SDD18: Keep Your Phones Out! “Screenager” Classroom Engagement Tactics
|In the digital age, where attention spans are more limited than ever, how can educators.
Engage and inspire students in their classrooms? Instead of working against technology, my research and experience show that integrating personal technology into the classroom can de-demonize apps such as Instagram and SnapChat by morphing them into learning tools. For example, students can participate in storytelling exercises, including lessons on literary devices, all within their free mobile apps. In this presentation, I will share the tools and tactics that excite and engage students in the college classroom, as well as analyze how the outcomes were impacted. Audience participation exercises will be included, so bring your mobile phone!
Ideas for mobile/digital engagement activities, current industry trends on mobile app usage in college students, instruction on how to use certain apps such as SnapChat in the classroom.
Natalie Bidnick Andreas is a strategic communications professional with a decade of digital strategy, content creation, public relations, online marketing, client management and supervisory experience. She has worked with more than 200 brands on improving and extending their online presence.
Andreas’s expertise has been featured on Bloomberg, Fast Company, PR Daily, and AOL, among others. She holds a B.A. in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs from Southern Methodist University as well as a Master's degree with an emphasis in creative writing from St. Edward's University.