Join Me in the Personalized Learning EdWeek Summit with Texthelp

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We'll be in Room 8: Texthelp: Enabling Students to Personalize Their Own Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can enable students to personalize their own learning.

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

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After that, a Surface device, then a Chromebook. 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. Students at Dan D.

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A year of personalized learning: Mistakes, moving furniture and making it work

The Hechinger Report

SAN DIEGO — Vista High School principal Anthony Barela had a vivid image of what school here could look like after a $10 million grant to reimagine learning: Rolling desks and chairs, with students moving freely and talking about their work. We’re literally learning as we go along.

Here’s What Happens When Every Student Gets a Personalized Learning Plan

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She has since altered her personalized learning plan (PLP) to include the courses and experiences she’ll need to pursue a career in architectural engineering. Legislation Leads Change All students can learn; however, not all students learn in the same way or at the same pace. Acknowledging this fact has driven the recent shift toward personalization in education. Central to the initiative is the idea that learning is not restricted to the classroom.

Modern Classrooms and Personalized Learning Are the Perfect Pair

EdTech Magazine

Modern Classrooms and Personalized Learning Are the Perfect Pair. A 10th-grader enters her classroom, flips open her Chromebook and then settles into a quiet corner to work. . This is an example of a modern ­learning environment , and in an ideal world, students here receive ­personalized instruction that results in better classroom performance. . We have more group-based learning going on, but we also accommodate individual instruction.

Connected Classrooms. Engaged Students. Personalized Learning.

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How do you implement 22,000 Chromebooks in a district with 93,000 students—while giving teachers an easy way to manage the devices in their classrooms? With this software, educators at Denton ISD in Texas have full visibility into how students are using their Chromebooks.

T&L Leadership Summit Workgroup: Blended and Personalized Learning

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The need to create more authentic personalized learning opportunities for all learners was one of the top issues addressed at the March Tech & Learning Leadership Summit in Rosewood, California. edtech Conference Blended Learning Leadership TL Advisor Blog

Educator Perspectives: 6 Ingredients for Personalized Learning Success

MIND Research Institute

Designing and implementing a personalized learning model requires more than technology—it requires a cultural shift. Brian has spearheaded amazing work at Pickerington, and has conducted workshops and trainings on technology, blended learning and personalized learning throughout the country. Seeing how technology and personalized learning are embedded in Pickerington, I asked Brian how that transformation started. Deeper Learning

Squaring personalization and digitization in 2018

The Christensen Institute

leads blended-learning implementations in K–12 Catholic schools as the b lended- l earning c oordinator for the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE). ?She She blogs regularly on blended learning for Notre Dame ACE Academies. Now, I want to say first and foremost that I champion blended learning specifically because of the myriad benefits I know this model can have for students. Defining Digitization vs. Personalization. A Tech-Free Personalized Model.

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

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For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018.

It’s New Year’s…Yeah, But…

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This is how things are done, it’s worked in the past, this is how they learned. One big thing that has changed at the school, in those five years, is that every student has a Chromebook that they take home. If we don’t know how, let’s seek to learn.

The learning experience is different in schools that assign laptops, a survey finds

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation.

All the Upgrades and Updates From Apple, Google and More at ISTE 2018

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Fractions covers math standards for grades 3-6 and features a storyline and what the company calls “personalized feedback” through an online tutor. The company describes it as a “digital, adaptive personalized learning solution.” SMART Technologies adds new collaboration features to its Learning Suite Online software, as well as a new remote device management system that works with third-party devices (iOS, Chrome, Windows, etc) and its own hardware.

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The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS — A few years ago, with little fanfare or announcement, the New Orleans education system began a massive experiment that’s reshaping how kids learn across the city. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative.

Bringing Tech to the Tundra: Educators Are Bridging the Technology Gap in Alaska

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One unique aspect of Mat-Su’s approach to digital learning is that edtech is housed under the office of instruction. The program uses school resources to purchase Google Chromebooks for students in rural areas (as the name implies) and couples that with a blended learning strategy in the classroom. Fewer students meant that the roll outs would be simpler and district leaders could learn from any missteps before scaling up the program at larger schools.

Personalizing the Journey for Our Students

The Principal of Change

They respond to the prompt on Chromebooks as the teacher conferences with individual students. The learning experience is not personalized and thus will not meet the needs of all students. You can read more about “Individualized and Personalizedlearning here.

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Why Self-Directed Learning is Important for Struggling Students

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To be prepared for success, struggling students need just as many opportunities to participate in self-directed learning and to develop autonomy as high-achieving students. I’m always looking to experiment with new practices, and after spending some time reading about what might help me meet the needs of my students, it felt like personalized learning was the next logical step—but I had concerns that my students might not be able to handle the transition.

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

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But these efforts have fallen short of meaningfully transforming learning. Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students. Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students. Additional Resources from eSpark Learning.

