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Who Should Facilitate Professional Learning?

A Principal's Reflections

Have you ever paid money to go and watch a professional sporting event, play, or musical? Let me focus the rest of my point on professional sports. There is often a debate in physical and virtual spaces about who should facilitate professional learning for educators.

Flipping Out For Professional Learning

The Web20Classroom

During a professional development session a while back I thought I killed someone. But it was a wake up call to me and the way I approached delivering Professional Development. Think about Professional Development, specifically technology-related PD. How to create a Google Doc.

Professional Learning: Keeping A Balance

Class Tech Integrate

This post is week 1 of 8 in the 8 Weeks of Summer Blog Challenge for educators from hotlunchtray.com - Find out more about the challenge by clicking here. I know that I'm in the right profession, because when I learn I get excited. Content Curation: Google Keep or Padlet? ??

Google Classroom for Professional Learning

Learning in Hand

Participation in Google Classroom used to be limited to those with G Suite for Education accounts. Now everyone with personal Google accounts can join and create classes. This is a big deal because it opens up Google Classroom to many more users and uses.

5 Tips That Foster Collaborative Professional Learning

EdTech Magazine

5 Tips That Foster Collaborative Professional Learning. Leveraging new technology for professional learning requires some creative thinking — and it also takes money. A few years ago, a group at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte received a grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction that paid for notebooks and software for creating a professional development program for elementary school teachers.

Connecting Personalized Professional Learning to a Bigger Purpose

The Principal of Change

” “Personalized Learning” for educators is something that is gaining more traction in education, and rightfully so. To the first point, as a reminder: It is personalized YET ties directly to moving the company forward (“will most benefit Google”).

EdTechTeam Maryland Summit Featuring Google for Education [Register Now] w/ @adambellow @kleinerin @kylepace

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Participants will be able to attend beginner through advanced sessions on uses of Google Apps in the classroom. Adam Bellow gafe google education Kyle Pace learning maryland summit google professional learning teaching

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edWeb’s Research-Based Practices for Personalized Professional Learning

edWeb.net

Report prepared by Cambridge Learning Group. Rock Valley Community School District in Iowa relies on edWeb.net to support its professional development program for teachers. Active learning through structured online activities and classroom application.

How to Use Google Keep in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Crystal Koenig talks about Google Keep. Learn all about this tool that has educators talking (especially those with Chromebooks.). Integrating Google Keep and Google Docs. Differences between Google Keep and Evernote. Photo recognition in Google Keep.

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15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers! Google Classroom is one of the most popular digital tools for the K-12 classroom. Learn All About the Course.

4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

In today’s K-12 education ecosystem, most classroom management tools have moved online. The first ‘lite’ option that most educators think of is Google Classroom. It’s only free if you have a G Suite for Education account.

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Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

The CoolCatTeacher

Rachael Mann on Episode 492 The first person to walk on Mars has already been born and is in our classrooms today, so the experts tell us. He or she could be in your classroom or mine. Rachael is a Google Certified Educator with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

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6 Ways to Use Twitter To Enhance In-School Professional Learning

The Principal of Change

Here is a tweet I received from Jamie Sweeney on using Twitter to “enhance professional development” : Thinking about ways I might use Twitter to enhance staff development…any ideas? Hashtag for professional learning days (and beyond).

Renaissance Partners With Teaching Channel to Provide New Professional Learning Platform

techlearning

Renaissance and Teaching Channel are partnering to enhance Renaissance-U , an online professional development solution from Renaissance. News Professional Development Ed Tech Ticker

How to Create a Class Template in Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create a Class Template in Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. What if I told you that you could create a class template inside Google Classroom? In 2018, Google released several significant updates to Google Classroom.

4 Ways to Give Meaningful Feedback with Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 4 Ways to Give Meaningful Feedback with Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Classroom + Meaningful Feedback = Winning Combination! In this post, we will explore ways to give meaningful feedback in Google Classroom.

35 Google Classroom Resources That Will Make Your Day

Shake Up Learning

The post 35 Google Classroom Resources That Will Make Your Day appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Here are 35 Google Classroom Resources That Will Make Your Day! I have over 400 pins on my Google Classroom Pinterest Board alone! Google Support: 26.

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Professional Learning (Part 1)

The Principal of Change

Over two years ago, I wrote “ 8 Things To Look for in Today’s Classroom ”, and more recently, Sylvia Duckworth created the above visual that has been shared numerous times. To be honest with you, professional learning in many cases needs an overhaul.

5 Ways to Organize Assignments in Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 5 Ways to Organize Assignments in Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Wondering how to organize Google Classroom? Below are 5 Ways to Organize Assignments in Google Classroom. We will learn together.

The Google Classroom Master Class – Join TODAY!

