3 Ways Big Data Can Soften the Campus Dropout Crisis

EdNews Daily

And like any major problem, this mass exodus of dropouts must be addressed sooner rather than later through innovative interventions. The “soft” predictors, those subtle hints that are precursors to student dropout. These clues exist not just in classroom performance or student transcripts, but also on social media sites and in other virtual landscapes. Still, universities could be using social cues more effectively. Evaluate social signals.

10 tips for students to keep in mind when using social media

The Innovative Educator

I was excited to be asked to share ideas about effective social media use for young people with Student Voice. Student Voice is a student-run and non-partisan, not-for-profit organization focusing on issues such as dropout rates, student achievement, and workforce readiness. Knowing how to use social media effectively is an important part of this work.

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ReUp Education Raises $6 Million Series A to Help College Dropouts Return

Edsurge

ReUp communicates with students through phone, email, text messaging and social media. Sarah Horn wants to correct a myth about students who stop college before graduating. Students don’t always leave college because they can’t handle the academic rigor. Often, she says, a life event usually interrupts their studies—starting a family or a parent becomes ill, for example—and the CEO of ReUp Education says students shouldn’t suffer for it. “It

Will the students who didn’t show up for online class this spring go missing forever?

The Hechinger Report

Williams is a former social worker who serves as a site coordinator for Communities in Schools of San Antonio, a support program for low-income families operating in more than 100 schools in Bexar County, including the city of San Antonio.

Students have their own demands for school reopening

The Hechinger Report

Students and teachers from across Arizona held a socially distanced protest and “motor march,” where they put signs on their cars and looped around the state capitol building in Phoenix. In July, she gathered input from around 150 students in person and on social media.

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From private to public school: A college counselor straddles an economic divide

The Hechinger Report

She and her colleagues hope to reach every senior by email, phone or social media. Guidance Gap Higher Education K-12 News Graduation and dropouts Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion Mental health and trauma poverty Social emotional

Can a school save a neighborhood?

The Hechinger Report

Bungard recalls a phone call from a parent who warned him that a fight brewing on social media between two groups of students could erupt on school grounds. K-12 News achievement gap Graduation and dropouts Mental health and trauma Personalized Learning poverty Race School choice Social emotionalRyan Moten, a freshman at Vaux, with his grandmother and baby sister, after he gave a school presentation about his plans for the future.

Six reasons you may not graduate on time

The Hechinger Report

Let’s say you are a Florida State University student looking for a class to fulfill its history/social science requirement. NO SOCIAL LIFE. Social isolation and depression can affect academic progress, especially for students living away from home for the first time. They work more hours outside of class, they are more likely to commute and have family responsibilities, and now there’s social media vying for their attention.

Feelings During FLOW-Related Learning

User Generated Education

Further, engagement has also been associated with positive student outcomes, including higher grades and decreased dropouts (Connell, Spencer, & Aber, 1994). Now with technology, this observation can come in the form of videos, social media, and live communication networks such as Skype and Google Hangouts. Education disrupting education educational reform learning passion-based learning social-emotional learning student voice

Higher Ed Needs to Bridge the ‘App Gap’ to Reach Students

Edsurge

A high school dropout cannot tap on an app and get the help they need if it involves more than one organization. They may sequentially visit a pertinent website, fill out forms, communicate with someone through email, or make a visit to an office, but to many young people, this is all very disconnected—and decidedly not social. Little of this is “social" in the sense that it is not tied into the social circle that provides validation—and perhaps the nod to proceed.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

” When, or if, this doomsday scenario arises for higher education, it will be a combination of the challenges we have examined thus far – costs of “campus-based” education, failing revenue streams, and expensive dropouts. While students may have an almost subconscious ability with social media, many are quite dysfunctional when it comes to leveraging online tools for hard, in depth research and learning.

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The hottest posts that everyone's reading

The Innovative Educator

Entry Pageviews High school dropout pursues passions, becomes millionaire. Jan 23, 2013, 2 comments 2722 Embracing social media use in schools with a toolkit. Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog this week. Below you’ll see the top weekly posts along with the number of pageviews. I hope there''s something that looks of interest to you. If it does, check it out. If you’re inspired, share it with others and/or leave a comment.

