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September 17, 2019
There are so many amazing digital tools that teachers can use to support writing in the classroom. As a former writing teacher, I can't help but geek out a little at all the possibilities. But when it comes to G Suite, and Google Docs, in particular, there are some excellent tools that can help teachers and students throughout the writing process. In this episode, you will learn 9 Ways to Improve Student Writing in Google Docs. (Show notes: http://shakeuplearning.com/30)
September 10, 2019
In this episode, you will learn insider Google Classroom tips that most teachers don't know, as well as, the 2019 updates to help you rock the school year! Get all the details and the show notes here: http://shakeuplearning.com/29
September 3, 2019
On this episode, I welcome Jon Corippo, Chief Learning Officer at CUE, as we discuss how to use EduProtocols to save time and increase learning in your classroom. Jon has made it his life’s mission to find ways to engage and inspire his students while saving himself time and energy on unnecessary routines. Together with his co-author Marlena Hebern, he has created a wonderful field guide on creative ways to use technology and engage the classroom.
August 27, 2019
My favorite G Suite tool is Google Slides, not because it is an easy-to-use presentation tool, but because it does so much more than just create presentations. In this episode, I'm going to share with you a little-known secret--how to create drag and drop activities with Google Slides. (Get the full show notes and YouTube tutorial here: http://shakeuplearning.com/27)
August 20, 2019
It’s time for another on-air coaching session! My guest on this episode is Vicki Huepel, a high school science teacher from Montana, and member of the Shake Up Learning community, who is trying to create meaningful collaboration in the classroom. Listen in and we breakdown an entire lesson to see where it can be elevated and updated.  Vicki has put together a lesson in which her students complete a variety of tasks dedicated to researching and explaining the digestive system. In the past, she has mostly lectured the students and then they would complete labs. She shares the changes she has already made to the lesson and then the coaching begins. Putting yourself in the hot seat of on-air coaching takes courage and Vicki did an amazing job, I ask her to dig deeper into her lesson as well as her overall teaching style to find the ways in which this one lesson can be elevated. The best part is hearing her realize that the steps we take in this episode are applicable to the classroom as a whole. Don’t miss out on this fantastic deep dive into assessment, collaboration, and using tech to uplevel your lessons.  In This Episode: [00:29] - Welcome back! Today’s guest is science teacher Vicki Heupel, in the hot seat for on-air coaching.  [01:31] - Shout out to Gail Falewicz for her super sweet email about my book.  Learn more about the book at http://shakeup.link/book Want to Work With Kasey? Check out how! - Bring Kasey to your next event! [02:35] - Kasey answers a question she received on SpeakPipe from an anonymous listener: “What are the best ideas for the evaluation lesson you do for your principal?” Have a question for Kasey or an idea you want to share? Maybe you just want to leave a shout out! Visit https://www.speakpipe.com/ShakeUpLearningShow and leave a message! [05:56] - Vicki shares a bit about her background and her experience with The Google Certification courses. [10:32] - Hear Vicki describe her classroom and the devices and applications she and her students use. [15:33] - Why did Vicki pursue on-air coaching? [19:14] - Learn why Vicki wants to revamp her digestive system lesson and increase collaboration. [23:25] - Kasey asks a series of coaching questions about changes Vicki has already made to her lesson and classroom. [27:40] - If the lesson were a 10, how would it have changed? What would the students be doing?  [30:41] - What pushes the lesson to a level 10?  [34:31] - How can the lesson efficacy be assessed before and after the changes?  [36:39] - Would assigning roles help build collaboration more quickly?  [39:18] - Kasey digs deeper into what could be changed to make the lesson great. [43:31] - Keep in mind that every lesson has to adjust to the students in the room. [44:08] - What is the goal of collaboration within this particular lesson?  [48:47] - How could Vicki make the group assessment process work time over time? [51:55] - Would Flipgrid enhance the assessment process?  [53:18] - Can the changes for this lesson be applied to Vicki’s classroom as a whole?  [54:14] - What is the next thing that Vicki needs to do to get ready? Podcast Question of the Week [58:07] - Kasey shares the podcast questions of the week:  How can you make collaboration more meaningful and purposeful in your classroom? Post your answer to your favorite social media platform using the hashtag #ShakeUpLearning, or share it in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook! [58:58] - Interested in Google Certifications? Head over to getgooglecertified.com and check out all of the free resources. [59:48] - Thank you for listening! Please subscribe to the podcast, and leave a review on iTunes. (Bonus points if you use  the word “y’all” in your review!) Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! The Shake Up Learning Show Episode 6: [On-Air Coaching] Staying Focused on the Learning Goals, Not the Assessment The Shake Up Learning Show Episode 10: How to Choose a Digital Assessment Strategy Flipgrid Screencastify Vicki’s Website Vicki on Twitter: @33heupel
August 13, 2019
Is Microsoft making a comeback in education? Today’s guest is the gadget guru herself Leslie Fisher. I brought Leslie to the show to answer the EdTech community’s biggest question, is Microsoft making a comeback in education? You won’t want to miss our chat about what’s new with Microsoft, and some of Leslie’s other favorite tools and gadgets.  First things first, we share why #youarenotmyfriend has been generating buzz and lay to rest rumors of any EdTech in-fighting. We are friends and we are definitely happily connected colleagues. For several years the response I’ve given when teachers ask me about Microsoft is that I’ve been waiting for them to catch up. Leslie shares their innovative developments with the Immersive Reader and how they have integrated it with Flipgrid, how Microsoft Forms is helping math teachers create intuitive quizzes, and the various other apps and gadgets that she uses on a daily basis. This conversation was packed with fantastic information about Microsoft’s newest products and others that have been around and have gotten a reboot. Is Microsoft making a comeback? After this conversation, I think the answer is yes. What are your thoughts?,  In This Episode: [00:29] - Welcome back! Today’s guest is Leslie Fisher, the gadget guru.  [01:52] - Shout out to the to Robinson ISD and China Spring ISD where Kasey just delivered a keynote for convocation. Want to Work With Kasey? Check out how! - Bring Kasey to your next event! [02:32] - Kasey shares a question from the Shake Up Learning Community, specifically from a member of the summer book study: “What would you say to a student who said, “If he [the teacher] doesn’t know the answer to that question then he shouldn’t be teaching and I’m not going to take him seriously?” Kasey’s Response:  I would say we live in a time where things are changing at an exponential pace and we can’t be experts in everything. But we can be are expert learners and show them the importance of being able to find their own answers and solve their own problems. The number one skill students will need to survive in this ever-changing world is the ability to adapt and teach themselves new skills. **This episode is NOT sponsored by Microsoft** [06:17] - Kasey welcomes Leslie to the show and they clear the air about an incident at a conference in February. #youarenotmyfriend [10:57] - Leslie shares her philosophy on creating presentations and keeping up with tech. [15:01] - Microsoft is making their way back and Leslie shares her feelings on this shift. [17:45] - Learn about Microsoft Immersive Reader and how it supports all learners. [21:08] - Where can you find and use Immersive Reader?  [25:48] - How Microsoft is using forms to help teachers create math quizzes. [28:34] - Leslie provides insight into how Microsoft approaches the creation of their tools. [30:59] - What tech would Leslie gravitate toward if she was a student today?  [36:19] - Learn about the Rocketbook and companion app from Leslie. [40:32] - Connect with Leslie! www.lesliefisher.com  Podcast Question of the Week [42:42] - Kasey shares the podcast questions of the week:  Name two new tools from this episode that you want to try in your classroom.  Post your answer to your favorite social media platform using the hashtag #ShakeUpLearning, or share it in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook! [43:39] - Interested in Google Certifications? Head over to getgooglecertified.com and check out all of the free resources. [44:29] - Thank you for listening! Please subscribe to the podcast, and leave a review on iTunes. (Bonus points if you use  the word “y’all” in your review!) Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! Merge Cube Microsoft Immersive Reader Flipgrid Immersive Reader Wakelet Immersive Reader Math Helper Microsoft Forms Leslie’s Rocketbook Livescribe Notability ToDoist www.lesliefisher.com Leslie on Twitter: @lesliefisher Email Leslie: geek@lesliefisher.com Leslie on Facebook Leslie on Instagram Leslie on YouTube Leslie on LinkedIn
August 6, 2019
Around the U.S., teachers are gearing up for back to school--gathering ideas, planning lessons, and getting their classrooms ready for learning. Google tools can help you kick off the school year, get organized, and have some fun. So I thought now was a great time to share a few back to school activities with my favorite Google tools. No matter what grade level or subject area you teach, there are always a few ways that Google tools can help you and your students save time and get creative. Below are a variety of ideas to help get to know your students, build relationships, do some goal setting, create, and play some games. Be sure to share your favorite ways to use G Suite for back to school in the comments below this post! Here are six ideas for going Back to School with G Suite. Student Interest Survey with Google Forms One of the most important things teachers can do during the first few weeks of school is to build relationships with their students. We want to know what they like, what they don't like, where they struggle, and their learning style. There are lots of ways to get to know your students, but Google Forms is a great way to gather some basic information and keep it organized in a spreadsheet. The answers to some of these types of questions may not be something students are comfortable sharing with the entire class, so a Google Form is a great way to give students a safe space to share. Depending on what age you teach, these questions will vary. Below are some ideas to get you started. What do you want me to call you in class? (preferred first name) What is your favorite color? What is your favorite food? What are you passionate about? If you could learn anything at school, what would you choose to learn? Do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments in front of the class? What characteristics do you like in a teacher? Is there anything that you struggle with in class? What do you do if you don't know how to answer a question or problem? How do you learn best? What do you want me to know or understand about you? Do you prefer to work in groups or on your own? Do you like to read aloud? What are your favorite books? Do you enjoy reading? Vision Boards with Google Slides The beginning of the school year or semester is the perfect time to build a growth mindset and set some goals with students. Visualization is one of the most powerful exercises for the mind and for reaching your goals. A vision board is a collection of images and words that represent the things you want in life–the things you want to do, the things you want to learn, the things you want to be. Vision boards also support Dynamic Learning and the ISTE Standards for Students! This is just one small way we can empower l
July 30, 2019
Welcome back to the show ya’ll! Today I’m talking with another amazing student guest about coding, art, and student-led innovation. Ainsley McClard is going into the 7th grade next year and she chats about some amazing projects she’s been involved in, what she thinks about the grading system, and why she started her own business! Ainsley loves to learn and create. Her favorite classes involve art and creation and she has used this passion to create inventions with coding! She also creates bracelets (that you can buy to help her fund her Washington D.C. field trip) and she’s learning to sew. She wishes that teachers were able to spend more time moving forward rather than repeating lessons they’ve already learned. Sometimes she gets bored when they aren’t moving quickly enough through the material. She also shares her thoughts on grading and why there should be a way for students to obtain feedback and correct their mistakes prior to receiving a final grade. That’s not all she shares on the grading issue, listen in to learn more.  Ainsley was unbelievably transparent about her thoughts on her classrooms, her projects, and her feelings toward school. This is definitely an episode that would inspire many to either continue working on technology-driven projects in their classrooms or start implementing them! You won’t want to miss out on Ainsley’s fantastic insights. In This Episode: [00:29] - Welcome back to the show! Kasey introduces today’s student guest, Ainsley McClard! [01:52] - Shout out to the Region 10 Education Service Center and The Buck Institute for their Summer Institute and allowing me to be the keynote speaker for their event! [02:20] - Shout out to the Southwest Virginia Public Education Consortium for inviting me to be their keynote speaker and to head some break out classes at their Tech Splash Conference. Want to Work With Kasey? Check out how! [04:27] - The listener question of the week comes from Rebecca Brewer through our SpeakPipe messages. Listen in to hear her question about participation and support. What are your thoughts? This episode is brought to you by Screencastify, Google Chrome’s #1 screen recording extension. Screencastify allows you to record anything you’re doing on your computer, your webcam, or my favorite - a combination of both. This extension is perfect for creating videos for your lessons, or even challenging your students to use it explain their thinking. And the videos are automatically saved to Google Drive! Recently, Screencastify partnered with my friend, Alice Keeler to create a free 45-minute certification course that will teach you how to use their extension with your favorite Google Apps. Learn more at Screencastify dot com.  The lite version of Screencastify is completely free! But, as a loyal listener, you’re entitled to a free 30 day trial of Screencastify premium free with no credit card required, just use the code “CAST_SHAKEUP” at checkout! Genius! course: https://www.screencastify.com/course/genius/?utm_source=shakeup&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=genius Screencastify Website: https://www.screencastify.com/?utm_source=shakeup&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=install [08:28] - Welcome to the show Ainsley McClard and her dad Dr. Lance McClard! [09:34] - Ainsley presented at ISTE to tell teachers about the student perspective on leadership clubs. [10:31] - Hear about some of the projects Ainsley has worked on over the years and how her teachers have impacted her drive to learn. Book journey using My Maps Created stop motion, then created a template for stop motion on weather cycle, taught 3rd grade [12:13] - What does Ainsley like about school?  [12:43] - Are there things Ainsley would change about school?  [13:36] - Ainsley’s favorite subject? Art! She also shouts our her dream school! [15:02] - Hear Ainsley explain some of her vector art projects and how she used Google Drawings to create them. Check out some of her projects here: Harry Potter Drawing, Fox Drawing, and Rose Drawing. [15:54] - What does Ainsley likes about coding and how does she use Made With Code. Check out her coded emoji!  [18:37] - In Ainsley’s Alert class they create various inventions and this year they used coding! Here’s an example of a business plan they created for their invention....and her presentation at the Codeify event! [20:07] - What is Alarm Sleeper, the invention she created with her classmates?  [22:04] - Is creation something her teachers have them do very often?  [22:39] - Learn how Ainsley and her classmates used various tech for Teach Like a Pirate Day. [24:46] - How do grades affect Ainsley’s mindset and how does she feel about their applicability to the work and effort that went into her work? [26:28] - If she had to go to school every day but got to learn whatever she wanted, what would Ainsley want to learn?  Check out the bracelets she creates and sells to fund her Washington D.C. Trip! [29:56] - Kasey shares some post-interview comments about this episode! To include the fact that she and Ainsley DID get to meet at ISTE! Podcast Question of the Week [30:51] - Kasey shares the podcast questions of the week:  As teachers, how can we inspire more students, especially girls, to take interest in coding and innovative projects?  Post your answer to your favorite social media platform using the hashtag #ShakeUpLearning, or share it in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook! [32:12] - Thank you for listening! Please subscribe to the podcast, and leave a review on iTunes. (Bonus points if you use  the word “y’all” in your review!) About Ainsley Name of School: Jackson Middle School Location: Jackson, MO, USA Grade Level: 6th Age: 12 What do you like about school? All the people. All the students and teachers. I also love to learn new things! What do you wish your teachers knew about you? I want to be there at school to learn. What kind of student are you? I am a creative, fun, kind, and attentive listener.  What do grades mean to you? Grades mean a lot. If you get good grades, you get good schooling, if you get good schooling, you get a good job. How often do you get to use technology in your classes? (like computers, tablets, iPads, cell phones, or other devices) everyday What kind of tasks do you do at school with technology or computers? We do online assignments most of the time, so if we're sick, we just go onto Canvas and check out what we need to do. If you still had to go to school every day, but you could learn anything you wanted, what would you want to learn? All about business and art. I want to own a business someday, so I need to know it all! Also, art is my passion, and I just want to learn about it.  Tools that Ainsley uses in class:  Google My Maps Screencastify Google Drawings Made With Code Google Slides Google Hangouts Codenames Flipgrid Canvas Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell Screencastify - use code cast_shakeup at check out for a free 30-day trial of premium Ditch That Textbook by Matt Miller The Shake Up Learning Show episode 19: Top 10 Secrets of an Awesome Tech Coach Codeify
