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Using the iPad for Writing in Kindergarten

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Scott Fitzgerald. I’ve always believed we learn to write by writing. Anchor Charts In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning The Art of Teaching Writing ipads in kindergarten ipads in the classroom personalizing learning with ipads writing with ipadsMy students have a lot to  say, but often have difficulty finding topics to write about.

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Teacher Created Texts in Book Creator

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Teacher created texts provide you the flexibility to control text, vocabulary and content as well as provide your students anytime books, personalized content, and a model for writing. Apps I Use Literacy Personalized Learning Book Creator ipads in education ipads in kindergarten personalizing learning with ipads teaching with iPads Benjamin Franklin.

iTunes U and You

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We work diligently to create learning experiences in kindergarten that allow our young students to think deeply about various topics. Having iPads allows us to enrich learning experiences in a way that wasn’t possible before. iTunes U allows you to customize the learning experience for your students, even the youngest ones. Martin Luther King. Why iTunes U?

Reading Fluency with Explain Everything

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Our iPads have certainly facilitated my ability to deliver personalized literacy instruction through the “ Just Right Books ” I create for my students as well as various apps that we use that adapt to students’ responses. Literacy Personalized Learning Explain Everything ipads in kindergarten literacy with iPads reading with ipads teaching with iPads

What Should We Be Doing? Using iPads to Personalize Learning

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This isn’t learning.  It is a recipe. It is up to us to teach and model divergent thinking, to allow students to struggle a bit, to learn to persevere when their first attempt isn’t successful and to allow for variations on a theme. The more time you spend contemplating what you should have done… you lose valuable time planning what you can and will do -Lil Wayne.

Using iPads to Plan in Kindergarten

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One of the things I truly believe is that student engagement is dependent on their voice and choice in both the planning and execution of learning. Apps I Use In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning Writing ipads in education ipads in kindergarten personalized learning teaching and learning with iPads Productivity is never an accident. Paul J.

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App Smashing in Math

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We made all kinds of shapes and talked about why we couldn’t make a circle.  We then learned how to do a screen shot of our work. Apps I Use Literacy Personalized Learning book creator app ipads in kindergarten ipads in the classroom math and iPads Math is like going to the gym for your brain. It sharpens your mind.-Danica Danica McKellar. Crickets* and blank stares.

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Focus on the Learning, Not the Tool

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The real power of interactive technologies is that they let us learn in ways that aren’t otherwise possible or practical. At school, we have been busy going about the business of learning, and in the evenings, I have been busy going about the business of dissertation writing. In my classroom, students choose apps to demonstrate their learning. – David Lassner.

Digital Reading Resources for Early Literacy

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Regardless of the subject we are learning, literacy is a big part of it. Making Learning Fun. Apps I Use In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning early literacy and iPads literacy and iPads reading with ipads teaching with iPadsThere is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing-Isaac D’Israeli. PreKinders. Story Time For Me.

The Power of the iPad in Kindergarten

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My students were used to having choices about their day and about demonstrating their learning. I was used to personalizing their learning and serving as a facilitator while they directed themselves. Student-centered and student-directed learning is one of the keys to educational change. unknown. Our old iPads served us well but were suffering from frequent app crashes.

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Here We Go Again

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No worries, it’s a short learning curve. As well as experiment with counting and ten frames : We have also learned how to take a screen shot so we can upload our work! By experimenting with different apps in the early days, the students have an opportunity to explore and free-play while we are learning the proper way to use the device. Veronica Rossi, Under the Never Sky.

Visionary Leadership and iPads

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“The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.”-Helen When I look at what the 1:1  iPad deployment has meant for my kindergarten students, I watch them using the power of this device to maximize their learning. In the Classroom iPad Pilot and Showcase Personalized Learning ipads in kindergarten ipads in the classroom personalized learning

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Using the iPad to Develop Student Agency

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Bandura’s quote above is a timeless reminder of the need for human beings to construct their own environments-including their learning environments. It means focusing on student learning and not on grades. It means creating a student-centered culture where students have choice in their learning pathways. In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning

Mid-March Madness with iPads in Kindergarten

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They are planning their own day, choosing apps for demonstrating their learning, reading constantly and using inquiry skills across the curriculum. Giving kids of all ages voice and choice in their learning provides deeper learning opportunities and long-term connections to the world around them. All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind. Martin H. Fischer.

