016 and 2017, SXSedu 2016, Innovation Summit in Nobelsville, IN in 2017, and at MACUL in 2017.  Wes will be presenting at ISTE in June of 2018, at iEngage-Midwest in April of 2018 and at 2018 IGNITE eLearning Conference in June on innovative teaching methods using iPads in the classroom.
 
Wes is a Google Certified Teacher Level I and II.  He is also an Apple Distinguished Educator and has served on the Apple Distinguished Educator’s advisory board since January of 2015.
 
\Wes's website is dedicated to helping teachers and students use the interactivity, portability and anywhere anytime learning capabilities of the iPad to increase student engagement and their overall learning.
 
Mentioned in this podcast: 
 
Planbook.com: The best way to plan, organize and share your lessons. www.planbook.com
Wes's website: https://ipads4education.org
Apple's March Education Keynote: https://www.apple.com/apple-events/march-2018/
Wes's favorite iPad case: This is the best case for iPad and Apple Pencil.
A gadget Wes is hoping to get: A hand-held gimbal for iPhone.
Book Recommendation: The Highly Engaged Classroom by Robert Marzano
Book Recommendation: The New Art and Science of Teaching by Robert Marzano
 

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 104 episodes of interviews and professional development.
 
Visit the Wired Educator blog at www.WiredEducator.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.
 
 
Mar 19, 2018

In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews Brian Kight, CEO of Focus 3 and international expert on on leadership and culture.

Focus 3 is providing school districts across the country with the tools they need to make a difference in the lives of students by making transformational changes in the school's culture. It simply works.

You are going to love this interview with Brian.

Brian Kight is a multi-industry leader on the topics of leadership, culture, and behavior.

He provides simple systems that produce exceptional results for organizations, teams, and people.

Simple, clear, and immediately actionable.

Brian applies the timeless “physics” of performance to the most important challenges in life and business.

His clients across the globe include professional and collegiate sports teams, schools, banks, manufacturing, healthcare, accounting, insurance and many others.

As the CEO at Focus 3, Brian has worked for over a decade directly with all levels of executives and associates. The trust clients have in Brian and his impact has made him one of the top-rated keynote speakers and consultants based in the United States.

Follow Brian Kight on social media at @TBrianKight

Mentioned in this podcast: 

Book Creator: One of the best apps in education! www.BookCreator.com

Brian's favorite book: Anti-Fragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Brian is currently reading: Roots of Strategy Book 1.

Brian's Podcast: The Focus 3 Podcast

Focus 3 website: https://www.focus3.com

My interview with Brian's dad, the Founder of Focus 3, Tim Night: Wired Educator Episode 89

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Mar 12, 2018

In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly Croy interviews Jerry Blumengarten, aka: Cybraryman.

Jerry Blumengarten taught for 32 years in the New York City School System. Twenty in the classroom as a teacher in multiple subjects and multiple grades, and twelve as a teacher/librarian. Jerry developed and wrote curriculum for his school district, the NYC Board of Education and Open Doors a school-business partnership. He also created educational materials for the utility industry for over 30 years. He is the co-author of the book Connecting Your Students with The World. Jerry co-moderated numerous educational chats on Twitter, including #edchat for five years, and he created #engsschat. He has presented at numerous edcamps, #ISTE and #FETC, was a Featured Presenter at #METC and #GaETC, and the keynote speaker for Tomorrow's Classrooms Today. Jerry is also a very proud grandparent of five grandchildren ages 6-18.

Follow Jerry on Twitter: @cybraryman1

 
Mentioned in this Podcast: 
 
Book Creator: One of the top educational tools available. Visit: www.BookCreator.com
 
Cybrary Man's Educational Web Sites https://cybraryman.com/index.html
 
My Educators Pages https://cybraryman.com/0_teachers1.htm
 
All About Cybrary Man
 
Jerry's book: Connecting Your Students with the World
 
 
 
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