As I shared in my last blog post, my #oneword2023 is #develop. I am focusing my year on developing in 4 main areas:
Developing a healthier lifestyle:
Developing my coaching and staff capacity in technology at my school
Developing Tannenbaum Tech LLC
Developing and nurturing family relationships
So far, things are off to a great start. I began this month with a great podcast interview on the Dr. Will show and have two podcast interviews tomorrow that I am very excited about. Not to mention, I am doing a better job focusing on my health and not only have lost a couple of pounds so far, but I just feel better!
Reviewing what are the ABCs of Transforming Learning are-
Two weeks ago, I shared a blog post called I = Invest in YOU: The Power of Reflection. In this blog post, I used some adapted thinking routines to help me reflect on the year that just ended and the year that is starting.
This week, we will focus on J = Jump Into Tannenbaum Tech's 3 Cs of Creation. So many times when we decide to add more creating into our educational settings, it can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. In fact, using Tannenbaum Tech's 3 Cs of Creation makes it so much easier to determine whether a tech tool is a good match for the students you serve. Not only do they address UDL or Universal Design for Learning as they provide our students more ways to share their learning, but they also provide both ISTE Standards for Educators and Students. So let's jump into the 3 Cs of Creation.
J = Jump into Tannenbaum Tech's 3 Cs of Creation
Top 3 Tech Tools That Promote the 3 Cs
Book Creator is a program that empowers all students to create. Students in primary grades all the way up to secondary grades can use this program to create. Like Wixie, it too promotes choice, students can use text, speech to text, draw images with drawing tools and even autodraw technologies, create audio and video clips. It also helps students to collaborate. Educators can allow students to work on a project collaboratively with another student. Finally, its icons are easy to use and clickable.
As I have shared many times, Canva is quickly becoming one of my favorite programs. I love the variety of choice options available in this program. Although it does not have speech to text capabilities (yet), it does have audio, images, drawing and video options. It also has a huge variety of templates for students to choose from. It also has predictive text options in the new Canva Docs. Students can also work collaboratively on Canva projects in real time. Lastly, with the exception of needing to learn what elements are (which can easily be taught) , the rest of the icons are easily recognizable and clickable