Episodes

July 15, 2022

From the Classroom to the Jeopardy Stage with Devin Rossiter

In this episode, Dave and Adam chat with Devin Rossiter, celebrated teacher, TV personality, and Jeopardy contestant! He shares his remarkable journey to Education through sports radio, local TV, working for the NBA, and more. Life lessons and remarkable...

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June 3, 2022

Difficult Conversations with Dr. Anni Reinking

In this episode, Adam and Dave talk with educator, author, researcher, and all around great human being, Dr. Anni Reinking. Topics include wood you can 3D print, Starlink 2.0, Counting Crows, computer science and SEL, and the importance of creating …

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May 6, 2022

Working Smarter not Harder with Dr. Krista Welz

In this episode, Dave and Adam chat with library genius Dr. Krista Welz about librarians' roles in teaching and supporting edtech in schools and communities. They also talk about robots at work, Star Wars, a potential cure for heart attacks, …

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May 4, 2022

Finding your path (and creating one for others) with Arlen Kimmelman

In this episode, Dave and Adam talk with Arlen Kimmelman of iorad, an edtech company that helps users easily create and share step by step tutorials. They talk about the benefits of the app, but also cover Arlen's move from …

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April 20, 2022

Gamestormers Update with Jon Spike

In this special update episode, Dave and Adam chat with Jon Spike and get an update on his board game creation Gamestormers. You can help Jon out by contributing to his Kickstarter at https://bit.ly/gamestormer. For more info and show notes, …

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April 8, 2022

Redefining Digital Citizenship with Michael Drezek

This week, Adam and Dave chat with Michael Drezek, an Instructional Tech Coach in New York who is doing amazing things in his district with tech integration, and especially digital citizenship. They're working to change the mindset around DigCit to …

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April 1, 2022

Eduprotocols with Jon Corippo

This time, Dave and Adam are joined by Jon Corippo, bestselling author of the Eduprotocols books that are changing the dynamic in classrooms all over the world. The gents chat about all kinds of stuff including how the Eduprotocols work, …

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March 25, 2022

Distilling EdTech Distilled with Jake Boll

In the first episode of season 2, Dave and Adam chat with Jake Boll, Wisconsinite and distilling enthusiast, about the similarities between education and alcohol. Jake takes us on a wonderful tour of the distilling and teaching process. Get ready …

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Feb. 11, 2022

Mashup With the Learning Through Leading Podcast

Matt Jacobson and Nick Sutton over at the Learning Through Leading Podcast asked us to join them for a little Illinois mashup episode, and we were excited to be a part of it! In this cross-posted episode, Dave, Adam, Matt, …

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Dec. 17, 2021

Big Picture EdTech with Bonnie Chelette

In this episode, Adam and Dave have a great chat with Bonnie Chelette, the Director Of Educational Technology in the Louisiana Department of Education. They discuss what it's like to make plans for districts state-wide, what unique challenges Louisianans...

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Dec. 3, 2021

Work Smarter not Harder with Rick Ballew

In episode 16, Dave and Adam chat with Minnesotan tech specialist Rick Ballew about the way he and his team are helping their teachers find the balance between tech and non-tech strategies in their classrooms now that things are "back …

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Nov. 23, 2021

Podcasting In and Out of the Classroom - IETC2021 Presentation

In this special episode, Adam and Dave present at the IETC2021 annual Edtech conference in Springfield, IL. In this presentation, the gents discuss ways teachers can include podcasting in their classroom, and they also talk about how folks can start …

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Nov. 5, 2021

What can Coaching do for you? With Teresa Engler

In Episode 14, Dave and Adam chat with tech coach Teresa Engler about what it's like being the only tech coach in a K-12 district and how the job has changed thanks to COVID's effects on education. They also chat …

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Oct. 15, 2021

What if... we rethink how we teach?

In this one-on-one episode with Dave and Adam, the gents, inspired by Marvel's new Disney+ show "What If...?", discuss ways to recognize how we might be sliding back into outdated pre-COVID teaching strategies and how we might shift the story …

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Oct. 1, 2021

Get to Know the Google Coaching Program with Rachel McVeagh

Today, Dave and Adam chat with Rachel McVeagh, one of the teachers/coaches who paved the way for the system that is now called the Google Certified Coach Program. In this episode we discuss how the program got started and how …

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Sept. 17, 2021

Revitalizing the Google Trainer Program with May Jue

In this episode, Adam and Dave get to spend some time talking with the project manager of Google for Education's Trainer program May Jue. May took over the program two years ago, and since then it's seen some dramatic shifts …

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Aug. 13, 2021

Gamestorming with Jon Spike

In this episode, Adam and Dave chat with game based learning enthusiast and entrepreneur Jon Spike. Jon and the boys discuss post-secondary tech challenges, Jon's project Gamestormers, and things that make them tingle. For more info and show notes, visit...

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July 23, 2021

The Big Reset with Kim Darche

In episode 9, Adam and Dave chat with Kim Darche, a tech coach and teacher from the Chicago area. With an uncertain year in the rear view and an uncertain year on the horizon, it's important to take a minute …

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July 9, 2021

Collaborating in the SPED Classroom with Jessica Reed

In this episode, Dave and Adam chat with Jessica Reed, a Special Ed teacher, speaker, and Google Innovator in Alabama who's making waves in edtech in the SPED realm. They chat about collaborative tools, the challenge of co-teaching, and the …

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July 2, 2021

No More One-Size-Fits-All PD with Alex T. Valencic

In episode 7, Adam and Dave chat with Alex T. Valencic, a digital learning and professional development coordinator from Freeport, IL, who's doing some great things with his district's PD program. They discuss some sweet new stuff in tech, Alex's …

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June 25, 2021

So you’re a teacher, what else can you do? With Jeremy Rinkel

In episode 6, Dave and Adam chat with Jeremy Rinkel, a jack-of-all-trades from Illinois who has been a teacher, an entrepreneur, and a journalist, and now he's designing safety curriculum for NASA! We also chat about Star Wars, old Volkswagen …

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June 20, 2021

Learning From a Unique Year with Matt Miller

In this episode, Adam and Dave have a chat with speaker, author, inspirer, and all-around EdTech mover and shaker Matt Miller of the Ditch That Textbook blog and book collection. He was gracious enough to talk to us about new …

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June 14, 2021

Special Episode: Tech Smackdown Panel at New Directions Conference

In this episode, Adam and Dave chat with Matt Weld of the Illinois Regional Offices of Education and Kim Darche, an Instructional Coach from Lemont School District 113A near Chicago. This recording is part of the New Directions Conference held …

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June 7, 2021

Staying on Top of New Ed Tech with Eric Curts

Adam and Dave talk with legendary EdTech personality Eric Curts, owner of the Control Alt Achieve blog. They chat about new updates in Gmail, Docs, and YouTube as well as how Eric keeps up with the ever changing world of …

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