Personalized Learning at Its Best

Wisewire

To be effective, my lessons needed to be personalized for each student. Back in 2003, personalizing meant curating a library of individual lessons, developing a diagnostic assessment, and handwriting personalized pathways for each of my students.

Using Google Tools to Personalize Learning #GoogleEduOnAir

Learning With Lucie

Yesterday I had the absolute privilege to join thousands of amazing educators learning and sharing their learning as part of the Google for Education on Air Event - If Takes A Teacher. I also learned preparing for my own session - Personalized Learning With Google Tools.

Educational choice, not school choice, making moves in Florida

The Christensen Institute

While Florida garners national attention as the site of tax credit scholarships captivating Secretary of Education Betsy Devos, a lesser-known example of choice in education in the state could be turning into a movement. In the case of Florida, that movement started with the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) in 2003, which only receives money when students successfully complete a course.

Summit Learning Shares Lessons Learned: An Interview with Andrew Goldin

Edsurge

This month marks the four-year anniversary of Summit Learning , a program that aims to personalize learning for students with an emphasis on projects, mentorship and technologies that help them build skills and self-initiative. Summit Learning is also not for everyone.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

While the state’s Department of Education cycled through commissioners (six in six years) superintendents struggled to figure out the law, largely on their own. Related: Documenting Maine’s failure to implement proficiency-based education. In 2003, the Gates Foundation gave RISC $5.8

Summit Schools to Spin Out Learning Program

Edsurge

Summit Public Schools, which over the past four years has led the creation of the “Summit Learning Program” currently used by more than 380 schools around the U.S., Diane Tavenner, who opened the first Summit school in 2003 in Redwood City, Calif., But she will step out of the day-to-day management of the learning program once the separation takes place. And the schools that Tavenner will run will be just another group that uses the Summit learning materials.

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

The Hechinger Report

His school and his state are trailblazers in personalized learning, a method that tailors instruction to students’ individual interests and learning speeds. Personalized learning advocates had big hopes for ESSA, enacted in 2015. Future of Learning.

In this New Hampshire high school, internships shape the future of learning

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. In the nearby town of Swanzey, Brad Hinkel, 17, does a lot of sweeping up for a shop called Full Throttle, but he also gets to work on engines and learn how the motorcycle and ATV business works. Read more about Blended Learning.

Reimagining failure: ‘Last-chance’ schools are the future of American high schools

The Hechinger Report

While BDEA’s approach to education may once have been a radical departure from the norm, experts say it’s gaining in popularity. But a subset of alternative schools has long embraced more progressive models of education.

Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Hack Education

The future of education is technological. In order to prepare students for the future, the practices of teaching and learning – indeed the whole notion of “school” – must embrace tech-centered courseware and curriculum. Education must adopt not only the products but the values of the high tech industry. Google and Facebook, whose executives are clearly the villains of Zuboff’s book, have keen interests in the education market too.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

Secretary of Education Richard W. ” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges. Along the way, innovators have often over-promised and under-delivered, causing many smart people to wonder if we’re now in a frothy bubble of irrational exuberance, most eloquently summarized by Audrey Watters in Hack Education, who worries that “education technology [merely] serves as a ’Trojan Horse’ of sorts, carrying.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. “15 Ways Taylor Swift ’s Lyrics Solve Education Policy ’s Most Pressing Issues” is, no doubt, the most godawful white lady thing I’ve seen this week in education news. More on the Republicans’ tax plans – Via Education Week : “New Senate Tax Plan Doubles Teachers’ Deduction for Buying Classroom Supplies.” State and Local) Education Politics. ” asks Education Dive.

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with 'e's

This is a continuation from yesterday''s post on changing roles , disruptive innovation and the survival of higher education. Finally, I will suggest that there are five key objectives to achieve if universities are to achieve success in the use of learning technologies in the future.

