People are full of talk about sharing content. It’s the new frontier. Teachers lend an ear. I have a hunch that sharing media is your right foot in the door to increased engagement. Lack of reading by young adults is a chief complaint among any seasoned educator. It’s a concern of mine too. Hope isn’t lost. A dash of creativity is needed to fan the flames of interest.
I prefer to guide the discussion away from preventing mischief. Highly is the tool to promote a love of reading and discussion. Highlight things you read on the internet, then share with anyone or everyone.
3 main features of Highly warrant your attention. The flick of a button provides a highlighting tool to save text. Be specific with Highlighted content, share with students allowing them to read for your class on the go. Push relevant content to students when they are most likely to have their phones in hand.
The Bull’s Eye provides a summary. No time wasted. Click the summary and you will be directed to the full article. Set the trap. It’s like a giant red button, you have to click the link. When you are ready to share your highlights click the inbox with an arrow. Use social media or create a link to share. out.
A supplement will never replace a primary resource, and it shouldn’t. Increased engagement isn’t an either/or proposition. Be sure to check in with 30 Second Lesson Plans on YouTube. Next week will feature an in depth review and tutorial of Highly.