Ditch That Textbook’s Best of 2017

And just like that, 2017 is in the books. Technology in classrooms has seen some great changes. For instance, “Flipgrid Fever” (flipgrid.com) has really taken off. Students have really shown their voice by recording short Flipgrid videos and sharing them with their classmates and the world. In some ways, though, a lot has stayed the […]

Crash! Bang! Boom! How to add Google Drawings comic strips to your class

We (Cori and Matt) are betting that comics are a memorable part of your childhood, whether they were the color comic strips in the Sunday newspaper or comic books. If not, then it was probably animated comics — cartoons! They’re visual. They’re colorful. Adults and children alike flock to animated movies at theaters when they’re […]

Rock these creative Google Slides templates in class (GTT034)

It’s nice to have some ideas to help kickstart our creative thinking when it comes to using Google Slides in non-traditional ways. That’s where Ryan O’Donnell can help. He’s a technology TOSA (teacher on special assignment) and former social studies teacher from Rocklin, California. Ryan has created some amazing Google Slides templates that you can […]

Mind-blowing Google tricks with Jake Miller (GTT033)

When Ohio tech integration specialist Jake Miller shares his Google tricks on social media, they’re enough to catch your eye. When he creates them in amazing animated GIF images, the amazingness is without question. In this episode of the Google Teacher Tribe podcast, you’ll get plenty of both. Jake will share some of his favorite […]

10 ways icons from The Noun Project can impact learning

Images are powerful and very brain friendly. The majority of people think in pictures — and some think exclusively in pictures.  At times, including photos, illustrations and other images can be considered silly and unnecessary in education — almost as if adding them is like putting up decorations in learning. Adding visuals to instruction and […]