Classroom Tech Can Drive Student Engagement—But Schools Need to Choose Wisely

Edsurge

When Logan City School District knocked down most of their aging red brick high school, they remodeled and rebuilt their way to a two-story, technology-infused learning center. The district loaded up on engaging tools to help teachers and students connect and collaborate—TVs in classrooms, whiteboarding devices, and wireless HDMI to name a few. Serendipity struck when Vivi , an Australia-based classroom engagement solution, reached out to Rugg offering a demo.

How This Company Gives Voice — and Value — to Virtual Collaboration

Edsurge

But the teacher has 20 students to go through. These teachers took their phones out, took some pictures of the students’ work, pressed record, and then said, “Tell me what's going on here.” How does VoiceThread support social-emotional learning in a classroom environment?

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How a Feedback Tool Improves Both Instruction and Student Outcomes for This Math Teacher

Edsurge

Krystina Wood As a 13-year veteran at Toledo High School in Toledo, Washington, Wood was looking for a way to improve her feedback loop with students. The COVID-19 pandemic forced her to try something recommended by her student teacher. Free Math allows students to show their work.

Free STEM Curriculum Distance Learning Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Distance learning is a crazy time for many, but we can celebrate the way various companies are offering very cool and engaging tools, resources, and activities for free. Free Distance Learning Resources. Live webinars with ideas on how to engage students and parents.

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

Edsurge

Teachers now can actually sit with their students for instruction.” Allen chatted with EdSurge about how liberating teachers from their desks by eliminating the need for HDMI cords—of any length—has impacted teaching and learning in her district. 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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This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

Edsurge

Although the district had successfully implemented conceptual approaches to math instruction for several years, the shifts in the new standards were challenging for some students. We knew we needed to do something to support all students,” says Perez, “especially English learners and students with disabilities.” We knew we needed to do something to support all students, especially English learners and students with disabilities. Students can see examples.

Seven Tips for Developing a Digital Music Classroom

Edsurge

I see the same passion within my students when they share their favorite Imagine Dragons song or play me the melody to Megalovania (a couple hundred times). My students identify with the music they listen to and gain confidence when they’re given the tools to perform or re-create it. In contrast, leaving contemporary music out of the classroom significantly limits any chance of students connecting education to the music of their lives. Students can be our best teachers.

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

Edsurge

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 I know because I was once one of those students. Dean Levinson Like Sargent before him, Levinson wasn’t a particularly engaged student. Student feedback is a bit trickier to come by, however.

Vernier Software & Technology Offers Free Remote Learning Resources for STEM

Educational Technology Guy

To keep students engaged in STEM learning during school closures, Vernier Software & Technology is offering a robust collection of free remote learning solutions for teachers and students. This application is recommended for high school and college students.

Free Remote Learning Resources for STEM Teachers and Students

eSchool News

To keep students engaged in STEM learning during school closures, Vernier Software & Technology is offering a robust collection of free remote learning solutions for teachers and students. This application is recommended for high school and college students.

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Personalized Learning, Teachers Unleashed, and a Learning Analytics Partnership: The Story of Fresno Unified

Edsurge

How does a fifth grader feel getting ready to do a live edtech demo at their local school board meeting? At last February’s Board meeting, 10-year old Ryan inspired the adults in the room to see how tech can be leveraged for learning in a whole new light. Ryan had this chance to shine because of Fresno’s Personalized Learning Initiative (PLI), which has been fostering student voice, choice and collaboration over the last two years.

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

Wisewire

Mobile AR, VR, and voice technologies are creating more interactive learning experiences. And AI-powered education platforms can help to improve student engagement with global culture and history. More specifically, how can emerging technologies take advantage of 5G to improve student readiness and engagement, STEM teacher training, and/or support students with special and/or diverse learning needs.

Why Should Students and Publishers Adapt eBooks in STEM Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

STEM-based learning programs are being introduced in schools all across the globe. STEM has proved to be a much better educational program in terms of learning effectiveness and leading to better career opportunities than the regular curriculum. Students gain valuable experience with the help of hands-on learning activities practiced extensively in STEM-based education. Over the last few years, eBooks have become synonymous with flexible learning.

