Free Resources for teachers

Stranger Google: Crazy Tools From the Upside Down! – Education Article

Any Stranger Things fans out there? Stranger Things is a Netflix horror series about a boy who vanishes from a small town, and in the process of investigating his disappearance, the locals discover some supernatural things. (I’ll keep it at that, so I don’t spoil anything!) It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I do enjoy the 80’s throwback setting, Joyce’s antics, and seeing kids solve problems! I even quoted the teacher from the show, Mr. Clark, in my book!…

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5 #FETC Presentations You Might Have Missed! – Education Article

I just finished presenting, connecting, and learning at the Future of Educational Technology Conference, or FETC, in Orlando, Florida. It is one of the biggest edtech conferences in the U.S., and I want to share all of my presentations with you! Missing out is the worst! So no FOMO for Shake Up Learning readers! I’ve embedded all of my FETC presentations in this post just for you. If you have never seen me present, you should know that my slides…

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How to Get Google Certified! – Education Article

In this webinar, I will give you an overview of each of the four options for Google Certification, Google Certified Educator Level 1, Google Certified Educator Level 2, Google Certified Trainer, and Google Certified Innovator.   I will go deep into the everything you need to know to pass the Level 1 and Level 2 exams, as well as give you additional resources, links, and infographics to help you prepare.   I will also talk all about what it takes…

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Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study! – Education Article

YOU are invited to join the Shake Up Learning Fall Book Study! I am #superexcited to launch the official book study of my book, Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning From Static to Dynamic. The Shake Up Learning book was designed for book studies! I couldn’t just write a paper book. I had to make it an interactive experience and give you extra resources to go deeper and make reading the book a dynamic learning experience. About the Book…

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15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers – Education Article

Yes! 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers! Google Classroom is one of the most popular digital tools for the K-12 classroom. It has improved vastly over the years, and teachers have learned how to make the most of this flexible assignment manager and communication hub. A few weeks ago, I asked the members of the Shake Up Learning community to share with me their favorite Google Classroom tips. If you are not already a member of the Shake Up Learning…

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How to Make a Copy of Google Files – Education Article

See a great Google Doc or Slide deck that you want to use? MAKE A COPY! How to Make a Copy of Google Files IS A MUST-HAVE GOOGLE SKILL! If you are a Google-using educator, you must know how to make a copy of Google files. When you come across a Google file that has been made available for you to view, chances are, you can make your own copy and save it to your own Google Drive. So instead…

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5 Ways to Use the Google Docs Explore Tool – Education Article

The Google Docs Explore tool brings you quick access to your Drive files, web search, images, recommendations and more. Explore is available in Docs, Sheets, and Slides and it uses machine learning to try to predict the things you need as you compose and create. The features vary across applications so this post will focus on how this tool works inside Google Docs. In this post, you will learn 5 Ways to Use the Google Docs Explore Tool. The Explore…

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How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites – Education Article

Let’s Talk About How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites! Online student portfolios are a great way to showcase student work and show growth over time. Google Sites is the perfect tools for you and your students to create ePortfolios. Yes, folks, we are officially dropping the “e” from ePortfolios. Since digital is part of everything we do, there is no need to differentiate. In this post, we are using the more appropriate term, “Portfolios.” Google Sites talks…

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Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides – Education Article

Let’s have some fun with Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides!   Winter is coming! Well, at least for some of you. Things are still pretty warm here in Texas! This is the third installment of magnetic poetry templates that I have shared. Magnetic Poetry Lynn Kleinmeyer’s Students Using Winter Magnetic Poetry What is Magnetic Poetry? This digital template takes the idea from the original refrigerator magnet game, where you are challenged to write poetry, phrases, sentences, or even stories…

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How to Edit Images in Google Docs and Slides – Education Article

Did you know you can edit images inside Google Docs and Slides? In just a few clicks, you and your students can add some pizazz to your images in Google Docs and Google Slides! Editing the images gives you the ability to add a professional touch to your presentations and documents. These tips may seem like a secret because some of these features are a bit hidden, but once you see the possibilities, your docs and slides will never be…

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Student “Play of the Week” with Google Slides (FREE Template) – Education Article

Every student is an MVP! Share their success through the Student “Play of the Week,” with Google Slides. It’s so important that we celebrate student success and help every student to feel like an MVP of the classroom. Below is a guest post from Pam Hubler, sharing a super fun way to get students recognizing accomplishments and sharing their success. We’ve all heard the phrase “Play of the Week” used in sports around the world. The purpose is to highlight…

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You’re Doing it Wrong! How to Manage Multiple Google Accounts – Education Article

Chances are that you are doing it wrong, and I’m going to show you a better way to manage and toggle between multiple Google accounts. This is one of my favorite Google tips and has made my life so much easier! A lot of Google users have more than one Google account, often a school/work account and a personal account. If you are like me, you may have fifteen accounts! Logging in and out can be an absolute pain! But I…

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20 Things You May Have Missed in 2018 – Education Article

Here are the BEST Blog Posts of 2018! I have put together a list of the BEST and most popular Shake Up Learning blog posts from 2018. There went another year! Shake Up Learning will be five-years-old in January (gasp!), and I want to take a moment to THANK YOU! You have helped me learn and grow as an educator and blogger. Reflection is such a critical component of the learning process, so I always like to take a look back…

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5 Things to Know About the New Google Classroom Webinar – Education Article

Ready to catch up with Google Classroom, learn about the new features and how to implement in your classroom? This webinar will walk you through the BIG 2018 updates and give you a good overview of how to navigate the new Google Classroom. This is a MUST SEE Google Classroom Tutorial! This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Kasey Bell Read Full Article

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Google Docs Cheat Sheet – Education Article

Google Docs Cheat Sheet! I am #superexcited to announce the release of a brand new, updated, Google Docs Cheat Sheet for teachers, students, or anyone! In this handy, Google Docs reference guide, you will get access to beautiful screenshots of all the main features of Google Docs. This is a great reference guide for experienced users, and a fabulous tutorial to help new users learn the basics of Google Docs. Back in 2014, I released the first version of this…

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