7 episodes

EdTech Stories is a narrative storytelling podcast which profiles the origins behind the technology transforming the way we teach and learn.

EdTech Stories Richard Colosi

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

EdTech Stories is a narrative storytelling podcast which profiles the origins behind the technology transforming the way we teach and learn.

    005. Nearpod: There's Something Here

    005. Nearpod: There's Something Here

    Guido Kovalskys and Felipe Sommer were good friends from Argentina who migrated to the United States to start their business careers.   After working in the e-learning industry they noticed the influx of devices entering the classroom.  The two saw this as an opportunity to do something to help teachers and student utilize those devices - and that something was Nearpod!

    • 40 min
    004. Metaverse & Koji: I'm Building a Metaverse

    004. Metaverse & Koji: I'm Building a Metaverse

    Tech entrepreneur Dmitry Shapiro discovered code in school after immigrating to the US from Russia.  After successfully launching Veoh, a YouTube competitor in 2005, Dmitry was inspired to develop solutions that help make technology less scary.  His company GoMeta features two properties that does exactly that:
    Metaverse, is a website used by thousands of educators to create Augmented Reality experiences for students.  
    Koji aims to allow anyone to create interactive games without writing one-line of code.
    In this episode, learn about Dmity's attempt to democratize code for teachers and students.  
    This episode features commentary from:
    Dmitry Shapiro - Founder, GoMeta Richard Byrne - PracticalEdTech.com  Luis Chavez, Creative Director, GoMeta Randall Deich - STEM Coordinator, Lauderhill STEM-MED  Guest Links
    Metaverse Studio  Metaverse App Koji Richard Byrne's PracticalEdTech.com   Music:
    Theme - “Invincible” by Def Kev (No Copyright Sounds) “Spot" by OBOY by Soundstripe.com “Osaka Rain” by ALBIS (YouTube Audio Library) "Sunshower" by LATASHA (YouTube Audio Library) “Stone Steps” by Hale Licensed by Soundstripe.com “The Climb” by PALA Licensed by Soundstripe.com “Seasons” by roljui (YouTube Audio Library) “Lullaby" by Young Lugos (YouTube Audio Library) “Dynamite” by Patrick Patrikios(YouTube Audio Library) “Super Star” by AlterEgo Licensed by Soundstripe.com “Touch” by Patrick Patrikios(YouTube Audio Library) “No Favours” by Patrick Patrikios(YouTube Audio Library) "Welcome" by Anno Domini Beats (YouTube Audio Library) Find more information on this episode at:
    http://www.EdTechStories.com Follow EdTechStories on Twitter at @HearEdTech  Follow Richard Colosi on Twitter at @RichardColosi 

    • 42 min
    003. Gimkit: How To Build An EdTech Startup In High School

    003. Gimkit: How To Build An EdTech Startup In High School

    At age 16 Josh Feinsilber began a high-school project to help him develop coding skills.  Two year later, that project became Gimkit - a financially successful EdTech startup and one of the most popular game-based assessment platforms today! 
    In this episode of EdTech Stories discover the backstory of Gimkit, including the unique school system that made this discovery possible and some of the reasons why the platform took with teachers and students.  This episode is called "Gimkit: How To Build An EdTech Startup in High School"
    This episode features commentary from:
    Josh Feinsilber - Co-Founder, Gimkit Jeff Osborn - Co-Founder, Gimkit  Julia Bambja - Principal, Gibson Ek Hillary Nadell- Advisor, Gibson Ek Ruth Valle, Educator/Blogger Guest Links
    Gimkit Gimkit Blog Gibson Ek High School Gimkit It's Like Kahoot on Steroids Music:
    Theme - “Invincible” by Def Kev (No Copyright Sounds) “Funkorama" by Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com) “Closer” by Max Sergeev (Icons8.com) "Blue Nude" by verified Picasso (YouTube Audio Library) “Giant iPhone” by RAGE (YouTube Audio Library) “Classic Rose” by Vibe Mountain (YouTube Audio Library) “Electric Cabello” by Kevin MacLeod (Incompetech.com) “Late Night Drive” by Nate Keefe and BeatMover “Grandma's Impala” by Sarah The Instrumentalist (YouTube Audio Library) “Romeo Chrobinson” by Watercat (Icons8.com) "Skip Rox" by Spazz Cardigan Find more information on this episode at:
    http://www.EdTechStories.com Follow EdTechStories on Twitter at @HearEdTech  Follow Richard Colosi on Twitter at @RichardColosi 

    • 42 min
    002. Swivl: The Rise of Swivl, The Fall of Recap. The Comeback of Synth

