A real-world connection would be engaging because they can make a connection with their own lives.
We could talk about current events before the lesson and connect it to past events. You could also read a book about past/current events and discuss misconceptions or potential bias within the book. These would be an examples of a real-world connection.
Community Fair where students do research on a foundation, after school program, community organization. Students go to their organization of choice to volunteer and then present their experience and findings at the Community Fair.
Students can look at a smoothie recipe and figure out now much of each ingredient they need if they want to double it and/or make all of the units the same. The teacher can then make the recipe up front in the class according to the students' calculations and share it with them.
service learning as a class- the class comes up with an issue they are passionate about. Rather that be in the school or in the community. The class than votes out of the list of issues they are most passionate about. They then plan how they can conduct a service activity they can do as a class. This has the potential to integrate all subjects.
ASL class raises money for the Deaf community through offering mini ASL lessons to other classes in the school.
The ideas, reflections, and questions generated before, during, and after Digital Age Teaching sessions help us rethink teaching and learning. Examining why we do what we do can only make us better.