Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Introducing the Control Alt Achieve Podcast

I am so excited to announce the launch of the Control Alt Achieve podcast!

Most anyone who knows me well, knows I am a big fan of podcasts. At the moment I am subscribed to over 200 podcasts on a wide range of topics from educational technology to science to movie reviews to "The Weirdest Thing I Learned this Week". Now obviously I can't listen to them all, but it is great to know there is always a good episode of something available anytime I want.

As much as I love listening to podcasts, I have also enjoyed making them. I have actually been part of two shows in the past.

A few years ago, from 2011 to 2013 I joined up with my friends Eric Griffith and Sean Beavers to record "The State of Tech" podcast where we explored a different edtech topic each episode, and highlighted awesome things happening around Ohio (the "State" of tech, get it?)

Even further back, from 2007 to 2009 I did "The Treasure Chest" podcast where I shared technology resources and websites aligned to the Ohio Academic Content Standards. To keep with the theme of the title, I started each episode with a hearty "Ahoy there mateys! This be the Treasure Chest. Arrrrrr!"

As you can see, the bar has been set high.

Well I am so excited to be back with a new podcast. See below for details on what the Control Alt Achieve podcast will be, and information on how to subscribe and stay in touch.

What the Podcast will Cover

Basically the Control Alt Achieve podcast is an audio version of this blog. So that means I will be sharing fun and creative ways to use technology tools in your classroom for teaching, learning, collaborating, and creating.

Whenever I add a new post to the blog, my plan will be to create a podcast episode to share the same content. Not every blog post may end up getting podcastified, and the audio version may be a little different than what is on the site, but for the most part I will try to share most new content through the show as well.

In addition to new content, from time to time I will also dip back into my older blog posts and make an episode from those. At the moment I have several hundred existing blog posts, and many of them are still very relevant and valuable. Although the posts about how awesome Google+ is haven't aged quite as well as others.

Beyond that, there may even be some special episodes every now and then that share something completely unique to the podcast.

Whatever the content, my plan is to keep the episodes reasonably short, probably around 10 minutes or less. For any details I do not cover in the podcast, I will simply direct folks back to the original blog post for more information.

Now for those of you who prefer video, I plan to release a video version of each episode on my YouTube channel as well, recorded at the same time as the audio version. My hope is to provide the content from my blog in as many formats as possible to meet people where you are at. So whether you like to read or listen or watch, there will be a convenient way for you to get the latest information I am sharing.

If these go well, perhaps I can branch out into even more ways of communicating my resources. I am thinking maybe puppet shows, Morse code, and interpretive dance, We'll see.

How to Subscribe to the Podcast

You should be able to find and subscribe to the podcast using your favorite podcast app:

And I will add links to each episode in the corresponding blog post. For example, see below for the audio and video versions of this post:

Providing Feedback

Of course I would love to get feedback from folks. If you have questions, comments, resources, or any other feedback to share, you can do so in several ways.

  • Leave comments below the blog post.
  • Leave comments on the YouTube video.
  • Leave a review in iTunes.
  • Tag me on Twitter with @ericcurts
  • Send an email to

I will try to share comments from time to time, or use questions for future posts.

If you enjoy the episode please feel free do all the normal things… ring the bell, or mash the button, or tweet the Twitter, or such. I am looking forward to sharing, learning, and connecting with you!

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  1. will you be showing HOW to make a podcast?

  2. Since you are talking about Morse code, here's a message:
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  3. FYI: