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The EPT Podcast
31 minutes | Oct 31, 2017
EPT 031 - Christina Whitmire @EdTechChristina
35 minutes | Aug 9, 2017
EPT 030 - Leslie Fagin @MsFagin
Leslie Fagin is an instructional technology coach, and works with the secondary school teachers in her district on effective technology integration. She was recently recognized as the ISTE Ed Tech Coaches Network PLN Award Winner for 2017 and just joined their executive leadership team. She also serve as an executive member of the ISTE Digital Storytelling Network. In January 2017, #Edumatch: Snapshot in Education 2016 was released. She co-authored the book with nineteen other educators from around the country. She is a foster mother to an 8 year old boy and a serves as a Boy Scout volunteer. She is a member of the #WDC17 cohort for the Google for Education Certified Innovator Program. I had a great time talking to her and hope you get to know more about her and her vision in our chat!
39 minutes | Jul 27, 2017
EPT 029 - Marcus Borders @TeamBorders
39 minutes | Jul 20, 2017
EPT 028 - Eddie Small @smallindiana
Eddie Small is a Technology Integration Specialist at Shelbyville Central Schools in Indiana. He is a member of the #WDC17 cohort for the Google for Education Certified Innovator Program and recently started a podcast that you can subscribe to here!
28 minutes | Jul 19, 2017
EPT 027 - Diana Gill @eastpco_tech
Diana Gill is currently an Instructional Technology Coach at East Porter County School Corporation. She is a member of the #WDC17 cohort for the Google for Education Certified Innovator Program. She describes herself as a bookworm and foodie - I had a great time talking to her, hearing about all the crazy foods she's tried, how she's hoping to take some of her curiosity and passion around copyright to a whole new level and so much more! Please listen to the podcast and let us know what you think! If you'd like to find out more about her vision around Copyright Coaching, please follow this link. And here is her vision video, such a great way to "cook up learning experiences"!
38 minutes | Jul 18, 2017
EPT 026 - Kat Crawford @dramatickat
Kat Crawford is currently the Director of Technology Solutions at the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings. She was recently accepted to the #WDC17 cohort of the Google for Educators Certified Innovator Program (along with yours truly - which is how we met, virtually). She's an amazing, awesomely energetic person and I had such a blast interviewing her! Please listen to the latest EPT podcast episode and let her (and me) know what you thought of our conversation!
35 minutes | Dec 2, 2015
EPT 025-Mike Lawrence @techmaverick
Mike Lawrence has been impacting education as a Teacher, Administrator, Technology Coordinator and non-profit Leader for close to twenty years. He is a respected presenter at national conferences and events and was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2003. He assisted in the development and launch of the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) and co-founded the Google Certified Teacher program. Mike is an author and editor and can often be found at his local coffee house on his iPad. He currently serves as CEO of CUE (cue.org), supporting its membership by advancing student achievement through technology on an international level. Follow him on Twitter @techmaverick Hope you enjoy this podcast episode! Please leave a comment and let us know what you think!
17 minutes | Jul 21, 2015
EPT 024- Rich Hovey @TeacherHovey
Rich Hovey, an English teacher and advocate for at-risk youth. Vice President of SLOCUE and Co-founder of Edcamp SLO, is also an Instructor at Grizzly Youth Academy, a Full-time pedagogy and Ed-tech nerd. Follow him on Twitter @TeacherHovey. Hope you enjoy this podcast episode! Please leave a comment and let us know what you think!
31 minutes | Jul 13, 2015
EPT 023-Diane Main @dianemain
Diane Main (@Dowbiggin) an English major in college, started teaching in the year 1992-93 in an Urban Junior High School. She recently taught computer technology in grades one through eight at Milpitas Christian School, California. A member of Computer Using Educators (CUE), International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) & Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, she has also worked with classroom teachers to help them plan technology integration projects that help them meet their content standards. Check out her website at www.dianemain.com and follow her on Twitter @Dowbiggin Hope you enjoy this podcast episode! Please leave a comment and let us know what you think!
