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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).




Sunsetting. But Not The End. - GTP126

This is the final episode of the Google Teacher Podcast. In this final episode, Matt and Kasey explain why this podcast is ending and reflect on their experiences creating it. Some of their favorite moments and things they've enjoyed include: You're invited to continue learning with Matt, Kasey and Chris! Ditch That Text Book Listen to archived episodes of the Ditch That Textbook podcastSocial mediaMatt on TwitterDitch That Textbook on TwitterMatt on FacebookMatt on YouTubeMatt on...


Tips from Teachers - GTP125

Google News and Updates Additional language support for live captions in Google Meet Create and work with documents that contain multiple page orientations in Google Docs Open Office attachments from Gmail in Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides with one click Some Google Meet settings now “sticky” for Education users Take a snowy stroll with Street View Create a festive song with Blob Opera 20 years of Year in Search Featured Content Pam Hublerhad a possible idea to answer a question in e124...


REPLAY: Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning - GTP113

Episode 113 was originally released on April 6, 2020. On this episode: Matt and Kasey share and discuss some great ways to use Google Classroom for remote learning! Click Here To View Full Shownotes


Google Arts and Culture - GTP124

Google News and Updates Virtually raise your hand to ask a question in Google Meet Accept knocks in bulk in Google Meet Expanding Google Arts & Culture with Expeditions Expeditions app and Tour Creator going away Featured Content Google Arts & Culture is a non-profit initiative. They work with cultural institutions and artists around the world. The Google Arts & Culture mission is to preserve and bring the world’s art and culture online so it’s accessible to anyone,...


Meaningful Group Work with Google Tools - GTP123

Google News and Updates Google for Education transformation reports window open, availability expanded worldwide(Seven key areas of transformation are here.) Replace your background in Google Meet Office editing mode is now the default editing mode for Office files in Drive on the web Try out these Google features on your new iPhone Featured Content From Patti Young from Cornwall, NY: Hi Kasey and Matt, I love your podcast and look forward to every new episode. This year has been a...


Build Classroom Community with Google Tools - GTP122

Google News and Updates 9 Chromebook and G Suite for Education features to make learning more accessible Featured Content Build classroom community with Google Google Classroom headers Get to know you activities Student interest surveys with Google FormsFake Instagram Google Forms check-in for student well being Create more touchpoints with students: Make time for one-on-one feedback with students and small groups.Build student conferencing into your weekly schedule to make meaningful...


Support Students with Google Sites - GTP121

Google News and Updates Introducing Google Workspace This year, teachers have gone the distance Create and view tasks in the Google Calendar mobile apps Increase engagement with Q&A and polls in Google Meet Featured Content Google Form to serve as a contact form FAQ document: If a student/parent asks a question, add it to the FAQ doc Take pictures of a whiteboard and add to the student site Include important...


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...