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5 TCEA Presentations You Need to See!

I have five TCEA Presentations that I want to share with you this week!

I have had the privilege of presenting at many conferences over the last several years. I enjoy connecting with educators face-to-face and sharing ideas. Earlier this month, I presented at the TCEA convention. If you aren’t familiar with TCEA, it is the Texas Computer Educators Association and an ISTE affiliate. In fact, TCEA is the second largest edtech conference in the U.S. with more than 1,100 sessions and over 8,000 attendees!

I shared five presentations at TCEA this year, and they are loaded with ideas, tips, tricks, freebies and more, and I have embedded each one of my presentations on this page for you. There’s a little something in here for everyone. Some are tips and tricks kind of sessions, and some go much deeper into how we think about learning. Here’s the lineup:

– Shake Up Learning with Google Keep

– 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018

– 10+ Things You Didn’t Know Google Slides Could Do!

– Dynamic Learning with G Suite

– Go BEYOND with Dynamic Learning

Did you know I share a lot of my presentations on Shake Up Learning? Not everything, but most, especially conference presentations can be found by going to my Presentations page. (Click on Resources from the top menu, then choose Presentations to access from any page at any time.)

I know it is not quite the same as being there in person, but I try to make my slides so that anyone can get the gist and grab a few ideas.

Don’t miss out on all the other TCEA resources and ideas shared. Check out the #TCEA hashtag for more! Sharing is caring, y’all!

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18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018

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With more than ten years experience as a speaker, presenter, and professional developer, and fifteen years experience as an educator, Kasey brings her unique brand of practical teaching ideas, inspiration, bold personality and southern charm to every engagement. She has traveled the world delivering inspirational keynotes, workshops, and interactive conference presentations at world-renown conferences, school districts, private schools, and even hosting her own events. Kasey has spoken at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference, Texas Computer Educators Association (TCEA) Convention, iPadpalooza, Google Summits, and is regularly invited by Google to present to educators around the globe.

Popular presentation topics include:

  • Be Dynamic and Shake Up Learning (keynote)
  • The Dynamic Learning Workshop
  • Digital Differentiation with G Suite
  • Teach Like the Tonight Show
  • It’s NOT About Google, It’s About the Learning!
  • or any of the topics shared above!
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50 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom

Check out this list of 50 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom!

Did you know that Google Classroom plays well with others? Yep! Google is known for making their applications open to working with third-party applications, and Google Classroom is no exception. I have put together a list of 50 Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom, making it even easier to create lessons and announcements with your favorite apps and resources.

Use this list to explore apps you may already be using, or find new ones that will allow you to share easily to Google Classroom.

(*updated on 2/6/18)

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How to Use These Applications with Google Classroom

Most of the applications below connect to Google Classroom through a “share button.” This connection allows you to use some of your favorite websites and applications seamlessly with your Google Classroom assignments and announcements. Note: some of these applications are free, some are not.

To use the application with Google Classroom,

  1. Create an account on the application or website.
  2. Locate or create the activity or resources within the application or website.
  3. Use the “Share to Classroom” option within the chosen application. (The first time you use the connection you will need to grant permissions to connect your account.)
  4. This connection will allow you to do things like creating a quiz and assign it to one of your classes in Google Classroom.

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50 Awesome Applications that Integrate with Google Classroom

Use this list to explore apps you may already be using, or find new ones that will allow you to share easily to Google Classroom.

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1. Actively Learn

Actively Learn works seamlessly with Google Classroom. Teachers can easily sync Classroom rosters to Actively Learn and sync Actively Learn assignments and grades back to Google Classroom.

2. Aeries

Teachers can link to or create new Classroom classes based on their Aeries classes, and import scores into the Aeries grade book.

3. Aladdin

With this integration, Classroom classes can automatically be created based on classes in Aladdin. Assignments and grades can also be synced between Aladdin and Classroom.

4. Alma

Alma is the first Student Information System to integrate directly with Google Classroom. With this integration, teachers can synchronize assignments and grades, and tech teams can batch create and manage Google Classroom classes across their schools and districts.

5. American Museum of Natural History

Educational K-12 programs and resources from the American Museum of Natural History. Use the Share to Classroom button to share relevant articles, curriculum, and resources.

6. BrainPOP

With BrainPOP, teachers can import their classes directly from Google Classroom into My BrainPOP. SSO-ready student accounts are automatically created when a teacher imports a class, allowing students to log into BrainPOP through the Google launcher menu.

7. Buncee

A creation and presentation tool for students and educators to create interactive classroom content, allowing learners of all ages to visualize concepts and communicate creatively. Simply create your assignment, note, class reminder, activity, or project, and share it to the students in your Google Classroom.

8. cK-12

CK-12 Foundation provides a library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flashcards, and real-world applications for over 5000 concepts from arithmetic to history.

9. Classcraft

With the Classcraft integration, teachers can pull rosters from Google Classroom and provision accounts in a single click. Teachers can give students points in the game for turning in assignments on time and convert their Classroom results into game points.

10. Curiosity.com

Our goal is to ignite curiosity and inspire people to learn. Each day, we create and curate engaging topics for millions of lifelong learners worldwide.

11. Discovery Education

Discovery Education ignites student curiosity and inspires educators to reimagine learning with award-winning digital content and professional development.

12. Dogo News

DOGO Media is the leading online network empowering kids to engage with digital media in a fun, safe and social environment. Used by millions of students and teachers from around the world, our websites have quickly grown into a community of kids and educators engaging positively with current events, books, and movies.

