The EdTech Distilled Podcast

The EdTech Distilled Podcast

Just a couple of tech-focused former teachers making an attempt to take teaching and learning with technology and boil it down to the basics. Our plan is to learn something while we share a drink and a chat with as many experts as we can. Sit down, grab a drink, and join us! You can find more information about us, submit a request to be on the show, and join the conversation at https://podcast.edtechdistilled.com.

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July 15, 2022 65 min

In this episode, Dave and Adam chat with Devin Rossiter, celebrated teacher, TV personality, and Jeopardy contestant! He shares his remarkable journey to Education through sports radio, local TV, working for the NBA, and more. Life lessons and remarkable stories abound!

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In this episode, Adam and Dave talk with educator, author, researcher, and all around great human being, Dr. Anni Reinking. Topics include wood you can 3D print, Starlink 2.0, Counting Crows, computer science and SEL, and the importance of creating a trauma informed classroom. 

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In this episode, Dave and Adam chat with library genius Dr. Krista Welz about librarians' roles in teaching and supporting edtech in schools and communities. They also talk about robots at work, Star Wars, a potential cure for heart attacks, cool edtech tools, and more!

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In this episode, Dave and Adam talk with Arlen Kimmelman of iorad, an edtech company that helps users easily create and share step by step tutorials. They talk about the benefits of the app, but also cover Arlen's move from the school library to the edtech world, updates in the tech world, and so much more! 

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April 20, 2022 47 min

In this special update episode, Dave and Adam chat with Jon Spike and get an update on his board game creation Gamestormers. You can help Jon out by contributing to his Kickstarter at https://bit.ly/gamestormer.

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This week, Adam and Dave chat with Michael Drezek, an Instructional Tech Coach in New York who is doing amazing things in his district with tech integration, and especially digital citizenship. They're working to change the mindset around DigCit to make it more of a list of do's instead of a list of don'ts. They also discuss things like the upcoming baseball season, standardized testing, Elon Musk, stuff to do in St. Lo...

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April 1, 2022 78 min

This time, Dave and Adam are joined by Jon Corippo, bestselling author of the Eduprotocols books that are changing the dynamic in classrooms all over the world. The gents chat about all kinds of stuff including how the Eduprotocols work, Steve Jobs' uniform, old school video games, and so much more!

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In the first episode of season 2, Dave and Adam chat with Jake Boll, Wisconsinite and distilling enthusiast, about the similarities between education and alcohol. Jake takes us on a wonderful tour of the distilling and teaching process. Get ready to learn something new and see education in a new way! We also chat with Jake about new Google updates, Wordle alternatives, and the magic of minivans. Almost too much good stuff for one e...

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Matt Jacobson and Nick Sutton over at the Learning Through Leading Podcast asked us to join them for a little Illinois mashup episode, and we were excited to be a part of it! In this cross-posted episode, Dave, Adam, Matt, and Nick chat about takeaways from teaching in the pandemic, what to keep and what to get rid of, the upcoming plans for the Google Educator Group of Southern Illinois, and ways they stay balanced in an unbalance...

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December 17, 2021 66 min

In this episode, Adam and Dave have a great chat with Bonnie Chelette, the Director Of Educational Technology in the Louisiana Department of Education. They discuss what it's like to make plans for districts state-wide, what unique challenges Louisianans face, and what the perfect tech department for a school district should look like. They also talk about coding on the amazing Replit.com, some other cool websites, and going to...

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December 3, 2021 60 min

In episode 16, Dave and Adam chat with Minnesotan tech specialist Rick Ballew about the way he and his team are helping their teachers find the balance between tech and non-tech strategies in their classrooms now that things are "back to normal". They also discuss ways teachers can be more efficient and intentional with those tech-integrated activities. They also discuss recent Google updates, some sweet websites, and how b...

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In this special episode, Adam and Dave present at the IETC2021 annual Edtech conference in Springfield, IL. In this presentation, the gents discuss ways teachers can include podcasting in their classroom, and they also talk about how folks can start their own podcast from home. 

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In Episode 14, Dave and Adam chat with tech coach Teresa Engler about what it's like being the only tech coach in a K-12 district and how the job has changed thanks to COVID's effects on education. They also chat about electric cars, raising Alaskan Malamutes, and how to make the perfect Old Fashioned.

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October 15, 2021 59 min

In this one-on-one episode with Dave and Adam, the gents, inspired by Marvel's new Disney+ show "What If...?", discuss ways to recognize how we might be sliding back into outdated pre-COVID teaching strategies and how we might shift the story to benefit teachers, students, administrators, and stakeholders alike. By no means are these proven strategies or research-driven ideas. Instead it's a chance to take a loo...

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Today, Dave and Adam chat with Rachel McVeagh, one of the teachers/coaches who paved the way for the system that is now called the Google Certified Coach Program. In this episode we discuss how the program got started and how it works, plus some new stuff going on in space, some fun stuff on the internet, and Dave's new obsession with 3D printed, laser cooked chicken.

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In this episode, Adam and Dave get to spend some time talking with the project manager of Google for Education's Trainer program May Jue. May took over the program two years ago, and since then it's seen some dramatic shifts and has become an important liaison between Google's education user base and the developers who build the products. In this episode, they also chat about new insights in Google calendar, Super Mario...

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August 13, 2021 67 min

In this episode, Adam and Dave chat with game based learning enthusiast and entrepreneur Jon Spike. Jon and the boys discuss post-secondary tech challenges, Jon's project Gamestormers, and things that make them tingle.

For more info and show notes, visit https://podcast.edtechdistilled.com/show.html?a=1628780370850

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July 23, 2021 63 min

In episode 9, Adam and Dave chat with Kim Darche, a tech coach and teacher from the Chicago area. With an uncertain year in the rear view and an uncertain year on the horizon, it's important to take a minute to reset, reflect, and move forward with lessons from 2020. Kim is stressing this concept with her staff, and it's one we should all take seriously going forward. Oh, and they talk about how Dave has a Tesla.

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In this episode, Dave and Adam chat with Jessica Reed, a Special Ed teacher, speaker, and Google Innovator in Alabama who's making waves in edtech in the SPED realm. They chat about collaborative tools, the challenge of co-teaching, and the best way to make a smash burger. 

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In episode 7, Adam and Dave chat with Alex T. Valencic, a digital learning and professional development coordinator from Freeport, IL, who's doing some great things with his district's PD program. They discuss some sweet new stuff in tech, Alex's #PretzelPD movement, and the best drinks Taco Bell has to offer.

For more info and show notes, visit https://podcast.edtechdistilled.com/show.html?a=1624461021338

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