A Beginner’s Guide to Increasing Student Engagement through Technology
Julie McDowell and Chelsey Anastasoff
It is indisputable that student learning and cognition increases when student engagement is maximized. The more students are engaged and the more teachers can determine the true level of engagement and understanding occurring in a lesson, the higher the academic outcomes. This book proposes simple methods for integrating technology into teaching pedagogy and creating a student-centered, collaborative, differentiated, constructivist classroom environment. The book is designed with lessons that are intentionally generic because we want teachers to focus on the possibilities and adaptability of the lessons and not on the specifics of the lessons themselves.