Teacher Engagemen...
Follow
Find
4.8K views | +0 today
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
onto Teacher Engagement for Learning
Scoop.it!

So You Think You Want to Tweet Chat: From Lurker to Chatter 101

So You Think You Want to Tweet Chat: From Lurker to Chatter 101 | Teacher Engagement for Learning | Scoop.it
This post is intended to help anyone who has been a twitter lurker (some of my favorite people are still lurkers) into being a twitter chatter. An older edweek post circulated on Twitter today: Why...
more...
No comment yet.
Teacher Engagement for Learning
Looking closer at what supports teacher learning in the 21st Century
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning

Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning | Teacher Engagement for Learning | Scoop.it
Resources by Topic:

Best Practices for PBL Assessment
PBL and Standardized Tests
Research on PBL Assessment





Project-based learning (PBL) demands excellent assessment practices to ensure that
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

The 7 Important Literacies of The 21st Century Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 7 Important Literacies of The 21st Century Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Engagement for Learning | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

Do-It-Yourself Virtual Professional Development: Taking Ownership of Your Learning

Do-It-Yourself Virtual Professional Development: Taking Ownership of Your Learning | Teacher Engagement for Learning | Scoop.it
With so many great resources on the web, teachers are realizing that they can learn just as much (if not more!) from their personal learning network (PLN) as they can from traditional professional de
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

20 Ways To Use Edmodo In The Classroom

20 Ways To Use Edmodo In The Classroom | Teacher Engagement for Learning | Scoop.it
20 Ways To Use Edmodo In The Classroom
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

What are Teacher’s Biggest Challenges in 2014?

What are Teacher’s Biggest Challenges in 2014? | Teacher Engagement for Learning | Scoop.it
First and Foremost on Teacher's Minds - Getting Students to be More Self-Directed in Their Learning. On Sunday we published the first part of our recent survey
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

Response: Ways To Cultivate 'Whole-Class Engagement'

Response: Ways To Cultivate 'Whole-Class Engagement' | Teacher Engagement for Learning | Scoop.it
Jim Peterson and William & Pérsida Himmele provide practical suggestions on how to get our students participating more in class more of the time.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

7 Things To Remember About Classroom Feedback - Edudemic

7 Things To Remember About Classroom Feedback - Edudemic | Teacher Engagement for Learning | Scoop.it
Feedback is an inevitable part of teaching. Naturally, you’re in a position where you’re giving a whole lot of feedback, but you’re likely on the receiving end of feedback as well. We’ve all been on the receiving end of feedback in various aspects of our lives, and I’m sure we’ve all experienced some feedback that …
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

Innovation Excellence | 50 Ted Talks Every Educator Should Check Out (2014 Edition)

Innovation Excellence | 50 Ted Talks Every Educator Should Check Out (2014 Edition) | Teacher Engagement for Learning | Scoop.it
The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks. These are the best TED Talks for any educator because they make us laugh, warm our hearts, break down barriers, and always inspire us to dig a little deeper and push a little harder.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

Teaching in a World with Ubiquitous Access to Information

Teaching in a World with Ubiquitous Access to Information | Teacher Engagement for Learning | Scoop.it
Club Z!'s in-home tutoring service provides private tutors in Math, Science, Reading, Writing SAT Test Prep and ACT Test Prep Tutoring. 866-448-8867
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

4 Reasons Why Educators Should Engage in Social Media

4 Reasons Why Educators Should Engage in Social Media | Teacher Engagement for Learning | Scoop.it
There are so many reasons why I believe that it is imperative that educators and leaders in education be involved in social media, in one form or another. It really has been some of the best learni...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding

27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding | Teacher Engagement for Learning | Scoop.it
27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

Interesting Ways | The Curious Creative

The Interesting Ways series continues to be a great example of crowdsourcing good quality classroom ideas and it has been a privilege connecting with all of t
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

7 Important Tips for Providing Effective Feedback to Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Important Tips for Providing Effective Feedback to Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Engagement for Learning | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

Engage Students (and Entertain Them a Little, too!)

