This project has been a long time coming but it was recently spurred by the effects of the Coronavirus on K-12 schools and at colleges/universities. For months I have been planning on developing a YouTube channel devoted to edtech tool “how-to’s” for all classrooms and data literacy tutorials to help build the capacity of teachers and administrators to make data-driven decisions. As schools and universities have moved online, I felt compelled to launch the channel now and share my expertise with educators of all levels.
Genesis of the Videos
This semester I have guest lectured at San Diego State University on Educational Technology tools for K-12 teachers to graduate student teacher candidates in the Dual Language and English Language Learner Credential Program. The first videos I am uploading to the YouTube channel will include tutorials on Google Classroom, Pear Deck, Flipgrid, G-Suite for assignment development, and formative/summative assessment edtech tools that can be utilized as mechanisms for assessment and data-driven decision-making. All of these topics are ones I have lectured on this semester. As more videos are uploaded on a topic, they will progress from basic to more advanced levels of using the edtech.
Ultimately, my goal is to help teachers across all grade levels and content is to utilize these tools to bolster their instruction in-person and online. My plan over the next month is to create at least two videos a day to be uploaded onto the channel. Check back daily for updates on content and videos posted!