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:
- How to Help Students Better Navigate Digital Spaces [EdTech Essentials Spotlight] – 129
- 5 Tips for Picking the Best Resources for Your Students [EdTech Essentials Spotlight] – 132
- Exploring the World With Virtual Field Trips [EdTech Essentials Spotlight] – 138
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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- EdTech Books by Monica Burns
- FREE Study Guide for EdTech Essentials
- EdTech Essentials: The Top 10 Technology Strategies for All Learning Environments
- EdTech Essentials: A Sneak Peek Inside My New Book (Podcast Episode)
- How to Help Students Better Navigate Digital Spaces [EdTech Essentials Spotlight] (Podcast Episode)
- 5 Tips for Picking the Best Resources for Your Students [EdTech Essentials Spotlight] (Podcast Episode)
- Exploring the World With Virtual Field Trips [EdTech Essentials Spotlight] (Podcast Episode)
- Newsela (ELA and Current Events resource)
- TED-Ed YouTube Channel
- How to Write a Children’s Book With Jeff Kinney, Author of ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ (The Press Box Podcast episode)
- 25 Reasons To Use TED-Ed In Your Classroom (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 Tips for Connecting Students with an Audience for their Work (Blog Post)