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Recent Episodes

Episode 186: Navigating the AI-Driven Classroom

March 22, 2023

Join us in this eye-opening episode as we dive into the world of AI and education with William Grube , a Computer Science master's student at North Dakota State University. William has been on a mission to explore the impact…

Guest: William Grube

Episode 185: Behind the Scenes at Kami

March 14, 2023

In this episode, we sit down with Marcus Stein , the Head of Teacher Success at Kami and a former English teacher with experience teaching high school in Louisiana, USA. With over ten years of experience as an education cons…

Guest: Marcus Stein

Episode 184: Imposter Syndrome and Determination

March 14, 2023

Join us in this episode as we chat with Melissa Summerford , a Google Certified Trainer & Innovator and Teacher Success Champion at Kami, about overcoming imposter syndrome and staying determined in the education industry. W…

Episode 183: Empowering Teachers With Technology

March 11, 2023

Join us for an inspiring episode featuring Adam Juarez , a dedicated Technology Integration Consultant for Tulare County Office of Education. With 17 years of experience as a middle and high school US and World History Teach…

Guest: Adam Juarez

Episode 182: Keeping the Focus on Practice Over Product

March 8, 2023

Looking to transform your teaching and learning experience through effective tech integration? Look no further than tonight's podcast episode featuring Jed Stefanowicz , Digital Learning Coach, in Walpole, Massachusetts. Wit…

Guests: Jed Stefanowicz , jed

Episode 181: Everyday Is Day 1

March 6, 2023

Join me on this inspiring episode of My EdTech Life as I chat with Brandarius , a suicide survivor who shares his deeply moving story of hope and resilience. Discover how his personal mantra, "Everyday Is Day 1," is helping …

Episode 180: Empowering Teachers and Students With Digital Learning

March 1, 2023

In this episode, we are joined by Stevie Frank , a Digital Learning Coach from Zionsville, Indiana. With over 14 years of experience in education and a Masters degree in Literacy Education, Stevie is passionate about creatin…

Guest: Stevie Frank

Episode 179: Equity and Inclusivity in the Classroom

Feb. 28, 2023

Join us for an inspiring episode featuring James O'Neal Jr. , a highly experienced middle school math teacher with a passion for helping students achieve their full potential. With 15 years of experience in the field, James …

Guest: James O'Neal

Episode 178: Balancing Effectiveness and Efficiency

Feb. 22, 2023

Join me as I welcome Jen Manly , a passionate educator, as she shares her insights on creating meaningful and fun learning experiences for students. With years of experience as a teacher, curriculum developer, and college in…

Guest: Jen Manly

Episode 177: From Student Struggles to Teacher Leader

Feb. 18, 2023

Get inspired by Joshua Stamper's journey from graphic designer to education leader! As a past student who faced adversity, he found his passion in turning struggles into successes. Now he uses his skills as the Training and …

Episode 176: EduTech Adventures: Igniting Creativity and Passion in the Classroom

Feb. 14, 2023

In this episode, we catch up with Tania Gonzalez , a Bilingual Educator MAEd from the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. Tania shares her experiences teaching creativity and technology in the classroom and how she motivates h…

Episode 175: Revolutionizing Science Education: Inside the World of Futuclass

Feb. 13, 2023

Get ready for an incredible episode of My EdTech Life! Today, we have a true trailblazer in the field of education technology, Märt Lume, joining us to share his insights and experience. With over 15 years of work in educati…

Guest: Märt Lume

Episode 174: Crush It From the Start: 50 Tips for New Teachers

Feb. 11, 2023

Are you ready to take on the challenge of teaching? Join me as I welcome Dr. Matthew Rhoads and Dr. Samantha Fecich to the podcast. Together we'll explore the unexpected challenges that new teachers face - from managing a cl…

Episode 173: Revamping Education: Next-Gen Automation and Artificial Intelligence

Feb. 9, 2023

Brandon Lambert joined the show to discuss Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its implications for educators. Fonz mentioned that he had seen some of Lambert's amazing pictures on LinkedIn and had used some of the prompts he p…

Episode 172: Workforce Ready: Using EdTech to Prepare for the Future

Feb. 7, 2023

Join Leena Marie Saleh , the Edtech Guru, on the My EdTech Life Podcast. Leena is a former educator with 10+ years of classroom experience and has always been passionate about the modern world of technology and how it transf…

Guest: Leena Saleh

Episode 171: ClassHero: Adding Language to the Equation

Feb. 4, 2023

I'm excited to welcome Jaclyn Gochoco from ClassHero . ClassHero is a rapidly growing EdTech Company with a mission to 'Add Language to the Equation' and make schools more accessible for multilingual students. They provide …

Episode 170: AI in Education: The Impact of AI on Student Learning

Jan. 28, 2023

Join me as I welcome James Brauer for an exciting exploration of Artificial Intelligence in education. We'll be discussing how AI can revolutionize the way students learn, what steps schools and universities should take to m…

Guest: James Brauer

Episode 169: Why Do I Need to Know This?

