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The Edtech Throwdown podcast (originally GotTechED the Podcast) was created in 2018 by Nick Johnson and Eric Guise with one, singular goal: to provide quality, tech-centric professional development (PD) to busy teachers on the move. As educators who have always been passionate about PD, Nick and Guise have attended and created hundreds of hours of professional learning experiences for teachers, but there has always been one problem ... time! Attending full-day workshops and conferences is difficult and stressful due to missed class time and added prep. With the Edtech Thowdown, Nick and Guise hope to provide busy teachers a way to access educational PD at their convenience.

Edtech Throwdown Eric Guise/Nick Johnson

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The Edtech Throwdown podcast (originally GotTechED the Podcast) was created in 2018 by Nick Johnson and Eric Guise with one, singular goal: to provide quality, tech-centric professional development (PD) to busy teachers on the move. As educators who have always been passionate about PD, Nick and Guise have attended and created hundreds of hours of professional learning experiences for teachers, but there has always been one problem ... time! Attending full-day workshops and conferences is difficult and stressful due to missed class time and added prep. With the Edtech Thowdown, Nick and Guise hope to provide busy teachers a way to access educational PD at their convenience.

    The Great Debate 12 Teaching Strategies and Their Place in Education (Part 2)

    The Great Debate 12 Teaching Strategies and Their Place in Education (Part 2)

    Edtech Throwdown
    Episode 167: The Great Debate 12 Teaching Strategies and Their Place in Education (Part 2)
    Welcome to the EdTech Throwdown  This is episode 167 called “The Great Debate 12 Teaching Strategies and Their Place in Education (ParT 2)”.  In this episode, we’ll talk about the current teacher practices and whether they are still relevant in education! This is another episode you don’t want to miss, check it out!
    Segment 1: 
    Narrative: It's time to reflect on some of the most used teaching practices and discuss whether they are still relevant
    Segment 2:   
    PART 1:
    Lecture: The traditional method of teaching where the instructor delivers information to students through verbal presentation.Blended Learning: an educational strategy that combines multiple teaching methods to help students learn more effectively. It usually combines traditional classroom instruction with digital learning, but can also include other face-to-face and online activities.Case Study: Presenting real-life scenarios or situations for students to analyze and apply their knowledge to problem-solving.Project-Based Learning: Engaging students in hands-on projects that require them to apply their knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems.Problem-Based Learning: Presenting students with authentic, complex problems to solve, promoting critical thinking and problem-solving skills. STEM Learning: Stem education focuses on practical application, bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and real-world scenarios. Students engage in hands-on projects that mirror actual challenges they may encounter in their future careers.
    PART 2:
    Narrative:  using scenarios or a narratives to lead a class projectFlipped Classroom: Reversing the traditional learning model by having students review instructional materials at home and using classroom time for discussions and activities. Discussion: Facilitating class discussions to encourage active participation and critical thinking among students.Debate/Argumentation:  Small groups simultaneously Gamification: Incorporating game elements, such as competition, rewards, and challenges, into the learning process to increase student engagement and motivation.Independent Study
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    • 42 min
    The Great Debate 12 Teaching Strategies and Their Place in Education Part 1

    The Great Debate 12 Teaching Strategies and Their Place in Education Part 1

    Edtech ThrowdownEpisode 166: The Great Debate 12 Teaching Strategies and Their Place in Education Part 1Welcome to the EdTech Throwdown  This is episode 166 called “The Great Debate 12 Teaching Strategies and Their Place in Education Part 1  ”.  In this episode, we’ll talk about the resources that we’ll be exploring while on this year’s summer vacation! This is another episode you don’t want to miss, check it out!
    Segment 1: 
    Narrative: It's time to reflect on some of the most used teaching practices and discuss whether they are still relevant
    Segment 2:   
    Lecture: The traditional method of teaching where the instructor delivers information to students through verbal presentation.Blended Learning: an educational strategy that combines multiple teaching methods to help students learn more effectively. It usually combines traditional classroom instruction with digital learning, but can also include other face-to-face and online activities.Case Study: Presenting real-life scenarios or situations for students to analyze and apply their knowledge to problem-solving.Project-Based Learning: Engaging students in hands-on projects that require them to apply their knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems.Problem-Based Learning: Presenting students with authentic, complex problems to solve, promoting critical thinking and problem-solving skills. STEM Learning: Stem education focuses on practical application, bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and real-world scenarios. Students engage in hands-on projects that mirror actual challenges they may encounter in their future careers.
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    • 53 min
    Edtech Resources for the Summer

