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11 Teacher Practices to Prepare You for a Successful School Year

Episode 90

GotTechED the Podcast

Episode #90: 11 Teacher Practices to Prepare You for a Successful School Year

Welcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is Episode #90 called “11 Teacher Practices to Prepare You for a Successful School Year”. In this episode we’ll talk about an edtech checklist that you can use when deciding what edtech tools to invest time and possible money into. We’ll also share 11 practices that you can think about over the summer that will set you up for a successful school year. This is another episode you don’t want to miss. Check it out.

Segment 1: Summer Update

Segment 2: The Edtech Checklist

How do you know what edtech tools to invest your time into? How to know that the edtech tool is good?

  1. Website
  2. Social Media (following, hashtag, activity)
  3. Affordability
  4. Compatibility-devices, school code, FERPA COPPA
  5. Audience- usage/class accomodations
  6. Learning Curve / Intuitive Use
  7. Meets the needs of your students and content
  8. Customization (can i add my own questions, etc)
  9. Resources and PD
  10. Support

Segment 3: Things to Think About Over the Summer

  1. Choice Boards
  2. Choice Pyramid 
  3. GotTechED’s Choice Pyramid
  4. Stephanie Howell’s Choice Pyramid
  5. Learning Menus
  6. Tic-Tac-Toe
  7. Organization/Curation
  8. Wakelet (Curating Resources)
  9. Google Folders
  10. Class Handbook 
  12. Sketch and tell
  13. Book a kucha
  14. Exit Tickets
  15. Personal Reflection
  16. Slip and Go
  17. Do Now
  18. Phenomena first –
  19. Think Inquiry
  20. Question of the Day (Ring)
  21. Student created class openers
  22. Gamification
  23. Puzzle Friday
  24. Graph a Day
  25. Classroom Social Media
  26. Set up for Parent and Student communication
  27. Embed social media feed onto your website
  28. Branding?
  29. Creating Graphic Organizers/Posters for classroom
  30. Canva for Education
  31. Adobe Spark
  32. Visme
  33. Ideas for an Interactive and Engaging Classroom
  34. QR codes posted around the room (rotate them out so Ss check often)
  35. Flexible seating
  36. Various activity spaces
  37. Lighting
  38. Assessment (formative and summative)
  39. Gimkit
  40. Blooket
  41. Quizizz
  42. Quizalize
  43. Quizlet
  44. Audio recordings
  45. Websites
  46. Slide show and tell
  47. e-portfolios
  48. Feedback
  49. Mote
  50. Rubrics
  51. Small Group Meetings
  52. Peer feedback
  53. Edjinotes

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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
In this episode we’ll talk about 11 practices that you can think about over the summer that will set you up for a successful school year.

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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