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How Districts Can Inspire Lifelong Learning

eSpark

Chances are, your childhood interests made you feel smart, engaged, and curious about the world around you. As an educator, your moment of geekiness led to lifelong learning. Maybe you don’t work at NASA, but that hasn’t stopped you from trying to inspire in students the same wonder you felt when you first saw a picture of the Orion Nebula. Opportunities such as after school programs and summer camps can spark geekiness, but aren’t available to all students.

Explore Flipped Learning at ISTE 2015

Turning Learning On Its Head

Are you going to the ISTE 2015 conference and want to find out more about Flipped Learning? The books are: Flipped Learning for Science Instruction (In print and available at ISTE 2015). Flipped Learning for Math Instruction (In print and available at ISTE 2015). Flipped Learning for Social Science Instruction (In the last stages of editing). Flipped Learning for ELA Instruction (In the beginning stages of editing). Free Flipped Learning Tools You’ll Love.

Explore Flipped Learning at ISTE 2015

Turning Learning On Its Head

Are you going to the ISTE 2015 conference and want to find out more about Flipped Learning? The books are: Flipped Learning for Science Instruction (In print and available at ISTE 2015). Flipped Learning for Math Instruction (In print and available at ISTE 2015). Flipped Learning for Social Science Instruction (In the last stages of editing). Flipped Learning for ELA Instruction (In the beginning stages of editing). Free Flipped Learning Tools You'll Love.

The 10-Minute Teacher Show: Top Ten Shows for February 2017

The CoolCatTeacher

5 Ideas for Improving Student Writing with Jennifer Serravallo (Episode #10). Dave Burgess Talks Student Engagement (Episode #16). 5 Ideas for Using Game Based Learning in Your Classroom Today with Michael Matera (Episode # 5). Thank you to our sponsors for the month of February, SMART Learning Suite (see my demo with Smart lab) , PowerSchool Learning LMS , the Makerbot Mini Replicator+ 3D Printer , and Bloomz. .

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10 Must-Have Features of an Online Education Platform

Kitaboo on EdTech

An online education platform is meant for delivery of educational content to students. The platform, unlike a textbook is an interactive medium where students can engage with the content. Because every institute wants their students to understand the concepts and its implications in the real world. How do they decide which platform works best for their students? Every vendor claims to have the best learning platform which benefits students and teachers.

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Data and analytics help make informed decisions

eSchool News

PowerSchool announced its new Unified Insights Student Learning release , a first – of – its – kind tool, giving educators a holistic view into data they’ll need to help ensure all students can stay on track following the shift to distance learning.

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Meet NEO at BETT 2018!

Neo LMS

Some students today learn in high-tech environments that their grandfathers couldn’t even imagine when they had to go to school. Considering how fast education technology is evolving, this could remain true when today’s students become grandfathers themselves. In case you’re not already familiar with our amazing system, our team will be happy to hold a live product demo for you to see how NEO LMS can work for your educational institution.

ISTE 2016: when ed-tech met passion

Neo LMS

The upper level belonged to the more than 500 exhibitors, and NEO by CYPHER LEARNING was proud to be part of it. The nearby Hyatt Regency Hotel (which is in the Top 10 Tallest buildings in Denver ) lend a hand — and a number of conference rooms — so that all the ISTE learning sessions could take place in the 4 days of the big event. They can share ideas and support each other in transforming their classrooms in true digital-age learning environments.

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3 Emerging Technologies that will Reshape Education in 2019

Edsurge

Mobile AR, VR, and voice technologies are creating more interactive learning experiences. And AI-powered education platforms can help to improve student engagement with global culture and history. More specifically, how can emerging technologies take advantage of 5G to improve student readiness and engagement, STEM teacher training, and/or support students with special and/or diverse learning needs.

The Science of Spatial-Temporal Mathematics

MIND Research Institute

Despite the fact that math education in this country relies almost exclusively on language-heavy methods of teaching and learning, research has shown again and again that a visual approach to conveying mathematical concepts can be highly effective. Leveraging the Way the Brain Learns.

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Classroom Gaming Should Be Engaging, Tied to Curriculum—and Not Require Teachers to Code

Edsurge

It’s one thing when master teachers successfully implement learning games in a carefully controlled research study. But engaging students through game-based learning (GBL) means little unless the games are easy to implement and effective where they matter most—in the classroom. Games, like any other tool, should be put into place to support the learning of curriculum and the mastery of standards by our students. Learning Objective.

