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Monday, January 7, 2019

#OneWord2019: Contribution


#OneWord2019
My colleagues at the Fayetteville School District and I often have conversations about how we want students to use educational technology for more than just consumption. We want them to contribute while engaged in blended learning lesions and tasks. Prior to this school year, I would often say that students were either consumers or creators with technology. I’ve come to find that when we use the term creators, many people often draw parallels to the arts, and then claim that they aren’t creative. The word contribute leaves a little less for interpretation.

The students are able to give something as well as take with technology:

  • an image that displays their understanding of a story
  • a quick video explanation of a problem they solved
  • a how to infographic
  • a blog post that serves as a journal entry of their learning journey


I have personally chosen to use contribute as my #OneWord2019 in hopes to be an example of how we can use technology to contribute thoughts, ideas, theories and/or explanations.

My Top Tools for Contribution

1. Adobe Spark
2. ScreenCastify
3. FlipGrid
4. SeeSaw
5. EduCreations
6. ExplainEverything
7. Clips by Apple
8. Buncee
9. Google Draw
10. Canva

During the next few posts, I will utilize these tools to display how they can simply be used by students or teachers for contribution. In the meantime, I invite you to check out some of these tools or leave feedback below of how you use any of these tools for contribution below.

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