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Podcasting How To’s and Tips with Jeff Bradbury and Vicki Davis

The CoolCatTeacher

We’ve been doing this for seven years now, and it’s been a great opportunity to not only meet people but have people on the show and share their stories. Six months later, I got an email from this random person that said, “Hey, I just wanted to let you know… We’re here at EdCamp Buffalo.

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Three Ways That Rural States Can Become the Hotbeds for School Edtech Innovation


I argue that rural states are where edtech companies, investors, and media outlets should be looking to to see truly innovative implementation of technology. It happened back in 2008 when new policies and funding sources were put forth with the intent to grow school districts’ abilities to supplement and meet the diverse needs of students—specifically in the face of foreign language teacher and Advanced Placement honors-level course shortages.

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Let’s Inspire Each Other During #ISTE2016 #NotAtISTE16

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you are in Denver, I’d love the chance to meet you face-to-face and if not we can still enjoy each other’s company virtually. There are over 15,000 teachers in Denver gathering and thousands more meeting virtually using the hashtag #NotAtISTE16.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

Often a life coach doesn’t even work for the company of the person they are coaching. However, with a few exceptions, edtech seems to dominate the teaching videos available on YouTube. At Edcamps across the world, teachers show up on a Saturday morning to an unconference location.

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App Overkill: Going Beyond the Buzz Words #SXSWedu


There's a huge gap between what's being designed by edtech companies and what is happening in classrooms and what classrooms need. Is it not meeting the need? Closing Thoughts: Consolidation is happening rapidly in the EdTech market.

The 2013 Highlights from Kleinspiration!


Because of these experiences, I''ve had the opportunity to meet many of you in person. I love meeting my blog friends at conferences and workshops and meet ups. I hope to meet many more friends over the next year.

From Playgrounds to Programmers: How Sharing Shapes Schools


The Edcamp movement is another example of educators organizing themselves for the simple purpose of sharing practices, successes, and miscues. Edcamp events are free, generally locally organized “unconference” meetings where the agenda is decided by those in attendance. According to the Edcamp website, since 2010 there have been over 700 events in 25 countries. Arguably the most powerful leadership tactic we know is one of the most subtle.

Four Ways School Leaders Can Support Meaningful Innovation


In order to stay relevant to the changing demands of the consumer, companies and organizations invest in research and development. How much time in faculty meeting is spent on announcements that you could just print out for people and have them read?