049 - The Technology Toolbelt

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Dr. Monica Burns is a Curriculum and EdTech Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of ClassTechTips.com. As a classroom teacher in New York City, Monica used digital tools to create an engaging, differentiated learning experience to meet the unique needs of her students. Monica started her blog ClassTechTips.com in 2012 to help make EdTech easier for fellow educators, and launched the Easy EdTech Podcast and her membership site the Easy EdTech Club to support educators who want to simplify and streamline technology integration. Since starting ClassTechTips.com, Monica has led workshops and webinars, and provided keynote presentations to teachers, instructional coaches, administrators and tech-enthusiasts at numerous national and international conferences including SXSWedu, ISTE, FETC and EduTECH. Monica is the author of EdTech Essentials: The Top 10 Technology Strategies for All Learning Environments (ASCD, 2021), Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom (ASCD, 2017) two quick reference guides for ASCD on Distance Learning Essentials and Classroom Technology Tips, as well as several other publications. Key Takeaways: The framing of technology may change, but when not it comes to essentials. Technology should be used to curate, assess, and create. Use open ended tools when introducing tech to build rich discussions and create anchors for teachers. Slim tools down and create an efficient technology tool belt. We make time for we value. The Disney movie experience. Simplicity is key. We need to purposely embed digital citizenship and citizenship and media literacy into our everyday teaching. Contact: Twitter: @ClassTechTips Email: hello@classtechtips.com Website: https://classtechtips.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Dr. Monica Burns is a Curriculum and EdTech Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of ClassTechTips.com. As a classroom teacher in New York City, Monica used digital tools to create an engaging, differentiated learning experience to meet the unique needs of her students. Monica started her blog ClassTechTips.com in 2012 to help make EdTech easier for fellow educators, and launched the Easy EdTech Podcast and her membership site the Easy EdTech Club to support educators who want to simplify and streamline technology integration.

Since starting ClassTechTips.com, Monica has led workshops and webinars, and provided keynote presentations to teachers, instructional coaches, administrators and tech-enthusiasts at numerous national and international conferences including SXSWedu, ISTE, FETC and EduTECH. Monica is the author of EdTech Essentials: The Top 10 Technology Strategies for All Learning Environments (ASCD, 2021), Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom (ASCD, 2017) two quick reference guides for ASCD on Distance Learning Essentials and Classroom Technology Tips, as well as several other publications.

Key Takeaways:

  • The framing of technology may change, but when not it comes to essentials.
  • Technology should be used to curate, assess, and create.
  • Use open ended tools when introducing tech to build rich discussions and create anchors for teachers.
  • Slim tools down and create an efficient technology tool belt.
  • We make time for we value.
  • The Disney movie experience.
  • Simplicity is key.
  • We need to purposely embed digital citizenship and citizenship and media literacy into our everyday teaching.

Contact:

Twitter: @ClassTechTips

Email: hello@classtechtips.com

Website: https://classtechtips.com

--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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049 - The Technology Toolbelt