13. DuoLingo

Many teachers and even entire governments around the world already view Duolingo as the perfect blended learning companion for their language classrooms. Duolingo lessons give each student personalized feedback and practice, preparing them to get the most out of classroom instruction.

14. Edcite

Teachers can import their class rosters from Google Classroom into Edcite, and then send Edcite assignments to their students in Classroom. When students access these assignments, they are automatically logged into their Edcite accounts using single sign-on.

15. EdPuzzle

Make any video your lesson. Pick a video, add your magical touch and track your students’ understanding. With the EDpuzzle integration, teachers can automatically import all Classroom courses and students at sign up.

16. Edulastic

Syncing with Google Classroom creates class rosters in Edulastic and keeps them up to date. Teachers can then share Edulastic assessments right in students’ Classroom feeds, allowing them to access the assignment without entering another password or navigating to the Edulastic site.

17. Flat

Teachers can create music notation and composition assignments in Google Classroom using Flat Education, the online music notation software. Teachers can synchronize existing Classroom rosters and design new music activities accessible to students from Classroom.

18. Flipgrid

Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create “grids” of short discussion-style questions that students respond to through recorded videos. Each grid is effectively a message board where teachers can pose a question and their students can post 90-second video responses that appear in a tiled “grid” display. Easily share links to Flipgrids and add them to assignments in Google Classroom.

19. Fluency Tutor for Google

Fluency Tutor is a web-based application that provides tools to enable students to practice reading aloud and to record pre-assigned passages called “assessments” or tests. Easily assign reading passages as assignments in Google Classroom.

20. Gale Cengage Learning

Gale’s research resources include unique online databases, library primary sources, newspaper digital archives, eBooks, courses and large print books.

21. GeoGebra

GeoGebra’s K-12+ STEM curriculum materials can be inserted into Google Classroom as tasks with just a few clicks. More than 700,000 materials (plus more added daily!) are available to meet the STEM needs of students and teachers.

22. Go Guardian

GoGuardian Teacher allows teachers to mirror the classrooms they’ve set up in Classroom, syncing student enrollment, class period, and subject across platforms. Students and teachers can benefit even more from their Chromebooks with streamlined setup and use.

23. Google Cast for Education

Google Cast for Education is a free Chrome app that allows students and teachers to share their screens wirelessly from anywhere in the classroom. Cast for Education has built-in controls for teachers and seamlessly allows them to easily add students from Classroom.

24. Insert Learning

InsertLearning is a Chrome extension that lets you turn websites into interactive lessons. You can add sticky notes, links, videos, discussion questions, multiple choice questions and more! Then easily share your lesson with students in Google Classroom. InsertLearning is featured in my FREE ebook: 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 (including a coupon code)! (See also 4 Ways to Blend Learning with InsertLearning.)

25. LearnZillion

LearnZillion is a website that provides teachers with a library of interactive math and language arts lessons, videos, quizzes, and assignments for students. LearnZillion tracks student progress and achievement on the lessons and quizzes and reports the results to the teacher’s dashboard for assessment.

26. Kami

With the Kami integration, teachers can distribute assignments, worksheets, and curriculum resources in PDF format for students to complete and easily turn in.

27. Khan Academy

Khan Academy supports teachers with rigorous personalized learning tools and data-driven insights – all for free. Now, teachers can import their Google Classroom rosters into Khan Academy and directly assign Khan Academy content to their students through Classroom.

28. Listenwise

Listenwise is an award-winning listening skills platform. We harness the power of listening to advance literacy and learning in all students. Our collection of podcasts and public radio keeps teaching connected to the real world and builds student listening skills at the same time.

29. Little SIS

Little SIS for Classroom auto-creates Google Classroom classes and auto-syncs class rosters from student information exports, making it easier for schools to adopt and maintain Google Classroom at scale.

30. LucidPress

Lucidpress is a web-based drag and drop publishing app, enabling anyone to create stunning content for print and digital.

31. Nearpod

Nearpod is an interactive presentation and assessment tool that can be used to amazing effect in the classroom. The app’s concept is simple. A teacher can create presentations that can contain Quiz’s, Polls, Videos, Images, Drawing-Boards, Web Content and so on.

32. Newsela

With the Google Classroom integration, teachers using Newsela can sign up, import classrooms, and share assignments directly with Google Classroom. This makes it faster and easier for teachers to get started using Newsela.

33. OpenEd.com

Teachers can assign OpenEd assessments, videos, games, and simulations with one click, and completed assignments will be marked “done” automatically. OpenEd also provides rostering and single sign-on, so all classes and students will be synced seamlessly.

34. Padlet

Padlet is an online virtual “bulletin” board, where students and teachers can collaborate, reflect, share links and pictures, and more. (Share to Classroom available in Padlet Backpack version.)

35. PBS Learning Media

PBS LearningMedia is your destination for direct access to thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources. PBS LearningMedia builds on the strength of public media and is designed to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Resources are aligned to Common Core and national standards and include videos and interactives, as well as audio, documents, and in-depth lesson plans. You can browse by standards, grade level, subject area, and special collections. You can also favorite and share resources with your class and colleagues. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia’s basic service is free for PreK-12 educators.

36. Pear Deck

With Pear Deck and Google Classroom, it’s easy for teachers to connect all of the devices in the room together in an interactive lesson. There’s no need for codes or URLs that take students so long to type! is featured in my FREE ebook: 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 (including a coupon code)!

