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.

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: .

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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.” These initial visits have confirmed what I have known for several years of experience as a school principal and teacher evaluator: Engagement in learning happens most frequently and deeply when students are actively involved in instruction. But the definition should not stop there.

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.

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 to Determine if Student Engagement is Leading to Learning

MindShift

Engagement Does Not Always Equate to Learning. No matter where I am, whether it is a physical location or virtual, I am always hearing conversations about how technology can be used to engage students effectively. This is extremely important as the majority of students spend six to eight hours a day in schools where they are completely disengaged. Engagement, after all, is the impetus for learning in my opinion.

Want to Boost Reading Scores? Build Silent Reading Stamina.

Edsurge

It’s not because these students and teachers have a peculiar penchant for fetid footsies. Rather, Stinky Feet Day is the students’ hard-earned reward for reaching new benchmarks in silent reading. This assessment, which measures the amount of progress a student makes between two points in time, ideally falls between 1.5 In 2018, Golden Grove’s Hispanic students’ PYG average was 1.17; for ESE (i.e., special education) students, it was only 1.12.

How the Right Tech Allowed This Teacher to Take His Lessons Global

Edsurge

As a chemistry teacher at Wilton High School, located in the Gold Coast of Connecticut, Stephen Sobolewski is used to seeing motivated, high-achieving students every day. EdSurge: How was teaching students virtually different from teaching them face to face?

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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.

21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

The CoolCatTeacher

They fit into the categories of SEL, digital instruction, engagement/management, and leadership. To better relate, we have to understand where students are emotionally so that we can connect with them , get them any extra help they might need, and move them forward. Online Assessment.

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

Edsurge

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. We can use short videos to help students who are falling behind—and to give more advanced students the chance to have deeper discussions in class.” One student may watch a clip on his smartphone at his kid’s soccer practice, and another may log in at 2 a.m.

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The Value of Relevant Learning

Tech Helpful

Our school's professional development focus for this year is on assessment. As we have been talking about what good assessment looks like I have been thinking about my own life and what assessment looked like as well. There was a focus on the value of formative assessment for both students and teachers. I think it is fair to say that assessment can be relevant for teacher feedback in a myriad of ways. assessment for a long time.

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Growth over Grades: How a Resubmit Policy Is Helping Us Build a Culture of Revision

Edsurge

Read part one to learn how this teacher improved her student feedback system to increase student engagement. Hearing a student say that work isn’t worth it would send most teachers into a downward spiral, but these words brought me joy. At Forest Ridge, an independent all-girls school serving students in grades 5-12 in Bellevue, Wash., we've been grappling with how to support students in focusing on growth over grades for years.

Blended Learning: Designing with Balance in Mind

Catlin Tucker

I am concerned about the impact that the imbalances in education have on teacher engagement and job satisfaction. So, students should do the heavy cognitive lift of making meaning and applying their learning. Students must share the responsibility for learning.

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

Edsurge

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? Our research found significantly higher student performance at schools that measure fundamental school quality factors and boast high levels of student engagement. Efficacy of engagement.

Part Two… Transforming STEM Education from Noun to Verb… 15 Steps

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

There are a lot of definitions that relate to STEM education usually in regards to the nouns including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. In fact, STEM action is something all content areas can embrace as they engage students in authentic learning.

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5 Ways Ed-tech Can Enhance Social Studies Lessons

Ask a Tech Teacher

I picked everyone’s brains and came up with a list of five webtools you definitely must look at: Classcraft. When students and teachers work together, toward the same goals, everyone wins. Free, simple, loved by teachers and students.

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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. 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. Student engagement (#3). Which education challenges are schools and districts prioritizing?

Almost 70% of teachers are not engaged. Here’s why that matters so much

The Hechinger Report

Their data paints a picture of schools performing as a complex ecosystem, with the wellbeing, engagement, and performance of teachers, students, and principals all intertwined. The report combines decades of surveys of 5 million American teachers and principals with the results of the Gallup Student Poll, now billed as the largest survey of American students with 600,000 5th through 12 grade participants, and several large follow-up studies.

Is Esports a Sport?