Shake Up Learning

The post The Google Classroom Master Class – Join TODAY! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Today, I am #superexcited to announce a brand new online course: The Google Classroom Master Class. Consider this your video guide to Google Classroom!

Force Users to Make a Copy of a Google Doc!

Shake Up Learning

The post Force Users to Make a Copy of a Google Doc! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. How to Force Users to Make a Copy of Google Drive Files. Here’s an easy way to force users to make a copy of Google Docs, Sheets, Slides or Drawings! Other Google URL Hacks.

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Professional Learning (Part 2)

The Principal of Change

(This is the second of two parts on professional learning. It is based on the visual below that was created by Sylvia Duckworth and adapted from “ 8 Things to Look for in Today’s Classroom “ ). Connected Learning. EDCAMP professional learning day.

Amazon Alexa in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Bill Selak @ billselak shares how he’s using Amazon’s Alexa via the Echo and Dot in the classroom. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, ISTE 2014 Kay L. Bitter Vision Award recipient, ISTE 2013 Emerging Leader, and a Google Certified Innovator.

Google Certified Educator Capacity Matrix (Level 1)

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Certified Educator Capacity Matrix (Level 1) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Certified Educator Capacity Matrix (Level 1). If you have followed this blog for very long, you know that I am a fan of Google certifications.

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Expand Your Use of Google Classroom. Google has opened up Google Classroom to users outside of G Suite for Education. Shake Up Learning 2017.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom. Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology. It also uses Google’s familiar template that many teachers have used for years. 60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom.

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How to Insert Audio in Google Slides (Step-by-Step)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Insert Audio in Google Slides (Step-by-Step) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The long-awaited Google Slides audio feature has finally arrived! Google has heard our request and we now have a new menu option: Insert > Audio ! Shake Up Learning 2019.

From PLN to Practice: Tips from 5 Educators on Personalizing Your Professional Learning

Graphite Blog

Traditional professional development for teachers, while important, doesn't usually address every teacher's unique needs when it comes to professional learning. Top-down PD solutions tend to ignore what we want most: More opportunities for choice and topics that are timely and actually relevant to our unique classrooms. While Twitter is probably the most widely used, teachers are finding personalized professional learning on plenty of other platforms.

How to Become a Google Certified EDUCATOR (video walkthrough)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Become a Google Certified EDUCATOR (video walkthrough) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. How to Become a Google Certified EDUCATOR. Ready to get Google Certified? Find out what it takes to become a Google Certified Educator.

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Google Certified Educator Boot Camp – ONLINE!

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Certified Educator Boot Camp – ONLINE! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Ready to Get Google Certified? The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy is now open for enrollment ( standard course and VIP course ).

Google Success Story: Jacinta Keenan, Google Certified Trainer

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Success Story: Jacinta Keenan, Google Certified Trainer appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Becoming a Google Certified Trainer is no small feat, and everyone’s journey is a little different. Google Certification Courses Open November 20th!

Educators as Empowered Learners

Tech Helpful

I guess I might as well start this series with my soapbox message- the importance that educators continue to be learners and what that looks like in the digital age. Pursue professional interests by creating and actively participating in local and global learning networks.

25 Ways to Use Audio in Google Slides Projects

Shake Up Learning

The post 25 Ways to Use Audio in Google Slides Projects appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Are you ready to use audio in Google Slides? One of the most common questions that I get is how to insert audio in Google Slides, a feature that many have missed after leaving PowerPoint.

Back to School with G Suite: 6 Activities for the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post Back to School with G Suite: 6 Activities for the Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. teachers are gearing up for back to school–gathering ideas, planning lessons, and getting their classrooms ready for learning. How do you learn best?

How to Edit Images in Google Docs and Slides

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Edit Images in Google Docs and Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did you know you can edit images inside Google Docs and Slides? In just a few clicks, you and your students can add some pizazz to your images in Google Docs and Google Slides !

Get Google Certified This Winter!

Shake Up Learning

The post Get Google Certified This Winter! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Ready to curl up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa and some AWESOME professional learning? Get Google Certified this winter! I want to get Google Certified this winter!

Google Certification FAQ – All Your Questions Answered!

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Certification FAQ – All Your Questions Answered! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I get so many questions about Google Certification that I decided to put together this dedicated post that answers the most frequently asked questions.

10 Reasons to Become a Google Certified Educator (infographic and video)

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Reasons to Become a Google Certified Educator (infographic and video) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 10 Benefits to Becoming a Google Certified Educator. Learn more: shakeup.link/trainingcenter ). Why Become a Google Certified Educator?

12 Google Slides Resources That Will Make Your Day

Shake Up Learning

The post 12 Google Slides Resources That Will Make Your Day appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Slides is my absolute FAVORITE G Suite tool! It is really the most versatile tool in the Google toolbox. Google Slides is like a Swiss Army Knife for your classroom.