37. Quizizz

This integration makes it seamless for teachers to assign Quizizz games to their class. Students can join a Quizizz game with one click and all their performance data is sent back to Classroom.

38. Quizlet

Quizlet makes simple learning tools that let you study anything. Start learning today with flashcards, games and learning tools — all for free.

39. Read&Write for Google Chrome

Wonderfully intuitive and easy-to-use, Read&Write for Google Chrome provides personalized support to make documents, web pages and common file types in Google Drive (including: Google Docs, PDF, ePub & Kes) more accessible. It’s designed to help everyone engage with digital content in a way that suits his/her abilities and learning styles.

40. RMBooks

RM Books enables students to read fiction and non-fiction ebooks and curriculum textbooks anywhere and at any time. It’s free to use and has no support or subscription fees.

41. SalamanderSoft

SalamanderSoft Active Directory will automatically create and maintain Google Classroom classes directly from your management system, including calendar timetables and guardians.

42. Science Buddies

The award-winning, non-profit Science Buddies empowers K-12 students, parents, and teachers to quickly and easily find free project ideas and help in all areas of science from physics to food science and music to microbiology.

43. Share to Classroom Chrome Extension

With the Share to Classroom Chrome extension, teachers and students using Chrome browsers can instantly share web pages with one another. In addition to sharing to students’ browsers, teachers can also attach a webpage to a Classroom post. (Check out these other Google Classroom Chrome Extensions.)

44. Soundtrap for Education

Create music, podcasts, language exercises and much more in Soundtrap. With the Google Classroom integration, teachers can invite students, follow their progress and create assignments.

45. Sycamore School

Sycamore syncs class rosters, assignments, attachments, and grades into the Sycamore gradebook to produce reports for teachers.

46. TES Teach

Make learning fun with Tes Teach with Blendspace, the free and easy edtech tool teachers love for lessons, projects, presentations, and more. No planning needed. (Learn more: Create Interactive Lessons for Google Classroom.)

47. Tynker

Tynker’s Google Classroom integration streamlines the process of importing students to Tynker, assigning Tynker lessons, and viewing grades.

48. Versal

Blend classroom lectures with interactive assignments, make distance learning more effective, or use Versal at the administrative level for student orientation and professional development.

49. IXL

IXL provides unlimited practice in more than 7000 topics, covering math, language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. Interactive questions, awards, and certificates keep kids motivated as they master skills.

50. WeVideo

WeVideo is the complete, feature-packed video editing and digital storytelling platform for today’s classrooms. You can easily share your finished videos to Google Classroom with a click of a button.

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5 Tips to Become a Google Certified Innovator

Wanna be a Google Certified Innovator?! We’ve got five tips to help you!

I am often asked what it takes to become a Google Certified Innovator, and it is not a one-size-fits-all answer like the other Google Certifications. The route to Innovator is different for everyone. I can’t teach a course or boot camp on this one. It is incredibly competitive, the most competitive of all of the certifications, and puts you in a family of an elite group of educators.

What is the Google Certified Innovator Program?

The Google Certified Innovator Academy is a two-day academy designed for innovative thought leaders in education–those with passion, drive, and a commitment to transformation. The academy has a very competitive application process, and only a few make the cut.

Google describes the program as:

“Candidates for the Google for Education Certified Innovator program are selected based on their professional experience, their passion for teaching and learning, their innovative use of technology in school settings and their potential impact on other educators. They are ambassadors for change who empower other educators and students through a thriving innovation culture within their own classrooms, schools and organizations.

Innovation occurs at all levels in the school system, so we welcome applicants from all roles: classroom teachers to superintendents. As participants in a community of educators working together to improve schools, Innovators will transform the organizations they’re serving, advocate for change, and grow their own capacity as thought leaders.” (Learn more about the Google Certified Innovator Program.)

Each certification has very specific requirements, to learn all about the application requirements for Google Certified Innovator, and all of the other certifications, download my free ebook: The Complete Guide to Google Certifications.

The program has changed a lot since my induction in 2014 (#GTAATX), so I asked a colleague, Mason Mason, from EdTech Teacher, to write this guest post for Shake Up Learning. Mason recently attended the Google Innovator Academy in Stockholm, Sweden. Below, Mason share’s five tips on becoming a Google Certified Innovator.

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Below is a guest blog post from Mason Mason. Mason, M. Ed. is an Education Technology National Instructor with EdTechTeacher, Inc. and an Ed.D. student at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is passionate about helping educators transform teaching and learning through technology integration and closing the digital divide through equitable access to technology for all students. Connect with Mason through his website, www.edtechmason.com, and follow on Twitter @edtechmason.

I did not always know I wanted to be a Google for Education Certified Innovator. I just knew I was passionate about helping educators improve teaching and learning and wanted to affect positive change for all students, not just the students in my classroom. As a classroom teacher, I was invited by the instructional technology department to present at a local education technology conference. They wanted me to share with other educators how I was using Chromebooks and G Suite in Education in my high school English classroom.

That’s when I realized I had a bigger mission and a higher purpose. Google for Education Certified Innovators are thought leaders, change agents, and visionaries in their schools/districts, and at other educational institutions and organizations. If you are thinking about applying to attend a future innovator academy, here are five tips that helped me become a Google for Education Certified Innovator:

1. Find Your Passion and Purpose

The most challenging thing for me is narrowing down my passions. Tony Wagner, the Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard, says that our play leads to our passion which leads to our purpose. I have always liked technology and naturally incorporated it into teaching and learning, and once I bit the bug for facilitating education technology with adult learners, I found my purpose.

