OVERVIEW OF THE RESEARCH.8 effect size (ranked third as most impactful)

1. Rewards are not necessarily negative relative to intrinsic motivation.
2. Rewards are most effective if they are related to a standard (i.e., reward the success, not the doing of the task!)
3. Abstract recognition (praise)* is more effective than tangible ones (candy).
  • effective praise = personalized to student, performance-specific, spontaneous, performance-based, builds on prior successes, attributed to effort

WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE IN THE CLASSROOM?
1. Personalize the recognition.(encourage "personal best")
2. Pause, prompt and praise.
3. Occassional concrete recognition (stickers, awards, treats) is acceptable and effective

HOW DOES TECHNOLOGY FIT IN?
email to parents and students (audio found in Accessories-->Entertainment)
webpage or classroom wikis to post student work (sample wiki)
electronic portfolios
video conferencing (Skype!)
Flickr online showcases/galleries of student work -- again posting "personal bests": Kids' Space Apple Learning Exchange Interchange Student Gallery
Kidbibs (electronic award/certificate maker sent via email)
Microsoft Office Templates OR Yahoo! Greetings for making awards, certificates, e-cards
classroom response systems (class goals recognized upon attainment)
Rubistar (to set the standard)