Bucket List Item: Checked
I’ve been meaning to share this for a while, but between traveling and catching up on work (my inbox is a permanent disaster area), somehow it’s mid-October (!) and it still isn’t up on the blog.
As I wrote about in one of my first posts, when podcasts and education collide, it’s my favorite thing. So, you can imagine my excitement when I was invited to be interviewed on a podcast, about education.
The podcast, On the Vendor Floor, is spearheaded by Melissa Emler, an educator who coaches teachers in tech across 31 districts. Melissa managed to find our booth at ISTE this year, which in itself is quite the achievement, considering we were all the way at the back, along the perimeter, and hiding behind an enormous, curved standing banner from a neighborly vendor. When we spoke about this off the air, she made a sweet comparison, saying, “All the good stuff in most big stores is in the back, around the perimeter.” Shucks. :3
I really admire Melissa’s work to limit the distance between ed tech vendors and educators. It aligns closely with the mission of EdTechBridge, which I love being a part of (and conveniently have some exciting news to share about it, but more on that next week). Make sure to check out the show’s site, and subscribe.
You can listen to our episode here:
Overall, we had a great conversation, and chatted about Imagine Easy’s evolution from EasyBib to Scholar ~*~and beyond~*~. It was a lot of fun to be interviewed for a podcast, although I’m learning with every webinar, video, or audio clip that I record… that I really don’t like the sound of my voice. But isn’t that everyone? We can’t all sound like Benedict Cumberbatch.