#EduDuctTape 📖 Sketchnote Chapter 9

This image shows the cover of the book Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset. The cover is blue and shows the title in orange lettering on duct tape. It also shows the text "Your Guide to Selecting the Right Tools for Your Classroom" and includes Jake Miller's name.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!

This sketchnote features the chapter title "Misbehaving Students, Honest Reflections, and An Equation." It shows a drawing of Jake looking stressed out, a cell phone featuring a Facebook post that reads "Sometimes during my 2nd period class, I legitimately consider curling up on the floor, closing my eyes, and rocking myself." and a large rectangle with the equation E + R = O. Below that equation the text "The Event + Your Response = The Outcome."

#EduDuctTape 📖 Sketchnote Chapter 8

This image shows the cover of the book Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset. The cover is blue and shows the title in orange lettering on duct tape. It also shows the text "Your Guide to Selecting the Right Tools for Your Classroom" and includes Jake Miller's name.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!

This sketchnote features the title "Smart Boards, Crying Grapes, and Doing Better" and a picture of some grapes with sad faces on a SmartBoard screen alongside a drawing of Jake. In the text on the page are the following quotesL: "The one using the tech is the one learning." "Changing is not an admission of error, it's an admission of growth." "Know Better? Do Better! - Dr. Maya Angelou." "The hard part is falling out of love with the old idea. - Seth Godin" "Prioritize and take the 1st step."

6 Tools for Self-Assessment

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This image shows the Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset book cover as well as a 2nd book open to a page inside of the book

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.

It’s important to note that there are varying levels of self-assessment. In the book, I discuss the three stages of the self-assessment cycle that James McMillan and Jessica Hearn identified in their article “Student Self-Assessment: The Key to Stronger Student Motivation and Higher Achievement.” They are: self-monitoring, self-evaluation, and identifying learning targets and instructional corrective. In the book, as well as in this resource, I focus mostly on the self-evaluation stage.

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!

This infographic features the text: "#EduDuctTape Question, Chapter 6. How can my students self-assess their learning? Quizizz - Students are prompted to slow down, can improve with redemption questions, can play repeatedly, and can use flashcards. Quizizz - Students are prompted to slow down, can improve with redemption questions, can play repeatedly, and can use flashcards. Kahoot - The classic classroom game tool also features flashcards, practice mode, and gamified test yourself mode. Flippity.net - The custom flashcard creator includes read-aloud option plus video and audio on cards, along with other games. Spreadsheet Conditional Formatting - Set your sheets to color in cells when the correct answer is entered! Checklists in Spreadsheets or Docs - Checking off learned skills or remembered facts taps into the power of self-monitoring."

 

 

#EduDuctTape 📖 Sketchnote Chapter 7

This image shows the cover of the book Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset. The cover is blue and shows the title in orange lettering on duct tape. It also shows the text "Your Guide to Selecting the Right Tools for Your Classroom" and includes Jake Miller's name.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!

This sketchnote features the title of Chapter 7 of the Educational Duct Tape Book: "8 Minutes, Crazy Solutions, & Talking to Myself.' It shows an image of Jake on a SmartBoard saying "I saved 8 minutes per day all thanks to how I used techcnology!" It also shows a pie graph showing about 12.5% shaded and labeled "saved time."

#EduDuctTape 📖 Sketchnote Chapter 6

This image shows the cover of the book Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset. The cover is blue and shows the title in orange lettering on duct tape. It also shows the text "Your Guide to Selecting the Right Tools for Your Classroom" and includes Jake Miller's name.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?

This sketchnote shows the title of Chapter 6 of the Educational Duct Tape Book: "Ramen Noodle, Lonely Nights, & Loud Kids" and demonstrates "The Problem-Solution Pattern." The image shows a sketch of Jake, holding his duct tape, and looking at a bowl of Ramen noodle with the text "I ate a lot of cheap ramen" followed by a bag of money, and a picture of a school building and the text "So I got a job."

#EduDuctTape 📖 Sketchnote Chapter 5

This image shows the cover of the book Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset. The cover is blue and shows the title in orange lettering on duct tape. It also shows the text "Your Guide to Selecting the Right Tools for Your Classroom" and includes Jake Miller's name.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!

This sketchnote shows the title of Chapter 5 of the Educational Duct Tape Book: "Shirt Sleeves, Transparency Markers and the Pretty Psychologist." It shows Jake holding a roll of duct tape and standing by a transparency projector that is projecting the quote ""It's not about the technology we teach with; it's about how we teach with the technology!"

6 Tools for Student Blogging

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This image shows the Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset book cover as well as a 2nd book open to a page inside of the book

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 blog about their learning and growth? – comes from Chapter 5 of the book. Having never done blogging in my classroom, this one required extensive research on my part.

After putting in that time to research it, the best next step that I can think of is to share my findings with you! 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?