Jan. 26, 2023

Join us for an exciting episode with mathematics educator and career-changer Kevin Shryock as we explore how industrial engineering, mathematics research, and teaching intersect. How can work in industry contribute to buildi…

Guest: Kevin Shryock

Episode 168: Let's Tok Research

Jan. 21, 2023

Are you a pre-service teacher looking to better understand how to adapt your teaching style to meet the needs of your students? Join me as I welcome, Erik Parsons , theatre artist turned educator, as he shares his journey in…

Guest: Erik Parsons

Episode 167: A Seat at the Table

Jan. 17, 2023

Dr. Zachary Stier's story is one of achieving a seat at the table, despite facing obstacles as someone with a learning disability. Through this journey, he aims to empower and uplift others in similar situations by sharing h…

Episode 166: Futuristic Conversation: Chat GPT on AI's Place in Society

Jan. 15, 2023

Tune in to the My EdTech Life Podcast for an insightful and eye-opening conversation with Chat GPT about how it came to be and what kind of impact AI could have on our society. We discuss the potential of using advanced arti…

Guest: Chat GPT

Episode 165: The Future of Education: Learning in The Digital Space With Remio

Jan. 11, 2023

Learn how to turn any space into a virtual learning institution! We explore the power of the RemioVR platform, a knowledge transfer and higher education use case designed to help you teach students around the world. Hear fro…

Guest: Tom DuBois

Episode 164: Labster Virtual Labs: Empower The Next Generation of Scientists

Jan. 7, 2023

Bonnie Nieves and SJ Boulton are joining me Saturday morning, and we'll show you how Labster Virtual Lab has taken education to the next level. This incredible platform combines cutting-edge simulations with real-world scena…

Episode 163: Novel Effect-Bringing Stories to Life

Jan. 4, 2023

There's a new way to bring your favorite stories to life. With Novel Effect , you can listen to audiobooks with stunning visuals and sound effects that make you feel like you're right in the story. Novel Effect is the perfec…

Episode 162:Why AI Matters In Education - The Power of Artificial Intelligence

Jan. 2, 2023

In this episode of My Ed Tech Life, I explore the ways that artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing education. I will discuss how AI can provide a unique opportunity for learners and educators alike. I'll also share …

Guest: Fonz Mendoza

Episode 161: What’s Their Why? Exploring Motivation & Engagement in Learning

Jan. 2, 2023

Daren is a highly accomplished and respected leader in education, with 23 years of experience as a teacher and ten years as a Senior Leader. He has led on various elements, including KS3, KS5, Curriculum, Data, and Assessmen…

Guests: Daren White , daree

Episode 160: Transforming In-School Suspension

Dec. 28, 2022

Are you tired of traditional in-school suspension programs that don't seem to work? Meet Johnathan , a special education teacher with over a decade of experience in the field. After seeing firsthand how current ISS programs …

Episode 159: Instructional Technology Coach: EdTech Thinker, Tinkerer and Coach

Dec. 27, 2022

Jared is a Google for Education Certified Coach, Trainer, and Innovator. Jared is passionate about empowering teachers not to be afraid of technology integration in teaching and learning but to use it to innovate their prac…

Guest: Jared Johnson

Episode 158: One Mission: Make Learning Accessible & Fun for All

Dec. 22, 2022

In Episode 158 of the My EdTech Life Podcast, "One Mission: Make Learning Accessible & Fun for All!", Sallee and Jenni discuss strategies for working with teachers who may be resistant to trying new educational technologies.…

Guest: Jenallee

Episode 157: Design & STEM: How To Grow a Passionate Community in Education

Dec. 22, 2022

Tonight we are joined by Jason Reagin, M.Ed ., Design & STEM: How to Grow a Passionate Community in Education. Explore the ins and outs of fostering meaningful relationships and developing an engaged community that loves lea…

Guest: Jason Reagin

Recent Blog Posts

Embracing AI: A Teachable Moment for Educators and Students

Blog based on Episode 172 with Special Guest Leena Marie Saleh Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic in the world of education in recent yea…

Practice Over Product: In-Depth Talk with Jed Stefanowicz

My Ed Tech Life: Explore digital learning w/ Jed Stefanowicz! Focus on practice, amplify student learning & create magic moments

Exploring the Promise and Perils of AI in Education

Unlock the potential of AI in education while addressing challenges such as bias, job loss, and social interaction. Discover ways to create a balanced, i…

About the Host

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Fonz Mendoza M.Ed.

I am an Instructional Technologist & Google Innovator from South Texas, U.S.A. with 15 years of experience in education. I am a K-12 Instructional Technologist. I also have a Masters in Educational Technology along with a graduate certificate in E-Learning and a graduate certificate in Technology Leadership in Education. I am a servant leader and am always looking for ways to help my learning community use the power of technology.