Guest Bios -
Nefertiti Dukes leads the Professional Development team at Screencastify where they focus on what video makes possible for classroom educators, not what Screencastify makes possible. Before joining the Screencastify squad, Nef taught middle school and high school Humanities. And, she has worked with learners of all ages on speech and debate.
Alfonso Mendoza serves as an Instructional Technologist and has received his Masters in Educational Technology, E-Learning Certification, Technology Leadership Certification and Technology Director Certificate. He is currently working on his doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Educational Technology. Alfonso is a Google Innovator and was named 1 of the Top 50 EdTech Influencers on Augmented Reality in K-12 Worth a Follow in 2021.
Jodi Miller is a former high school biology teacher and current PhD student at The Johns Hopkins University School of Education. She also created WellCheq, an online platform that allows students and teachers to log their feelings each day.
Today my guests wrestle with four scenarios that students and teachers often encounter in online learning, from struggles with engagement to community building and checking our assumptions in order to better serve our students.
Scenario One: Engagement [3:36]
Jodi asks, “What’s going on?” [4:12]
Fonz shares the importance of connection before content [5:42]
Nef considers connection in another sense [7:14]
Scenario Two: Seeing Students’ Thinking [9:05]
Kids as customers in our class [10:07]
The obvious answer [12:20]
Consider getting an inventory of preferences [13:29]
Scenario Three: Flipped Class Model (FCM) [17:14]
What TikTok teaches us about video instruction [18:08]
Timestamps aren’t just for podcasts [19:57]
Flipping the FCM script on students [21:27]
Do kids have to watch the entire video? [23:42]
Treating students as customers choosing our classrooms [26:00]
Scenario Four: Class Community [27:21]
Fonz keeps it simple [28:23]
Nef zeroes in on community norms [30:35]
Jodi includes empathy in the conversation [32:12]
Connect with Nef Dukes @NiftyNef
Connect with Fonz Mendoza @MyEdTechLife and @MyEdTech.Life
Connect with Jodi Miller @Jodes39 and @CheqWell
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