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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. Video study guides, he says, were a natural next step. “We

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An Interactive Tool Empowers High Schoolers To Take Control of Career Planning

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Our job as educators is to inspire and inform our students. She runs the Valley Center High School internship program and helps students gain valuable work experience and career knowledge before they head off to college and careers.

Three Ways to Support Educators Who Hate to Teach Writing

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A 2016 study of 3rd to 8th grade educators found that only 55% of teachers said they enjoy teaching writing. The lack of practice adds up; by 8th grade, just 27% of students are at or above a proficient level of writing. In a rigorous analysis of employee performance, Google found STEM skills have the lowest impact on employee success. Instead, the organization values traits like critical thinking, empathy, and thoughtful communication—above STEM competencies.

Three Ways to Bridge the Gap Between Educators and Learning Scientists

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As technology use has increased in schools, so has the breadth of innovations aimed at improving learning—for example, by personalizing to the needs of each student. In order to fully leverage research to improve learning outcomes for all students, we must fundamentally shift the relationship between learning research and educational practice. We are learning how affect and social engagement are integral to the learning process.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

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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.

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.

Top STEM Schools in Georgia Host High-Tech Personalized Classes Without Hours of Screentime

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I asked the group of goggle-wearing students as one places a beaker into the microwave. If we did everything right, then hopefully not,” one student replies. Things don’t usually explode in Biology,” chimes another goggle-wearing student with long blond hair to my left. It got the students engaged and doing something as opposed to saying, ‘Well I can’t do that because I don’t have an autoclave.’. I am learning with the students. “Is it going to explode?”

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STEAM Learning in Action

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The need for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education is critical, especially because there will be more than 3 million job openings in STEM-related fields by 2018. This two-year study featured data from 204 teachers in 19 states.

How This University Fellow Makes Learning Meaningful by Connecting It To Real Life

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In higher education today, learning activities focus on challenging students throughout their studies—enabling them to acquire the knowledge, skills and attributes that will equip them for a rapidly changing and complex world and ensure they have the confidence to thrive as global citizens in the 21st century. how can I ensure that learning is meaningful and help my students to connect more deeply with any learning activity? Connecting to students’ future careers.

Upcoming Enhancements to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Techbook Series to Help Educators Maximize Instructional Time

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- New Improvements to Techbook Platform will Make Relevant Content Even More Accessible to Teachers and Students - Silver Spring, Md. June 25, 2018) – Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, today announced that upcoming enhancements to its award-winning Techbook series will help educators maximize instructional time by making engaging digital content even more accessible to teachers and students.

Our research shows that when students work on projects, they learn more

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These are skills students rarely learn straight out of a textbook. One way we have taught these skills is through project-based learning (PBL), where students apply what they’ve learned during a hands-on project that is relevant to the real world — and their lives.

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Influential Educator Keynotes Southeast Powerful Practices Event

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she changed the lives of students — teenagers whose communities were still reeling from the Los Angeles race riots of 1992. She brought together these students from impoverished homes by helping them discover the commonalities of their lives. Every student has a story, but often they aren’t equipped to tell it, said Gruwell. Her message to educators in Atlanta: Make education true to life and relevant for students, or risk losing them.

Powerful Practices: Q&A with St. Vrain Schools’ Michael O’Toole on Fostering Future Scientists

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Vrain Valley School District , students apply their passions for science in the real world. Thanks to a series of community outreach efforts, students at the Longmont, CO school district are being immersed in their science education through a career context. Student Engagement.

How to Integrate Multimedia and Writing Instruction With VR, Video and Digital Timelines

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My job is to make sure that the tech use is meaningful and purposeful - when used correctly technology can help enhance and transform my lessons, provide real-world activities, and increase student engagement. We all strive to develop students with the skills necessary to be successful after high school graduation. The National Council for the Social Studies urges us to find ways for our kids to “take informed action” based on what they have learned.

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N.C. recommends STEMscopes for state science adoption

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Digital K-12 science solution aims to give students a comprehensive and interactive learning experience. Accelerate Learning’s custom state versions are currently used by nearly 2 million students across the country. News STEM Top News

The benefits of active learning

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For instance, the Hewlett Foundation and the American Institutes for Research have been studying ‘deeper learning schools’ in project- and inquiry-based learning networks such as High Tech High, the New Tech Network, Big Picture Learning, and the EL Schools.

With Adaptive Tech, Students Are Saving Money and Learning More

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Community colleges are known for innovating to meet the challenges of educating some of the nation’s most disadvantaged students: low-income, first-generation, minority, and adult learners. These digital tools help students master course learning goals by using data generated from students’ interactions with the adaptive software to predict what students should view or do next online. Now, students now only pay $25 per semester.

K-12 Dealmaking: PowerSchool Acquires Haiku Learning; Jefferson Education Partners with Fishtree

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The company also noted that as a result of the acquisition, PowerSchool will add more than 3 million users across six continents while continuing to serve more than 20 million students—or more than one-third of the total students—in the U.S. In January, Jefferson Education formed a partnership with math and science curriculum and assessment provider Agile Mind. Investors included the Social Venture Fund, a student-led fund within the Samuel Zell & Robert H.

The Imperative of Experiential and Hands-On Learning

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It is learning by doing with a reflective element which, in turn, creates conditions for deeply engaged learning. Hands-on and experiential learning is used in some elementary schools but this diminishes as students get older. Interestingly, though, a Study Finds 52% of U.S.

