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

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Students Learn Best When You Do This

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Students Learn Best When You Do This
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rather powerful stuff! Learning is the important thing, right?
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 2, 2015 7:12 PM

I like number 4 about 1-on-1 teaching. In overcrowded and externally ordered classrooms, do teachers have the ability to do this often enough?

 

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Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain

Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
At some point, every parent wishes their high school aged student would go to bed earlier as well as find time to pursue their own passions -- or maybe even choose to relax. This thought reemerged as
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The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom

The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A backchannel -- a digital conversation that runs concurrently with a face-to-face activity -- provides students with an outlet to engage in conversation. Every time I think about this tool, I rememb
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Student Engagement | Education Northwest

Student Engagement | Education Northwest | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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A bevy of resources around student engagement.  

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A bevy of resources around student engagement.  

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ALPS: Teaching for Understanding: What's the TfU Framework?

The Teaching for Understanding framework, developed in a research project at Project Zero during the early nineties, links what David Perkins has called "four cornerstones of pedagogy" with four elements of planning and instruction.


Via Global Education Project, Victoria, Robert Marat
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The Teaching for Understanding framework, developed in a research project at Project Zero during the early nineties, links what David Perkins has called "four cornerstones of pedagogy" with four elements of planning and instruction.

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Students’ Ideas about Learning, Working and Living in the Future

Students’ Ideas about Learning, Working and Living in the Future | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Wow.........student voice is a real collaboration.

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10 Risks Every Teacher Should Take With Their Class - A.J. Juliani

10 Risks Every Teacher Should Take With Their Class - A.J. Juliani | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
As I work with students and teachers there is one common thread that the “stand-out” classrooms share: They take risks. Not only do these students and teachers take learning risks, but they also take them together. They are partners in the learning process, where the teacher is the “lead learner”. My job as a staff …
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"As I work with students and teachers there is one common thread that the “stand-out” classrooms share: They take risks. Not only do these students and teachers take learning risks, but they also take them together. They are partners in the learning process, where the teacher is the “lead learner”"


Great article with excellent tips to engage, motivate and learn together!

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Student Voice: A Spectrum to Guide Teachers

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Taken from the MiToolKit (http://mitoolkit.org/ethnicity/13-culture-climate/93-student-voice-the-key-to-student-learning) .  This continuum of activities around student voice can help teachers embed this vital piece into the learning.

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4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The 4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn Infographic presents how EdTech alters the way we learn.

 

In particular, there is a transition from individual to collaborative learning and from passive to active or brain-based learning while differentiated instruction is rising and the phenomenon of multitasking is expanding.

 

Click headline to view the infographic full screen--


Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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What does this mean, for us?

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Resources | Project Based Learning | BIE

Resources | Project Based Learning | BIE | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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A serious bunch of resources for those moving into project based learning

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Empower Students to Take Ownership of Learning

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Empowering students is not the same as abdicating control of your classroom. The ASCD’s journal Educational Leadership defines student empowerment as “student ownership of learning.” That is a good way to look at it – helping students take control of their own education. But how do you do that?


Via Andrea Zeitz
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We love what we own........

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, February 4, 2014 10:45 AM

Excellent post about using student empowerment techniques for your assessments and for your classroom.

Lia Goren's curator insight, February 9, 2014 8:37 AM

"Empoderar a los estudiantes no es lo mismo que abdicar el control de su clase." El empoderamiento de los estudiantes alude a la apropiación de la tarea de aprendizaje. "Esta es una buena manera de verlo - ayudar a los estudiantes a tomar control de su propia educación. ¿Cómo lo hacemos?"

Lia Goren's curator insight, February 9, 2014 8:39 AM

"Empoderar a los estudiantes no es lo mismo que abdicar el control de su clase." El empoderamiento de los estudiantes alude a la apropiación de la tarea de aprendizaje. "Esta es una buena manera de verlo - ayudar a los estudiantes a tomar control de su propia educación. ¿Cómo lo hacemos?"

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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

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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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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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Team-Based Learning Collaborative - Home

Team-Based Learning Collaborative - Home | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Learn more about team-based learning! Join the TBL collaborative. Attend the TBLC Conference. The Team-Based Learning Collaborative promotes the understanding and evolution of Team-Based Learning across the educational community.
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Can this work in HS? MS?
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10 Blended Learning Trends

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Blended learning can tick a lot of boxes for a lot of different teachers who teach in potentially quite different scenarios.
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Increasing students' motivation and engagement in co-taught classrooms

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I like the comprehensive plan of attack here:  

 

Comprehensive, Integrated, Three-Tiered
Models of Prevention (CI3T)
• The Importance of Systematic Screening
• Effective Instruction
• Student Engagement and Motivation
• The 4 C’s: Control, Challenge, Curiosity,
Contextualization
• Using a Variety of Instructional Models
• Differentiation Wrap Up
• Next Steps

 

 

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5 Tips To Help Students Arrive At Their Own Understandings

5 Tips To Help Students Arrive At Their Own Understandings | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
5 Tips To Help Students Arrive At Their Own Understandings by Grant Wiggins, Ed.D, Authentic Education Arguably one of the more difficult aspects in teaching for understanding is to decide when to teach the desired understanding!
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"In other words, one of the great teacher misunderstandings is that we have to teach the understanding for understanding to occur. On the contrary, as mystery stories, movies, and (especially) video games reveal, the learner is not only perfectly capable of drawing appropriate inferences, such activity is key to increasing intellectual engagement and reducing the boredom of schooling.  And ironically, the literature on student misconception reveals that in spite of clear “teaching” of big ideas, many students do not understand what they have been taught (even if they pass our quizzes)."

