Increase Student Engagement with Pear Deck

Teacher Tech

Getting Started with Pear Deck A Guest Post by Stacey Roshan Pear Deck is one of the easiest ways to ensure all students in the classroom are actively engaged and participating in classroom presentations created in Google Slides. EdTech Tool Slides google slides Pear Dec

Engagement & Edtech in Social Studies

The CoolCatTeacher

Dustin Harnish inspires social studies teachers From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter You can blend old fashioned relationships with modern edtech if you know how. But he uses far more than technology to engage students.

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7 ways you can remix your classroom and teach like a DJ

Ditch That Textbook

Guest Blog Student engagement Teaching creative teaching edtech educational technology remixing education student engagement teach like a djHave you ever seen an amazing DJ who can rock a crowd of hundreds, even thousands of party-goers? What is it that makes that DJ so amazing and so darn cool? Guys like David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Zedd, female DJs like Krewella, Alison Wonderland, and Rezz all have similar characteristics and objectives and dare I […].

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

Linways Technologies

Teaching-learning is being digitized, there are more tools to assist teachers manage their classrooms, courses, academics, etc. But no matter digital or otherwise, one thing all teachers agree about student-teacher interaction is the engagement.

10 ways to use emojis in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

In fact, our students are sharing complete thoughts and complete stories in, get this…PICTURES. using emojis edtech educational technology emojis in the classroom student engagementEmojis are the modern-day hieroglyphics. It’s true! Take a peek at the phone of any tween or teen. They’ve traded words for icons. Something’s drop-to-the-floor funny? ?? will do. Their parents are looking over their shoulders? Insert ??. Emojis can […].

20 tools for a more accessible classroom

Ditch That Textbook

ALL of our students deserve to have access to the content we are teaching. A one-size-fits-all classroom is not practical for any group of students. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech Student engagement Teaching accessibility accessibility features accessibility tools accessible classroom edtech immersive readerLuckily with the technology available to us, we can create a learning environment that makes the content accessible to all of our learners.

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.

50 ways to make your lessons interactive

Ditch That Textbook

Students benefit when we create lessons where they can interact with the content. When we provide students with interactive lessons they are immersed in the content and take an active role in their learning. DitchBook Twitter chat Creativity Student engagement creative teaching edtech interactive class interactive classroom student engagementWhat makes a lesson truly interactive?

How Smart UX Design Turbocharges Student Engagement

Edsurge

Many of them have been immersed in apps and digital games featuring engaging user experience, or UX, since before they could read. To captivate these students, educational technology has to be more than just a container for instructional content—it has to offer the same level of engagement as the consumer apps they’re used to—in other words, a seamless and enticing UX. As every teacher knows, students are most comfortable when education doesn’t feel like an onerous task.

9 reasons why HyperDocs can transform your class

Ditch That Textbook

I have been enjoying creating, sharing, and using HyperDocs in my classroom for the past three years now after learning about them during the very first night of the inaugural #DitchBook book study Twitter chat.

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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The online edtech that helps educators make distance learning less distant

The Christensen Institute

The ripple effects of COVID-19 have thrust the world into uncertain times, and especially schools and students. As K–12 educators try to adjust to a new reality, many stories in the media note a tension between maintaining academic expectations while also supporting students’ basic needs.

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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.

Ditch The Lists: Digital vocabulary instruction that works

Ditch That Textbook

I’ve been out of the classroom for 4 years now, and one of my biggest regrets is the way I did vocabulary […]. Ed Tech Guest Blog Student engagement Teaching digital vocabulary instruction edtech eduprotocols nearpod pear deck vocabularyWrite and highlight the word, write the definition, give an example… YAWN! Vocabulary is critical to learning, yet it is often done in drill and kill fashion. I was guilty of this myself.

30 ways to make your lessons interactive

Ditch That Textbook

When we provide students with interactive lessons they are immersed in the content and take an active role in their learning. They increase engagement and get everyone in on the learning. A3: Any time Ss can DO things with your content, you increase engagement and learning. DitchBook Twitter chat creative teaching edtech interactive class interactive classroom student engagement

New Research: Schools Using Technology for Greater Student Engagement

techlearning

Large screen, interactive displays that facilitate student collaboration improve engagement and enhance the learning experience and are a priority for many districts as they shift away from teacher-directed pedagogy. Only 9% believe that technology is not helpful in the classroom.

Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

Digital Promise

Access to technology for all students is a major goal for many schools, companies, and organizations—yet access is only part of the equation. middle and high schools for 1,700 students across 22 schools. Develop Pathways to Increase Female StudentsEngagement in “Tech” Courses.

How to Build Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the first of a two-part series discussing relationship building in edtech selection and purchasing. In this first blog post, we’ll address how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers. Update developers about student outcomes.

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Viral classroom: 10 ways to harness viral video power in class

Ditch That Textbook

Teaching creative teaching edtech educational technology student engagement video youtubeAdmit it: You watched Charlie bite his brother’s finger. Or you watched the double rainbow guy.

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4 EdTech Ways to Differentiate in a Student-Centered Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Co-Written with my friend and business partner Shaelynn Farnsworth In all the work that Shaelynn and I do with teachers across the US and beyond we see educators creating amazing learning environments for students. Each student is (and should be) held to high standards.

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Building Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the second of a two-part series discussing relationship building in the edtech purchasing process. In our first blog post , we addressed how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers. As an edtech vendor, you should do the same.

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How Can We Make Edtech More Effective? Focused Content

Digital Promise

Despite all we know about the inherent complexities of teaching and learning, a desire for coverage still rules many educational technology (edtech) selection and procurement decisions. The problem with broad coverage in edtech. A different approach to discovering and vetting edtech.

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Reach Each Student: Design Edtech for Learner Variability

Digital Promise

Edtech has the potential to ignite the power of learning by helping teachers tailor learning environments and instruction to reach the full diversity of learners. Implementing Research-based Digital Supports for Students. Teachers and Students Respond to Research-based Supports.

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10+ tech-free ways to Ditch That Textbook

Ditch That Textbook

For most of us, we can’t imagine our classrooms without it. DitchBook Twitter chat creative teaching creativity edtech education student engagement teachingTechnology has revolutionized the way we teach. We can find ourselves depending on technology for our lessons. And then there are times when tech fails us. Have you ever been teaching a tech-dependent lesson when the wifi goes down? Suddenly you have a block […].

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. We asked teachers what they want from edtech.

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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. We have to think about what will work in our classrooms and with our students.

Try the Connected Kahoot!

Ditch That Textbook

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

5 Ways That Digital Portfolios Can Expand Learning Opportunities

Edsurge

As educators sift through numerous edtech tools in search of meaningful ways to connect, engage and share with their students, the following questions are helpful to consider: Students are more likely to stay motivated and engaged when they have a say in how the work will be completed.

Classroom Technology: What’s New For 2017?

Edudemic

Cutting edge teachers will want to ensure that they're up to date on all the latest innovations so their students learn with the best technology of 2017. The post Classroom Technology: What’s New For 2017? Articles Featured For Students Trends classroom technology edtech featured online tools student engagement technology

Pros and Cons of 1-to-1 Computing

Edudemic

One-to-one computing is an educational practice where a school or institution gives every student a laptop, tablet or mobile device. What are the pros to this approach? The cons? The post Pros and Cons of 1-to-1 Computing appeared first on Edudemic.

How educators can use edtech to teach students essential real-life skills

Neo LMS

Technology in the classroom continues to transform the way that teachers teach and students learn. Edtech doesn’t just enhance current curriculums, though; it can help students learn essential real-life skills. The value of edtech.

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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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5 tips for getting over your #edtech fears to engage and empower students

eSchool News

This is probably like today’s student playing Fortnight until the sun comes up. Today’s students have the opportunity to collaborate and make global connections within the classroom; they can try to solve problems and share BIG ideas. I have been lucky.

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. The EdTech sphere is obviously developing quickly, so some things that seemed impossible only a few years ago have become a standard in the meantime. 5 New EdTech tools to watch.

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Guest post: 3 Ways to Make Classroom Presentations More Engaging

EdTech4Beginners

Classroom presentations come with many challenges–not the least of which is keeping your students engaged long enough to teach the lesson! In this article, I will explain three ways to make classroom presentations more engaging for students of all ages.