This podcast primarily features a recording from the October 22, 2015, OACTE, OEQA, OATE Fall Conference in Edmond, Oklahoma, held at the University of Central Oklahoma. The recorded session was my breakout presentation titled, “Discovering Useful New Ideas as a Connected Educator: Tips for Using Flipboard, Pocket, Twitter and Nuzzel.” Check out the podcast shownotes for links to my presentation slides (shared as a Google Presentation) and other referenced links and videos. Access that website using the shortened URL The introduction of this podcast includes some reflections on the 2015 Write Well, Sell Well Conference in Oklahoma City, on October 22-23, 2015. Referenced websites from the introduction are also included in the podcast shownotes. The session description for “Discovering Useful New Ideas as a Connected Educator” was: If “chance favors the connected mind,” as Steven Johnson maintains, what are some of the best strategies educators can use to discover new ideas useful for teaching and learning? Learn how to use the free apps Flipboard and Nuzzle, Twitter lists, and other strategies to more effectively discover, save and share ideas useful professionally and personally. Learn why it is important to customize your personal or classroom Twitter account to show others your particular educational focus and interests. Learn to use Twitter hashtags to connect locally and globally to learn and grow as a professional educator.


  1. Presentation Slides (Google Presentation)
  2. Discovering Useful Ideas (Google Site – referenced links)
  3. YouTube Red: $10 per month streaming service
  4. Ish (Creatrilogy) by Peter H. Reynolds (via Tammy Parks @tparks)
  5. Write Well, Sell Well Conference
  6. iPad Green Screen Video Creation
  7. Selling Well for Non-Fiction Writers by Chris Maselli
  8. Writing for Greater Impact by Shannon Ethridge
  9. Sharing My Learning via Twitter from Write Well, Sell Well 2015
  10. B.L.A.S.T. Mentoring – Building Leaders, Authors, Speakers by Shannon Ethridge (@ShannonEthridge)
  11. Fuel for Educational Change Agents Podcast
  12. Resources from my Green Screen iPad Video session at Write Well, Sell Well 2015
  13. Show What You Know with Media
  14. Active Campaign (better email marketing / email list manager than Mailchimp or Constant Contact according to Chris Maselli)
  15. IFTTT – If This Then That
  16. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (@GilbertLiz)
  17. Wider Image by Reuters (iOS app)
  18. FlipBoard (free)
  19. Pocket (free)
  20. Nuzzel (free)
  21. Mediagazer (aggregated news articles about media change)
  22. Wes’ Twitter lists
  23. Wes’ STEM Curiosity Links
  24. Positive Tomorrows
  25. Room 108 Classroom Radio Show (podcast) by Shelly Fryer
  26. Classroom Website of Shelly Fryer (@sfryer)
  27. [VIDEO] Our democracy no longer represents the people. Here’s how we fix it | Larry Lessig | TEDxMidAtlantic
  28. K12Online Conference (@k12online – free PD video conference happening NOW!)

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