July 23, 2019
Welcome back to the show ya’ll! On this episode, I got to talk to Cate Tolnai and Lindsey Blass about their new book Power Up Your Classroom! They share their passion for gamifying the classroom with game-based learning and teaching through play. We discuss what types of classroom environments are appropriate for gamification and ways you can incorporate game-based learning today!   For those of you who don’t know, Cate is a passionate fan of learning, coaching, and connecting. She works as the Director of Member Engagement for California’s ISTE Affiliate, CUE. She also serves as Adjunct Faculty at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothills College. Cate has spent over seventeen years in education and is committed to supporting educators as they integrate technology in the classroom.   Lindsey spreads her love of learning as the Personalized Learning Environments Program Manager for San Francisco Unified School District. She reimagines learning through empowering teachers and administrators as designers of flexible learning environments that leverage technology to personalize instruction. She too serves as Adjunct Faculty for Foothill College/Krause Center for Innovation where she teaches courses on blended learning, assessment strategies, game-based learning, and more.    This episode is jam-packed with inspiring nuggets that will get you started with gamification today. Listen as Lindsey and Cate share their passion for gameplay in the classroom and how you can use game-based learning to teach above the test. You won’t want to miss this episode and you will definitely want to read their book after you hear about all of the passion and love they poured into its creation!   In This Episode: [00:29] - Welcome back ya’ll! Kasey is chatting with Cate Tolnai and Lindsay Blass about gamification in the classroom.   [01:50] - Shout to Kim Nowak for her wonderful email regarding Kasey’s masterclasses.   Join the Google Classroom Master Class Join the Google Slides Master Class All courses: http://shakeuplearning.teachable.com    [03:18] - Listen to our Speakpipe message from Susan Noak and her idea for using duty time to build relationships.   [05:01] - Cate and Lindsay say hi and share some information about themselves.   [08:21] - Learn more about Power Up Your Classroom, who the book is for, and how it will change your classroom.   [13:43] - What’s the difference between gamification and game-based learning?    [15:38] - Learn the 4-Cs in game-based learning.   [19:14] - What is one simple way to incorporate gamification in your classroom?    [22:03] - Learn why you have to start with the culture in the classroom regarding failure before starting any type of gamification in the classroom.   [25:44] - Cate and Lindsey share specific topics in the book they are really excited to present.   [32:33] - Hear how Cate and Lindsey respond to the issue of time in the classroom and teaching to the test.   [38:36] - How to find Cate and Lindsey to connect!   www.powerupclassroom.com   Cate on Twitter: @CateTolnai Cate on LinkedIn Cate’s Website   Lindsey on Twitter: @LindseyBlass1 Lindsey on LinkedIn Lindsey’s Website Podcast Question of the Week   [41:31] - Kasey shares the podcast questions of the week:    How can you empower your learners with gameplay in your classroom? Name two takeaways.   Post your answer to your favorite social media platform using the hashtag #ShakeUpLearning, or share it in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook!   [42:35] - Thank you for listening! Please subscribe to the podcast, and leave a review on iTunes. (Bonus points if you use  the word “y’all” in your review!) Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell Shake Up Learning Summer Book Study Facebook group Power Up Your Classroom: Reimagine Learning with Game Play by Cate Tolnai and Lindsey Blass Yu-kai Chou Cate Tolnai’s Website Lindsey Blass’s Website Caine’s Arcade Concept Ron Berger Bill Marsland  Andrew Rothman The Shake Up Learning Show episode 19: Top 10 Secrets of an Awesome Tech Coach
July 16, 2019
Today’s show is a little bit different y’all. I spent some time with 10 educators talking about 10 awesome ways to use Flipgrid in your classroom [LIVE from ISTE] at the Flipgrid booth. You won’t want to miss the big updates Flipgrid announced at ISTE that Adam “Short-Shorts” Goldberg shares! The educators that stood up to speak shared some amazing tips on how to get the most out of Flipgrid in your classroom. From using it to encourage collaboration on projects, creating global classrooms, and giving students a way to practice giving feedback, the tips were fantastic and unbelievably actionable. Learn about some amazing application integrations that educators are using to make Flipgrid even more impactful. Between the educators in the booth and the Flipgrid team members, this episode is full of fantastic advice. You won’t want to miss it! In This Episode: [00:29] - Welcome back y’all! Kasey brings you episode 21 live from ISTE! [02:25] - Shout out to Wanda Terral for her amazing sketch notes and everything she shares, including sketching my choice board session at ISTE! Find her on Twitter @wterral.  [03:38] - Kasey introduces the show life at ISTE in the Flipgrid booth! Adam “Short-Shorts” Goldberg shares the big updates that Flipgrid announced at the conference. Check out all of the updates here: http://blog.flipgrid.com/news/flipgridlive2019. [06:18] - First up to the mic is Brook Veazey to share how smashing Flipgrid with Geo Tools has changed her classroom. Connect on Twitter @NBVeazey [06:59] - Debbie Tannenbaum uses Flipgrid to help her students script and record live presentations. Connect on Twitter @MrsTannenb [08:46] - Stewart Lee shares how classrooms teaching the same curriculum in different schools in his district help their students collaborate on projects. Using Google docs the students provide feedback on the Flipgrid videos before they approach local businesses with their project proposals. This project led some of the students to jobs! https://mrlee.co/FlipGridISTE  Connect on Twitter @mrleeteaches [10:00] - Eric De La Rosa uses Flipgrid to reach his teachers and administrators with tech integrations the district is investing in. He also uses Flipgrid in his ed-tech consulting business. Connect on Twitter @EricDe_La_Rosa [11:55] - Lester Dinerstein uses Flipgrid and Anchor to help his students create podcasts on Julius Caesar. He also shares an awesome tip on keeping up with the feedback component. Connect on Twitter @MrDsengclasss [13:59] - Mike Mohammad and his fourth-grade teachers use the tech to welcome their classrooms and then build on the grids over the course of the year. They also use it to ask for their student’s feedback on upcoming assignment pitches. Learn how they use Canvas and Flipgrid to automate assignments.   Project Pitch Video Instructions: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vT7mxh1YM4tzvVcIIUJsIy9m99B1M5zyVLbvjov-ncw_XQztgeJfx-aF0Sqv2qxsGLDGeRzm4Byxcuk/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000   Canvas Flipgrid integration: http://mophysicsmoproblems.blogspot.com/2017/12/canvas-lms-flipgrid-integration.html?q=flipgrid  Connect on Twitter @Mo_Physics [15:14] - Learn how Jen Leban uses Flipgrid to reduce the number of classroom hours needed for providing feedback on assignments and presentations. Connect with Jen @: LebanTeachTech.com ResetEDU.org youtube.com/ResetEDU [16:36] - Are you using Flipgrid to increase collaboration across campuses? Knikole Taylor is and she tells you how. Connect on Twitter @knikole [18:08] - Laura Krenicki shares why noise-canceling headphones are a must for watching videos in a classroom. Also, check out the resources below on creating global classrooms. flipgrid.com/oneday  You may find more info about this Global Collaboration Project on global-classrooms.org Connect on Twitter: @laura_krenicki [19:26] - Krysten Gunn uses Flipgrid to help create a collaborative environment for learning math and strategizing problem-solving. Her fourth-graders love learning from each other. Connect on Twitter @topgunnteaching [20:34] - Learn why Flipgrid is unbelievably easy to use and what Kasey’s favorite features are.[23:27] - Shout out to Flipgrid for letting Kasey try the live recording and all the wonderful things they are doing for the education community. [24:22] - Check out some final tips from educators and Flipgrid-ers in the audience. blog.flipgrid.com/amplify [28:37] - Hear the power of Flipgrid in helping one woman’s child find his voice. Podcast Question of the Week [33:06] - Kasey shares the podcast questions of the week:  Name two ways you can use Flipgrid to give students voice in your classroom. Post your answer to your favorite social media platform using the hashtag #ShakeUpLearning, or share it in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook! [35:28] - Thank you for listening and I hope you feel like you got to be a part of the ISTE conference! Please subscribe to the podcast, and leave a review on iTunes. (Bonus points if you use  the word “y’all” in your review!) Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell Shake Up Learning Summer Book Study Facebook group Flipgrid Live 2019 Announcements Flipgrid Blog Mr. Lee’s Project Links Mike Mohammad’s Project Pitch Video Instructions Canvas and Flipgrid Integrations Laura Krenicki’s One Day Project The Shake Up Learning Show episode 17: The Learning Mixologist – #ISTE19 (FREE Preview)
July 9, 2019
Today on the show I have Jaime Casap, Google’s Chief Education Evangelist and lead advocate of the problem-solving generation. Jaime credits his less-than opportune upbringing and his luck in education for his current position. He wants to share his “luck” with other students just like him so that this generation of students are best prepared to lead and succeed. Jaime and I chat about everything from teaching above the test and measuring abstract metrics, to finding ways to inspire educators and helping them realize the role of technology in today’s classroom. We both feel very passionately about giving students the opportunity to be measured on their ability to collaborate, problem-solve, and think critically rather than fill in bubbles on a test.  One of his most important and personal goals is to teach educators how best to speak to children and young adults in situations of poverty. He’s co-written a book called Our First Talk About Poverty and has created a YouTube channel where he creates videos designed to inspire the next generation to action no matter their circumstances.  This episode was chock-full of fantastic advice, passionate opinions, and actionable steps for creating a more collaborative classroom. Listen in and prepare to be inspired..  In This Episode: [00:30] - Welcome back y’all! Kasey got to speak with Google’s Chief Education Evangelist for this episode of the show! You won’t want to miss it. [01:49] - Shout out to all of the fabulous educators that I met last week at ISTE, especially to the educators who took the time out of their busy schedules to participate in the LIVE recording of the Shake Up Learning Show at the Flipgrid booth. (Stay tuned to episode 21 to see how it turned out.)   [02:52] - Kasey’s latest message on SpeakPipe was left by Wendy from Wyoming. Wendy left an amazing message about how the Shake Up Learning Podcast has helped her in her career. Join the Shake Up Learning Community Join us! - http://shakeup.link/community  [03:44] - Have a question? Check out our SpeakPipe Button at www.shakeuplearning.com. You can leave a shoutout, a question, or share an idea by going to our show notes and looking for the microphone button to leave me a message. [04:09] - Kasey welcomes her first Official Googler to the show Jaime Casap. [05:08] - Jaime explains what a Chief Education Evangelist is, does, and how the title came about. [07:21] - Kasey asks Jaime to share a bit about his background and how that has impacted his career.  [09:23] - How can we leverage technology to bring education to life? [11:56] - Kasey brings up her favorite quote of Jaime’s and how the sentiment changes the way educators should look at education. “Instead of asking students what they want to be when they grow up, ask them what problem they want to solve.” [16:00] - Jaime shares the barriers the US classroom faces in creating the new generation of problem solvers.  [18:19] - How can educators measure progress when the metrics are more abstract? [20:32] - Jaime reflects on how educators can possibly teach for high test scores and strategic problem-solving. [26:37] - Before sharing his current efforts in creating YouTube videos for educators and students, Jaime provides some very insightful statistics and stories about inspiring educators. [33:02] - Connect with Jaime on Twitter @jcasap, on LinkedIn, and on Facebook, and subscribe to his YouTube channel. [35:19] - Jaime leaves teachers with one piece of advice before the episode ends.  Podcast Question of the Week [36:36] - Kasey shares the podcast questions of the week:  “What opportunities do you give students to solve real-world problems in your classroom?”  Post your answer to your favorite social media platform using the hashtag #ShakeUpLearning, or share it in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook! [37:27] - Join Kasey in the Shake Up Learning Summer Book Study from July 11th to August 8th, 2019. Learn more at this link, then head to the special Facebook group where each week we will discuss 4 chapters from Kasey’s book. Kasey will post discussion questions that tie into the reading and issue a challenge or choice of challenges related to that section of the book. We will share #booksnaps, ideas, lessons, failures and successes, links, and a whole lotta ways to Shake Up Learning! [38:57] - Thank you for tuning in! Please subscribe to the podcast, and leave a review on iTunes. (Bonus points if you use the word “y’all” in your review!) Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell Shake Up Learning Summer Book Study Facebook group Our First Talk About Poverty by Jaime Casap and Jillian Roberts Jaime’s YouTube Channel - Jaime Casap Phoenix Coding Academy Arizona State University
July 2, 2019
