Rubrics allow educators to provide structured, clear feedback to students and allow students to know and understand the criteria on which their work is being assessed. Whether one is implementing traditional four or five point rubrics, or the single point rubric, there is a significant opportunity for educators to increase both the quantity and quality of the feedback being provided with Mote. With Mote, educators can create audio-rubrics. Rubrics that provide a space for educator comments where thoughtful and specific feedback can be provided based on the criteria outlined in the rubric.
The team at Mote has created three rubric styles in a Google Sheets template that educators can make a copy of and modify to their liking to begin integrating audio-rubrics into the classroom.
In the video walk-through below, we will explore how to use:
Podcasting in the classroom is a creative outlet that educators can leverage to allow students to share their thinking, tell a unique story and express their perspective through the creative use of audio. Traditionally, podcasting is a relatively complex and often a multi-step process that requires not only planning for content, but a comfort level with capturing audio, editing and publishing. For some the technical process may be too great a barrier to provide students with the opportunity to express themselves through audio.
Mote in Google Slides is the ideal solution that allows students to create micro-podcasts. Instead of getting bogged down with the technical barriers, by using Mote in 90 second audio clips to act as the single podcasting tool, the barrier to entry for classroom creation is lowered, increasing accessibility for all students to create.
Check out the full video walk-through on the purpose, setup and process of creating micro-podcasts with Mote.
The team at Mote has created a micro-podcasting template in Google Slides that can be used as a turn-key solution that allows students to begin creating multi-episode podcasts today!
Classroom discussions are a staple of the student experience across grade levels and content areas in classrooms across the world. Yet, for many students classroom discussions can pose a significant challenge. Whether students need time to process the ideas being shared or they find it challenging to participate in a face to face environment, Mote can be used to make discussions accessible to all students. With Mote in Google Slides, educators can create a digital space where students can participate in class discussion via asynchronous audio, beyond the confines of the physical classroom. Whether this strategy is used as the primary method of facilitating discussion, or as an extension of the face to face experience, Mote and Google Slides can remove barriers to student participation in class discussion! Added bonus…the entire discussion is archived. Both the teacher and students can return to the discussion to revisit ideas shared with Mote.
Check out the entire video walk-through below to learn how to transform Google Slides into an audio discussion environment.
To help you get started with Mote audio discussions, the discussion template slide deck is embedded below and you can make a copy of each discussion template.
Creating Narrated Stop Motion with Mote and Google Slides
Stop motion animation is a creative outlet for students to demonstrate their understanding of any concept, vocabulary or idea they are exploring in class. The process of creating stop motion animations can be completed using nothing more than Google Slides! The team at Mote was inspired to share how audio, added to Google Slides with Mote can level up the stop motion creation process with audio narration. Check out the entire process in the slide resource below and begin creation narrated stop motion videos with Mote!
The process of creation narrated stop motion with Mote and Google Slides is a creative outlet for students to carefully and concisely share their understanding via a multimedia creation. Check out the entire process in the video walk-through below.
Leveraging Mote Audio in Google Slides to Create Flipped Learning Experiences
Flipped learning is a powerful framework for classrooms that approaches instruction based on the environment. We can break this down into two types of locations: the private / individuals space and the group / collaborative space. Traditionally, instruction is provided in the group space where the educator teaches a concept to the entire group. Students are then asked to engage with that concept with continued practice, problem solving or generally grappling with and applying the concept in the private or individual space.
Flipped instruction promotes the idea that the individual space is best suited for the introduction or instruction of the concept and the group or collaborative space, with the educator present and ready to guide application, practice and interaction, is best suited for the group or collective space. Video plays a significant role in flipped instruction, as high quality screencasts and instructional videos are readily available for educators to use to provide the instructional component of the flipped experience.
This is where Mote comes into the flipped learning model. By combining Mote audio snippets into a flipped learning experience, educators can create context, set the stage and generally prepare their students for the video they are about to engage with independently. Imagine the impact of a student being able to hear their teacher’s voice as they prepare to watch a new instructional video!
The video walk-through below demonstrates the entire process of creating a flipped learning experience in Google Slides. By using existing YouTube content that is supplemented with Mote audio provided by the teacher, educators can create a rich and high quality flipped experience.
If you are an instructional coach or educational technology specialist in your school, please explore the slide deck below that walks through the entire process step-by-step and can be used to coach teachers on how to create flipped learning experiences with Mote, Google Slides and YouTube.