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The Google Teacher Podcast is designed to give K-12 educators practical ideas for using G Suite and other Google tools in classrooms and schools. Hosted by Matt Miller (Ditch That Textbook) and Kasey Bell (Shake Up Learning).

Nov 25, 2019

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Guy Winters (Ramsey, MN) -- I had thought about Captions in Slides only as a feature used by a teacher when giving a presentation, but the comment from Jenn Conti about students using Captions opened my mind to new opportunities. The student can take control rather than waiting (or asking) the teacher to start captions, can start captions while the class is watching a video without captions, and have captioned conversations with teachers or peers. This would also make good speech practice for English language learners, debate team members, drama and speech students, and students with speech or hearing impairments; the teacher can build a deck of slides with words or phrases and the students can practice on their own.

Beth Kostka (Georgia) -- Thanks for a wonderful episode.  I listened to your podcast this week and was shocked to realize that I have access to jamboard with G-suite for education (I had no clue). I have now been playing around with it and LOVE it.  I am wondering if any teachers have ever tried to use Jamboard as a "digital portfolio"? I am thinking that each sheet could be a unit and students upload pictures, reflections, and models/drawings to show their thinking. I would love to hear if this has been tried.  I am thinking about trying it and would prefer not to reinvent the wheel.

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