Bill Fitzgerald of Common Sense Media on EdTech NOW Transcript

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Lee: This is “EdTech NOW,” a short podcast about educational technology and how it’s used in the classroom. “EdTech NOW” is made possible by Stackup, a Chrome browser extension that makes reading fun and easy using the entire web and delivers reading progress and online usage metrics to administrators. Now, here’s our host, Noah Geisel, Education Director at Stackup.

Noah: Hi, Lee. Great to be here with you today, and our guest today is Bill Fitzgerald, who’s director of the Privacy Evaluation Initiative at Common Sense Media. Bill evaluates the privacy practices of vendors building educational technology and was also a classroom teacher for 16 years. Bill, welcome to the podcast.

Bill: Hey, great to be here, Noah. Thank you for having me.

Noah: Bill, Common Sense Media has been around about as long as what we think of today as educational technology. And so I’m curious from the Common Sense lens, how has EdTech become more and more pervasive in our learning? And how has Common …

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Alex Corbitt on EdTech NOW Season 2

On today’s episode, Lee Schneider interviews Alex Corbitt about finding good books to assign for reading, how to recognize and reject fake news, and innovative ways that educations can use programs like Garage Band to spark enthusiasm about reading.

Alex is a seventh-grade English teacher at MS331 in the Bronx, NYC who last year was named to the International Literacy Associations “30 Under 30” List.

EdTech NOW 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. Lee Schneider hosts this episode.

Listen right here on our site, or go to SoundCloud or iTunes. Visit Stackup for more info on tracking student reading online.

Key Takeaways:

“I’ve really switched my focus to not just getting books in the classroom but getting books that “A” my kids want to read  and “B” the books that are culturally relevant to my students experience” Alex at 1:19 “What you learn needs to reflect your experience” Alex …

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Nicholas Cole Mather on the Brandboom Podcasts – Show Transcript

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Amy Zhou: Welcome to the Brandboom Podcast where we discuss trends and share tips and stories from the savviest retail brands. My guest today as Nicolas Cole Mather. So he goes by the name of Cole. I’m just gonna keep calling him Cole for the rest of the podcast. He’s an expert on branding and marketing to, specifically, Generation Z. And he’s an amazing, prolific writer with more than 200 columns for Inc. Magazine alone. Cole, I’m super excited to have you here. Welcome to the podcast.

[00:00:28] Nicholas Cole Mather: Thanks for having me. I really appreciate it.

[00:00:30] Amy: So Cole, I’ve been reading a lot of your columns and your pieces and you’ve written a lot about how people feel about millennials in general, and how they’ve undoubtedly changed the perception of the workforce culture from Big Fortune 500 companies to every little startup out there. But in your point of view, before we go into Gen Z, how do you think millennials have actually changed their expectations of …

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Instagram Ad Campaign Tips with Cannabis Lifestyle Creator Erin Coffey

On Brandboom podcast host Amy Zhou discovers trends and shares tips and stories from the savviest retail brands. Today Amy’s guest is Erin Coffey, owner of The High Rise, a 420 media platform and cannabis lifestyle brand. The High Rise does original 420 videos, hats, t-shirts, hoodies, socks and more! HRTV (High Rise TV) on YouTube has popular episodes with more than 50,000 views. The brand has 111K followers on Instagram. Listen to the podcast right here, and visit http//brandboom.com for show notes, transcripts and more. You can also find the podcast on SoundCloud, iTunes, Tunein, Stitcher, and the Google Play store. Learn more about Brandboom. The podcast is produced by Red Cup.

Key Takeaways:

“It was kind of just like, “Hey, let’s make some videos.” Let’s throw ’em up, see if we can get some attention, some traffic,” and then, boom, it just kinda took off faster than expected.” Erin at 4:38 “I would say 90% of my marketing budget and focus is on paid Instagram advertising.” Erin at 9:05 “So we …

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Brandboom Podcast: Buyer Tips on Getting Your Brand into Retail Stores with Mary from Fab Counsel

Growing a brand and business requires a few things: A dream, determination and the right team backing you up. For fashion entrepreneurs, Mary Vallarta is someone you want to have in your corner if you hope to find success. Amy Zhou, COO of Brandboom and host of the Brandboom podcast, sat down with Vallarta, the founder of FAB Counsel — a fashion and business consulting company that offers tools and support needed for the the modern fashion entrepreneur — to talk all things retail, merchandising and how to get your line into stores.

