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We need to change the teacher vs. technology narrative

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Sure enough, elementary and secondary teachers are among the most educated yet least paid professionals; and their likelihood of automation: practically zero. Fortunately, the future of learning technology is not replacing teachers, but amplifying their ability to meet the learning needs of their students. Targeting students’ individual learning needs. When implemented correctly, teachers and software work in tandem to support student learning.

EdSurge’s 2017 Year in Review: The Top 10 K-12 Stories, as Chosen by You

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Here are EdSurge’s top stories of 2017 in chronological order—a healthy dose of optimism and skepticism, words of encouragement and caution for the year ahead. Kids Don’t Fail, Schools Fail Kids: Sir Ken Robinson on the ‘Learning Revolution’ In a keynote presentation earlier this year, Sir Ken Robinson praised kids’ passion for learning but slammed a school system that beats this love out of students. Three students share how they’re still learning, and how schools can help.

Personalizing the Station Rotation recipe

The Christensen Institute

Prior to participating in a blended-learning pilot, Angela Jones, a teacher at Bella Romero Academy in Greeley, Colorado, had already started putting a great deal of effort into personalizing learning for her students, despite limited access to learning software and devices at the time. You are working with the teacher today, or you are working on a Khan Academy lesson today.’”.

Adapting to the New Classroom

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Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning. These out-of-the-box blended learning solutions can also help nontraditional students find their own paths. District leaders began a search for adaptive and blended learning solutions.