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.

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.

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.

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.

Using Friendly Academic Competition as a Way to Boost Student Engagement in Social Studies Education

Fractus Learning

Often when educators, parents, or administrators think of a “competitive” student, they’re probably more likely to envision someone in a physical-education class than a student of history.

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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.

If I was teaching Social Studies today…

Dangerously Irrelevant

Some folks know that I started my education career as a middle school Social Studies teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina. For instance, if I was teaching Social Studies today… My students and I definitely would be tapping into an incredible diversity of online resources.

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9 reasons why HyperDocs can transform your class

Ditch That Textbook

I have been enjoying creating, sharing, and using HyperDocs in my classroom for the past three years now after learning about them during the very first night of the inaugural #DitchBook book study Twitter chat.

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.

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. To read the study in its entirety, click here.

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. Novel study in pre-algebra. Questions related to plot and language, Bezaire said, help his less confident math students.

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.

Good Interactive Design Taps Into Student Engagement

The ASIDE Blog

Source: Inequality Is It goes without saying that in the world of our students today static doesn’t cut it. Each of the interactive infographics below offer students active ways to connect with content.

The Need for More Play in School

A Principal's Reflections

In many ways my kids engage in play in unique ways based on their personalities. They love walking the neighborhood engaged in Pokemon Go. Play has to be valued in school and its integration should be a priority if student learning and achievement are the goal.

Your Device Rollout Isn’t About Hardware—It’s About Engagement

Edsurge

For anyone involved in education, the importance of engagement is clear. And the need for both student engagement and buy-in cannot be overstated when it comes to device rollout. Engagement in the classroom matters. Focus on the students.

Project Information Literacy News Study: A new study on new adults and news

NeverEndingSearch

News is often overwhelming, and it can be difficult for students to tell what news is true and what is false. How students engage with news (executive summary). The News Study’s Executive Summary offers Five Research Takeaways as well as Six Recommendations.

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Study Finds Data Analytics Help Lower Rates of Disciplinary Action in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Study Finds Data Analytics Help Lower Rates of Disciplinary Action in K–12. By combining data analytics and a new disciplinary pedagogy called Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports , the schools in the study saw a marked reduction in misbehavior among students. .

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How Automated Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

Edsurge

The real issue is that the teaching and learning process in class is not engaging students via technology that is an integral part of their lives. “My How does your platform boost interactivity and student engagement, specifically?

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Use Classic Games to Ignite Student Engagement

Graphite Blog

As a new middle school media specialist in a school that serves students in grades 5 through 8, I spent most of last year collaborating with Sara, our school's instructional technology facilitator. This model updates the library from a storehouse of information to a place where students can interact with information, learn 21st-century skills, and create content and materials in a whole new way. Student engagement was clear from the start.

How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos

Edsurge

Today’s students generally want deeper or more nuanced information from their professors,” he says. Today’s students generally want deeper or more nuanced information from their professors. Video study guides, he says, were a natural next step. “We

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Why you should focus on visual elements when selecting an LMS

Neo LMS

Let’s talk a bit about learning and today’s students. Students have a short attention span and there are still a lot of subjects that they don’t like to learn about or absolutely hate (Economics comes to mind in my case). Would students and teachers enjoy working with it?

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How Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

Edsurge

The real issue is that the teaching and learning process in class is not engaging students via technology that is an integral part of their lives. “My How does your platform boost interactivity and student engagement, specifically?

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5 Tips for Integrating Ed-Tech Into Students’ Daily Lives

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Although I personally believe the most effective solutions can draw on both approaches, it’s clear to me that software intended for students must be evolutionary as we consider the logistics of integrating technology in students’ daily lives. What hardware do students use?

Students Create a Pop-Up Makerspace at a Domestic Violence Shelter

Edsurge

Then I looked around the room and realized that my students had a different view. Immediately, my students bolted into action and the redesign began. Sewing machines, robotics, circuitry and virtual reality were among the stations designed and operated by our students.

The Quizizz you never knew…

Ditch That Textbook

Quizizz is a fun, student-centered study tool. It is used to engage students in review and assessment at school or at home. Teachers everywhere are finding new and exciting ways to use Quizizz with their students. DTT podcast #DitchPod creative teaching edtech gamification student engagementAnd best of all, it’s free. Deepak Cheenath, Quizizz co-founder, shared some suggestions including an innovative idea from Joe […].

Study Shows Despite Access, Students Not Using Tech Much in Classroom

Waterford

A good number of teachers are using technology in their classroom to gather and evaluate information about their students, but are these teachers using tech in the classroom to collaborate and communicate effectively?

The 21-Day Challenge: Can you keep students engaged after the final exam?

Fractus Learning

Put off routine tasks (like passing back papers and taking attendance) until after students are engaged in a new assignment or discussion. No matter how much students beg, don’t give them free time or a movie day. Every day, I think about what my students need to know and why.

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

Edsurge

Our job as educators is to inspire and inform our students. 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.

How to Engage Your Students With the 12-Minute Rule and Quizzes They’re Meant to Fail

Edsurge

So are most of the students taking the cultural competency quiz Professor John Branch gives out near the beginning of his MBA-level International Marketing class at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. The average student gets just two of the ten questions right.

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A Student Improved a Classroom Tech Solution—So the Company Hired Him

Edsurge

Tom Sargent, the information technology administrator at the King David School outside of Melbourne, had seen students try to tweak the school’s technology systems before. Students will try nearly anything to get around the systems,” says Sargent. “I

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

Edsurge

Our job as educators is to inspire and inform our students. 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.

In These Divisive Times, Program Pairs Students with Refugees Around the World

Edsurge

In Jill Armstrong’s social studies classes, when students learn about other countries, they don’t just learn from textbooks and news articles, which she says can seem abstract and elusive to teenagers. Case in point: About once a week for the last several months, Armstrong’s humanities students have participated in an hour-long conversation with Ghenwah Kharbeet, a 28-year-old Syrian refugee—only, the students are in class in the tiny town of Greenup, Ky.,

Study: Schools may have tech, but they’re not using it

eSchool News

Are students using mobile technology in their daily lives? The new study, conducted by the accreditation organization AdvancEd, put observers inside U.S. ” Professional Development Research advancED classroom observation study

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Using Games to Teach Core Science Concepts

MiddleWeb

Faced with students struggling to learn complex science ideas in traditional ways, middle school teacher John Coveyou turned to classroom gaming as a solution.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. It is a process that respects both the teacher and students.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. It is a process that respects both the teacher and students.

The Capstone Experience

A Principal's Reflections

One of our guiding beliefs here at New Milford High School is that our students will find purpose and meaning in their respective learning experiences. Earlier this month I shared the Independent Open CourseWare Study (IOCS) project on this blog.

Study Shows Despite Access, Students Not Using Tech Much in Classroom

Waterford

A good number of teachers are using technology in their classroom to gather and evaluate information about their students, but are these teachers using tech in the classroom to collaborate and communicate effectively?

How to Build Meaningful Community for Online Learners #DLNchat

Edsurge

With more and more students learning remotely, the #DLNchat community set out last week to answer the question: How can universities create meaningful community for online students? But faculty can provide opportunities for students to find common ground with one another—and instructors. Jennifer Albat suggested: “Pay attention when students introduce themselves. Many of our students have backgrounds with academic trauma. rather than just "students."