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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. Blog Dynamic Learning Project Educators Research

Closing the Digital Learning Gap

Digital Promise

Students are designing, making, coding, composing, animating, and publishing. Education researchers and neuroscientists are learning more about how people learn. Entrepreneurs are building on this knowledge to build breakthrough innovations that improve learning.

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Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Student Engagement and Learning

A Principal's Reflections

This post is the fifth in a series that will outline the foundational elements of my new book, Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times. For many students, school does not reflect real life. Students must always be at the center of this process.

Close the Digital Learning Gap: How One District Tackled Tech Disparity in the Classroom

Edsurge

In 2014, Palmdale School District was experiencing a major digital divide. In 2014, Palmdale School District was experiencing a major digital divide. Yet, rolling out a district-wide initiative to a student body of more than 19,000 individuals is no easy feat.

(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.” This past week I conducted instructional walks in ten different classrooms.

Curation for Digital Learning

BYOT Network

Schools and districts are now utilizing an influx of digital tools, content, and platforms with several hopeful intentions. There are many possible reasons why teachers are still struggling to use technology to transform instruction. Protecting digital rights.

Technology Sparks Growth Mindset and Innovation in the Classroom

Digital Promise

“Polk County is one of the counties you don’t think about very much,” said Nakia , a student at Chilhowee Middle School in Benton, Tennessee, a small rural town of fewer than 2,000 people. “We’d Technology extends the classroom beyond the school walls.

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

Wisewire

Education and cutting-edge technologies are core to the many programs at NYC Media Lab , where we lead university-corporate partnerships, communications and events. 5G technology and edge computing will reshape education with lightning speeds.

How Flexible Seating Can Transform the Classroom and Improve Student Engagement

MIND Research Institute

In traditional classrooms, students sit at desks or tables, often assigned to them. They may have limited opportunities to move around the room before an official break, but for the most part students stay at their desk or table spot.

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

Edsurge

Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. The rising cost of printed textbooks—as well as tuition and university life—have made them unaffordable for many students. As a result, more students are turning to used books, rentals, shared copies, illegal downloads, and other online sources. In order to succeed in a rapidly changing market, educators, students, and publishers need to evolve.

A Siri for Higher Ed Aims to Boost Student Engagement

Edsurge

When third-year students in strategy classes at BI Norwegian Business School have a question about their assignments next semester, odds are a robot will provide their answer. A chatbot—a computer program designed to simulate an intelligent conversation—will respond to routine student inquiries and prompt students to complete assignments, mimicking some of the tasks of a teaching assistant. Students have a lot of the same questions over and over again.

Scaling Up Classroom Coaching for Impactful Technology Use

Digital Promise

Two years ago, we set out to better understand how technology coaching could move us closer to bridging the digital use divide in the classroom. What do we know about classroom-based technology coaching after two years?

Digital Learning Isn’t Just for Students: How One Teacher Unlocked the Potential of Technology in the Classroom

Education Superhighway

This Digital Learning Day, I reflect on my experiences as a new teacher, discovering the potential of digital learning in the classroom. I’m standing at the front of the classroom. I explain what our mini-lesson will be about, instruct my students to turn to their partner, and share any prior knowledge on this topic. The collective classroom environment transforms from excited to disappointed. Digital Learning

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Technology and Change in Pedagogy Lead to Big Gains in the Classroom

Digital Promise

When the Verizon Innovative Learning schools initiative came to Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Kentucky, principals and teachers knew things were going to change as their students experienced the benefits of technology in the classroom.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of new technologies. But the truth is, breakthrough innovations rarely come from the technologies themselves. Rather, they come from finding ways to use new technologies to rethink old patterns and processes.

Summer SuperHighway: 3 Kyle Wilson Elementary Teachers on Internet Access and Student Engagement

Education Superhighway

Last summer, we highlighted Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) , a large suburban school district in Virginia that boosted their bandwidth speed from 2 to 20 Gbps to keep up with growing demands for digital learning. Technology] can be a dangerous tool. Digital Learnin

How to Build Meaningful Community for Online Learners #DLNchat

Edsurge

Learning is often a social process, taking place through dialogue, discussion and other forms of interpersonal interaction. With more and more students learning remotely, the #DLNchat community set out last week to answer the question: How can universities create meaningful community for online students? link] A set of shared practices in an online class community is built around the learning goals. Many of our students have backgrounds with academic trauma.

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How Cell Phones and Virtual Learning Can Help with Teacher Shortage

Where Learning Clicks

When their teacher left for maternity leave, students needed a creative way to keep learning. Cell phones and virtual learning helped them do just that. The post How Cell Phones and Virtual Learning Can Help with Teacher Shortage appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos

Edsurge

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. Address a variety of learning needs. Make videos engaging and appealing.

