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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Social Narrative Mastery

What is a social narrative and why do you need one?  In an earlier blog about building your social narrative, I wrote about the importance for brands and individuals to tell a story online.  Not just be online, but to unspool a narrative that represents who you are as a company or as a person.

Your customers, friends, clients, and potential employers are all seeking to know you a little better.  If they aren’t meeting you for a coffee or a drink,  they are seeking a similar connection online. They want to know how smart, capable, and funny you are via your website or social media channels.

How Many Friends Do You Have Online?

Back in the 1990s a British anthropologist named Robin Dunbar proposed that there is a limit to the number of close friends we can comfortably interact with — about 150 people. His method was scientific, citing primate studies, studies of brain size and cognitive load, but he also once said you should think of that circle of 150 people as “the number of people …

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Richard Chang on the EdTech NOW Podcast

Our guest today is Richard Chang, former associate editor of THE Journal, education technology and arts and entertainment writer, and adjunct instructor at Glendale Community College. We talk about sourcing news on the web, fact checking, and the danger of plagiarizing sources online. Noah Geisel in the interviewer and Lee Schneider is the co-host. EdTech NOW is sponsored by Stackup, 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 ( We post all episodes on SoundCloud and ITunes. Visit us on Medium for show archives and notes.

Key Takeaways:

“I know that Common Sense Media offers some guidelines check them out on the Web site as to how to distinguish real news from fake news” Richard at 1:32 “If there are a lot of anonymous sources and there’s not a lot of real experts …

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5 of the Best Podcasts to Understand the Intersection Between Food and Tech

Food is something you can taste, smell, see and touch. The scent of cinnamon and hot apples waft from the stove, engulfing you in the aroma of a freshly baked apple pie. Greasy oil drips around your fingers as you tear into spicy fried chicken. The platter of sushi being balanced on one hand as the waiter brings it over to your table presents you with a multitude of different colored fish and an assortment of shaped rolls. And of course, don’t forget how satisfying it is to sink your teeth into a juicy cheeseburger complete with bacon and avocado. Clearly, food offers something for many senses.

Now, thanks to a ton of food podcasts popping up on iTunes and other podcasting platforms, the experience of food can also be heard. There’s not many things in this world that can offer as much enjoyment as food and these podcasts prove that.

Many food podcasts offer recipes and interviews with chefs. Those are ok to check out if you can’t think of what to make for dinner. But, …

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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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