4/25/19

During an interview, it's important to find a way to showcase our strengths. But how can we do it without necessarily bragging, and how can we do it in the context of the questions? Similarly, if you're asked about a negative experience in your teaching, how can you frame your answer to put you in a positive light? Ross Cooper gives fabulous tips on how to answer interview questions from the lens of a principal.

Click HERE for a copy of all of the interview questions from this series!
  1. Tell us about yourself and what brings you here today.
  2. Why are you a good fit for our organization?
  3. How do you grow professionally?
  4. Talk to us about a time in which you learned from an experience via a mistake.
  5. What do you do in your free time?

Where you can find Ross Cooper:

If you have a moment this week, please complete this Google Form. This will help me know if it’s worth the time to create it, as well as what you think I should include. If you complete the form and leave your email, then if I create it, you’ll be invited to beta test it and make it better!

Don't forget to leave a voicemail!

Let your voice be heard! Click here how to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by telling us your favorite parts of teaching!

Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more!

Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show?

You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com

Connect with me

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TnT 57 JOB INTERVIEW SERIES: How to highlight your strengths while answering any interview question

During an interview, it's important to find a way to showcase our strengths. But how can we do it without necessarily bragging, and how can we do it in the context of the questions? Similarly, if you're asked about a negative experience in your teaching, how can you frame your answer to put you in a positive light? Ross Cooper gives fabulous tips on how to answer interview questions from the lens of a principal.

Click HERE for a copy of all of the interview questions from this series!
  1. Tell us about yourself and what brings you here today.
  2. Why are you a good fit for our organization?
  3. How do you grow professionally?
  4. Talk to us about a time in which you learned from an experience via a mistake.
  5. What do you do in your free time?

Where you can find Ross Cooper:

If you have a moment this week, please complete this Google Form. This will help me know if it’s worth the time to create it, as well as what you think I should include. If you complete the form and leave your email, then if I create it, you’ll be invited to beta test it and make it better!

Don't forget to leave a voicemail!

Let your voice be heard! Click here how to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by telling us your favorite parts of teaching!

Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more!

Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show?

You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com

Connect with me

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Get my 5 Tips To Address Implicit Bias Within Ourselves and Others

About Christopher Rogers

Christopher Rogers was born and raised in Chester, PA and is now a Ph.D Candidate within the Reading/Writing/Literacy program at PennGSE. He is a core member of Teacher Action Group Philadelphia, whose work consists of organizing teachers and other community educators to work toward education justice within the city of Philadelphia and beyond. He also maintains a special relationship with the West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance where he serves as Public Programs Director for the Paul Robeson House Museum, located at 4951 Walnut St.

Show Highlights

  • Black Lives Matter at School
  • Organizing the movement in Philadelphia
  • The Principles of Black Lives Matter at School
  • How to get involved
  • The future of Black Lives Matter at School

Connect with Chris

Twitter: @justmaybechris

Additional Resources

www.blacklivesmatteratschool.org

Twitter: @BLMAtSchool

http://tagphilly.org/

Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins

www.sheldoneakins.com



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LE 69: Black Lives Matter at School: A National Coalition for Racial Justice in Education with Mr. Christopher Rogers

Get my 5 Tips To Address Implicit Bias Within Ourselves and Others

About Christopher Rogers

Christopher Rogers was born and raised in Chester, PA and is now a Ph.D Candidate within the Reading/Writing/Literacy program at PennGSE. He is a core member of Teacher Action Group Philadelphia, whose work consists of organizing teachers and other community educators to work toward education justice within the city of Philadelphia and beyond. He also maintains a special relationship with the West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance where he serves as Public Programs Director for the Paul Robeson House Museum, located at 4951 Walnut St.

Show Highlights

  • Black Lives Matter at School
  • Organizing the movement in Philadelphia
  • The Principles of Black Lives Matter at School
  • How to get involved
  • The future of Black Lives Matter at School

Connect with Chris

Twitter: @justmaybechris

Additional Resources

www.blacklivesmatteratschool.org

Twitter: @BLMAtSchool

http://tagphilly.org/

Connect with me on Twitter @sheldoneakins

www.sheldoneakins.com



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4/24/19

 

We are celebrating our 5oth show and 4 years of PodcastPD! In this episode you tell US what show you couldn’t live without and we share our own must listens! Thanks for sharing your recs and thanks for spending the last four years with us!