This image features the #EduDuctTape Question from Chapter 5 of my book. It shows a picture of the Educational Duct Tape book cover, a boy typing on a laptop, and a collection of books, along with logos for the apps that are included. The text states "How can my students blog about their learning and growth? Blogger - This tool has less “teacher features,” but using a Google Workspace for Edu tool is a plus. Edublogs - Teachers get lots of control and an efficient interface with this WordPress-based tool. Write About - This paid-only tool lets you assign prompts and provide audio or text feedback. Fanschool (Kidblog) - Paid-only tool adds Google Drive embeds & connections with other classes. Weebly - This tool enables blogging and webpage-creation, offering twice the potential. Gimkit Ink - New option offers lots of creative freedom and multiple publishing options."
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John Dewey told us that “We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” If we want our students to reflect on their experiences, blogging might be the best way to encourage it. In Chapter 5 of the book Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset I cover these 6 blogging tools in detail. This infographic provides an overview of those tools.

Check out the image to learn a bit about 6 of my favorite tech tools for this – Blogger, Edublogs, Write About, Fanschool, Weebly, and Gimkit Ink. 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!

 

 

#EduDuctTape 📖 Sketchnote Chapter 4

This image shows the cover of the book Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset. The cover is blue and shows the title in orange lettering on duct tape. It also shows the text "Your Guide to Selecting the Right Tools for Your Classroom" and includes Jake Miller's name.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 4: “Words, Restaurants, & Jams” and features a quote from Barry Schwartz along with elements from Sheena Iyengar and Mark Lepper’s well-known “jam study.” Subscribe to my newsletter to make sure you see new sketchnotes as they’re released!

This sketchnote includes the title of Chapter 4 of Educational Duct Tape: Words, Restaurants, and Jams. The Barry Schwartz quote "All of these choices . . . produce paralysis rather than liberation" is featured alongside Jake's guidance for resolving this: "Identify the goal/problem/need/learning standard and you narrow the choice of tools." Also, a drawing of Jake's wife asking "Where should we go for dinner?" is featured alongside Jake looking at two jars of jam, one labeled "Too many choices" and the other labeled "Too much pressure" and the thought bubble "So . . . much . . . pressure!!"

4 Formative Assessment Tools for Rich Insights

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This image shows the Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset book cover as well as a 2nd book open to a page inside of the book

This post is part of a series of posts based on content from my new book Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset. In each chapter (aside from the first and last chapters), I pose a question that a teacher might have and suggest a handful of educational technology tools that have the potential to be the right answer.

This question comes from Chapter 4 of the book. The infographic below features the 4 tools that I recommend for rich formative assessment data. There are 5 other tools that I mention as alternatives within the chapter, but these are the 4 that I consider the best choices for most educators.

Tools for quick formative assessments are covered in Chapter 3 as well as in this infographic. Stay tuned for future infographics that cover formative assessment tools for use within instruction (Chapter 11) or within videos (Chapter 12).

Need a bit more information to decide which tool is best for you? I elaborate on each of them in the book!

How can I get rich formative assessment data about my students’ learning?

This infographic is for the #EduDuctTape question "How can I get rich formative assessment data about my students’ learning?" The image shows a girl wearing a backpack, some books, the logos for the 4 tools, and a smartphone screen with the following text on it: "Formative - Ask students for a wide variety of response types including text, drawings, and images; see and respond to student answers in real time; and track student progress to learning standards. Classkick - Teachers ask a variety of questions, even ones with manipulatives. Students respond with text, images, audio, drawings and more. Students can provide anonymous support to their peers. Edulastic - See rich, standards- aligned data from this platform’s wide variety of standardized test-like question types. Also: an extensive question bank + lots of math features. Flipgrid - Students show what they know with video or audio responses that they can edit and enhance with images, drawings, and more! Plus, give them video or audio feedback!"
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In the book Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset I cover formative assessment tools across multiple chapters.  In this one, I discuss tools that may take a little longer to set up, use, and reflect on, but will offer richer data and a better peek into our students’ comprehension.

Check out the image to learn a bit about 4 of my favorite tech tools for this – Formative, Classkick, Edulastic, and Flipgrid. 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!

 

 

#EduDuctTape 📖 Sketchnote Chapter 3

This image shows the cover of the book Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset. The cover is blue and shows the title in orange lettering on duct tape. It also shows the text "Your Guide to Selecting the Right Tools for Your Classroom" and includes Jake Miller's name.Here’s Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset sketchnote #3 from the amazing Jen Giffen! Each sketchnote features Jen’s visual summary of the stories and messages from one chapter of the book. This one is about Chapter 3: “Bounce Houses, Rolling Pins, and Duct Tape.” Subscribe to my newsletter to make sure you see new sketchnotes as they’re released!

This sketchnote features the title "Bounce Houses, Rolling Pins, and Duct Tape." It shows pictures of 3 different educators, one saying "So Cool!" another saying "Too many tools!" and another saying "It'll be great when I want to...." Jake is holding a roll of duct tape and looking at a bouncy house with a hole in it. The bounce house is making a "fsss" noise. Next to the image is the quote "Educational technology is at its most useful when it is not the goal of the lesson, but a tool used to solve a prob- lem, meet a goal, or address a learning standard."