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To tackle school climate, rethink student engagement

The Christensen Institute

These teams could strategically revamp school disciplinary measures with the goal of giving students more opportunities to reform their behavior—without sacrificing classroom learning or exacerbating their risk of run-ins with the law. In part, this has to be a conversation about race: harsh disciplinary practices represent just one barrier to ensuring that schools provide students of all racial backgrounds with a safe environment where they can learn and succeed. Indeed, schools were never purposefully constructed to kindle student engagement.

10 Things That Happen When Students Engage in Design Thinking

The Principal of Change

John Spencer , a great friend and amazing thinker, has a course on “Design Thinking for Teachers”, that is happening now.  I know John is very thoughtful about his work, and has helped many educators embrace “Design Thinking” in their classrooms, in a way that is easy to connect with, yet powerful for students. They move from engaged to empowered.

Increase Student Engagement with the Top Hat Lecture Platform

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Chromebooks and G Suite for Education Boost Student Engagement and Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Google surveys examine the impact of their products and apps in K–12 education. Classroom Hardware Notebooks

4 Practices for Increasing Student Engagement

Edutopia

Nicholas Provenzano Student Engagement Spend the first five minutes of each class focusing on your students as people. Then keep them engaged through the agency of makerspaces, PBL, or Genius Hour/20 Time Photo credit: Kevin Jarrett via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Igniting Student Engagement: A Roadmap for Learning

Edutopia

John McCarthy Student Engagement Key strategies to ensure student engagement include being authentic, introducing units with meaningful launch events, and letting students know what outcomes to expect

(Re)Defining Student Engagement

Reading By Example

“The best evidence for student engagement is what students are saying and doing as a consequence of what the teacher does, or has done, or has planned.” Engagement (student involvement in instruction) can be described in a variety of ways. ” Every student who was ready took her up on the challenge. ” – Charlotte Danielson.

How to Determine if Student Engagement is Leading to Learning

MindShift

Engagement Does Not Always Equate to Learning. No matter where I am, whether it is a physical location or virtual, I am always hearing conversations about how technology can be used to engage students effectively. Engagement, after all, is the impetus for learning in my opinion. The allure of engagement can be blinding as well as misleading.

Actively Learn: Increase Student Engagement with Informational Text

Class Tech Tips

Actively Learn is a reading platform that can be used to monitor student engagement in reading.  It’s a customizable online tool that can be used to achieve different goals.  As opposed to a standard reading program, this online reading platform can be used to promote collaboration and discussion while giving teachers a way to assess student understanding […].

School implements standing desks to boost student engagement

eSchool News

As educators turn their attention to how physical learning environments can influence student learning, more companies are responding to the demand for flexible and innovative classroom furniture. Pasadena high school realizes benefits of active learning with standing desks. Ergotron, Inc. Next page: What educators think of the standing desks. News Top News

Understanding Student Engagement

eSpark

Effective 21st century educators are less concerned with running quiet, orderly classrooms, and more concerned with meeting the needs of every student and inspiring a lifelong love of learning. More and more teachers are turning to real world activities and digital content to motivate and excite students. What does student engagement look like? Choice. Interaction.

Increasing student engagement, by design

Turn to Your Neighbor

One of Mazur’s philosophies that infuses everything I do as an educator is that people learn best when they are engaged. While the approached requires committing to careful rethinking of some of the most scared features of a course, it leads to a much higher level of student and  teacher engagement. For example, when his Flute created by Mazur’s AP50 students.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap

Reading By Example

Solutions in the past have included extending the school day, increasing expectations through common standards, and holding schools and educators accountable for student learning through high-stakes tests. However, these gaps were created before many students even took their first steps through the school doors. Principals would need to find better ways to assess student learning.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap

Reading By Example

Solutions in the past have included extending the school day, increasing expectations through common standards, and holding schools and educators accountable for student learning through high-stakes tests. However, these gaps were created before many students even took their first steps through the school doors. Principals would need to find better ways to assess student learning.

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Student Engagement and Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Pillar #5: Student Engagement and Learning Many of us firmly believe in technology’s potential to transform the teaching and learning cultures of schools. Whether it is used to enhance lessons, assess learning, engage students, or unleash creativity, technology has a defined role in a variety of school functions. For many students, school does not reflect real life.

What Does the Future of Assignments Look Like?

