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.

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom Now

The CoolCatTeacher

has 25 years in education as teacher, instructional coach, elementary/secondary principal and K-12 district administrator. Teachers describe her workshops as meaningful and engaging as she models quality instructional methods that can be used in the classroom tomorrow.

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California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School

techlearning

- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md.

10 Keys of Purpose Driven Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

If you’re a US public school teacher of grades 6-12, you and your students just need to come up with a STEAM idea that can help your community. They’re action-oriented words because I felt like over the years, just talking to students about grades wasn’t really functional.

How to Engage Students and Find Your Creative Breakthrough

The CoolCatTeacher

Hope King from Ron Clark Academy has an inspiring message for teachers about using your creativity to engage students. SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community. Vicki: So we want engagement.

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5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: Yeah, you know, teacher engagement comes before student engagement, doesn’t it? I bet if you think about it, it is likely possible that many passions can be used to engage students. STEAM Idea #2: Find out what students love.

Top Google News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19

Teacher Reboot Camp

This year’s conference highlighted so many ways to use Google to engage learners and make grading, assessment, feedback, pbl, gamification, student engagement, collaboration, student choice, and student voice easy to do!

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Authentic Learning Experiences

User Generated Education

Authentic learning is learning designed to connect what students are taught in school to real-world issues, problems, and applications; learning experiences should mirror the complexities and ambiguities of real life. ” Because authentic learning involves student voice and choice.

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

Neo LMS

The change already delivers extraordinary results and 96% of teachers claim that EdTech increases student engagement in learning. With such tools at your disposal, you can not only discuss certain themes but also show them to the students.

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How Can We Make Edtech More Effective? Focused Content

Digital Promise

As cofounder of Teachley , a small company developing research-based math software for K-6, this question demonstrates a problematic market preference for products that “ cover ” a lot of content, but do not support deeper thinking. Oh, the dreaded question… “What other content do you cover?”

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School’s Out for Summer. For AT&T’s Latest Edtech Cohort, Classes Have Just Begun

Edsurge

A platform for students to create and run revenue-earning companies. A service for 24-hour tutoring for underserved high-school students. Since its first cohort in 2015, AT&T’s edtech accelerator has graduated 27 companies and nonprofits. million students.

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Answering the President’s Call for #CSforAll

Digital Promise

In response to the President’s call for commitments to computer science education for all , 37 school district across the country — from Vermont to Alaska — ­have committed to offering high­ quality computer science (CS) and computational thinking curriculum to over one million students. Throughout the League of Innovative Schools , districts are taking a range of steps to demonstrate this commitment and improve student learning.

How can your institution attract students

Linways Technologies

Defining the students’ choices of the 21st century. Portrait of pensive student carrying out test at lesson. Now students wait for their results and plan ahead for what stream or course they want to pursue and which institution they want to join.

Workbench Education Expands Partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools

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Baltimore, MD – July 12, 2018 – Edtech company Workbench Education today announced the expansion of a partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) for the 2018 - 2019 school year. Height Elementary, Forest Park High, Ft. Student engagement ?

MeTEOR Webinar Alert: The Well Classroom: Increase Student and Teacher Engagement by Design

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WHAT: High Impact Learning Environment Webinar – The Well Classroom: Increase Student and Teacher Engagement by Design WHEN: Thursday, October 18, 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST REGISTER: [link] Gainesville, FL, Oct.

Flip Grid: 6 Fun Ideas to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun video tool is a great way to engage students at the beginning of school. Flip Grid: 6 Fun Ideas to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee. With the free version, there’s a limit on how many students can post to a particular grid.

If you can’t see it, you can’t be it: Edtech that connects students to role models

The Christensen Institute

As the New York Times UpShot column recently highlighted, there is mounting evidence that students benefit from teachers who hail from a similar background and gender—and yet the teaching profession remains largely white and female. Most teachers don’t look like their students.

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K-12 Game-a-thon Hall of Fame 2018

MIND Research Institute

The K-12 Game-a-thon challenges students to design, build and share a game that features creative and unusual solution­­s to mathematical problems. Throughout the process, students developed critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration skills and more. Capital Group Companies.

Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

These commitments are connecting 20 million more students to next-generation broadband and wireless. Beginning in fall 2014, the students and teachers at Burbank Elementary School in Hayward, California, embarked on a new and ambitious program to integrate arts across the curriculum.

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A rural Montana district goes all in on makerspaces

The Hechinger Report

Some students play basketball or volleyball as the clock ticks closer to first period, but for those who don’t like sports, there has been little else to do than sit on the bleachers and wait — until this year.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

School districts are struggling with the fact that 70% of purchased licenses for edtech programs don’t get used at all within the school year and only 10% of teachers know how often students should use edtech programs to drive learning outcomes.

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Imagine Learning Acquires Think Through Learning Inc.

Think Through Math

Acquisition of innovative digital math company expands Imagine Learning’s product reach and creates a total language, literacy, and numeracy solution; transaction bolsters Weld North Education’s industry leading profile in K–12 digital education category. PROVO, UT – October 17, 2016 – Imagine Learning, a leader in elementary language and literacy software solutions, announced today its acquisition of Pittsburgh-based Think Through Learning Inc.,

Help students hold themselves accountable

The Christensen Institute

The new report “ How to create higher performing, happier classrooms in seven moves: A playbook for teachers ” tells stories of teachers who improved student engagement and academic results by introducing seven specific, practical moves into their classrooms that replicate the successes of top managers in cutting-edge workplaces. The sixth move for creating a dynamic classroom is to help students hold themselves accountable. Using tools to help students stay organized.

