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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

Episode 156: ARVR Innovation: Exploring the Possibilities

Dec. 21, 2022

In the conversation, Alfonso and Kevin discuss Kevin's work in the AR VR space and his thoughts on where the technology is going. Kevin shares some of the fantastic work he is doing and his vision for the future of AR VR. Ke…

Guest: Kevin Chaja

Episode 155: Overcoming Dyslexia: From Struggling Student to Master's Degree

Dec. 17, 2022

Stephanie LoFaro began a teaching career coaching the GED program and teaching ESL to adult learners at the community college level before moving into Tech to honor her Info Sys bachelor's degree. After six years of corporat…

Episode 154: Classcraft: Driving Learning Outcomes Through Intrinsic Motivation

Dec. 15, 2022

It's an exciting time to talk to Shawn Young , CEO of Classcraft. Classcraft has already gained incredible success, revolutionizing the classroom experience with its groundbreaking tools and technologies. From providing new …

Guest: Shawn Young

Episode 153: gotLearning? Growth Over Time

Dec. 14, 2022

Mike has been in education all his life either as a student, middle school teacher, K-12 technology professional developer, school district EdTech director, K-12 industry consultant and business development, educational publ…

Episode 152: Ungrading: Focus On Learning and Not the Grade. A Doctoral Study Conversation.

Dec. 12, 2022

This semester, Cesar and I have been working hard together as doctoral students at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on our topic of study: ungrading. For those unfamiliar with the term, ungrading is a form of evalua…

Episode 151: Edupreneurship: What It Is, Why You Need It, and How to Start

Dec. 3, 2022

Edupreneurship is the act of starting your own education-based business. It's a great way to make money while helping others learn, and it's a growing industry. I am joined by Dr. Will Deyamport, III, Ed.D. , and we'll discu…

Episode 150: Click Record! Reasons You Should Start A Podcast

Nov. 19, 2022

Fonz and George discuss George's work as a podcaster and content creator. They talk about how George helps people overcome imposter syndrome and how he encourages people to express their creativity. Lloyd has been passionate…

Guest: Lloyd George

Episode 149: Teacher Burnout. What It Is and What It Isn’t

Nov. 5, 2022

Burnout is a very real issue for educators. It's important that we know what it isn't and how our school administration can help them combat the problem of teacher burnout so they don’t feel overworked or underserved in thei…

Episode 148: The Future Of Education: What Challenges Need To Be Addressed

Oct. 29, 2022

It's clear that education is important to our society, but it's also clear that there are some challenges that need to be addressed to make sure everyone can get a quality education. In this episode, Jon Neal shares his pers…

Guest: Jon Neale

Episode 147: Instructional Coaching: Impact People, Improve Instruction, Increase Success

Oct. 19, 2022

Do you want to help your teachers be more successful? Instructional coaching is a great way to do just that! I am excited to be joined by Ashley Hubner , an instructional coach with over 10 years of experience. Ashley will b…

Guest: Ashley Hubner

Episode 146: A Place They Love: Creating A Healthy School Culture

Oct. 8, 2022

Elijah is from a family of educators, including his grandpa and my mom. He has nine years of teaching experience, currently working in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is the host of The Shut Up and Teach Podcast, and the author…

Episode 145: Healing Burnout: Work-Life Balance

Oct. 5, 2022

Maggie Perkins is a teacher advocate and a former classroom teacher of 8 years. She promotes work-life balance and healing burnout. Maggie is a Ph.D. student at the University of Georgia studying teacher attrition, identity,…

Episode 144: College 1st Program! Career Exploration

Sept. 27, 2022

Ernesto is focused on developing and implementing college and career success initiatives that significantly make a difference in the lives of students and their families. In 2013, Ernesto founded the College 1st Program i…

Episode 143: Strawbees! Fungineering in Education

Sept. 17, 2022

Erik Thorstensson has a degree in mechanical engineering specializing in environmental product design and was awarded the Skapa Diploma in memory of Alfred Nobel in 2007, Sweden's most significant innovation award. He went …

Episode 142: Got Math? Making Math Viral

Sept. 10, 2022

Jordan Orosco is in his fifth year of teaching at the same high school he attended. He teaches Algebra 1 and Leadership and is also the Activities Director at his school. When Covid started, he created a YouTube channel full…

Guest: Jordan Orosco

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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.