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My EdTech Life

100 EpisodesProduced by Alfonso MendozaWebsite

The goal of My EdTech Life! is to connect people around the world with one another and so that they can one day collaborate together on a project or the next big idea. When you see me on my show, you are truly seeing the real me. You are seeing someone that genuinely cares about learning from my gue… read more

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Episode 99: Universal Design for Learning & Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

December 2nd, 2021


Katie Novak, Ed.D., is an internationally renowned education consultant, author, graduate instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, and a former …

Bonus Episode: Feedback Builds Community

November 26th, 2021


Josh is a Title I Specialist in Mesa, Arizona. He is also the  CRO (Chief Riffin' Officer) and co-host of the Punk Rock Classrooms Podcast. Josh believes that the punk rock mindset is perfect for education and the ideas …

Episode 98: Building Community

November 20th, 2021


Ryan Scott hails from beautiful Western Ky! Most importantly, Ryan is a husband and dad. Professionally, he has been in education for 15 years within …

Episode 97: Lessons Learned

November 19th, 2021


Hunter is a 3rd-year 7th-grade science teacher, mentor teacher, and creator of the education platform Ed Essentials. He hosts "The Ed Essentials Podcast" where he interviews education experts and reflects on his …

Episode 96: Inside the Principal's Office

November 12th, 2021


Charles Williams has served in urban education for 15 years as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal while working with students in grades PK - 12. He has developed innovative programs and structures that have …

Episode 95: Engaging Students Through the Power of Coding

November 11th, 2021


Daphne McMenemy is an educator, author, and speaker.  Her first book, Gracie, is based on her personal experiences in the classroom. Gracie is a young girl whose learning is brought to life when her teacher introduces …

Episode 94: ARVR: Are You Ready for a New Reality?

November 6th, 2021


Bobby Carlton has dedicated his professional career to exploring how XR technology can be used to reshape how any industry could approach education, …

Episode 93: Innovation & Leadership

October 23rd, 2021


We will be joined by Derek Tranchina Ed.D who is passionate about influencing schools and organizations by leveraging engaging, innovative, and …

Episode 92: Why Do I Have to Learn This?

October 14th, 2021


In this episode we are joined by Beau Neal who grew up in a small town with no aspirations of being an educator. However, he later founded an online …

Episode 91: Saturday Is for VR!

October 9th, 2021


Turning a classroom that was once in person into an online classroom was hard enough but turning that online classroom into a virtual reality classroom was another milestone imagined and realized by 4 professors at …

Episode 90: Workplace Relationships

October 7th, 2021


In this show, Natalie Conway and Ashely White talk about the importance of workplace relationships. Workplace relationships can help improve …

Episode 89: Coding to Kindness

October 2nd, 2021


Valerie Sousa is a Kindergarten teacher at Meadow Brook School in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. She began coding with her students three years ago …

Episode 88: Leadership: Transform Classroom Culture and School Culture

September 25th, 2021


I will be joined by Mike Earnshaw who is a principal and the author of The EduCulture Cookbook. We will talk about how important school culture is …

Episode 87: Leadership-Inspire Your Community

September 18th, 2021


Josh Tovar will join me and share how the use of social media (Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Periscope/Snapchat), allowed for the school’s report card …

Episode 86: Augmenting The Reality of Learning in Higher Education

September 11th, 2021


Dr. Morris is the Morehouse College’s 2021 Winner of the Vulcan Teaching Award of Excellence who launched her Advanced Inorganic Chemistry course in …

Episode 85: Maximizing Imagination

September 4th, 2021


Dennis Mathew is a husband, father, elementary school speech pathologist, singer-songwriter, and author. For over 20 years Dennis has had the joy and …

Episode 84: Passion, Unity & The DIY Classroom

August 28th, 2021


Mike and Josh are cohosts of the Punk Rock Classrooms Podcast. Mike is an elementary teacher in Lansing, IL and Josh is a title I specialist in Mesa, AZ. Together they are working to share the punk rock mindset of …

