For the last few years Google has been reaching out to school districts in an effort to help optimize education using free Google tools such as Google draw, Google Docs, Google Surveys etc.
It’s neat to see how some of these educators are adapting the tools to get their students excited about learning.
Mike Petty is a teacher who found an easy way to increase the engagement of his lesson plans. He took photos of his students and created mini comics in just a few minutes using Google Draw and sprinkled them throughout his lesson plan to help keep the class from drifting off.
I’m pretty sure that if you were to split test the lesson plan with the comics and a lesson plan without the comics, there would be a measurable increase in learning retention amongst the students who had the comics in their lecture.