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Top Student Engagement Tools

Teachers encounter a lot of problematic experiences whilst doing their job. Those can vary from plagiarized academic papers to lack of student participation in the lesson. The latter can be solved via the use of various engaging technology tools. Through them the students can express their creativity and engage actively in the process of learning. They are interactive and allow the kids to get control over their learning. Here are the top student engagement tools.

Tablets

If you are a teacher, you can make use of tablets. They can prove to be handy for online tests or research. Or you can implement them into delivering the lesson. Also, with access to study tablets, the students have the opportunity to take advantage of different educational apps. Thus, those apps will help them improve and engage more in the lessons.

Laptops

Those are other technological tools that can be used for engaging students. You can use a laptop to deliver your lesson or implement some computer training. They can also be used to make presentations, play instructional videos, or create different interactive learning materials (or use pre-made such).

Social Networks

Usually, when we hear about social networks, we consider that to be a no-no in learning. But actually, one can use that to advance the learning process. For example, you can encourage your students to use social networks for educational purposes. That way they are going to engage more with the lessons. Also, that helps build friendships in the class. For example, you can set up a group chat or a Twitter page for the class and have the students discuss the lessons, share information, and interact with each other outside of class.

Google for Education

This is an interesting resource for students and teachers alike that offers quite useful experience. It contains plenty of valuable information when it comes to new technologies. Google for Education provides plenty of programs, aimed at students.

Google Cultural Institute

That is a great tool that offers access to a huge database of resources. There students can get to understand different cultures. They can also see popular exhibitions from the commodity of their home or classroom. Getting valuable information is free and fast, available anywhere all the time.

Khan Academy

Here students can watch instructional videos, read articles, and solve exercises on a huge variety of subjects absolutely free. You, as a teacher, can give assignments, view infographics, see statistics on how your students are doing. It covers pretty much all normal syllabus subjects and many more. It can be run through a laptop, a tablet, or a smartphone anywhere all the time.

Filmora

That is a free app through which students can create video presentations. Those presentations are going to be given in the form of films. This is a valuable and fun way to get to know more about different subjects.

FunBrain

FunBrain is a website for educational games for students. It features various syllabus subjects. You can use those games for different lessons in order to engage the students more into the topic.

The Radix Endeavor

The Radix Endeavor is aimed at science, technology, engineering, and math. It is an online multiplayer game that promotes

fun active learning on behalf of the students.

Nawmal for School

An engaging online tool that allows students to develop fun movies featuring interesting characters. It also boosts creativity.

Trello

Trello allows for more efficient organization of the assignments. It’s an easy to use too that can be implemented in one’s practice for creating workflow charts. It can prove to be useful for project collaboration.

Class Dojo

An engaging technological tool where students will create avatars and gain or lose points according to their behavior, approach to discussion, as well as different other soft skills. Teachers can also benefit from the option to take attendance and create informational graphs.

Google Forms

Through Google Forms you can give your students an easy way to reach out to you or receive feedback. They can also be used to set a way for your students to answer questions. Here you can provide specific questions or allow students to anonymously post questions. A simple basic form can get you far in terms of students’ engagement.

Kahoot!

With Kahoot! your students will have the options to create quizzes and questionnaires. One can use it to get data for graphic assignments, research, or feedback. It can be played through multiple devices. Also, it feels like a game. Thus, students’ engagement can be easily attained.

Online Encyclopedias

Through online encyclopedias and libraries, the students can get information more efficiently and with less hassle compared to finding that data in books. Also, due to this being a technological tool, students will find it more engaging (after all, they do love technology).

Conclusion

Sure, there may be other educational resources one finds interesting and engaging. Here we pinpointed the main ones in order to give you general guidance on how to engage students in class. Students’ engagement is a vital factor for their comprehension. By participating more actively in their education, students will learn much more and will have fun doing so. Thus, you can try to make sure you are actively engaging your students through technological tools and you’ll certainly see better results.

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