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EdTech Professional Development & Resources for Summer 2021

Welcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is Episode #87 called “EdTech PD and Resources for Summer 2021”.

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Episode #86: EdTech Resources for Summer 2021

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Welcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is Episode #86 called “EdTech PD and Resources for Summer 2021”. Each year we publish an episode where we share how we plan to grow professionally over the summer and this is that episode. We’ll talk about summer PD we plan on attending, books we plan on reading, podcasts we plan on listening to, resources we want to explore, and people we’re going to follow. This is another episode you don’t want to miss. Check it out.

Segment 1: Summer Professional Development Opportunities

Nick does

Segment 2: Books

  • Debbie Tannenbaum Transform Techy Notes to Make Learning Sticky
  • Episode 82
  • Kyle Anderson To the Edge of EDU
  • Throughout To The Edge, Kyle shares his story of how risks have shaped him into the person and educator that he is today. From risks that resulted in immediate success to ones that elicited failure and regret, you surely will be inspired by Kyle’s story. Take yourself to the edge and become more of a risk-taker in your life and career! #ToTheEdgeEDU
  • Mandy Froehlich Divergent EDU: Challenging assumptions and limitations to create a culture of innovation
  • The concept of being innovative can be made to sound so simple. We think of a new idea. We take a risk and implement the new idea. We fail, learn, and move forward. But what if the development of the innovative thinking isn’t the only roadblock? What if so much of your day is spent solving the issues around you that even the attempt at developing new ideas is not even on your radar? What if you long to have more divergent teachers in your school district or to be that divergent teacher, but you simply don’t know where to start? This is where I was as a Technology Integrator several years ago. I knew what innovative teaching looked like, but I didn’t know how to support all the other areas that were taking teachers away from having the time and the brain space to think innovatively and divergently.

Segment 3: Podcasts

Guise’s Blog will be out by 5/31

Teach Better Talk Podcast Rae Hughart and Jeff Gargas

  • The Teach Better Talk Podcast is a weekly show featuring expert educators ready to share progressive tactics to reach more students. Teach Better Talk is created by teachers, and fueled by passion! Every week, Rae Hughart and Jeff Gargas, of the Teach Better Team and, chat with educators from all around the world, discussing failures, successes, exciting new tactics, and dishing out loads of tips, tricks, and advice for educators of all levels. Publishing two educator interviews and at least one bonus episode a week – this won’t be a show you want to miss!

Teachers on Fire Tim Cavey

  • Profiling agents of growth and transformation in K-12 education. Advocating for collaboration, communication, creation > consumption, critical thinking, design thinking, growth mindset, inquiry, PBL, and strategic uses of technology in education
  • *** Also check out episode 176 as I joined Tim and six other amazing edtech gurus to talk about some of our favorite edtech tools.

Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast Josh Stamper

  • Joshua Stamper provides, to those who are looking to build their leadership capacity, an opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced and accomplished educational leaders. As we grow in our leadership skills, it’s imperative to learn from other leader’s successes, trials and misconceptions. Join us each week as our guests provide valuable stories, resources and advice to enhance your leadership journey.

EduDuctTape Jake Miller

  • The #EduDuctTape Podcast focuses on viewing #edtech as a tool used to meet goals, address learning standards, and solve problems in the classroom, much as duct tape is used as a tool that solves a plethora of problems in our lives. Each episode features a different inspiring educator helping Jake answer “teacher questions” with awesome ideas for using tech in the classroom.

Check it Out Brian Briggs and Ryan O’Donnell

  • Checking out some cool tools and apps for the classroom. Also deep dive into current educational topics. So, check this out!
  • Brian and Ryan have a podcast recipe that works for me. They are fun, laid back, informative, and remind me of my college IMPROV comedy group. They provide a plethora of things in education to check out.  

The Chromebook Classroom John Sowash

  • A podcast focused on sharing how Chromebooks are impacting education around the world. Hosted by author and trainer John Sowash who interviews a variety of guests who share their Chromebook Classroom experience.

Fresh Air At Five Bryon Carpenter

  • FreshAirAtFive is my regular attempt to exercise by walking about my neighborhood, to take in Podcast content or an audio book, then reflect in an unedited video which I finally post it to my Twitter Chanel. This podcast will be a regular collection of the audio from these selfie-videos as a collection of about a week or so of these daily videos.

Partial Credit Jeffery Heil, Donnie Piercey, and Jesse Lubinsky 

  • Partial Credit is the podcast that brings together education, pop-culture, and shenanigans! Your hosts, Jeffery Heil, Donnie Piercey, and Jesse Lubinsky, span 3 generations and they’ve got you covered coast to coast. Sit back, relax, and earn your partial credit.

