Mote’s integration with Google Slides makes it easier than ever to record and insert voice audio within your Slides presentations. Check out these fantastic ways to harness Mote for Slides in your classroom.
Your students love hearing your voice – they’ve even told you that it helps them engage more deeply in their learning! Your dilemma is that they’re turning in physical work for you to have a look at and you still want to provide them meaningful Mote powered audio feedback…
With a simple template built in Google Slides, you can achieve the above. In no time, your students will be able to listen and act upon your verbal feedback.
Take a look at this short video to see how:
Access the following templates below to make your own copy
What better way to support students with Mote than to create a reusable daily agenda with embedded audio! Technology provides classroom teachers with the ability to duplicate themselves through pre-recorded audio. Further, students can access that audio on demand.
Consider a classroom scenario where a small group of students are ready to progress to an exit ticket, or journaling activity, but the teacher is still working with a group of students that are in need of direct guidance to work through another task. With Mote, educators can pre-record the directions for a series of tasks, activities and challenges that students will engage with throughout the day and embed those audio instructions into a set of Google Slides.
The true value of this approach is that the Google Slides with the embedded audio can be used over and over again and students can access the slides via a QR Code that is taped to their desk or binder.
Explore the Mote Pop-up PD episode below to learn more about this technique!
Use Mote and Google Slides to demonstrate understanding with fireside chats!
Huge thank you to Dan Niessen for this amazing idea! If you’d like to share a template for The Hub, please let us know by completing this form!
This activity goes along with a World War 2 unit in US History, specifically FDR and his “Fireside Chats.” Students will use the template provided to write a short Fireside Chat script and they will use Mote to record themselves as if they were FDR addressing the nation concerning one of the major issues of the 1930s or 40s.
To help you and your students get started with fireside chats, the template is below
When the world shut down due to Covid-19, one of the many challenges leaders were faced with was to try to keep the tradition of celebrations, like end of the year awards ceremonies and graduation, as special as they have always been – but more “digital” to keep everyone in the community socially distanced and safe. Creating digital award certificates in Google Slides is a good way to recognize someone for their accomplishments, however, digital certificates tend to lack the “special feel” and personalization that a traditional certificate gives to the award recipient.
How might we personalize digital award certificates? WITH MOTE!
You CAN personalize digital certificates by adding an audio note using Mote! Whomever is being honored – a kindergartener, a graduate, a member of the national honor society, captain of the basketball team, a retiree, etc. – now has a personalized, digital, commemorative keepsake to listen to and cherish forever! A certificate along with the meaningful words spoken about the recipient with Mote can be celebrated with loved ones and can even be shared on a digital portfolio.
Create a certificate in Google Slides & share it so anyone with the link can view it
Running records are a valuable classroom strategy that allow educators to document student progress and growth in reading ability over time. Running records are helpful as they allow educators to capture evidence in real time to then create actionable plans to differentiate or design future lessons. Traditionally, running records are created by the student reading a selected passage while the teacher jots down notes on paper or a digital document that capture errors or necessary corrections while the student is reading. Feedback is then provided along with a series of comprehension questions. While effective in practice, Mote allows educators to improve the practice of running records by actually capturing the student process of reading the passage in one recording, and demonstrating their comprehension in another. Additionally, the educator can continue to take text notes, but can now add an audio reflection or feedback on the audio provided by the student. An audio running record with Mote can provide more accurate evidence and a record of growth and improvement over time.
Learn more about the entire process with the short video walkthrough below and make a copy of the Mote Running Record Google Slides template below!
Support students to set achievable goals and learning objectives for the term ahead. Each week during the term students can reflect on the progress they have made and monitor their growth. Using Mote, students can quickly add their reflection and teachers can give each student feedback on their progress with their own voice response.