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Canva Now Has a Desktop App for Windows and Mac

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Canva is a tool that I use almost daily for everything from creating YouTube thumbnails to designing full presentations like the one that I’m giving this afternoon. And as I wrote earlier this year, there are at least ten good ways to use Canva in your classroom. That’s why I was excited this morning when I read the news that Canva now offers a Windows and Mac desktop app. I’ve already installed it and it’s great! You can get the Windows version here and the Mac version here.

Canva for desktop includes all of the same features that are found in the web browser version. Those features include seemingly endless graphic design templates, image editing tools, animation tools, and simple website publishing tools. You’ll also find libraries of high quality pictures, drawings, icons, music, and b-roll video clips.

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The aspect of Canva for desktop that I like the most so far is being able to have multiple designs open and quickly switch between them. I’m also excited about being able to run it in the background separate from my web browser. That feature should make it easier to present a slideshow made with Canva and not have to keep flipping between web browser windows when I want to give a demonstration of something outside of the slideshow.

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Google Quick Tips Video Library for Teachers

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Source: https://shakeuplearning.com/blog/google-quick-tips-video-library-for-teachers/

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How to Become a Google Certified Trainer (6 Steps)

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How to Become a Google Certified Trainer (6 Steps)

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Are You Ready to Become a Google Certified Trainer?

One of the most common questions I receive is about how to become a Google Certified Trainer.

More than ever, teachers and schools need well-qualified trainers to help them learn the ins and outs of G Suite and technology integration.

Now could be your time to shine!

Becoming a Google Certified Trainer changed everything for me. You can hear the Shake Up Learning Story here.

It is not a simple process, but I am going to break this down into 6 Steps to Google Certified Trainer.

I have put together this podcast episode, infographic, video, and ebook, detailing the six steps to becoming a Google for Education Certified Trainer.

You can listen to this in an audio podcast, or watch the video!

Listen to this article:

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How to Become a Google Certified Trainer (6 Steps)

(Download a printable PDF version here: 6 Steps to Google Certified Trainer)

Becoming a Google Certified Trainer Can Change Your Career!

When people ask me how I got to this level in my career, I always tell them that becoming a Google Certified Trainer changed EVERYTHING!

My mission is to help as many educators as I can reach their Google Certification goals.

I have helped hundreds of educators across the globe reach their goal of becoming a Google Certified Trainer through my online resources, face-to-face training, and my highly rated online course!  (Learn more about the course here.) 

The journey to Google Certified Trainer can be very challenging, and it’s not for everyone.

To become a Certified Trainer, you must demonstrate proven training experience as well as expertise with G Suite for Education.

This infographic and the video below detail the entire six-step process, including tips, links, and resources.

To learn more about the Google Certified Trainer program visit this page. Have more questions? Check out their FAQ page.


How to Become a Google Certified Trainer in 6 Steps Video Walk-through

Watch the video below to learn more about all six steps to Google Certified Trainer.


How to Become a Google Certified Trainer eBook

How to become a google certified trainer ebook

Download this FREE PDF eBook: How to Become a Google Certified Trainer. 26 pages of step-by-step information to walk you through all of the requirements, exams, and application process.


Free Google Certified Trainer Resources

Be sure to visit the Google Certified Trainer resource page for more free downloads, tips, videos, and more!


Do you want to learn more about the certifications and what it takes to achieve each one?

Getting Google Certified can be daunting and confusing, so I put together this free webinar on How to Get Google Certified!

In this webinar, I will give you an overview of Google Certification, Google Certified Educator Level 1, Google Certified Educator Level 2, and Google Certified Trainer.


I also teach online boot camps to walk you through all the skills and help you prepare for the exams. I have helped thousands of educators through these online, self-paced courses!

What’s Included in the Google Certification Courses?

The Google Certified Educator Level 1 AcademyGoogle Certified Educator Level 1 Academy

Everything you need to know to pass the exam and become a Google Certified Educator Level 1!


The Google Certified Educator Level 2 AcademyGoogle Certified Educator Level 2 Academy

Everything you need to know to pass the exam and become a Google Certified Educator Level 2!

