3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom


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? Students spend much of their lives outside of school interacting on social media. Three of the most popular social media platforms among students are Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter. Ask students to write a story or opinion about what they see.

Teaching and leading for higher student engagement … even during a pandemic (aka How I spent my summer)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Some schools spent the summer engaged in magical thinking that everyone would be back in person this fall, just like before the pandemic. I was fortunate to work with numerous educators this summer on how to teach and lead for higher student engagement – even during a pandemic.


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Inquiry Hub Secondary School – Confluence and Influence

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Confluence and Influence – Inquiry Hub Secondary School. Background: The 2018-2019 school year is Inquiry Hub Secondary’s 7th year since it was founded. The school has developed considerably since its inception and our current teaching staff, as well as our student body, continue to guide the school through improvements in course development and the implementation and delivery of our program. and Created Entirely By Students.

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. In my opinion, this artisanal craft of “hooking in” or “engaging” our students into a topic is best captured in Dave Burgess’ best-selling book, Teach Like a Pirate. Play Like a Pirate: Engage Students with Toys, Games, and Comics by Quin Rollins.

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.

Celebrating Culturally Diverse Winter Holidays in the Classroom


For many students, December’s an especially memorable time of year, with winter activities, pageants, and classroom parties during the days before break. This doesn’t mean you can’t have fun, it just means you find ways to celebrate in a way that doesn’t exclude any student.

How Reading Novels in Math Class Can Strengthen Student Engagement


Every January, Nashville teacher Joel Bezaire reads The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time aloud to his students. The two occupy opposite ends of the secondary math spectrum — seventh-grade pre-algebra and 12th-grade calculus, respectively — and both have found ways to strengthen student engagement through reading. After class students complete written reflections about the book, with different types of questions serving multiple pedagogical goals.

Student Engagement Still Low in U.S. Schools

Reading By Example

I don’t often repost other bloggers’ content, so when I do… Scott McLeod shared on his blog survey results from Gallup about the level of engagement in learning that secondary students are experiencing. When 1 million students state that they become less engaged the more years they spend in school, this is a cause for alarm. The latest results are available from the annual Gallup poll of middle and high school students.

Why Summer Learning Programs Are Pushing More Fun Than Academics


The weather may be warming up, but this year more than ever, “school’s out for summer” won’t be true for thousands of students across the country. Thanks to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) and its $6.1

Civics Education Is Essential for Creating Engaged Citizens. I’m Hopeful It's About to Make a Comeback.


On a memorable morning in my high school civics class, the students—seniors, full of energy—learned about the formation and function of our legislative branch. A student on the opposing side retorted: “No way. Education Technology Student Success Student Engagement Arts and Humanities

7 Ways to Get Teens Reading in a Smartphone Culture


In it, Adams decries his students’ lack of interest in reading and places the blame squarely on smartphones. Meanwhile, a 2018 UK study found that secondary students aren’t selecting challenging books as they often do in primary grades—a choice that does not support sustained reading comprehension and has concerning implications for success at the college level. Collect old favorites for your students on a school bookshelf.

How My Struggles as a Student Led to Success for My Reluctant Readers


One of the most impactful activities from my Master’s coursework in secondary English education was a reader biography. Inspired by my aforementioned graduate professor, I thought it would be fun to get to know my students by kicking off my own classes with a reader biography assignment. The vast majority of my students could not name the title of a single book they’d read on their own, other than “The Cat in the Hat” (mentioned several times each class).

This Tech Encourages Career Planning When It Matters Most—Before Graduation


Our job as educators is to inspire and inform our students. Today, Lee is a Post Secondary Programs Coordinator for Valley Center USD 262. She runs the Valley Center High School internship program and helps students gain valuable work experience and career knowledge before they head off to college and careers. The tool also supports the Kansas State Department of Education’s move to provide Individual Plans of Study for students.

An Interactive Tool Empowers High Schoolers To Take Control of Career Planning


Our job as educators is to inspire and inform our students. Today, Lee is a Post Secondary Programs Coordinator for Valley Center USD 262. She runs the Valley Center High School internship program and helps students gain valuable work experience and career knowledge before they head off to college and careers. The tool also supports the Kansas State Department of Education’s move to provide Individual Plans of Study for students.

Check123: Video Encyclopedia

iLearn Technology

How to integrate Check 123 into your classroom: Check123 is a great place for students to begin their research. These videos are between 1 and 3 minutes each, keeping students engaged in a topic and giving them bite-size information. The short format gives students just enough information to whet their appetites and encourage additional questioning. What it is: Check 123 is a new video encyclopedia site for kids.

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Improving reading skills and SEL through text-based discussions

eSchool News

Recent research has shown that SEL increases high school graduation rates, and post-secondary enrollment and graduation rates, as well as employment rates and wages. SEL also decreases behavioral issues, dropout rates, drug use, and teen pregnancy, so the advantages of including it in elementary and secondary classes are clear. Related content: 5 discussion tools to fuel student engagement.

