Latest Podcast Episodes

GotTechED Epi 20 Grading Tips

Quarter 1 Grading Tips, Pop Culture Lessons, and Being Thankful!

November 17, 2018

In this episode, Guise and Nick share the most effective edtech for faster grading.  After a teacher inquiry, they discuss some ways that pop culture can be used to enhance learning. In the spirit of the holidays, they also share some of the things they’re most thankful about in education today.  Finally, Guise and Nick argue over their favorite newly discovered tech.

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GotTechED Epi 19 PLCs vs. PLNs

Professional Learning Community’s (PLC’s) vs. Professional Learning Networks (PLN’s), & Teacher Conventions vs. Edcamps

November 5, 2018

In this episode, Guise and Nick compare Professional Learning Communities to Professional Learning Networks.  Next, they discuss some of the differences between traditional teacher conventions and edcamps. Nick shares some surprising educational statistics while Guise gives his opinions on each one.  Finally, Guise and Nick argue over their favorite Chrome Extensions.

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GotTechED Epi 18 STEM Misconceptions

STEM Misconceptions, 21st Century Mindset, and Teachers as Leaders

October 22, 2018

In this episode, Guise and Nick evaluate the most common ways that teachers misunderstand STEM education.  After a teachers inquiry, they discuss 21st century teaching via “The 4 C’s”. They also take a look at the important role of teacher leaders and how to foster a climate in your school.  Finally, Guise and Nick argue over their favorite tech for saving money!

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GotTechED Epi 17 Second-Chance Learning

Second-Chance Learning, Escape Rooms, and Pecha Kucha

October 8, 2018

In this episode, Guise and Nick evaluate the educational trend of assessment retakes through “second-chance learning”.  After a teachers inquiry, they discuss how room escapes can be incorporated into the classroom. They also take a look at a unique style of presentations known as “Pechakucha”.  Finally, Guise and Nick argue over their favorite organizational tech tools.

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GotTechED Epi 16 Badging Systems

Teacher Creativity, EdTech Round-table, and PD Badge System

September 24, 2018

In this episode, Guise and Nick evaluate the benefits of teaching creatively.  After a teachers inquiry, they discuss the role of an educational tech coach from multiple perspectives. They also take a look at badge systems as a motivational tool for teaching teachers.  Finally, Guise and Nick argue over their favorite tech tools to maximize creativity.

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GotTechED Epi 15 New Teacher Tips

New Teacher Tips, Homework?, & 21st Century Pen Pals

September 10, 2018

In this episode, Guise and Nick share their thoughts on work-life balance for new teachers.  After a teachers inquiry, they discuss the value of homework in modern education. They also take a look at the concept of 21st-century pen-pals in the classroom.  Finally, Guise and Nick argue over their favorite newly discovered Chrome Extensions.

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GotTechED Epi 14 Student-Centered Learning

Student-Centered Learning: Methods of Best Practice

August 27, 2018

Guise and Nick discuss student-centered strategies that every teacher should know.  After a teachers inquiry, they explain the difference between gamification and game-based learning. They also take a look at social media and some creative ways that it can be used in the classroom.  Finally, Guise and Nick argue over the best time-saving Chrome Extensions.

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GotTechED Epi 13 Student-Centered Classroom

Making the Switch from Traditional to Student-Centered Teaching

August 14, 2018

In this episode, Guise and Nick discuss the evolution, meaning, and values of student-centered learning in education.  Nick tries to stump Guise in an educational edition of Two Truths and a Lie. They also take a look at the implementation of portfolios in the classroom. Finally, Guise and Nick argue over the best website for data-based lessons.

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GotTechED Epi 12 Tips for the First Year Teacher

Survival Tips for the First-Year Teacher

July 31, 2018

In this episode, Guise and Nick give some simple, practical tips for new teachers.  After a teacher’s inquiry, they review some of their favorite ways to use Google Slides. They also take a look at better methods for starting the school year in the most engaging ways possible.  Finally, Guise and Nick argue over the best edtech “Google Hacks” in another Tech Battle Royale!

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GotTechED Epi 11 Motivating the Unmotivated Student

Using Classcraft to Motivate the Unmotivated Student

July 17, 2018

Guise and Nick sit down with Josh Holland to talk about gamification technology that can motivate the unmotivated students.  They talk about some recent game-changing news in the realm of education. Then Guise and Nick share some free upcoming professional development opportunities that you won’t want to miss out on. Finally, Guise and Nick argue within the edtech category of “Classroom Management” in their Tech Battle Royale!

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GotTechED Epi 10 Summer PD

Summer Professional Development

June 30, 2018

In this episode, Guise and Nick talk about upcoming summer professional development opportunities.  They talk about edtech resources that they want to check out.  They will also give you a list of books, podcasts, and websites that can help you get ideas to try for next school year!

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GotTechED Epi 9 State Testing

State Testing and Battling Senioritis

June 12, 2018

Guise and Nick talk about state testing and then share clever ideas to prevent senioritis from taking over your classroom. Finally, Guise and Nick argue within the tech-tool category of “Tech Coach Favorites” in their Tech Battle Royale!

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