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Aerohive releases connected learning app for student engagement

eSchool News

HiveSchool is Aerohive’s latest addition to its growing learning app portfolio. Aerohive Networks released a new connected learning application, HiveSchool, that helps K-12 teachers leverage technology in the classroom.

Use @MentorMob for your Technology Centers!

Kleinspiration

I’m Kate Peila and I blog about technology integration for student engagement and teacher sanity over on my blog, Purely Paperless. Erin always has amazing ideas and resources for classroom teachers. While I am trying to provide a small group of students with individualized reading instruction, the rest of my little darlings are engaging in independent work time activities. In no center is this challenge greater than in my technology center.

Leading Transformation on the Digital Learning Continuum

District Administration

Classroom technology can engage students and prepare them for real-world problem solving. District Administration, June 2014 Instructional technology can enhance the classroom experience by delivering personalized learning to students on a greater level. Forsyth County Schools in Georgia successfully implemented digital learning content and tools that drive higher order thinking and increase student engagement

How teachers can use smart boards in the classroom

Neo LMS

Bringing smart board technology into the classroom can enhance school curriculum by taking a typical lesson and turning it into a fun activity. Teachers need to determine what their students need to learn and how best to teach them.

Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls. Free Virtual Learning Environments.

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Can public schools replicate the Mooresville model for digital learning success? Former superintendent Mark Edwards says they can

The Hechinger Report

Mooresville Graded School District, near Charlotte, North Carolina, has become a national leader over the last decade in using digital learning tools to improve student achievement. What are the best ways for schools to measure the success of a digital learning program?

5 technologies to avoid in the classroom-and what to use instead

eSchool News

And, not wanting to simply talk technology trash without offering some useful information, the editors then came up with the technology options that may be better suited for the intended classroom task. 5 Technologies to Avoid in the Classroom.

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What to Expect from VR in the Classroom

Veative

What should teachers expect from Virtual Reality in the classroom? The use of VR can be critical in enabling students towards achieving greater depth in understanding conceptually rich subjects. Isolating students in an immersive environment is not sufficiently educational.

The Importance of eBooks in a Flipped Classroom

Kitaboo on EdTech

Flipping the classroom has become a hot topic in educational circles in recent times. The idea is that students first learn course content online, usually at home, and the time in the classroom is devoted to what used to be traditionally homework, with the teacher’s assistance.

New Research Proves Game-Based Learning Works—Here's Why That Matters

Edsurge

A great deal of initial research exists about blended learning techniques such as game-based learning, but adoption has stalled because of a lack of scalable, practical techniques that have also proven effective. Without proof of success, many school districts have opted not to adopt new technologies. students who played edgames outperformed their peers on standardized tests. There are a lot of opinions and fads in education, and they are not serving students well. “In

What to Identify Before Personalizing Learning

edWeb.net

iNACOL defines personalized learning as “tailoring learning for each student’s strength, needs, and interests—including enabling student’s voice and choice in what, how, when and where they learn—to provide flexibility and supports to ensure mastery of the highest standards possible.”

Library 2.0 Sponsored Webinar - "Student Engagement Through Library-led Gamification" with Tasha Squires

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Presents: "Student Engagement Through Library-led Gamification" With: Tasha Squires Learning Resource Center Teacher at O’Neill Middle School Library Date + Time: Wednesday, August 17th 10am EST for one hour (Click on the time link to see the event time in your own time zone.)

The Benefits of Video in the Digital Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Digital-based learning benefits students. 1:1 student-to-device ratios. Student response clickers. Blended learning and flipped classrooms. When teachers leverage technology, learning outcomes improve. The Rise of the Digital Classroom.

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Assigning Homework In the Digital Age: The Benefits of Virtual Classrooms

EdTech4Beginners

Over the past few decades, schools have relied on computer technology for delivering educational content or equipping students with resources to enhance their learning. Virtual Classrooms Help Teachers Create Homework Assignments. Beyond the Classroom with Study.com.

Three Ways to Bridge the Gap Between Educators and Learning Scientists

Edsurge

And how do we know which approaches in what context are effective in the classroom? 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. But how are these innovations building on what we know about how people learn? We are learning how affect and social engagement are integral to the learning process.

How Digital Textbooks, Tech-Friendly Furniture, and Better Data Are Boosting Engagement at Community Colleges

Edsurge

When Jenny Billings piloted a digital textbook class and saw an immediate increase in engagement and retention after just one semester, she thought it must be a fluke. In many cases, the use of digital tools, platforms, and applications has helped to boost student engagement, grow pass rates, and increase retention. Here are three colleges that have found a way to use technology to create a more cost-effective, customized, and engaging learning experience.

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