My EdTech Life

Episodes

July 24, 2021

Episode 79: I Wanna Be...

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

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July 17, 2021

Episode 78: Transition: Classroom to Platform

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

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July 10, 2021

Episode 77: Unlock The Middle

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

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July 9, 2021

Episode 76: Maker Magic

Mario is a NY-based touring family performer with an all-ages theater show and New York Times-recommended virtual experiences ful…

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June 26, 2021

Episode 75: Podcaster On Fire

Tim Cavey is a husband, stepfather of two, 8th-grade teacher, assistant principal, and the host of the Teachers on Fire podcast. …

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June 25, 2021

Episode 74: Failing Forward Into Innovation

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

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June 19, 2021

Episode 73: My Secret EdTech Diary

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

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June 12, 2021

Episode 72: Amplify Creativity

In this episode, we were joined by my great friend and educator Omar Lopez. Omar shared his story of how he used creativity to he…

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June 5, 2021

Episode 71: Transform

Debbie Tannenbaum is an amazing and passionate education leader, blogger, author, and EdTech Coach that is genuine and authentic …

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May 29, 2021

Episode 70: Power of Connections

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

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May 28, 2021

Episode 69: What are NFTs?

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. Ch…

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May 27, 2021

Episode 68: Passionate Learner

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

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May 22, 2021

Episode 67: EdTech, Podcasting & Food

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

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May 20, 2021

Episode 66: Online Education, Life & More

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

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May 15, 2021

Episode 65: Imparted Joy

Jillian DuBois serves as an elementary educator in Clearwater, FL. She has been in the field of education for two decades. She is…

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May 13, 2021

Episode 64: Creating from Within

This week I spoke with independent artist & designer, Joe Cavazos. Joe works as an independent artist on Instagram, YouTube, and …

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May 8, 2021

Episode 63: Work, Life and Creativity

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

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May 6, 2021

Episode 62: The Hustle Culture and STEM for All!

I just wrapped up a wonderful and powerful interview with my friend K.D. a.k.a . She definitely brought some truths r…

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May 1, 2021

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

In this episode, we had the passionate and refreshingly honest Brian Aspinall on the show. Brian is a passionate educator that is…

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April 29, 2021

Episode 60: Amplify Creativity with Shannon Moore

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

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April 23, 2021

Episode 59: Ready Learner One

In this episode, Micah Shippee sat down with us to have a great conversation about his passion for education, his current work wi…

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April 17, 2021

Episode 58: Ignite A Spark

On this show we are joined Amanda Macias, Instructional Coach, from Fontana, California. We had a great conversation about wearin…

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April 15, 2021

Episode 57: #ARVRinEDU Live Chat

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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April 10, 2021

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

We had a great conversation with Bonnie Chelette this morning where we talked about Google Innovator, work and projects and how p…

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April 8, 2021

Episode 55: Stephanie Rothstein

Today, I had the opportunity to interview my great friend Stephanie Rothstein. Stephanie is a passionate educator and leader that…

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April 3, 2021

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

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

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March 18, 2021

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

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

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March 13, 2021

Episode 52: Work & Life: A True Balancing Act

Luis has been in education for over 20 years, he now has students that are children of former students which makes him feel ancie…

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March 6, 2021

Episode 51: Who is Tisha Poncio?

In this show we get to have a genuine and honest conversation with the amazing Tisha Poncio. We talked about the importance of re…

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March 4, 2021

Episode 50: It's Not Just Books & Bonbons

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

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Recent Blog Posts

Podcasts for Professional Development

Many educators are looking for new and exciting ways to improve their professional development. Podcasts provide a great opportunity to learn about …

Amplifying Creativity

Creativity is an important skill for students to learn, and it can help them in their future career endeavors. Creativity allows people to come up with n…

Amplify Creativity

What is Creativity? Creativity is an important human ability. It is a process of generating new ideas, products, or solutions. Creativity can also be se…

About the Host

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.