Jan. 10, 2021

Are #EdTech Coaches Extinct? - HoET171

Are #EdTech Coaches Extinct? - HoET171

Do we still need edtech coaches? Are edtech coaches respected?

Feedback, Shoutouts, and Links

  • Anthony Arno has just launched The STEM Class Podcast, and his guests include Andy Weir, author of The Martian; Peter MacDonald, just one of 5 surviving Navajo Code talkers who later went on to become a Project Engineer for Howard Hughes; and a 97-year-old surviving real-life, Rosie the Riveter, Dr. Francis Carter, who worked in a B-29 factory before earning her doctorate in education.  You can hear his talks with these STEM pioneers wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts or find more information at TheSTEMCLass.com.
  • Bryon Carpenter has also launched a podcast! Bryon has been doing FAAF videos each morning on Twitter for quite some time. In his videos, he reflects on whatever he’s listening to. Could be an audiobook, could be some podcasts. They are short and packed with authentic reflection and learning from Bryon. And now he’s making FAAF available as a podcast! He will be combining his daily thoughts into a once a week audio podcast. I think you should check it out and consider subscribing. Visit his website bryoncarpenter.com or search Fresh Air At Five where you listen to podcasts. And welcome Bryon to the EPN!

#EdTech Thought

You just don’t know yet…

Since January 5, 2014, I’ve been telling you that using technology isn’t difficult and that all you need to do is just give it a try. While I’ve been hammering home that idea for 7 years I’ve been subscribed to it for much longer than that. Hence the podcast itself.

Technology is easy to use you just might not know how to use some of it.

But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. How many tools do you hear about that you never try? Think of the countless tools that you never get to.

I recently heard Jake Miller on EDUDT talk about all the tools that are out there and in comparing the tech to actual tools – Jake I’m a Home Depot guy too – he made a great point about not needing to have all the different types of drills or saws, etc. It’s OK to have your go-to tools and not necessarily have EVERY tool.

Awareness is important though. Knowing when to use which technology is valuable. But I am concerned with the idea of still not trying.

If 2020 reinforced anything we already knew it’s that things are going to go wrong but that doesn’t stop us. Fear of failing or not knowing how to do something doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.
I believe in being open-minded and when I apply that to edtech the possibilities are endless and we capable of so many things that will impact our students in amazing ways.

What tool could you give another try?

What have you been on the fence about even checking out?

I want to help you get over whatever hump or obstacle you’re facing.

2021 for me, will be about pushing as many people as possible to do something. I’m starting with you.

It’s going to get better and brighter days are ahead. This I know right now.

#EdTech Recommendation

  • Shotcut
    • Supports hundreds of audio and video formats
    • Screen, webcam and audio capture.
    • Supports resolutions up to 4k
    • Video Effects
  • Davinci Resolve
    • DaVinci Resolve is the world’s only solution that combines editing, color correction, visual effects, motion graphics, and audio post-production all in one software tool! Its elegant, modern interface is fast to learn and easy enough for new users, yet powerful for professionals. DaVinci Resolve lets you work faster and at a higher quality because you don’t have to learn multiple apps or switch software for different tasks. That means you can work with camera original quality images throughout the entire process. It’s like having your own post-production studio in a single app! Best of all, by learning DaVinci Resolve, you’re learning how to use the exact same tools used by Hollywood professionals!

Featured Content

Dan Gallagher is one of most amazing people I know in education and in life. He’s passionate about education, technology and helping others. Dan is one of my Awesome Supporters and every at the end of every episode I shout him out and mention his blog – https://gallaghertech.edublogs.org/

He recently posted his first blog post in 18 months. I read his post and was genuinely moved by his words and what he shared. After reading it I immediately reached out to him and asked if I could share it here on the show and said I could.

Read Dan’s blog post, Have You Ever…

Just Give It A Try

Lorie Watkins via Facebook – RE: Episode 168

  • Thank you so much for the amazing tip about whiteboard.chat!  My school district has myviewboard and I don’t like it at all.  Not very user friendly!!!  I already uploaded a pdf activity and started using it today with students and they loved it!  I had another question…. where do you find the little short audio clips (Ferris Bueler guy)!  I teach 6th-grade science and I try to make my virtual meetings fun for the kids.  They would love that!
  • https://www.ceros.com/originals/zoom-call-soundboard/

House of #EdTech VIP

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