Top Websites Helping Teachers Improve Student Engagement
As teachers, we have to find new ways to engage students constantly. The world moves fast and we need to compliment technology and standard practice to interest and develop our students.
Within the Teachworthy program, Capturing Kids’ Hearts shows teachers how to engage students through relationships. More than 250,000 educators have completed this skills and behaviors training needed to manage classrooms, turning them into high achieving centers of learning.
Let’s take a look at five of our favorite other resources for student engagement that are driven through technology:
TED-Ed – Whether you want to try your hand at building out your own lessons or want to celebrate student ideas, TED-Ed gives you what you need. Make learning more interesting with customized lesson plans, animations and videos that bring learning to life and keep your class engaged.
Common Sense Media – Looking for something for a group watch? Wondering what books are a hit with your class age group? Need some classroom posters to brighten the classroom? Get what you need from the Educator option from Common Sense Media. It helps narrow the time research takes and focuses you on what can make a real difference.
Magna Publications – While there are some free resources, this is a mainly a paid service, but some of the content is great for developing student engagement and finding new techniques to achieve goals.
Edutopia – We all know Edutopia, it has a well-rounded content base that speaks to teachers and students alike. This blog – Student Engagement: Resource Roundup – is an old but consistently relevant piece with examples from emotional learning to engagement through projects.
Reading engagement – “Research shows that students whose teachers spend too much time talking are less likely to be engaged during classroom instruction.” Taken from one of their evergreen blogs – 14 classroom activities that increase student engagement – this line emphasises the importance of getting students reading. The blog is a good place to start but Reading Horizons offers a great tool for incorporating structured learning literacy into your classroom.
This is part of a series on tools teachers can use in the classroom to help students reach their full potential. Our first was all around The Best Tools for the Digital Classroom, check it out for some hints on dealing with students who grow up in a digital world.