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Revive Your Creativity

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We tell our students to say “I will try” instead of “I can’t” Why aren’t we doing the same? You can even create something your students can use so that you kill two birds, so to speak. I shared the four student-creation books in my last post.

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Using iPads to Plan in Kindergarten

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One of the things I truly believe is that student engagement is dependent on their voice and choice in both the planning and execution of learning. Aren’t we usually voicing concern as educators how our voice needs to be heard in the decisions made on behalf of our students? My students have quite a bit of choice in this classroom the first part of the year but after Christmas, they are included in the planning of their day. Productivity is never an accident.

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Using the iPad for Deeper Learning

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Student competencies that allow for deep learning include cognitive reasoning and problem solving, intrapersonal competencies which involve self-management, and interpersonal competencies which refer to working and communicating with others. When these competencies are in place, students are better able to experience deeper learning. Initially, students worked independently to compose numbers using M&M’s and a work mat.

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End of Year Roundup

iTeach with iPads

Many students choose to write more about interests from our thematic studies, others gravitate toward journal writing, and some want to capture/savor moments from field trips. During choice time, when students choose to write, they not only choose the topic but they pick the genre and the tools. As students engage in authentic work, they learn more about app functionality and share features with one another. It’s May…teach yourself. Jen Hatmaker.

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Revive Your Creativity

iTeach with iPads

As a veteran kindergarten teacher, I have always loved how quickly my students slip into “let’s pretend” I loved their conversations in the housekeeping center (also quite revealing into their home lives), I loved watching them create elaborate structures with blocks or legos and hearing their rich conversations as they did so. We tell our students to say “I will try” instead of “I can’t” Why aren’t we doing the same?

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Student Engagement is Critical to Distance Learning

Education Elements

Student engagement is one of the most overused terms in education. We talk about engagement in the classroom, between peers, with families, with the content, and now, virtual engagement.

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

4 Steps to Improve Student Engagement

The CoolCatTeacher

Jeromie Heath on episode 558 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Engaging students can be a challenge. A student from Jeromie Heath’s class shares her perspective on learning and why she wanted to learn for Jeromie in this episode. Today, join in the conversations about learning and engagement and all your own thoughts on social media. His students love school, love learning, and love each and every day.

Author @MelSideB Shows How Visual Medium Increases Student Engagement!

Teacher Tech

Not all students best express their knowledge of a concept through writing or best learn a concept through strictly reading about it. Some students like to demonstrate their learning through pictures, some through demonstration, and others still through writing. All students are more engaged if you tie the learning to a real world problem, something that applies directly to them. The post Author @MelSideB Shows How Visual Medium Increases Student Engagement!

How an LMS can help teachers keep older students engaged

Neo LMS

With smaller numbers of teachers, it’s easy for middle schools to fall in the vicious cycle of poor performance: fewer teachers means bigger classes, which means each student gets less teaching attention, which leads to worse grades, which reflect poorly on the teacher’s professional performance, which makes them want to get out of the system. How an LMS can help teachers keep older students engaged. Read more: Why students love a game-based learning experience.

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Improve Student Engagement and Learning with Technology Coaching

Digital Promise

At Emerald STEAM Magnet Middle School in El Cajon, California, a digital simulation of the annex where Anne Frank lived in hiding brought history to life and allowed students to develop a better contextual understanding of the play they were reading. “I I think that if we hadn’t found that simulation or if we hadn’t used our computer then I would have still been left with a whole bunch of questions,” one student said.

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. At DeWitt Perry Middle School in Texas, language arts students collaborated on a WebQuest to find an “iconic” image from their lifetime and reflect on its meaning. As powerful use of technology increased, student engagement grew as well.

17 Best Student Engagement Strategies [Teachers Swear By!]

Prodigy

It’s pretty easy to spot when student engagement is low in your classroom. There are lots of amazing student engagement strategies you can use to inspire a love […]. The post 17 Best Student Engagement Strategies [Teachers Swear By!] Glazed eyes.

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.

GoGuardian Finds Three Factors That influence K-12 Student Engagement Online and In-Person

eSchool News

The GoGuardian Research and Insights team today announced its comprehensive findings on the factors that create an engaging learning experience in K-12 schools, both online and in-person, in its 2020 State of Engagement Report. Making lessons relevant and relatable to students’ lives.

