Everything is so crazy right now, and we are all faced with a lot of uncertainty.
Some teachers are on spring break, some are on an “extended” spring break, while others are making a go of home learning.
Life looks different. Teaching looks different.
I have created hundreds of free resources, podcasts, videos, webinars, templates, and more during my 6+ years as a blogger.
You may be stuck at home with time on your hands. Here are some professional growth and learning options while you wait.
FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home
Below I have curated many different professional learning resources for teachers including, ebooks, podcasts, templates, articles, and more!
Grab a FREE eBook
I’ve got a ton of free ebooks to help you learn all kinds of stuff. Sorry, each of these does require you to fill out a form and check your email to get the download.
- The Teacher’s Guide to Digital Choice Boards – Learn all about choice boards, get free templates, tips, and lesson design ideas!
- The Shake Up Learning Quickstart Guide – Your Dynamic Learning reference guide!
- The Complete Guide to Google Certifications – Learn all about the certification options and what it takes to get there.
- Google Docs Cheat Sheet for Teachers and Students – VERY USEFUL!
- Google Keep Cheat Sheet for Teachers and Students – Learn about this robust tool!
- Top 10 Secrets of an Awesome Tech Coach – Great tips for tech coaches, leaders, and anyone who aspires!
- Google Certified Educator Level 1 Toolkit – 3 downloads in 1!
- Google Certified Educator Level 2 Toolkit – 3 downloads in 1!
- How to Become a Google Certified Trainer – Learn about the entire process, the application, and everything that’s required!
- How to Pass the Google Certified Educator Exams – Great tips and information to help you do your best!
- FREE Google Cheat Sheets eBook – This is OLD, but still very helpful!
Grab a FREE Template
I’ve got a lot of free templates and downloads for you and your students! Working on more, and giving easier access to all of these.
Check out these posts for details:
- Fake Instagram Template with Google Slides (FREE)
- #PottyPD: How to Make the Most of a Captive Audience (FREE TEMPLATE) – SULS043
- 6 FREE Google Templates for Creative Productivity
- Summer Magnetic Poetry (FREE Template and Tutorial)
- Podcast PD Choice Board for Teachers (FREE Template!)
- Student “Play of the Week” with Google Slides (FREE Template)
- How to Create Your Own “Apps” with Google Slides (FREE Template)
- How to Plan a Dynamic Learning Experience (FREE TEMPLATE)
- Interactive Learning Menus (Choice Boards) with G Suite – FREE Templates
- Collaborative Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings (FREE Template)
Watch a FREE Webinar
I have several recorded webinars available to watch on-demand at any time!
- Online Learning Tips for School Closures: Best Practices for Teachers & Schools. Join me for this free webinar with Jennifer Pearson, an American teacher who evacuated from China because of the coronavirus. Jennifer shares best practices and tips for online learning and home learning with students during extended school closures, like the coronavirus. Get a plan and be prepared!
- 5 Things to Know About the New Google Classroom: Learn all about the updates to Google Classroom! Ready to catch up with Google Classroom, learn about the new features and how to implement in your classroom? This is a MUST SEE Google Classroom Tutorial!
- 3 Things That Will Change the Way You Use Google Slides: Learn why Slides is the most versatile tool in G Suite! In this webinar, I will show you why I call Google Slides the Swiss Army Knife of G Suite. Slides is much more than just a presentation tool. Learn how to use it as a collaboration and creation tool!
- How to Get Google Certified!: Learn all about the Google Certification Options for Educators! Getting Google Certified can be daunting and confusing, so I put together this free webinar on How to Get Google Certified! I’ll let you in on a secret. Becoming Google Certified was the BEST decision I ever made as an educator. It completely changed my career path, sky-rocketed my Google skills, transformed my classroom, and helped me connect with some of the most inspiring teachers in the world! I want more educators to experience the professional growth that I have, and more importantly, I want to help you transform your classrooms and give students the skills they need for the future.
- How to Create Dynamic Learning Experiences for Students: Learn How to Transition From STATIC Teaching to DYNAMIC Learning! Technology is NOT a solution. It is an opportunity for DYNAMIC LEARNING! Learning can now go BEYOND the bounds of the school walls, beyond subject and grade level, beyond digital tools as substitution, beyond the due date, and even beyond the school day. Are you making the most of the digital tools at your disposal? Is the learning in your classroom static or dynamic? Join Kasey Bell of ShakeUpLearning.com for this FREE webinar overview of the Dynamic Learning Model and Framework from her book, Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning From Static to Dynamic.
Stay tuned for a new Remote Learning webinar series starting next week! (Registration will be available soon!)
Listen to a Podcast
I’ve been podcasting for several years now, and it’s one of my favorite ways to learn while I’m working out or cleaning the house.
I have two podcasts,
- The Google Teacher Podcast–focused on meaningful ways to use Google tools in the classroom, co-hosted with my buddy Matt Miller from DitchThatTextbook.com.
- and The Shake Up Learning Show, where I have a variety of show topics, inspiring interviews, on-air coaching, student guests, and more!
New to podcasts? Check out the Teacher’s Guide to Podcasts to learn the basics.
Check out my list of podcast recommendations for educators here.
Not sure where to start, try one of these FREE choice boards:
Don’t have Google? Download the PDF.
Don’t have Google? Download the PDF.
Top 10 Shake Up Learning Show Episodes:
- Top 20 Tech Tips for Teachers – SULS001
- How to Plan for Technology Integration – SULS005
- [On-Air Coaching] Staying Focused on the Learning Goals – SULS006
- A Framework for Meaningful Technology Integration – SULS003
- Easy Lesson Plan Makeovers for Your Classroom – SULS004
- [LIVE from ISTE] 10 Awesome Ways to Use Flipgrid in Your Classroom – SULS021
- The 4 C’s: The Superfoods of Learning – SULS002
- BONUS: Coronavirus Closures: Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools
- How to Create Drag and Drop Activities with Google Slides – SULS027
- Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018
Read a Blog Post
Below are the Top 10 Posts on Shake Up Learning right now:
- 70+ Apps That Integrate with Google Classroom
- How to Insert Audio in Google Slides (Step-by-Step)
- Grace is Greater Than Grades
- Coronavirus Closures: Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools
- How to Organize Assignments in Google Classroom
- Interactive Learning Menus and Choice Boards with G Suite
- 25 Things You Didn’t Know Google Slides Could Do
- 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers
- Force Users to Make a Copy of a Google Doc
- 10 Google Classroom Tips You Didn’t Know
Prep for Google Certification
If you want to work on your Google Certification while you have time at home. I have several free resources to get your started.
Watch a YouTube Video
Subscribe to the Shake Up Learning YouTube Channel and check out the video library. (More videos added soon!)
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