Increase Student Engagement with Pear Deck

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Getting Started with Pear Deck A Guest Post by Stacey Roshan Pear Deck is one of the easiest ways to ensure all students in the classroom are actively engaged and participating in classroom presentations created in Google Slides. EdTech Tool Slides google slides Pear Deck

AR, VR and MR Driven Student Engagement

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Quick Take: Introduces how to integrate AR, VR and MR technologies and applications to increase student engagement. Student engagement is a ‘hot’ topic in education, if we could only engage young people they would thrive! .

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Gimkit – Student Engagement Made by Students

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Gimkit is freemium, like many EdTech products. Made by Students You want the best reason to check out […]. The post Gimkit – Student Engagement Made by Students appeared first on Teacher Tech. Beginner EdTech Tool edtechGimkit for Formative Assessment Gimkit has some features that are similar to Kahoot and Quizizz. The questions for Gimkit can be imported from Quizlet.

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.

5 Tips for Student Engagement and Concept Retention

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In today’s world, students need even less than 8 seconds to access information or find an answer to their question with search engines and online databases. But how can we keep students learning and engaged amidst so many other distractions of 2016? Connect with your students.

7 ways you can remix your classroom and teach like a DJ

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Guest Blog Student engagement Teaching creative teaching edtech educational technology remixing education student engagement teach like a djHave you ever seen an amazing DJ who can rock a crowd of hundreds, even thousands of party-goers? What is it that makes that DJ so amazing and so darn cool? Guys like David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Zedd, female DJs like Krewella, Alison Wonderland, and Rezz all have similar characteristics and objectives and dare I […].

4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

This resulted in a frenzy to find an app or a website to use in the classroom with students. But we now know that a website or an app is only as powerful as its effectiveness in instruction and engagement. Tips for discovering the best edtech tools for your classroom.

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50 ways to make your lessons interactive

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Students benefit when we create lessons where they can interact with the content. When we provide students with interactive lessons they are immersed in the content and take an active role in their learning. DitchBook Twitter chat Creativity Student engagement creative teaching edtech interactive class interactive classroom student engagementWhat makes a lesson truly interactive?

10 ways to use emojis in the classroom

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In fact, our students are sharing complete thoughts and complete stories in, get this…PICTURES. using emojis edtech educational technology emojis in the classroom student engagementEmojis are the modern-day hieroglyphics. It’s true! Take a peek at the phone of any tween or teen. They’ve traded words for icons. Something’s drop-to-the-floor funny? ?? will do. Their parents are looking over their shoulders? Insert ??. Emojis can […].

New Research: Schools Using Technology for Greater Student Engagement

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Large screen, interactive displays that facilitate student collaboration improve engagement and enhance the learning experience and are a priority for many districts as they shift away from teacher-directed pedagogy. HD Video Quality Resources projectors Solid-State Projector edtech

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.

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.

How to Build Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

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This blog post is the first of a two-part series discussing relationship building in edtech selection and purchasing. In this first blog post, we’ll address how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers. Update developers about student outcomes.

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9 reasons why HyperDocs can transform your class

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Ditch The Lists: Digital vocabulary instruction that works

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Ed Tech Guest Blog Student engagement Teaching digital vocabulary instruction edtech eduprotocols nearpod pear deck vocabularyWrite and highlight the word, write the definition, give an example… YAWN! Vocabulary is critical to learning, yet it is often done in drill and kill fashion. I was guilty of this myself. I’ve been out of the classroom for 4 years now, and one of my biggest regrets is the way I did vocabulary […].

14 Awesome examples of Critical Thinking EdTech

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The hope is that students who have been taught not only the facts and figures, but who are also able to think, dialogue, create and work with others will be better able to produce the solutions the world, in many cases, so desperately needs. 14 Awesome examples of Critical Thinking EdTech.

