#EduDuctTape BONUS: Overthrowing Education

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In this bonus episode, I chat with Batsheva Frankel about some great tech tools and we have lots of laughs!

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#EduDuctTape: Chris Nesi – Podcasting in the Classrom

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Podcast host, high school teacher, podcast producer, university professor, and podcast network founder Chris Nesi joins the show to talk all about podcasting in the classroom. We cover a podcasting mindset, different types of podcasting, tools for micro-podcasting, tools for recording, editing, and hosting, and, of course, a few microphone recommendations.

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Tools for Student-Paced Learning

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What tools can I use to create a student-paced learning environment?

This infographic is titled #EduDuctTape Question, Chapter 9: What tools can I use to create a student-paced learning environment? It includes a picture of the Educational Duct Tape book along with the logos for the apps and sites that are included. The text of the body reads "Schoology - Organize assignments, materials, links, and resources into folders, then kick it up a notch with the use of their robust assessments tools, gradebook, and Student Completion Rules that’ll manage the entire process! Eduflow (formerly Peergrade) - Students complete sequential tasks including watching videos, submitting files, peer or self-review, and reflecting on feedback in this streamlined, freemium tool. You can even differentiate learning paths and see your students’ progress. Seesaw - Post a series of activities and assignments in this learning management system, digital portfolio, and teacher-parent-student communication hybrid. You can even include video and voice instructions, drawing activities, and more. Docs, Word, Slides, PowerPoint, Sheets, Excel. Google Sites - Use your existing Google account to create a free website and link (or even embed) all of your resources. Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams - Organize assignments sequentially in your LMS. You can even assign things only to the students who are ready for them. Wakelet - Easily add any content and rearrange it by dragging and dropping. Use images and text to break up units or assignments. Easily add video with Flipgrid Shorts."
We know from Daniel Pink’s work showcased in his book Drive that human beings are motivated by 3 principles: autonomy, mastery, and purpose. A student-paced learning environment leverages two of those–autonomy and purpose–to motivate students and, in the process, grow their responsibility, reduce behavior problems, and free you up to guide the learning and provide feedback.

This infographic showcases multiple tools that can be used to manage a student-paced learning environment.

Check out the infographic to see which one is the best fit for you!

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

In the infographic, I give a basic overview of each. To learn more about them, check out Chapter 9 of Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset.

Click on the image to sign up for my newsletter and grab the PDF to learn a bit about how you can use Schoology, Eduflow, Seesaw, Google Sites, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, Wakelet, and others. And, bonus, if I change my recommendations or add tools to the infographic later, you’ll get an update in your inbox!

This infographic is titled #EduDuctTape Question, Chapter 9: What tools can I use to create a student-paced learning environment? It includes a picture of the Educational Duct Tape book along with the logos for the apps and sites that are included. The text of the body reads "Schoology - Organize assignments, materials, links, and resources into folders, then kick it up a notch with the use of their robust assessments tools, gradebook, and Student Completion Rules that’ll manage the entire process! Eduflow (formerly Peergrade) - Students complete sequential tasks including watching videos, submitting files, peer or self-review, and reflecting on feedback in this streamlined, freemium tool. You can even differentiate learning paths and see your students’ progress. Seesaw - Post a series of activities and assignments in this learning management system, digital portfolio, and teacher-parent-student communication hybrid. You can even include video and voice instructions, drawing activities, and more. Docs, Word, Slides, PowerPoint, Sheets, Excel. Google Sites - Use your existing Google account to create a free website and link (or even embed) all of your resources. Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams - Organize assignments sequentially in your LMS. You can even assign things only to the students who are ready for them. Wakelet - Easily add any content and rearrange it by dragging and dropping. Use images and text to break up units or assignments. Easily add video with Flipgrid Shorts."

 

 

#EduDuctTape: Stephanie Howell – Student Choice Activities in Google Slides + Design Tips

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Stephanie Howell joins me to share what she’s learned in her experience designing student choice activities. She also shares some great Google Slides design tips.

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#EduDuctTape Bonus: iTalks

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In this bonus episode, I chat with Digital Integration Specialists Adam Cobb and Ashley Pursley about podcasting, the adjacent possible, Teachers Pay Teachers, professional development through collaboration and sharing, and dogfooding.

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7 Swiss Army Knife Multi-Tools for Visuals, Animations, Audio, Video, and more!

#EduDuctTape Question

What tools allow for creation with video, animation, audio, and visuals?

The Swiss Army Knife Multi-Tools!

This infographic features the #EduDuctTape Question "What tools allow for creation with video, animation, audio, and visuals? The Swiss Army Knife Multi-Tools!" In the response, which is shown on a tablet screen, is the following text "Book Creator - Add images, videos, audio, Google maps, web content, drawings, and more. Plus, in paid accounts, collaboration! Padlet - Add images, videos, GIFs, audio, screencasts, drawings, and more. Collaboration is free, but you have a limited number of “walls.” Seesaw - This LMS and digital portfolio hybrid tool lets students draw, annotate, record videos or audio, take pictures, and more! Genially - Create presentations, infographics, gamifications, and more with images, GIFs, videos, audio, maps, Forms, and more! Microsoft Sway - Add photos, videos, files, some web content, and more into this cool, animated slideshow and website hybrid. Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint - Add text, drawings, images, videos, audio, charts, and diagrams in one of these familiar tools!" The rest of the image shows the logos for the apps and sites that were mentioned as well as some books, and a student standing up with his hand raised.
Video, animations, audio, and visuals are all great options for getting an accurate depiction of your students’ comprehension, but what if you want to empower your students with the choice of how to demonstrate their learning? You could say “Use this or this or this,” but what if you want them all to use the same tool, yet have some choice in what kind of representation to make?

