The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting many of my virtual friends face to face in San Diego at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. Thank you to each of my dear friends below that donated one of your personal products! Day 5- What did I learn?

Connection for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. By engaging in opportunities to make connections beyond the classroom to real-world learning activities and situations, students are better able to experience personalized learning.

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Connection for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. By engaging in opportunities to make connections beyond the classroom to real-world learning activities and situations, students are better able to experience personalized learning.

DENny Award Winners 2012 - Discovery Educator Network Awards

Educational Technology Guy

Last night was the DENny Awards 2012, the annual awards where the Discovery Educator Network and Discovery Education honor DEN members for their efforts throughout the years. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Common Misconceptions of Educators Who Fear Technology

A Principal's Reflections

Education is currently at a crossroads as traditional methods and tools are changing as a result of advances in technology and learning theory. We are beginning to see some schools across the country take the lead in merging sound pedagogy with the effective integration of technology.

3 ISTE Points Worth Mentioning.

Kleinspiration

click the image to view the full flyer ISTE 2012: San Diego, California Point 1 : "Collaborative Mentoring for New Teachers" I''m so excited to attend ISTE this year.

5 Recent Advances in Educational Technology - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

5 Recent Advances in Educational Technology Imagine going to school without getting out of bed. It’s amazing to think about how 20 years ago, personal computers were only just beginning and now, it’s within arm’s reach of the majority of the youth in America.

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Million-Dollar Advice: The High Cost and Limited Return on Personalized Learning Consulting

Edsurge

Follow education technology-reform projects, and you’ll find mixed academic outcomes and expensive consultants. In July of 2015, the district paid more than $400,000 for alignment, strategy and professional services from Education Elements, a for-profit personalized learning consultant, according to receipts obtained by EdSurge from the district. million to the firm for personalized-learning consulting services.

Personalized Learning’s Unknowns: Silicon Schools’ Five-Year Journey

Edsurge

“We do not believe that there is yet definitive proof that personalized learning works better than other models.”­. — All That We’ve Learned: Five Years of Working on Personalized Learning. Silicon Schools Fund got started in 2012 by Brian Greenberg, a former high school principal and John Fisher, heir to the Gap fortune, with the idea of finding ways to scale promising charter schools. What can technology do for them?

I am not an expert, I simply love what I do.

Kleinspiration

just as I like for my students to think of learning as being fun. As I sipped my coffee, I enjoyed the casual exchange of dialogue surrounding classroom design, getting started with blogging, and influential members of my personal learning network. I have so much to learn still.

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AI, Personalized Learning Are a Dynamic Duo for K–12 Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

AI, Personalized Learning Are a Dynamic Duo for K–12 Classrooms. New learning. For the last decade, some of the most common initiatives have been about increasing personalization and using technology. . The Issue of One-to-one Learning in Large Classes.

Social Media Guide and Resources for Educators

Educational Technology Guy

Educators can learn, share, connect and more with educators from around the world. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Social Media is an incredible resource for education. They can collaborate and communicate with students, parents, and colleagues.

New study casts doubts on effectiveness of personalized learning program in New Jersey

The Hechinger Report

” It was an experiment in so-called “personalized learning,” where algorithms churned out customized lessons for each student. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. A classroom using the Teach to One math program. Photo: Nichole Dobo.

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Overall, educators need to understand some basics about technology and that it is not a be-all-end-all solution to everything in a classroom. Technology can help teachers differentiate and provide new experiences for their students. This goes along with number 3 - self learning.

Exploring the Educational Value of Pinterest

A Principal's Reflections

As I began to piece together resources on Personal Learning Networks(PLN’s) , I lost track of time and ended staying up well past my bedtime. This led me to begin to brainstorm many ways in which educators could utilize this resource to enhance teaching and learning. I think in time Pinterest will evolve into a powerful component of educator''s Personal Learning Networks. educational technology Pinterest

Misguided Efforts in Educational Reform

A Principal's Reflections

A few weeks back I passed along an Education Week article to administrators in my District that highlighted the many technology challenges that states anticipate with common tests. We have moved from testing endurance to testing technological proficiency.

Welcome Back! Some great resources to get your school year started

Educational Technology Guy

Overview of some free technology that can help you be more organized and efficient. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Welcome back to school! I hope everyone had a great summer and was able to relax and recharge.

Twitter: A Tool For All

A Principal's Reflections

Check out the archive HERE and learn how you can easily and freely harness the power of Twitter. educational technology Opinion Social Networking Twitter

Editor’s Picks 2015, No. six: Where blended meets personalized learning—and gets results

eSchool News

A coordinated, intentional program of blended learning is changing teaching and learning in the Nation’s capital. Blended and personalized learning were two topics on the rise this year. The goal is to produce deeper learning. That was Spring 2012.