Prodigy: Virtual world of math

iLearn Technology

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. In the virtual world, students are wizards who learn magic and spells to defeat over 100 monsters. To learn a new spell or add powers (or adopt pets), students must complete different math challenges. As students play the game, they will learn over 300 math skills in 1st-8th grade.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

has 25 years in education as teacher, instructional coach, elementary/secondary principal and K-12 district administrator. Teachers describe her workshops as meaningful and engaging as she models quality instructional methods that can be used in the classroom tomorrow. She applies her deep understanding of pedagogy in workshops such as Questioning, Gradual Release of Responsibility, Student Engagement, Feedback, and more.

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5 tools for student voice

eSchool News

As we prepare students for college, career, and life, it’s vital that we foster skills that will ensure students are successful. As educators, we’ve heard about the importance of the “21st century 4 C’s” to our students’ future success.

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5 tools to amplify student voice

eSchool News

As we prepare students for college, career, and life, it’s vital that we foster skills that will ensure students are successful. As educators, we’ve heard about the importance of the “21st century 4 C’s” to our students’ future success.

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Today's CTE Investments Help Boost Students' Success

EdTech Magazine

Today's CTE Investments Help Boost Students' Success. In modern schools, vocational instruction — now career and technical education, or CTE — often takes students beyond the oil-stained floor beneath an automotive hoist or a shower of sparks in a welding lab. With augmented reality, students can master the skills of welding through simulations before they really let the sparks fly. Even students studying culinary arts need experience using digital point-of-sale systems.

Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

The CoolCatTeacher

Tiffany Kerns on Episode 489 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Music education helps students engage with learning and has many positive benefits. Related Resources Music education gives students an exciting and creative reason to be in the classroom. Student engagement in music class creates better attendance, which translates to higher test scores and graduation rates.

Easy way for teachers to hold “Office Hours”

eSchool News

Numerade—a fully free online education platform founded with a mission to close the educational opportunity gap by democratizing access to extraordinary educators and content—is making it easy for teachers to support students in a distance learning environment through its “ Office Hours ” feature.

How to Center Equity in Undergraduate Digital Learning

Digital Promise

We aimed to provide course participants the flexibility to identify what equitable learning means at their own institutions, to design a process that consistently centers student voice, and to work within their locus of control to bring about changes to reduce or eliminate inequities.

Inspiration Stations: A Creative Spin on the Station Rotation

Catlin Tucker

spend more time working in small groups with students. I explained to my students that the goal of these stations was to have fun and stretch our minds creatively. Unfortunately, it’s rare to see students engage in play at school after they’ve left elementary school, but secondary students need this time too. One group decided to write a proposal for a student designed Donors Choose project.

Congratulations San Diego Unified School District!


We have partnered with their directors of secondary and elementary instruction to design and deliver eight unique workshops built around the theme of student engagement. Congratulations to Superintendent Cindy Marten ( @bekinddreambig ) and San Diego Unified School District for their recent feature in Google for Education’s blogpost on “Designing Today’s Classroom for Tomorrow’s Workplace”.

Optimal Engagement & Learning with Asynchronous Research Presentation: @LisaVardi’s 8th Grade American Studies Students Use @Flipgrid to Teach Their Classmates About Individuals Who Have Changed History During #BlackHistoryMonth & #WomensHistoryMonth


This year has undoubtedly forced us to reexamine assignments and assessments, reimagine what collaboration and projects look like, and create new avenues for students to actively participate in all aspects of class, whether at home or in the classroom. It has been a joy to see teachers creatively dream up new ways for students to present material. For projects that pique their interest, students might choose to do a deeper dive.

Teaching AP Students Remotely: What Does It Look Like?


As school systems around the world move toward a remote learning model, consideration of the needs of both teachers and students is imperative. Academic resources and strategies for different content areas and specialized student populations will need to be developed and implemented.

21st Century School — How Technology Is Changing Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s students have access to far more knowledge than their parents once found in encyclopedias and on maps. But that’s not the only way technology is making it easier for students to learn. Students who use technology in the classroom perform better, and emerge from their educations better prepared for the challenges of adult life. Increase student engagement and collaboration through social media, simulations, and games.

How district administrators can drive student success in the COVID “tech rush”

eSchool News

From filling out funding applications to reworking classrooms to promote social distancing, to choosing the right technology for hybrid learning environments, they’ve been working diligently to prepare for a school year that drives student engagement.

New Schools in Six States and Internationally Give Students Courses from VHS Learning

eSchool News

VHS Learning has a distinguished 25-year history of supplementing face-to-face education with quality online learning that provides high school students expanded curriculum offerings. Boston – Aug.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

As an educational leader, Dawn is passionate about providing educational opportunities to students and educators alike. in Secondary Education from Ball State University.

How Educators Can Support Families of Children with Disabilities During Hybrid or Online Learning


The sudden shift to online or hybrid learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has created plenty of challenges for students, schools, and parents. Chief among those is determining how to support students with special educational needs.

CAE Presents Case For Authentic Assessment To Improve Student Outcomes At Beyond Multiple Choice Seminar

eSchool News

Experts in performance-based assessment share research on student engagement and effort. She presented the case for using authentic assessment and CAE’s 20-year history of using performance tasks to measure secondary and higher education students’ college and career readiness skills.

Savvas Realize Earns Award for Best Remote and Blended Learning Tools

eSchool News

Savvas Realize, one of the edtech industry’s most versatile learning management systems (LMS), was honored in both the primary and secondary education categories as a technology solution that is “key to helping schools transition to remote, hybrid, and blended learning environments.”.