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3 Types of Audience for Student Work [EdTech Essentials Spotlight] – Easy EdTech Podcast 148

In this episode, I share tips for connecting students with a relevant and authentic audience inspired by Chapter 8 of my book EdTech Essentials: The Top 10 Technology Strategies for All Learning Environments.  An audience for student work can be entertained, persuaded, and informed and in this episode we’re going to look at audiences for your next student project.

This week’s podcast is titled: 3 Types of Audience for Student Work and it’s another EdTech Essentials Spotlight — and the first spotlight of 2022.

Regular listeners of the podcast might remember that I had a few spotlights from my book EdTech Essentials: The Top 10 Technology Strategies for All Learning Environments, earlier this school year. These were episodes: 

This episode is all about audience and is inspired by Chapter 8 — “Connect Student Work to a Relevant and Authentic Audience.” In today’s episode we’re going to look at three types of audiences for student work. An audience that can be entertained, an audience that can be persuaded, and an audience that can be informed. I’ll also share an excerpt from the chapter that gives you a sneak peek at the book and a few extra ideas to consider.

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Tips for Audience for Student Work

  • First, choose an audience type.
  • Next, share the audience with students.
  • Then, keep audience in mind throughout the creation process.
  • Finally, turnt the audience connection into a celebration.

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Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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