10 Popular Educational Trends and What You Need to Know

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It’s tough to know exactly what the upcoming school year will look like, but by keeping up on current trends in the educational sphere, you can return to school next year informed, whether you’re in a classroom or teaching at a distance. Looking for ways to make learning fun for your students?

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

Edsurge

The district loaded up on engaging tools to help teachers and students connect and collaborate—TVs in classrooms, whiteboarding devices, and wireless HDMI to name a few. Serendipity struck when Vivi , an Australia-based classroom engagement solution, reached out to Rugg offering a demo. It was a no brainer; teachers and students simply had to have it," enthuses Rugg. It sits in 50 high school classrooms, 22 elementary classrooms, and two district conference rooms.

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

Edsurge

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. Jean Duran In search of a more reliable long-term solution, Duran’s IT department landed on global classroom engagement solution Vivi. Classroom layout can help or hinder student management and engagement in all sorts of ways.

50 Things You Can Say To Encourage A Child

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Things You Can Say To Encourage A Child by TeachThought Staff There are many ways to encourage a child, but for students of any age, honest, authentic, and persistent messages from adults that have credibility in their eyes are among the most powerful. Teaching Elementary School New Teacher Student Engagement Trending

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

Edsurge

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. In a conversation with EdSurge, Gilmore—who became Allendale’s superintendent a year ago—discusses how she is turning around her district, and outlines her six-step instructional process that drives teacher and student success.

What Really Gets Kids Reading?

Edudemic

Elementary school children have made gains in reading proficiency […]. Articles Edudemic Favorites Featured How To Trends featured reading student engagement teaching tips Children are increasingly setting aside books to spend time with tablets and cell phones. Still, fanfare over the Hunger Games and the Divergent series as well as the continued popularity of the Harry Potter franchise suggests that many kids remain eager readers. Research backs this up.

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-Minute Teacher | Top 10 Episodes of March 2017 #10mt

The CoolCatTeacher

Creating a Student-Centered Library Where Kids Love to Learn with Micki Uppena (Show #23). 5 Ideas to Improve Student Writing with Jennifer Serravallo (Show #10). Dave Burgess Talks Student Engagement (Show #16). Creating a Student-Centered Library Where Kids Love to Learn with Micki Uppena (Show #23). Awesome Apps for iPads in the Elementary Classroom with Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen. 10-minute Teacher Show Education News & Trends

A video game makes math and English classes a full-body experience

The Hechinger Report

Miriam Figueroa, a pre-K teacher in the district, said the physical activity combined with a virtual world with bright colors and animated characters is engaging, even for the shyest students, and also for students who struggle with learning differences such as ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and autism.

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Project-based learning gets its moment during the coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

Shelby County Public Schools, a district serving about 7,000 students halfway between Louisville and Lexington, has had state approval for “nontraditional instruction” for several years. The schedule was unsustainable for teachers and creating problems for students.

Student seeks to create the ‘Netflix of online learning’

The Hechinger Report

She was also curious how students were faring in other schools. “I Other student entrepreneurs have applied their hard-earned wisdom to improving virtual school, too. Virtual tools give students alternative ways to grasp material, and to complete and submit their work.

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

The Hechinger Report

Monica Williams remembers the late May day she and first grade teacher Lizette Gutierrez reconnected with the four young siblings from Cable Elementary. No teachers from the San Antonio elementary had heard from the children since schools closed abruptly in March due to the pandemic.

‘Self-directed learning’ skills are key to making remote instruction work

The Hechinger Report

While some students thrived during the coronavirus-inspired spring of remote learning, educators, parents and students themselves have reported frighteningly low engagement. And the drop in motivation by age mirrors the way student engagement plummets over time.

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What lessons does special education hold for personalized learning?

The Hechinger Report

On a shelf in her Chicago classroom, third grader Arianna has a thick binder that details her achievements, strengths and goals as a student, along with some revealing information about her personality. But Arianna and Alanni aren’t special education students.

Best practices for remote learning, according to experts

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. So how can districts make sure students without access still receive instruction?

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

Universal Skills for Learners: Increasing School Relevancy

User Generated Education

Given today’s technologies, it makes sense and is exciting that learning occurs after schools hours, but for exciting, engaging, and profound learning not to occur during school hours is, simply put, a travesty. A closer look at the data by grade level reveals a disturbing trend.

