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. Engagement, after all, is the impetus for learning in my opinion.

(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.” Engagement (student involvement in instruction) can be described in a variety of ways.

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Actively Learn: Increase Student Engagement with Informational Text

Class Tech Tips

Actively Learn is a reading platform that can be used to monitor student engagement in reading. ELA - Reading/Writing Teacher Tools digital text informational text student engagement

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. 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.

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. Principals would need to find better ways to assess student learning.

Student Engagement Still Low in U.S. Schools

Reading By Example

I don’t often repost other bloggers’ content, so when I do… Scott McLeod shared on his blog survey results from Gallup about the level of engagement in learning that secondary students are experiencing. Over 920,000 students participated last fall.

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 student engagement. Student Engagement Teaching General New Teacher

Echo360 – Learning Tools That Go Well Beyond Lecture Capture

EmergingEdTech

This Active Learning Platform Provides a Rich Set of Integrated Tools for Student Learning and Engagement I’ve been aware of Echo360 for years now, but have thought of it as predominantly a.

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Engagement Does Not Always Equate to Learning

A Principal's Reflections

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 effectively engage students. Engagement, after all, is the impetus for learning in my opinion.

The Thing About Homework

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Assessment Learning Project-Based Learning Student Engagement Effective Learning Environments InterestThe post The Thing About Homework appeared first on TeachThought.

5 Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers

The Electric Educator

Research indicates that student learn more effectively when they are engaged. Incorporating regular checks for understanding, polling questions, exit tickets, and interactive mini-assignments is a great way to make sure that students don''t check out during a lesson. This type of assessment is called formative assessment. Formative assessment is non-graded activities that are used to inform and plan future instruction. assessment

Kahoot for Interactive Learning Activities

Class Tech Tips

This interactive platform lets teachers create quizzes that students answer on their device. There are no individual logins required, all students need to do is enter the pin number of your Kahoot room, add a nickname, and start […].

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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.

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.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 1

Reading By Example

In my previous post , I highlighted an article from Education Week about students being able to pursue their questions and interests in school. She believes that if students do not have a voice and choice in their learning, then all of the focus on the core academics will not amount to much.

Human Geography Cornerstone Assessment Infuses Tech to Demonstrate Learning @Weebly @PowToon @ThingLink_EDU

techieMusings

For the third year in a row, 9th grade Human Geography students have engaged in a Megacity Project as their final cornerstone assessment for the course. In this project, students engage in an extended study analyzing how megacities (10+ million people) are transforming the world.

A Teacher’s Insight and a Suite of Apps Revitalized Geography—Boosting Student Engagement and Collaboration

Edsurge

Students didn’t like the traditional textbook-and-worksheet-centric course, and their teachers and district staff were concerned that a lack of engagement was translating into lower grades at Canada’s Ottawa Catholic School Board’s (OCSB) high schools. The Board wanted to help teachers better engage students; to do this effectively, it needed clearer insight into teacher needs. The finished product was a highly personalized and engaging project-based course.

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

Edsurge

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. Master teachers often struggle to articulate how artfully they use little data, but it can be the difference maker between classrooms with successful engagement and deeper learning and those that miss the mark. From Attendance to Engagement.

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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.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 1

Reading By Example

In my previous post , I highlighted an article from Education Week about students being able to pursue their questions and interests in school. She believes that if students do not have a voice and choice in their learning, then all of the focus on the core academics will not amount to much.

American Education's War on Student Engagement: We're Losing Them!

The 21st Century Principal

A recent Gallup survey delivered what I would consider much worse news than that our students aren''t first place on the latest international assessments. That news simply stated was: "The longer our students stay in school, the less engaged they become." In a word, we are boring our students into oblivion. This issue is not something a new set of standards will fix, nor will a "new generation of assessments fix."

3 ways the flipped classroom leads to better subject mastery

eSchool News

Specifically, flipping can change the type of work students complete and the way in which class time will be used; it can modify the nature of assessment, and it can alter the way in which teachers will report student work. Next page: Bringing student choice to assessment.

