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Student Engagement Ideas For Online Environments
5 Ideas to Improve Student Engagement While Online
- USE PEARDECK OR NEARPOD FOR REAL -TIME ENGAGEMENT
(Peardeck and Nearpod) Engaging media and formative assessments to make every lesson interactive and it’s the fastest way to transform presentations into classroom conversations.
2. INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS
(Jamboard and Witeboardfi) Enrich your lesson plans and open up new ways for your students to collaborate with Jamboard. Whiteboard.fi allows you see all your students’ whiteboards in real time but unlike Jamboard, the students only see their own whiteboard and the teacher’s. 10 Jamboard Templates from Ditchthattextbook
3. PLAY ONLINE LEARNING GAMES
(Kahoot!, Quizizz, and Gimkit) Bring students together with online quizzes and polls. Students are engaged and are asking to keep learning!
4. FUN DRAWING GAMES
(Quick, Draw! and Drawize: Draw & Guess) See if AI can guess what you draw! Have students share their screens while they try with Google’s Quick Draw or create a Room and share a code for Drawize and have a competition! Great for bell ringers and closing activities.
5. GAMIFY YOUR CLASSROOM WITH BADGES
(Canvas and Badgr) Award badges & develop a leaderboard to spark competition and engagement with your content.