Increasing student engagement, by design

Turn to Your Neighbor

I added a few dabs of my own design DNA and have since taught the project-based learning course, Technology and Innovation in Higher Education, twice at The University of Texas at Austin. I use Just-in-Time Teaching and Instructure’s Canvas to assign students pre-class “Warm-Ups.”

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. Do Collaborative Projects/Group work.

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5 Online Discussion Tools to Fuel Student Engagement

Graphite Blog

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. You know, the kind where students raise their hands and speak out loud.

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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 UDLStein shares ideas and resources about curiosity-building, effective feedback and more.

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.

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.

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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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.

5 Ways to Address Student Resistance in the Flipped Classroom

Fractus Learning

Active learning environments cause disruption. 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. Instead, you’ll see students engaged in a task and solving a problem.

Redesigning the Learning Space

EdTechTeam

It’s not just about the height of the chairs, the volume of the students in the space, or the energy level. How can we create an environment that doesn’t overwhelm, but instead engages students? Why not have students tell you how they learn best?

30 technologies ushering in the future for education

eSchool News

We already have thousands of pre-orders for our collaborative Microsoft 365-based surface hub. Attendees registered for more than 12,000 seats at InfoComm University sessions throughout the week, more than double the number engaged in training and education in 2015.

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2016 Global Education Conference - Final Day!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Associate Professor The comparative analysis of different online education and blended learning solutions in the non-OECD context. - Mr. Mohamed Ramadan 9:00am (iEARN) Impact of STEM learning program on main stream education - Ms.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017. Whole-Class Learning is Here.

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

The 21st Century Principal

But the question is, how can we transform our schools so that they no longer operate under these outdated assumptions about student potential, student performance, and student motivation? Students are motivated by grades. They are active participants in their learning.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). Professional Learning Communities. A safe and cooperative climate for learning. Professional Learning Communities.

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2014 Global Education Conference - Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, November 19th ( US-Eastern Time ) 1:00am Globally Connecting Classes through Interactive Learning Objects - Ezra Samantha M. Stella Maris Berdaxagar Connecting Students to Language and Culture through a Culture Cafe - Dr. Thomas Moncrief Flipped Classroom para la asignatura Informática - Mrs Silvana Salica ¿Informática sin computadoras? en Psicología ACCESS Program''s Enhancement activities: honing students'' collaboration, leadership, and communication skills. -

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.

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The Dual Channel Round Table

Inquire and Inspire

Ever noticed the connection between student engagement/achievement and the authenticity of the learning experience? Let’s agree for a moment that students are motivated to learn when they recognize the real-world significance of the content.

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.

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.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Karen is passionate about building community and creating opportunities for people to collaborate and communicate.

Learning Walks : One District’s Plan to Implement Instructional Rounds for Maximum Impact

The PL2C Blog

Today’s educators work hard to balance both the increasing demands of blended and digital learning and the best curriculum and instruction for their students. Research shows that current models of professional development calls for collaboration, active engagement, and collective culture-building during such a transition. This collaborative practice is based on the medical model or rounds. Learn more about instructional rounds/learning walks.

Is Your School or District Ready for PBL? 12 Deep Changes Needed for Implementation

The 21st Century Principal

"Schools must embrace a new pedagogy today that will engage 21st century students and enable them to acquire and master 21st century skills. Once they embrace the necessary changes in pedagogy, they realize the need for change in the physical learning environment." Project-Based Learning is not a teaching strategy that can be effectively "bolted" on current or existing school structures and operations. Learning is more student-centered and student directed.

Join #TeachDoNow Summer MOOC

Educator Innovator

TeachDoNow is a free, collaborative learning experience offered by KQED this summer in partnership with Educator Innovator and the National Writing Project. This online opportunity is open to anyone interested in learning how to use Twitter and other media sharing applications to promote social and civic discourse with students and will take place this summer from July 7 – August 17. By Matt Williams, Educational Technologist, KQED.