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.

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BetterLesson and Adobe release 300+ strategies for creativity, student engagement

eSchool News

As educators across the country work tirelessly to provide engaging lessons in new and ever-changing environments, there are still understandable concerns about low student engagement, low teacher morale , and a lack of professional development to meet teacher and students’ needs.

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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. At DeWitt Perry Middle School in Texas, language arts students collaborated on a WebQuest to find an “iconic” image from their lifetime and reflect on its meaning. As powerful use of technology increased, student engagement grew as well.

How an LMS can help teachers keep older students engaged

Neo LMS

So let’s explore how teachers can harness edtech resources, with a focus on school learning management systems, to maximize their limited time and supplies, while also delivering a more engaging, personalized experience for middle school students. Improved student assessment.

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Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

MiddleWeb

You have – but you likely haven’t seen them all in one place, enchanced by the rich voices and wisdom of our students. Book Reviews Engagement advocacy assessment authentic audiences Corwin empathy Heather Wolpert-Gawron movement project based learning real world applications research Sarah Cooper student engagement student survey teacher interviews technology

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. Whether it is used to enhance lessons, assess learning, engage students, or unleash creativity, technology has a defined role in a variety of school functions. For many students, school does not reflect real life. Students must always be at the center of this process.

How to improve student engagement and interactions in your classrooms using Linways LMS.

Linways Technologies

If teaching is an art, keeping the students engaged is the craft of that art. In the post-COVID scenario, student engagement and student-centric learning are going to play huge roles in the education industry. to boost the student-teacher interactions.

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Gimkit – Student Engagement Made by Students

Teacher Tech

Gimkit for Formative Assessment Gimkit has some features that are similar to Kahoot and Quizizz. Made by Students You want the best reason to check out […]. The post Gimkit – Student Engagement Made by Students appeared first on Teacher Tech. The questions for Gimkit can be imported from Quizlet. Gimkit is freemium, like many EdTech products. This means there is a free version but you can pay to upgrade to additional features.

(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. This option gave other students more time to work.

50+ awesome end-of-year ideas, activities and projects

Ditch That Textbook

DitchBook Twitter chat Assessment Student engagement assessment review end of year ideas end of year projects fun end of year activities review student engagementThe end of the school year is upon us. It’s time to reflect on the growth we’ve made and showcase our learning. We get to pull out our favorite end-of-year projects and activities. It’s also the perfect time to try something brand new.

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.

10 Top tips for creating more effective online learning forums

Neo LMS

It takes some trial and error to figure out what works and what doesn’t for a particular group of students. Online learning forums are the most accessible way to engage students. However, not all students are familiar with old-school forum structures.

A Simple Lesson Structure for Fostering Student Engagement #engaginglitminds

Reading By Example

Beginning dialogic engagement in the classroom simply requires getting children invested in an issue they can relate to and on which they have different perspectives and helping them engage each other’s perspectives. Engaging Literate Minds, pg. Engagement.

6 ways to boost student engagement in online/virtual classrooms.

Linways Technologies

But no matter digital or otherwise, one thing all teachers agree about student-teacher interaction is the engagement. Students should be engaged and made to be a part of the class. It’s only obvious that engagement is different too.

Overcoming Engagement Hurdles with Remote Learners

A Principal's Reflections

In order to empower people at some level, you first need to engage them. Engagement was amplified with a focus on the how, exemplars from all types of schools, and the use of digital tools to provide everyone with an opportunity to respond.

Stick Pick Helps Improve Student Engagement

techlearning

Stick Pick is a classroom-management and -assessment app that takes the popsicle-stick-in-a-can concept digital and expands it to help teachers improve the way they ask questions in the classroom

How to manage assessments in the blended classroom

Neo LMS

Schools have taken big steps towards using online resources and tools, but we can expect online learning to have a more important role in students’ education due to the pandemic. But one thing is certain: teachers need to consider the way they assess students in these specific conditions.

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.

Assessing the Value of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB's)

A Principal's Reflections

It should be noted that in both examples above, direct instruction was followed by some sort of student-centered learning activity. Many of the devices even come with excellent software packages that can be used to increase student engagement.

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.

Feedback is Needed More Than Ever

A Principal's Reflections

Educators, students, and families have never been in a situation as challenging as what they are experiencing right now. For students, a lack of engagement on their end has led to significant concerns across the globe.

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. When 1 million students state that they become less engaged the more years they spend in school, this is a cause for alarm. The latest results are available from the annual Gallup poll of middle and high school students.

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.

CAE Presents Case For Authentic Assessment To Improve Student Outcomes At Beyond Multiple Choice Seminar

eSchool News

Experts in performance-based assessment share research on student engagement and effort. The challenges of COVID-19 highlighted already existing perceptions of assessment deficiencies. June 3, 2021, NEW YORK – The Council for Aid to Education, Inc.

Doug Fisher Explores Creative, Proven Student Assessment Tools

Edthena

Teachers are exploring the best ways to approach student assessment in the era of technology. In a world of technological resources, teachers find that student assessment is becoming more challenging as students can find answers at the click of a button.

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: .

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 ).

Try the Connected Kahoot!

Ditch That Textbook

Kahoot is a favorite among students and teachers alike. It’s a fun way to jazz up assessments with gameshow style quizzes. DTT podcast #DitchPod creative teaching edtech kahoot skype student engagementBut what if we took our Kahoot beyond the walls of our classroom? What if we used Skype or Google Hangouts to connect multiple classes and all played together at the same time? Steve […].

Teachers share formative assessment strategies that work

eSchool News

note : Today’s students have too many tests to take—but today’s teachers still need insight into their classes’ knowledge and skills. Adding new tests every time students need to prove mastery rarely seems like the right answer. For some classrooms, the solution lies in formative assessments, which gauge their students’ understanding and personalize their lessons in real time. Assessment for learning can be ongoing and become an integrated part of instruction.

Using A Jigsaw Activity To Help Every Student Engage With Literature

MindShift

John Hattie even found that it was one of the only activities in his model that helped students acquire and consolidate both surface and deep knowledge. Kyle Halle-Erby, a 12th grade English teacher at San Francisco International High School likes the jigsaw activity because it helps his English language learning students feel comfortable participating in literature discussions. Jigsaw activities are not a new innovation in education.

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.

Why Jo Boaler Believes This Math Curriculum Is the Key to Promoting Growth Mindset

Edsurge

When Dr. Jo Boaler started her teaching career in inner-city London—in a culturally diverse school population with roughly 250 different languages spoken—she was tasked with teaching math to students assigned to the bottom track. She recalls one of her students asking, “Why should we bother?”

New Data Analysis from CatchOn Finds Digital Engagement in K-12 Districts Increased Despite Pandemic Challenges

eSchool News

Student Level Data Engagement Analysis” aggregates device and app usage data to assess student engagement. Report highlights include: Pre-pandemic, users averaged 18 unique digital engagements per day.