What’s your passion? What’s your purpose? Let your passion take you to your purpose. Your purpose will drive your innovation project, but your passion will help you endure the process. Because I have many passions: education technology, global collaboration, and professional development (just to name a few), I selected the passion that drives my current work and helps fulfill my purpose: effective professional learning for educators.

2. Choose Your Innovation Project

Certified Innovators are critical thinkers, problem solvers, and idealist. Your Innovation Project will be the manifestation of those ideas. You will be trying to solve a problem in education that positively affects many lives. But of course, that project proposal needs to be innovative. George Couros, the author of Innovator’s Mindset, defines innovation as a way of thinking that creates something new and better. Is your Innovation Project going to be new or, how is it going to improve on something that already exists?

The Innovation Project is the soul of the #GoogleEI program. Innovators have a mission and vision, go through the design process, work with their cohort, and are partnered with a coach and mentor who has been through the process. They share (a lot), have a growth mindset, use failure to propel them to success, and possess an immense amount of grit. Start thinking about your Innovation Project early and often.

3. Research Other Google Certified Innovators

When I decided I wanted to become a Google for Education Certified Innovator, I began looking at other Certified Innovators projects. I watched their Vision Videos, reviewed their Vision Decks, and spoke with them about the process and their projects. I had real models, ideas, and resources I could use to guide my thinking in developing and perfecting my innovation idea. The fact of the matter is, once you complete your Vision Deck and Vision Video, that’s only just the beginning.

Shake Up Learning has a YouTube playlist with some of the accepted Google Innovator application videos.

4. Get Feedback

Before submitting my application, I shared my ideas, vision deck, and vision video with several colleagues, mentors, and current innovators to elicit feedback. Their feedback helped me refine my thinking, elaborate on my ideas, and helped me clear up any misconceptions/misunderstandings in my application. I’d recommend having at least two other people review your materials before you submit your application.

5. Submit Your Application

When completing the Innovator application and applying to become a Google for Education Certified Innovator, there are four basic steps:

1. Be a Google for Education Certified Level 2 Educator

2. Develop your Vision Presentation

3. Film your Vision Video

4. Apply (on time)

Here is my Vision Presentation that I submitted with my application.

Below is my application video or Vision Video: Plane PD.

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Keep in mind that being accepted to attend the Innovator Academy is only the first step in this year-long professional development process. And if you are not accepted your first time, don’t be discouraged and don’t give up. Fail forward, use this as a learning experience to propel you to success. The same growth mindset we instill in our students must drive our will to succeed with grit, perseverance, and determination. Just don’t make the mistake I made: applications are usually due before midnight based on the local time of where the academy is held. I erroneously thought it was midnight my time, and missed the deadline, so I had to wait to apply to a future cohort.

I hope these five tips help prepare you as you travel down the road to becoming a Google for Education Certified Innovator. Remember, the journey is not always easy, but it’s always worth it. I look forward to connecting with you and can’t wait until you join the #GoogleEI family.

To find out about the 2018 cohorts and application dates, visit the Google for Education Training Center. (At the time of this post, the 2018 dates have not been announced.)

The Innovator Academy Experience

Be sure to check out Mason’s blog post about his experience at the Innovator Academy, reflections, pictures, and more.

Mason was also a recent guest on The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast, where he shared the experience with the Tribe in episode 28.

Kasey’s Experience

Here’s a throwback! My reflections on the Google Teacher Academy in 2014. While the program has evolved, this post still has relevant advice for those seeking to become Google Certified Innovators.

Looking for more Google Certification resources?

I am always working on new and FREE Google Certification resources. See more below or visit the Google Certifications resource page.

All Google Certifications

Google Certified Educator Resources

Google Certified Trainer Resources

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4 Ways to Blend Learning with InsertLearning

InsertLearning is an extension that lets you turn websites into interactive lessons, and it is the perfect companion to your blended learning lesson plans. This extension is AWESOME, y’all!!!

You know how it seems that when you create a lesson these days that you need like twelve links to bring the lesson together–the link to the directions, link to a Google Slide deck, link to a discussion question, link to a YouTube video. What if you could have your cake and eat it too? What if you could have all the pieces on one webpage (not just as links)? Let’s discover four super cool ways to blend learning with InsertLearning.

Please note, this is NOT a sponsored post, nor will I receive any compensation if you decide to purchase. I am just a fan of this freemium product.

What is InsertLearning?

InsertLearning will let you turn any webpage into an interactive lesson. Formerly known as Docent EDU and developed by two high school teachers who wanted to create a richer learning experience for their students, this webtool has made some amazing progress. InsertLearning has this fantastic toolbar that will allow you to highlight text, add sticky notes, insert questions, videos, or even a discussion all inside the webpage! How cool is that? Oh yeah, and you can then assign it to your students. WHOA!!!

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Install InsertLearning

To get started, install the Chrome extension. After the installation, InsertLearning will walk you through the toolbar and an example. Easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy!

Choose Your Web Content

To get started with your first lesson, find the online content you would like to use–an article, video, etc. If you don’t want to start from scratch, check out their lesson plan library. Once you have chosen your content, decide what you want to add from the Insert Learning toolbar options. There are five different types of interactivity you can add to spice up that content, make it more engaging, and help students retain relevant information.