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Using Augmented Reality for Engaging Learning Experiences

edWeb.net

Using this 3D technology can help students significantly whether they’re struggling to learn reading or math, or just to engage. She discussed the benefits of using augmented reality in the classroom in “ Engaging Early Learners with Augmented Reality.”.

Educational gaming expands in Florida district

eSchool News

Broward County child care program supports student learning through educational gaming. DimensionU’s educational gaming platform for math and literacy is expanding across 40 elementary and middle school after care sites in Florida’s Broward County.

Maryland Educator Ali Schilpp Named 2018 School Librarian of the Year by School Library Journal

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In addition to receiving a comprehensive suite of prizes provided by the program’s sponsor, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company Scholastic, Ali Schilpp is currently featured on the cover of the September 2018 issue of SLJ.

How to unlock students’ internal drive for learning

The Hechinger Report

When Destiny Reyes started elementary school, she felt highly motivated. Destiny, 18, is like most students in the United States. Surveys reveal a steady decline in student engagement throughout middle and high school, a trend that Gallup deemed the “school engagement cliff.”

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How Education Elements Guides Districts in Creating Environments that Personalize Learning

Edsurge

The company got its start in late 2010, spurred by founder Anthony Kim’s work with KIPP Empower , an elementary charter school in Los Angeles. Since its founding, the company has developed a two-part offering for schools and districts: consulting services to help envision, design and create instructional models and professional learning for blended and personalized learning programs, and a technology platform that helps schools transition to blended learning.

Replace teamwork with teaming for more dynamic classrooms

The Christensen Institute

The new report “ How to create higher performing, happier classrooms in seven moves: A playbook for teachers ” tells stories of teachers who improved student engagement and academic results by introducing seven specific, practical moves into their classrooms that replicate the successes of top managers in cutting-edge workplaces. She believes that teaming is not only something that some individuals and companies have to do, but it’s something that they should want to do.

As students return to college, a basic question persists: What are they learning?

The Hechinger Report

Students in a class at Frederick Community College in Maryland. Students are hitting the books again on college campuses this fall, with fresh possibilities ahead of them. The Spellings Commission found evidence that “the quality of student learning at U.S.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

5 Ways Video Games Transform Learning and Prepare Students for Tomorrow's Jobs

Edsurge

Working in tech and media for the past 20 years, I’ve seen some of these changes firsthand, and one thing has proven consistently true: Engagement is critical when learning new information and mastering new skills. We know that dips in student engagement have dramatic effects on the metrics we care about: academic performance, social emotional learning (SEL), school climate, and attendance. These are critical skills our students need to thrive long-term.

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Beyond "Ditching the Desks," 9 Creative Ways to Avoid "The Cemetery Effect"

Kleinspiration

No, the students weren’t zombies, nor were my thoughts morbid. With such changes, the need to redesign our students’ learning environments becomes not simply an idea from the latest Pinterest board, but one of necessity. Incorporate the Student Voice Think about your space.

Technology Integration in a 21st Century Science Classroom

EdTechTeam

Students gather around the lab table helping one of the group members focus in on a specimen on a flat panel screen from a USB camera connected to the microscope. Once focused, the students capture the image and insert it into Google Slides and label the image on the slide. Another group of students is using a remote sensor that is strapped to a matchbox car traveling through banked turns and loops. It also teaches the students to critically analyze the data.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

The future for younger generations does seem particularly grim : “millennials” carry more student loan debt than their parents; they’re less likely to own a home; their employment rates have been slower to recover after the recession; they earn less money. But just one of these occupations seems to dominate the storyline of how schools should prepare students for the “jobs of the future.” Which students will have a “robot teacher” ?

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

edWeb.net

SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities , highlights how state policies are supporting the transformation to digital learning. Now, students always have access to current materials.

New computer science curriculum includes Javascript and drone programming

eSchool News

The new 2016 curriculum adds 3 new Javascript courses, 12 STEM programming courses, and a course on drone programming in partnership with Parrot, one of the world’s leading civil drone companies. “To

Intrinsic Motivation is Key to Student Achievement – But Schools Can Crush It

MindShift

When Destiny Reyes started elementary school, she felt highly motivated. Destiny, 18, is like most students in the United States. Surveys reveal a steady decline in student engagement throughout middle and high school, a trend that Gallup deemed the “school engagement cliff.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via the US Department of Education press release : “Secretary DeVos Announces New Student-Centered Funding Pilot Program.” ” “Student-Centered,” eh? ” The Parent Coalition for Student Privacy has thoughts on the pushback , making the comparison between Zuckerberg ’s corporate and philanthropic efforts and inBloom. The Salt Lake City school board has voted to rename Jackson Elementary. million from the testing company ACT.

Don’t Let Your Projects Die When Grant Funding Runs Out

Edsurge

Many teachers across the country are working tirelessly to personalize learning for their students. At Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, which serves students in one of the fastest-growing regions of Alaska, we use grant funding to support a number of initiatives. Our district has applied for a variety of grant types in the past, including large state-level grants, funding from nonprofit organizations, and funding from private companies.