Wednesday, May 17, 2017

5 Resources to Engage Student Creativity and Student Voice

ISTE Standards for Students - Global Collaborator
Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.

ISTE Standards for Students - Creative Communicator
Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals.
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Technology Is Not Pedagogy. EdTech at it's best is a resource when it is used to support and enhance to sound pedagogic practices connected teaching & learning.

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Student voice and creative presentations are no longer confined to the traditional one slide at a time display of images and text. Powerpoints and Google Slides do have a place, but they cannot be the only way for Future Ready students and teachers to share and experience learning. Strong presentations now include a range of media, including images, text, audio, interactive components, and video. The web and G Suite for Education provides students and teachers with a wealth of resources to flip the traditional presentation model on its head. This post will focus on 4 different video resources connected to creative student voice.

Five great resources for creative student voice activities are WeVideo, Screencastify, Recap, Adobe Spark, and FlipGrid.


WeVideo is a powerful cloud-based video editing service. WeVideo has many popular features, including:
  • Screencast creation.
  • Green screen effects.
  • Add music and voiceovers.
  • Connects to Google Drive and YouTube.
  • Click here to explore more features connected to WeVideo.
WeVideo can be installed in Google Drive or Chrome. WeVideo features can also be accessed on the web.


Screencastify is a Chrome Extension that allows users to record, edit, annotate, save, and share screen captures. Record a specific tab or your whole desktop with a click of a button. 
  • Click here to learn more about Screencastify and screencasting with students. 


Recap is a web-based student video response and reflection app developed by the makers of Swivl. 
  • Recap can be used as a formative assessment tool using the Assess option. 
  • The Recap Discover section of the site is where thought leaders and educators ignite your curiosity to learn through Journeys. Educators can also create Journeys for their students and PLCs. 
  • Recap Journeys start with 60-second videos and a learning path with links. 
  • Explore the features of Recap with this Journey: "What is Recap 2.0?"


Flipgrid is a video discussion community for your classroom that supercharges your students’ voices. You add the topics, your students respond with short videos, and everyone engages!
  • Click here to learn more about the using Flipgrid with your classes.
  • Flipgrid Educator Connections - Connect your classroom with students of your fellow Flipgrid educators around the world! Explore connections by grid, age, or subject domain and check out the educator’s goal.

Adobe Spark Video

Adobe Spark is a free online and mobile graphic design app. Easily create beautiful images, videos, and web pages that help tell your own story.

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1 comment:

  1. I love that you mentioned Flipgrid. This is one of my favorite tools regarding student voice!


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