The EdTech Bites Podcast Gabriel Carrillo

  • EdTech Bites is a Podcast about all things EdTech and Food hosted by Gabriel Carrillo. He interviews teachers, leaders, and innovators to discuss the latest trends in educational technology. Many times, while sharing a meal together. So subscribe, tell a friend or colleague, and remember that great conversations happen when we break bread with great people. Buen Provecho!

Leader of Learning Dr. Dan Kreiness

  • The Leader Of Learning podcast explores transformational leadership in education. It is where educators can come find inspiration to transform education through effective leadership. It is a community where educators can realize their leadership potential regardless of their position or title.

Blended Learning in Action Charity Dodd

  • In this podcast, hosted by LINC Transformation Agent Charity Todd, we talk with educators about some of the blended learning best practices that they use in their classrooms and the obstacles that they had to overcome along the way.

Tech Study Hall Dr. Richard Smith

  • Class is in session! Tech Study Hall is a place where educators can go to recharge and keep their ideas flowing to find creative ways to accent tech to their lessons. Tech Study Hall is a great place to take small steps to your tech independence in a safe space for exploring. Remember that even a small step forward is movement toward a greater journey! Let’s learn together!

The House of Edtech Chris Nesi

  • The podcast helping educators integrate technology by sharing stories from teachers, explaining the lessons learned, and sharing actionable easy #edtech tips and tools — because whether you use it or not, technology is changing the way we teach and how our students learn.

The TNT Edtech Podcast Scott Nunes and Matthew Ketchum

  • Welcome to TNT EDTECH PODCAST, join Scott the Tech Coach and Matthew the Tech Director as we share all we know about educational technology, cool tools pro tips, and interviews with inspiring leaders in ed-tech!

Shukes and Giff Kim Pollishuke and Jen Giffen

  • Shukes and Giff The Podcast is a weekly podcast by Canadian educators Kim Pollishuke (@KimPollishuke) and Jen Giffen (@VirtualGiff). The podcast aims to share EdTech treasures with the audience in hopes of creating an AHA moment and encouraging listeners to take those AHAs and give it a go.

The Dash Podcast Tre Gammage

  • Tre’ Gammage is an education consultant with the Gammage Consulting Group where we help K – 12 school’s implement social and emotional learning programs. He is also the host of the Dash podcast since 2017, every week we feature educator’s who facilitate solutions for school communities.

My Edtech Life Alfonso Mendoza

  • The goal of My EdTech Life! is to connect people around the world with one another and so that they can one day collaborate together on a project or the next big idea. When you see me on my show, you are truly seeing the real me. You are seeing someone that genuinely cares about learning from my guest and wants to share their story with the world.

Easy Edtech Podcast Monica Burns

  • Monica Burns from the popular EdTech blog ClassTechTips brings you teaching strategies, tips and activity ideas. Each podcast focuses on how to make EdTech integration easy with a shout out to favorite EdTech tools for classrooms. Monica provides actionable, relevant tips for teachers so you can make this school year the best one yet! Join author, speaker, and blogger, Dr. Monica Burns for an EdTech podcast that helps take the stress out of integrating education technology into your classroom.

ReflectED AJ Bianco

  • ReflectED is the podcast where AJ Bianco shares his perspective on the challenges and successes that are taking place in our schools and focuses on goal-setting and plans for future improvement. Through rich conversation and meaningful dialogue, we discuss practical ways to make schools better for students and educators.

Leader of Learning Dan Kreiness

  • The Leader Of Learning podcast explores transformational leadership in education. It is where educators can come find inspiration to transform education through effective leadership. It is a community where educators can realize their leadership potential regardless of their position or title.

The Planning Period Podcast Brad Shreffler

  • Planning Period Podcast is a show for relaxed and casual conversations between host Brad Shreffler and education stakeholders worldwide, discussing the biggest issues facing education and what we can do to address them. Brad and his guests look ahead at future issues while addressing with the realities of today. This show is for anyone who finds themselves getting into deep conversations in the breakroom during their planning period or anyone who wishes they could

AsktheTechCoach Jeff Bradbury

  • Ask the Tech Coach is a weekly podcast designed to support Tech Coaches and Instructional Technology Specialists. Each week, host Jeff Bradbury (TeacherCast Educational Network) and Susan Vincentz (Tech Imaginations) discusses relevant topics in Educational Technology.

Make Learning Magical Podcast Tisha Richmond

  • On this show, Tisha Richmond, chats with educators and thought leaders from around the world to hear stories of how they are transforming teaching and creating unforgettable learning experiences.

The Good News, Brad News Podcast Brad Hughes

  • The Good News, Brad News Podcast amplifies the stories of heart-led educators moving from positive intention to ACTION–improving kids’ lives through service, connection, and finding the FUN! So glad you’re here!

