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The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast is a weekly podcast designed to give K-12 educators practical ideas for using G Suite and other Google tools hosted by Matt Miller (Ditch That Textbook) and Kasey Bell (Shakeup Learning).

Matt Miller and Kasey Bell

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Sunsetting. But Not The End. - GTP126

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 36:18

This is the final episode of the Google Teacher Podcast. In this final episode, Matt and Kasey explain why this podcast is ending and reflect on their experiences creating it. Some of their favorite moments and things they've enjoyed include: Tips from YOU are the best episode Speakpipes are informative and sometimes entertaining Jokes, memes, and silliness with our listeners Keynote speeches and conference meet-ups Learned more from our listeners than we will ever learn on our own Hearing listeners apply things they learned made our day Continued partnership and friendship Outtakes - Speaking of outtakes...make sure you listen to the very end! You're invited to continue learning with Matt, Kasey and Chris! Matt Miller's Ditch That Text Book Listen to archived episodes of the Ditch That Textbook podcast Social media Matt on Twitter Ditch That Textbook on Twitter Matt on Facebook Matt on YouTube Matt on Pinterest  Matt’s books New book, Do More with Google Classroom, is available! Check out the book companion website for resources Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit (free online conference every December) Keynote speeches, workshops and other professional development Online courses (free and paid) by Ditch That Textbook Kasey Bell's Shake Up Learning The Shake Up Learning Show Podcast (every Tuesday) Google Resources on SUL Google Quick Tip Playlist Online Courses Books Speaking (in-person and virtual) Webinars Book Studies Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Subscribe to Kasey’s weekly newsletter Social Twitter Facebook YouTube Pinterest TikTok Instagram Chris Nesi's House of #EdTech Social Media Twitter YouTube TikTok Instagram

Tips from Teachers - GTP125

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2020 32:13

Google News and Updates Additional language support for live captions in Google Meet Create and work with documents that contain multiple page orientations in Google Docs Open Office attachments from Gmail in Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides with one click Some Google Meet settings now “sticky” for Education users Take a snowy stroll with Street View Create a festive song with Blob Opera 20 years of Year in Search Featured Content Pam Hubler had a possible idea to answer a question in e124 using Wakelet to curate Google materials Another possible answer to the same question from Stephanie Litz Hello Matt and Kasey, So thankful for your podcast, keep up the good work because your listeners appreciate it.  Regarding the question from Marcel (below), I found this resource that might be a good fit:  Cube For Teachers Website - Cube For Teachers is a place where educators search, share, and store links to free open educational K-12 resources, including lessons, activities, interactive games, teaching strategies, tech tips, videos, special education, subject-specific resources, and more. Cube For Teachers - Chrome Web Store @cubeforteachers  Dr. Rebecca Kreider from Mt. Olivetownship school district, verbal feedback is 3x as effective. She recommends Mote. Ditch Summit tips: Matt Miller: Mote Chrome extension for voice feedback. Use your dictation/voice typing command on a mobile device. Esther Park: use to create a GIF from a short video clip Paula Martinez from Slides Mania: The master is for teachers. Duplicate layouts in the master for different versions of pages. Click on the “Colors” button in the master for master colors. Desiree Alexander: Make files available offline or downloadable so students won’t need internet access to complete at home. How to Access Google Files Offline Kasey: Google certifications, magnetic poetry, Google Drawings, making ebooks with Google Slides, the resources she shared in her session How to Create Drag and Drop activities Register for Ditch Summit, a FREE online conference for teachers available until January 8: On The Blogs Matt New book, Do More with Google Classroom, is available! Check out the book companion website for resources Ditch Summit: Free online conference for teachers, December 14 to January 8 Kasey 8 Reasons to Love Blended Learning with Google EARLY BIRD Special! Buy Blended Learning with Google, get FREE Google Tips Training Blended Learning with Google (on Amazon) Google from A to Z (on Amazon)

REPLAY: Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning - GTP113

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020

Episode 113 was originally released on April 6, 2020. On this episode: Matt and Kasey share and discuss some great ways to use Google Classroom for remote learning! Click Here To View Full Shownotes

Google Arts and Culture - GTP124

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2020 34:13

Google News and Updates Virtually raise your hand to ask a question in Google Meet Accept knocks in bulk in Google Meet Expanding Google Arts & Culture with Expeditions Expeditions app and Tour Creator going away Featured Content Google Arts & Culture is a non-profit initiative. They work with cultural institutions and artists around the world. The Google Arts & Culture mission is to preserve and bring the world’s art and culture online so it’s accessible to anyone, anywhere. Museums Art Historical events and figures Virtual tours (Expeditions now part of A&C) 360 Collections Time Explorer Color Explorer Experiments (games) Lesson from Applied Digital Skills Art selfie Nearby Harry Potter: A History of Magic Google Teacher Podcast Mailbag Marcel, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada -- I have been a longtime listener and I am wondering if there is a site that you know of, that we can share G-Suite materials. I have put in a lot of time to make some good stuff, and I am sure other teachers have as well. You may have mentioned a site on one of your previous podcasts, but for the life of me, I can find it. (I have re-listened to so many podcasts...some are almost better the second time) On The Blogs Matt New book, Do More with Google Classroom, coming in mid-December Check out the book companion website for resources Ditch Summit: Free online conference for teachers, December 14 to January 8 Kasey Blended Learning with Google (Part 1: Do THIS, Not THAT) Blended Learning with Google (Part 2: Storytelling in Any Classroom) New Books Coming Soon!

Meaningful Group Work with Google Tools - GTP123

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2020 40:05

Google News and Updates Google for Education transformation reports window open, availability expanded worldwide (Seven key areas of transformation are here.) Replace your background in Google Meet Office editing mode is now the default editing mode for Office files in Drive on the web Try out these Google features on your new iPhone Featured Content From Patti Young from Cornwall, NY: Hi Kasey and Matt, I love your podcast and look forward to every new episode. This year has been a struggle for teachers and their traditional ways of teaching. I am a 5th-grade teacher in middle school. My district is using a blended learning model. We have 2 cohorts Tuesdays and Thursdays and Wednesdays and Fridays. I see 2 groups of students per day. I really miss putting the kids into groups to share their learning. I love group work and I am really struggling with how to make it work this year. If you or your listeners have any ideas on how to do group work, I would love to try it. Can't wait to hear some new ideas! Simple answer: collaborate on the assignment within a doc.  Set up sections with steps that you want students to progress through. (Kind of like Hyperdocs) Discuss in the comments.  They can work on an assignment in a different app (Slides, Drawings, even outside G Suite) Use voice comments with a tool like Mote ( for comments for a personal touch of voice Other tools that integrate nicely with Classroom that can foster discussion: Flipgrid ( Video replies. Synth ( Audio discussion tool. Audio replies. What’s your purpose? Group work, collaboration, cooperative learning? Group Doc Add-On (From Alice Keeler) Collaborative Notes with Google Docs Small-Group Instruction with Google Meet Breakout Rooms and Jamboard Google Meet breakout rooms for differentiated learning (by Esther Park) Prioritize facilitation and 1-on-1 conferencing touchpoints Station Rotations in a Hybrid Model (Catlin Tucker) More details in e85 of Shake Up Learning Show Google Teacher Podcast Mailbag Jen Giffen (Ontario, Canada) -- On the show: about integrating a Zoom link into Google Classroom. (Like Kasey said, no integration.) Workaround: Go to gear (class settings), if you put under “subject” Zoom link and the link, it’ll show up in the header. Not a live hyperlink, but could be copied into another tab. Students have quick easy access. Not perfect but a workaround! On The Blogs Matt: 20 virtual field trips for your classroom 40+ FREE digital escape rooms (plus a step by step guide for creating your own) NEW mini online course: Getting Started with Digital Escape Rooms Kasey: Google Classroom Comments - All You Need to Know FREE Google Lesson Plans for Teachers New Books Coming Soon!

Build Classroom Community with Google Tools - GTP122

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2020 37:50

Google News and Updates 9 Chromebook and G Suite for Education features to make learning more accessible Featured Content Build classroom community with Google Google Classroom headers Get to know you activities Student interest surveys with Google Forms Fake Instagram Google Forms check-in for student well being Create more touchpoints with students: Make time for one-on-one feedback with students and small groups. Build student conferencing into your weekly schedule to make meaningful connections with students. Appointment slots in Google Calendar for one-on-one conferences with students Student Discussion in Google Classroom Flipgrid for Good Morning videos Remote Learning Tips from an Online Teacher (interview with Paulino Brener) Google Teacher Podcast Mailbag Steve Scaysbrook (England) - Use OBS (Open Broadcast Software). Mix like a TV studio, bringing in a load of different feeds from the screen, external, feed it as one screen to a live broadcast. Feed to Google Meet, Zoom, whatever. He uses Microsoft Teams. Direct to that internal system. Easy to use. Mix and create screens like in a TV studio, flip between them very easily. Text. Slides. Anything else. Very easy to use. Ashley Brown (Mississippi) - Ep121, a private school teacher, being hybrid. Her public school is a hybrid. Did a fellowship with Learn Modern Classrooms. They teach you how to do blended learning with instructional videos, guided notes, tracker (so all students know where they are). Self-paced. Good for students who are in class, out of class, etc. Don’t miss anything. Can move simultaneously. Instructional videos for all students. All students can access it. Use a tracker or the to-do list so kids can see what to work on next. “Love you guys!” On The Blogs Matt 30 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools How to make an FAQ page for parents and students Kasey Blended Learning Best Practices (with Catlin Tucker) 13+ Google Classroom Quick Tip Videos

Support Students with Google Sites - GTP121

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2020 40:42

Google News and Updates Introducing Google Workspace  This year, teachers have gone the distance Create and view tasks in the Google Calendar mobile apps Increase engagement with Q&A and polls in Google Meet Featured Content Google Form to serve as a contact form FAQ document: If a student/parent asks a question, add it to the FAQ doc Take pictures of a whiteboard and add to the student site Include important documents (permission slips, syllabus, etc.) Embed videos to support what you’re teaching in class Use it as a “satellite location” for Google Classroom (for what it won’t do) Host digital escape rooms 30+ free digital escape rooms (plus a step by step guide for creating your own) 20 Google Sites tips and tricks Create a page for resources and tutorials for STUDENTS, and one for PARENTS Google Classroom Cheat Sheets - a great resource for students and parents Google’s Teach from Anywhere page has lots of great resources you may want to make available. Google’s Guide for Guardians Google’s Accessibility Guide for Guardians Post your virtual office hours on the home page, or add the time to your image header HYBRID? Create separate pages for these two groups Daily checklists - Use one Google Slide deck and add a new checklist to a new slide at the beginning each day. Then embed this on the homepage of your google site for parents, guardians, and students Remote Learning Resources from Shake Up Learning Google Teacher Podcast Mailbag Sheryl Brennan (California) -- Back in the classroom. Exciting to implement tools she’s been teaching for seven years. Ep120: To-do widget in Google Classroom. Uses with her students to redirect if they ask what they’re supposed to be doing if they’re finished. If empty: “may do” list. Today: different views from inside the Classwork tab “view your work” widget. Mary Lynn (Nevada) -- Back in a classroom. One student remotely. With Google Meet. Two cameras in the room. Other students in the room. One student in Google Meet all day with her. Feedback? On The Blogs Matt How to create Google Meet breakout rooms for differentiated learning 12 social media-inspired Google Slides templates Kasey Synchronous v. Asynchronous Online Learning Collaborative Notes with Google Docs New Books Coming Soon!

