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Dr. Natasha Rachell - Engaging Instruction with Student Choice and EdTech

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Release Date: 03/11/2021

Kasey Bell - Dynamic Blended Learning from Shake Up Learning show art Kasey Bell - Dynamic Blended Learning from Shake Up Learning

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Kasey Bell, host of the Shake Up Learning Podcast, and author of 3 books including Blended Learning with Google, joins me to talk about making blended learning meaningful and dynamic. We hear about her 5 “beyonds” of blended learning and her tips for using choice boards in the classroom.

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Dr. Desiree Alexander of EducatorAlexander.com joins the show to talk about formative assessment with videos in the classroom. Desiree and I discuss Edpuzzle, PlayPosit, Razor Arts, Nearpod, and more! Plus, I’ve got a BIG announcement to share!

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BONUS: The Suite Talk, BONUS: The Suite Talk, "Kick Of Your Lessons with Fun Activities"

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In January 2021, I had the opportunity to be on one of my favorite sources of educational technology learning: Kimberly Mattina's YouTube Live + Podcast, The Suite Talk. In this appearance, I share some of my favorite ways to kick off my class periods with smiles and laughs. I focus on Pear Deck, but the ideas can be used in other platforms, too.

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Dr. Monica Burns - Leveraging Choice & Agency to Hear from All Students show art Dr. Monica Burns - Leveraging Choice & Agency to Hear from All Students

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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!

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Eric Curts - Creative Projects with Docs, Slides, and Sheets show art Eric Curts - Creative Projects with Docs, Slides, and Sheets

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Control Alt Achieve author Eric Curts joins me to talk about creative projects with Docs, Slides, and Sheets including Stop Motion Animation, Choose Your Own Adventure Activities, Emoji Learning Activities, Rebus Stories, Blackout Poetry, and Pixel Art! We also touch on Canva for Education, Adobe Spark for Education, Google Forms headers, flashcard makers like Quizlet and Flippity.net, and more!

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Dr. Natasha Rachell joins me in this episode for lots of laughs, but also to share some of her strategies for making instruction engaging. Natasha shares about student choice, choice boards, the Flipgrid Discovery Library, Microsoft Sway, Wakelet, Mentimeter, Buncee, and the awesome Minecraft Good Trouble project!

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Joe Marquez - Strategies for UDL-Friendly Learning Experiences show art Joe Marquez - Strategies for UDL-Friendly Learning Experiences

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Joe Marquez delivers powerful tips for designing instructional experiences that are accessible for all learners and are pedagogically effective. He also brings it with ideas for how students can process and represent their learning in UDL-friendly ways. Tune in to hear Joe's wisdom and our discussion that touches on Edji, Pear Deck, Nearpod, Flipgrid, the Record to Slides extension, and more!

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BONUS: ImprovEDCon with Meredith Akers, Elizabeth King, and Darryl Legaspi show art BONUS: ImprovEDCon with Meredith Akers, Elizabeth King, and Darryl Legaspi

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This bonus episode features plenty of laughs, tons of fun, and a handful of edtech tips. Tune in to hear me join Meredith Akers, Darryl Legaspi, and Elizabeth King as we have some fun, do some improv, learn about the Google Slides Master Slide, and try out one of my favorite Pear Deck activities!

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BONUS: Education Today with Scott Nunes show art BONUS: Education Today with Scott Nunes

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This bonus episode features an episode of the Education Today podcast where I was fortunate enough to join Scott Nunes to talk about teaching during the pandemic, edtech after the pandemic, Pear Deck, Nearpod, Flipgrid, Otus, Schoology, speech translation tools, transcription tools, Adobe Spark, and more!

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James Varlack – Developing Engaging Instruction show art James Varlack – Developing Engaging Instruction

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James Varlack says that “Engagement is developed.” So, in his interview, I asked him how he develops his engaging instruction. We discuss how James works toward each of the 3 types of student engagement--emotional, behavioral, and cognitive--in both analog and digital ways. We discuss Jamboard, Google Docs, Google Slides, Padlet, Whiteboard.chat, Whiteboard.fi, Microsoft Teams whiteboard, Google Arts & Culture.

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You can also find these show notes at JakeMiller.net/eduducttape-episode-55

  • Soapbox Moment: “We Are Michael Jordan Playing Baseball”
    • Contains a quote from this article by Michael Baumann from The Ringer
    • Contains a quote from Terry Francona from Episode VII of The Last Dance
  • Today’s Guest: Natasha Rachell
  • 2 Truths & 1 Lie
  • Educational Duct Tape Question:  How can I develop engaging instruction?
    • Meet students where they are
    • Consider using Choice boards or Student choice
    • Linda Darling-Hammond quote: “Providing students with multiple ways to demonstrate knowledge and skills increases engagement and learning, and provides teachers with more accurate understanding of students' knowledge and skills.
    • Alfie Kohn Quote from alfiekohn.org/article/choices-children: “When second-graders in Pittsburgh were given some choice about their learning, including the chance to decide which tasks they would work on at any given moment, they tended to “complete more learning tasks in less time.”
    • Flipgrid Discovery Library - blog.flipgrid.com/news/discovery
    • Microsoft Sway - sway.office.com
    • Students should be “Visualizing and verbalizing thinking”
    • Wakelet
    • Buncee - app.edu.buncee.com
    • Mentimeter - 3 word response - word cloud
    • Drive by Daniel Pink (autonomy, mastery, purpose)
    • Minecraft Good Trouble - Felisa Ford, Ken Shelton, social justice lessons, John Lewis, “good trouble” movement
  • Celebration of the Adjacent Possible
    • Jenny Ahlers’s Duct Tapers Facebook Group question
  • Ways to Support the Show or Connect with Jake & other Duct Tapers!
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