Trying hard to do this more often now, things are finally starting to settle down a tad, so now I get a little more time to dabble in my passion projects!
So, my buddy Brian Aspinall, just posted; ‘It’s Friday, what was the most memorable moment this week’? Well…buddy we had a few!! So, here we go!
This week was the Global Microsoft Skypeathon; which was another incredible experience, where we travelled across the Globe to India, Kenya, Africa, California, Florida, Malaysia and chatted with some very incredible, inspiring people right here in Ontario, Canada as well; such as Derek Tangredi (Micro:bit Workshop), Lia DeCicco Remu (A view within the Grade 6 Classroom, Amy and Stu McLearn (Entrepeneuralship and Write to Give), Melissa Young (Cardio Blast / DPA) and Mr. Brian Aspinall (Makey Makey / Scratch Workshop)…so many other fantastic people to like Ms. Cavers, Jason Heritage (and his daughter Laura, it was take your child to work day), Sam and Philip down in Africa too!
It was a great two busy, exhausting but incredible days!
But, that was not the moment that stood out for me this week. One of the connections we had was with Stu and Amy McLearn and one of the students had mentioned she would love to create a YouTube Channel sharing her thoughts and opinions on music. Stu suggested a Podcast like his Marketing Your Business Podcast. So, here is the moment that made my week….this gal; E was curious, asked lots of great questions that day after school and also asked if I knew of any great Apps to use to create a Podcast. I have a few in mind so I mentioned those but I said go home do some homework and find something that is great.
The next day E and I explored ‘Anchor’ we walked through the templates and created a ‘Mock Podcast’, and she was hooked! She said; ‘Be ready Monday Mr. Archer, I will have one ready for you!’ That was the moement, that gal was inspired by Stu and I in turn was inspired by her! Therefore I reflected on my past thought and concept of attempting one myself and decided, dang if she is going to try why not do it myself?!!?
So, I created ‘Archer’s TNT Classroom’ Podcast which is now avaliable on Anchor, Breaker, Google Podcasts, Radio Public, Pocket Casts, and Spotify….crazy eh?!?! Curious….check this out….https://anchor.fm/joe-archer
So, there you have it pal. That was my moment this week, while trying to inspire others I became inspired by one of my students!