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Capture, Create and (Pod)Cast: Gamifying the ISTE Student Standards

Participate and share

Participate and share : Poster

Monday, June 24, 2:00–4:00 pm
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 32

Meredith Allen   Audrey O'Clair  
Are you part of the podcast movement? Are you interested in using podcasting across all subjects, ages and abilities? Join us as we explore, brainstorm and crowdsource ideas for classroom implementation. And we're going to gamify the experience for you! Come hungry to learn, share and network.

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: None required!
Focus: Professional learning
Topic: Best practices for using the ISTE Standards
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments
  • Maintain and manage a variety of digital tools and resources for teacher and student use in technology-rich learning environments.
For Students:
Global Collaborator
  • Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.
For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
Disclosure: The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session
Related exhibitors: Soundtrap

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this workshop is to demonstrate how efficient and effective audio recording technology can facilitate collaborative learning across all subjects, abilities, and ages. By modeling, we hope to encourage creative development for our students which in this case, will be our participants (in hopes they will emulate in their classrooms). Participants will be introduced to the ISTE Standards for Students and 200+ cross-curricular/ability/age project ideas using audio recording. Through collaborative breakout groups, participants will evaluate, analyze and design projects adaptable for their teaching assignment. As a result of participation, participants will leave armed with the resources necessary to start encouraging & supporting cross-curricular/age/ability audio projects in their district as well as understanding that physical distance between collaborators is irrelevant and subjects can be (and should be!) easily blurred for the sake of best practice with teaching and learning in our ever-evolving technological world.


Content and activities: ISTE Standards for Students, cross-curricular/ability/age audio recording lesson plans and project ideas.

Time: The idea is to spend 10-15 minutes introducing the content and lay the parameters of the workshop. The remaining time (minus 5-10 minutes at the close for share out/Q&A) will be spent facilitating group work.

Process: Once we break into our collaborative groups, they will be given the task to evaluate the teacher snapshots ( as well as crowdsource and brainstorm with others. Each group will be given points for their ideas in the following ways (gamifying the process):
-Every subject the project includes gets 1 point
-Every grade level the project includes gets 1 point
-If the project is accessible and inclusive for all learners - 2 points

Supporting research

UDL Now!: A Teacher's Guide to Applying Universal Design for Learning in Today's Classrooms by Katie Novak and David Rose

Different Schools for a Different World by Scott McLeod and Dean Shareski

One Size Does Not Fit All: Equity, Access, PD, and UDL by Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles

Amplify Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom by Kristen Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris

The Google Infused Classroom by Holly Clark and Tanya Avrith

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Meredith Allen, Soundtrap at Spotify
Audrey O'Clair, Soundtrap

Audrey O’Clair is, first and foremost, a community builder. As an Education Specialist for Soundtrap at Spotify who knows that authentic learning is most engaging regardless of the learner’s age. She uses audio recording software to help everyone find their voice. Whether delivering workshops and seminars on accessibility and inclusion, or serving as Social Media Manager, her work builds educator capacity and grows teacher dialogue around the world. Audrey’s passion for education is built on the belief that wherever two or more are gathered, there is learning to be had. You can connect with Audrey on Twitter at @audreyoclair.

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