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WEP 114: Making Students Authors, An Interview with Jon Smith: An Interview with Jon Smith

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In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interview Apple Distinguished Educator, Jon Smith. Jon and Kelly talk about the importance of using technology to help students create. Jon shares his experience helping students author digital books and become published writers. The pair also discuss: digital book creation, Twitter Chats, Things That Must Die in Education, Learning at Lunch, Computers & Cronuts, and so much more! Jon is brilliant and fun, and... you are going to love this episode. Jon Smith is currently an Apple Distinguished Educator and Technology Integration Specialist for Alliance City Schools where his class eBook projects have attracted attention for their global reach and practical approaches to integrating transliteracy practices into the classroom.  Jon was a special education teacher for 12 years before moving into technology integration.  Jon recently organized eight global eBook projects in which classrooms from around the world wrote and published eBooks.  He is married with 3 children.  Jon is a scratch golfer and Apple enthusiast.  In his spare time, he teaches a class on engaging technologies for The Communicate Institute.  You can connect with Jon on Twitter @theipodteacher Mentioned in this podcast:  Book Creator:an awesome tool to help you and your students publish digital books on any device. Jon Smith recommends the book: Inside Steve's Brain, (affiliate link) as one of the most influential books he has read. Check out this Podcast by Jordan Bell titled: A Subjective Pod, Cast Objectively. Here's a link to the podcast: Kelly Croy is an author, speaker and educator. If you’d like to learn more about Kelly, or invite him to your school or conference to speak please send him an email. Listen to Kelly’s other podcast, The Future Focused Podcastand subscribe.   Subscribe to The Wired Educator Podcastwith over 113 episodes of interviews and professional development.   Visit the Wired Educator blog at   Looking for a dynamic speaker for your school’s opening day? Consider Kelly Croy at   Order Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leaderfor a school book study or your personal library.  Follow Kelly Croy on Facebook.   •   Follow Kelly Croy on Twitter.   •   Follow Kelly Croy on Instagram   

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