Fall 2020 Google Update Roundup - GTP120

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2020 31:59

Google News and Updates The Anywhere School: 50+ Google for Education updates MEET In September, we’ll kick off with a larger tiled view of up to 49 people and an integrated Jamboard whiteboard for collaboration. We’ll also release new controls so moderators can choose to always join first, end meetings for all participants, disable in-meeting chat, and much more. In October, we’ll launch custom and blurred backgrounds to provide some extra privacy. Breakout rooms and attendance tracking will also be launching for all Google Enterprise for Education customers, allowing for more engaged classes and insights on participation. Later this year, we’re rolling out hand-raising for all customers and Q&A and polling for G Suite Enterprise for Education customers. Plus, we’ll launch a new temporary recordings feature that will be available to all Education customers for free (premium recordings will still be part of G Suite Enterprise for Education).  CLASSROOM A new to-do widget on the Classes page will help students see what’s coming up, what’s missing, and what’s been graded.  Teachers can now share a link to invite students to their class, which makes joining a class much easier.  Classroom will soon be available in 10 additional languages, for 54 languages total. educators can soon run originality reports five times per course (up from three previously). And with G Suite Enterprise for Education, educators will be able to see matches for potential plagiarism not only against webpages but between student submissions at their school. school leaders with Enterprise licenses will have greater visibility into Classroom usage via new Data Studio dashboards, which allow admins to see active classes, measure feature adoption, and monitor teacher and student engagement.  To support teachers and admins, we’re making it easier to sync Classroom grades with a push to your Student Information System (SIS), starting with Infinite Campus customers (and more SIS to come). Keep reading for more details on what’s new in Classroom. On The Blogs Matt How to use Jamboard in the classroom: 20+ tips and tricks The Unboxing Video: A fun classroom video activity Kasey Read-Along Storybooks Using Audio in Google Slides (by Mike Mohammed) Flipgrid: The Go-To Remote Learning Tool Shake Up Learning Book Study (starts Oct. 1, 2020)

Google Teacher Tips (Vol. 5) - GTP119

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2020 38:51

Google News and Updates Use the new Google Chat app for fast and reliable communication New quick settings help you optimize your Gmail layout New Google Groups now generally available Learn and play together as a family with Chromebook Featured Content Susan Vincentz (Kentucky): Using screencastify to record and export audio only Stephanie Howell (Ohio) -- Google Educator Group: people gathering together, talk about Google, build a community to expand your knowledge. Working as a group collaboratively. Supporting others. Amazing community. She leads the Ohio GEG with Eric Curts. Think globally … Global GEG supports local GEGs. Host events together. Groups can come together and communicate, grow, learn, build upon each other’s ideas. Built-up as an educator. Was so in her own world. Now, gets perspective from others.  Google Educator Groups (GEG) resources Katie Wardrobe (Australia): Use Chrome extension Transpose on YouTube and Vimeo to change the speed, key of music, or create a playback loop.  Daren White (England): Forms and Sheets responses to maintain interaction with students during streamed lessons. Form responses come back and shout out correct answers, birthdays, anything else they want to call out. Tanner Oglesby (Arkansas): Use Google Forms to create a database in Sheets. He uses it to gather student contact information and was very useful during remote learning. Dan Stitzel (Ohio) -- Keep for personal organizations, notes, checklists, copy/paste links. Excellent for sharing with other people as well. Share individual notes with co-teacher. Share a note that you start, both add to it. Create a checklist for a student and share with a student so only you two see it. Location reminder feature -- a set reminder for when you arrive at a place. Remember when you get to work: that reminder pops up. When go to a certain buildings, accomplish what you noted in Keep. Anna Cartwright (New York): Highlighter strips in Google Slides by creating a semi-transparent colored rectangle that can be dragged over the text.  Mike Mohammad (Wisconsin): Loves the podcast. Favorite for distance learning: adding audio to Google Slides. Loves using Cloud Audio Recorder to record snips of audio to Drive, then students add into slideshows -- or he adds them. Made a YouTube video for it. Ronaldo Palacios (California): Using Google Meet to view all students and share screens he opens a second window. Pam Hubler (South Carolina): Google Sheets instead of the calendar to keep track of my daily activities as a coach. IT takes less time to update one Google sheet for a month than add individual events on a calendar. Easy to share with admin, teachers to see where she is. Updated tracker from show notes in episode 65.  Template: Notes with a new tracker linked: Laura Conway (Colorado): Military spouse headed overseas next year. Asking how to move files from the school account. Kim McClintic (Texas): Hi Matt and Katie, I would like to know if you have any suggestions for how to keep track of assignments that are turned into Google classroom.I have a digital journal or notebook that I have had students doing for a novel study and every week I add new slides to their journals. However, if I’m still grading work that they turned in they cannot begin work for the new assignment until I return it to them. Do you have any suggestions for how I could assign work for them and allow them to continue working without me having to return the journal to them so that I can continue grading while they continue working? Amber Houk (North Carolina): Using Google Voice to listen to her recording a song story. Students call in for a new song story each day. On The Blogs Matt: Tech Like a PIRATE is OUT! Get the paperback/Kindle here. FREE Tech Like a PIRATE resources page 20 Google Sites tips and tricks Kasey: Google Classroom Cleanup Tips for the End of the Year Get Your Virtual Lead On (virtual conference for leaders)

Ending the Year Remotely with Google - GTP118

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2020 37:17

Google News and Updates Keep tabs on your tabs in Google Chrome Google Meet is here to host your video meetings, for free New ways Google Duo helps make time together more special We need your tips! Episode 119 will be the finale of our fourth season of the podcast. This episode is all about YOU and your Google tips, tricks, strategies, and resources! Go to our feedback page and leave us a voice message to include in the episode! Featured Content Google Classroom and Drive cleanup for the EOY From the previous episode 88: Return all work, grade it if you need to Archive Classes Clean-up Folders in Drive Create new folders for the things you want to keep and move things over Create a folder for exemplary work Do NOT Delete the Classroom Folder Do NOT Delete from Shared with Me Delete Old Class Calendars Reflect on your Google Classroom practices, collaborate with others for ideas A check-out form that admins could sign digitally / students and parents / returning equipment Doing last Google Meet calls with students Fun things to do during Google Meet calls (Kahoot/Gimkit, scavenger hunts, virtual field trips with Google Earth, etc.) How to Create a Google Classroom Template (for next year) Google Teacher Podcast Mailbag Debbie Thymianos (Henderson, NV) -- Is there a way to disable the chat in Google Meets? It's very distracting when they are messaging each other or writing nonsense. Philip Trott (Bermuda) -- I swear I have been listening to your podcast for YEARS. I must have a hundred subscriptions, and yours is the ONLY one I listen to weekly. I really appreciate all the hard work you put in. Is there a way to subscribe to the Keyword blog? I didn't see anything on there and I would prefer to receive a weekly email or something to remind me to go in there and check. If you have any suggestions, I'd appreciate it. Keyword Blog RSS feed Keyword Blog education RSS feed RSS reader: Feedly RSS feed to email via IFTTT Email subscription to G Suite Updates  Google Edu Newsletter On The Blogs Matt: Tech Like a PIRATE is OUT! Get the paperback/Kindle here. FREE Tech Like a PIRATE resources page 20 ways Google tools can make the end of the year ROCK 8 YouTube-inspired classroom video ideas Ditch That Textbook eLearning Resources Page Kasey: Lessons Learned From Remote Learning (interview with Evan Robb) Remote Learning Resources

Using Google To Tech Like A Pirate - GTP117

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2020 42:57

Google News and Updates To every teacher, thank you times infinity New Google Lens features to help you be more productive at home Kids can learn at home with Read Along by Google Make at-home learning more fun with 3D and AR in Search Featured Content Want to do Tech Like a Pirate stuff? Website: What’s the focus of the book? (Using tech to create an experience, make learning memorable) “Don’t just teach a lesson. Create an experience!” Is there research that supports doing activities that are fun? (Shawn Achor productivity, neuroscience study, National Institute for Play ongoing studies) What are the ways to Tech Like a Pirate? Social media and apps Video Games Collaboration Images Exploration Global communication Can these be used with Google tools? And remote learning? Social media and apps: Instagram/Snapchat/Twitter templates in Slides Video: In video calls/pre-recorded video: What’s the lens you see the video through? (news anchor, on the scenes TV reporter, reality game show, horror movie, etc.) Global communication: Inviting virtual guests, adding virtual field trips to video calls Exploration: giving students flexibility in what they research/find info (and where they find it) Collaboration: Shared Google Slides Google Teacher Podcast Mailbag Renee Johnson (California) -- Task: create an unboxing video of your past self. Before created: put items in it, like survival kit to send to past self to prepare for the situation now. Write a note to explain why each item was in it. Close box. Put tape. In the video, past self opens up the box, reads the note, and pulls out one by one to see what’s inside. Posted these on a Wakelet so everyone can watch everyone’s videos. Hopefully, someone else can use this. 8 YouTube-inspired classroom video ideas Steve Scaysbrook (United Kingdom) -- Use of Google school within the university. Examples of this? Mostly, setting up an online school for professionals who need to do continued professional development (CPD). Do that study. Give them tasks, curriculum, info … then mark work and give them CPD time for doing it. On The Blogs Matt: Tech Like a PIRATE: 10 things you’ll find in the book Tech Like a PIRATE resources page The LOST CHAPTER of Tech Like a PIRATE: Storytelling: Bringing the power of stories to your teaching and Learning math through story: Examples from one teacher’s classroom Ditch That Textbook eLearning Resources Page Kasey: FREE Access to Fluency Tutor What Students Have to Say About Remote Learning [interviews with a 3rd and 12th grader] – SULS061 Remote Learning Resources

Engaging Students and Families During Remote Learning - GTP116

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2020 40:33

Google News and Updates New features for Google Sites: Templates, announcement banners, and access for children with Google Accounts New sharing dialog for Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms Maps that bring us closer, even when we're apart The science of why remote meetings don't feel the same Google Meet premium video meetings—free for everyone Featured Content “Family” gatherings of older student mentors and students Family Game night with classes/teachers Padlet/Flipgrid where people could put affirmations and celebrations Facebook group for teachers Informal coffee talks Birthday party for a teacher/student in a parking lot with social distancing Scavenger hunt - collect items, spell out mascot name with items and post pictures Would you rather? - discussion on Google Classroom, in person, or asynchronous Learn a TikTok dance What are you learning at home? Interview a family member Virtual guests and virtual field trips  Pixel art Virtual greeting cards on Google Drawings Make a creative stop-motion animation  Virtual Learning Ideas     Resources Google Teacher Podcast Mailbag Tracey Dranttel (North Carolina) -- Email Pat Goolsby (Georgia) -- Voicemail Clay Smith (Twitter) On The Blogs Matt: Remote Learning 101: FREE online course 20 ways to use Pear Deck to engage students Webinar: Use student-paced mode in Pear Deck Ditch That Textbook eLearning Resources Page Kasey: FREE Interactive Tic-Tac-Toe Choice Board for Google Slides Leading Through Crisis and Beyond for Teachers and Educational Leaders FREE Webinar: G Suite for School Leaders: Leading the New Normal with a Framework for Meaningful Digital Learning Remote Learning Resources

Using Google Tools to Connect with Students - GTP115

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2020 40:19

Google News and Updates Present high-quality video and audio in Google Meet See up to 16 Google Meet participants at once with a tiled layout Start or join a Google Meet video meeting directly from Gmail Explore new sites, relive old hikes for National Park Week (Arts & Culture) Featured Content Using Google Tools to Connect with Students Encourage connectedness Good morning videos Office Hours/Check-ins: Keep interactions light-hearted when possible. Try having a joke of the day, funny video of the day, or playing a game. Trackers -  from Lisa Johnson Google Forms Attendance and Check-in: How are you doing? How do you feel? Online safety/Digital Citizenship - Applied Digital Skills Using Google Classroom posts and comments to support conversations and connection Google Slides: give students a prompt and have them respond with webcam pics Have them teach something non-school curriculum through pictures Google Form (or a non-graded Google Classroom assignment): Asking “how are you doing” and following up with them via email or Google Classroom private comments Connect outside tools to Google Classroom: Flipgrid for student check-ins, for fun prompts, to share their pets, etc. Pear Deck has SEL slides … put them in student-paced mode to be accessed any time Fun Google Meet video call ideas (13-20 in graphic below has some fun stuff) Google Teacher Podcast Mailbag Melissa Burns (South Carolina)  -- I don't know about anybody else, but my Google Classroom Stream was about to drive me CrAzY. I was always getting messages from parents and students that they could not find certain things like links or instructions. My saving grace was discovering the Materials option in the Classwork section. Here I can organize important instructions, links, and even "How-To," videos. Did not know if this could help anyone else. I love listening to ya'll every week. Google Classroom Cheat Sheets, Google Classroom FAQ, Bookmark the Classwork Page Anonymous Voicemail -- Enabled Google Meet on Classroom. Access from top banner. Is there a way to go into Google Calendar and set up a scheduled time? It assigns a different Google Meet location. They aren’t going to the same spot. Her workaround: Go to down to description: enters link there. Doesn’t allow her to enter Google Classroom meet link. On The Blogs Matt: Use Explore Explain Apply to plan remote learning lessons 10 online whiteboard options for remote learning Ditch That Textbook eLearning Resources 70 elearning activities, templates and tutorials Kasey: FREE Google Templates Work From Home and Get Things Done! Google Classroom FAQ FREE Webinar: G Suite for School Leaders: Leading the New Normal with a Framework for Meaningful Digital Learning Remote Learning Resources