Featured Content

We asked the internet, “If you could only subscribe to one podcast what would it be and why?” We’ve got a few responses to share with you so let’s get started…

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PODCASTPD HOSTS

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We are celebrating our 5oth show and 4 years of PodcastPD! In this episode you tell US what show you couldn’t live without and we share our own must listens! Thanks for sharing your recs and thanks for spending the last four years with us!

Featured Content

We asked the internet, “If you could only subscribe to one podcast what would it be and why?” We’ve got a few responses to share with you so let’s get started…

Education Podcast Spotlight

Do you have an education podcast? We would love to promote your podcast on our podcast! Complete this form and we will feature your podcast in an upcoming episode.

Feedback

We welcome feedback on our conversations you can comment below or you can contact us here.

ASK QUESTIONS, SHARE FEEDBACK, AND CONNECT

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Stacey Lindes
AJ Bianco
Christopher J. Nesi

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In this episode, discover how to structure a successful writing workshop, what a workshop mini lesson is, and how to trouble shoot common issues that come up. Learn with Amanda Werner, experienced workshop teacher and host of The Workshop Teacher podcast.



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  • Today’s Guest: Pam Hubler - Pam is an Instructional Coach at a K-8 school in Charleston, SC. She's also a Google Certified Trainer, Shake Up Learning Facebook Community Manager, Wakelet Ambassador, and co-moderator of the #pd4uandme Twitter chat on Saturdays from 8:30-9:00. She's in her 22nd year in education and still loves it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Content from the Duct Taper Community
    • This Week’s Apple Podcast Reviews: Hpcamper & @iteach3rdLopez

 



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  • Today’s Guest: Pam Hubler - Pam is an Instructional Coach at a K-8 school in Charleston, SC. She's also a Google Certified Trainer, Shake Up Learning Facebook Community Manager, Wakelet Ambassador, and co-moderator of the #pd4uandme Twitter chat on Saturdays from 8:30-9:00. She's in her 22nd year in education and still loves it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Content from the Duct Taper Community
    • This Week’s Apple Podcast Reviews: Hpcamper & @iteach3rdLopez

 



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Welcome to the Better Leaders Better Schools  podcast. This is a weekly show is for ruckus makers -- What is a ruckus maker?  A leader who has found freedom from the status quo. A leader looking to escape the old routine. A leader who never, ever gives up.

Up next you can hear Daniel Bauer’s interview with Rebecca Roper. They explore interesting topics such as how she starts each day, a program called the Principal Apprenticeship and her taking action on a letter activity Daniel described in the School Leadership Series.

We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at betterleadersbetterschools.com

  Get to Know Rebecca

For the last 17 years, Rebecca has worked in two different counties in VA. She’s currently the Principal at Donahoe Elementary School in Henrico County, VA and  is in her fourth year leading this Title I school. Donahoe has 530 students, ranging from Pre-k to 5th grade. Prior to this, Rebecca served as the Associate Principal of Ward Elementary School in Henrico County, the Assistant Principal of Beaverdam Elementary in Hanover County, and 2nd and 3rd grade teacher at Pole Green Elementary in Hanover County.  

 

Outside of work, Rebecca loves to start her day by working out and end it by reading.  She enjoys baking for others and spending time with my family especially her two fabulous boys.

 

Perfect Day At Work

Rebecca takes us on a journey of her perfect day at work with waking up early and exercising to get in the right headspace.  She arrives to work early before her teachers and organized things for the day. Next she greets the students with music, high fives, dancing to get in the mood for school.  Rebecca tries to spend the rest of her day where the students are.

“One of the favorite things I love about my day is when I have a principal apprentice.  We are a PBIS school and my students can use dolphin dollars they get for their awesome behavior and they can purchase 20 minutes they can spend with me as the principal apprentice.” - Rebecca Roper

 

Principal Apprenticeship Program

Students love being a principal apprentice.  Rebecca allows students to spend 20 minutes of their day with her holding her walkie, carrying her lanyard and experiencing that time with the principal.  The students perspective is that she is on the phone a lot, in classrooms, run a fire drill’ whatever the day may bring. Students pay 80 dolphin dollars for this experience.

“When I ask them why do you think I am in the classrooms they say because we want to make sure that the kids are learning and you are watching the teachers and what they are teaching.  Sometimes you have to talk to kids about their behavior.” - Rebecca Roper

 

Letter Activity

Rebecca had her staff envision what type of year they had and write a letter to themselves about what they experienced.  The letter was addressed to dear future self to describe the year the had, their successes, their achievements. The staff put the letters in a bag and Rebecca will give them back at the end of the year.

