3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom

Wisewire

Where do students spend their time outside of school? Engagement is a key component of learning, so what better way to engage students than by implementing the social media platforms they already love to use? Students spend much of their lives outside of school interacting on social media. Three of the most popular social media platforms among students are Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter. Ask students to write a story or opinion about what they see.

Teaching and leading for higher student engagement … even during a pandemic (aka How I spent my summer)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Some schools spent the summer engaged in magical thinking that everyone would be back in person this fall, just like before the pandemic. I was fortunate to work with numerous educators this summer on how to teach and lead for higher student engagement – even during a pandemic.

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A Simple Lesson Structure for Fostering Student Engagement #engaginglitminds

Reading By Example

Beginning dialogic engagement in the classroom simply requires getting children invested in an issue they can relate to and on which they have different perspectives and helping them engage each other’s perspectives. Engaging Literate Minds, pg. Engagement.

Celebrating Culturally Diverse Winter Holidays in the Classroom

Waterford

For many students, December’s an especially memorable time of year, with winter activities, pageants, and classroom parties during the days before break. This doesn’t mean you can’t have fun, it just means you find ways to celebrate in a way that doesn’t exclude any student.

How Reading Novels in Math Class Can Strengthen Student Engagement

MindShift

Every January, Nashville teacher Joel Bezaire reads The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time aloud to his students. While it’s easy to envision using math picture books in elementary school classrooms, literature for older grades poses a bigger challenge. The two occupy opposite ends of the secondary math spectrum — seventh-grade pre-algebra and 12th-grade calculus, respectively — and both have found ways to strengthen student engagement through reading.

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

Superintendent Scott Rocco provided me with a great opportunity to not only work with teachers in his district, but to also push me outside my comfort zone, which has always been secondary education. 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. As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels.

Why Summer Learning Programs Are Pushing More Fun Than Academics

Edsurge

The weather may be warming up, but this year more than ever, “school’s out for summer” won’t be true for thousands of students across the country. Thanks to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) and its $6.1

Planning for Elementary School Closures #CoronaVirus #CoVid19 #RemoteLearning

The Innovative Educator

At these times teachers, schools, and districts may decide to give students homework packets with various activities. In the age of technology, planning for secondary students has become a bit easier as many schools already use platforms like Google Classroom, Schoology, or Microsoft Teams. Additionally, childcare is not as a big of a concern for older children, but what about elementary school students? Have all students log in during class.

5 Ways to Create a Culture of Inquiry in Your Classroom Now

The CoolCatTeacher

has 25 years in education as teacher, instructional coach, elementary/secondary principal and K-12 district administrator. Teachers describe her workshops as meaningful and engaging as she models quality instructional methods that can be used in the classroom tomorrow. She applies her deep understanding of pedagogy in workshops such as Questioning, Gradual Release of Responsibility, Student Engagement, Feedback, and more.

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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.

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

That post included our school’s limited progress in embedding technology into instruction that made an impact on student learning. In this post, I share how digital student portfolios did make a possible difference. I attempted a schoolwide action research project this past year around literacy and engagement. We used three strategies to assess growth from fall to spring: Instructional walk trends, student engagement surveys, and digital student portfolios.

Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

Reading By Example

That post included our school’s limited progress in embedding technology into instruction that made an impact on student learning. In this post, I share how digital student portfolios did make a possible difference. I attempted a schoolwide action research project this past year around literacy and engagement. We used three strategies to assess growth from fall to spring: Instructional walk trends, student engagement surveys, and digital student portfolios.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Morningside College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota. She is also a former teacher and principal, leading one of the first elementary STEM schools in the state of Iowa.

Check123: Video Encyclopedia

iLearn Technology

How to integrate Check 123 into your classroom: Check123 is a great place for students to begin their research. These videos are between 1 and 3 minutes each, keeping students engaged in a topic and giving them bite-size information. The short format gives students just enough information to whet their appetites and encourage additional questioning. What it is: Check 123 is a new video encyclopedia site for kids.

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Prodigy: Virtual world of math

iLearn Technology

Prodigy is a game-like fantasy world where students engage in math along their adventures. Prodigy is a virtual world where students can play together with classmates. In the virtual world, students are wizards who learn magic and spells to defeat over 100 monsters. To learn a new spell or add powers (or adopt pets), students must complete different math challenges. As students play the game, they will learn over 300 math skills in 1st-8th grade.

Operation Outbreak: Simulating a pandemic while living it

The Hechinger Report

Seated at folding tables and speaking through face masks, students at this STEM-focused charter high school tallied Covid-19 infection and death rates from one winter week — comparing national and statewide data with the virus’s toll at their school. The student engagement was so strong.

Improving reading skills and SEL through text-based discussions

eSchool News

Recent research has shown that SEL increases high school graduation rates, and post-secondary enrollment and graduation rates, as well as employment rates and wages. SEL also decreases behavioral issues, dropout rates, drug use, and teen pregnancy, so the advantages of including it in elementary and secondary classes are clear. Related content: 5 discussion tools to fuel student engagement.

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.