Finally, an SIS Worth Switching For

A Principal's Reflections

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. Most of the SIS’s out there are just good enough to get the job done, but take awhile to learn and can still be challenging. If a system’s tools and ease of use can save us just 30 minutes a day, wouldn’t that be a huge win for both educators and students?

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The Importance of eBooks in a Flipped Classroom

Kitaboo on EdTech

The idea is that students first learn course content online, usually at home, and the time in the classroom is devoted to what used to be traditionally homework, with the teacher’s assistance. Many articles have been written on how the idea of a Flipped Classroom has gained currency with the advent of eBooks and digital learning content. Related: How to Create STEM Courses for Best Learning Outcomes. REQUEST DEMO READ MORE.

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. The reason why K-12 is given so much importance is because these are the formative years where students are encouraged to think out of the box, learn to analyze and solve problems, make decisions and come up with innovative ideas. Innovative methods are being sought out to help students excel and achieve overall development.

Thankful For EdTech

CUE

CUE Conferences where I learn more. I am thankful for the fun engagement that I can bring to the classroom using apps like @PearDeck and activities like #BreakOutEdu. I’m thankful for district leaders who understand the importance of professional learning and code to invest in people before #edtech. edtechthanks That my students can connect with adults who are adulting in their fields of interest. Easy demos etc).

Online & Virtual Whiteboards - Thoughts from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

From chalkboards to digital whiteboards (including ViewSonic’s ViewBoard ) and from notebooks to tablets, it has become clear that the very fabric of education has had to adapt to the times in order to keep students engaged and properly learning. What’s more is that not only do these technologies keep students to par, but they also have the potential offer more opportunities than were ever possible previously. Ensure content is engaging for pupils.

How to Use Digital Textbooks in the Classroom

Kitaboo on EdTech

The interactive features that form part of digital textbooks have captured the attention of both students and teachers, providing the former a more engaging and immersive experience and allowing the latter easy access to online resources to supplement their teaching. Digital textbooks are relatively cheap and are a way out for students who have to drop out of a particular class or cannot take up a particular course due to lack of funds to spend on printed textbooks.

Busting Boredom in the Classroom

Gradelink

Especially since we compete with different forms of technology for our students’ attention, it’s essential that teachers are engaging students with hands-on and reflective processes so students are tapping into deeper, meaningful learning. In Real Life When we can see what we’re learning connected in reality, it really reinforces the lesson, and this is the idea behind forging that connection for students.

8 Reasons to Create Interactive Textbooks for Engaging K-12 Students

Kitaboo on EdTech

Are you still looking for reasons to create e-textbooks for students? For K-12 students, interactive textbooks/ebooks act as a learning companion, as it offers constant interaction. Moreover, if you plan to keep your target audience engaged, you need to provide them with something that will hold their interest for a longer time. For these reasons, and many more listed below, publishers should really consider creating interactive textbooks for engaging K-12 students.

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QuickShare – the fastest way for students to share their ideas

Nureva

It’s project time for your robotics students, and the room is buzzing with activity. Students aren’t sitting in desks and straight rows – instead they’re spread throughout the room, troubleshooting their designs and solving problems. Your students’ favorite device is no longer a distraction – it’s integral to their learning. But if you’re looking for ways to get your students engaged and empowered, you’ll want to try QuickShare for Nureva™ Span™ software.

Will eBooks Replace Physical Textbooks in Higher Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

This decision has proved beneficial not only for them but for students as well. The purpose of eBooks in schools and universities is to make learning more engaging and reading more comfortable for the users. With multiple eBook readers available today, students have the liberty to choose whichever device they like. Students can carry just one eBook reader which contains all their syllabus contents. It’s like a small portable library for students.

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Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

The K-12 curriculum is increasingly being dominated by digital textbooks as educational institutes are adopting this new form of study material to teach school students. As students gradually move from K to 12, their learning needs also increase. While traditional textbooks are still a part of the educational curriculum, eBooks are rapidly becoming the preferred learning partner for students. making learning an enriching experience.

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