Who’s ready to kick off 2018 with a bang? I am, and I have put together some AWESOME challenges for any teacher that wants to kick things up a notch in the classroom this year. This is Shake Up Learning’s annual 18 Challenges for Teachers for 2018!
Inside this, 83-page eBook download, you will find a series of 18 challenges that will challenge educators to try something new in their classroom in 2018! New ideas, new apps, new features, G Suite tips, and some fun extras along the way.
Some challenges are about technology integration, some are specific tools to try, things to read or listen to, some are strategies, and some are just tips and tricks. This is NOT about the tool! This is about transforming the learning in your classroom and trying new ideas in 2018! There is something in here for everyone!
Learn about new and emerging technology
Valuable and practical ideas for your classroom
Tips and tricks
Additional links, resources, templates, and more!
BONUS: coupon codes for PearDeck and InsertLearning!!!
18 Things for Teachers to Try in 2018
Let’s dig in! There is something in here for everyone, no matter what your role in education. There are strategies, concepts, apps, and ideas to help every teacher take things a step further in 2018! Are you ready?
1. Try an Online PD Course
In this challenge, you will learn about all of the online professional learning resources available for educators. Discover all types of online learning from your favorite bloggers, the world’s best universities, and more.
2. Experiment with Artificial Intelligence in Your Classroom
In this challenge, you will learn about cutting-edge technologies that allow us to tap into artificial intelligence and machine learning in the classroom, and even create with it!
3. Facilitate a Dynamic Learning Experience
In this challenge, you will learn how to move from static learning to dynamic learning, and facilitate meaningful learning experiences that go BEYOND the traditional classroom.
4. Create Interactive Learning with Add-Ons
In this challenge, you will learn about powerful Add-Ons for Google Slides that allow you to create interactive learning experiences for your students.
5. Be Internet Awesome
In this challenge, you will learn all about Google’s Be Internet Awesome program, including the Interland game that teaches students valuable digital citizenship skills, their free curriculum, and other free resources.
6. Give Students Choice with Learning Menus
In this challenge, you will learn how to differentiate and give students choice with interactive learning menus, including examples and free templates.
7. Publish Your Students’ Work for the World
In this challenge, you will learn about the power of publishing student work for a public and intentional audience, including tools and suggestions.
8. Blend with Insert Learning
In this challenge, you will learn about InsertLearning, an amazing Chrome extension that allows you to add interactive questions, notes, highlights, and more into any webpage.
9. Pick Your Podcast PD
In this challenge, you will learn about podcasts, how to use them for your own professional learning, and a recommended list of podcasts for teachers.
10. Create in 360°
In this challenge, we will explore the possibilities for creating with 360 photography, including apps and ideas for multimedia projects.
11. Package Your Digital Assignments
In this challenge, you will learn how to make the most of your online assignments by packaging all the information that students need in one location.
12. Flatten the Walls with the NEW Google Earth
In this challenge, you will learn all about the AH-MAZING New Google Earth, how to use it, and recommended resources.
13. Hack Google URLs
In this challenge, I’m sharing my favorite little tricks, or “hacks,” that allow you to share your G Suite files in the most convenient ways.
14. GIF it!
In this challenge, you will learn how to find and use GIFs in your G Suite projects, as well as how to create screencast GIFs.
15. Teach Like the Tonight Show
In this challenge, you will learn how to use fun games from the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in your classroom, including classroom integration ideas and some hilarious videos!
16. Visual Thinking Made Easy
In this challenge, you will learn how to create visual thinking activities for your students that will help them better process and retain information as they learn.
17. Become a Shake Up Learning Member
In this challenge, you will learn how to become a member of Shake Up Learning and gain access to the free library of resources, cheat sheets, ebooks, and more!
18. Read the Shake Up Learning Book!
In this challenge, you will learn about my soon to be released book, Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic.