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. No lost documents anymore!

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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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Is Your Classroom Layout Hindering Student Engagement? Here’s a Solution.

Edsurge

Yet that could be a problem in the long, narrow classroom, where the carpet and white board were at one end and the projector and computer were wired into a corner 35 feet away. in addition to losing her students’ attention, she was losing about ten minutes a lesson sprinting back and forth. Duran says that in addition to losing her students’ attention, she was losing about ten minutes a lesson sprinting back and forth. so the teacher’s back will not be to the students.

Upgrading the Remote Learning and Hybrid Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

With many schools and districts struggling to not only maintain effective engagement with their students but to be able to quickly and easily adjust to changing and ambiguous guidelines is equally as challenging. document camera edtech

(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. Engagement (student involvement in instruction) can be described in a variety of ways. ” Every student who was ready took her up on the challenge. This option gave other students more time to work.

AVer Information Announces the Release of the M5 Distance Learning Document Camera

eSchool News

the award-winning provider of video collaboration, distance learning and education technology solutions, announced today the release of the new M5 Distance Learning Document Camera. . AVer Information Inc.,

Three Ways to Increase Student Engagement in Reading

Reading By Example

The research is clear: If a student is not motivated to read and is not engaged in the text, all of the strategy instruction a teacher might provide may be for naught (Guthrie and Klauda, 2014; Ivey, 2014; Wanzek et al, 2014). That is why it is critical that we make reading meaningful so that students make meaning out of what they are reading and become lifelong readers. The following three activities are excellent beginnings for increasing reading engagement.

5 Online Discussion Tools to Fuel Student Engagement

Graphite Blog

Creating a classroom community where meaningful conversations can happen isn't easy -- it's an ongoing process that takes time. But using online discussion tools can be one great way to help your students build these skills. Plus, the ability to engage in online discussions responsibly is a great 21st-century skill in and of itself. With online discussions, students have a chance to engage with each other virtually, often having their thoughts and opinions validated.

How This Company Gives Voice — and Value — to Virtual Collaboration

Edsurge

These VoiceThreads, as they are called, include images, video, and documents, and they provide the opportunity for teams of people to annotate using drawing tools, voice comments, written comments or video responses. But the teacher has 20 students to go through.

Why the Pandemic Forces Administrators to Rethink Attendance — and Interoperability

Edsurge

during the early months of 2020, we all wondered how—or if—students would continue to learn amid the turbulence. As the weeks wore on, it seemed that many students would, thankfully, finish the school year with much of their learning intact.

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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. Collaborative learning has been a common teaching method in classrooms for many years, the main changes have been in the tools that are used, with so many digital choices available. We have to think about what will work in our classrooms and with our students. Beyond the classroom space.

In the Hands of the Students: Document Cameras

Inquire and Inspire

In further developing 21st Century classrooms and learners , it''s vital that we move beyond using technology to enhance teacher-led instruction, but rather as tools to assist student-led discovery. In the Hands of the Students will be an ongoing series that explores the benefits that occur when students interact and engage with the technology already found in our classrooms and schools. This week we take a look at Document Cameras.

Use Classic Games to Ignite Student Engagement

Graphite Blog

As a new middle school media specialist in a school that serves students in grades 5 through 8, I spent most of last year collaborating with Sara, our school's instructional technology facilitator. This model updates the library from a storehouse of information to a place where students can interact with information, learn 21st-century skills, and create content and materials in a whole new way. Student engagement was clear from the start.

How Student Agency Can Ease the Pain of Remote Learning and Teaching

Edsurge

With summer and fall planning top of mind for educators across the country, one stubborn challenge is students’ online attendance and engagement—or, precisely, the lack of it. In many schools and districts, half or less of their students participate in remote learning.

5 Online Discussion Tools to Fuel Student Engagement

Graphite Blog

Creating a classroom community where meaningful conversations can happen isn't easy -- it's an ongoing process that takes time. But using online discussion tools can be one great way to help your students build these skills. Plus, the ability to engage in online discussions responsibly is a great 21st-century skill in and of itself. With online discussions, students have a chance to engage with each other virtually, often having their thoughts and opinions validated.

Documenting Maine’s failure to implement proficiency-based education

The Hechinger Report

. Back in 2012, Maine was a trailblazer in something called proficiency-based education, in which students would be required to master specific skills and educational topics to progress and graduate from school. The idea was to allow students to learn at their own pace and not be pushed forward to advanced topics before they understood the basics. Schools are now free to continue teaching, grading and graduating students the traditional way.

Aerohive releases connected learning app for student engagement

eSchool News

Aerohive Networks released a new connected learning application, HiveSchool, that helps K-12 teachers leverage technology in the classroom. HiveSchool offers a way for teachers to present digital content during class, collaborate with students, monitor student activity, keep students on task, and assign a variety of learning resources. In K-12 education, computers, tablets, projectors, and other smart devices are increasingly staples in the digital classroom.