4 Ways to Blend Learning with the Insert Learning Toolbar

Here is the Insert Learning toolbar, which contains four different district types of tools that we can use to blend with our face-to-face learning experiences.

1 – Highlight

I’m a big fan of using the highlight tool. Highlighting gives students a visual guide to important information, such as dates, vocabulary words, events, and essential sentences and paragraphs. You can also change the color of the highlights and color code the information.

2 – Sticky Notes

Yes! Adding digital sticky notes on a website is now easier than ever and a great way to add additional guidance for students. You can use these in your lessons for actual notes, directions for the assignment, anecdotes, a pause and reflect reminder, or even links, and yes, links to YouTube videos that magically embed right there on the page.

3 – Insert Free Response or Multiple Choice Questions

It’s easy for kids to get lost or distracted on a page. Checks for understanding can help them stay on track. With the InsertLearning extension, you can quickly add a free response question for longer answers or reflection, or you can add a multiple choice question.

4 – Discussion

Add some discussion questions, or topics and students can readily respond right there on the page. This is a great way to get kids talking that wouldn’t usually speak up in class to share out loud.

Two Ways to Create a Lesson

1 – Click on the InsertLearning extension while on any web page you want to use in your lesson.
2 – Find relevant, engaging content by searching their public library of lessons.

Assign to Students

Once you’ve created your lesson, you can assign to students in your InsertLearning classes or connect directly to Google Classroom!

G Suite Integration

If that’s not enough, InsertLearning has a ton of features that make it the perfect companion for G Suite users.
– Chromebook compatible
– Sign-in with Google account
– Share directly to Google Classroom
– Enhance published Google Docs with videos and more
– Insert a YouTube video at the right moment in the text

5 Lessons Free!

InsertLearning is a freemium application, but you get your first five lessons for free. Find out more about their pricing options at InsertLearning.com. Honestly, I think it’s worth the $40/year. (Note: This is NOT a sponsored post, nor will I receive any compensation if you decide to purchase.)

What do you think? Have you tried it? Will you try it? Install it today and let me know what you think. Become a Learning Blender by Joining the 18 Challenges!

Did you know that InsertLearning is included my 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018? It’s included in the FREE eBook (form below), but you can get hands-on with a video tutorial in my online course! Oh, and I might just give you a coupon code as well! (Read my previous blog post to learn more: 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018.)

The 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 ONLINE COURSE!

This year I created an online course to help you learn about each concept, idea, or app more in-depth AND earn all eighteen badges! How fun is that! The course is video-based and completely self-paced, so you can work on the challenges in any order you like. It’s learning on-demand!

So if you want to dig deeper into each challenge and gets hands-on instruction and tutorials, and earn all of the super cool badges, join the 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 Online Course.

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ENROLL TODAY in the 18 Challenges Online Course!
  • Self-paced
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  • PDF Downloads
  • Free resources, templates, and apps
  • Coupon Codes for Pear Deck and InsertLearning
  • Earn all 18 Badges
  • 6 hours professional learning credit
  • PO’s are accepted
  • Bulk license discounts
  • Get your whole team, campus, or district to take the challenges!
  • Pricing information
  • Learn more about the course

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The 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 ©!

Who’s ready to kick off 2018 with a bang? I am, and I have put together some AWESOME challenges for any teacher that wants to kick things up a notch in the classroom this year. This is Shake Up Learning’s annual 18 Challenges for Teachers for 2018!

Inside this free, 83-page eBook download, you will find a series of 18 challenges that will challenge educators to try something new in their classroom in 2018! New ideas, new apps, new features, G Suite tips, and some fun extras along the way.

I started this series in 2016 as just a list and infographic (see 16 Things for Teachers to Try in 2016).

Then, in 2017, it became so much information that I offered it in the blog post and as a free PDF download (see 17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017).

For 2018, I am taking things a step further! I am issuing this is a series of challenges for educators to complete throughout the year.

Since this is way too much information to fit in one blog post, 83 pages to be exact, I’ve put it into a handy PDF eBook download just for you!

Oh! And for you loyal subscribers, I have a special surprise! Instead of asking for your email every time you want to download one of my freebies, you can now create an account and access the entire Members-Only Library in one location! Easy, peasy, lemon-squeezy!

Read on to find out all the details, and about a special SURPRISE for 2018!

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The 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 FREE eBook! (83 pages!) What’s in the ebook?

This ebook started out as a simple blog post that just kept growing and growing! I had so much to share that I had to get in a format for you to download.

In this ebook, are 18 specific challenges (outlined below) for educators. Some challenges are about technology integration, some are specific tools to try, things to read or listen to, some are strategies, and some are just tips and tricks. This is NOT about the tool! This is about transforming the learning in your classroom and trying new ideas in 2018! There is something in here for everyone!

  • Learn about new and emerging technology
  • Valuable and practical ideas for your classroom
  • Tips and tricks
  • Additional links, resources, templates, and more!
  • BONUS: coupon codes for PearDeck and InsertLearning!!!
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**But Wait…There’s More! The 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 ONLINE COURSE!

This year I created an online course to help you learn about each concept, idea, or app more in-depth AND earn all eighteen badges! How fun is that! The course is video-based and completely self-paced so you can work on the challenges in any order you like. It’s learning on-demand!

So if you want to dig deeper into each challenge and gets hands-on instruction and tutorials, and earn all of the super cool badges, check out the 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 Online Course.

