Why personalized learning is hard to study

The Christensen Institute

This week saw the release of the third in a series of personalized learning studies conducted by the RAND Foundation. NGLC schools yielded some positive academic results, but educators and administrators reported numerous challenges. And in some cases, such as how often teachers reported “keeping up-to-date documentation of student strengths, weaknesses, and goals,” the researchers detected little to no difference between personalized NGLC schools versus traditional schools. (NB:

New Cyberlearning Community Report: Five Great Reasons to Read It

Digital Promise

We worked together intensively for over a year to write a “community report” in which the authors would help us to report on the designs, ideas and progress in the cyberlearning community. The result, called the “Cyberlearning Community Report: The State of Cyberlearning and the Future of Learning with Technology,” was released on October 2, 2017 and is free to download here. The community report is available at: [link].

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2016 EdTechTeam Impact Report

EdTechTeam

Building on the past success of EdTechTeam’s iOS Summits, this new program launched in October 2016 with the first online course taking place in November, the first workshops happening in December, and the first conferences featuring Apple Teacher scheduled in January of 2017.

How to study smarter

The Hechinger Report

As I prepared to write this column, I relied on some pretty typical study techniques. Researchers have devoted decades to studying how to study. They drew on the results of nearly 400 prior studies. Never test yourself immediately after you study,” Toppino says.

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GoConqr’s Online Learning Report 2017

GoConqr

Click the image to see the full infographic of the Online Learning Report 2017. Today Thursday 23 rd of February is Digital Learning Day , so to mark this we are releasing the Online Learning Report 2017 that the GoConqr team has been working on.

EdTechTeam 2017 Impact Report: Student Voice

EdTechTeam

In November 2017 EdTechTeam spun off the new Student Voice Foundation as a California Nonprofit and launched the Global Student Voice Film Festival (similar to handing off Future Ready Schools to the nonprofit Alliance for Excellent Education in 2014). This would be a great ‘Take Action’ piece for Social Studies! The post EdTechTeam 2017 Impact Report: Student Voice appeared first on EdTechTeam. Impact Report

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

Doug Levin

The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform: Digital Learning , which offers my sense of what those interested in K-12 educational technology can and should take away from this annual polling about schools. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition).

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Equity in #EdTech: A Report Review

ProfHacker

Justin Reich and Mizuko (Mimi) Ito have recently published a report entitled From Good Intentions to Real Outcomes: Equity by Design in Learning Technologies. The report is available for download without monetary charge and without collection of your personal data.

Has the Game Really Changed? Reporter’s Notebook from the 2017 Games for Change Festival

Edsurge

10 Studies to Know Hardly anyone present at the conference needed much convincing about the potential of games to delight, educate and heal. The professor at the informatics department at the University of California, Irvine (and who formerly was a games advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy) offered 10 studies that all skeptics—and anyone talking to them—should read and reference.

Visible Learning and John Hattie

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s interesting to note, in all of Hattie’s voluminous research, the big effects on whether students thrive are: student self-reporting grades. Over the years, I’ve struggled to teach in ways my students would understand.

How School Districts Work to Improve Summer Learning with Ed-Tech Programs

Digital Promise

In our new report, Rapid Cycle Pilots: Summer Ed-Tech Programs , we share key findings on how the summer programs were structured, and offer tips for implementing ed-tech over the summer. READ THE REPORT. While the results for learning outcomes in this study were mixed, educators across the participating districts still agreed there was value to exposing students to ed-tech throughout the summer.

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Summer 2017 Learning Series-6 Awesome Tools To Try This School Year

The Web20Classroom

In the social studies class take that boring report about a country and make an interactive travel book that goes deep. For the next several weeks I’ll be sharing posts that you can use for your summer learning.

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Better tests don’t lead to better teaching, study finds

The Hechinger Report

A research study finds that test preparation, even for rigorous tests, isn’t improving the quality of instruction. Teaching quality is a very hard thing to study. Two previous studies, of math instruction, combined classroom observations and teacher interviews.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Lake Central again seeks state technology loan of $900k | NWI.com → Each school district is eligible to receive $100 per student as determined by the enrollment at the end of September.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition). Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Lake Central again seeks state technology loan of $900k | NWI.com → Each school district is eligible to receive $100 per student as determined by the enrollment at the end of September.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 & 29 Editions)

Doug Levin

” that by 2019 half of all high school classes will be taught over the internet ; Raised questions about a new study on personalized learning ; Added four new incidents to the K-12 cyber incident map ; and. I have a bit more to say about some of these topics, so stay tuned… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye these past two weeks – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Summer.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition). Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 26, 2017 Are you a student? Tagged on: August 21, 2017 Should Professors Ban Laptops?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition). Tagged on: August 27, 2017 DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims | Education Week → When U.S. Tagged on: August 26, 2017 Are you a student? Tagged on: August 21, 2017 Should Professors Ban Laptops?

