Every Voice Matters - Make Student Thinking Visible!

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Kamal Preet  
Students are able to master a topic better when they have a voice to communicate their thinking routines as they build-deepen-apply knowledge. This can be captured in a classroom through Student portfolios. Free tech tools like Flipgrid & Wakelet can help students record learning progress and boost digital collaboration.

Audience: Coaches, Principals/head teachers, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Flipgrid
on PC -
on Playstore -

Wakelet -
on PC -
on Playstore -

Topic: Student agency, choice and voice
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.
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 create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
Related exhibitors:
Microsoft Corporation
, Wakelet
, Canva for Education

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Students can master content when they have a voice to communicate their thinking routines as a way to construct, deepen, and apply their learning. This can be captured in a classroom through student portfolios that document how thinking routines are used to create meaning and acquire learning throughout the instructional experience, with mastery demonstrated through original products of learning in which students apply their learning and justify their thinking. Free technology solutions such as Flipgrid and Wakelet can assist in documenting this learning progress/thinking and increasing digital collaboration.

As a former middle school classroom/science teacher, my presentation focusses on tools and techniques that held me in good stead as I juggled through the many challenges of remote teaching-learning under lockdown.

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Kamal Preet, Flip

I'm Kamal Preet - Educator Innovation Lead at Flipgrid 💚 Microsoft, working towards amplifying EVERY voice - because IT MATTERS! 📣✨ Prior to joining Team Flipgrid, I was a Middle School Science Teacher where I got the opportunity to shape & impact the lives of students - our future. I’m super passionate about everything- STEM (I'm partial to Science & Technology), The Global Goals / The UN SDGs, Gamification (gamer at heart), Social Emotional Learning, and live by the adage "Be The Change you wish to see in the World" 🌏

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