Using Google To Tech Like A Pirate - GTP117

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Want to do Tech Like a Pirate stuff?


What’s the focus of the book? (Using tech to create an experience, make learning memorable) “Don’t just teach a lesson. Create an experience!”

Is there research that supports doing activities that are fun? (Shawn Achor productivity, neuroscience study, National Institute for Play ongoing studies)

What are the ways to Tech Like a Pirate?

  • Social media and apps
  • Video
  • Games
  • Collaboration
  • Images
  • Exploration
  • Global communication

Can these be used with Google tools? And remote learning?

  • Social media and apps: Instagram/Snapchat/Twitter templates in Slides
  • Video: In video calls/pre-recorded video: What’s the lens you see the video through? (news anchor, on the scenes TV reporter, reality game show, horror movie, etc.)
  • Global communication: Inviting virtual guests, adding virtual field trips to video calls
  • Exploration: giving students flexibility in what they research/find info (and where they find it)
  • Collaboration: Shared Google Slides

Google Teacher Podcast Mailbag

Renee Johnson (California) -- Task: create an unboxing video of your past self. Before created: put items in it, like survival kit to send to past self to prepare for the situation now. Write a note to explain why each item was in it. Close box. Put tape. In the video, past self opens up the box, reads the note, and pulls out one by one to see what’s inside. Posted these on a Wakelet so everyone can watch everyone’s videos. Hopefully, someone else can use this.

Steve Scaysbrook (United Kingdom) -- Use of Google school within the university. Examples of this? Mostly, setting up an online school for professionals who need to do continued professional development (CPD). Do that study. Give them tasks, curriculum, info … then mark work and give them CPD time for doing it.

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