Are you a tech coach, instructional coach, or something in between? Maybe you dream of one day being a coach? Ready to learn the top 10 secrets of being an awesome tech coach? This episode is for YOU! Being a coach is no walk in the park, but I can help make it easier. It takes a strong foundation, experience, organization and lots of patience to be an effective coach. This episode will focus on my best-kept secrets, how to build relationships, organize your time, create meaningful PD and more! I want to dive deep and help you become the best tech coach possible. There are so many great resources for you to excel in your coaching and consultant role, so get ready to learn. Each of the 10 secrets is specifically designed to help you learn, engage, and inspire yourself and your students. My goal is to keep your brain sharp and your education moving throughout the summer break. Tune in and learn how to stay focused through summer, plan for your educational goals, and keep your students on track. You won’t want to miss any of my tips for becoming an amazing edTech coach. In This Episode: [00:38] - Welcome back y’all! Today Kasey shares one of her ISTE presentations: The Top 10 Secrets of an Awesome Tech Coach! [01:58] - Shout out to Celina ISD in Celina, TX! Want to learn more about Shake Up Learning? Bring Shake Up Learning to your next event - WORK WITH ME. [02:48] - Shout out to Rebecca Brewer one of our active Shake Up Learning community members. Join the Shake Up Learning Community Join us! - http://shakeup.link/community  [03:53] - Have a question? Check out our SpeakPipe Button at www.shakeuplearning.com. You can leave a shoutout, a question, or share an idea by going to our show notes and looking for the microphone button to leave me a message. The Top 10 Secrets of an Awesome Tech Coach [05:27] - Tech coach can mean a lot of different things these days! Whether you identify as a coach already or are looking to become a coach, this episode is for you. [07:02] - What does being a coach mean to you? Secret #1: Relationships are EVERYTHING! [07:54] - Secret number 1: Relationships are EVERYTHING! Learn how to build great relationships with Kasey’s tips. Secret #2: Listen More and Talk Less [14:08] - Try using the Impact Cycle questions and strategies from Jim Knight. Listen more and talk less and keep asking, “...and what else?”  Listen to Hear the Impact Cycle Questions IN ACTION in episode 10’s “On-Air” coaching with Carly Black. Secret #3: Plan and Organize Your Time [20:38] - Check out Pam Hubler’s Google Sheets template to block and organize your time between meetings, PLC’s, coaching sessions, and more! Other tips from the Shake Up Learning Community Use Google Calendar Appointment Slots  Have teachers sign-up for one-on-one coaching sessions, Sign-up for classroom visits Leave notes or links to notes in the calendar appointment and share with your administrator Secret #4: Manage Your To-Do List [25:59] - Google Keep is a great tool for managing your to-do lists. Use Google Keep to organize your to-do lists Add images to the note to make it visual Prioritize! Fun tip: Use images or GIF’s for your lists to make them stand out!  Here’s Kasey’s post for more details. Assign tasks to yourself and others in your Google file comments. Use comments in Google Files to tag yourself (and others) and assign a task.  (Tip: Use the “+” and email tag and assign.) You can view all your tasks in Drive. Secret #5: Keep Meticulous Notes Types of Notes Pre-observation Notes Observation Notes Coaching Session Notes General Coaching Log Any meetings with teachers or teams Any PD you deliver Informal coaching Meeting Notes Ideas New Learning [28:53] - As a coach, you will attend a variety of meetings, in order to stay organized, try Google Forms. Use this as a log for your coaching interactions and reflections Here’s a link to my example. Secret #6: Plan Meaningful PD [31:32] - Plan meaningful professional development. Teach and treat your teachers as professionals. Remember they are ADULT Learners!  (andragogy: andragogy means that instruction for adults needs to focus more on the process and less on the content being taught) Put teachers in the seat of a student START WITH THE WHY - Always start with the learning goals--NOT THE TECHNOLOGY! Pre-Assess your audience and differentiate Make it relevant, applicable, and practical Try a monthly topic focus to add variety and set goals! See this post to learn How to Design Google PD That Works! Secret #7: Show Not Tell [35:47] - Whether you are doing professional learning or demonstrations, remember “show, not tell.” Practice (and model) what you preach!  Showing and modeling is worth 100x telling a teacher what they should do. PD should mirror instructional strategies you want to see in the classroom. I DO, YOU DO, WE DO -- for classroom demo’s Model lessons! Secret #8: Everything Doesn’t Have to Be Face-to-Face [39:12] - Every interaction that you have does not HAVE to be face to face. Alternative Methods to Coach, Connect, Reflect, and Learn Blended PD with Google Classroom or other platform Asynchronous, online book studies Regularly scheduled webinars (recorded for convenience) Classroom visit video resource library Potty PD Twitter chats Padlet walls Podcast PD How to Give Credit for Listening to Podcasts Podcast PD Choice Board  Click Here to Make a Copy | Use the Template  [41:04] - Shout out to Northside ISD in San Antonio, TX for keeping a folder of videos of classroom visits. Secret #9: Avoid the Summer Slide [45:09] - Avoid the teacher summer slide by staying connecting and offering quick learning opportunities. Give them small bites of information, tips, and opportunities to learn and connect over the summer. PD BINGO (idea from Amber Teamann and Melinda Miller) Asynchronous online courses Shake Up Learning Courses Asynchronous book studies Shake Up Learning summer book study Summer webinars Twitter chats Podcasts If you can’t give credit hours, consider jeans pass, prizes, drawings, etc. (get donations!) Secret #10: Be a Connected Coach [47:55] - Be a connected coach and kudos to you for listening to this episode! Ways to Stay Connected Stay connected with your team Hangouts chat Google Group Facebook Group Google Classroom Stay connected with other coaches in your region and state Create a hashtag Create a group Stay connected globally to continue learning and growing together Shake Up learning Facebook Group Other social groups Hashtags #educoach #ETcoaches #techcoach Podcast Question of the Week [50:02] - Kasey shares the podcast questions of the week:  “What steps can you take to improve in your role as a tech coach over the next year?”  Post your answer to your favorite social media platform using the hashtag #ShakeUpLearning, or share it in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook! [50:58] - Join Kasey in the Shake Up Learning Summer Book Study from July 11th to August 8th, 2019. Learn more at this link, then head to the special Facebook group where each week we will discuss 4 chapters from Kasey’s book. Kasey will post discussion questions that tie into the reading and issue a challenge or choice of challenges related to that section of the book. We will share #booksnaps, ideas, lessons, failures and successes, links, and a whole lotta ways to Shake Up Learning! [52:28] - Thank you for tuning in! Please subscribe to the podcast, and leave a review on iTunes. (Bonus points if you use the word “y’all” in your review!) Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell Shake Up Learning Summer Book Study Facebook group The Impact Cycle by Jim Knight The Shake Up Learning Show episode 6: Staying Focused on the Learning Goals, Not the Technology The Shake Up Learning Show episode 10: How to Choose a Digital Assessment Strategy Pam Hubler the Shake Up Learning Community Manager The National Writing Project The Shake Up Learning Show episode 12: How to Get Credit for Listening to Podcasts Meredith Akers: Podcast PD Boards
June 25, 2019
Yes, I know you REALLY want to know how to put your worksheet into Google Classroom!  But, let’s take a step back and take a deeper look at the purpose of your assignment, the power of G Suite, and how you can go BEYOND substitution and a static worksheet.  Get ready to stop asking how to put a worksheet in Google Classroom, because “worksheet” is about to be removed from your vocabulary. Usually, this question REALLY means, how do I put a PDF inside Google Classroom so my students can write on top of it. Don’t worry. If you want the easy answer and to ignore the rest of this, I will tell you how at the end of this post. In This Episode: [00:29] - Kasey welcomes listeners to the show and reveals one of her biggest pet peeves.  [02:04] - Quick Shout Out to Jennifer Earls and Murray State University for being amazing participants in one of the Shake Up Learning live events! If you’d like to bring Shake Up Learning to your next event - Check out the Work With Me page here! [02:54] - Question from SpeakPipe: Koralie in Kuwait wanted to know if it would be possible to bring students onto the podcast, so they can share the wonderful things they are doing and learning.  Kasey reminds listeners that she has had students on the podcast and in fact, has an application for students to apply to be on the show. **Sneak Peak** in August she has another student interview scheduled. Check out Episode 7 where she chats with Camden, a 5th grader from South Carolina.  If you’d like to apply to be on the show, apply here! You can also apply to be one of the on-air coaching applicants for teachers and coaches here. [05:57] - This episode is sponsored by Pear Deck, the tool that helps you supercharge student engagement. Learn more about them here! Because you’re a listener, get a complimentary 60-day trial with no credit card required! How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom [07:18] - Should you or should you not be putting worksheets into Google Classroom? First Kasey defines a worksheet, and why you shouldn’t be using them at all. The term “worksheet” has become a bad word in a lot of education circles. Worksheets and packets mean different types of work to different types of teachers. Jennifer Gonzalez from Cult of Pedagogy did a wonderful post and podcast on this topic called, “Frickin’ Packets.” The post was inspired by a YouTube video where a high school student tells his teacher that if you want students to get excited about learning and touch their hearts, stop giving frickin’ packets. [10:04] - Kasey shares a confession about her own teaching that she truly regrets, she used to use packets and worksheets for busy work. As I have confessed many times, and in fact, literally confessed inside an auditorium in Kentucky last week, packets and worksheets were a mainstay in my classroom for the first few years. And that is something that I regret.  I am ashamed that I gave my students busy work so that I could finish grades or other tasks that piled up on my desk. I taught the way I was taught and in my ignorance, I blindly followed the lead of the more seasoned teachers on my campus. I didn’t know that I was doing a disservice to my students. So when I am asked this question, I don’t give a quick fix answer, I follow up with: “What are you teaching? What are your learning goals?” The answer will give me an opportunity to discuss alternative assignments that can make learning more dynamic for students. If your goal is to teach students how to complete an acrostic, GREAT! But I have yet to see that one defined in any standard. If your goal is to teach students how to fill in the blank from a word bank, GREAT! But I have yet to see that one defined in any standard. But if your goal is to help students learn and understand new vocabulary, there are so many more engaging activities to try. It always comes down to the learning goal. Not the packet. Not the technology. If you can’t tell me how the tech supports the learning, ditch it. If you can’t tell me how the packet supports the learning, ditch it! What is a Worksheet? [12:10] - Kasey defines the “worksheet” and different types of things teachers mean when they say worksheet.  For the purposes of this discussion, let’s define worksheet. Let’s take a closer look at some ways a teacher could describe a worksheet. I have a worksheet that I use with my students every year. Now I need to figure out how to make it work in Google Classroom. I got this cute worksheet on Teachers Pay Teachers and I want to assign it using Google Classroom. I have a PDF document that my students need to read and answer questions in Google Classroom. I teach ELL students who need to practice reading and comprehension on a worksheet. I have a PDF article that I want my students to read and annotate. I have a graphic organizer I want my students to complete. I have a special note-taking device for my students. I made one of those hyperdoc worksheets and I don’t know how to share it with my students. This list can go on and on. So before you berate me with your special exceptions, let me be clear. I agree with Jennifer Gonzalez, “Not all worksheets are created equal.” There are powerful strategies that can be done on paper or in a digital format. Those last few examples (5-8) are not what I would refer to as a worksheet.  Annotating a piece of text or writing is not a worksheet. A graphic organizer is not a worksheet. Advanced note-taking devices are not usually worksheets. Hyperdocs are not worksheets. For the purposes of this discussion, I am referring to worksheets or packets that are designed to keep students busy filling in blanks, searching for words, doing crossword puzzles, and other types of sheets that do not meet learning goals. And to revisit our original question about digitizing the worksheet so you can distribute the assignment in Google Classroom takes this question a bit further. First, if you are going through the trouble of taking something from paper to digital, why not use that as an opportunity to make it more dynamic. We also need to change our vocabulary, if you are lumping hyperdocs into the worksheet category, you missed the boat. You probably fell off the boat. [15:45] - When moving from paper to digital, make the lesson more dynamic! Also review your vocabulary and update it! Let’s begin to define our new digitized activities with new words. I talk a lot about this in my book. “If we are to ever truly move beyond technology as a substitution, we must get rid of terms that are rooted in old school, paper-based assignments: paperless, notebook, packet, worksheet, poster, cards, portfolio, etc. Vocabulary can limit our perception of what’s possible. An interactive notebook could simply be taking the paper-based notebook and images and putting them online in a presentation software. But again, that limits the possibilities. We need new, creative words. What if instead of notebook, a word that soon will have very little meaning for future-ready students, it becomes something new, like a “Learning Stream” or a “Learning Binge”?” Bell, Kasey. Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic . Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.. Kindle Edition.  [18:08] - Use technology to create new learning experiences for students that weren’t previously possible. “But my worksheet helps prepare students for the test.” Maybe. And yes, I understand we all have test prep, but let’s be honest, worksheets and packets are a crutch. Ask yourself,  Will this worksheet help the learning stick? Is this worksheet better than hands-on learning? Is this worksheet better than discussion? Is this worksheet better than engaging students in new ways? -- That’s why you use technology! Not to save paper or digitize your old stuff. Technology is a tool that allows us to create new learning experiences for students that weren’t previously possible. What if you teach ABOVE the test? What if you can still help students prepare for that test and give them skills to not only pass but to think critically, create, collaborate, and use their creative skills? How to Edit a PDF in Google Classroom [21:46] - Kasey provides a “How to” on getting your PDF into Google Classroom and how to assign it. And finally, let’s move on to the question that some of you have been dying for… “Kasey, how do I get this dadgum PDF in Google Classroom?” -- (that’s my southern cursing coming out!) Okay, so you have something amazing for your students and it is a PDF document that you want to assign through Google Classroom. [22:49] - Google Classroom is a separate application where you can create assignments, not simply using Google tools in the classroom.  Occasionally, teachers ask this question and they don’t understand that Google Classroom is a separate application from Google. It doesn’t just mean that you use Google in your own classroom. Google Classroom is an assignment manager and classroom communication tool. (You can learn all about it in The Google Classroom Master Class.) First, save your PDF to Google Drive. Go to drive.google.com Click on the “New” button Then choose File - Upload Navigate to where you saved your PDF file on your computer and upload it to your Drive. [23:53] - Once you’ve uploaded to drive, you will need to use a PDF editor so that your students can work on the PDF. Most educators use KAMI. It was designed to integrate with Google Classroom. Next, choose a PDF editor and make sure your students have access. There are several applications that allow you to edit PDFs, even draw on PDFs, that are also compatible with Google. Kami - The Kami Chrome extension and Drive App is probably the number one recommended PDF editor in the education space. I know many schools that use it. It is freemium, meaning you can use some features for free, and it integrates beautifully with Google Classroom. DocHub is another application that some teachers use to edit PDF documents and save to Google Drive. A quick search will also help you find alternatives, but these are the two most recommended by educators. Once you have installed the Kami or DocHub extension (and it is installed for students), they will be able to mark-up and write on the PDF. Don’t forget to assign it in Google Classroom and attach the PDF from Drive. Be sure to give students directions on how to use the tool. You really don’t want to miss this episode! There are so many good nuggets of information on how best to use technology and G Suite in your classroom! Podcast Question of the Week [30:09] - This week’s podcast question is: What worksheets or packets do you need to rethink? If you don’t have one, what PDF files could use a refresh to make them more dynamic?  Post your answers in the Shake Up Learning community or on your favorite social platform. Join our FREE Shake Up Learning Facebook group! Join the Book Study! [32:04] - Join the completely free Shake Up Learning Summer Book Study! Learn more at this link, then head to the special Facebook group where each week we will discuss 4 chapters from Kasey’s book.  Kasey will post discussion questions that tie into the reading, and issue a challenge or choice of challenges related to that section of the book. We will share #booksnaps, ideas, lessons, failures and successes, links, and a whole lotta ways to Shake Up Learning! Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell Shake Up Learning Summer Book Study Facebook group The Shake Up Learning Show episode 7: Things I Wish My Teacher Knew Frickin’ Packets by Jennifer Gonzalez with Cult of Pedagogy The Shake Up Learning Show episode 17: The Learning Mixologist – #ISTE19 (FREE Preview) KAMI DocHub
June 18, 2019
