How an LMS can help teachers keep older students engaged

Neo LMS

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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How Powerful Use of Technology Can Increase Student Engagement

Digital Promise

Rather than taking a traditional multiple choice test at the end of their unit on weather, sixth grade students at Gilbert Middle School in South Carolina created their own live weather reports—complete with green screens and fake snow. At DeWitt Perry Middle School in Texas, language arts students collaborated on a WebQuest to find an “iconic” image from their lifetime and reflect on its meaning. As powerful use of technology increased, student engagement grew as well.

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7 Strategies Designed to Increase Student Engagement in Synchronous Online Discussions Using Video Conferencing

Catlin Tucker

When teachers are working with students online, their role as facilitator encompasses their interactions with students in conferences, the feedback they give students on their work, and their ability to assist students in making meaning in online discussions, both synchronous and asynchronous.

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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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. Read more: 4 Models of blended learning to implement in the classroom.

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.

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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(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.” This past week I conducted instructional walks in ten different classrooms. Engagement (student involvement in instruction) can be described in a variety of ways. ” Every student who was ready took her up on the challenge. This option gave other students more time to work.

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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Overcoming Engagement Hurdles with Remote Learners

A Principal's Reflections

In order to empower people at some level, you first need to engage them. Engagement was amplified with a focus on the how, exemplars from all types of schools, and the use of digital tools to provide everyone with an opportunity to respond.

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?

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. In this blog post, you’ll discover ten topics that can help you improve your online or blended classroom.

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Stick Pick Helps Improve Student Engagement

techlearning

Stick Pick is a classroom-management and -assessment app that takes the popsicle-stick-in-a-can concept digital and expands it to help teachers improve the way they ask questions in 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. Engagement.

Feedback is Needed More Than Ever

A Principal's Reflections

Educators, students, and families have never been in a situation as challenging as what they are experiencing right now. For students, a lack of engagement on their end has led to significant concerns across the globe.

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.

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.

Why Jo Boaler Believes This Math Curriculum Is the Key to Promoting Growth Mindset

Edsurge

When Dr. Jo Boaler started her teaching career in inner-city London—in a culturally diverse school population with roughly 250 different languages spoken—she was tasked with teaching math to students assigned to the bottom track. She recalls one of her students asking, “Why should we bother?”

Why flipping the classroom just makes sense

Neo LMS

There is no question that school closures and the transition to remote learning have been a challenge for many students and educators, especially for children without access to devices and internet connectivity at home. The flipped classroom concept. Flipped Classroom

Exploring Coaching Trends in Classrooms

Digital Promise

Teacher quality is one of the most important factors that contributes to student success. We also led a corresponding research study to assess the impact of DLP coaching on teachers. What are our recommendations for classroom-based technology coaching?

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5 Random Teacher Hacks to Revv Up Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

David Sladkey, 32-year teacher gives us 5 cool teacher hacks to improve our classrooms From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter David Sladkey has been teaching for over thirty-two years.

The Surprise Benefits of Virtual SEL and Mindfulness Learning

Edsurge

As a special education teacher in an inclusive classroom, Christina Ramsay knows that growing students’ social-emotional and mindfulness skills can mean the difference between meltdowns and managed emotions, self-doubt and confidence or isolation and connection.

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 […].

What are Clickers? How to increase student engagement in the classroom using Clickers?

Testpress

How to foster meaningful engagement among students is a long standing question in lecture halls. Drawing out prior knowledge or misconceptions Motivating students, maintaining their attention Creating opportunities for meaningful engagement Assessing student comprehension Developing classroom activities that allow for the application of key concepts to practical problems. Students are typically given a short period of time to key in responses.

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.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Blended Learning In my opinion, the best 21st-century classrooms are “bricks” and “clicks,” blending together the best of face-to-face and online. Blended Learning Classrooms are made of “bricks’ and “clicks” and every teacher should be ready.

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: .

The Science Of Classroom Design (Graphic)

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Science Of Classroom Design (Graphic) by TeachThought Staff There is an art and science to teaching, and certainly to curriculum and assessment. And classroom management. And student engagement. The post The Science Of Classroom Design (Graphic) appeared first on TeachThought. Student Engagement Teaching General New Teacher

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.

How Improving Student Feedback and Teaching Data Science Restored Our Classroom Culture

Edsurge

Over winter break in 2015, I found myself scouring the internet for career alternatives that would take me out of the classroom. I was in my fifth year of teaching at Forest Ridge, an independent all-girls school serving students in grades 5-12 in Bellevue, Wash., and I was feeling isolated in a room with students who didn’t seem to want to engage with my class, despite all my efforts to bring enthusiasm and passion to my work. Anonymous student.

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Teachers share formative assessment strategies that work

eSchool News

note : Today’s students have too many tests to take—but today’s teachers still need insight into their classes’ knowledge and skills. Adding new tests every time students need to prove mastery rarely seems like the right answer. For some classrooms, the solution lies in formative assessments, which gauge their students’ understanding and personalize their lessons in real time. Assessment for learning can be ongoing and become an integrated part of instruction.

MC Assessment = Meta Cognitive Assessment

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

The students should be stakeholders in their education and have accountability, responsibility, and be actively engaged in and out of the classroom. Progressive teachers cannot get away from testing in the current educational climate, but at least we can make it engaging for the students in the class. Despite criticism, a traditional well-written multiple choice assessment can be a valid assessment tool ( I''m bracing for rebuttals ).

Using A Jigsaw Activity To Help Every Student Engage With Literature

MindShift

John Hattie even found that it was one of the only activities in his model that helped students acquire and consolidate both surface and deep knowledge. Kyle Halle-Erby, a 12th grade English teacher at San Francisco International High School likes the jigsaw activity because it helps his English language learning students feel comfortable participating in literature discussions. Jigsaw activities are not a new innovation in education.

Four Classroom-Ready Tips to Boost Reading Engagement and Drive Learning

Edsurge

Rather, it follows from nurturing a love of reading and closing the reading engagement gap—the discrepancy between how students engage with modern digital content and how they engage with traditional texts in school. Studies show that for students to remain engaged, they need texts that reflect their personal experiences. Students need to have a reason to read beyond just understanding the main idea. Provide students with autonomy and choice.