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A Back-to-School, Personalized Learning Toolkit

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Today, I’m amazed at the impact technology can have on the learning process—especially when it enables teachers to personalize learning. Today, I'm amazed at the impact technology can have on the learning process—especially when it enables teachers to personalize learning.

The secret element in blended learning

The Christensen Institute

By definition , online learning is part of any blended learning classroom. It is the key innovation for enabling student-centered learning at scale. Given this fact, it’s easy to get caught up in thinking of technology—devices and software—as blended learnings’ core, defining feature. The most important element in blended learning is one that’s been in classrooms for centuries. Technology with learning needs students – 0.57.

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Next Generation Learning: Elementary School

Neo LMS

This series has told the stories of some of the grant recipients of the Next Generation Learning Challenges program, describing schools that have taken seriously the need to adapt, modify and in some cases entirely reinvent learning modes, and teaching models using technology as a basis.

Innovative Science Teaching in Grades 6-12

The CoolCatTeacher

From augmented reality to game-based learning and online portfolios, she has a variety of ideas to share about how she amps up her science teaching with technology. SPONSOR: Join a Free Personalized Learning Session with Me and TextHelp!

After Early Results, Personalized Learning Is 'Quickly Becoming District-Wide' in Dallas

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Rogers Elementary School in Texas get an unusual introduction to technology. Personalized learning is core to the model at Rogers Elementary, and Kristen Watkins, director of the personalized learning program at Dallas Independent School District, says that exposing students to multiple devices is an intentional part of the school’s approach. The school also incorporates projects, flexible environments and student-led learning into its model.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsor: The STLinATL Conference will be at Woodward Academy in Atlanta July 26-27, 2018. For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. Link to show: Date: April 5, 2018. Vicki: So we need to personalize learning.

5 edtech tools that take personalized learning to the next level

eSchool News

An effective way to tackle the challenge of teaching core academics to all students across ability levels is to implement a personalized approach supported by a variety of carefully chosen digital resources. In our first year, we implemented personalized learning in our six middle schools.

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20.

IT Coaches Leading Change in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Instructional Technology Coaches can be helpful advisors for teachers if they learn strategies of encouragement and empowerment. Deb Ramm helps us learn the techniques to help powerful improvement happen in classrooms. Date: June 7, 2018.

One School’s Increased Student Growth with Data Integration

Where Learning Clicks

Learn about what makes this K–6 school successful. The post One School’s Increased Student Growth with Data Integration appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Inside the Classroom Blended Learning elementary Personalized Learning Student Data technology in the classroom

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Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Rogers Elementary fourth-grade teacher Sudhir Vasal created math lesson pathways so each child can progress at their own pace. Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. But personalized learning raises big questions about educational equity.

Are computer labs a thing of the past? Not so fast.

The Christensen Institute

In our blended learning research at the Christensen Institute, we see schools implement blending learning using technology along a wide spectrum, from a lab of desktops to 1:1 hand-held devices, 3D printers, VR headsets, and more. We also observe that at the end of the day, technology isn’t the most important component of a strong blended-learning program. Last year, the Institute’s BLU team took a deeper look at blended learning beyond the US.

Let’s retire the ‘gifted-and-talented’ label

The Christensen Institute

But in a day and age where we can move past our factory-model schools and personalize learning for all students, such that students can move at their own pace and not grow bored or disengaged and can dive deep into areas of passion, should schools be in the business of placing labels on students designed to sort them? His school transformed his class into a “blended-learning” environment to personalize the learning.

Failing forward: Why twists and turns toward learning transformations are valuable

The Christensen Institute

Last month, the Christensen Institute co-hosted the annual Blended and Personalized Learning Conference with the Highlander Institute and The Learning Accelerator in Providence, Rhode Island. One highlight among those conversations was a session called “Failing Forward”, where four leaders from across the country each bravely took the stage to talk about a point in time when their journey to personalize learning at scale took an unexpected turn.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

techlearning

and students are thriving under innovative initiatives that include blended learning, tech-rich classrooms, and exposure to hope and opportunities for lifelong success. Gray shared their uphill path to success at the 2018 T&L Phoenix Leadership Summit.

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Adapting to the New Classroom

techlearning

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.

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students

techlearning

Herndon, Virginia, July 2, 2018 —Education is not one size fits all. Students learn in different ways and have varying needs. The company provides innovative solutions for pre-K through 12th grade that empower districts to implement successful online and blended learning programs.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. Schools can join until September 2018. The tool is ideal for differentiated learning, literacy, English-language learners (ELL) or Special Needs instruction.

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Empowering Superintendents to Connect Technology and Learning

edWeb.net

In fact, many school technology plans fluctuated depending upon the latest fads and what someone learned at a conference and had little connection to curriculum or learning goals. Imperative 2: Raise the Bar with Rigorous, Transformative & Innovative Learning and Skills.

Fuel Education Expands Reading Literacy Platform for Schools and Districts

techlearning

Herndon, Virginia, February 26, 2018 — The online literacy platform from Fuel Education (FuelEd), Big Universe®, just got much bigger. The company provides innovative solutions for pre-K through 12th grade that empower districts to implement successful online and blended learning programs.

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Data-driven learning, not instruction, is the future of education

edWeb.net

Data-driven instruction may be the popular catchphrase in education, but in a recent edWebinar, the speakers advocated for data-driven learning. Using Student Learning Data to Foster a Growth Culture ,” featuring Amy Trees Dodson, M.Ed.,

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North Carolina School District Expands Access to Books with Online Literacy Platform from Fuel Education

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Herndon, Virginia, April 23, 2018 — Although every elementary school has different student needs its teachers must support, each needs an extensive library of books for its students. Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) in Cary, NC, the 15 largest school district in the United States, has 114 elementary schools. The company provides innovative solutions for pre-K through 12th grade that empower districts to implement successful online and blended learning programs.

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98 Percent of U.S. Public School Districts Connected to High-Speed Broadband, But 2.3 Million Students Still Left Behind

Education Superhighway

million students across the nation who lack access to the minimum connectivity required for digital learning. million teachers in more than 81,000 schools have the Internet access they need for digital learning.

OPINION: ‘Programs that give every student a computer instead of time with a teacher are misguided’

The Hechinger Report

In recent years, the state of Rhode Island has engaged in many innovative learning projects. This past semester I had the opportunity to observe two elementary classrooms using technology in new and exciting ways. One was a fifth-grade class at Whelan Elementary School in North Providence, Rhode Island, that had just agreed to begin a commercial personalized learning program. Related: Rhode Island’s lively experiment with blended learning.

Esports Emerge as Learning and Social Catalyst in Schools

edWeb.net

They can sit with people who are equal to or maybe a bit better at gaming to learn from them, putting ego aside. Esports is also a professional industry that in 2018, generated $906 million in revenue, and has the potential of reaching $3 billion by 2022. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Switching sides in the teacher wars

The Hechinger Report

TULSA, Oklahoma — On a fall morning in 2018, veteran technology teacher Abraham Kamara was working with his robotics team at Memorial Junior High School when Tulsa school superintendent Deborah Gist entered the classroom with a TV news crew.