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Three edtech tools that you gotta try out this semester featuring Laurie Guyon

Updated: Mar 5

Welcome back, EduMagicians. Today, I am with me Laurie Guyon. She is the Coordinator for Model Schools at WSWHE BOCES in Saratoga Springs, New York, and a trainer with NYSCATE. Laurie was named one of the NextGen: Emerging EdTech Leaders for 2020 with CoSN. She is an ISTE Certified Educator. Laurie is part of the first DigCit Institute Global Impactor Cohort. Laurie is an NYSCATE Social Media Team member and Volunteer Hall of Fame. Laurie is on the leadership teams for ISTETEN, ISTESTEM, and ISTEDSN.

Laurie has presented at conferences and taught workshops on integrating technology into literacy at Skidmore College and the Greater Capital District Teacher Center. Laurie recently completed her SBL and SDL certification and taught Digital Age Learning as an adjunct professor for SUNY. You will learn about Laurie's teaching journey at the show's beginning. Today, we are discussing educational technology with a purpose. Here we go!

Episode takeaways
  • Keep learning something new all the time

  • Be a passionate lifelong learner

  • Failing forward - it's OK to show that you are NOT perfect - no one is perfect. Keep learning from your mistakes and reflect upon them.

  • Select a tech tool based on the learning outcome for your students.

  • Most of the time you spend on a tool is on the front end - getting used to it and how to use it.

  • Make connections with content and students' everyday lives as much as possible.

  • Learn with your students!

Resources mentioned in this episode
  • Nearpod - engage students with your presentations through checks for understanding. Allows constant feedback from your students. You can set it up with the teacher or student-paced mode. Everyone is responsible for their learning and has different content to engage with during the lesson.

  • Buncee EDU - Tool for students and teachers alike to create. Have students show what they know differently. Students can share their content and record content, too!

  • Kami and See-Saw - Annotate PDFs and provide feedback to students.

Connect with Laurie Guyon

Coordinator for Model Schools and NYSCATE Trainer

WSWHE BOCES Saratoga Springs, NY

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