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Amplify Student (& Teacher) Voice: Tech Tools to Strengthen Student (& Teacher) Communication

Participate and share

Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Wednesday, June 26, 12:00–1:00 pm
Location: 122A

Evan Mosier  
People's Choice winner. Sometimes we rely on certain students to provide us with responses to keep the discussion moving along. Discover 30 tools that allow all students' (and teachers') voices to be showcased. Share resources and offer feedback on those resources.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Intermediate
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: Online tools, apps and resources
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
  • Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will be able to:
- Discuss their current practices for amplifying student voice
- Think critically about using the Google tools in their classroom
- Learn some new tools to amplify student and teacher voice
- Share with others the different ways these tools have been effective in their schools and classrooms.

Understanding how to use all of the Google Apps is paramount in those schools that use it. Looking at each of these in a different lense will allow teachers and coaches to not only expand their knowledge, but broaden their horizons on how these tools are used.

In this session, I will share over 30 tools divided into three categories (tech tools, non-tech tools, and collaborative tools) to truly amplify student voice in the classroom and teacher voice in our schools. This will transform the way teachers interact with their students and allow them to truly express themselves in a student-centered way.

The goal of this session is for participants to leave with a massive array of tools and various ways to implement them in their classroom and with their staffs so that each student has the ability to participate in the learning, and feel as if they have contributed to the overall success of the lesson or building.


I. Introduction
II. What does it mean to Amplify?
III. Ways we Amplify Student (& Teacher) Voice
a. Tech Tools
b. Non-tech Tools
c. Collaborative Tools
IV. Why is it important to Amplify Student (& Teacher) Voice?
V. What happens when we truly allow students (& Teachers) to share their thoughts?

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Supporting research

This is a terrific article that sparked my interest in this topic:

Additionally, the following blogs have been centerfold to my knowledge and application of these tools in both my classroom and building:

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Evan Mosier, Davenport Community School District

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