30 EdTech Resources for the New School Year

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GotTechED the Podcast

Episode #41 – 30 EdTech Resources for the New School Year

Welcome back to GotTechED the podcast … this is episode 41 called “30 EdTech Resources for the New School Year”.  In this episode, Nick and I have curated 30 of our favorite resources to jump start the new school year. We’ve each selected our favorite teacher blogs, Edtech Tools, and educational podcasts.  This is our GotTechED Awards Episode…get excited this is one show you don’t want to miss!

In this episode of GotTechED the Podcast we discuss:

  • Our favorite blogs for this school year
  • EdTech Awards featuring our favorite edtech tools
  • Educational Podcast Directory

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Segment 1: Blogs

  1. Freetech4teachers.com
    1. FreeTech4Teachers.com is a blog that Richard started in 2007 as part of PD course that Richard took with the Great Maine Schools partnership. He now conduct PD workshops, speak at conferences all over the world, write about educational technology, provides free resources and lesson plans for teaching with technology for the teachers.
  2. Edsurge
    1. EdSurge is an independent education technology information resource and community. Find K12 and HigherEd Edtech News, Research, Jobs, Products and Events.
  3. Teacherthought.com
    1. This progressive blog is for all educators who are looking to be more digitally connected. They have great sections on testing with technology, best practices
    2. 8 Characteristics of a Good Teacher by Ian Lancaster
  4. http://www.mypaperlessclassroom.com/
    1. Sam Patterson, K-5 tech integration specialist, talks about his own experiences trying to implement tech ideas in classes in My Paperless Classroom. Not only does Patterson have some excellent ideas on how to effectively use technologies less commonly allowed in classes, including MineCraft worlds, toys, and video games, but he also candidly reveals some of the challenges and pitfalls of these technologies. Be prepared to learn what tech integration really means in the classroom.
  5. https://classtechtips.com/
    1. Curriculum and ed tech consultant Monica Burns offers up her expert advice on the best ways to implement tech tools in the classroom. Her blog focuses in on particular tools and apps and what teachers can do with them in the realms of their curriculum.
  6. https://www.edutopia.org/
    1. Hosted by the George Lucas Educational Foundation, Edutopia has plenty of well-indexed information on how technology can be used in classrooms. Since information is filed by age group and topic, teachers can easily get practical ideas that are relevant to their current curriculum without wading through lots of ideas that won’t quite work for their individual situations. With plenty of videos and fun quizzes, Edutopia can be a fun place to browse even if you aren’t looking for anything specific. Make sure to click on their “Trending Topics” section to find out what the hottest topics are currently in education technology.
    2. Two Truths and a Lie Edutopia Edition (https://www.edutopia.org/article/10-common-flexible-seating-myths)

Segment 2:  EdTech Awards

Nicks Guises
Assessment EdPuzzle Gimkit
Gamification TinyCards Classcraft
Video Headliner WeVideo
Screencasting Screencastomatic Screencast-o-matic
Curation PinUp Wakelet
Productivity Save to Google Drive OneTab
Feedback ClassroomQ Edji.it
Audio Recording/Editing Simple Audio Recorder Audacity
Extension E-comments E-comments (extension)

Segment 3:  The Educational Podcast Directory and Awards

Directory brought to you by @henneld_edu and @teachercast

Nick’s Guise’s

EdTech

GotTechED the Podcast

The Chromebook Classroom Podcast- John Sowash

Stories

Teacher’s on Fire- Tim Cavey

Educational Duct Tape- Jake Miller

Guests

Teach Better Talk – Rae Hughart and Jeff Gargas

Teachercast Anything- Jeff Bradbury

Leadership

Leader of Learning- Dan Kriness

Ditch that Textbook- Matt Miller

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This weeks question is:

Question: What are your favorite #edtech resources?

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Second-Chance Learning, Escape Rooms, and Pecha Kucha https://gotteched.com/episode17 Student Centered Learning Second-Chance Learning, Escape Rooms, and Pecha Kucha
Flipped Classroom, UDL, and Edtech Reform https://gotteched.com/episode21 Student Centered Learning Flipped Classroom, UDL, and Edtech Reform
Is a Genius Hour a Genius Idea https://gotteched.com/episode24 Student Centered Learning Is a Genius Hour a Genius Idea
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EdTech Fantasy Draft: 41 EdTech Tools for the Student-Centered Classroom https://gotteched.com/episode29 Student Centered Learning EdTech Fantasy Draft: 41 EdTech Tools for the Student-Centered Classroom
24 Tech Tools for Student-Centered Learning https://gotteched.com/episode31 Student Centered Learning 24 Tech Tools for Student-Centered Learning
The Ultimate Guide to Classroom Screencasting https://gotteched.com/episode32 Student Centered Learning The Ultimate Guide to Classroom Screencasting
How to Implement Passion Projects into your Classroom https://gotteched.com/episode33 Student Centered Learning How to Implement Passion Projects into your Classroom

Need a Presenter?

As experienced presenters and content creators, you can contact Nick and Guise to speak at your school, event, or conference. They can customize a workshop that meets your organization’s unique time and content needs. While no topic is out of bounds, GotTechED is best known for sessions on:

  • 1:1 Chromebook Integration
  • EdTech Throwdown
  • TargetED Learning
  • Gamification (Badge Systems)
  • Game-Based Learning (Escape Rooms, Amazing Race, and more)
  • Google apps and extensions
  • Personalized learning and Choice Boards
  • Teacher productivity (Lesson Planning, Online Grading. and Feedback)
  • Digital content creation
  • Student Podcasting
  • Screencasting
  • Flipped Classroom
  • Student-Centered Learning

 

About the author, Eric

Eric Guise is a media specialist and technology coach with more than a decade of experience as a teacher.

Eric was named the 2016 Biology Teacher of Year by the New Jersey Biology Teachers Association and is currently pursuing an EdD in Leadership in Digital Transformation in Educational Technology.

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