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  • Coupon Codes for Pear Deck and InsertLearning
  • Earn all 18 Badges
  • 6 hours professional learning credit
  • PO’s are accepted
  • Bulk license discounts
  • Get your whole team, campus, or district to take the challenges!
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18 Things for Teachers to Try in 2018

Let’s dig in! There is something in here for everyone, no matter what your role in education. There are strategies, concepts, apps, and ideas to help every teacher take things a step further in 2018! Are you ready?

1. Try an Online PD Course

In this challenge, you will learn about all of the online professional learning resources available for educators. Discover all types of online learning from your favorite bloggers, the world’s best universities, and more.

2. Experiment with Artificial Intelligence in Your Classroom

In this challenge, you will learn about cutting-edge technologies that allow us to tap into artificial intelligence and machine learning in the classroom, and even create with it!

3. Facilitate a Dynamic Learning Experience

In this challenge, you will learn how to move from static learning to dynamic learning, and facilitate meaningful learning experiences that go BEYOND the traditional classroom.

4. Create Interactive Learning with Add-Ons

In this challenge, you will learn about powerful Add-Ons for Google Slides that allow you to create interactive learning experiences for your students.

5. Be Internet Awesome

In this challenge, you will learn all about Google’s Be Internet Awesome program, including the Interland game that teaches students valuable digital citizenship skills, their free curriculum, and other free resources.

6. Give Students Choice with Learning Menus

In this challenge, you will learn how to differentiate and give students choice with interactive learning menus, including examples and free templates.

7. Publish Your Students’ Work for the World

In this challenge, you will learn about the power of publishing student work for a public and intentional audience, including tools and suggestions.

8. Blend with Insert Learning

In this challenge, you will learn about InsertLearning, an amazing Chrome extension that allows you to add interactive questions, notes, highlights, and more into any webpage.

9. Pick Your Podcast PD

In this challenge, you will learn about podcasts, how to use them for your own professional learning, and a recommended list of podcasts for teachers.

10. Create in 360°

In this challenge, we will explore the possibilities for creating with 360 photography, including apps and ideas for multimedia projects.

11. Package Your Digital Assignments

In this challenge, you will learn how to make the most of your online assignments by packaging all the information that students need in one location.

12. Flatten the Walls with the NEW Google Earth

In this challenge, you will learn all about the AH-MAZING New Google Earth, how to use it, and recommended resources.

13. Hack Google URLs

In this challenge, I’m sharing my favorite little tricks, or “hacks,” that allow you to share your G Suite files in the most convenient ways.

14. GIF it!

In this challenge, you will learn how to find and use GIFs in your G Suite projects, as well as how to create screencast GIFs.

15. Teach Like the Tonight Show

In this challenge, you will learn how to use fun games from the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in your classroom, including classroom integration ideas and some hilarious videos!

16. Visual Thinking Made Easy

In this challenge, you will learn how to create visual thinking activities for your students that will help them better process and retain information as they learn.

17. Become a Shake Up Learning Member

In this challenge, you will learn how to become a member of Shake Up Learning and gain access to the free library of resources, cheat sheets, ebooks, and more!

18. Read the Shake Up Learning Book!

In this challenge, you will learn about my soon to be released book, Shake Up..

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The Shake Up Learning Book is Coming in 2018!

I am #superexcited to announce that the Shake Up Learning book is finally coming in 2018! I have a new book coming out in the spring of 2018 with Dave Burgess Consulting, titled, “Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic.”

Book Description:

Technology is not a magic solution for education. It is an opportunity! An opportunity to shake things up, to connect and grow, and to create dynamic learning experiences for our students! In this book, you will learn practical strategies to help move your classroom from static teaching to dynamic learning? This book will guide you through the entire process, from purposeful planning to fearless implementation, with helpful tips and tricks along the way. Be dynamic and shake up learning in your classroom this year.

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Goal Setting with Student-Created Vision Boards in Google Slides!

A great idea for a new year! Student-Created Vision Boards with Google Slides! A student-created vision board is a great way to help students set goals and visualize reaching them! We often use the start of a new year, new school year, or new semester to set goals, personal and professional. Visualization is one of the most powerful exercises for the mind and for reaching your goals. Let’s take advantage of this fantastic strategy with students.


What is a Vision Board?

A vision board is a collection of images and words that represent the things you want in life–the things you want to do, the things you want to learn, the things you want to be. I create a vision board for myself each year, and I got to thinking about how valuable this experience could be for our students.

Often, vision boards are not digital, they are hands-on creations, cutting images from magazines, and gluing it together on posterboard. While this is fun and tangible, it may not be as classroom-friendly.

The Digital Vision Board

You can create digital versions of vision boards using the tools of your choice. Google Slides or Google Drawings stand out as obvious choices when it comes to G Suite. I created an example using Google Slides and the Unsplash photos add-on to show how easy this activity can be. Of course, a digital version allows you to carry it with you wherever you go and regularly reflect on your progress.

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Why Vision Boards?

Vision boards are nothing new, but they may be new to students and your classroom. Over the past few years, vision boards have been featured on TV shows such as Oprah and Ellen. Visualization can be a powerful mind-body connection in helping you stay focused on your goals. Let’s leverage visualization for LEARNING!

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Vision boards also support Dynamic Learning and the ISTE Standards for Students! This is just one small way we can empower learners in our classrooms this year.

Through the Dynamic Learning model and framework, I shared some ways to go BEYOND, including a mindset to take learning BEYOND the BELL. One strategy to go BEYOND the BELL is to have students set their own learning goals. Help students write their own learning goals, both goals aligned to what they are learning in class, but also BEYOND. What problems would they like to solve? What’s something they’ve always wanted to learn?

