A1: I work in the library so for me it means students being able to select their own books, and seeing themselves represented in books. They should be talking about those books and why they matter to them. #rcstechchat
A1: Student Voice means allowing students to express their opinions, beliefs, and culture in how they respond to learning. They have the ability to show their learning as it applies to their lives #rcstechchat
A1-student voice means students taking accountability for their education. Giving them a choice as well as an opportunity to express their opinions and learn about things that are important to them. #rcstechchat
A1- student voice means for students to talk WITH you and others, not YOU only talking at them. Only then do they feel ready to show what they know and take risks with their goals/learning. #RCStechchat
A2 We have “genius time” on Friday where students get to explore their own interests and marry the content (world language-Spanish) in expressing that. We reflect a lot with surveys, and I make sure to be overt in my inclusion of students. #rcstechchat
A2: with our book club we are using Project LIT. Students get to choose their book, and they all selected a leadership role. They are creating the social media graphics, and the questions, and leading the meetings #rcstechchat
A2 #RCSTechchat I have students who are non-verbal and some who are verbal. Then non-verbal students respond in various ways. They use devices to talk for them or even type what they want to say. My verbal students are my "leaders"
A2: I use @Seesaw to have Ss record work, discuss books, etc. I also like to allow the students to complete choice boards at stations. Ss also goal set before tests and talk about how to meet those goals! Ss also create questions for partners #RCStechchat
A2- question, model accountable talk, model thinking until it becomes a normal practice, allowing student instruction to begin and end a lesson has been super beneficial this year to build confidence #RCStechchat
A2 At the very beginning of the year I create an atmosphere that allows students to feel safe. They know that they can openly discuss ideas without criticism from peers. We do a lot of accountable talk in our classroom. We use Seesaw too! :) #rcstechchat
A3 #RCSTechchat I know that it is important to give them a voice at school because many of them do not get to have a voice anywhere else in their life. The drawbacks are when students are even too scared to talk at school because they are told to be quiet elsewhere
A3 Students feeling heard=students being engaged, even if the subject isn’t their “favorite”. Drawbacks? None! I have heard, long ago, a colleague bock at the idea of listening to students and giving them ownership, but I don’t even hear such silliness anymore. #rcstechchat
A3: Students are empowered when we allow them to express themselves and it builds self-esteem and confidence! The drawbacks would be making sure they are still meeting the academic standards and that there is equality of assessment. #rcstechchat
A3: giving students voice allows them to take ownership of their learning. They are now in control and invested. Students may vere off track and it can be difficult to engage students who lack motivation. #rcstechchat
Drawbacks for me are kiddos always taking forever to tell a story and I only have about 30 mins with each class. Or students getting way off topic.
It is important for them to voice at school because some love the interaction and others need more practice
A3-simply showing that you care to hear them is HUGE! They face enough in this world to also not ever be thought of as relevant at times. Biggest challenge we have is time...I WISH I had all day to talk, discuss, listen, and guide—oh the learning that would happen! #RCStechchat
A3 It's important for students to share their thoughts and ideas to hold them accountable for their learning. Sometimes there is not enough time in the day for students to share and collaborate.
A3: What training have you been to where you were just lectured at and you loved? When you’re involved- your mindset is totally flipped! Drawbacks...as a T you just have to be willing to see failure as a learning opportunity. Keep trying!! #RCStechchat
A3 I love for Ss to feel heard/valued. I stress accountable talk to classes when discussing topics. When others don't use respect/manners it can keep quiet Ss from sharing= drawback to me bc I want my class a safe env. #RCStechchat
A4 YES! We just set our year long goals on FlipGrid. I also post short questions in Spanish for students to respond to. My colleagues and I are thinking of doing a 8th to 9th transition FlipGrid and also planning a new staff FlipGrid for next year #rcstechchat
A4 Ss LOVE to use @Flipgrid! They have so much fun interacting w/ their peers! They're going to talk anyway, might as well let them have fun & get a good academic discussion out of them ;-) #rcstechchat
A4: my professor is using it for a discussion board for our online class and I fell in love with it. I created one for book club and shared the link last night. One student has already posted an amazing question on #THUG. I’m loving it so far! #RCSTechchat
A4: My Ss Love it! They ask for it all the time! I even used it to get Ts experiences about 9/11 that the students could watch and interact with. So powerful! Such a shift instead of standing up one at a time in front of the class! #RCSTechChat
A4- in all honesty, yes I’ve used @Flipgrid and YES they loved it! So did I, but as most things in education, when everything is important, nothing is important. So this year, for me, it’s finding out what tool REALLY is important enough to stay and go forth! #RCStechchat
A-5 @Seesaw is my jam! Allowing students to share what they know through drawing, video and voice recording, all while sharing work with their parents...Yes please! Being able to listen to kids read or explain a math problem is invaluable! #rcstechchat
A5: I’ve used @padlet, and I’m a @Seesaw ambassador! I adore both of these Blended learning apps and resources. Great collaboration spaces! @Flocabulary is great too- just limited on accessible content. ☺️ #RCSTechChat
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@techvaughn, @padlet, @Seesaw, @Flocabulary
A5 We started using @Seesaw last year and LOVED it. It held the students accountable with showing and explaining their work. It allowed students who normally wouldn't share out in class a chance to explain. I also liked that parents could see their child's work. #rcstechchat
I want to go ahead and promote next week's chat while we are all on here! It's going to be on Research Strategies and will be open for all grade levels! Our host will be @TechCoachErin & @Cing_EdTech!! #rcstechchat
A6: Providing tools for student voice is essential. However, we also need to make sure we have a plan for providing feedback. Make sure these students know that we hear them. Do it often and adapt to their needs. #rcstechchat
A6: the 2 tech tools I’m learning and currently using are teams and Flipgrid. I didn’t have any understanding of either before last month. I love that the kids are taking ownership and collaborating with others and talking about books! 😍 #RCSTechchat
I like the idea they are going to talk anyways, lets give them a topic and make it meaningful!
I like the apps and getting kids involved.
Need more information on the apps and resources to make this user friendly in guidance classes.
A6- watch a blended learning model lesson. Find which one works best for you. You will find that blended learning and these tools go hand in hand and suddenly your job is so much more meaningful and the time spent with kids is full of engagement and learning #RCStechchat
A6 I want to use SeeSaw more for Ss teaching their parents about their math lessons. I think it will help them reach a new level of comfort. Just imagine how proud their parents/guardians will be! #rcstechchat
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