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Ditch That Textbook Podcast :: Education, teaching, edtech :: #DitchPod

Summary: Helping you teach with less reliance on the textbook through technology, creativity and innovation. Hosted by Ditch That Textbook author Matt Miller.

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 107: Keyboard shortcuts to save you time | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 505

Minute by minute, you can buy back time for what matters most with keyboard shortcuts. In this episode, I share some of my favorites that you can use to make yourself more efficient!

 106: How does storytelling fit in your lesson? | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 358

There's a story in everything. Our brains are wired for story. How can we incorporate elements of storytelling into teaching and learning?

 105: How to "mixtape" your curriculum, 80's style! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 321

We used to use cassette tapes to record our favorite songs on "mixtapes" that we'd listen to over and over again. (At least I did.) Instructional coach Stephanie DeMichele suggests that we "mixtape" our instruction! She offers a framework for doing it, too.

 104: Repetition suppression: The case for novelty | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 332

Drive the same route to school for a while and you'll do it on autopilot. Why? It's easier on your brain that way. It can ignore what it's doing. That's "repetition suppression": you ignore what you do repeatedly. This isn't a good thing in the classroom. We don't want students to ignore. This makes the case for novelty!

 103: FREE Ditch Summit presentations. Hurry! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 313

Until Sept. 21, 2018, eight FANTASTIC video presentations are available at DitchSummit.com! You'll get practical ideas and inspiration from all of the presenters. But don't worry if you miss it. There's a Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit every December. Head to DitchSummit.com to sign up for updates so you don't miss it!

 102: The power of the pause | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 353

When we're teaching or presenting, we get in a state of speaking flow. The ideas are coming and we're spitting them out. But many times, we're moving faster than our listeners can process. A pause is a breath of fresh air and some mental processing time. It's powerful!

 101: Some focus in the middle of digital distractions | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 511

Students get bombarded by media and messaging all day long. Cell phones. Social media. Videos. And the communication that comes through all of them. How can they maintain a balance and live their best lives? Michigan educator Paul Murray has some suggestions.

 100: Lessons from 100 podcast episodes | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 406

Wow, 100 episodes! It's been a fun learning experience for me, and I hope it has been for you. I do a little reflection on the creation of this podcast and share three things I've learned from having created it. THANK YOU for being a listener and being on this journey with me. Here's to 100 more episodes -- and more!

 099: Google Classroom: Differentiate like a NINJA | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 628

Google Classroom lets teachers customize their students' learning experiences. But what are the best ways to do that? Michigan teacher Jacqueline Pora (@lasenorapora) shares several clever Google Classroom differentiation ideas that she uses in her class!

 098: Solid gold lesson planning ideas | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 482

Good teaching practices should be at the heart of what we do, and it's definitely at the heart of the HyperDocs framework. Sean Fahey (@SEANJFAHEY) and Karly Moura (@KarlyMoura) took that powerful framework and shared examples of how it could be spread to many areas of instruction with digital tools. Check it out!

 097: Make learning ADDICTIVE with Brian Romero Smith Sr | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 432

When learning is addictive, kids want to come back for more, says Brian Romero Smith Sr. (@brianrsmithsr). But how do we create that addictive learning environment? It all comes down to a few things, Brian says, and he shares them in this episode.

 096: Tips to make your HyperDocs rock with Sean Fahey | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 405

Have you caught on to the HyperDocs craze? Sean Fahey (@SEANJFAHEY) has made lots of HyperDocs in his own classroom. He shares tips to help your HyperDocs succeed in your own classroom!

 095: Flipgrid + scavenger hunt = Fliphunt! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 350

it's a Flipgrid scavenger hunt! Kathi Kersznowski (@kerszi) tells us all about her newest creation and how we can bring it in the classroom.

 094: Learning in the pause with Shaelynn Farnsworth | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 364

One of our most powerful tools as teachers is silence. It can reclaim students' attention. It can give students space to think. Sometimes, we just don't think of it -- or don't realize its potential. Iowa educator Shaelynn Farnsworth (@shfarnsworth) and I discuss.

 093: Big changes for student voice with Flipgrid | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 405

Flipgrid, the video response tool, is now totally free for anyone. And recently, lots of new features became available. In this episode, we'll outline some of them so you'll be ready to start using them this school year!


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