G Suite Basics for Remote Learning - GTP114

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2020 36:30

Google News and Updates Extending the availability of Google Meet advanced features to all customers through September 30, 2020 New Meet features to improve distance learning (Start a Meet video chat in Google Classroom) 5 tips for effective distance learning during school closures Accessibility ideas for distance learning during COVID-19 If you are not subscribed to the G Suite Updates blog, now is a good time! Click the “subscribe by email” button. Featured Content Make a copy - How to use all the free templates out there File>Make a copy Force a Copy links Template links How to Create and Assign Templates (GTP095) How to use Google Templates and Assign in Google Classroom Sharing - Guide to Sharing What is G Suite (core, additional, terms) Where to find answers Help forums Google it! G Suite Updates Blog Communicating with students (private comments, class comments, in-file comments) LMGTFY Google Teacher Podcast Mailbag Jennifer Isaacs (Illinois) -- All the videos show for me to click on the 3 dots and I can move my assignments up or down. Mine are like that. I only have 3 options and they are edit, delete, or copy link. Help! Kat Benne -- I am looking for a way for me to share my screen which would have a lesson with my students (8th grade) when we are having a virtual meeting. My laptop is older and does not have a webcam so I am using my iPad. Is there a virtual meeting platform where I can share my screen with them while we talk about the content? And is there a tutorial for that procedure. Thanks for your time. Nicole Blake (Indiana) -- How to make a document camera with your smartphone (Google Drive video). Start with Google Meet. Join on a smartphone. Set on a stack of books so hang over the edge. Under phone is now on the screen. Record with screencast extension. David Rogers (South Africa) -- In the podcast this morning, I was sure I heard you say that ScreenCastify was making their premium product available to all school users during the shutdown. I have been wanting to recommend ScreenCastify to my teachers, but the cost has always been prohibitive for us. I was very pleased when I heard of this offer, but disappointed when I saw there was still a five-minute limit. Is this offer only available in the USA? I teach in Johannesburg, South Africa. Screencastify post about free access On The Blogs Matt: 10 live video streams for students How to use Chromebooks offline for elearning -- New ideas for educators every day Ditch That Textbook eLearning Resources 70 elearning activities, templates and tutorials Kasey: The Guide to Google Drive Sharing (FREE eBook) Home Learning Strategies for Primary Students That All Teachers Can Use How to use Google Templates and Assign in Google Classroom What is G Suite for Education (FREE download) 10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning 12 Practical Tips for Remote Learning During School Closures Remote Learning Resources

REPLAY - Apps That Integrate with Google Classroom - GTT082

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2020

Episode 82 was originally released on April 8, 2019. On this episode: Google Classroom is one of the nicest kids on the playground of education technology. There are many apps and websites that want to play with Google and Google is happy to play with so many of the other apps and sites that are enjoying the nice days and time to play. Matt and Kasey share and discuss some great tools that are fine on their own but when they play Google we never want edtech recess to end! Click Here To View Full Shownotes

Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning - GTP113

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2020 36:47

Google News and Updates Create pointers to any file or folder in Google Drive with shortcuts Discover podcasts you’ll love with Google Podcasts, now on iOS Teach from Home Featured Content What is G Suite for Education Google Classroom Cheat Sheets for Teacher and Students (FREE) Melanie’s Tips: Share a quick daily video with your students (Melanie uses the “Shorts” camera in Flipgrid) Move items to the top of the stream (three dots menu button: click “move to top”) Use topics to keep things organized (In classwork: New > Topic … and they’re draggable!) Use “email guardians” under People tab to keep parents in the loop 6 Tips for Getting Started with Google Classroom 4 Must-Have to Google Classroom Skills How to Package Your Digital Assignments How to manage Google Classroom assignments during remote learning How to use Google Meet with Google Classroom How to provide feedback Meaningful Feedback in Google Classroom How to record videos to share with students through Google Classroom Screencastify ( 10 video tips for students with slow internet Infographic (below): How to optimize videos on Screencastify for students with slow internet Flipgrid ( … use the Shorts camera to record videos for students) How to Organize Assignments in Google Classroom A topic for “Due this Week,” or “Due Today!”  If your students are tech savvy enough, you can have them collect all of their links in one document and submit all at once. How to Differentiate Assignments in Google Classroom 10 Google Classroom Tips You Didn’t Know Google Teacher Podcast Mailbag Vicki Heupel (Montana) -- With remote learning: more need for forms for formative assessment. Tips and tricks for assigning thru GC: When do you assign for one class vs. for all classes? To be effective. Autograded within Google Classroom. MrWiseley in a blog comment: “Oh my goodness! I have an answer for the need!!! Select the column with the student IDs (better than names that might have varied spellings by the teachers). Select "Format --> Conditional Formatting". Then do a "custom formula" of =countif(D:D,D1)>2 where D represents column D (replace with the column letter for YOUR sheet). Choose to format with a cell color, and BOOM! Any kid listed more than twice will be highlighted in that color!” On The Blogs Matt: 10 video tips for students with slow internet 10 no-internet remote learning activities -- New ideas for educators every day Ditch That Textbook eLearning Resources 70 elearning activities, templates and tutorials Kasey: Home Learning with Choice Boards During School Closure [interview with Laura Steinbrink] Google Classroom Cheat Sheets for Teachers and Students Remote Learning Resources

Google Meet for Remote Teaching - GTP112

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2020 39:30

Google News and Updates Helping educators and students stay connected Learn@Home on YouTube Connecting people with COVID-19 information and resources Now you can transcribe speech with Google Translate Join a GEG - Google Educator Group Featured Content Hangouts? Meet? Compare Meet with classic chat video calls FREE Hangouts Meet Tutorials Manage Meet Video meeting 13+ over questions - Communicating with Parents and Guardians about G Suite for Education G Suite Enterprise features available: Recording videos Live streaming (through Calendar) Google updates:  Mute/block only by event creators Can’t rejoin in nicknamed meetings when event creator is last to leave Infographics below: Tips for teacher users Tips for student users Teaching ideas for using Hangouts Meet 20 virtual field trip ideas and activities 30+ digital escape rooms (plus a step by step guide to creating your own) Google Teacher Podcast Mailbag Yudelka Alvarado (NYC) -- I want to give my students my notes on Google slides to help them with remote learning. It isn't an assignment- so I don't get to choose permissions. I post it as Class Material and it defaults to giving them editing AND viewing permissions. I then have to go back to every material on my google drive and remove their editing permissions each time I post the material. How do I change this so that it defaults to ONLY giving viewing permissions? HELP!! Put the view-only link in the instructions. Bailey Sandsmark (San Diego) -- Sheets: entire sixth-grade team holds their own lunch detentions. Creating a form to keep track of those students. Into sheet. To better track “frequent flyers”. Automatically populate student names that appear +3 times. Conditional formatting. Wants it to find instances where something shows up multiple times. On The Blogs Matt: How to use Google Meet for online learning, elearning -- New ideas for educators every day Ditch That Textbook eLearning Resources 70 elearning activities, templates and tutorials Kasey: Google Classroom Cheat Sheets for Teachers and Students 10 Google Docs Tips Every Teacher Should Know Remote Learning Resources

Teaching Remotely with Carly Black - GTP111

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2020 42:40

Google News and Updates Hangouts Meet improvements for remote learning Google’s Home Learning Page Google’s COVID-19 Support Resources Page for Educators Chromebook App Hub distance learning Share your distance learning tips with Google Featured Content Carly Black spends her days encouraging tenth graders in West Salem, Ohio to believe reading and writing is totally cool. At night she chases toddlers with her teacher husband and in the morning repeats the process all over again. Find the lessons and ideas she uses to encourage her students and tame her toddlers on the blog. Carly’s student newsletter about home learning Carly’s weekly student checklist template Podcast and Webinar that Carly refers to in this episode with Jenn Pearson. Resources Twitter: @teachmomrepeat Class Blog: Website: Google Teacher Podcast Mailbag Alexis Snider (Hanoi, Vietnam) -- 7th week of home learning. Tips. 1. Use tech that students already know. 2. Planning a lesson: learning goal, student w/minimal adult support complete successfully, which tool meets those needs. Leanne -- Can you please tell me how to disable "Chat" in Google Slides. I use GSuite for my morning work and my kids are chatting. We have looked everywhere we know to look and haven't been successful at disabling this feature. Answer: On The Blogs Matt 70 elearning activities, templates and tutorials Ditch That Textbook elearning resources page Kasey FREE Tech Coach Collaborative to Support Schools FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home

Using Google to Teach Remotely - GTP110

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2020 34:52

Google News and Updates With school closures, teachers can keep their lessons going remotely Extending Hangouts Meet premium features to all G Suite customers through July 1, 2020 Math gave Lilian Rincon a voice, and led to her passion Hey Google, tell me about an inspiring woman Featured Content Tips for Enabling Distance Learning through G Suite & Chrome (From Google) How to use Chromebooks offline for e-learning days, homework Coronavirus Closures? Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools [interview with an American Teacher in China] FREE Webinar: Online Learning Tips for School Closures Nadine Gilkison’s e-learning Slides template and website resources How to Access Files Offline in Google Drive FREE Online Learning Tools and Resources for Schools Affected Premium tools being offered for free from many companies: Google Hangouts Meet Screencastify Nearpod Kahoot! Pear Deck Edpuzzle EPforlearning WeVideo Kami BrainPop Tyker And more open every day! Lesson ideas: Create a template students can access later Take images with the webcam and annotate Create a PDF ebook with Google Slides Create a multimedia science lab report Google Teacher Podcast Mailbag Lisa Munley (Scranton, PA) -- Met Matt after PETE&C in Pittsburgh. Tip for new listeners. Listen to most recent episodes. Went back to single digits: ideas to listen to now. Go back to the first season. I drive a lot. Teachers in 20 schools, five counties. Share how you make notes while drive and listen? Adrienne Farrow (Oregon) -- Google Forms. Possible to do text to speech on a Chromebook. Possible for Google Forms to read questions out loud for the student rather than text to speech? Easier for taking quizzes and surveys. Instead of highlighting and using text to speech. texthelp: Making Google Forms Accessible to Struggling Readers Use screencastify On The Blogs Matt: 8 YouTube-inspired classroom video ideas Tech Like a Pirate resource page (scheduled release: April) Kasey: The Power of Student Entrepreneurship – SULS052 FREE Webinar: Online Learning Tips for School Closures

Spring Break Reading & Listening Recommendations - GTP109

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2020 42:10

Google News and Updates Google Translate adds five languages Addressing equity in CS curriculum with Kapor Center Use these 6 tips for better video calls Meet the Doodle for Google guest judges Featured Content Spring Break is here you might be in the market for some on great reading recommendations as well as some awesome podcast recommendations. Reading Recommendations: Girl Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis (and Girl Stop Apologizing) Daily Rituals by Mason Currey My Pencil Made Me Do It: A Guide to Sketchnoting by Carrie Baughcum (Hear Carrie on e4 of GTP and e48 of SULS.) Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain by Zaretta Hammond Podcast Recommendations: Y’all Need This Podcast Steal the Show Podcast with Michael Port 10 Minute Teacher Podcast Vrain Waves with Ben Kalb and Becky Peters House of #EdTech Shake Up Learning Show Ditch That Textbook Podcast Education Podcast Network Google Teacher Podcast Mailbag Anita Gledhill (Brampton, Canada) -- After handing out a slide deck, if we need to add a slide, delete and re-send. Instead, use add-on: Slip and Slide from John Sowash’s Chromebook Podcast. Solves this problem. Shout out to Kayla, Matt's former swimmer, and first-year teacher, who listens to the show! On The Blogs Matt: 12 social media-inspired hooks for class Tech Like a Pirate resource page (scheduled release: April) Kasey 13 Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices Digital Equity and Why It Matters (interview with Ken Shelton)

