New Research on Student Engagement Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Engagement is such a challenge for schools—now more than ever. Lots of anecdotal evidence is floating around, but right now, we need answers for what produces strong student engagement. Engagement Is Multi-Faceted & Dynamic. Factors That Influence Student Engagement.

4 Essential Factors for Student Engagement Based on Current Research

The CoolCatTeacher

Mariana Aguilar discusses the current research on student engagement From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Mariana Aguilar shares 4 Essential Factors for Student Engagement. Download the State of Engagement Report 2020 now!

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How to Achieve Powerful Digital Learning

Digital Promise

The abrupt transition to remote learning was a shock to our national education system. Districts, schools, educators, and families scrambled to get plans in place for distance learning. Verizon Innovative Learning Schools were prepared for the shift to distance learning.

Closing the Digital Learning Gap

Digital Promise

Students are designing, making, coding, composing, animating, and publishing. At the same time, innovative education leaders and classroom teachers are engaging, motivating, and nurturing students to develop mindsets for college and career readiness and lifelong learning, and they are supporting social and emotional development. Education researchers and neuroscientists are learning more about how people learn. Extend the Learning Day.

How text and voice apps are changing student engagement

eSchool News

Classes became virtual, as did most everything else, and administrators, teachers, and students alike received a crash course on the finer points of digital learning technology. Of Mote’s 1 million users, most are teachers and students.

How Powerful Use of Technology Can Increase Student Engagement

Digital Promise

Rather than taking a traditional multiple choice test at the end of their unit on weather, sixth grade students at Gilbert Middle School in South Carolina created their own live weather reports—complete with green screens and fake snow. Down the hall, seventh graders used digital tools to design memes based on quotes from a novel in their English/language arts class. As powerful use of technology increased, student engagement grew as well.

6 engaging digital learning tools

eSchool News

Digital learning tools have proved themselves invaluable as classrooms across the globe made the abrupt change to online learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Related content: Digital teaching for students in special education.

7 under-the-radar digital learning tools to try this fall

eSchool News

During pandemic learning, educators have seen a plethora of digital learning tools and resources, and they’re figuring out what does and doesn’t work for their instructional methods. Feedback is a huge driver of student learning.

GoGuardian Finds Three Factors That influence K-12 Student Engagement Online and In-Person

eSchool News

The GoGuardian Research and Insights team today announced its comprehensive findings on the factors that create an engaging learning experience in K-12 schools, both online and in-person, in its 2020 State of Engagement Report. Finding digital content designed for student focus.

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Student Engagement and Learning

A Principal's Reflections

This post is the fifth in a series that will outline the foundational elements of my new book, Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times. Over the next couple of weeks I will introduce what I have come to identify as the Pillars of Digital Leadership , a conceptual framework for leaders to begin thinking about changes to professional practice. For many students, school does not reflect real life. Students must always be at the center of this process.

Close the Digital Learning Gap: How One District Tackled Tech Disparity in the Classroom

Edsurge

In 2014, Palmdale School District was experiencing a major digital divide. In 2014, Palmdale School District was experiencing a major digital divide. Yet, rolling out a district-wide initiative to a student body of more than 19,000 individuals is no easy feat.

Curation for Digital Learning

BYOT Network

Schools and districts are now utilizing an influx of digital tools, content, and platforms with several hopeful intentions. With the use of these resources, educators are planning to better engage student learning, increase academic performance; and prepare students for an ever-changing digital world. In a professional learning session, a teacher once complained to me that her district was technology rich, but resource poor.

(Re)Defining Student Engagement

Reading By Example

“The best evidence for student engagement is what students are saying and doing as a consequence of what the teacher does, or has done, or has planned.” These initial visits have confirmed what I have known for several years of experience as a school principal and teacher evaluator: Engagement in learning happens most frequently and deeply when students are actively involved in instruction. This option gave other students more time to work.

6 ways to boost student engagement in online/virtual classrooms.

Linways Technologies

Teaching-learning is being digitized, there are more tools to assist teachers manage their classrooms, courses, academics, etc. But no matter digital or otherwise, one thing all teachers agree about student-teacher interaction is the engagement.

A Commitment to Digital Learning

A Principal's Reflections

New Milford High School proudly joined 37 states, 15,000 teachers, and over 2 million students on February 1 for the inaugural Digital Learning Day. This day, however, was not really much different than any other day at NMHS as we have made a commitment to integrate digital learning into school culture for some time now. Below I have summarized some of the pre-planned activities that my teachers planned and had their students engaged in on Digital Learning Day.

Content Curation Strategies for Digital Learning

BYOT Network

In our digitally connected world, most of us have become curators of content as we utilize the technology tools in our pockets to interact with each other. We can then carefully curate the information that we assemble and organize on social media, as it collectively becomes our representation of our digital selves. In my last blog post, Curation for Digital Learning , I detailed the reasons why schools and districts should engage in content curation to facilitate digital learning.

A Siri for Higher Ed Aims to Boost Student Engagement

Edsurge

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.

What Makes an Effective Remote Digital Learning Program?

MIND Research Institute

But why is ST Math worth using during this time of remote learning? More generally, what should educators, administrators and families be looking for in any distance learning program or resource? Allow students to self-pace through content.

Engagement Does Not Always Equate to Learning

A Principal's Reflections

No matter where I am, whether it is a physical location or virtual, I am always hearing conversations about how technology can be used to effectively engage students. This is extremely important as the majority of students spend six to eight hours a day in schools where they are completely disengaged. Schools and educators would be wise to take cues from the real world and make concerted efforts to integrate technology with the purpose to increase student engagement.