The hottest posts that everyone's reading

The Innovative Educator

Jun 9, 2013, 1610 3 ways to decrease the teacher dropout crisis Jun 4, 2013, 1156 The packet-driven classroom May 19, 2013, 981 Use social media to shine on school quality reviews. Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator. Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of pageviews. I hope there''s something that looks of interest to you. If it does, check it out. If you’re inspired, share it with others and/or leave a comment.

Making an Impact with Problem / Project Based Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Find an example of students transforming the world in this post, Kids Transforming the World Through Social Media. We have the opportunity to implement problem/project based learning and teach our students how to use web tools and social media to solve real world problems. to help decrease the dropout rate at our high school.” Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day!

These Youth Are Transforming the Trauma of Poverty With Raw, Original Storytelling

Edsurge

If a child is not reading proficiently and on grade level by the end of third grade, his chances of becoming a high school dropout increase. are black males who are high school dropouts and over 80 percent of the incarcerated population is high school dropouts. Art is created with a social justice vision, pushes hard against implicit biases, ignorance and violence, and works towards a more peaceful St.

Making an Impact with Problem / Project Based Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Find an example of students transforming the world in this post, Kids Transforming the World Through Social Media. We have the opportunity to implement problem/project based learning and teach our students how to use web tools and social media to solve real world problems. to help decrease the dropout rate at our high school.” Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day!

Who will Teach the Children?

EdNews Daily

A report by Richard Ingersoll has observed that new teachers are particularly vulnerable because they are more likely than more experienced teachers to be assigned to low-performing schools in urban areas, where the dropout rates reach or exceed 50 percent. By Franklin Schargel.

Most Popular EdSurge Podcast Episodes of 2019

Edsurge

High School Dropout. The title of Anthony Johnson’s book explains why he’s an unlikely educator: it’s called “High School Dropout to Teacher of the Year.” Why Social-Emotional Learning Is Suddenly in the Spotlight. Education is complicated.

Leadership Ignited

A Principal's Reflections

This year, they have decided to rely instead on what NASSP members have reported as the issues that keep principals up at night, such as Common Core implementation, new teacher evaluation models, and dropout prevention and graduation rates. Feature chat sessions combined with some basic social media training. I have tweeted over the past couple weeks my excitement for the new structure of the NASSP Annual Conference.

How Data Science Can Help You Create Better Customer Experiences

EdNews Daily

They further provide you data from various communication channels, from chats, calls, and emails to multiple social media platforms. dropouts. He loves reading and writing about a variety of topics including e-learning, e-commerce, science, philosophy, pop culture, travelling, digital media, and more. By Samuel Alfie. Ocean’s 13 is more than just a heist movie in a casino.

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Being Popular: Why it Consumes Teens and Continues to Affect Adults

MindShift

To make sense of these biological impulses and their social implications, Prinstein’s research focuses on two distinct types of popularity: likability and status. Prinstein notes that “the ability to interact with peers and remain emotionally regulated predicts addiction, dropout rates, relationships issues and even child-rearing ability.” Researchers have found that two groups of teens are most at risk for long-term consequences related to their social status.

Kids Don’t Fail, Schools Fail Kids: Sir Ken Robinson on the 'Learning Revolution'

Edsurge

The problems tends to arise when kids go to school because the deeper they get in, the more they start to lose interest,” Robinson said, pointing to the United States’ large student dropout percentage as evidence that school—as a system—is failing students. British author and speaker Sir Ken Robinson is known for several accomplishments, from his books to his professorships to his TED talks. But in 2006, he gained recognition for something that no other TED speaker in history has done.

What do Philadelphia’s students want? More college counseling

The Hechinger Report

In spite of these efforts, Dunakin’s caseload is so large that the basics of effective school counseling — getting to know individual students, helping them develop academic goals, providing individual and small group counseling to address social-emotional needs, for example — fall by the wayside, he said. Dunakin said this lack of support contributes to the high dropout rate among those who do make it to college.

Districts Pivot Their Strategies to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism During Distance Learning

Edsurge

In elementary school, frequent absences are linked to a higher likelihood of dropout—even if attendance improves over time. City Year Sacramento also created about 50 videos and social media posts to engage students. Erin Simon had big goals for this school year.

