My EdTech Life

Recent Episodes

Sept. 11, 2021

Episode 86: Augmenting The Reality of Learning in Higher Education

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

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Sept. 4, 2021

Episode 85: Maximizing Imagination

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

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Aug. 28, 2021

Episode 84: Passion, Unity & The DIY Classroom

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…

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Aug. 21, 2021

Episode 83: Navigating EdTech & Personal Growth

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…

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Aug. 14, 2021

Episode 82: EdTech, Podcasting & Family

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

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Aug. 7, 2021

Episode 81: How to Foster A Culture of Innovation

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

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July 29, 2021

Episode 80: Cultivating Creation

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

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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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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.