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.

Boosting student engagement using the 4Cs of education

Neo LMS

The truth is: I was not engaged in the classroom. I was one of those students that were engaged on the surface, appeared to be listening, did not skip class, but learned little and has had to catch up later. Engagement is active. So what does engagement look like?

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

Edsurge

When Logan City School District knocked down most of their aging red brick high school, they remodeled and rebuilt their way to a two-story, technology-infused learning center. The technology was supposed to let teachers share their screens without being tethered to a desk.

New Projector Technology Increases Student Engagement

techlearning

Schools across the country are moving to lamp-free projectors in order to reduce the expense of replacing traditional mercury lamps and the associated labor costs. The result is longer product life for projectors and better ROI and TCO for schools and districts.

AR, VR and MR Driven Student Engagement

myViewBoard

Quick Take: Introduces how to integrate AR, VR and MR technologies and applications to increase student engagement. Look at each technology separately and how it can be applied to modern education. . Could adding interactivity to the classroom enhance student engagement?

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? The traditional methods of education are being replaced by more interactive methods which are influenced by technology.

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.

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.

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. How will special needs students interact with this product?

Increase Student Engagement with the Top Hat Lecture Platform

EmergingEdTech

When education technology software providers reach out to me and can share interesting, affordable tools that they can back up with teacher testimonials, I’m willing to hear what they have to.

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.

New Research: Schools Using Technology for Greater Student Engagement

techlearning

The majority of school districts are excited about what they are accomplishing with technology. While there’s still a technology gap in many schools, it’s a gap that up-to-date projectors, large displays, better networking/connectivity solutions, and teaching software can fill.

Increasing student engagement, by design

Turn to Your Neighbor

I added a few dabs of my own design DNA and have since taught the project-based learning course, Technology and Innovation in Higher Education, twice at The University of Texas at Austin. I use Just-in-Time Teaching and Instructure’s Canvas to assign students pre-class “Warm-Ups.”

7 ways you can remix your classroom and teach like a DJ

Ditch That Textbook

Guest Blog Student engagement Teaching creative teaching edtech educational technology remixing education student engagement teach like a djHave you ever seen an amazing DJ who can rock a crowd of hundreds, even thousands of party-goers? What is it that makes that DJ so amazing and so darn cool? Guys like David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Zedd, female DJs like Krewella, Alison Wonderland, and Rezz all have similar characteristics and objectives and dare I […].

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.

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.

(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.

Dynamically Active Engagement: Rethinking Student Engagement

MIND Research Institute

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives. Additional Resources: Increased Student Motivation Leads to Better Math Performance.

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.

Scaling Up Classroom Coaching for Impactful Technology Use

Digital Promise

Two years ago, we set out to better understand how technology coaching could move us closer to bridging the digital use divide in the classroom. What do we know about classroom-based technology coaching after two years?

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.

Increasing student engagement, by design

Turn to Your Neighbor

I added a few dabs of my own design DNA and have since taught the project-based learning course, Technology and Innovation in Higher Education, twice at The University of Texas at Austin. I use Just-in-Time Teaching and Instructure’s Canvas to assign students pre-class “Warm-Ups.”

Free Range Teaching and the Technology Teachers ‘Beg For’

Edsurge

When Central Coast Grammar School (CCGS) refurbished a block of classrooms recently, it installed wireless screen mirroring technology in every room. Likewise, with screen mirroring technology, we teachers are no longer locked physically.” Now it’s the students’ discussion, not mine.

10 ways to use emojis in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

In fact, our students are sharing complete thoughts and complete stories in, get this…PICTURES. using emojis edtech educational technology emojis in the classroom student engagementEmojis are the modern-day hieroglyphics. It’s true! Take a peek at the phone of any tween or teen. They’ve traded words for icons. Something’s drop-to-the-floor funny? ?? will do. Their parents are looking over their shoulders? Insert ??. Emojis can […].

Keep Your Students Engaged By Creating Dynamic Lessons

TeacherCast

The hardest part about being a teacher or a professor these days is trying to relate information to students. The most important thing about presentations and lectures is engaging your audience so that they want to pay attention and understand.

Seven Tips for Developing a Digital Music Classroom

Edsurge

I see the same passion within my students when they share their favorite Imagine Dragons song or play me the melody to Megalovania (a couple hundred times). My students identify with the music they listen to and gain confidence when they’re given the tools to perform or re-create it.

4 Ways Your LMS Can Increase Student Engagement

Gaggle Speaks

It’s becoming increasingly harder to keep students’ attention. The amount of technology being offered to solve this problem seems never ending. It’s true, technology can have a positive impact on student engagement, but the adage of “less is more” also applies.

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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.

How Sustained Silent Reading Keeps Students Curious and Engaged

Edsurge

In addition to his budding knowledge as an outdoor reporter, Gardiner is an established expert on Sustained Silent Reading (SSR); he practiced SSR with his students from the very beginning of his career and published Building Student Literacy Through Sustained Silent Reading in 2005.

5 Key Elements of a Positive Feedback Loop [Infographic]

Edsurge

Below are five key strategies for building and maintaining a positive feedback loop with your students. Education Technology Student Engagement Social-Emotional Learning Technology Tips Assessments Teaching & Learning Personalized Learning Student Voice Student Achievement Student Success

How Do We Get More Girls Into STEM? Build Confidence (and Robots)

Edsurge

As education, technology and nonprofit leaders, we must adopt successful strategies, prioritize and move forward. At competitions, students experience the excitement of building robots and are able to test their problem-solving skills as they work toward successful implementation.

7 Ways to Get Teens Reading in a Smartphone Culture

Edsurge

In it, Adams decries his students’ lack of interest in reading and places the blame squarely on smartphones. These findings are worrisome; but what I find equally troubling is many adults’ blanket derision of phones and teens’ engagement with digital media.

9 reasons why HyperDocs can transform your class

Ditch That Textbook

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

Edsurge

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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Want to Boost Reading Scores? Build Silent Reading Stamina.

Edsurge

It’s not because these students and teachers have a peculiar penchant for fetid footsies. Rather, Stinky Feet Day is the students’ hard-earned reward for reaching new benchmarks in silent reading. In 2018, Golden Grove’s Hispanic students’ PYG average was 1.17; for ESE (i.e.,