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How an LMS can help teachers keep older students engaged


So let’s explore how teachers can harness edtech resources, with a focus on school learning management systems, to maximize their limited time and supplies, while also delivering a more engaging, personalized experience for middle school students. Improved student assessment.

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The pivotal role of edtech in the hybrid classroom


In particular, students and educators saw their usual routine completely turned upside down. They were unprepared for the vast impact the virus would have on how students learn and education settings operate. The pivotal role of edtech in the hybrid classroom.

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

Linways Technologies

Teaching-learning is being digitized, there are more tools to assist teachers manage their classrooms, courses, academics, etc. But no matter digital or otherwise, one thing all teachers agree about student-teacher interaction is the engagement.

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. to boost the student-teacher interactions.

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Assessing the Value of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB's)

A Principal's Reflections

Long gone are the days where the overhead projector reigned supreme in the classroom. It should be noted that in both examples above, direct instruction was followed by some sort of student-centered learning activity. Does the way in which IWB’s are now used in classrooms differ?

4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

This resulted in a frenzy to find an app or a website to use in the classroom with students. But we now know that a website or an app is only as powerful as its effectiveness in instruction and engagement. While we’ve come a long way from the “grasping at straws” syndrome, educators continue to ponder the worth of many educational technology (edtech) products and struggle with the best and most efficient means of choosing these products.

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Try the Connected Kahoot!

Ditch That Textbook

Kahoot is a favorite among students and teachers alike. It’s a fun way to jazz up assessments with gameshow style quizzes. But what if we took our Kahoot beyond the walls of our classroom? DTT podcast #DitchPod creative teaching edtech kahoot skype student engagementWhat if we used Skype or Google Hangouts to connect multiple classes and all played together at the same time? Steve […].

How an LMS can support a school’s edtech strategy


The problem is, many schools still rely on legacy systems and even paper-based processes to manage their administrative and student data, which is time-consuming and costly. However, the mere presence of edtech in a school setting doesn’t guarantee any results. Better assessments.

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How to Build Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the first of a two-part series discussing relationship building in edtech selection and purchasing. In this first blog post, we’ll address how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers. Part two will discuss how edtech vendors can return the favor to develop great working relationships with educators. 8 tips for educators to build strong relationships with developers during the edtech purchasing process.

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4 EdTech Ways to Differentiate in a Student-Centered Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Co-Written with my friend and business partner Shaelynn Farnsworth In all the work that Shaelynn and I do with teachers across the US and beyond we see educators creating amazing learning environments for students. From the use of 1:1 technology to enabling students to learn authentically, these really are incredible times to teach and learn. On the one hand, they have the traditional methods of accessing content and assessing what students have learned.

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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: .

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


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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29 K-12 edtech predictions for 2021

eSchool News

What can we take from this when we return to our classrooms? And will we return to our classrooms to teach in the same manner as we did before COVID? As we look to supporting the “whole adult” that students will become, instruction on life skills becomes more important.

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3 Ways to Hack Classroom Presentations with James Sturtevant

The CoolCatTeacher

Today James Sturtevant @jamessturtevant helps us hack our classroom presentations. So, whether they are flipped or in person, you can have more engagement with these tools and ideas. We’re also giving away a copy of his book to a lucky winner, Hacking Engagement Again. Hacking Engagement Again Book Giveaway Contest. *. 3 Ways to Hack Classroom Presentations with James Sturtevant. He has a book coming out, Hacking Engagement Again.

Building Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the second of a two-part series discussing relationship building in the edtech purchasing process. In our first blog post , we addressed how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers. This second part discusses how edtech vendors can return the favor to develop great working relationships with educators. As an edtech vendor, you should do the same. Make it easy for teachers and students to deliver feedback.

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How an LMS can supports a school’s edtech strategy


The problem is, many schools still rely on legacy systems and even paper-based processes to manage their administrative and student data, which is time-consuming and costly. However, the mere presence of edtech in a school setting doesn’t guarantee any results. Better assessments.

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4 Critical Characteristics of High-Quality Instructional Content


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. We asked teachers what they want from edtech.

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Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

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.

5 Ways That Digital Portfolios Can Expand Learning Opportunities


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.

Helping students develop job skills through the use of edtech


The way we used to teach students in the past is no longer suitable and sustainable because it focused on the skills required for a different moment in time. 7 Job skills students will need in the future. Here are seven job skills that students must master: Digital literacy.

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


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.

4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize the Classroom.


