What’s Hot (and Not) in Google Classroom with Alice Keeler

Dig into teaching practices with Google Classroom

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Google Classroom is a tool that can help build relationships between students and teachers. But not everything is perfect. Google Classroom Guru Alice Keeler talks about what is hot and not in Google Classroom and how teachers are using it to teach. Enjoy! Sponsor: Discovery Education Today’s podcast is sponsored by Discovery Education. They have […]

How to Teach Presentation Skills, New Technology and Research Using CES

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The Consumer Electronics Show is in Las Vegas this upcoming week, January 7-10, 2020. In the fall semester, students present about historical figures in computing. However, in January, we turn the spotlight on analyzing new technologies with a critical but futuristic eye. The media, videos, and press releases give us an excellent opportunity to move […]

How Teachers Can Learn Awesome Things Every Day

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Kelly Christopherson has taught for twenty-five years and has been helping educators use to level up their learning for most of that time. As one of the leaders on #saskedchat (Saskatoon Ed Chat on Twitter), he has seen classrooms transform and is now studying the impact of social media on classroom pedagogy. Come to the […]

Using Games to Help Reluctant Readers and Writers (and More)

Dr. Lee Graham on Episode 569

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Dr. Lee Graham is working with teachers to teach them principles of game-based learning to teach writing. Her anecdotes of classroom behavior-changing results are – pardon the pun – game-changing. Learn more. Listen to Dr. Lee Graham talk about Game Based Learning Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show […]

3 Add Ons to Solve Problems in Google Classroom (Programmed by 1 Teacher)

Michael Backus on episode 557

Michael Backus had a problem as he was teaching in Google Classroom. So, he programmed add-ons to solve the problem of needing checklists attached to his Google Classroom assignments. He saw a problem and programmed a solution, first by creating an add-on for just within his district. Many people don’t know that this is possible […]

How to Give Teachers Choice in Professional Development

Meredith Akers on episode 548

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Meredith Akers is a principal who has been using some unconventional methods of teacher PD. In this episode, she talks about the revolutionary way she recently held teacher PD (using video instruction and face to face meetings) and what she learned. Let’s give teachers choice in their professional development about what they learn. Of course, […]

8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

Richard Byrne on episode 532

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Innovate and try some new apps. Today, Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, talks about eight edtech apps that you should try. (He also shares a bonus fitness opportunity for educators.) Listen to the show and learn how it is used and follow the links in the show notes below. This post is […]

Plagiarism Prevention: Best Practices with Urkund

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Urkund is a plagiarism prevention tool with many benefits for teachers in helping students create original work. In this blog post, I’ll share my review of this product from a company founded in 2000 and will talk about its benefits and features. Urkund is a cost-effective plagiarism prevention tool, integrates with popular LMS systems, and […]

The #ISTE19 Recap Show

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Today is a recap of #ISTE19 from 4-time attendee Matt Miller and first-time attendees Angie Ridgeway and Nate Ridgeway. They share what people were talking about and their observations about what was missing. (Record Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019) These three educators co-authored Don’t Ditch That Tech: Differentiated Instruction in a Digital World and talk about […]

5 Ways To Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use

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Mark Sparvell cites current research about what students really want in their classroom and how social-emotional learning relates to education technology. Sponsor: Urkund Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email.  The Urkund […]