Personalized Learning: Is It?

The Journal

Personalized learning” is rapidly gaining popularity in the United States. In our blog we cast a critical eye on this specific use of technology in education. Cutting to the chase — and answering the question in the blog’s title — no

Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014

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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.

When personalized learning also boosts special education students

The Hechinger Report

Students at Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School benefit from personalized learning and two hours per day of small group instruction. And at Brooklyn Lab, the historical expertise from the special education field finds a logical home in the more recent trend to customize learning.

Visionary Leadership and iPads

iTeach with iPads

“The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.”-Helen I was honored to be asked to speak at this event and share what is possible in early childhood education when students are given the ability to create their own learning.

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The Importance of Jaggedness in Personalized Learning

edWeb.net

According to Learning in the 21st Century: the 2019 Digital Promise LVP Survey , 83% of teachers think students are capable of high achievement, but just 26% think students are reaching those levels today. Context: The context of a student’s home and learning environment matter too.

Personalized Learning Is a Problem of Privilege

Edsurge

When I moved to the Silicon Valley in 2014, I, like many, joined the gold rush to pursue this idea called “personalized learning.” I truly believed that tech-powered personalized learning could be the answer education was waiting for. Perhaps the idea of personalized learning as a panacea is all of those things—or none of them. But I’ve come to learn that the label “personalized learning,” or whatever the next big thing is called, doesn’t matter.

App Smashing in Math

iTeach with iPads

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.

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iPads and Science in Kindergarten

iTeach with iPads

There are so many wonderful creation apps that allow students to create their own content and demonstrate their learning. A big part of early childhood education is experiential learning. The technology extends the learning experience and enriches it.

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Making Time vs Finding Time

A Principal's Reflections

First and foremost, make the time to learn, grown, and get better as opposed to finding the time. There is nothing more important to an educator, outside of working with kids, than professional learning. You can now learn anywhere, with anyone, at anytime you want for free.

The Limitations of Being a Disconnected Nomad

A Principal's Reflections

You see, prior to 2009 I was adamantly opposed to even the thought of using social media for both personal and professional reasons. Image credit: [link] Being a disconnected nomad limited my ability to lead and learn.

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do

User Generated Education

Some have “always” been true – some are unique to this century of learning. How to be a self-directed learner – finding and using resources (both face-to-face and online) to learn and improve personal interests. Self-directed Learning.

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Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

The teachers are very new to web tools, developing Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and are currently teaching full time. I look forward to grading their reflective eportfolios, because this is when my students begin to look back at their learning journey and see how much they’ve grown. Keep reading to discover how to get your students reflecting on their learning in your course with a digital portfolio. Pablo Beltrán (@pbeltranp) December 9, 2014.

Why ‘Personalized Learning’ Can Feel So Impersonal

Edsurge

Why does personalized learning, ironically, feel so impersonal? Personalized learning, in its broadest application, suggests tailoring instruction to meet the needs, strengths and interests of each learner. Yet there is clearly a gap between how educators and entrepreneurs perceive “personalized learning” and many other technology-infused terms in education. One of the more measured posts reads: There is NOTHING “personal” about personalized learning!

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

Kleinspiration

Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ? The program provides explicit, systematic, adaptive learning, scaffolding students as they struggle and advancing them to higher levels as they demonstrate proficiency.

The path to personalized learning is not straight

The Hechinger Report

Three different paths to the same general goal — personalized learning. Personalized learning” is defined differently by many of the schools and districts that employ the model, but in general, it refers to a style of teaching and learning that prioritizes student wants and needs.

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.

What 2015 Holds for the Future of Education

Digital Promise

As we all take time to reflect on 2014, now is also a good time to look forward to 2015. At Digital Promise, we saw tremendous growth in 2014. I hope everyone is provided the access and opportunities to power their own learning through the best that technology has to offer.

Digital Ways to Celebrate December Holidays

Teacher Reboot Camp

Get them learning and celebrating with digital devices, web tools and apps. Holiday Apps for Creating Gifts & Learning 2014 from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Students can create personalized learning games for peers or family members. Students can send a special greeting either through video, with personalized pictures, or with a holiday e-card. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day!

Our Work Defines Our Legacy

A Principal's Reflections

This post is my contribution to Leadership Day 2014. Are the memories of these individuals – whether positive or less than positive – what the other person intended? The more I learned in digital spaces the more I began to take risks to improve the culture at NMHS.