Tune in today to learn more about The Learning Mixologist - #ISTE19 sneak peek with Holly Clark. We first presented this information at FETC and the information provided is from both of our books and learning frameworks! Holly has been in education for over 20 years and is now working to spread the concept of the #InfusedClassroom. Despite having technology in the classroom, many schools use their Chromebooks and tablets as high-priced reference materials rather than the collaborative portals they can be.   Holly and I will dig into how we created the Learning Mixologist presentation by merging and enhancing our two learning development ideologies. We share some of our favorite recipe cards for Shaking Up and Infusing your lessons by utilizing a variety of technology platforms in the classroom, such as Adobe Spark, G Suite, and podcasting. We are so excited to chat more about the Learning Mixologist ideologies and templates. Check out this episode for a sneak peek into the ways you can infuse technology into your shaken up classroom! In This Episode: [00:29] - Kasey welcomes listeners to the show and introduces her special guest Holly Clark. They are providing a special sneak peek at their ISTE presentation! [02:28] - Did you know that you can leave a voicemail to ask questions or leave a shout out? Check out a wonderful thank you from Sheila Rambo on today’s show. Join the Shake Up Learning Summer Book Study [03:34] - Join Kasey in the Shake Up Learning Summer Book Study from July 11th to August 8th, 2019. Learn more at this link, then head to the special Facebook group where each week we will discuss 4 chapters from Kasey’s book. We will share #booksnaps, ideas, lessons, failures and successes, links, and a whole lotta ways to Shake Up Learning! [05:03] - Holly joins Kasey on the show and gives listeners some background information about herself and her education journey. [06:10] - Check out Holly’s first book, The Google Infused Classroom, available on Amazon. In it, Holly shares how to build the culture and strategy involved in utilizing powerful technology integrations and design thinking protocols to inspire innovative teaching.   [08:01] - Holly is using Go EdSpace Live at ISTE to share all the fun and knowledge from ISTE Live accessible to educators anywhere! The Learning Mixologist: Shaken and Infused, Never Stirred [10:12] - Holly digs into the infused learning framework that she has developed for integrating technology in the classroom successfully. [13:03] - Kasey gives a high-level overview of the Dynamic Learning framework and how to move learning beyond. (See also episode 3 for an in-depth look at the Dynamic Learning Framework.) [18:27] - Holly and Kasey merge the two frameworks and distill ingredients for the Shake Up and Infusion in the Learning Mixologist. [20:46] - Kasey explains the goal of the quick start recipe cards that you can find here. These recipe cards provide templates you can use to Shake Up and Infuse lessons in your classroom. (Make a copy of the recipe card template here.) [21:38] - Holly shares the recipe card for shaking up writing assignments by infusing Adobe Spark. [24:34] - Kasey provides a recipe to shake up student publishing by infusing podcasts and developing creative communication skills. [28:51] - Listeners learn about how to develop these recipes from beginner to BAM! - a la Emeril. [29:42] - Holly suggests that you check out GoSynth and Padlet for creating collaborative podcasts in the classroom. [31:34] - Check out Holly’s Chromebook Course! She collaborates with experts in various applications and processes to provide actionable information you can use to energize and inspire your students. [34:44] - Find Holly on Instagram @HollyClarkEDU, Twitter @HollyClarkEDU, on her blog, and check out her podcast: The #InfusedClassroom Podcast Podcast Question of the Week [36:26] - Kasey shares the podcast questions of the week: “How will you use the Learning Mixologist recipes to shake up and infuse the learning in your classroom? Name two ideas you will try.” Post your answer to your favorite social media platform using the hashtag #ShakeUpLearning, or share it in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook! [38:23] - Thank you for tuning in! Please subscribe to the podcast, and leave a review on iTunes. (Bonus points if you use the word “y’all” in your review!) Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell ISTE 2019 Shake Up Learning Summer Book Study Facebook group The Google Infused Classroom FETC: Future of Education Technology Conference EdSpace Live - ISTE 2019 The Shake Up Learning Show episode 14: How to Podcast with Your Students www.hollyclark.org GoSynth Padlet Holly’s Chromebook Course Instagram @HollyClarkEDU Twitter @HollyClarkEDU The #InfusedClassroom Podcast
June 11, 2019
Today, we are chatting about one of my favorite topics: Digital Differentiation with G Suite! Differentiation is a big buzzword in teaching, but it is often easier said than done. Let’s discover ways to use our favorite Google tools to level the playing field and make differentiation a reality in your classroom. This student-centered teaching strategy helps us reach all learners. G Suite tools help teachers and students communicate and manage multiple assignments with ease. Listen closely for step-by-step instructions, implementation ideas, and some Google tips that will save you time and reap many benefits for you and your students. I hope this episode inspires you to dig deeper into differentiated instruction, and how to use the tools you have available to support all of the learners in your classroom. In This Episode: [00:28] - Kasey welcomes listeners to the show and reveals today’s topic: Digital Differentiation — with G Suite Tools. [01:17] - This week’s shoutout goes to Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School in Mandeville, LA. They made it through the Dynamic Learning Workshop just before school let out! Learn more about The Dynamic Learning Workshop here and the online course. [03:07] - Let’s discuss digital differentiation using G Suite and why this is such a hot topic. [04:01] - Kasey refers back to the master of differentiated instruction, Carol Ann Tomlinson, who has authored several books on the topic: Managing a Differentiate Classroom How to Differentiate Instruction The Differentiated Classroom [04:56] - Learn what differentiation is and is not. [06:31] - Dig into the 3 components of digital differentiation from Susan Oxvenad. Essential Questions Flexible Learning Paths Teacher as Facilitator [08:11] - Kasey mentions three key areas that can be differentiated: Content, Product, and Process. [08:47] - Why differentiate digitally? Provide Flexible Learning Paths Develop Future-Ready Skills Provide an Effective Way to Use Digital Tools FOR Learning (not just an end product) [09:31] - Kasey breaks down the different Google Tools that teachers can use to support differentiation, including Google Classroom, Google Forms, and Google Slides. Differentiating Assignments in Google Classroom [10:13] - Google Classroom allows teachers to send assignments to only selected students rather than the whole class. [11:14] - Kasey provides some tips for using Google Classroom in conjunction with differentiated assignments (full blog post). Tips for Naming Differentiated Assignments in Google Classroom Always number and use consistent naming conventions For differentiated assignments, consider a group or individual identifier in the assignment title. (Ex: Group 4, Special Assignment, Extra Credit, EC Sarah Jones, or come up with your own consistent naming convention.) Remember the name of the assignment names Drive files. Tips for Differentiated Assignment Directions in GC Get specific with your directions! The more information that is available in Google Classroom, the fewer excuses students have for not completing the assignment and the fewer interruptions you are likely to have. Attach a rubric if you have one! Resource: How to Package Your Digital Assignments Tips for Group Differentiated Assignments in GC Designate a group leader in the assignment. The group leader is responsible for creating any new files and “turning in.” Consider asking students to submit a reflection at the end of group work to help you get the whole picture of the learning process. Student Choice Assignment Tips Number the assignment and detail the choices in the directions and/or in an attached (view only) document. (Note: This is also great way to use digital learning menus and choice boards.) Attach links to digital tools that may be offered as a choice for completing the assignment. (Example: Using one of the digital tools below, create a digital story retelling, “The Tell-Tale Heart,” in your own words.) Long Term Projects, Modifications, or Enrichment For long-term projects, special projects like Genius Hour, or for students with special modifications, you may consider creating a separate “Class.” (Note: This is really only worth the time if these groups are long-term, or reused.) (For more ideas, listen to episode 5 of The Google Teacher Tribe.) Using G Suite to Create Interactive Choice Boards [15:43] - G Suite is the perfect companion to create digital choice boards. Learn more in Episode 8, and get the FREE eBook! [16:34] - Kasey talks about creating choice boards in G Suite. Choice Board Templates and Resources Novel Study Tic-Tac-Toe Chrome PD Tic-Tac-Toe Tommy’s Spall’s Student Creation Menu Amber Teamann and Melinda Miller’s PD BINGO Interactive Learning Menus Blog Post Laurie Westphal’s books on Learning Menus How to Differentiate Questions in Google Forms [19:18] - We dive into Google Forms and how you can differentiate questions (full blog post) and allow students to review content, go on a Choose Your Own Adventure, or even have the questions get progressively more difficult. [21:16] - Kasey provides an example of how to use Google Forms to create a branching assessment or review. [25:00] - Google Forms can be very complicated. Kasey offers great tips to make your forms successful and effective teaching tools. Google Forms Branching Tips Start small, just a few questions. Map out your branches before you begin. Utilize the page titles and descriptions to help you organize. Test it! Then, test it again! Remember, this type of assessment will not be graded--Assessment FOR Learning! Your spreadsheet will not be pretty! But that’s okay! Kids are smart! You must facilitate this type of assessment.   Other Ways to Use Branching in Google Forms When a student answers correctly, they could be taken to a harder question. When a student answers incorrectly, you could show more specifically where they went wrong with each answer choice (not just review a concept)–like solving a math problem incorrectly. Student choice: Use this feature to allow students to select from a menu of choices to demonstrate their learning, then upload the file to the form to submit. The spreadsheet would allow you to see what they select and should be working on during class. Gamify! What if every correct answer revealed a clue or a puzzle piece? Students could collect and work individually or collaboratively to put together. Put this feature in students’ hands and let them create something for their class, or another class to teach a skill, or play a game. [20:16] - A friend of Kasey’s, Sylvia Duckworth, created a Choose Your Own Adventure form for her French class that allowed students to create their own ending to a story! Differentiate with Google Slides [30:08] - We can’t leave out Google Slides, the Swiss army knife of G Suite! Kasey gives tips on how to use slides to create interactive assignments. Choose Your Own Adventure with Google Slides by Sylvia Duckworth Podcast Question of the Week [33:13] - Kasey shares the podcast questions of the week: “How do you use digital tools to differentiate learning in your classroom? Name one new idea you will try in your classroom.” Post your answer to your favorite social media platform using the hashtag #ShakeUpLearning, or share it in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook! [34:35] - Thank you for tuning in! Please subscribe to the podcast, and leave a review on iTunes. (Bonus points if you use the word “y’all” in your review!) Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell ASCD Publishing Carol Ann Tomlinson Google Classroom Google Forms The Shake Up Learning Show episode 8: The Teacher’s Guide to Digital Choice Boards (includes resources for G Suite) Sylvia Duckworth - How to Sketchnote
June 4, 2019
One of my favorite EdTech gurus is Cool Cat Teacher herself Vicki Davis. She's a classroom teacher who has implemented full-scale project learning. She's also an instructional technology director.   Quick announcement: I will be doing a LIVE recording of the Shake Up Learning Show at ISTE! Join me on Tuesday, June 25th at 11:00 AM in the Flipgrid booth! If you will be attending ISTE and want to be a contributor on the show, fill out the form to get in the lineup! Details are here.   I’d like to give a huge shoutout to Amanda Casamento for her review on The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy, today, June 4th, 2019 is your last chance to sign up for the summer.   This episode is sponsored by Pear Deck which brings powerful learning moments to life through presentations. They are also part of Be Internet Awesome and integrate with Google Apps for Education. Shake Up Learning listeners can try Pear Deck Premium for 60-days for free.   Vicki Davis is one of my friends and mentors. She is on her 500th episode of her 10 Minute Teacher Podcast and her passion for learning and teaching is contagious. She teaches technology, blogging, photography and more. She is also the IT director at her school.   When she goes home, she blogs and podcasts. She also has three kids and several cats and dogs. You could either say she works all the time or that she never works, because she is living her passion through her work. It is such a pleasure to have her on the show today.   We talk about how Vicki brings her students passions to light by using technology to get them to create projects based on things that they are actually interested in. We talk all about project based learning and innovative ways to teach using technology, some of the amazing projects her students have worked on, and our shared passion for teaching.   In This Episode: [06:02] Vicki teaches grades seven and eight. She teaches keyboarding, digital film, and blogging. She teaches introduction to computer science to ninth graders. This where they program apps, make , and record podcasts. [06:29] She also teaches digital film, and is the IT director at her school Sherwood Christian Academy. [06:41] She works with teachers to help them with their technology integration. At night, Vicki blogs and podcasts and she is a mom of three. [07:50] Vicki teaches regular photography. Then she tries to get her kids to understand the power of the closeups. They put tiny people on pictures on a high quality monitor. [09:28] These tiny people could be used as story starters. [11:17] It's Vicki's goal to find the strengths of every student and to point those out. She also records her lessons and puts them in Edpuzzle. [12:30] She wants her students to understand how to learn and pick up new skills using things like YouTube. [13:11] Using Edpuzzle allows Vicki to clone herself. She also uses Nearpod. [14:18] Technology can be used for learning, assessment, and feedback. [15:41] Videos should only be for four to six minutes, because it takes longer to work through them with pauses. [16:12] Vicki keeps it all about the kids and what they are interested in, but she also uses VR, AR, and 3D to really drive the point home. [16:23] She had some kids in her class who really love to fish, so they are making an app about fishing. [17:02] It's amazing to see what kids will do when you sparked their interest. [17:24] Kids have to ideate to come up with app names, but the whole model is based upon their interests and what their personal masterpieces are. [19:09] Project-based learning is learning while you do the project. [20:19] Since these kids have been working on apps that they care about, they're more positive and energetic about school, learning, and life in general. [21:03] Let kids pitch their ideas. Using the principle of the growth mindset, give them a yellow light, where they can move ahead once certain requirements are met. Production starts after getting the green light. [22:37] Differentiate instruction with technology. This consists of rubrics, milestones, and checkpoints. [24:24] There will be positive and negative checkpoints often wrapped in a compliment sandwich. [25:32] Project-based teaching and learning is a very engaged process. There are also project managers who report at the beginning of the class. [26:30] Vicki uses everything for her feedback loop from verbal comments to Google comments. [28:08] Podcasting is some of the greatest professional development. Vicki has the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast. Teachers need knowledge and encouragement. Her 500th episode is also coming up. [29:30] Vicki's strategy is to innovate like a turtle or take small baby steps every day. [32:36] We should make our world a little brighter by doing what inspires us. [34:09] Vicki began blogging, but was surprised when people actually started reading her work. She is building a source of inspiration and pride. [37:03] We need to encourage the power to share our voices. Podcast Question of the Week: How do you unleash the passions of your students? How can you and your students “innovate like a turtle” and use Vicki’s tips? Post your answers in the Shake Up Learning community or on your favorite social platform. Google Certification Courses Open May 21 If you have ever thought about getting Google Certified, but are unsure where to start, or overwhelmed with the content, I can help!   I have three online courses to help you reach your Google Certification goals.   (1) The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy (2) The Google Certified Educator Level 2 Academy (3) Become a Google Certified Trainer Online Course   These courses are designed to walk you through the process and give you everything you need to know to pass the exam. I have helped THOUSANDS get Google Certified, and I want to help YOU!   But don't miss this opportunity! These courses only open twice a year.   Enrollment opens on May 21st for a limited time.   If you miss this window, you have to wait until November!   But wait...there's more!   SAVE BIG WITH BUNDLES!   Opening all of these courses at once also gives you another advantage–bundling! If you want to purchase multiple courses at once, you can save BIG TIME!   Learn more at http://GetGoogleCertified.com Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell Education Podcast Network LIVE Recording of The Shake Up Learning Show with Flipgrid at #ISTE19! Cool Cat Teacher Cool Cat Teacher Newsletter @coolcatteacher on Twitter 10 Minute Teacher Podcast House of #EdTech Podcast Pear Deck Be Internet Awesome Pear Deck Premium for 60-days for free Little People Doing Big Things Edpuzzle Nearpod The Buck Institute
May 28, 2019
