How to improve student engagement

The Christensen Institute

Most teachers struggle with low student engagement, particularly at the middle school and high school levels. “My My students don’t seem to care.”. They don’t see how school is relevant.”. Those statements from teachers about their students are all too common.

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? Here’s a snapshot of how Snapchat works.

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7 Strategies Designed to Increase Student Engagement in Synchronous Online Discussions Using Video Conferencing

Catlin Tucker

One of the primary roles that a teacher plays in an online class is the facilitation of learning. Facilitation is the teacher’s ability to clearly communicate learning objectives and support learners as they make progress toward those objectives. Learning

To tackle school climate, rethink student engagement

The Christensen Institute

Last week, Hillary Clinton’s campaign proposed a $2 billion plan to reform K–12 school disciplinary practices. The plan marks a crucial effort to both ameliorate school climate and reduce the ratcheting up of law enforcement’s involvement in school discipline practices, particularly among minority children. The proposal calls for much-needed attention to the growing crisis of schools’ punitive disciplinary practices.

How to Keep Students Engaged With “Wow” Moments

techlearning

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

Project-based learning boosts student engagement, understanding

The Hechinger Report

Seventh grade students offer feedback on projects by sixth graders at Stony Brook School, where about 40 students in each grade get interdisciplinary, project-based learning. It’s a cool way to learn something,” Roman said. Instead of learning and taking a test.

How To Kill Learner Curiosity In 12 Easy Steps

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post How To Kill Learner Curiosity In 12 Easy Steps appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Essential Our Most Popular Student Engagement Terry HeickKilling a learner's natural curiosity doesn't happen overnight.

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Great Ways to Embrace Virtual Learning and Increase Student Engagement

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Are you an educator looking for practical tips and tricks for keeping students connected and actively engaged in learning while our schools are closed? Learn tips and tricks for keeping students engaged, organized and connected throughout the online learning experience.

Dave Burgess Talks Student Engagement #MondayMotivation #tlap

The CoolCatTeacher

Great teachers attract their students to today’s topic of learning like a 3-year old boy to a mud puddle. Hooking students into a lesson is part of our essential craft of teaching. Why Dave decided he had to be different as a teacher.

How to Let Students Guide Science Learning with Challenge Based Learning

Digital Promise

Especially to those who have curated their lessons to satisfy so many different objectives, it can feel risky to give up some structure and allow students a significant degree of choice and control over their learning. Learn more.

How to achieve disaster-proof education

Neo LMS

And class suspension is a day without learning. We also deal with man-made disasters such as armed conflicts in some regions, as well as thirteen non-school and non-working holidays, which also lead to class cancellations. Read more: 5 Edtech tools to try out this year.

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When virtual class time is innovative, student engagement soars

eSchool News

It requires unconventional ideas, foresight, thoughtfulness, and dedication to student learning. And as the world becomes more connected, schools are making every attempt to help students develop the skills they’ll need to be a part of that interconnected world.

How to navigate the new device-agnostic classroom

eSchool News

Technology in the classroom is nothing new; most of today’s educators have embraced the ability to draw upon an increasingly diverse array of digital tools and programs to enrich their lessons. How can I ensure my digital learning ecosystem will support my students?

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10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Video and Infographic From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teachers are moving from face to face classrooms to online classrooms quickly. Top online course designers who have also taught face to face tell us how.

Learn How To Create Great Videos To Increase Student Engagement: You Can Do It! by @SamPatue

My Paperless Classroom

Learn some tips and tricks about starting your own YouTube channel to support your classroom today! The post Learn How To Create Great Videos To Increase Student Engagement: You Can Do It!

AR, VR and MR Driven Student Engagement

myViewBoard

Quick Take: Introduces how to integrate AR, VR and MR technologies and applications to increase student engagement. Look at each technology separately and how it can be applied to modern education. .

Boosting student engagement using the 4Cs of education

Neo LMS

I was present, I did my homework, studied very hard for my finals, yet I did not raise my hand to answer questions in class. I did not like to interact much even when concepts were hard to understand. The truth is: I was not engaged in the classroom. Engagement is active.

