K-12 conversations about building collaboration for successful technology integration.
Empowering Teachers with Empathy and Technology
On this episode of Tackling Tech, Tierra Leustig interviews Tisha Poncio, a Digital Learning Specialist at Wakelet, a free EdTech tool, and content platform. Tisha is a Texan, mom, Flipgrid expert, former tech coach, and educator, and has a M.S. in Learning Technologies. Using technology and empathy, her mission in life is to empower teachers.
Bringing Diversity and EdTech to the English Classroom
On this episode of Tackling Tech, Tierra Leustig interviews Scott Bayer about being an anti-racist teacher, diversifying reading lists, creating inclusive learning environments, and leveraging ed-tech in non-technical ELA classrooms. Scott Bayer is a High School English teacher, Former ELA Instructional Specialist, and Co-Founder of #TheBookChat on Twitter.
Taking the Leap with Robert Breyer
On this episode of Tackling Tech, Tierra interviews Robert Breyer, a K-5 Principal, Leadership Coach, and author. Robert has been passionate about coaching aspiring school leaders, ever since he was involved in his district’s leadership mentoring program and became a Principal. Robert shares his philosophies on coaching, leadership, and education.
Integrating Technology into Your In-Person Classroom with Kim Mattina
On this episode of Tackling Tech, Tierra interviews Kim Mattina, Middle School Technology Teacher in New Jersey, podcast Host of The Suite Talk, Author, and Google-certified trainer and educator. Last year, Kim shifted from being a Tech teacher to being a Tech Supporter/Virtual Learning Specialist, and next year she’ll be back in the classroom as a Computer Science teacher. Only time will tell just how much teachers will continue to integrate technology in the classroom when everyone is face-to-face in the fall.
The Secret to Effective Professional Development
On this episode of Tackling Tech, Tierra interviews Eric Griffith, the Director of Media and Training at Mobile Technical Services based in Ohio. Eric shares how he conducts effective professional development training and advises teachers on integrating technology into the classroom. They discuss one-to-one device programs, the difference between districts that were prepared or not for remote learning, and the importance of teachers’ ability to be flexible.
How to Choose and Use EdTech that Actually Works
On this episode of Tackling Tech, Tierra interviews Brian Seymour, Director of Instructional Technology for the Pickerington Local School District in Ohio. Brian recently wrote an article on EdSurge titled “Trust the Process, How to Choose and Use EdTech that Actually Works” about the lesson he learned after his district bought a $50,000 Ed Tech product that they couldn’t use. Brian explains the process they implement now to narrow down and purchase worthy programs that help students learn and stay engaged.
One of the best edtech podcasts
Great podcast with a variety of guests and ideas. I've use a lot of the ideas on here to collaborate with my team and gain support during this challenging time. Thanks!
A welcome addition to my PLN
Podcasts are a great way to build your knowledge, connect with other educators and build your professional learning network. This podcast is a nice addition to the educational technology space.
Hey (Tech) Coach, Put me in!
I use ideas I hear about on this show to help guide my conversations with my colleagues. Sometimes I feel isolated in my position, listening helps me network, gain insight to those outside my district and impact what teachers are doing in classrooms. I’m in!