Promethean Joins Google for Education Partner Program

eSchool News

Global education technology provider, Promethean ® , announced that it has become a Google for Education Partner, integrating its ClassFlow ® software with Google Classroom rostering, Google Drive, and Google Single sign-on.

5 Online Discussion Tools to Fuel Student Engagement

Graphite Blog

Creating a classroom community where meaningful conversations can happen isn't easy -- it's an ongoing process that takes time. But using online discussion tools can be one great way to help your students build these skills. Plus, the ability to engage in online discussions responsibly is a great 21st-century skill in and of itself. You know, the kind where students raise their hands and speak out loud.

Educators, Take Note: The Census Is a Very Big Deal

Edsurge

The census is unlike any other historical document. But I also mean the opportunity for students to fit themselves—and people like themselves—into a narrative, to see themselves as historical actors in their own right. The census is unlike any other historical document.

The Concurrent Classroom: Using Blended Learning Models to Teach Students In-person and Online Simultaneously

Catlin Tucker

Teachers all over the country are being asked to teach “concurrent classrooms” in which some students attend class in person and others attend virtually. The teacher in a concurrent classroom attempts to meet the needs of the students in class and online simultaneously.

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.

Reaching the Quiet Kids in Class

Edsurge

As a student, my mindset was that everything needed to be perfect; anything less was unacceptable. As he lectured, he would randomly pick names from the stack to call on students. I understand the importance of engaging every student and making sure each child is actively listening. But what these methods can do, especially for a student like me, is cause this constant feeling of being on edge. Does it differentiate how students can respond to questions ?

Savvas Delivers Innovative Back-to-School Solutions to Help Teachers, Students and Families Succeed with Distance Learning

eSchool News

With every moment of instructional time being even more precious when students return, teachers are looking for support to help smoothly pivot between remote and classroom teaching and address unfinished learning.

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.” Literally, physically, the children are the center of the classroom.” Australian educator Lauren Sayer has been thrilled to see it move her class in a new, student-driven direction. “As Then the next student will say, ‘Oh, I found this!’

Jumpstart Engagement with Interactive Whiteboard Classroom Technology

ViewSonic Education

Nearly a hundred years ago, celebrated educational reformer John Dewey admonished: If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow. The interactive whiteboard stands out for its ability to amplify web-based resources and transform the way an entire roomful of students interacts with educational content. Classroom display board technology is a powerful thing. Introduced in 1801, the chalkboard was a transformative classroom technology.

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. Instead of scheduling a 1/3 of my staff for announced supervision times, I now pop into any classroom unannounced on a daily basis. It is a process that respects both the teacher and students. One approach I like and utilize annually is collaboratively assessing student work.

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. Instead of scheduling a 1/3 of my staff for announced supervision times, I now pop into any classroom unannounced on a daily basis. It is a process that respects both the teacher and students. One approach I like and utilize annually is collaboratively assessing student work.

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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The Best Flipped Classroom Software Tools For Flipped Learning In 2021

Fractus Learning

What are the best-flipped learning apps for K-12 grades in flipped classrooms? The best-flipped classroom tools can transform and remodel classroom teaching, allowing in-depth learning and personalized attention that can help learners improve their grades. Google Classroom.

PowerUp Your Virtual Classroom with FREE Online PD

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

At 3:00, I’ll be presenting back-to-back sessions designed to help educators uncover the power of the virtual classroom to increase student engagement and maximize instructional time. . Powerful Google Powered Projects for the Virtual Classroom.

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How to choose technology for online classrooms

Linways Technologies

But as we start to accept this as a new normal in education, the question has to be asked: Have we reached a stage in which simple video conferencing tools and document sharing platforms meet the need? Check out our previously blog about choosing the right technology for classrooms.

How to Integrate Computational Thinking with “Look Fors”

Digital Promise

What does it look like to integrate computational thinking and computer science in the classroom? Digital Promise has been working with districts and educators from across the United States to integrate computational thinking (CT) and computer science (CS) into K-12 classrooms.

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The Ultimate Checklist Before You Flip Your Classroom by @JusteSem

TeacherCast

Are you flipping to help the struggling students or to deepen the in-class learning? Do you have a classroom blog where you’d like to share the videos? Ensure all students have Internet access at home. The flipped classroom approach will only work if all of your students can access the content online. Consider initial student engagement tactics. You should probably expect some kind of a resistant movement in your classroom.

5 Effective Tools for Improving Classroom Engagement

EdTech4Beginners

Using the latest technology is a sure way of keeping students engaged in a class. As a teacher, if you want your students to show interest in your lessons and concentrate more, you should adopt the latest technology in teaching.

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