The ‘Maker’ Movement: Understanding What the Research Says

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Some fear the corporatization of Maker education, particularly as schools and policymakers have embraced the movement as a way to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and workforce preparation. There is growing interest in whether Maker education can help boost student learning outcomes, including test scores. They found that it can work–“for some students, in some ways, at some times.”

Project-Based Learning Is Just the Beginning

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Three years ago, we transformed Kankakee Public Schools’ general education track into the College and Career Academy, which is 100% focused on using PBL to prepare students for future jobs. We started by marrying the traditional, content-driven course work with performance-based assessment.

Our Quest for More R&R

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Relevance - Relevance refers to learning in which students apply core knowledge, concepts, or skills, to solve real-world problems. This tool helps educators and schools adjust curriculum, instruction, and assessment to create high standards and increase student achievement.

Teachers Are Turning to AI Solutions for Assistance

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While teachers may always be the best line of defense for students falling behind, busy schedules don’t always permit the special attention and feedback that students need. These intelligent tools can adapt pacing based on the student’s ability … and provide targeted, corrective feedback in case the student makes mistakes, so that the student can learn from them,” states an eSchool News report released earlier this year.

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Paloma Garcia-Lopez - Executive Director, Maker Education Initiative - "Maker Movement: Making More Makers" Jeanne Century - Director of Research and Evaluation and Science Education, Outlier Research and Evaluation, CEMSE, University of Chicago - "Is it STEM or Just Good Practice?"

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Part 5…Beyond the Shine : Supporting Technology with the SAMR Model plus Ten Great Resource Sites

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Welcome to a series of posts that are dedicated to going beyond the shine of technology by examining ways to use digital tools to engage students in real learning. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS.

To Connect Classes to Careers, Consider Erasing Grade Levels

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This framework allows for students to use knowledge from all areas of study to complete a project or task, a process that prepares them for the challenges that they may have to overcome in a future career. As teachers, administrators, or parents, we know how important the future is for our students, and we want to give them an idea of what to expect when the next chapter of their lives begin. For example, one student did an organic gardening activity for a restaurant.

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. When students don’t feel engaged, their education suffers. They leave students better prepared for the future.

Q&A: How Data Can Make You A Better Teacher

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Students today are more industrious and connected than ever. They engage other students and professors in online forums; they autonomously seek and use personalized learning applications; and they leverage textbook supplements all in service of getting an edge, and trying to make the grade.

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Seven Things That Happen When Kids Embrace a Maker Mindset

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I once had a student who taught himself how to code by playing around with Scratch when he was in the sixth grade. But I also taught students with immense talent who never pursued their dreams because they were waiting for an invitation that never came.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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product/ ) 3DBear allows students to design and create mixed-reality scenes, then bring their models to life using a 3D printer to create three-dimensional scenes. Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program.

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What Does Improvement Science Look Like In Real Classrooms?

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Monique Maynard has been teaching for 17 years and prides herself on creating a dynamic classroom culture where students work together in groups. Within the first week of teaching freshmen, she had scrapped the groups and had all the students in rows. “I

Do-It-Yourself Professional Development

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Common Sense Education provides many valuable resources focused on helping teachers identify how they can use tools and technology to assess learning in the classroom. STEM, STEAM, or science teachers can browse hundreds of games, apps, and websites tagged for NGSS with the NGSS Explorer.

Do-It-Yourself Professional Development

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Common Sense Education provides many valuable resources focused on helping teachers identify how they can use tools and technology to assess learning in the classroom. From polls to digital tools, the articles, resources, and videos can help reshape or clarify the role technology plays in everyday assessment. STEM, STEAM, or science teachers can browse hundreds of games, apps, and websites tagged for NGSS with the NGSS Explorer.

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

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One teacher, many students: It’s basically the definition of school as we know it, going back to the earliest days of the Republic. It’s called personalized learning: What if each student had something like a private tutor, and more power over what and how they learned?

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

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The future for younger generations does seem particularly grim : “millennials” carry more student loan debt than their parents; they’re less likely to own a home; their employment rates have been slower to recover after the recession; they earn less money. But just one of these occupations seems to dominate the storyline of how schools should prepare students for the “jobs of the future.” Which students will have a “robot teacher” ?

What Teachers Can Gain When Students Design the Lessons

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In this section of the book Emdin reframes the practice of “coteaching” as a partnership between the teacher and one or two students. Emdin argues for what he calls “reality pedagogy” in which students are valued experts on their own lives and contexts, and consequently know best how they should be taught. While the teacher is the content expert, he can learn from his students about how to best reach them.

Site Visit & Shift Happens

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You see, all week long I indulged in PBL lessons such as STEM with GPS and students doing amazing projects, projects that I aspired to do when I was still in the classroom but hadn''t quite gotten there. Instead of being wowed, I got consistent active student engagement with seamless technology integration in every classroom. As I walked the classrooms, I consistently saw the students in flexible learning groups.

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Digital tools can be used to engage students, enhance learning and allow creativity and collaboration. Promote student engagement and creativity using digital storytelling, animations and audio/video projects. Would you like to get students excited and engaged in a way that embeds the learning and gets them active? Would you like to get students excited and engaged in a way that embeds the learning and gets them active?