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Creating Digital Vision Boards with Students

I think this is an activity that just about any student could produce. However, I would recommend this for grades 3 and up.

STEP 1:

Have students brainstorm their goals, both personal and academic. Give them good, guiding questions to help them imagine the end of the semester or school year and the things they hope to accomplish by that time.

You will need to help them understand the difference between unrealistic dreams (becoming King of England) and a realistic goal (reading two chapter books). But don’t stifle the dreams in the process, just help them visualize all kinds of things for themselves.

– What have you always wanted to learn?

– Picture yourself at the end of the school year. What does it look like? What did you accomplish?

– What books do you want to read?

– What problems do you want to solve?

– What’s something you struggle with that you would like to overcome?

– What’s something you would like to learn in this class?.

Help students brainstorm a list of ten or more ideas. Then have students reduce that list to their top five or six. This could quickly get to be a long list and an even longer activity. Help students stay focused and to generate a good list of personal and academic goals. Three of each would be an excellent place to start. I would also suggest showing lots of examples, even creating one for yourself so your students can see the possibilities.

STEP 2:

Create your vision boards in Google Slides! As I mentioned earlier, you could also do this in Drawings, but I think the new add-ons for Slides gives it the edge.

Add Images

– Add images from the Explore tool. Go to Tools>Explore and search. Click on Images, then just click-and-drag into the project. (Note: Click on the image to open and view usage rights. It will appear very small below the image.)

– Add images and icons using the Unsplash Add-On and the Icons by Noun Project Add-On. BOTH ARE FREE, but Icons requires attribution. (Note: Add-Ons do NOT work on mobile devices.)

– Add words, text, shapes, lines, arrows, emoji, even GIFs…WHATEVER! (I would encourage you not to add video. GIFs could even get out of hand. Remember, you want this to be something they can glance at and visualize in less than a minute.)

Vision boards can take many forms; some are organized, some are chaotic, some are organized chaos. Check out this post from LifeHack for some fresh ideas.

Encourage originality and creativity! You don’t want these to be cookie cutter; these should be very personalized!

Although the focus of this post is a digital vision board, you can easily go old school with this and get out the scissors, glue, poster board, and magazines. If you do this, take a picture of each vision board so students can save to their Google Drive.

Google Slides Tips and Tricks:

Masking images into shapes

Other Ideas to Spice Up the Boards:

– Use one collaborative slide deck for the entire class and have students comment on each other. (Note: You may want them to create independently first, so they aren’t all choosing the same goals and images.)

– Sprinkle some Bitmoji fun in there! (where age appropriate)

– Even add emojis!

Track goals in Google Keep

– Use Flipgrid for reflection and periodic goal reviews (every 6-9 weeks)

Share with the world! I would love to see these! Tag me on Twitter or Instagram @ShakeUpLearning.

STEP 3:

Save the vision boards in a shared folder in Google Drive, or if students are okay with it, publish the slide deck on a webpage or Google Site. You can keep it in the slide deck, or students could download their board as an image file (File>download as> png or jpeg.) They could save this image as the background on their personal device!

The key is to have it somewhere handy, so you can review your goals periodically throughout the year.

STEP 4:

Review and track goals! Review your vision boards periodically. The timing is up to you as the teacher and what works for your classroom. Secondary students could also write out their goals in Google Keep and track their progress. Reflection, discussion, and review will make this a precious experience for students of all ages.

What do you think? Will you try vision boards this year? Leave me a comment and share your thoughts! Love to see links to vision boards!

Bring the Power of Shake Up Learning and Kasey Bell to Your School, District, or Event! Ready to shake up learning in your school or at your event?

– Email me at Kasey[at]ShakeUpLearning.com,

– or submit this PD request form to bring Shake Up Learning to your event.

With more than ten years experience as a speaker, presenter, and professional developer, and fifteen years experience as an educator, Kasey brings her unique brand of practical teaching ideas, inspiration, bold personality and southern charm to every engagement. She has traveled the world delivering inspirational keynotes, workshops, and interactive conference presentations at world-renown conferences, school districts, private schools, and even hosting her own events. Kasey has spoken at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference, Texas Computer Educators Association (TCEA) Convention, iPadpalooza, Google Summits, and is regularly invited by Google to present to educators around the globe.

Popular presentation topics include:

  • Be Dynamic and Shake Up Learning (keynote)
  • The Dynamic Learning Workshop
  • Digital Differentiation with G Suite
  • Teach Like the Tonight Show
  • It’s NOT About Google, It’s About the Learning!
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Here is what teachers are saying about Kasey Bell’s presentations:

“Thank you for inspiring me further to release control and put the power of learning into the hands of my students. Whenever I allow them to use their creativity, they never cease to amaze me. Thank you!!!!!” – Christi Corbin

“Awesome information, take aways that can be used in the classroom tomorrow. Thanks for sharing your resources. You were very engaging and motivational.” – Dara Kappel

“Thank you for providing information in a way that makes sense! I usually go to tech based PD and feel lost, but you were amazing at making Google Classroom feel easy to use and accessible! 
I now feel like implementing Google Classroom for this school year is the right decision — be prepared for emails asking questions as I get the hang of it! ???? “ – Anastasia Armstreet

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The FREE, Shake Up Learning Members-Only Library Has Arrived!

