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EdTech Olympics – 15 Tools Compete for the Podium

EdTech Olympics - 15 Tools Compete for the Podium

GotTechED the Podcast  

Episode #105: EdTech Olympics – 15 Tools Compete for the Podium

Welcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is Episode 105 called “Edtech Olympics: 15 Tools Compete for the Podium”   In this episode, in honor of the 2022 winter olympics, Guise and I will discuss 15 edtech tools in 5 olympic themed categories as they compete for gold.  We’ll also discuss one of our recent blog posts on   This is another episode you don’t want to miss.  Check it out.

Segment 1: Recent Blog Posts

5 Audio-Recording Edtech Tools for Podcasting

Segment 2: 15 Tools Compete for the Podium

Cool Runnings: (Tools you wouldn’t expect to be there)


Quadruple Axle (Mega Tools that change the game)

  3. Chalk

Sean White:  (tools that have been around but still work great)

  1. FlipGrid
  2. Updates
  4. Ways to use Flipgrid  
  5. Icebreakers
  6. Morning show
  7. Teacher Tips for PD
  8. Flipgrid Pair-ups
  9. Teachers giving directions for a project
  10. Reflections
  11. Exit tickets
  12. Making videos with multiple contributors
  13. Scavenger Hunts
  14. Mystery Readers
  15. Explain a math problem
  16. Places I’ve Never Been Project
  17. Workouts
  18. Music lessons
  19. Foreign language practice
  20. Improv down the line
  21. Murder Mystery
  22. Art/photography Contest
  23. Wakeletgiphy clips can now be integrated into wakelet board
  24. Google Lens

Gold Medal Emotions:  (podcasts that got us fired up)

  1. Modern Classroom Project Podcast
  2. Host Zach Diamond
  3. Recommended by Dawn Dickerson @NewDawnEdTech
  4. Episode 75 Tools for Self Pacing
  5. The Lazy Genius
  6. Host and author Kendra Adachi
  7. @lazykendra
  8. 10 Minute Teacher Podcast
  9. Vicki Davis
  10. @coolcatteacher
  11. Episode 768 Rebound: How Do Schools Bounce Back after the Pandemic?

Dedication (Websites that are dedicated to providing great resources)

  1. Smithsonian Learning Lab
  2. Symbaloo – SymbalooEDU is the visual resource management tool that helps educators and students organize and share the best of the web. Users save their resources in the cloud and access them from anywhere with any device
  3. – Skew The Script offers free curriculum that makes math what it already is: relevant. What is the relationship between police use of force and race? What was Kobe’s probability of scoring 81 points in a game? What is the most effective way to prevent strokes? These are all questions our curriculum tackles through statistics,  mathematics, and critical thinking.

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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
In this episode, in honor of the 2022 winter Olympics, we discuss 15 edtech tools in 5 Olympic themed categories as they compete for gold.

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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