Knikole Taylor: Formative Assessments

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Recording this episode with Knikole Taylor put a huge 😃 smile 😃 on my face right when I needed it. We had so much fun talking and I think you’ll have a blast listening. You’ll barely even notice that, by the time you’re done, you will have learned about 7 different tools for #FormativeAssessment (Pear Deck, Nearpod, Jamboard, Padlet, Mentimeter, Formative, and Classkick)!

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  • Soapbox Moment: Teachers > Bowlers
  • Today’s Guest: Knikole Taylor
    • Bio: Knikole Taylor serves as the Instructional Technology Coordinator for Life School.   Through personalized support, Mrs. Taylor works with teachers and teacher leaders to craft professional goals to extend their scope of instruction and meet the needs of all learners.
    • Contact Info: Twitter: @knikole
      Email: info@knikoletaylor.com
      Website: knikoletaylor.com

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Casey Hall: EdTech in Music Classes

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    • Today’s Guest: Mr. Casey Hall
      • Bio: Casey is a Fine Arts Education Program Specialist at the Georgia Department of Education where he supports Fine Arts Teachers across the state of Georgia. At the time of the recording, he was the Fine Arts Support Teacher (FAST) for Fulton County School (FCS) and the Music Specialist at Wolf Creek Elementary in Atlanta, Georgia. As a FAST (Fine Arts Support Teacher), he coached and supported other music teachers across the Fulton County Schools. Most recently, he was awarded the title of 2019-2020 South Learning Community Teacher of the Year for Fulton County Schools. 
      • Contact Info: @mrhallpass (Twitter/Instagram)

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Robert Kaplinsky: Teaching Mathematical Problem-Solving Digitally

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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
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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!

The school bell sound used is from here: https://freesound.org/people/13FPanska_Stranska_Michaela/sounds/378394/

#EduDuctTape Season 2 Finale – Listener Success Stories & The Season 2 Giggle Mix

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In the Season 2 Finale Episode, I share “success stories” from 8 educator listeners. The listeners share about uses of CommonSense Media, Code.org, Dash, Ozobot, Spheros, Shapegrams, Bitmoji, Quizizz, brain science, Google Forms, Choice Boards, WeVideo, Screencastify, Flipgrid, Adobe Spark, Pear Deck, blended learning, EdPuzzle, and HyperDocs, all of which stemmed from episodes of the show.     + the Season 2 Giggle Mix! 

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#EduDuctTape Mini013 – Keven Rinaman – Problem-Solving, 3D Printing, and TinkerCAD in the Classroom

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Keven Rinaman
@KevenRinaman
Recorded February 12, 2020
at the OETC Conference in Columbus, OH

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Audio in the Classroom!

This is a sponsored post. All opinions and ideas (unless otherwise cited), however, are my own.

It seems like we are in a renaissance period for audio. Despite the dominance of videos and pictures (hello, TikTok, SnapChat and Instagram…), people are increasingly turning to audio for communication, learning, sharing and entertainment.

Podcast listenership continues to grow (some stats here and here), audio tools like Voxer are becoming increasingly popular for PLNs, educators freaked out when the addition of audio in Google Slides was delayed last spring and, lastly, “podcasting in the classroom” sessions at education conferences are becoming increasingly prevalent.

So, how can you use it in your classroom?  Before we get to that, let’s talk about how to create the audio files.

Audio Recording Options

There are lots of options out there, all of which have pros and cons.  I’ve discussed some on my podcast (here and here) and other educators have shared about options on their blogs (Eric Curts, John Sowash). As long as you identify your goal and think through the pros and cons, you’ll probably have multiple options to choose from.

One thing that I like to consider when selecting a tech tool for a new endeavor is: Do we already use a tool that can also do this effectively? Not only does that reduce the learning curve, but it means that we’re potentially connecting our students’ login and information with 1 less app or website.

If you like that line of thinking, Screencastify may be the option for you when it comes to audio in the classroom!  Did you realize that you could export Screencastify recordings as mp3 audio files? Check it out!

This animation shows the process of recording with Screencastify and then exporting the recording as an audio file.
Pausable version of this #EduGIF available here.

If you’re already using the tool in your classroom for screencasts and other video projects, it might be a great option for you.  This is available in the FREE version of the app.  Your files are limited to 5 minutes in length, but you can record as many videos (or, in this case, audio files) as you’d like.  The paid version provides unlimited video (or audio file) lengths.

21 Uses of Audio in the Classroom!

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The Top 5 #EduDuctTape Episodes of 2019!

The Educational Duct Tape Podcast launched on January 2nd, 2019, which makes TODAY the 1-year anniversary of the podcast.  In celebration of its first year, let’s look back at the 5 Most Played Episodes!

I’d love to hear what YOUR favorite episode was! COMMENT below!