Support G Suite Learning with GIFs – GTT033

Jake Miller joins Matt and Kasey to share the power of GIFs and how to support users of G Suite.

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Jake Miller is an authorized Google Apps for Education Trainer and currently serves as the Technology Integration Specialist for Brady Middle School in the Orange City School District. At BMS, Jake helps manage the implementation of Google Apps, 1:1 Chromebooks and Schoology, while working with a team to envision the building’s future integration of STEM, Project Based Learning and the school’s new Fab Lab.

Jake previously taught and co-created a middle school STEM Program at Kimpton Middle School in Stow-Munroe Falls, Ohio. Prior to that he taught nine years of math and science in various grades.

At home, Jake leads a crazy, but fun family life with his wife and their three kids and dog.


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Alexis Snider from Vietnam (via #GTTribe hashtag) shared that her fourth graders wrote informational picture books for an audience of second graders. The students created picture books after studying mentor texts. Then, they used Google Slides to create ebooks and they shared through Padlet. Her students in Vietnam received feedback from students in Colombia!

Meggin Verduzco (Michigan) — In the episode ‘ Slides can do what?’ You give an example of “hyperlinking” a slide deck. How did you do that? Is it different from a link? I noticed it said ‘slide 3’ on the link. Can you tell me how to do that? Thanks.

Meggin is working with 5th graders in a Choose your own adventure story/ PBL called The Island! They are soo geeked and adding this would seal the deal! I showed them how to hyperlink, but this is easier. Thanks in advance.

BSalzy — Every week I am inspired and am able to share new Google knowledge and activities with my teachers and students. Thank you, Kasey and Matt, you keep this 38-year classroom veteran excited with fresh ideas weekly. A must listen!

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