Tending to draw favorable attention or interest. “For engagement through technology to be effective, the tool should help focus students’ attention on the learning goals and the task at hand rather than distract from it. One element of a truly engaged learner is an environment of active learning. Active Learning occurs when students are dynamically focused on the learning goals and not just busy doing what looks like learning.” (Kolb, 2017)

Tech Connection to Classroom: A few examples of instructional strategies effectively used in conjunction with a technology tool would be monitoring, think-alouds, modeling, and other reflective practices drawn from literacy learning ( Duke & Pearson, 2001).