Dec. 16, 2018

2018 House of #EdTech Smackdown - HoET124

2018 House of #EdTech Smackdown - HoET124

It's the most wonderful time for a Smackdown! House of #EdTech 124 marks the completion of five years of the podcast and brings you the 5th installment of the annual Smackdown!

Feedback, Shoutouts, and Links

#EdTech Thought

This semester, as you may or may not know, I took on the responsibility of serving as a cooperating teacher. The young man I worked with is Luke Wiley. Luke demonstrated some of the best qualities a teacher of any level of experience should exhibit. He came to school each day with an open mind, a willingness to build community, and a positive rapport with our students.

Luke and I have had some great conversations not only about education but also about life.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed having someone push my thinking and question my thought process. Not like an administrator questions you, but rather in a truly inquisitive way in which he’s looking to learn and understand and make sense of my methods.

I don’t know where or Luke’s journey will take him but I know that regardless of where and what he’s doing he has chosen a profession that suites him and I believe he will excel in.

The one thing I knew he had and can’t be taught, is the art of teaching. He knows his history. But more importantly, he has a presence in the classroom, he quickly earned the respect of the room, while equally respecting it back.

Luke recently joined Twitter and I want you to follow him and say hi! His shiny new handle is @LukeWileyED

I certainly would welcome the opportunity to work with a pre-service teacher again. I believe it’s something you should take on if presented with the chance to do so. It’s one of the best ways I can think of to give back to a profession that has given me so much already.

#EdTech Recommendation

2018 House of #EdTech Smackdown

Mr. G (via the House of #EdTech Hotline)

Amy Storer (via SpeakPipe)

Craig Yen (via Facebook)

Ann Oro (via Facebook)

  • Also, looks like a great option to get teachers out of the Kahoot realm and having an opportunity to give the students time to think about answers and not rush just to be the first to answer a question.

Marcos Navas (via Facebook)

  • I might be a little biased, but Cody Blox and Hands-on Coding are physical coding blocks that can teach computational thinking and coding through kinesthetic acting out of algorithms! It allows users to gain a deeper understanding of the digital blocks they constantly are using in coding! 
  • @mrnavas

JP Prezzavento (email audio)

Jen Giffen (via SpeakPipe)

  • Notability – Welcome to Notability: powerful, yet wonderfully simple note-taking and PDF annotation.

    Apple Editors’ Choice on iPad, iPhone, and Mac! Top selling paid app on iPad App Store, regularly ranked #1.

    Students, teachers, and business professionals use Notability daily to enrich their lives. It is uniquely designed for each device to provide the best note-taking experience at school, home, and work.

  • @virtualgiff

Julie Smith (email audio)

Kyle Wilcox

AJ Bianco

Derek Larson

  • Audible App – Get TWO free audiobooks to keep with a 30-day free trial.
  • Toggl – Toggl is the leading time tracking app for agencies, teams, and small businesses. A simple time tracker with powerful reports and cross-platform functionalities.
  • – Calm is the #1 app for meditation and mindfulness. Enjoy 100+ guided meditations to help you manage anxiety, lower stress and sleep better. Calm is the perfect mindfulness app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced users.
  • Foot Cardigan – subscription sock service!
  • @lars3eb

Anthony Arno

Bruce Reicher

Jeff Heil

Eric Guise

House of #EdTech VIP

YOU! – Thank you for being a loyal listener to the House of #EdTech!

It’s been quite a journey over these first five years of podcasting and I want to express my sincere appreciation to you as a listener.

I began the podcast making it for two people; me and you.

I look forward to continuing this podcast for years to come and I will continue to have conversations with people who will inspire what you’re doing with education technology in your classrooms and schools.

Thank you!







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