It’s hard to see anything other than artificial intelligence being the next frontier of the edtech front. Using machine learning, truly “smart” education solutions that can perform intelligent, self-informed actions are poised to change how we facilitate learning inside and outside of K-12 and higher education classrooms. As edtech authority Eric Sheninger (1) has noted, digital tools can boost student collaboration while they grapple with class material.

96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

eSchool News

We asked 49 edtech executives to look into their crystal balls and share their thoughts about what will happen in 2019. In recent years, we’ve seen an increase in parental engagement that can be correlated to the implementation of digital platforms and applications. Student information systems and automated messages are what I consider to be the first stage in the evolution of parental engagement, or version 1.0.

4 ways that better edtech management empowered our district

eSchool News

Billings Public Schools is the largest school district in Montana, supporting more than 16,800 students across 33 schools. These devices are used to support a STEM program that is leveraged by every student at every school. Improving our edtech management. We operate with a mission to “inspire, educate, and empower students to be responsible and innovative global citizens who achieve their full potential.” Related: Are your edtech tools really working?

The Best Flipped Classroom Software Tools For Flipped Learning In 2021

Fractus Learning

What are the best-flipped learning apps for K-12 grades in flipped classrooms? The best-flipped classroom tools can transform and remodel classroom teaching, allowing in-depth learning and personalized attention that can help learners improve their grades. Google Classroom.

Reaching the Quiet Kids in Class


As a student, my mindset was that everything needed to be perfect; anything less was unacceptable. However, from the time I was in elementary school, it was difficult to complete assessments on time, and it always took me unreasonably long to finish homework in the evening. As he lectured, he would randomly pick names from the stack to call on students. I understand the importance of engaging every student and making sure each child is actively listening.

Savvas Delivers Innovative Back-to-School Solutions to Help Teachers, Students and Families Succeed with Distance Learning

eSchool News

With every moment of instructional time being even more precious when students return, teachers are looking for support to help smoothly pivot between remote and classroom teaching and address unfinished learning. New Tool Simplifies Assessments for Administrators.

NY Times article discusses engagement and gamification

Ascend Math

The article is well worth reading for its smart discussion of “engagement” and “gamification.”. Readers who attended school in the pre-laptop era may have played classroom games like multiplication bingo, an offline exercise in which students win acclaim or prizes for being the quickest to remember their times tables. Today, students may use Ascend Math, a learning app that rewards students who complete a level by letting them play short video games.”.

All Things Great and Small: 4 Ways to Build a Bridge Between Data


The chatter beyond the classroom, however, continues to be about how the rise of big data will be a disruptive force in the ways teaching and learning are taking place. It allows them to read the room and move the students to the center of the learning, while maintaining the ability to orchestrate curriculum mastery, instructional fluidity, and assessment validity and reliability. From Attendance to Engagement. The third element of most big data projects is assessment.

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How to ensure quality in your online classrooms.

Linways Technologies

We have previously written about topics like engaging your students in an online learning environment and assessing student performance in online classes. Unlike a physical classroom, students are practically stranded without their course materials.

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How to choose technology for online classrooms

Linways Technologies

Check out our previously blog about choosing the right technology for classrooms. This blog post will help you assess and analyze the edtech tool/platform that you currently use or the one you’re prepared to use for managing online classrooms. Student centricity.

Some pointers for teachers in choosing technology for classrooms

Linways Technologies

We have previously written about choosing the right technology for classrooms. Learning from what we have learned since, we are coming up with yet another edtech blog to help teachers assess and choose the best edtech solutions for their classrooms.

Nontraditional but More Collaborative: Edtech Trends for 2019


As we look ahead to the future in edtech, we see an industry marked by significant change and stubborn challenges. 2018: A Lesson Review One frustration frequently expressed by Top Hat customers has to do with a lack of coordination among edtech solutions. We are now beginning to see a move toward LMSs that are more collaborative, student-focused and faculty-centered. And, of course, students are bringing more devices to class.

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How to implement learning principles in your classrooms using Linways Learning Management System

Linways Technologies

So this time, we’re trying to make it easier for teachers and talk about how to apply some popular and very efficient learning principles in classrooms using Linways Learning Management System. Various assessment tools are used to evaluate the attainment of these COs.

Using LinkedIn in the Classroom

Saving Socrates

We tell our students that life is one large resume. Even with all this explaining, rarely do our students internalize this because they have trouble really seeing it. How do we get students to see their actions have consequences without creating a system that discourages creativity and encourages students to do things for those immediate rewards instead of an intrinsic motivation? That every action they perform has consequences.