Classroom collaboration: Learning together

Neo LMS

In most classrooms today, students are seen working together in small groups, perhaps in learning stations in the classroom, and taking a more active role in learning. Social learning works. Read more: Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

AR, VR and MR Driven Student Engagement

myViewBoard

Quick Take: Introduces how to integrate AR, VR and MR technologies and applications to increase student engagement. Student engagement is a ‘hot’ topic in education, if we could only engage young people they would thrive! . Try VR in the Classroom.

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5 Tips for Student Engagement and Concept Retention

Securly

In today’s world, students need even less than 8 seconds to access information or find an answer to their question with search engines and online databases. This reliance poses a threat to the actual retention of knowledge learned in the classroom. Gamify” the Classroom.

Free Range Teaching and the Technology Teachers ‘Beg For’

Edsurge

When Central Coast Grammar School (CCGS) refurbished a block of classrooms recently, it installed wireless screen mirroring technology in every room. There are just classrooms, and we can teach from anywhere within them.” Then the next student will say, ‘Oh, I found this!’

How collaborative learning prepares students for life after high school

Nureva

At Warren County High School in Warrenton, North Carolina, students aren’t just working on a high school diploma; they’re getting a head start on a future career. The school’s innovative approach to career and college preparation gives students a clearer view of what lies beyond high school. It is an opportunity to develop key skills like collaboration, creativity and problem solving that will help them be successful in their careers or future studies.

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.

What Is Your Classroom’s Learning Foundation?

MiddleWeb

For Elizabeth Stein, the foundation that undergirds successful classrooms is student engagement. How do teachers measure the depth of their engagement and reinforce it? Co-Teaching Fundamentals Two Teachers in the Room co-teaching collaborative learning curiosity Elizabeth Stein foundation growth mindset student engagement two teachers in the room UDL

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. To Meet Students’ Needs!

5 Online Discussion Tools to Fuel Student Engagement

Graphite Blog

Take a moment and imagine your ideal scenario for a classroom discussion. Your students are both perennially engaged yet conscientious; all are equally eager to raise their hands and share in equitable ways, digging deep into substantial, thought-provoking topics. But in reality most students just don't come to us with the skills for this type of out-loud, on-the-spot discourse. Of course, our students are definitely capable; we just have to help them get there.

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.

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.

How to use GoConqr for distance learning and tools that can help you

GoConqr

There is growing pressure on teachers to implement distance learning and online learning strategies for their students in these difficult times. Changing drastically from face to face to online lessons in the blink of an eye can seem daunting to both teachers and students.

Improve Differentiated Learning Through Ed Tech

Omega Notes

Differentiated learning in a post-secondary environment can improve not just student engagement and retention of material but instructor responsiveness to student needs. What is Differentiated Learning?

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. Ease Prep for Students and Faculty.

What YouTube and Hollywood Divas Can Teach You About Active Learning

Edsurge

These active learning strategies can work in any course—for any major, in any discipline. Some of the most dynamic thinkers and doers in education today are pioneers in active learning. Some of the most dynamic thinkers and doers in education today are pioneers in active learning.

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From Personalized Math to Micro-Schools, This NewSchools Cohort Is Reimagining Learning

Edsurge

Scott Benson NewSchools Venture Fund Twitter: @scottb_edu So their two organizations decided to work together, creating The Collaborative—a ten-month, intensive professional-development experience for ten school districts and charter school management organizations from across the country. The ten teams met once each in San Francisco, Austin, and New York City and also worked with Collaborative staff and consultants locally over the course of the 2016-17 school year.

Five Ways Teachers Can Use—and Create—Augmented Reality Experiences

Edsurge

A fourth-grade student at Mendez Elementary in San Marcos, Texas, held an iPad out in front of her. On the screen, she saw her classroom just as though she were using the camera, but with one startling difference: There was a zombie floating in front of her. Zombies had taken over the school library, and she and her fellow students had to work together to answer various questions about books—such as identifying where the index is located. Learn how teachers are using the app.

Function Follows Form: How Two Colleges Redesigned the Classroom for Active Learning

Edsurge

Although a wealth of research suggests that active learning increases student engagement and improves academic outcomes, many college campuses struggle to get faculty to shift away from traditional, sage-on-a-stage style teaching practices. But some institutions are gaining traction using a novel approach: leveraging the expertise of facilities and information technology staff to support the redesign of classroom learning experiences.

