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30+ Recipes for Creating AwesomeSauce Videos for Student and Professional Learning

Explore and create
Pre-registration required

Explore and create : BYOD

Monday, June 24, 10:00–11:00 am
Location: 115C

Josh Stock  
Learn 30-plus creative ways to create awesome videos for both student and professional learning. You'll walk away with a ton of tools to hook students with epic videos, engage them with individualized instruction and inform your school community of the epic things taking place at your school.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Instructional design and delivery
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Administrators:
Digital Age Learning Culture
  • Model and promote the frequent and effective use of technology for learning.
For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments
  • Coach teachers in and model use of online and blended learning, digital content, and collaborative learning networks to support and extend student learning as well as expand opportunities and choices for online professional development for teachers and administrators.
For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

This session will be a highlight of over 30 ways to use educator created videos in the classroom.

1. Attendees will be able to identify at least 5 methods they can implement in August.


1. Begin with a daily announcement video example to kick off the session.
2. Share why it's important to dive in to videos. I'll share some stories of when things went wrong and why that's ok.
3. Share a pep talk video example. Discuss a couple of different forms of this.
4. Share a controversial statement example. Discuss how to work this into a Socratic Circle discussion.
5. Share a padlet link where participants can share ideas for ways to implement the first few strategies.
6. Discuss the benefits of parent update videos and building meeting update videos.
7. Discuss Tweet Up videos. Participants will have a chance to create their own Tweet Ups for people at the conference and share them using the ISTE hash tag.
8. Showcase the EdPuzzle app and share how to differentiate student learning by using it for guided reading groups and independent studies.
9. Go through a rapid fire session of ideas including: video sub plans, technology walk throughs, and test accommodations.
10. Discuss the use of new and unusual settings (for example on vacation, in the woods, or an abandoned/haunted prison).
11. Discuss costumes for added epicness.
12. Go back to the padlet and add ideas.
13. Participants will create goal of 5 action steps for videos they want to make when they get back in the fall.
14. Wrap up with a live recording of a session recap (as a means of modeling classroom recaps).

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Josh Stock, Santa Fe Trail Middle School

Josh is an award winning presenter and author. He received the 'Making IT Happen' award in 2017 and the ISTE Emerging Leader award in 2018. He was also on the NSBA '20 Tech Leaders to Watch' list in 2016. He has presented at conferences around the country on the topics of creating videos in the classroom, gamification, and school redesign. He is also currently a part of the Kansas School Redesign project redesigning his school. He hosts a series of podcasts including the Kansas Moonshot Podcast, the AwesomeSauce podcast, and the Stories from room 508 podcast.

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