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Promoting Student Engagement: Don’t Underestimate Students

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Materials From the Learning-Achievement Coalition-Oakland County: Best Practices - 2011-2012 Conference

Materials From the Learning-Achievement Coalition-Oakland County:  Best Practices - 2011-2012 Conference | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

 

The Learning Achievement Coalition – Oakland (LAC-O) is a collaboration between the twenty-eight school districts in Oakland County Michigan, Oakland Schools (Intermediate School District), Oakland University, and the University of Michigan dedicated to improving achievement for all students, especially students of color, students from poverty and non-traditional learners. Together we seek to provide access to high quality curriculum, effective instruction and engaging learning environments for all students.

 

The Sixth Annual Best Practice Conference on January 27, 2012 at Baker College was a success. Educators across Oakland County shared a sampling of their "best practices". As we continue to focus on deep implementation of effective learning practices we had excellent examples of these from across the county. We thank you and your team that came to learn with other peers in a day that celebrated our learning while helping all of us continue to grow together to benefit our students.

 

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Innovations in Education - Six Big Ideas for Educational Technology Leaders

Innovations in Education - Six Big Ideas for Educational Technology Leaders | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

1. Identify your vision – and share it with your stakeholders. 

2. Continuously model lifelong learning through the technology tools available today.

3. Change “yes, but” to “what if?” 

4. Be a designer of learning. 

5. Be willing to take a risk, fail, and learn from it.

6. Practice what you preach. 


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Student engagement takes center stage at Parkway this school year - Newsmagazinenetwork

Student engagement takes center stage at Parkway this school year - Newsmagazinenetwork | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Student engagement takes center stage at Parkway this school yearNewsmagazinenetworkThis school year Parkway School District Superintendent Keith Marty and district staff are implementing new ways to engage students, including the increasing number...

 

"Those students living below the poverty level may not have their own technology to bring to school so Marty said the district is setting up a system for checking-out electronic devices."

 

 

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What’s the Best Way to Practice Project Based Learning?

What’s the Best Way to Practice Project Based Learning? | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
TB By Peter Skillen Project Based Learning can mean different things to different people, and can be practiced in a variety of ways. For educators who w (RT @MindShiftKQED: What's the best way to practice project-based learning?
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Flow – A Measure of Student Engagement: Where we want them to be

Flow – A Measure of Student Engagement:  Where we want them to be | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The characteristics of “Flow” according to Czikszentmihalyi are:

Completely involved, focused, concentrating – with this either due to innate curiosity or as the result of training Sense of ecstasy – of being outside everyday reality Great inner clarity – knowing what needs to be done and how well it is going Knowing the activity is doable – that the skills are adequate, and neither anxious or bored Sense of serenity Timeliness – thoroughly focused on present, don’t notice time passing Intrinsic motivation – whatever produces “flow” becomes its own reward
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- 108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom

- 108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

 

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Little Longhorns Big on Independent Thinking « Know

Little Longhorns Big on Independent Thinking « Know | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Project-based learning offers opportunities to do all of those things. “It is by nature student driven, not teacher driven,” said Kelly, a veteran teacher and former curriculum supervisor with the Austin Independent School District.
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Rethinking Content in the Digital Age: What should we teach and how?

Rethinking Content in the Digital Age:  What should we teach and how? | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"How “deep” into a subject such as Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics do we need to go for students to identify a passion for the subject? If we stopped teaching them all together, would we have as many doctors and engineers? At what point do we allow a student to say, “This is neither a strength nor a passion for me. I don’t care to pursue this subject further”?

 

If we change the content in our high schools – if we drop requirements for certain upper level courses or for foreign language – what will take the place of these courses? What could we be offering

 

When we learn certain subjects, we are not only learning content, but we’re learning a certain process or way of thinking.  Common Core is helping!

 

Change is made by developing a consensus, and I’m hoping we’re moving closer toward that consensus every day."

 

 

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Information Overload Isn't A Thing.....Social media increases engagement with information

Information Overload Isn't A Thing.....Social media increases engagement with information | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Forget information overload. What you've got is information just-right-load.  Contrary to many experts' warnings that the "always-on" media environment has "overwhelmed" audiences and creating a society of antisocial Facebook-addicts more interested in hashtags than hugs, the study found that participants said they felt "empowered" and "enthusiastic" about the volume of information at their fingertips, not overloaded.   People were more bothered by "irrelevant" information than too much good information. 

 

Also: Eleven of the 77 people interviewed did report a sense of information overload.  But,  feelings of being "overwhelmed" by information were most common in people with elementary "Internet skills" who were unfamiliar with navigating search engines and social media sites.

