Don’t use duct tape just because it’s shiny. Use it because something is broken and duct tape is the appropriate tool to fix it.
Don’t use Kahoot just because it’s fun. Use it because you need to do a formative assessment and your students need to self-assess.
Don’t use a HyperDoc because you learned about it at a PD. Use it because it’s the appropriate way to organize content and create a learning opportunity around a certain standard.
Don’t use VR Headsets because they’re neat. Use them because your students need to understand a rainforest habitat.
Educational Duct Tape:
Educational Duct Tape term, quote and infographic created by me, Jake Miller. Feel free to use them, but provide attribution.
Created by me, Jake Miller. Feel free to share, but give attribution.
This was originally posted in 2015 as a static image, changed to a GIF in 2017 and changed to the GIF with my logo in the corner in 2020.
Often, when we are presented with a new, high-quality, research-based way to promote student learning, educators identify the obstacles. The roadblocks. The logistics.
My response to those logistical roadblocks? One of my favorite quotes, which I’ve found credited to Ryan Blair:
“If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.”
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#GAFETip: Use a Google Form for students to self-grade & partner-grade during group work. Then use average formula!