Student Engagement

Web 2.0 Tools

The Power of Words

What's the big deal?

Engagement leads to better learning opportunities and enjoyment. We all know that, but nobody is intentionally disengaging, right?


What can you do to better student engagement?

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Students can easily create webpage-like projects with pictures, videos, text, and links.

Smore

  • Free tool, sign up at Smore.com
  • Create online posters
  • Easy to use




Student Example


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Mind maps are a great way to formatively and summatively assess students. The collaborative features are a bonus!

Popplet

  • Free tool, sign up at Popplet.com
  • Limit of 5 accounts (delete when not in use)
  • App available for iOS

Basic Example

Complex Example

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THINGLINK: Use as a presentation tool! Students will love the way you incorporate pictures into lessons.

Thinglink

  • Free tool, sign up at Thinglink.com
  • Apps available for Android and iOS
  • Classroom version is a little overwhelming


Example

Directions

Learn in under 5 minutes

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STORYBIRD: Creative storytelling and beautiful artwork!

Storybird

  • Free, online book creator, sign up at Storybird.com
  • Limited to 35 students with free version
  • Must import students to create usernames



Example


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Infographics

Infogram


  • free, basic use
  • design and data display



Piktochart


  • free, basic use
  • maps!
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Join Me for a Final Discussion

Where is this all going?

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21st Century Literacy Teacher Cover Letter

What does it mean for me?

Students are going to be in jobs that do not yet exist. We must prepare them to be creative, collaborative, and flexible thinkers.

Andrea Noonan- Technology Integration Specialist, West Fargo