Inspiration Stations: A Creative Spin on the Station Rotation

Catlin Tucker

spend more time working in small groups with students. I explained to my students that the goal of these stations was to have fun and stretch our minds creatively. Unfortunately, it’s rare to see students engage in play at school after they’ve left elementary school, but secondary students need this time too. One group decided to write a proposal for a student designed Donors Choose project.

New Schools in Six States and Internationally Give Students Courses from VHS Learning

eSchool News

VHS Learning has a distinguished 25-year history of supplementing face-to-face education with quality online learning that provides high school students expanded curriculum offerings. Boston – Aug.

Congratulations San Diego Unified School District!

EdTechTeam

We have partnered with their directors of secondary and elementary instruction to design and deliver eight unique workshops built around the theme of student engagement. Congratulations to Superintendent Cindy Marten ( @bekinddreambig ) and San Diego Unified School District for their recent feature in Google for Education’s blogpost on “Designing Today’s Classroom for Tomorrow’s Workplace”.

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.

Harness the Power of LEGO® Education to Engage Students in STEAM Learning

techlearning

From preschool through high school, LEGO® Education provides a continuum of hands-on, playful learning solutions that engage every student’s natural curiosity. These solutions help students develop 21st century skills such as critical thinking and problem solving, while also encouraging them to become lifelong learners. There are three levels of the LEGO Education learning portfolio: Early Learning, Primary, and Secondary.

Innovation Study Tours Explore Equity in Diverse Settings

Digital Promise

Often, the most powerful learning happens when students explore different perspectives, step outside of their typical environments, and are exposed to new ways of doing and thinking. The answer should always be students.

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Wizrobotics launches Wizprodigy, a new online competition experience for STEM students

eSchool News

Wizrobotics, an online live learning platform for teaching and inspiring K-12 students to explore STEM fields, announced the launch of Wizprodigy. billion students world wide staying at home, it has been a real struggle for many parents to keep students engaged.

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Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills

edWeb.net

Recent research has shown that SEL increases high school graduation rates, and post-secondary enrollment and graduation rates, as well as employment rates and wages. SEL also decreases behavioral issues, dropout rates, drug use, and teen pregnancy, so the advantages of including it in elementary and secondary classes are clear. And, the goals for students engaged in this type of learning include self-esteem, empathy, motivation, and commitment.

3 Non-Negotiables When Teaching Students to Evaluate Their Own Learning

Edsurge

Pinterest boasts more than 1,000 ideas about how students can self-evaluate their own learning. But just because students can doesn’t mean they will. Over the course of their education, I estimate that K-12 students walk through the doors of approximately 40 teachers. How can we motivate students to want to evaluate their own learning? Students must effectively use the data available to them—especially. Help Students Help Themselves.

Improving Learning Outcomes by Raising Teacher Effectiveness

EdSense

The entire purpose of education is to ensure adequate skills in students who pass out to ensure they are employable and responsible citizens. The one with the highest direct impact on student engagement is the quality of teaching. Primary school teachers need to be trained at TTI and secondary school teachers required BEd. This has reached a stage where at present there are 11 lakh untrained teachers across India.This has led to downward impact on student engagement.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). Research shows that the following features of effective leadership can improve student achievement (Leithwood et al., Focus on Student Learning.

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Data Shows Black Students Continue to be Suspended More Often

K-12 Schools - Education News

Reports and a recent national study show that black students are being suspended more often than white students across the school spectrum from elementary through high school. States such as Ohio, Missouri and Wisconsin are being forced to respond to the data, with some cases of black students receiving suspensions at over four times the rate of white students.

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A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

TeachThought - Learn better.

that include rigorous, robust, and well-rounded curriculum aligned with college- and career-ready standards (as defined in this document) that cover a wide range of academic and technical knowledge and skills to ensure that students leave high school ready for college and careers. The enrollment in college of students who graduate from high school consistent with 34 CFR 200.19(b)(1) High-needs students . Participating students . Student attendance .

How to Bring Back the Arts and Boost Academic Achievement Through STEAM Curriculum

Waterford

Did you know that music lessons can help students excel in STEM ? Art is more than just an elective that students can go without. Over four million elementary school children receive no visual arts lessons in the classroom.[6] 5 Creative Art Activities for Elementary Students.

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Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

edWeb.net

According to Matt Renwick, Author and Principal of Mineral Point Unified School District, WI, in a recent edWebinar , complex authentic student learning experiences require complex assignments that not only demonstrate content knowledge but should also gauge enthusiasm, communication skills and habits of mind. Authentic assessments are always about the connections we make with students, each other, and the broader community as indicated in a Gallup poll.

The best ideas from the Distance Learning Playbook by Fisher & Frey

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast : We’re talking to Doug Fisher about the best practices in distance learning from their book with John Hattie — The Distance Learning Playbook: K-12 Teaching For Engagement and Impact in Any Setting. For elementary, it’s 2-3.5

Strategies for Culturally Responsive Teaching

edWeb.net

A critical topic for schools, communities, and most importantly, our students, is what teachers do in the classroom to nurture ALL students, create a sense of belonging, and keep educational standards high. Only then can students, especially immigrant students and students of color, meet their potential and succeed in school and beyond. Racial discrimination can lead to trauma responses such as feelings of intense fear, anxiety, and helplessness in students.