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Edtech Appsmashes, Templates, and Gamification Tools to Spark Creativity within the Classroom

Episode 150

GotTechED the Podcast    

Episode #150: Edtech Appsmashes, Templates, and Gamification Tools to Spark Creativity within the Classroom

Welcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is Episode 150 called “Edtech Appsmashes, Templates, and Gamification Tools to Spark Creativity within the Classroom”. In this episode, we are excited to speak with master teacher and tech coach Dana Heller about some cool new appsmash ideas, our favorite templates for easily reproducible lessons, and some gamification tools and tricks.  This is another episode you don’t want to miss, check it out!

Segment 1: EdTech We are Excited About

  1. Guise: Diffit and Mote AppSmash
  2. Diffit Export to Slides (New Feature)
  3. Diffit and ScreenPal
  4. Dana: EdPuzzle
  5. Edpuzzle Live Mode
  6. Nick: Canva Speed Paint and Google Slides Appsmash
  7. Use the Canva SpeedPaint app to “drawify” any picture file.  Then download that file as an .mp4 or a .gif and upload it into a Slides presentation.  Use for more engaging presentations or a cool end to visual student projects.

Segment 2: Templates

  1. Guise:  Canva Station Rotation Game Template Review
  2. Dana: Flippity Escape the Room
  3. Nick:  Digital Whiteboards with Canva Whiteboards

Segment 3: Gamification Tools

  1. Guise: 
  2. Random Name Pickers
  3. Crane Claw Picker
  4. Scratch off
  5. Whack a Mole
  6. Discovery Puzzle Builder
  7. Dana:
  8. Quizizz (Mastery Peak)
  9. Nick:
  10. – Colleague Song Generator (but not for that purpose)

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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:

  • AI For Teachers, Admin, and Parents
  • 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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