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6 of the Most Engaging Homework Alternatives You'll Find

6 of the Most Engaging Homework Alternatives You'll Find | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Once again, we look to the insights of Kathleen Cushman as we look at 6 homework alternatives offered in her outstanding book Fires in the Mind.
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Excellent examples of "old" homework and "new" alternatives for student learning (and less teacher/instructor grading)

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Instructors suggest digital tools for improving engagement with online students in wake of WGU audit

Instructors suggest digital tools for improving engagement with online students in wake of WGU audit | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Federal auditors assert that instructors at Western Governors University don't interact sufficiently with distance learners. Faculty members consider strategies to improve contact with online students.
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I do use Screencast-O-Matic and recommend Office Mix if you use PowerPoints, but haven't used Snip much and Sway has a learning curve..other than Screencast-O-Matic, I really wonder how accessible these (and most) ed tech tools are..that seems to take a back burner...

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The Key to Full Engagement is Energy - A.J. JULIANI

The Key to Full Engagement is Energy - A.J. JULIANI | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Quote from Shane Farrish When I heard the news that Phil Schlechty had passed away it was sudden and I felt sadness. I’ve never met Phil but I’ve been deeply impacted by his work throughout the years.

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5 Ways to Engage Students | Edudemic

5 Ways to Engage Students | Edudemic | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Teachers know student engagement is the key to learning retention and having a great overall classroom experience, but they often can't keep kids’ interest.
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Social Learning Can Help Disengaged E-Learners: 7 Tips For Success

Social Learning Can Help Disengaged E-Learners: 7 Tips For Success | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Social Learning Principles That Engage The Learners
Training and learning professionals are unanimous in their support of technology-aided learning in the workplace.
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Collaboration and feedback are the keys to  learners.

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taxguru4u's curator insight, March 22, 2015 6:49 PM

Totally agree!

Harin Desai's curator insight, March 23, 2015 6:24 AM
  1. Self-Organization
  2. Ownership
  3. Trust
  4. Collaboration
  5. Challenging
  6. Creativity
  7. Relevance
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9 Tips To Improve Online Learners’ Engagement - eLearning Industry

9 Tips To Improve Online Learners’ Engagement - eLearning Industry | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Check 9 Online Learning Tips To Improve Online Learners’ Engagement.

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I thought I had posted this, but it disappeared, so here it is!

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Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities

Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Six key rules for student engagement include making it meaningful, fostering efficacy, autonomy support, collaborative learning, establishing positive teacher-student relationships, and mastery orientations.
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All of the rules are explained and examples of how to implement each rule are provided. Based on a ton of research, too.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 9, 2014 12:51 PM

Learning and teaching are based on the meaning they provide.

 

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How to Engage Online Students in the Process of Learning

How to Engage Online Students in the Process of Learning | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
At the start of a new online class educators typically find that most students are involved in the class with a mix of feeling excitement and uncertainty. From the students' perspective, staying involved in the class requires effort and they cannot stay highly engaged without their instructor's support.
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Ideas on how to track whether your students are participating or fading away from your online class...