Live Thursday, February 2nd - Panel on Personal Learning Profiles

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Thursday, February 2nd, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com panel discussion on "Personal Learning Profiles," also referred to in variously as "personal success plans," "learner profiles," or "personalized learning paths."

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How Baltimore CPS Used Communications Strategies to Create Personalized Learning Buy-In

Edsurge

In the case of Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) , when the district began a huge leap to personalized learning, its leaders consciously began designing a communications strategy to bring together students, teachers and families. And what BCPS itself learned along the way was that to be truly helpful to other educators, sharing out that both the triumphs and the failures must be continual, authentic and transparent. This isn’t your alma mater’s old note home.

Google 80/20 Rule Applied to Education - for students too!

Educational Technology Guy

Google engineers are encouraged to take 20 percent of their time to work on something company-related that interests them personally. The article details how a principal has created the same kind of atmosphere for the teachers, giving them time each week to come up with interdisciplinary projects, new assessments and ways to integrate technology into their students'' learning. Technologies. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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Implications of the 2012 NMC Horizon Report for 21st Century School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

"To skillfully change our paradigms and cultivate the ability to embrace change, we must learn to let go of our old paradigms ," write Ted McCain, Ian Jukes, and Lee Crockett in their book Lining on the Future Edge: Windows on Tomorrow. This reminder is the 2012 NMC Horizon Report K-12 Edition ( You can download it here. Here''s what the 2012 NMC Horizon Report outlines as the technologies closest to adoption in our schools.

Connect, Share, Learn

A Principal's Reflections

Through connected learning and sharing, I have become better equipped to lead change at New Milford High School and to begin to transform the teaching and learning process. technology. Thank you to everyone out there that has made me a better leader, educator, and person.

Using Technology to Humanize

The Principal of Change

I have been an advocate of technology in education for a long time. People > Technology. If we lose our connection with the people in our buildings, I want no part of technology. But technology can actually be used to build face-to-face relationships, not limit them.

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

Pane is among a wave of education watchers getting excited by the idea that technology may finally offer a solution to the historic constraints of one-to-many teaching. Personalized learning is the No. So what is personalized learning, exactly? Learn what you want.

How to Become a Connected Educator: Developing an Effective PLN

The 21st Century Principal

With that, in their book The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age, Nussbaum-Beach and Hall introduce the idea of t he teacher-modeler of connectedness , and throughout their book, they tell educators how to become a “connected educator.”

It's Open House at the Discovery Educator Network This Week!

Educational Technology Guy

I''ve met some great people in the DEN and learned so much. It''s a great Personal Learning Network for any and all educators. This week, September 10 - 14, 2012, the DEN is having and open house to share resources and how the DEN can benefit educators.

Discovery Educator Network Open House Sept 10-14. Great free resources!

Educational Technology Guy

I''ve met some great people in the DEN and learned so much. It''s a great Personal Learning Network for any and all educators. September 10 - 14, 2012 the DEN is having and open house to share resources and how the DEN can benefit educators. We’ve got a great schedule of activities to help you share the DEN and even learn more yourself about the community. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

New Posted Resources 05/11/2012

The Web20Classroom

Download: "Own Your Space" was written by Linda McCarthy, for Internet savvy "tweens" & teens, and their parents or educators.

Skills for Learning 2.0

Learning with 'e's

I have been thinking and writing about ' Learning 2.0 ' for some time now. This is the argument that there has been a paradigm shift in the way students learn - from 1.0 One of the most valuable assets a 21st Century learner has is their personal learning network (PLN).

What's a teacher to do?

The Innovative Educator

She is passionate, dedicated, devoted, and always trying to come up with creative ways for her students to learn. Then they write their own personal learning plan to meet this goal. education reform technology in education

Think "Out of the Box" Assistive Technology #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Notes from SXSWedu 2012 panel discussion/concurrent session. Differentiation techniques for sped or GT students work with ALL kids; when you learn methods to use with students who have special learning needs, you learn how to best teach all children. It promotes continuous learning. Microsoft has been working with Kinect technology and autistic students. Technology removes barriers and helps them interact with the world.

Twitter: Easiest Way to Get Connected for 21st Century Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

If you are at a loss for some ways to use this technology, here''s some suggestions based on my own experience. One is my school Twitter account, and the other is my personal-professional account.

Financial Viability of Some ‘Personalized Learning’ Charter Schools Unclear, Report Says

Marketplace K-12

A group of charter schools that have tried to pioneer “personalized learning” in schools face big questions about the sustainability of their approaches after private sources of funding run dry, a new analysis suggests. The “personalization” strategies in play in those schools vary widely, and include “station-rotation” models that move students through different approaches to learning, with different experiences with technology.