Making Media That Sticks

Welcome to The Digital Educator: Skills for Success webinar series, sponsored by Learning Bird! The webinar was presented live by Tony Vincent on Monday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. Eastern time. A recording of the presentation is available here.

In This Session

There are six principles of sticky ideas according to Dan and Chip Heath, authors of Made to Stick. Sticky ideas are ones that we can plainly understand, clearly remember, and easily retell. When teachers and students make educational media, whether visual, audio or video, we want them to be sticky. Let's look at examples so we can make our own (and our students') ideas stick.

Made to Stick by Dan and Chip Heath is available in a paperback, Kindle eBook, or audiobook.

About the Presenter

The only thing Tony Vincent likes better than teaching is learning. He currently resides in Council Bluffs, Iowa, but he used to teach fifth grade in Nebraska. Since 1998 he’s been a pioneer in digital learning, having a classroom website before many classrooms even had internet access. In 2001 he had a 1:1 classroom full of Palm Pilots, and in 2005 he started one of the first podcasts from an elementary school. Today, Tony is focused on helping teachers empower students with technology.


Example Videos


Finding Images

Finding the right image can be a challenge. You may need to refine your search by entering synonyms. Also:

While you can only download black icons from The Noun Project, there is a way to recolor themRead how.


Finding Videos for Students

Of course you know about finding videos on YouTube. Also try Learning Bird. It has a library full of videos, all made by teachers. The videos indicate which grades they are for, include state standards, and can be sorted by subject.