Episode 042: Student Podcasts

Erin Barnes is a principal and former teacher of Epic Charter Schools. She is also a co-host of the OklaSaid Podcast and the producer of the podcasts The Emancipation Podcast Station and Navigating School.

I sat down with Erin to talk about how thinking outside the box and allowing students to demonstrate mastery through a variety of means provides educators with a more authentic forms of assessment.

Reflection Questions:

  • What do you currently use to assess student mastery?
  • Do you currently use any alternative forms of assessment when determining student mastery?
  • What alternative forms of assessment have been the most effective for you?
  • Have you ever considered using student podcasting to determine student mastery? How would creating a student podcast help you identify mastery and needs for remediation?
  • What other forms of authentic assessments have you tried or considered trying? How did this experience grow your thinking about assessments or student mastery?
  • What are your next steps towards changing assessments in your classroom?

My First Podcast

Thanks for joining me! For some time now I have been planning a podcast. Well, I think I am finally ready to share out what I have been working on.cropped-passing-notes-1500-5.jpg

I will be releasing two episodes a month focused on anything and everything education.

My vision is to interview educators about the great things happening in their classroom, focusing in on how they got started, their missteps along the way, and their practical advice to starting something new.

At this point, I hope that it is good and informative. Any and all feedback, suggestions, and ideas are welcomed.

The mission of Passing Notes is to support, inform, and encourage educators.