By Michael F. Opitz, Michael P. Ford “I am not here to entertain students. I am here to teach them to learn specific content and skills,” commented a teacher in a workshop we were conducting. Imagine her surprise when we agreed with her! In our research on motivation and engagement, which led to creating our joyful learning framework, we discovered that the terms engagement and entertainment are often used synonymously when they are anything but alike. In this brief blog post, we point out the differences and provide some student engagement suggestions. We are drawing these thoughts from our most recent work, Engaging Minds in the Classroom: The Surprising Power of Joy. What is Engagement? Wlodkowski and Ginsberg (1995) defined engagement as the visible outcome of motivation, the natural capacity to direct energy in the pursuit of a goal. It usually happens when learners can sense success is within their reach, they value the outcome of the learning experience, and they feel safe in the classroom setting (Brophy, 2008). Attentive, committed, persistent, and meaning seekers are four characteristics of engaged learners (Schlecty, 2011). During a whole group lesson, a teacher would look for attentive students who are focused on completing a given task and persist if the task becomes difficult because they value what they are doing and derive meaning from it. One sure way to double-check these observations is to talk with students as they complete their work and listen to what they have to say about it. Engaged students might make comments such as “I am having trouble understanding this section but I really want to know about how gravity works. I think I need to look at more of the diagrams to help me understand.” So What Is Entertainment? The difference between entertainment and engagement is clear if we just think about the two words. We know that entertaining students is fairly easy (remember the Friday afternoon video?). As Katz and Chard (2000) remind us, engagement involves getting students interested in the word around them. If students become interested in their world, they will always be able to find something that interests them in their lives. Engagement draws us into our daily lives, whereas entertainment does the opposite; we seek it out to distract us from our daily lives. It diverts us from attending to important matters. In the end, entertainment is fairly fleeting and short-lived. So why make the distinction between these two terms? As educators, our job is to engage students rather than entertain them. We get them engaged by providing tasks that enable them to be attentive, committed, and persistent learners who strive to understand what they are learning, which leads to sustainable and longer-lasting pleasure than when they are entertained. Engaged students and teachers derive joy and pleasure from what they do; they do not need to be entertained (Schlecty, 2011). So What Does This Mean For Educators? While we emphasize the importance of engagement over entertainment, we also recognize that a bit of entertainment can lead students to  engagement. In these instances, we want to use entertainment. For example, we might decide to dress up as a historical figure to engage students in learning about that figure. Or we might use a humorous story to entice students to learn content. We fully recognize that having fun allows students to build social relationships. Rather than seeing engagement and entertainment as an “either/or” issue, we suggest using both in purposeful ways to gain a full understanding of  how engagement and entertainment contribute to the larger picture. Entertainment becomes a means rather than the end. Using props, humor, and other activities that students find fun in purposeful and meaningful ways can lead to engaged students. Engaged students are more joyful in their learning pursuits. As a result, their learning is learning with staying power. In essence, joy leads students to learning rather than away from it. References Brophy, J. (2008). Developing students’ appreciation for what is taught in school. Educational Psychologist, 43, 132–141. Katz, L. G., & Chard, S. C. (2000). Engaging children’s minds: The project approach (2nd ed.). Stamford, CT: Ablex. Opitz, M., and Ford, M. (2014). Engaging minds in the classroom: The surprising power of joy. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. Schlecty, P. C. (2011). Engaging students: The next level of working on the work. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Wlodkowski, R. J., & Ginsberg, M. B. (1995). Diversity and motivation: Culturally responsive teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

Top 25 EDUs On Twitter

TOP 25EDUs ON TWITTER @danieldmccabe EDU
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

99 Sites That Every Professional Should Know About and Use

99 Sites That Every Professional Should Know About and Use | Teacher Engagement for Learning | Scoop.it
The internet is a big place, but we've found the best of it.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

Why You Should Try Video Feedback With Students - Edudemic

Why You Should Try Video Feedback With Students - Edudemic | Teacher Engagement for Learning | Scoop.it
As Katie Lepi showed in her recent article, the use of video in education is fast emerging as an efficient, creative, and effective way to help students learn. Over the past year I have been experimenting with assessment methods and have found that using video is now the best way for me to assess the …
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

How Digitally Enabled Educators are Using Technology and What They Want to Learn More About

How Digitally Enabled Educators are Using Technology and What They Want to Learn More About | Teacher Engagement for Learning | Scoop.it
Survey Results: Today's Tech-Aware Educators are Focused on Engaging Students, Learning About New Tools, and Enabling Active Learning. Over the last month or
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handy Chart Featuring 8 Ways to Do Formative Assessment ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Engagement for Learning | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

The 4 Components of a DIY Professional Development Toolkit

The 4 Components of a DIY Professional Development Toolkit | Teacher Engagement for Learning | Scoop.it
Education has always been a reflection of broader cultural values. As such, the roles of teachers and students have evolved as our models of education have moved from one iteration to another. Teache
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

How to Make Google Drive Work Like a Desktop Suite

How to Make Google Drive Work Like a Desktop Suite | Teacher Engagement for Learning | Scoop.it
Google Drive, and the apps in it--Docs, Sheets, and Slides--are great for people looking for a simple Office suite. It's free, makes collaboration easy, and pretty much anyone can use it. But if you're used to something more traditional, like Microsoft Office, you may be hesitant to use it. Here's how to make Google Drive work more like the desktop suites you're used to.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

The Top 50 Education Blogs Every Teacher and Educator Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Top 50 Education Blogs Every Teacher and Educator Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Engagement for Learning | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy

5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy | Teacher Engagement for Learning | Scoop.it
These Fun, Free Web Applications Make it Quick and Easy to Create Cool Learning Content (Watch out Though, Other Teachers Will be Banging Down Your Door Looking
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

How do inquiry teachers teach?

How do inquiry teachers teach? | Teacher Engagement for Learning | Scoop.it
This post was first published a few weeks ago on my own blog justwondering.com.  It has sparked many useful discussions for me both on and off line. Given the followers of THIS illustrious blog are...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Grant Montgomery
Scoop.it!

Creative Visualizations of Bloom's Taxonomies!

This is an organic SlideShare presentation discovering the juiciest visualizations of Bloom's taxonomies (old and revised). If the collection is missing a j...
more...
No comment yet.