CETPA’s Databus Profiles Co-Creator of Small School Big Tech Podcast

It’s not an article in the local news paper (Danny), but being profiled in CETPA‘s quarterly magazine DataBus was incredibly exciting for me since CETPA was the first EdTech organization I participated in when I made the switch over from the private sector seven years ago and I have been reading the DataBus regularly ever since.  The Summer 2010 issue is all about Open Source in education, something I don’t think we would have seen just a few years ago.  I’m honored to be playing a part, however small, in bringing Open Source in Education out into the light.  You can read all about it in the latest edition of the DataBus here.


Small School Big Tech at CETPA 2010

Danny and I will be speaking at the Annual CETPA Conference again this year.  Our presentation, Small School Big Tech v2.0, is slotted for the Tuesday October 19th 4:00pm session. If you’re attending CETPA 2010, stop by and say hi. We’d love to see you. We’re also talking about our Google Apps migration on Tuesday at 2:30 in the From Exchange to Google Apps in 50 Minutes session, so if you’re interested in how we escaped from the clutches of Exchange, drop in for that one too. Mark your Calendars and add us to your conference schedules and we’ll see you there.

And we’re working on getting together for the next podcast. School started for us last week, so we have been, um, busy. We’ll get together soon to tell you all about it.

Danny Silva and Small School Big Tech featured in the Merced Sun-Star

Danny Silva at the Google Teacher Academy

Recently, I was lucky enough to be featured on the front page of the local paper, the Merced Sun-Star.  It was a great opportunity to be able to share information about attending the Google Teacher Academy in London as a Lead Learner (presenter). I was also able to share how I have been able to include technology in my agriculture courses at Le Grand High School, including Agriculture Earth Science and Agricultural Communications, a ROP course.

To my surprise the article has been republished more than once on the internet. It was an editor’s pick for the ASCD Smart Brief and also posted on a blog site sponsored by the National Young Farmer Educational Association (NYFEA) – Agriculture’s Promise. It has been a great way to build my PLN with other Agriculture Teachers from around the country.

I would like to thank Nathan Quevedo, Public Information Officer for MCOE for sending out a press release and Jamie Oppenheim for writing a very nice article.  Here is the full article from the Merced Sun-Star‘s website.

Episode 13 “Rockstar All Stars”

Episode 13: Rockstar All Stars

In this episode:

We are live at #CUERockstar Rock Star Summer Tech Camp hosted by Minarets High School. Rockin’ the Ruckus Wireless during the day and crashing the hotel wireless at night.  (Best not to try and build an LTSP Server in the hotel room the night before the presentation, Andrew…). Hold up your cell phones and sway to the background noise for this guest packed show:

Special Rockstar All Stars:

  1. Diane Main and friends from Milpitas Christian School (Cristine Vo and Sarah Glossop) – @Dowbiggin Google Certified Teacher (Thanks for loaning us a Blue Snowball Mic for the show)
  2. Ken Shelton@k_shelton Google Certified Teacher, Discovery Educator
    1. Look for more Google Workshops at CUEToYou
    2. Photo Lesson Tip – check out http://dailyshoot.com
  3. Dave Childers@davechilders Principal at ACEL Fresno Charter High School
  4. Alice Keeler@alicegop Teacher at Clovis High and ACEL Fresno Charter School Board Member
  5. Guests from our Podcast session! Thanks for jumping in.
    1. Dave Cicoletti
    2. Karen Oppenheim – @karenoppenheim from ACEL Fresno Charter High School
  6. Alison Lopez – English Teacher at Le Grand High School (not on twitter, but we’re working on her)
  7. Javier Martinez – @lghs_principal Principal at Le Grand High School
  8. Mike Niehoff – @minaretsnews Principal of Minarets High School
  9. Jon Corippo – @jcorippo Guest appearance Number 4 on the podcast, Minarets’ Helpful Guy and Mastermind of #CUERockstar

Episode 12 “The Cylon”

Episode 12: The Cylon

In this episode:

Andrew jailbreaks his iPhone4…from a website!!! http://jailbreakme.com – Is it now OK to Jailbreak your iPhone? NPR covers the story here – http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128772296

Danny returns from Google Teacher Academy in London,
other lead learners

Great Stuff from New GCT
OliverQuinlan and presentation link
Link to Google Teacher Academy Resources

This Thursday Live from Minarets High School for Rock Star Teacher Tech Camp – the next episode of Small School Big Tech

Blue Yeti
Blue SnowBall
The Ringer

Snowball Microphone

The Cylon