Add Questions to Videos and Monitor Student Progress, for Free, with EdPuzzle

EmergingEdTech

Easily Assess Student Engagement With Video Lessons With This Powerful Free Application Being able to take any video and add questions to it that students must answer before continuing to watch is an.

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Game Mechanics in the Classroom to Engage Learners

The CoolCatTeacher

Game mechanics are elements of gaming that you can design into your lesson plans to engage learners. We can engage students, even going up to year-long junior high version of “Game of Thrones” like teacher Michael Matera has done. (OK,

The Answer Pad Interactive Learning Tool

Class Tech Tips

The Answer Pad is a comprehensive tool that is different from the presentation and assessment tools you might have seen in the past. This completely interactive mobile app and web tool promotes student engagement and helps teachers monitor student progress.

5 ways to make thinking visible

eSchool News

The high-stakes nature of state exams means that schools need to assess student understanding in real time rather than wait for scores at the end of year or even the end of a unit. Listen to students talk: How can teachers encourage student communication and collaboration?

Turn Up Your STEM Power This Year

MiddleWeb

STEM by Design blogger Anne Jolly will get you up to date with a collection of her posts on NGSS, Career and Tech Ed, math in STEM, and assessment insights. STEM By Design Student Engagement anne jolly assessment Career and Ed Tech CET Marsha Ratzel NGSS STEM math STEM teachers Susan Pruet

Why Flipped Classrooms Fail

Turn to Your Neighbor

” About flipped learning with videos, “I tried it but my students didn’t watch the videos.” ” And even about the student engagement all-star, project-based learning: “I gave it a shot but my students perform better when I lecture.”

Why every class should be cross-curricular

eSchool News

As a teacher, I love when my students ask questions, but the one that used to break my heart was, “Will this be on the test?”. Critical thinking empowers students to care about their learning because they are a part of it. 21st Century Skills Assessments Best Practices

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Why Flipped Classrooms Fail

Turn to Your Neighbor

” About flipped learning with videos, “I tried it but my students didn’t watch the videos.” ” And even about the student engagement all-star, project-based learning: “I gave it a shot but my students perform better when I lecture.”

3 Non-Negotiables When Teaching Students to Evaluate Their Own Learning

Edsurge

Pinterest boasts more than 1,000 ideas about how students can self-evaluate their own learning. But just because students can doesn’t mean they will. Over the course of their education, I estimate that K-12 students walk through the doors of approximately 40 teachers. How can we motivate students to want to evaluate their own learning? Students must effectively use the data available to them—especially. Help Students Help Themselves.

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

That post included our school’s limited progress in embedding technology into instruction that made an impact on student learning. In this post, I share how digital student portfolios did make a possible difference. The reading engagement survey results were messy.

Using LinkedIn in the Classroom

Saving Socrates

We tell our students that life is one large resume. Even with all this explaining, rarely do our students internalize this because they have trouble really seeing it. How do we get students to see their actions have consequences without creating a system that discourages creativity and encourages students to do things for those immediate rewards instead of an intrinsic motivation? That every action they perform has consequences.

NY Times article discusses engagement and gamification

Ascend Math

The article is well worth reading for its smart discussion of “engagement” and “gamification.”. Today, students may use Ascend Math, a learning app that rewards students who complete a level by letting them play short video games.”.

3 critical education topics affecting U.S. students

eSchool News

An annual report examines the persistent gender gap in reading performance, how the Common Core is impacting reading achievement, and how intrinsic motivation plays a key role in student engagement, and offers analyses in all three areas. Assessments Common Core News Research Top News

3 Easy Ways to Gamify Your Classroom with Kahoot

Fractus Learning

One of education’s hottest buzzwords these days is g amification: the integration of games into classroom instruction to enhance student learning. Purposeful gamification can allow for personalized learning , increased student engagement , and greater creativity. (

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. Despite criticism, a traditional well-written multiple choice assessment can be a valid assessment tool ( I''m bracing for rebuttals ).

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.

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.

GoClass

Technology Tidbits

This is a fantastic solution for educators to be able to manage their classes/students and create dynamic lessons that can be shared on mobile devices. Students can login to a session on their mobile device and then follow the lesson following the "show-explain-ask" method.