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Usable Knowledge: What is Teaching for Understanding?

Usable Knowledge: What is Teaching for Understanding? | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The Teaching for Understanding framework is a guide that can help keep the focus of educational practice on developing student understanding.

Via Shary Lyssy Marshall
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“The (Teaching for Understanding) framework is a representation of what good teaching is. It captures what good teachers do so that we can take gut feelings and make them more explicit and visible.”


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Listen, dammit! Student voice, are you listening? Danez Smith -TED

Danez Smith, Consultant for SPPS Danez Smith is a proud Cave Canem Fellow, two-time Pushcart Nominee, and Best New Poets Nominee. He has taken his work acros...
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People ASKED him what he wanted to learn.......wow.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, May 16, 2014 2:02 PM

Really wonderful TED talk around student voice, lead by Danez Smith and his inspiring story.  

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UDL Learning Wheel

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Nice and easy.........

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learning designer's curator insight, May 21, 2014 12:54 PM

Useful guidelines and examples available simply by spinning the wheel.

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Nice and easy.........

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Cursive, Print, or Type? The Point is To Keep Writing

Cursive, Print, or Type? The Point is To Keep Writing | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This is a "must read" article about the battle over teaching cursive when handwriting is becoming less relevant in today's digital world.The real fear among those who study kids and handwriting is not that our schools will stop teaching cursive; it's that students aren't writing enough.
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The point is..............what matters!

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 2, 2014 1:47 PM

We have some educators in Canada and Alberta pressing to drop cursive. Each writing form helps develop the child's aptitude for writing and different parts of their brain. Why would we drop any of them?

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Planning Forms | Project Based Learning | BIE

Planning Forms | Project Based Learning | BIE | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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A wide array of planning forms used to support project based learning

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, February 26, 2014 6:30 PM

Check out these planning forms~

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A wide array of planning forms used to support project based learning

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Focus on Audience for Better PBL Results

Focus on Audience for Better PBL Results | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
At the end of a project-based learning (PBL) experience, students typically share what they have learned or discovered with an audience. Depending on the project, students might publish their work onl
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" Connecting students with an authentic audience is key, he says, to driving engagement and helping students relate what they are learning to the real world. "My top two goals are to help students find great opportunities [for real-world problem solving], and then cheerlead them to a great audience."

 

Here are three questions to consider as you plan culminating events:

What do you want students to gain from the audience interaction?If it's technical feedback, think about inviting experts for a pitch session or judging panelIf it's response or action, think about having students make presentations to a community group or decision-making body (such as a school board, city council, or neighborhood association)If it's a celebration, think about inviting community members whose talents or contributions are being honored or recognized in student projectsWho's the audience for the "real-world" version?If students are producing documentaries, plan a red carpet screening eventIf students are making sense of history, set up a museum-style exhibitionIf students are producing literature, plan a book release party, author chat, or poetry slamHow can technology connect students with larger audiences?

Extend your reach to audiences beyond your immediate community by taking advantage of digital publishing sites like YouTube, social media tools like Twitter, or services like #comments4kids to solicit comments for students' blogs.

 

Feedback form from the buck Institute can be found here:  http://bie.org/object/document/project_presentation_audience_feedback_form#

 

 

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" Connecting students with an authentic audience is key, he says, to driving engagement and helping students relate what they are learning to the real world. "My top two goals are to help students find great opportunities [for real-world problem solving], and then cheerlead them to a great audience."

 

Here are three questions to consider as you plan culminating events:

What do you want students to gain from the audience interaction?If it's technical feedback, think about inviting experts for a pitch session or judging panelIf it's response or action, think about having students make presentations to a community group or decision-making body (such as a school board, city council, or neighborhood association)If it's a celebration, think about inviting community members whose talents or contributions are being honored or recognized in student projectsWho's the audience for the "real-world" version?If students are producing documentaries, plan a red carpet screening eventIf students are making sense of history, set up a museum-style exhibitionIf students are producing literature, plan a book release party, author chat, or poetry slamHow can technology connect students with larger audiences?

Extend your reach to audiences beyond your immediate community by taking advantage of digital publishing sites like YouTube, social media tools like Twitter, or services like #comments4kids to solicit comments for students' blogs.

 

Feedback form from the buck Institute can be found here:  http://bie.org/object/document/project_presentation_audience_feedback_form#