Educational Tools,  Podcast

Transform Your Teaching: The What, the Why, and the How of Technology Integration – Practical Tools 

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In this episode, Dr. Rob McDole and Jared Pyles wrap up the “What, Why, How” series by discussing some of their favorite educational technology tools. Check out this episode to hear them geek out about ed tech.

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Jared’s favorite tech tools: 

  1. Flip – asynchronous video discussion 
  1. Kami – annotation tool 
  1. Mentimeter – slide presenter with interaction 
  1. Canva – free graphic design tool 
  1. Adobe Podcast – cleans up audio regardless of ambience or mic quality 
  1. Pear Deck (Google Slides extension) – Great for introducing new content  
  1. Print Friendly & PDF (Google Chrome extension) – cleans up ads and distractions from websites 

Rob’s favorite tech tools: 

  1. Grammarly – AI writing assistant 
  1. Parallel Plus – online bible study tool 
  1. MindNode – mind mapping tool 
  1. Microsoft Teams – classroom file management and communication 
  1. Canvas Quizzes – great for formative assessment 
  1. ChatGPT-4 – great for research 

From Jared’s Boise friends: 

  1. Padlet – it has so many applications and makes crowd sourced activities easy  
  1. Edpuzzle – it provides accountability for watching videos  
  1. – PDF annotation tool, but has a paywall 
  1. Formative – It’s a one-stop-shop for kids and allows for tons of customization on the teacher’s end. It’s my go-to for everything 
  1. GoReact – Video-based assessments. You can give time-stamped feedback at specific parts of the video (Presentations, etc) 
  1. Wakelet – useful for sharing resources 

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