Podcast 8: Is Your Learning Environment Technologically Rich but Innovatively Poor?

Dr. Sonny Magana
Dr. Sonny Magana

Dr. Sonny Magana is an award-winning educational futurist, best-selling author, and pioneering educational technology researcher. Sonny is a highly sought-after leadership consultant, speaker, and instructional coach with more than thirty years’ experience helping educational systems around the world realize the power of transcendent learning. The author of numerous research studies and articles, Sonny’s newest book, Disruptive Classroom Technologies: A Framework for Innovation in Education, was recently published through Corwin Press to wide international acclaim.

A tireless advocate for transcending the status quo, Sonny founded and served as Principal of Washington State’s first CyberSchool in 1996, a groundbreaking blended learning program that continues to meet the needs of at-risk students in Washington. He is a recipient of the prestigious Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award and the Governor’s Commendation for Educational Excellence. An avid musician, yoga practitioner, and beekeeper, Sonny holds a bachelor of science degree from Stockton University, a master of education degree from City University (where he was honored with the Presidential Award for meritorious scholarship), an educational administration endorsement, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Seattle University.

This podcast will give you seeds for thinking about technology and disrupting way of educating. Are you positive or negative about technology in education and life? Or maybe neutral?

We are talking about great research and how to use innovation for your benefit and for the benefit of your classroom environment. Dr.Magana gives an overview of his book and research he conducted for over a decade. The evidence of the effectiveness of technology use for education purpose is proven! Listen in and get ready to disrupt the way YOU think!

Is your learning environment technologically rich but innovatively poor?

Useful Links:

  1. Article “Disruptive Classroom Technologies:  Transcending the Status Quo with the T3 Framework”
  2. What is a disruption in education?
  3. Book “Disruptive Classroom Technologies: A Framework for Innovation in Education”
  4. 30 Examples of Disruption in the Classroom
  5. Professor John Hattie
  6. Book by John Hattie “Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning”
  7. Visible Learning website
  8. “Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants” by Marc Prensky
  9. Google Productivity Tools
  10. Screencasting tools
  11. Magana Education website

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Podcast 8: Is Your Learning Environment Technologically Rich but Innovatively Poor?