Engaging Learners

CAFE Connect - September 2018

How has student engagement evolved in your classroom this year?

What digital resources or strategies are making the difference for your students?

This page is dedicated to the incredible digital resources and activities Neuqua Educators are using to engage students as part of the learning process during the 2018-19 School Year.

Adobe Spark is an incredible storytelling and visual design tool. In fact, it is three tools in one.

Book Creator is one of the easiest way to make, read and share interactive books on any device. Let's get creative.

Flipgrid is a website that supports student voice. Educators can post topics and students respond through recorded webcam videos.

Google's Applied Digital Skills is an online curriculum that connects teachers and students to skills that we all need to be digital problem solvers. The curriculum consists of ready-to-use video lessons with real-life applications.

Google Autodraw is a web-based app powered to take a users' drawings and transform them into alternatives created by artists to replace the original image.

Google Classroom is a two-way communication resource for teachers to make announcements, distribute materials, assign and collect assignments, and provide feedback to their students.

Google Keep is a digital stick note board that allows users to create quick notes, to do lists, reminders, and more. The Google Keep Notepad is integrated in Google Docs and Google Slides.

Google Earth is a digital resource that gives users the opportunity to explore the world using satellite imagery.

HyperDocs are interactive learning frameworks that replace the worksheet/lecture method of delivering instruction. HyperDocs engage learners with content supported by the 4 Cs of Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, and Creativity.

Newsela is data base of articles tailored for classroom use that include built in assessments, reading levels, and instructional practices.

The Noun Project has over 1 million high-quality icons from Noun Project. There is a Google Slides Add-on and a Google Docs Add-on.

Padlet is a digital bulletin board where students and teachers can post messages, collaborate, reflect, share links, share videos, and share pictures.

Pear Deck is a Google Slides add-on that allows educators to add interactive questions directly to new or exiting Google Slides Presentations.

Quizlet is designed to help students engage and explore essential vocabulary. Quizlet-live is one feature that supports whole class vocabulary exploration through gamification.

Screencastify is a screen-casting extension for Google Chrome that provides an easy way to record a video and save it to the Google Drive or YouTube.

TED-Ed is a site committed to sparking curiosity in the classroom and provides video-based lessons to engage learners.

The Unsplash Photos Add-on is a Google Slides Add-on that allows users to insert free HD photos from the Unsplash Collection in any slides presentation.

Share Your Thoughts, Resources, Questions, and Activities Connected to Student Engagement

“None of us is as smart as all of us” ― Ken Blanchard