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Helping you teach with less reliance on the textbook through technology, creativity and innovation. Hosted by Ditch That Textbook author Matt Miller

Helping you teach with less reliance on the textbook through technology, creativity and innovation. Hosted by Ditch That Textbook author Matt Miller
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Helping you teach with less reliance on the textbook through technology, creativity and innovation. Hosted by Ditch That Textbook author Matt Miller

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Episodes

074: TONS of places to go virtually with students

6/18/2018
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Looking for inspiration on using Skype, Google Hangouts and the like in the classroom? Ohio educator Ann Radefeld has plenty of experience and shares her ideas with us!

Duration:00:06:35

072: Video call guests: Just ask them!

6/15/2018
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Todd Shriver teaches the "History of the 80s" elective class. There are no textbooks available for that class! He brings the luminaries of the 80s to his students. My takeaway from this episode: you never know who you can get until you ask!

Duration:00:08:06

072: How to make your OWN Google Expeditions

6/14/2018
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Indiana educator Ryan Mitchell created an Expedition with his students of their town. He shares how they did it and tips to help it succeed.

Duration:00:06:07

071: 7 keys to providing stellar feedback

6/13/2018
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How can we best help students to improve? The late Grant Wiggins provided a fantastic framework and suggested these 7 keys in a post on ASCD.

Duration:00:05:47

070: The benefits of student feedback

6/12/2018
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Teachers can be hesitant to let students provide each other feedback. We can't control what they'll say and it takes effort to coach them to do it well. But student feedback is POWERFUL and we should consider all the potential benefits.

Duration:00:05:22

069: Optimal spacing between reviews

6/11/2018
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How long is too long between review sessions of old material? How short is too short to be effective? Research has some guidance for us.

Duration:00:04:55

068: The power of #ISTE18 from home

6/8/2018
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One of the best professional learning experiences you can get from home in the summer is #iste18 on Twitter. Learn how to tap into it!

Duration:00:05:15

067: Are you an over-consumer?

6/7/2018
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Podcasts, blogs, social media, books ... They're all fantastic for ideas and inspiration. But still some point, it's time to do something.

Duration:00:04:48

066: Hyperdocs tips from Sean Fahey

6/6/2018
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Hyperdocs are digital lessons that are student-centered and based on good, solid teaching strategies. Hyperdocs power user Sean Fahey shares some of his best tips.

Duration:00:07:12

065: Research says to ditch that rudeness

6/1/2018
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It's easy to let ourselves slip, to express our frustration to students (and colleagues) in not so helpful ways. A study shows the negative effects of this and suggests some corrections to help. It's a great reminder.

Duration:00:05:22

064: Organizing and archiving Twitter with Wakelet

5/31/2018
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Wakelet will let you save the web -- tweets, social media posts, links, images -- into curated lists. It's great for organizing and storing tweets for later.

Duration:00:05:20

063: How I make the videos in my online course

5/24/2018
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Looking for a way to kick up your video creation game? Hear how I created the videos for my online course, Tech to Learn. (More info: http://DitchThatTextbook.com/part4)

Duration:00:05:37

062: The Create a World Project

5/23/2018
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What can students do when they've learned about civilizations all over the world? How about create their OWN country in a world created by the class? Texas social studies teacher Ben Lewis caps off his year with this project. Even if you don't teach social studies, this is an inspiring project.

Duration:00:06:58

061: Several Seesaw tips from the teaching trenches

5/22/2018
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Alexis Crutchfield, Katrina Yang and Brittany Bondy are believers in Seesaw, a platform for student digital portfolios and parent communications. Hear how these teachers use it in their classes at Sampson Elementary School in Cypress, Texas.

Duration:00:05:03

60: More power for your Genius Hour

5/21/2018
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Genius Hour can put a spark in your class, giving students opportunities to pursue their passions. Fourth-grade teachers Kayla Swonke (Twitter: @kaylaswonke) and Lyndsey Kubos (Twitter: @lyndseykubos) share some ideas and lessons from implementing it in their classrooms.

Duration:00:05:41

059: What's your WHY, and has it changed?

5/18/2018
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Our why focuses our lives. It's our reason for being. It's easy to lose sight of our why, and many times, our why changes over time. What's your why, and how has it changed over time? It's big questions like these that we tackle in this video: http://ditchthattextbook.com/part3

Duration:00:05:51

058: Google Forms Quizzes are getting smarter

5/17/2018
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Google's machine learning is improving lots of its products. Now, it can help us create multiple-choice questions without brainstorming incorrect answers. See how these smarter Google Forms can make your life easier.

Duration:00:05:06

057: Creating engaging repetitions

5/17/2018
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Repetitions help students make new concepts permanent. But mindless repetitions are a lot of action without great results. But creating engaging repetitions can make for sticky learning! Learn more about this in the video at http://DitchThatTextbook.com/part2.

Duration:00:06:13

056: The 50/30/20 model for learning

5/15/2018
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How can we incorporate more passion-driven learning and more hands-on projects into our classes? I found this advice from Don Wettrick (@DonWettrick on Twitter). It's a framework for crafting our classes. It's an interesting take and one that could have HUGE benefits.

Duration:00:06:08

055: Avoiding tech overwhelm for students AND teachers

5/14/2018
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When we let too many digital tools into the classroom, it can be overwhelming for students. And tech overwhelm is DEFINITELY an issue for teachers. Can we find ways to do new things with the tech students are already comfortable with?

Duration:00:05:27