Recently, I got to chat with my friend Brian Santimaw about merging reading and educational technology. We talked about how edtech can be a part of developing your school’s reading culture and about a bunch of tools including Flipgrid, Gimkit Ink, Google Earth, Google Arts & Culture, Pear Deck, Nearpod, choice boards, social media template activities, and others! Continue reading #EduDuctTape BONUS: Osprey Reading Experience Podcast
Sam Kary of The New EdTech Classroom YouTube Channel and blog. We’ll talk about ways to develop engaging instruction, the TPACK and SAMR technology integration models, Actively Learn, Whiteboard.chat, Whiteboard.fi, and more!
In April 2021, I had the opportunity to be a guest on The Peg Doesn’t Fit, a podcast where the hosts Erich Stephen and Ryan Bartel discuss frustrations with the educational system and provide solutions. We spoke about some of my thoughts on edtech integration, professional development, coaching, and more! Continue reading #EduDuctTape BONUS: The Peg Doesn’t Fit
Kasey Bell, host of the Shake Up Learning Podcast, and author of 3 books including the new Blended Learning with Google, joins me to talk about making blended learning meaningful and dynamic. We hear about her 5 “beyonds” of blended learning and her tips for using choice boards in the classroom.
Dr. Desiree Alexander of EducatorAlexander.com joins the show to talk about formative assessment with videos in the classroom. Desiree and I discuss Edpuzzle, PlayPosit, Razor Arts, Nearpod, and more! Plus, I’ve got a BIG announcement to share!
When I started using Edpuzzle years ago it was, I’ll shamefully admit, to make sure my students were complying with my directions to watch a video. But I soon discovered that the questions that you can embed in those videos are really good for formative assessment and providing feedback (or feedforward as I often call it).
There are 4 different ways that you can assess your students and/or give them feedback in Edpuzzle:
Multiple-choice questions are auto-graded.
You can mark questions correct (✔️) or incorrect (✖️).
You can assign a percentage score to a response (i.e., 50% for half-correct).
You can provide typed feedback.
My secret weapon, though, is this little efficiency hack. As you’ll see in the EduGIF below, marking questions as correct using the ✔️ can be kind of time-consuming. Instead, I skip over any correct answers and, once I’ve looked at them all, I click the “Mark Ungraded as Correct” button. And voila, Edpuzzle takes it from there!
It does take a handful of seconds, or even a few minutes, to go magically mark them as correct, but I can use that time to get a sip of coffee or eat a few peanut butter M&Ms.
EdTech and Curriculum Consultant and Easy EdTech Podcast host Dr. Monica Burns joins me to identify ways that we can hear from ALL of our students. Her suggestion? Select tools that can give our learners choice and agency in how we hear from them! Tune in to hear what tools she suggests!
Why does Jake think that teachers are just like Michael Jordan? Listen to find out! This message was originally published in this Educational Duct Tape podcast episode and in this issue of my email newsletter.
Control Alt Achieve author Eric Curts joins me to talk about creative projects with Docs, Slides, and Sheets including Stop Motion Animation, Choose Your Own Adventure Activities, Emoji Learning Activities, Rebus Stories, Blackout Poetry, and Pixel Art! We also touch on Canva for Education, Adobe Spark for Education, Google Forms headers, flashcard makers like Quizlet and Flippity.net, and more!