How to Build Lifelong Learners

Ask a Tech Teacher

If there is a trait above all others that I want to imbue into my students, it is curiosity. Let that include a passion to understand, connect the dots, and answer questions like, “Why?” The goal is bigger, more far-reaching, and more difficult to achieve.

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Why Student Agency Matters

Where Learning Clicks

One of the keys to being successful is to want to be successful. What does that look like for students, and how can educators help develop that desire? The post Why Student Agency Matters appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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.

How to Help Your Students Navigate the News in a Presidential Election Year

Edsurge

It’s a nationwide teachable moment in which the entire country is constantly discussing a hearty list of key standards that is supposed to inform our instruction. Social studies teachers must support their students as they encounter: Major attacks on journalism.

5 Technology tools that will keep your students engaged in the classroom

Neo LMS

Students are obsessed with technology and gadgets nowadays, so why can’t we use technology to keep them engaged while learning? The education department is evolving on a global scale along with the techniques of teaching and learning.

6 ways to boost student engagement in online/virtual classrooms.

Linways Technologies

Teaching-learning is being digitized, there are more tools to assist teachers manage their classrooms, courses, academics, etc. But no matter digital or otherwise, one thing all teachers agree about student-teacher interaction is the engagement.

How to Determine if Student Engagement is Leading to Learning

MindShift

Excerpted from the book, “UnCommon Learning: Creating Schools That Work for Kids,” by Eric Sheninger , published by Corwin, 2015. . Engagement Does Not Always Equate to Learning. Engagement, after all, is the impetus for learning in my opinion.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Connie Hamilton on Episode 495 To create a classroom culture of inquiry, we can follow these five techniques. Whether you want to follow education technology, special education, math, or just teaching best practices , SmartBrief has an email newsletter for you.

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How to Build Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

In this first blog post, we’ll address how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers. Part two will discuss how edtech vendors can return the favor to develop great working relationships with educators. Here’s how we use it.

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How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

There are many things to consider when deciding which digital education solution will best suit your needs, but having a clear idea of the purpose and functionality of these edtech resources will help make these purchasing decisions easier. Keep your software up-to-date.

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What are Clickers? How to increase student engagement in the classroom using Clickers?

Testpress

How to foster meaningful engagement among students is a long standing question in lecture halls. High-enrolment classes present challenges to many basic principles and established best practices in teaching and learning.

How to Engage Your Students With the 12-Minute Rule and Quizzes They’re Meant to Fail

Edsurge

Quick: In which Asian country is it customary to touch the elbow of your right arm with the fingers of your left hand when you are passing an object to another person? The average student gets just two of the ten questions right. I think the students are entertained.

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Sneaking Past the Summer Slide: How to Make the Most of Summer Without a Single Flashcard

Edsurge

As the school year draws to a close, I am looking forward to the laidback freedom of summer with its less hectic schedule and longer daylight hours. For me, it’s time to recharge, to reflect and to prepare to return to the classroom and library renewed with energy and ideas.

How Student Agency Can Ease the Pain of Remote Learning and Teaching

Edsurge

With summer and fall planning top of mind for educators across the country, one stubborn challenge is students’ online attendance and engagement—or, precisely, the lack of it. In many schools and districts, half or less of their students participate in remote learning.

How to Use Social Media in the Classroom

Where Learning Clicks

Social media is huge, especially with kids, so we share 5 creative ways social media can infuse fun, expand lessons, and keep students engaged in learning. The post How to Use Social Media in the Classroom appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

How to Provide Immersive Learning Experiences Remotely

EdTech Magazine

When schools across the country rapidly shifted to remote learning, educators were concerned about how they would keep students engaged outside a classroom setting.

How to Provide Immersive Learning Experiences Remotely

EdTech Magazine

When schools across the country rapidly shifted to remote learning, educators were concerned about how they would keep students engaged outside a classroom setting.

Future-forward: How to incorporate the 5th ‘C’ of 21st Century learning

eSchool News

Many of you are familiar with the four C’s of the 21 st -century learning framework : collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. This is why we add to our list of 21 st -century learning skills a fifth C: career readiness.