Chalkup

Student Engagement Teachers EdTechUpdate LMSOur newsletter subscribers got a sneak peek of this piece last week. Now, we're sharing with all of our readers and asking you to tell us what assignments will look like in the future. Tweet us your idea at @Chalkupedu or leave your two cents in the comments. We're game to offer a guest post to our favorite replies.

5 Tips for Student Engagement and Concept Retention

Securly

That’s incredibly lengthy relative to the the average human attention span of 8 seconds.  In today’s world, students need even less than 8 seconds to access information or find an answer to their question with search engines and online databases. But how can we keep students learning and engaged amidst so many other distractions of 2016? Connect with your students.

Library 2.0 Sponsored Webinar - "Student Engagement Through Library-led Gamification" with Tasha Squires

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Presents: "Student Engagement Through Library-led Gamification" With: Tasha Squires Learning Resource Center Teacher at O’Neill Middle School Library Date + Time: Wednesday, August 17th 10am EST for one hour (Click on the time link to see the event time in your own time zone.) Students also showed no summer slide after the program. Library 2.0 Sign up HERE.

5 Online Discussion Tools to Fuel Student Engagement

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Your students are both perennially engaged yet conscientious; all are equally eager to raise their hands and share in equitable ways, digging deep into substantial, thought-provoking topics. But in reality most students just don't come to us with the skills for this type of out-loud, on-the-spot discourse. Of course, our students are definitely capable; we just have to help them get there. But online discussion activities are one great way to give your students a leg up; use them as scaffolding for the "real" thing. Sounds great, right? Chalkup.

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Using Skype and Music to Reach New Levels of Student Engagement– Jed Dearybury, USA

Daily Edventures

life-long musician, Dearybury believes that music speaks to his students in a way that words alone cannot. Last year, Dearybury took his students’ love of music to the next level with a Skype in the Classroom global music exchange. He and his students played the piano and sang for students in Kenya, Venezuela and several U.S. He’s even met President Obama. Enjoy!

Slowing Down to Learn: Mindful Pauses That Can Help Student Engagement

MindShift

Inserting longer pauses throughout classroom instruction time can help students and educators open up to greater possibilities. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Big Ideas featured full-image mindfulness

Three Ways to Increase Student Engagement in Reading

Reading By Example

The research is clear: If a student is not motivated to read and is not engaged in the text, all of the strategy instruction a teacher might provide may be for naught (Guthrie and Klauda, 2014; Ivey, 2014; Wanzek et al, 2014). That is why it is critical that we make reading meaningful so that students make meaning out of what they are reading and become lifelong readers. 2014). Effects

Student Engagement Still Low in U.S. Schools

Reading By Example

I don’t often repost other bloggers’ content, so when I do… Scott McLeod shared on his blog survey results from Gallup about the level of engagement in learning that secondary students are experiencing. When 1 million students state that they become less engaged the more years they spend in school, this is a cause for alarm.

PDF Copy Available of “Student Engagement and the Opportunity Gap”

Reading By Example

My last three posts have addressed the opportunity gap and student engagement in schools. To read each post in chronological order, click here , here , and then here. This series was spurred by a writing activity I was asked to complete for a district leadership position I interviewed for today. Click here to access the combined and final version of all three posts in PDF format. It’s too long (~3500 words) to submit to a magazine or journal for possible publication. Thank you to the commenters on the original posts for offering helpful feedback during the writing process.

Student Engagement Platform ClearScholar Raises $1.25M in Seed Round

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How do you engage university students, hear their concerns, and give them both the information that they need and want? ClearScholar , a student engagement platform where students can receive notifications, store information and virtually interact with their university,  today announced it has received $1.25 After 17 years at Harrison, Konesco had seen enough students disengaged from the campus. Even more frustrating was experiencing firsthand how difficult it was to hear and address many student’s concerns.

Increase Student Engagement With These Great Writing Tools Today!

