Thomas Arnett of the Clayton Christensen Institute on the Cult/Tech Podcast

Joining us today on the podcast is Thomas Arnett, a research fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute in the San Francisco Bay Area. His research focuses on the changing roles of teachers in blended learning environments and innovative educational models.

The Clayton Christensen Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to improving the world through disruptive innovation. Founded on the theories of Harvard professor Clayton Christensen, the Institute offers a unique framework for understanding many of society’s most pressing issues around education, healthcare, and economic prosperity.

Key Takeaways:

“It starts by looking at what does good student learning look like? What does good instruction look like?” Thomas at 2:55 “It’s important to start small and test ideas out before you take them mainstream” Thomas at 3:37 “Why do you think Gooru is a useful tool ” listen at 7:47 “The key is to focus on what does good teaching and learning look like” Thomas at 12:40 “The key to making sure it goes well is not just technology for technology’s sake –  it’s technology to facilitate good instruction ” …

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Marc Goldberg of Trustmetrics on the Cult/Tech Podcast

Cybersecurity is on everyone’s mind now. We have hate sites and fake sites. Your personal information can be released on the web for all to see. What we click on matters more than ever.

Marc Goldberg, chief executive of Trust Metrics, a brand safety planning tool, joins us on the podcast. He will explain what the term brand safety means, and we will talk about how he is keeping an eye on the bad actors. We cover cookies, retargeting/remarketing, programmatic ads, and blacklisting. Listen on SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or right here on Red Cup in the player below.

Key Takeaways:

Marc describes what brand safety means listen at 0:44 “What is ad fraud?’ listen at 2:51 “Even good guy sites have bot activity” Marc at 5:45 ”The motivation for “fake.com” is to make money” Marc at 9:05 “Fake news is just a byproduct of fake publishing ” Marc at 14:48 “I really feel like we live in our own little bubbles” Marc at 16:23 “Now I’m concerned that fake …

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Jag Bansal of Blue Cart on the Cult/Tech Podcast

We all eat in restaurants, but we might not think much about what goes on behind the scenes – except when something goes wrong, like they’re out of something you want. If you’ve ever planned and shopped for a meal to feed more than two people, you have merely a glimmer of what it’s like to provision a restaurant. Ordering ingredients at scale and keeping the right stuff in stock has long been a pain point for chefs, who have a lot more to worry about than cooking. BlueCart is an app that manages the ordering logistics of getting the food to your plate when you eat out. One of BlueCart’s founders Jag Bansal is our guest today.

Key Takeaways:

Jag discusses the 3 main ingredients that got Blue Cart to where it is today listen at 3:10 “How do we help a restauranteur or an operator not have to worry about the missing pieces?’ – Jag at 5:58 “We’ve got to enable our customers to do this on the go” Jag at 6:45 ”What about the resistance to …

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Alex Corbitt on the EdTech NOW Podcast

This is EdTech Now, a ten-minute podcast about education technology and how it’s used in the classroom. It is hosted by Lee Schneider of Red Cup Agency and Noah Geisel, education director at Stackup.

Our guest in this episode is Alex Corbitt, a seventh-grade ELA teacher in the Bronx. His work focuses on socioemotional learning, gamification, education technology, and literacy. You will often hear him on the “Voices from the Middle Podcast,” which comes from the National Council of Teachers of English.

Key Takeaways:

”How much has reading been changed by the use of digital texts?”  – listen at 0:55 Alex discusses the importance of infographics –  listen at 2:58 ”Digital texts are uniquely adept at citing sources” – Alex at 5:28 ”How can ELA teachers specifically make use of tech to teach writing?” – listen at 5:48 ”I have my students write Amazon.com and Yelp reviews” – Alex at 7:40 ”The most important thing to communicate to students to be life long readers and writers is that reading and writing can be very meaningful to a very …

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Bernard Bull on EdTech NOW – Show Notes

This is EdTech Now, a ten-minute podcast about education technology and how it’s used in the classroom.

Our guest is Bernard Bull, who has his own great podcast, Moonshot EDU. He is also the author of What Really Matters? Ten Critical Issues in Contemporary Education. We focus today on reading and motivation in the classroom and how tech can influence and help reading. Lee Schneider is the interviewer. Noah Geisel, education director of Stackup, is a frequent guest on the podcast. Produced by Red Cup Agency, EdTech NOW is sponsored by Stackup (stackup.net.)

Key Takeaways from this Podcast

When students have choice and ownership, they are more likely to be engaged (1:01) Literacy today is not just being able to read, it’s also learning to write, listen, speak and understand the nuances of communication (5:37) Tech in the classroom should not be seen as a magic solution but rather a tool that motivates students to communicate and think critically in a digital age (8:00)

EdTech NOW is sponsored by Stackup. (http://stackup.net).

