For a teacher, popsicle sticks are a randomization tool. You can write student names on them, stick them in a jar, and then use them to help you, as the teacher, to be unbiased when calling on students or picking a student for a job. Let's not forget that the popsicle sticks are a tool for you as the teacher. We should not confuse a randomization process for choosing engagement as helping to heighten levels of actual engagement.
"Threatening possible engagement is not the same as actually being engaged," said me as a 5th grader.
With a critical eye, look at your classroom instruction. Is there any process in your day that is causing you to inadvertently manifest the above scenario, where compliance is the real goal and possible engagement is used as a threat for compliance? Is this really what you wanted?
This used to be on my wall when I was in Bering Strait School District as the Distance Learning Facilitator. This was the Student Broadcasting Team event streaming model that we developed back in 2007 and was the one that I used the entire time that I was in BSSD. I still refer back to it today as one of the best models for live broadcasting in rural Alaska. Two things that are missing from the diagram are the DataVideo mixer and the Skype Chat. When we used the DataVideo hardware it went between the “Video Mixer” computer and the Tandberg and was used to connect additional cameras. We also almost always had a Public Skype Chat going for every event. Students moderated the chat. Skype discontinued Public Chats a few years ago, unfortunately.Live event streaming with this setup allowed for a lot of flexibility, lots of camera angles (especially when we added the DataVideo mixer for an additional four video cameras), commentator/interview mics, simultaneous VTC and internet stream…
An effective way to facilitate your organization's social media presence is to use Facebook as a hub. If you don't have a Page already, create a Facebook Page for your school or district. Also, create a Twitter account for your school or district. Make sure that you are logged in to your organization’s Twitter account and then visit http://www.facebook.com/twitter. This page will help you link your Facebook Page to your Twitter account.
Once this is set up, anything posted to your organization’s Facebook Page, by you or other Page administrators, will repost on your Twitter account automatically.