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On this podcast, we will feature Flipboard Magazines to unite all components of Digital Learning focusing on student communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. We will explore how the use of Flipboard in education enhances instruction and promotes beautifully crafted magazines that support 21st Century learning. Content is generated by the community not the company.

On this podcast, we will feature Flipboard Magazines to unite all components of Digital Learning focusing on student communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. We will explore how the use of Flipboard in education enhances instruction and promotes beautifully crafted magazines that support 21st Century learning. Content is generated by the community not the company.


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On this podcast, we will feature Flipboard Magazines to unite all components of Digital Learning focusing on student communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. We will explore how the use of Flipboard in education enhances instruction and promotes beautifully crafted magazines that support 21st Century learning. Content is generated by the community not the company.






Episode 70: Jim Thompson Stop, Drop, and Roll

Teacher burnout is a real and growing problem in K-12 education. Years of budget cuts and mounting pressure to improve test scores have taken their toll on teachers, leading to increased levels of stress and feeling burned out. According to a recent study by National Education Association (NEA), nearly 60% of K-12 teachers are experiencing symptoms of burnout, including fatigue, cynicism, and a loss of enthusiasm for teaching. A good friend of the show Jim Thompson, former national...


Episode 69: Melvin Miller and Critical Race Theory in Education

Recently a new buzzword has surfaced in education stemming from the popularity of the 1619 Project, which its creators intended as a curriculum supplement for educators to use in the classroom. Initially met with praise, the 1619 Project has become divisive as it looks into the structures that separated enslaved African Americans from the free white Americans in this nation’s history. The buzzword is critical race theory and its very mention has many communities at odds with how the...


Episode 68: Reese Jeffery and AHA Teens of Impact

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke in the United States. A shared focus on cardiovascular health unites its more-than 40-million volunteers. My son Reese, a sixth-grader, is one of them. Imagine my surprise when he was chosen to be a 2022 Teen of Impact South West Region by the association. This honor was bestowed upon 20 teens who will compete with their teams to raise money and awareness of...


Episode 67: Brenda George and S.T.O.P Global

Emergency room visits for suspected suicide attempts rose during the pandemic among adolescents. People of all ages are feeling the strain of social isolation and anxiety. For teenagers, these feelings can be compounded by bullying, which can lead to suicide. It is important for adults to be aware of the signs students display when contemplating suicide so they can get help. Some of the most common symptoms of suicidal ideation in teens include: talking about wanting to die or hurting...


Episode 66: Joel Garrett and Seizing Opportunity

Burnout is a real thing in 2022. COVID-19 has taken its toll on our profession since its onset in 2019. The pandemic has shifted education in more ways than anyone can fathom. What started as an opportunity for educators to gain 21st-century skills has morphed into educators finding new professions. A new survey by the National Education Association says the COVID-19 pandemic is causing long-term problems with shortages and burnout in the teaching profession. Joel Garrett graduated from...


Episode 65: She’Nee and Andrea Young about HAABSE

The Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators (HAABSE) is a professional organization that is dedicated to ensuring all students have access to an excellent education. Through its initiatives and services, it provides the tools and strategies to help institutions, agencies, and communities create a more equitable learning environment for marginalized students. Through this collaboration, it strives for excellence in student achievement and creating better educational opportunities for...


Flipboard EDU Podcast Episode 64: Victoria Tow and Flipboard Design

In a world of Google Classroom, digital textbooks, and educational apps, it can be hard to keep up with the latest technology trends in education. One tool that is worth looking into is Flipboard: a social magazine platform that allows users to collect articles, images, and videos from across the web into customizable magazines. In fact, after using it myself for years, it inspired me to create this podcast. Flipboard can be used in the classroom and the school administrator's office in a...


Episode 63: Sam Kary and Thom Gibson with New EdTech Classroom

I love talking with educators who are passionate about what they do for teachers and students. When I first saw a video from Sam Kary and Thom Gibson’s New EdTech Classroom, I was immediately hooked on how well they worked for educators, I started to follow them and collect their Instagram videos and TikToks, which share really cool websites for teachers and students. The New EdTech Classroom is my go-to resource for anything Google Education-related. Not only are Sam and Thom constantly...


Episode 62: Robyn Hrivnatz and Microsoft

During the pandemic, Microsoft Education was extremely responsive to the needs of educators. With inclusion and equity at the center of their education initiatives, Microsoft delivered game-changing products for teachers and students. Tools like Microsoft Teams for Education, Microsoft Sway, and Microsoft Powerpoint evolved to meet the needs of remote educators and learners at break-neck speeds thanks to the constant collaboration and responsiveness to feedback. Robyn Hrivnatz is the...