Creativity and Inspiration with iPads in Kindergarten

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A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.-Brad Our students love learning. They love creating their own learning and they love teaching each other. Are you the great teacher that inspires hope, ignites hope and instills a love for learning? Brad Henry. Today, during their free time, two girls were playing school.

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Using the Backchannel in Kindergarten

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We work on giving our children choice in all aspects of their learning. In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning Writing ipads and literacy ipads in kindergarten Personalized Learning with ipads teaching with iPadsWhen you give everyone a voice and give people power, the system usually ends up in a really good place. Mark Zuckerberg.

Using the iPad for Addition

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Apps I Use Personalized Learning iPads and math ipads in kindergarten personalizing learning with ipads teaching and learning with iPads The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple. -S. Gudder. You can see more information on these here. The kids then downloaded the image into their Math Journal.

Keep It Simple

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This work can be easier if we leverage the technology in such a way that students are engaged in student-centered learning. In Spain, we worked with the teacher iPad to demonstrate some new concepts to th e whole class and then worked on ways students could partner up to practice the new learning. Simplicity will stand out, while complexity will get lost in the crowd. Kevin Barnett.

First Steps to Personalize Learning

Education Elements

If you wait until you’re ready for personalized learning, you’ll never get started! Personalized Learning Education Educators Leaders innovationOur antiquated, factory-style education system is failing our students. It’s also failing our teachers. We have more and more students each year struggling to find relevance and connections between what they do in school each day and their future hopes and dreams. Sadly, the current structures of most educational systems will not allow for these students to see that day come about.

Taking personalized learning to scale

The Christensen Institute

As the call for personalized learning gains steam, we’re hearing more about how best to invest in systems that support schools that break the traditional mold. For an ecosystem to nurture “next-gen” or personalized learning models, we need a value network that is organized around accountability to individual student outcomes and growth. Without that keystone in place, investments will just fund “innovative” or personalized inputs without necessarily seeding any of the outcomes we hope such approaches would yield.

The Core 4 of Personalized Learning

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In some ways, creating a successful personalized learning classroom is similar to winning a basketball game. To give us direction, my high school basketball coach consistently focused on three key areas, which he called the Big Three: Personalized Learning Teachers Blended Learning EdTech

Five Predictions for Personalized Learning in 2016

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It has been demonstrated that any classroom can implement blended learning and, when done well, get superior results. Personalized learning is now part of an increasing number of district and school strategic plans. Organizations like XQ Super School Project and the newly formed Chan Zuckerberg Initiative are continuing to push everyone’s interest in personalized learning.

New resource: Personalized Learning Playbook

The Christensen Institute

Education Elements, an education consulting company, is one of the pioneers in blended learning. Through its experience working with K–12 schools to create blended-learning programs, it has been at the forefront of developing some of the tools, models, and expertise for making blended learning work. Given the company’s vast experience and impressive results , it was exciting to read CEO and Founder Anthony Kim’s new book, Personalized Learning Playbook. Why is personalized learning important?,

The inconvenient truth about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

Personalized learning is quickly gaining steam among educators, philanthropists, and policymakers. The promise of a personalized education system is enormous: we are witnessing an era when new school models and structures, often supported by technology, can tailor learning experiences to each student and allow students more choice in how they access and navigate those experiences.

Education innovation in 2017: 4 personalized learning trends to watch

The Christensen Institute

Here are four trends in personalized learning we’ll be watching unfold in the coming year: 1. Over the past few years, we have witnessed homegrown learning platforms crop up inside of schools trying to push the boundaries of personalization. Wraparound services will get a boost—hopefully for the sake of learning. Platform plays will play themselves out.

