The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In another room, children rotate through learning stations, sometimes at screens, sometimes putting pencils to paper. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. If every child had a computer or iPad, she could log into a customized cyberclassroom and learn at her own pace.

Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) on Twitter

EdTechSandyK

The Personal Learning Network (PLN) that I''ve built on Twitter over the past couple of months has become an amazing resource for learning about what''s going on in the educational technology world. One thing I''ve learned about using the web and Web 2.0

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Connecting 2 the World: Learning Theories: In support of Connectivism

Connecting 2 the World

skip to main | skip to sidebar Connecting 2 the World Connecting ideas, cultures, and disciplines Wednesday, January 7, 2009 Learning Theories: In support of Connectivism I was first introduced to the idea of Connectivism through an online conference hosted by George Sieman s group at the University of Manitoba. Connectivism as a learning theory I initially embraced Connectism as an extension of Constructivism, not really seeing it as a new learning theory.

Why Connect?

A Principal's Reflections

I was honored to have been interviewed for Educational Leadership, ASCD's flagship magazine, on the power of Twitter as part of a Personal Learning Network (PLN). As you will see, the true power of connected learning is what you glean from the people you engage with.

Musings & Lessons Learned from NECC09

The Daring Librarian

Musings, & Lessons Learned from the NECC Conference, 09. then think about the ONE thing you would like to learn or apply to your career in the next year. " pace yourself, you can''t learn AND use everything you hear about ALL the time! Build your PLN (Personal Learning Network) you''re not alone.even if you''re the only one in your school trying new things.you''re not alone if you join and participate and develop your PLN. NECC09 Washington DC on PhotoPeach.

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

The Hechinger Report

In theory, proficiency-based models let students learn at their own pace, speeding up if they grasp a concept quickly, and getting extra help if they struggle. In practice, though, it can take many different forms, including independent study, learning communities and online programs.

10 Super Geeky Tips for the New Year 2013

The Daring Librarian

Oh and in the small print of my comic I said 3 important things - Change your passwords twice a year, have a different password for Facebook because FB''s security is notoriously craptastic, and a diff password from ANYwhere else for your bank that is randomly generated.

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Return of the virtual reality hype cycle (what’s different this time?)

The Christensen Institute

With headlines like “ Virtual Reality Learns How to Get Into Classroom ,” which the Wall Street Journal ran this February, the hype cycle around VR’s potential in education has returned. What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning.

10 Super Geeky Tips for the New Year

The Daring Librarian

Oh and in the small print I said 3 important things - Change your passwords twice a year, have a different password for Facebook that you don''t use for ANYwhere else because FB''s security is notoriously craptastic (and the bank, too), and as a disclaimer - I''m not a security expert and nothing is foolproof. I went transparent in 2009 after being inspired at NECC-DC. You don''t want to be the last person who has their own domain or let someone else get it.

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Social Media is Not Just For Students

A Principal's Reflections

When principals hear the words Twitter and Facebook they cringe. This is true, in many cases, when these tools are used for personal use. Quite simply, social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook have improved my effectiveness and efficiency as an educational leader.

Why Blog?

A Principal's Reflections

It was in March of 2009 that I decided to give this social networking tool Twitter a try. As I became active on Twitter members of my Personal Learning Network (PLN) began to suggest that I start a blog. No one person or group has all of the answers.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

It is titled Experiences in Self-Determined Learning and can be found at [link]. Self-determined learning or heutagogy is fast gaining interest from educators around the world interested in an evidence-based approach to learning. Learning Environment. 2009).

10 Things to Think About Before You Post

The Daring Librarian

I don't use Facebook - we just never got along and I never warmed up to Snapchat. Flocabulary: Hip-Hop Learning That is Out of this World! Over the years we've had a great educational partnership with our NYC friends at Flocabulary.

Why a Blog?

A Principal's Reflections

It was in March of 2009 that I decided to give this thing Twitter a try. As I became active on Twitter members of my PLN (Personal Learning Network) began to suggest that I start a blog. My mind was set in concrete that I would NEVER under any circumstances begin to blog (wait, I said the same thing about joining Facebook up until 2010). No one person or group has all of the answers.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm).

Looking Back At 2010 And Looking Forward To 2011.

The Web20Classroom

I wrote a post on December 28, 2009 where I talked about tools that I thought would have a break out year. Here is an example I use a lot where I asked people to give me their thoughts on what a PLN (Personal Learning Network) means to them.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital. Think Facebook.

My Edublog Nomiations 2011

The Daring Librarian

But what I get most from the Edublogs is an ever growing list of great new voices and views to add to my personal learning network. Write a post that includes your nominations on your blog , link to them and link to this site ( See an example from 2009. )