How to improve student engagement

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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.

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.

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. You might look at Heather Wolpert-Gawron's table of contents in "Just Ask Us" and think that you’ve seen these topics before.

Increase Student Engagement with the Top Hat Lecture Platform

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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

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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.

Chromebooks and G Suite for Education Boost Student Engagement and Learning

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

Research Seeks Scale For Measuring Student Engagement

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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.

Big Jump in Use of Games, Videos in K-12 Schools, Survey Finds

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The number of American teachers using games in classrooms–particularly with younger students–has doubled over the past six years, according to a large survey released last week that measures national ed-tech use. T he 2015 Speak Up survey findings are the latest in a series of reports released each year by the Irvine, Calif.-based This year’s report draws from an online questionnaire of more than 500,000 students, teachers, educators and parents.

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3 critical things to know about boosting student engagement

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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.

New Research: Schools Using Technology for Greater Student Engagement

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Survey findings include: · 97% of respondents said online investigation and exploration is important. · 75% of those surveyed said that the ability to video conference is important but only 19% of respondents actually use it at their schools.

A Teacher’s Insight and a Suite of Apps Revitalized Geography—Boosting Student Engagement and Collaboration

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Students didn’t like the traditional textbook-and-worksheet-centric course, and their teachers and district staff were concerned that a lack of engagement was translating into lower grades at Canada’s Ottawa Catholic School Board’s (OCSB) high schools. The Board wanted to help teachers better engage students; to do this effectively, it needed clearer insight into teacher needs. The finished product was a highly personalized and engaging project-based course.

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Echo360 – Learning Tools That Go Well Beyond Lecture Capture

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This Active Learning Platform Provides a Rich Set of Integrated Tools for Student Learning and Engagement I’ve been aware of Echo360 for years now, but have thought of it as predominantly a.

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Student Engagement Still Low in U.S. Schools

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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.

?What to Think About When You're Surveying Students

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Students hold a lot of useful information that you can use to find out all kinds of things. Assess school climate or student engagement. Learn more about student interests. If you can gather this information, it can help you make better decisions about students. Do you want to find out whether students feel their teachers are doing a good job of teaching? Whether students feel safe at school? A survey may be your answer.

Survey: Daily classroom edtech use on the rise

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Sixty-three percent of K-12 educators use edtech in their classrooms each day–an increase from the 55 percent reporting the same in 2016, according to an annual survey from the College of Education at the University of Phoenix.

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

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Although the district had successfully implemented conceptual approaches to math instruction for several years, the shifts in the new standards were challenging for some students. Sixty-two percent of Montgomery students are English language learners (ELL). Students can see examples.

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

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The anxiety it created for parents and students—and even teachers, because it was something new—was awful. Students also needed support when it came to the end of year state assessments. “We Sixty-two percent of Montgomery students are English language learners (ELL).

All Things Great and Small: 4 Ways to Build a Bridge Between Data

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It allows them to read the room and move the students to the center of the learning, while maintaining the ability to orchestrate curriculum mastery, instructional fluidity, and assessment validity and reliability. Master teachers often struggle to articulate how artfully they use little data, but it can be the difference maker between classrooms with successful engagement and deeper learning and those that miss the mark. From Attendance to Engagement.

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American Education's War on Student Engagement: We're Losing Them!

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A recent Gallup survey delivered what I would consider much worse news than that our students aren''t first place on the latest international assessments. That news simply stated was: "The longer our students stay in school, the less engaged they become." In a word, we are boring our students into oblivion. Engagement is a product of what we are asking our students to learn and how we are asking them to learn.

How Improving Student Feedback and Teaching Data Science Restored Our Classroom Culture

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I was in my fifth year of teaching at Forest Ridge, an independent all-girls school serving students in grades 5-12 in Bellevue, Wash., and I was feeling isolated in a room with students who didn’t seem to want to engage with my class, despite all my efforts to bring enthusiasm and passion to my work. The learning environment was tense, my students were angsty and I didn't have the information or strategies to make it better. Anonymous student.

