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Finally! Research-based proof that students use cell phones for LEARNING

Finally! Research-based proof that students use cell phones for LEARNING | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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My kids use their smartphones for homework ALL the time!

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How Games Lead Kids to the Good Stuff: Understanding Context

How Games Lead Kids to the Good Stuff: Understanding Context | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
With game-based learning students learn how to solve the problems in context. They understand how the equations they are solving fit into the world. The question, “Why do I need to know this?” is rendered obsolete. It is more than just subject matter, more than just content. There’s context. Students understand how integer partitions work within a system.
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What video games do — better than any other medium is let people understand a world from the inside.

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What Makes an ‘Extreme Learner’?

What Makes an ‘Extreme Learner’? | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
It’s the hunger for learning rather than raw intellect that distinguishes Extreme Learners from the gifted. Intensely motivated and harboring a breadth of interests, they also consider ignorance a temporary and reparable condition.
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Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms?

Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms? | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Maker Faire has catalyzed a global interest in tinkering to understand. Is it only a matter of time before this approach to learning makes it into mainstream classrooms?
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Finding the Most Creative Ways to Help Students Advance At Their Own Pace

Finding the Most Creative Ways to Help Students Advance At Their Own Pace | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Despite a statewide competency-based learning policy, some New Hampshire high schools are focusing their energies on different kinds of innovation.
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Teaching Presentation Skills with Ignite

Teaching Presentation Skills with Ignite | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller describes how Ignite, a clock-driven presentation method, offers students an exciting challenge.
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Moving Towards Next Generation Learning - Getting Smart by Guest Author - deeper learning, digital learning, NGLC, Online Learning, personalized learning, smart cities

Moving Towards Next Generation Learning - Getting Smart by Guest Author - deeper learning, digital learning, NGLC, Online Learning, personalized learning, smart cities | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
We are, let’s face it, a Tower of Babel when it comes to defining what we’re all doing here. That sounds disparaging, but I don’t actually mean it that way.
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Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning?

Beyond Knowing Facts, How Do We Get to a Deeper Level of Learning? | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Every student has the capacity for rich, meaningful learning experiences. How can educators tap into the motivation that helps drive a love of learning in students? They key might be found in the "deeper learning" movement.
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4 Of The Fastest Growing Trends In Education Technology

4 Of The Fastest Growing Trends In Education Technology | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
4 Of The Fastest Growing Trends In Education Technology
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Engaging Students with Rich Dialogue ( and Effective Feedback)

Engaging Students with Rich Dialogue ( and Effective Feedback) | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Giving and recieving  feedback is an important part of the understanding process.  When teachers develop effective feedback strategies, self and peer assessment is further enhanced. The Harvard Gra...
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The rich dialogue that comes with effective feedback created deeper understanding for all.  

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On Being a Junior Photographer

On Being a Junior Photographer | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
In the early 1970's  I was selected for our elementary's "enrichment" program.  I suspect it had something to do with test scores.  There were just a handful of us little ragamuffins excited about ...
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"All students should be able to tinker around as   ‘junior versions of’  (artists, photographers, engineers) in an environment of inquiry 

not just those who “do school” well."

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‘Managing students’ technology’ equals ‘forcing them to sit and listen’

‘Managing students’ technology’ equals ‘forcing them to sit and listen’ | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Calvin Hennick wrote: NetSupport’s Kingsley is more skeptical. He laughs at the notion that students will studiously ignore text messages and social media updates from their friends and simply put their devices down when the ­teacher is talking.
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A bold response to a common concern in the classroom.
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Engaging In Isolation: Student Engagement in a Flipped Classroom

Engaging In Isolation: Student Engagement in a Flipped Classroom | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Engaging In Isolation: Student Engagement in a Flipped Classroom by Tridib Roy Chowdhury, Senior Director, Products, Adobe Systems This is part 2 of the series “Responsive Teaching For A Changing World,” a 3-part series is sponsored by Adobe...
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Reflection and question generation must be part of this!
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 9, 10:14 AM

There is a need for integrating social and solitude for teachers and students.

