Are your students truly engaged during your instruction? Getting, and keeping, students academically engaged may be one of the most difficult aspects of teaching. Classroom technology can help.  

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) says the number one way to increase student engagement is to reach them through technology. “By integrating technology in the classroom, educators can take learning experiences to the next level and significantly improve student performance.”

Increase student engagement in your classroom using some of these simple, online engagement tools in your next lesson.       

EDPuzzle – the easiest way to engage your students with video. Pick a video, add your magical touch and track your students’ understanding

Flippity – allows users to easily turn a Google Spreadsheet into a set of online flashcards, MadLibs, game show, and other cool stuff.

Kahoot! – a free game-based learning platform that makes it fun to learn – any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages!

Safe YouTube – Watch, crop and share safe YouTube videos without comments, ads, or other distractions. Videos can be integrated with Google Classroom or downloaded as an .MP4 file.

QuotesCover– Create beautiful visual quotes as images. Download and share on your favorite social network.

ClipGrab – ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe and many other online video sites. Save the video file to your drive and upload to your classroom site to share with students.

Dotstorming – Dotstorming allows users to create a space for people to post digital sticky notes. Those notes can contain text and or images. Dotstorming takes the process of dot voting online to allow groups of people to collaborate on a topic.

Plickers –  Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices.


Do you have any web tools you use to enhance student engagement in your classroom? We’d love to hear about them! Please share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments below. 


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