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The Wired Educator Podcast

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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May 4, 2015

An interview with Dave Burgess, author of the widely popular Teach Like a Pirate. Dave tells his story of becoming a pirate and how he is helping educators increase student engagement, boost creativity, and transform lives!

Mentioned in this Podcast:

Teach Like a Pirate

P is for Pirate

Learn Like a Pirate

Pure Genius

Ditch That Textbook

Dave Burgess Website

Jamstick

Drones

Create Conference

iBook Hack Event

Play-Doh

Apr 27, 2015

In this episode I discuss why I believe every educator should host a blog and how to get started.

Please check out this free tutorial that promises you will be able to start your blog in less than 20 minutes. 

In this episode:

• Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk

• Why educators should blog?

• What are the benefits?

• How do I get started?

• What do I write about?

• I can't blog! Yes, you can!

• What tools do I need?

Mars Edit

Scrivener

• Does blogging cost money?

• Can blogging make money?

• I don't have time to blog! Yes, you do!

And more. 

Apr 20, 2015

Episode 8 is an interview with Christine DiPaulo and we are talking about her amazing work as an Apple Distinguished Educator, and we will get a glimpse inside her amazingly innovative school, The String Theory High School for the Arts and Sciences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

If you are interested in creating a culture of innovation in your classroom, school, district, or organization, you will not want to miss this episode. 

Intro: 

Keynote Speaker for two organizations this week.

• Rotary

• Teen Challenge

• Expanding your classroom and influence.

• Speaking Fees

• Helping Others

• Educational Technology & Cancellations

• 8 Weeks on iTunes & Your Reviews

Interview:

• Christine DiPaulo

Christine DiPaulo is an Apple Distinguished Educator and an Innovation Specialist at String Theory Schools in Philadelphia, PA.

"The String Theory High School for the Arts & Sciences offers students who have an interest in the arts, language, science and technology the opportunity to engage in a curriculum that combines superior coursework and significant field work to create a balance between artistry and academics that gives graduates a solid foundations for their future endeavors."

She teaches courses on Personal Branding, Digital Photography, Digital Portfolio Design, iLife, iWork and Presentation Design. She is certified in secondary mathematics, with Business Education certification and MSc as K12 certified Instructional Technology Specialist. Her first teaching position was a mathematics teacher at The Technical College High School/CCIU.

As an educator her passion is to enhance student's classroom experience using Apple technologies as a tool for creating and authoring content, collaborating, and developing meaningful projects. In the classroom she works with kids to build strong 21st century skills so they become critical thinkers.

Christine DiPaulo is an amazing intellectual a dynamic speaker, with her own TED talk no less. She is a visionary in both education and problem solving. She is creative. And she is really fun to spend time with too.

I am so honored to interview Christine DiPaulo on Creating an Innovation within your school. 

Mentioned in this podcast:

iBooks Author

iTunes U

The Apple Watch

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

The Ten Faces of Innovation by Tom Kelley

How to Come Up With Great Ideas and Actually Make Them Happen by Ewan McIntosh

PhotoWizard- Photo Editor App

 

Apr 13, 2015

In this episode I interview Reshan Richards, an Apple Distinguished Educator and co-creator of the wonderful iOS app, Explain Everything. 

Interested in writing a book, creating a hit app in the App Store?

Dr. Reshan Richards is an educator, researcher, and entrepreneur. Currently an instructor at Teachers College, Columbia University and the Chief Learning Officer for Explain Everything which he co-founded, Reshan is also the co-author of Leading Online: Leading the Learning, Leading by Learning. Reshan has led conversations and workshops around the world based on his 15+ experiences in K-20 education at gatherings including TEDxNYED, SXSWedu, ISTE, and AERA. An Apple Distinguished Educator and member of Mensa, Reshan has an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology & Media from Teachers College, Columbia University, an Ed.M in Learning and Teaching from Harvard University and a B.A. in Music from Columbia University.

Mentioned in this podcast: 

PBS Learning Media Digital Learning Innovator 2015

Morris Cooke

Explain Everything

Into Thin Air by John Krakuer 

Slack 

 

Apr 3, 2015

WEP 0006: Ditch That Textbook an Interview with Matt Miller

Kelly Croy interviews Matt Miller about using resources to supplement or replace your textbook, and creating learning materials that really engage students. Lots of takeaways from today's episode, but the focus is primarily to get you thinking about how you use your existing textbook and a look at other possibilities. 

Please visit our sponsor at: www.planbook.com

Matt Miller is a teacher, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. He is a Google Certified Teacher (Austin ’14), a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, a Bammy! Awards nominee, and winner of the WTHI-TV Golden Apple Award.

After trying to do the traditional “teach by the textbook” for a few years, he launched into a textbook-less path where learning activities were often custom-produced for his students as well as infused with technology. He likes the results a lot, and his students do, too.

Matt has presented to thousands of teachers at dozens of workshops on a number of topics related to educational technology, world language instruction and more. He combines a conversational, engaging speaking style with loads of resources, leaving teachers equipped and inspired to move forward.

