Each year, Nick and I (Guise) take some time to reflect on the past year's practice. We do this for multiple reasons. The first reason Is to make sure that the content is meeting the needs of teachers and the second reason is to help us devise a plan for the following year. This year we decided to make a YouTube video series to answer some of the questions that we received during the last couple months of 2021. We are calling this the #12daysofedtech, which we hope will continue to support teachers throughout 2022 and beyond! These 12 videos were made to help provide solutions for some of the common problems that teachers are finding within the realm of education.
Day #1: 5 Ways to Make Canva Images Pop
In this video, Nick shares 5 tips, tricks, and tools that he uses when making images with Canva. If you are an educator, make sure that you visit Canva for Education and claim your free subscription for you and your students!
Day #2: Making an Interactive Leaderboard
In this video, Guise walks you through the Flippity Interactive Leaderboard template. Using the template, you can make an awesome-looking interactive leaderboard that updates live and is easily embedded into your website or displayed as a stand-alone webpage!
Day #3: 4 Tips for Better Screencasting
In video 3, Nick talks about his 5 favorite tips and tricks to use while making engaging screencasts! These tips are demonstrated using screencastify, but are easily applicable to other screencasting tools!
Day #4: 5 #Edtech Tools to Promote Teacher Creativity
In Day #4, we will dive into 5 #edtech tools that promote teacher creativity in the classroom. These edtech tools cover organization, design, personalized learning, saving money, and free google slides and PowerPoint templates!
Day #5: Myedtechbundle.com extended #edtech mini-subscriptions
This video introduces an edtech website that allows you to buy mini-subscriptions of some of your favorite edtech tools. The goal of this site is to allow teachers to have more time to try the edtech tool to better understand the tool’s functionality. These tools have been vetted by edtech coaches and will help your students stay engaged in your lessons!
Day #6: 5 Productivity Chrome Browser Tricks
In this video, Guise identifies some of his favorite productivity hacks within the Chrome browser. This video includes ways to organize tabs, organize folders, daily routine hacks, and creative ways to search within Chrome!
Day #7: Top Websites for Fonts and Icons
In this video, Nick shares some of his favorite resources for getting fonts and making icons!
Day #8: 6 Websites for Free video, audio, and images
In video 8, Guise shares his favorite sites to get images, photos, audio, and video for your students to use when creating projects in your class!
Day #9: 4 Project Ideas to Help Students to be Content Creators
In this video, Nick shares 4 edtech tools that your students can use while making projects in your classroom. These tools include ways to make audio files, video files, infographics, and e-books!
Day #10: 5 Blended Learning Websites
In this video, Guise dives into 5 websites that support the Blended Learning Classroom!
Day #11: 3 Student Video Projects
In this video, Nick talks about some of his favorite video-based projects that he assigns in his classroom as well as the edtech tools that he uses to support each project!
Day #12: 5 Gamification Websites
In the last video of the series, Guise talks about his 5 favorite gamification platforms that he often uses in his classroom!