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How to Introduce Video in Your Classroom with Al Thomas

EdTech Heroes

In this episode of the EdTech Heroes podcast, host Nef welcomes Al Thomas, a filmmaker, photographer, and former educator. They talk about the value of creativity, how to introduce it into the classroom, and why it's more important than ever to teach students creative thinking!


3 May 2022

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OTL #804: Mobile mental health, Revisiting the Acorn Theater, The Secret History of Little Al Thomas

Outside the Loop RADIO

Mike Stephen learns about BUILD Chicago's new Mobile Mental Health Bus with therapist David Rodriguez, discusses changes at the Acorn Theater and airs an interview he did there in 2013, and discovers the Secret History of blues singer Little Al Thomas.


12 Mar 2022

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Al Thomas, the new President of the National Electric Drag Racing Association  (NEDRA) is a guest that we have had on a few times before and he never disappoints with his Rollex mind of all things electric cars, drag racing, squashing tired cliches about EV's, etc. Topics discussed on tonight's show include: electric snowmobiles, the upswing in NEDRA, some ICE mindsets, how much electricity does it take to make a gallon of gas, can the grid handle EV's, EV "gas stations", 10 minute charge, DTE help, "load balancing", how EV's can help against "Brown Outs", powering your house from your EV for a few days, Honda, GM EV platforms, body swapping, EV development ramp, better batteries, NHRA EV division, Street Outlaws EV, the new NEDRA Board, EVs at PRI, NEDRA MIDNIGHT MADNESS at 131, John Metric and so much more! We are expecting to hear more from the  fascinating Mr. Thomas with big news this year, hold tight. We can't wait...

1hr 4mins

22 Feb 2022

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Al Thomas - Visual Storytelling in the Classroom

Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset

Al Thomas, the Edu Copilot, joins the podcast to talk about visual storytelling. We discuss multiple apps including Adobe Creative Cloud Express, Canva, Adobe Premiere Rush, Adobe Capture, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Apple Clips, DaVinci Resolve, and Final Cut. #EduDuctTape S04-E72 Find the show notes online at jakemiller.net/eduducttape-episode-72 Today’s Sponsor: The Toddle TIES Inquiry Educators Summit! - TIES is back for its third and largest edition yet. Designed to be a festival of learning like no other, TIES 2022 will feature 100+ phenomenal thinkers and doers across 10+ unique session formats. Whether you want to attend TIES 2022 solo, or save big by attending as a group, there are tons of ways you can join us! As listeners of the Educational Duct Tape Podcast, the first 100 of you who get your TIES 2022 pass can get 20% off on your pass! Simply use TIES2022EDT at checkout. So head to www.toddleapp.com/ties today and save big on your pass now! Soapbox Moment: EdTechdle (EdTech Wordle) Today’s Guest: Al Thomas Bio: Al Thomas is an educational leader with a passion for creativity. He has more than 20 years in the field of education as a teacher, principal, district-level director, and consultant. He believes that if we are to prepare students for future success, we must equip them with creative problem-solving skills that harness their talents and abilities. Contact Info: educopilot.com, @educopilot on Instagram and Twitter 2 Truths & 1 Lie Educational Duct Tape Question: How can I engage my students in visual storytelling? Sidney Poitier’s The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography - https://www.amazon.com/Measure-Man-Spiritual-Autobiography-Oprahs/dp/0061357901 “Steps” Activity Students take x number of steps and then take a photo Have students add these photos into a Google Slides deck and then write reflectively on classmates’ photos. Have students edit images into a slideshow or other creation in. Adobe Creative Cloud Express - adobe.com/express Canva - canva.edu “We want to give them guardrails, but we don’t need to give them a map for every element. Let them be uncomfortable in that messy portion of being creative.” Reduce the cognitive load Zoom out slowly on a student’s picture and discuss what you see or have students write a story about it. Randomly select different images and asks students to write a story about them. WheelOfNames.com “16 Questions, 1 Photo” - Come up with 16 questions to ask about this photo “One Minute Documentaries” Adobe Premiere Rush - adobe.com/products/premiere-rush.html - use with higher elementary and up Adobe Creative Cloud Express - adobe.com/express - use with any age Apple Clips - apple.com/clips Adobe Capture App - adobe.com/products/capture.html DaVinci Resolve - blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve Adobe Premiere - adobe.com/products/premiere.html Final Cut - apps.apple.com/us/app/final-cut-pro/id424389933 Adobe Photoshop Lightroom - adobe.com/products/photoshop-lightroom Al’s Creativity App Database - educopilot.com/creativity-app-database Ask your students what other tools they use! Make sure you listen for the giveaway at the end of the interview! 100cameras - 100cameras.org Audio Endorsements for Jake’s Book: Submit your book endorsement on Flipgrid or Speakpipe! FlipGrid.com/EduDuctTape Speakpipe.com/EduDuctTape Ways to Support the Show or Connect with Jake & other Duct Tapers! Apple Podcast Reviews FlipGrid.com/EduDuctTape Speakpipe.com/EduDuctTape #EduDuctTape on social media Telling your friends & colleagues The Duct Tapers Facebook Group - facebook.com/groups/ducttapers Stickers! Want to pass some out?  Want some for yourself? JakeMiller.net/SendMeStickers The JakeMillerTech Newsletter – Sign up! jakemiller.net/newsletter Grab a signed copy of Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset - jakemiller.net/signedbook