Episode 83: Navigating EdTech & Personal Growth

August 21st, 2021


We are joined by my great friend Matt Rhoads Ed.D. who has released his second book Navigating the Toggled Term: A Guide for K-12 Classroom and …

Episode 82: EdTech, Podcasting & Family

August 14th, 2021


Jake Miller is an Edtech and learning enthusiast who hosts the Educational Duct Tape podcast and shares #EduGIFs at @JakeMillerTech and on …

Episode 81: How to Foster A Culture of Innovation

August 7th, 2021


In this episode, we are joined by Sue Tranchina an amazing educator that trains other education leaders on how to integrate technology to engage …

Episode 80: Cultivating Creation

July 29th, 2021


Nicte Cuevas is an award-winning Latina Brand Strategist and Graphic Designer who uses empathy-driven methods to evolve, invigorate, and amplify …

Episode 79: I Wanna Be...

July 24th, 2021


Matt has served in various roles within K-12 education. His professional experience includes being a high school social studies teacher, middle and …

Episode 78: Transition: Classroom to Platform

July 17th, 2021


As an educator for over 15 years, Jamie has constantly worked to improve her methods of teaching and believes the learning process should continue …

Episode 77: Unlock The Middle

July 10th, 2021


Join host Alfonso Mendoza in a conversation with Massachusetts principals and podcast hosts of Unlock the Middle, Dean Packard, and Chris …

Episode 76: Maker Magic

July 9th, 2021


Mario is a NY-based touring family performer with an all-ages theater show and New York Times-recommended virtual experiences full of homespun magic, …

Episode 75: Podcaster On Fire

June 26th, 2021


Tim Cavey is a husband, stepfather of two, 8th-grade teacher, assistant principal, and the host of the Teachers on Fire podcast. In 2019, he completed a Master's in Educational Leadership degree that re-ignited his fire …

Episode 74: Failing Forward Into Innovation

June 25th, 2021


Patrick Hausammann is a perpetual optimist and believer in the power of a #growthmindset to #failforward en route to creativity and innovation. He is …

Episode 73: My Secret EdTech Diary

June 19th, 2021


Al Kingsley’s 30-year career in technology is global and local. Globally, his company’s products run 18 million devices. Locally, Al serves on two …

Episode 72: Amplify Creativity

June 12th, 2021


In this episode, we were joined by my great friend and educator Omar Lopez. Omar shared his story of how he used creativity to help him become a better student after moving to the United States from Reynosa, Mexico. …

Episode 71: Transform

June 5th, 2021


Debbie Tannenbaum is an amazing and passionate education leader, blogger, author, and EdTech Coach that is genuine and authentic in every way. Debbie shared her journey in education from the beginning to her current …

Episode 70: Power of Connections

May 29th, 2021


In this episode, we had a wonderful and genuine conversation with Dr. Matthew X. Joseph. He shared his journey from classroom to administrator. Dr. …

Episode 69: What are NFTs?

May 28th, 2021


In this episode, we are joined by Joshua Garza, founder of Tezotopia, and he gave us some insight to what NFTs are and aren't. Check out this great episode to learn more about NFTs. 

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Episode 68: Passionate Learner

May 27th, 2021


In this episode, we are joined by my great friend and podcaster Bryon Carpenter. Bryon talked about his transition from Chemist to a classroom …

Episode 67: EdTech, Podcasting & Food

May 22nd, 2021


Gabriel Carrillo is an Educational Technology Specialist. He currently supports and coaches educators with implementing innovative and meaningful …

Episode 66: Online Education, Life & More

May 20th, 2021


Natalie Conway is an online special educator, mentor teacher, instructional coach, and podcast host. She has been teaching for 16 years, working in …

Episode 65: Imparted Joy

May 15th, 2021


Jillian DuBois serves as an elementary educator in Clearwater, FL. She has been in the field of education for two decades. She is the recently published author and illustrator of “Liv’s Seashells”, and Optimistic …

Episode 64: Creating from Within

May 13th, 2021


This week I spoke with independent artist & designer, Joe Cavazos. Joe works as an independent artist on Instagram, YouTube, and Tik Tok and he's also the co-owner of Nusupply and In today's …

Episode 63: Work, Life and Creativity

May 8th, 2021


Katie Fielding, an Instructional Technology Coach in Prince William County Schools, takes joy in building capacity in others so they can fully …

Episode 62: The Hustle Culture and STEM for All!