Shape Learning with Maps and Creation Tools - GTP108

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2020 37:13

Google News and Updates Autocorrect now available for Google Docs on web Smart Compose in Google Docs now generally available Edit your new Google Sites faster with a revamped Settings menu Google Maps 101: how contributed content makes a more helpful map The Suite Life: 4 tips for a more manageable Gmail inbox Featured Content Jessica Brogley currently teaches courses in educational technology in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin Platteville. Prior to this, she served in the Platteville School District as the Instructional Technology Support Specialist and the Digital Communication Specialist for three years. Jessica cut her teeth as an 8-12th grade English Language Arts and College Credit Public Speaking for Seymour Community Schools in Seymour, Wisconsin for 11 years.Jessica is one of the few educators in Southwest Wisconsin who is a Google for Education Certified Trainer, Innovator, and Google Streetview Certified. She's also a Level 8 Google Local guide with over 1700 photos, over 500 are photospheres. This past fall, Jessica was also one of 200 people selected world-wide by Google to attend the 2019 Connect Live event, completely sponsored by Google in San Jose, CA in the Fall of 2019. That conference not only celebrated the top Google Maps contributors, but it also gave her a chance to ask questions and provide feedback to actual Google employees. She also founded the Southwest Wisconsin Google Educator Group. Resources Insta360 cameras (two fisheye lenses on each side). Connect the phone to the device via wifi. The phone is like the shutter. Stitches image together as one spherical image. Transfer back from the camera to phone: what to do. Retouch ($2 app) erases yourself out of the photo. Use Google Street View app: upload to google maps. Tiny Planet photography. Kids write about aspects of the community. (Early standard in elementary.) Use camera: photograph police station, firehouse, city hall, school, etc. Publish to account. Use tour creator to write about the significance. They can’t write collaboratively but can take turns. (Fire department: didn’t know what certain things are. Study: what that is what does it do?) Tourist opportunity: where to enjoy an afternoon, historical locations, etc. Google Teacher Podcast Mailbag Laura Cahill (Massachusetts) - I couldn't listen to this episode fast enough because the ISTE Standards have become such a driving force in my work as an edtech coach! After going through the ISTE certification process with my team (the Instructional Technology and Digital Learning Department in the Worcester Public Schools in Massachusetts), we quickly realized what an amazing framework the ISTE Standards would be for powerful teaching and learning. One way we started to use them to support students and teachers was by creating a crosswalk document between our state DLCS standards and the ISTE student standards. This has been huge in terms of helping our teachers see the bigger goal of creating "Empowered Learners" which we all agreed is the overarching goal and the standard that all of the other lead toward. Now, when planning PD for teachers, we use the ISTE Educator Standards to guide us and have started to educate our principals in them so they know what to look for in classrooms. I may be overly-enthusiastic about this but I wanted you to know that I really appreciate you bringing them to the masses! (and, I highly recommend the ISTE certification if you can ever find the time!... I am not compensated in any way to say that!) On The Blogs Matt - 20 free Google Slides and PowerPoint themes for teachers (plus lesson ideas) Kasey - The Instructional Playbook (interview with Jim Knight)

Powerful Learning with ISTE Standards - GTP107

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2020 37:06

Google News and Updates New interface in Google Classroom (Post from Alice Keeler) 1,000 of the most stunning landscapes in Google Earth Helpful shortcuts for Google apps on iOS From pop quiz to final exam: Chromebooks pass the test Featured Content "Today’s students must be prepared to thrive in a constantly evolving technological landscape. The ISTE Standards for Students are designed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process. Connect with other educators in the ISTE Standards Community and learn how to use the standards in the classroom with the ISTE Standards for Students ebook." ( ISTE Student Standards: Empowered Learner: Student leverage technology to take an active role in the choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences. Digital Citizen: Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical. Knowledge Constructor: Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others. Innovative Designer: Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions. Computational Thinker: Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions. Creative Communicator: Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals. Global Collaborator: Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally. Resources Kasey’s post on Empowered Learner We hit on a lot of support with this in episode 105 How to Cite Sources in Google Docs 8 Ways to Support Digital Citizenship Skills with Google Slides for creation: Google Slides to the Left (e60), Slides to the Right Cha Cha Cha (e61) Don Wettrick’s students doing genius hour all the time (Innovation and Open Source Learning) … creating apps, hosting events, creating businesses If/then conditional logic (Google Forms) - How to Differentiate Questions in Google Forms Choose your own adventure stories Made with Code CS First Teachable Machine ePortfolios with Google Sites Magnetic Poetry with Drawings or Slides Every Student Should Publish for the World! On The Blogs Matt - The Ditch That Textbook Video Library Kasey - Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners

Student Leadership and the Chrome Squad- GTP106

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2020 47:44

Google News and Updates Google Maps is turning 15! Celebrate with a new look and features Charting the next 15 years of Google Maps Street View’s 15 favorite street views Supporting the 2020 U.S. election Featured Content "Six years ago (or maybe longer–kids have killed my memory) Kevin Worthy came to Royse City as our Superintendent of Schools and a vision in tow. It was a simple, but mighty vision: be all about the kids and be innovative. It took a few years, and a strategic plan, but we progressed as a district on those two fronts. Part of that strategic plan was to move 1-1 with our students. We saw districts that tried and failed because of poor planning, poor training, poor infrastructure, or a combination thereof. It was decided to take a more measured approach. The first step was to get the right people in place. Three years ago RCISD hired Zach Snow as the Instructional Technology Coordinator and did the crazy thing of placing him not in the technology department, but the newly reorganized curriculum department head by Assistant Superintendent Julia Robinson. This is a seemingly small distinction, but if the focus was going to be on instruction and not on the technology, then department placement is key." (Sourced from In this conversation Kasey and Chrome Squad discuss the following: New additions to the Squad Impact of the Chrome Squad How being on the Squad has impacted the current and former students How to start a program like this at your school Resources The Chrome Squad Adviser Cody Holt (Twitter: @beard_speak, Website: About The Chrome Squad The Chrome Squad Story Google Teacher Podcast Mailbag Chuck Day (Castleford Idaho) -- Trying to get Bitmoji to work with Chromebooks. It would be a great way to personalize learning, create presentations to demonstrate knowledge, use avatars to create slide shows, etc. Can’t sync up with Chromebooks. Works through Google Play Store.  Bitmojis for your students: How to create and share them (tutorial video) Mark Rupe (Dinuba, California)-- Matt, you mentioned in episode 96 that Jamboard can input files from Google drive. Also, I could be wrong, but you mentioned the Jamboard could be pushed out via Google Classroom. Question: Were you talking about the mobile version of the app? I went to and began "playing." Love Jamboard thanks to you and Kasey. However, I can't find buttons, menu items, etc. to do the above? Can you import files such as a Slide deck? All I see is an icon for importing pictures from Google Drive! I know it's me. I know you are super busy, but please let me know what I'm doing wrong. Our district is a Google district. Thanks to your podcast, I'm lobbying them to let all teachers and kids have access to this new addition to G-Suite. I think they just have to flip a switch. Great program. Thank you!! (32 years, started with one Apple IIe in a class of 31 kids!) On The Blogs Matt: Classroom tech: Should I use it? 10 considerations The ULTIMATE Google Slides Teacher Resource Kasey: Fake Instagram Template in Google Slides My Pencil Made Me Do It! (interview with Carrie Baughcum) Shake Up Learning Book Study starts Feb. 13th!

Digital Citizenship Resources for All Levels - GTP105

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2020 30:23

Before we start today’s show, we wanted to make a quick announcement. The podcast is undergoing a name change. It’s a small one, but an important one. We’ve decided to shorten the show’s name to be called the Google Teacher Podcast. We’ve heard from several of you that there are problems with including the word “tribe” in the name of the show. The last thing we want to do is create a show that is disrespectful or offensive to anyone -- especially in its name. Google News and Updates Made by Google's 20 tips for 2020 Improving 40 million Chromebooks for education Data Privacy Day: seven ways we protect your privacy The Most Searched: A celebration of Black history makers Featured Content Digital citizenship refers to the responsible use of technology by anyone who uses computers, the Internet, and digital devices to engage with society on any level. Be Internet Legends  Be Internet Awesome  Interland Game ISTE Standards-Aligned Curriculum English Spanish Pear Deck Curriculum Google Classroom: Assign Interland to specific classes or sections, or simply make the resource available to all your students in the form of a class announcement. Interland for School Chromebooks: G Suite administrators can seamlessly make Interland available to students directly from their school Chromebook taskbar. Teacher Training Course Educator Resources  Google Teacher Podcast Mailbag Kate Whittaker (Pennsylvania) -- This is in response to the mailbag question about using YouTube Live to stream concerts and performances. If you want to stream these, you should double-check what rights were purchased for the performance. When I was a video teacher we were not allowed to record most plays because only the rights to perform the play were purchased. The rights to video/audio record are usually separate and more expensive. Although it's been a while since I taught video, I wouldn't be surprised if streaming rights need to be purchased. Mike Brilla (Philadelphia) -- My middle school is on a six-day cycle. How can we set-up Google Calendar to update our six-day cycle calendar if changes need to be made? If we miss school for a snow day, we must change every day for the rest of the year on the calendar. Please help! On The Blogs Matt - Google Classroom (still) to the rescue: Blogging, vlogging, and podcasting (guest post by Laura Steinbrink) Kasey: 4-Part Series on Dynamic Learning with Google (FREE Toolkit) Shake Up Learning Book Study starts Feb. 13th!

Don't Ditch That Tech! - GTT104

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2020 48:48

Google News and Updates Originality reports and rubrics now generally available for Google Classroom users Improve student writing with originality reports and rubrics in Classroom G Suite Add-ons now generally available in Calendar, Gmail, and Google Drive Featured Content Nate Ridgway is a tech-loving history teacher in Indianapolis, Indiana. He specializes in lesson design and differentiation and also is licensed in Special Education Mild Interventions. He's taught in both middle school and high school settings, but currently is enjoying teaching World History & Dual Credit U.S. History. He is currently finishing a Master's degree in History at the University of Indianapolis. Angie Ridgway began her career in middle and high school Spanish teaching. She's now working with future secondary teachers and new faculty members at the University of Indianapolis. Her passion lies in supporting new teachers' work in the implementation of original pedagogies that strive to meet all students' needs. She holds an M.Ed. and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with areas of emphasis in secondary education and Spanish. The Five Principles of Don’t Ditch That Tech Technology should be used to enhance students’ learning and should rely on evidence-based practices. There is no substitute for great teaching or great student-to-teacher relationships. Technology should help us work with content in interactive, meaningful ways. Technology should help teachers and students cross varied developmental levels.  Technology should eventually empower students to be designers of their own learning. The goal is for students to become critical thinkers and life-long learners. Technology should promote reflection and metacognition. Iorad - online tutorial builder  A Dangerously Powerful EdTech App: iorad (from Teaching from the Ridge blog) Dotstorming -- Dotstorming takes the process of dot voting online to allow groups of people to collaborate on a topic. Penzu Journal -- A private, 100% customizable online journal. Twitter: @TeachFromRidge Website: Resources Don’t Ditch That Tech (book) Free book preview and book study resources PDF notes from Nate and Angie’s presentation in the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit Nate and Angie’s Make It Til Friday podcast Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag Melanie Samson-Cormie (Edmonton CA) -- Loves Google Classroom, but Moodle is so visual. Add HTML. Teaches grades 5 and 6. It can be tough to navigate. Tips for making it more visual or easier to navigate. On The Blogs Matt: 10 social media-inspired learning activities: no account needed (lots of Google Slides templates!) Kids blogging in math class: Why and how (Guest post by Thom Gibson … Google Sites is an option!) Kasey: It’s NOT About Google (Podcast & Blog Series) How to Organize Assignments in Google Classroom Shake Up Learning Book Study starts Feb. 13th!

