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Project-based learning gets its moment during the coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

Their experience with remote learning helped when schools closed because of the coronavirus. Shelby County Public Schools trained all of its teachers in project-based learning seven years ago, and the practice had taken root in pockets all over the district.

Universal Skills for Learners: Increasing School Relevancy

User Generated Education

Kids are learning – but for way too many it occurs outside of the school environment rather than during school. Engagement is strong at the end of elementary school, with nearly three-quarters of fifth-graders (74%) reporting high levels of engagement.

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The Importance of Jaggedness in Personalized Learning

edWeb.net

According to Learning in the 21st Century: the 2019 Digital Promise LVP Survey , 83% of teachers think students are capable of high achievement, but just 26% think students are reaching those levels today. Context: The context of a student’s home and learning environment matter too.

Khan Academy plunged into classrooms, then classrooms went online

The Hechinger Report

Although Khan Academy was one of the first online learning organizations to promote the idea that kids could learn at home at their own pace, Khan denied the suggestion that working with traditional schools was a significant change in direction, instead calling it “a natural evolution of our work.”.

Schools on a screen: One tech-savvy school district has lessons for others going online

The Hechinger Report

Credit: Gail Robinson for The Hechinger Report. Are you ready to learn the basics?”. Children and teachers were familiar with a variety of learning apps and other educational software. The Gates Foundation is among the many supporters of The Hechinger Report.).

Coronavirus becomes unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships

The Hechinger Report

Along with Rose, I contacted a middle and an elementary school teacher to see how they are faring. Of course, teachers want their students to master content, develop a love of learning and move on to the next grade. Related: Teachers need lots of training to do online learning.

Making sense of school innovation: Five categories of practice revealed

The Christensen Institute

Where are schools reimagining teaching and learning across the country, and what approaches are they adopting? The project uncovered a set of schools—many of which have not received widespread recognition—and revealed the practices these schools use in pursuit of student-centered learning.

Why a high-performing district is changing everything with competency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

Avery Bencal is a fourth grader at Winthrop Elementary School in Melrose, Massachusetts. Her teacher has embraced competency-based learning, which asks students to take more control in the classroom. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report.

Pandemic May (Finally) Push Online Education Into Teacher Prep Programs

Edsurge

It’s an opportunity for the future teachers who are enrolled at the college to apply what they learn in class in a practical setting, testing out lesson plans with real elementary students. McGhee, assistant clinical professor of elementary education at Auburn University.

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

Almost no district was truly ready to plunge into remote learning full time and with no end in sight. There is no one-size-fits-all remedy and no must-have suite of digital learning tools. Blaney Elementary School in Elgin, S.C., on March 18, 2020. on April 10, 2020.

Educational Crises and Ed-Tech: A History

Hack Education

Bush famously said in 2000, "Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?" So no, Khan Academy did not invent "personalized learning." In elementary schools, between 7 to 13% of instructional time was spent watching television.

A Few Schools Reopen, But Remote Learning Could Go On For Years In U.S.

MindShift

The state has had fewer than 500 reported cases of the coronavirus as of this week. When it came to elementary school students, “The parents felt they were more able to handle them and/or more able to help them.” Learning loss. ” Copyright 2020 NPR.

The Ed-Tech Imaginary

Hack Education

Despite all the talk about our being "data-driven," about the rigors of "learning sciences" and the like, much of the ed-tech imaginary is quite fanciful. " The push for everyone to "learn to code." So why would Matrix-style learning be desirable?

What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Stephanie Strom for The Hechinger Report. She has learned to use technology-enabled woodcutting tools and is at work creating a virtual tour of her school, Laing Middle School in Charleston County, using another drone she built in the school’s Fab Lab. In 2020, the C.E.

What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

In math teacher Danielle Bosse’s classroom, three students take assessments (foreground) while their classmates learn and practice different math skills. Photo: Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report. There’s so much behind music to learn.”. Future of Learning.

How to Support Teacher Innovation Within a Strict State Accountability System

Edsurge

How could we transform a traditional, dysfunctional, low-performing system measured by high-stakes assessments into a system with exceptional teaching and learning environments that developed students empowered to change the world? They wanted student-centered teaching and learning environments where success would be determined by growth rather than state assessment proficiency or seat time. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

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Why a High-Achieving District Keeps Tinkering With a School Model That Already Works

Edsurge

Four of our seven elementary schools are ranked in the top 20 schools in Pennsylvania, and our high school forensics team is recognized as one of the best teams in the nation. So in spring of 2014, when the district proposed implementing a 1:1 technology initiative that would help teachers and students transition to a personalized learning model, there was some resistance from families and the board rejected the proposal.

K–12 Education’s Top Tech Hurdles to Innovation

EdTech Magazine

A recent report from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) identified five key roadblocks for K–12 schools’ digital transformation in 2020. MORE FROM EDTECH: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning. That’s backwards,” notes the CoSN report.

Full-day kindergarten is great for kids, so why isn’t it required?

The Hechinger Report

Crisp Elementary School in Nashua, New Hampshire. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. Crisp Elementary School in the small city of Nashua, New Hampshire, nodded. Photo: Lillian Mongeau/The Hechinger Report. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

K–12 Education’s Top Tech Hurdles to Innovation

EdTech Magazine

Technology is developing at a faster clip than its adoption, and while some K–12 classrooms are innovating — by using drones in curriculum or digital tools to personalize learning — they remain isolated examples dotting an unequal landscape where, often, digitization is seen as an end in itself rather than a means to improve learning. MORE FROM EDTECH: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning. That’s backwards,” notes the CoSN report.

K–12 Education’s Top Tech Hurdles to Innovation

EdTech Magazine

Technology is developing at a faster clip than its adoption, and while some K–12 classrooms are innovating — by using drones in curriculum or digital tools to personalize learning — they remain isolated examples dotting an unequal landscape where, often, digitization is seen as an end in itself rather than a means to improve learning. MORE FROM EDTECH: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning. That’s backwards,” notes the CoSN report.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

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and students are thriving under innovative initiatives that include blended learning, tech-rich classrooms, and exposure to hope and opportunities for lifelong success. When we support parents’ learning, they create a culture of learning at home.”

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. This week, I also enhanced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map by adding video clips of news reports of select incidents since 2016. The pace of additions should be concerning to anyone who cares about personalized learning and/or student data privacy. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition).

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. This week, I also enhanced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map by adding video clips of news reports of select incidents since 2016. The pace of additions should be concerning to anyone who cares about personalized learning and/or student data privacy. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition).

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