#EduDuctTape 📖 Sketchnote Chapter 13

This sketchnote includes the title "Tissues, Drips, and 8 Years. #EduDuctTape." It shows Jake holding a box of tissues and a faucet dripping water. It includes the text "Making a major change in your practice does not happen overnight. - S. Roshan." and "Focused Persistence, Drip by Drip. - S. Godin" and, finally, "Commitment Now = Habit Later."

Well, it’s the end of an era. My final Jen Giffen #EduDuctTape sketchnote to share. And what better one to end on: the last chapter of my book and the one that was my favorite to write.

Sometimes it feels like writing just pours out of you. This chapter was like that for me.

It includes one of my family’s favorite funny stories–about my daughter when she was 2 years old–one of my favorite things to remind educators of–improving your practice is a marathon, not a sprint–a quote from one of my favorite EdTech voices–Stacey Roshan–and a quote from one of my favorite sources of inspiration–Seth Godin.

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.As always, you’ll have to get the book to hear the whole thing, but Jen’s sketchnote should give you a pretty good idea of what it’s about and a reminder of what you should expect yourself: focused persistence, not overnight reinvention.

This sketchnote includes the title "Tissues, Drips, and 8 Years. #EduDuctTape." It shows Jake holding a box of tissues and a faucet dripping water. It includes the text "Making a major change in your practice does not happen overnight. - S. Roshan." and "Focused Persistence, Drip by Drip. - S. Godin" and, finally, "Commitment Now = Habit Later."

 

#EduDuctTape 📖 Sketchnote Chapter 12

This sketchnote is titled "Beards, Glasses, and Handsome Teachers." It includes the #EduDuctTape hashtag and the subtitle "Know Better. Do Better."  It includes a picture of Jake as a teacher with glasses and a beard in a video playing on a laptop. He is saying "Don't forget you need a plan!" In the center of the sketchnote is Jake without glasses or a beard, holding duct tape. He is asking a student "Did you watch? Did you notice anything?!"; and the student is responding "uh... you looked handsome?" On the right side of the image is the Edpuzzle logo and the phrase Bonus: Formative Assessment.

This Jen Giffen sketchnote features one of my favorite stories to tell. You’ll have to get the book to hear the whole story, but let me boil it down to what the image depicts:

I had discovered that many of my students weren’t actually watching the screencasts that were a part of my class.

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.That meant I knew better about what was happening and I needed to do better by utilizing a tool that I was aware of (again, knowing better): Edpuzzle.

Hear the full story in Chapter 12 of Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset.

 

 

This sketchnote is titled "Beards, Glasses, and Handsome Teachers." It includes the #EduDuctTape hashtag and the subtitle "Know Better. Do Better."  It includes a picture of Jake as a teacher with glasses and a beard in a video playing on a laptop. He is saying "Don't forget you need a plan!" In the center of the sketchnote is Jake without glasses or a beard, holding duct tape. He is asking a student "Did you watch? Did you notice anything?!"; and the student is responding "uh... you looked handsome?" On the right side of the image is the Edpuzzle logo and the phrase Bonus: Formative Assessment.

#EduDuctTape 📖 Sketchnote Chapter 11

This sketchnote features the title "Panicked Teenagers, Due Dates, and Calendars. #EduDuctTape." A flowchart of images show a bubble with the text "Know Better, Do Better Cycle Revisited" connected with an arrow to a laptop with "8/40 Complete" on it connected by an arrow to a male student saying "I am stressed about your class" connected with an arrow to Jake standing by a calendar. Beside all of this is the text "Remember! Being impressive is not the goal. Being effective is."Recently, I shared a sketchnote about the Know Better, Do Better Cycle. My first “Know Better, Do Better” step was realizing that my teacher-paced course wasn’t working. So I turned it into a student-paced course.  Then, as that sketchnote showcased, I discovered that I wasn’t noticing all students’ questions and struggles quickly enough. So, I added a Google Form.

This new sketchnote shows the next iteration of that cycle. I discovered that some of my students were stressed out by the idea of managing their own pace in my class. This sketchnote hints at my solution: a calendar.

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 most important part, though, is the reminder on the left: Being impressive is not the goal. Being effective is.

Learn more about this quote as well as the Know Better, Do Better Cycle and the calendar solution in Chapter 11 of Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset.

This sketchnote features the title "Panicked Teenagers, Due Dates, and Calendars. #EduDuctTape." A flowchart of images show a bubble with the text "Know Better, Do Better Cycle Revisited" connected with an arrow to a laptop with "8/40 Complete" on it connected by an arrow to a male student saying "I am stressed about your class" connected with an arrow to Jake standing by a calendar. Beside all of this is the text "Remember! Being impressive is not the goal. Being effective is."

#EduDuctTape 📖 Sketchnote Chapter 10

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.When I was a STEM teacher, my pedagogy, curriculum, and strategies were constantly evolving through a pattern that I call the Know Better, Do Better Cycle. It’s based on Dr. Maya Angelou’s famous quote “Do the best you can until you know better and then when you know better, do better.”

In Chapter 10, of Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset I share how, after turning my STEM course into a student-paced one, I was able to uncover new opportunities for improvement. This chapter–and the sketchnote below–showcases one of those “opportunities”: occasionally, I didn’t discover that kids were confused until the very end of class! How exactly did I solve this problem? How did I do better? The sketchnote below gives you a peek, but you’ll have to grab your copy of the book to hear the full solution!

This sketchnote has the title "Classroom Walks, Quiet Students, and Dr. Angelou, Again." It also features the phrase "Know Better, Do Better Cycle." It shows a cycle of a laptop with the words "student paced course," a student saying "I don't understand," Jake shrugging his shoulders and saying "What can I do better?," and, finally, a Google Forms logo.

#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."

#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!"

#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!!"