Advancing personalized learning with purpose

The Christensen Institute

At last week’s iNACOL Symposium, the conference halls were abuzz about the promise of personalized learning. In the same week, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released a report in partnership with RAND profiling promising academic results across schools pursuing a range of personalized approaches over the past two to three years. Champions of personalized learning are rejecting the century old premise that students ought to experience school on the basis of standardized curriculum, age cohorts, grade levels ,and seat time.

Discipline Through A Personalized Learning Lens

Education Elements

When we work with school districts to embark on a personalized learning journey, we empower students to be self-directed, independent, motivated, and well-versed in articulating and sharing ideas. Personalized Learning Education Educators LeadersWe encourage students to reflect on their own performance data and collaboratively plan an academic path forward that meets their needs. Yet we don’t build that sort of student agency when it comes to behavior and discipline.

Personalized learning in the context of a person, not a school

The Christensen Institute

Personalized learning is the current big buzz in education. Everyone is trying to figure out how best to personalize the learning experience for each and every child. In particular, the disruptive rise of online and blended learning has made the concept of anytime, anywhere customized learning plausible. applaud this effort. What are her strengths and gaps?

5 examples of personalized learning in action

eSchool News

As technology becomes more and more ubiquitous in classrooms across the nation, it is easier than ever for students with different learning styles and needs to create personalized learning environments. A new report from iNACOL gives educators, parents, and policymakers a platform to learn about and advocate for personalized learning in their schools.

How Technology Unlocks Personalized Learning

Where Learning Clicks

In the same classroom, Calvin has deeply ingrained misconceptions about the definitions of shapes and measurements that impede his learning geometry. The post How Technology Unlocks Personalized Learning appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Is it possible for teachers to have the tools to address students with such divergent needs?

Flexibility Is Key in Personalized Learning Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

By Amy Brown Physical environments are being adapted with students and mobility in mind. Classroom

Our 10 Most Popular Personalized Learning Blogs of 2016

Education Elements

We are amazed and inspired by all the passion, leadership and innovation in the personalized learning space reflected in the Bring Your Own Thoughts (BYOT) blog. While we can’t say enough good things about every blog that’s been shared, here are the top 10 most popular posts from the past year: Personalized Learning Blog Education LeadersOver the course of 2016 we published more than 70 blog posts on our weekly blog, sharing ideas from our team, our districts, and thought leaders from across the country.

Why personalized learning should start in school libraries

eSchool News

With personalization a growing initiative in schools, the library may not be the first thing educators think of as a resource. However, according to Michelle Luhtala, library department chair at New Canaan High School, CT, and Jackie Whiting, librarian at New Canaan High School, the library is often the best place to look for personalizing instruction through assessing, reading and making.

Finding ‘personalized learning’ and other edtech buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle

The Christensen Institute

As Clayton Christensen recently said to me, just as people have taken the phrase “disruptive innovation” to justify whatever they already wanted to do, people are using the phrase personalized learning—and a whole host of other terms—in a similar manner. Peak of inflated expectations: personalized learning. What is personalized learning? Deeper learning.

6 tips from personalized learning innovators leading change

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this year, the Rhode Island-based Highlander Institute and the Clayton Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I. The goal of the event was to focus on the practical elements of blended and personalized learning by surfacing the tactics that practitioners were deploying in the trenches.

Personalized learning and sound curriculum—two sides of the same coin

The Christensen Institute

Two weeks ago, Education Next published a blog post I wrote about the need to focus demand and funding for open educational resources (OER) on facilitating personalized learning. While I cannot speak for the entire body of OER and personalized learning advocates, I think Hansel’s emphasis on the importance of consistent, cohesive curriculum is of paramount importance.

Personalized Learning Spaces with the Brain in Mind [Register NOW] #PLS15

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Personalized Learning Spaces with the Brain in Mind #PLS15 November 14-15, 2015 This two-day high-energy conference will empower school leadership teams to explore how personalized learning experiences directly correlates with a student’s and a teacher’s growth mindset. Registration is NOW Open!