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8 Techniques and Tools for Creating Lessons That Actively Engage Students

by Kelly Walsh on November 1, 2016



A Fresh Look at Ideas and Tools to Create Lessons & Assignments That Don’t Bore Students

A couple years ago, I wrote the article 8 Engaging Ways to use Technology in the Classroom to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring. This article offers dozens of powerful free tech tools, and ideas for using them to create fun lessons that position students to create their own learning experiences.

While a few years in real time can be like a decade in “tech time”, these ideas are as fresh and relevant now as the moment I first wrote them.

When I stumbled across this article again recently, it struck me that was a great target for a “make-over”. Some content is just ideal for re-creation in another format. Turning a post like this into a slide deck provides a vehicle that allows for a more gradual exploration of the ideas and resources offered in it. It shines a light on the concepts and tools being written about.

If you like this, click on over to Slideshare and check out our other great presentations! 






Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer at The College of Westchester, in White Plains, NY, where he also teaches. In 2009, Walsh founded He frequently delivers presentations and training on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. His eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book is available here. Walsh became the Community Administrator for the Flipped Learning Network in June of 2016. In his "spare time" he also writes, records, and performs original music ... stop by and have a listen!

[Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, or those of other writers, and not those of my employer. - K. Walsh]

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