New for 2018, the Shake Up Learning Members-Only Library of FREE Downloads!

I’ve been blogging since 2014, and I’ve always tried to create free and useful resources for educators. A lot of those resources are free downloads like cheat sheets, ebooks, guides and more.

To gain access to these resources in the past required that you fill out a form, check your email to confirm, then wait for another email to get the download. Too many steps! To make things more accessible, I have created the Shake Up Learning Members-Only Library!

It’s FREE, and you can create an account in seconds. Then you will be able to access EVERYTHING in one place! TADA!

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When you subscribe to Shake Up Learning emails, you receive at least one free gift. However, many of you join through different online forms where I offer different freebies. I’ve created the Shake Up Learning Members-Only Library so you can access and download all of my freebies in one location. No more confirmation emails! Simply log in to Shake Up Learning to access all the goodies.

Get one-click access to downloads like these:
  • The Guide to Google Drive Sharing
  • The Google Keep Cheat Sheet
  • The Google Cheat Sheets eBook
  • The Complete Guide to Google Certifications
  • How to Become a Google Certified Trainer
  • Google Certified Educator Level 1 Capacity Matrix
  • How to Pass the Google Certified Educator Exams
But wait…there’s more! I’ve also given you easy access to my databases:
  • The Chrome App and Extension Database for Teachers & Students
  • The Educational Hashtag Database

How to Access to Members-Only Library

It’s very easy to join and create your free account. It really only takes a few seconds!

CLICK HERE to Create Your Shake Up Learning Membership Account

More Coming in 2018!

I have some pretty awesome downloads planned for 2018. More downloads will be added soon!

Bookmark the library and come back whenever you need to!

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Here are the BEST Blog Posts of 2017!

I have put together a list of the BEST and most popular Shake Up Learning blog posts from 2017.

I can’t believe we are nearing the end of 2017! As Shake Up Learning approaches its fourth anniversary, I want to take a moment to THANK YOU! You have made this site possible and kept me going when I thought I had nothing left to give!

I believe reflection and feedback are of the utmost importance to keep Shake Up Learning relevant and useful. I reflect throughout the year, but especially this time of year. I like to take a closer look at what blog posts brought the most traffic, comments, and shares so that I can give you more of what you like.

The goal of this blog has always been to provide teachers with educational technology resources, tips, and tricks, and help teachers find ways to integrate technology meaningfully in the classroom. This list of the Top 20 Blogs Posts of 2017 will help me decide what content to create in 2018. I want to make Shake Up Learning shine in 2018!

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What Do YOU Want in 2018?

I also want to make sure to serve my audience! To give you more of what you want, I have also included a short 60-second survey at the bottom of this post. This survey is your chance to chime in and let me know how I can better serve you and your students.

Below is the list of the Top 20 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017 from Shake Up Learning.

Did your favorite make the list? If not, be sure to let me know in the comments.

The Top 20 Blog Posts of 2017 1. 35 Apps That Integrate with Google Classroom 2. How to Insert Super GIFs in Google Docs and Slides 3. 150+ Chrome Apps and Extensions for Teachers and Students 4. 17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 5. 15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep 6. How to Differentiate Questions with Google Forms 7. How to Easily Assess Student Writing in Google Docs 8. Interactive Learning Menus (Choice Boards) with G Suite 9. How to Differentiate Assignments with Google Classroom 10. How to Pass the Google Certified Educator Exams 11. 3 Chrome Extensions that Make Google Classroom Even More Awesome 12. 4 New Video Options in Google Slides That Will Make Your Day 13. Personalize Google Keep for You and Your Students 14. 20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom 15. How to Use Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in Your Classroom 16. Teach Like the Tonight Show: Internet Pop Quiz – Teacher Edition 17. The New Google Sites: The Good, The Bad, and Nothing Ugly 18. The Ultimate Google Cardboard and Expeditions Resource Guide 19. The Google Certified Educator Capacity Matrix – Level 1 20. How to Push the Boundaries of School with Dynamic Learning What would you like to see in 2018? Let me know by filling out this 60-Second Survey.

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Ready to Join Google Classroom?

Join the Google Classroom revolution! It will completely change the way you deliver assignments, communicate and collaborate in your class, and give your students future-ready skills!

Google Classroom is a free application designed by Google to help students and teachers communicate, collaborate, organize and manage assignments, go paperless, and much more! This application was developed by Google specifically for students and teachers, and they want it to be your go-to assignment manager for Google Drive and beyond.

Google Classroom is a very clean, easy-to-use application, but there are a lot of best practices you will learn along the way. I’ve put together some of the tips I have learned while using Google Classroom into this handy infographic. Set your classroom up for success and get ready to be amazed at the ease and simplicity Google Classroom brings to your workflow.

But Wait, There’s More…

Keep reading to learn about my FREE Getting Started with Google Classroom Mini Course!

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Getting Started with Google Classroom with this FREE Mini Course!

Not only have I created this handy infographic to help teachers get started with Google Classroom, but I have also created a FREE Mini Course! That’s right! I said FREE! So if you were thinking about pulling the trigger, now it the time!

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What’s in this FREE Getting Started with Google Classroom Mini Course?

This FREE, video-based, mini-course will walk you through the process of creating your first class, creating your first assignment, and give you a general overview of the Google Classroom platform!

There are four lessons in this course to help any teacher get started with using Google Classroom. Below is an outline of the course lessons.

>> Enroll in the Getting Started with Google Classroom FREE Mini Course.

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