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The Google Teacher Podcast is designed to give K-12 educators practical ideas for using G Suite and other Google tools in classrooms and schools. Hosted by Matt Miller (Ditch That Textbook) and Kasey Bell (Shake Up Learning).

The Google Teacher Podcast is designed to give K-12 educators practical ideas for using G Suite and other Google tools in classrooms and schools. Hosted by Matt Miller (Ditch That Textbook) and Kasey Bell (Shake Up Learning).


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The Google Teacher Podcast is designed to give K-12 educators practical ideas for using G Suite and other Google tools in classrooms and schools. Hosted by Matt Miller (Ditch That Textbook) and Kasey Bell (Shake Up Learning).




Fall 2020 Google Update Roundup - GTP120

Google News and Updates The Anywhere School: 50+ Google for Education updatesMEETIn September, we’ll kick off with a larger tiled view of up to 49 people and an integrated Jamboard whiteboard for collaboration. We’ll also release new controls so moderators can choose to always join first, end meetings for all participants, disable in-meeting chat, and much more.In October, we’ll launch custom and blurred backgrounds to provide some extra privacy. Breakout rooms and attendance tracking will...


Google Teacher Tips (Vol. 5) - GTP119

Google News and Updates Use the new Google Chat app for fast and reliable communication New quick settings help you optimize your Gmail layout New Google Groups now generally available Learn and play together as a family with Chromebook Featured Content Susan Vincentz (Kentucky): Using screencastify to record and export audio only Stephanie Howell (Ohio) -- Google Educator Group: people gathering together, talk about Google, build a community to expand your knowledge. Working as a group...


Ending the Year Remotely with Google - GTP118

Google News and Updates Keep tabs on your tabs in Google Chrome Google Meet is here to host your video meetings, for freeNew ways Google Duo helps make time together more special We need your tips! Episode 119 will be the finale of our fourth season of the podcast. This episode is all about YOU and your Google tips, tricks, strategies, and resources! Go to our feedback page and leave us a voice message to include in the episode! Featured Content Google Classroom and Drive cleanup for the...


Using Google To Tech Like A Pirate - GTP117

Google News and Updates To every teacher, thank you times infinity New Google Lens features to help you be more productive at home Kids can learn at home with Read Along by Google Make at-home learning more fun with 3D and AR in Search Featured Content Want to do Tech Like a Pirate stuff? Website: 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...


Engaging Students and Families During Remote Learning - GTP116

Google News and Updates New features for Google Sites: Templates, announcement banners, and access for children with Google Accounts New sharing dialog for Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms Maps that bring us closer, even when we're apart The science of why remote meetings don't feel the same Google Meet premium video meetings—free for everyone Featured Content “Family” gatherings of older student mentors and studentsFamily Game night with classes/teachersPadlet/Flipgrid where...


Using Google Tools to Connect with Students - GTP115

Google News and Updates Present high-quality video and audio in Google Meet See up to 16 Google Meet participants at once with a tiled layout Start or join a Google Meet video meeting directly from Gmail Explore new sites, relive old hikes for National Park Week(Arts & Culture) Featured Content Using Google Tools to Connect with Students Encourage connectednessGood morning videosOffice Hours/Check-ins: Keep interactions light-hearted when possible. Try having a joke of the day, funny...


G Suite Basics for Remote Learning - GTP114

Google News and Updates Extending the availability of Google Meet advanced features to all customers through September 30, 2020 New Meet features to improve distance learning(Start a Meet video chat in Google Classroom) 5 tips for effective distance learning during school closures Accessibility ideas for distance learning during COVID-19G Suite Updates blog, now is a good time! Click the “subscribe by email” button. Featured Content Make a copy - How to use all the free templates out...


REPLAY - Apps That Integrate with Google Classroom - GTT082

Episode 82 was originally released on April 8, 2019. On this episode: Google Classroom is one of the nicest kids on the playground of education technology. There are many apps and websites that want to play with Google and Google is happy to play with so many of the other apps and sites that are enjoying the nice days and time to play. Matt and Kasey share and discuss some great tools that are fine on their own but when they play Google we never want edtech recess to end! Click Here To...


Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning - GTP113

Google News and Updates Create pointers to any file or folder in Google Drive with shortcuts Discover podcasts you’ll love with Google Podcasts, now on iOSTeach from Home Featured Content What is G Suite for Education Google Classroom Cheat Sheets for Teacher and Students (FREE) Melanie’s Tips: Share a quick daily video with your students (Melanie uses the “Shorts” camera in Flipgrid)Move items to the top of the stream (three dots menu button: click “move to top”)Use topics to keep...


