Leveraging Technology to Engage Students in Discussions
Abstract or Description
Using technology to facilitate an in-class, face-to-face discussion seems counterintuitive; however, using technology like Parlay can increase student preparation for and engagement in Socratic style discussions. This pilot study investigated the use of Parlay in a social studies methods class to see if the use of technology increased student engagement in whole-class discussions. Preliminary findings indicate that participation and engagement did increase throughout the semester; however, participants expressed feelings of frustration when using the technology.
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) conference
New Orleans, LA
Barrow, Elizabeth C..
"Leveraging Technology to Engage Students in Discussions."
Department of Middle Grades and Secondary Education Faculty Presentations.