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May 6, 2017

Episode 86 - Inbox Zero

In this episode of The PE Geek Podcast, I dive into the beast that is email & share ways to ensure you're able to effectively managed the overwhelm you likely feel. We also touch on the concept of Inbox Zero & the various ways you can achieve this each and everyday.

Tools & Resources shared include

  1. Delete, Delegate, Reply & Defer
  2. Follow Up Then
  3. Active Inbox
April 26, 2017

Episode 85 - Begin With Why with Mel Hamada

In this episode of The PE Geek Podcast I speak with superstar PhysEd Teacher & good fiend Mel Hamada. We touch on her experience in the International School World & how others can get started on the same path. Throughout the episode we explore how powers and perils of technologies and why its important to always start with the WHY!.

Topics and Resources Mentioned include;

1. The Power of Blogging

2. Screencasting in the PE Classroom

3. Going Tech FREE in PE

4. Using GoPros for self reflection


April 25, 2017

Episode 84 - The History of The PE Geek Website (Part 3 )

In this the final part of a 3 part series I dive into how the PE Geek Workshops led to a realisation to ConnectedPE & our global events to improve professional development. We also discuss the future of technologies in the classroom and how where really just only getting started with the possibilities they will provide.

In this particular episode we touch on the following

1. ConnectedPE
2. The Future of Tech in PE

April 7, 2017

Episode 83 - The History of The PE Geek Website (Part 2)

In this the second part of a 3 part series I dive into how we we're able to turn one mobile application in a portfolio that approached almost 100. We also discuss how the advent of cloud technologies paved the way for a new suite of opportunities for educators. Finally I talk about why I got started with the PE Geek Workshops which have been conducted in almost 40 countries around the globe.

In this particular episode we touch on the following

1. How One App Led to More
2. The most popular app we ever built
3. The cloud and how it led us down a new direction
4. Why I started The PE Geek Workshops


April 1, 2017

Episode 82 - The History of The PE Geek Website (Part 1)

A few months ago I received an email from an interested listener asking me to share the background story around The PE Geek Website. Initially I was relcutant to do so, however after thinking about it, the story itself includes many lessons around the progession of  technologies in Physical Education. During the course of this 3 part mini series, I'm going to share how the website started right through to my my aspirations for it in the future. I hope you enjoy. 

In this particular episode we touch on the following

1. The first website I ever built

2. How I ended up a PE Teacher interested in Technology

3. Why I decided to make a blog & how a spam comment led me to continue writing

4. How my blog led to my first conference presentations

5. What led to my first eBook & Mobile App production

March 27, 2017

Episode 81 - All About Flipped Learning in PhysEd with Carl Condliffe

In this episode of The PE Geek Podcast we speak with Wellington Based Physical Eductor Carl Condliffe. Carl shares his expertise in the area of flipped learning, discuss what exactly it is and how people can get started implenting it in their practice. We also touch on how he has taken his love for this method of content delivery to a new level with his platform 'My Study Series

March 12, 2017

Episode 80 - Data Drives Decision with Ross Chakrian

In this episode of The PE Geek podcast we speak about the privilege of being a Physical Education teacher and how we get to witness students striving for lifetime physical literacy. We also discuss the power of routines and frameworks in our lessons and how they can drive success. Ross also shares his passion for technologies and how he has been able to utilise them to capture authentic data that can be used to shape his classroom decisions.

February 28, 2017

Episode 79 - Talking Advocacy & Transparency with Andy Hair

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In this episode of the PE Geek Podcast we speak with none other than Andy Hair, a passionate Physical Educator from Victoria Australia. Throughout the episode we touch on the importance of providing transparency in all that we do and how Andy has achieved this with the use of tools like Persiscope, Blogs & Photography. We also touch on the power of a growth mindset & how today's teachers can get involved in a variety of conversations on social media.

February 18, 2017

Episode 78 - A Framework for Meaningful Tech Usage in PE

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In this episode of the podcast we discuss a SAMR model & how I use it when planning for the use of technologies in my PE classroom. The SAMR framework helps me apply a thoughtful analysis to each new tool, app or technique & lets me consider how it might be of benefit.

SAMR is a model designed to help educators infuse technology into teaching and learning. Popularized by Dr. Ruben Puentedura

January 26, 2017

Episode 77 - All About Gamification with Yukai Chou

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In this episode of The PE Geek Podcast we speak with world renowned Gamification Expert Yukai Chou. Yu-kai Chou is an Author and International Keynote Speaker on Gamification and Behavioral Design. He is the Original Creator of the Behavior Framework: Octalysis, and the author of Actionable Gamification: Beyond Points, Badges, and Leaderboards. He is a sought after speaker/lecturer on gamification and motivation worldwide, including at organizations like Google, Stanford University, LEGO, TEDx, SxSW, Gamified India, Huawei, the Innovation Center in Denmark, Kingdom of Bahrain government, and many more.

Throughout the episode we explore the concepts of gamification, the core drives of human behaviour & how you can utilise these in education. We also touch on great gamified experiences available for educators. Be prepared to take notes.