Episode 61: Josh Allen and Curation

Josh Allen is the technology integration specialist and unofficial communication specialist at Lewis Central. He is a former president of the Nebraska Educational Technology Association, Nebraska’s ISTE affiliate, and an ISTE Making It Happen Award winner. He is an avid Flipboard user like myself and uses it in many unconventional ways, including teachers’ professional development, school-to-community communication, and curating exceptional content to share with students. In this episode,...


Episode 60: Victoria Ransom and Prisma

Before remote learning was a thing, tailoring instruction to fit the needs of individual students was a daunting task for teachers. In a perfect world teachers would do this automatically because, in that world, every student has an understanding of what he or she doesn't know. However, in the real world teachers personalize the lesson plan for each student by incorporating technology into instruction. During COVID-19, new opportunities for schools arose to do this while relieving much of...


Episode 59: Simma Lieberman on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In the past year, many educators have been facing a tough time. Issues that have traditionally been left out of conversations continue to be an elephant in almost every educator’s room. I am talking about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) among students as well as teachers on all levels; an issue often exacerbated by external pressures from parents and experts! Many believe the pressures of COVID-19 to be over but educators are feeling the different results on a daily...


Episode 58: The Devious Licks Challenges

“Devious Licks” is the newest trend to hit the social media platform TikTok this school year. Like most viral crazes this one took off with youth, mainly boys, but definitely in the wrong direction. The term “ hitting a lick” means to successfully steal or rob someone without repercussions or retaliation. Students hit licks by stealing or vandalizing items from schools, like trashing bathrooms, stealing soap dispensers, and taking things off teacher’s or principal’s desks without their...


Episode 57: La’Mond Hall and Special Education During COVID-19

Some of the most successful schools in COVID-19 are those that have made it a priority to meet all their students' needs. These schools recognize that, while they may not be able to help reach every student's potential, they can at least ensure that each and every student has the opportunity to succeed. This is traditionally achieved by providing teachers adequate resources; supporting students with disabilities, and ensuring that school policies align with state and federal law. La’Mond...


Episode 56: TaRael Kee and The Kee to Success

In the midst of this pandemic, many educators jumped at the chance to podcast, including yours truly. Podcasting became a way for teachers to connect with each other and share ideas for how best to educate their students in these unique times. There are many great educational podcasts available today, including Leader of Learning hosted by Dr. Dan Kreiness, Teachers of Fire hosted by Tim Cavey, and the Flipboard EDU Podcast, if I say so myself. Fun fact: both fellow podcasters are also...


Episode 55: Jim Thompson and Video Coaching with Grace

According to a recent study, 75 percent of teachers have used videos for their own professional development in the past year. What does improvement look like for teachers? This is a question Jim Thompson has been vigorously researching for the last twelve years. Jim, a former social studies teacher, prides himself on the teaching experience that has propelled him into successful school administration and educational mentoring careers. With more than 30 years of working in various...


Episode 54: Starting School with COVID-19 in 2021

In a perfect world, there would be no sickness and especially no COVID-19. But just as I was looking forward to the end of the pandemic, the delta variant reared its ugly head. It is nearly twice as contagious as previous strains of the virus. In studies from Canada and Scotland, patients infected with the delta variant were more likely to be hospitalized than people infected with the original virus strains. As of August 18, 2021, the CDC recommends that children over the age of 12 be...


Episode 53: Shaina Glass and Supporting Computer Science

When I was first introduced to computer programming in 7th grade, we learned to code in MS-DOS. I programmed a snake squirming across the screen, and then I knew I was destined for greatness. Even though I stole the code from a classmate, it was a great feeling. Today’s youth is learning programming languages such as Scratch, Python, and Swift to name a few. These whizkids are building amazing apps and programs in virtual and augmented reality. Shaina Glass takes pride in building the...


Episode 52: Mike Olson and Acton Academy

Mike Olson was a mentor and English teacher at the Title One high school I began teaching at in Houston Texas. Now Mike is the CEO of Acton Academy in Northwest Houston with over 250 private schools worldwide. He’s a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Lacross with a bachelor of English and has an MBA from Rice University Jones Business School. Innovation is Mike’s middle name. He has pioneered the micro-school model, an approach that rethinks traditional education transition as an...


Episode 51: KazooBadoo and Sherry Gunther Shugerman

Students can now enjoy a fun and exciting way of learning thanks to Sherry Gunther Shugerman. Educators are always looking for ways to immerse students into curricular content while keeping everyone entertained at the same time. Sherry has just released a new educational platform that aims to make learning fun. The KazooBadoo app is an immersive, fantastical world where kids can play and learn simultaneously. KazooBadoo not only excites students but also gives them the opportunity to learn...