Each week on The Shake Up Learning Show, I share a Podcast Question of the Week–questions for discussion and reflection. The questions can be found in the show notes for each episode but also made available here for easy access.
Please feel free to use these questions and the podcast episodes with your team, department, campus, district, or organization.
These questions will also be posted each Monday in the Shake Up Learning Community. Feel free to respond in the group, or share your answers on social with the #shakeuplearning hashtag.
These questions are also designed to help leaders use these questions to gather evidence of learning for professional credit. (Learn more about this idea in episode 12.)
Shake Up Learning Show Podcast Questions of Week
- How can you go BEYOND the tool and give your students opportunities to do new things with technology?
- How do you help build a growth mindset with your students?
- As a leader, how can you create quick learning opportunities for your teachers?
- What professional learning book will you be reading next and why?
- What’s your favorite Google Keep feature, and how do you use it?
- What is your plan for the hour of code and CSEdweek?
- What are you holding back? How can you share more of YOU with the world?
- How can you use the ideas from this episode to make an impact as a coach?
- How can you use technology to go beyond simple substitution for paper?
- How can creative organization skills help you and your students in the classroom?
- How do you “hook” your students to keep them engaged and motivated like TLAP?
- How can Google Classroom help us learn and grow together as professionals?
- What’s one new idea from the Chromebook App Hub that you are going to try with your students this year?
- How can you and your students use technology to become more productive learners and creators?
- What is your biggest challenge with professional book studies?
- What G Suite tools can you use in your classroom to help your students become better writers?
- How is Google Classroom helping you transform your classroom? What tips will you try?
- Which of the EduProtocols is a good fit for your classroom? How will you implement?
- How can you use the interactive features of Google Slides to engage your students in new ways? What will you create? What will your students create?
- How can you make collaboration more meaningful and purposeful in your classroom?
- Name two tools you want to try in your classroom and how you will implement.
- Which back to school activities with G Suite do you want to try with your students this year?
- As teachers, how can we inspire more students, especially girls, to take interest in coding and innovative projects?
- How can you empower your learners with gameplay in your classroom? Name two takeaways.
- Name two ways you can use Flipgrid to give students voice in your classroom and in their learning
- What opportunities do you give students to solve real-world problems in your classroom?
- What steps can you take to improve in your role as a tech coach over the next year?
- What worksheets or packets do you need to rethink? If you don’t have one, what PDF files could use a refresh to make them more dynamic?
- How will you use the Learning Mixologist recipes to shake up and infuse the learning in your classroom? Name two ideas you will try.
- How do you use digital tools to differentiate learning in your classroom? Name one new idea you will try in your classroom.
- How do you unleash the passions of your students? How can you and your students “innovate like a turtle” and use Vicki’s tips?
- Why is podcasting a powerful tool for teachers and students? Share one way you could try podcasting with your students or in your role in education?
- What are your Google Certification goals? What have you learned through the certification process, or WANT to learn about using Google tools in your classroom?
- Name three ways that podcasts have helped improve your teaching and impacted your students.
- In what ways do you give students a voice in their classroom and their learning? Name at least three new ideas you learned from Tony Vincent and how you could implement in your classroom.
- Have you ever selected an assessment or activity that didn’t really assess what students were learning? Explain. How do you ensure that your assessment strategy is aligned to your end goal?
- What are three tools from this week’s episode that you want to try in your classroom, and how will you integrate them into your curriculum?
- Where can you begin integrating choice boards in your classroom? What choices will you give? How will you assess the learning?
- What can we learn from honest conversations with students about the learning in our classrooms?
- Have you ever tried to integrate too much at once, like Jasmine? How do you ensure that your enthusiasm doesn’t distract from the purpose of the lesson?
- What lesson plan would you like to revamp and plan as a dynamic learning experience? What would you change?
- What is one dynamic learning upgrade that you are willing to try in your classroom?
- What is one way that you can beyond in your classroom that you’ve never tried?
- In what ways are you already integrating the 4 C’s in your curriculum? Explain and share examples.
- Of the 20 tips, which ones really stood out to you? Pick 3 that you plan to take action on and explain how.