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Stop pitting technology against quality, in-person time

The Christensen Institute

In a New York Times op-ed a couple weeks ago, Susan Pinker, the author of The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter , showcased the evidence that too much technology can be a bad thing, particularly for the most vulnerable students in our society. Districts tempted to start with technology for its own sake should pay heed. The point is that technology need not mean bad outcomes, but can unleash some stellar ones.

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.

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

MindShift

In a fast-moving field like education technology, it’s worth taking a moment to take stock of new developments, persistent trends and the challenges to effective tech implementation in real classrooms.

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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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.

At the end of our tether

Learning with 'e's

What does mobile technology have to do with academic freedom? A person's freedom of learning is part of his freedom of thought, even more basic that his freedom of speech.' Holt could easily have gone on to argue that freedom of learning should also include choice of location.

Function Follows Form: How Two Colleges Redesigned the Classroom for Active Learning

Edsurge

Although a wealth of research suggests that active learning increases student engagement and improves academic outcomes, many college campuses struggle to get faculty to shift away from traditional, sage-on-a-stage style teaching practices. But some institutions are gaining traction using a novel approach: leveraging the expertise of facilities and information technology staff to support the redesign of classroom learning experiences.

Redesigning the Syllabus to Reflect the Learning Journey

Edsurge

Personalized learning is still in its infancy—as are the curricular tools and resources available to support teachers in implementing it. Currently, there is no shortage of articles offering a high-level look at how and why personalized learning will impact student growth, and conference sessions where teachers are encouraged to change the way they teach, but not given the tools to modify their instructional practices. Learning journey for 8th grade geography built Venngage in 2017.

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Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

Learning with 'e's

We recorded micro-teaches - usually a 10 minute lesson - and then played back the footage to the students so they could see and hear themselves and learn from the experience. Game based learning is another area of development that has already impacted positively on education.

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Can children learn from a “mixed-reality” game?

The Hechinger Report

Yannier’s research experiment is part of a partnership between Forest Grove’s school district and Carnegie Mellon to see if high-tech ideas can improve teaching and learning. Most technology is so isolating. Most technology is so isolating,” she said. “I

What Kids Can Learn When Blocks Get A Tech Boost

MindShift

Yannier’s research experiment is part of a partnership between Forest Grove’s school district and Carnegie Mellon to see if high-tech ideas can improve teaching and learning. Some tech companies are also trying to mix hands-on play with digital learning.

Lightspeed launches PD, webinars around collaborative learning

eSchool News

Inaugural PD, collaborative learning event to be held on December 4, 2015. The Learning Leadership Webinar Series will feature a lineup of experts discussing various topics related to collaborative Learning.