In Challenging Times, Relationships Keep Students Engaged in College Learning

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Many of the students who walk through the doors of community colleges have already been told they are not college material. Nevertheless, these students bring with them their hopes and aspirations—and are depending on college faculty and staff to help them find success.

Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

Digital Promise

Access to technology for all students is a major goal for many schools, companies, and organizations—yet access is only part of the equation. Research suggests that when technology is effectively used in schools, access may help to bridge educational and social gaps (Warschauer & Matuchniak, 2010; Eccles, 2009; National Science Foundation, 2017). middle and high schools for 1,700 students across 22 schools.

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Big Jump in Use of Games, Videos in K-12 Schools, Survey Finds

Marketplace K-12

The number of American teachers using games in classrooms–particularly with younger students–has doubled over the past six years, according to a large survey released last week that measures national ed-tech use. T he 2015 Speak Up survey findings are the latest in a series of reports released each year by the Irvine, Calif.-based This year’s report draws from an online questionnaire of more than 500,000 students, teachers, educators and parents.

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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. For most of us, student engagement begins and ends at raised hands, questions asked, or simply maintaining eye contact. But most teachers have a better understanding of how to interact with students and engage them inside the classroom.

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. Last week our school surveyed almost 100 families about remote instruction. Access. Engagement. This lesson can be an introduction to a poetry unit for elementary students.

America’s great remote-learning experiment: What surveys of teachers and parents tell us about how it went

eSchool News

“America’s great remote-learning experiment: What surveys of teachers and parents tell us about how it went” was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education.

Survey reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

eSchool News

Survey reveals that the majority of classroom educators shy away from social media integration. A new survey finds that just 13 percent of participating educators have used social media as part of their classroom learning. The University of Phoenix College of Education survey of 1,002 U.S. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms.

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. That’s why, in 2019, Discovery Education conducted a comprehensive research study—including a literature review, focus groups, interviews, surveys and an analysis of data usage—across our digital products and platforms. 2016 digital education survey.

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Transform Distance Learning Homework With These 5 Smart Ideas

Edthena

After returning to schools, teachers wonder if distance learning homework assignments offer student benefits. Homework tasks may need to be lightened or modified to be more meaningful for distance learning students. It is essential to avoid putting students at a disadvantage.

Why Deaf Students Need Access to ASL Stories During Distance Learning

MindShift

Exposure to stories in ASL is essential for young Deaf students, she said. But with schools across the country closed amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Deaf children have less access to such stories. They need ASL access, and strong ASL models to develop literacy skills.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom

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Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom. Social media is a main form of communication and connection used by today’s students. A University of Phoenix® College of Education survey conducted online by Harris Poll in April among 1,002 U.S. Although there is reluctance, opportunities exist for teachers to harness social media’s benefits to help students understand how to use digital platforms to promote learning. Survey Methodology.

Close the Digital Learning Gap: How One District Tackled Tech Disparity in the Classroom

Edsurge

The goal was simple: provide students with a well-rounded education—including technology competency—designed to help them throughout their lives. Yet, rolling out a district-wide initiative to a student body of more than 19,000 individuals is no easy feat. Discover how the district leveled the technology playing field across its schools, created new opportunities for students, and enhanced learning experiences for all. What other tools help you engage with students?

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

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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.

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

Edsurge

The anxiety it created for parents and students—and even teachers, because it was something new—was awful. Students also needed support when it came to the end of year state assessments. “We 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.

Why Podcasting Is #Trending Since 'Serial' and Why Your Class Should Be Doing It

Edsurge

As the CEO of Listenwise , a listening skill-building company, and the host of the Student Podcast PODCAST , I am seeing the podcasting landscape in education explode. We are on the forefront of an exciting time when audio can bring the world into the classroom, and students can use audio to share what they know with the world. Over six thousand classes submitted podcast entries to the 2018 NPR Student Podcast Challenge. Engage with listening. Engage with listening.

Learning Out Loud: Make Online Courses Meaningful and Accessible

Edsurge

Developing critical listening and speaking skills is an essential element of a student's higher-education experience. However, verbally presenting one's ideas and listening to contributions made by student peers are not typical experiences for online students, as most activities in online classes consist of reading and writing. These tools and the content created with them must be accessible to all learners, including those who are hard of hearing and have vision impairments.

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Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. It is a process that respects both the teacher and students. In order to increase trust in the instructional walk process, I had our faculty participate in an article study in order to develop the tenets of student engagement.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. It is a process that respects both the teacher and students. In order to increase trust in the instructional walk process, I had our faculty participate in an article study in order to develop the tenets of student engagement.

Early Learning Faces Obstacles and Inequities—Here's How Edtech Can Help

Edsurge

Edtech for early learners has come a long way since then, but our just-released compilation of research—what we call a Market Gap Snapshot —makes clear there is still a lot of room to expand and improve edtech solutions to address obstacles facing our youngest students. Early learners—students in pre-kindergarten through second grade—have developmental needs that are markedly different from older students.

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Will the students who didn’t show up for online class this spring go missing forever?

The Hechinger Report

Gutierrez and Williams spent 90 minutes standing on the sidewalk outside the house in the Texas sun, at arm’s length from the students, showing them how to sign into Google Classroom on their school-provided Chromebooks and helping their father figure out passwords.

To Boost Engagement, Give Tech Savvy Students Interactive Content

Edsurge

As students’ digital literacy grows, schools must match or surpass the level of technology students use outside of the classroom. Offering these multimedia learning environments aren’t just add-on services for colleges; they’re now a necessity to meet students’ expectations—and keep them engaged. Hinds Community College , has observed a shift in the learning needs of students over the last decade as their technology competency has exponentially increased.

