Digital Citzenship - Episode 70 - Trending In Education

December 12, 2017

One of the top trends we are looking forward to track in 2018 is digital citzenship. What does it mean to be a digital citizen in the 21st Century? How does it fit into our current curriculum in schools? How can adult learners put their best foot forward on the digital space? We discuss our own experiences and what we think will be the necessary skills in 2018.


Trending in Education - Episode 69 - A Very Special Holiday Edition - Gifts For Life Long Learners

December 5, 2017

Our second episode of our two-part holiday gift giving specials is here! Brandon, Mike, and Dan talk about potential gift ideas for the adult and life-long learners in your life. Can giving a class or course be seen as the same as giving a gym membership? Are there technology gaps that need to be considered when gifting apps? We talk about all that and what might be the best gift you can give this holiday season!


Trending in Education - Episode 68 - Educational Gifts for Kids

November 28, 2017

Tis the season! Dan, Mike, and Brandon discuss some potential gifts for the young learner in your life. What are some of the more popular STEM focused gifts this holiday season? What gift combines the best digital and real world applications? Brandon also discusses a product very popular at his daughter's pre-school.


Trending in Education - Episode 67 - Laughing and Learning - Using humor in the classroom

November 21, 2017

Why was six afraid of seven? On this week's episode, Mike, Brandon, and Dan tackle the use of humor in the classroom. Can a good joke help students feel more at ease? How about a timely or topic-driven pun or funny turn of phrase? Can too many jokes makes students feel uneasy? Tune in for our thoughts on laughing and learning.


Trending in Education - Episode 66 - DuoLingo, Blue Canoe And You - An Inside Look at Language Learning

November 14, 2017

Mike, Brandon, and Dan take a look at different approaches to language learning and education. Are apps like Duolingo and Blue Canoe making foreign language learning easier through gamification? Can language education be harder when binge learn? How important is the language used in a podcast title to get you to listen? All that and more on our latest Trending In Education.


Trending in Education - Extra - The Upside Down -Stranger Things 2 Breakdown

November 10, 2017

We take a trip to Hawkins, Ind and The Upside Down to dig into Season 2 of Stranger Things. Be forewarned, Thar Be Spoilers! The squad begins by going deep on binging patterns and the way media consumption has changed. Brandon theorizes about themes involving science, the gap between childhood and adulthood. A good time is had by all.


Trending in Education - Episode 65 - Disruption and the Innovator’s Dilemma in Education

November 7, 2017

This week, we look at disruption in edtech and education. We talk about the Innovator's Dilemma and look to see where the much discussed education disruption may come to fruition. We also grade a recent list of "10 disruptions that will revolutionize education" from Peter Cookson Jr at Edweek. Where did our trio fall in grading out the predictions? Which did Brandon see as incomplete? And which did Mike give an A for aspirational?


Trending in Education - Episode 64 - Creativity and the Brain

October 31, 2017

On this week's Trending In Education, Brandon, Mike, and Dan discuss creativity and brain chemistry. Mike introduces as an excellent resource to the discussion. What does it mean to be in a rut and how can creative thinking help push your way out of it? We also find out how to properly pronounce the word macaque.


Trending in Education - Episode 63 - College Transfers and Access, Diversity, and Inclusion

October 24, 2017

This week we welcome special guest Nancy Sanchez, author of the just released book Your 2018 Guide to College Transfer. Nancy provides insight into the transfer process and how access to premium institutions don't always take the same path. What do you need to know about transferring for your children or students? How can you plan the way forward in education that best suits you? For more on the guide, visit


Trending in Education - Episode 62 - Sports & Learning

October 17, 2017

Mike, Brandon, and Dan discuss the intersection of sports and education. What can lessons can be learned in how and why we play sports that could be beneficial in the classroom? Does learning a new sport later in life help you as much mentally as it does physically? We also look at the latest venture from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and how he's discussing the total athlete preparation.