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The Learning Counsel launches digital curriculum survey

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Created to assist executives and curriculum and technology directors in guiding the transition to digital curriculum and content, the survey also offers schools the chance win national awards. The survey was created for them.”.

What Kids Can Tell Us About Engagement

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Drawing on her national survey of 1500 students, Heather Wolpert-Gawron's "Just Ask Us" brings their voices to the challenges of engagement.

80 percent of schools using digital content, says ASCD survey

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Survey reveals that as digital content use increases, the marketplace should ensure content is easy to integrate. ASCD members served as the survey’s participants.

2018 Digital School District Survey Respondents Use Technology to Put Students First

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The Center for Digital Education’s annual survey of school districts nationwide — The Digital School Districts Survey — recognizes districts for innovating, exploring new technologies and addressing the most important challenges in education today. The 14th annual survey was conducted in the 2017-2018 school year and covered a wide range of topics from transparency efforts to digital education strategies. Student success comes first in digital strategies.

Survey reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

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Survey reveals that the majority of classroom educators shy away from social media integration. A new survey finds that just 13 percent of participating educators have used social media as part of their classroom learning. The University of Phoenix College of Education survey of 1,002 U.S. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom

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Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom. Social media is a main form of communication and connection used by today’s students. A University of Phoenix® College of Education survey conducted online by Harris Poll in April among 1,002 U.S.

Three Ways to Support Educators Who Hate to Teach Writing

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The lack of practice adds up; by 8th grade, just 27% of students are at or above a proficient level of writing. From a survey of 92 sixth, seventh and eighth grade teachers from two large urban schools in the U.S. One teacher from Pennsylvania told us she organized a “book tasting” for students, complete with tablecloths and candlesticks. One sixth grade teacher told me, “Many of my students are reluctant writers.

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

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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.

Early Learning Faces Obstacles and Inequities—Here's How Edtech Can Help

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Edtech for early learners has come a long way since then, but our just-released compilation of research—what we call a Market Gap Snapshot —makes clear there is still a lot of room to expand and improve edtech solutions to address obstacles facing our youngest students. Early learners—students in pre-kindergarten through second grade—have developmental needs that are markedly different from older students.

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Tips for Using iPads in the Classroom

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While for some teachers, iPads in the classroom are already a familiar part of everyday life, as of Pearson’s 2014 Student Mobile Device Survey, only 16% of students attended schools that provide tablets 1:1. Articles How To Tools classroom technology digital tools distractions iPad learning tools student engagement

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To Boost Engagement, Give Tech Savvy Students Interactive Content

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As students’ digital literacy grows, schools must match or surpass the level of technology students use outside of the classroom. Offering these multimedia learning environments aren’t just add-on services for colleges; they’re now a necessity to meet students’ expectations—and keep them engaged. Hinds Community College , has observed a shift in the learning needs of students over the last decade as their technology competency has exponentially increased.

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How to Roll Out Game-Based Learning—and Boost Engagement—in Your Classroom

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History in Baltimore City Public Schools, I was always looking for new ways to engage my students. I had one big question: Would using games as a primary learning tool actually improve my students’ performance? Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development, whose research team worked with us to produce a controlled study that would conclusively report whether game based-learning increased student achievement. Student Engagement.

?Can Online Teaching Work at Liberal-Arts Colleges? Study Explores the Pros and Cons

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When Jack Musselman taught his first-ever online course this past spring, he missed seeing his students’ furrowed brows. For some students (45 percent of the respondents), the online or hybrid courses were somewhat better or much better than in-person. But the vast majority (37 out of the 39) faculty members responding to the survey reported that online courses take “more time or much more time” to teach. But instead of only being open to students at St.

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How teacher voice can improve professional development

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Even though providing engaging professional development is a hard challenge, we were committed to finding ways to make PD more responsive and relevant. At Farmington, we have collected feedback from students, families, teachers and staff using stakeholder surveys for many years.