10+ Ways to Share Google Files - GTT103

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2020 39:10

Google News and Updates More options for copying presentations in Google Slides New Chromebooks for 2020 Doodle for Google 2020: How do you show kindness? Submissions close on March 13th, 2020 New look for Google Forms on mobile Featured Content You can share the files and folders that you store in Google Drive with anyone. When you share from Google Drive, you can control whether people can edit, comment on, or only view the file. Share button settings Kasey’s Guide to Google Drive Sharing Copy/template links, etc Create G Suite Templates with This Mind-Blowing Hack Sir Links a Lot extension Email collaborators Shared folders Shared drive Add to Drive button How to Make a Copy of Google Files Does not get updates from the original file Does not work in GC Force Users to Make a Copy of a Google Doc! 10 ways for teachers, students to share links in class Attach in gmail Attach in Google Calendar Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag Jennifer Conti (Ohio) -- Listened to episode on YouTube. YouTube Audio Library. They have a live studio where they do announcements. Lesson yesterday: students go into audio library and pull out sound effects or audio clips that they could use on “Good Morning Mustangs”. Found sound effects for weather and for bells ringing for all-school mass. Came in handy and was able to use it right away! (FYI - GTT uses the “Cockpit” audio for our podcast) Kathy Hilby (Wisconsin) (YouTube live for schools) -- Great episode on YouTube tips and tricks!  Some questions that arose while listening… Do you know if schools are using YouTube Live to share concerts or performances?  Not having used it myself, I'm wondering if it would be appropriate. Check out Finally, not necessarily a question but more of a comment.  The tip to insert videos in Google Slides to avoid the "suggested videos" is great!  I'm wondering if this could be an efficient way for teachers to organize videos instead of using a playlist.  It allows notes about the video to be added in the speaker notes. Plus, the presentation could be easily shared among grade level team members so they could add videos they find too. On The Blogs Matt - 4 classroom test/quiz strategies to avoid the gotcha game Kasey: The Top 10 Secrets of an Awesome Tech Coach (FREE eBook) It’s NOT About Google (Part 1) with FREE Dynamic Learning with Google Toolkit

YouTube Tricks for Teachers - GTT102

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2020 39:16

Google News and Updates 2019 in review: Stories from Google this year Teacher's coding lesson helps students show gratitude Google Translate improves offline translation How we highlight fact checks in Search and Google News Featured Content YouTube Studio Beta vs. Classic Studio Playlists (collaborative playlists) ViewPure / Showing videos in Slides to avoid ads Use the editor (YouTube Studio) to blur, add audio, etc. YouTube Audio Library Go live with webcam YouTube Live 30+ YouTube Channels for Teachers Infuse Google Classroom with the Power of YouTube Easily Turn a YouTube Clip into an Animated GIF Image! Follow Matt and Kasey on YouTube Shake Up Learning Ditch That Textbook Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag Stephanie Nasso (Gunnison CO) -- I just found the Google Teacher Tribe podcast. It's like finding a new favorite show on Netflix and there's already 5 seasons. I'm so excited to hear all of the tips you guys have on how to incorporate tech into my high school math class! Thanks guys! Stephanie Fitzpatrick (Chicago) -- I know there was mention of google expeditions coming to chromebooks, is there a date that this will come to chromebook platform? (Expeditions page on Google for Education) Android Apps on Chromebooks 6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook Lisa Scumpieru (Hagerstown, MD) -- Hello. I listened to episode 99 and I liked the idea of Jamboard as a portfolio system. I have not used it as a portfolio system, but I think that it most definitely could be used in that manner. This is how I think it could work: Set up a Jamboard with pages that have two pages per marking period to start. Have one page named "Best Work and Reflection" and the other page as "Goals". Best Work - students would bring it in from their Drive. Reflection - placed on a post-it next to the work. Goals - This would be student choice - let them draw their goals or find pictures to represent what they will do for the next marking period. Have them add one post-it explaining their work.  To go a step further with this, have the students screencast their Jams explaining their portfolio and then add it to Google Classroom or even a Google Site. Note: When a teacher sets up the Jamboard template, all they need to do is add the link in Google Classroom and Make a Copy for each student. On the teachers Jamboard, each student shows up as a separate Jam. Teachers can pop-in and check the students' work as they are doing it. If you would like me to record this, I would be willing to do that, but I wasn't sure if it would be too long.  On The Blogs Matt: 30+ education sketchnotes for inspiration, ideas (featuring sketchnotes by Jen Giffen from episode 10) FREE Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit (December 21-January 8): Kasey: The Top 20 Posts of 2019 #PottyPD: How to Make the Most of a Captive Audience (FREE TEMPLATE) – SULS043

Creating with Google Earth - GTT101

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2019 35:13

Google News and Updates We need a hero: 2019 in Search Interpreter mode brings the real-time translation to your phone Review the latest changes to a new Google Site before publishing Send emails as attachments in Gmail Featured Content E16: Tour the World with the New Google Earth Create your own maps and stories in Google Earth 5 Tips to Start Creating with Google Earth (FREE PDF from Google) - CHEAT SHEET Creating Stories About the World The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank LitTrip) Math on Maps Golden Eagle Migration LitTrips Creating with Google Earth: 10 ideas to try (Ditch That Textbook blog) Identify important locations in a story/history Show the timeline of a person’s life Relive a trip Do a “Day in the Life” project Tell a fictional story Do place-based math problems Do a collaborative class map Create a yearbook/newspaper supplement Create a school/district resource about other schools Create a “where are they now?” map Some features in Google Earth’s creation tools: Placemarks Lines and shapes Street View Slides Present Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag Dianne Miller Duncan (Southern California) -- How can I use Google Classroom or other Google tools for independent study students? Teachers have a variety of grades on the roster. Setting up one google classroom would be hard. Thanks to Brian Briggs for sharing this #createwithchrome Google advent activity: On The Blogs Matt: 20 sites for students with free time on their hands FREE Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit (December 21-January 8): Kasey: 6 FREE Google Templates for Teachers and Students from TechChef4U Holiday Reading: 6 Books to Transform Your Classroom

REPLAY: The Power of Hyperdocs and Lesson Design with Lisa Highfill – GTT072

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2019

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Google Teacher Tribe Behind-the-Scenes - GTT100

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2019 72:52

Google News and Updates MATT - Use the Google Assistant with your G Suite account in beta KASEY - When fashion and choreography meet artificial intelligence CHRIS - Hey Google, play me the news Featured Content We are finally at episode 100 of the podcast! This episode features Matt, Kasey, and producer Chris Nesi! Chris leads Matt and Kasey in a conversation that reflects on the run of this podcast through 100 episodes and provides some Google-goodness as well! Topics discussed: What have Matt and Kasey learned as hosts of this podcast? Favorite Episodes: Kasey: Episode 72 Matt: Episode 83 Chris: Episode 8 Favorite Memories from creating the podcast? Guest(s) you would like to have on in the future? Matt and Kasey shared their 'Because of this pocast..." stories. What Google topic would you like to cover but haven't? What Google tool(s) do Matt and Kasey struggle with? The conversation also featured an Ask Me Anything (AMA) segment where Matt and Kasey answered questions from Mike Brilla, Mike Mohammad, and Erin Kiger. Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag Mike Mohammad - Congrats on 100! Shelly Stanton (@StantonShelly) - Looking for fun ways to introduce Google Classroom to students. Janna Bonds - Curious to know how to restrict access to Google Forms. On The Blogs Matt - The new Ditch That Textbook “Google in the Classroom” page with LOTS of resources Kasey - Gearing Up for the Hour of Code Chris - Check out the House of #EdTech podcast!

Google Time-Savers - GTT099

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2019 39:04

Google News and Updates Smart Compose for Google Docs launching in beta Allow site viewers to provide feedback on your new Google Sites Add different page numbers to different sections in Google Docs Create your own maps and stories in Google Earth Featured Content Chrome Bookmarks bar Extensions Chrome database Keyboard shortcuts Text expanders Switch between Chrome Profiles You’re Doing it Wrong! How to Manage/Toggle Between Multiple Google Accounts Docs 7 Reasons to Try Voice-Typing in Google Docs Google Classroom Create a Class Template Google Keep Using Google Keep for Feedback and Assessment Google Keep Cheat Sheet Voice Notes Gmail Use filters to organize and get only the messages you want Use your mobile app instead of your browser 10 Time Saving Tips and Tools for Teachers Time savers for teachers: A more efficient you! Quick Google Forms time savers for teachers Gather data by making Forms for yourself     10 Google Classroom time savers for teachers Find student work by using Google DriveAdjust notification settings 10 tips to use Google Classroom effectively and efficiently Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag Guy Winters (Ramsey, MN) -- I had thought about Captions in Slides only as a feature used by a teacher when giving a presentation, but the comment from Jenn Conti about students using Captions opened my mind to new opportunities. The student can take control rather than waiting (or asking) the teacher to start captions, can start captions while the class is watching a video without captions, and have captioned conversations with teachers or peers. This would also make good speech practice for English language learners, debate team members, drama and speech students, and students with speech or hearing impairments; the teacher can build a deck of slides with words or phrases and the students can practice on their own. Beth Kostka (Georgia) -- Thanks for a wonderful episode.  I listened to your podcast this week and was shocked to realize that I have access to jamboard with G-suite for education (I had no clue). I have now been playing around with it and LOVE it.  I am wondering if any teachers have ever tried to use Jamboard as a "digital portfolio"? I am thinking that each sheet could be a unit and students upload pictures, reflections, and models/drawings to show their thinking. I would love to hear if this has been tried.  I am thinking about trying it and would prefer not to reinvent the wheel. On The Blogs Matt: 20 Google Sites tips and tricks Free ebook: A beginner’s guide to Twitter for educators FREE Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit (December 21-January 8): Kasey: The Shake Up Learning Story Google Certification Courses are open until Dec. 3rd!

All About Google Certifications - GTT098

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2019 40:04

Google News and Updates Update to Audio in Google Slides Google Classroom accessibility empowers inclusive learning Map out Thanksgiving with these tips from Google Maps Insert collapsible text boxes into new Google Sites Featured Content 4 Google Certifications for Educators Google Certified Educator Level 1 Google Certified Educator Level 2 Google Certified Trainer Google Certified Innovator Episode 28 with Mason Mason Google Teacher Center Fundamentals Training for Level 1 Advanced Training for Level 2 Certified Trainer Course FREE eBook: The Complete Guide to Google Certifications FREE Webinar: How to Get Google Certified Benefits of Google Certifications - 10 Reasons to Become a Google Certified Educator FREE Google Certified Educator Toolkits Level 1 Level 2 FREE eBook: How to Become a Google Certified Trainer 6 Steps to Google Certified Trainer Everything You Wanted to Know About the Google Certified Trainer Application Google Certified Trainer FAQ Google Certification Tips and FAQ (YouTube playlist) Kasey’s Courses - Only open twice a year! (May and November) Enrollment window open Nov. 19-Dec. 3! Level 1 Academy Level 2 Academy Trainer Academy All courses and bundles Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag Steve Dutcher (Okinawa, Japan) -- Trying to find a way to print student essays from Google Docs for exemplars board, but include feedback in comments. I tried to batch print essays from Drive. Downloaded them to a computer in a zip file. Opened in Word doc. Batch printed from Word. Word said it included comments. I was able to print comments on the side through Windows. Jen Giffen (Toronto, Canada) -- Solution for Jen Green, copying all folders and subfolders in someone’s drive. A colleague created a Chrome extension -- files and folder copier. G Suite marketplace. Takes the entire folder no matter who owns it, creates full copy, copier becomes an owner. Everything displayed in the spreadsheet. It doesn’t work very well with Shared Drive. The creator claims you can do that though. On The Blogs Matt: How to use Chromebooks offline for elearning day activities, homework FREE Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit (December 21-January 8): Kasey: How to Make an Impact as a Tech Coach Google Certification Courses open on Nov. 19!

Using Google Tools in Primary Grades - GTT097

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2019 41:58

Google News and Updates What’s new in Chrome OS: Virtual Desks, simpler printing and more Want to make a podcast? 5 tips to get you started Instantly create new docs, events, spreadsheets and more from your browser Vint Cerf’s top moments from 50 years of the Internet Featured Content To use Google Classroom or Not? Chromebooks iPads/Tablets Yes, Kinder+ can use Google Sheets! Collaborate with older grades When 1st & 7th graders get to work together in the same building, you realize the power of a K-8 school!

