Latest Podcast Episodes

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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GotTechED Epi 8 Google Docs

Google Docs Best Practices

June 7, 2018

In this episode, Guise and Nick talk about their favorite uses of Google Docs, trends in education that might surprise you, and all thing Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).  Finally, Guise and Nick argue within the tech-tool category of “Photo Annotation and Presentation” in their Tech Battle Royale!

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GotTechED Epi 7 Competency-Based Grading

Competency-Based Grading and the Technology Integration Matrix

May 22, 2018

Guise and Nick talk about competency-based grading and standards-based grading.  They talk about the Technology Integration Matrix as a possible replacement for the SAMR Model. After a teacher’s inquiry, they explore the differences between standards-based grading and competency-based learning.  Finally, Guise and Nick argue within the category of “Extensions” in their seventh Tech Battle Royale!

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GotTechED Epi 6 Personalized Learning Practices

Personalized Learning Methods of Best Practice

May 7, 2018

Guise and Nick debate whether E-Learning is a viable way for districts to make up snow days.  They talk about the different ways that teachers can personalize learning for their students.

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GotTechED Epi 5 Personalized Learning

Implementing a Personalized Learning Approach

April 23, 2018

In this episode, Guise and Nick talk about how to create rubrics for standards-based projects.  After a teacher’s inquiry, they discuss ways to implement a personalized learning approach into your classroom. Finally, Guise and Nick argue within the category of “Research” in their fourth Tech Battle Royale!

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