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A Paradigm Shift

A Principal's Reflections

It all began around 2003 when the smartphone wars started with Blackberry, but was quickly taken over by the Apple iPhone in 2007. Maybe evolution is not the right approach for education, but rather a concerted focus on paradigm shifts to professional practice.

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Last week, during the 2015 CoSN Annual Conference , I participated in the CoSN Camp FailFest where leaders in education shared professional failures in order to see future successes. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. ” Lesson learned #3: Don’t chase trends.

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OPINION: Why every English teacher should assign Toni Morrison

The Hechinger Report

Incidents like these make me wonder if we ever really learn from the past. But I remain hopeful that education — and literature — offers a path forward. I want him [Milkman] to learn how to surrender, and to dominate—dominion and surrender.

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Amplify’s Been Quiet. Here’s Where CEO Larry Berger Says It’s Going in 2018

Edsurge

In the education technology business, Larry Berger is considered—if not the smartest guy in the room, then certainly one of the wiser ones. He also talked about the challenges facing edtech companies today, including his skepticism towards what he calls an “engineering” model of personalized learning. And that’s the thing we started doing back in 2003, which has grown and evolved. I like the learning process, the back and forth.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please mark your calendars for November 18 - 22 for the fourth annual Global Education Conference ( [link] ). 3, and Connected Educator Month in October--how are we still standing?!), Where does this type of problem solving fit in in the current education landscape?

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Last week, during the 2015 CoSN Annual Conference , I participated in the CoSN Camp FailFest where leaders in education shared professional failures in order to see future successes. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. ” Lesson learned #3: Don’t chase trends.

Separation and connection

Learning with 'e's

In his 2003 book 'Six Degrees', Duncan Watts expounded the idea of being connected in the digital age, drawing upon the theories of psychologist Stanley Milgram. But what does this mean for education? That's why it's so exciting to be an educator in the digital age.

How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use

eSpark

At eSpark Learning, we want to reimagine classrooms so that they’re student-centered, allowing students to succeed in school and in life. The trajectory of eSpark Learning has been marked by what I like to call “magic moments,” instances in which fearless educators and administrators have aligned with our team to work towards a vision in which every student, regardless of circumstance or background, has the opportunity to set and realize an ambitious dream.

The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning. In Evolving How We Plan , I pointed contentiously at the “unit” and “lesson” as impediments to personalized learning. Teachers As Learning Designers.

Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Dave Cormier is an educational activist, researcher, online community advocate and the Manager of Web Communications and Innovations at the University of Prince Edward Island. His educational journey started in 1998 teaching little children to speak English.

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“If everything in life is a game, then we need to choose the games we play carefully.” – Szymon Machajewski, USA

Daily Edventures

Szymon Machajewski has two passions: education and technology. By combining them both, he and his students are innovating together every day, both in person, and online. “Teaching and learning today involve tools, which are online,” says Machajewski. I use Twitter, YouTube, Blackboard, and other tools to create collaboration in engaging learning environments. In terms of education innovation, what are you most excited about for the future?

More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

iterating toward openness

For example, in 2015 I wrote that “My ultimate goal is this: I want to (1) radically improve the quality of education as judged by learners, and (2) radically improve access to education. Personally, my goal is not to provide less expensive access to the same teaching and learning experience to more people – access and affordability have never been my end game. His focus has been on traditional institutions of learning and the traditional classroom model.

Live Thursday Sept. 15 with Sam Chaltain on "Faces of Learning"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, September 15th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Sam Chaltain, DC-based writer and education activist, on his new book Faces of Learning: 50 Powerful Stories of Defining Moments in Education.

Thursday Interview: The Personalized High School

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, October 7th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com interview with Joseph DiMartino and Denise Wolk on their book, The Personalized High School: Making Learning Count for Adolescents.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

This is part nine of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” “ We Need to Rethink How We Educate Kids to Tackle the Jobs of the Future.” All of these claims play pretty fast and loose with the facts – with the history of education, with the history of technology, and with the history of work. ” And it sure isn’t “everyone should learn nursing.” ” Everyone Should Learn to Code.