Hanging out with Google Hangouts (GTT038)

Using this free tool that most teachers have available to them, they can let their students see and hear from any expert, class or other guest from around the world. They can get in touch with a buddy classroom whenever they want, share their learning and work together. This tool has amazing power, and many […]

What You Missed in 2017 (GTT037)

2017 has come and gone and there are some things that you may have missed in the world of Google. We do a little year-end wrap up on the Google Teacher Tribe podcast.We’ve seen a lot of new products and features from Google in 2017. We’ve gotten more closely acquainted with the Google Assistant.YouTube has made […]

Tapping into creativity with Google Drawings (GTT036)

Google Drawings is like a blank slate. It’s a simple digital sheet of paper just waiting for your images and text. In this episode of the Google Teacher Tribe podcast, Wanda Terral talks about lots of cool ideas to let students work visually with Google Drawings. Some ideas we talk about include: Meme yourself Timeline […]

Supersize learning with Google Sites (GTT035)

In the not-too-distant past, if we wanted to get information out to the masses, it was expensive. Website development was costly and slow. If we wanted to spread our message through traditional mediums, we needed a publisher, a TV programming director or somewhere to advertise. Nowadays, the middlemen have been eliminated, and we can create […]

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 […]

Mobile Learning with Google (GTT032)

Students carry these high-tech devices to school in their pockets all the time. Cell phones. The mobile devices so many students are equipped with have plenty of processing power — and plenty of potential to amplify learning. It’s so easy to shut them off. Put them in a shoe holder. Confine them to the lockers. […]

Gearing Up for Hour of Code (GTT030)

Think of the most important languages students could learn to prepare them for the future. What makes your list? Chinese? Arabic? Spanish? (Deep down inside, my Spanish teacher heart hopes you picked Spanish …) What about code? Coding — the language used to create apps, computer software, anything on the Internet, etc. — is definitely […]

Deep thinking with G Suite (GTT029)

It’s easy to replace what you were doing in the classroom before with a technological version of it. Some would use the SAMR model and label it substitution: direct tool substitute with no functional change If you’re using all of this cool technology to do the same things you were doing before, it feels like […]

Introducing: The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast

I love listening to podcasts. They’re kind like personalized radio. I can pick shows that I like and listen to them whenever I want. Podcasts have been a driving force for me in becoming a better educator. I’ve listened to hours of them while driving, exercising or cutting the grass. I can take that down time […]