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.
Students can take a photo of the book or the page they are reading and insert that into the Google Slide template. Using the Mote extension, students can record themselves reading the page aloud. This provides the teacher with evidence of each student’s ability and development over time.
Teachers can create assessment tasks for students with a Mote embedded next to the question which has a recording of the question to ensure all students understand the question. This template allows students to click on the Mote icon to listen to the teacher explain what they need to do. Students can listen to the recording as many times as they need to and then they can record their response to the question so their teacher can listen to their understanding.
Students love listening to stories read aloud to them and most students also love the opportunity to read aloud and develop their own story telling abilities. Using the Mote extension, students can record their own voice as they read their creative story directly into Google Slides. Students can work individually or collaboratively on their writing and storytelling. Once students have completed recording, they can create a link to the story using a QR code generator and then display these in the classroom for parents and visitors to scan and listen to their stories.
Visible Thinking routines allow students to develop a deeper understanding of their learning. By embedding the Mote extension in the Google Slides See Think Wonder slide deck, students can directly record their voice to capture exactly what they are thinking and how they are feeling about the learning topic.
Exit tickets provide students with the opportunity to reflect on their learning and at the same time provide teachers with a valuable insight into what has been learnt or what was found to be difficult during the class. By taking advantage of Mote’s integration in Google Forms and Slides, students can quickly respond verbally to the sentence starters to record their understanding and reflection of the lesson.
Creating informative resources for parents doesn’t have to be a challenge. Using a simple template teachers can create an engaging message for parents by integrating Mote into their newsletters. Teachers will then have the ability to record short voice recordings and have students showcase and reflect on their learnings in the classroom.
Creating Accessible Reading Experiences with Audio
Reading is a fundamental component of all classrooms. Whether an educator is working with younger students that are emerging readers, or is a high school teacher that is guiding students through a dense primary source document, Mote provides educators with the opportunity to support all learners by creating guided reading experiences with Mote audio. Across all Google environments and with web based reading materials, educators can create and customize reading experiences to provide scaffolding, clarification, support and individualized connections with students. Learn more about how guided reading experiences can be crafted in Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Forms, and the web by watching the entire video tutorial below.
You can also explore the slide deck that includes links to shorter video tutorials and examples of each guided reading technique mentioned in the video above.
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.