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.

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.

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.

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 Engage Students and Find Your Creative Breakthrough

The CoolCatTeacher

Hope King from Ron Clark Academy has an inspiring message for teachers about using your creativity to engage students. She talks about how every teacher can make their classroom more exciting and why it is necessary. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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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.

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.

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.

How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos

Edsurge

Jadrian Wooten remembers professors instructing him to check out DVD clips from the library when he was an undergrad. Today’s students generally want deeper or more nuanced information from their professors,” he says. So we decided to help them with video production and distribution.”

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

Edsurge

It goes by many clever (and slightly ridiculous ) names, but all of those acronyms refer to the act of reading recreationally at school. A 2000 report by the National Reading Panel downplayed the effectiveness of SSR despite evidence to the contrary. helped them to learn how to read.

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 to Engage Students and Support Learning in Large Classes

Edsurge

Dear Bonni, You have shared often about active learning strategies and the impact they have on student learning. What about when you have 50-60 students in a class? However, there are certainly those who employ methods that put this perspective to the test.

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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 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.

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.

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!

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 Boost Classroom Engagement With the Tech Tool That 'Always Works'

Edsurge

But at the K-8 River Grove School outside Chicago, the distance between the teacher’s desk and the projection screen in some rooms is so vast that one frustrated teacher tried to bridge the divide by buying a 50-foot HDMI cable. the distance between the teacher’s desk and the projection screen in some rooms is so vast that one frustrated teacher tried to bridge the divide by buying a 50-foot HDMI cable. Teachers now can actually sit with their students for instruction.”

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How to Build Meaningful Community for Online Learners #DLNchat

Edsurge

Learning is often a social process, taking place through dialogue, discussion and other forms of interpersonal interaction. With more and more students learning remotely, the #DLNchat community set out last week to answer the question: How can universities create meaningful community for online students? How do #DLNchat-ters define community? link] A set of shared practices in an online class community is built around the learning goals.

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Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

100+ Game Based Learning Resources to Get Started in Your Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can use them to teach. Game based learning excites learning in my classroom. Game Based Learning in My Classroom.

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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Maker Monday: Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose

The CoolCatTeacher

Go to [link] today to get your Free Fire Forensics Kit. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e226. Today, we’re going to talk about “Making on Monday,” and getting creative. How much structure do you need for Maker Mondays?

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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6 Ways to Increase Student Assessment Scores

Wisewire

Every teacher wants their students to succeed, and assessments are a great way to measure success. Maybe your students are doing fairly well and you’re just looking for small improvements. Use Current Events to Engage Students.

How to unlock students’ internal drive for learning

The Hechinger Report

Like most young children, she liked learning new things, and she excelled at school. But there, among Providence’s brightest, it wasn’t as easy to be at the top of the class, and her excitement about school – and learning – subsided. She went to school because she had to.

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How to Improve Student Learning Outcomes with Digital Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

In this age of digital content consumption, students are likely to get easily distracted if they do not find their curriculum interesting enough. Educators have noticed that when technology is integrated into the curriculum, students tend to demonstrate an eagerness to learn.

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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4 Ways Your LMS Can Increase Student Engagement

Gaggle Speaks

It’s becoming increasingly harder to keep students’ attention. The amount of technology being offered to solve this problem seems never ending. Here are just a few ways to use your learning management system (LMS) to help solve the challenge of student engagement.

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How to Choose the Right EdTech Tools for Your Classroom

Fractus Learning

The right tools can elevate a student’s learning experience to levels unfathomable to teachers who were in the field even a short ten years ago. Perhaps you would like to create a more student centered learning environment by flipping your classroom.

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Play Like a Pirate: Fun That Doubles Student Engagement

Fractus Learning

Part of several recent conversations that I’ve had with educators have focused on different levels of student engagement. We use this to get usable data from middle and high school students by asking them to select one quadrant that best describes each of their classes.

10 Ways to Bring Active Learning To Your Classroom

Edudemic

It is more important than ever that teachers help students learn HOW to learn. Skills that prepare students for 21st century careers involve more than memorization; critical thinking, collaboration and problem solving are key. The way to help students gain those skills is by […]. The post 10 Ways to Bring Active Learning To Your Classroom appeared first on Edudemic.

5 Ways to Engage Students

Edudemic

These are, as teachers everywhere can attest, the surefire signs of a disengaged student. Teachers know that student engagement is the key to learning retention and having a […]. The post 5 Ways to Engage Students appeared first on Edudemic.

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