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Key Takeaways:

“FAB Counsel stands for Fashion and Business Counsel and what is  that is a support and resource for fashion entrepreneurs” Mary at 3:09 “The fastest way (to get in to stores) is to have proven sales” Mary at 6:44 “Buyers are always looking for some type of reassurance that what you’re going to them will sell at …

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CTRL Collective on Cult/Tech Transcript

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Lee Schneider: It’s the Cult/Tech podcast. I’m Lee Schneider. Joining me today are David Brin and Taleia Mueller of CTRL Collective. Welcome to the podcast to you both.

David Brin and Taleia Muelle: Thank you.

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Taleia: So CTRL Collective is a co-working space. We really wanted to be able to offer entrepreneurs, startups, and established companies a place with a lot of soul, a lot of heart, to drive them and propel them forward in their field.  So  we created a space that really is community focused where we base everything ..

Lee: The space operates on its own version of the 80/20 rule. Eighty percent of your time you’re working on your own project, Twenty percent of the time you’re giving back to the community.

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Taleia: So we’ve done toy drives,  we’ve done food charity things where we get all sorts of food donated. We’ve done soup kitchens.

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David: Then we set out to figure out how to make that community a little bit …

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Cheryl Clements of PieShell Cult/Tech Transcript

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Lee Schneider: It’s the Cult/Tech podcast. I’m Lee Schneider. Joining me today is Cheryl Clements, the founder and CEO of PieShelll. PieShell is a crowdfunding platform that emboldens and empowers food and beverage entrepreneurs and enthusiasts.

Hey Cheryl, welcome to the podcast.

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Cheryl Clements: Hi, Lee. Thanks so much for having me.

Lee: First, just tell me a little bit about your background. Why are you the person to be doing this?

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Cheryl: Oh I love and adore food and come from a long line of what, back in the day, were called hard working women. Now we get fancy names like entrepreneurs. But they were always in the food space and so I’ve always loved that, and I adore technology, and the two of them coming together have worked really well. I’ve worked about 18 years in installing a large software package called SAP. And they always say to take two things that you love the most in a try and make …

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Cheryl Clements Of PieShell on the Cult-Tech Podcast

Joining Lee Schneider on the podcast for this episode is Cheryl Clements, the founder and CEO of PieShell. PieShell is a crowdfunding platform that emboldens and empowers food and beverage entrepreneurs and enthusiasts.

For Cheryl, food is personal.Growing up, she spent summers helping her mother run a pie-making business. Aptly named “The Pie Shell,”it was headquartered where all good startups begin: in the family’s basement. It was from her mother that Cheryl learned what it takes to build a successful food operation. More than that, she learned how communities grow around the food that people share. When Cheryl thought of embarking on her own food venture, she saw a crucial need for a crowdfunding platform that addresses the unique challenges of food and beverage entrepreneurs.

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Key Takeaways:

“That is one of the things that crowdfunding leverages tremendously — is that sense of community.” Cheryl at 1:53 “The foodies that follow them and are passionate about finding …

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The Future of Reading

There is nothing better on a summer day than a book in your hands. That statement will always be true. Or maybe not.

You’re reading these words on device of some kind, unless you printed them out. Amazon is selling a lot of ebooks today. Students are working through assignments online. Educators offer them online sources to read and video to view. It’s more than just convenience. When you are chasing information, the most current sources are online. The world changes too fast. Where does that leave the textbook?

Ever since high school, I’ve held onto my copy of Janson’s History of Art. In the edition I own, the timeline ends around Jackson Pollock. It’s useful if I need to know about the Venus of Willendorf and Alexander Calder. Beyond that, it’s frozen in time. It’s a wonderful, outdated book that, together with my high school volume of Shakespeare, makes for the perfect elevating experience — for my laptop. I use both to prop up my Mac when I work at a standing desk.

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Sebastian Stricker of ShareTheMeal on the Cult-Tech Podcast

ShareTheMeal is an app from the World Food Program that enables people to share their meals with children in need, using an iphone or Android app. Joining us from Berlin today is Sebastian Stricker, Head of ShareTheMeal.

The shared meals provided by the organization help provide school meals to 25,000 children affected by Boko Haram violence.

The podcast is produced by Red Cup Agency. Edited by Kay Vermeil. Communications outreach by Jason Visenberg. The interviewer is Lee Schneider.

Key Takeaways:

“We want to work in situations where there is a real need” Sebastian at :43 “In the beginning it was 2 of us and currently we are a team of 10 people” Sebastian at 2:45 “We want to show people that they can help and that it’s also rewarding” Sebastian at 5:05 “We want to grow the pie of funds for fighting hunger” Sebastian at 13:12 “With the app we hope to provide people with the positive feedback that it’s nice to share” Sebastian at 14:50

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