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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.

    139: Free music/sound effects for class projects

    139: Free music/sound effects for class projects

    Lots of students do media projects when they need music or sound effects to make them sound their best. The YouTube Audio Library is a great source of downloadable songs and sounds.

    • 4 min
    138: 3 things I'm loving about Quizizz now

    138: 3 things I'm loving about Quizizz now

    Quizizz is one of several formative assessment tools that teachers are using all around the world. After loading it up recently, I noticed a few newer features that really impressed me. in this episode, I'll tell you what those features are and why you should be excited about them, too.

    • 6 min
    137: Being bored and brilliant in class

    137: Being bored and brilliant in class

    We have so many mechanisms in our life to keep us from boredom. We check our phones. We listen to music and watch TV. But our brain likes to be bored! It does it's best thinking that way many times. I recently heard author Manoush Zomorodi talking about this idea on the Vrain Waves podcast and had to share some of my takeaways from it!

    • 8 min
    136: Four tools to check out from #fetc Tech Share Live

    136: Four tools to check out from #fetc Tech Share Live

    During the FETC Conference, there were lots of tools and apps shared in a variety of sessions. During the Tech Share Live, The four prisoners shared some of their favorites. In this episode, I have picked four of them that are super interesting to me!

    • 8 min
    135: The optimal times to do different types of work #fetc

    135: The optimal times to do different types of work #fetc

    When is the best time to do analytical work? Or administrative tasks? Or insight work? In his book When -- and in his keynote address at the FETC Conference -- author Dan Pink shared what science knows about how to optimize our day. There are fascinating takeaways from it for the classroom and for our daily lives.

    • 7 min
    134: Timing matters in schools from Dan Pink #FETC

    134: Timing matters in schools from Dan Pink #FETC

    Timing is important in so much that we do in schools, whether it's the start of the school day or when we do different types of academic work. In his keynote at the FETC conference, author Dan Pink shared how schools and education can make better decisions on when to do certain things in schools. his insights were fascinating, and I share a few of them in today's episode.

    • 8 min

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