Improve Student Engagement and Learning with Technology Coaching

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At Emerald STEAM Magnet Middle School in El Cajon, California, a digital simulation of the annex where Anne Frank lived in hiding brought history to life and allowed students to develop a better contextual understanding of the play they were reading. “I

Classroom Tech Can Drive Student Engagement—But Schools Need to Choose Wisely

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When Logan City School District knocked down most of their aging red brick high school, they remodeled and rebuilt their way to a two-story, technology-infused learning center. The technology was supposed to let teachers share their screens without being tethered to a desk.

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Is Your Classroom Layout Hindering Student Engagement? Here’s a Solution.

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in addition to losing her students’ attention, she was losing about ten minutes a lesson sprinting back and forth. Duran says that in addition to losing her students’ attention, she was losing about ten minutes a lesson sprinting back and forth. To me, that's the big engagement piece.

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

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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? Ask students to write a story or opinion about what they see.

How to Keep Students Engaged With “Wow” Moments

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Teacher-librarian and school library media specialist Dayna Derichs wants every one of the 600 pre-K–fifth-grade students at Wheeler Elementary to have opportunities to experience the “wow” moments that happen when technology transforms learning

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. How will special needs students interact with this product?

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

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Recently, we interviewed three 5th grade teachers who shared more about the transformational role technology plays in student engagement at PWCS. Cathleen: If we didn’t have reliable Internet, we wouldn’t be able to use any of the technology given to us.

When virtual class time is innovative, student engagement soars

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Innovation doesn’t simply involve throwing technology into a classroom. It requires unconventional ideas, foresight, thoughtfulness, and dedication to student learning. Students work independently with their parents three times a week.

Want to Boost Reading Scores? Build Silent Reading Stamina.

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When the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at Golden Grove Elementary School in Palm Beach County, FL pad around the classroom in their (possibly) smelly socks, everyone cheers. It’s not because these students and teachers have a peculiar penchant for fetid footsies.

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. 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.

Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators

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Technology has done more to change school curriculum and practices than nearly anything else—and in such a short amount of time! By learning to view it as a means of enhancing your lessons and resources, you can provide your students with tools and opportunities they may not otherwise access.

One District's Journey From 'State of Emergency' to Student Success

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Morale was low, teacher turnover was high and residents didn’t trust that Allendale could educate their students. Morale was low, teacher turnover was high and residents didn’t trust that Allendale could educate their students. student-centered instruction.

We Live in a Diverse World. The Books Kids Read Should Reflect That.

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When I jumped into “Piecing Me Together” by Renee Watson last fall, I walked away with a new perspective on the ways students of color may feel when offered opportunities (with the best of intentions) that don’t feel like opportunities to them at all. I’m white. I’m middle class.

Jumpstart Engagement with Interactive Whiteboard Classroom Technology

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Nearly a hundred years ago, celebrated educational reformer John Dewey admonished: If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow. Classroom display board technology is a powerful thing. Student engagement increased.

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

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As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw the need to better support a growth mindset around math in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. Students can see examples.

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

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As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw attitudes toward math bottom out in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. Students also needed support when it came to the end of year state assessments. “We

The Problem With How We Teach History

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Working in small groups, students visited each of the sources, organizing their reflections with a graphic organizer. Ernenwein’s students—and the teachers that she now supports as the Director of Professional Development at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, North Carolina—are lucky.

How to Increase Reading Comprehension With a Daily Dose of D.E.A.R.

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SSR also offers a multitude of advantages when it comes to student motivation, preparation for the workforce and, most importantly, comprehension. But how can you make sure that you’re maximizing the benefits of silent reading and that it continues to aid your students as they grow?

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Caring and Curriculum Can Prompt School-Wide Change

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Whether she’s searching for standards-aligned curriculum or playing dress-up, the Tool Elementary School principal does whatever it takes to lift her students from struggling to successful. Attendance is now soaring, and two-thirds of students are meeting standards in reading and math.

The impact of interactive videos in the classroom

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Super-superheroes, more commonly known as elementary teachers, know how hard it can be to make 30 pairs of sparkly eyes look at the same thing and engage in the learning process at the same time. And now comes the grain of salt: interactive video technology is still under tests.

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

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3 Tips to Incorporate Social-Emotional Learning Into Everyday Literacy Instruction

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Whether students are reading literature about a character’s challenging journey, or learning to persevere through a difficult word problem, resilience is always relevant to a student’s—and teacher’s—journey. By teaching skills ranging from self-management to responsible decision-making , educators can instill in students the positive mindsets, resilience, and grit they need to succeed in school and in life. Technology Reading Club - impulse control, self motivation.

Four Classroom-Ready Tips to Boost Reading Engagement and Drive Learning

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Rather, it follows from nurturing a love of reading and closing the reading engagement gap—the discrepancy between how students engage with modern digital content and how they engage with traditional texts in school. Studies show that for students to remain engaged, they need texts that reflect their personal experiences. Students need to have a reason to read beyond just understanding the main idea. Provide students with autonomy and choice.

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 childhood practitioners are quite comfortable using technology. Early learners—students in pre-kindergarten through second grade—have developmental needs that are markedly different from older students.

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Initial Findings After Implementing Digital Student Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms

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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. The reading engagement survey results were messy.

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. The reading engagement survey results were messy.

Unique Teacher Appreciation Ideas

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You can take courses on helpful topics like classroom management, teacher wellness, education technology, special education classes and more. Her daily goal is to make math class an exciting experience for every student who walks through her door.

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

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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.

Fearless Teaching Transforms Elementary School Classroom – Tammy Dunbar, USA

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Every student and teacher in Manteca Unified School District (MUSD) was given a Windows 8 device loaded with Microsoft Office, OneNote, Skype, and Bing in the Classroom. Dunbar also used Sway as a way to engage her students in the test-taking process, to great effect.

5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

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Now, he has a non profit 212 STEAM labs , but he also works with his whole district to help everyone be amazing in STEAM and with technology. Vicki: Yeah, you know, teacher engagement comes before student engagement, doesn’t it? STEAM Idea #2: Find out what students love.

Schools Getting Engagement Results from Standing Desks

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New research from Texas A&M University has found that students who stand at their desks are better able to stay on task than those who stay seated during school hours. Benden said previous research showed that students who use standing desks burn 15% more calories than those who sit.

How to Engage Students and Find Your Creative Breakthrough

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Hope King from Ron Clark Academy has an inspiring message for teachers about using your creativity to engage students. SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community. Vicki: So we want engagement.

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Empowering Superintendents to Connect Technology and Learning

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In fact, many school technology plans fluctuated depending upon the latest fads and what someone learned at a conference and had little connection to curriculum or learning goals. Instead of isolated lessons, students learn how to connect their studies with real-world problems.

10 Keys of Purpose Driven Learning

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If you’re a US public school teacher of grades 6-12, you and your students just need to come up with a STEAM idea that can help your community. If you’re selected as a finalist, you’ll win technology and prizes to help your STEAM project come to reality. Their diaphragm’s engaged.

5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Elementary School Classroom

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While QR codes act as two-dimensional bar codes that hyperlink to various types of printed information, augmented reality uses technology in which an image (marker) is linked to a 3-D video that appears directly on the image. But how was I going to implement AR technology in my elementary school classroom? I needed something more kid-friendly that would tie into what students were learning. For Fire Safety Week, have students draw a map of their home escape routes.