Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

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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

Overcoming Engagement Hurdles with Remote Learners

A Principal's Reflections

In order to empower people at some level, you first need to engage them. There was consistent eye contact, and all of the feedback I received from surveys was mostly positive. The pandemic has created a myriad of issues for educators, with engagement being at the top of the list.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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?What to Think About When You're Surveying Students

Edsurge

Students hold a lot of useful information that you can use to find out all kinds of things. Assess school climate or student engagement. Learn more about student interests. If you can gather this information, it can help you make better decisions about students. Do you want to find out whether students feel their teachers are doing a good job of teaching? Whether students feel safe at school? A survey may be your answer.

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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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. 2016 digital education survey. To Meet Students’ Needs!

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Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

edWeb.net

We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. According to Matt Renwick, Author and Principal of Mineral Point Unified School District, WI, in a recent edWebinar , complex authentic student learning experiences require complex assignments that not only demonstrate content knowledge but should also gauge enthusiasm, communication skills and habits of mind.

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."

The Learning Counsel launches digital curriculum survey

eSchool News

Created to assist executives and curriculum and technology directors in guiding the transition to digital curriculum and content, the survey also offers schools the chance win national awards. The Learning Counsel’s 2016 Digital Curriculum Strategy Survey and Assessment Tool is now available online. Educators can log in at TheLearningCounsel.com to start their assessment and help their school or district understand where they stand in digital transition. “As

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. From a survey of 92 sixth, seventh and eighth grade teachers from two large urban schools in the U.S. 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.

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How Improving Student Feedback and Teaching Data Science Restored Our Classroom Culture

Edsurge

I was in my fifth year of teaching at Forest Ridge, an independent all-girls school serving students in grades 5-12 in Bellevue, Wash., and I was feeling isolated in a room with students who didn’t seem to want to engage with my class, despite all my efforts to bring enthusiasm and passion to my work. The learning environment was tense, my students were angsty and I didn't have the information or strategies to make it better. Anonymous student.

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Early Learning Faces Obstacles and Inequities—Here's How Edtech Can Help

Edsurge

Edtech for early learners has come a long way since then, but our just-released compilation of research—what we call a Market Gap Snapshot —makes clear there is still a lot of room to expand and improve edtech solutions to address obstacles facing our youngest students. Early learners—students in pre-kindergarten through second grade—have developmental needs that are markedly different from older students.

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

ExcelinEd

Now, new surveys and polls are offering insight into what worked and what didn’t. We reviewed these resources and identified four questions states and schools can consider as they assess parent satisfaction with distance learning.

Why Podcasting Is #Trending Since 'Serial' and Why Your Class Should Be Doing It

Edsurge

As the CEO of Listenwise , a listening skill-building company, and the host of the Student Podcast PODCAST , I am seeing the podcasting landscape in education explode. We are on the forefront of an exciting time when audio can bring the world into the classroom, and students can use audio to share what they know with the world. Over six thousand classes submitted podcast entries to the 2018 NPR Student Podcast Challenge. Engage with listening. Engage with listening.

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H?para: The Essential Tool for Every Google Classroom School

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter I’ve seen one tool improve student engagement in Google Classroom significantly — H?para. Google Classroom isn’t always simple to use for students who struggle.

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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.

Exploring Coaching Trends in Classrooms

Digital Promise

Teacher quality is one of the most important factors that contributes to student success. We also led a corresponding research study to assess the impact of DLP coaching on teachers.

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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.

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. In spring 2019, we collected nearly 350 survey responses from stakeholders working in all levels across public schools. 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.

Dissertation Journal: Defended, Edited, Submitted, Accepted

Mistakengoal.com

Two weeks ago, I defended my dissertation NON-RESPONSE BIAS ON WEB-BASED SURVEYS AS INFLUENCED BY THE DIGITAL DIVIDE AND PARTICIPATION GAP. I’ve tackled the problem of non-response bias on a Web-based survey but now I’m going to save humanity from aliens. Higher education scholars, policy makers, and administrators know little about the experiences of undergraduate students who matriculate with minimal experience with technology.

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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.

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. And simply relying on more tests as formative assessments is likely to cause students psychological stress and prompt them to disengage from learning. What’s needed are ways to engage students that also enable educators to determine how and what those students are thinking.

Teaching AP Students Remotely: What Does It Look Like?

EdTechTeacher

As school systems around the world move toward a remote learning model, consideration of the needs of both teachers and students is imperative. Academic resources and strategies for different content areas and specialized student populations will need to be developed and implemented.

The crucial ingredient to cultivating students’ connections? Meaningful metrics

The Christensen Institute

Across the nation, district leaders like Dr. Muri are experimenting with ambitious innovations to keep students connected to their teachers and peers, alongside solving real logistical and academic challenges. Will these innovations ultimately harm or help students’ sense of connection?

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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.

OPINION: How do you measure social and emotional learning?

The Hechinger Report

. In the education world, it is often said that what gets assessed gets addressed. A recent, nationally representative survey revealed near-unanimous commitment to SEL among school principals. A similar survey of teachers from 2013 showed the same. As the desire to improve SEL for all students grows, it is increasingly important to measure its effectiveness. The Assessment Guide and Assessment Finder are complementary tools.

3 Levels of Connectivity K–12 Schools Should Consider

EdTech Magazine

The increasing digitalization of education has put even more emphasis on internet access in K–12 schools , leading more school districts, nonprofits and government agencies to invest in programs and services to ensure each student is connected. . Tools like interactive smartboards are helping teachers engage their students, enticing students to be more actively involved in their education. This level calls for bandwidth of 1Mbps per student and 1.2

Using Micro-credentials for Personalized Professional Development

Digital Promise

The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) is an educational service agency in rural southeastern Kentucky that serves 22 school districts, 134 schools, over 3,000 teachers, and more than 50,000 students. We believe that by working together, we can face the educational challenges that students, educators, and our community experience every day. This network helps us organize and maximize resources to advance student outcomes.