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Edtech Tools to Support “Hot Topic” Questions in Education

In this episode, we discuss the Edtech Tools to Support “Hot Topic” Questions in Education.

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Episode #131: Edtech Tools to Support “Hot Topic” Questions in Education

Welcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is Episode 131 called “Edtech Tools to Support “Hot Topic” Questions in Education”. In this episode, we’ll dive back into the GotTechEd Inbox as we answer some of our favorite listener questions of the past few months. We’ll discuss a variety of topics including AI, creativity tools, video resources for schools, and community engagement. This is another episode you don’t want to miss, check it out.

Segment 1: Updates

  1. Iste Philadelphia
  2. NJECC Conference is March 7th (Tuesday in person) and March 8th (Wednesday remote)

Segment 2: Questions in Education 

  1. AI is a hot topic in education right now. What are your thoughts or concerns about AI in education?
  2. ChatGPT
  4. Curipod
  5. Last episode was all about CANVA, are there any other creative tools that you use?
  6. Visme
  7. DALL-E 2
  8. fet
  11. Teachers are hellabusy and in my mind this sometimes leads to teachers missing out on opportunities to engage their students. What is one form of teaching that you feel is underutilized?
  13. EdPuzzle – often has full length videos (put one question at the end that requires Ss to watch the whole thing)
  14. SchoolTube – not blocked by school’s safety filters
  15. ClassHook
  16. TeacherTube
  17. TeachFlix
  18.  What are ways to engage students in a larger school community?
  19. Photo Contest  
  20. School Wide Points-Based Game
  21. Public Service
  22. Choose a non-profit to support
  23. I’ve got a lesson coming up on important Cold War era figures that is so boring. What is a creative way to engage students and make this seem relevant and important?
  24. Google Slides or Canva trading cards (design the template, force copy to students, brief presentations. Make it sports themed or anime themed, offer both. Include things that typical cards have like XP, special skills, attack/defense/speed/intelligence ratings. Not all have to make sense.
  25. Mystery Person Party- Give students a list of people to research. Secretly assign each student one person to portray. Host an in-class party where students try to guess who the person is. Each student gets to ask another student one yes or no question per round and then guess the name of the person.

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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

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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