Tag Archives: student engagement

The Adventures of Alice in Jakarta

An international school educator rekindles a passion for exploration in her students and herself. GUEST COLUMN | by Stephanie Mathews After starting the British School Jakarta, with an Apple one-to-one student laptop program, I wondered how I would manage to … Continue reading

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Booming in Buffalo

A community agrees on a truly transformative tool for teaching and learning. GUEST COLUMN| by Joe Parlier Kriner Cash views his district as on the cusp of a major renaissance, parallel to the one that the western New York state … Continue reading

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A Mobile-first Generation

How a unified mobile platform can keep students engaged – and in school. GUEST COLUMN | by Chris Hopkinson Higher educational institutions have a lot of responsibility to not only attract applicants, but also ensure the experience and tools that … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | ActivPanel from Promethean

Depending on when you attended school, these were the latest and greatest technology: film projector, mimeo graph, overhead projector, video tape, photocopier. Remember any of these cutting edge inventions? Today those technologies are passé, as the innovation in consumer electronic reaches … Continue reading

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Smarter Classroom Learning

How to increase student engagement and productivity. GUEST COLUMN | by Michael Yarbrough As a student, I remember my educators wearing a lot of hats to make their students stay focused and interested during a lesson. Numerous cards, illustrations, and … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Twig Science Videos

Now this is science done right. As an educator, you can truly bring science to life with more than 600 real-world, engaging science videos. These three-minute videos combine rigorous research with concise scripts and utterly stunning visuals. The result is an inspiring … Continue reading

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Engaging or Distracting?

Lowering millennial dropout rates with mobile technology. GUEST COLUMN | by Danial Jameel Dropout rates among college students remain high, and approximately 21 percent of students at public institutions fail to graduate. However, grades and tough class schedules are not … Continue reading

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Slaying the Status Quo

Driving engagement and success for a new generation of students. GUEST COLUMN | by Frances Cairns Building a campus environment where everyone has access to important university services, programs and events is a critical part of driving student engagement and … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Flocabulary

An online library of educational hip-hop songs and videos for grades K-12, Flocabulary is a learning resource used by over 20,000 schools. Engaging and inspiring students, this company creates instructional resources to support lessons across the curriculum, from science and social studies, to … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | ClassInteract

Watchitoo’s ClassInteract is among the first cloud-based online video collaboration platforms purpose-built to empower teachers to create engaging digital classrooms with real-time, face-to-face collaboration that caters to the different ways students think, discuss, and learn. It allows thousands of viewers to follow … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Classcraft

A new online role-playing game that teachers and students play together in the classroom, Classcraft was created by high school physics teacher Shawn Young. Looking for a new way to engage and motivate his students, Shawn came up with the idea for … Continue reading

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STEM Matters

Attracting K-12 students to science, technology, engineering and mathematics through competition. GUEST COLUMN | by Bernie Skoch The United States is losing the global race in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies. Results from the 2012 Program for International … Continue reading

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