In this episode, I share three tech tips to try this year to make EdTech easier and help you focus on the essentials. You’ll hear how to tailor these three tips to different grade levels, subject areas, and even different roles to keep things simple this school year!
This week’s episode is titled: Just 3 Tech Tips to Try This Year and my goal is to give you just three things to try out this year. There are so many directions you can go in when exploring EdTech and my goal is always to help make EdTech easier and help you focus on the essentials. So these three tips, in this quick podcast episode, are pretty general.
You can tailor them to different grade levels, subject areas, and even different roles. So if you are a classroom teacher, a media specialist, digital learning coach, school administrator — you name it — these tips are ones you can use to keep things simple this school year.
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Quick Tech Tips from the Episode
- First, find a tool you can use for multiple projects.
- Next, create a collection of student project examples.
- Then, use screencast videos to answer questions.
- Finally, take a step back and focus on just a few things this year.
Sponsored by Swank K-12 Streaming
This episode is sponsored by Swank K-12 Streaming. Swank K-12 Streaming offers exclusive access to a streaming library of over 30,000 movies, documentaries and foreign language films. If you’re not familiar with Swank, they partner with the largest movie studios in the world to provide films like 12 Angry Men, The Great Gatsby, Inside Out and An Inconvenient Truth for teachers to incorporate into their lessons. Swank K-12 Streaming makes it easy for teachers to show movies in the classroom or assign out to students without the challenge of managing DVD players or blocked personal streaming accounts in the classroom. Visit swank.com/k-12-streaming to browse movie collections or email firstname.lastname@example.org for ideas on teaching with movies.
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