In this episode, ISTE author Kristin Harrington shares tech-friendly strategies to help make sure your next student project is authentic. Learn about her favorite EdTech tools for student projects and the importance of cultivating a “project mindset” as an educator.
This week’s podcast is titled: How to Make Sure Your Next Project is Authentic with Kristin Harrington. It was so much fun chatting with Kristen about this topic, and you’ll hear me mention her new book in the episode, too. If you’ve thought about revisiting long-term projects this year or support teachers introducing technology into student projects, this episode is for you! Let’s dive into the conversation.
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Tips for Student Projects
- First, try a low stakes activity.
- Next, develop a project mindset.
- Then, give students a choice.
- Finally, connect to a real-world experience.
Sponsored by Microsoft Education
This episode is sponsored by Microsoft Education and I’m so excited to partner with them this summer. Have you seen all of the new updates in Microsoft Teams? I love the new Reflect for Assignments that lets students share how they are feeling and think about their emotions. This is just one of the dozens of updates to Microsoft Teams. Head to http://aka.ms/teamsPP to find out more about Microsoft Teams and all of the new updates! You can also send me a DM on Instagram while you’re listening to this episode and I’ll send you the link.
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- Connect with Kristin Harrington on Twitter or email
- Find Kristin Harrington’s book on ISTE and Amazon
- Check out Kristin Harrington’s articles on ISTE Blog
- Join Kristin Harrington at the ISTE Creative Constructor Lab Conference
- Follett Titlewave (Digital Library)
- PBLWorks (Project-based learning resource)
- ISTE Standards | The Leader in Edtech Standards
- Apple Clips (Video Creation tool)
- Jamboard (Collaborative Digital Whiteboard)
- Padlet (Online Discussion tool)
- Flipgrid (Video discussion tool)
- Adobe Premiere Rush (Video editing tool)
- 5 Quick Activities to Try with Jamboard Tomorrow (Blog Post)
- Student-Friendly Jamboard Activities for Any Classroom (Podcast Episode)
- How To Share Spark Video with Flipgrid (Blog Post)
- Quick Ways to Share Student Videos with an Audience (Podcast Episode)
- 4 Ways to Create an Authentic Audience for Students (Blog Post)
- 6 Creative Tools for Project-Based Learning (Blog Post)
- Tips for Project-Based Learning in Elementary & Middle School (Blog Post)
- Movie-Making Activity to Strengthen Classroom Community (Blog Post)
- Online Project-Based Learning for Classrooms & Distance Learning (Blog Post)
- Project-Based Learning Activities with Project Pals (Blog Post)
- Check for Understanding During Project-Based Learning Experiences (Blog Post)
- Movie-Making in the STEM Classroom (Blog Post)
- How to Integrate Project-Based STEM Challenges into Your Teaching (Blog Post)
- Free Movie Making Graphic Organizers
- Must-Try Updates from Microsoft Teams Assignments (Blog Post)