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.

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 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 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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How Reading Novels in Math Class Can Strengthen Student Engagement

MindShift

Every January, Nashville teacher Joel Bezaire reads The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time aloud to his students. While it’s easy to envision using math picture books in elementary school classrooms, literature for older grades poses a bigger challenge.

How to Integrate Multimedia and Writing Instruction With VR, Video and Digital Timelines

Edsurge

My kids love it whenever they get the chance to use technology as part of the writing process. My job is to make sure that the tech use is meaningful and purposeful - when used correctly technology can help enhance and transform my lessons, provide real-world activities, and increase student engagement. We all strive to develop students with the skills necessary to be successful after high school graduation. We all want our students to write more.

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Prodigy: Virtual world of math

iLearn Technology

What it is: Prodigy is a fantastic way to differentiate math in your classroom. Prodigy is a game-like fantasy world where students engage in math along their adventures. Prodigy is a virtual world where students can play together with classmates.

“My biggest hope through these shifts in education is that students feel respected and empowered to pursue their passions and learn how to be lifelong learners.” – Wendy Loewenstein, USA

Daily Edventures

For Dr. Wendy Loewenstein, innovative education is all about giving students the freedom to learn in the way that suits them best. And as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer who facilitated the MIE program for her entire district, she has a great many tools to do that.

The Resurgence of 3D Printers in Modern Learning Environments

EdTech Magazine

Once a novelty in many classrooms and makerspaces, 3D printers are again flourishing as valuable classroom tools thanks to advanced technology , lower costs and more products and services geared toward K–12 education. . 3D Printing Engages Students.

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It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning. To accomplish this I had to quickly familiarize myself with some new tools.

The power of simulations over the learning process

Neo LMS

They want to see how it really works, and they want to experience it first-hand. A child’s curiosity can’t be satisfied with just pure explanations; they need a demonstration and they need to try things on their own. Imagine if pilots learned to fly just from books.

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

edWeb.net

Authentic assessments are always about the connections we make with students, each other, and the broader community as indicated in a Gallup poll. Only 47% of secondary students surveyed reported being engaged, enthusiastic and committed to their learning.

Online & Virtual Whiteboards - Thoughts from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Over the past few decades, the average classroom has seen a shift from analog to digital technologies. What’s more is that not only do these technologies keep students to par, but they also have the potential offer more opportunities than were ever possible previously.

Everyone Can Create in Science

EdTechTeam

Creativity in the Science classroom helped my students articulate their lab results, express their findings, and share what they learned. These curriculum guides offer new ways to seamlessly integrate photography, video, drawing, and music in my classroom.

Oklahoma’s Edmond Public Schools Chooses Discovery Education to Support New Digital Conversion Strategy

techlearning

-Discovery Education’s Math Techbook and Professional Learning Services to Strengthen Efforts to Create Dynamic Digital Classrooms – Silver Spring, Md. Through this effort, students are building collaborative learning skills that prepare them for college and careers.

Why Young Children Should Learn Engineering

edWeb.net

First, Keith said educators need to make sure they understand what engineering actually is. The engineering process involves several steps, though, from asking questions to determining if what the students built solves the problem.

Collaborative Higher Ed Partnerships Are the Key to Student Success

Edsurge

As the labor market becomes increasingly dependent on skilled workers who have at least some education beyond high school—whether that means an associate or bachelor’s degree, or a professional credential—student success in college is as important as it has ever been. Regrettably, though, large numbers of students in the United States do not have access to higher education opportunities. Students at the 2016 College Success Arizona Symposium.

How Using Slack Can Improve Socratic Seminars

Edsurge

If you’ve ever tried a Socratic seminar with your students, or know a colleague who has, this story may sound eerily familiar: After spending the semester shoring up students’ contextual knowledge through multimedia presentations and analyzing primary and secondary sources together, students file in for the big day and gently pick up their Socratic seminar prep packet. he dutifully enunciates with full confidence to the circle.

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Six Steps to Project Based Learning

eSpark

In 2015, the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act signaled the end of one-size-fits-all instruction. The new legislation urged districts to embrace project based instruction aligned to academic standards and 21st century skills. How does Google make money?”