“They talked about how it was such a powerful activity.  I gave them the choice of either putting the note away and I would give it to them at the end of the year or if they wanted me to read it and give them an idea of what they’re working towards where I can encourage them.” - Rebecca Roper

  Rebecca Roper Resources:

Transformative Principal:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/transformative-principal/id770942472?mt=2

 

Cult of Pedagogy

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cult-of-pedagogy-podcast/id900015782?mt=2

 

Rise Podcast

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rise-podcast/id1245763628?mt=2

 

Rebecca Roper Links:

 

Read the Better Leaders Better Schools Roadmap   Show Some Love

 

Join my hybrid group coaching & leadership development community

Website :: Facebook :: Insta :: Twitter :: LinkedIn

 

SHOW SPONSORS:

ORGANIZED BINDER

  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

Teach FX

  • Empowers teachers with feedback on student engagement
  • A fitbit for teachers that measures student engagement
  • Research shows that the more students speak in class, the more they learn, and the better they perform on standardized tests.
  • Use your phone or laptop to analyze your class, and the app’s artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm tracks your talk ratio automatically, with no extra work from you or an instructional coach.
  • The idea is to give teachers a useful barometer of student engagement you can check every day!

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://teachfx.com/

 

Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools

 



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Powerful Reflection Activity to Do with your Staff

 

Welcome to the Better Leaders Better Schools  podcast. This is a weekly show is for ruckus makers -- What is a ruckus maker?  A leader who has found freedom from the status quo. A leader looking to escape the old routine. A leader who never, ever gives up.

Up next you can hear Daniel Bauer’s interview with Rebecca Roper. They explore interesting topics such as how she starts each day, a program called the Principal Apprenticeship and her taking action on a letter activity Daniel described in the School Leadership Series.

We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at betterleadersbetterschools.com

  Get to Know Rebecca

For the last 17 years, Rebecca has worked in two different counties in VA. She’s currently the Principal at Donahoe Elementary School in Henrico County, VA and  is in her fourth year leading this Title I school. Donahoe has 530 students, ranging from Pre-k to 5th grade. Prior to this, Rebecca served as the Associate Principal of Ward Elementary School in Henrico County, the Assistant Principal of Beaverdam Elementary in Hanover County, and 2nd and 3rd grade teacher at Pole Green Elementary in Hanover County.  

 

Outside of work, Rebecca loves to start her day by working out and end it by reading.  She enjoys baking for others and spending time with my family especially her two fabulous boys.

 

Perfect Day At Work

Rebecca takes us on a journey of her perfect day at work with waking up early and exercising to get in the right headspace.  She arrives to work early before her teachers and organized things for the day. Next she greets the students with music, high fives, dancing to get in the mood for school.  Rebecca tries to spend the rest of her day where the students are.

“One of the favorite things I love about my day is when I have a principal apprentice.  We are a PBIS school and my students can use dolphin dollars they get for their awesome behavior and they can purchase 20 minutes they can spend with me as the principal apprentice.” - Rebecca Roper

 

Principal Apprenticeship Program

Students love being a principal apprentice.  Rebecca allows students to spend 20 minutes of their day with her holding her walkie, carrying her lanyard and experiencing that time with the principal.  The students perspective is that she is on the phone a lot, in classrooms, run a fire drill’ whatever the day may bring. Students pay 80 dolphin dollars for this experience.

“When I ask them why do you think I am in the classrooms they say because we want to make sure that the kids are learning and you are watching the teachers and what they are teaching.  Sometimes you have to talk to kids about their behavior.” - Rebecca Roper

 

Letter Activity

Rebecca had her staff envision what type of year they had and write a letter to themselves about what they experienced.  The letter was addressed to dear future self to describe the year the had, their successes, their achievements. The staff put the letters in a bag and Rebecca will give them back at the end of the year.