Podcasting and learning are the perfect partners. Listeners get to connect with the speaker in a much more intimate way. Hosts and podcasters get to express their views and opinions through their voice and telling their unique story. Podcasts are also a perfect way to get students excited about learning in a whole new way. They not only get the experience of gathering information and organizing it for presentation, but they get to put their own unique spin on the topic using their own voice. Teachers also have the advantage of getting kids excited about learning by letting them talk about topics that really interest them. If you are wondering how to get your students started podcasting, wonder no more. My guest today has so much passion for teaching, that he teaches both college and high school level courses concurrently. He is also involved in hosting, editing, or producing at least six podcasts and counting. He is a man who puts his love of technology and teaching into action everyday. Chris is also a good friend of mine and my go-to person for everything podcasting. In this episode, we talk about how to podcast with your students. We go over how to get started, tools to use, types of podcasts to consider, and much more. Chris is the host of The House of #EdTech Podcast and the producer of the Google Teacher Tribe Podcast that I do with Matt Miller. He has been teaching for 11 years. He is super creative and is always on the cutting edge of education technology. I’m super excited to have him on this show. I would also like to give a shout out to my friend Julie Cobb (E2Cobb) for her review on Episode 6 On-Air Coaching] - Staying Focused on the Learning Goals, Not the Technology. Thank you, Julie. This episode is sponsored by Pear Deck which brings powerful learning moments to life through presentations. They are also part of Be Internet Awesome and integrate with Google Apps for Education. Shake Up Learning listeners can try Pear Deck Premium for 60-days for free.   In This Episode: [05:20] - Chris is super excited to be on the Shake Up Learning Podcast. [05:44] - Chris is a high school social studies teacher in central New Jersey. He has been teaching for 11 years. [06:01] - He also teaches at the school of communication at Rutgers University. He teaches three courses at Rutgers in addition to the six courses he teaches at the high school level. [06:16] - Chris has been hosting The #House of EdTech Podcast for almost 6 years. He's been co-hosting PodcastPD for over 2 years. He edits the Google Teacher Tribe Podcast. He edits the Partial Credit Podcast, and he produces the Assist Learning Podcast. [06:43] - He also plans on producing the Infused Classroom Podcast. [07:08] - Chris loves what he does. He wanted to be an educator since he was 16 or 17 years old. None of it is work to him. [08:58] - Chris loves podcasting, because it gives him an opportunity to put his perspective and point of view out into the world. [10:05] - Kasey shares how moving from blogging to podcasting builds a different type of relationship with people. People feel like they know you in a different way. [11:14] - Creating video or audio is an intimate experience. [12:50] - Audio is a powerful learning tool for teachers. This makes podcasts the perfect medium. [15:11] - Students can use audio for any subject in a form that ranges from presentations to reflection tools. [16:47] - Teachers can record entire lessons for reflection or lectures to give to students. [18:53] - Kasey shares how podcasting is such a great tool for students from writing to fluency and the all important reflection piece. [20:25] - Students can get started podcasting with things they already have like Chromebooks, iPods, iPads, and cell phones. The idea is to create content, so just hit record. [21:24] - Free tools like Audacity and TwistedWave and Soundtrap can be used for editing audio. [23:06] - Other tools to simplify podcasting include Anchor, Synth, and Spreaker. [25:10] - Be careful letting Anchor do everything for your podcast, because you give up control and access to stats. Be the one who submits your RSS feed to Apple, Stitcher, Spotify, etc. You want to own your own content or podcast feed. Anchor users need to be at least 13 years old. [29:17] - PodcastPD let's Chris and his co-hosts talk about any educational topics. [30:52] - The #House of EdTech is all about technology integration and using it in the classroom today. [35:18] - Getting students to tell their stories is super relevant. Give kids the opportunity to create podcasts that they are truly interested in. Podcast Question of the Week: Why is podcasting a powerful tool for teachers and students? Share one way you could try podcasting with your students or in your role in education? Post your answers in the Shake Up Learning community or on your favorite social platform. Google Certification Courses Open May 21 If you have ever thought about getting Google Certified, but are unsure where to start, or overwhelmed with the content, I can help! I have three online courses to help you reach your Google Certification goals. (1) The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy (2) The Google Certified Educator Level 2 Academy (3) Become a Google Certified Trainer Online Course These courses are designed to walk you through the process and give you everything you need to know to pass the exam. I have helped THOUSANDS get Google Certified, and I want to help YOU! But don't miss this opportunity! These courses only open twice a year. Enrollment opens on May 21st for a limited time. If you miss this window, you have to wait until November! But wait...there's more! SAVE BIG WITH BUNDLES! Opening all of these courses at once also gives you another advantage–bundling! If you want to purchase multiple courses at once, you can save BIG TIME! Learn more at http://GetGoogleCertified.com Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell Education Podcast Network Chris Nesi on Twitter Chris Nesi About Chris Nesi #House of EdTech Podcast House of EdTech on Instagram PodcastPD Feedback@ChrisNesi.com The Teacher’s Guide to Podcasts Podcast Questions of the Week On-Air Coaching] - Staying Focused on the Learning Goals, Not the Technology – SULS006 How to Choose a Digital Assessment Strategy – SULS010 Pear Deck Get a complimentary 60-Day Trial Be Internet Awesome Google Teacher Tribe Podcast Partial Credit Podcast Assist Learning Podcast Infused Classroom Podcast @ShakeUpLearning with Kasey Bell – HoET021 How to Create a Class Brand (and much more!) with Tony Vincent – SULS011 Audacity TwistedWave Soundtrap Anchor Synth Spreaker
May 21, 2019
Let’s dive in! First, I’ll explore what Level 1 certification means, and what you can expect from the test. I’ll then talk about some ways to prepare for the exam. I’ll then do the same for Level 2.
May 14, 2019
These days, we have all sorts of learning at our fingertips, including through podcasts! I’ve learned so much from listening to other educators sharing their ideas, tips, and lessons in podcasts, and I bet you have too. The wide variety of podcasts out there lets you choose exactly what subjects interest you. Teachers should get professional learning credit where credit is due, so let’s dig into some ways that you may be able to get credit for listening to podcasts. It isn’t necessarily easy to determine how much credit a teacher should get. Episodes aren’t always an hour long. Even if they are, there probably isn’t an hour of learning content, because there are other things in there too. One of my solutions to this is to include my question of the week in each podcast episode. This is one way of providing evidence of learning, and potentially getting credit for it. Today, I’ll share recordings from several teachers who explain what they’re doing in this regard. Carlos Garza has made a tracker to record your professional learning. Next, Laura Cahill shares her strategy for making online learning more accessible to teachers. After that, I’ll share some resources from Meredith Akers, who provided her EDU Podcast Tasting 2.0 and EDU Podcast Tasting and Podcasts and Pedometers. You’ll also hear how Jennifer Bell applies Meredith’s ideas. I hope this lesson inspires you and helps show you how to get credit for listening to podcasts! It may take some effort and time, but I truly believe this is a valuable cause that will benefit teachers. In This Episode: [00:28] - Kasey welcomes listeners to the show, and explains that today’s topic is how to get credit for listening to podcasts (like this one!). [01:17] - This week’s shoutout goes to Stephanie Ross Evans, Diane Royer, and Vicki Heupel, who all recently became Google Certified Educators! Stay tuned to learn more about Kasey’s courses. [02:26] - Kasey shares the purpose of this episode, and explains what podcast PD is. [06:21] - You can check out Kasey’s recommended podcasts for teachers at this link. Kasey briefly covers what each of these podcasts is about. [13:33] - This list is just scratching the surface, Kasey explains. Podcasting has never been hotter than it is now! [14:28] - Kasey points out that there are many ways that teachers are getting credit for listening to podcasts, and explains some of the complications. [16:27] - We hear about one of the ways that Kasey designed into each episode to help give evidence of teachers’ learning. [18:52] - Kasey shares some ways that some schools are giving credit for podcasts. She then shares Carlos Garza’s insight into tracking online learning. [22:08] - The next tip comes from Laura Cahill, who has a creative strategy for encouraging her community to listen to podcasts. [25:00] - Kasey shares some resources from Meredith Akers: EDU Podcast Tasting 2.0 and EDU Podcast Tasting and Podcasts and Pedometers. [29:51] - We hear about the Podcasts and Pedometers concept in more depth. [31:45] - Kasey invites teachers to think about whether there’s someone they can talk to about the idea of credit for podcasts. [33:00] - Attention, administrators! This section, the podcast question of the week, is for you. Ready? Name three ways that podcasts have helped improve your teaching and impacted your students. Post your answers in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook, or on your favorite social media platform using the #ShakeUpLearning hashtag. [34:00] - You can find all of the podcast questions of the week at this link. [34:51] - Have you thought about getting Google Certified? Kasey can help! She helps educators get certified through her three online courses: The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy The Google Certified Educator Level 2 Academy Become a Google Certified Trainer Online Course If you’re interested in taking more than one of these courses, get a bundle to save big! Enrollment only opens twice a year, so sign up when it opens on May 21st or you’ll need to wait until November. If you’re ready to learn more, head to this link! [37:14] - Thank you for tuning in! Please subscribe to the podcast, and leave a review on iTunes. (Bonus points if you use the word “y’all” in your review!) Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell Education Podcast Network PodcastPD podcast 16 Fantastic Podcasts for Teachers Carlos Garza’s Online Professional Learning tracker Carlos Garza on Twitter ACEd Tech podcast (from Carlos Garza) Laura Cahill on Twitter Meredith Akers EDU Podcast Tasting 2.0 EDU Podcast Tasting and Podcasts and Pedometers Podcast Questions of the Week
May 7, 2019
I’m excited for today’s conversation with one of my favorite edtech gurus! Tony Vincent from Learning in Hand is shares many genius tips in this episode. He’s passionate about offering practical tools and strategies that you can implement right away, so he’s a perfect fit for the show. In case you’re not already familiar with him, Tony is a fifth-grade teacher from the Council Bluffs Community School district in Council Bluffs, Iowa who loves empowering students to be creative communicators. Previously, he was a self-employed education and technology presenter. After his 15-year break from being in the classroom, Tony observes that a big difference is that there’s so much more curriculum and every second of the day is full. He’ll chat today about what giving students more voice and choice looks like in this environment. If you need inspiration for a class brand and website, don’t miss this conversation! Tony explains that he started off with a construction theme before he and the class constructed and designed a name and logo. Tony will also share some insight into how he makes groups work well by assigning jobs to specific students. The three roles that he has settled on are questioner, monitor, and recorder. And that’s not it! Tony is a fantastic resource, and I promise you’ll come away from this episode inspired and empowered to make your classroom the best it can be.   In This Episode: [00:28] - Welcome to episode 11 of the Shake Up Learning Show! Kasey’s guest today is Tony Vincent. [01:48] - Today’s shoutout goes to Amber Cordova who sent Kasey an amazing tweet! [03:40] - Kasey shares a little story to explain how excited she is to talk to Tony in today’s conversation. [05:18] - Tony talks a bit about what he does, where he does it, and how he helps teachers. [07:19] - After being out of the classroom for 15 years and then going back in, what has Tony learned? [08:42] - We hear more about what giving students more voice and choice looks like in a fifth-grade classroom. [10:36] - Tony shares some of the problems that he ran into while given students choices. [13:24] - How does Tony decide when to assess when his students are given choice? [14:57] - We learn about how Tony finds a balance between helping kids learn things they’re interested in while still meeting the curriculum needs. [16:50] - Tony talks about the kinds of technology he has access to and the activities he’s been doing with his students. [19:37] - Listeners can see Tony’s class website at Pixel Paws. [22:16] - We hear more about Tony’s process of having kids brand the class. [24:06] - How is Tony using the podcast (or “Pawcast”) in his Pixel Paws class? He shares the good and bad news about it. [27:34] - Tony explains how he’s using Google Slides for the Pixel Paws newsletter. [29:48] - Did Tony get special permission from parents to get student videos up on YouTube? [30:50] - Tony talks about how he has used a 3D printer in the classroom this year. [32:27] - What are the three jobs that Tony gives kids when they’re in groups? [34:42] - We hear about a couple of courses that Tony offers for teachers: Classy Graphics and Classy Videos. [38:52] - How can people join the class that Tony has been talking about, and when does it start? [40:45] - Tony talks about how listeners can find him to learn more or get in touch. [41:42] - Kasey shares the podcast question of the week: “In what ways do you give students a voice in their classroom and their learning?” Name at least three new ideas you learned from Tony Vincent and how you could implement in your classroom. Post your answers in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook, or on your favorite social media platform with the #ShakeUpLearning hashtag. [42:26] - Have you thought about getting Google Certified? Kasey can help! She helps educators get certified through her three online courses: The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy The Google Certified Educator Level 2 Academy Become a Google Certified Trainer Online Course If you’re interested in taking more than one of these courses, get a bundle to save big! Enrollment only opens twice a year, so sign up when it opens on May 21st or you’ll need to wait until November. If you’re ready to learn more, head to this link! [44:50] - Kasey thanks listeners for tuning in today. If you enjoyed the episode, please subscribe and leave a podcast review on iTunes (including the word “y’all” if you can fit it in!).   Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell Education Podcast Network Tony Vincent on Twitter Tony Vincent on Instagram Tony Vincent on Facebook Tony Vincent on Pinterest Tony Vincent on YouTube Learning in Hand Amber Cordova Amber Cordova’s lemonade stand tweet Tony Vincent’s Show What You Know infographic Pixel Paws Pixel Paws shirt Classy Graphics Classy Videos Quik app for Android Quik app for iOS
April 30, 2019
