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Top 5 EdTech Tips for the New School Year
15th August 2022 • Edtech Throwdown • Eric Guise/Nick Johnson
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Episode #118: Top 5 EdTech Tips for the New School Year

Welcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is Episode 118 called “Top 5 Tips for the New School Year”   In this episode, we’ll each give our top 5 pieces of advice for new teachers and then again for returning teachers.  We’ll also call out our favorite edtech tools for classroom implementation.  This is another episode you don’t want to miss, check it out.

Segment 1: Updates


Gamification pd

Choiceboard pd

Design THinking question from twitter

Segment 2: Top 5 Lists for the New School Year    10:10   

Top 5 Tips for New Teachers

Guise’s 5

  1. Set Goals
  2. Come up with an organizational system that works for you
  3. Come into teaching with a Growth Mindset
  4. Learn as much as you can about your students
  5. Be a part of a PLN (I like Twitter)

Nick’s 5

  1. Get to know the Secretaries and Custodians
  2. Observe Veteran Teachers
  3. Don’t be afraid to ask for help
  4. Lean on your mentors
  5. Say yes

Top 5 Tips for Returning Teachers

Nick’s 5

  1. Don’t be afraid to cut back, but choose 1 new piece of edtech to learn this year
  2. Focus on getting organized (digitally and in your classroom)
  3. Pick something you’ve always wanted to do and do it (empty out an old shelf, join a committee, etc)
  4. Develop a new lunch routine
  5. Behaviorism works - learn it (choice, limit attention for negative behaviors, pick your battles)

Guise’s 5

  1. Continue to grow your PLN
  2. Expand your practice through reflection
  3. Reach out and lend a hand to your new teachers
  4. Avoid Burnout by trying something new
  5. Find ways to be more efficient with your time

Top 5 Tips for Integrating EdTech

  1. Solidify your skills
  2. Power in Numbers PLC’s
  3. Allow students to use tools that they are comfortable with
  4. Don’t be afraid of failing
  5. Create your edtech toolkit
  6. Guise’s
  7. Presentations
  8. Slidesmania
  9. Infographics
  10. Canva
  11. Feedback
  12. Mote
  13. ScreenPal
  14. Productivity
  15. Print Friendly PDF
  16. Audio/Video
  17. WeVideo
  18. ScreenPal
  19. Organization
  20. Trello
  21. Formative Assessment
  22. Quizizz
  23. Nick’s
  24. Presentations
  25. Canva
  26. Infographics
  27. Canva
  28. Feedback
  29. Poll everywhere and Floop
  30. Productivity
  31. Snipping Tool
  32. Audio/Video
  33. Screencastify
  34. Organization
  35. Extensity
  36. Formative Assessment
  37. Quizizz

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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




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