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.

Teaching empathy for better learning outcomes

Neo LMS

In the previous installment of this series on empathy in schools, we had a look at how teachers can manage their classroom better by adopting a more empathic mindset. Imagine how different the world would be if, in fact, it were ‘reading, writing, arithmetic, empathy.’”– Neil deGrasse Tyson.

How to implement Outcome Based Education (OBE) using Linways AMS

Linways Technologies

How can institutions simplify and streamline OBE workflow. We have previously writer a couple of blogs about Outcome Based Education. So if you want to know more about the details, you are welcome to check it out here. to define the POs.

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 Effectively Use Educational Assessment Tools

ViewSonic Education

According to Edutopia.org educational assessment is an integral part of instruction and the learning process. Each has its part to play in holistically analyzing students’ learning outcomes. How to explain summative assessment.

How to Create STEM Courses for Best Learning Outcomes

Kitaboo on EdTech

But since these subjects are important for them to have a promising career in the future, educators must find a way to make the STEM subjects less difficult and more engaging. In order to familiarize students with STEM concepts, it must be introduced at an early age, preferably from the elementary level. This will help the teachers and parents to nurture the child’s talent and help them prepare for STEM major in college. Integrate Lessons to Allow Greater Exploration.

General Assembly’s Jake Schwartz on transparency, outcomes, and measuring what matters

The Christensen Institute

Last month, General Assembly released a groundbreaking report, “ Measuring What Matters ,” that reports on the student outcomes in its full-time programs. I caught up with the founder and CEO of General Assembly, Jake Schwartz, to learn more about the process behind creating the report, the rationale for producing it, lessons learned, and next steps. We learned quickly that to do this right, we’d need to work with not just one — but two of the Big Four accounting firms.

Free Online Tools to Improve Outcomes for ELLs

edWeb.net

And, these same tools are also enabling parent-teacher conferences to become bilingual or even multilingual. To help ELs with reading, the Immersive Reader in Word can be used to present text in a variety of ways that meet individual needs.

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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How To Develop A Maker Mindset.

EdTech4Beginners

Having a ‘maker mind’ can be an asset to an individual as it comes with a lot of perks such as being able to create your own things and to not only innovate, but also to invent new and exciting things. So how do we develop a maker mindset?

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Game Based Learning in Action

The CoolCatTeacher

On today’s show Matthew Farber, author of Game-Based Learning In Action: How an Expert Affinity Group Teaches with Games , talks about how to use games in the classroom effectively. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e26 8.

Here’s how you tie spending to student outcomes—with big success

eSchool News

When I first came on board as the CFO in Pueblo, Colorado, I asked my finance manager to compile a complete financial report of all of our budgets. I brought a unique level of financial knowledge and an accounting degree to my work in the district when I started as a teacher/coach.

To Grade or not to Grade? Exploring the Great Grading Controversy

EmergingEdTech

How we Assess Student Learning is Long Overdue for a Change There has been a lot of hubbub lately about putting an end to traditional grading practices in our schools. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Learning Science Through Authentic Investigation

The CoolCatTeacher

She discusses how to incorporate the observation of phenomena and other Next Generation Science Standards in elementary science. Go to coolcatteacher.com/science and sign up for your free account now. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. I mean, kids love to play!

Rethinking Professional Development So It Actually Improves Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Teachers need to have say in their own PD, but how do you help teachers become intrinsically motivated to learn? Today, Jarod Bormann, author of Professionally Driven: Empower Every Educator To Redefine PD talks about designing PD that works and interests teachers.

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7 Strategies I Use When Students Make Apps (or Do Any Genius Projects)

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, while I’m talking about making apps in today’s show, this will actually apply to passion projects, to making movies, any type of long-term project where you have the students brainstorm and create. Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package.

XplorLabs Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, their Fire Forensics: Claims and Evidence unit is a safe way to educate middle school students about fire. Generally speaking, this free interactive STEM lab takes 2-4 days to complete and includes extension science experiments that you could add to the unit.

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How to Engage Students and Support Learning in Large Classes

Edsurge

Anonymous In my experience, it’s true that small classes provide greater opportunities for student engagement and for professor/mentor relationships to occur. However, there are certainly those who employ methods that put this perspective to the test.

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How Can K-12 Schools Improve Learning Outcomes with Technology?

