iTeach with iPads

Using the iPad for Deeper Learning

iTeach with iPads

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.

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Using iPads to Plan in Kindergarten

iTeach with iPads

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?

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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. As students engage in authentic work, they learn more about app functionality and share features with one another.

Are Students Engaged?

P21 Blogazine

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 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.

Bullis Charter School Students Engage in Global Climate Change Work

P21 Blogazine

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.

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.

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.

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.

Intriguing New Study On “Student Engagement” & How To Define It

Larry Ferlazzo

Ah, “student engagement.” ” A phrase used often (see The Best Posts & Articles On Student Engagement ), but its meaning can vary. What I find particularly intriguing, though, is how they arrived at their definition of “student engagement.”

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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. After class students complete written reflections about the book, with different types of questions serving multiple pedagogical goals.

(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.

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.

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.

Guest Post: “ELL Student Engagement: Learning from Immigrant Perspectives”

Larry Ferlazzo

Raquel Ríos, PhD is an education consultant and author of the book Teacher Agency for Equity: A Framework for Conscientious Engagement (Routledge, 2017). million K-12 public school students (NCES, 2016) and there is a growing number of vulnerable Latinos systematically failing academically.

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.

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.

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.

Student Engagement in the Digital Classroom

Fractus Learning

Growing up, our generation did not use words like ‘Google’ or ‘Siri’. We were the pioneers of the tech era. We played Oregon Trail, asked Jeeves questions for our research, and waited for hours while Napster […]. Resources Sponsored Techniques

10 Things That Happen When Students Engage in Design Thinking

The Principal of Change

I know John is very thoughtful about his work, and has helped many educators embrace “Design Thinking” in their classrooms, in a way that is easy to connect with, yet powerful for students. The following are some of the benefits I have noticed when kids engage in design thinking.

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.

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.

9 reasons why HyperDocs can transform your class

Ditch That Textbook

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New Research: Schools Using Technology for Greater Student Engagement

techlearning

Large screen, interactive displays that facilitate student collaboration improve engagement and enhance the learning experience and are a priority for many districts as they shift away from teacher-directed pedagogy.

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.

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

“Author Interview: ‘Just Ask Us – Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement'”

Larry Ferlazzo

Author Interview: ‘Just Ask Us – Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. In it, Heather Wolpert-Gawron agreed to answer a few questions about her book, “Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement.”

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.

3 strategies to keep students engaged in STEM

eSchool News

In this approach, instruction occurs through student-centered investigations focused on a specific topic driven by a set of objectives, culminating in a broadly-defined product or technique. Strategy #1: Identify an engaging topic that is aligned with NGSS standards.

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How Does Classroom Design Affect Student Engagement?

techlearning

PERCENTAGE REPORTING MODERATE OR EXCEPTIONAL INCREASES IN. Techlearning Resources

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.

Play Like a Pirate: Fun That Doubles Student Engagement

Fractus Learning

Part of several recent conversations that I’ve had with educators have focused on different levels of student engagement. We use this to get usable data from middle and high school students by asking them to select one quadrant that best describes each of their classes.

Alan November to host student engagement webinar

eSchool News

Students are not engaged in the classroom like they should be, and educators are searching for ways to bridge this gap to create the best learning environment for each of their students. Modern technologies are making it easier to engage students, but choosing the right technologies to support student engagement in the classroom is a difficult task, and one with an important goal: creating learner-centered environments in which students can thrive.

Using A Jigsaw Activity To Help Every Student Engage With Literature

MindShift

John Hattie even found that it was one of the only activities in his model that helped students acquire and consolidate both surface and deep knowledge. ” His class is focused on developing specific skills around textual analysis and discussion that students will need in college.

Research Seeks Scale For Measuring Student Engagement

TeachThought - Learn better.

Research Seeks Scale For Measuring Student Engagement. Educators believe that student engagement in the classroom is crucial to learning and that it can increase achievement and enrollment in challenging courses while decreasing dropout rates.

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.

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.

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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

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.