Awesome teacher summer: PD bingo choice board

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Professional development | Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Awesome teacher summer: PD bingo choice board

Summer is a great time to learn what YOU want to learn. This PD bingo choice board gives you LOTS of options!


Summer is a time for rejuvenation and relaxation. It’s a time to focus on our lives outside of education and recharge.

It is also the perfect opportunity to focus on ourselves both professionally and personally. So many of us, as educators, look forward to summer as a time to do the things we didn't have time to do during the school year. That includes learning some new tips, tricks and ideas for the next school year.

Whether it’s through a conference, online course, reading, or catching up on all of those podcasts you haven’t had time to listen to yet. The long break can leave us time to focus on our own learning.

Ditch That Textbook Summer PD BINGO

That's why we created this interactive summer PD BINGO board. Each of the links takes you to a the PD resource. Many even have certificates of completion or badges that you can earn!

You may want to just try some short tutorials to learn about a new app or tool or you may be looking for a full online course. Whatever you're looking for, we've got you covered!

In this bingo board, you'll find a mixture of edtech tools, Google tools, Microsoft tools, and non-tech resources. We tried to vary it as widely as possible to reach everyone -- and to help you broaden your horizons.

This bingo board is customizable! Make a copy of the document where it was created. Just click "use template" to create your own copy. Then change out links and images to suit your needs. Share it with other educators that would enjoy playing along!

Be sure to scroll down for more details and links for all 24 options on the bingo board.

2020 Ditch That Textbook Summer PD BINGO

This summer PD bingo board gives you lots of FREE options to improve your practice!

Click here for an interactive doc with links to everything!

Screencastify master screencaster

1. Master the Screencast with Screencastify

Screencastify, the screen recording tool, offers a one-hour course covering the basics of Screencastify and popular ways to use video with students, colleagues, and parents. Click here to start the course!

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2. Learn the ins and outs of Seesaw

Seesaw, a learning platform with sharing and video recording, offers several mini trainings to get you up to speed. Click here to view the trainings!

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3. Go beyond the basics of Google Meet

Google Meet is a video conferencing platform. Watch video tutorials to learn the basics and pick up valuable tips and tricks. Click here to view the tutorials!

Find all Google for Education teacher technology trainings here.

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4. Get Kahoot! certified

Kahoot!, the gamified review app, offers a free program to become a "certified teacher of awesome." Earn professional development credits!  Click here to get started!

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5. Get started with Pear Deck 101

Pear Deck, the tool that makes presentation slides interactive, provides this pre-recorded webinar to get you up to speed!  Click here to view the webinar!

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6. Take Screencastify to the next level

... with Google Apps! The Screencastify Certified Genius course, taught by Alice Keeler, is full of ideas for using Screencastify with Google tools.   Click here to get started!

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7. Learn to Surf the 5 C's with Wakelet

Harness the power of the 5 C's -- collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication and curation -- with this course.   Click here to get started!

See all of the courses in the Microsoft Education Center here.

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8. Become a Seesaw Pioneer

Seesaw Pioneers have conquered the basics and are ready to take the next step to grow alongside others. Join the community and earn the badge!  Click here to get started!

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9. Become a Flipgrid Certified Educator

Flipgrid, the video response platform, offers the "Engage and Amplify with Flipgrid" course. Learn the basics and ideas for using Flipgrid.  Click here to get started!

See all of the courses in the Microsoft Education Center here.

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10. Attend a Global Edtech Academy session

The Global EdTech Academy offers free webinars, master classes, and office hours on a variety of education topics using Microsoft tools.  Click here to find a session!

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11. Get started with Microsoft OneNote

OneNote lets you create flexible digital notebooks. This course shows you the basics in organizing, creating, and sharing. Click here to get started!

See all of the courses in the Microsoft Education Center here.

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12. Get started with Microsoft Teams

Teams is your Microsoft online learning hub. Learn the basics of using Teams, including set-up, communication, live events, and more, in this series of video tutorials. Click here to get started!

Visit the Microsoft 365 training center here.

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13. Get Google Sites training

Google Sites lets you create webpages quickly and easily. In this training module, you'll learn the basics, pick up tips and tricks, and more.  Click here to get started!

Find all Google for Education teacher technology trainings here.

14. Get Google Sheets training

Google Sheets lets you create spreadsheets to keep data organized. In this training module, you'll learn the basics, pick up tips and tricks, and more.  Click here to get started!

Find all Google for Education teacher technology trainings here.

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15. Watch a webinar on student mental health

This webinar focuses on challenges students face regarding mental health, including how those challenges can vary depending on their intersecting identities.  Click here to get started!

See all Teaching Tolerance webinars here.

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16. Learn about teaching SDGs

Sustainable Develpoment Goals (SDGs) can help our work at school have a deeper meaning. This course helps you add service learning to your class.  Click here to get started!

See all of the courses in the Microsoft Education Center here.

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17. Explore Microsoft's accessibility tools

Lots of tools available through Windows and Office can make make learning more accessible for all students. Learn how to incorporate them in your class.  Click here to get started!

See all of the courses in the Microsoft Education Center here.

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18. Go beyond the basics with Flipgrid

Learn how to integrate Flipgrid into your classroom through some of the more advanced features of the platform to empower student voice.  Click here to get started!

See all of the courses in the Microsoft Education Center here.

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19. Learn more about dyslexia

This course will provide essential insights into dyslexia, which all educators should have. It includes tips for creating a dyslexia-inclusive classroom. Click here to get started!

See all of the courses in the Microsoft Education Center here.

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20. Start teaching remotely with HyperDocs

This course is designed to help any teacher develop the confidence to teach effectively with HyperDocs within a remote classroom setting. Click here to start the course!

Find all free HyperDocs courses here.

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21. Enroll in Remote Learning 101

In this FREE course, Remote Learning 101, educators will get lots of practical tips, ideas and resources to make a plan for remote learning. Click here to start the course!

Teaching Online A Step-By-Step Course to Launch and Lead An Equitable Online Classroom.

22. Lead an equitable online classroom

Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D., Founder of the Leading Equity Center, offers Teaching Online: A Step-By-Step Course to Launch and Lead An Equitable Online Classroom. This is a free course to help you efficiently teach your class online while also ensuing that it's an equitable online learning space. Click here to enroll.

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23. Enroll in Drawing for Beginners 

Designed for those who say "I can't even draw a stick figure!" this course will help you learn how to communicate your ideas clearly through sketches. Click here to start the course!

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24. Read FREE Tech Like a PIRATE resources

Before Tech Like A Pirate was published we started pulling together tons of free resources. This pages includes tons of templates, tips, tutorials and ideas to use with your class right away. Click here to get all of the resources!

What was your experience with any of these? Have any resources you'd add to the list? Please share your thoughts in a comment below!


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    I appreciate all of the extras that have been provided to help us get from behind the 8ball. This is a way to be proactive.

  • Sandra Noel says:

    Thank you for these fantastic resources that are packaged up so succinctly. I am a huge fan of choice boards/Bingo, and this topic now more than ever, for PD is super helpful!

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