1hr 15mins

18 Feb 2022

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There are guests that we can just pull up a chair and listen to him for days and Al Thomas is one of those! Mr. Thomas is actively involved in the National Electric Drag Race Association (NEDRA), teaching and building all aspects of electric cars, consumer and high performance.  In today's show, topics include: the big automakers getting involved in making EV's, suddenly it's 1954, the Super Cobra Jet Mustang 1400, where to find aftermarket high performance EV parts, NHRA EV classes, EV on the dragstrips, the cost of driving an EV as opposed to and ICE, price dropping EV sticker, the EV Corvette, NEDRA Nationals, EV horsepower race, sticker car fatigue, the dragster that he is building and so much more!


12 Mar 2021

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Episode 16 - Al Thomas - Building EQ – Emotional Intelligence through Visual Storytelling

K12ArtChat the Podcast

In this episode, The Creativity Department interviews Al Thomas, educator, principal, and visual storyteller about how creativity in the classroom provides opportunities for conversation and can help students process emotions and develop their own EQ. Through visual storytelling students can slow the world down, process emotion, and engage fully in a moment.


18 Feb 2021

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241: Al Thomas chats with us about his passion to develop and curate unique and innovative solutions that improve learning for all

Teach Better Talk

Al Thomas chats with us about his passion to develop and curate unique and innovative solutions that improve learning for all More at www.teachbetter.com/podcast/althomas Al's Recommendations EdTech Tool: Lightroom Mobile Books: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown Make Time by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky Fit Men Cook by Kevin Curry Who to Follow on Social Media:  100cameras (Twitter) Claudio Zavala (Twitter) Knikole Taylor (Twitter) What's A Good YouTube Channel, Podcast or Website for Educators? Educopilot (Website) Daily, Weekly, or Monthly routine every teacher should get into? Creating something everyday that challenges your way of thinking. Best piece of advice you've ever received: "Be kind; everyone is on their own journey."  Links to Connect With Al Twitter: @educopilot Facebook Page: @educopilot Instagram: @educopilot Website or Blog: https://educopilot.com YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCffEhBHs5ky11AnG67wJOLg Book(s): https://educopilot.com/freegift (Free ebook) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/teach-better-talk/message


21 Jan 2021

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Interview with Al Thomas

Covenant Behavioral Health

An in depth interview with Mr. Al Thomas, proprietor of the apple tree transition and C.H.A.M.P, in this episode we talk about what is a patient support specialist and the W.R.A.P program.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/covenantbehavioralhealth/message


20 Oct 2020

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Incorporating Creativity and Visuals in Tech-Friendly Projects with Al Thomas -- 083

Easy EdTech Podcast with Monica Burns

In this episode, Al Thomas, founder of Educopilot, shares tech-friendly project ideas you can tailor to your classroom. He discusses his work with creativity integration training and digital learning resources. You’ll also hear about Al’s favorite tools and tips that promote creativity in any learning environment. Shownotes: https://classtechtips.com/2020/10/13/creativity-al-thomas-083 Al Thomas on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/educopilot/ Monica's EdTech newsletter: http://classtechtips.com/signup Al's Pocket-Sized Creativity for Educators: https://educopilot.com/freegift 


13 Oct 2020

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When we say this guy can see the future, we mean it! Al Thomas never fails to captivate our audience with his knowledge of what is just over the horizon when it comes to all things about electric cars and racers. Mr. Thomas talks from both and ICE and electric engine background so not to alienate any listener who wants to  understand more about the exciting frontier of electric car drag racing. We can't get enough of this guy. He will be back with us...

1hr 26mins

14 Sep 2020