How to Improve Student Learning Outcomes with Digital Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

In this age of digital content consumption, students are likely to get easily distracted if they do not find their curriculum interesting enough. Educators have noticed that when technology is integrated into the curriculum, students tend to demonstrate an eagerness to learn. So, is blending technology with traditional teaching models the best solution to get students geared up for learning? 74% of teachers say education technology is a student motivator.

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

Edsurge

Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. The rising cost of printed textbooks—as well as tuition and university life—have made them unaffordable for many students. As a result, more students are turning to used books, rentals, shared copies, illegal downloads, and other online sources. In order to succeed in a rapidly changing market, educators, students, and publishers need to evolve.

5 Questions to Help Parents Implementing Online Learning at Home

Where Learning Clicks

As schools close, the weight of student progress falls heavily on the shoulders of parents. The post 5 Questions to Help Parents Implementing Online Learning at Home appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Finding a Healthy Balance of Screen Time During a Pandemic

Where Learning Clicks

The post Finding a Healthy Balance of Screen Time During a Pandemic appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. With screen time on the rise as a result of school closures, parents can find a good balance of screen time and offline activities with these helpful tips.

Online Learning Resources, Tips, and Strategies for Educators and Parents

Where Learning Clicks

As more learning moves online due to school closures, we’re sharing resources and tips to help educators, students, and parents make this transition. The post Online Learning Resources, Tips, and Strategies for Educators and Parents appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Summer SuperHighway: 3 Kyle Wilson Elementary Teachers on Internet Access and Student Engagement

Education Superhighway

Last summer, we highlighted Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) , a large suburban school district in Virginia that boosted their bandwidth speed from 2 to 20 Gbps to keep up with growing demands for digital learning. Recently, we interviewed three 5th grade teachers who shared more about the transformational role technology plays in student engagement at PWCS. ” ESH: Before your upgrade, how did the level of Internet access impact teaching and learning?

How Flexible Seating Can Transform the Classroom and Improve Student Engagement

MIND Research Institute

In traditional classrooms, students sit at desks or tables, often assigned to them. They may have limited opportunities to move around the room before an official break, but for the most part students stay at their desk or table spot. Students can choose where they would like to work on their current project. Students might choose a location based on how they're feeling that day or what project they are working on. What is Flexible Seating or Alternative Seating?

Digital Learning Isn’t Just for Students: How One Teacher Unlocked the Potential of Technology in the Classroom

Education Superhighway

This Digital Learning Day, I reflect on my experiences as a new teacher, discovering the potential of digital learning in the classroom. I explain what our mini-lesson will be about, instruct my students to turn to their partner, and share any prior knowledge on this topic. At the same time, my students don’t seem all that surprised. Students who typically got flustered with sight words were showing genuine eagerness to practice. Digital Learning

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Aerohive releases connected learning app for student engagement

eSchool News

HiveSchool is Aerohive’s latest addition to its growing learning app portfolio. Aerohive Networks released a new connected learning application, HiveSchool, that helps K-12 teachers leverage technology in the classroom. HiveSchool offers a way for teachers to present digital content during class, collaborate with students, monitor student activity, keep students on task, and assign a variety of learning resources.

How to Determine if Student Engagement is Leading to Learning

MindShift

Excerpted from the book, “UnCommon Learning: Creating Schools That Work for Kids,” by Eric Sheninger , published by Corwin, 2015. . Engagement Does Not Always Equate to Learning. No matter where I am, whether it is a physical location or virtual, I am always hearing conversations about how technology can be used to engage students effectively. Engagement, after all, is the impetus for learning in my opinion.

How to Build Meaningful Community for Online Learners #DLNchat

Edsurge

Learning is often a social process, taking place through dialogue, discussion and other forms of interpersonal interaction. With more and more students learning remotely, the #DLNchat community set out last week to answer the question: How can universities create meaningful community for online students? link] A set of shared practices in an online class community is built around the learning goals. Many of our students have backgrounds with academic trauma.

New Data Analysis from CatchOn Finds Digital Engagement in K-12 Districts Increased Despite Pandemic Challenges

eSchool News

Student Level Data Engagement Analysis” aggregates device and app usage data to assess student engagement. CatchOn’s Student Level Data Engagement Analysis is based on the actual device and app usage data of 47 school districts from January 2020 through January 2021.

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. Many states provide guidance for the implementation of digital materials in districts to help ensure that they are available to all learners. Of course, schools can’t make the switch to digital overnight. Now, students always have access to current materials.

Leading Transformation on the Digital Learning Continuum

District Administration

Classroom technology can engage students and prepare them for real-world problem solving. District Administration, June 2014 Instructional technology can enhance the classroom experience by delivering personalized learning to students on a greater level. Forsyth County Schools in Georgia successfully implemented digital learning content and tools that drive higher order thinking and increase student engagement

How Cell Phones and Virtual Learning Can Help with Teacher Shortage

Where Learning Clicks

When their teacher left for maternity leave, students needed a creative way to keep learning. Cell phones and virtual learning helped them do just that. The post How Cell Phones and Virtual Learning Can Help with Teacher Shortage appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Inside the Classroom digital learning keeping students engaged Student Success Teacher Resources Teaching Strategies technology in the classroom virtual learning

It’s a New Day, and Relationships are Key

EdNews Daily

By Tamara Fyke Over the past week, I have had multiple conversations with educational leaders, discussing re-opening as well as the needs of students, families and staff. Digital Learning Featured How Learning Works Technology Learning Counsel virtual learning