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.).

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

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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 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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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

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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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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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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Summer 2020 Book Study Title Announced @stenhousepub #EngagingLitMinds

Reading By Example

For the last three summers, contributors have responded here to the following books: Becoming a Literacy Leader by Jennifer Allen (2017) Literacy Essentials by Regie Routman (2018) The Listening Leader by Shane Safir (2019). How does the study work?

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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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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.

How the Frayer Model Helps Thousands Learn Vocabulary

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Critical thinking Word study/Vocabulary ed big ideas pedagogy TeachHUBIn a perfect world, vocabulary is learned in context: The phrases and sentences around the unknown word define the meaning.

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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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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.

?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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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. #

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.

Visible Learning and John Hattie

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s what Hattie’s distillation of hundreds of studies involving hundreds of thousands of students said didn’t much matter : class size. Over the years, I’ve struggled to teach in ways my students would understand.

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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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.

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 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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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.

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. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 and 29 Combined Edition). Tagged on: July 23, 2017 ED warns schools of another widespread ransomware attack | Future of Ed Tech e-Newsletter → In light of a recent widespread ransomware attack, the U.S.

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

Doug Levin

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 27, 2017 Sonos says users must accept new privacy policy or devices may "cease to function" | ZDNet → "The customer can choose to acknowledge the policy, or can accept that over time their product may cease to function," the spokesperson said.

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

Doug Levin

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 27, 2017 Sonos says users must accept new privacy policy or devices may "cease to function" | ZDNet → "The customer can choose to acknowledge the policy, or can accept that over time their product may cease to function," the spokesperson said.

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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?

Hosting Study-Groups for Teachers

Reading By Example

“Thank you, Dana,” the fifth grade teacher said to me on the last day of our lunchtime study-group. ” We had just finished our six-week long study-group centered around Christopher Lehman’s book Energize Research Reading and Writing.

Using @SutoriApp for Students to Track Study Progress & Reflections #edtech

techieMusings

In our final three weeks of AP Prep, I give students a variety of resources to study from. Though I still give some full class assignments during this time, I want to make sure that each student is studying based on their specific needs. AP Calculus Study Progress 2.

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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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