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10 Ways the Pandemic Made Us Better Teachers

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Episode #88: 10 Ways the Pandemic Made Us Better Teachers

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Nick: Welcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is Episode #88 called “10 Ways the Pandemic Made Us Better Teachers”.  In this episode we’ll take a detailed look at 10 pandemic teaching strategies that we will continue to use in a post-pandemic classroom.  This is another episode you don’t want to miss.  Check it out.

Segment 1:  Before and After

  • Connections
  • Zoom/Google Meet Team Building Activities
  • Q of the Day
  • Favorite ____
  • Big News
  • Grading System
  • % before
  • More mastery and standards based
  • Grading (Work Flow, Quality vs Quantity)
  • Less assignments, higher expectations
  • Open notes assessments – does it matter?
  • Instruction 
  • Flipped, Blended, and lots of Feedback
  • Group work
  • Flexibility (Due Dates)
  • Meetings
  • PLC’s 
  • Faculty
  • Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Tutoring

Segment 2: Teaching Strategies that Should Not Go Away After the Pandemic

  1. Real-World Experiences
  2. Flexible Demonstration of Knowledge
  3. E-Portfolios
  4. Google Sites
  5. Adobe Spark (Free)
  6. Choice Boards
  7. Student Pyramid Digital Choice Board
  8. Passion Projects
  9. Accountability
  10. Universal Design For Learning (UDL)
  11. Not a one-size fits all approach
  12. Identify needs of the students and provide choice and support based off of needs
  13. Living Agenda – recorded lessons so that students can go back and see what they missed from any given day
  14. Access and Equity
  15. Needs assessment
  16. Outreach
  17. EdTech Fatigue Management Strategy
  18. Have a edtech toolbox
  19. Guise’s Edtech Toolkit (Episode 75)
  21. Screencasting- Screencast-o-matic
  22. Video Creation- WeVideo
  23. Audio Recording- Sodaphonic
  24. Graphic Design- Canva for Education 
  25. Feedback- Mote
  26. Student Engagement/Feedback- Edjinotes
  27. Whiteboard (group)- Jamboard  
  28. Whiteboard-
  29. Student/Class Management- Classroomq
  30. Formative Assessment: Blooket
  31. Allow students to choose outside the toolbox
  32. Curate resources:
  33. Wakelet
  34. Google Sites

Segment 3: Where to Find GotTechED

  1. Subscribe to GotTechED the Podcast
  2. Apple Podcasts
  3. Spotify
  4. Google Podcasts  
  5. Stitcher  
  6. YouTube  
  7. Twitter   
  8. Facebook
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  10. Tell your friends about

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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

10 Ways the Pandemic Made Us Better Teachers

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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