7 Digital tools for student engagement across all grade levels

Neo LMS

As we head into the spring, we may notice a decrease in student engagement. For some students, there have been midterm exams, extended school breaks, or we find ourselves in the middle of standardized testing season. Digital tools for student engagement no matter the grade level.

Enhance Student Engagement with Virtual Social Learning Spaces

Catlin Tucker

” Most teachers include some form of the word “engagement” in their answers. So, it makes sense that teachers are frustrated when they feel like students are not engaging. These spaces provide an avenue for students to learn from and with each other.

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How an LMS can help teachers keep older students engaged

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published on February 4, 2020, in Open Access Government. How an LMS can help teachers keep older students engaged. Here’s how the use of an LMS can help teachers keep older students engaged: Better organization of resources.

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BetterLesson and Adobe release 300+ strategies for creativity, student engagement

eSchool News

As educators across the country work tirelessly to provide engaging lessons in new and ever-changing environments, there are still understandable concerns about low student engagement, low teacher morale , and a lack of professional development to meet teacher and students’ needs.

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As Student Engagement Falls, Colleges Wonder: ‘Are We Part of the Problem?’

ED Surge

As the pandemic progresses, professors are sharing stories about what feels to them like widespread student disengagement. In their anecdotes, fewer students are showing up to class and turning work in on time (or at all). The chatbot is not doing the coursework for the students.

Student Engagement Strategies for Pandemic Teaching (Closing Keynote by Jen Giffen) – SULS0130

Shake Up Learning

The post Student Engagement Strategies for Pandemic Teaching (Closing Keynote by Jen Giffen) – SULS0130 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Jen shares some AH-mazing student engagement strategies that work in this crazy, COVID world! Amplify Student Voice.

6 ways to boost student engagement in online/virtual classrooms.

Linways Technologies

But no matter digital or otherwise, one thing all teachers agree about student-teacher interaction is the engagement. Students should be engaged and made to be a part of the class. It’s only obvious that engagement is different too.

How to improve student engagement and interactions in your classrooms using Linways LMS.

Linways Technologies

If teaching is an art, keeping the students engaged is the craft of that art. In the post-COVID scenario, student engagement and student-centric learning are going to play huge roles in the education industry. Accessibility.

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Texas’ Corpus Christi Independent School District Expands Partnership with Discovery Education by Selecting New, TEKS-Aligned Mystery Science to Support Deeper Student Engagement in Science

eSchool News

CHARLOTTE, NC —Texas’ Corpus Christi Independent School District (CCISD) today announced it has expanded its partnership with Discovery Education , which has supported student learning across the school system since 2017. All CCISD educators enjoy access to the Discovery Education Community.

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. Here is the basic approach: Reimagine what students (and you) do before class: Mazur’s new method puts a premium on motivating and rewarding pre-class work.

A Simple Lesson Structure for Fostering Student Engagement #engaginglitminds

Reading By Example

Beginning dialogic engagement in the classroom simply requires getting children invested in an issue they can relate to and on which they have different perspectives and helping them engage each other’s perspectives. Engaging Literate Minds, pg. Access. Engagement.

Jumpstart Engagement With Interactive Whiteboard Classroom Technology

ViewSonic Education

In fact, interactive whiteboards have astonishing potential to make learning more engaging and effective in many surprising ways. In the early 1990s, concerns about chalk dust and students with allergies prompted the transition to whiteboards. Students can see their notes.

How to manage assessments in the blended classroom

Neo LMS

Schools have taken big steps towards using online resources and tools, but we can expect online learning to have a more important role in students’ education due to the pandemic. Blended instruction depends on aspects such as teacher training, access to technology, and funds.

Assessments in higher education

Linways Technologies

What is an Assessment. Assessment, is a series of measurements that uses various methods and techniques, to collect data on student learning in order to refine teaching programs and improve student learning capabilities. What are the different types of assessments.

10 Top tips for creating more effective online learning forums

Neo LMS

It takes some trial and error to figure out what works and what doesn’t for a particular group of students. Online learning forums are the most accessible way to engage students. However, not all students are familiar with old-school forum structures.

Formative Assessment: Collecting Data & Designing Differentiated Learning Experiences in Class or Online

Catlin Tucker

The more physical distance between the teacher and the learner, the more challenging it is to collect formative assessment data consistently. Teachers learn so much from listening to their students engaging in conversation or observing them as they work through a problem or task.

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 approach requires committing to careful rethinking of some of the most sacred features of a course, it leads to a much higher level of student and teacher engagement. Here is the basic approach: Reimagine what students (and you) do before class: Mazur’s new method puts a premium on motivating and rewarding pre-class work.

A definitive blog about assessments in online education

Linways Technologies

What is an Assessment. Assessment is a series of measurements that use various methods and techniques, to collect data on student learning in order to refine teaching programs and improve student learning capabilities. Each question in an assessment should ask: .

Access does not equal equity

The Hechinger Report

Maker Academy teacher Gerry Irrizary assisting students in his Design Principles class. First, its teachers are rarely standing at the front of the classroom dispensing facts and figures for students to dutifully transcribe. Instead, they’re constantly on the move, going from table to table facilitating group discussions and providing feedback as students work. Second, the students reflect the racial diversity of the city. We focus a lot on student engagement.

4 Projects that Go Beyond Traditional Assessment – SULS0111

Shake Up Learning

The post 4 Projects that Go Beyond Traditional Assessment – SULS0111 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Jen shares ideas that will help teachers go BEYOND traditional assessments like reports, essays, presentations, and cookie-cutter assignments. Beyond Traditional Assessment.

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. First, this work takes a deficit-based approach, where students lacking knowledge or skills can be viewed as less than capable than their higher-achieving peers.

