What is on Every Instructional Coaches Holiday Wish List this Year?

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.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • 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


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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 ConnectSafely.org, 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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