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. When I was in elementary school, we often were paired with a classmate for different activities and it was a great way to develop our social skills as well as develop new perspectives in learning. Social learning works. We have to think about what will work in our classrooms and with our students.

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. Self-paced learning.

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Upgrading Your Discussion Board To A Collaborative Learning System

Omega Notes

Often Discussion boards are the core of many modern courses, particularly those hosted online or with blended learning elements. However, these LMS discussion boards are riddled with limitations , student disengagement, and faculty frustrations. Ease of Access and Student Engagement.

10 Top tips for creating more effective online learning forums

Neo LMS

Asynchronous teaching is more challenging when it comes to creating learning activities. It takes some trial and error to figure out what works and what doesn’t for a particular group of students. Online learning forums are the most accessible way to engage students.

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. One of Mazur’s philosophies that infuses everything I do as an educator is that people learn best when they are engaged. Here is the basic approach: Reimagine what students (and you) do before class: Mazur’s new method puts a premium on motivating and rewarding pre-class work.

AR, VR and MR Driven Student Engagement

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Quick Take: Introduces how to integrate AR, VR and MR technologies and applications to increase student engagement. Student engagement is a ‘hot’ topic in education, if we could only engage young people they would thrive! . So how does one engage a millennial about the periodic table and Pythagoras? Could adding interactivity to the classroom enhance student engagement? Let’s bring AR, VR, and MR into student and teachers hands.

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. One of Mazur’s philosophies that infuses everything I do as an educator is that people learn best when they are engaged. Here is the basic approach: Reimagine what students (and you) do before class: Mazur’s new method puts a premium on motivating and rewarding pre-class work.

How collaborative learning prepares students for life after high school

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At Warren County High School in Warrenton, North Carolina, students aren’t just working on a high school diploma; they’re getting a head start on a future career. The school’s innovative approach to career and college preparation gives students a clearer view of what lies beyond high school. It is an opportunity to develop key skills like collaboration, creativity and problem solving that will help them be successful in their careers or future studies.

Free Range Teaching and the Technology Teachers ‘Beg For’

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We literally threw out our teachers’ desks,” says Damon Cooper, an English teacher and the director of teaching and learning at CCGS, in New South Wales. Australian educator Lauren Sayer has been thrilled to see it move her class in a new, student-driven direction. “As I can ask that student to bring it up on the screen, and everybody can see it straight away and we can have a discussion,” she explains. Then the next student will say, ‘Oh, I found this!’

4 Ways to Enhance Human Interaction in Socially-Distanced Learning

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Now, we face the daunting task of overhauling educational experiences to help our students thrive and grow. Whether teaching remotely or in the classroom, consider making time—and providing the right types of hands-on tools—for collaboration, learning and growing.

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. Promoting risk-taking is beyond a leader simply stating “Try it out” to a teacher curious about exploring a new approach to teaching and learning. It is a process that respects both the teacher and students. Assess whether students are learning more.

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. Promoting risk-taking is beyond a leader simply stating “Try it out” to a teacher curious about exploring a new approach to teaching and learning. It is a process that respects both the teacher and students. Assess whether students are learning more.

4 Critical Characteristics of High-Quality Instructional Content

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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. To Meet Students’ Needs!

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5 Online Discussion Tools to Fuel Student Engagement

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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.

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. This is essential for our students of color and students living in poverty. As a principal in a Title I elementary school, I can attest to the needs of these students.

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. This is essential for our students of color and students living in poverty. As a principal in a Title I elementary school, I can attest to the needs of these students.

How To Elevate Case-Based Teaching Strategies

Omega Notes

Case-based learning provides several important benefits to students. In addition to making stronger connections between theory and practice, students also develop greater interpersonal skills through working with peers. Ease Prep for Students and Faculty.

Adapting to the Social Media Generation

Omega Notes

The student population reaching college age now, Gen Z, grew up with the internet and social media as an everyday part of their life. Research has already shown that this digital native generation learns through a completely different pedagogy, and a large majority of universities are not accustomed to accommodating this way of teaching. The Solution: Collaborative Learning Environments.

Improve Differentiated Learning Through Ed Tech

Omega Notes

Differentiated learning in a post-secondary environment can improve not just student engagement and retention of material but instructor responsiveness to student needs. Ed tech is a tool that can provide faculty with student analytics and insight on how students engage with material, from acquisition to expression. What is Differentiated Learning? The post Improve Differentiated Learning Through Ed Tech appeared first on Omega Notes.