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. First, this work takes a deficit-based approach, where students lacking knowledge or skills can be viewed as less than capable than their higher-achieving peers.

CenterPoint’s Illustrative Mathematics Certified and EL Education Aligned Assessments Now Integrated with Kiddom’s High-Quality Digital Curriculum to Support Learning and Instruction

eSchool News

The partnership will provide educators and students with instant access to high-quality assessments aligned to the curriculum already being used in their classrooms. Interim assessments are administered throughout a school year and are key to supporting learning.

How to Assess Inclusiveness in Teaching

ED Surge

Moore have organized the self-assessment tool into three sections: The context and design of your course. Jenks stressed that “the most important thing is thinking about the syllabus from a student’s perspective.”

How to Use Video to Engage Learners

edWeb.net

Students are using video daily—creating, watching, and reviewing. During the edLeader Panel, “ Learn How to Unlock Personalized Learning and Student Engagement with Video Editing ,” the presenters explained what they look for in video software, how they use it, and why.

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Stop working off a deficit model with 3 assessment ideas that support student individuality

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Whenever things go awry in the use of this technology (often due to user error), my students like to say, “This SMART board isn’t very smart , is it?” Results pinpoint a student’s knowledge to a specific list of skills. We need assessments that can facilitate that growth. .

How Has the Pandemic Changed the Way Educators Think About Homework?

ED Surge

Instead, he crafted an entirely new curriculum that he felt would better resonate with students, a series of reading and writing assignments that looked at the stages of grief. “I That just decreases the chances of them engaging in the next class,” he says.

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

edWeb.net

We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. According to Matt Renwick, Author and Principal of Mineral Point Unified School District, WI, in a recent edWebinar , complex authentic student learning experiences require complex assignments that not only demonstrate content knowledge but should also gauge enthusiasm, communication skills and habits of mind.

Stop working off a deficit model with 3 assessment ideas that support student individuality

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Whenever things go awry in the use of this technology (often due to user error), my students like to say, “This SMART board isn’t very smart , is it?” Results pinpoint a student’s knowledge to a specific list of skills. We need assessments that can facilitate that growth. .

Data Demands Action — Not Just a Dashboard

Edsurge

At the end of every academic year, school leaders routinely ponder what they could have done differently to better help their students succeed. State assessments and report cards, for example, arrive too late to be actionable. Student: You have homework due tomorrow.

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How A Single Platform Enables Successful Co-Teaching and Engagement in Remote Learning

Edsurge

Their strategy—which included using Pear Deck’s platform —was supportive and engaging. Even the quietest students participated. Working in a separate room, Nesler’s co-teacher couldn’t see students' responses to assessments and questions on Pear Deck’s teacher dashboard.

4 Critical Characteristics of High-Quality Instructional Content

Edsurge

K-12 educators are increasingly turning to digital resources to enhance instruction and address student needs. K-12 educators are increasingly turning to digital resources to enhance instruction and address student needs. To Meet Students’ Needs!

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How a Feedback Tool Improves Both Instruction and Student Outcomes for This Math Teacher

Edsurge

Krystina Wood As a 13-year veteran at Toledo High School in Toledo, Washington, Wood was looking for a way to improve her feedback loop with students. The COVID-19 pandemic forced her to try something recommended by her student teacher. Free Math allows students to show their work.

In School, Learning and Workforce Prep Go Hand in Hand

edWeb.net

But students must be able to carry what they learn from school to the real world where they will ultimately live and work. Then he learned that a 9th-grade student—who excelled academically in 6th grade—was pregnant. edWeb Blog back to school career development student engagement

Renaissance Offers Unlimited, Free Access to More Than 6,500 Digital Books and News Articles

eSchool News

To highlight the importance of daily reading during the COVID-19 pandemic, Renaissance , a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, is offering unlimited free access to myON digital books and news articles from February 1–7, 2021.

Renaissance Offers Unlimited, Free Access to More Than 6,500 Digital Books and News Articles

eSchool News

To highlight the importance of daily reading during the COVID-19 pandemic, Renaissance , a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, is offering unlimited free access to myON digital books and news articles from February 1–7, 2021. In fact, research shows that kids with access to at least 500 books at home are more likely to graduate high school, while kids with minimal access to books often don’t make it past grade 9.*.

Four Ways to Redefine Parent Teacher Conferences—With a Little Help from Ironman

Edsurge

In contrast, my own parent-teacher conferences were student-centered—creating space for meaningful discussion about things other than grades. I provided students with a superhero’s historical financials and challenged them to figure out a way to redirect more cash towards their characters’ “superhero needs.” Mom, this is the project I want to show you,” said one student. That’s unfortunate, because students today move fast and are incredibly tech-savvy.

5 Ways That Digital Portfolios Can Expand Learning Opportunities

Edsurge

As educators sift through numerous edtech tools in search of meaningful ways to connect, engage and share with their students, the following questions are helpful to consider: Students are more likely to stay motivated and engaged when they have a say in how the work will be completed.

How a Focus on Daily Improvement Helped This District Surpass Its Growth Goals

Edsurge

For example, just 27 percent of Paragould’s middle school students scored proficient in math, compared with a statewide average higher than 40 percent. Teachers and administrators came together to set a growth goal and create a structured program to monitor and support students’ daily, weekly and monthly progress. Aiming to hit that target, district leaders established a clear plan: Identify the learning gaps for each student.

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This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

Edsurge

Although the district had successfully implemented conceptual approaches to math instruction for several years, the shifts in the new standards were challenging for some students. We knew we needed to do something to support all students,” says Perez, “especially English learners and students with disabilities.” We knew we needed to do something to support all students, especially English learners and students with disabilities. Students can see examples.