Finding Every Student Voice

January 12, 2019

Ensuring that Every Student’s Voice is Heard

In this two hour, hands on session, participants will blend both digital and in-class techniques to increase student participation in collaboration and discussion. Participants will role-play protocols to improve student conversations that can be used the next day! During this session participants will learn methods to launch student podcasts, rock video responses using flipgrid, and explore ways to both create and capture student voice. This session is applicable K-12 and appropriate for all levels.

Step 1: Engaging in Peer Dialog

  • When do we use the turn and talk?
  • How long does the learning last?
  • What structure can we put in place to improve student dialog?

Consider 3 - 5 Sentence Frames that allow for:

- Clarification

- Inquiry

- Deepening Understanding

- Sharing Opinions

- Comparing and Contrasting

First: Peer Dialog

Sentence Frames:

1) I notice...

2) I wonder...

3) I notice ... and I wonder...

4) I notice ... and it makes me feel...

5) I notice...and that makes me think...

Introduce yourself to your elbow partner:

A) Hi, my name is

B) Hi, (fill in your partners name) my name is

A) Hi (Fill in your partners name)

Click here for FlippityClick here for How to Flippity Video
What I notice, what I wonder

Step 2: Take it digital

First: Read a paragraph

Dark spruce forest frowned on either side of the frozen waterway. The trees had been stripped by a recent wind of their white covering of frost, and they seemed to lean toward each other, black and ominous, in the fading light. A vast silence reigned over the land. The land itself was a desolation, lifeless, without movement, so lone and cold that the spirit of it was not even that of sadness. There was a hint in it of laughter, but of a laughter more terrible than any sadness — a laughter that was mirthless as the smile of the Sphinx, a laughter cold as the frost and partaking of the grimness of infallibility. It was the masterful and incommunicable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life. It was the Wild, the savage, frozen-hearted Northland Wild.


    1. Using any sentence frame below: write a response in our Google Form.
    2. When you have completed, please go to yellow so that I know you are ready.

Sentence Frames:

1) I notice...

2) I wonder...

3) I notice ... and I wonder...

4) I notice ... and it makes me feel...

5) I notice...and that makes me think...

After Submitting the Form:

  • Click here to review our class results.
  • Use comment feature to respond to one of the postings using:
    • Sentence stems 3, 4, or 5.

Step 3: Let's use our voice!


    1. Select a slide by placing your name on it.
    2. Use sentence any sentence frame to record a respond at
    3. When you have completed your response, click Save
      • Copy URL and Paste on Slide
      • Create QR Code and paste on Slide


  1. Now that everyone has responded, listen to one response, and reply leaving a comment in the notes section below the slide.
What do you notice?

Click here to edit slides

Click here for a video showing how to embed Vovcaroo

How else might we use student Voices?

Step 4: Now Let's Flipgrid!


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Watch the 3 Minute Video

Click the Green + icon and record a response using frame 3, 4, or 5.


Watch a response left by one of your classmates, and then leave a reply using 3, 4, or 5.

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