Ditch That Textbook

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tips from the Tribe — Our Epic Anniversary (GTT039)

The Google Teacher Tribe podcast just turned one year old! And if we were going to celebrate it, we’d have to throw a party with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Voice Typing Challenge: Save time, get things done

We talk faster than we type. Using voice typing (dictation) can save us tons of time in the classroom. Learn how and take the challenge!I […]

How to add a Family Feud-style game to your next class/PD

Games can make class and professional development more fun! Here are the steps to create a Family Feud-style. (Family Feud logo used via fair use)Who […]

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