Differentiating with Personalized Learning

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Personalized learning is the latest buzzword in an education environment bursting with new ideas but this one is impressive. In a sentence, personalized learning: “tailors instruction, expression of learning, and assessment to each student’s unique needs and preferences.” If you think it sounds like differentiated instruction, it does with this caveat: Personalized learning is student-directed, student-paced, and designed for each learner.

Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

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As most of us know, when students are engaged, their capacity for learning is greatly increased. This bilingual (English and Spanish) program motivates and rewards students to achieve full standards mastery and prepare for their state tests without distracting from the learning process. During the learning sessions, when a student gets an answer correct, he or she is immediately rewarded with a quick 20-second gameplay. More on personalized learning.

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Spotlight: How One Teacher Taught Digital Citizenship Via Student-driven Websites

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Sheila Slawek teaches digital literacy & computer science. I’ve known Sheila a long time and am profoundly impressed by how she passionately and energetically blends technology authentically into the learning lives of her students. The 8th grade just received their own profiled laptop since the school was deploying a blended learning/personalized learning initiative and the 1:1 student laptop was a key project.

Last Chance: Building Digital Citizens and Personalized Learning–Grad-level Classes

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MTI 557: Building Digital Citizens. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. This college-credit class starts in one week– Monday , August 6th ! Last chance to sign up. Click this link ; scroll down to MTI 557 and click for more information and to sign up. Click to view slideshow.

Connected Classrooms. Engaged Students. Personalized Learning.

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GoGuardian gives the district full visibility into how students use their devices, along with a host of tools to make learning safer, more personalized, and productive. Teach kids valuable digital habits, while keeping them safe inside and outside of the classroom. Students can use resources like YouTube safely and productively, and the district can even send real-time personalized messages that empower students to become better digital citizens.

Differentiation Simplified with Study.com

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Study.com is an online distance learning portal that provides over 70,000 lessons in fifteen subjects (including algebra, calculus, chemistry, macro- and microeconomics, and physics) aligned with many popular textbooks. Differentiated learning can be defined this way: With differentiated instruction, teachers proactively create options to accommodate a diverse range of learners while keeping the whole class on track. Learn to differentiate the easy way.

Are You R.E.A.D.Y. as a School to be Good Digital Citizens

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Today's students are using technology to collaborate, learn, research, and communicate while at school. Blended and personalized learning with digital tools has flooded classrooms, but most teacher-prep programs do not incorporate digital citizenship as requirements for teacher certification. Launching technology lessons or creating online learning is a huge responsibility. Then empower students with strategies to be good digital citizens.

Learning Strategies for your Classroom

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Students are wonderfully different in the way they learn, listen, and absorb. The popularity of personalized learning makes it abundantly clear that those numbers just aren’t good enough anymore. If you’re wondering what you can change about your teaching so that you reach more students this year, check out some of these amazing options: Blended Learning. Project-Based Learning. Visible Learning and John Hattie.

How Instructional Technology Coaching Can Help Teachers Create Powerful Learning Experiences

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“Technology use must, first and foremost, be designed to support learning goals, not the other way around.”. Ottenbreit-Leftwich in their 2013 study of authentic technology-enabled learning, highlights the main challenge coaches face when trying to support teachers using technology. It was tempting to let that excitement get in the way of what really matters: learning. Students need technology that will help them meet their existing learning goals.

August Preview at Ask a Tech Teacher

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Teaching Digital Rights and Responsibilities. College-level learning online. New Ways to Gamify Learning. Differentiating with Personalized Learning. Features to make your LMS a social learning platform. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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What You Might Have Missed in September

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Differentiating with Personalized Learning. Learning Strategies for your Classroom. New Ways to Gamify Learning. Print or Digital Textbooks? She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. Here are the most-read posts for the month of September: The 101 of Research for Kids.

Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy

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Nor can the value of social media as a teaching, learning, and publishing tool. Two principles inform why I engage with my students around social media: Digital literacy doesn’t just naturally develop any more than print literacy does, and. All learning happens through reflection and revision. And I have discovered that to effectively accomplish these goals, I must co-exist as digital neighbors with my students, inhabiting and interacting in shared social media spaces.

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

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However, our school’s digital culture and my own lack of awareness meant that a significant number of families were being frozen out of critical and empowering information. First, we needed to notify parents about the event without relying on email or any other digital communication tool. Finally, we identified the most critical elements of digital connectivity and planned speakers and activities to highlight how parents can be more attuned to what is happening at school.

What is the VARK model of Student Learning?

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If you use the VARK model of Student Learning , you know why I’m excited about it. VARK started as a questionnaire to help students and teachers understand their best approach to learning but has since become more of a guideline for teaching and learning. The acronym VARK refers to four learning modalities — Visual, Auditory, Reading/Writing, and Kinesthetic. Learning better when information is presented a certain way has nothing to do with intelligence.

Look what’s new at Zapzapmath

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These free grade-level apps for iOS and Android are aimed directly at home use to support students who want to learn math at home with fun games, enticing videos, and the same clever interface they experience in school. By gamifying math in a way that wraps personalized learning with real grade-level tools, Zapzapmath helps students change the way they think about math from an activity that occurs within the walls of the schoolhouse to one that can happen anywhere.

Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever

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Kiddom is designed to help teachers curate individual learning experiences with pages that are visual and easy-to-understand, and enable teachers to quickly determine student progress and where remediation is needed. IXL Learning. Learn Zillion. PBS Learning Media. If you are committed to personalized learning, the content library makes it easy to select resources for each student’s playlist that fit their personal needs and interests.