It’s time for another amazing guest! Carly Black is an eighth-grade language arts teacher in Ashland, Ohio. She and her teacher husband also have toddlers at home, so she’s well-versed in handling kids of various ages! Carly is here to share some classroom struggles and some projects that she’s tried. We can all be guilty of finding cool, engaging projects and forgetting to make sure they align with our purposes, and that’s what Carly is struggling with. Over the course of the episode, Carly and I work through coaching questions to help her discover something very interesting about her assessments, and possibilities for improvement going forward. After Carly describes her struggle with the choice board part of her lesson, I’ll push her to figure out answers for herself. For example, she muses that it might have worked better to leave some choices blank so that kids (who might know about new technology) could figure out ideas of their own. Don’t miss this conversation! Even if the specifics of Carly’s struggles don’t quite apply to you, the process we’ll go through is one you can apply to your own lessons to figure out how to make them even better. In This Episode: [00:28] - Kasey welcomes listeners back to the Shake Up Learning Show, and introduces today’s guest! [02:16] - Before digging into the meat of the episode, Kasey gives a shoutout to Sarah Ackerman-Hale, who shared an amazing project with all of us in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook. [04:26] - Today’s question comes from Sarah Fromhold, who wants to know how to integrate the dynamic learning framework within the parameters of the reading/writing and math workshop model. [08:10] - Kasey explains how her on-air coaching episodes work. [09:02] - We hear a bit about a typical day in Carly’s classroom, as well as why this year was particularly challenging. [11:51] - Carly talks about the kind of technology and devices that she has available to her students in her classroom. [14:46] - What’s going well in Carly’s classroom this year? And what tools does she use for her class blogs? [18:11] - Carly tells listeners about a lesson that she wants help in revamping to reach all the students in her classroom. [22:25] - Kasey responds to the points that Carly has been making. [23:37] - On a scale of 1-10, how would Carly rank the choice-board part of the activity that she has been talking about? What would she have to change to move it closer to a 10? [25:52] - Carly muses that maybe she should have left some choices blank to let the kids come up with ideas. [27:47] - What would Carly’s students be doing differently if her project were a 10? How would she be able to measure the change in her students? [29:32] - We learn about how Carly made her initial assessment at the beginning of the year, and what would have brought the assessment closer to a 10. [32:02] - Did Carly’s original assessment align to the learning goals that she had for her students? [34:44] - Now that Carly has explored the answers to Kasey’s questions, she talks about what her next steps would be in reshaping and redesigning this lesson. [38:19] - Kasey responds to what Carly has been saying, and shares her appreciation for Carly’s willingness to participate in the conversation and exercises. [41:37] - How can other teachers get in touch with Carly?  She suggests visiting her site Teach Mom Repeat or visiting her on Twitter or on Instagram. [44:19] - Carly shares her biggest piece of advice for teachers: talk to each other! [44:51] - Kasey takes a moment to share her thoughts on the conversation with Carly. [46:51] - Here’s the podcast question of the week: “How do you ensure that your assessment strategy is aligned to your end goal?” Post your answers in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook, or on your favorite social media platform with the #ShakeUpLearning hashtag. [47:44] - Have you thought about getting Google Certified? Kasey can help! She helps educators get certified through her three online courses: The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy The Google Certified Educator Level 2 Academy Become a Google Certified Trainer Online Course If you’re interested in taking more than one of these courses, get a bundle to save big! Enrollment only opens twice a year, so sign up when it opens on May 21st or you’ll need to wait until November. If you’re ready to learn more, head to this link! [50:12] - Thank you for tuning in! Kasey shares some final thoughts on her conversation, and invites listeners to subscribe and leave a review for the podcast (bonus points if you use the word “y’all” in your review!). Links and Resources: The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell Education Podcast Network Carly Black on Twitter Carly Black on Instagram Carly’s class blog Teach Mom Repeat (Carly’s site) Teach Mom Repeat on Teachers Pay Teachers docAppender Orca BooksFlipgrid Edublogs Edcamp
April 23, 2019
Have you seen Google for Education’s brochure on 60 Tools to Inspire Students with Chromebooks? It’s an awesome resource that inspired me to make this episode for you! I don’t have time to touch on all 60 tools in one episode, but I’ll chat about the highlights. If you want the entire list, just scroll down! If you need any inspiration for tools to use, this is definitely the episode for you. One of the tools I love is Book Creator. So often, kids are given the same presentation tools over and over, and this tool can help educators break out of that box and offer an alternative to the traditional presentation. If you haven’t used it before, I think CoSpaces Edu will blow your mind! It allows students to build 3D virtual environments, that can then be viewed in virtual or augmented reality. In the literacy and numeracy tools category, I particularly love Flocabulary. You might have already seen some of their videos without even realizing it! Another of my favorite tools in this category is Newsela. This is perfect for finding non-fiction articles that are appropriate for your students. They take news articles from reputable sources, and “translate” them into four different reading levels. Can you tell I’m excited about these tools? I wish I had time to talk about all of them, but I can’t wait to highlight at least a few of my favorites! Tune in to hear about even more apps that I love, in four different categories. In This Episode: [00:28] - Welcome to episode 9 of the Shake Up Learning Show! Kasey explains her inspiration for today’s topic. [01:05] - Kasey sends a shoutout to @AlexTravisITRT on Twitter. [03:18] - Today’s question comes from Julie Cobb, who wants to know if Kasey will be doing any on-air coaching for coaches. [05:02] - It’s time to dive into the tools! Kasey starts off by chatting about one of the Content Creation category tools, Book Creator. [08:15] - Kasey shares another reason that she likes Book Creator so much. [09:16] - Next, Kasey chats about CoSpaces Edu, which allows students to build virtual 3D environments. [12:58] - We learn about another application, Explain Everything. [14:38] - The last content creation tool for today is Adobe Spark. Kasey talks about how powerful it is. [17:48] - Kasey shifts into talking about tools in the Literacy and Numeracy category, starting off with Flocabulary. [20:11] - The next tool that Kasey will chat about today is Newsela, which is great for finding age-appropriate news articles. [23:02] - Kasey talks about EquatIO, which may be perfect for math teachers. [24:50] - We shift gears back from math into reading as we hear about the next tool, Fluency Tutor. [26:03] - The last tool that Kasey wants to talk about in this category is Read&Write for Google. [27:18] - Kasey moves on to talking about the next category, STEAM Tools, and discusses Tynker. [28:24] - We learn about Flat.io, which allows you to collaboratively create sheet music. [29:44] - Code.org is one of Kasey’s favorite coding websites. [31:33] - Kasey talks about Edpuzzle, a tool from the Communication & Understanding category. [33:07] - We hear about Flipgrid, which is now completely free for everyone! [35:08] - Kasey shares her thoughts on Pear Deck, which is a favorite tool of hers (and this episode’s sponsor!). [37:59] - The last communication tool that Kasey will talk about today is Screencastify, which is a Chrome extension that lets you easily record your screen. [40:48] - Ready for the question of the week? Here we go! What are three tools from this week’s episode that you want to try in your classroom, and how will you integrate them into your curriculum? Post your answers on your favorite social media platform using the #ShakeUpLearning hashtag, or share them in the Shake Up Learning Community! [41:44] - Have you thought about getting Google Certified? Kasey can help! She helps educators get certified through her three online courses: The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy The Google Certified Educator Level 2 Academy Become a Google Certified Trainer Online Course If you’re interested in taking more than one of these courses, get a bundle to save big! Enrollment only opens twice a year, so sign up when it opens on May 21st or you’ll need to wait until November. If you’re ready to learn more, head to this link! [44:12] - Kasey thanks listeners for tuning in, and offers a way to give back: leave a review (using the word “y’all” if you can squeeze it in!). This helps other teachers find the podcast, and might get you a shoutout on a future episode! List of 60 Tools to Inspire Students with Chromebooks: Content Creation Tools Adobe Illustrator Draw Adobe Photoshop Mix Adobe Spark Book Creator Buncee CoSpaces Edu Explain Everything Kami Lucidchart Soundtrap Squid Stop Motion Studio Toontastic WeVideo Literacy & Numeracy Tools BrainPOP CK-12 Foundation DOGO News Epic! Frontier Flocabulary (just acquired by Nearpod) Listenwise Motion Math Newsela Plotagon Education Reflex Math Scrible EquatIO Fluency Tutor Read&Write for Google STEAM Tools Autodesk Tinkercad BlocksCAD Code.org Tynker Flat.io GeoGebra Communication & Understanding Tools Classcraft Edpuzzle Flipgrid Pear Deck Screencastify Links and Resources: The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell Education Podcast Network Pear Deck (this episode’s sponsor!)
April 16, 2019
I have been a fan of choice boards (aka learning menus) since my first few years of teaching. I even shared some choice boards and ideas in my book, Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning From Static to Dynamic. As a middle school language arts teacher, I began teaching the way I was taught--every student did the same thing at the same time. But as I began to improve my craft and implement things like small group instruction, I learned that we can differentiate, offer choice, and have multiple learning opportunities happening at the same time--even in secondary. What is a Choice Board? IT’S ALL ABOUT CHOICE! Learning menus (aka choice boards) are a form of differentiated learning that gives students a menu or choice of learning activities. Learning menus and choice boards can be created in a variety of styles and mediums. They’ve been around for a long time and originated in a static, paper format. With digital tools, we can bring the menus to life with interactivity and creation. Why Use Choice Boards? Choice boards provide students with flexible learning paths to the learning goal. Every student has different strengths, learning styles, and interests, and choice boards allow us to reach more learners in new and different ways. Choice boards help teachers differentiate. There are many ways to differentiate for our students. Providing choice allows us to give students a voice in their own learning. It’s student centered! “…at its core, differentiated instruction means addressing ways in which students vary as learners.” – Carol Ann Tomlinson   In This Episode: [00:28] - Kasey welcomes listeners to today’s episode, and explains that its topic will be choice boards (specifically digital choice boards). [02:43] - Today’s shout out goes to Rudder Middle School in Northside ISD, in San Antonio, Texas! [05:43] - Kasey talks about this week’s question, which comes from Mike Mohammed. He wants to know how people have been using technology to help students set goals and track their progress. [07:46] - We hear an introduction to the meat of the episode, which is the teacher’s guide to digital choice boards. [09:51] - What exactly is a choice board, or a learning menu? [11:19] - We learn about some of the benefits of using choice boards, and what they can offer students. [13:13] - Kasey digs into what choice boards look like and explains that they can be as simple or creative as you like. She also talks about how versatile they can. [15:13] - Are choice boards and hyperdocs the same thing? [16:11] - We hear about some of the types of learning menus, such as a simple list, a bingo board, or a restaurant-style menu. [17:28] - Kasey talks about the tic-tac-toe choice board, which is one of her favorites. [18:36] - The lesson design for choice boards is something that Kasey has learned the hard way, she points out. She then explains three things that you should notice on her tic-tac-toe templates. [23:36] - Kasey gives an example of how her color-coding could work, and talks about the option of making the middle square a free option (pending teacher approval, of course). [26:22] - Kasey talks listeners through the tic-tac-toe templates that she’s sharing today. [31:16] - There are many other options for designing choice boards, Kasey points out; they don’t have to be tic-tac-toe style! [33:48] - Kasey mentions a few other types of learning menus. [36:09] - We learn about the menu that Kasey shared in episode 2 of this podcast, which was the 4 C’s Digital Learning Menu. [36:53] - Kasey chats about some project ideas that can go onto a choice board. [39:31] - We hear some final tips on choice boards. [42:01] - Ready for the podcast question of the week? Here you go: where can you begin integrating choice boards in your classroom? What choices will you give? How will you assess the learning? [42:38] - Kasey talks about how she can help with the Google Certification process through her three online courses: The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy The Google Certified Educator Level 2 Academy Become a Google Certified Trainer Online Course Interested in all three? Bundle them to save! Enrollment opens on May 21st for a limited time, and if you miss your chance, you’ll need to wait until November for another opportunity to sign up. Head to this link to learn more! [45:05] - Thanks so much for tuning in! Don’t forget to subscribe so you can hear a new episode each week, and please leave a review (bonus points for using the word “y’all”!) so other teachers can find the podcast.   Links and Resources: The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell Education Podcast Network Mike Mohammed Tom Spall Amber Teamann The 4 C’s: The Superfoods of Learning - SULS002  
April 9, 2019
Ready for our very first student interview? This is it! Today’s student guest is Camden, an amazing, high-achieving 10-year-old fifth grader at H.E. Bonner Elementary in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. Camden is one of those delightful students who loves learning new things. One of her favorite parts of going to school, in fact, is learning! (Another of her favorite things about school is seeing her friends.) Even though she loves school, there’s one thing Camden wishes she could change: she wishes students were disciplined more to reduce problems with bullying and being mean to other students. Camden also shares what she wishes that her teachers understood about her. She tries really hard at school, she explains, and she isn’t sure that her teachers always see or appreciate her efforts. This episode also offers valuable insight into grading from a student’s perspective. Camden feels very strongly about her grades and wants to keep them high. She’ll share a story today about a time she felt that she was graded unfairly. Of course, we’ll also dig into technology! Camden enthusiastically rattles off the impressive list of tools they use in class. I’ll include a list below! I love to ask students what they would learn at school if they could choose, and Camden’s answers are great: she wants to learn languages (especially French so she can visit Paris) as well as dance. Don’t miss this great episode with a fantastic young woman! And don’t forget to answer the question of the week: “What can we learn from honest conversations with students about the learning in our classrooms?” Post your answer in the the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook, or share it on your favorite social media platform with the hashtag #shakeuplearning. Finally, if you know someone who would be a great student guest on a future episode, fill out the application here! And if you want to work with me or bring me to your school, check out this link.   In This Episode: [00:28] - Welcome back to the show! Kasey explains the topic of today’s episode, which is the show’s first student interview. [01:55] - Kasey gives a quick shoutout to Stellaffffff, who left a fantastic review on iTunes! [02:58] - We have a quick question from Laura Cahill: How do we support more reluctant teachers to embrace technology and new ideas in the classroom? [08:04] - Kasey introduces the show’s very first student guest: Camden from South Carolina! [08:36] - We hear about Camden’s age, grade level, and what she likes most about going to school. [09:40] - If Camden could change anything about school, what would it be? [11:01] - Camden shifts into talking about her teachers, sharing one thing that she wishes that her teachers understood about her. [11:54] - Kasey asks Camden about how much a grade means to her, and they chat about whether grades are always reflective of how much work Camden puts in. [14:41] - Does Camden use technology in class every day? [16:39] - Camden talks about what she did in school today specifically. [17:42] - We hear about some opportunities that Camden has had to create things using a Chromebook. [19:39] - Camden shares her thoughts on the benefits of working with her friends on group projects. She also likes working with kids she’s not as close with. [21:02] - If she still had to go to school every day, but could learn anything she wanted, what would Camden want to learn? [23:09] - Camden chats about her many sports and activities outside of school. [25:10] - We learn about why Camden wants to start a podcast of her own. [26:34] - Here’s the podcast question for the week: what can we learn from honest conversations with students about the learning in our classrooms? [27:39] - Kasey explains how to apply to be a student guest on the podcast in a future episode: fill out the application here! [28:02] - If you’re ready to get Google certified, this is your chance! Enrollment for Kasey’s three Google Certification courses opens on May 21st for a limited time! The courses are: The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy The Google Certified Educator Level 2 Academy Become a Google Certified Trainer Online Course Buy them individually, or get the whole bundle and save! If you miss this open enrollment period, you’ll have to wait until November, so don’t miss this chance. Learn more at this link! [30:30] - Kasey takes a moment to thank listeners for tuning in.   Tools that Camden uses in class: Google Classroom Google Expeditions Dash Robots Ozobots Green screen Stop motion animation Google Slides Adobe Spark Google Hangouts Code.org Digital breakouts Google Docs Poly   Links and Resources: The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell Education Podcast Network 14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy
April 2, 2019
