Tag Archives: independent learning

066 – Transformational Learning with Michael Wesch

What is digital ethnography? How difficult is it to learn to use a 3D game creation engine? How would Maker Schools change how we do education? Why are initiation rituals a critical right of passage into a society? Speaking of rituals, today's guest Michael Wesch advocates the adoption of some curious rituals. Keep your headphones in or your bluetooth synced up, because today's podcast has enough quotable ideas to really stir your noodles. I won't give any spoilers, so let's listen in to the conversation Michael and I had recently at the Bakersfield College Learning Technologies Conference.

025 – Digital Ethnography with Michael Wesch

What is digital ethnography? How difficult is it to learn to use a 3D game creation engine? How would Maker Schools change how we do education? Why are initiation rituals a critical right of passage into a society? Speaking of rituals, today's guest Michael Wesch advocates the adoption of some curious rituals. Keep your headphones in or your bluetooth synced up, because today's podcast has enough quotable ideas to really stir your noodles. I won't give any spoilers, so let's listen in to the conversation Michael and I had recently at the Bakersfield College Learning Technologies Conference.

024 – Riskology With Tyler Tervooren

What happens if you sneak through a police barricade in Russia? How can you find a marathon to run in Antarctica? How does traveling help you solve problems? Don't miss the answers in today's podcast! Our guest today on the podcast is a self-declared "Riskologist". We'll let Tyler describe what he means by Riskology. By combining travel hacking, introspection, studying introversion and extroversion, he has been helping people understand why traveling expands your ability to solve problems. He explores social psychology and shares research and insights about winning at life, work, and adventure by taking smarter risks. Tyler is the Chief Riskologist at Riskology.co. Without further adieu, Tyler Tervooren.

021 – Mark Haapala and the Devil in the Details

Who exactly are Perspicacity and Perspicuity, and why are they on our podcast? What would make an insurance claims investigator participate in renaissance fairs? If the devil is in the details, why are they so important? What can cause a classroom full of budding mathematicians gape in amazement? Speaking of world change, on the show we have an investigator who pries into the business of large corporations. Now it's not what you might think, but I'll let Mark tell you more about what he does.

020 – Flying by the Seat of Your Pants with Laura Fleming

What is the best strategy for starting a makerspace in your school? How long should you take to plan your makerspace before you get started? Is flying by the seat of your pants a good idea or a bad one? What are the key features of an 8 foot tall DIY teeter totter? Stay tuned for the answers in today's podcast. Our guest today is Laura Fleming. Laura is a librarian and media specialist at New Milford High School in Jew Jersey. A little over a year ago, she started a makerspace in her library, and the results have been unbelievable. I'm not a big fan of spoilers, so let's get straight to the interview.

019 – From Choir to Coding with Ben Meredith

What would lead a music director to a career in computer coding? How can you get people to read your online posts even if the content seems at first to be bland? Is it really necessary to create an explosion every time I light the grill? Why did Nikola Tesla wiggle his toes 100 times every night? What does all this have to do with inventing and education? Our guest today, Ben Meredith, is a self-taught web developer who creates great WordPress plugins. If you aren't familiar with WordPress, it is a web kit to help average people start a website. Forbes says that 20% of Websites are now powered by WordPress--that's somewhere north of 60 million websites powered by WordPress--and Ben is developing plugins for this extremely powerful web force. Listen in to see what Ben has to say about the power of the web and self-education.