10 Productivity Tips for Instructional Technology Coaches

10 Productivity Tools for Tech Coaches

In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we bring 3 Instructional Technology Coaches on to discuss their Top 10 Tips for staying productive and efficient in their school districts.

10 Productivity Tips for Instructional Technology Coaches

Tip 1 – Coach to Teacher Communication

  • Voxer – very important for keeping communication open but not filling your inbox.

Tip 2 – Teacher to Coach Communication

Tip 3 – Keep Track of Events and Documents

  • Evernote: It’s the perfect application to save documents, audio, PDF’s and it’s available on all platforms.

Tip 4 – Digital Communication and Organization

  • Utilize Google Docs/Folders to record conversations and coaching sessions for future conversations.

Tip 5 – Provide Resources for Personalized Learning

  • Keep ongoing blog as a one-stop-shop for all your teachers’ needs. Update with things you often come across for them to go back to. Also helps alleviate email you send to staff.

Tip 6 – Create Personalized Videos

  • Jing – a great quick screen recording tool for simple how-to videos.

Tip 7 – Create a Data Dashboard

  • Record important events right after they happen. It’s easy to go an entire day and forget to record important events or meetings with teachers. Use a Google Doc, Evernote, Google Keep, or Google Form to keep track of what you have done each day. Use it to create a Data Dashboard of your events. You never know when it might come in handy.

Tip 8 – Create User Groups for Group Instruction

  • Facebook groups – create hubs for people to share resources. It’s not just me that may have the answer.

Tip 9 – Create an Army of Foot Soldiers

  • Utilize your most willing teachers to assist in training/sparking innovation in others. If you build it, they will come.

Tip 10 – When in Need… Wear it!

  • Make an Apron  Aprons- You could rock an apron and save hundreds on clothes and instantly have more pockets! Augment your clothing reality with extra padding where you need it and a custom pocket for cookies and other fresh snacks.
  • Find time for micro-learning (Twitter, Flipboard, Tweetdeck, etc.)

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