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. NB: For those familiar with last 2015 RAND report on personalized learning by the same authors, it’s worth noting a crucial distinction: this new study analyzed a group of 32 schools only 16 of which were included in the set of over 60 schools in the 2015 sample, which helps to explain some divergent conclusions drawn between the two.).

5 Tips For History Teachers In 2017

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The post 5 Tips For History Teachers In 2017 appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching General social studies

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If I was teaching Social Studies today…

Dangerously Irrelevant

Some folks know that I started my education career as a middle school Social Studies teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina. For instance, if I was teaching Social Studies today… My students and I definitely would be tapping into an incredible diversity of online resources.

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Learn How To Study Using… Dual Coding

Digital Promise

This is the final post in a series of six posts designed to help students learn how to study effectively. You can find the other five here: Learn How to Study Using… Retrieval Practice. Learn How to Study Using… Elaboration. Learn How to Study Using… Spaced Practice.

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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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Why Should Students Study Abroad?

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Why Should Students Study Abroad? About 3 years ago, Teach Thought was included at the table for the first White House Travel Blogger Summit on Study Abroad and Global Citizenship. The post Why Should Students Study Abroad?

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?What Studying Education Taught Me in 2017—And Where Tech Can Take Us This Year

Edsurge

In 2017, this was especially true while taking a computer science course on data structures and algorithms. The trend led to a prominent study by Caroline Hoxby on the large number of high-achieving students who do not apply to selective institutions despite their likely acceptance. Looking ahead 2017 has shown me many of the challenges in higher education that need solutions.

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Study Tips Backed By Science

Edudemic

Rather than consuming that tenth cup of coffee or asking your exhausted classmate how they manage to study for their tests, turn to science instead. The post Study Tips Backed By Science appeared first on Edudemic.

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Get inspired by Project Based Learning! 3 Awesome PBL case studies

Neo LMS

The key concept is active learning , which dovetails neatly into today’s topic where I will share with you three incredible Project Based Learning (PBL) case studies, that I hope will inspire you to be more ambitious in designing, developing and implementing PBL in your classroom.

7 of the Best Student Apps for 2017

GoConqr

When studying online tools and content can really enrich the learning process complementing existing knowledge and classroom experience. To make things easier for you, we present this a list of the most interesting and recommended student apps for 2017 to ensure that your study process is as complete as possible. What are the best student apps for 2017? #1 We will continue to add exciting new features throughout 2017. #2

Both Humans and Technology Are Noisy: How Do We Move Forward?

Digital Promise

In short, it’s a leap to think that a research study that examines a single or even a group of technologies, generalizes beyond those specific technologies (or specific products). Retrieved July 06, 2017, from [link]. Over the years, I’ve been involved in developing research programs and projects in education technology, games, and virtual reality.

Studying for Finals: 5 Collaborative Online Methods to Try in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re looking for new approaches to studying for finals that will excite your students, check out my article over on Hey Teach! Here’s a sneak peak: Studying for Finals: 5 Collaborative Online Methods to Try in Your Classroom . Study Tools.

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Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

We got a little integration of social studies there. 03:39 Karen V: What I learned… I was privileged to go back for a second time as a study group leader to Project Zero a couple years after my initial experience there.

Can you use Scratch Based Coding to Teach Social Studies?

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we take a look at creative things you can do in your Social Studies classroom that bring Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Communication to your students. The post Can you use Scratch Based Coding to Teach Social Studies?

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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. Read the full Report 2017 here.

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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5 Great Tips for Studying Abroad

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Studying abroad is a unique experience that every student should try , as it brings numerous advantages, from mastering languages to improving your personal skills. To help you make the most of the academic experience, we recommend these five tips for studying abroad. Discover the best resources to study abroad. Study in groups. Studying in another country is the perfect opportunity to learn or improve a language.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools.

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A new resource guide from Kiddom: Standards-based Grading for ELA and Social Studies

Ask a Tech Teacher

English Language Arts and social studies standards are often tangled webs of both skills and content, not so easily separated. Click here for free download of Standards-Based Grading for ELA and Social Studies.

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Study Finds Students Need More Navigable Computer-Based Exams

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Online test success is one part preparation and one part functionality. Classroom Digital Content Online Learning

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The Meemic Foundation to Give Out $500,000 in Grants to Local Educators in 2017

EdNews Daily

The foundation has pledged to give out $500,000 in grants in 2017 to help pay for everything from your standard pencil and paper to technological advances in the classroom. . Social Studies. Virtually all teachers wind up paying out of their own pocket for supplies.

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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When Students Study What They Can Still Change

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Research Schools: What are they and how do they work?

The CoolCatTeacher

The Kids Discover online platform lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners at three different lexiles. Wednesday, September 27, 2017. How a “Kids Deserve It T-Shirt” at ISTE 2017 caused a chance meeting.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Or, exploring areas of social studies with the arts is a very, very easy way. They were studying magnets in science.

Binge-Watch the Top 25 edWebinars of 2017!

edWeb.net

” If you get some down time over the holidays, it’s a great time to catch up on some of the most popular edWebinars of 2017! Here is our Top 25 List for 2017 based on those that had the most views. 22 Teaching Students How to Study Effectively for Tests. #

Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Are you studying Mars? Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Jeff Gearhart on episode 162 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Why not let students go live there?

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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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition). Students selling notes online a legal gray area, schools say | ArkansasOnline → University of Arkansas faculty members are debating how to best deal with the selling of lecture notes by students, spurred on by the practices of online study resource companies known for aggressive recruiting tactics. ' Tagged on: March 2, 2017 Who’s Watching Little Brother? Tagged on: February 27, 2017.

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The Great Education Equalizer? New Study Shows MOOCs Have Not Yet Fulfilled Their Promise as a Force for Equity

Digital Promise

Studying 164,198 participants in 68 MOOCs offered by Harvard and MIT through edX , Hansen and Reich’s research reinforces other findings that the average MOOC participant looks a lot like the average U.S.

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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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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Are computers teachers? Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Arizona lags behind in schools' internet access, but change is coming | Tucson.com → “Urban Arizona keeps progressing and keeps getting access to better technology,” he said. Tagged on: March 25, 2017 Cybersecurity Knowledge Quiz | Pew Research Center → This is not easy (though I did get 10/10).

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

Doug Levin

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. Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Forget what you’ve been told about edtech | TechCrunch → Patrick Brothers writes: "Investors are incessant in their hunt for the next emerging market.

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

Doug Levin

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. Tagged on: September 23, 2017 Forget what you’ve been told about edtech | TechCrunch → Patrick Brothers writes: "Investors are incessant in their hunt for the next emerging market.

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