View profile

It's Still Tuesday People - Issue #16

"Growth hacking is a marketing technique developed by technology startups which uses creativity, anal

Education Hunt

September 22 · Issue #16 · View online
Hi, I'm Sam. I love technology, especially the kind I can use in class. In fact, I love technology even if it isn't for class. I keep a list of resources. They're hand-picked by me, Sam.

“Growth hacking is a marketing technique developed by technology startups which uses creativity, analytical thinking, and social metrics to sell products and gain exposure.” Using principles of growth hacking, it’s possible to drive student engagement through the stratosphere. I call it Engagement Hacking.  
Sean Ellis coined the term in 2010, including a definition of growth hacker anyone could understand. “A person whose true north is growth.” Classroom version? The true north is Student Motivation. Spend 45 seconds uncovering  powerful tools that will help you to increase engagement. 
Do us a favor. Email your classroom challenges to Sam at Education Hunt.  Confounded by an issue in class? That’s cool too. Let us know your struggles, and we will respond with some ideas to get the ball rolling. 

This is Highly - YouTube
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. 

The freshmen who behaves badly with his HTC is the poster boy for a discussion about cell phones and students. Never-mind the pile of studies examining increasing engagement between users and their phones.  Like this recent study showing young adults spend more time on their phones than they do sleeping. 
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.
Sleep Faster bedtime calculator
Young adults spend more time on their phones than in the bed? Not surprising, yet in ways I wont explore today, disappointing. If you ever had the desire to sleep faster  is worth a go. 
A bed time calculator tells you the best time to go to sleep. Input your wake up time, receive suggestions. rolls out multiple times to turn in. Wake between sleep cycles, not in the middle. Sleep faster and possibly feel better.  
Mash Those Buttons
Take a look at the bottom of this issue. We added a button for you to share on Facebook and Twitter. Mash it, your friends will love you.
If you would like your product to be reviewed in Education Hunt contact Sam or follow on Twitter
Did you enjoy this issue?
If you don't want these updates anymore, please unsubscribe here
If you were forwarded this newsletter and you like it, you can subscribe here
Powered by Revue