19 episodes

Blending In is a podcast that gives listeners an auditory peek into the classrooms of innovative teachers who are “blending in” EdTech to create high-quality learning opportunities for their students. Listen in as the host and EdTech Specialist, Ashley Yazarlou, chats with innovative educators to learn how they are leveraging the best of traditional learning methods while integrating technology in meaningful ways to provide students with more control of their learning experience. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/blendinginpodcast/support

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Blending In is a podcast that gives listeners an auditory peek into the classrooms of innovative teachers who are “blending in” EdTech to create high-quality learning opportunities for their students. Listen in as the host and EdTech Specialist, Ashley Yazarlou, chats with innovative educators to learn how they are leveraging the best of traditional learning methods while integrating technology in meaningful ways to provide students with more control of their learning experience. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/blendinginpodcast/support

    E16 - Reframing our Mindsets about AI In Education with Priten Shah

    E16 - Reframing our Mindsets about AI In Education with Priten Shah

    On this special episode of Blending In, I got the chance to chat with Priten Shah, a Harvard grad, educator, entrepreneur, and author of the recently published book: “AI and the Future of Education: Teaching in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”.  Priten is the CEO of Pedagogy.Cloud, which provides innovative technology solutions to help educators navigate global challenges in a rapidly evolving world.  In our conversation today, Priten and I talk about his new book and the need for educators to “blend in” AI as it changes the learning landscape in classrooms across our nation.


    You can find additional information and resources about this episode in the show notes at www.blendinginpodcast.com

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    Do you know an innovative educator like Priten who should be a guest on the Blending In podcast?  Nominate them HERE.

    Music Credits:  Old Love Instrumental by Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers, 100% Clearance through Musicbed

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    • 23 min
    E15 - Elevating Learning through EdTech, AI, & the 4Cs with Tasha Burton

    E15 - Elevating Learning through EdTech, AI, & the 4Cs with Tasha Burton

    On this episode of Blending In, I chatted with middle school Social Studies teacher Tasha Burton from Diamond Valley Middle School.  In our conversation today, Tasha shared how she developed her passion for “blending in” technology and AI platforms into her classroom in order to cultivate the 4Cs - creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking - to engage and empower her students.

    You can find additional information and resources about this episode in the show notes at www.blendinginpodcast.com



    Do you know an innovative educator like Tasha who should be a guest on the Blending In podcast?  Nominate them HERE.

    Music Credits:  Old Love Instrumental by Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers, 100% Clearance through Musicbed

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    • 46 min
    E14 - The Digital Media Pathway with Omar Ali

    E14 - The Digital Media Pathway with Omar Ali

    On this episode of Blending In, I chatted with Omar Ali, the Career and Technical Education teacher from Tahquitz High School.  Omar shared how his education and career background in film, radio, and journalistic photography led him back into a classroom to teach digital media to high school students!  In our conversation, Omar shares how he “blends in” project-based learning, student voice, and leadership skills all while guiding students down a two-year pathway in his Digital Media class!


    You can find additional information and resources about this episode in the show notes at www.blendinginpodcast.com


    Do you know an innovative educator like Omar who should be a guest on the Blending In podcast?  Nominate them HERE.

    Music Credits:  Old Love Instrumental by Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers, 100% Clearance through Musicbed

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    • 17 min
    E13 - Equitable & Engaging Learning Environments with Librarian Kenia Harding

    E13 - Equitable & Engaging Learning Environments with Librarian Kenia Harding

    On this episode of Blending In, I’m chatting with Kenia Harding, the award winning librarian from Diamond Valley Middle School who has been recognized as a Hemet Unified Employee of the Year and who has been a nominee for Riverside County Educator of the Year!  In our conversation, Kenia shares her passion for designing the Diamond Valley Middle School library as an equitable, inclusive, and innovative space for students at DVMS!  Listen and learn how Kenia has effectively blended technology into what is known as a "traditional learning space" to make it into a welcoming student-centered, technology-rich learning environment.

    You can find additional information and resources about this episode in the show notes at www.blendinginpodcast.com

    Do you know an innovative educator like Kenia who should be a guest on the Blending In podcast?  Nominate them HERE.

    Music Credits:  Old Love Instrumental by Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers, 100% Clearance through Musicbed

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    • 27 min
    E12 - Valuable Insights from my First Season of Podcasting

    E12 - Valuable Insights from my First Season of Podcasting

    On this final episode of season 1, I share my journey into starting this podcast and some of the most valuable insights that I have gained this last year since launching Blending In.  I discuss how I’ve “blended in” podcasting into my role as an EdTech Specialist and how, through this platform, I’ve been able to highlight some amazing educators who are providing incredible learning opportunities inside the four walls of their classrooms. I reflected back on my conversations with each of them and how they're "blending in" good pedagogy with meaningful use of technology to engage and motivate students to do the hard work of learning.


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    Do you know an innovative educator who should be a guest on the next season of Blending In?  Nominate them HERE.

    Music Credits:  Old Love Instrumental by Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers, 100% Clearance through Musicbed

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    Get a cool t-shirt to show your support of the Blending In Podcast HERE or Venmo @blendinginpodcast to make a donation!


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    • 18 min
    E11 - Student Produced Podcasts in Science Class with Anne Rizzacasa

    E11 - Student Produced Podcasts in Science Class with Anne Rizzacasa

    On this episode of Blending In, I’m chatting with Anne Rizzacasa, a high school biology teacher at Tahquitz High School in Hemet Unified School District.  Anne and I serve together on the Inland Area CUE board of directors and I got the chance to sit down and record a conversation with her while we were at the Spring CUE Conference in Palm Springs this year (my apologies for the poor audio quality)!  In our conversation that was recorded in my hotel room one morning before our conference shenanigans began, Anne shared her passion for blending in technology in her science classes and how she has even blended in podcasting with her students!

    You can find additional information and resources about this episode in the show notes at www.blendinginpodcast.com



    Do you know an innovative educator like Anne who should be a guest on the Blending In podcast?  Nominate them HERE.

    Music Credits:  Old Love Instrumental by Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers, 100% Clearance through Musicbed

    Subscribe to the Blending In Podcast: Spotify | iHeartRadio | Anchor | Google | Apple | YouTube | Stitcher | Pandora | Pocket Casts | Amazon Music

    Follow the Blending In Podcast on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

    Get a cool t-shirt to show your support of the Blending In Podcast HERE or Venmo @blendinginpodcast to make a donation!


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    • 22 min

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