Kitaboo on EdTech

Neither can they be satisfied with the filtering down of knowledge from the teacher and the taught – they want answers and they want the education process to be more engaging, real-time, and immersive. Learners are less prone to accept anything at face value and they want immediate answers. Also, with smartphones and Internet connections, they have any time access to online resources. Here’s how K-12 schools can improve learning outcomes with technology: 1.

What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

This is unsurprising given the enormous uptick in online courses and technology tools in K–12 schools nationwide, not to mention the promise that technology holds to dismantle barriers to access and experience that have plagued the education system for years.

How to apply the Universal Design for Learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

So even though students in a classroom may look alike, they each have a unique combination of background, strengths, needs and interests that affect their learning outcomes. Since classrooms are so diverse, curricula need to meet this diversity. This answers the HOW of learning.

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How to Keep Students Organized and Thriving in a Digital Classroom

Edsurge

A critical component of any student’s educational journey is learning how to be better organized, complete tasks independently and persevere when an assignment is difficult. Parents expect schools to teach these skills, whereas schools assume that parents will.

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10 Stress-Busting Secrets of Great Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

And as we sail our classroom ship on this maelstrom of hormones, stress, conflicting priorities, and distractions, it takes rock-solid habits of mind and life to be the kind of self-assured captain who can weather the storm. “I Accept the worst outcome. Some of us can even walk to work.

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5 ways to apply Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to edtech for better outcomes

eSchool News

According to American psychologist Abraham Maslow, all humans have the same fundamental needs (food, clothing and shelter), and these needs must be met before an individual is motivated to look beyond these basic needs.

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. Welcome to serious games. Therefore, we educators need to educate ourselves on game based learning.

How to Recognize, Avoid, and Stop Stereotype Threat in Your Class this School Year

Digital Promise

What can I do in my position to change outcomes for kids? We have the power to address the biases that impact our students throughout the school day and work to resolve the stereotype threats our students face. Be human enough to admit them and correct them.

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How To Improve Parent Communication

Hubbli

It’s hard to believe, but if you add up all the hours it takes the staff to send and collect information between the school and parents, it adds up quickly. Here are some tips on how to improve parent communication, make it easier, and less time-consuming as well.

How to measure edtech impact in the ESSA era

eSchool News

These guidelines help clarify how research is conducted and how information is presented to users of edtech products based on the changes brought by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Logic models can show the factors that correlate with different outcomes.

How to Get Students Moving for Academic Advantages

EdNews Daily

Without a doubt, teachers want the best academic and holistic outcomes for their students. Sit tight: Science suggests the secret to boosting brain power might be to keep kids moving. seated) to an active experience. Motivate children to learn by doing and presenting.

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How do you amplify a school’s impact on student outcomes?

The Christensen Institute

Imagine a world with no achievement gaps; where every child excels in mastering age-appropriate academic content; where children’s confidence, creativity, critical thinking, and social skills blossom throughout their schooling; and where every student enters adulthood prepared to thrive. They tackle daily work one challenge at a time, but at some point down the road they hope to radically expand the positive impact our schools have on students’ life outcomes.

How to unlock students’ internal drive for learning

The Hechinger Report

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. It all comes down to motivation. That’s what inspired Destiny to enroll at The Met.

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How to Design Educational Technology Products to Motivate Students

Digital Promise

Given students’ interest in technology, educational technology tools are a promising way to motivate them to learn. But how can ed tech developers make sure their products deliver on this promise? Research shows there are four elements that help students become naturally motivated to learn: challenge , goals , feedback , and curiosity. Below we share her tips, along with other research-based ideas to help developers create products to improve student motivation.

Standout with these 5 Lesson Improvement Tips

Wisewire

Tedious, time-consuming, and difficult are among the most common words used to describe the process. Small businesses that have a plan in place are proven to be twice as likely to succeed as those without. So how do you prepare for the school year?

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Could more home visits improve outcomes for Mississippi moms and kids?

The Hechinger Report

Some home-visiting programs have been found to improve outcomes for babies and mothers. When Rosa Valentin found out she was pregnant at age 14, she turned to her OB-GYN for help and got information that helped change her life. I wanted to be the best mom I could be,” Rosa said.

50 Ways To Measure Understanding

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Ways To Measure Understanding by Terry Heick How do you measure what a student understands? Not give them an assessment, score it, then use that score to imply understanding. The Challenge Of Outcomes & Standards-Based Assessment First a preface: itemizing […].