 

Mentioned in this podcast: 

www.PlanBook.com

www.DitchThatTextbook.com

 

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Teach Like a Pirate

 

Meerkat

Periscope

Stream

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Mar 30, 2015

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly Croy interviews Larry Reiff about iTunes U, speaking at conferences and more. Larry Reiff is an amazing English teacher in Roslyn, New York, a Google Certified Teacher, and an Apple Distinguished Educator. Larry is featured on Apple's website for his work using iPads and iTunes U, for a Romeo & Juliet project. Here's the link, and you will want to click it, because it is incredibly cool: https://www.apple.com/education/ipad/teach-with-ipad/classroom/romeo-and-juliet/

Kelly and Larry talk about iTunes U, iBooks Author, the Apple Distinguished Educator Program, going 1:1 with iPads, a paperless classroom, speaking at conferences, SXSW, James Cross on binge learning, Dr. Chris Penny on iBeacons, and much, much, more. 

 

 You can visit Larry's personal website at: www.MrReiff.com

 

Larry's most influential book: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon. Find out why!

Recommended Apps:

SimpleMind+

iFunFace

Tellagami

Please visit the Wired Educator Blog at www.WiredEducator.com and please click here to leave The Wired Educator Podcast a 5 Star Review and write a rating so awesome I have to mention you on the next episode. 

 

Mar 20, 2015

Kelly Croy interviews teacher and author Don Wettrick about his book Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level. Don offers great insight to how you can truly create a culture of innovation in your classroom. Don talks about how the idea for his book and creating an innovative classroom all began, and outlines steps you can take and identifies obstacles to avoid. Don states, "There is a big difference between consumers and producers. Genius hour is time to produce."

Have you thought about writing and publishing your own book? 

Would you like to speak at conferences and educational events?

Mentioned in the podcast:

Daniel H. Pink's book: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

A.J. Juliani's Inquiry and Innovation in the Classroom: Using 20% Time, Genius Hour, and PBL to Drive Student Success (Eye on Education) 

Brain Rules by Dr. John Medina

Hero of a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

The iPhone and iPad app: Voxer

Please visit the Wired Educator Blog. 

Mar 15, 2015

Kelly Croy interviews Anthony DiLaura about using iBooks Author to create multimedia iBooks in the classroom to engage students, provide Professional development for staff, and as a source for passive income. 

 

Anthony DiLaura serves Zeeland Public Schools as a high school math teacher and instructional technology specialist. His one-to-one iPad math classroom leverages the iPad as tool for inquiry and student creativity. Anthony was recognized by Apple for his innovative use of iPad in education and named as an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2013. Anthony enthusiastically shares his knowledge at various conferences around the country including South by South West Edu, NCTM, FlipCon, and Phillips Exeter MST conference.  Recently, he founded the organization iBookhack.org.  Through ibook hackathons, he helps educators create their own digital curriculum in the form of mobile, media-rich, multi-touch iBooks that foster curiosity and student engagement. To date, ibookhack events have popped up across the country and seen hundreds of teachers author and publish high quality interactive textbooks using iBooks Author.

Mentioned in this podcast:

Anthony's website: www.iBookHack.org

The book: Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

The book: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

And: 

www.Lynda.com

https://bookry.com

Mar 8, 2015

Today our focus will be the importance of making health the foundation of your teaching lifestyle.  We will share some productivity secrets, time management hacks, and many health tips. Hey! You cannot impact lives or advance your lifestyle if you aren't healthy and feeling great.

 

If you seek success, wish to improve as an educator and desire to make a greater impact listen to our guest, J.D. Bergman.

 

My guest today is J. D. Bergman. He is: 

 

• an Olympic wrestler, a ten time national champion

• two-time US Open Champion Wrestler

• two-time World Team Champion Wrestler

• 2010 Wrestler of the Year

• Winner of the John Smith Award winner, naming him the top wrestler in the country

• 2008 FCA Student-Athlete of the Year

• Former Captain of The Ohio State University Wrestling Team

• Three-Time All American Wrestler for The Ohio State Buckeyes

• Television Commentator for the Big 10 Network

• A successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker

• An actor in the Oscar nominated film, FoxCatcher with Steve Carrol, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo

• A health and nutrition expert helping individuals, organizations, adn corporations live healhier and more successful lives. 

 

J. D. is also an all around great guy.  He truly a heart of gold. I am honored to have him on this podcast. He has much to offer educators, students, entreprenuers, families, and all individuals. 

 

While JD is not an educator in the most traditional sense of the word, in that he doesn't have a traditional classroom that he reports to, he speaks and influences thousands each year teaching and helping them live a healthier and more productive life.

 

My vision for today’s podcast is to offer educators and listeners something truly unique, the chance to sit down and get some advice from an accomplished Olympic athlete. We will cover some time management and productivity tips, talk about education, and discuss some facts and myths about health.

 

Look for JD Bergman USA to learn more about JD and support his Olympic dream for gold. 

 

Mar 2, 2015

This is the first episode of The Wired Educator Podcast: Becoming a Better Educator Now So You Can Make a Greater Impact and Enjoy a Higher Quality Lifestyle.  

This first episode is dedicated to an exceptional educator, Chris Tully.  Chris will be missed.  You can help out Chris's family at this Go Fund Me Account: http://www.gofundme.com/k0qapc

 In this first podcast I outline my goals, expectations, and format for The Wired Educator Podcast.

I plan to deliver content to help educators make a greater impact, be more productive, increase their efficiency, and improve their lifestyles.

In this podcast 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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