How to make a curated collection of tweets with TweetDeck

Twitter chats are a whirlwind of good ideas. Educators tweet to a single Twitter hashtag, answering questions and sharing their best ideas. But when the Twitter chat is over, the ideas often disappear from our brains without a concrete way of harvesting those ideas. Many of us have used a service called Storify to gather […]

20+ sources of great digital content for your class

The Internet is a treasure trove of information and resources for learning. Not all of those resources are created equal, and not all were meant for the classroom. If we can find the right ones, it can transform an otherwise lifeless lesson. But how do we find the right ones? And when we do, how […]

Learning in motion: EASY stop-motion animation with Google Slides

Let students put what you’re studying in MOTION. Animation is easy with stop motion Google Slides. (Icons via The Noun Project with NounPro account.)For years (centuries … really, millennia), students have had access to paper. And with that, they’ve been able to gather their ideas and turn them into static, two-dimensional images.To put those images […]

Google Classroom Time-Savers (GTT042)

Google Classroom has helped tons of teachers around the world manage their classrooms and their assignments digitally — and it’s made our lives much easier in many ways. There are ways, though, that we can make our Google Classroom lives even easier than that! By employing some time savers in Google Classroom, we can provide […]

A new twist on traditional assessments: Ideas you can use

The metaphors you can use for assessments go on and on. It can be a measuring stick. A magnifying glass. It’s a glimpse into student understanding. Assessments don’t, however, have to be a formal quiz or test. They can be varied and as informal as a conversation at times. Assessments can be creative and innovative. […]

Sticky learning: Digital brain dumps with Flipgrid and Socrative

It’s a common request from teachers of students: Study. Go home and study. Go back over the material. Re-read the material. When we ask students to do this, we mean well. We want them to succeed. But we’re asking them to study in a way the brain hates. The problem: the information is flowing in […]

The Google Infused Classroom (GTT041)

How can we hear from every student in the classroom? How can we make learning stickier by helping students express it visually? These questions are at the core of the book, The Google-Infused Classroom, by Holly Clark and Tanya Avrith. In this episode of the Google Teacher Tribe podcast, we talk about infusing lessons with […]

Big, moonshot-sized ideas for changing classrooms and schools

In the midst of the chaos of our educator lives, it’s hard to find time to think big. Lesson plans. Grading. Emails. Meetings. When do we get the opportunity to dream, to cook up crazy-big ideas that can really change the course of our students’ lives — and our community, or maybe even the world? […]

Blended learning with G Suite (GTT040)

Many classrooms are coming into the digital age, but that doesn’t mean that face-to-face interaction has lost its value. In fact, when they’re both used together, fantastic, engaging learning can happen. That’s the beauty of blended learning: a combination of in-person, face-to-face activities and digital learning. G Suite has plenty of options for making this […]