  • 40+ Video Lessons (hands-on learning with Kasey Bell)
  • 20+ PDF Downloadable Study Material
  • Lesson Checks
  • Private Community & Study Group
  • Testing Tips
  • 12 hours of Professional Learning Credit
  • BONUS: Level 2 Challenges (testing scenarios)
  • and much more!
  • Payment plans and scholarships available
  • Learn more and see the course curriculum

The Google Certified Trainer AcademyGoogle Certified Trainer Academy

All You Need to Know to Prepare for the Trainer Skills Assessment and Application!

Becoming a Google Certified Trainer was one of the best decisions I ever made, and it transformed my learning and my career! This self-paced, online course includes EVERYTHING you need to know to pass the Trainer Skills Assessment AND complete the application requirements, including:

  • 18 Video Lesson
  • Private Community & Study Group
  • Lesson Checks
  • Exam Tips
  • Application and Video Tips
  • 12 Hours of Professional Learning Credit
  • BONUS 1: How to Design Google PD That Works
  • BONUS 2: How to Market Yourself as a Trainer
  • BONUS 3: The Ultimate Google Certified Trainer Planner and Check List (27-page, downloadable ebook!)
  • and much more!
  • Payment plans and scholarships available
  • Learn more and see the course curriculum

Pricing & Bundles

Below are the prices for individual licenses for each course. (Payment plans available.)

Don’t Pay Out of Pocket!

Teachers shouldn’t have to pay out of their own pockets to get the professional learning and training they need.

On each of the course pages listed above you will find information about scholarships, as well as editable documents to “Make the Case” with your administrator to pay for your training.

SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESSES: Purchasing these courses helps support the HUNDREDS of free resources that Shake Up Learning provides–free ebooks, cheat sheets, podcasts, blog posts, lesson plans, templates, tips, tutorials, and more. Thank you for supporting Shake Up Learning. We are a small, woman-owned business whose mission is to serve teachers.


G Suite Training for Schools

We have many programs to help your teachers learn how to meaningfully integrate Google tools and the entire G Suite in the classroom. From online courses to books, to face-to-face training, we got you covered!

COVID-19 forced many teachers and schools to scramble to find tools to deliver online assignments, design digital learning experiences, and G Suite was the number one suite of tools to help make this a reality.

Just in time resources and learning will help teachers, students, and parents survive the crisis. When we return to the new normal, G Suite skills will help set the foundation for more dynamic and meaningful learning in the classroom.

Get your entire campus or district on board with G Suite! Help your teachers learn more about G Suite tools, Google Classroom, and meaningful technology integration strategies. You can even help all your teachers become Google Certified Educators!

GSuiteTrainingforSchools.com


Check out all of the FREE Google Certification Resources from Shake Up Learning!

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Who really benefits from reskilling?

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Nearly 40 million Americans are unemployed, and a recent study that examined more than 66,000 tech job layoffs found that sales and customer success roles are most vulnerable amid COVID-19. In response, some quarters of Silicon Valley are abuzz about a long-standing technology: reskilling, or training individuals to adopt an entirely new skillset or career for employment.

As millions look for a way to reenter the workforce, the question arises: Who really benefits from reskilling technology?

That depends on how you look at it, said Jomayra Herrera, a senior associate at Cowboy Ventures. Reskilling for a well-networked manager looks a lot different than it does for someone who doesn’t have as much leverage, and the vast majority of people fall into the latter. Not everyone has a friend at Google or Twitter to help them skip the online application and get right to the decision-makers.

Beyond the accessibility offered by live online classes, she pointed to the difference between assets and opportunities.

“You can give someone access to something, but it’s not true access unless they have the tools and structure to really engage with it,” Herrera said. In other words, how useful is content around reskilling if the company doesn’t support job placement post-training.

Herrera said companies must give individuals opportunities to test skills with real work and navigate the career path. Her mother, who did not go to college and speaks English as a second language, is looking to pursue training online. Before she can proceed, however, she has to surmount hurdles like language support, resume creation, job search and other challenges.

All of a sudden, content feels like a commodity, regardless of if it has active and social learning components. It’s part of the reason that MOOCs (massive open online courses) feel so stale.

Udacity, for example, was almost out of cash in 2018 and laid off more than half of its team in the past two years, according to The New York Times. Now, like other edtech companies, it is facing surges in usage.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/26/reskilling-upskilling-future-of-edtech/

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