Personalized learning supports a diverse student body

edWeb.net

In fact, a conservative 30-40% of students may require an alternate learning path or support during their learning. Personalized learning comes into play with such a high level of learner diversity. Research and technology are key to improving personalized learning.

Digital Ways to Celebrate December Holidays

Teacher Reboot Camp

Get them learning and celebrating with digital devices, web tools and apps. Holiday Apps for Creating Gifts & Learning 2014 from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Students can create personalized learning games for peers or family members. Students can send a special greeting either through video, with personalized pictures, or with a holiday e-card. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day!

Four Steps to Building a Thriving Online Community for Every Teacher

Digital Promise

Many connected educators tout the value they’ve found in developing a Personal Learning Network, or a “PLN.” From the start, Dawn wanted to make sure this was a community that encouraged conversations about teaching and learning , not just about tablets and apps.

Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

The teachers are very new to web tools, developing Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and are currently teaching full time. I look forward to grading their reflective eportfolios, because this is when my students begin to look back at their learning journey and see how much they’ve grown. Keep reading to discover how to get your students reflecting on their learning in your course with a digital portfolio. Pablo Beltrán (@pbeltranp) December 9, 2014.

Top 100 Sites/Apps of 2014

Technology Tidbits

As w/ the previous year''s list, more and more mobile apps are making the list as mobile learning continues to be the rising trend in education. However, that''s not to say that there isn''t a good amount of websites and Learning Management Systems showing up as well.

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Expanded Data Visualization: A Further Look at Improving Ed-Tech Purchasing

Digital Promise

When looking at the findings from “Improving Ed-Tech Purchasing,” our recent study of the key obstacles and potential solutions for the personalized learning marketplace, we identified several key takeaways from the data. Learn About Tableau. Learn About Tableau.

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Framework: Distinctive Schools’ Map to Personalized Learning

Edsurge

Distinctive Schools , a network of high-performing charter schools in Chicago, Minnesota and Michigan, offers an example of how to create and operate a personalized learning system. It relies on a definition of personalized learning developed in 2014 by educators from 16 schools and representatives of a number of nonprofit and advocacy organizations. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

Here’s What Happens When Every Student Gets a Personalized Learning Plan

Edsurge

She has since altered her personalized learning plan (PLP) to include the courses and experiences she’ll need to pursue a career in architectural engineering. Legislation Leads Change All students can learn; however, not all students learn in the same way or at the same pace. Acknowledging this fact has driven the recent shift toward personalization in education. Central to the initiative is the idea that learning is not restricted to the classroom.

Personalized learning: How kids are getting into college by mastering their skills

The Hechinger Report

Students work on individual projects in the blended-learning classroom of Jessica Anderson, in Deer Lodge, Montana. When they are ready, the students demonstrate their understanding by performing thoughtfully developed tasks that determine how much learning has taken place.

Giving Voice to the End Users in Districts’ Technology Decisions

Digital Promise

This blog post is part of a series that highlight different stakeholders' perspectives on purchasing practices for K-12 personalized learning tools. Richard L. Gay is the purchasing manager at Baltimore County Public Schools , a member of the League of Innovative Schools.

Improving Ed-Tech Purchasing

Digital Promise

For the promise of learning technology to truly become reality for students and teachers, classrooms have to be equipped with the tools that fit their needs. It’s the process for discovering, evaluating, and acquiring classroom tools and resources, and it’s key to how schools create teaching and learning environments, how developers decide on features and product improvements, and ultimately how innovations with impact are able to spread.

The People and Moments That Define Us

A Principal's Reflections

My father was an elementary principal for 30 years and I always admired how he was able to inspire his staff to focus on student learning. But I learned from a mentor early on that making mistakes is okay; just don''t make the same mistake twice.

A ‘Learning Ecosystem’ Approach to Ed-Tech Acquisition

Digital Promise

This blog post is part of a series that highlight different stakeholders' perspectives on purchasing practices for K-12 personalized learning tools. Take a “learning ecosystem” approach to ed-tech acquisition.

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

Edsurge

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. To help teachers implement the learning model, schools and districts are increasingly paying top-dollar for specialized consultants.

A Wake Up Call For School Leaders

A Principal's Reflections

This is not to say that they are unwilling to learn or embrace significant change in this area. Don''t wait another second to start building a Personal Learning Network (PLN).

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