Using Jamboard for Digital Thinking - GTT096

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2019 38:31

Google News and Updates What’s the meaning of life? (And five other Google searches.) Using personal experience to make Chromebooks accessible Annie Leibovitz unveils photo series with Google Pixel Host Hangouts Meet with up to 100 (G Suite for Edu) Featured Content Google Jamboard - Unleash your team’s creativity with Jamboard. Sketch your ideas whiteboard-style while benefiting from the access and connectivity of an interactive canvas. Drop images, add notes and pull assets directly from the web while collaborating with team members from anywhere. Jamboard unlocks your team’s creative potential with real-time co-authoring. Experience unhindered productivity, whether your team is in the same room using multiple Jamboards, or across the world using the Jamboard app on mobile. With Jamboard’s incredibly responsive and accurate display, it feels natural to draw and sketch the way you would on a traditional whiteboard. Enrich your brainstorm with the best of Google Search and your team’s work in G Suite: Grab images and content from the web and bring them straight into your jam; pull in work from Docs, Sheets, and Slides; even add photos stored in Drive. Matt and Kasey discuss... Jamboard hardware v. software Jamboard Features: Import from Drive Collaborate Move and resize Accessibility tools Drawing tools -- Autodraw built-in Add clips from the web Jamboard Lesson Ideas: Graphic organizer backgrounds Draw angles Brainstorming Pre-writing Sketchnotes Jamboard Sample Activities Jamboard Resources: Jamboard training from the Google Teacher Center Jamboard Quickstart Guide Jamboard Sample Activities Jamboard Study Guide Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag Jennifer Gream (Kentucky) -- 650 students. Needs to force a copy of a folder with subfolders inside it and documents. I can’t find a way to force the copy. Craig Klement (Texas) -- Finish Google Form when running out of time. Put in Google Classroom. In settings: limit to one response/edit after submit. Students submit the form. When back to class, go back to Google Classroom, click on form link, where students left off. Required questions: Make an option that says “not finished yet”. On The Blogs Matt - DITCH: A framework for creating wildly engaging lessons (90+ ideas for implementation!) Kasey: What is G Suite for Education? What You Need to Know! FREE ebook: The Complete Guide to Google Certifications

How to Create and Assign Templates in G Suite - GTT095

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2019 42:33

Google News and Updates Customize text size and position for captions in Google Slides 13 ways to conjure up a spooky smart home this Halloween 15 years of Google Books NGram Viewer If it has audio, now it can have captions Featured Content Custom Drive Templates  Drive Template Gallery Templates from the Apps Homepage Template Links Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom Making templates to assign to students through Google Classroom … Blog post: How to create classroom templates in Google Docs and Slides What tool should you use? (Matt suggests Google Slides.) Locking items down using background images How to Create Drag and Drop with Google Slides Assigning templates to students with Google Classroom Making a copy (or a force copy link) Re-using templates to save time next time HyperDocs -- Step by step templates to guide students through the learning process Hyperdocs website: HyperDocs templates: Teachers Give Teachers (database of pre-created HyperDocs): Episode 072: The Power of Hyperdocs and Lesson Design with Lisa Highfill Episode 071: Hyperdocs with Sean Fahey 9 reasons why HyperDocs can transform your class (post by Sean Fahey) Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag Chelsey Greer (Connecticut) - Students need assessments read aloud. Easier way to add to Google Form quizzes? Record self, upload to YouTube, insert video. Easier way? FYI: Add-ons are blocked in her district.  Read&Write for Google Chrome Screencastify  YouTube: Link to specific time in video Talk to your special education staff about what you may have available Kelsey Jones (California) - I've been listening to your podcast during my commute and love all the ideas you've been sharing! My goal is to incorporate Google into my classroom and reduce as much paper as possible. I've been using Google Forms for assessments, I love how it can auto-grade. My question is, do you guys know if there is a way for students to save their work while using Forms? For example, if they have a 30 question assignment and they are only able to get to 10 of the problems. Is there a way for them to save what they've done and resume where they left off later? On The Blogs Matt - How to create a digital escape room for your class or PD (guest post by Mandi Tolen) Kasey Halloween Magnetic Poetry Template 15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning

REPLAY - Meet the Chrome Squad - GTT008

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2019 20:34

This is a REPLAY of episode 8 from March 13, 2017. Matt and Kasey speak with Royse City High School’s Student Chrome Squad! Students Tyler Crumrine, Britni Sanchez, Bryan Barnes, Caleb Fay and their teacher advisor and Innovative Learning Specialist, Cody Holt discuss what the Chrome Squad is, how it began and the challenges they face. Cody Holt spent 11 years as a high school Language Arts before transitioning to the world of instructional technology. As an Innovative Learning Specialist for Royse City ISD Cody gets to help teachers navigate instruction in a digital age; specifically how to incorporate digital tools to positively impact learning. You access the show notes by visiting

Teaching Students Google Skills - GTT094

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2019 39:50

Google News and Updates A new look for the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides Android apps How I use Google in my classroom—and other advice for teachers A progress report with Google Classroom's first school How classroom tech brings accessibility with dignity Featured Content Applied Digital Skills Curriculum and Resources from Google (late elementary and up) Resource Kit Tips for working with students with G Suite: Create low-stakes practice opportunities before using for a grade Praise students when they discover something others can use Don’t be afraid to try something new even if you don’t perfectly understand it Know what the student side of things looks like #GAfE4Littles Google Apps for Littles: Believe They Can Basics on Christine Pinto’s website Christine Pinto Google Teacher Tribe Episode Resources Google Search Education Google Students Edu in 90 A Google a Day Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag Stephanie DeMichele (Ohio) Ryan Lindsay (Australia) -- Put all of his Google Chrome ideas into school Dungeons and Dragons club. Integrate rich use of Google Classroom to manage. Chat and share links. First steps of Docs and Sheets, homework, put together stories. Sheets as an XP tracker (hand in homework), shows kids how formulas work. Lucid Press, Canva, visual design. Google Summit: Flipgrid. Student voice as a retelling of what the characters have done, drama. Previous adventures and retelling it. On The Blogs Matt 6 things that make autograded Google Forms quizzes better Should we use autograded multiple-choice quizzes? Kasey 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom FREE Webinar: How to Get Google Certified

Using Google Tools for PD and Training - GTT093

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2019 44:26

Google News and Updates Follow the journey of 13 Latino Trailblazers Make the Palace of Versailles yours on Google Arts & Culture Keeping privacy and security simple, for you To stay secure online, Password Checkup has your back Featured Content Google Sites for workshops Links to EVERYTHING -- presentations, notes, activities, additional resources For multiple days, organize pages by day Embed slides, docs, etc. to make it easier to access and view Link to outside resources in the menu Links to all activities One-stop shop Give them ONE LINK that includes everything! Published Google Slides Collaborative notes with Google Docs (or Slides) Using Google Classroom tips Not recommended for anything less than a day with a mixed group from different schools--unless it’s your main topic. Coaches/Trainers: keep a class going all year with your teachers Blended book studies Blended PD with Google Classroom episode coming next week on The Shake Up Learning Show FREE Google Certified Trainer resources Shared Google Slides to share ideas. (Change the slide master for different types) (Here’s a post on how to do this with students that you can adjust for PD) Invite people with Google Hangouts Google Slides live closed captions Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag Melissa Burns, 4th grade, Clinton SC -- Wants to do a digital interactive notebook with Google Slides. How to add additional slides after assigning the initial notebook? Google Slides interactive notebooks + 20 activities to fill them Michele Koper (Wisconsin) -- I love listening to your podcast every week. I've gotten so many ideas that I've been able to share with staff. After listening to your PD tips (which I completely agree with- especially the problem-solution topic), I just couldn't resist emailing about the meatloaf comparison. Instead of meatloaf, I like to think of it as a smoothie that I'm able to throw some greens into. Thought I'd just pass along a more appetizing visual :)

10 Tips for Google Trainings and PD - GTT092

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2019 45:29

Google News and Updates Dark theme is coming to Gmail for Android and iOS Better line spacing support for branding in Google Docs and Slides What's new in Chrome OS: Google Assistant comes to more Chromebooks 6 Chromebook keyboard shortcuts that save time Featured Content Matt’s recent post: 27 tips to deliver powerful professional development Share all sides of a tech tool: If you’re doing technology professional development, it’s always helpful for teachers to see the student side of a tool as well as the teacher side. If they can see how the initial setup works, that’s even better. Go deep rather than wide: “60 apps in 60 minutes.” I’ve attended these sessions at conferences. I’ve delivered them! Many times, I think they’re “edu-tainment” more than actual professional development. It just creates a passing familiarity with lots of apps rather than actual implementation and change. I love to go deep — learn a new strategy or tool, practice it, discuss implementation — rather than wide. Sticking on one or two impactful ideas is powerful. It can empower teachers to be ready to start using a new idea when they leave rather than just knowing about it. Use the meatloaf approach to PD: When we have meatloaf for dinner, my kids know what they are getting. They like the way meatloaf tastes. However, if my wife and I want to make the meatloaf a little more nutritious, we may grind up broccoli or cauliflower and sneak it into the mix. That way, they are getting the taste they want but also a little extra nutrition. Professional development should be the same way. If I’m talking about a teaching strategy or digital tool, I love to model it in a fun way. When I demonstrate Flipgrid, I ask teachers to record me videos of where I should eat dinner that evening. They learn the tool without even realizing they’ve learned it. The task can be fun and also teach them something. It’s kind of like mixing cauliflower into meatloaf. Use the problem/solution framework: Ask yourself, “What are the problems these educators face? What’s the problem that this solves?” Then, use that as a guide. Show them how your ideas solve that problem for them. They might forget what you said, but they won’t forget how you made them feel.” For many teachers, professional development is a drag. It makes them feel adequate. They might feel like the person leading PD doesn’t understand them and their situation. I take every opportunity to make them feel welcome. Appreciated. Capable. I smile a LOT. If someone struggles, I help them feel like the struggle is easily fixed. If they make a mistake, I help them to feel that it’s no big deal. If something goes wrong and it’s not their fault, I make sure they know it’s not their fault and they did everything as they were supposed to. Anxiety negatively affects our neurologically-based skills. Anything we can do to reduce anxiety — in adults and in children! — helps. Kasey: How to Design Google PD That Works - a framework for trainers On The Blogs Matt - 75+ Google Classroom tips and tricks (with a FREE ebook!) Kasey: How to Create Drag and Drop Activities with Google Slides

Give G Suite Superpowers with Add-Ons - GTT091

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2019 36:48

Google News and Updates Live captions in Hangouts Meet, now available on Android New improvements for Jamboard mobile and tablet apps Get more done with a little help from Google Chrome Form Notifications add-on now available in the G Suite Marketplace Featured Content Add-ons are customized extensions of G Suite productivity applications such as Gmail, Google Sheets, and Google Docs. Add-ons are built using Apps Script—a rapid application development platform based on JavaScript that lets you create business and productivity applications quickly and easily. With Add-ons you can do the following: Add customized functionality to G Suite applications such as Gmail. Boost your workflow efficiency when working with G Suite. Use Apps Script services to easily control and move data between Google applications. Connect to non-Google services within G Suite applications, allowing you to retrieve or upload data from those services into and from G Suite. Create custom interfaces (sidebars, menus, and dialogs) that are displayed within the G Suite application the add-on extends, potentially removing the need for a user to switch browser tabs when working with multiple applications. You can create add-ons for your personal use, for use within your organization, or publish them to the G Suite Marketplace where millions of users and domain administrators can find and install them (source: Our Favorite G Suite Add-Ons Slides Randomizer Slido Extensis Fonts Mail Merge for Avery Labels Form Approvals Wolfram Alpha Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag Lindsay Shields (California) -- I had to comment on the new Classroom updates after listening to [episode 90]. My district beta tests the new updates to Google, so I have been using the grades feature since last spring. I love it. The grades page allows me to easily see who has turned in assignments, which assignments need grading and who has turned work in late. I no longer have to click on each assignment in Classroom for this. I also import grades from Classroom to our SIS system (Aeries). It is truly a timesaver. To effectively do this, you need to first create the assignment in both Classroom and Aeries. It helps to have the same number of points in both Classroom and Aeries. Once you have graded the assignment, you need to return it in Classroom. This makes the grades "official." Once you have done that, then you go to your grade book in your SIS system. It is truly magic! It saves me so much time. I use Forms for bell work and I can import the scores from Forms to Classroom, return the grades to students and then import the scores to Aeries. I can grade several classes of warm-ups in minutes. I also just started using the rubric feature. So far it is easy to create a rubric and score the assignment. Beth Evans (via SpeakPipe) -- How to fill out forms in everyday life. Name, age, birthday, gender, etc. When filling out a form once, an option of using autofill. How do you shut off autofill? On The Blogs Matt - 25 practical ways to use Google Forms in class, school Kasey: Fall book study starts Sept. 26 9 Ways to Improve Student Writing with Google Docs