This infographic showcases 7 tools that do just that: multiple options for creation within 1 tool. Allow me to introduce: the Swiss Army Knife Multi-Tools!

Check out the infographic to see which one is the best fit for you!

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

In the infographic, I give a basic overview of each. To learn more about them, check out Chapter 8 of Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset.

Click on the image to sign up for my newsletter and grab the PDF to learn a bit about what your students can create with Book Creator, Padlet, Seesaw, Genially, Microsoft Sway, Google Slides, and Microsoft PowerPoint. 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 #EduDuctTape Question "What tools allow for creation with video, animation, audio, and visuals? The Swiss Army Knife Multi-Tools!" In the response, which is shown on a tablet screen, is the following text "Book Creator - Add images, videos, audio, Google maps, web content, drawings, and more. Plus, in paid accounts, collaboration! Padlet - Add images, videos, GIFs, audio, screencasts, drawings, and more. Collaboration is free, but you have a limited number of “walls.” Seesaw - This LMS and digital portfolio hybrid tool lets students draw, annotate, record videos or audio, take pictures, and more! Genially - Create presentations, infographics, gamifications, and more with images, GIFs, videos, audio, maps, Forms, and more! Microsoft Sway - Add photos, videos, files, some web content, and more into this cool, animated slideshow and website hybrid. Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint - Add text, drawings, images, videos, audio, charts, and diagrams in one of these familiar tools!" The rest of the image shows the logos for the apps and sites that were mentioned as well as some books, and a student standing up with his hand raised.

 

 

#EduDuctTape: Nyree Clark – Culturally Responsive Practices for Any Classroom

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Nyree Clark joins the show to share a set of observable practices that we could see a culturally responsive practitioner using in their classroom. Also, I talk about LMSs and share how to use pivot tables in Google Sheets to select the highest test score for each student.

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7 Tools for Creating Visuals and Infographics

#EduDuctTape Question

What tools can my students use to create visuals and infographics?

This infographic features the #EduDuctTape Question "What tools can my students use to create visuals?" In the response, which is shown on a tablet screen, is the following text "Canva - A great teacher interface and unlimited templates, fonts, photos, videos, graphics, and icons are all in the free education version, along with collaboration and the ability to add graphs or pull in content from other apps. Adobe Spark - Adobe doesn’t offer collaboration or classroom management features, but their free education plans do offer plenty of templates, music, photos, and fonts in their easy-to-use Post and Page tools. Piktochart - This option is great for creating charts from dynamic or imported data and for turning graphics into presentations, but it’s free plan is limited. Venngage - This tool is great for data visualization and infographics, but doesn’t offer a free education plan. Google Slides, Google Drawings, or Microsoft PowerPoint - Easy-to-use, free, and familiar!" The rest of the image shows the logos for the apps and sites that were mentioned as well as some books a cup with 2 paint brushes in it, and a Black girl laying on her stomach and using a stylus to draw on a tablet.
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” This quote, typically credited to Albert Einstein (though likely erroneously), perfectly sums up why creating simple visual representations of understanding may be a perfect assessment tool. If a student can demonstrate comprehension of a concept in a simple, visually-appealing graphic, they likely have a firm grasp of it (and also have a knack for a skill that is valuable in our society).

This infographic showcases 7 tools that I think are great for creating visuals!

Check out the infographic to see which one is the best fit for you!

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

In the infographic, I give a basic overview of each. To learn more about them, check out Chapter 8 of Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset.

Click on the image to sign up for my newsletter and grab the PDF to learn a bit about creating visuals with Canva, Adobe Spark, Piktochart, Venngage, Google Slides, Google Drawings, and Microsoft PowerPoint. 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 #EduDuctTape Question "What tools can my students use to create visuals?" In the response, which is shown on a tablet screen, is the following text "Canva - A great teacher interface and unlimited templates, fonts, photos, videos, graphics, and icons are all in the free education version, along with collaboration and the ability to add graphs or pull in content from other apps. Adobe Spark - Adobe doesn’t offer collaboration or classroom management features, but their free education plans do offer plenty of templates, music, photos, and fonts in their easy-to-use Post and Page tools. Piktochart - This option is great for creating charts from dynamic or imported data and for turning graphics into presentations, but it’s free plan is limited. Venngage - This tool is great for data visualization and infographics, but doesn’t offer a free education plan. Google Slides, Google Drawings, or Microsoft PowerPoint - Easy-to-use, free, and familiar!" The rest of the image shows the logos for the apps and sites that were mentioned as well as some books a cup with 2 paint brushes in it, and a Black girl laying on her stomach and using a stylus to draw on a tablet.

 

 

#EduDuctTape: Dr. Will Deyamport – Effective LMS Use & Schoology Superpowers

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Dr. Will Deyamport joins the show to talk about effectively building your curriculum in your learning management system (LMS) and a collection of compelling reasons that Schoology might be the LMS for you. Also, Jake answers a listener’s question about design thinking games.

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#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."