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Digital Tools to Amplify Student Voice Beyond the Walls of the Classroom

Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 33

Participate and share

Participate and share : Poster

Wednesday, June 27, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 33

Melanie Farrell   Christine Tuttell  
Student engagement and learning increases when opportunities for sharing to an authentic audience are provided. Learn how tools like Soundtrap, Flipgrid and DoInk can be used to create podcasts and videos to reach a global audience and amplify the voices of elementary and secondary students.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Useful to download but not required
Flipgrid - web-based and app
DoInk - App
Soundtrap - web-based and app
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Innovative learning environments
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
Creative Communicator
  • Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
Global Collaborator
  • Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Amplifying student voice is not a new concept. The ways in which we empower students to share and be heard are. In this session, you will learn about a variety of tools that allow students to: create content, work critically to solve problems, collaborate seamlessly beyond school walls, and communicate their learning to a global audience. With the innovation of various audio and video tools the walls of the classroom are no longer barriers, connected learning knows no limits, and student voice can be amplified in arenas that were previously unattainable. With a little guidance, students can explore options to learn, grow, and empower themselves and others to #becomebetter together. In this session, we will move beyond a simple tool discussion. We will use the SAMR and TPACK models to explore the connections between tools, content, and pedagogy so that students can soar beyond expectations and achieve more than was ever thought possible. Whether you teach kindergarten or college you will find something in this session that will apply to your students. We will show you how to harness the potential of tools like Flipgrid, DoInk and Soundtrap so your students' voices are amplified for all to hear.

Participants will leave understanding how to amplify student voice globally through a variety of digital tools. They will also leave with a deeper knowledge of the steps involved to help them facilitate projects in the classroom. Participants will walk away with resources that will help their students create audio and video projects to share with a larger audience.


Introduce tools such as Soundtrap, Flipgrid, and Doink Green Screen.
Presentation of projects.
Guided practice.
Share lessons learned.
Questions and Answers.
Resources shared.

Supporting research

Empower: What Happens When Students Own Their Learning - Spencer and Juliani
Dive into Inquiry: Amplify Learning and Empower Student Voice
T. MacKenzie


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Melanie Farrell, Wake County Public Schools
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Christine Tuttell, Wake County Public Schools

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