Episode 033: Your School Rocks with @McLane_Ryan

In this episode, Keven discusses high school wrestling, social media, video newsletters and much more with principal Ryan McLane.  

Ryan has been an educator for 20 years as a teacher, coach, and principal.  He co-authored the book “Your School Rocks, So Tell People” with Eric Lowe.  You can pick up a copy on Amazon here.

Learn more about video newsletters and daily positive messages on the “Your School Rocks” blog here.

Episode 031: Getting Excited for @Esports_Ohio with @nerider



In this episode, Keven discusses the life of a director of technology with Nick Rider.   Nick is the Director of Technology at Carey Exempted Village Schools and is leading the charge with Esports Ohio, a grassroots campaign to kick off competitive esports at the high school level.

For more information about Esports Ohio, visit www.esportsohio.org

Need help getting esports started at your school?  Check out this presentation to get things going (link)

Join the Esports Ohio Discord Channel (link)

Episode 030: Rounding the Corner

In this episode, Keven discusses the fourth quarter of the school year and things to get your through the grind. Listen to hear about ideas to refresh yourself as an educator find that spark to get you through the year.

Links from the episode:

Book Creator: https://bookcreator.com/

TinkerCAD: https://www.tinkercad.com/

MakerBot: https://www.makerbot.com/

Create! Conference: https://createconference.net/

G-Tech Summit: https://sites.google.com/genoaschools.com/g-techsummit

Find an EdCamp in your area at https://www.edcamp.org/attend

Get a book and read it! I like the Dave Burgess Consulting lineup: https://www.daveburgessconsulting.com/dbcibooks/

What I plan to read this summer, “Make Learning Magical” by Tisha Richmond: https://www.amazon.com/Make-Learning-Magical-Unforgettable-Experiences/dp/1946444995

Episode 029: Getting Focused with @KellyCroy



In this episode, Keven catches up with Kelly Croy.  Kelly is an educator, author, artist, and speaker.  He currently serves as the Director of Innovation and Instruction at Port Clinton City Schools.  Over his 28 years in education, Kelly has had a major impact on many students lives and helped to motivate teachers through podcasting, motivational speaking, and is a proven leader. 

Kelly is the host of the Wired Educator Podcast, the Future Focused Podcast, author of “Along Came a Leader” and the soon-to-be-published “Unthink Before Bed”.  

Episode 028: What I Brought Back From Columbus (#OETC19)

In this episode, Keven talks about the sessions, ideas, and tools he encountered at the Ohio Educational Technology Conference in Columbus, Ohio.  There is a focus on esports, a variety of tools that were highlighted in sessions, and a dive into the Pear Deck Google Slides add-on.

View notes from #OETC19 attendees for nearly 100 of the sessions by clicking here.

Episode 026: Takeaways from @FETC

In this episode, Keven discusses the sessions and connections he made at FETC in Orlando, Florida in January 2019.

To learn more about….

Future of Education Technology Conference: https://www.fetc.org/
Squirrels, LLC – https://www.airsquirrels.com/
MarketBot – https://www.makerbot.com/
Matt Miller/Ditch That Textbook: http://ditchthattextbook.com/
Leslie Fisher: https://lesliefisher.com/

Episode 024: Meet Them Where They Are with @MeehanEDU

In this episode, Keven discusses gamification with John Meehan.

John Meehan is a teacher and instructional coach at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, VA. He teaches two classes as well as supporting over 100 teachers with their classroom goals. Students in his classes have the opportunity to learn through a gamified classroom as John looks to grab student attention through using themes from current video games. Below you will find a few examples to use in your own classroom.

Dream Rush Welcome Game:

Dead Web Redemption:

John’s Website: https://edrenalinerush.com/

Pexels (Stock Photos): https://www.pexels.com/

The Noun Project (Icons): https://thenounproject.com/