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5 Tips for Picking the Best Resources for Your Students [EdTech Essentials Spotlight] – Easy EdTech Podcast 132

October 5, 2021

In this episode, I’ll share five tips about curation in the classroom inspired by Chapter 2 of my new book EdTech Essentials: The Top 10 Technology Strategies for All Learning Environments. Curation is all about picking the very best resources and this episode takes you through five things to consider next time you search for resources online.

This week’s podcast episode is titled: 5 Tips for Picking the Best Resources for Your Students [EdTech Essentials Spotlight] and is inspired by Chapter 2 of my new book EdTech Essentials: The Top 10 Technology Strategies for All Learning Environments. If you caught episode 129 last month, that one was called How to Help Students Better Navigate Digital Spaces [EdTech Essentials Spotlight] and included an excerpt from chapter one.

Today’s focus is curation which is essential number two in the book, the focus of chapter two. So today I want to share with you a few tips, five to be precise, about curation in the classroom — about how to pick the best resources for your students. Let’s dive into the five tips together!

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Curation Tips

  • First, extend a lesson with multimedia.
  • Next, honor student interest when picking.
  • Then, examine representation in what you choose.
  • Finally, organize and distribute resources.

Sponsored by Teq

This episode is sponsored by Teq and I’m so excited to partner with them for a webinar series this fall. It’s totally free and you can join one or all four of these webinars covering EdTech topics like creation in the classroom, assessment tips, and more. Register for the event or sign up to view the replays on their website. Just go to otispd.com, click on Upcoming Events, and you’ll find four free webinars you can join. That’s otispd.com You can also send me a DM on Instagram and I’ll make sure to get you the link.

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site ClassTechTips.com for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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