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.

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

We not only want students engaged, but also want to see evidence of learning aligned to high standards as well as the development and application of essential skill sets. Image credit: [link] The other day I had the unique challenge and opportunity of working with elementary teachers in the Spotswood School District. This was a particular challenge as the teachers of this particular school serve students in only grades pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first.

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How Can We Make Edtech More Effective? Focused Content

Digital Promise

Despite all we know about the inherent complexities of teaching and learning, a desire for coverage still rules many educational technology (edtech) selection and procurement decisions. Directors are often in charge of purchasing for the entire K-12 population across multiple subjects, both core and supplemental programs, so sourcing and vetting edtech is time-consuming work. The problem with broad coverage in edtech. A different approach to discovering and vetting edtech.

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Reach Each Student: Design Edtech for Learner Variability

Digital Promise

Edtech has the potential to ignite the power of learning by helping teachers tailor learning environments and instruction to reach the full diversity of learners. Digital Promise’s Learner Variability Project (LVP) aims to understand the range of diverse needs that students may have, and to support product developers in turning learner factors and research-based strategies into pedagogical features for educators and students to use.

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Early Learning Faces Obstacles and Inequities—Here's How Edtech Can Help

Edsurge

Edtech for early learners has come a long way since then, but our just-released compilation of research—what we call a Market Gap Snapshot —makes clear there is still a lot of room to expand and improve edtech solutions to address obstacles facing our youngest students. Early learners—students in pre-kindergarten through second grade—have developmental needs that are markedly different from older students.

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

Neo LMS

According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. The EdTech sphere is obviously developing quickly, so some things that seemed impossible only a few years ago have become a standard in the meantime. The change already delivers extraordinary results and 96% of teachers claim that EdTech increases student engagement in learning. 5 New EdTech tools to watch.

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How to Get Started With Genius Hour for Elementary Classrooms?

Kleinspiration

It’s important to let them explore new things that may not be present in your curriculum but are in your students’ heads all the time. Genius Hour is a concept which allows students spend a set amount of time (usually one hour per week) exploring their passions, researching topics of interest and experimenting. It encourages diversity thinking and creativity in the classroom, teaching students to work independently and pursue their passions. Talk to your students.

Reaching the Quiet Kids in Class

Edsurge

As a student, my mindset was that everything needed to be perfect; anything less was unacceptable. However, from the time I was in elementary school, it was difficult to complete assessments on time, and it always took me unreasonably long to finish homework in the evening. As he lectured, he would randomly pick names from the stack to call on students. I understand the importance of engaging every student and making sure each child is actively listening.

Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

The CoolCatTeacher

Tiffany Kerns on Episode 489 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Music education helps students engage with learning and has many positive benefits. Related Resources Music education gives students an exciting and creative reason to be in the classroom. Student engagement in music class creates better attendance, which translates to higher test scores and graduation rates.

OPINION: Five ways to achieve equity in remote learning

The Hechinger Report

For Highline schools — based on input from parents, data from local agencies, state guidance and the needs of the most vulnerable students in our district — we’ll be starting with all students in fully remote distance-learning.

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. The graduated participants have reached over 23 million students and attracted over $37 million in funding after AT&T’s investment, according to her. million students. An attendance system to fight absenteeism.

6 Digital storytelling tools for hybrid learning environments

Neo LMS

Throughout the school year, we have many opportunities to engage students in digital storytelling. Years ago, I would assign the exact same projects to my students and leave little room for their own choices for how to show what they had learned. Elementari.

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Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: BYOD ISTE Sessions for Tuesday

Teacher Reboot Camp

There’s Magic In That Music: Empowering Students with Digital Music Tools (B308). Computer Programming in the Elementary School (B313). STEAMing Ahead with Student Engagement and Critical Thinking (B315). Using Microsoft OneNote to Support ELL Students (B316). Interactive Student Notebooks Making a Digital Debut (B317). Conference Highlights #ISTE2017 #NOTATISTE byod edtech ISTE ISTE 2017

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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. There’s a third, less-talked-about option as well: investing in innovations that surround students with additional adults—experts, mentors, and advisors—with whom they can identify. Most teachers don’t look like their students.

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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. It’s really for student engagement and other ideas that you can use in the classroom where students are able to answer questions and engage in class conversations via video. With the free version, there’s a limit on how many students can post to a particular grid.

With drones, students tackle complex topics

FETC Converge

Three years ago, an innovative educator in Jersey City Public Schools ’ Division B introduced drones to a class of elementary students with autism. Her goal was to enhance student engagement, and the results from that experiment were encouraging. Uncategorized drones edtech emerging technology technology applicationRead more at Ed Tech Magazine.

How can we ensure quality in Online education

Linways Technologies

Education should still be about learning and students. No matter how you provide, it should strive to reach the perfection a student experiences on campus with their peers, clubs, societies, extracurricular activities, and social lives.

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Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

One way to motivate students to continue using the knowledge acquired in our classes is to set up a virtual learning community. The free web tools below help teachers create a safe online class where students can access learning materials, post their work, and comment on the works of others. Virtual learning communities enable every student to share their thoughts, ideas, and creativity with their peers in multiple formats, such as text, video, audio, and embedded media.

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Five Ways Teachers Can Use—and Create—Augmented Reality Experiences

Edsurge

A fourth-grade student at Mendez Elementary in San Marcos, Texas, held an iPad out in front of her. Zombies had taken over the school library, and she and her fellow students had to work together to answer various questions about books—such as identifying where the index is located. If your students ever played Pokemon GO, they experienced AR when they roamed the streets looking for tiny monsters that appeared on their screens.

Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

One way to motivate students to continue using the knowledge acquired in our classes is to set up a virtual learning community. The free web tools below help teachers create a safe online class where students can access learning materials, post their work, and comment on the works of others. Virtual learning communities enable every student to share their thoughts, ideas, and creativity with their peers in multiple formats, such as text, video, audio, and embedded media.

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Make This the Year That You Take On Ambitious IT Projects in Your School

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: Creative applications such as Adobe Creative Cloud are helping students develop soft skills employers value. In Georgia’s Columbia County School District , for example, students in teacher Erica Cox’s class use Google Drawings and other G Suite apps to illustrate and create presentations. . School District , educators across multiple disciplines are using this program to build student engagement. . “It

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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! Currently, I am the Computer and Technology teacher of over 400 elementary students. Students can now earn a GSuite certification ! Google has partnered with different EdTech companies , such as Seesaw and Kahoot!

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How Virtual Reality Helps This N.Y. School District Prepare Students for Their Future

Edsurge

In 2014 Jill Gierasch could see the writing on the wall—students from her New York school district were saturated in technology at home, but that wasn’t the case at school. Engagement in technology-free classes was waning and while the deputy superintendent for Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District (POB) didn’t want students using technology just for the sake of technology—she wanted her schools and students to be future-ready.

How Educators Can Support Families of Children with Disabilities During Hybrid or Online Learning

Waterford

The sudden shift to online or hybrid learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has created plenty of challenges for students, schools, and parents. Chief among those is determining how to support students with special educational needs. EdTech.

Classroom collaboration: Learning together

Neo LMS

In most classrooms today, students are seen working together in small groups, perhaps in learning stations in the classroom, and taking a more active role in learning. When I was in elementary school, we often were paired with a classmate for different activities and it was a great way to develop our social skills as well as develop new perspectives in learning. We have to think about what will work in our classrooms and with our students.

Part 2… 30 NCAA Basketball Lesson Plan Resources and Links … A PBL Series

techlearning

The post also contained 15 links to help bring the engagement and excitement of the NCAA tournament to your classroom. Who Invented Basketball – You and your students can explore another wonder of the day from Wonderapolis. Students will enjoy the video, accompanying fact, and any activity incorporated with it. Students design a device that can shoot a basketball free-throw shot accurately every time. edtech News TL Advisor Blog Sports

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4 Ways for K–12 Administrators to Master Google Classroom

EdTech Magazine

I’ve found that digital tools schools used to keep students on track work just as effectively for the adults in the school building. . MORE FROM EDTECH: See how blended learning platforms such as Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams can improve student engagement. Post a question in the Classwork stream to engage staff in inquiry-driven discussions. . Organize Student and Faculty Resources. 4 Ways for K–12 Administrators to Master Google Classroom.

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Today's CTE Investments Help Boost Students' Success

EdTech Magazine

Today's CTE Investments Help Boost Students' Success. In modern schools, vocational instruction — now career and technical education, or CTE — often takes students beyond the oil-stained floor beneath an automotive hoist or a shower of sparks in a welding lab. With augmented reality, students can master the skills of welding through simulations before they really let the sparks fly. Even students studying culinary arts need experience using digital point-of-sale systems.

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.”. Augmented reality provides an opportunity to engage students by turning learning into an experience. As the students see the 3D images appear before their eyes, there is also an element of surprise.

A Back-to-School Checklist: Choosing Classroom Technology that Fosters Engagement

EdNews Daily

A new school year has begun and educators will face the task of engaging a new set of students. Cultivating an environment where students are consistently engaged with the curriculum brings a unique set of challenges with each new mix of students and level of study. Since each student comes with a myriad of individual skills and learning styles, it can be tough to create a learning environment that meets everyone’s needs.

New Teachers Using Technology For Classroom Management

edWeb.net

The issue teachers face with ClassDojo is that students find it “baby-ish” in upper elementary grades. Educators report that ClassDojo’s effectiveness diminishes in 6th Grade, and is not an option for student behavior management in middle school and high school. Over the course of three school years, he developed and refined a game with his students that provided immediate rewards for desired behaviors such as answering questions, participating in class, and helping others.

The Importance of Technology in Education, Pt. 2

eSpark

In the following interview, find out what inspired them to work in edtech and why they're so excited about classroom technology. To hear more from Chris, check out Strengthening Student Engagement in Your District , a webinar he hosted earlier this year. The huge range in abilities, from students already reading well above grade level to students who didn’t recognize letters, made differentiation challenging. How will students respond? EdTech News

Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams for Education: Find the Blended Learning Tool that Works Best

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: See how K–12 schools can get started with using blended learning platforms. Blended learning combines technology and face-to-face interaction to improve student engagement, streamline assessments and open the lines of communication between teachers and students. . In Microsoft Teams, for example, students and teachers have access to Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Preliminary research suggests digital platforms can improve student testing outcomes.

4 Ways to Get a K–12 Student Help Desk Going

EdTech Magazine

4 Ways to Get a K–12 Student Help Desk Going. As one-to-one programs see significant growth in K–12 schools across the country, IT teams will need extra support to manage and maintain the surge of student devices. Some enterprising school administrators are enlisting students to run school help desks, providing staff with the assistance they need while also giving students the chance to learn technical skills through a hands-on approach.

Workbench Education Expands Partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools

techlearning

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. In August 2017, Workbench began its initial pilot phase with a multi-day Professional Development (PD) workshop for teachers from Wildwood Elementary/Middle School (formerly Lyndhurst Elementary/Middle School). Height Elementary, Forest Park High, Ft. Student engagement ?