8+ Tools for Developing Learner Profiles

Mike Mohammad joined me in episode 28 of the Educational Duct Tape Podcast to discuss 2 questions that an educator might have.  One of the topics that we discussed was learner profiles.  Mike posed the question, “How can students create a profile of themselves as a learner to share with an audience beyond the classroom?

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While Mike and I did not discuss the it during the show, I want to quickly compare and contrast the terms learner profile and digital portfolio.  While there are similarities (both are typically curated by the student, both showcase the students work in school and both are often done digitally) there are also some differences (typically, digital portfolios are a showcase of academic work and growth while learner profiles also often focus on the students’ capabilities, characteristics and aptitudes as a learner).

Regardless of which end result you’re looking to cultivate in your school (learner profile, digital portfolio or a blend of both), there are plenty of tools that you can leverage.

A week after the episode in which Mike and I discusssed this aired, I hosted a Twitter chat about the questions from our talk.

Here are some of the participants’ responses to the question about learner profiles:

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#EduDuctTape Live Mini 002: Tara Martin!

For the 2nd mini-episode from the #TeachBetter19 Conference, I am sharing my interview with Tara Martin#BookSnaps creator and author of Be Real & Cannonball In. Tara shares about the use of BookSnaps across all content areas. She discusses using them with tech tools including SnapChat, Google Slides, Seesaw and more.

Note: For the foreseeable future, mini-episodes, recorded live and on-location at a conference or event, will come out every other Wednesday morning.

 

 

#EduDuctTape Episode 32!

In the 9th episode of Season 2, I talk with Sethi De Clercq of eduflip.net about effectively sharing new technology information with teachers, using video in the classroom and tools for students to create video with.  We talk about EdPuzzle, screencasting tools (Nimbus & Loom), Flipgrid, Explain Everything, Backchannel Chats and more!

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#EduDuctTape Twitter Chat 11.20.19

In episode 31 of the Educational Duct Tape PodcastJornea Armant, Educator Innovation Lead at Flipgrid, joined me to talk about video creation tools for students under the age of 13 and connecting the entire learning community to your classroom.  Also, in the Soapbox Moment I discussed my thoughts on how we can go about moving on when a tech tool goes away.

A week after the episode was released, I was joined on Twitter by an awesome crew of “Duct Tapers” who were eager to talk about the content from this episode!  Below are some of the best tweets from the chat curated by Mighty Duct David Allan!

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#EduDuctTape Live Mini 001: Adam Welcome!

In the first #EduDuctTape episode ever recorded live, on-location at a conference, I had the honor of interviewing author, speaker and educator Adam Welcome.  Adam and I chatted about “putting yourself out there” and his favorite tech tool for getting kids creating in the classroom: iMovie on iPads.  Check it out! 

Note: For the foreseeable future, mini-episodes, recorded live and on-location at a conference or event, will come out every other Wednesday morning.

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#EduDuctTape Episode 31!

In the 8th episode of Season 2, I talk with Jornea Armant of Flipgrid about video creation tools and connecting students with the entire learning community. We discuss Flipgrid, WeVideo, Seesaw, Adobe Spark, screencasting tools and more. Also, in my Soapbox Moment, what we do when a tech tool goes away.

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#EduDuctTape Twitter Chat 11.6.19

In episode 30 of the Educational Duct Tape PodcastDavid Ternent, a STEM teacher from Ohio, joined me to talk about 3D-modeling, 3D-printing, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).  Also, in the Soapbox Moment, I discussed my thoughts on how becoming aware of new technology tools is much like browsing through a hardware store.

A week after the episode went live, I was joined on Twitter by an awesome crew of “Duct Tapers” who were eager to talk about the content from this episode!  Below are some of the best tweets from the chat, curated by me and some of the #EduDuctTape “Mighty Ducts” volunteers.

Below, you’ll find those selected responses for each question.  As always, since Q1 was silly & fun, we’ll save that one for last.  Check it all out below!

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#EduDuctTape Twitter Chat 10.23.19

In episode 29 of the Educational Duct Tape Podcast,  Jon Corippo, Chief Learning Officer for CUE & coauthor of EduProtocols Field Guides 1 and 2.  Also, in the Soapbox Moment, I discussed my thoughts on focused persistence and how my daughter taught me to make changes in the classroom happen “tissue by tissue.”

A week after the episode went live, I was joined on Twitter by dozens of “Duct Tapers” who were eager to talk about the content from this episode!  Below are some of the best tweets from the chat, curated by me and some of the #EduDuctTape “Mighty Ducts” volunteers.

Below, you’ll find those selected responses for each question.  As always, since Q1 was silly & fun, we’ll save that one for last.  Check it all out below!

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15+ Tools for Student Voice

In episode 28 of the Educational Duct Tape PodcastMike Mohammad joined me for a chit-chat.  One of the topics that we discussed was student voice.  I posed the question, “How can educators provide opportunities for student voice?

Mike promptly made the distinction between student voice and student choice.  While both are powerful things to leverage in the classroom, they are very different (though we often lump them together, as Mike pointed out).

I think that educators’ definitions for the term student voice are inconsistent – some seem to believe that it simply means
– hearing each student’s answer or thinking
– while others believe that it means empowering the students to have a voice in some (or all!) aspects of their education.

Mike made it clear in his response that he subscribes to the 2nd “definition” of student voice.  His response fits with the description that Edutopia usesstudent voice involves letting “students’ input and expertise … help shape their classroom, their school, and ultimately their own learning and growth.”

I definitely believe that that is the type of student voice that we want to strive for.  In a recent #EduDuctTape chat, educators shared their favorite tool for empowering student voice.  It’s important to note that simply using the tool doesn’t provide opportunity for or empowerment of student voice.  It’s all about how you use it.

Here are some of their responses:

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#EduDuctTape Podcast 028

In the fifth episode of Season 2, I talk with Mike Mohammad about PearDeck, Flipgrid, NearPod, The Answer Pad, Formative, Classkick, Seesaw, Google Sites, student voice, learner profiles, digital portfolios & a wardrobe malfunction.

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