About Shukes and Giff

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Shukes and Giff The Podcast is a weekly podcast by Canadian educators Kim Pollishuke and Jen Giffen. The podcast aims to share EdTech treasures with the audience in hopes of creating an AHA moment and encouraging listeners to take those AHAs and give it a go.

Kim is a Digital Literacy Resource Teacher in Ontario, Canada, a Google for Education Certified Innovator, Trainer and Educator and a keynote speaker. She is also a contributing author of Creating the Dynamic Classroom: A Handbook For Teachers. Her goal is to help educators understand the power technology can have in giving a platform for student voice, connecting students to the wider global community and ultimately creating confident, innovative, digital citizens for the 21st century.

Jen Giffen, formerly a secondary English and Math teacher, currently works as a Digital Literacy Resource Teacher (DLRT) with the York Region District School Board just north of Toronto, Canada. She is a Sketchnoter and Google for Education Certified Innovator (#WDC17). Her teaching passions centre around EdTech and finding ways to reach struggling students.