Beyond that, I also feel that the notion of considering all perspectives should be central to education. Whether it's in curriculum (as I attempted to do in my unit) or in how your class is run from day to day, it is important to ensure that students know their opinion is valid, but also that there are numerous equally valid opinions that differ from theirs. This also applies to one's attitude toward technology: it's important to include, but don't get too attached to Google or any other one company, and keep yourself aware of the cornucopia of tools available to you online.
The article "Kids Speak Out On Student Engagement" feeds nicely into this as well. According to that article, students' self-reported top three interests in coursework are opportunities to collaborate, chances to use technology, and being able to connect their learning to the real world. In the summative project I had students complete, I made a point of both giving them the chance to use technology (having an option to make a prezi, powerpoint, or other digital presentation) and having them connect what they were doing to the real world (centering it around confronting issues that faced different parts of the globe every day).
I feel that I'm already going a long way toward engaging my students by the standards this article puts forth; in addition to the aforementioned examples, I also constantly demonstrate my love of the subject matter, another trait students find engaging. I have been making an effort lately to get students up and moving more than they had been, with promising results. As the Storify mentions, I try to bring in photos and video clips often to help the content come to life for students. Giving students a choice of formats for their final project ensures that they feel more ownership of the work, and I try to keep things interesting for them. More than anything, I feel that I take great strides to ensure that I meet numbers eight and ten from that list: I try to demonstrate constantly both that I am a human being and that I know they are too.