Putting the “U” in Education Technology

Contributor: Dr. Rod Berger

About four years ago, Jeff Madlock and David Henderson were sitting at an Arkansas burger joint eating lunch and reminiscing about working on the radio, a former profession for both of them. They both work now as edtech coordinators; Jeff works for a local school district, and David works with a state education service agency. The two have been friends for years, and David describes their banter as “goofy and hilarious.” They were joking about doing a radio show about technology with them as hosts, and of course, the idea of podcasting came up. One thing led to another, and the very popular EduTech Guys podcast was born.

The road from that local burger joint to recording live at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) was a long and winding one, but they moved along it rapidly. They will be presenting three sessions together at the Orange County Conference Center in Orlando, Florida from January 27-30, 2019, talking about podcasting and using the Cloud and the Internet of Things in the classroom.

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Article features FETC Speaker:

David Henderson, currently serving as Technology Coordinator for Southwest Arkansas Education Cooperative, has been in education technology for more than 20 years. He has taught more than 3800 teachers and administrators while working for multiple education service agencies in Arkansas. He received his BA and his MLA from Henderson State University (no relation!). His background includes technology integration, technology and network management and development, and distance learning and education. His work with EduTechGuys has produced weekly podcasts, multiple local and national conference broadcasts, and several professional development programs related to podcasting in the classroom. He and his wife, Shannon, have been married for 25 years, have two children and live in Prescott, Arkansas.

FETC Presentations:

C273 | Let IT Go: Stop Worrying and Move to the Cloud

C234 | Lockdown: Securing the Internet of Things (IoT) in Schools

$W163 | Podcasting With the EduTechGuys: Telling Your IT Story