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New study reveals where low-income students are doing best

The Hechinger Report

When it comes to educating students from low-income families, according to a new study, one state leads the pack. Overall, the study confirmed that low-income students are still performing well below national averages.

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As public pre-K expands in schools, study finds principals are unprepared to support it

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Principals lack the experience and expertise in early childhood education that is needed as pre-K programs expand in public elementary schools and that could inhibit their ability to manage and support pre-K teachers, according to a new report.

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Should You Unschool?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Parents report benefits to children’s psychological and physical wellbeing, improved social lives, and improved efficiency of learning and attitudes about learning. The first time I read about Unschooling, I ignored it. Surely, it was a fad that would go away.

Defining the Skills for Success: New Report Signals the Difference Between Executive Function and Other Regulation-Related Skills

Digital Promise

From a literature review of approximately 160 recent studies, developmental psychologist Stephanie Jones and her research team at the Harvard Graduate School of Education find that EF is a set of mental processes that are used to carry out goal-directed behavior. According to a new report from Jones, Rebecca Bailey, Sophie P. This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here.

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Study: Boosting soft skills is better than raising test scores

The Hechinger Report

A new Chicago study shows that students who attend schools that foster soft skills do better in high school and beyond. For example, students said how much they agree with a statement like, “If I need to study, I don’t go out with my friends.”

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Why Teachers Should Help Students Learn Effective Study Strategies

MindShift

Professor John Dunlosky is trying to bridge these two worlds , intentionally studying the effectiveness of strategies that lab studies indicate are promising, but that don’t require special technology or extra resources. Francesca Timms (@fran_timms) April 19, 2017.

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Summer Learning Activities That Students Will Actually Enjoy

Wisewire

Through this activity, they will learn about investigating and reporting and also uncovering primary sources of information. End Of Year Learning Approaches Professional Development end of year learning style study skills time management

This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

Their work is a version of what educators call project-based learning, which means gaining knowledge by solving problems rather than by studying textbooks. Photo: Wayne D’Orio for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Wayne D’Orio for The Hechinger Report.

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Taking stock of 2017: What we learned about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

In 2017, two of the biggest names in education funding, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, continued to pledge their support (and millions of dollars ) to promote the potential of personalized approaches. In that spirit, let’s take a look at what a selection of research and reports analyzing innovative approaches to school design uncovered in 2017. Michigan’s K-12 Virtual Learning Effectiveness Report ”.

Report from AnthropologyCon: Designing Games for Classrooms and Research

ProfHacker

Anthropologists can and should be more involved in this emerging field, because of our role in studying and imagining different ways of engaging with the world, and our interest in exploring multimodal platforms for the dissemination of anthropological ideas.

Labeling kids with mild disabilities can backfire, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Jill Barshay/The Hechinger Report. Those parents should consider the results of a new study finding that children who are mildly symptomatic for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often end up worse off in school if diagnosed with the condition.

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A Better Way to Study Through Self-Testing and Distributed Practice

MindShift

As I prepared to write this column, I relied on some pretty typical study techniques. Researchers have devoted decades to studying how to study. They drew on the results of nearly 400 prior studies. Never test yourself immediately after you study,” Toppino says.

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Report: Declining Community College Enrollment Worries Workforce Experts

Edsurge

Community college enrollment declined 11 percent nationwide between 2012 and 2017, according to new research from the Southern Regional Education Board, a drop that may signal workforce trouble ahead as more jobs require advanced skills and credentials.

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Top universities could take thousands more low-income students, study says

The Hechinger Report

Far more low-income students are qualified to attend the nation’s most selective colleges and universities than they enroll, despite the fact that most have budget surpluses they could use to subsidize the neediest applicants, a new study contends.

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GradeCam: The Teacher’s Friend for Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

You can link any question to state standards and see standards-based reports as well. Social Studies. A sponsored post by GradeCam From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Zap Zap Math–Gamify any Math Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

The Education account includes a student report card so all stakeholders can track student progress. Grade K math app will be launched in June 2017.

3 studies argue against fidget spinners in the classroom

The Hechinger Report

Three research studies find that the objects detract from learning. Photo: Meryl Schenker for The Hechinger Report. So 2017, right? The newest study, “ Putting a negative spin on it ,” published online Oct. A student plays with a fidget spinner at school.

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