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How YOUR response to student behavior can change the trajectory of a child’s life

The Cornerstone for Teachers

One of the toughest parts of teaching students who enter our classrooms with a lot of personal and behavioral issues is that feeling of helplessness that comes from working with them. You might feel that there is nothing you can do to reach that student, or that you have no control over the situation at all. It might be your instinct to simply get those challenging students out of your class. times more likely than white students to be suspended or expelled.

The Pivotal Role Movement Plays in Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The best part is the conversations that I get to have with learners, especially at the elementary level. Then there is the practicality of being able to work with both administrators and teachers at the ground level to improve pedagogy and, in turn, student outcomes. Downing Elementary School with principal Marcos Lopez as part of some broader work in Ector County ISD. Add more recess not just in elementary, but in middle school as well.

How YOUR response to student behavior can change the trajectory of a child’s life & disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline

The Cornerstone for Teachers

One of the toughest parts of teaching students who enter our classrooms with a lot of personal and behavioral issues is that feeling of helplessness that comes from working with them. You might feel that there is nothing you can do to reach that student, or that you have no control over the situation at all. It might be your instinct to simply get those challenging students out of your class. Especially if you’re an elementary teacher, you’re probably thinking.

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. Don’t make your equity work a trend.

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

Waterford

While it can be hard to keep up with every trend in educational technology, the mindset you have when it comes to classroom tech matters just as much as which ones you use. Using tech in class can prepare students to successfully enter the workforce after graduation.[4]

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

Neo LMS

The change already delivers extraordinary results and 96% of teachers claim that EdTech increases student engagement in learning. With such tools at your disposal, you can not only discuss certain themes but also show them to the students. The possibilities are almost countless since you can actually show students how molecules look like, present the famous battles, present ocean creatures, and do many similar things previously considered impossible.

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Insights from Leaders on Closing the Attendance Gap

edWeb.net

When the pandemic hit, communities experienced the highest rate of chronic absenteeism due to students and families learning from home. Chronic absenteeism is on the rise this year at a time when it is critical that students are present, engaged, and participating in their learning.

5 Reasons Why School Computer Labs Still Matter

ViewSonic Education

Many schools provide a computing device for every student. They ask: Why fund a computer lab when students carry computing power with them from class to class? Why take time from core subjects to teach computing when students have this everywhere learning tool? Added screen real estate lets students work smarter and more efficiently. For example, reference articles can be kept open and visible as students write a paper. This, in fact, is an ongoing trend.

Want Easier Principal Walkthroughs? Try Virtual Classroom Walkthroughs

Edthena

Ultimately the person observing is able to identifying trends in teaching and learning across the set of classrooms. After all, the first five minutes of the math lesson usually happens at the same time for all elementary school classrooms in a certain grade.

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

The Station Rotation has consistently reigned as the most popular blended-learning model implemented by elementary schools. Of the 235 active elementary schools currently profiled in the BLU school directory , 136, or 58 percent, of them have a Station Rotation program. Although still early, this data provides a trend line worth following as blended and personalized learning continue to evolve. The Station Rotation may fail to promote student agency.

In the marketplace: An NBA math program, coding tools, and a new literacy initiative

eSchool News

Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change. Check below for the latest marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education. Students cheer, because they made it happen using their own computer programming skills.

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29 K-12 edtech predictions for 2021

eSchool News

Here’s what they had to say: As many school districts remain virtual or use a hybrid model, teachers are doing everything they can to help students succeed in a distance learning environment, but at some point they will hit a wall and need help.

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Can outside experts fit into classrooms? Turns out it’s a tight squeeze

The Christensen Institute

I also posited that technology could bridge the stubborn divide between industry experts and classrooms: using simple video chat technology, for example, could allow students to interact on a far more regular basis with real-life scientists and engineers who could explain concepts, describe the day-to-day of their jobs, and even assess student work. Organization Model for engaging experts Slot? Student- and teacher-designed projects. A few trends are worth noting.

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How can your institution attract students

Linways Technologies

Defining the students’ choices of the 21st century. Portrait of pensive student carrying out test at lesson. Now students wait for their results and plan ahead for what stream or course they want to pursue and which institution they want to join. Parental & peer pressure, industry trends etc. But when it comes to attracting students, ‘how well you present your institution’ and ‘how reputed it is’ plays a major role is students choosing your college.

A rural Montana district goes all in on makerspaces

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Some students play basketball or volleyball as the clock ticks closer to first period, but for those who don’t like sports, there has been little else to do than sit on the bleachers and wait — until this year.

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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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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