Episode 5: Teaching Like a Pirate with Dave Burgess

In episode 5, Dan and Michael interview the pirate captain himself Dave Burgess about his big idea in education – teaching like a pirate.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

Teach Like a Pirate: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator by Dave Burgess

Explore Like a PIRATE: Gamification and Game-Inspired Course Design to Engage, Enrich and Elevate Your Learners by Michael Matera

Play Like a PIRATE: Engage Students with Toys, Games, and Comics by Quinn Rollins


Contact Dave Burgess on Twitter @burgessdave or via his website or check out his consulting site if you’d like to book Dave for your school or conference. Or just catch his attention in person with a hearty, “aaaarrrggghhhh!”

Episode 4: Inside/Outside Sharing in Education with Wes Fryer

In episode 4, Dan and Michael interview digital learning guru, and the Director of Technology at Casady School in Oklahoma City, Wes Fryer about inside/outside sharing in education.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

Wes’ Show With Media website

Digital Sharing Conference Website

Inside and Outside Sharing web page by Wes and Shelly

Shelly Fryer’s class site

Wes’ podcast The EdTech Situation Room website and Twitter feed @edtechsr

Teaching Naked article by Jose Bowen

Here Comes Everybody (by Clay Shirky) book summary

Dean Shareski’s Twitter feed

Sharing The Moral Imperative presentation 


Contact Wes Fryer on Twitter @wfryer or via wesfryer.com/contact and check out his blog at speedofcreativity.org and his website at playingwithmedia.com. Or just google him. He’s got more content online than Mark Zuckerberg!

Episode 3: Visioning in Education with Kim Pennington

In episode 3, Dan and Michael interview University of Central Oklahoma education professor Kim Pennington about “visioning” in education.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Pennington, K. (2014). Creating a visionary commons for global educationThe Ohio Social Studies Review, 51(1), 3-6.
  2. Learn more about Visioning at Donella Meadows site: http://donellameadows.org/ And here is an example of her work: http://donellameadows.org/archives/what-would-the-world-be-if-there-were-no-hunger/


Kim Pennington is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Sciences, Foundations and Research at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). You can find her on Twitter @pimkennington (if she checks it!) and via kpennington8@uco.edu.

Episode 2: Student Dialogue During the Research Process with Michael Milton

In episode 2, Dan interviews high school social studies teacher Michael Milton about student dialogue during the research process.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

Arthur N. Applebee, Judith N. Langer, Martin Nystrand and Adam Gamoran, “Discussion-based Approaches to Developing Understanding: Classroom Instruction and Student Performance in Middle and High School English,” American Educational Research Journal 40, no. 3 (Autumn 2003) 685-730.

Milton, M. K. (2015). Discussion and student research process: Using Audio-blogs and peer support in research paper process [Google Slides].  Retrieved from http://bit.ly/23NvzwP. (This presentation is a bit lighter in tone than the next.)

Milton, M. K. (2015). Discussion and student research: Using peer support groups during the research process [Google Slides].  Retrieved from http://bit.ly/1QdWCIg.


Contact Michael Milton on Twitter @42thinkdeep and via michaelmilton42@gmail.com.

Episode 1: Social Media in Education with Dan Krutka

In episode 1, Michael interviews Dan Krutka of Texas Woman’s University about social media in education.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

Krutka, D. G. & Carpenter, J. P. (2016). Participatory learning through social media: How and why social studies educators use Twitter. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 16(1). Retrieved from http://www.citejournal.org/vol16/iss1/socialstudies/article1.cfm

Krutka, D. G. & Carpenter, J. P. (2016). Why social media must have a place in schools. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 52(1), 6-10. (Equal authorship)

Carpenter, J. P. & Krutka, D. G. (2015). Social media in teacher education. In M. L. Niess & H. Gillow-Wiles (Eds.), Handbook of research on teacher education in the digital age (pp. 28-54). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.*

Carpenter, J. P. & Krutka, D. G. (2015). Engagement through microblogging: Educator professional development via Twitter. Professional Development in Education, 41(4), 707-728.

Carpenter, J. P. & Krutka, D. G. (2014). How and why educators use Twitter: A Survey of the Field. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 46(4), 414-434. (Equal authorship)

Krutka, D. G (2014). Democratic Twittering: Microblogging for a more participatory social studies. Social Education, 78(2), 86-89.

Carpenter, J. P. & Krutka, D. G. (2014). Chat it up: Everything you wanted to know about Twitter chats but were afraid to ask. Learning and Leading with Technology, 41(5), 10-15.** (Equal authorship)

Krutka, D. G. & Milton, M. K. (2013). The Enlightenment meets Twitter: Using social media in the social studies classroom. Ohio Social Studies Review, 50(2), 22-29.


Contact Dan Krutka on Twitter @dankrutka and via dankrutka@gmail.com