Joanna Janke

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SAMR Model Explained for Teachers

Below is a great video explaining the SAMR model in 120 seconds. SAMR is a framework through which you can assess and evaluate the technology you use …

Hooking Struggling Readers: Using Books They Can and Want to Read

Find effective high interest, low vocabulary books<p>The term "high interest, low vocabulary" is often used to describe books for struggling middle …


6 Awesome Cooperative Classroom Games

How often has this scenario played out in your classroom? You’ve planned a fantastic lesson that involves students working together and learning …


5 ways to gauge student engagement

Student engagement... a topic that is commonplace in schools and school districts around the world. The goal being that we want to have highly …


10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (with Dozens of Resources and Tools) | Emerging Education Technologies

Start the New School Year With More Fun, Engaging Techniques and Resources Than You’ll Probably be Able to use all Year!<p>Are you looking for ways to …

Flipboard for Educators: Using Multimedia Tools

Why Personalize

How we best learn has been a hot topic for many years. As most would agree experiences that are relevant, practical to our needs, meaningful, and …

Five key strategies to get/keep kids engaged at school

Here’s an excerpt from Larry Ferlazzo’s new book, “Classroom Q & As: Expert Strategies For Teaching,” recently published by Education Week. It’s a compilation of some of the weekly teacher advice columns he writes for Ed Week, and includes contributions from acclaimed educators from across the …

Giving a PowerPoint is NOT a Student Centered Lesson - Teacher Tech

21st Century teaching models call for a more student centered classroom. No longer is the teacher the holder of all knowledge. Students are able to …


Engagement Does Not Always Equate to Learning

No matter where I am, whether it is a physical location or virtual, I am always hearing conversations about how technology can be used to effectively …

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Research Seeks Scale For Measuring Student Engagement

<b>Research Seeks Scale For Measuring Student Engagement</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><i>From a press release</i><b>COLUMBIA, Mo</b>. – Educators believe that student …


Reading Strategies, Student Engagement, & The Question Of “Why?”

© 2008 Wade M, Flickr | CC-BY-SA | via Wylio<p>I’ve never been entirely happy with my understanding of “reading strategies,” how they’re supposed to …

5 Things I Learned While Re-reading Invent to Learn

While book publishers send me many books to read throughout the year, very few ever get mentioned on this blog because I am not in the business of …

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p><b>When I worked with student teachers</b> on developing effective lesson plans, one thing I always asked them to revise …

Engaging the Quiet Kids

Why do so many introverts look back on high school as the worst time of their lives - and why do we accept this reality as normal and "OK"?<p>This …


Creative story writing: Engaging students through creativity.

Engaging students in urban schools

ASCD DVD - Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind: Elementary School

Engaging students

Sing Those Strategies!: Engaging Students in Reading Comprehension Strategies

Engaging Students in the Classroom

Engaging Students With Learning Differences Early On

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

Motivating & Engaging Students

Engage Me!

How to Engage Underperforming Students

Student Engagement And Motivation Tips - HOW to engage your students

Engaging Students | How to Keep Students Engaged!

The science of homework: tips to engage students' brains

Neurologist Judy Willis explores what kinds of homework help students at different stages of development and just how long out-of-hours work should take<p>If you know a bit about the brain then you can plan homework to suit the needs of students as they develop.<p>During early school years, for example, …