Episode 027 – Keith Hughes

--Originally published at Ask the Flipped Learning Network

Show Notes

In this episode, Ken joins Keith Hughes for a great fireside discussion that had everything except the fireside. Topics include professional development, leaving the classroom, video production, Wilford Brimley, differences among educators and learners, conversations and connecting with our students, “this is where learning happens”, use of social media, authenticity, “Facilitator of Learning Experiences” and much more.

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About our Guest

Keith Hughes is an educator, youtuber and innovator in the field of technology and education. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Social Studies Education from Buffalo State College and obtained his Masters in Educational Technology from the University of Buffalo.

Keith taught U.S. History and Government and Advanced Placement American Government at McKinley High School in Buffalo, NY for 14 years before taking on the role of a district instructional technology coach in 2014. He was the lead instructor for UB’s City Voices, City Visions which trained over 300 educators in the art of digital storytelling and DV integration. Over the course of his teaching career he has delivered over 100 Professional Development workshops across the United States.

In 2007, Keith became one of the earliest adopters of the “flipped” class with the creation of HipHughes History on a new platform called YouTube. With over 500 video lectures spanning the Social Studies, current events and pedagogy, HipHughes History has amassed over 30 million views and hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide. In 2012 YouTube and Khan Academy named him, along with ten other educators from around the world, as a “Next Edu Guru”.

Keith has served as an adjunct professor of New Literacies at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Buffalo since 2008, teaching Digital Literacy, New Literacies and Technology and Advanced Methodologies in the Social Studies. He has also appeared on the History Channel’s “United Stuff of America”, “Presidential Transition of Power”, the Travel Channel’s, “Mystery at the Museum” and AHC’s “America’s Most Badass” as an on air expert. Keith has recently contributed to Pearson’s new Project Imagine U.S. History program as a video host for the topic modules and immersive activities.

When Keith isn’t engaging students and his fellow educators in person he can be found filming roller derby games, working on his website and tweeting out on Twitter.


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Ken’s Take

There were so many good quotes here is one in particular:

“You can’t be their friend but OMG they have to like you!”

Photo of a Koren Student with Ken's take quote on it from this episode

Original image “Korean Student” flickr photo by watchsmart https://flickr.com/photos/watchsmart/463548954 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license



Music Credit

The music (titled Aloft) clip at the start and end of the podcast is copyright by Kelly Walsh and used with permission.

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