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How We Empowered and Engaged Latino Parents—by Building a Tech Community

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Initially, it seemed like a fairly easy proposition: We would just pick a date and invite parents to show up and we could talk to them about technology use, communications and what our one-to-one Chromebook distribution meant for their family. We planned to educate parents about internet safety, digital citizenship and Chromebook management. But not all learning and community building is comfortable for every participant.

Students Step up to Lead Tech Implementation at Their Elementary School

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Finally, she made it to the charging station and her shift at the learning resource center (LRC) officially started. This was a great enhancement to the district’s 1:1 initiative, which provides Chromebooks for students in grades 3-8 and iPads for students in K-2. Our teachers had full schedules with loaded curriculum and they lacked the time to learn to use the tools or to figure out when to visit the lab. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

Digital Leadership is Not Optional

A Principal's Reflections

Personalized and blended learning pathways were proclaimed to be the future of education. More and more schools have gone 1:1 thanks to the cost-effectiveness of the Chromebook and cloud-based tools.

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Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

This time, it’s not about iPads and Chromebooks; it’s 1:1 computing. Digital devices, be they iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, Macs, or PCs, give students access to endless amounts of web-based resources for research, inquiry, collaboration, sharing, and more. personalized.

Educators See Positive Impact of Mobile Devices in K–12

EdTech Magazine

School principals value using technology for learning because of its ability to help empower learning and address the educational inequities inherent in today’s education system . They also enhance the learning experience for those students.

Social-Emotional Learning Competencies Get a Boost from Classroom Technology

EdTech Magazine

Social-Emotional Learning Competencies Get a Boost from Classroom Technology. In a recent study , 98 percent of principal s said they believe students from all backgrounds would benefit from learning SEL skills in the classroom. .

3 Levels of Connectivity K–12 Schools Should Consider

EdTech Magazine

It depends on your learning goals, according to EducationSuperHighway. Technology has become an integral part of day-to-day classroom activities, used for everything from improving personalized learning initiatives to cutting down on unwanted behavior.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. . MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out opportunities for schools to apply for personalized learning funding!

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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.

How teachers can go blended (when they’re the only one)

The Christensen Institute

About the author: Casey Lynch is a K-12 education research intern with the Christensen Institute focused on interviewing and profiling schools in the Blended Learning Universe Directory, and a rising 8th grade English teacher in The School District of Philadelphia. Many teachers interested in implementing blended learning may be deterred by challenges in their school contexts. Innovation theory and the Blended Learning Universe Directory stand to offer implementable solutions.

Google Supports Ed Tech Research into Modern Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

Educators consider laptops, like the ever-popular Chromebook , to be the most effective technology in the classroom. It also found that teachers highly value technology to increase flexible, active and personalized learning opportunities. Increasing personalization is precisely what Google had in mind when it announced a new batch of 2-in-1 Chromebooks in mid-January. Google Supports Ed Tech Research into Modern Classrooms. meghan.bogardu….

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Microsoft’s Many EDU Updates—and a Window of Opportunity to Win K-12 Market Share

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Microsoft has long had a beef with Google—even if the company won’t always admit it today—dating back to the “Scroogled” advertisement campaign that critiqued the search giant’s Chromebooks and privacy policies. Among them: a blog post from a Microsoft executive, touting new Windows devices that provide “more options for schools who don’t want to compromise on Chromebooks.” That low price point is competitive with Google Chromebooks that start at under $200.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular.

EdTechTeam Launches ‘The Virtual’ Online Summit

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Integrating the theme CREATE , EdTechTeam is getting messy and mixing it up to unveil new and ever-evolving content on the most relevant topics and learning principles in the classroom today, including mindfulness, accessibility, creativity, and personalized learning.

The 4 C’s of Learning in a Connected Classroom

EdTech Magazine

The 4 C’s of Learning in a Connected Classroom. K–12 schools transitioning to a connected classroom model should be focusing on four key aspects, or the “four C’s” of learning , to create a successful learning environment, according to a Cisco report on using technology in the classroom. For teachers with the latest smartboard or new Chromebooks for students, installing the technology is not the end of the process, it’s the very beginning.

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Here's How Single Sign-On Saved One District 2,500 Hours of Instructional Time Per Month

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Our district uses a wide variety of technology—MAC, PC, iPads, Android tablets, Chromebooks, cell phones—which can be a challenge for IT departments and teachers. This is important because when students can engage with information—through conversation, projects or hands-on activities—followed up by reflection, they construct learning. There is also more time for students to reflect on learning and for teachers to reflect on lessons.

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The Great Learning Management System Debate: Featuring Canvas, Schoology and Google Classroom

TeacherCast

With personalized learning at the forefront of many school initiatives, the use of learning management systems has become a hot commodity among schools. Let’s examine three learning management systems aimed at personalizing learning and blended instruction.