Merely shipping “Does not mean
to ship junk. It does not mean ship things that you know to be
inferior. It means ship it. Ship it without discussion or drama or
anxiety. Because the discussion, and the drama, and the anxiety do
not increase the quality . . ." - Godin
"Saturday Night Live doesn’t
come out because it’s perfect; it comes out because it’s 11:30.” -
“My next post doesn’t come out
because it’s perfect; it comes out because it’stomorrow.”
“You don’t need to be afraid to
be judged . . . Our opportunity, when we make something, is to make
something better. But you can’t make something better if you don’t
ship the work.” - Godin
Dee Lanier is an Educational
Technologist and Equity Enthusiast. Dee holds Undergraduate and
Master’s degrees in Sociology with special interests in education,
race relations, and inequality. He is the creator of Solve in Time!®️ and Maker Kitchen™️ and
is currently a Transformation Agent with LINC.
Twitter @deelanier and email at
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Duct Tape Question: How can I build interactivity into my
“How do you make an interactive lesson?” - making interactivity
Questions & Discussion
“Whoever is doing the most talking is doing the most
Move small groups into Zoom or Google Meet breakout rooms and
have them respond (or record takeaways) in a collaborative space
like Google Docs, Padlet, Jamboard, etc.
“What needs to be happening is connectivity, connection with my
kids, . . . and interactivity.” - Dee
multiple-choice autograde, new EdPuzzle-like video feature,
drag-and-drop fill-in-the-blank activities, matching pairs
activities (match a picture to text), memory tests, the Time to
Climb game. An added bonus is that teachers can now choose to allow
students to respond to open-ended questions using audio!
ClassFlow--all kinds of
question types, plus Categorise, Crossword, Flashcards, Labelled
Diagram, Matching, Memory Game, Sequencing, Timeline, Venn Diagram,
and Word search + gradebook and LMS like features. It’s only
detriment, possibly, is that it does so much!
choice, multiple selection, true or false, short answer, essay, and
Show Your Work (students can draw, type, or even upload an image) +
more in the paid version…. Great data
Classkick - Students can
respond using drawings, highlights, text, images (even from their
webcam!) or audio (yup! They can record their voice!).
Seesaw--This student work
could be a photo, a drawing, an annotated photo (within the drawing
tool), a video, a note, audio (within the photo, drawing, or note
tool), a link, or an uploaded file.
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