    Edtech Resources for the Summer

    Edtech ThrowdownEpisode 165: Edtech Resources for the SummerWelcome to the EdTech Throwdown  This is episode 165 called “Edtech Resources for the Summer”.  In this episode, we’ll talk about the resources that we’ll be exploring while on this year’s summer vacation! This is another episode you don’t want to miss, check it out!
    Segment 1: 
    Narrative:  Summer time talk
    Segment 2:
    Guise’s Books
    AI for Educators: Learning Strategies, Teacher Efficiencies, and a Vision for an Artificial Intelligence Future by Matt MillerLeaders Eat Last by Simon SinekIn the U.S. Marines during mealtime, Sinek explains, it’s common for the highest ranking officers to fix their plates last. This not only ensures everyone on the team is fed, but sends an important message: Leaders look after their people first. But Sinek’s people-first approach is only one component of a larger narrative that includes segments on creating a safe environment within your organization—he refers to this as the “Circle of Safety”—and the surprising impacts of what he calls “selfless chemicals” like serotonin and oxytocin on leadership style.
    Nick’s Books
    Storytelling With Purpose: Digital Projects to Ignite Student Curiosity by Michael Hernandez:  The book:Shows how to create uncheatable assessments through student-created story projectsHelps educators create meaningful learning experiences by integrating edtech tools and storytelling into their curriculum.Shows how storytelling can help students activate higher-level thinking to conduct research, process ideas and information, and share the synthesis of these ideas with an audience.Illustrates how digital storytelling can help develop a mindset of collaboration, mental agility and resilience.Presents student examples, teacher case studies and sample lessons to demonstrate how to integrate student stories into curriculum in authentic ways.Offers flexibility, through sample projects that vary in degree of difficulty, so teachers can choose the best option based on their resources and unique situation.Schoolishness: Alienated Education and the Quest for Authentic, Joyful Learning by Susan D. Blum (Author) In Schoolishness, Susan D. Blum continues her journey as an anthropologist and educator. The author defines "schoolishness" as educational practices that emphasize packaged "learning," unimaginative teaching, uniformity, constant evaluation by others,...

    • 43 min
    How to Combat AI Misuse in Your Classroom

    How to Combat AI Misuse in Your Classroom

    Edtech Throwdown
    Episode 164: How to Combat AI Misuse in Your Classroom
    Welcome to the EdTech Throwdown  This is episode 164 called “How to Combat AI Misuse in Your Classroom”.  In this episode, we’ll talk about how to plan your classroom with a positive and pro-active approach to AI use! This is another episode you don’t want to miss, check it out!
    Segment 1: 
    Narrative:  Teachers questioning student work.
    So let’s take a break while we go ask ChatGPT to write this episode for us, so that when we come back we can talk about how to deal with these issues in a positive and proactive way.
    Segment 2:
    Avoid The “Reactive” ApproachDon’t find yourself halfway through the year and angry because you can tell that a significant percentage of your students just used a chat bot to write their responses.Set Clear Expectations (Be Proactive):Syllabus StatementCould align with a school policy if that is already establishedIntroductory days AI discussionAsk students to share what they think about AI.  Let them discuss, consider, and reflect.Generate class rules together, almost like normsGive them examples from real life where AI might be allowed, and then not allowed.In college, they would likely see similar rules, where using AI to write for you is likely considered academic dishonesty and you would get expelled.In life, you might use AI to begin the process of writing a best mans speech you need to give.In a career, you might use it to plan out some talking points for an upcoming meeting or make an email sound more professional.Assignment/Project ExpectationsClearly state acceptable/unacceptable uses of AIHave some pre-written templates for different types of assignments and what types of AI-use might be acceptable.  This way you can easily copy and paste them into assignment descriptions as needed.Promote Positive CommunicationLet students know that you aren’t out to “Catch Them”Expose them to current AI literature8 Things Students Should know about AI by Ben KliegerBest PracticesShow examples of good use of AIShow examples of how you can tell the usage of AITurnitin AI DetectionChrome Extensions DraftbackRevision HistoryClear expectations and detailed processYou may use AI for ____ purpose.li...

    • 41 min
    Fun with Virtual Field Trips

    Fun with Virtual Field Trips

    Edtech Throwdown
    Episode 163: Fun with Digital Field Trips
    Welcome to the EdTech Throwdown  This is episode 163 called “Fun with Digital Field Trips”.  In this episode, we’ll talk about some of our favorite options for fun and engaging virtual field trips.  Time and money is always tight when it comes to education, and these resources can help bring some adventure to your classroom! This is another episode you don’t want to miss, check it out!
    Segment 1: 
    Narrative:  What’s your favorite field trip of all time? 
    Nick - Penn State Nuclear Energy Lab
    We need to take a break to hear from Teach Better, but don’t go anywhere because when we come back we’re going to talk about all things virtual field trips.
    Segment 2:
    Fully Digital Field Trips:
    Access MarsGoogle Arts and CultureAirPano360 CitiesDollar StreetHistoryview.org (Easter Island is a good one)

    Curated Collections
    Google Maps TreksDiscovery Education Virtual Field TripsTraveling Around the World: Virtual Tours and Field Trips
    Theme Parks:
    Walt Disney World:Frozen Ever After rideIt’s a Small WorldMonsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!a href="https://www.legoland.dk/en/accommodation/hotel-legoland/virtual-tour/" target="_blank"...

    • 43 min
    The Edtech Throwdown: Edtech tools Tips and Tricks

    The Edtech Throwdown: Edtech tools Tips and Tricks

    Edtech Throwdown
    Episode 162: 
    Welcome to the EdTech Throwdown  This is episode 162 called “The Edtech Throwdown: Edtech tools Tips and Tricks”.  In this episode, we’ll share our famous edtech throwdown where Guise and I compete for edtech glory.  Who has the better tools, tips and tricks?  Listen in and decide for yourself! This is another episode you don’t want to miss, check it out!
    Segment 1: 
    Narrative: Sneak peak at an Edtech Throwdown Competition
    We need to take a break to hear from Teach Better, but don’t go anywhere because when we come back we’re going to break down this year's edtech march madness bracket.
    Segment 2: 
    Nick’s
    Chrome Action ChipsPessimists ArchiveDollar StreetRevision History (Ext)Awesome Screen RecorderFigJamPlayphrase.me
    Guise’s

    TangoWordwallBreshna.ioWavacityDraftbackAllsidesPrintfriendlyPDF
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