Google Meet for Remote Teaching - GTP112

Google News and Updates Helping educators and students stay connectedLearn@Home on YouTube Connecting people with COVID-19 information and resources Now you can transcribe speech with Google Translate Join a GEG- Google Educator Group Featured Content Hangouts? Meet? Compare Meet with classic chat video calls FREE Hangouts Meet Tutorials Manage Meet Video meeting 13+ over questions - Communicating with Parents and Guardians about G Suite for Education G Suite Enterprise features...


Teaching Remotely with Carly Black - GTP111

Google News and Updates Hangouts Meet improvements for remote learningGoogle’s Home Learning Page Google’s COVID-19 Support Resources Page for Educators Chromebook App Hub distance learning Share your distance learning tips with Google Featured Content Carly Black spends her days encouraging tenth graders in West Salem, Ohio to believe reading and writing is totally cool. At night she chases toddlers with her teacher husband and in the morning repeats the process all over again. Find the...


Using Google to Teach Remotely - GTP110

Google News and Updates With school closures, teachers can keep their lessons going remotely Extending Hangouts Meet premium features to all G Suite customers through July 1, 2020 Math gave Lilian Rincon a voice, and led to her passion Hey Google, tell me about an inspiring woman Featured Content Tips for Enabling Distance Learning through G Suite & Chrome (From Google) How to use Chromebooks offline for e-learning days, homework Coronavirus Closures? Online Learning Tips for Teachers...


Spring Break Reading & Listening Recommendations - GTP109

Google News and Updates Google Translate adds five languages Addressing equity in CS curriculum with Kapor Center Use these 6 tips for better video calls Meet the Doodle for Google guest judges Featured Content Spring Break is here you might be in the market for some on great reading recommendations as well as some awesome podcast recommendations. Reading Recommendations: Girl Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Beby Rachel...


Shape Learning with Maps and Creation Tools - GTP108

Google News and Updates Autocorrect now available for Google Docs on web Smart Compose in Google Docs now generally available Edit your new Google Sites faster with a revamped Settings menu Google Maps 101: how contributed content makes a more helpful map The Suite Life: 4 tips for a more manageable Gmail inbox Featured Content Jessica Brogley currently teaches courses in educational technology in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin Platteville. Prior to this, she served...


Powerful Learning with ISTE Standards - GTP107

Google News and Updates New interface in Google Classroom (Post from Alice Keeler) 1,000 of the most stunning landscapes in Google Earth Helpful shortcuts for Google apps on iOS From pop quiz to final exam: Chromebooks pass the test Featured Content "Today’s students must be prepared to thrive in a constantly evolving technological landscape. The ISTE Standards for Students are designed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process. Connect with other...


Student Leadership and the Chrome Squad- GTP106

Google News and Updates Google Maps is turning 15! Celebrate with a new look and features Charting the next 15 years of Google Maps Street View’s 15 favorite street views Supporting the 2020 U.S. election Featured Content "Six years ago (or maybe longer–kids have killed my memory) Kevin Worthy came to Royse City as our Superintendent of Schools and a vision in tow. It was a simple, but mighty vision: be all about the kids and be innovative. It took a few years, and a strategic plan, but we...


Digital Citizenship Resources for All Levels - GTP105

Before we start today’s show, we wanted to make a quick announcement. The podcast is undergoing a name change. It’s a small one, but an important one. We’ve decided to shorten the show’s name to be called the Google Teacher Podcast. We’ve heard from several of you that there are problems with including the word “tribe” in the name of the show. The last thing we want to do is create a show that is disrespectful or offensive to anyone -- especially in its name. Google News and Updates Made...


Don't Ditch That Tech! - GTT104

Google News and Updates Originality reports and rubrics now generally available for Google Classroom users Improve student writing with originality reports and rubrics in Classroom G Suite Add-ons now generally available in Calendar, Gmail, and Google Drive Featured Content Nate Ridgway is a tech-loving history teacher in Indianapolis, Indiana. He specializes in lesson design and differentiation and also is licensed in Special Education Mild Interventions. He's taught in both middle school...


10+ Ways to Share Google Files - GTT103

Google News and Updates More options for copying presentations in Google Slides New Chromebooks for 2020 Doodle for Google 2020: How do you show kindness?Submissions close on March 13th, 2020 New look for Google Forms on mobile Featured Content You can share the files and folders that you store in Google Drive with anyone. When you share from Google Drive, you can control whether people can edit, comment on, or only view the file. Share button settingsKasey’s Guide to Google Drive...


YouTube Tricks for Teachers - GTT102

Google News and Updates 2019 in review: Stories from Google this year Teacher's coding lesson helps students show gratitude Google Translate improves offline translation How we highlight fact checks in Search and Google News Featured Content YouTube Studio Beta vs. Classic Studio Playlists (collaborative playlists)ViewPure/ Showing videos in Slides to avoid adsUse the editor (YouTube Studio) to blur, add audio, etc.YouTube Audio LibraryGo live with webcam YouTube Live 30+ YouTube Channels...