All That is EduAwesome
Remembering Pat Fallis31/01/2020 Duração: 11min
An old friend and an early tech mentor, Pat Fallis, died this past month. In this episode, I share my favorite memory of a bbq lunch from 2008, two laptops, and two lessons that have made me a better educator, a better leader, and a better human.
Bill Selak Talks About His 4 Podcasts!24/01/2020 Duração: 06min
2020 is the year of podcasts… for me, at least. I’ve noticed a huge uptick in educator interest in podcasts, as well as many more ways to consume content (so many smart speakers!). I tend to undershare projects I’m working on, so this podcast aims to do just that. I’m really proud to part of […]
Bill Selak Talks with Annie Makela, Director of the Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship21/11/2019 Duração: 15min
In this episode, I talk with Annie Makela, Founding Director of The Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Hillbrook School. As promised, lots of links and EduAwesome resources: Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship on Facebook @scott_center_soc_ent on Instagram Annie Makela contact: email and Twitter (@anniemakela) Hillbrook CTE podcast on Apple Podcasts, or playable on hillbrookcte.org […]
Ed Tech Trends and Professional Goals 2019-202011/10/2019 Duração: 21min
In this episode, I talk about trends in ed tech for the 2019-2020 and share my professional goals for the year. Spoiler alert… here are the goals: Complete and occupy The Hub! Advance diversity, equity, and inclusion work. Design high quality parent education—continue leading parent conversations around technology and students. CAIS self study (school accreditation) […]
Bill Selak Talks About What a Makerspace Needs24/05/2019 Duração: 32min
Prompted by a question on Twitter, I talk for an unusually long time (33 minutes!) about the needs of a makerspace in this episode. Quick warning: I was walking around Hillbrook School looking at our own spaces on a windy day, so you'll likely hear some wind in the recording. Also, spoiler alert: makerspaces are more about mindsets than tools.
Bill Selak Talks About the Burden of Expertise for Educators08/02/2019
In this episode, I talk about the Beginner’s Mind vs. the Burden of Expertise. You’ll hear how I used to be a materials engineer, and how playing guitar is just like shooting a 3-pointer, sort of.
Bill Selak Talks About Screen Time in the Classroom24/12/2018 Duração: 16min
There has been a lot of press recently about the negative affects of screen time on kids. And by a lot, I mean a lot! See here, here, here, or here. And that’s just from the New York Times in the last two months. Dude. This episode focuses on what we should be focusing on […]
Bill Selak Talks with CUE Pioneer Ann Lathrop05/11/2018 Duração: 24min
I sat down with Ann Lathrop, a founding member of CUE, during a reception at the Spring CUE Conference in March 2018. Ann talks about the foundings of CUE and ISTE (NECC back then), and talks about the early days of educational software. My favorite moment is hearing the origin story of Oregon Trail and […]
The Rising Decline Project on Bill Selak Talks: Part 29 of 3007/06/2018 Duração: 29min
In episode 29, I talk about the 15th track from my old band Rising Decline’s album Socially Acceptable Disaster. In each episode, I try to connect lessons learned (and just fun stories) to educational technology. Lessons learned in this episode: the power of a deadline, how the immediacy of audio production should fundamentally change schools, and a […]
The Rising Decline Project on Bill Selak Talks: Part 30 of 3007/06/2018 Duração: 04min
You’ve listened to the episode, now listen to the song, and sing along. Free for a limited time. And by limited, I mean forever. Note: this is the 15th track of the 15-track album, and episode 30 of the 30 episode podcast series. The Other Side It was 2:00 when I went […]