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Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset

110 EpisodesProduced by Jake MillerWebsite

The #EduDuctTape Podcast, hosted by Jake Miller, focuses on viewing #edtech as a tool used to meet goals, address learning standards, and solve problems in the classroom, much as duct tape is used as a tool that solves a plethora of problems in our lives. In each episode, Jake sits down with a diffe… read more


Joe and Kristin Merrill, the InterACTIVE Class, Apple Clips, Buncee, Seesaw, BookCreator and Flipgrid!

#EduDuctTape S02-E038

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  • Today’s SoapBox Moment - “We Don’t Have Time to Rush + Microwaveable Teaching”
  • Today’s Guest: Joe & Kristin Merrill
    • Kristin and Joe share a passion for infusing EdTech into their Fourth and First Grade classrooms. Even though they teach different grades, they share one common goal: learning needs to be interactive. The Merrills put a new spin on traditional strategies and implementing technology to meet the needs of students.
    • Contact Info: @TheMerrillsEDU on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Website: 
  • EdTech BFF Game!
  • Educational Duct Tape Question: What are some specific tech tools that educators can use to make their classroom interactive?
    • “Interactive Learning is learning that is responsive and relevant, that engages students.”
    • Responsive, not Reactive
      • Here’s a summary from this article: “Responsiveness implies thoughtful action that considers long and short term outcome in the context of the situation at hand. Reactive behavior is immediate and without conscious thought, like a knee jerk response. Reactive behavior is often driven by the emotions.”
    • Flipgrid -
    • Seesaw -
      • Making sure parents are connected
      • Analog activities can easily be shared via Seesaw
      • Changes the question of “what did you do today?” to “how did you do it?”
    • Buncee -
      • Can share out directly from Buncee or through something like Seesaw
      • Can add a range of content (GIFs, maps, 360 images, drawing tools, record video within, assessment questions, etc.)
      • Share out as pdf or link
      • Microsoft Immersive Reader built-in
      • Can assign Buncees and have kids submit
      • Can ask questions or build assessments within slides, kind of like Nearpod or Pear Deck
      • Combines Google Slides-like creation features along with NearPod/Pear Deck like assessment features
      • Ideas Lab
      • OneNote integration allows teacher to keep all Buncees in one location
    • BookCreator -
      • The ability to share out (to parents, etc.) from the tool is important
  • Content from the Duct Taper Community
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    • Favorite #EduDuctTape Tweets: (each handle is linked to the mentioned tweet)
    • New #EduDuctTape Tweeps: @alextvalencic, @chelsea_hurst1, @Joshua__Stamper, @Mrs_EDarnell, @mrs_schlecht, @RLEdsall, @SangareeSchool, @TheiTeamHawk
    • #EduDuctTape FlipGrid Response: Krista Hachadoorian
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