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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.

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. This last component–facilitating online discussions–can be especially challenging for teachers who are not used to engaging students remotely.

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Increasing student engagement, by design

Turn to Your Neighbor

One of Mazur’s philosophies that infuses everything I do as an educator is that people learn best when they are engaged. While the approached requires committing to careful rethinking of some of the most scared features of a course, it leads to a much higher level of student and teacher engagement. Here is the basic approach: Reimagine what students (and you) do before class: Mazur’s new method puts a premium on motivating and rewarding pre-class work.

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.

Increasing student engagement, by design

Turn to Your Neighbor

One of Mazur’s philosophies that infuses everything I do as an educator is that people learn best when they are engaged. While the approach requires committing to careful rethinking of some of the most sacred features of a course, it leads to a much higher level of student and teacher engagement. Here is the basic approach: Reimagine what students (and you) do before class: Mazur’s new method puts a premium on motivating and rewarding pre-class work.

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 ).

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.

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. To Meet Students’ Needs!

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

Edsurge

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.

Three Ways to Support Educators Who Hate to Teach Writing

Edsurge

The lack of practice adds up; by 8th grade, just 27% of students are at or above a proficient level of writing. One teacher from Pennsylvania told us she organized a “book tasting” for students, complete with tablecloths and candlesticks. One sixth grade teacher told me, “Many of my students are reluctant writers. In sixth grade, we focus on grammar, which can be boring for students.” Solution: Provide students with choice—and topics that interest them.

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Reaching the Quiet Kids in Class

Edsurge

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.

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.

#AskExcelinEd: 4 Questions to Assess Parent Satisfaction with Distance Learning

ExcelinEd

We reviewed these resources and identified four questions states and schools can consider as they assess parent satisfaction with distance learning. While no one group was overwhelmingly satisfied, low-income parents and students are among the most disappointed, according to some polls.

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

Edsurge

Mention big data in a grade level or team meeting of teachers, and you’ll often hear a cacophony of complaints about the test scores that the state collects to rank and judge schools. 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. It is only the assessments for learning—i.e

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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. Assess whether students are learning more.

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. Assess whether students are learning more.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Course: Designing Blended Learning for Student Engagement and Achievement “By the end of the course, you will be able to design and implement meaningful blended learning experiences with objective-aligned assessments and activities that foster core 21st-century skills.” While the stress of the pandemic, lack of reliable Internet access, and a thousand understandable reasons could be part of students not showing up, students weren’t motivated to want to attend.

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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Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

Over 500 education technologists from companies and districts gathered last week in Denver for the IMS Learning Impact meeting , hosted by the IMS Global Consortium. By enabling these connections, IMS, the nonprofit group that organized this event, hopes to create a plug-and play-educational ecosystem where tools can freely and seamlessly share information about student learning that educators can use to drive better learning outcomes.

Caring and Curriculum Can Prompt School-Wide Change

Edsurge

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. When she became principal in 2011, the Title I school had a 40 percent mobility rate, attendance rates were low and less than a third of students were meeting state standards. Attendance is now soaring, and two-thirds of students are meeting standards in reading and math.

Scaling Flipped Learning: Part 2

Turning Learning On Its Head

In 2005, Patricia Cross wrote an article entitled: “ What Do We Know About Students’ Learning and How Do We Know it ?”She ”She summarized with seven principles: Good practice encourages student-teacher contact. Good practice encourages cooperation among students. Dr. Zhang replied simply, “It is because students are more active in their classrooms.” Are students engaged, interested, collaborating, and challenged?

How To Elevate Case-Based Teaching Strategies

Omega Notes

Case-based learning provides several important benefits to students. In addition to making stronger connections between theory and practice, students also develop greater interpersonal skills through working with peers. It does require significant preparation on the part of the teacher and the students and it can be hard to encourage, let alone assess, student participation and performance. Ease Prep for Students and Faculty. Boost Student Participation.

Reimagining Student Supports in a Year of Distance Instruction

Digital Promise

Still, teachers are tirelessly putting in their best effort to make distance learning work for their students. We are grateful for the educators’ generosity in sharing their experiences and offering a firsthand glimpse into their strategies to meet these demanding times.

Keeping Kids Engaged in Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

One of the most prominent obstacles encountered was getting and keeping kids engaged. Teachers in two separate surveys estimated that only about 60% of their students were regularly participating or engaging in distance learning.

Synchronous Online Discussions: Preparation, Facilitation & Wrap Up

Catlin Tucker

Students construct and confirm meaning, in part, through dialogue with their peers. Online discussions offer an avenue to connect students online and facilitate knowledge construction; however, many teachers are frustrated by a lack of student engagement online.

The Concurrent Classroom: Using Blended Learning Models to Teach Students In-person and Online Simultaneously

Catlin Tucker

Teachers all over the country are being asked to teach “concurrent classrooms” in which some students attend class in person and others attend virtually. The teacher in a concurrent classroom attempts to meet the needs of the students in class and online simultaneously.

The pivotal role of edtech in the hybrid classroom

Neo LMS

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. It improves student engagement.

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Self-Paced Lessons with Nearpod

Catlin Tucker

“How do you keep students engaged and on task?” The concern implied in this question is that if I am not working directly with students that they will immediately be off task or disruptive. In part, I credit my lesson design for keeping them interested, engaged, and on task. Nearpod is one tool I use to create interactive lessons that encourage students to pace their own learning and collaborate with classmates.

6 Ways in which an LMS is central to an effective e-learning strategy

Neo LMS

Even though enough educators and students — and the entire educational community — were at least familiar with online learning practices and educational technologies, the shift was sudden nevertheless. Thankfully, educators are resourceful and students resilient.

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Looking to Excite Teachers with Coaching? Make It Voluntary

Digital Promise

Moreover, our Year 2 DLP research findings show a strong positive correlation between teacher perception of coaching as voluntary and teacher improvement in areas like content-based instructional strategies, assessment, differentiation, and classroom management.

Removing the Limitations in a Digital Environment

Fractus Learning

Good teaching and sound student-directed learning is not, and should not be, device dependent. The reason that it’s generally easier for them to see how this model could work for their students is because they are already accustomed to using learning stations in their daily instruction. One learning center was at her interactive whiteboard where a group of students played a game working on letter sound recognition and identification.

Give students individual feedback

The Christensen Institute

The new report “ How to create higher performing, happier classrooms in seven moves: A playbook for teachers ” tells stories of teachers who improved student engagement and academic results by introducing seven specific, practical moves into their classrooms that replicate the successes of top managers in cutting-edge workplaces. Her goal was to spend more time one-on-one with students and be a good coach to each one.

6 ways to bring statistical literacy to any classroom

eSchool News

Are your students ready? A student who is data literate and understands how to apply statistical concepts can review sets of data with confidence, observe patterns, assess what is and is not significant, and come away with insights that inform their understanding and actions.

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Create Effective Feedback With Education Technology

ViewSonic Education

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. ” That is, information about how a student is doing in his or her efforts to reach a goal. Effective feedback doubles how quickly students learn. Students and teachers often have different perceptions about feedback. Assessment.