5 Ways to Address Student Resistance in the Flipped Classroom

Fractus Learning

Active learning environments cause disruption. They break away from the ‘norms’ you typically see in a classroom. In these environments, you’re not going to see a classroom where students are listening to the teacher’s voice as he or she presents information from the textbook.

Blueprint for Moving to 21st Century Student-Centered Schools and Classrooms

The 21st Century Principal

Much of how our classrooms and schools are structured and operate are designed to take advantage of extrinsic motivation, and we are finding that in the 21st century, this structure and way of operating no longer works. Students are motivated by grades.

5 Tips for Teaching Online

Catlin Tucker

As teachers embrace their new roles as designers, instructors, and facilitators of online learning, many are grappling the details associated with teaching remotely. 1 Think of Your LMS as Your Online Classroom. The LMS becomes the space where we engage students in learning.

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Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

Today, you would find most of the schools and universities using digital aids in classrooms. By incorporating technology into K-12 education model, institutes are aiming to improve the teaching and learning processes in schools and universities.

4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

This resulted in a frenzy to find an app or a website to use in the classroom with students. But we now know that a website or an app is only as powerful as its effectiveness in instruction and engagement. Tips for discovering the best edtech tools for your classroom.

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Developing Academic Language Supports Equity

Digital Promise

Students whose parents have not attended college, or even high school, can also be at a disadvantage in school due to the lack of recognition of academic language. students fail to achieve proficient level on the NAEP reading test by eighth grade.

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10 Ways Interactive Touch Screen Displays Improve Education

ViewSonic Education

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for ideal classroom display solutions. Most classrooms benefit (hugely) from at least one interactive touch screen display. Many find that more than one display is ideal for flexible classrooms that maximize active learning.

K–12 Professional Development Is Critical, So Make It Count

EdTech Magazine

While most teachers believe district leaders view professional development as a priority, some say the instruction they’re offered could be more effective, according to a survey from Corwin, Learning Forward and the National Education Association.

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Epson BrightLink interactive projectors will be bundled with Smart software

eSchool News

Epson and Smart aim to bring collaborative learning solution to classrooms. Epson and Smart Technologies are now bundling Smart collaborative learning software with Epson BrightLink interactive projectors. “We’re Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

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Boxlight’s MimioSpace Collaborative System Wins Tech & Learning “Best of Show” at ISTE 2018

techlearning

A panel of professional users and editors scoured the exhibit hall during the annual conference and selected this year’s winners based on their potential of having the greatest impact in the classroom. Students work together in an area almost 11 ft wide and over 4 ft.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

When I started Gaggle back in 1999, we were free email for students. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. Lesson learned #2: Show up prepared, or you are doomed to fail. ” Lesson learned #3: Don’t chase trends. More lessons learned.

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Redesigning the Learning Space

EdTechTeam

Laurie Guyon Integration Specialist Schuylerville Central Schools Schuylerville, NY Twitter: @guyonsmile Have you ever noticed the differences between a kindergarten classroom and a high school math classroom? Why not have students tell you how they learn best?

The Internet of Things smart school is coming

eSchool News

Close to half (46 percent) of K-12 and higher-ed IT leaders in a recent survey said they believe an Internet of Things smart school — a school using Internet of Things devices to transform learning environments — will have a major impact in the next one to two years.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

When I started Gaggle back in 1999, we were free email for students. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. Lesson learned #2: Show up prepared, or you are doomed to fail. ” Lesson learned #3: Don’t chase trends. More lessons learned.

Course Hero for Educators launches to help teachers save time

eSchool News

Course Hero, an online learning platform that empowers millions of students and educators to succeed, revealed that they have accumulated more than 60,000 educator accounts on their platform since February.

The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

MindShift

This collaborative effort helps to paint a picture of where things stand now and where they might be going. Rethinking How Schools Work: Another trend educators have long talked about is the need to make learning more interdisciplinary, interactive and student-driven.

How to prepare students for 2017’s Hour of Code next week

eSchool News

From December 4th to 10th, educators and students around the world will be participating in the Hour of Code, an annual event that takes place during Computer Science Education Week, and is designed to demystify and engage educators and students in coding.