A Student Improved a Classroom Tech Solution—So the Company Hired Him

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Tom Sargent, the information technology administrator at the King David School outside of Melbourne, had seen students try to tweak the school’s technology systems before. Students will try nearly anything to get around the systems,” says Sargent. “I

How Smart UX Design Turbocharges Student Engagement

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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.

A Siri for Higher Ed Aims to Boost Student Engagement

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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.

15 ways to use Snapchat in classes and schools

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Companies are starting to flock to Snapchat. Ed Tech digital citizenship edtech educational technology snapchat social media student engagementMcDonald’s and Taco Bell are using it to get Snapchatters interested in their products.

School implements standing desks to boost student engagement

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As educators turn their attention to how physical learning environments can influence student learning, more companies are responding to the demand for flexible and innovative classroom furniture. Pasadena high school realizes benefits of active learning with standing desks.

Student Engagement Platform ClearScholar Raises $1.25M in Seed Round

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How do you engage university students, hear their concerns, and give them both the information that they need and want? But one company thinks it has figured it out, and it’s been rewarded with a few extra dollar signs to prove it. ClearScholar , a student engagement platform where students can receive notifications, store information and virtually interact with their university, today announced it has received $1.25

5 Tips for Integrating Ed-Tech Into Students’ Daily Lives

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Although I personally believe the most effective solutions can draw on both approaches, it’s clear to me that software intended for students must be evolutionary as we consider the logistics of integrating technology in students’ daily lives. What hardware do students use?

How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos

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Today’s students generally want deeper or more nuanced information from their professors,” he says. Today’s students generally want deeper or more nuanced information from their professors. These are now accessible to Course Hero members on the company’s YouTube channel. “We

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This Teacher Makes Financial Literacy Personal for Students

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Fast forward two decades and Prester is a popular business and technology teacher at Mansfield High School in Massachusetts, working to give students real-life financial skills. Her Personal Finance classes always reach their 28 student capacity.) There's a company called W!se

How to Boost Classroom Engagement With the Tech Tool That 'Always Works'

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She tried several options before jumping on a free trial of the wireless video streaming and screen mirroring technology by Vivi, an education-focused company founded in Australia. Teachers now can actually sit with their students for instruction.” Where they used to sit in the back corner and just kind of talk at their students, now they can sit with their students. Teachers and students are now completely interacting through the instruction.

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How to Engage Your Students With the 12-Minute Rule and Quizzes They’re Meant to Fail

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So are most of the students taking the cultural competency quiz Professor John Branch gives out near the beginning of his MBA-level International Marketing class at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. The average student gets just two of the ten questions right.

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Library 2.0 Sponsored Webinar - "Student Engagement Through Library-led Gamification" with Tasha Squires

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Presents: "Student Engagement Through Library-led Gamification" With: Tasha Squires Learning Resource Center Teacher at O’Neill Middle School Library Date + Time: Wednesday, August 17th 10am EST for one hour (Click on the time link to see the event time in your own time zone.)

In These Divisive Times, Program Pairs Students with Refugees Around the World

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In Jill Armstrong’s social studies classes, when students learn about other countries, they don’t just learn from textbooks and news articles, which she says can seem abstract and elusive to teenagers. Case in point: About once a week for the last several months, Armstrong’s humanities students have participated in an hour-long conversation with Ghenwah Kharbeet, a 28-year-old Syrian refugee—only, the students are in class in the tiny town of Greenup, Ky.,

Free Range Teaching and the Technology Teachers ‘Beg For’

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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.

This Company Wants to Gather Student Brainwave Data to Measure ‘Engagement’

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Students sit at desks wearing electronic headbands that report EEG data back to a teacher’s dashboard, and that information purports to measure students’ attention levels. The video’s narrator explains: “School administrators can use big data analysis to determine when students are better able to concentrate.” The company says it has a working prototype and is in conversations with a Long Island school to pilot the headset. students.

What’s It Like Tutoring for VIPKID, the Chinese Company That Just Raised $200 Million?

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Mabry is one of the 20,000 educators working for VIPKID , China’s largest online English tutoring company. The Beijing-based company has now raised a total of $325 million.). Founded in 2013, VIPKID can best be described as a sort of Yelp for Chinese students seeking North American English teachers. At the scheduled time, the teacher and student engage in a live video chat for the lesson, after which the teacher can give parents feedback on their child’s progress.

What Schools Can Learn from Google About Nurturing Creativity

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In Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, author Daniel Pink writes about radical practices implemented by Australian software company Atlassian and search engine giant Google that have taught us a lot about what really motivates […]. Edudemic Favorites Trends creative development Google Classroom project-based learning student engagementWhat motivates people to work? Most people would say money, and those people would only be partially correct.

New Research Proves Game-Based Learning Works—Here's Why That Matters

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students who played edgames outperformed their peers on standardized tests. Now a soon-to-be released study from Vanderbilt University demonstrates the impact of rigorous, peer reviewed research into curricular tools, in this case showing that students who played edgames outperformed their peers on standardized tests. There are a lot of opinions and fads in education, and they are not serving students well. “In Founding a company based on research results.

To Boost Engagement, Give Tech Savvy Students Interactive Content

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As students’ digital literacy grows, schools must match or surpass the level of technology students use outside of the classroom. Offering these multimedia learning environments aren’t just add-on services for colleges; they’re now a necessity to meet students’ expectations—and keep them engaged. Hinds Community College , has observed a shift in the learning needs of students over the last decade as their technology competency has exponentially increased.