May 6th, 2021


I just wrapped up a wonderful and powerful interview with my friend K.D. a.k.a <glamtechy/>. She definitely brought some truths regarding the …

Episode 61: Code Breaker Inc., It's Not Just About Programming

May 1st, 2021


In this episode, we had the passionate and refreshingly honest Brian Aspinall on the show. Brian is a passionate educator that is on a mission to disrupt the work of education. 

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Episode 60: Amplify Creativity with Shannon Moore

April 29th, 2021


Shannon Moore is a wonderful friend, creative, connector, leader, and passionate educator. In this episode, we shared our creative journeys that are …

Episode 59: Ready Learner One

April 23rd, 2021


In this episode, Micah Shippee sat down with us to have a great conversation about his passion for education, his current work with Ready Learner One, and ChangeMaker EDU in offering a community-based approach to …

Episode 58: Ignite A Spark

April 17th, 2021


On this show we are joined Amanda Macias, Instructional Coach, from Fontana, California. We had a great conversation about wearing many hats, unsubscribing to learning loss, building relationships and community within …

Episode 57: #ARVRinEDU Live Chat

April 15th, 2021


The Twitter #ARVRinEDU Chat went live for this one. Join Jaime Donally and friends as we talk about all things #ARVRinEDU.

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Episode 56: Break Things. Try Stuff. with Bonnie Chelette

April 10th, 2021


We had a great conversation with Bonnie Chelette this morning where we talked about Google Innovator, work and projects and how pivots are not always a bad thing. Get to know Bonnie a little better and why she is a well …

Episode 55: Stephanie Rothstein

April 8th, 2021


Today, I had the opportunity to interview my great friend Stephanie Rothstein. Stephanie is a passionate educator and leader that is making waves in the education community. Today I had the opportunity to have a nice …

Episode 54: Tools and Ideas to Add To Your Teacher Toolkit

April 3rd, 2021


On this episode Samantha Shaffner shared some #AwesomeSauce on Wakelet and Edulastic. This is an episode that you will find helpful and useful and …

Episode 53: The Digital Age Is Here. Are You Prepared?

March 18th, 2021


In this episode Dr. Rene Corbeil, professor, and author, from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley will join us as we talk about microlearning, …

Episode 52: Work & Life: A True Balancing Act

March 13th, 2021


Luis has been in education for over 20 years, he now has students that are children of former students which makes him feel ancient. He’s the …

Episode 51: Who is Tisha Poncio?

March 6th, 2021


In this show we get to have a genuine and honest conversation with the amazing Tisha Poncio. We talked about the importance of relationships, creativity, tech and empowering students and more. You won't want to miss …

Episode 50: It's Not Just Books & Bonbons

March 4th, 2021


Deborah Zeman is a Digital Learning & Library Media Specialist, who has worked in education for over 20 years and is passionate about education. …

Episode 49: Empowering Educators to Talk About Mental Health

February 27th, 2021


After 11 years as a Primary School Teacher with a specialism in Computing and Maths, Cat became a freelance EdTech consultant with the goal of …

Episode 48: Amplify Your Voice Through Creativity

February 25th, 2021


Claudio is a digital media consultant based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and currently Digital Designer at Burleson ISD. He is passionate about …

Episode 47: From Classroom Teacher to Administrator

February 20th, 2021


AJ Bianco opens up and shares his passion for education and his transition from classroom teacher to an administrative role. AJ and I also talk about …

Episode 46: ETwinz: Embajadores de la Educación

February 18th, 2021


Los gemelos Herraez son grandes embajadores de la educación y su importancia. Abogan por las prácticas educativas del siglo XXI. Han sido presentados por numerosos periódicos de todo el mundo como El Mundo (España), …

Episode 45: Perseverance and Diving in Headfirst!

