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Ask the Tech Coach Episode 31

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick are joined by Tech Coaches Kerry Gallagher, Sadie Lewis, and Claudio Zavala Jr to recap the year that was 2018 and look ahead to the new year by sharing their edtech tips, tricks, and app requests for 2019.

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  • 3 Apps You Want For The New Year
    • Google Keep
      • Create Collaborative Tasks and Lists
      • Take Photos / Drawings and add them to other Google Apps quickly
      • Voice Memo’s on Mobile Devices Sync with Desktop
      • More visualization options
    • Google Jamboard
      • Ability to access Google Drive files from the Jamboard (physical)
    • Plutio
      • All in One Project Management Solution
      • Create Projects, Tasks, & Integrate is with Google Calendar
      • Manage Projects and People
      • Desktop and Mobile Friendly
    • Kerry: Resources: ConnectSafely Guides and Quick Guides
    • Sadie: Future Design School Curriculum
      • K-12 modular courses
      • Apply design process to curriculum, instead of a stand-alone activity
    • Sadie: Google tools used in new ways
      • We think of Sheets or Slides as *having* to look a certain way or perform a certain function. Need to break out of that thinking.
    • Claudio
      • Voice control photo editing app
      • Streaming tool to all social media platforms from my phone
      • A student version of Pinterest
      • Not really an app but a wish that all Google, Apple, MS would all work together!!
    • 3 Systems You Wish You Had in Place as a Tech Coach
      • To Do List
      • Task Management System
      • Booking Calendar
      • Kerry: Parent/Home support system to help students feel successful both at school and at home
      • Claudio: Tech workflow
      • Claudio: Collaborative content sharing
      • Claudio: Conferencing between classrooms on demand. Press button, we are connected
      • Sadie: Leveled/Tiered communication with my teachers
    • 3 Things You Plan on Doing in 2019
      • Growing Tech Coach Mastermind Program to Support More Tech Coaches
      • Launching a Tech Coach Online Course
      • Working with Tech Coaches at conferences such as FETC and ISTE
      • Kerry: Get through year 1 in my new role successfully
      • Kerry: Supporting our faculty as they become more comfortable with “hybridizing” their courses using our new LMS
      • Claudio: Working on a book (graphic design for teachers)
      • Claudio: Schedule out content, strategic
      • Claudio: Student video projects; equipment checkout
      • Claudio: Finish soundproofing my office at home
      • Claudio: Recording & creation studio at work
      • Claudio: Creative jam sessions
      • Sadie: Design Studio for Educators – teaching graphic design to teachers and how to teach it to kids
      • Sadie: Connected Coaches – a digital group for coaches in my region
      • Kerry: Holiday Tech Gifts for Kids from the ConnectSafely Podcast
      • Claudio: Balance between work responsibility & outside (conferences, speaking, etc.)

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Kerry Gallagher

Kerry is the Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts where she leads the 1:1 iPad program, oversees the digital citizenship and digital learning initiatives, develops and implements the teacher induction and supervision program, and works with faculty and staff to promote optimal student learning among all students. She is also the Director of K12 Education for, and internet safety non-profit in Palo Alto, California. An ASCD Emerging Leader, Future Ready Instructional Coach Thought Leader, Adobe Education Leader, EdSurge Columnist, and TEDx and keynote speaker; Kerry frequently presents at conferences and schools around the country about teaching and learning with technology, digital citizenship, media literacy and more. She can be found on social media @KerryHawk02.

Sadie Lewis

Sadie is the Instructional Innovation Specialist in the Mehlville School District in St. Louis, Missouri. She works to design and develop professional development and supports around instructional technology and innovative teaching practices. She also supports teachers through coaching and co-planning, and modeling and co-teaching classes with them.

Twitter: @sadieclorinda

Claudio Zavala JR

Claudio currently works as an Instructional Technology Coordinator with Duncanville ISD in Duncanville, Texas. He’s an Adobe Education Leader, Flipgrid Ambassador and a Participate Community Advisor.  Claudio is passionate about fostering creativity in the classroom and using creative tools to enrich learning and experiences in the classroom.  He is an experienced photographer, avid cinematographer, vlogger, musician and graphic designer.

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