20 tools for a more accessible classroom

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ALL of our students deserve to have access to the content we are teaching. A one-size-fits-all classroom is not practical for any group of students. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech Student engagement Teaching accessibility accessibility features accessibility tools accessible classroom edtech immersive readerLuckily with the technology available to us, we can create a learning environment that makes the content accessible to all of our learners.

Reach Each Student: Design Edtech for Learner Variability

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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. Implementing Research-based Digital Supports for Students. Teachers and Students Respond to Research-based Supports.

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Building Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

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This blog post is the second of a two-part series discussing relationship building in the edtech purchasing process. In our first blog post , we addressed how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers. As an edtech vendor, you should do the same.

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How Can We Make Edtech More Effective? Focused Content

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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. The problem with broad coverage in edtech. A different approach to discovering and vetting edtech.

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30 ways to make your lessons interactive

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When we provide students with interactive lessons they are immersed in the content and take an active role in their learning. They increase engagement and get everyone in on the learning. A3: Any time Ss can DO things with your content, you increase engagement and learning. DitchBook Twitter chat creative teaching edtech interactive class interactive classroom student engagement

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? 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 We’re providing a student engagement platform that helps nudge students to get more engaged in meaningful relationships and staff.”

15 ways to use Snapchat in classes and schools

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

10+ tech-free ways to Ditch That Textbook

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DitchBook Twitter chat creative teaching creativity edtech education student engagement teachingTechnology has revolutionized the way we teach. For most of us, we can’t imagine our classrooms without it. We can find ourselves depending on technology for our lessons. And then there are times when tech fails us. Have you ever been teaching a tech-dependent lesson when the wifi goes down? Suddenly you have a block […].

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?

Try the Connected Kahoot!

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Kahoot is a favorite among students and teachers alike. DTT podcast #DitchPod creative teaching edtech kahoot skype student engagementIt’s a fun way to jazz up assessments with gameshow style quizzes. But what if we took our Kahoot beyond the walls of our classroom? What if we used Skype or Google Hangouts to connect multiple classes and all played together at the same time? Steve […].

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

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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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Are Hope and Engagement Key Student Success Indicators?

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Engagement is driven when students know how to apply what they know. Have you seen the 2016 Gallup Student Poll? According to Gallup, the Student Poll will track for 10 years the hope, engagement, and well-being of public school students in … Continue reading → student motivation ASCD Edtech update Gallup Student Poll hope student engagement well-being

How educators can use edtech to teach students essential real-life skills

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Technology in the classroom continues to transform the way that teachers teach and students learn. Edtech doesn’t just enhance current curriculums, though; it can help students learn essential real-life skills. The value of edtech. How edtech can teach professional skills.

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Viral classroom: 10 ways to harness viral video power in class

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Teaching creative teaching edtech educational technology student engagement video youtubeAdmit it: You watched Charlie bite his brother’s finger. Or you watched the double rainbow guy.

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

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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. 5 New EdTech tools to watch.

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5 tips for getting over your #edtech fears to engage and empower students

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This is probably like today’s student playing Fortnight until the sun comes up. Today’s students have the opportunity to collaborate and make global connections within the classroom; they can try to solve problems and share BIG ideas. I have been lucky.

It’s Time for Social Studies to Make a Comeback. Here Are 3 Insights for Educators.

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While ELA and math priorities have long enjoyed top billing on many district agendas, the importance of investing more in social studies instruction is now coming to the forefront, especially in an era when students are having to decode increasingly complex political and social issues.

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Reaching the Quiet Kids in Class

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As a student, my mindset was that everything needed to be perfect; anything less was unacceptable. 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.

How do you ditch “safe teaching” when prepping for THE test?

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— are easy for students to ignore. Teaching Uncategorized creative teaching edtech educational technology high-stakes testing student engagementIn a recent blog post, I suggested that what we consider “safe teaching” might be risky teaching after all. In this post, I talked about how all the traditional, overused teaching techniques — lectures, worksheets, etc.