The 8-Bit Instructor: Turning Demons to Angels (EP014)

EP029 Learning with Google (Updates on Google for Education) The 8-Bit Instructor

In this week's episode, I go through all of the updates coming to Google Workspace for Education. Plus, news and updates from Microsoft, IXL, and Screencastify; and, of course, your question of the week.
  1. EP029 Learning with Google (Updates on Google for Education)
  2. EP028 Making the Most of Google Chrome
  3. EP027 Creativity (Fact or Fiction?)
  4. EP026 Visual Communication with Tony Vincent
  5. EP025 Classroom Lesson from Super Mario Maker

Episode 14

This week, we look at dealing with problem students and changing those demons into angels. News and updates from Google and Edji. A sweet tip for Google Slides. And as always, your 8-Bit Crew question of the week.

News & Updates

  • Google
    • Workspace add-ons will be generally available in Docs, Sheets, and Slides – Read more here.
    • Google Cloud’s AppSheet is a no-code way to develop apps – Read more here.
    • You can now grant access to Drive files directly from Gmail – Read more here.
  • Edji now integrates Immersive Reader into its platform

Treasure Chest: Start video on click in Slides

  • Now, you can set a video to play on click in Slides rather than having to click on the video on the Slide

Boss Battle: Turning Demons to Angels

  • I almost got into a fight my very first day of teaching
  • How do we turn those demons into angels?
    • Be understanding
      • Students don’t come from the same background we do
    • Be compassionate
      • It’s easy to just write them up
      • We have to offer grace and mercy
    • Be patient
      • Change doesn’t happen overnight
    • Be empowering
      • A lot of these students have never, or rarely, been told that they are good at something
      • Look for the good and empower them to do what they can

Crew Members’ Board (#8BitCrew)

QOTW: What are you success stories with students?

Use the #8BitCrew on Twitter or post longer stories in the comments section here.

Get connected

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Credits

Music by David Fesliyan (https://www.fesliyanstudios.com/)

  • Intro/Outro: “Retro Platforming”
  • Boss Battle: “Boss Battle Rock”
  • Crew Member’s Board: “Pirate Dance”
  • Wrap up: “Game Over” by Patrick de Arteaga

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