We’re doing something different today! This episode features my very first on-air coaching guest, Jasmine Saab. Jasmine is a second-year fourth-grade teacher at Marrington Elementary School near Charleston, South Carolina. She loves integrating movement and technology from her classroom. Originally from California, Jasmine fills her time with a wide array of hobbies ranging from tandem bike riding to volunteering to singing in foreign languages. Jasmine’s awards and accomplishments list is so long that I need to include it separately, so check it out below! As you can probably guess from that impressive list, Jasmine is an excellent teacher who’s doing some truly amazing things in her classroom. As you’ll hear today, she also has some struggles, specifically around technology. She’s inspired by technology without always thinking things through to the end in terms of planning and her learning goals. And that’s why she’s on the show today! I’ll coach her through this struggle and help her think of some new ways to think of her lesson design. One of Jasmine’s coolest projects is her robotic water cycle lesson, which involves all kinds of skills from her students. As she’ll explain, though, the lesson didn’t go perfectly. In our conversation today, we’ll focus specifically on this lesson, and I’ll ask her a series of questions that will help guide her through ways to make it better. We also talk about Jasmine’s new classroom toy, a 3D printer and how she can design meaningful learning experiences for her students using this device. These questions should help her (and you!) figure out how to improve various other lessons too. Listen in for some advice on how to make sure that tech fits your learning goals, and to hear about why it’s so important not to get distracted by the fun, shiny objects in technology. [ctt template="1" link="N6Rh2" via="yes" ]How to Stay Focused on the Learning Goals, NOT the technology! #edtech[/ctt] In This Episode: [00:28] - Kasey welcomes listeners to today’s episode and explains what it will be all about. [02:11] - Before we dive into this episode, Kasey gives a shout out to the Shake Up Learning podcast launch team! [03:38] - Jasmine introduces herself and talks about the students and parent involvement at her school. [08:58] - We hear about what Jasmine’s class looks like on a day-to-day basis, specifically in terms of technology. [16:54] - Kasey shares her response to all of the awesome things that Jasmine is doing in her classroom. [17:44] - Does Jasmine have any videos of the projects she’s been talking about? [18:35] - Jasmine explains why she wants Kasey’s help. [20:14] - Kasey starts off her coaching by asking Jasmine some questions specifically about the water cycle lessons. [21:48] - On a scale of 1-10, how would Jasmine rank her water cycle lesson? [24:57] - Kasey responds to Jasmine’s rating of her lesson, as well as the issues that she struggled with in her classroom [26:05] - How much time did Jasmine originally plan for this lesson? [27:44] - We hear about what would have made Jasmine’s lesson a 10 instead of a 9. [30:50] - Kasey points out the importance of having an end goal in mind. [32:31] - Jasmine talks about the 3D printer project that she’s working on right now. [34:50] - Kasey takes a step back and offers Jasmine a piece of advice: always start with the learning goal! [37:03] - Was there a learning goal that Kasey had in mind with all of this? [41:38] - We hear Kasey’s advice on adding in tech only when it will lead directly to learning goals. [43:25] - Jasmine replies to Kasey’s advice and talks about where her thoughts are now and what she is realizing from this conversation. [45:48] - Kasey makes a suggestion for Jasmine. [47:31] - What Kasey has been saying is related to the fail-forward concept, Jasmine points out. [48:29] - We learn more about Genius Hour and how it works. [51:40] - What are Jasmine’s next steps, and what does she think she’ll work on next? [54:51] - Here’s this week’s podcast question: have you ever tried to integrate too much at once, like Jasmine? How do you ensure that your enthusiasm doesn’t distract from the purpose of the lesson? Share your answers on your favorite social media platform using the #shakeuplearning hashtag, or post it in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook! [56:06] - Kasey has three Google Certification courses, for which enrollment is opening on May 21st for a limited time! These are: The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy The Google Certified Educator Level 2 Academy Become a Google Certified Trainer Online Course If you want to take all of the courses, you can save by buying the bundle! And if you’re interested, don’t hesitate, because enrollment won’t open again until November. Head to this link to learn more about the courses! [58:34] - Thanks for listening in! Don’t miss next week’s episode, where I’ll chat with Richard Byrne from Free Tech 4 Teachers. Subscribe to the podcast to make sure you get notified when that episode comes out, and please leave a review of the podcast! (Bonus points if you use the word “y’all” in your review.) [ctt template="1" link="5U3d6" via="yes" ]When it comes to using tech in the classroom, always start with your learning goal in mind. Kasey Bell explores this concept in episode 5 of #ShakeUpLearning.[/ctt] Podcast Question of the Week: Have you ever tried to integrate too much at once like Jasmine? How do you ensure that your enthusiasm doesn’t distract from the purpose of the lesson? Post your answers in the Shake Up Learning community or on your favorite social platform. Google Certification Courses Open May 21 If you have ever thought about getting Google Certified, but are unsure where to start, or overwhelmed with the content, I can help! I have three online courses to help you reach your Google Certification goals. (1) The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy (2) The Google Certified Educator Level 2 Academy (3) Become a Google Certified Trainer Online Course These courses are designed to walk you through the process and give you everything you need to know to pass the exam. I have helped THOUSANDS get Google Certified, and I want to help YOU! But don't miss this opportunity! These courses only open twice a year. Enrollment opens on May 21st for a limited time. If you miss this window, you have to wait until November! But wait...there's more! SAVE BIG WITH BUNDLES! Opening all of these courses at once also gives you another advantage–bundling! If you want to purchase multiple courses at once, you can save BIG TIME! Learn more at http://GetGoogleCertified.com Jasmine’s awards and accomplishments: Marrington Elementary School Rookie Teacher of the Year 2018 College of Charleston Education Health and Human Performance Outstanding Student 2017 Faculty Honors List College of Charleston Teacher Leader Alumnae CofC Merit Based Scholar Delta Kappa Gamma Alpha Rho Scholarship Recipient CERRA Teaching Fellow Student Director of Project Playground Women's Golf Captain First Tee Golf Winner 2018 [ctt template="1" link="H4M3G" via="no" ]Technology can be a fun, shiny object, but it can distract teachers and students from the goal. - @ShakeUpLearning[/ctt] Links and Resources Mentioned in the Episode The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell Jasmine Saab on Twitter Jasmine Saab on YouTube Jasmine’s teacher website Education Podcast Network DonorsChoose.org Dash robot Dot robot Cue robot Genius Hour Shake Up Learning: Google Certification courses The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy The Google Certified Educator Level 2 Academy Become a Google Certified Trainer Online Course Get Google Certified Questions & Comments Do you have a question you would like me to answer on the show? I’d love to hear from you! I also love to hear from students! Leave me a voicemail and your message could be played on the podcast! Do You Want to Be on the Podcast?  READ THIS FIRST! NO SOLICITING! The Shake Up Learning Show hosts a variety of guests including inspiring educators, on-air coaching calls with classroom teachers, and student interviews. Inspiring Educators Many inspiring educators are regular guests of the show. Currently, this type of guest is INVITE ONLY. Please do not ask to be on the podcast. On-Air Coaching with Kasey Bell I love to help teachers with one-on-one coaching on the podcast, called, “On-Air Coaching.” Are you struggling with one particular lesson? One piece of content or skill that’s just hard to teach or doesn’t seem to work well with technology? Let me help! Using this On-Air Coaching Application, tell me about yourself, your students, and your struggle. You may get to be on the podcast!!! Do you know a teacher that is a good candidate? Feel free to send them the link to the form. Student Interviews We will also feature some student interviews on the podcast. Students are windows to the reality of school. Do you have a student who would be open to talking about learning and school? (MUST HAVE PARENT PERMISSION) Use this form to tell me about your student! Other Inquiries If you have other questions or inquiries about the podcast, please use this contact form.  
March 26, 2019
Let’s talk about lesson planning. I know, I know, this isn’t the most exciting thing to talk about… but it’s so important! Since is the last episode in my five-part series, I want you to be able to take everything you’ve learned so far and implement it in your classroom. And, to do that, you need to plan lessons! (By the way, if you haven’t heard the first four parts of the series yet, go check those out before you listen to this episode.) Before we dive into planning, though, I want to share a story with you. One of the most impactful professional learning experiences that I have ever experienced took place at the Central Texas Writing Project Summer Institute. One of the requirements was to deliver a model lesson to the group. There’s nothing more powerful than being in the seat of the student, and finding the gaps that may be missing in your lesson from their perspective. I learned so much about myself as a teacher, as well as some powerful strategies. Now, onto planning lessons! The outer, purple circle on the dynamic learning ring is the lesson planning cycle. It goes from purposeful planning through focused on learning outcomes, fearless implementation, facilitated with finesses, honest reflection, and share with the world. To illustrate these points, I’ll use model lesson plans from some amazing teachers to show how you can apply everything you’ve been learning in a real classroom setting! Tune into this final part of the five-episode opening series of this podcast to learn more about all these topics! I’ll also dig into best practices for writing lesson plans, the art of knowing how to switch gears, and other aspects of bringing dynamic learning into your fantastic new lesson plans!   In This Episode: [00:28] - Let’s get started and plan lessons that will include everything you’ve learned to make your classroom more dynamic! [02:06] - Today’s shoutout goes to all the teachers from Franklin Park, Illinois, who participated in my Dynamic Learning Workshop a few weeks ago, even though it was on a Saturday. [03:29] - Kasey digs in to how to create meaningful dynamic learning experiences for students. [06:26] - We learn that today’s content is also available in Kasey’s book, Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic. [06:45] - Kasey revisits the idea of dynamic learning, and talks about some of the struggles of lesson planning. [09:26] - We hear a reminder of exactly what dynamic learning is. [12:35] - The first model lesson plan that Kasey will talk about today is from Christine Pinto, who uses Chromebooks every day with kindergarteners! [15:26] - Christine’s lesson definitely goes beyond the tool, Kasey points out. [15:41] - The next lesson comes from Sylvia Duckworth, who you may recognize from her fabulous sketchnotes for educators! [18:27] - Kasey explores what she calls the “mind-blowing unit” from Sean Fahey, Karly Moura, Michele Waggoner, Heather Marshall, Becky Ogbouma. This one hits all of the beyonds and all four C’s! [20:53] - Next up is #GoalTime from Matt Hawkins, which is a twist on Genius Hour. [22:31] - Today’s last model lesson comes from Carrie Baughcum, a special education teacher from Chicago, Illinois. [24:50] - Are the gears turning yet? Kasey hopes that these lesson plans have provided some inspiration for your own dynamic learning experience! [25:34] - If you’re not ready to write a full lesson plan yet, you’re in the pre-planning and brainstorming phase. Kasey’s Dynamic Learning Experience Planning Document should help! Kasey walks listeners through the six steps on this document. [30:04] - Once you know what your learning targets are, you can start taking steps toward creating a dynamic learning experience using an included template: either the DLE template (make a copy) or the ONE-PAGE template. [31:32] - Kasey explains the DLE template so that listeners can use it to its fullest. [33:41] - We hear some tips on facilitation and technology. [36:41] - The next two pieces of the implementation section are about differentiation and quality feedback, Kasey explains. [38:57] - We learn about how to figure out an assessment strategy. [41:20] - Kasey recaps this circle on the outer ring of the dynamic learning model, which she has covered through this episode. [42:27] - Kasey reminds listeners that this five-part series comes with an Epic Freebie Download! [43:35] - Here’s this episode’s question: what lesson plan would you like to revamp and plan as a dynamic learning experience? Kasey invites you to share the answer in the Shake Up Learning community, or on your favorite social platform using the #shakeuplearning hashtag. [44:15] - We learn about this week’s challenge: download the freebie bundle and share this episode with another teacher. Also come join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! [45:04] - This episode, Kasey’s resource is The Teacher’s Guide to Podcasts by Chris Nesi.   Links and Resources: The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell Google Teacher Tribe Podcast The Dynamic Learning Workshop Online Course The Central Texas Writing Project Summer Institute Steven Covey Model it Up with Google Sheets by Christine Pinto Christine Pinto on Twitter Google Apps for Littles by Christine Pinto and Alice Keeler Creating Collaborative Comics with Google Slides/Drawings and Bitmoji Chrome Extension by Sylvia Duckworth Wild Learning with Roz by Sean Fahey, Karly Moura, Michele Waggoner, Heather Marshall, Becky Ogbouma #GoalTime by Matt Hawkins Genius Hour Project Wonder by Carrie Baughcum Backward Design Dynamic Learning Experience Planning Document DLE template (or make a copy) ONE-PAGE template The Teacher’s Guide to Podcasts by Chris Nesi
March 26, 2019
Give your lessons a dynamic learning upgrade with my dynamic lesson makeovers for your classroom! If you’re not sure what dynamic learning is, I recommend going back and starting with episode 1 of the podcast. This is episode four of a five-part series on meaningful technology integration, and I’d love for you to benefit from listening to the whole series in order! Throughout the series, I’ve been giving you some examples of how to make learning dynamic. Today’s episode is all about concrete examples of taking static assignments and shifting them into more dynamic lessons. Imagine this: instead of writing a traditional research paper on World War II, your students have a Skype or Google Hangouts conversation with a war survivor in another country. Not only would it give them a different perspective, it would also be an interactive, powerful experience that they would remember for their whole lives. (Because let’s be honest, how many of us remember everything we wrote about years ago in those five-paragraph essays?) I’ll cover five more examples like this throughout today’s episode, but I can’t resist sharing one more now! Think of how much more powerful it would be for your students if, instead of writing a biography on one historical figure, they created a public class website on inspiring historical figures. And, instead of handing in a paper and being done, they can add additional content throughout the year and publish it for a global audience. They’re still getting practice in research and writing, but now they’re building something throughout the year. If I sound particularly excited and enthusiastic about this idea, it’s because I am! Taking learning “beyond,” as we covered in a previous episode, makes it so much more powerful for students. I hope that these dynamic lesson makeovers, as well as the others that I talk about in the episode, are already giving you ideas on how to transform your lesson plans and bring more dynamic learning into your classroom.   In This Episode: [00:28] - Welcome to the show! Kasey introduces today’s topic: dynamic lesson makeovers for your classroom. [01:56] - Today’s shoutout goes to Levi Thomas, Rebecca Brewer, and Stacy Larsen, who are recent graduates of Kasey’s Google Certified Educator Academy (Level 1). They all recently passed their exams and became Google Certified! [02:43] - Ready to dive into the featured content? Kasey begins exploring today’s topic. [04:08] - Kasey explains that this particular podcast started off as part of a blog post and presentation that she has shared. [05:42] - Kasey starts by talking about the “not that” side of her “do this, not that” infographic. We learn about an option for what to do instead of a research paper on World War II. [07:24] - We learn about how this option aligns with the dynamic learning framework that Kasey explored in episode 3. [08:25] - The next example that Kasey provides is a dynamic substitute for an Edgar Allan Poe author study worksheet packet. [10:55] - Kasey moves on to the next lesson makeover: labeling and coloring a paper map of the capitals of the United States. [12:20] - We learn about a powerful tool from Google: Google Earth Tour Builder. [13:05] - Kasey shares a lesson makeover that turns a written biography of Winston Churchill into a public class website, which is updated with additional content throughout the year, on inspiring historical figures. [14:57] - The next of Kasey’s lesson plan makeovers is about science fair projects, she explains. [16:47] - Kasey talks about how to use technology in the classroom for math teachers. [20:01] - We jump to another idea: the static worksheet about the scientific method. [23:10] - Kasey hopes you’ve enjoyed these examples on how to take lesson plans from static to dynamic! [23:40] - We hear about some simple ways that you can upgrade your lessons. [25:47] - Kasey talks about the power of having students set their own learning goals. [27:22] - What are some ways that you can give some of your lessons a dynamic learning upgrade? Kasey offers questions for listeners to consider, then mentions an opportunity to be on the podcast. [29:14] - Don’t forget that this episode is part of a series! The series comes with an Epic Download Freebie. [30:30] - Here’s this episode’s podcast question: what is one dynamic learning upgrade that you are willing to try in your classroom? Please share the answer on your favorite social platform using the #shakeuplearning hashtag, or post your answer in the Shake Up Learning community! [31:19] - Kasey challenges listeners to download the freebie and share this episode with at least one other teacher. She also invites listeners to join the Shake Up Learning Book Study. [32:14] - Shake Up Learning offers several professional development courses for teachers! See all Shake Up Learning courses at this link, or check them out individually: The Google Classroom Master Class, The Google Slides Master Class, The Dynamic Learning Workshop, and Google Certification Courses. [35:38] - This show is brand new, and it would be really helpful if you leave a review! Bonus points if you fit the word y’all into your review.   Links and Resources: The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell Google Teacher Tribe Podcast Google Earth Tour Builder FlipGrid Genius Hour All Shake Up Learning courses The Google Classroom Master Class The Google Slides Master Class The Dynamic Learning Workshop Google Certification Courses