February 13th, 2021


What could possibly happen by diving in headfirst into technology? Well, Frederick Ballew will share an inspiring story of what one can accomplish …

Episode 44: Content Creation: What's Your Process?

February 11th, 2021


Ismael Martinez, a local content creator, will be joining us as he shares his experience as a content creator. We will talk about the creative process, ideation, and how one can exercise their creative muscles.

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Episode 43: Enchancing Instructional Coach & Educator Practice

February 6th, 2021


In this episode, I am joined by the 3 Caffeinated Coaches! Georgina, Shannon, and Becky will talk about how they are helping our educator community by enhancing the practices of instructional coaches/educators/leaders …

Episode 42: A Journey From IT Technician to Google Innovator

January 30th, 2021


Join us for a great show as Abid Patel shares his journey in the tech world by moving from IT Technician, IT Director, Google Innovator and Innovator Academy Coach.

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Episode 41: Red personal de aprendizaje y grupos GEG

January 28th, 2021


En este programa José Ontiveros de Argentina y Carlos Espinoza de Guayaquil compartieron lo importantes que se convirtieron las redes de aprendizaje personal y cómo crecieron en América Latina. Compartieron cómo estas …

Episode 40: STEM Education in Primary Grades

January 23rd, 2021


Fi Morrison will be joining us this Friday night so we can talk about STEM Education in primary grade levels.

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Episode 39: Unconventional: Ways to Thrive in EDU

January 21st, 2021


On this episode Rachelle Dene Poth joins us to chat about the importance of relationships and igniting a passion for knowledge in our students. She also shares how teacher can begin to explore the world beyond the …

Episode 38: How Can Augmented Reality Augment Learning? Darya Yergorina & Inna Armstrong

January 16th, 2021


In this episode, we talk about the future of work, Augmented Reality. Darya and Inna talk to us about how important it is to be able to get these …

Episode 37: El valor de grupos profesionales para nuestro aprendizaje con Gerardo Navarrete

January 14th, 2021


En este episodio Gerardo y yo hablamos de lo importantes que son las redes de aprendizaje personal como educadores. Gerardo comparte apasionadamente sus antecedentes como profesor en México y nos explica cómo las redes …

Episode 36: My EdTech Life Presents: A Teacher PD & Growth Mindset Conversation with Dr. Dan Kreiness

January 7th, 2021


In this episode, Dr. Dan Kreiness and I talk about our experiences with teacher professional development and growth mindset. Dr. Kreiness shares some …

Episode 35: My EdTech Life Presents: A Personal Journey from Pharmacy to Innovative Educator with Pilar Hernandez

December 24th, 2020


Pily is a Google Innovator from Monterrey, Mexico with a passion for education, but that was not always her plan. Join us as Pily shares her personal journey into education and how she is making a big impact on the …

Episode 34: My EdTech Life Presents: International and Cultural Shifts in Education with Mel Aveling

December 17th, 2020


Join us for a great show with my friend Mel Aveling as she shares her experience teaching in Taiwan and in Colombia. Mel also shares the power of …

Episode 33: My EdTech Life Presents: How to Manage Your Makerspace during In-Person or Virtual Teaching with Cari Orts and LeeAnn Harkins

December 10th, 2020


In this episode, Cari Orts will share with us how to easily manage Makerspaces during In-Person or Virtual Instruction.

