Episode #41 – 30 EdTech Resources for the New School Year
Welcome back to GotTechED the podcast … this is episode 41 called “30 EdTech Resources for the New School Year”. In this episode, Nick and I have curated 30 of our favorite resources to jump start the new school year. We’ve each selected our favorite teacher blogs, Edtech Tools, and educational podcasts. This is our GotTechED Awards Episode…get excited this is one show you don’t want to miss!
In this episode of GotTechED the Podcast we discuss:
Our favorite blogs for this school year
EdTech Awards featuring our favorite edtech tools
Educational Podcast Directory
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FreeTech4Teachers.com is a blog that Richard started in 2007 as part of PD course that Richard took with the Great Maine Schools partnership. He now conduct PD workshops, speak at conferences all over the world, write about educational technology, provides free resources and lesson plans for teaching with technology for the teachers.
Sam Patterson, K-5 tech integration specialist, talks about his own experiences trying to implement tech ideas in classes in My Paperless Classroom. Not only does Patterson have some excellent ideas on how to effectively use technologies less commonly allowed in classes, including MineCraft worlds, toys, and video games, but he also candidly reveals some of the challenges and pitfalls of these technologies. Be prepared to learn what tech integration really means in the classroom.
Curriculum and ed tech consultant Monica Burns offers up her expert advice on the best ways to implement tech tools in the classroom. Her blog focuses in on particular tools and apps and what teachers can do with them in the realms of their curriculum.
Hosted by the George Lucas Educational Foundation, Edutopia has plenty of well-indexed information on how technology can be used in classrooms. Since information is filed by age group and topic, teachers can easily get practical ideas that are relevant to their current curriculum without wading through lots of ideas that won’t quite work for their individual situations. With plenty of videos and fun quizzes, Edutopia can be a fun place to browse even if you aren’t looking for anything specific. Make sure to click on their “Trending Topics” section to find out what the hottest topics are currently in education technology.
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
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)