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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!