30 minutes | Jul 7, 2015
EPT 022- Joe Wood @ucdjoe
Joe Wood, is an Instructional Technology Coordinator at Natomas Charter School in Sacramento, California. He is a 2nd grade teacher, a technology coach, a middle school science teacher, a National Writing Project teaching consultant with Area 3 Writing Project, and most recently a Google Certified Teacher. Check out his website at joewoodonline.com and follow him on Twitter @ucdjoe Hope you enjoy this podcast episode! Please leave a comment and let us know what you think!
28 minutes | Jun 30, 2015
EPT 021-Danielle Forst @danielleforst
Danielle Forst (@danielleforst) is a Professional Learning Specialist for CUE (www.cue.org). Prior to this role, she taught in the traditional face-to-face classroom setting and implemented a blended K-8 Independent Study program. She has also taught online courses for K-12 educators. Danielle is honored to be a Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, and a Leading Edge Certified Professional Developer. Check out her website at https://sites.google.com/site/daniellereneeforst and follow her on Twitter @danielleforst. Hope you enjoy this podcast episode! Please leave a comment and let us know what you think!
38 minutes | Jun 23, 2015
EPT 020: Nigel J. Winnard @KICSPrincipal
Nigel is a 20 year veteran of the Khartoum International Community School. For the last decade, he served as a founding head of the Khartoum International Community School, the only IB World School in Sudan. He is a fellow of the royal society of arts and a doctoral student at USC. Check out his website at kicsprincipalsudan.blogspot.in and follow him on Twitter @KICSPrincipal. Hope you enjoy this podcast episode! Please leave a comment and let us know what you think!
66 minutes | Apr 22, 2015
EPT 019 – Jon Corippo @jcorippo
Jon Corippo is the Director of Academic Innovation for CUE. Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher. Creator of the CUE Rock Star Teacher Camps. Check out his website at mistercorippo.com and follow him on Twitter @jcorippo. You can also find him on slideshare at slideshare.net/jcorippo Hope you enjoy this podcast episode! Please leave a comment and let us know what you think!
36 minutes | Mar 3, 2015
EPT 018- Lindsey Lipsky @LindseyLipsky
Lindsey Lipsky has over seven years experience working in education, including five years as a special education classroom teacher for grades 3-8 in Chicago, IL and Phoenix, AZ for students with severe reading and language disabilities. Lindsey holds a Masters Degree in Special Education and Educational Leadership from Arizona State University, and is passionate about helping students with severe reading, language, and learning delays succeed in the least restrictive setting. Lindsey has worked with K-12 students who have Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, Emotional Disabilities and Cognitive Delays in both self-contained and co-taught educational settings. Lindsey has been trained in multiple research based programs for literacy and reading instruction such as Wilson Reading System, Language! and SRA Reading for supporting all learners meet and exceed literacy goals. Lindsey is passionate Dyslexia advocacy, literacy support, and training in schools for students with learning differences. Currently Lindsey works for Learning Ally, a national non-profit working to make reading and learning accessible for all. Check out her blog, Education Voice at http://www.lindseylipsky.com or follow her on Twitter @LindseyLipsky.
47 minutes | Feb 24, 2015
EPT 017- Alec Couros @courosa
Alec Couros is a professor of educational technology & media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. Among other things, he is an education researcher, a consultant, a very connected educator, a keynote speaker & and an open scholar. You can reach Alec in the following ways: Twitter: @courosaBlog: http://educationaltechnology.ca/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/courosaLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/couros Hope you enjoy this podcast episode! Please leave a comment and let us know what you think!
40 minutes | Feb 17, 2015
EPT 016- Brad Waid @Techbradwaid
Passionate and energetic, Brad Waid is a master educator who seeks to bring about changes in the educational world through technology coupled with, among other things, Augmented Reality. He has been a keynote speaker at many events talking about the “power of technology” and “how it can help transform the way we learn, teach and lead”. Brad is one of the Co-Founders of AR Detroit and Two Guys and Some iPads as well as the co-host of “Two Guys Show” on the EdReach Network. You can reach Brad in the following ways: Twitter: @techbradwaidBlog: twoguysandsomeipads.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/TwoGuysAndSomeIPadsPinterest: http://pinterest.com/techminock/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc2m9JKqFkLJJxlEpYSL61wInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/two_guys_and_some_ipads Hope you enjoy this podcast episode! Please leave a comment and let us know what you think!
