Engaging Students

Published at Nov 19, 2015
Useful #edtech ideas for your class

PRESENTATION OUTLINE

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Technology supports good teaching

and should assist quality instruction
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Measuring Engagement

  • .5 increase in semester GPA
  • College study on profs using Twitter
  • Engagement doubled!
WHAT VALUE DOES TECHNOLOGY ADD?

A study on student engagement and Twitter:
http://on.mash.to/1hmchET

Not sure how to start?

There's help!
The Medieval Helpdesk:
http://youtu.be/xFAWR6hzZek

Contact info:
Andrea McKay
@McKay_Vikings
amckay@jpsmail.org
JHS: 517-841-3705
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Change Reality

with Aurasma
Download the Aurasma app.

Basic tutorial for creating Auras can be found at bit.ly/mcpd120

Follow "AndreaMcKay" on Aurasma to view the aura attached to this slide!
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Why Love Aurasma?

  • Generates excitement
  • Free!
  • Attach to homework
  • Bloom's and Webb's
See Aurasma in action:
http://youtu.be/JrMxVmvBAVg

An elementary school using Aurasma:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qRcIek4NY0&feature=share&list=PLYk2ySKukLs6Fih_6xze0EYRyGJguDYCF

Erin Klein's Aurasma tutorial:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-to-Make-an-Aurasma-Augmented-Reality-Video-708830
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Many possibilities

  • Bring characters to life
  • Book reports or textbook
  • School or community tour
  • Yearbook or newspaper
  • Word walls
Aurasma in my classroom:
http://mckaypassingnotes.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/augmenting-classroom-reality/
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More Possibilities

  • Leadership Day
  • Historical characters
  • Works of art
  • Posters and visuals
  • Résumé or business cards

GOsoapbox

  • Analyze images
  • Free up to 30 users
  • Multiple classes
  • Share responses on readings
  • Poll
To create an account, go to app.gosoapbox.com

Click "Join Now"

I've used GoSoapBox to:
- poll on a topic
- poll to see how thinking changed
- analyze what was learned with discussion
- have students defend an answer
- complete review questions as a class

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app.gosoapbox.com

916-410-308
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Infuse learning

  • Import class lists
  • Draw responses
  • Change language
  • Link to videos
  • Correct self-paced quizzes
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student.infuselearning.com

Room ID: 60702
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Google Forms

  • Assignment submission
  • Personalize Learning
  • Embed on website or share links
  • Formative assessments
  • Exit tickets
To create a Google Form, you need to login to Google Drive.

Here's a quick tutorial on creating an assignment submission form from YouTube. This only works if their work is shared online with a link (used in Google Drive):
http://youtu.be/YAtHbPSx5lU

You can view responses in meaningful ways!

View examples at mckayappsych.weebly.com

assignment submission form

Formative assessment

Meaningful results

If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything.

I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes. (John Wooden)
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