It’s NOT About Google (Part 3) – SULS046 – Education Article

I love Google tools, but it’s NOT about Google! It’s about how we can use these tools to create dynamic learning experiences for our students. In this 4-part podcast series on Dynamic Learning with Google, Kasey shares all her favorite lesson ideas! In part three, Kasey explains how we can go BEYOND our curriculum and help students discover their passions, and how we can use Google tools to support this strategy! BONUS: Get the Dynamic Learning with Google Toolkit to…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

The Oklahoman, our largest Oklahoma City based newspaper by circulation, published a scathing article today about Norman Public Schools’ new MacBook Air and iPad “1 to 1 Learning” initiative. The article is titled, “‘They want them gone’: Norman parents complain of school devices.” In case The Oklahoman puts this article behind their paywall as they often do by the time you read this post, here is a link to an Internet Archive Wayback Machine copy. For those of you unfamiliar…

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Robots Will Never Replace Teachers. They Can Only Displace Us – Education Article

 My favorite movie of all time is “2001: A Space Odyssey.”     And my favorite character is the computer HAL 9000.   In the future (now past) of the movie, HAL is paradoxically the most human personality. Tasked with running the day-to-day operations of a spaceship, HAL becomes strained to the breaking point when he’s given a command to lie about the mission’s true objectives. He ends up having a psychotic break and killing most of the people he…

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6 FREE Google Templates for Creative Productivity  – Education Article

When you ask Lisa Johnson (a.k.a. TechChef4U) to write a guest blog post, she gives you an EPIC blog post with FREE templates! Today you get 6 FREE Google Templates for Creative Productivity! I cannot say enough about how much I admire the work of Lisa Johnson! I’ve already had her on the podcast, and shared her two amazing books on this blog–but in this guest post, she is giving us even more–FOR FREE! Productivity isn’t just for adults, it’s…

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Sixteen Gadfly Articles That Made Betsy DeVos Itch in 2019
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  “Life can only be understood backwards,” wrote Søren Kierkegaard, “but it must be lived forwards.”  I remember reading the Danish philosopher’s “Fear and Trembling” in my philosophy of religion class back in college.   To be honest I was never a big fan of his work – I thought if the only way to truth was taking a leap of faith, how many madmen have already reached enlightenment?     But he had a point when he wrote about…

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The Argument for Automation & Classroom Creativity – Education Article

In a world where educators talk about the power of creativity in the classroom, it may seem counterintuitive to suggest that automation—the very definition of which is meant to remove thought from the process—may do the most for freeing up the mind to find time to create. The American Psychological Association notes that the more time you have, the higher the chance of being creative. But we’re busy people, right? According to the Brookings Institute, teachers work up to 55 hours per week.…

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The Top 20 Posts of 2019 – Education Article

Here are the BEST Blog Posts of 2019! I have put together a list of the BEST and most popular Shake Up Learning blog posts from 2019. I can’t believe we are saying goodbye to another decade. To all of my readers, thank you for helping me learn and grow as an educator! I learn so much from all of you! Shake Up Learning turned five in 2019, and now we are headed into our sixth year. I have plans…

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Mitigating #EdTech Issues in the Classroom – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Mitigating #EdTech Issues in the Classroom Mitigating #EdTech Issues in the Classroom With all the promise that educational technology holds, several pitfalls are always on the minds of educators. The top two issues that commonly come up in my talks with educators are the technology (Internet, hardware, devices, apps) not working or off-task behavior on the part of students.  While there are some serious challenges that can derail any lesson, there are some strategic ways to mitigate…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

The United States is not only engaged in a new “Tech Cold War” against China and Russia, we are also under information influence attack from foreign as well as domestic adversaries who are aggressively working to build “followers” on Facebook and other social media platforms they can use to exert unconstitutional influence on our political processes, as well as malicious influence on our national culture. Among other things, these groups are working to make our political culture and daily conversations…

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#PottyPD: How to Make the Most of a Captive Audience (FREE TEMPLATE) – SULS043 – Education Article

#PottyPD: How to Make the Most of a Captive Audience (FREE TEMPLATE) – SULS043 | Shake Up Learning↑ This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.Accept Reject Read More Privacy & Cookies Policy This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Kasey Bell Read Full Article

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

This weekend I had the privilege and opportunity to fully experience “paperless debate” at the UT Austin Longhorn Classic Debate Tournament, as an adult chaperone for our high school debate team at Casady School. In this post, I’d like to reflect on what these experiences suggest, reveal and invite when it comes to student learning, teaching, and “the classroom of the future.” I judged five novice cross-examination debate rounds on Friday afternoon / evening and Saturday at the tournament. This…

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Google Certification FAQ – All Your Questions Answered! – Education Article

In an effort to help more educators reach their goal of becoming a Google Certified Educator Level 1, Level 2, or Google Certified Trainer, I have put together this Google Certification FAQ to answer your most frequently asked questions. I get so many questions about Google Certification that I decided to put together this dedicated Google Certification FAQ post that answers the most frequently asked questions. Some of the Google Certification FAQ questions below are also answered in a video…

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Where to Find Incredible Student Templates for Google Docs, Slides, Sheets and Drawings! – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

“Don’t reinvent the wheel, just realign it.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo If you have ever used Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawings, and Forms, then you know how easy it is to collaborate and share work with peers and students. Thousands of educators just like me create several student templates as part of their lesson plans, activities, and projects. Many of these educators share these templates for free through their blogs or on Twitter. Using templates saves you and your students…

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How to Become a Google Certified Trainer (FREE eBook Download) – Education Article

How to Become a Google Certified Trainer (FREE eBook Download) | Shake Up Learning↑ This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.Accept Reject Read More Privacy & Cookies Policy This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Kasey Bell Read Full Article

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How to Make an Impact as a Tech Coach – Education Article

Coaching a coach is an exciting experience, but everyone has struggles that they need to mastermind one in a while. Alison Jalufka is a Learning Coach at an elementary school in her Central Texas school district. She started her teaching career in elementary education as a first-grade teacher and now has the opportunity to make an impact as a tech coach.  Alison now supports technology AND learning on her campus, as well as coaching her teachers on best practices. She…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

Our fall trimester ends next week, and I have loved the opportunity this school year to return to the “regular classroom” and teach our 5th and 6th graders a variety of digital and media literacy skills, as well work with teachers across all our PK-12 grade levels as a pedagogic / learning coach. In this post I’d like to share some videos and discussion prompts from a recent lesson I shared titled, “Don’t Get Tricked Online.” The media literacy skills…

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