Thursday, November 30, 2017

Coffee with a Geek Interview with Kyle Kitchen

WHEN:  Dec. 7th
WHERE:  Youtube Live
TIME 4:-4:30pm Easter.  Or watch later

I really enjoyed my conversation with Canadian Technology Integrator, Kyle Kitchen.

Last Spring, I got to see Kyle's Keynote presentation at the Canada Connect Conference and was really impressed with his passion for getting students creating!

A little about Kyle in his own words:  "I am a teacher with the District School Board of Niagara and have been a tech integrator for the past 7 years. I am a Maker, coder, speaker, Google Educator  My main goal  is to always instill passion, creativity and curiosity into learning while creating."

How you can connect with Kyle:

Youtube spotlight:

This interview is going to follow the Wheel of Geekdome Format.  Not sure what that is?  Tune in and find out!  

Link:  HERE

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Moments from #NYSCATE17

Check out this magical moments from the NYSCATE 2017 Conference in Rochester NY

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Coffee EDU at #NYSCATE17

I will be hosting Coffee Edu Sessions on Monday and Tuesday Mornings at NYSCATE.

Stop down for some free coffee and good conversation and sharing.  Riverside Lounge

Resources from Day 1 Sharing

Resources from Day 2 Sharing

My #NYSCATE17 Presentations and Resources

Hi Everyone.  I will be 3 formal presentations and then 2 CoffeeEDU Sessions.  Hope you can join me.  Here are my resources and presentation links.

Session 1:  Sketchnoting/ Visual Notetaking

Presentation Slide:  HERE

Resource Page HERE

Session 2:  Fabulous 5 Presentations

Presentation Slides:  HERE

Session 3:  Google Educator Group Mashup

Resource:  Mashup

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Coffee with a Geek Interview with Monica Burns

GUEST:  Monica Burns
WHEN:  Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
TIME:  1:30-2:00pm
Platform:  Youtube Live!  Link HERE

I am really looking forward to my first interview on Halloween with Monica Burns.   A little bit about Monica:

Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website helps educators place tasks before apps by promoting deeper learning with technology.  

How to connect with Monica.  

Twitter: @classtechtips

I will be tapping into Monica's expertise as well as discussing her books!  Can't wait!!!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Coffee with a Geek Interview with Jennifer Casa-Todd

WHAT:  Interview with Jennifer Casa-Todd
WHEN:  October 11th, 2017
TIME:  4:30pm-5PM
WHERE:  Youtube Live:  HERE

Last April I attended the Canada Connect Conference in Niagara Falls and watched a fabulous Keynote by Jennifer Casa-Todd.  Her presentation was very inspiring because it focused on the empowering uses of educational technology and social media for students.  I will be talking to Jennifer about her thoughts on Edtech as well as her new book, Social Leadia!

A little bit about Jennifer in her own words:  Jennifer Casa-Todd is wife, mom, and a Teacher-Librarian at Cardinal Carter CHS in Aurora, a former Literacy Consultant for the York Catholic District School Board,  and the author of the book, Social LEADia. She also is a grad student, and a food-loving, book-loving Ukulele player-want-to-be. She loves to hang out with her family--playing cards or hiking, and enjoys curling, golfing, reading, and writing. She is passionate about showing teachers and students how they can use technology and social media to make the world a better place. ​

Connect with Jennifer:
Twitter: @JCasaTodd

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Coffee with a Geek Interview with Annie Holmquist

WHAT:  Coffee with a Geek Interview with Annie Holmquist
WHEN:  Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
TIME:  4-4:30pm

YouTube Live:  HERE

I have been a big fan of Intellectual Takeout, which offers readers thought provoking posts about culture, education, entertainment, and so much more.   Often they post out about education issues which always pique's my curiosity and interest.  Annie Holmquist is a leading contributor to the site and often posts on educational topics.  I'm really looking forward to hearing Annie's insights on education and writing for such a unique website.   Can't wait!

A little about Annie in her own words:  Annie is a senior writer with Intellectual Takeout. In her role, she assists with website content production and social media messaging.  

Annie received a B.A. in Biblical Studies from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. She also brings 20+ years of experience as a music educator and a volunteer teacher – particularly with inner city children – to the table in her research and writing.
In her spare time Annie enjoys the outdoors, gardening, reading, and events with family and friends.

Where to find Annie Work:

Intellectual Takeout
Imaginative Conservative