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Tech Tools for Teachers is hosted by middle school teacher, technology coach and personalized learning coordinator, Shanna Martin. Each week, we'll help educators learn how to incorporate new (and usually free) technologies into their classrooms and try to make their lives a little easier.

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Tech Tools for Teachers is hosted by middle school teacher, technology coach and personalized learning coordinator, Shanna Martin. Each week, we'll help educators learn how to incorporate new (and usually free) technologies into their classrooms and try to make their lives a little easier.

    Mini Episode: Video Creation

    Mini Episode: Video Creation

    It’s a mini episode kind of week this week! We are doing a quick comparison of video creation sites. Up for discussion are a tried-and-true favorite, WeVideo, compared to an up-and-comer, FlexClip. Both have free versions that can help inspire your students. WeVideo WeVideo has been discussed on the show before and many educators use […]

    • 11 min
    Typing & Coding Apps, Part 2

    Typing & Coding Apps, Part 2

    It’s Computers Week, part 2! Last time we talked about computers class I mentioned that there would be more discussion because we can’t fit it all into one episode. So this is the companion podcast to Episode #29. Our focus this time is on coding. There are so many ways to encourage coding so I […]

    • 28 min
    Games, Not Gaming

    Games, Not Gaming

    2020 is here! We are welcoming in the new year with a few online activities that feel like games but are really great learning experiences! The sites we are talking about can boost moral in your classroom, be used for team building, encourage problem solving skills or just to have fun! Try them out for […]

    • 26 min
    Teeny Tiny Tech Tools

    Teeny Tiny Tech Tools

    Here’s a little timely teeny tiny tech to help your week be a little more terrific. Since the kiddos are usually a little antsy this time of year and they are excited for a break, it seemed that a few easy and highly engaging tools were in order. This week’s sites are little but mighty […]

    • 22 min
    Full STEAM Ahead!

    Full STEAM Ahead!

    Full STEAM ahead! Since I am presenting on free STEAM tools this week, I had STEAM on my brain when coming up with this week’s theme. I have resources that can be used in multiple content areas and are easy ways to bring STEAM into your classroom. I hope you find one that works for […]

    • 25 min
    Sanity Before the Holiday

    Sanity Before the Holiday

    Is anyone else in the midst of 2nd quarter holiday/end of trimester chaos? I figured we could all us a couple of tools to help our kids stay engaged and teachers keep their sanity this week. 😀 So, we have a mini episode of two websites this week that I just used with my students. […]

    • 25 min

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