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Episode 32: My EdTech Life Presents A Growth Mindset Conversation with Chelsea Robberson

December 5th, 2020


We are joined by Chelsea Robberson who passionate about disrupting the status-quo of education by pushing forward the mission of others with this same thinking. In this conversation, we get real about Growth Mindset and …

Episode 31: My EdTech Life Presents: From Jukebox Hero to Digital Hero with Chris Bradley

November 23rd, 2020


In this episode, Chris shares his story of uncertainty, adversity, and faith through times of COVID-19. Listen to a great story of how a former Radio DJ's passion for education has driven him to equip himself to help …

Episode 30: My EdTech Life Presents Green Screen Creativity with Erika Sandström

November 14th, 2020


Join us for a great show with Erika as we talk about creativity and content creation in the classroom. Erika will share her passion for creativity …

Episode 29: My EdTech Life Presents Digital Grace, Balance and Teacher Support with Marshall Beyer

November 7th, 2020


In this episode, we get to chat with Marshall Beyer about the amazing work that he is doing in this school district as the EdTech Coordinator. …

Episode 28: My EdTech Life Presents Jammin' It up With Jamboard with Kim Mattina

October 24th, 2020


On this episode our amazing guest Kim Mattina shares how Jamboard can be used in a variety of ways to help engage learners in a meaningful way. Kim …

Episode 27: My EdTech Life Presents: Rock Your Class with Steven "Etienne" Langlois

October 17th, 2020


Whether teaching in a classroom, online, or homeschooling, effective learning is all about engaging students with a wide variety of strategies and …

Episode 26: My EdTech Life Presents: Esports with Chris Aviles

October 10th, 2020


Joining us today is Chris Aviles who is a co-author of the highly anticipated book titled The Esports Education Playbook. Chris will talk to us about his experience in the world of Esports and how you can start a …

Episode 25: My EdTech Life Presents: Navigating the Toggled Term with Matt Rhoads Ed.D

October 3rd, 2020


Online learning, social distancing, staggered schedules, hyper hygienic standards, and blended learning are all new realities presented by the …

Episode 24: My EdTech Life Presents: #ARVR and #Esports with Jesse Lubinsky

September 12th, 2020


Join us for a great show with Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Ready Learner 1 as we talk about Augmented and Virtual Reality in Education and the growth of Esports. Augmented Reality and Esports are two of the …

Episode 23: My EdTech Life Presents: Scripted, Your Recipe Guide to Creating a Successful Digital Media Model.

August 29th, 2020


On this episode we spoke to Scripted authors Paula Neidlinger and Bruce Reicher about their new book that is a great resources to help teachers learn …

Episode 22: My EdTech Life Presents! The Edugals

August 29th, 2020


Joining us on the show are Dr. Rachel Johnson and Katie Attwell from Ontario, Canada joined us on the show to talk about Tech Integration through …

Episode 21: #ThisIsMe Movement with Dr. Shantel Scott

August 22nd, 2020


Dr. Shantel is an amazing educator and consultant that does amazing work with empowering educator and students alike. Dr. Shantel has also started …

Episode 20: Content Creation & Exercising Your Creative Muscles with Al Thomas

August 15th, 2020


This week we had a great time talking about content creation and exercising our creative muscles with Al Thomas. Has has served in various capacities in the field of education and has the ability to bring his creativity …

Episode 19: Google Innovator & Book Illustrator Jennifer Leban

August 8th, 2020


We had an amazing show with Google Innovator & Book Illustrator Jennifer Leban. Jennifer shared her Google Innovator journey and project called ResetEDU which is a web series designed to motivate, empower and …

Episode 18: Vlogging & Blogging with Stephanie Galvan Russell

August 1st, 2020


We had an amazing chat with Stephanie Galvan Russell a.k.a @lispylibrarian about how you can get started vloggin & blogging. Stephanie shared with us how she started blogging and how she did not let her lisp get in …

Episode 17: EdTech and Podcasting with Chris Nesi

July 25th, 2020


We had an amazing chat with Chris Nesi regarding EdTech and Podcasting. Chris shared his distance learning experience with us and how he found ways to connect with his students through this time. Chris shared how he …