    002. Swivl: The Rise of Swivl, The Fall of Recap. The Comeback of Synth

    This edition of EdTech Stories features 3 different properties from one company - Swivl.  After failing to secure investment in 2010, Brian Lamb and Vlad Tettlebaum launched The Swivl Robot.  Their success in serving the education community, led them down a path to develop the student video platform known as Recap.  
    However, due to a number of circumstances including the rise of the website Flipgrid, Recap ultimately was shut down. Why did this happen?  And as a result, Swivl is attempting to take the lessons they’ve learned from Recap to develop a new podcasting platform named Synth. This episode is called “The Rise of Swivl. The Fall of Recap. The Comeback of Synth.”
    This episode features commentary from:
    Brian Lamb - Co-Founder, Swivl Dr. Casey Kosiorek & Jim Thompson - School Leaders Rachelle Dene-Poth - Educator, Speaker and Consultant Jeff Bradbury - Educator & Podcaster  Guest Links
    Synth.Audio - Check out Synth 2.0 A Quick Guide to Video Coaching by Dr. Casey Kosiorek & Jim Thompson Through Students Eyes by Rachelle Dene Poth ThriveinEdu Podcast by Rachelle Dene Poth Teachercast.net Podcasts and more Music:
    Theme - “Invincible” by Def Kev (No Copyright Sounds) “Howling” by Gunner Olson (YouTube Audio Library) “Awaken” by Anno Domini Beats(YouTube Audio Library) “Space Navigator” by Sarah The Instrumentalist (YouTube Audio Library) “Memory Card Full” by Birocratic (YouTube Audio Library) “Orange Foot” by Dan Hening “Pluck It Up” by Dan Hening “Melissa” by Eveningland “Let’s Go Home” by Jeremy Blake The following music was licensed through a Creative Commons NonCommercial 4.0 license.  Thank you to The Blue Dot Sessions. You can find their music at http://sessions.blue.
    “Vinyl Couch” by The Blue Dot Sessions “Gotta Find Out” by The Blue Dot Sessions “Rodney Skopes” by The Blue Dot Sessions  
    Find more information on this episode at:
    http://www.EdTechStories.com
    Follow EdTechStories on Twitter at @HearEdTech 
    Follow Richard Colosi on Twitter at @RichardColosi 

    • 46 min
    PREVIEW: 002. The Rise of Swivl. The Fall of Recap. The Creation of Synth

    PREVIEW: 002. The Rise of Swivl. The Fall of Recap. The Creation of Synth

    In next week's episode of Ed Tech Stories, we'll be profiling the company Swivl and three of their well-known products - the Swivl Robot, Recap, and Synth.
    But in particular we'll be exploring why Recap, the once promising student response platform, was ultimately shut down.  You'l learn why Swivl made the choice to close Recap, as well as their attempt at a comeback with a new podcasting platform called Synth.
    In this exclusive preview of next week's podcast, you'll learn about the origins of the parent company Swivl.
    The full episode features interviews from:
    Brian Lamb, Swivl Co-Founder
    Dr. Casey Kosiorek and Jim Thompson - Authors 
    Rachelle Dene-Poth, Education Consultant
    Jeff Bradbury, Podcaster (TeacherCast.net)
     
     
     

    • 6 min
    001. Wakelet: Inside The Wake

    001. Wakelet: Inside The Wake

    On the debut of EdTech Stories, we profile the company Wakelet in this episode called “Inside The Wake.”  Wakelet is a company and platform created by Jamil Khalil, a former Airbus employee, who sought an easier way to organize the abundance of information available on the internet.  He overcame several obstacles in his path to develop a platform which makes it easier to organize the web. Through some hard work, perseverance, and of course a little luck, Jamil and his team at Wakelet have designed Wakelet - a platform used by millions of educators each year.  
    This episode features commentary from:
    Jamil Khalil - CEO Founder, Wakelet Misbah Gedal - Head of Partnerships, Wakelet Rick Butterworth - Head of UX/UI, Wakelet Dr. Randall Sampson - Education Consultant Kathi Kersznowski - Technology Integration Specialist Mike Tholfsen - Product Manager OneNote/Immersive Reader, Microsoft Music:
    “Invincible” by Def Kev (No Copyright Sounds) “Le Freak” by RAGE (YouTube Audio Library) “Chef Brian” by Latasha (YouTube Audio Library) “Space Navigator” by Sarah The Illusionist (YouTube Audio Library) “We March Together” Patrick Patrikios (YouTube Audio Library) “Good Times” Patrick Patrikios (YouTube Audio Library)  
    Find more information on this episode at:
    http://www.EdTechStories.com
    Follow EdTechStories on Twitter at @HearEdTech  
     
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    • 48 min

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9 Ratings

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Sarah G

I just listened to the episode on Wakelet. This is a great podcast and I learned a lot about both EdTech and entrepreneurship.

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So interesting!

Who doesn’t love an origin story!? So interesting to hear about some of our beloved edtech companies and tools. Thanks for bringing their stories to us Rich!

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One of the best podcasts I’ve heard

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