8 Of Our Most Popular Articles About Student Engagement

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8 Of Our Most Popular Articles About Student Engagement by TeachThought Staff Student engagement is often sought and sometimes achieved but difficult to sustain. The post 8 Of Our Most Popular Articles About Student Engagement appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Student Engagement

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. In blended-learning workshops, two out of three teachers tell me that low student engagement is their root problem. Unsure if student engagement is a problem at your school? Otherwise, they will engage only when coerced.

7 Strategies Designed to Increase Student Engagement in Synchronous Online Discussions Using Video Conferencing

Catlin Tucker

When teachers are working with students online, their role as facilitator encompasses their interactions with students in conferences, the feedback they give students on their work, and their ability to assist students in making meaning in online discussions, both synchronous and asynchronous. This last component–facilitating online discussions–can be especially challenging for teachers who are not used to engaging students remotely.

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.

Maintaining Student Engagement with Pear Deck During Distance Learning

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The post Maintaining Student Engagement with Pear Deck During Distance Learning appeared first on CUE, Inc. By Jena Montgomery The transition to distance learning has been really hard on some but for others like Mallory Trevino, a teacher at North Mesquite High School in Mesquite, Texas, it’s not been so bad. What’s the key to her success? She was an avid user of Pear Deck before this pandemic and has found […].

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.

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. Three ways to focus on student engagement. We use Daily Math Fluency by hand2mind to help educators guide math talks with students.

Feedback for Every Teacher to Boost Student Engagement

Education Elements

Valdez is popular with nearly all of her students. Her ambition is to engender in her students the enthusiasm for and wonder about physics that motivated her to devote her career to teaching the subject. She has told you that she wants to teach her students to think like physicists. With student engagement and communication at the center of Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards, you ask yourself, “How can Ms.

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. This single assignment asks students to master science, math, history and language arts standards, which is par for the course for these sixth graders. There is direct instruction that takes place, but the work is being driven by the students’ passion and their ability to collaborate with each other.” .

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. The post Increase Student Engagement with Pear Deck appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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. Articles Featured For Students How To Tools Trends classroom tools education featured student engagement tips for teachers

Digital Whiteboarding for Better Student Engagement

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The quest for better student engagement has been aided dramatically through the introduction of digital whiteboarding. In this article, we will explore how digital whiteboarding software and interactive whiteboards can help to improve the learning experience for students. Digital whiteboarding software solutions have a number of potential benefits for educators, but one of the most significant is the ability to achieve better student engagement.

Classroom Tech Can Drive Student Engagement—But Schools Need to Choose Wisely

Edsurge

The district loaded up on engaging tools to help teachers and students connect and collaborate—TVs in classrooms, whiteboarding devices, and wireless HDMI to name a few. Serendipity struck when Vivi , an Australia-based classroom engagement solution, reached out to Rugg offering a demo. It was a no brainer; teachers and students simply had to have it," enthuses Rugg. Standing at the front of the classroom can be awkward for students.

Improving Student Engagement in a Virtual Classroom

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The idea behind a virtual classroom is to create an online space that serves many of the functions of a traditional classroom, without requiring students and teachers to be physically present in the same place. While modern technology has helped to make this possible, it is important to take steps to ensure students are actually engaged with virtual lessons and taking an active interest in their own learning. What is Student Engagement?

Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

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You have – but you likely haven’t seen them all in one place, enchanced by the rich voices and wisdom of our students. Book Reviews Engagement advocacy assessment authentic audiences Corwin empathy Heather Wolpert-Gawron movement project based learning real world applications research Sarah Cooper student engagement student survey teacher interviews technology

Is Your Classroom Layout Hindering Student Engagement? Here’s a Solution.

Edsurge

in addition to losing her students’ attention, she was losing about ten minutes a lesson sprinting back and forth. Duran says that in addition to losing her students’ attention, she was losing about ten minutes a lesson sprinting back and forth. Jean Duran In search of a more reliable long-term solution, Duran’s IT department landed on global classroom engagement solution Vivi. Classroom layout can help or hinder student management and engagement in all sorts of ways.

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.

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. To figure out the best ways to engage different groups of students, the Thomas B. The result is What Teens Want From Their Schools: A National Survey of High School Student Engagement.

Bullis Charter School Students Engage in Global Climate Change Work

Battelle for Kids

Bullis Charter School 6th – 8th grade students have been collaborating virtually with students in nineteen countries including Slovenia, Philippines, Peru, Kenya, Germany, New Zealand, Indonesia, Morocco, Sweden and Ghana to prepare the largest synthesis of youth research on colonization and climate change.

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. Outside the Classroom back to school keeping students engaged Student Success winter break