When math lessons at a goat farm beat sitting behind a desk

The Hechinger Report

Wess Wheeler (L), an independent learning opportunity student at Randolph Union High School, and Miles Hooper, manager and co-owner of Ayers Brook Goat Dairy farm, among the goats. Miles moves the milk, and they’re off again, charging past pens of goats leaping up to greet them as they pass.

What should new teachers know before they set foot in a classroom?

The Hechinger Report

First-grade teacher Elly Eckhoff worries new teachers aren’t getting enough about tending to children’s social-emotional needs in their preparation. They need to know about mental illness, poverty training and assistance,” she said. What’s to argue?”

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). Knowing this, what is the best way to foster and provide ongoing support for good teaching practices? Focus on Student Learning.

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Paper: Flipped Classroom Works When Students Cooperate

K-12 Schools - Education News

Through a small study, the researchers found that the approach helped students take responsibility for their learning while teachers reported positive and faster learning outcomes compared to the implementation of a traditional learning model.

“We must create a learning environment where students use technology ubiquitously to solve real-world problems that link to communities locally and globally.” – Simon Harper, Australia

Daily Edventures

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is much more than just putting devices in the hands of our students and expecting them to know how to be 21st century learners,” says MIE Expert Simon Harper. “We Simon Harper. Head Teacher, Technology and Learning. Killara High School.

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iPad or iFad?

Learning with 'e's

In 2002 I was so enthused by the idea that a school could provide one laptop for every child in its school that I launched a major research programme to study one of the first schools in the UK to achieve that goal for each of its 41 Year 6 pupils.

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How Teachers Can Learn From One Another at Unconferences, Meet-ups and Edcamps

MindShift

Technically, if one trusts the etymology, the best way for a teacher to confer with other educators would be an educator conference. Unfortunately, it’s often obligatory to passively listen to speeches and then “talk to someone next to you” about a prescribed topic.

The new minority on campus? Men

The Hechinger Report

A rare male student at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, where women outnumber men by more than six to one, Vinny Bucci said his male friends from high school chose vocational training over college. A male college student. They were ready to get out.

Join Us in Chicago for the Fourth Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 15, 2019

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Leadership Summit will provide participants with the unique opportunity to: Develop the capacity to lead classrooms and educational systems that foster in students the will and the skill to tackle problems of real-world significance locally and globally.

12 of my favorite podcasts for teachers

The Cornerstone Blog

I started my Truth For Teachers podcast in January, and since then, I’ve heard from dozens of educators who are now hooked on the format and are anxious to find other great education podcasts to follow. Unsure of where to start?

Commenting on the Ramaz Yom Iyun on Jewish Philosophy for Judaic Teachers

Saving Socrates

Ramaz''s Yom Iyun (Day of Learning) came on the heels of a round of much heated debate on Lookjed about how to ensure religious observance in students post high school. Extremely relevant, very timely, and incredibly well run, the conference provided educators with a number of options for the first lecture to attend and then followed up with two amazing lectures by Dr. David Shatz and one lecture Rabbi Twersky. Then how do we know anything is right?

Going Schoolwide with Reading Engagement: How We Got to Now

Reading By Example

This is a follow up to a previous post about our school’s collective efforts to increase student engagement in reading, especially in their dispositions around talking about and sharing their reading lives. I asked him to share it with me.

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

One teacher, many students: It’s basically the definition of school as we know it, going back to the earliest days of the Republic. It’s called personalized learning: What if each student had something like a private tutor, and more power over what and how they learned?

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. This is a great opportunity to share your work or ideas!

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NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

The Hechinger Report

President Bush promotes his “No Child Left Behind” education agenda during a visit to Kirkpatrick Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn., It just kind of turned into, ‘Oh, we’re just going to test kids and put out these failing lists of schools.’ ”.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

3, and Connected Educator Month in October--how are we still standing?!), but we''re raring to go now, and we hope you are, too! The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels.

Virginia district launches summer kindergarten readiness initiative

eSchool News

The Smarty Summer by Achieve3000: Diving into Early Literacy Initiative aims to prepare children for kindergarten reading success. We share their commitment to providing engaging, student-centered programs that reach kids at their precise learning levels and accelerate their literacy gains.