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

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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. It has become increasingly possible to personalize learning–adapt resources and assessments to student skills and needs and differentiate lessons that are pushed out to individual students or small groups ( read: Shifting my Teacher Mindset with Micro-credentials ). personalized.

How to Build Lifelong Learners

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Renowned linguist, philosopher, historian, and scientist, Noam Chomsky says it this way: “ Education is really aimed at helping students get to the point where they can learn on their own. Rephrased, this defines education as not about academic success, learning the 3Rs or graduating top in the class. Felicity is one of my teacherly heroes because she got me rethinking what I learned in education classes and hoping there was a better way. More on Lifelong Learning.

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The Important Morning Meeting

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They learn faster when you’re listening to them and come to believe they are worthy. Students will learn to participate quickly. In that way, they learn to be tolerant and patient. Do set the tone for respectful learning. Do support social, emotional and academic learning. I dug through the many ideas from my personal learning network and came up with these popular morning meeting activities: a greeting where everyone greets everyone else.

What Gartner’s Top Tech Trends for 2019 Mean for Education

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Augmented data analysis, blended digital tools and connected networks will reign among technology innovations in the coming year, according to IT analyst group Gartner’s top 10 tech trends of 2019. . The top ten digital technology trends are all about building the intelligent digital mesh,” says David W. Augmented Analytics: Teachers rely on data analysis to improve their relationship with students, especially as personalized learning programs become more widely adopted.

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College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

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Here are the four I’m currently offering: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. digital commerce. digital communications. digital footprint, digital privacy. digital rights and responsibilities.

What Qualities Make an Effective Teacher?

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Some students learn differently. Gordon, a Nationally-recognized Teacher and in the Top Five in my school district, so abysmally failed to spark my love of learning. They are ready and willing to take the extra time and effort to make learning work for an individual student. It became routine for me to adapt lessons to Belop’s learning style and be there after school whenever his mother could get him to see me for extra help.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

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Here are the four I’m currently offering: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. digital commerce. digital communications. digital footprint, digital privacy. digital rights and responsibilities.

Kick Off the School Year Right with These 14 Back to School Tips and Tons of Resources!

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These are some back to school tips along with posts, presentations, infographics, and resources to help you prepare for the school year ahead: Encourage students to set academic and personal learning goals so they envision their success and come up with strategies to achieve goals! Check out my post, Back to School Student Goal-Setting and Motivation with Digital Vision Boards. Students learn on the first day we are not just a classroom, but a community!

Kick Off the School Year Right with These 14 Back to School Tips and Tons of Resources!

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These are some back to school tips along with posts, presentations, infographics, and resources to help you prepare for the school year ahead: Encourage students to set academic and personal learning goals so they envision their success and come up with strategies to achieve goals! Check out my post, Back to School Student Goal-Setting and Motivation with Digital Vision Boards. Students learn on the first day we are not just a classroom, but a community!

Change Agents: Tech & Learning?s Most Influential People in EdTech In 2018

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Each of these leaders is working in thoughtful and creative ways on the frontlines of some of today’s most pressing issues—from the way we think about learning, AI, and innovation to gun control, refugees, and student privacy. And the work of these tutors has in turn transformed students, who are growing not only in confidence and knowledge in language learning, but also in understanding and motivation. Chatterbox is offering a special discount for Tech & Learning readers.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

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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. By request; delivered digitally to your school or District. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment.

College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

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Here are the four I’m currently offering: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. digital commerce. digital communications. digital footprint, digital privacy. digital rights and responsibilities.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

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Building Digital Citizens. Here is more detail on each class: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. digital commerce. digital communications. digital footprint, digital privacy. digital search/research.

ISTE Launches ISTE U to Help Teachers, Leaders Build Digital Competencies

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The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is beginning enrollment today for ISTE U , an online professional learning hub for teachers and leaders to build critical skills for teaching and learning in a digital world. What’s New: New Tools for Schools ] ISTE partnered with D2L to use the BrightSpace learning management system (LMS) to power ISTE U. Taking Mobile Learning to the Next Level. ? Digital Citizenship in Action. ?

ISTE Partners with D2L

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The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has chosen D2L’s Brightspace as the Learning Management System (LMS) for ISTE U , which offers online courses on digital citizenship, computational thinking, artificial intelligence, personalized learning and more. More information about learning opportunities with ISTE can be found here: [link]. LMS News Digital Learning Ed Tech Ticker

What Separates a Good Blended Learning Program From a Bad One?

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These days many schools tout blended learning programs when marketing their school to potential students. Blended learning can combine the flexibility of online instruction with the benefits of in-person teaching. But much like nutritional claims, such as “all-natural” and “healthy,” the term “blended learning” can mean just about anything depending on how you define it. The Good The best blended learning programs seem to have some common threads.

ISTE Wants to Be More Than Just a Conference. Learn How They Are Expanding.

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ISTE has an amazing conference and we get incredibly positive feedback about it, and if we could somehow make that last 365 days a year, everybody would be happy,” says Joseph South, chief learning officer at ISTE, noting that his charge is to help lead the expansion. The group’s new ISTE U is a partnership with Dominican University, in California, and D2L, a learning management system provider.

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Create a Classroom Ad Campaign

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The beginning of the school year is the best time to focus on creating a learning culture so that you can get everyone off on the right foot. Well-defined classroom procedures use time efficiently and, therefore, allow more time for learning. Creating an ad campaign for your classroom processes, procedures, and expectations can go a long way in helping teachers to create a positive learning culture in their classrooms.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. BLACKBOARD ALLY ( www.blackboard.com ) Blackboard announced that Blackboard Ally is now available for multiple learning management systems used by K-12 school districts. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.