Episode 16: #VIA20 Edition

July 18th, 2020


On this show we talked to several #VIA20 applicants shared their experience of the Google Innovator application process. We all opened up and shared our passions, our struggles and our How Might We...statements and we …

Episode 15: Tech Integration and Libraries with Karina Quilantan-Garza

July 18th, 2020


We had an amazing chat with possibly the most energetic Librarian that I know. Her passion and knowledge of how to integrate technology through a …

Episode 14: Ways That Children Can Make a Difference, Tech Tools, and Libraries with Kristina Holzweiss

July 11th, 2020


On this episode of My EdTech Life we are joined by the amazing Kristina Holzweiss. He had a great chat about our backgrounds growing up, maker …

Episode 13: Mental Health & Wakelet with Toby Doncaster

July 7th, 2020


We had a great time with Google Trainer, Innovator and now a Wakelet Ambassador, Toby Doncaster. Toby shared how he uses Wakelet with his students at …

Episode 12: La Formación de Docentes Usando Las Herramientas de G Suite. (Español)

July 4th, 2020


En este episodio de My EdTech Life Javier Balan y yo hablamos de cómo está ayudando a formar profesores en su comunidad en Cuidad Obregón con herramientas de G Suite. También compartió una gran iniciativa que la …

Episode 11: Tech Talks & More with Ben Moore and Daren White

July 2nd, 2020


On this episode we were joined by the Short & SUITE crew and we enjoyed a great chat about all things quarantine, wellness, and tech. Daren and Ben joined us all the way from Essex in the U.K. and they definitely …

Episode 10: A Good Digital Citizen-Marialice Curran Ph.D

July 1st, 2020


Marialice Curran Ph.D joined our show and shared so many wonderful resources with us regarding Digital Citizenship. She also made a big announcement …

Episode 09: Video Creation for Remote Learning

June 30th, 2020


On this show we Bruce Reicher and I discussed several topics regarding content creation during these times of remote learning. I was great to hear the great things he does that helped his workflow through the use of …

Episode 08: Aulas Conectadas con Google Innovator Pedro Aparicio (Español)

June 27th, 2020


Pedro Aparicio, Google Innovator de la Ciudad de México, se unió a nuestro programa para compartir sobre la importancia de aulas conectadas. Pedro …

Episode 07: BadgEdTech with Rachel Coathup

June 20th, 2020


On this episode we welcome Google Innovator Rachel Coathup who shares her wonderful innovator project that is helping so many educators find …

Episode 06: Remote Learning with Merge EDU

June 20th, 2020


Remote Learning is a term that is now part of our daily vocabulary as educators. On this show we speak to Stephanie Lyons from Merge EDU about their …

Episode 05: Surfing the 5C's with Wakelet-Special Guest James Davis from Wakelet

June 6th, 2020


James Davis from Wakelet joined us for a great chat about the origins of Wakelet, the educational impact, the partnerships and what is to come. James …

Episode 04: The Importance of Twitter Chats and Becoming a Connected Educator

May 20th, 2020


In this show we interviewed James Varlack and Instructional Technology Specialist who with the help of his lovely wife moderate the #RGVEduChat.  If …

Episode 03: Remote Learning with Augmented & Virtual Reality

May 6th, 2020


In this episode we welcome Jaime Donally, mother, author, educator and ARVRinEDU leader on how to leverage the power of Augmented and Virtual Reality to engage learners. We discuss some of the barriers that ARVR can …

Episode 02: Teacher PD: How to Train Teachers During Social Distancing.

April 22nd, 2020


Welcome To My EdTech Life! In this show we interview Omar and Fely Lopez and get insight as to their experience in providing Teacher PD during this time of social distancing. We talk about what type of training has …

Episode 01: Remote Learning in The Times of COVID-19

April 10th, 2020


In this episode we interview Dr. Rene Corbeil Ed.D from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley regarding remote learning and the changing education landscape. Here is the link to your YouTube Stream.

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