How to use GoConqr for distance learning and tools that can help you

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There is growing pressure on teachers to implement distance learning and online learning strategies for their students in these difficult times. Changing drastically from face to face to online lessons in the blink of an eye can seem daunting to both teachers and students.

From Personalized Math to Micro-Schools, This NewSchools Cohort Is Reimagining Learning

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Scott Benson NewSchools Venture Fund Twitter: @scottb_edu So their two organizations decided to work together, creating The Collaborative—a ten-month, intensive professional-development experience for ten school districts and charter school management organizations from across the country. The ten teams met once each in San Francisco, Austin, and New York City and also worked with Collaborative staff and consultants locally over the course of the 2016-17 school year.

What YouTube and Hollywood Divas Can Teach You About Active Learning

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These active learning strategies can work in any course—for any major, in any discipline. Some of the most dynamic thinkers and doers in education today are pioneers in active learning. Some of the most dynamic thinkers and doers in education today are pioneers in active learning. A look inside the classroom and life of Course Hero Master Educator Maria Trujillo of Georgetown University, who helps students explore tech solutions for development challenges in the Global South.

Five Ways Teachers Can Use—and Create—Augmented Reality Experiences

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A fourth-grade student at Mendez Elementary in San Marcos, Texas, held an iPad out in front of her. Zombies had taken over the school library, and she and her fellow students had to work together to answer various questions about books—such as identifying where the index is located. If your students ever played Pokemon GO, they experienced AR when they roamed the streets looking for tiny monsters that appeared on their screens. Learn how teachers are using the app.

Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities

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Nicolás Pino James Student Engagement Six key rules for student engagement include making it meaningful, fostering efficacy, autonomy support, collaborative learning, establishing positive teacher-student relationships, and mastery orientations Photo credit: woodleywonderworks via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Getting started with learning about Artificial Intelligence

Neo LMS

Summer is always a good opportunity to explore new ideas, particularly ideas for boosting student engagement or perhaps taking some risks with trying something a bit different in our classrooms. Getting started with learning about Artificial Intelligence.

An Active Reading Strategy for Any Learning Landscape

Catlin Tucker

I was not actively engaging with the text. They result from a lack of focus on and engagement with the text I am reading. Unfortunately, I worry that students internalize these moments and assume they are not good readers when they don’t understand a text. Learning

5 Tips for Teaching Online

Catlin Tucker

As teachers embrace their new roles as designers, instructors, and facilitators of online learning, many are grappling the details associated with teaching remotely. The LMS becomes the space where we engage students in learning. Learning

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4 Ways to promote collaboration in digital spaces

Neo LMS

As we prepare for spring, it is always good to have some new ideas to promote student engagement and foster more collaboration in the classroom. 4 Ways to promote collaboration in digital spaces. Here are four ideas to promote collaboration: Blogging.

An Active Reading Strategy for Any Learning Landscape

Catlin Tucker

I was not actively engaging with the text. They result from a lack of focus on and engagement with the text I am reading. Unfortunately, I worry that students internalize these moments and assume they are not good readers when they don’t understand a text. Learning

Developing Academic Language Supports Equity

Digital Promise

Students whose parents have not attended college, or even high school, can also be at a disadvantage in school due to the lack of recognition of academic language. To help teachers support all of their students in mastering this academic language, we at Digital Promise Global’s LPS initiative have partnered with edtech product company Speak Agent , whose goal is to ensure that each child, regardless of her or his learner variability, knows and understands academic language.

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MiEN Company Releases White Paper on How Flexible Furniture Creates Active Learning Environments

eSchool News

Districts and schools are increasingly adopting active learning practices in order to address businesses’ demand for employees capable of creative and collaborative work. Classrooms need to become active learning environments supported by technology integration,” said Brittingham. “So,

New Approaches to Instructional Technology Coaching

Digital Promise

When suddenly propelled into distance learning last spring, educators rose to the challenge to meet the needs of students and families. As a result, coaches are able to engage in online coaching with more teachers. Learn more and sign up.

4 Challenges of Hybrid Learning (and How to Overcome Them)

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Hybrid learning is helping to transform the way education is delivered, but it is important to understand some of the key challenges of hybrid learning too. Keep reading for a breakdown of four challenges associated with hybrid learning and their solutions.

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. Technology can bring about new learning opportunities, support student engagement, help create a collaborative learning environment, and provide necessary and immediate feedback, among other digital age skills. Will this product enrich students?

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