A Summer of Google Updates - GTT90

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2019 27:34

Google News and Updates FOR SUMMER 2019 Summer 2019 was a busy time for Google and Google for Education. The links below are related to what was discussed in episode 90 of the podcast. Classroom Gradebook in Classroom now generally available Create rubrics in Classroom with a new beta All classes moving to Google Classroom with the Classwork Page in September Google Assignments, your new grading companion Originality reports for Google Classroom and Google Assignments launching to beta Docs See changes in Google Docs over time with Compare Documents Sheets View the edit history of a cell in Sheets Additional tools for enhanced reporting in Google Sheets Slides New features for Slides Present mode Switch to a blank screen and set advanced time options for presentations in Google Slides Audio rollout on Slides has been “paused” by Google Forms Import questions from previously existing forms into a new Google form Drive, etc. Check out the new G Suite Learning Center Coming Soon: Transformation reports from Google for Education Priority page in Drive now available for all G Suite editions New fonts intended to help improve reading speed now available in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides Keyword Making learning to read accessible and fun with Bolo Bringing CS education to everyone through six new grants If you give a student a Chromebook What’s new in Chrome OS: better audio, camera and notifications A new way to help students turn in their best work Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag We invite you to contribute to the podcast with your Google tips, tricks, and questions. Visit our Feedback page for a number of ways of reaching out to the show! On The Blogs Matt - 3 easy strategies to organize your Google Classroom Kasey Fall book study starts Sept. 26 10 Google Classroom Tips You Didn’t Know

Tips from the Tribe (Vol. 4) - GTT089

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2019 37:43

Google News and Updates Dark mode available for Calendar and Keep on Android A new look for Google Search Glass Enterprise Edition 2: faster and more helpful Collaborating to protect nearly anonymous animals Featured Content In this episode, we celebrate all of you who listen by sharing tips and tricks submitted by listeners like you! Sarah Kiefer (OH) Blake Bray (TX) Stephanie Skrocki (NJ) Susan Vincentz (KY/IN) Pam Hubler (SC) Stephanie Howell (OH) Rayna Freedman (MA) Lee Tucker (GA) On The Blogs Matt - Four-part video series, “Awesome Lesson Planning Made Easy” Video 1: One quick protocol to get your lesson plans structured Video 2: Four frameworks to level up your lesson planning Video 3: Three powerful templates (and how to make your own) Video 4: Introducing the Ditch That Textbook Lesson Plan Book Get your copy of the Ditch That Textbook Lesson Plan Book, featuring … Flexible planning template LOTS of Ditch That Textbook ideas and digital tools Lesson planning resources … and more! Kasey -  How to Get Google Certified (podcast edition) (enrollment open from May 21 - June 4)

End of the Year Google Classroom Cleanup - GTT088

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2019 42:56

Download Episode! Google News and Updates Three new machine learning courses What’s so interesting about spreadsheets? Affirming the identities of teachers and students in the classroom Carmen Sandiego is back on Google Earth, gumshoe Featured Content It's the end of another school year or you're approaching the end of the year and either way you should consider cleaning up Google Classroom and Drive. Return all work, grade it if you need to Archive Classes Clean-up Folders in Drive Create new folders for the things you want to keep and move things over Create a folder for exemplary work Do NOT Delete the Classroom Folder Do NOT Delete from Shared with Me Delete Old Class Calendars Reflect on your Google Classroom practices, collaborate with others for ideas Google Classroom Cleanup Tips for the End of the Year How to Create a Google Classroom Template (for next year) Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag KD Meucci (on the blog) -- I'm trying to access Jamboard, but it says my access is denied and to contact my systems admin. I'm getting some pushback, is there any reason not to give access? Also, my admin doesn't understand the platform and thinks I'm asking to purchase an actual Jamboard. From the podcast, it sounds like Jamboard is just like Padlet, but within G Suites. Help?!! Dana Klement (Texas) -- long time listener, google trainer certification, excited to help teachers see power of Google tools, wants students to be set up for success, eighth grade in small school district, will have had the same drive since kindergarten, wants to train students to use g suite going into high school, last two weeks, streamline … set eighth graders up for success in high school, key features, extensions, organizational tips and tricks to help them to be set up for success? On The Blogs Matt - Creating Mosaic Art with Google Drawings (guest post by Sarah Jacobs) Matt’s Tech to Learn Online Course is discounted 50 percent through May! Kasey - How to Get Credit for Listening to Podcasts – SULS012 (enrollment open from May 21 - June 4)

Summer Learning Opportunities - GTT087

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2019 39:30

Google News and Updates Three new features to format and work with data in Sheets Create and insert image carousels in new Sites Helpful new visual features in Search and Lens Bringing you the next-generation Google Assistant Featured Content Get Google Certified This Summer! The Google Certification Academies open for limited enrollment on May 21, 2019! There are three courses designed to fit your needs: The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy The Google Certified Educator Level 2 Academy The Google Certified Trainer Academy These courses are designed to walk you through the process and give you everything you need to know to pass the exam. But don’t miss this opportunity! These courses only open twice a year. Enrollment opens on May 21, 2019, and will close at 11:59 PM CST on June 4, 2019. If you miss this window, you have to wait until November! ***Join the WAITLIST to get the latest information delivered to your inbox! The Google Classroom Master Class The Google Slides Master Class All Shake Up Learning Courses The Tech to Learn Online Course Tech to Learn is an online course dedicated to helping YOU identify ways to use technology to move the needle for learning ... to amplify and boost what's happening in your classroom. In this course, we will cover ... SIX areas where technology can truly boost learning in the classroom How technology can be paired with sound, solid teaching practices Practical examples you can implement in your class immediately Plus, in this course, you'll also get ... More than seven hours of video instruction with Matt Miller of Ditch That Textbook Downloadable checklists and guides to help you succeed Four BONUS mini-modules on key topics like productivity and cheating Until the end of May, Google Teacher Tribe listeners can get 50 percent off the price of the course! Click here to enroll, and find the “MAY SALE” discount option to check out. Check out the FREE video series on teaching meaningfully with technology! Get even more information about this course by clicking here. Other online courses to check out: The Chromebook Infused Classroom Side Hustle Teachers Summer Camp Free online digital summits and conferences Hive Summit (Aug. 1-14) CUE Ditch Summit (July 29-Aug. 4) Strobel Summit Teach with Tech Conference (July 22-24) The best of ISTE without going to ISTE #notatISTE Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag Laura Steinbrink (Missouri) Nanci Greene On The Blogs Matt - The Google Drawings Manifesto for Teachers (updated post!) Kasey - How to Create a Class Brand (and much more) with Tony Vincent

Conquer Summer Learning with Google Tools - GTT086

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2019 37:56

Google News and Updates Team Drives is being renamed to shared drives Get lost in the new Earth Timelapse, now on mobile After school, this teen tracks climate change with NASA This National Tell a Story Day, take a page from your Assistant Featured Content Collaborative Notes with Docs or Slides Buddy up with your team or friends and take collaborative notes. When everyone attends different sessions, you all walk away with collective knowledge and resources. Docs suggestion - Create a table of contents or divide the pages in a way that makes sense. Tables are also handy. (Kasey’s Alan November story.) Collaborative Notes with Google Docs Slides suggestion - New slide for each session gives natural division to your notes. Google Keep Take notes in Keep, share with your team or teacher friends Use the Keep extension to add bookmarks of resources and presentations Add audio, photos, or even annotate or draw Use the mobile app and add notes with dictation on the fly Grab text from a photo of a presenter slide or (gasp!) paper handout Google Keep Cheat Sheet Personalize Google Keep for You and Your Students Chrome Use Chrome bookmarks and bookmark manager to save all your links and organize into a folder for the conference. Google Photos Lots of people take pictures of links and presenter slides (as well as selfies) Sync new photos to your Google Photos collection Create an album and share with others Jamboard Can use the web app without an interactive panel There’s a mobile app, too Swap between devices Take photos with your phone, draw with your finger Draw with a stylus and add sticky notes on the app with a tablet Use dictation tools (voice typing) to add text quickly Integrates with Google Photos AND Google image search Collaborate with others View notes across platforms Hangouts Chat Backchannel to stay connected with your peeps. Discuss and share ideas and questions. How to Maximize the Edcamp Experience 15 building blocks to a meaningful conference experience Wakelet Grab social media posts (tweets, etc.) and add to a Wakelet collection Take your notes in Wakelet, adding text with titles above each session you go to Adding links creates a website card instead of just a link, giving you a preview Embed videos Upload a PDF (session materials) Also, add previous posts (bookmarks) to your collection Collaborative Wakelet collections: create shared notes with buddies or colleagues Evernote Create a notebook for the conference Take notes and use the web clipper to save all the links and notes in one space. Add images and audio Searchable (even text in images) Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag Sarah Kiefer (Speakpipe) Cam Ross (Melbourne, Australia) -- Just re-listened to Episode 18 to learn some more about what Google Slides can do, and came across the DriveSlides Chrome extension. What an amazing tool, and one that I have been able to use with the family pics at home but also with school-based projects. Keep up the amazing work, as I am learning so much each and every episode. On The Blogs Matt - 30 activities for any Depth of Knowledge level (Slides vocab cards Stella, applied digital skills Amy DeFriese, Google Slide sticky notes/infographics) Kasey -  The Google Certified Trainer Ultimate Planner & Checklist Google Certification Courses open on May 21st! (1) The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy (2) The Google Certified Educator Level 2 Academy (3) The Google Certified Trainer Academy

Accessibility Tools, Tips, and Tricks for Google - GTT085

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2019 35:01

A G Suite user guide to accessibility! Google News and Updates: Work anywhere with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides in new offline mode Work with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides in Dropbox with a new beta Duplicate larger sites in new Google Sites Visit US National Parks in Google Earth Google Accessibility Features: - FULL LIST! G Suite user guide to accessibility Adapting to the needs of learners, educators and schools with Chromebooks Accessibility is a key part of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines “to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn” Chrome Browser Use TalkBack to browse the web with Chrome Chrome low-vision features help Chrome assistive technology help Chrome keyboard shortcuts Change text, image, and video sizes (zoom) Running things in the browser enables webpage zoom Chrome keyboard access High-contrast Chrome extension Chrome accessibility extensions Videos: Chrome & Chrome OS Accessibility Chromebooks Chromevox MATT -- Magnify your screen on a Chromebook Docs Accessibility help for Docs editors Google Docs screen reader help Google Docs keyboard shortcuts Voice typing in Google Docs 7 Reasons You Need to Try Voice Typing in Google Docs Braille support in Google Docs Make documents more accessible Video: Get started with Google Docs using a screen reader (19 minutes) Google Docs VPAT Slides Accessibility help for Docs editors Google Slides screen reader help Present slides with captions Braille support in Google Slides Google Slides keyboard shortcuts Video: Get started with Google Slides using a screen reader (16 minutes) Google Slides VPAT Hangouts Accessibility for Hangouts Meet Keyboard shortcuts for Hangouts Meet Slides 6 ways to make the most of closed captions in Google Slides Mailbag: Alex Tougas (Annapolis, MD) -- Google Forms: can’t break quiz up in sections or save as you go. Workaround? Google form for summative assessment -- like 50 questions. Kamilee Jorgenson (Rangely, Colorado) -- Is it possible to go into Calendar, search for, and extract particular events? I am using my calendar to record my times driving a route for the school. Is it possible to go into Calendar, find all of that particular event, and then export them to a different document? Export from Calendar (ICS) Export to Sheets On the Blogs: Matt:60 tips to spark creative lesson ideas Kasey: 60 Tools to Inspire Students with Chromebooks

What's Going On At Google? - GTT084

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2019 38:00

Google News and Updates At Tech Day, hundreds of kids dive deep into STEM   On World Heritage Day, explore historic sites in 3D   Want to Change the Game? Design your own with Google Play   Avoid double-booking rooms in Calendar   RSVP to Calendar events from forwarded invitations   Save time with new scheduling features in Calendar   Master your email with these essential Gmail tips   Improvements to organizing and finding Team Drives   Easily customize theme colors in Slides   Get more done in less time with G Suite Add-ons beta   Google Voice for G Suite: Cloud telephony with the intelligence and security of Google Cloud   Introducing Currents, the newest G Suite app   Work smarter in Sheets with several new features for objects   Apply to be a part of the Hangouts Chat Accelerated Transition Program   Summary: Next 2019 announcements Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag Rebecca (@tccsapd) on Twitter -- Save a webpage to your @googledrive instead of printing! I just found this by accident.