“They talked about how it was such a powerful activity.  I gave them the choice of either putting the note away and I would give it to them at the end of the year or if they wanted me to read it and give them an idea of what they’re working towards where I can encourage them.” - Rebecca Roper

  Rebecca Roper Resources:

Transformative Principal:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/transformative-principal/id770942472?mt=2

 

Cult of Pedagogy

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cult-of-pedagogy-podcast/id900015782?mt=2

 

Rise Podcast

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rise-podcast/id1245763628?mt=2

 

Rebecca Roper Links:

 

Read the Better Leaders Better Schools Roadmap   Show Some Love

 

Join my hybrid group coaching & leadership development community

Website :: Facebook :: Insta :: Twitter :: LinkedIn

 

SHOW SPONSORS:

ORGANIZED BINDER

  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

Teach FX

  • Empowers teachers with feedback on student engagement
  • A fitbit for teachers that measures student engagement
  • Research shows that the more students speak in class, the more they learn, and the better they perform on standardized tests.
  • Use your phone or laptop to analyze your class, and the app’s artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm tracks your talk ratio automatically, with no extra work from you or an instructional coach.
  • The idea is to give teachers a useful barometer of student engagement you can check every day!

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://teachfx.com/

 

Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools

 



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4/23/19

In this third installment of a four part series named, "Getting Ready For Testing", I chat with Wes Ryan all about digital learning menus. We park it at Taza Coffee House in San Antonio, set up shop outside, and record while taking advantage of the perfect weather. He's got a lot to say about learning menus including how to get started. So tune in to see how to give your students more choice and autonomy in your class with learning menus.



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Ep. 42: Wes, Learning Menus, and Coffee

In this third installment of a four part series named, "Getting Ready For Testing", I chat with Wes Ryan all about digital learning menus. We park it at Taza Coffee House in San Antonio, set up shop outside, and record while taking advantage of the perfect weather. He's got a lot to say about learning menus including how to get started. So tune in to see how to give your students more choice and autonomy in your class with learning menus.



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In this episode...we talk about updates from Google, a tool to create scavenger hunts or digital breakouts, communication and Netflix, Building an app prototype, some geo tools, and Can Lit. 

ShukesAndGiff.com

#ShukesAndGiff



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Is it an Eagle? Is it a Birdie? No.. It's a Tiger!

In this episode...we talk about updates from Google, a tool to create scavenger hunts or digital breakouts, communication and Netflix, Building an app prototype, some geo tools, and Can Lit. 

ShukesAndGiff.com

#ShukesAndGiff



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Have you seen Google for Education’s brochure on 60 Tools to Inspire Students with Chromebooks? It’s an awesome resource that inspired me to make this episode for you!

I don’t have time to touch on all 60 tools in one episode, but I’ll chat about the highlights. If you want the entire list, just scroll down! If you need any inspiration for tools to use, this is definitely the episode for you.

One of the tools I love is Book Creator. So often, kids are given the same presentation tools over and over, and this tool can help educators break out of that box and offer an alternative to the traditional presentation.

If you haven’t used it before, I think CoSpaces Edu will blow your mind! It allows students to build 3D virtual environments, that can then be viewed in virtual or augmented reality.

In the literacy and numeracy tools category, I particularly love Flocabulary. You might have already seen some of their videos without even realizing it!

Another of my favorite tools in this category is Newsela. This is perfect for finding non-fiction articles that are appropriate for your students. They take news articles from reputable sources, and “translate” them into four different reading levels.

Can you tell I’m excited about these tools? I wish I had time to talk about all of them, but I can’t wait to highlight at least a few of my favorites! Tune in to hear about even more apps that I love, in four different categories.

In This Episode:

[00:28] - Welcome to episode 9 of the Shake Up Learning Show! Kasey explains her inspiration for today’s topic.

[01:05] - Kasey sends a shoutout to @AlexTravisITRT on Twitter.

[03:18] - Today’s question comes from Julie Cobb, who wants to know if Kasey will be doing any on-air coaching for coaches.

[05:02] - It’s time to dive into the tools! Kasey starts off by chatting about one of the Content Creation category tools, Book Creator.

[08:15] - Kasey shares another reason that she likes Book Creator so much.

[09:16] - Next, Kasey chats about CoSpaces Edu, which allows students to build virtual 3D environments.

[12:58] - We learn about another application, Explain Everything.

[14:38] - The last content creation tool for today is Adobe Spark. Kasey talks about how powerful it is.

[17:48] - Kasey shifts into talking about tools in the Literacy and Numeracy category, starting off with Flocabulary.

[20:11] - The next tool that Kasey will chat about today is Newsela, which is great for finding age-appropriate news articles.

[23:02] - Kasey talks about EquatIO, which may be perfect for math teachers.

[24:50] - We shift gears back from math into reading as we hear about the next tool, Fluency Tutor.

