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How to Determine if Student Engagement is Leading to Learning

How to Determine if Student Engagement is Leading to Learning | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Technology should be implemented to increase engagement, but that engagement must lead to support, enhancement, or an increase in student learning. It should not be used as a digital pacifier or gimmick to get students to be active participants in class. With technology there should be a focus on active learning where students are doing.
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A focus to make sure technology is not just about student engagement but also about student learning.

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Dawn Rubio's curator insight, February 28, 1:51 PM

Tech used just to increase engagement is like a pacifier. Tech that is used to deepen learning is a full meal.

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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 | Newington Professional Reading | 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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Like the use of a "backchannel" in the classroom. Works with a shared Google Doc, too.

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Australian students are becoming increasingly disengaged at school – here's why

Australian students are becoming increasingly disengaged at school – here's why | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Around one in five Australian school students are disengaged, leading to disruptive behaviours in class and students dropping out.
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Personalised learning, relational teaching and authentic learning experiences help help students to become more engaged. Are we doing these things in our schools?

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Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement

Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement | Newington Professional Reading | 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
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Good tips for student engagement... from students.

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