How to Create Google Sites Templates with Joe Marquez - GTT083

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2019 42:28

Google News and Updates Live captions in Hangouts Meet Exploring new possibilities in cloud-based education technology Gmail Smart Compose subject suggestions Office editing makes it easier to work with Office files in Docs, Sheets, and Slides Featured Content Joe Marquez is a passionate educator who loves nothing more than to discover new ways to motivate and engage students. Technology has been the spark which has ignited his exploration into next-generation educational technology and pushed him into becoming a leader and technology coach for the Clovis Unified School District. Joe is now a K-12 Education Strategist for CDW-G helping educators across the US reach their full potential with devices in the classroom. His innovating spirit, outgoing attitude and outrageous personality has earned him the coveted titles of Certified Google Innovator, Certified Google Trainer, Prezi Educational Society member, PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, Nearpod PioNEAR, Remind Connected Educator and Advisory Board Member, Quiver Ambassador, Common Sense Ambassador, Flipgrid Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator, CUE Rockstar Teacher Faculty and CUE Lead Learner. Recently Joe was the recipient of the CVCUE 2014 Educator of the Year Award, the prestigious Clovis Unified Crystal Award and featured speaker at the California Teachers Summit in 2015, 2106 and 2017.  Resources Also a guest on episode 24 (Engaging Science Students) Twitter: @JoeMarquez70 Website: Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag Blake Bray (Texas) -- YES!!!! Duplicate copies! That's why y'all have a podcast... genius! Thanks! Allison Fluet (Maine) -- I was very impressed with myself when I heard Matt recommend a Google Slides workaround that I’ve been using. It was in response to Blake from Texas and how to get his slides to auto advance (duplicate slides and publish to the web). So, I have that system in place to run my classroom schedule but when I’m gone I have my laptop with me. I have an iPad that I leave behind for my sub but I cannot get Slides to autoplay an inserted video that I’m using as a transition song for my students to know it’s time to rotate in their math stations. Do you have any workarounds to get a video to autoplay When presented on Slides on an iPad? Wendy Cohen (New York) -- When using multiple Google accounts in Chrome, right-click a link and choose “Open as …” to choose which account you’d like to use when opening the link. Can save you time from seeing the “You need access” error messages. How to Manage Multiple Google Accounts On The Blogs Matt - 35 creative Google Drawings activities for classes The #DitchBook Twitter chat -- It’s 30 minutes every Thursday at 10pm Eastern / 9pm Central / 8pm Mountain / 7pm Pacific. We chat about a specific topic every week. Don’t know how a Twitter chat works? Check out this ebook on using Twitter for educators. Kasey - How to Become a Google Certified Trainer (6 Steps)

Apps That Integrate with Google Classroom - GTT082

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2019 36:52

Google News and Updates Write now, send later with Schedule send in Gmail Enhance presentations in Slides with audio Quickly find support resources in Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar and more Featured Content Google Classroom is one of the nicest kids on the playground of education technology. There are many apps and websites that want to play with Google and Google is happy to play with so many of the other apps and sites that are enjoying the nice days and time to play. Matt and Kasey share and discuss some great tools that are fine on their own but when they play Google we never want edtech recess to end! Resources Duolingo -- Many teachers and even entire governments around the world already view Duolingo as the perfect blended learning companion for their language classrooms. Duolingo lessons give each student personalized feedback and practice, preparing them to get the most out of classroom instruction. Quizlet -- Quizlet makes simple learning tools that let you study anything. Start learning today with flashcards, games and learning tools — all for free. (See also 6 new ways to play a Quizlet Live game) Quizizz -- This integration makes it seamless for teachers to assign Quizizz games to their class. Students can join a Quizizz game with one click and all their performance data is sent back to Classroom. (See also Gameshow Classroom: Comparing Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live and Gimkit) Edpuzzle: Make any video your lesson. Pick a video, add your magical touch and track your students’ understanding. With the EDpuzzle integration, teachers can automatically import all Classroom courses and students at sign up. Flipgrid: Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create “grids” of short discussion-style questions that students respond to through recorded videos. Each grid is effectively a message board where teachers can pose a question and their students can post 90-second video responses that appear in a tiled “grid” display. Easily share links to Flipgrids and add them to assignments in Google Classroom. (See also Catch the Flipgrid Fever! 15+ ways to use Flipgrid in your class) Insert Learning: InsertLearning is a Chrome extension that lets you turn websites into interactive lessons. You can add sticky notes, links, videos, discussion questions, multiple choice questions and more! Then easily share your lesson with students in Google Classroom. InsertLearning is featured in my FREE ebook: 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 (See also 4 Ways to Blend Learning with InsertLearning.) See Kasey’s Full Blog post: 60+ Apps That Integrate with Google Classroom Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag Jennifer (New York) -- Mark from Wisconsin asked on episode 80 about turning off spell check to proofread a poorly written letter. I have an assignment in Literature that requires the students to proofread a poorly written letter (roughly 50 mistakes) and make corrections. Is there a way to turn off Spell Check in the shared document? I have it turned off on the master copy, but when I send it out through Classroom, each of their Chromebooks turns Spell Check back on. Thanks! Blake (Texas) -- Hey y'all, I'm a 1st-grade teacher in Texas and I listen to GTT on my way to work all the time. Then, I run in my classroom and write down the ideas you have sparked so that I can try them. One of the ideas is to use slides as kind of an "auto-pilot" for a day when I may need a sub. I have 2 large screens in my room and the idea was to make a slide deck that would walk them through the day. (I've even considered uploading videos of myself teaching the lesson and explaining. Phonics, for example, is a difficult lesson to teach as a sub.) So, the sub walks in and opens the slide deck at 8am. and the slides have instructions/video/example ... the students do the work... and then the slide changes to a yellow background when there are 5 minutes left, then to the next thing on the agenda. Yea, sounds like a neat thing to try to me too. But I can't use a slide deck because I can't set different times for the auto advance. That was a long way to ask if you know of a way to set different times for each slide. I know I could use another presentation app but we live on the G suite at my school so sharing would be easier if I could find a work around on slides. Thanks guys. Y'all are awesome! I'm off to drink my sweet tea before the fun times get back from P.E. Make it into a video with Screencastify and advance as you’d like? Then play the video? Duplicate slides and set auto-advance times for 1 min each On The Blogs Matt - 10 ideas for digital end-of-semester final projects Kasey - 25 Ways to Use Audio in Google Slides Projects

Google For Enrichment & Free Time - GTT081

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2019 35:59

Google News and Updates Set start times and import reminders in Tasks Dynamic email in Gmail (beta) Threading changes in Gmail conversation view Take action faster with customizable swipe actions in Gmail on iOS Featured Content 20 sites for students with free time on their hands GeoGuessr — GeoGuessr uses Google Maps Street View to place you on the ground somewhere in the world in full panorama. The problem? You have NO idea where you are! You must use context clues to guess your location and pin it on a map. Choose to be dropped in certain continents, countries, cities, etc. … or make your own GeoGuessr game with GeoSettr! Smarty Pins — Smarty Pins is kind of like GeoGuessr’s cousin. It asks questions from categories like arts and culture, science and geography, and history and current events. The answers are locations, and you must pin them on a map to answer. It makes geography a game, and the closer you guess, the better your score is. A Google a Day — Most of us search the internet daily, if not multiple times per day. But effectively searching for something is a skill. A Google a Day challenges users to put their searching skills to the test by asking them to answer a question using Google search. With Google’s search education lesson plans you can take this game even further and begin teaching search literacy in your classroom. Street View Treks — Google Maps Street View lets its users see what life is like from the road, in full panorama. Street View Treks take that same technology to some of the most spectacular locations in the world, from Mount Fuji to the Grand Canyon to the Taj Mahal in India. Swim underwater at the Great Barrier Reef or climb the El Capitan rock face at Yosemite National Park. Google Arts and Culture — Discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world. Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail, from hidden gems to masterpieces. See super high-resolution images of some of the best works of art in the world. Walk world-famous museums. Examine historical happenings in detail. Google Quick Draw! — Quick, Draw! tells you what to draw. Then, Google’s artificial intelligence tries to guess what you’re drawing. It’s a neat way to introduce students to artificial intelligence OR to look at how we convert words/ideas into images. Emoji Scavenger Hunt - Emoji Scavenger Hunt is a super fun game from Google Experiments. Using the camera on your device, students identify emojis in the real world. The application uses artificial intelligence to try and determine what’s in the picture and see if it matches the emoji. Autodraw - AI experiment that allows you to draw and tries to predict what you are drawing so you can then select a more professional image to add to your project. Story Speaker - Combine the power of Google Docs with AI! Make interactive, talking stories without coding and play your story instantly on Google Home. What I love about this tool is that it will give you a “Choose Your Own Adventure,” story template in Google Docs, so that alone is worth exploring! Help students improve writing and get creative. Even if you don’t have a Google Home or cannot use it in your classroom, the Story Speaker tool and template are worth exploring! Talk to Books - When you type in a question or a statement, the model looks at every sentence in over 100,000 books to find the responses that would most likely come next in a conversation. This is a really interesting way to help kids connect and learn with literature, discover new authors and books, and strike up some interesting conversations! Made with Code - Made with Code is a program designed to help close the gender gap in the programming industry, and give girls and young women fun ways to learn how to code the things they love. More tools and resources from Kasey: Stranger Google: Crazy Tools from the Upside Down Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag Matthew Reischer (NJ) - Google Forms/Quizzes question Nancy Richards (North Hollywood, CA) - Thank-you for your great ideas, suggestions and tips, Matt and Kasey! On The Blogs Matt - 60 ideas for using Google MyMaps in any content area Kasey - Meaningful Technology Integration and Dynamic Learning (5-Part Podcast Series)

Spring Break: Google Style - GTT080

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2019 39:29

Google News and Updates It’s now easier to insert images in cells in Google Sheets Work smarter with the new Priority page in Drive Driving change with Rolling Study Halls Your mission, gumshoe: Catch Carmen Sandiego in Google Earth Featured Content Spring has finally sprung! Matt and Kasey share some great Google related things you can do on Spring Break or related to Spring Break! Courses to Try Over Spring Break: FREE Course: How to Create Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides and Drawings The Google Classroom Master Class The Google Slides Master Class HyperDocs on Air: 12 free videos Master the Screencast: FREE online course by Screencastify Books to Read Over Spring Break Go See the Principal: True Tales from the School Trenches by Gerry Brooks You, Your Child, and School: Navigate Your Way to the Best Education by Sir Ken Robinson The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life by Shawn Achor Shake Up Learning Book Study (starts March 28th) Resources How I started traveling the world on my own, thanks to Google Local Guides Connect A safer way to share your ETA, now on iOS Virtual spring break trip with Google Maps Treks (staycation!) 20 sites for students with free time on their hands Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag Craig Klement (Garland, TX) -- Choice board on Google MyMaps: pins on different locations, students choose their own adventure, detail the activities in the pin, layers to highlight the route that they took on their adventure. Mark (Wisconsin) -- I have an assignment in Literature that requires the students to proofread a poorly written letter (roughly 50 mistakes) and make corrections. Is there a way to turn off Spell Check in the shared document? I have it turned off on the master copy, but when I send it out through Classroom, each of their Chromebooks turns Spell Check back on. Thanks On The Blogs Matt - The Hyperdocs Toolbox: 14 engaging example activities Kasey - 60+ Apps That Integrate with Google Classroom The Shake Up Learning Show starts March 26th with a 5-episode series!

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