Why Flipgrid? According to Getting Smart teacher blogger, John Hardison, it "offers these students an engaging and reliable platform to express their knowledge, questions, and creativity."
In schools across the country, it is quite common to hear teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators talking about student engagement. But as Amanda Winkelsas explains, the path to student engagement is not always as direct as a teacher, coach, or administrator would hope.
By: Allison Degraaf. Computational thinking is a higher-level process whereby students can decipher problems and form innovative solutions to technical challenges through an understanding of the way computers "think." It can be a great way to engage students in computer science.
By: Brandy Holton. Infusing some of these principles into your work and creating your own innovative projects and lesson plans can empower students rather than lecturing them which can leave you with an inspiring a-ha moment!
By: Ed Hidalgo. By connecting exciting career options to learning, class work becomes more valuable, reinforcing the idea that school is a path to something that can be fun and rewarding. This district doesn't think career exploration is a "big kid only" topic.
When definitions of agency lead to work that is driven purely by willpower, those definitions need to be reconsidered. The agentic classroom should be hard but fun for teachers and students alike.
Students are capable of learning and organizing themselves completely on their own if they have the freedom to explore, are engaged in authentic and meaningful experiences, and have the chance to exhibit their work. Here's one example.
By: Sachi Takahashi-Rial. The difference between an engaging lesson and a tedious one can’t be measured by the results of a standardized test. If we want to start prioritizing engagement in schools, the first step is to hear from young people.