Matt Miller on EdTech NOW Season 2

Our guest on this episode of the podcast is Matt Miller. Matt is a teacher who has blended technology into his classes for more than 10 years. He is a Google-Certified Innovator, the author of Ditch that Textbook, and also — with Alice Keeler — co-author of Ditch that Homework.

EdTech Now is a short podcast about education technology and how it’s used in the classroom. The podcast is sponsored by Stackup, a Chrome browser extension that tracks reading online for teachers and students, and delivers metrics to administrators. The podcast is hosted by Noah Geisel, education director at Stackup.

Stackup is the only tool that unlocks the learning benefits of the entire web, while providing the accountability educators need to measure progress and engagement. With Stackup, you can measure and report online reading and learning for your entire district, in less than two minutes. Go to The podcast is produced by Red Cup Agency.

Key Takeaways:

“You know there’s there’s so much that’s available out there now and I think sometimes teachers don’t realize …

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Jaime Casap on the EdTech NOW Podcast for Season Two

Jaime Casap, education evangelist at Google, did an interview about teaching, learning and the web on the EdTech NOW podcast. Listen here on Red Cup Agency or on SoundCloud.


Key Takeaways:

“So you know I hope we get to the point where where our kids are when they don’t recognize digital they don’t recognize — they just know the Internet. ” Jaime at 3:27 “They determined was that 82 percent of elementary school kids couldn’t tell you the difference between a sponsored website and a real news site. And that’s scary.” Jaime at 4:21 “They don’t know what the world looks like before Google. You know those that are about 16 years old and younger … they that’s how they have access to information. And just because they’re born that way doesn’t mean that they know how to use these tools.” Jaime at 5:55 “This generation needs to learn how to drive the Internet, how to look for information, how to vet information, how to notice something is credible, how to test something, how to confirm …

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I Cured My Chronic Anxiety With Hypnosis And Chakra Therapy

For as long as I can remember, anxiety was a part of my life. I was certainly an anxious child and young adult, but for the most part it wasn’t a serious problem. Then, about 20 years ago, that changed.

I was living in Seattle at the time but dating a guy who lived in New York, and I was about to fly out to visit him. I was even considering moving there, if the trip went well. But shortly before boarding, I had a panic attack, and I couldn’t convince myself to get on the plane. I never did make it to New York.

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What’s Next For Retail?

In the past, most of us would shop at local malls, visiting big department stores and smaller, more niche retailers alike. But technology continues to change our shopping habits, right before our eyes.

Today, there is a major transition in the retail industry. A whole new ecosystem is being formed, and everyone in the game—entrepreneurs, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers and consumers—needs a new map.

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This was written for American Express Open Forum by our clients at Brandboom.

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Matthew Pierce on the Cult-Tech Podcast

On the podcast today we welcome Matthew Pierce, founder of Versus Systems. Versus is a white-label platform that allows video game publishers and developers to integrate prize-based matches into their games. The system allows players to participate in pay-to-play matches or sponsored tournaments.

The podcast is produced by Red Cup Agency. The interviewer is Lee Schneider.

Listen to the podcast right here on Red Cup by clicking the play button above, or in SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or TuneIn.

Key Takeaways:

“With Versus we wanted to build a company around making these interactive media experiences even more fun than they already are” Matthew at 1:40 “This is a space that has a lot of complex legal and regulatory issues associated with it, whether it’s for sweepstakes or for advertising or for prizing certainly pay to play stuff. ” Matthew at 2:49 “We want the game publishers and developers to be able to just build great games just build engaging products and we want the brands to just be able to provide prizes …

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Val King on the Cult-Tech Podcast

You store information online. Is it safe? How about your medical information – who can see it? What would they do with it?

Val King is president and CEO at Whitehat Virtual Technologies, a company in Austin that works primarily with healthcare customers, helping them with IT solutions, delivering electronic medical records, for example, in a secure fashion. He joins Lee Schneider today to talk about medtech on the podcast.

Listen here on Red Cup, on SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher Radio and TuneIn.

Key Takeaways:

“Now we’re asking a variety of organizations in terms of clinics hospitals pharmaceutical companies specialist the little neighborhood are all to have your records and all to have the capability of sharing those records amongst their partners so that as you move around those records can follow you.” Val at 5:01 “You could put a lot of layers in place to try to prevent the complete fringes of what we’re supposed to protect.” Val at 8:34 “A text is not a secure form of transport. So from phone to phone be …

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Book Review: Getting Past Anxiety

Getting Past Anxiety is an empowering, informative and motivational read. Melissa Woods book, “Getting Past Anxiety,” provides readers with the insights to understand how to overcome anxiety without having to resort to prescription medicines.  Most individuals do not realize that when we suffer from anxiety, fear, panic attacks and phobias that there is a reason buried deep inside us that causes these negative emotions that can impact our relationships, mental health, physical health, quality of life, and even destroy someone’s chances of becoming a success in the workforce.

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Valerie Lewis on EdTech NOW Podcast Season 2

EdTech NOW is a short podcast about education technology and how it’s used in the classroom. The podcast is sponsored by Stackup, a Chrome browser extension that tracks reading online for teachers and students, and delivers metrics to administrators. Noah Geisel, education director at Stackup, is the host. Our guest today is Valerie Lewis, Teacherpreneur, technology fanatic, a forever learner and disruptor of normalcy within education.

Listen to the podcast on SoundCloud or iTunes. Check out EdTech NOW on Medium.

Key takeaways:

“And so now what we want to do is go beyond the classroom and expand opportunities for students to have real authentic opportunities with actors, screenwriters, costume designers, music engineers, for major cable and television networks to give them that that pathway that extension that we know schools aren’t capable of doing within a 15 minute period or block or financial situations may restrict them from doing. ” Valerie at 1:20 “So you’ll see a combination of performance-based assessment, you’re going to see student …

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CTRL Collective on the Cult/Tech Podcast

CTRL Collective is a collective workspace that exists to inspire. A local home for aspiring and established entrepreneurs who aim to create, mold, and shape the future, it is a purpose-built environment created to inspire innovation and propel new ideas.

David Bren and Taleia Mueller talk with interviewer Lee Schneider about how to build a community space by curating projects and personalities. They share their deep expertise about building new projects and startups and also discuss how to integrate work and life in a fulfilling way. CTRL collective has locations in Playa Vista, DTLA, Pasadena, and Denver. The Cult/Tech podcast is produced by Red Cup Agency. Subscribe and never miss a podcast episode:

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Key Takeaways:

“If you’re an expert in your field and one of your fellow neighbor members are just getting in to that you can offer some time to help them” Taleia at 1:01 “We’re curating a community not for what …

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