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

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.

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AR, VR and MR Driven Student Engagement

myViewBoard

Quick Take: Introduces how to integrate AR, VR and MR technologies and applications to increase student engagement. Look at each technology separately and how it can be applied to modern education. . Could adding interactivity to the classroom enhance student engagement?

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. Likewise, with screen mirroring technology, we teachers are no longer locked physically.” Now it’s the students’ discussion, not mine.

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 this rubric to evaluate students’ pre-class engagement.

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.

How collaborative learning prepares students for life after high school

Nureva

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.

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.

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.

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. Educational Technology Support! To Meet Students’ Needs!

What YouTube and Hollywood Divas Can Teach You About Active Learning

Edsurge

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.

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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. If university administrators and educators want to keep students engaged, they need to adapt to the needs of an increasingly digitized generation of students.

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

Edsurge

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.

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

Edsurge

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.

The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

MindShift

Every year for the past 15 years the New Media Consortium and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) have been taking the pulse of where education technology stands among K-12 educators. Trends affecting the adoption of technology in schools.

30 technologies ushering in the future for education

eSchool News

AV technologies leap forward in agnostic touch capabilities, live streaming during this year’s flashy Infocomm. We already have thousands of pre-orders for our collaborative Microsoft 365-based surface hub. Featured on eSchool News IT Management IT Newsletter Technologies

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Innovative Schools Find Lessons — and Opportunities — in Remote Learning

Edsurge

I am an edtech consultant and student of experience design at the University of the Arts, London. Instead, I asked to video conference with my interviewees, which gave me the chance to understand how schools’ closure is shaping learning for the long term.

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12 Practical Tips for Remote Learning During School Closures – SULS057

Shake Up Learning

The post 12 Practical Tips for Remote Learning During School Closures – SULS057 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. While the world is battling the coronavirus, teachers and schools are scrambling to figure out what this home learning thing looks like.

4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

The infusion of technology into our culture is the greatest change that our educational system has ever experienced. Not long ago, many schools required teachers to include the use of technology in their daily lesson plans. Will this product enrich students?

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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. students fail to achieve proficient level on the NAEP reading test by eighth grade.

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Function Follows Form: How Two Colleges Redesigned the Classroom for Active Learning

Edsurge

Although a wealth of research suggests that active learning increases student engagement and improves academic outcomes, many college campuses struggle to get faculty to shift away from traditional, sage-on-a-stage style teaching practices. But some institutions are gaining traction using a novel approach: leveraging the expertise of facilities and information technology staff to support the redesign of classroom learning experiences.

Boxlight’s MimioSpace Collaborative System Wins Tech & Learning “Best of Show” at ISTE 2018

techlearning

The MimioSpace collaborative system, consisting of a laser projector, touch board, and Mini-PC, create an expansive 32-touch area with Touch 360° interactivity. Students work together in an area almost 11 ft wide and over 4 ft. The Wire Touch Technology Collaboration STEM

K–12 Professional Development Is Critical, So Make It Count

EdTech Magazine

While most teachers believe district leaders view professional development as a priority, some say the instruction they’re offered could be more effective, according to a survey from Corwin, Learning Forward and the National Education Association.

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Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

By incorporating technology into K-12 education model, institutes are aiming to improve the teaching and learning processes in schools and universities. In order to empower them to do so, we need more engaging teaching aids than just an instructor-led classroom.

The benefits of active learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

But in this twisted time, young children starting public pre-K at the age of 4 are expected to learn through “rigorous instruction.”. Of course the benefits of active learning are apparent beyond the kindergarten sector. The question isn’t whether active learning techniques work.

10 Ways Interactive Touch Screen Displays Improve Education

ViewSonic Education

Many find that more than one display is ideal for flexible classrooms that maximize active learning. Supporting Active Learning. Interactive touch screen displays have an inherent ability to bolster active learning. By becoming involved in the learning process.

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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Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

Learning with 'e's

My fellow students and I watched avidly - I can't recall what the topic was, but I do remember the thrill of the experience - it was fresh and new to be able to watch television in a formal education setting. Teachers sometimes take their students out into the world.

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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. One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase.

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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.

Tips & Tools to Enhance Collaboration Between Tech & Curriculum

techlearning

District and school leaders talk about the need to bridge the gap between curriculum and educational technology, but often fall short of succeeding. The same is true when considering curriculum initiatives; technology is left out of the discussion.

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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. One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase.

How to prepare students for 2017’s Hour of Code next week

eSchool News

From December 4th to 10th, educators and students around the world will be participating in the Hour of Code, an annual event that takes place during Computer Science Education Week, and is designed to demystify and engage educators and students in coding.

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?

96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

eSchool News

In addition to the usual suspects—more augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) apps—a lot of people believe this will be the year that social emotional learning (SEL) and interoperability become part of the mainstream. Jacob Bruno, vice president of professional learning, NWEA.