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

The Hechinger Report

Among the many other problems dragging down Puerto Rico’s stagnant economy, made worse by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, is a huge high school dropout rate and, among those students who do manage to graduate, a comparatively low trajectory to college — especially college on the mainland — and a high dropout rate there, too. Desirée Morales Díaz, who was accepted to American University but couldn’t afford to go there. “My My dad said, ‘I’ll just take two jobs.’

How To Make A Civics Education Stick

MindShift

“What’s the dropout rate in some places? When social studies teacher Todd Heuston stands in front of his students on the first day of class in Anchorage, Alaska, he knows some of them just aren’t interested. Plus, students are inundated with information from social media, and they need to learn how to wade through it all to find the facts. Facebook and social media cannot be your only way of finding knowledge.’

Looking Back & Remembering @Joe_Bower @DevenKBlack @BobSprankle

The Innovative Educator

While I am deeply saddened that our live conversations and interactions have come to an end, social media has provided an outlet for their ideas to live on. Deven was part of a group that contributed to the New York City Department of Education’s ground breaking social media guidelines which were the first in the world to be created with students and teachers. You may also appreciate his 140Edu Talk where he explains high school dropouts is not a crisis.

The Cause That Unites Chief IT and Academic Officers

Edsurge

That’s what an Adobe-commission survey , published in partnership with futurist Bryan Alexander and the New Media Consortium, revealed. How might a sociology class analyze human interactions and behaviors on social media?). FUN SAD FACT: According to Avi Yashchin, Senior Offering Manager at IBM Watson: “Sadness [sentiments] in incoming freshman college application essay is the sixth strongest predictor of dropout.” Switches, routers, panels and projectors.

Teachers are first responders to the opioid crisis

The Hechinger Report

When Cruey still has questions, he will glean information through listening to the constant murmur of student gossip in hallways, tracking social media posts and keeping his ear to the ground at church. “My My job as a teacher is to be a first responder to poverty,” said Cruey, a 58-year-old middle school social studies teacher at Southside K-8 school. “If Overall, there’s been an increase in graduation rates and a decrease in dropouts.

10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

Learning with 'e's

blogs, social media, learning objects, OERs, MOOCs, etc in this period. large scale dropouts, superficial learning)? MOOC dropouts are a real issue - at the Open University we''ve known for a long time that students really require a lot of support if they are to succeed. MOOCs made a lot of noise, but compared with the impact of the web 2.0/social media developments of the late 00s this was quite small scale.

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Hacking the Education Narrative with Dungeons & Dragons

MindShift

After warming up to the game, her social and emotional growth “happened almost instantly, and her reading improved almost overnight. Wells is one of a growing cadre of teachers, professors and therapists who are using the iconic tabletop role-playing game (RPGs) and others like it as tools for teaching, learning and social-emotional development.

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

Edsurge

Blogs, wikis and social media, on the other hand, are distributed across networks. Say a company promises its solution reduces the dropout rate among first-generation students by 15 percent; Siemens argues that the university should be able to look at the company’s data—and algorithms that use the information—to understand how this happens, and to make sure the product does what it claims. What does it mean to be human in a digital age?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” ” Social emotional learning ! Via Getting Smart : “Extending Social Emotional Learning into the Home.” ” Some a **e is going to brand this as “social emotional learning,” I guarantee it.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

See graphics for social media and follow the event to join the campaign! Tuesday, April 22nd at 7pm Learning Revolution Keynotes , Don''t miss Carlo Ricci on "Learning and Love," Howard Rheingold on "Co-Learning, Social Media, Peeragogy, and Open/Connected Learning," Maria Droujkova on "From Adventurous Learning to Disruptive Innovations: Brave Design in Mathematics Education," and Mark Treadwell on "The Neuroscience of Learning - A Model for How the Brain Learns."

Learning Revolution Free Events - Great, GREAT Keynotes - MiniCon - ISTE Unplugged! - Striving for Failure?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, April 16th at 4pm Webinar: What We Know About Families’ Use of Educational Media , Ask any parent about their children’s media use, and most will tell you they’re interested in media that help their kids learn. But what are parents’ experiences with their children’s use of educational media? You’ll hear how children and parents use media together, overall and by platform, and also how parents’ media use with their children changes as they get older.

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