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.

Boosting student engagement using the 4Cs of education

Neo LMS

The truth is: I was not engaged in the classroom. I was one of those students that were engaged on the surface, appeared to be listening, did not skip class, but learned little and has had to catch up later. Engagement is active. So what does engagement look like?

Classroom Tech Can Drive Student Engagement—But Schools Need to Choose Wisely

Edsurge

When Logan City School District knocked down most of their aging red brick high school, they remodeled and rebuilt their way to a two-story, technology-infused learning center. The technology was supposed to let teachers share their screens without being tethered to a desk.

5 Technology tools that will keep your students engaged in the classroom

Neo LMS

Students are obsessed with technology and gadgets nowadays, so why can’t we use technology to keep them engaged while learning? The traditional methods of education are being replaced by more interactive methods which are influenced by technology.

3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom

Wisewire

Where do students spend their time outside of school? Engagement is a key component of learning, so what better way to engage students than by implementing the social media platforms they already love to use? Here are a couple approaches to try in your classroom.

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.

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?

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 […].

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 […].

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Student Engagement and Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Pillar #5: Student Engagement and Learning Many of us firmly believe in technology’s potential to transform the teaching and learning cultures of schools. For many students, school does not reflect real life. Students must always be at the center of this process.

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. How will special needs students interact with this product?

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. Luckily with the technology available to us, we can create a learning environment that makes the content accessible to all of our learners. Matter of fact many of the technology […].

Battle Boredom with Student Engagement

MiddleWeb

In Gallup surveys, students report increasing levels of classroom boredom, topping out in high school. Rita Platt finds lots to use with her own students. How do teachers counter the trend? Harris and Bradshaw offer strategies in their 2nd book on Battling Boredom.

New Research: Schools Using Technology for Greater Student Engagement

techlearning

The majority of school districts are excited about what they are accomplishing with technology. While there’s still a technology gap in many schools, it’s a gap that up-to-date projectors, large displays, better networking/connectivity solutions, and teaching software can fill.

Seven Tips for Developing a Digital Music Classroom

Edsurge

I see the same passion within my students when they share their favorite Imagine Dragons song or play me the melody to Megalovania (a couple hundred times). My students identify with the music they listen to and gain confidence when they’re given the tools to perform or re-create it.

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.

(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.

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. Classroom display board technology is a powerful thing. Student engagement increased.

Understanding Student Engagement

eSpark

Effective 21st century educators are less concerned with running quiet, orderly classrooms, and more concerned with meeting the needs of every student and inspiring a lifelong love of learning. What does student engagement look like?

The Difference a Game Makes in Student Engagement [Video]

MIND Research Institute

It’s no secret that successfully engaging students requires educators to perform a tricky balancing act. Oversimplify a lesson and students may tune out, but plan a lesson that’s too challenging and students may become frustrated and give up.

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.

5 Considerations for Buying Classroom Technology

EdTech Magazine

5 Considerations for Buying Classroom Technology. As the vast selection of technology solutions for education continues to grow, K–12 schools find it harder to decide on which products to invest in. . Alignment with Student Learning Goals and Standards.

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.

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.

The impact of interactive videos in the classroom

Neo LMS

Super-superheroes, more commonly known as elementary teachers, know how hard it can be to make 30 pairs of sparkly eyes look at the same thing and engage in the learning process at the same time. How interactive videos can impact classroom learning.

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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.

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!’

Tech Like a PIRATE: Use tech to make learning come alive

Ditch That Textbook

It beckons us in, compelling us to engage out students in learning that’s memorable — that they’ll want to talk to others about! Ed Tech creative classroom technology student engagement teach like a pirate tech like a pirate“Don’t just teach a lesson. Create an EXPERIENCE.” ” That line from Teach Like a PIRATE by Dave Burgess has stuck with me for years.

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.

Alan November to host student engagement webinar

eSchool News

Students are not engaged in the classroom like they should be, and educators are searching for ways to bridge this gap to create the best learning environment for each of their students. Modern technologies are making it easier to engage students, but choosing the right technologies to support student engagement in the classroom is a difficult task, and one with an important goal: creating learner-centered environments in which students can thrive.

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

4 Ways Your LMS Can Increase Student Engagement

Gaggle Speaks

It’s becoming increasingly harder to keep students’ attention. The amount of technology being offered to solve this problem seems never ending. It’s true, technology can have a positive impact on student engagement, but the adage of “less is more” also applies.

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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.

Is Technology Holding Students Back?

Edudemic

Using technology in the classroom comes with a host of benefits. But can technology do more harm than good when it comes to helping students succeed? The post Is Technology Holding Students Back?

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

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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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