5 tools to amplify student voice

In my experience as an Educational Technology Specialist (ETS) and several years as a middle school instructor, something I have found out is that if trainees have a choice in showing their knowledge and showcasing their abilities, they are frequently more purchased the job or final result. When I was a gifted English Language Arts instructor, I utilized project option boards for all my systems. Providing trainees the opportunity to select the means and techniques for practicing obtained abilities, modeling newly found out principles, and creating original material increases student engagement.

As an ETS, I collaborate with instructors and help in establishing technology-infused standards-based lessons and activities.

As we prepare trainees for life, profession, and college, its essential that we foster abilities that will ensure students are effective. Post-secondary schools and employers are looking for trainees and a workforce that can communicate effectively, work collaboratively, think critically, problem-solve, and utilize imagination in various settings.

Here are 5 way teachers can cultivate trainee voice and creativity:

Get innovative with Adobe Spark

Jennifer Hall, NBCT, Educational Technology Specialist, Atlanta Public SchoolsJennifer Hall, NBCT, is an Educational Technology Specialist with Atlanta Public Schools.

As we prepare students for life, college, and career, its vital that we foster abilities that will guarantee students are successful. In my experience as an Educational Technology Specialist (ETS) and many years as a middle school teacher, one thing I have actually learned is that if trainees have a choice in showing their understanding and showcasing their skills, they are often more invested in the task or end item. Providing students the opportunity to pick the means and approaches for practicing acquired abilities, modeling freshly learned concepts, and creating initial material increases trainee engagement.

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Adobe Spark is an user-friendly web-based tool with a drag-and-drop user interface and many adjustable design templates. Students can produce videos, web pages, and posts to highlight their understanding of key concepts. They can utilize the video voice recording feature to talk through their thinking, in addition to app smashing– producing original content with other tools and including them to their Adobe Spark productions.

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