The framework of my technology integration mindset comes more from the experience in Chapter 9 of Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset than from any other experience that I’ve had as an educator. The way that I addressed the problem that I was having in that class 8 years ago (read the image on the cell phone 😂) lit a fire underneath me to do more with educational technology than I had previously considered. And the E + R = O equation frames it perfectly. Grab your copy of the book to learn more about this story, the mindset, and this powerful equation!
Chapter 8 of Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset is full of quotes and insights that I love, including one from Dr. Maya Angelou and another from Seth Godin. Like the other chapters in the book, those valuable pieces are featured alongside a funny story – this time about some crying grapes, my daughter, my SmartBoard, and my wife. This sketchnote, created by Jen Giffen, features many of those quotes and story elements from that chapter. Grab your copy of the book so that you can hear the funny story and learn from the powerful quotes!
In this bonus episode, I chat with Fonz Mendoza on his podcast and YouTube Live show My EdTech Life about my challenges as a teacher in 2020-21, the offensive notion of learning loss, balancing family and work, and balancing my classroom work with my work as a podcaster, author, and speaker. Also, I unveil a new contest, which runs through 10.31.21. Continue reading #EduDuctTape BONUS: My EdTech Life
This is another in a series of posts based on content from my new book Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset. Within the book, most chapters feature a question that a teacher might ask along with a few educational technology tools that I believe might be the right answer.
This question – How can my students self-assess their learning? – comes from Chapter 6 of the book.
The infographic below features the 6 tools that fared the best in my research. There are a handful of other tools that I mention as alternatives within the chapter, but these are the 6 that I consider the best choices for most educators and cover in greater detail within the book.
How can my students blog about their learning and growth?
Check out the image to learn a bit about 6 of my favorite tech tools for this – Quizizz, Quizlet, Kahoot, Flippity.net, Spreadsheet Conditional Formatting, and Checklists in Spreadsheet or Docs.. Plus, grab your free PDF version of this infographic by signing up for my newsletter.And, bonus, if I change my recommendations or add tools to the infographic later, you’ll get an update in your inbox!
Here’s the 7th sketchnote from Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset! This sketchnote, created by Jen Giffen shares the story from Chapter 7: “8 Minutes, Crazy Solutions, & Talking to Myself.” As you can see, it’s a story of how I saved time in my math classes when our periods were shortened. But I bet you’re wondering how I saved that time, right? You’ll have to wait until you read the book to find out!
I’m back with another Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset sketchnote! Each of these sketchnotes, created by Jen Giffen shares the anecdotes, stories, and messages from one chapter of the book. Today’s sketchnote covers Chapter 6: “Ramen Noodle, Lonely Nights, & Loud Kids” and a fun example of The Problem-Solution Pattern that is discussed in the book in connection to how we use educational technology. By the way, did you know that you can grab your copy of the book here?
Here’s the 5th sketchnote from Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset! This sketchnote, created by Jen Giffen shares a piece of the anecdote and message from Chapter 5: “Shirt Sleeves, Transparency Markers, & The Pretty Psychologist.” I bet you’re wondering what that title is all about, right? You’ll have to wait until you read the book (coming very very very very soon!) to find out! Subscribe to my newsletter to make sure you see new sketchnotes as they’re released!
Today, Stacey Roshan joins me for a special chat (it’s available as a video too!) where we discuss her flipped math classroom, her EdTech evolution, and the parallels between her book Tech With Heart and my book Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset.