Use YouTube-Like videos to inspire and engage your students! There are some amazing ideas in here.
Starting off the year strong by building relationships and trust with parents through an early welcome. This video was created by Jessica Wall and Pam Sawatzky for the 2021-22 Sun West iLearn sessions.A strategy guide for educators is also included.
Spend sometime exploring the basic foundations of parent engagment and then learn about a variety of classroom strategies you can use to engage parents in student learning.
Classcraft gives educators a powerful set of tools while connecting real-life intervention with engagement data from existing content, platforms, and systems. This has a profound impact on educational outcomes that are key to student success:
Social & Emotional Learning
Attendance & Suspension
The basic version is free!
"Pear Deck was founded by educators on a mission to help teachers engage every student, every day. With solutions rooted in active learning and formative assessment, we make it easy for you to connect with learners of every age and ability. When that happens, more students participate and learn, classroom community improves, and you'll know you're making a difference."
Watch the video to see how Pear Deck works!
The Free Version includes the ability to:
Design brilliant lessons with interactive questions, polls, quizzes, formative assessments
Work seamlessly with powerful classroom tools from Google and Microsoft
Ready-to-teach templates designed by educators
Support flexible work with Student Paced mode
Teach vocabulary with Flashcard Factory*
Lila Gray instills her own love of poetry in her students by encouraging them to write original works and finding poems that express who they are. Her weekly open mic sessions create a perfect venue for building confidence and helping students find their voice while still hitting core standards and learning lifelong skills.
Andrea Kowalchik has her students move around the room in pairs while solving proportion problems that are tacked to the walls. This lesson is easy to prepare, fun for students, and gets them working quickly while being active all at the same time.
Download the full guide free on this site.
Step 1: Articulate Your Why
Step 2: Identify Your Stakeholders
Step 3: Plot Your Stakeholders on an Engagement Matrix
Step 4: Explore Tactics Aligned with Your Needs
There is a paid and a free version of this tool. Teachers can sign up for free.
There are several options of pre-made lessons on this site (some are free and some cost money.) But you can also make your OWN. You can use existing PowerPoints to make presentations or lessons and add in video, quizzes, surveys, polls, etc. Kids can even draw their answers to questions.
"Nearpod is an award-winning student engagement platform with ready-to-run interactive lessons for K-12 teachers. Explore interactive lessons and interactive activities."
Instructional expert Jim Knight visits Michael Covarrubias to observe a lesson on context clues, discuss the classroom management techniques he is using already, and share some ideas to increase student engagement. Michael and Jim discuss emphasizing effort, getting students attention before asking questions, using response cards, and planning back-up activities.
The Wonderment is an ambitious global community that aims for public good through student engagement. Kids will love the creative challenges that force them to look, listen, think, and create. Sharing and seeing submissions from around the world builds understanding and empathy.
Students can search things that they want to make, people that they want to meet, topics they want to learn about, and changes they want to make in their lives and the world.
Free resources for students grades 1-12.