Three Ways to Bridge the Gap Between Educators and Learning Scientists

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As technology use has increased in schools, so has the breadth of innovations aimed at improving learning—for example, by personalizing to the needs of each student. In order to fully leverage research to improve learning outcomes for all students, we must fundamentally shift the relationship between learning research and educational practice. We are learning how affect and social engagement are integral to the learning process.

How Digital Textbooks, Tech-Friendly Furniture, and Better Data Are Boosting Engagement at Community Colleges

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When Jenny Billings piloted a digital textbook class and saw an immediate increase in engagement and retention after just one semester, she thought it must be a fluke. In many cases, the use of digital tools, platforms, and applications has helped to boost student engagement, grow pass rates, and increase retention. RCCC’s e-Text initiative has saved students up to 50 percent on the cost of their course materials, and has increased classroom engagement and retention.

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“Whether you’re a teacher in Kenya, Vietnam or the US, we all face similar challenges with student engagement. We may have different connectivity issues or cultures, but the actual process of teaching and learning is very similar.” – Sonja Delafosse, USA 

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Soon, Delafosse noticed that when she used the internet to post her students’ work and assignments, good things happened. Students stayed on track and parents stayed closely connected,” she notes. Students had to work really hard to fail my class.”. Sonja Delafosse.

Personalized learning: Enabling student voice and choice through projects

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Addressing four teenagers standing at the front of the classroom, Gary Hook, a history teacher at Nashville Big Picture High School, told them, “I’m going to give you $100,000 for 20 percent equity in the company. ” A panel of four additional 11th-grade teachers sat beside Hook, and each of them took turns making different investment offers based on the product, potential revenue, and investment request that the students initially pitched.

Research Finds Online Service Providers Boost Program Enrollment

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Universities that contract with an online program management company tend to outperform those that go it on their own. Traditionally, the report noted, OPM companies have signed long-term contracts with schools, incorporating investments in new online programs.

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Using LinkedIn in the Classroom

Saving Socrates

We tell our students that life is one large resume. Even with all this explaining, rarely do our students internalize this because they have trouble really seeing it. How do we get students to see their actions have consequences without creating a system that discourages creativity and encourages students to do things for those immediate rewards instead of an intrinsic motivation? That every action they perform has consequences.

Web Platform Seeks to Give Students an Alternative to the ‘Wall of Text’

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It’s difficult to keep students engaged — and awake — when assigning them readings from long and often dull textbooks. The idea is that professors can use zyBooks instead of traditional textbooks in order to help students engage with the material and perform better. Every time students see a wall of text, they skip it,” said Mr. Vahid. Bakshi wanted to improve, for students and professors. Professors can also track students’ progress.

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

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Teachers describe her workshops as meaningful and engaging as she models quality instructional methods that can be used in the classroom tomorrow. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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14 Million People Read Her Classroom Tweet About 1 Question She Asks Students

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Peek into André’s classroom and you will find her students engaged in math conversation, working problems on the vertical whiteboards, or enjoying a Desmos activity. Her daily goal is to make math class an exciting experience for every student who walks through her door.

30 Facts About Gamification That Teachers Can’t Overlook

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This infographic not only indicates a strong connection between gamification and student engagement, it shows that Fortune 500 companies like IBM and Xerox are using gamification to train employees. Brilliant or Insane. If you’re not “gamifying” your classroom, then let the games begin.

Finally, an SIS Worth Switching For

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I’ve recently discovered an exciting new company called Alma, which has built a groundbreaking new Holistic Student Engagement Platform (an SIS/LMS hybrid) that I believe in so much that I’ve joined their Advisory Board.

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Top Google News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19

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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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Is It OK for Schools to Ignore Their Students’ Strengths?

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In this episode, Dr. Brad Johnson joins Vicki to talk about improving teacher talents, proven ways to engage students and student leadership. Brad shares what you have to have from teachers before you can get students engaged. Gallup Poll About Student Engagement.

Language Teacher: Cultural Awareness and Story to Excite Kids about Learning Spanish

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Jennifer Degenhardt talks about how she uses stories in Spanish to help students engage with learning Spanish. She began writing when students in her classes were not “buying in” to the traditional textbook lessons. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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

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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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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.

3D Printing Highly Effective for Building Creative Skills in K–12 [#Infographic]

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New research from Macquarie University’s Department of Educational Studies and education technology company Makers Empire finds 3D printing integration can boost creativity, critical thinking and design skills among primary school students.

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Biometrics in Schools to Yield Security Benefits and Privacy Concerns

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Biometric technology is already part of the K–12 ecosystem, where administrators are using iris scans and “facial fingerprints” to grant access to buildings and computer labs, track attendance, manage lunch payments, loan library materials and ensure students get on the right buses. .

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Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

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Access to technology for all students is a major goal for many schools, companies, and organizations—yet access is only part of the equation. middle and high schools for 1,700 students across 22 schools. Develop Pathways to Increase Female StudentsEngagement in “Tech” Courses.

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

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The goal is to merge engineering and design research happening at the city’s universities with resources and opportunities from the media and technology industry—to develop new prototypes, explore applied R&D projects, launch new companies and encourage the latest thinking.

3 Levels of Connectivity K–12 Schools Should Consider

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The increasing digitalization of education has put even more emphasis on internet access in K–12 schools , leading more school districts, nonprofits and government agencies to invest in programs and services to ensure each student is connected. .