Monday, August 8, 2016

An Interview with John Spencer

WHEN:  August 10th, 2016

I have a great opportunity to talk with educator John Spencer. I have been following John's work mostly through Twitter and have been truly amazed at his evolution into an Edtech Superhero! He has been a powerhouse of creation and authorship. Can't wait to ask him about his work and his thoughts on educational technology's future.

Check out John's Work at:  http://www.spencerauthor.com/ 
Follow him on Twitter:  @spencerideas
Read John's New Book Launch:  Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student  with Co-Author AJ Juliani 
Watch John's Tedx Talk HERE

The interview had some feedback issues when I was talking so I have posted the questions I asked John below, with his video responses!

Question 1:  Tell me about your evolution as an educator which is showcased by your blog:
John's Answer:  HERE 

Question 2:  From blogging you have some fantastic authorship.  Tell me about your books!
John's Answer:  HERE

Question 3:  What are your thoughts about Gaming and Education, have you thought about the process?
John's Answer HERE

Question 4:  When do you find the time for your prolific writing?  Are there some strategies you used to fit it into your busy day?
John's Answer:  HERE

Question 5:  Can you provide a working definition of what you mean by the terms Flow and Design Thinking?
John's Answer:  HERE

Question 6:   Do the concepts of flow and design thinking have carry overs for students for their future in careers and professions?
John's Answer:  HERE

Question 7:  You've made a lot of great videos for teachers.  Can you talk about creating videos?
John's Answer:  HERE

Question 8:  In reference to the Redifinition step of the SAMR Model, how do we get schools to push the boundaries of edtech to get to the redefinition area?
John's Answer:  HERE

Question 9:  So you did a TEDx Talk.  Can you tell me about that?  Was it nerve wracking?  Fun?
John's Answer HERE

Question 10:  From your start of your teaching career did you ever picture yourself where you are now?
John's Answer:  HERE

Question 11:  Does blogging have the power to transform teachers?  People?
John's Answer:  HERE

Speed Geek Questions:  HERE