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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.

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.

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.

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.

4 Practices for Increasing Student Engagement

Edutopia

Nicholas Provenzano Student Engagement Spend the first five minutes of each class focusing on your students as people. Then keep them engaged through the agency of makerspaces, PBL, or Genius Hour/20 Time Photo credit: Kevin Jarrett via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Chromebooks and G Suite for Education Boost Student Engagement and Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Google surveys examine the impact of their products and apps in K–12 education. Classroom Hardware Notebooks

(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.

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

4 Student Engagement Tips (From a Student)

Edutopia

Harley Center Student Engagement Harley Center shares how relationships, humor, choice, and displaying his work engaged him, plus his three-minute video highlighting student work and personalized learning

How to Determine if Student Engagement is Leading to Learning

MindShift

Engagement Does Not Always Equate to Learning. No matter where I am, whether it is a physical location or virtual, I am always hearing conversations about how technology can be used to engage students effectively. Engagement, after all, is the impetus for learning in my opinion.

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.

A Siri for Higher Ed Aims to Boost Student Engagement

Edsurge

When third-year students in strategy classes at BI Norwegian Business School have a question about their assignments next semester, odds are a robot will provide their answer. A chatbot—a computer program designed to simulate an intelligent conversation—will respond to routine student inquiries and prompt students to complete assignments, mimicking some of the tasks of a teaching assistant. Students have a lot of the same questions over and over again.

Actively Learn: Increase Student Engagement with Informational Text

Class Tech Tips

Actively Learn is a reading platform that can be used to monitor student engagement in reading. ELA - Reading/Writing Teacher Tools digital text informational text student engagement

School implements standing desks to boost student engagement

eSchool News

As educators turn their attention to how physical learning environments can influence student learning, more companies are responding to the demand for flexible and innovative classroom furniture. Pasadena high school realizes benefits of active learning with standing desks.

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.

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.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap

Reading By Example

Solutions in the past have included extending the school day, increasing expectations through common standards, and holding schools and educators accountable for student learning through high-stakes tests. Principals would need to find better ways to assess student learning.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap

Reading By Example

Solutions in the past have included extending the school day, increasing expectations through common standards, and holding schools and educators accountable for student learning through high-stakes tests. Principals would need to find better ways to assess student learning.

Learn How To Create Great Videos To Increase Student Engagement: You Can Do It! by @SamPatue

My Paperless Classroom

The post Learn How To Create Great Videos To Increase Student Engagement: You Can Do It! Learn some tips and tricks about starting your own YouTube channel to support your classroom today! by @SamPatue appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network.

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Student Engagement and Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Pillar #5: Student Engagement and Learning Many of us firmly believe in technology’s potential to transform the teaching and learning cultures of schools. For many students, school does not reflect real life. Students must always be at the center of this process.

15 ways to use Snapchat in classes and schools

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech digital citizenship edtech educational technology snapchat social media student engagementCompanies are starting to flock to Snapchat. McDonald’s and Taco Bell are using it to get Snapchatters interested in their products.

What Does the Future of Assignments Look Like?

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Student Engagement Teachers EdTechUpdate LMSOur newsletter subscribers got a sneak peek of this piece last week. Now, we're sharing with all of our readers and asking you to tell us what assignments will look like in the future.

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.

Library 2.0 Sponsored Webinar - "Student Engagement Through Library-led Gamification" with Tasha Squires

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Presents: "Student Engagement Through Library-led Gamification" With: Tasha Squires Learning Resource Center Teacher at O’Neill Middle School Library Date + Time: Wednesday, August 17th 10am EST for one hour (Click on the time link to see the event time in your own time zone.)

Using Skype and Music to Reach New Levels of Student Engagement– Jed Dearybury, USA

Daily Edventures

A life-long musician, Dearybury believes that music speaks to his students in a way that words alone cannot. Last year, Dearybury took his students’ love of music to the next level with a Skype in the Classroom global music exchange.

5 Online Discussion Tools to Fuel Student Engagement

Graphite Blog

Your students are both perennially engaged yet conscientious; all are equally eager to raise their hands and share in equitable ways, digging deep into substantial, thought-provoking topics. But in reality most students just don't come to us with the skills for this type of out-loud, on-the-spot discourse. Of course, our students are definitely capable; we just have to help them get there. You know, the kind where students raise their hands and speak out loud.

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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. Over 920,000 students participated last fall.

Slowing Down to Learn: Mindful Pauses That Can Help Student Engagement

MindShift

Inserting longer pauses throughout classroom instruction time can help students and educators open up to greater possibilities. [[ This is a content summary only.

PDF Copy Available of “Student Engagement and the Opportunity Gap”

Reading By Example

My last three posts have addressed the opportunity gap and student engagement in schools. To read each post in chronological order, click here , here , and then here. This series was spurred by a writing activity I was asked to complete for a district leadership position I interviewed for today. Click here to access the combined and final version of all three posts in PDF format. It’s too long (~3500 words) to submit to a magazine or journal for possible publication.

Three Ways to Increase Student Engagement in Reading

Reading By Example

The research is clear: If a student is not motivated to read and is not engaged in the text, all of the strategy instruction a teacher might provide may be for naught (Guthrie and Klauda, 2014; Ivey, 2014; Wanzek et al, 2014). Then I model for the students how to prepare their reviews.

Sneak peek: 9 ideas from the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit

Ditch That Textbook

DTT Digital Summit ditch that textbook digital summit ditchsummit edtech educational technology global learning online learning professional development student engagementAs I’m writing this, it’s Monday, and the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit kicks off on Friday. I couldn’t be more excited. Wait, that’s probably not true. I’ll probably be even more excited on Thursday.) So … what is the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit?

2 Tech Tools to Keep Students Engaged & Alert

MiddleWeb

With the goal of encouraging learning at school and beyond, Curtis Chandler describes two free tech tools to help get students and the school year off to a good start: Poll Everywhere will quickly spark discussion and the Remind app will keep everyone on track.

Digging into design thinking: 10 key ideas

Ditch That Textbook

Teaching creativity design thinking launch maker mentality makerspaces student engagementIt’s well documented that the world is moving away from routine, repetitive, low cognitive capacity jobs.

Increase Student Engagement With These Great Writing Tools Today!

TeacherCast

Is writing really becoming a “lost art,” as older generations would say? Their thinking is understandable when they read a text message that says, “u r my bff – lol. ttyl.”

14 Messages Every Student Needs To Hear From You

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 14 Messages Every Student Needs To Hear From You appeared first on TeachThought. Student Engagement

The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation

TeachThought - Learn better.

Student Engagement Definitions Experienced Teacher GeneralThe post The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation appeared first on TeachThought.

4 Ways Your LMS Can Increase Student Engagement

Gaggle Speaks

It’s becoming increasingly harder to keep students’ attention. It’s true, technology can have a positive impact on student engagement, but the adage of “less is more” also applies. Allow students to upload video responses to discussion boards.