March 26, 2019
Ready to learn how to meaningfully and practically integrate technology into your classroom?! If so, you’re in the right place! This episode will explore the dynamic learning framework, and is part three of a five-part series on meaningful technology integration. (If you haven’t already heard parts 1 and 2, I suggest you go check them out first!) I’ve created the Dynamic Learning Framework to help with meaningful technology integration. This framework is actually at the heart of my book Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic. Today, I’m going to give you this framework for free, so you don’t even need to buy the book! Listen to the episode to learn about it, and stay tuned until the end of the episode to get your download bundle. Let’s dig into a question: does your classroom offer one-and-done learning activities, or does the learning grow, inspire, and evolve throughout the year and beyond? In today’s episode, I want to focus on that word “beyond.” In fact, my framework has five “beyonds: beyond the bell, beyond the grade level & subject, beyond the walls, beyond the tools, and beyond the due date. I’ll start off by exploring the idea of going beyond the bell. This means that learning doesn’t need to end when the bell rings, because many of them have digital tools and devices available any time, anywhere. Next, I’ll dig into going beyond the grade level and subject area, and taking students off the conveyor belt to give them a choice-driven education inspired by the things they’re passionate about. The third of the five “beyonds” is going beyond the walls. I’ll talk about both the world into your classroom, as well as bringing your classroom to the world. The fourth “beyond” is going beyond the tools, and this is one of my favorites! Going beyond the tools is so important in meaningful technology integration. Finally, I’ll talk about going beyond the due date. This one may be a struggle, but remember that we’re exploring dynamic learning experiences! Tune into the episode to learn about how going beyond the due date can be such a fantastic strategy for encouraging learning in many cases.   In This Episode: [00:28] - Kasey welcomes listeners to this episode, which will be about the dynamic learning framework for integrating technology into your classroom. [02:00] - We hear a shout-out to the TCEA Shake Up Learning Volunteers who helped Kasey survive the conference: Lyndi Christensen Valicek, Ashley Pursley, Meredith Jones, Sarah Fromhold, and Stephanie Martinez! [03:02] - Let’s talk about meaningful technology integration, and what it looks like! [03:57] - Does your classroom offer one-and-done learning activities, or does the learning grow, inspire, and evolve throughout the year and beyond? [05:12] - Kasey explains that there are five “beyonds” in her dynamic learning framework, and shares her philosophy in creating this framework. [10:24] - We hear a recap of the concepts of dynamic and static learning, which Kasey has explored in a previous episode. [12:07] - Kasey breaks down the dynamic learning framework, briefly explaining how to understand the graphic included with these notes. [12:54] - Kasey kicks things off by exploring the first of the “beyonds”: beyond the bell. [15:06] - We hear some strategies for going beyond the bell. [16:50] - Another activity that fits in with this segment is creating a vision board with Google Slides, Kasey explains. [19:24] - The next “beyond” is beyond the grade level and subject area. [20:32] - Kasey talks about some easy ways to take students off the conveyor belt and give them opportunities to go beyond the grade level and subject area. [23:11] - We learn about design thinking, a creative problem-solving protocol to create innovative solutions. [24:24] - Kasey moves on to talking about going beyond the walls. [27:54] - The next “beyond” is going beyond the tools, Kasey explains. [29:52] - Kasey talks about some strategies for going beyond the tools. [31:50] - We come back to the idea of the worksheet, with Kasey explaining the problems with this format. [33:47] - The fifth and final of Kasey’s “beyonds” is one you may struggle with: going beyond the due date. [36:15] - Kasey explores some strategies for helping kids to continue their work and learning beyond the due date. [38:23] - Kasey reviews the “beyonds” that she has covered in today’s episode. [41:20] - If you don’t already have your Epic Freebie Download, make sure you download it now! [42:43] - Here’s today’s Podcast Question of the Week: what is one way that you can beyond in your classroom that you’ve never tried? Please share the answers in the Shake Up Learning Community or on your favorite social media platform! [43:23] - This week’s challenge is to get the Epic Freebie Download, and share this episode with at least one other teacher! Also, check out the Shake Up Learning Book Study! [44:25] - Kasey talks about some free resources that you can get on the Shake Up Learning blog: her four free webinars! How to Get Google Certified!, 5 Things to Know About the New Google Classroom, 3 Things That Will Change the Way You Use Google Slides, and How to Create Dynamic Learning Experiences for Students.   Links and Resources: The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell Google Teacher Tribe Podcast Lyndi Christensen Valicek Meredith Jones Sarah Fromhold Stephanie Martinez Move from a Static Classroom to a Dynamic Classroom Student-Created Vision Boards with Google Slides Unsplash Do Schools Kill Creativity?: Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk Genius Hour Cardboard Challenge How the Maker Movement Is Moving Into Classrooms by Vicki Davis IDEO’s Teacher Guild Design Thinking in Education: Empathy, Challenge, Discovery, and Sharing from Edutopia Every Student Should Publish for the World Mystery Skype Google Connected Classrooms Flipgrid Gridpals How to Create an eBook with Google Slides Google Slides Can Do What?!?! on the Google Teacher Tribe Podcast 25 Things You Didn’t Know Google Slides Could Do Interactive Learning Menus (Choice Boards) with G Suite – FREE Templates The #ShakeUpLearning Challenge: Share Your Voice! Share Your Voice Challenge – Part 2 #ShakeUpLearning How to Get Google Certified! 5 Things to Know About the New Google Classroom 3 Things That Will Change the Way You Use Google Slides How to Create Dynamic Learning Experiences for Students
March 26, 2019
When you think of the four C’s, you probably think of diamonds… but did you know they have a place in education, too? Creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking are a foundational component of dynamic learning. In fact, I even like to call them the superfoods of learning! If this is the first time you’re tuning in, I just want to let you know that this is part of a five-episode series. I recommend starting with episode 1, then listening through in order to get loads of tips, ideas, and templates that will help you encourage dynamic learning in your classroom! Speaking of dynamic learning, it’s important to understand what this term means before we dive into the four C’s. In short, dynamic learning is characterized by constant change and activity, and tends to extend beyond the school day and the classroom. Static learning, on the other hand, has an overall lack of movement, growth, and action and takes place within the traditional school day. With this in mind, think about the nutritional value of the learning in your classroom. In your nutrition facts, four important components are the four C’s I mentioned before (creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking). And just like in an actual diet of food, it’s important to have balance in your lesson nutrition facts. You probably hit communication and collaboration a lot, but do you always include creativity and critical thinking? Tune into this episode to learn about each of the four C’s, how they relate to each other, and how you can start implementing them into your classroom in ways that will be powerful and successful for your students! Don’t forget to download today’s freebie, the Epic Download Bundle! It includes the 4 C’s Digital Learning menu, along with way more value-packed freebies that will help you encourage dynamic learning in your classroom.   In This Episode: [00:28] - Welcome back to the show! Kasey introduces today’s topic, the four C’s (or the superfoods of learning). [02:27] - Kasey gives a shout-out to the Shake Up Learning Community managers: Pam Hubler and Susan Vicentz. [03:14] - We learn that the four C’s are creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. [04:20] - Kasey explains what dynamic learning is (as opposed to static learning). [07:09] - Think about the nutritional value of the learning in your classroom, Kasey recommends, and explains what this means and how it involves the four C’s. [11:13] - Kasey shares a way to give your classroom metabolism a nutritional boost: feed it the most nutritious, dynamic learning experiences that you can. [11:38] - We hear about the essential components for dynamic learning, which are the four C’s. [13:11] - Kasey defines and explores the first of the four C’s: creativity! [16:16] - Kasey offers some examples of how to include creativity in what you currently teach. [18:33] - If you want to be creative, you have to be willing to take creative risks, Kasey points out. [18:59] - The next of the four C’s is critical thinking. This is the ability to conceptualize, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information, Kasey explains. [20:52] - We hear examples of ways to use critical thinking in the classroom. [23:38] - Kasey invites listeners to think about the overlap between critical thinking and creativity. [24:25] - Next on the list of the four C’s is communication. [25:24] - A podcast is the perfect example of trying a new medium, Kasey points out, and talks about her own experience in trying podcasting in a class. [29:46] - Kasey lists some other mediums for communication, including comic strips and storytelling. [30:23] - Kasey moves onto talking about collaboration, offering a definition and talking about what she’s seen happen in the classroom. [31:56] - We learn about the importance of role-setting in creating successful collaboration. [34:31] - In what ways are you already integrating the four C’s into your curriculum? Where are you lacking? [36:20] - Kasey talks about the dynamic learning experience and how the four C’s are foundational. She illustrates this through the 4 C’s Digital Learning Menu. [39:27] - Kasey goes into today’s learning menu in more depth, and mentions the teacher’s guide that will help you tweak the menu for your own classroom. [43:57] - We learn about what’s included in the Epic Download Bundle. [44:40] - New episodes of this podcast will come out every Tuesday, Kasey explains. She also shares this week’s question of the week: in what ways are you already integrating the four C’s in your curriculum? Please share the answers in the Shake Up Learning Community or on your favorite social media platform! [45:26] - Kasey challenges listeners to download the freebie, and share this episode with at least one other teacher. Also please join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! [46:01] - There are some special resources on the Shake Up Learning blog that you might enjoy, specifically Stranger Google: Crazy Tools From the Upside Down! (You can also find part 2 here.) [47:41] - Thank you for listening to today’s information-packed episode!   Links and Resources: The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell Google Teacher Tribe Podcast Sir Ken Robinson Design thinking Cardboard ChallengeCaine’s Arcade Stop Stealing Dreams by Seth Godin Stop Stealing Dreams: Seth Godin’s TEDx video Anchor Do Schools Kill Creativity?: Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk Stranger Google: Crazy Tools From the Upside Down (Part 1)! Stranger Google: Crazy Tools From the Upside Down (Part 2)!
March 26, 2019
What’s shakin’? Welcome to the very first episode of the Shake Up Learning Show, where we’ll dig into integrating technology into the classroom, growing as a leader, refining your instructional strategies, and transforming your classroom! Each episode of this new podcast will be packed full of practical ideas, insights, and the opportunity to learn alongside students and other teachers. I’m your host, Kasey Bell. In case we haven’t connected before (maybe on my other podcast, Google Teacher Tribe), let me introduce myself! I’m a former middle school teacher turned digital learning coach, as well as an international speaker, consultant, blogger, author, and—of course—podcaster! My mission is to help teachers learn to meaningfully integrate technology in the classroom. In today’s episode, I’m going to explore my top 20 tech tips for teachers! These are tried-and-true tips that I believe can make a big difference for you. (Don’t miss the next few episodes, too, because we’re starting off the podcast with a five-episode series on meaningful technology integration!) Today’s 20 tips are in a specific order, starting with shifting your mindset. You need to make up your mind to be positive, even though the classroom is full of obstacles. Without getting your mind into the right place, it’s so much harder to follow through with the rest of the tips that I’ll cover in today’s episode. From there, we’ll move onto my other top tips, including taking risks, starting with the “why” instead of the technology, getting tech into your students’ hands, and not getting swept away by new tools. And that’s just the beginning! My hope is that these 20 tips will guide you in successfully implementing technology in your classroom in a way that works for you and your students.   In This Episode: [00:28] - Kasey welcomes listeners to the show and introduces herself. [01:42] - Today’s show will be about one of Kasey’s favorite topics: tech tips for teachers! [02:23] - Kasey gives a quick shoutout to Lauren Billingsley, who sketched her entire Dynamic Learning Workshop at TCEA. [03:19] - We learn about the podcast, and what to expect from future episodes. [08:17] - Kasey jumps into talking about the top 20 tech tips for teachers, exploring the first two tips: shift your mindset and take risks. [14:43] - The third tip is to start with the “why,” Kasey explains. Tip #4 is to get the tech into your students’ hands. [18:05] - Kasey’s fifth and sixth tips are to shop for tools like you’re on Amazon, and to avoid getting swept away by new tools. [20:53] - Be consistent, Kasey advises as part of tip #7. Her eighth tip is related: don’t integrate too many tools at once! [23:01] - The ninth tip is one of Kasey’s favorites: don’t be afraid to let your students teach you! Also, utilize student tech experts (that’s tip #10). [26:09] - Do your students come to you with every single tiny question? If so, implement the “ask three before me” strategy. [27:18] - Tips #12 and 13 are both specifically about using tools. [30:40] - Kasey’s 14th tip is to give students voice and choice, she explains. [32:18] - We learn about the importance of getting organized in tip #15. The sixteenth is related, and involves packaging your online assignments. [35:41] - Tip #17 involves not assessing the bells and whistles, in favor of assessing content and skills. [37:32] - Kasey explores her 18th tip, which is to publish for a global audience. [39:20] - The 19th tip is to always have a plan B, Kasey explains. [40:59] - We hear the 20th tip, which is to share your voice. We also need to cultivate this in students, Kasey points out. [42:45] - Kasey explains how to get your freebie, which you can find at this link! [43:57] - Kasey’s podcast question of the week is this: which of the 20 tips stood out to you? Pick three that you plan to take action on, and explain how. Post your answer on The Shake Up Learning Community or your favorite social media platform! [45:24] - We hear about what’s new on the Shake Up Learning blog. [46:26] - Kasey leaves listeners with a challenge of the week: download the freebie, share this episode with at least one other listener, and join the Shake Up Learning Book Study!   Links and Resources: The Shake Up Learning Show The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook Google Teacher Tribe Sketch by Laura Billingsley Dynamic Learning Workshop Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell Start With Why by Simon Sinek How great leaders inspire action: Simon Sinek’s TED talkStudent Chrome Squad Genius Hour Interactive Learning Menus Google Teacher Tribe episode 18: Google Slides Can Do What?!?! How to Package Your Digital Assignments Google Certification Resources Google Certified Educator Level 1 Resources Google Certified Educator Level 2 Resources Google Certified Trainer Resources Join the May 2019 Waitlist for the Google Certification Courses
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