20+ ideas for maximizing student voice

When students feel their voices are heard the engagement increases along with the learning of the students AND the teacher. What does it mean to encourage student voice and how do we do it? Here are lots of ideas!

All student have a voice. Some students share their voice often, some rarely, and some almost never.

We want to hear from ALL of our students. But what does encouraging student voice really mean?

How do we creatively incorporate ways for students to showcase themselves in our lessons? And how can we use student voice to measure our own effectiveness?

In a recent #Ditchbook Twitter chat moderated by David Platt, we talked all about how to maximize student voice and the participants had tons of ideas to share.

We discussed:

  • mobile devices
  • creative lesson planning
  • tools and apps
  • evaluative lesson effectiveness
  • … and more!

Check them out in the summary of this week’s chat below!

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


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Matt is scheduled to present at the following upcoming events:

 DateEvent / Event DetailsCity / More Info
+ 05/19/2018
Texas Google Summit with Kasey BellAustin, TX
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+ 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
+ 07/24/2018
Regional Math & Science ConferenceAmarillo, TX
+ 08/01/2018
Flipgrid Event + Evening Live StreamMinneapolis, MN
+ 08/02/2018
Virginia Beach SchoolsVirginia Beach, VA
+ 08/09/2018
St. Joseph Grade SchoolSouth Bend, IN

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