Increasing Student Participation During Zoom Synchronous Teaching Meetings

User Generated Education

Due to Coronavirus, many schools are moving online, and teaching through Zoom meetings. The value of Zoom meetings is that the educator can create synchronous interactive conversations and activities. My goal is to have all my students actively engaged throughout the meeting.

Individual Student Video Meetings

EdTechTeacher

Google Calendar Appointment Slots X Google Meet. However, whole group meetings can be challenging for teachers to manage and might not allow for the individual connection that we are hoping to create with synchronous video. by Greg Kulowiec.

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The Important Morning Meeting

Ask a Tech Teacher

When you do this at the beginning of the day , it’s called not a warm-up but a morning meeting. What is a Morning Meeting. Morning meetings are a time when students and teacher gather together, usually in a circle, for an organized start-of-day activity.

Collaborative Group Sessions with Hangouts

Teacher Reboot Camp

Some ideas for peer collaboration projects, include peer editing, designing a group presentation, brainstorming about a topic or project, hosting a debate, or creating a collaborative story.

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Meet NEO at ISTE 2019!

Neo LMS

Meet NEO at ISTE 2019. Be a bold educator at ISTE 2019 and meet NEO in the expo hall at Booth 900 ! The post Meet NEO at ISTE 2019!

10 Dos & Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Dos And Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping. However, the challenge facing many educators is not in wanting their students to work together, but in figuring out how to group students together in the most effective ways. 2) Do group students according to ability.

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Making Sure your Meetings are Productive and Effective

Educational Technology Guy

Meetings are something that all managers and leaders need to be able to plan, organize, run and follow up on. When I was a project engineer, I had to run lots of meetings and had training in effective meetings at a couple different companies. Keys to Effective Meetings 1.

Supercharge Google Meet for your Classroom

Tomorrow's Learners

Google Meet is a powerful tool that is being used widely for distance learning. To get even more functionality out of Google Meet, you can supercharge your Meet sessions for your classroom by using some of the following tips.

Working in a group might be the best way to help kids meet individual goals, study says

The Hechinger Report

More group work was associated with greater individual gains in a new study. At the same time, education experts have been injecting new energy into so-called collaborative learning, where students learn together in small groups, often producing projects together.

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Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students

edWeb.net

The gifted group. The slow group. The behavioral issues group. Grouping in schools fell out of favor partially because educators—and parents—felt like kids were getting labeled and that groupings didn’t help students improve. before they assign group work.

LED Throwies Meet the Magnetic Board

User Generated Education

LED Throwies Meet the Magnetic Board. Group Version: Small groups form a design on a larger classroom whiteboard. They all then use the dry erase markers to create a group mural.

Developing Strategies for Success in Student Group Work

Omega Notes

Group work has the unique ability to deliver results that extend far beyond a single term’s academic grades. Putting together groups that reflect diverse experiences means greater perspectives that lead to more effective problem solving with more creative solutions.

With Flexible Grouping We Can Reach Every Kid

MiddleWeb

When students are busy learning, staying in a single group is stifling. The solution for teacher-author Amber Chandler is a "flexible classroom" where students rotate through strategic groupings to meet differentiated needs at various stages of the learning process.

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Subscriber Special: Group PD at a great price

Ask a Tech Teacher

June 8th-10th: Discounted Group Professional Development. Student joins a Google Classroom-based class and meets weekly with instructor to discuss class activities and assignments. Class is student-paced with no direct instructor involvement or meetings.

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Using Edtech for Small Group Reading Instruction

edWeb.net

She emphasizes that meeting the needs of students with learning disabilities through the use of technology “can make reading instruction a multi-sensory process that is engaging and explicit while maintaining the individualization and diagnostic-prescriptive aspects of the lesson.”

Meeting the Educational Challenges of COVID-19 Together

MIND Research Institute

We already had a thriving teacher community on Facebook, and have recently created a new group for families as well. If you are new to ST Math, we invite you to join the groups and the conversation with other learning leaders.

Virtual Team Building Activities

User Generated Education

I, like many others, was forced to move a face-to-face college class to virtual synchronous meetings in Zoom. This term I am teaching a group dynamics course. Typically, I do this through experiential group activities. One group member acts as the media specialist.

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Meetings That Matter

Reading By Example

We must understand that a meeting is never just a meeting; it’s the town square of human dynamics-the place where people gather to act out their anxieties and fears, hopefully to find joy and rejuvenation in their connections. To create meetings that matter.

