Family, virtual, community: Ideas for finding an audience for your students

When students create for an audience, there’s an extra level of motivation. Who can we display great student work to, and how? Here are lots of ideas!

They’re out there, waiting for what your students have to offer.

An audience.

It could be parents, grandparents and other family.

It could be members of your local community who want to cheer them on.

It could be people all over the world that want to see student succeed.

We all know that students have extra motivation when they’re doing work for more than just the teacher.

If that motivation is just waiting to be activated, why don’t we act on it?

Ideas. Sometimes, we just need ideas.

In a recent #DitchBook Twitter chat moderated by Tisha Richmond, we talked all about getting an audience for your students.

We discussed:

  • school community
  • local community
  • parents
  • global community
  • … and more!

Want to get in on the next #DitchBook Twitter chat?

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Interested in having Matt present at your event or school? Contact him by e-mail!

Matt is scheduled to present at the following upcoming events:

 DateEvent / Event DetailsCity / More Info
+ 06/01/2018
MSD of MartinsvilleMartinsville, IN
+ 06/04/2018
Granbury ISDGranbury, TX
+ 06/05/2018
Columbus City SchoolsColumbus OH
+ 06/06/2018
School City of MishawakaMishawaka, IN
+ 06/07/2018
Lafayette eLearning ConferenceLafayette, IN
+ 06/12/2018
2nd Annual Learn, Explore, Adopt and Deliver (LEAD) ConferenceCleveland, OH
+ 06/13/2018
InnEdCoKeystone, CO
  Public Event
+ 06/19/2018
Tyler ISDTyler, TX
+ 06/20/2018
TransformED ConferenceWaco, TX
+ 06/21/2018
Barr-Reeve Jr/Sr High School- Washington Community SchoolsWashington, IN
  Public Event
+ 06/24/2018—06/27/2018
ISTEChicago, IL
  Public Event
+ 07/24/2018
Regional Math & Science ConferenceAmarillo, TX
+ 07/30/2018
Oklahoma City Public School Resource CenterOklahoma City, OK
+ 08/01/2018
Flipgrid Event + Evening Live StreamMinneapolis, MN
+ 08/02/2018
Virginia Beach SchoolsVirginia Beach, VA