Apr 7, 2021
EdTech and Curriculum Consultant and Easy EdTech Podcast
host Dr. Monica Burns joins me to identify ways that we can hear
from ALL of our students. Her suggestion? Select tools that can
give our learners choice and agency in how we hear from them! Tune
in to hear what tools she suggests!
Show notes also available at jakemiller.net/eduducttape-episode-57
Moment: “It’s the Chili
Guest: Dr. Monica
- A new social media -
- 2 Truths
& 1 Lie
Duct Tape Question: How
can I hear from all of my students?
- Giving kids choice, agency, and
options increases your ability to hear from everyone.
- What tools can assist with
- Remove barriers for students by
selecting tools that allow more students to
- Ask yourself, “How can we leverage
tools that my students and I already use?”
- Seesaw - An any age
- Seesaw breakdown:
- Teachers push out activities
(assignments) to students.
- Students can respond to an
activity as directed or more open ended.
- Many ways for students to respond
and show their work - Picture, video, draw, video of drawing, text,
links, files, audio
- Seesaw can act as a LMS. Think
Google Classroom + digital portfolio + parent
- The Easy Ed Tech Podcast episode discusses Seesaw +
- “I already have Google Classroom.
Do I need Seesaw?” - It doesn’t have to be an either/or. Depends on
goals and learning environment.
- Could be used for only a couple of
students for those that need more ways to respond. Lots of complementary aspects
of using it.
- BookCreator - audio, video,
picture responses for students.
- Easy Ed Tech podcast - “My #1
EdTech Tip for Teachers”
- Google Slides is another great
example of an easy tool that can be leveled up and has many uses.
It depends on your intention of using it.
- When you try things out, we find
out what direction we want to take.
- “You don’t know what you don’t
of the Adjacent Possible
Strumwasser’s SpeakPipe message
- button/pin maker, Legos, Magnatiles, Duct tape,
cardboard, scissors, paper for makerspacey stuff, 3D printers ,
Robotics (ozobots, lego, Makeblock mBot Robots, Botley robot), Lego
Technic motors, MaKey MaKey, Kano, LEDs, watch batteries, copper
tape, Cricut, cameo, heat press, green screen, Rube Goldberg
supplies, Strawbees, Osmo, Matatalab, Imagination Playground,
Unruly Splats, Cubetto, Edison Robot, WhyMaker
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