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Tech Tips: 8 Epic Streamlining Tricks
8 Tricks to help Streamline your courses once they are set up
Create a start here section
Share a course map/guide
Setup your own FAQ section/page
Utilize performance enhancing communication tools
Go School Messenger
Email All | Email Groups
6. Motivate students
7. Have a how to tutorial section for low floor high ceiling students
8. Do not spread yourself too thin
Microsoft Transcribing feature
3 Tech tips
Give yourself some grace
Have a Backup plan
Properly Onboard students
Wakelet resource on how to successfully onboard students in a digital classroom:
Video review of Microsoft's new Transcribing feature: https://www.loom.com/share/be6636a23cda465ba2bf4111842be0d5
Marcia is a kind and passionate educator out of Central California with a zeal for helping teachers! She is a former PE/Bio teacher turned teacher mentor. She pours her heart into everything she does including #Edtech. Join us as we Dream on about the possibilities that will lead to student success as we return to school! We reflect on lessons learned during COVID-19 so far and use them to prepare for the challenges that await us all during this tumultuous time of uncertainly, differences of opinion, and teaching is ways we may never have been trained to do.
Shout outs to:
Dr. Ai Inspires and educates others in her Classroom Without Walls to:
👉 BECOME confident & purpose-driven young adults
👉 UPSKILL & become sought-after professionals
👉 INTERNALIZE soft & life skills to flourish in any workplace environment, including remote
👉 TRANSFORM their social media & tech “addiction” into constructive learning, career development & marketable career-ready skills
Follow her on Twitter at: @Aiaddysonzhang
Shout outs to:
Sabba Quidwai: @askmsQ
Dr. Catlin Tucker: @Catlin_Tucker
Yaritza Villalba @inc_yv is a passionate educator in Brooklyn, NY with a drive to help her local community. Yaritza shares about her family's journey from Panama in the 90s to the Famous Bed-Stuy (Bedford–Stuyvesant) community in Brooklyn. She is founder and President of YV Educational Resources Inc, an educational non-profit that helps fund community school projects and training. She is also a#FlipgridAmbassador, #MIEExpert, #AppleTeacher, and #Wakelet Community Member. Be sure to check out her upcoming fundraiser Aug 8th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-for-all-tickets-114476329784!
Shout outs to:
Chanel Johnson @DC_STEMtastic
Stacy Roshan @buddyxo
Maria Galanis @mariagalanis
Christine McKee @CMcKee27
Ann Kozma @annkozma723
Stephanie Howell has been working in Pickerington Schools since 2014. She is currently the Middle School Instructional Technology Coordinator for Pickerington Schools. She has also taught special education in 5th grade at Diley Middle School. She has worked previous at Pickerington as an Independent Provider for individuals with Special Needs and as an One-On-One Aide at Forest Rose School. She has volunteered and worked in the Special Education field since 2006. She enjoy working with staff and students to increase the use of instructional technology. Stephanie has spoken at conferences such as PLSD Innovation conference, ISTE, ITIP and OETC and her most recent achievements are being a part of the team named ISTE’s Distinguished District, WOSU Leadership Award, a Google Innovator, and PLSD’s Innovative Leader award. Stephanie has a masters in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership.
Follow on Twitter: @mrshowell24
Abid Patel - @Abid_patel
Luis Pertuz- @Pertuzluisfer
Stephanie Rothstein- @srothteachlg
Global GEG- @Globalgeg
Apps to Use:
Media to check out:
Google Teacher Tribe- Podcast
Short and Suite- YouTube
Start with Why- Book
Elisabeth Bostwick is a multi-award-winning educator who is passionate about creating the conditions to spark curiosity and unleash creativity to empower learning. Driven to elevate education, Elisabeth speaks at both local and national conferences to support educators. In addition to being a classroom practitioner and instructional coach, Elisabeth has also served as a grade-level chairperson. She is the author of Take the L.E.A.P.: Ignite a Culture of Innovation and co-author of Education Write Now, Volume II: Top Strategies for Improving Relationships and Culture.
She is also Recognized by PBS as a Digital Innovator All-Star and lead Digital Innovator for New York, Elisabeth regularly engages with other educators to bring professional learning experiences and contributes to individual and collaborative blogs in the PBS Teachers Lounge. She's also been named the NextGen Young Professional Leader in Education and had the honor of being the recipient of the governor’s Empire State Excellence in Teaching award.
Erin Kiger is originally from Las Vegas, NV and has been an educator for 15 years. She has worked as a teacher in grades K through 5 and has worked as a coach with K-12 educators. She is passionate about inspiring excitement and a love of learning in educators and students especially through the use of instructional technology. Currently, she is an instructional coach in Orlando, FL. Additionally, she is part of the Undrcaff3inated Podcast trio and is working with Edumatch Publishing to release her first book, Balancing the EDU Life. She can be found on Twitter and Instagram as @ebgtech and @undrcaff3inated.]