TeacherCast

Is writing really becoming a “lost art,” as older generations would say? Their Their thinking is understandable when they read a text message that says, “u r my bff – lol. ttyl.” It’s like a foreign language to a grandparent who has not stayed “current” and yet who understands other text like POTUS, SCOTUS, EPA and IRS.… … Friends of TeacherCast

2 Tech Tools to Keep Students Engaged & Alert

MiddleWeb

With the goal of encouraging learning at school and beyond, Curtis Chandler describes two free tech tools to help get students and the school year off to a good start: Poll Everywhere will quickly spark discussion and the Remind app will keep everyone on track. Class Apps Quick Communication classroom conversation Curtis Chandler deeper thinking online poll parent contacts Poll Everywhere Remind reminders

14 Messages Every Student Needs To Hear From You

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The post 14 Messages Every Student Needs To Hear From You appeared first on TeachThought. Student Engagement

Learn How To Create Great Videos To Increase Student Engagement: You Can Do It! by @SamPatue

My Paperless Classroom

The post Learn How To Create Great Videos To Increase Student Engagement: You Can Do It! Learn some tips and tricks about starting your own YouTube channel to support your classroom today! by @SamPatue appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. My Paperless Classroom

4 Ways Your LMS Can Increase Student Engagement

Gaggle Speaks

It’s becoming increasingly harder to keep students’ attention. Search any educational website or blog (including this one) and you’ll find a wealth of articles and suggestions on how to stimulate student engagement and how to get students to become active participants in their learning. Allow students to upload video responses to discussion boards.

Keep Your Students Engaged By Creating Dynamic Lessons

TeacherCast

The hardest part about being a teacher or a professor these days is trying to relate information to students. The most important thing about presentations and lectures is engaging your audience so that they want to pay attention and understand. As terrible as it sounds, you can break through to students if they don’t feel like you are trying to teach them something.

The Need for More Play in School

A Principal's Reflections

In many ways my kids engage in play in unique ways based on their personalities. They love walking the neighborhood engaged in Pokemon Go. Play has to be valued in school and its integration should be a priority if student learning and achievement are the goal. Research has found that play develops students in four ways: physical, cognitive, social, and emotional.

Play Like a Pirate: Fun That Doubles Student Engagement

Fractus Learning

Part of several recent conversations that I’ve had with educators have focused on different levels of student engagement. We started each conversation by discussing the following matrix: The different quadrants of the matrix ask students to think about how challenging a class is and whether they love or hate it. But what if school were fun—for you and your students?

Promote Student Engagement with imakiku

Class Tech Tips

imakiku turns students from passive listeners into engaged learners by leveraging mobile technology.  It enables real-time voting, posting and survey capabilities via smartphones, tablets or laptops. Before class time, teachers can create questions for students with possible answers. Students can submit […]. Teacher Tools polling student engagement voting

5 Ways to Engage Students

Edudemic

These are, as teachers everywhere can attest, the surefire signs of a disengaged student. Teachers know that student engagement is the key to learning retention and having a […]. The post 5 Ways to Engage Students appeared first on Edudemic. The eyes roll back, the mouth scowls, the fingers grip the not-so-secretly hidden cellphone, and the brain checks out.

How Does Social Media Slang Affect Learning?

Edudemic

Articles Featured News Social Media Tools Trends featured guide humor student engagement twitterThe rampant use of social media/texting slang by teenagers is largely due to increased accessibility to mobile phones. How does that effect writing skills? The post How Does Social Media Slang Affect Learning? appeared first on Edudemic.

PDF Copy Available of “Student Engagement and the Opportunity Gap”

Reading By Example

My last three posts have addressed the opportunity gap and student engagement in schools. To read each post in chronological order, click here , here , and then here. This series was spurred by a writing activity I was asked to complete for a district leadership position I interviewed for today. Click here to access the combined and final version of all three posts in PDF format. It’s too long (~3500 words) to submit to a magazine or journal for possible publication. Thank you to the commenters on the original posts for offering helpful feedback during the writing process.

Engagement Does Not Always Equate to Learning

A Principal's Reflections

No matter where I am, whether it is a physical location or virtual, I am always hearing conversations about how technology can be used to effectively engage students. Schools and educators would be wise to take cues from the real world and make concerted efforts to integrate technology with the purpose to increase student engagement. Need more support?

6 Golden Rules For Engaging Students

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Classroom Technology: What’s New For 2017?

Edudemic

Cutting edge teachers will want to ensure that they're up to date on all the latest innovations so their students learn with the best technology of 2017. Articles Featured For Students Trends classroom technology edtech featured online tools student engagement technologyThe post Classroom Technology: What’s New For 2017? appeared first on Edudemic.