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With advertising, social media, and constant notifications, it’s harder than ever to maintain attention – especially in the classroom. How can we keep students’ attention and engage them in meaningful learning? It’s all about flipping the Attention Switch in our students’ brains.
Come discover what keeps students connected to learning using both digital and hands-on analog strategies. Along the way, we’ll take a page from social media’s book to see how YouTube trends draw in today’s learners, and why a certain now-defunct social media platform failed to stand the test of time. You’ll walk away with practical, concrete steps for reliably engaging students as well as big picture ideas for re-centering organic engagement in your classroom.
Matt Miller is a blogger, author, speaker and educator with more than 10 years of classroom experience. He’s the author of five books: Ditch That Textbook, Ditch That Homework, Don’t Ditch That Tech, Tech Like a PIRATE, and Do More with Google Classroom. Matt is a Google Certified Innovator, PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator and two-time Bammy! Awards nominee. His Ditch That Textbook blog encourages tens of thousands of educators in more than 100 countries to use technology and creative ideas in teaching. Reach him at matt@DitchThatTextbook.com or on Twitter at @jmattmiller.