Follow on Twitter:
@mjmcalliwrites (Melody McAllister) is the logistics manager of Edumatch publishing
@lavonnaroth (LaVonna Roth) creator of Ignite Your SHINE, and #4ocfpln
Apps to use:
Flipgrid and Wakelet
Podcasts to listen to:
Brad Shreffler’s Planning Period Podcast: https://www.bradshreffler.com/feed/podcast
Dave Schmittou's Lasting Learning Podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/LastingLearning
The B* Word: https://www.goodstockconsulting.com/podcast (Scott’s recommendation)
Sarah is a co-author of Balance Like a Pirate: Going Beyond Work-Life Balance to Ignite Passion and Thrive as an Educator and contributed to Peter DeWitt’s Collaborative Leadership: Six Influences that Matter Most and Adam Welcome’s Run Like a Pirate. She is a state and national conference speaker around topics of balance, resilience, faith. She is passionate about amplifying and empowering women through the IN AWE Podcast, which she hosts through In AWE, LLC, a business she founded to amplify and empower women.
Sarah left a position in a building to seek to teach masses in what she believes is a calling. Her passion for the message of balance and resiliency is the only thing that would have called her away from the daily work with students and staff, and she takes this message seriously.
As an educational consultant, Sarah holds an unwavering belief in the importance of the message she shares with participants and readers of her leadership books about seeking balance, building resiliency and transforming within their own lives to be the best leaders they can be at home, work, and life.
Today’s guest is Kristen Nan. Kristen is an Educator, Author, Consultant & Speaker!
Kristen Nan has been an educator for over 20 years and has a passion for building relationships with her students, colleagues, and community. She is a speaker, presenter, and now...author! Kristen’s book, “ALL IN, Taking a Gamble in Education” is co-authored by Jacie Maslyk and focuses on the importance of risk-taking, chances, and building relationships between teachers and administrators.
Follow Kristen on Twitter @nankr1120
People to follow: @mearnshaw158
Book suggestion: Turn the Ship Around by L. David. Marquet
Jaime Donally is a math teacher turned Instructional Technology enthusiast. She provides staff development and training on immersive technology as an edtech consultant.
Her latest adventures include the launch of Global Maker Day and the #ARVRinEDU community, events and presentations. She works as an author and speaker to provide practical use of augmented and virtual reality in the classroom.
Follow Jaime on Twitter @JaimeDonally
Janelle is a learner first and an educator second. She gets to share her passions for growth and education through her consulting business, Innovative Education Solutions.
Follow her on Twitter: @Ms_Mac4
Other contact info…www.innovativeeducationsolutions.net (all social media links are there)
Apps: Google tools, Zoom, Wakelet, and Flipgrid
People to follow on Twitter: @noasbobs (Noa Daniel) @DonEppsEDU (Don Epps)
Tech Integration Specialist. Culinary Teacher. National Speaker. Author of Make Learning Magical.
Podcast host: https://www.tisharichmond.com/podcast.html
Follow Tisha on Twitter: @tishrich
Apps to check out: Calendly, Google Classroom, and Zoom
Medford Oregon Anywhere Learning plan with local TV stations: https://ktvl.com/news/coronavirus/medford-school-district-rolls-out-anywhere-learning-plan
Amy Storer is an Instructional Coach and Technology Integration Mentor in Montgomery, Texas. She encourages and motivates others to reach far beyond the classroom walls to make the learning more meaningful and inspiring. This talented speaker has a passion for working with other educators and students to encourage them to make and foster global connections.
Dyann Wilson is a middle school counselor, TSCA Board Member, TCA Board Member, and a Texas On Course Fellow. She is an advocate for her profession and her students. She helps all students in the areas of academic achievement, career and social/emotional development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. She loves to spend time with her family, travel, and living that RV life!!
Apps: Buncee, Wakelet, and OneNote
People to follow: Texas On Course, Amy Fast, Ashley Wright, Jed Dearybury, Texas School Counseling Association, Marialice Curran, Leticia Citizen, and Brian Romero Smith.
Talk about life during the Corona Virus Pandemic as both a teacher and educational technology coach. I share a brief origin story with the purpose of this podcast. I cannot wait to engage my new listeners! please reach out on social media!
Facebook: Scott Nunes
My guest, Monica Burns has worked with educators on three continents, spoken at events ISTE, SXSWedu, and EdTechXEurope; her books have impacted thousands of readers!
Check out her website: www.ClassTechTips.com, Her Easy Ed Tech Podcast, and social media accounts.
Follow Monica on Twitter @ClassTechTips