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24 Tech Tools for Student-Centered Learning

Epi 31 24 Edtech Tools for Student-Centered Learning

In this episode, Guise and Nick dive deep into the foundational building blocks of student-centered classrooms and the changing roles of teacher and student.  We also take a look at 24 new tech tools that help make your personalized learning environment a reality. Stay tuned because this is one episode you don’t want to miss …

Segment 1:   Defining Student-Centered Learning

  1. Define
  2. Roles
  3. Pros/Cons
  4. What does the student-centered classroom look like?

Segment 2:   Student-Centered Best Practices

  1. Project-Based Learning
  2. Problem-Based Learning
  3. Case-Based Learning
  4. Claims Evidence Reasoning
  5. Personalized Learning
  6. Flipped Classroom
  7. Blended Learning Differentiation

Common characteristics of each:

  1. Student interests, needs, learning environment
    1. Narrative- introduction to the learning experience
    2. Research
    3. Analysis
    4. Presentation
  2. Consists of planning, implementing, and assessments. (just like traditional teaching)

Segment 3:   Student-Centered EdTech Tools for the Teacher

Curator- Resource Collection

  1. Images
      1. Nice grid view of images
    2. Unsplash
    3. Pexels
    1. Soundbible (no log-in required for download)
    2. Soundjay (no log-in required for download)
    3. (log-in required to download)
  2. Sounds
    1. Incompetech
    2. Free Soundtrack Music
  3. Music

Facilitator: Guider of Learning

  1. Assessment Tools:
    1. Kahoot!
      1. Pro- students love it
      2. Pro- students control on their personal device, games can be assigned for homework
    2. Quizizz
      1. Pro- students control on their personal device, students are placed on teams
    3. Quizlet Live
      1. Pro-Can assign follow-up resources based on levels of understanding
    4. Quizalize
      1. Pro-Made for students, by students.  In-game powerups
    5. GimKit

Segment 4:   Student-Centered EdTech Tools for the Student

How do students show what they know?

Presentation Methods:

  1. PowerPoint
    1. Emaze– template interface that allows you to use templates or create awesome visual presentations
    1. Nearpod
    2. Slide Carnival
  2. Google Slides
    1. Animaker
    2. Toondoo
    3. Moovly
    4. Screencastomatic
    5. Loom
    6. Screencastify
    7. Wevideo
  3. Powtoons- allows students to make presentations using premade cartoon characters
  4. New Google Sites- Student e-Portfolio

Social Media:

  1. Guise on Twitter @guisegotteched
  2. Nick on Twitter @nickgotteched
  3. GotTechED the Podcast on Twitter @wegotteched

Music Credits:

  1. The Degs: Shotgun
  2. @bensounds

Other Relatable GotTechED Episodes:

  1. Making the Switch from Traditional to Student-Centered Teaching
  2. Student-Centered Learning: Methods of Best Practice
  3. Second-Chance Learning, Escape Rooms, and Pecha Kucha
  4. Flipped Classroom, UDL, and Edtech Reform
  5. Is a Genius Hour a Genius Idea
  6. Using Edjinotes for Student Collaboration and Feedback with Dan Gallagher
  7. EdTech Fantasy Draft: 41 EdTech Tools for the Student-Centered Classroom
  8. The Ultimate Guide to Classroom Screencasting
  9. How to Implement Passion Projects into your Classroom

Other ways to follow GotTechED

  1. Apple Podcasts
  2. Google Podcasts
  3. Stitcher
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  6. Facebook

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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