DigiWriMo, meet the Make Bank

K12 Open Ed

In talking about this with a group of folks last night , someone asked “ As a college student working on my elementary major, how could I use this writing piece in my future classroom?” I’m taking part in another open collaborative learning event in November: DigiWriMo.

Make Microsoft Teams Meetings Fun with Buncee Backgrounds

Buncee

If you’re using Microsoft Teams for your meetings or class discussions, worry no more! With Microsoft’s recent release, you can now add a fun twist to any virtual meeting by adding your own custom Buncee background ! How to Apply Buncee Backgrounds in Teams Meetings.

Google announces Google Educator Groups - great resource for educators

Educational Technology Guy

Yesterday Google announced the launch of Google Educators Groups. See below for more information and to sign up for a group or even create your own (I signed up for the NYC one as there isn''t one in Connecticut, YET).

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How Virtual One-to-One Meetings Are Helping Us Build a Strong Online Classroom

Edsurge

As I sat in front of my iPad waiting for Jackson to join our second weekly one-to-one Zoom meeting, I wondered what would become the focus of today’s catch up. Whole group meetings have been a key feature of my remote learning plan. Students also like these meetings.

Study Groups for Voluntary Professional Development

Reading By Example

She refers to these opportunities as “study groups” They are typically designed around a specific educational resource. In the past, I had tried to facilitate study groups but encountered several problems. Offer Study Group Opportunities to Faculty.

Hosting Study-Groups for Teachers

Reading By Example

“Thank you, Dana,” the fifth grade teacher said to me on the last day of our lunchtime study-group. ” We had just finished our six-week long study-group centered around Christopher Lehman’s book Energize Research Reading and Writing.

Meet Your Stakeholders Where They Are

A Principal's Reflections

With that being said it is important for school leaders to meet their stakeholders where they are at and engage them in two-way communications. I then began sharing with groups of teachers several ideas, strategies, and tools I'd acquired from my personal learning network (PLN).

Meeting the needs of introverted students with e-learning

Neo LMS

Schools are a great example of such a setting, with group papers, oral presentations and participation points being the norm. Including e-learning in classroom instruction is a great way to meet the needs of introverted students, and here are four reasons why: 1.

Flipped Learning Meets Differentiated Instruction

Gaggle Speaks

There’s no need to forgo group time as a class. When you are together in the classroom, that time becomes more valuable because students can now share their individual experiences with the larger group.

The Age-Old Faculty Meeting Facelift

My Island View

Over the many years that #Edchat has been engaging educators, one topic that always generates a huge amount of interest, based on comments, is the faculty meeting. The only upside is that with each meeting a check may be placed in the box for attending.

In-Class Flip: The Flipped Classroom Meets the Station Rotation Model

Catlin Tucker

Once they’ve seen the video, they can engage in a collaborative task attempting to apply the information from the video as a group. When I work with school districts shifting to blended learning, I often train teachers on the station rotation model and the flipped classroom.

Five Educator Groups for Technology Integration

Tech Helpful

Each group presents a balance to the others that often leads to a more acceptable medium adoption rate of mass technology rollouts at schools. I believe schools need representatives of all segments to best meet the needs and have a pulse on the community the school serves.

Where Classroom Design Meets Design Thinking

Edsurge

Then a group of 12 teachers worked with a research designer to remodel their classrooms based on the concept of putting student needs at the center. When educators first consider redesigning learning spaces, they might immediately conjure up mental images of free-flowing Starbucks lounges or something out of the Cult of Pedagogy blog’s Classroom Eye Candy series. Yet the impulse to tackle aesthetics first is often premature, according to Rebecca Hare, who teaches art and design in St.

High school ratings can mask groups of students who struggle

The Hechinger Report

But a new analysis from the Alliance for Excellent Education reveals that ratings can mask the outcomes for low-performing student groups. The post High school ratings can mask groups of students who struggle appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

COLUMN: When body meets mind in learning

The Hechinger Report

In a 2011 study with 97 third- and fourth-graders, kids trained in the method solved 44 percent of math problems versus 33 percent for those in a control group. The post COLUMN: When body meets mind in learning appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Morganize - free organizational tool for groups

Educational Technology Guy

Morganize is a free organizational tool that has features for groups to work together. You can find the best date and time for a meeting, take polls and surveys, and even work with a shared To-Do list.

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Zen and the Art of Meaningful Meetings

Edsurge

Last week I had the extraordinary opportunity to spend time in the company of some very smart, interesting and generous university innovators when California State University Channel Islands hosted a meeting for the group, called the HAILstorm. At the end, we were asked to reflect on what we would take away from the meeting and how it might affect our practices on campus. And so can the time to simply meet and talk with peers from other institutions.