16 types of Media you can add in Book Creator!

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Did you know that Book Creator books could contain more than just text? Like, way more?

Back in the day, when I first saw Jon Smith present about Book Creator, I was so jealous that it wouldn’t work with my classroom-cart of Chromebooks. Nowadays, you can use Book Creator on just about any device, and better yet, they have added tons of different types of media options that weren’t there before!

Check out this #EduGIF to see the 16 types of media that you and your students can add to your creations! Then read on to learn a little about each! As you’ll discover, there are actually way more than 16 types that’ll work!

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Robert Kaplinsky: Teaching Mathematical Problem-Solving Digitally

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19 Ways to use Wakelet Spaces in Your School or Class!

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Versatile.
Practical.
Powerful.
Convenient.
FREE.

If you use any of those words in the description of an educational technology tool, my ears immediately perk up. And, when Wakelet came out a few years ago, my ears were up and alert. But when they announced Wakelet Spaces in August 2020, the first word in that list–versatile–really came to the forefront for me. So, I’d like to share **19** ways that I think that you could use Wakelet Spaces in your school or class!

First, though, some background on what Wakelet Spaces are. At the time of the announcement, Wakelet was already a phenomenal tool for curation, organization, sharing, and more. It was even a great tool for collaboration, as you could collaborate with other Wakelet users within a Collection. The additional power of Spaces kicked that collaboration, curation, organization, and sharing up a notch: now you can organize multiple Collections into one Space. This is where that word from earlier–versatile–really comes into play though: Spaces can be created collaboratively and can be shared with anyone to view.

Before we get into my list of 19 ways to use Wakelet Spaces in your school or class, let me give you a quick peek into what creating a Space, collaborating in a Space, and sharing a Space looks like. Check out the #EduGIF below:

This animated GIF shows the process of created a Wakelet Space, sharing it with another user, adding to the Space, and sharing the Space with viewers.

Now that you see how easy it is, let’s talk about some ways that you could potentially use them: Continue reading 19 Ways to use Wakelet Spaces in Your School or Class!

Brandy New & Computer Science Classes for Girls – #EduDuctTape

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  • Today’s Guest: Brandy New
    • @MsBrandyNew – Director of Innovation in Kentucky, Google Certified Trainer, Co-owner of Shattered Glass.
    • Interview Recorded March 12, 2020, on location at the KySTE Conference in Louisville, KY

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Mike Abrams: Media Literacy, Bias, & Perspective – #EduDuctTape 48

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Episode Notes Available at: jakemiller.net/eduducttape-episode-48

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  • SoapBox Moment: “First Drafts & Rewrites”
    • “Your favorite authors’ first drafts are bad—no better than yours. However, they aggressively rewrite their first drafts.” – Julian Shapiro (post)
    • James Clear’s tweet: “Your favorite athlete’s first workout was just as bad as yours. Your favorite chef’s first meal was just as bad as yours. Your favorite artist’s first work was just as bad as yours. Keep going.”
  • Today’s Guest: Mike Abrams
    • Mike is a tech specialist at a high school in Virginia who aims to inspire teachers to design lessons to support their students. Mike is a career switcher who moved into education after 10 years in Call Center management & training facilitation. Mike is a curious dabbler who tinkers with everything. He is an EdPuzzle Coach & a Pear Deck Regional Coach. Mike has a passion for video creation, pro wrestling & all things Cleveland Browns.
    • Contact Info: Twitter: @abramstank95, Email: (mfabrams@gmail.com)

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Jenna Drozd, Tech Electives & Smart Phone Photography – #EduDuctTape

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Episode Notes Available at: jakemiller.net/eduducttape-miniepisode-014

  • Today’s Guest: Jenna Drozd
    • @MrsDrozd_BMS – Technology Integration Specialist, Fab Lab Manager, Digital Photography Teacher, and Video Production Teacher for the Orange City School District in Ohio
    • Interview Recorded February 12, 2020 on location at the OETC Conference in Columbus, OH

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Tisha Poncio & Digital Portfolios – #EduDuctTape 47

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Tisha Poncio, Digital Portfolios, Student Tech Teams, Google Sites, Wakelet, Padlet, Buncee, Google Slides, Microsoft Sway, bulb, Seesaw, and more!

