10 episodes

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 http://edtechdistilled.com.

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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 http://edtechdistilled.com.

    The Big Reset with Kim Darche

    The Big Reset with Kim Darche

    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.


    For more info and show notes, visit https://podcast.edtechdistilled.com/show.html?a=1627012383726


    "Slow Burn" and "Cold Sober" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Collaborating in the SPED Classroom with Jessica Reed

    Collaborating in the SPED Classroom with Jessica Reed

    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. 


    For more info and show notes, visit https://podcast.edtechdistilled.com/show.html?a=1624461434641


    "Slow Burn" and "Cold Sober" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

    • 1 hr 17 min
    No More One-Size-Fits-All PD with Alex T. Valencic

    No More One-Size-Fits-All PD with Alex T. Valencic

    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


    "Slow Burn" and "Cold Sober" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

    • 1 hr 3 min
    So you’re a teacher, what else can you do? With Jeremy Rinkel

    So you’re a teacher, what else can you do? With Jeremy Rinkel

    In episode 6, Dave and Adam chat with Jeremy Rinkel, a jack-of-all-trades from Illinois who has been a teacher, an entrepreneur, and a journalist, and now he's designing safety curriculum for NASA! We also chat about Star Wars, old Volkswagen Bugs, and the importance of having multiple side gigs.


    For more info and show notes, visit https://podcast.edtechdistilled.com/show.html?a=1624460691062


    "Slow Burn" and "Cold Sober" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Learning From a Unique Year with Matt Miller

    Learning From a Unique Year with Matt Miller

    In this episode, Adam and Dave have a chat with speaker, author, inspirer, and all-around EdTech mover and shaker Matt Miller of the Ditch That Textbook blog and book collection. He was gracious enough to talk to us about new tech updates, what teachers should take away from the weirdest school years ever, and what mobile device you should have to improve your chances of getting dates online. Such a great conversation!


    For more info and show notes, visit https://podcast.edtechdistilled.com/show.html?a=1624210921980


    "Slow Burn" and "Cold Sober" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

    • 58 min
    Special Episode: Tech Smackdown Panel at New Directions Conference

    Special Episode: Tech Smackdown Panel at New Directions Conference

    In this episode, Adam and Dave chat with Matt Weld of the Illinois Regional Offices of Education and Kim Darche, an Instructional Coach from Lemont School District 113A near Chicago. This recording is part of the New Directions Conference held during the week of June 7, 2021. In it, the four of them discuss the things we can take away from the past year and where we think education needs to go in the future.

    • 49 min

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