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

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

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

EDPuzzle Easily engage your students with video. Pick a video, add your magical touch and track your students’ understanding.

Flippity – Turn a Google Spreadsheet into a set of online flashcards, MadLibs, game show, and other cool stuff.

Kahoot! – Make learning fun with this free game-based learning platform. Choose any subject, in any language, on any device, for any age!

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

Dotstorming – Create an online 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 – Collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices. 

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What web tools or classroom technology do you use to enhance engagement with your students? Please share in the comments below!

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