[26:03] - The last tool that Kasey wants to talk about in this category is Read&Write for Google.

[27:18] - Kasey moves on to talking about the next category, STEAM Tools, and discusses Tynker.

[28:24] - We learn about Flat.io, which allows you to collaboratively create sheet music.

[29:44] - Code.org is one of Kasey’s favorite coding websites.

[31:33] - Kasey talks about Edpuzzle, a tool from the Communication & Understanding category.

[33:07] - We hear about Flipgrid, which is now completely free for everyone!

[35:08] - Kasey shares her thoughts on Pear Deck, which is a favorite tool of hers (and this episode’s sponsor!).

[37:59] - The last communication tool that Kasey will talk about today is Screencastify, which is a Chrome extension that lets you easily record your screen.

[40:48] - Ready for the question of the week? Here we go! What are three tools from this week’s episode that you want to try in your classroom, and how will you integrate them into your curriculum? Post your answers on your favorite social media platform using the #ShakeUpLearning hashtag, or share them in the Shake Up Learning Community!

[41:44] - Have you thought about getting Google Certified? Kasey can help! She helps educators get certified through her three online courses:

The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy

The Google Certified Educator Level 2 Academy

Become a Google Certified Trainer Online Course

If you’re interested in taking more than one of these courses, get a bundle to save big! Enrollment only opens twice a year, so sign up when it opens on May 21st or you’ll need to wait until November. If you’re ready to learn more, head to this link!

[44:12] - Kasey thanks listeners for tuning in, and offers a way to give back: leave a review (using the word “y’all” if you can squeeze it in!). This helps other teachers find the podcast, and might get you a shoutout on a future episode!

List of 60 Tools to Inspire Students with Chromebooks:

Content Creation Tools

Literacy & Numeracy Tools

STEAM Tools

Communication & Understanding Tools

Links and Resources:

The Shake Up Learning Show

The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook

Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study!

Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell

Education Podcast Network

Pear Deck (this episode’s sponsor!)



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9: 60 Tools to Inspire Students with Chromebooks

Have you seen Google for Education’s brochure on 60 Tools to Inspire Students with Chromebooks? It’s an awesome resource that inspired me to make this episode for you!

I don’t have time to touch on all 60 tools in one episode, but I’ll chat about the highlights. If you want the entire list, just scroll down! If you need any inspiration for tools to use, this is definitely the episode for you.

One of the tools I love is Book Creator. So often, kids are given the same presentation tools over and over, and this tool can help educators break out of that box and offer an alternative to the traditional presentation.

If you haven’t used it before, I think CoSpaces Edu will blow your mind! It allows students to build 3D virtual environments, that can then be viewed in virtual or augmented reality.

In the literacy and numeracy tools category, I particularly love Flocabulary. You might have already seen some of their videos without even realizing it!

Another of my favorite tools in this category is Newsela. This is perfect for finding non-fiction articles that are appropriate for your students. They take news articles from reputable sources, and “translate” them into four different reading levels.

Can you tell I’m excited about these tools? I wish I had time to talk about all of them, but I can’t wait to highlight at least a few of my favorites! Tune in to hear about even more apps that I love, in four different categories.

In This Episode:

[00:28] - Welcome to episode 9 of the Shake Up Learning Show! Kasey explains her inspiration for today’s topic.

[01:05] - Kasey sends a shoutout to @AlexTravisITRT on Twitter.

[03:18] - Today’s question comes from Julie Cobb, who wants to know if Kasey will be doing any on-air coaching for coaches.

[05:02] - It’s time to dive into the tools! Kasey starts off by chatting about one of the Content Creation category tools, Book Creator.

[08:15] - Kasey shares another reason that she likes Book Creator so much.

[09:16] - Next, Kasey chats about CoSpaces Edu, which allows students to build virtual 3D environments.

[12:58] - We learn about another application, Explain Everything.

[14:38] - The last content creation tool for today is Adobe Spark. Kasey talks about how powerful it is.

[17:48] - Kasey shifts into talking about tools in the Literacy and Numeracy category, starting off with Flocabulary.

[20:11] - The next tool that Kasey will chat about today is Newsela, which is great for finding age-appropriate news articles.

[23:02] - Kasey talks about EquatIO, which may be perfect for math teachers.

[24:50] - We shift gears back from math into reading as we hear about the next tool, Fluency Tutor.

[26:03] - The last tool that Kasey wants to talk about in this category is Read&Write for Google.