 

I have thought personality also had much to do with this.  My non-tech  friends tend to spend more time arranging their closets and watching tv than I do.  : )

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Connected Education is Elementary

Connected Education is Elementary | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

“We are all born curious, creative, and imaginative. And the best schools—from pre-K to graduate school—continue to develop these capabilities in students. 

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Purdue Strives to Improve Student Success with Engagement Apps

Purdue Strives to Improve Student Success with Engagement Apps | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"Our primary goal is to improve student success, and one way to do that is through engagement," said Kyle Bowen, director of Informatics at Purdue.

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What’s the Difference Between Games and Gamification?

What’s the Difference Between Games and Gamification? | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Perhaps the best way to think about games in education is not to automatically call everything that looks like fun a “learning game.” Lumping all digital game approaches together makes no more sense than a toddler’s inclination to call every four-legged animal a “doggie."


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Simple Strategies for Student Engagement

Simple Strategies for Student Engagement | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
If you can increase student engagement, student learning and performance increases. ... Using games and activities in the classroom elicit students engagement because there is a deadline, a competition, a healthy rivalry.
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Are Schools Prepared to Let Students BYOD?| The Committed Sardine

Are Schools Prepared to Let Students BYOD?| The Committed Sardine | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Have Students Create Their End-of-Year Legacy Now

Have Students Create Their End-of-Year Legacy Now | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Ask your students to imagine themselves at an assembly in June. All of their classmates, teachers, staff, even parents are there.

What would happen if you asked students to "create their end-of-the-year legacy" the first week of school, and you had them review the legacy at the end of each grading period?

This post explores these questions, and discusses the writing component as "one of the most poerful and efficient social-emotional and character deveopment interventions you can do for grades 5-12." The post discusses concepts that will need to be taught as well as questions you may want to use for discussion. 


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Inspiring New Futures: Tech Transformation: Digital Tools for Project-Based Learning in Primary

Inspiring New Futures: Tech Transformation: Digital Tools for Project-Based Learning in Primary | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
RT @DrSarahEaton Tech Transformation: Digital Tools for Project-Based Learning in Primary http://t.co/CDh5QWLx #edtech #education...
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SchoolTube - Video Sharing For Students & Teachers

SchoolTube - Video Sharing For Students & Teachers | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Yahoo article on School Tube can be found here: 

 

The company is the nation’s largest teacher moderated video sharing website and was the first of its kind when it launched in 2006 as an academic answer to YouTube, which is often blocked by school administrators. SchoolTube allows videos created by students to be uploaded and shared in a safe environment.

 

 http://news.yahoo.com/why-thousands-k-12-teachers-turning-schooltube-235000772.html

 

 

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Engage Me!

Pupils from Robin Hood primary school, Birmingham, worked with a film crew from the National College for School Leadership to express their desire to use the...


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How to Make Your Own Infographics

How to Make Your Own Infographics | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Website provides 10 tools for educators to make shareable online graphs and diagrams.

 

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http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2012/08/how-make-your-own-infographics

 


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6 Easy Steps for Designing Problem-Based Learning Assignments > Eye On Education

6 Easy Steps for Designing Problem-Based Learning Assignments > Eye On Education | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The following blog post was written by Eye On Education's Senior Editor, Lauren Davis.
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The 100-Second Guide To Gamification In Education | Edudemic

The 100-Second Guide To Gamification In Education | Edudemic | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

This infographic is probably the most dense I’ve ever seen so I won’t waste your time (it’s the school year, no one has a spare minute) with my blabber. Enjoy the graphic and be sure to share it with your fellow gamification-loving colleagues!

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What are your strengths and weaknesses around meeting ALL kids needs? Check out this rubric!

What are your strengths and weaknesses around meeting ALL kids needs?  Check out this rubric! | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Differentiation Is an Expectation: A School Leader's Guide to Building a Culture of Differentiation, by Kimberly Kappler Hewitt and Daniel Weckstein ...
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Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement

Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A twelve-year teaching veteran and a California regional Teacher of the Year, Heather Wolpert-Gawron's musings on educational policy, curriculum design, and daily school life can also be read at www (RT @eInstruction: What makes classroom lessons...
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Dipity - Find, Create, and Embed Interactive Timelines

Dipity - Find, Create, and Embed Interactive Timelines | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Dipity is a free digital timeline website. Our mission is to organize the web's content by date and time. Users can create, share, embed and collaborate on interactive, visually engaging timelines that integrate video, audio, images, text, links, social media, location and timestamps


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