ViewSonic Education

As it turns out, there’s no one definitive answer. Choose one definition and esports qualifies as a sport. ” At first glance, this definition seems to back the assertion that esports is not a sport. Most of which clearly bears no resemblance to most definitions of sport. Scorekeeping or other assessment to determine a winner. At the college level, the NCAA takes a hard line on the inclusion of physical exertion in its definition of sports.

How people actually use Blackboard, according to Blackboard

Bryan Alexander

For nearly 80% of cases, people use the leading LMS just to share documents, plus announcements and grades: Some readers may recall my supposedly cynical definition , LMS, n. 1) A document management system , whereby a faculty member can transfer a single document to his or her students. One response to these patterns? “To increase student engagement in Learn, instructors should consider adding assessments or discussion forums.”

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

Linways Technologies

They are the subject-level objectives that the students should be able to achieve in order to attain the POs. So if a particular student is achieving any of the COs, the faculty can assess his/her performance as in if they will be able to achieve the respective POs in the long run or not.

4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

As edtech authority Eric Sheninger (1) has noted, digital tools can boost student collaboration while they grapple with class material. This increased and streamlined student engagement with other students, as well as the subject matter at hand, has been known to produce more holistic and deeper learning. . For example, in any given large, college lecture, students can use their devices to ask questions on current material.

How teachers can go blended (when they’re the only one)

The Christensen Institute

They serve existing customers better according to the original definition of performance. Instead, they offer a new definition of what’s good. In going blended, many teachers aim to serve students better according to the original definition of performance embraced by their schools. Though students do not have consistent access to digital technology at the school, Machumele realized that nearly all students have access to mobile applications on their smartphones.

How to choose technology for online classrooms

Linways Technologies

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. Edtech not being student-friendly is quite an irony.

Innovation Study Tours Explore Equity in Diverse Settings

Digital Promise

Often, the most powerful learning happens when students explore different perspectives, step outside of their typical environments, and are exposed to new ways of doing and thinking. The answer should always be students.

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Part Two… Transforming STEM Education from a Noun to a Verb… 15 Steps

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

There are a lot of definitions in regards to STEM education usually in regards to the nouns including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. In fact, STEM action is something all content areas can embrace as they engage students in authentic learning. Also, remember that I can come to your conference or school district and provide engaging, authentic, practical, and purposeful professional development. Allow for student ownership while promoting real inquiry.

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The four levels of the Kirkpatrick model for evaluation

Linways Technologies

The objective for this level is plain and simple; it evaluates how students react to the teaching by evaluating the student’s thoughts. These evaluations will tell you if the student had engaged enough and their experience was fruitful.

Some pointers for teachers in choosing technology for classrooms

Linways Technologies

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. Function and functionality of Edtech Time management Student centricity Communication and accessibility.

How to develop a rubric for your curriculum

Linways Technologies

We discussed about the basics, definitions, and various types of rubrics in our previous blog; “ An Introduction to Rubrics for Higher Education ”. As we saw in that blog, a Rubric is a set of criteria/guidelines to assess and evaluate learning. Step 3 : Define the assessment criteria.

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. The interactive whiteboard stands out for its ability to amplify web-based resources and transform the way an entire roomful of students interacts with educational content. In the early 1990s, concerns about chalk dust and students with allergies prompted the transition to whiteboards. Student engagement increased.

The ultimate guide to Bloom’s Taxonomy

Linways Technologies

The student. Each of these are mapped with measurable outcomes to assess attainment. The believed that classifying goals like this would be beneficial to assess college student performances better. of Krathwohl’s and former student of Bloom’s. student.

What to Look for When Purchasing an Education Projector

ViewSonic Education

Teachers have used projection systems for well over a century to bring engaging content to students. First, taking the time to assess your needs and installation conditions will help you pick an education projector you’ll be satisfied with. Consider classroom size and number of students. Assess lighting conditions and ability to control ambient light. Student needs also play a role. Finally, you’ll want to assess connectivity.

How academic management systems can improve daily academic activities.

Linways Technologies

So in our previous blog, we saw how academic management systems can improve some daily classroom aspects like quality assurance, attendance marking, and student-teacher interactions. Here’s an overview of what we are covering in this blog: Assessments, Analytics, Batch & student management, Feedback, Technology integration. Assessments. We often think of assessments as the end of academic journey. But in the broader picture, assessments are much more.