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Helping you teach with less reliance on the textbook through technology, creativity and innovation. Hosted by Ditch That Textbook author Matt Miller.
||Clean017: The afternoon dip, and how it affects students||There's a trough in our thinking abilities in the afternoon. It can have a profound effect: as much as having a couple alcoholic drinks. How can we position students to succeed -- in class and on standardized tests?||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016: Our digital work doesn't have to be 8.5"x11"||With online documents and slides, we often stick to the status quo for size. If certain work isn't going to be printed -- or displayed on a projector -- why do we keep it in traditional letter size? Here's a case for rethinking our digital working spaces.||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015: The juice that makes @Flipgrid even better||We spend so much time helping students with their writing skills. Giving them some guidance on speaking can have huge benefits. Here's a model for it, and it works GREAT with Flipgrid.||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014: The fear of the blinking cursor||Have you ever started a project and got stuck before you ever got started? There are some things we can do to help students overcome that obstacle and get started.||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013: A small nudge toward growth mindset||Many of us know of "growth mindset" as the idea of "yet" -- I can't do it *yet*. But there are other small adjustments we can make in the classroom to help students better develop growth mindset.||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012: A fascinating read: How to Fix the Future||How to Fix the Future is a book by Andrew Keen, a self-proclaimed Internet pessimist. He's written five books about how destructive technology has been to our lives, but this book is an optimistic one about how we can act more responsibly for a brighter digital future. It's a great fit if you use or talk about technology in your classroom and/or personal life. (I think that covers most of us ...)||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011: How voice typing can free up your teaching life||I believe in voice typing! Also called dictation, it's when you speak and your device converts it to text. It's SO much faster than typing with your fingers (or thumbs). Imagine what you could do if you got through your emails or other work just a little faster ...||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010: Educators -- Do this, DON'T do that in social media||Twitter is the BEST thing that happened to my teaching career. It really saved it. However, there's a balance to be maintained, and if we're careful, Twitter (and other social media) can consume our lives instead of help them.||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009: Personally created GIFs can make your students' day!||GIFs are super fun. They're those moving image files you see all over social media. There's this fun tool you can use to record your own animated GIFs with your webcam. Add them to student work for feedback, to a class website, to Google files ... almost anywhere!||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008: Studying the way the brain craves||So often, we encourage students to study by putting info into their brains by re-reading notes and chapters. But brain science tells us it's more effective if we study by pulling info FROM our brains. A great strategy for this is the digital brain dump.||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007: Push this button for more learning||There's a button we use in many digital learning tools to keep kids from cheating. But it can do more than that! Learn how it can be used to help kids learn too.||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006: Why you need a class podcast -- and how to make one for FREE||Podcasting is a growing medium. It let's you learn by listening -- consume content -- while doing something else. Students can share learning with an authentic audience by creating a free podcast. Learn how!||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005: The power of student voice||How can we encourage students to use their voice -- in learning, in positive ways, to make a change -- in class and throughout our lives?||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: Google Drawings: Tricks you didn't know!||Google Drawings is a great tool to help teachers and students create eye catching images digitally. There are some cool tricks to it that you might not know. In this episode, we cover some of them. You won't want to miss it!||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003: Using Story Speaker w/Google Home in class||Story Speaker lets you create interactive "stories" or interactions with your Google Home. Learn how you can create them with NO CODING ... just a Google Doc and this add-on!||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: Padlet: New features, new possibilities||Padlet, the web tool that lets you add digital sticky notes to a virtual bulletin board, has been around for a long time. But with new features -- take pictures, record video, and more -- there's more to love than ever. If you haven't checked it out recently, it's worth looking at!||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001: Welcome to the Ditch That Textbook podcast!||I'm so excited to start this podcast! My goal is to equip, inform and inspire educators five days a week. In this episode, I will tell you what to expect from this show and tell you a little about myself.||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Worth the 5 minutes!
Not a silver bullet, but with this daily 5 minute podcast Matt delivers little silver BBs that educators can use to improve their teaching and student learning. It’s either a great tech tip or thought provoking idea, listeners will find this podcast very enjoyable. Can’t wait more more.
Quick and Useful Stuff from Matt Miller!
I love how you connected interleaving practice with the shuffle button on music. That’s a visual way understand how helpful interleaving is. Love it! Push the shuffle button. 👍🏼
Thank you for an awesome quick Podcast. Such great info and super fast. Your the best.