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Students Learn Best When You Do This

Students Learn Best When You Do This | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Students Learn Best When You Do This
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rather powerful stuff! Learning is the important thing, right?
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From Mars to Minecraft: Teachers Bring the Arcade to the Classroom

From Mars to Minecraft: Teachers Bring the Arcade to the Classroom | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Teachers have found many different ways of using digital games in the classroom. But what kind of games are these students playing? And how are teachers incorporating them in the classroom?
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Discussion: Changing Roles In Teaching & Learning

Discussion: Changing Roles In Teaching & Learning | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
TEST Reimagining Learning in the 21st Century: Changing Roles
by TeachThought Staff
Perhaps the most fundamental change in pursuit of “21st Century Learning” is the changing of roles. When that happens, so much else has to be revised in parallel.
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What Students Do Better Than Teachers

What Students Do Better Than Teachers | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
What Students Do Better Than Teachers
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 3, 10:23 AM

Both Dewey and Whitehead commented that children live in the present and long-term goals are the work of adults.

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Maximizing PLC time to flip your class

Maximizing PLC  time to flip your class | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Recently we have been talking with a number of people about how to best implement flipped learning, and one hurdle mentioned over and over by teachers is that they do not have enough time. Many fee
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Using Entrepreneurship to Transform Student Work

Using Entrepreneurship to Transform Student Work | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Raleigh Werberger, a high school history and humanities teacher, describes a PBL unit that flipped a class from 'just good enough' to creating a working business model and seeking funds to launch a startup.
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The Shift From Teaching Content To Teaching Learning

The Shift From Teaching Content To Teaching Learning | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The Shift From Teaching Content To Teaching Learning
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Give a man a fish...

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What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn?

What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn? | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
What keeps students motivated to learn? Relevance, connections, and their teachers' emotional investment, among just a few criteria.
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Out of the mouths of babes:  

 

1.  Project based learning

2. Interest based and relevant

3. hands-On doing

4.  teachers who authentically care

5.  enouragement to learn from mistakes

6  feedback and evaluation

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Team Based Learning

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Team-Based Learning (TBL) is an increasingly-popular form of small group learning.The four components of TBL are permanent teams, readiness assurance, application activities, and peer evaluation.TBL is possible even in large theater-style classrooms with fixed seats.TBL teachers report high levels of student attendance, preparation, participation and critical thinking.TBL students report being more motivated and enjoying class more, even when the subject is not in their major.For more information about TBL at UT Austin, contact Michael Sweet at

msweet@austin.utexas.edu

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Thinking Students are Engaged! "What Is the Teaching For Understanding Framework?"

Thinking Students are Engaged! "What Is the Teaching For Understanding Framework?" | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
What is understanding? “The performance view of understanding is consonant with both common sense and a number of sources in contemporary cognitive science. The performance perspective says, in bri...
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A blog blast around the Teaching For Understanding Framework.  Thinking students are engaged!

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UDL Lesson Planning - Qs to ASK.ppt

UDL Lesson Planning - Qs to ASK.ppt | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Three very simple slides, offering questions you might ask while designing the learning using UDL guidelines.

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3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching

3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
During the summer, you'll want to improve your teaching and lessons, but how do you decide where to start? Your students! I use these three ways to get feedback from my students on my lessons, activi
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Feedback is necessary if growing and improving is our goal.
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Fixing High School By Listening To Students

Fixing High School By Listening To Students | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Fixing High School By Listening To Students
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Look closely at the number of responses that get a majority of answers as the total of Disagree and Strongly disagree: 1. Teachers make the work interesting, give me good feedback 2. Teachers play to my talents and interests 3. Teachers differentiate Most worrisome, only half say teachers know them – a key indicator in Gallup’s study of student success. By the way, this school’s profile is NOT representative of the best schools in our survey. On those, as with all questions, no survey question in this list gets a majority of student disagreement.
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