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Episode Notes Available at: jakemiller.net/eduducttape-episode-47

  • SoapBox Moment: Booboos & Caterwauls
  • Today’s Guest: Tisha Poncio
    • Tisha Poncio has served in education for the last 20 years as a teacher (English, Web Design, Graphic Design, Computer Information Systems, & Broadcast Journalism) and as a digital learning specialist t for the last 12 years. She’s a Google Certified Trainer, Wakelet, Flipgrid & Buncee Ambassador, and was named a finalist in 2018 for Instructional Technology Specialist of the Year in Texas.
    • Contact Info: @TXTechChick on Twitter, Empowered Educator on Facebook, @TishaPoncio on Wakelet, or email at tishajponcio@gmail.com

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#EduDuctTape Podcast Ep 46 with Scott Nunes

Scott Nunes, Building Rapport with EdTech, Google Forms, Microsoft Forms, Flipgrid, Microsoft Presenter Coach, EduProtocols, Gimkit Kitroduce Yourself, and more!

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Episode Notes Available at: jakemiller.net/eduducttape-episode-46

  • Support for Today’s Episode comes from Pear Deck – peardeck.com/learn-pear-deck
  • SoapBox Moment: “Who’s Keeping Score?”
  • Today’s Guest: Scott Nunes
    • Scott is an ELA Teacher turned Edtech Coach, with a focus on PBL & amplifying student and teacher voices. Scott is an MIE Expert & hopes to become a Google Innovator soon. Additionally, he loves all things edtech and 3D printing. Scott has two podcasts: TNT Edtech (with Matthew Ketchum) and Education Today.

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#EduDuctTape Podcast Ep 45 with Dee Lanier

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Dee Lanier, Interactive Lesson Ideas for F2F & Remote Learning Environments, Solve In Time, Maker Kitchen, Pear Deck, Zoom Breakout Rooms, and more!

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Holly Clark, Rethinking Assessment in the Digital Age, Chromebook Infused Classroom, Flipgrid, BookCreator, Screencastify, Seesaw, Wakelet, OneNote

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Show Notes: jakemiller.net/eduducttape-episode-44

  • Support for Today’s Episode comes from Pear Deck – peardeck.com/learn-pear-deck
  • Show Your Duct Taper Pride!
  • Certificates of Listening, Laughing, and Learning!
  • #EduDuctTape Twitter Chats
    • Access the calendar! – bit.ly/EduDuctTapeCalendar
  • Thanks to The Mighty Ducts! Molly Klodor, Nanci Greene, Pam Inabinett, Sarah Kiefer, Alex Oris, Amy Huckaby, Angela Green, Brandy New, Dan Stitzel, David Allan, Jennifer Conti, Kimberly Wren, Lisa Marie Bennett, Matt Meyer, Melinda Vandevort, Melissa Van Heck!
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  • Today’s SoapBox Moment – Flexible Learning with EdTech: And/But
    • Tools mentioned:
      • Hearing from Students: Flipgrid, Screencastify, Loom, Screencastify Submit, Nearpod, Pear Deck, Seesaw, Padlet
      • Interactive Instruction: Flipgrid, EdPuzzle, Nearpod, Pear Deck, Formative, Seesaw
      • Feedforward Opportunities (feedback): Screencastify, Loom, Screencast-o-matic, Seesaw, Kami, Flipgrid, Mote
      • Accessibility: Immersive Reader, TextHelp Read & Write, closed captions, audio in Google Slides, Chromebook Accessibility features
  • Today’s Guest: Holly Clark
  • 2 Truths & 1 Lie
  • Educational Duct Tape Question: How can I leverage blended to rethink assessment to yield richer information about student learning and growth? (rethinking assessment in the digital age)
    • “We need to really think about assessment as getting into the minds of our students.”
    • In a richer assessment… students can reflect, advocate for specific feedback, explain
    • “Now, I can put that onus on the student to explain to me their learning journey. And then, each of my students becomes an individual to me instead of a same-content, same-time, same-way.”
    • “Press Record”
    • Assessment of Prior Knowledge
    • “Voice and Choice is not Individualized Instruction, it’s Individualized Outputs.”
    • “You can’t be a good writer and you can’t be a good reader until you’re good orally. But we shut down the oral in classrooms. And then we’re like ‘Oh we don’t have good writing scores or reading scores.’ ‘Uh, let me come fix that for you . . . in Flipgrid.’”
    • Holly – it may take students as much as 3 weeks to get to the point of leaving articulate, well thought out responses in Flipgrid.
    • Tools for a “Press Record” Mindset:
  • Celebration of the Adjacent Possible!

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