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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.

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. For many students, school does not reflect real life. Students must always be at the center of this process.

(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.

Jumpstart Engagement with Interactive Whiteboard Classroom Technology

ViewSonic Education

Nearly a hundred years ago, celebrated educational reformer John Dewey admonished: If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow. Classroom display board technology is a powerful thing. Student engagement increased.

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.

Want to Boost Reading Scores? Build Silent Reading Stamina.

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When the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at Golden Grove Elementary School in Palm Beach County, FL pad around the classroom in their (possibly) smelly socks, everyone cheers. It’s not because these students and teachers have a peculiar penchant for fetid footsies.

One District's Journey From 'State of Emergency' to Student Success

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Morale was low, teacher turnover was high and residents didn’t trust that Allendale could educate their students. Morale was low, teacher turnover was high and residents didn’t trust that Allendale could educate their students. performing formative assessments.

How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos

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Today’s students generally want deeper or more nuanced information from their professors,” he says. Today’s students generally want deeper or more nuanced information from their professors. All students can benefit from being able to pause, slow, or re-watch videos, says Miller.

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Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

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We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. Authentic assessments are always about the connections we make with students, each other, and the broader community as indicated in a Gallup poll.

‘The Secret to Developing Successful Readers’ Lies In How You Motivate Them

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This means that no matter which career students choose, there will always be more to learn and consider. Unfortunately, says Guthrie, students’ reading motivation is often "shockingly low." EdSurge: Why are some students not motivated to read? Reading Engagement Project.

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. Sixty-two percent of Montgomery students are English language learners (ELL). Students can see examples.

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

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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 Sixty-two percent of Montgomery students are English language learners (ELL).

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. Student centricity.

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

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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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The Unexpected Benefit of Differentiation? Student Happiness

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But when district leaders launched mPower Piedmont —broadly integrating technology to empower their teachers—they were committed to seeing improved outcomes for each of the district’s 1,200 students. Candy Mobley Where Mobley finds engaging ideas. Students in Ms.

Technology Is Key for Boosting Classroom Equity

EdTech Magazine

Technology Is Key for Boosting Classroom Equity. As the growth in personalized learning initiatives has emphasized, students will exhibit differing aptitudes for subjects depending on their strengths. However, issues with classroom equity have left some students unable to perform, not because they are having trouble grasping the material but because of issues related to geography, race, gender, ethnicity, language or economics.

Reaching the Quiet Kids in Class

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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.

Your Device Rollout Isn’t About Hardware—It’s About Engagement

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For anyone involved in education, the importance of engagement is clear. And the need for both student engagement and buy-in cannot be overstated when it comes to device rollout. Engagement in the classroom matters. Focus on the students.

For Today’s Kids, Playing Nintendo in the Classroom Isn’t Just a Dream

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The gaming devices aren’t being treated as contraband anymore, at least not in the 100 K-12 schools that have welcomed Nintendo products into their classrooms this year to help students develop collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. But after receiving immediate and emphatic feedback that teachers enjoyed using Nintendo Labo with their students, the two organizations decided to expand the scope to 100 teachers in 100 different U.S.

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

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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.

How My Struggles as a Student Led to Success for My Reluctant Readers

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However, this one-time weakness ultimately became an advantage in the classroom. Inspired by my aforementioned graduate professor, I thought it would be fun to get to know my students by kicking off my own classes with a reader biography assignment.

Create Effective Feedback With Education Technology

ViewSonic Education

The Promise of Education Technology: Effective Feedback. Giving effective feedback is one of the best ways to improve student learning. Education technology empowers teachers to help students on an individual basis. Effective feedback doubles how quickly students learn.

How teachers can use smart boards in the classroom

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Bringing smart board technology into the classroom can enhance school curriculum by taking a typical lesson and turning it into a fun activity. Teachers need to determine what their students need to learn and how best to teach them. Young students have short attention spans.

How to Increase Reading Comprehension With a Daily Dose of D.E.A.R.

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SSR also offers a multitude of advantages when it comes to student motivation, preparation for the workforce and, most importantly, comprehension. But how can you make sure that you’re maximizing the benefits of silent reading and that it continues to aid your students as they grow?

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Caring and Curriculum Can Prompt School-Wide Change

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Whether she’s searching for standards-aligned curriculum or playing dress-up, the Tool Elementary School principal does whatever it takes to lift her students from struggling to successful. Attendance is now soaring, and two-thirds of students are meeting standards in reading and math.

5 Top Ways Technology Benefits Project Based Learning

Wisewire

Project based learning (PBL) is a great way to have students engage authentically and dig deep into content related topics that are driving their curiosity. Encouraging students to use their devices for PBL will benefit their motivation and provide depth to their projects.

Three Ways to Support Educators Who Hate to Teach Writing

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The lack of practice adds up; by 8th grade, just 27% of students are at or above a proficient level of writing. Source: Checking In: Do Classrooms Assignments Reflect Today’s Standards? I’ve spent the past year at eSpark Learning, researching how writing is taught nationwide and identifying areas in which technology can address some of the challenges educators face in building stronger writers. One sixth grade teacher told me, “Many of my students are reluctant writers.

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

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In contrast, my own parent-teacher conferences were student-centered—creating space for meaningful discussion about things other than grades. I credit technology—and superheroes. 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. Kiddom's student experience.

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

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And it’s experiencing a surge of interest, especially in K-12 classrooms. 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. Engage with listening.

4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

More specifically, machine learning has quickly gained the potential to overhaul what educators can accomplish with technology due to how rapidly the field has advanced within the last two years.

From Analog to Digital: Why and How to Teach Students to Write for an Online Audience

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Yet most high school and middle school students are illiterate when it comes to online texts, and can’t discern real information from fake news. In addition learning how to read and consume digital texts, our students must know how to author and publish in the digital realm. What’s at stake is our students’ ability to become thoughtful citizens, and their ability to write and publish perspectives and information that will be crucial for their career success.

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

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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 childhood practitioners are quite comfortable using technology. Early learners—students in pre-kindergarten through second grade—have developmental needs that are markedly different from older students.

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Learning Technologies and Creativity in the Classroom

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If newer technologies can foster creativity in students then educators must seriously think about how they can incorporate them into their classroom teaching strategies. Creativity and the classroom. When students don’t feel engaged, their education suffers.

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

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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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40,000 Classroom Observations Point to Three Key Strategies for Continuous Improvement

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Our research found significantly higher student performance at schools that measure fundamental school quality factors and boast high levels of student engagement. What effect does student engagement have on student performance and school quality? A lot, according to the more than 80,000 hours of classroom observations we conducted around the world. Connecting what matters: school quality factors that impact student learning.