Are Students Engaged?

Battelle for Kids

We know that engagement is key to moving the needle on student achievement. What can we learn about engagement from the students themselves? But is it an elusive intangible or an indicator that can be strategically levered for improvement? P21 Blog

How Powerful Use of Technology Can Increase Student Engagement

Digital Promise

Rather than taking a traditional multiple choice test at the end of their unit on weather, sixth grade students at Gilbert Middle School in South Carolina created their own live weather reports—complete with green screens and fake snow.

3 great ways to supercharge student engagement

eSchool News

No matter what the subject, before students can learn new skills or absorb new material, they need to be paying attention. Here, three educators share the tech tools and best practices they use to improve student engagement and make sure students are energized, focused, and ready to learn.

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. Related: How to unlock students’ internal drive for learning.

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.”. Those statements from teachers about their students are all too common. Otherwise, they will engage only when coerced.

Increase Student Engagement with Pear Deck

Teacher Tech

Getting Started with Pear Deck A Guest Post by Stacey Roshan Pear Deck is one of the easiest ways to ensure all students in the classroom are actively engaged and participating in classroom presentations created in Google Slides.

Increase Student Engagement with Pear Deck

CUE

Pear Deck is one of the easiest ways to ensure all students in the classroom are actively engaged and participating in classroom presentations created in Google Slides. The post Increase Student Engagement with Pear Deck appeared first on OnCUE.

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? Ask students to write a story or opinion about what they see.

Keeping Students Engaged During Winter Break

Where Learning Clicks

Keeping students engaged during long breaks from school is a great way to ensure they return ready to learn, so here are some ideas to help you do that! The post Keeping Students Engaged During Winter Break appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

6 Tips For Keeping Your Students Engaged in Class

Edudemic

By implementing a few new engagement techniques, teachers may be able to encourage students to be more engaged in class and to put an end to boredom. The post 6 Tips For Keeping Your Students Engaged in Class appeared first on Edudemic.

Bullis Charter School Students Engage in Global Climate Change Work

Battelle for Kids

Defining Student Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

The focus of our PLC is the Classroom Walkthrough practice as a tool to improve student achievement. During our professional day in October we decided to collect data on whether or not student-centered learning was taking place and present our finding to our respective staffs in January.

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. Learn Like a Pirate: Empower Your Students to Learn, Collaborate, and Succeed by Paul Solarz.

5 Levels Of Student Engagement: A Continuum For Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

5 Levels Of Student Engagement: A Continuum For Teaching by Terry Heick Years ago, I worked with a school in Kentucky that had adopted Phil Shlechty’s “Working on the Work” framework.

7 ways you can remix your classroom and teach like a DJ

Ditch That Textbook

Guest Blog Student engagement Teaching creative teaching edtech educational technology remixing education student engagement teach like a djHave you ever seen an amazing DJ who can rock a crowd of hundreds, even thousands of party-goers? What is it that makes that DJ so amazing and so darn cool? Guys like David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Zedd, female DJs like Krewella, Alison Wonderland, and Rezz all have similar characteristics and objectives and dare I […].

To tackle school climate, rethink student engagement

The Christensen Institute

These teams could strategically revamp school disciplinary measures with the goal of giving students more opportunities to reform their behavior—without sacrificing classroom learning or exacerbating their risk of run-ins with the law. In part, this has to be a conversation about race: harsh disciplinary practices represent just one barrier to ensuring that schools provide students of all racial backgrounds with a safe environment where they can learn and succeed.

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? Advances in technology have made it possible to make classroom learning fun, engaging and interactive.

Keeping Students Engaged During Winter Break

Where Learning Clicks

Winter break is fast upon us, and as the weather cools, our students are looking forward to free time away from the classroom. Summertime brings on the phenomenon known as the summer slide where students can lose much of what they’ve learned in the previous school year.

5 online discussion tools to fuel student engagement

eSchool News

But using online discussion tools can be one great way to help your students build these skills. Plus, the ability to engage in online discussions responsibly is a great 21st-century skill in and of itself. Students can join with only a name; no other personal information is required.

Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

MiddleWeb

You have – but you likely haven’t seen them all in one place, enchanced by the rich voices and wisdom of our students. You might look at Heather Wolpert-Gawron's table of contents in "Just Ask Us" and think that you’ve seen these topics before.

(Re)Defining Student Engagement

Reading By Example

“The best evidence for student engagement is what students are saying and doing as a consequence of what the teacher does, or has done, or has planned.” Engagement (student involvement in instruction) can be described in a variety of ways.