ThriveinEDU Rachelle Dene Poth

  • The THRIVEinEDU podcast is where learning happens and random thoughts related to all things education are shared. Listen in each week as I talk about some of the emerging trends and topics in education. Topics include Artificial Intelligence, AR/VR, Global Collaborations, Preparing Students for the Future, PBL, SEL, Coding, the Power of PLNS and more.

The Staffroom Chey Cheney & Pav Wander

  • Chey and Pav, two experienced middle school teachers from the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada, take listeners through the in’s and out’s of the field of Teaching, Learning and Leadership. Through their anecdotal, yet often comedic banter, laced with caring insightfulness, they take their audience into a conversation that is surely eye-opening and entertaining, while tackling some of the real, and ever-changing issues that exist in Education.


  • Vrain Waves seeks to provide teachers powerful professional learning anywhere, and anytime. We feature interviews with educational giants, successful professionals, and sought-after consultants to help teachers feel more informed, inspired, and connected. Join us each week as we highlight educational theory, strategies, and tools that all teachers can put to use in the classroom.

In AWE Podcast Sarah Johnson

  • Welcome to the In AWE Podcast where we amplify women by sharing their unique stories and empower a community through the mission in their message. Series formats highlight incredible women who leave us in awe of their impact on our world. The podcast is a feature developed by Sarah Johnson, former English teacher and school principal turned author and entrepreneur.

The Dr. Will Show Will Deyamport, III, Ed.D.

  • The Dr. Will Show Podcast brings together educators and entrepreneurs to talk about how you can take control of your life, your career, and your finances. This teacher-centered podcast gets you the straight dope on how you can monetize your talents beyond the walls of their classrooms.

ClassCast Podcast Ryan Tibbens 

  • The ClassCast Podcast is the best education podcast for everyone, not just teachers. ClassCast is about honest discourse and critical thinking to better understand education, about big, outside-the-box ideas to improve education for students and society. The ClassCast Podcast features award-winning teacher Ryan Tibbens discussing school, education, careers, and culture with a diverse collection of entrepreneurs, community leaders, teachers, and students.

The Lasting Learning Podcast Dave Schmittou

  • Discussing the imperfections of our journeys.‬ ‪Sharing the obstacles we shape into opportunities.‬ ‪Focusing on the focus.‬ This is Lasting Learning!‬ In this raw, uncut, unscripted podcast we explore ways to make learning last. We talk to people who have found what matters. We talk to difference makers. This isn’t a show about gimmicks and tricks. It’s a show about learning that lasts.

Three Caffeinated Coaches Georgina Dean, Shannon Moore, and Becky Lin

  • We aim to enhance the practices of instructional coaches / educators/ leaders by discussing research, interviewing experts in their fields, sharing our experiences, and engaging in a unique book study experience.

Nick’s Picks

Flipped Learning Worldwide –

  • From the US to China, the United Kingdom to New Zealand, Spain to Dubai and beyond, Flipped Learning Worldwide is a radio channel covering the evolution of flipped learning around the globe. Hear from researchers, school leaders, technologists, thought leaders, and teachers. Each short 10-12 minute episode is available on-demand from your computer or mobile phone. Now you can stay on top of the next practices in flipped learning anywhere, anytime. In addition to the voices of flipped practitioners from around the globe, you can tune in to the FlipSide with Jon Bergmann, one of the pioneers of this exciting education trend.

10 Minute Teacher Podcast

  • The Ten-Minute Teacher Podcast is unique in that it offers five episodes a week, each focusing on different themes in education. You can tune in to Motivational Mondays, EdTech Tool Tuesdays, Wonderful Classroom Wednesdays, Thought Leader Thursdays, and Five Idea Fridays. Each episode features a short interview with a remarkable teacher. This show provides a lot of variety and freshness to keep you thinking about new angles in education. 

The Creative Classroom

  • The Creative Classroom has episodes about growth mindset, project-based learning, design thinking, and, of course, creativity. Here’s where you can find what moves you to be creative and how to inspire that in your students. Like what you hear? Check out John Spencer’s website. He offers up lots of creative ideas.

Segment 4: Resources

  • Amazon Ignite – Amazon Inspire is an open collaboration service that allows K-12 teachers to easily discover, gather, and share quality educational content with their community. Sample Lessons: Figure It Out Critical Thinking Puzzles, Spring Math Craftivities for Second Grade, 6th Grade Math Daily Problem Solving
  • – Learn to code with these one-hour tutorials designed for learners of all ages in over 45 languages.
  • NASA STEM Engagement – Search hundreds of resources by subject, grade level, type, and keyword. These lesson plans and teaching materials support K-12 STEM curriculum. Includes a wide variety of at-home lessons as well.
  • EduProtocols
  • Goodwill Community Foundation GCFLearnFree

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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
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  • Flipped Classroom
  • Student-Centered Learning
Welcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is Episode #87 called “EdTech PD and Resources for Summer 2021”.

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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