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Scott Thielman of Product Creation Studio on Cult/Tech

It’s the Cult/Tech podcast – medical technology edition. We’re talking today with Scott Thielman of Product Creation Studio. Scott works on projects in industrial design, firmware, electrical engineering, user experience, and product management. But today we are going to be zeroing in on one company as a use case. LumiThera has developed a medical device which uses non-invasive low-light therapy to treat vision-related diseases – like macular degeneration. In the United States alone, approximately 11 million people suffer from impaired vision, and numbers are expected to double by 2020.

Scott talks about the product development process and who needs to be on a medtech startup’s team in order for it to succeed. We also cover how the Lean Startup methodology applies to medtech startups and the role of design thinking. Lee Schneider is the interviewer. The podcast is produced by Red Cup Agency.

Cult/Tech is produced by Red Cup Agency. The interviewer is Lee Schneider. More info on our site: http://podcast.redcupagency.com

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Espree Devora is on the Cult/Tech Podcast

Espree Devora runs WeAreLATech, a job board and message center for the LA startup scene. She hosts and produces two popular podcasts, the We Are LA Tech Podcast, and the Women in Tech Podcast, which recently hit #1 on iTunes. Espree shares her thoughts about working in the LA startup scene, spending too much time looking at screens, burnout and how to avoid it, and her trip through Europe talking with startup founders.

Her memorable quote: “The only way you are going to get more market share is to understand that many more people” – her argument for diversity in startup companies.

This podcast is a little different from others in this series – more of a free-flowing conversation about the LA startup scene. You’ll learn how Lee met his wife, why he got tired of looking at screens, and Espree’s prescriptions to avoid burnout.

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

Listen to the podcast on SoundCloud.  Also available on iTunes.

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Steve Lee of Aura Health on the cult-tech podcast

Aura is a mindfulness app that can learn from you and show you the right kind of meditation session for your mood. It was developed by Steve Lee, who studied bioengineering at UC Berkeley and UCSF. He is passionate about mental health, starting at the molecular biological level, to individual mental health, right up to the macro level, healthcare as it is practiced in hospitals and institutional settings. It’s a passion that he says was ingrained in his personality since birth.

He grew up in a family of doctors was fully prepared to become one himself, ready to press go on the application process, until a different mission became clear to him. He became an entrepreneur.

You’ll enjoy the podcast if you’re seeking to explore meditation for happiness and stress reduction. Steve offered something special for our listeners – a free upgrade to the premium version of the app. Just go to aurahealth.io/podcast to check it out.

Cult-Tech is produced by Red Cup. The interviewer is Lee Schneider, communications director. Listen here at Red Cup, …

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UnSit Co-Founder Rob Jacobs Featured on the Cult/Tech Podcast

UnSit co-founder Rob Jacobs speaks about working while walking, and how moving while you think benefits your creativity and enhances your productivity. For this podcast he walked through the interview, discussing features and benefits of the WALK-1 treadmill. Listen right here on our site, or click through to SoundCloud to download the episode for later.

Here’s a show log if you want to skip ahead:

1:09 — Professional backgrounds of Rob & Paul, the founders of UnSit 1:39 — Sitting is the New Smoking: “People are sitting too much and too long.” 5:57 — WALK-1’s mobile app, integrated with Apple’s health app and FitBit 9:29 — Examining overall benefits of walking while working — why walk and work? 11:55 — Discussing the medical perspective on prolonged sitting 13:48 — Discussing the creative spark that occurs while walking 14:45 — Scientific and medical discoveries that inspire and support UnSit’s mission 16:45 — How the WALK-1 be used in a work environment 19: 03 — The direction and future of working in motion

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Babyscripts CEO Anish Sebastian on the cult/tech Podcast

Today on the cult/tech Podcast we are talking about an iPhone app and a medical monitoring program called babyscripts.  Joining us on the podcast is Anish Sebastian, the CEO and co-founder of Babyscripts.

Babyscripts has raised more than $2million to “make pregnancy better,” as its founders would say. The startup is working with OB-GYN practices nationwide, distributing a “mommy kit” which contains WiFi- and Bluetooth-enabled monitoring devices to closely connect pregnant mothers with their health care practitioners.

Working with Florida Hospital’s Innovation Lab, Babyscripts is hosting a conference is December called the Future of Obstetrics Summit. The  cult/tech podcast is produced by Red Cup Agency.  Lee Schneider, communications director, is the interviewer.

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