Gimkit – Student Engagement Made by Students

Teacher Tech

Made by Students You want the best reason to check out […]. The post Gimkit – Student Engagement Made by Students appeared first on Teacher Tech. Gimkit for Formative Assessment Gimkit has some features that are similar to Kahoot and Quizizz. The questions for Gimkit can be imported from Quizlet. Gimkit is freemium, like many EdTech products. This means there is a free version but you can pay to upgrade to additional features.

Increasing student engagement, by design

Turn to Your Neighbor

One of Mazur’s philosophies that infuses everything I do as an educator is that people learn best when they are engaged. Here is the basic approach: Reimagine what students (and you) do before class: Mazur’s new method puts a premium on motivating and rewarding pre-class work.

Increase Student Engagement with the Top Hat Lecture Platform

EmergingEdTech

Administrative Solutions Collaboration & Brainstorming Polls, Surveys Project Based Learning Social Media & Social Learning Student Response Systems create quizzes discussions attendance polls web app top hat student engagement platform

Battle Boredom with Student Engagement

MiddleWeb

In Gallup surveys, students report increasing levels of classroom boredom, topping out in high school. Rita Platt finds lots to use with her own students. How do teachers counter the trend? Harris and Bradshaw offer strategies in their 2nd book on Battling Boredom.

What is Dynamically Active Student Engagement?

MIND Research Institute

Engage , (v.) Engaged , (adj.) Engagement , (n.) nt: the act of engaging; the state of being engaged. Unlike a lot of other education buzzwords, the debate over student engagement isn't about whether or not we want it, but more about how we can best achieve it.

How Smart UX Design Turbocharges Student Engagement

Edsurge

Many of them have been immersed in apps and digital games featuring engaging user experience, or UX, since before they could read. To captivate these students, educational technology has to be more than just a container for instructional content—it has to offer the same level of engagement as the consumer apps they’re used to—in other words, a seamless and enticing UX. As every teacher knows, students are most comfortable when education doesn’t feel like an onerous task.

50+ awesome end-of-year ideas, activities and projects

Ditch That Textbook

DitchBook Twitter chat Assessment Student engagement assessment review end of year ideas end of year projects fun end of year activities review student engagementThe end of the school year is upon us. It’s time to reflect on the growth we’ve made and showcase our learning. We get to pull out our favorite end-of-year projects and activities. It’s also the perfect time to try something brand new.

Dynamically Active Engagement: Rethinking Student Engagement

MIND Research Institute

In our latest episode, Brian welcomes MIND’s Lead Mathematician Brandon Smith back to the show, for a conversation about rethinking student engagement. Additional Resources: Increased Student Motivation Leads to Better Math Performance.

5 Tips for Student Engagement and Concept Retention

Securly

In today’s world, students need even less than 8 seconds to access information or find an answer to their question with search engines and online databases. But how can we keep students learning and engaged amidst so many other distractions of 2016? Connect with your students.

3 Student Engagement Strategies To Mathematize Any Activity

MIND Research Institute

Math is everywhere and in everything, but the math experiences that students are exposed to are often very limited. From worksheets and textbook problems, to activities that focus only on the calculations, many math experiences are not engaging to students in a dynamic way.

Understanding Student Engagement

eSpark

Effective 21st century educators are less concerned with running quiet, orderly classrooms, and more concerned with meeting the needs of every student and inspiring a lifelong love of learning. What does student engagement look like? Students participate in a writing workshop.

The Difference a Game Makes in Student Engagement [Video]

MIND Research Institute

It’s no secret that successfully engaging students requires educators to perform a tricky balancing act. Oversimplify a lesson and students may tune out, but plan a lesson that’s too challenging and students may become frustrated and give up.

Hands-on Activities to Enhance Students Engagement in Classroom Learning

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

GoNoodle is an excellent free classroom resource to use with your students. It provides tons of brain break activities to physically, mentally and emotionally engage students. Some of these brain.read more

Igniting Student Engagement: A Roadmap for Learning

Edutopia

John McCarthy Student Engagement Key strategies to ensure student engagement include being authentic, introducing units with meaningful launch events, and letting students know what outcomes to expect

Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

Edutopia

Heather Wolpert-Gawron Student Engagement Blogger and English teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron asked her eighth grade students what they find most engaging in the classroom

3 critical things to know about boosting student engagement

eSchool News

Engaging high school students in learning and breaking away from the typical boredom that seems to plague so many students is a challenge–one that could be addressed differently depending on a student’s dominant mode of engagement.