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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).

Mar 18, 2019

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Lissa Brunan is the owner and Chief Engagement Officer (CEO) of Engaging TECHniques & Adjunct Professor for Grand Valley State University. She has worked in the field of education her entire career. Before focusing her passion and energy in the world of professional development, she had six years of experience teaching in a middle school classroom. Lissa's main objective is to design, develop, and facilitate professional development focused on understanding and applying educational technology into the classroom to increase student engagement and learning.

Lissa is a Google Certified Trainer, Flipgrid Ambassador, BreakoutEDU Certified Trainer, EdPuzzle Coach, Kahoot Gold Certified Educator, Screencastify Master Screencaster, and a Pear Deck Certified Coach.

Google Certifications: Google Certified Educator Level 1, Google Certified Educator Level 2, Google Certified Trainer

Google “Spark”: I dabble and played for years, but I went all in about 3 years ago when I drove 2 hours to do a training/presentation for a school and my stomach dropped when I realized I saved my PowerPoint presentation on my work desktop computer, not on my laptop, and there was no way to access it. NEVER AGAIN! Started learning and didn't look back.




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Jake Miller (Ohio) -- Replacing boring old bullet points with emoji.

Debbie -- When students are actively using pages that the teacher creates (like matching games, etc.), they are not in presentation mode, correct? So, in this case, what is the purpose of presentation mode? In other words, why did you choose Slides for the activity? Not trying to be rude. Just don't understand. Please explain.

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