[27:18] - Kasey moves on to talking about the next category, STEAM Tools, and discusses Tynker.

[28:24] - We learn about Flat.io, which allows you to collaboratively create sheet music.

[29:44] - Code.org is one of Kasey’s favorite coding websites.

[31:33] - Kasey talks about Edpuzzle, a tool from the Communication & Understanding category.

[33:07] - We hear about Flipgrid, which is now completely free for everyone!

[35:08] - Kasey shares her thoughts on Pear Deck, which is a favorite tool of hers (and this episode’s sponsor!).

[37:59] - The last communication tool that Kasey will talk about today is Screencastify, which is a Chrome extension that lets you easily record your screen.

[40:48] - Ready for the question of the week? Here we go! What are three tools from this week’s episode that you want to try in your classroom, and how will you integrate them into your curriculum? Post your answers on your favorite social media platform using the #ShakeUpLearning hashtag, or share them in the Shake Up Learning Community!

[41:44] - Have you thought about getting Google Certified? Kasey can help! She helps educators get certified through her three online courses:

The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Academy

The Google Certified Educator Level 2 Academy

Become a Google Certified Trainer Online Course

If you’re interested in taking more than one of these courses, get a bundle to save big! Enrollment only opens twice a year, so sign up when it opens on May 21st or you’ll need to wait until November. If you’re ready to learn more, head to this link!

[44:12] - Kasey thanks listeners for tuning in, and offers a way to give back: leave a review (using the word “y’all” if you can squeeze it in!). This helps other teachers find the podcast, and might get you a shoutout on a future episode!

List of 60 Tools to Inspire Students with Chromebooks:

Content Creation Tools

Literacy & Numeracy Tools

STEAM Tools

Communication & Understanding Tools

Links and Resources:

The Shake Up Learning Show

The Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook

Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study!

Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell

Education Podcast Network

Pear Deck (this episode’s sponsor!)



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4/22/19

Holly Clark stops by and Ken Shelton replaces Donnie. Hit It!

Holly Clark is an Education Strategist from San Diego, California. She is a Google Certified Innovator, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has been working with technology integration and 1:1 environment since the year 2000. Presently she consults with schools internationally on building both the culture and strategy to support and inspire innovative teaching- including powerful technology integration and design thinking protocols. Holly has taught in both independent and public schools and is the co-founder of #CaEdChat. She authors a popular education blog: hollyclark.org and gives keynotes to audiences worldwide.

You can follow her on twitter @HollyClarkEdu.

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Holly Clark Discusses:

  • Why Chromebooks?
  • Elevate EDU
  • Infused Classroom Podcast (Launching April 30, 2019)

Coffee Game:

Two truths and a lie about coffee

Highs and Lows of Travel:

  • Longest Flight

  • Worst Flight

  • Best Hotel

  • Worst Hotel

  • Best Place

  • Worst Place

  • Best Airport Food / Worst Airport Food

Something Useless Ken Shelton Found Online:

www.zombo.com

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Visit our website

Share Feedback & Ideas

Tweet us at @PartialCreditEd

Follow us on Instagram @PartialCreditEd

Like us on Facebook



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Holly Clark stops by and Ken Shelton replaces Donnie. Hit It!

Holly Clark is an Education Strategist from San Diego, California. She is a Google Certified Innovator, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has been working with technology integration and 1:1 environment since the year 2000. Presently she consults with schools internationally on building both the culture and strategy to support and inspire innovative teaching- including powerful technology integration and design thinking protocols. Holly has taught in both independent and public schools and is the co-founder of #CaEdChat. She authors a popular education blog: hollyclark.org and gives keynotes to audiences worldwide.

You can follow her on twitter @HollyClarkEdu.

Trading Races Discount Code (https://www.tradingracesgame.com/) EDUCATORS (25% off)

Holly Clark Discusses:

  • Why Chromebooks?
  • Elevate EDU
  • Infused Classroom Podcast (Launching April 30, 2019)

Coffee Game:

Two truths and a lie about coffee

Highs and Lows of Travel:

  • Longest Flight

  • Worst Flight

  • Best Hotel

  • Worst Hotel

  • Best Place

  • Worst Place

  • Best Airport Food / Worst Airport Food

Something Useless Ken Shelton Found Online:

www.zombo.com

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Visit our website

Share Feedback & Ideas

Tweet us at @PartialCreditEd

Follow us on Instagram @PartialCreditEd

Like us on Facebook



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