39 minutes | Feb 10, 2015
EPT 015- Kory Graham @tritonkory
Kory Graham has a ton of experience (20+ years) working with kids in grades K-6 and she is just a very lovely person all around! In this interview we delve into Kory’s twitter profile pic, her Kindergarteners 100th day preparations, Skype calls with twitter friends from around the globe (including EPT guest Jordan Lanfair) and much much more... Burst of knowledge round: Q: The first truly meaningful or inspiring book you ever read?A: He's the Weird Teacher, by Doug Robertson. Q: Favorite game you played as a teenager?A: Sardines Q: What’s your favorite quote or saying?A: I have two: Once children learn how to learn, nothing is going to narrow their mind. The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another. -- Marva Collins Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they don't know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it. –Sir William Haley Q: If you had to choose a superpower, what it would be?A: Flight! Q: Favorite movie that you saw in 2014?A: Divergent Q: In less than 10 words, how would you define Success?A: Success is being the best that you know you can be. Q: In less than 10 words, how would you define Failure?A: Failure is not making the effort you know you can. Q: Two to three words, which you do not like?A: “Twerk” and “Shut up”. (39:01) Q: Two to three words, which you think have a negative connotations, but they shouldn’t?A: Common core Q: Define Passion?A: Passion is something, if it was taken away from you, you wouldn’t be the same person at all and I hope that everybody can find a passion. It’s a love of something, but it’s a much deeper word than “love”. It’s something, which you feel, with such joy and something that you want to do, no matter what kind of challenges might face you, you still want to keep doing that thing that you have that passion for. It’s a very strong intense feeling of something that you enjoy doing. You can reach Kory in the following ways: Website: tritonkory.wordpress.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/tritonkory Hope you enjoy this podcast episode! Please leave a comment and let us know what you think!
30 minutes | Feb 3, 2015
EPT 014 - Rusul Alrubail @RusulAlrubail
Rusul Alrubail is a professor of composition and literature. Rusul is extremely passionate about teaching & learning, student voice, professional development and being a connected educator. She believes in the power of students and tries to foster a common learning experience that benefits both students and teachers at large. Rusul strongly believes that students are empowered and inspired and have the power to translate their voice into meaningful words which, in turn, can change the way we look at the world. Burst of knowledge round: Q: You have $10.00 to spend on iTunes or Google play store right now, what would you buy?A: Writeabout. Q: First truly meaningful and inspiring book that you have read?A: Les Miserables (In Arabic), when I was 8 years old. Q: What’s the craziest business idea you ever heard?A: I have heard so many, I can’t think of them right now. Q: What podcast or radio show do you listen to on a regular basis?A: Bam Radio with Tom Whitby and Nancy Blair, Greg Curran's Podcast Q: You favorite quote or saying?A: Life will go on. Q: What blog you read regularly?A: Harvard pedagogy, Shelly Sanchez Terrell’s blog (also interviewed here on the EPT Podcast!) Q: Something that irks you, a pet peeve?A: Negative Nancies Q: One super power that you want to have?A: Mind reading, but not all the time. Q: Favorite movie of 2014?A: Planet of the Apes with James Franco. Q; Something that you are willing to share that not many people know about you?A: That English is actually my second language. I didn't speak it until I was 12 years old. Q: In less than ten words how would you define "Success".A: Success is what you make it to be. Q: In less than ten words, define “Failure”.A: Failure often leads to success because you learn from it - but don’t keep failing! Q; Two or three words that you dislike in the English language.A: Innovation, such a buzz word. We need to define the terminologies that we use most of the time just so that they don't become cliches. Q: Two or three words that you think have a negative connotation but shouldn’t?A: I can't think of one to be honest - again failing! Q: Define passion.A: Passion is something that you feel fire about, something that makes you happy and something that drives you. If you are passionate about something, you'll wake up every morning being happy that you wake up this morning. It'll be the driver to your day. You can reach Rusul in the following ways: Website: http://rusulalrubail.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/RusulAlrubailEdutopia: https://www.edutopia.org/users/rusul-alrubailEdcamp Toronto: http://edcamptoronto.org/rusul-alrubail/futureofeducation.com: http://www.futureofeducation.com/profile/RusulAlrubailGoogle+: https://plus.google.com/+RusulAlrubail/postsMedium: http://www.medium.com/@RusulAlrubail Hope you enjoy this podcast episode! Please leave a comment and let us know what you think!