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?Can Online Teaching Work at Liberal-Arts Colleges? Study Explores the Pros and Cons

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When Jack Musselman taught his first-ever online course this past spring, he missed seeing his students’ furrowed brows. For some students (45 percent of the respondents), the online or hybrid courses were somewhat better or much better than in-person. But the vast majority (37 out of the 39) faculty members responding to the survey reported that online courses take “more time or much more time” to teach. But instead of only being open to students at St.

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Exploring Coaching Trends in Classrooms

Digital Promise

Teacher quality is one of the most important factors that contributes to student success. During the first two years of the program, we found that teachers who participated in the DLP used technology more frequently and in more powerful ways with their students. Moreover, teachers who received DLP coaching reported greater skills and confidence in leveraging technology in their teaching, which resulted in increased student engagement and learning.

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Prioritizing The Most Urgent Education Challenges

Digital Promise

Over the past two years, Digital Promise has engaged in a rigorous research process to surface common challenges being tackled in public schools around the country. In spring 2019, we collected nearly 350 survey responses from stakeholders working in all levels across public schools. These practitioners provided feedback on all 38 challenges, including their perspective on which challenges are the most urgent, affect the most students and teachers, and are experienced most often.

Why are tribal college students slow to ask for financial aid?

The Hechinger Report

Hundreds of students at tribal colleges and universities who need financial aid are waiting until the last minute to ask for it, according to report released this week from the Center for Community College Student Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin. Among entering tribal college students surveyed in 2017 and 2018, 31 percent applied for financial assistance less than a month before classes began and 14 percent applied after classes started.

Dissertation Journal: Defended, Edited, Submitted, Accepted

Mistakengoal.com

Two weeks ago, I defended my dissertation NON-RESPONSE BIAS ON WEB-BASED SURVEYS AS INFLUENCED BY THE DIGITAL DIVIDE AND PARTICIPATION GAP. I worry that the data are too old – Internet access and use data collected in 2010 – to be publishable. I’ve tackled the problem of non-response bias on a Web-based survey but now I’m going to save humanity from aliens. Although that assumption is correct for many students, it is false for others.

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After her university closes its achievement gap, chancellor says, “The shocker is, why aren’t we all doing this?”

The Hechinger Report

At various locations on campus faculty members assemble to answer students’ questions. She “stuck out like a sore thumb,” she said, as one of the few students of color in class. “I That changed when she enrolled at the University of Minnesota Rochester, a 10-year-old public university that has been closing achievement gaps by following a playbook that prioritizes student engagement. “I For a gym, students use the local YMCA.

As students return to college, a basic question persists: What are they learning?

The Hechinger Report

Students in a class at Frederick Community College in Maryland. Students are hitting the books again on college campuses this fall, with fresh possibilities ahead of them. And where there is information about whether students finish college knowing more than when they started, it’s not altogether reassuring. Yet “even as they teach their students to back up their claims with evidence, they don’t have much evidence to back up those claims.”.

Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

Students Adonis Scott (left), and Donavin Haugen (right) use their smartphones to sign up for an online review quiz. Walking the hallways between classes at Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Kentucky, I dodge students whose heads are turned down to glowing screens. And when I peer into classrooms, I see students tuning out their peers and teachers and focusing instead on YouTube and social media. Can and should smartphones be used to enhance learning for all students?

Colleges welcome first-year students by getting them thinking about jobs

The Hechinger Report

First-year students here attend a mandatory career advising program before their classes even start. It was the final day of first-year orientation at Grinnell College, with classes scheduled to start the next morning, and these new students were still finding their way around the campus, meeting neighbors in the dorms and waiting to hear whether they got into the courses they wanted. The big problem most campuses have is that students wait until it’s too late,” Peltz says.

Sharing Tools for Measuring Impactful Technology Use

Digital Promise

As access to technology becomes increasingly commonplace in schools, discrepancies continue to emerge concerning not whether technology is being used, but how it is being used. Department of Education’s National Education Technology Plan (2017) calls for “thoughtful intervention and attention” to close this digital use divide, namely by enabling educators to “design highly engaging and relevant learning experiences through technology.”

H?para: The Essential Tool for Every Google Classroom School

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter I’ve seen one tool improve student engagement in Google Classroom significantly — H?para. Google Classroom isn’t always simple to use for students who struggle.

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The crucial ingredient to cultivating students’ connections? Meaningful metrics

The Christensen Institute

Across the nation, district leaders like Dr. Muri are experimenting with ambitious innovations to keep students connected to their teachers and peers, alongside solving real logistical and academic challenges. Will these innovations ultimately harm or help students’ sense of connection?

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Time remains a big barrier to better technology implementation

eSchool News

Ninety-six percent of the more than 1,200 teachers surveyed in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s fourth annual Educator Confidence Report say they see the many benefits of using ed-tech tools in the classroom, with 63 percent citing improved student engagement as the top benefit. Technology has helped educators: Improve student engagement with learning (63 percent). Improve ability for students to access instructional content anytime/anywhere (50 percent).

3 Levels of Connectivity K–12 Schools Should Consider

EdTech Magazine

The increasing digitalization of education has put even more emphasis on internet access in K–12 schools , leading more school districts, nonprofits and government agencies to invest in programs and services to ensure each student is connected. . Tools like interactive smartboards are helping teachers engage their students, enticing students to be more actively involved in their education. This level calls for bandwidth of 1Mbps per student and 1.2