Google Certified Educator Level 1 Resources – Education Article

Everything you need to know to pass the exam and become a Google Certified Educator Level 1! I can help you become a Google Certified Educator. Becoming Google certified was a game-changer for my professional learning and my career.   I want to help more teachers reach their goal of becoming Google Certified! My goal is to empower teachers to transform the learning in their classrooms and become digital leaders. Take your Google skills to a whole new level!  …

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Google Certified Educator Level 1 Toolkit (FREE Download) – Education Article

The post Google Certified Educator Level 1 Toolkit (FREE Download) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. © Shake Up Learning 2019. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Kasey Bell and Shake Up Learning with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on ShakeUpLearning.com. See: Copyright Policy. The post Google…

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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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10 Not So Popular Chrome Extensions That Every Tech Coach Should Know About – Education Article

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss their favorite Chrome Extensions that every Tech Coach should have in their back pocket when working with teachers. In this episode, we discuss: Reflections and reactions to last week’s episode How do you plan for attending mega-conferences such as FETC and ISTE? How do you plan your presentations differently when…

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The Shake Up Learning Show is Coming Soon! – Education Article

I am putting together an exclusive team of educators to help launch the new show! As a member of the launch team, you will get early access to the first five episodes, get to vote on album art, and more! Click the button below to get all the details and apply! !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version=’2.0′; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, document,’script’, … This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Kasey Bell Read Full Article

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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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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

I’m excited to announce the availability of three upcoming “Make Media Camps” for PK-12 teachers and university faculty in July 2018 in Kansas City, Oklahoma City, and Dallas. The past five summers, I have led and co-led 3 day iPad Media Camp workshops with my wife, Shelly Fryer. This summer, we are continuing to iterate with this professional development model by offering one day workshops focused on making media with iPads as well as Chromebooks. The Kansas City workshop will be…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

In November 2017, I shocked my family and many friends by switching from an iPhone to an Android smartphone. Ten of the reasons why I switched are detailed in this post, but the main four were: Travel Security Lower Cost Extended Battery Life Google AI Technology in the Google Assistant It’s been a good experiment, but I’ve been missing iOS and an iPhone for multiple reasons. Later today I’m throwing in the towel and purchasing a used iPhone 6+ for…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

The last couple days I’ve been listening to the latest TWiT podcast, hosted by Leo LaPorte (@leolaporte) and featuring guests Amy Webb (@amywebb) and Greg Ferro (@etherealmind). Wow have I ever loved their conversation and the insights they shared on a variety of topics including AI, the ascendency of China, Amazon, EU anti-trust law, and more! I highly recommend this show to you. In this post, I’ll share a few of those insights to (hopefully) clarify my own thinking and…

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10 Coloring Pages for Women’s History Month – Education Article

Hey gang! I just want to share with you a few coloring pages I curated online & made into PDF’s & JPEGS for my kiddos!  I love adding new coloring pages to our Makerspace, especially during special months and with themes. There are a LOT of FREE coloring pages out there for your Makerspace, you just know how to find them, adapt them, & follow the copyright licensing! I uploaded the curated coloring sheets as Jpegs on Flickr embedded below…

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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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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

This past week at school, I accidentally clicked a bad link while setting up a fresh installation of Windows10. This dramatically highlighted how easy it is for someone today to accidentally install malware or adware on a computer, and why friends shouldn’t let friends use the Edge Web Browser or the Bing search engine by Microsoft. By comparison, the Chrome web browser and Google’s search engine are MUCH more secure and safe. In this post, I’ll share more details from last…

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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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Chromebook and Home Computer Advice for Parents (Dec 2018) – Education Article

As a school director of technology as well as a known “tech geek” at other places we frequent like our church, I’m often asked for advice about purchasing computers for kids at holiday time. I’m also frequently asked about Internet filtering, Internet safety, and topics falling under the general topic of “digital citizenship.” (Last spring I shared a few presentations about these topics at both school and church.) Whether we’re talking about technology purchases, parenting, or just about anything else,…

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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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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

Technology is not magic, but Steve Jobs was correct when he described the iPad as “a magical device” in 2010. Combined with the Apple Pencil, which feels like a wand from the wizarding world of Harry Potter, an iPad and the Google Home smart assistant make me feel like I’m truly living at Hogwarts. The powers these digital devices put at my fingertips and on the tip of my tongue to control my environment and extend the reach of my…

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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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Google for Education Best Practices Resources and Tips – Education Article

 are very popular with education for many reasons, one of which is the ease of management and deployment. The Admin Console allows staff to manage apps, user settings, devices settings and much more. Here are some tips and best practices for settings in the Admin Console. The Admin Console is relatively easy to use, although some settings can be hard to find. Remember to use the help features by clicking on the question marks throughout the console. The icons on…

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18 Challenges for Teachers Online Course – FREE for Subscribers! – Education Article

The 18 Challenges for Teachers ONLINE COURSE! Now FREE for Subscribers ($60 value) That’s right! Subscribe to Shake Up Learning emails and you can get this online course for FREE! (details and form below) What’s This Course About? The 18 Challenges Course is the companion course to the FREE 18 Challenges ebook announced earlier this year. The 18 Challenges Course is NOT about the tool! This course is about transforming learning in your classroom and trying new things! There is something…

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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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