Showing posts from December, 2017

Coffee and Culture- Black Mirror

For the New Year, I have decided to write a post from time to time on issues that have to do with Arts, Culture, Education, and/ or Technology.  For now, I'm going to call it "Coffee and Culture".  My goal is to highlight these issues with brief reviews for some food 4 thought discussion. With that said, here is my first installment. If you are a Netflix Subscriber and you are looking for some really thought provoking viewing, I would highly recommend watching the Series " Black Mirror "  * Now let me warn you right now *.  This is not for children and it often explores, as its title suggests, the dark side of technology and the dark side of humanity.  Season 1, Episode 1, is probably the most difficult to take on, so you may want to skip that episode at first.  (It might help to digest that one later).  The series is really a darker-up to-date version of The Twilight Zone, so you can watch the episodes in whatever order you would like. So how does th

The #CWAG Year in Review 2017

I had an amazing year of interviews and learning.   I have linked my videos to the amazing people I have had the pleasure of talking with this year. January:  Matt Miller:   Matt's work with Ditch That Textbook is becoming quiet legendary.  His thoughtful contributions and DTTB Summit provides a treasure trove of resources and ideas.  Video Only February Fanny Passeport :  I came across Fanny's work when I stumbled across her website  that had the ISTE Standards for Students explained within a Thinglink.  She has a kind hearted manner about her but is fearless in her #edtech adventures!  Video Only    March: Rachelle Dene Poth:   Had a chance to meet Spanish/ STEAM Teacher, etc. Rachelle at ISTE 17 and she is just as inspiring in person as in this interview.  Tons of great ideas!  Video O nly April Katie Garner :  Author and Educator, Katie , has a lot of great ideas for getting students reading!  Not limited to #Edtech, Katie shared a lot of great ideas. 

Coffee with a Geek Interview with Mike Drezek

Had a great #Edtech Chat with Technology Integrator Extraordinaire, Mike Drezek.  I have gotten  to know Mike over the years in his role as Technology Integrator for Lake Shore Central Schools .  He is undaunted in his quest to push the boundaries of edtech.  Mike has helped his district and teachers integrate tech tools ranging from virtual environments to multimedia tools.  He is always willing to help and share, which makes him an indispensable part of the my Professional Learning Network.  He was recently honored with NYSCATE 's  Lee Bryant Outstanding Teacher Award .   Bio:   Michael is a Technology Integrator for Lake Shore Central School District. He is entering his 4th year in this role and 14th year teaching. Michael serves on the District Technology Committee and Western New York Technology Integrators’ Forum Advisory Panel. He is a Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2, Microsoft Innovative Educator and Trainer, 2016 Apple Teacher with Swift Playgrounds Design