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  • 126. Sunsetting. But Not The End. - GTP126

    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 episodeSpeakpipes are informative and sometimes entertainingJokes, memes, and silliness with our listenersKeynote speeches and conference meet-upsLearned more from our listeners than we will ever learn on our ownHearing listeners apply things they learned made our dayContinued partnership and friendshipOuttakes - 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 BookKasey Bell's Shake Up LearningChris Nesi's House of #EdTechSocial Media

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  • 125. Tips from Teachers - GTP125

    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 SearchFeatured Content Pam Hubler had a possible idea to answer a question in e124 using Wakelet to curate Google materialsAnother possible answer to the same question from Stephanie LitzHello 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.On The BlogsMattNew book, Do More with Google Classroom, is available!KaseyBlended Learning with Google (on Amazon)Google from A to Z (on Amazon)
  • 124. Google Arts and Culture - GTP124

    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!
  • 123. Meaningful Group Work with Google Tools - GTP123

    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 iPhoneFeatured ContentFrom Patti Young: 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. Use voice comments with a tool like Mote ( for comments for a personal touch of voiceOther 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 DocsSmall-Group Instruction with Google Meet Breakout Rooms and Jamboard Google Meet breakout rooms for differentiated learning (by Esther Park)Google Teacher Podcast MailbagJen Giffen (Ontario, Canada)On The BlogsMatt: 20 virtual field trips for your classroom 40+ FREE digital escape rooms (plus a step by step guide for creating your own)Kasey: Google Classroom Comments - All You Need to Know FREE Google Lesson Plans for Teachers
  • 122. Build Classroom Community with Google Tools - GTP122

    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
  • 121. Support Students with Google Sites - GTP121

    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 MeetFeatured ContentGoogle Form to serve as a contact formFAQ document: If a student/parent asks a question, add it to the FAQ docTake pictures of a whiteboard and add to the student siteInclude important documents (permission slips, syllabus, etc.)Embed videos to support what you’re teaching in classUse 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 tricksCreate a page for resources and tutorials for STUDENTS, and one for PARENTS Google Classroom Cheat Sheets - a great resource for students and parentsGoogle’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 GuardiansPost your virtual office hours on the home page, or add the time to your image headerHYBRID? Create separate pages for these two groupsGoogle Teacher Podcast MailbagSheryl Brennan (California)Mary Lynn (Nevada)On The BlogsMatt How to create Google Meet breakout rooms for differentiated learning 12 social media-inspired Google Slides templatesKasey Synchronous v. Asynchronous Online Learning Collaborative Notes with Google Docs
  • 120. Fall 2020 Google Update Roundup - GTP120

    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)