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18 #Edtech Activities to Try During the Coronavirus Pandemic
23rd March 2020 • Edtech Throwdown • Eric Guise/Nick Johnson
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18 #Edtech Activities to Try During the Coronavirus Pandemic

In this episode of GotTechED the Podcast we discuss:

  • 18 edtech activities that students can do at home

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Segment 1: 18 Edtech Activities to try during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Go to this Resource Website for all of the following resources talked about in today’s show!


  1. Personal Response to article, video or story
  2. Demonstrate a skill (math problem, thesis, or lab)
  3. Peer review
  4. Digital journal entry or book review
  5. PSA
  6. Virtual TedTalk or pechakucha, presentation, etc.


  1. Single assignment - inplace of book report, etc
  2. Class project - shared with class and getting feedback

Digital Escape Rooms

  1. Create your own through Google - see examples in our site, Chemistry, Running of the Bulls, To Kill a Mockingbird, Odyssey, Photosynthesis

Video Tools

  1. WeVideo - make a video or podcast
  2. Flipgrid - boards for QandA

Student discussions

  1. Google gallery walk and discussion board
  2. Running student discussions through Edji

Google Meet

  1. Host a virtual class through Google Meet/Zoom or a help session

Claims Evidence Reasoning

  1.  CER Activity

Curated Resources

  1. Wakelet
  2. Pikwizard

“Flipped” lesson at home

  1.  Open a Google Doc, insert a link to a video or other content resource for students, insert a link to platform for asking questions (Google Meet, Zoom, another editable Google Doc), add questions for students to answer. Push to them with your LMS and they submit their answers when done.

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Question: What tools are you using for distance learning?

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