Educational Technology to Engage Students

In your group, talk about these questions:

What is your school’s philosophy of technology? 1-1? BYOD?

How are you integrating technology

What is a time technology really supported your instruction?

What is a time technology didn't work or hindered instruction?

Which of these would you like to know more about?

Student Products

Formative Assessment

Presentation Options

f2f Tools

Examples of a backchannel

Student Products

What tools or products are your students using now?

Today's Meet - another example of a backchannel

Examples of Student Products

Mind Maps

  • Help organize thinking
  • Show relationships
  • Brainstorming and outlining - especially with groups

Some mInd map tools:

  • Inspiration - iPad
  • Mindomo - easy collaboration features
  • Simplemind


  • Introductions
  • Book Reports
  • Geography - Maps

Podcasts - Interviews, practice vocabulary, auditory strength

  • Voice Recorder - iPad
  • Vicaroo - online
  • Online Voice Recorder

Infographics - Graphic visualization

  • Piktochart
  • Canva
  • PicCollage

Infographic made with Spark Post

Cartoons or Comics - Visual Stories

  • Makebeliefs Comix - online and iPad
  • Piston - online and iPad
  • Strip Generator - online

Padlet - make a report that incorporates images, text, video

  • Book Reviews
  • Story Telling
  • Can Collaborate with others

Story Bird - Great for literacy, writing

Presentation Options beyond ppt or Slides

Microsoft Sway - Example with School Funding - started with ppt

Spark Video - can easily be student product also - example of how to complete a box on the MoPTA Lesson Plan

Spark Page - Spark Page of School Venues

Screencast-o-matic or Screencastify - Record yourself while demonstrating from your computer

f2f Engagement - how to keep students "with you"

Nearpod - You control their screen and can enter questions along the way

EdPuzzle - Embed questions in a video

Video about Hattie's Mindframes of Effective Teachers

Formative Assessment

Socrative - Another online quiz app login:

Padlet - Very versatile - can use for beginning of class, exit tickets, discussions

Quizlet Live - Create online Flashcards and then quiz students in class

Great for learning soft skills of teamwork, problem-solving, how to handle differences


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