30 minutes | Jan 27, 2015
EPT 013: John Spencer @edrethink
John Spencer is a middle school classroom teacher, teaching computers and photojournalism in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a co-author of “Wendell – The World’s Worst Wizard” and a few other books: “A Sustainable Start” and “Pencil me In”. He is also the co founder of visual writing prompt & creative platform, “Write About”. He describes himself as "Husband. Dad. Teacher. Author. Speaker. Incessant Doodler. Meandering Thinker. Perpetual Bender of Paperclips.” Burst of knowledge round: Q: Craziest business idea you ever heard?A: Beer and pretzels vending machine. Q: Favorite game you played as a teenager?A: Scrabble and Halo! Q: Favorite quote or saying.A: "We must use the moment of excited curiosity for the acquisition of wisdom." Q: What blog(s) you read regularly?A: Michael Doyle's “Science Teacher”, Pernille Ripp, Jose Vilson. Q: If you have to choose a super power what would that be?A: Flying. Q: Favourite movie that you saw in 2014?A: How to train your Dragon 2. Q: What’s the best piece of advice you got early in your career?A: You will never attain perfection. Q: If you are invited to one-on-one dinner with someone, who would you want to meet?A: I actually would like to meet Adam Duritz, the lead signer of Counting Crows, I think he would be a fascinating dinner guest. Q: In less than ten words, how would you define “Success”A: Not giving up. Q: In less than ten words, how would you define “Failure”A: Not trying. Q: Two or three words that you dislike in English languageA: Rigor, moist and superfluous, cause I never know if I'm saying it right... Q: Two to three words that you think have a negative connotation and shouldn’t?A: Fear, memorize and guilt. Q; Define Passion.A: Passion is what drives you to do the things that matter. You can find out more about John in the following ways: Twitter: https://twitter.com/edrethinkBlog: http://www.educationrethink.com Hope you enjoy this podcast episode! Please leave a comment and let us know what you think!
30 minutes | Jan 23, 2015
EPT 012: Jordan Lanfair @gowithjordan
Jordan Lanfair is far from any ordinary teacher that one comes across in a classroom. Jordan grew up in Chicago and stared his teaching career at Rock Point Arizona at a Navajo reservation. From there, he moved to Galesburg, Illinois and currently he serves as an English Medium Teacher for the Abu Dhabi Education Council. In addition to that, he is a Footprints Blogger/Mentor, Runner, Travel Enthusiast, Energybits Brand Ambassador and all around awesome guy! Burst of knowledge round: Q: You have $10.00 to spend on iTunes or Google store right now, what would you buy?A: Gems in Clash of Clans. Q: Craziest business idea you ever had?A: Underwater Tourism. Q: Favorite game you played as a teenager?A: Pokémon Red Q: What blog you read regularly?A: Doug Robertson’s “He’s the Weird Teacher” (Doug was interviewed for the EPT Podcast as well!) Q: Favorite quote or sayingA: The walls aren’t there to keep you out, they're there to see how bad you want it. They're there to keep other people out. Q: Something that irks you, a pet peeve.A: When people talk over people who are talking. I hate cross conversations. Q: If you had to choose a superpower, what would it be?A: I want to be like Peter from Heroes. I want to have the ability to keep all the abilities I can, but I have to get them from other people. Q: Favorite movie that you saw in 2014?A: Hunger Games Q: Something you're willing to share about you that people don’t know.A: I love “A Walk to Remember” - yeah, that's one of my bis secrets... Q; If you are invited to one-on-one dinner with someone, who would you want to meet?A: Barack Obama Q: In less than ten words define “Success”A: Having everything you need to be happy. Q: In less than ten words define “Failure”A: Giving up Q: Two or three words that you dislike in English languageA: Can't, cucumber (it's really weird to me) and moist. Q: Two to three words that you think have a negative connotation and shouldn’t?A: Ignorance, settling and introvert. Q: Define Passion.A: It’s the thing that makes you work, even when you know that your work might not mean much. You can reach Jordan in the following ways: Website: http://www.gowithjordan.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/gowithjordanPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/jordanlanfair/Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/113530426863156491172/postsInstagram: http://instagram.com/jkltraveler Hope you enjoy this podcast episode! Please leave a comment and let us know what you think!
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