By BARRY FISCHER, District 518

April 29, 2016 on Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON — In 2013, Gallup’s State of America’s Schools report stated that 55 percent of U.S. K-12 students are “engaged” in their education, 28 percent are not engaged and 17 percent are actively disengaged. Technology can be one of the keys to increasing engagement in our classrooms.

First of all, let’s set the record straight — technology in the hands of a student is not necessarily engaging. Handing a tablet to a student is not engaging. However, it is how we craft the learning experience with great lesson delivery and technology as a tool.

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