Tech Talk Roundtable 07-09 | Student Engagement – The Good, The Bad, and the OMG!

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On today’s podcast we’re talking about STUDENT engagement.  What does that mean? Are you paying attention? We hope you are! We also hope that you give us some of your attention as we look at the topic of engagement from three different perspectives.

Lessons Learned

Chris – Sometimes your dog really does eat your homework.

Dennis – New YouTube “Made for Kids” Setting.  New setting for your videos and channels to comply with COPPA https://youtu.be/-JzXiSkoFKw

Daniel – Hidden Reader Mode in Chrome https://www.howtogeek.com/423643/how-to-use-google-chromes-hidden-reader-mode/

Fun Fact

Clouds

A cloud can weigh more than a million pounds. Clouds are not as light and fluffy as they appear. In fact, researchers have found that a single cloud weighs about 1.1 million pounds. How do they know? Well, that number is calculated by taking the water density of a cloud and multiplying it by its volume. Fortunately, the cloud can still “float” at that weight because the air below it is even heavier.

https://bestlifeonline.com/weird-amazing-facts/

Notes & Links

Chris Carter: https://www.learningscientists.org/blog/2019/11/7/interest-and-engagement?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_post_from_the_learning_scientists&utm_term=2019-11-08

Daniel Mendes: http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/feb19/vol76/num05/Diving-Beneath-the-Surface.aspx

Dennis Grice: This Wall Street Journal story looks at a program to use EEG (electroencephalogram) technology with students at a primary school near Shanghai, China. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMLsHI8aV0g

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