K–12 Educators Emphasize Personalized Learning for Class of 2030

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K–12 Educators Emphasize Personalized Learning for Class of 2030. Members of the Class of 2030 are just starting their educational careers, and they'll graduate into a world that may look very different from the one we know today. Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, data analytics and other emerging technologies are expected to take on a big role in education.

3 changes that can help the class of 2030 succeed

eSchool News

Today’s kindergartners are the class of 2030, and by the time they enter the workforce, it will look vastly different. Occupations will need expertise, creativity, grit, and, most importantly, people who can learn and cultivate new skills. But if we’re going to ensure the class of 2030 succeeds, our current education system needs an overhaul and a refreshed focus, according to a new report from Microsoft.

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How this district is preparing students for 2030–and beyond

eSchool News

Whether we like it or not, the fourth industrial revolution is fundamentally changing the way the world works–and educators have to rise to the task of preparing students for 2030 and beyond. “We We don’t have as much time as I thought we did to redesign education and prepare our students for the future,” said Dr. David Gundlach, the deputy superintendent of Wisconsin’s Oshkosh Area School District (OASD), during CoSN 2019. “It’s

In Announcing Winners of Higher Ed Challenge, Ed Dept Looks Ahead to 2030

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Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology held its first major event in nearly two years on Thursday, and the main takeaway is that the office is busy planning for the future—2030, to be exact. Education secretary Betsy DeVos, along with a handful of officials from the Office of EdTech , convened education leaders and entrepreneurs in Washington, D.C., That’s why everyone in every community needs to rethink education.” “New The U.S.

#9: 3 changes that can help the class of 2030 succeed

eSchool News

Today’s kindergartners are the class of 2030, and by the time they enter the workforce, it will look vastly different. Occupations will need expertise, creativity, grit, and, most importantly, people who can learn and cultivate new skills. But if we’re going to ensure the class of 2030 succeeds, our current education system needs an overhaul and a refreshed focus, according to a new report from Microsoft.

Education in 2030: the Times of London looks head

Bryan Alexander

A few weeks ago the Times of London asked a group of British, Australian, and American academics to imagine what education might look like in 2030. The results are engaging and diverse, illustrating neatly the wide range of education futuring. Also impressive was a stark, post human future by Eric Cooke , and want to share it at length because of its extreme vision: [I]f I am still alive by 2030, I hope to have a wise and erudite AI tutor and mentor.

Live Interview on Thursday, Jan. 20 - Barnet Berry on Teaching 2030

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, January 20th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Barnett Berry on new book, Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools--Now and in the Future. "In In the raging controversy over the purpose of public education and how to fix the nation''s underperforming schools, the voices of America''s best teachers are seldom heard.

MY World 360° Joins Virtual United Nations General Assembly

Digital Promise

Better World 2030. Better World 2030 AR app. Watch the live debut of Better World 2030 at the SDG Action Zone at 11:30pm EST on Thursday, Sept 24 , and then again at 1:00pm EST on Thursday, Sept 24 for an “Envisioning a Better World with VR/AR” session with the creator.

5 Ways To Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Mark Sparvell cites current research about what students really want in their classroom and how social-emotional learning relates to education technology. Sponsor : Urkund Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email.

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If We Do It Right, Teachers Plus Technology Can Free Educators to Focus More on Students

The Christensen Institute

The McKinsey Global Institute’s recent report on the future of work for women made for an interesting headline at Education Week: “Forty Percent of Elementary School Teachers’ Work Could Be Automated By 2030.” The report’s case study of elementary education teachers points to an automation trend that could be a good thing for teachers and students. In short, the future of automation points to amplifying teachers’ ability to meet their students’ learning needs.

5 strategies to navigate the future of learning

eSchool News

Advances in smart technologies and the knowledge needed to power them are paving the way for new kinds of educational opportunities–and a new guide offers a look at five strategies that will prove instrumental to the future of learning. The resource from KnowledgeWorks notes that educators are in a unique position to help students build the employability skills that will support them as they embrace lifelong learning.

The future of learning unfolding in Malawi

The Christensen Institute

Children in Malawi learning on iPads. A piece of the future of learning unfolded before me over the past week. Using iPads and software created by onebillion , a nonprofit and one of the winners of the Global Learning XPRIZE , the students received headphones from the teacher and, once the teacher unlocked the tablets with a stroke of her hand on a master iPad, began learning. Students prepare to learn on their iPads in a school in Malawi. Education Blog

K–12 Educators Embrace Ingenuity and Adaptation to Prepare Students for the Future

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Educators Embrace Ingenuity and Adaptation to Prepare Students for the Future. It’s also close to home for educators, who are tasked with preparing the next generation of professionals. CoSN leaders recognized the significance of this dynamic in this year’s conference theme , “Envision 2030,” a nod to the fact that the Class of 2030 is just starting their educational journey.

Educational Leadership for Social Good

EdTechTeam

Our teammate and Events Director, Al Thomas , a former principal himself, ran the Education Leaders Network Playground, which featured 28 sessions for leaders by leaders, and one session in particular stood out when we talked about it… a session called Leading EdTech Initiatives for Social Good by Jennifer Williams , author of Teach Boldly. But the planet will need all hands on deck, especially in countries where educators have the resources that allow them to be reading this post.

10 Ways Interactive Touch Screen Displays Improve Education

ViewSonic Education

Many find that more than one display is ideal for flexible classrooms that maximize active learning. Supporting Active Learning. Interactive touch screen displays have an inherent ability to bolster active learning. As the name implies, active learning is learning through engaging with content. By becoming involved in the learning process. That it works so well should come as no surprise to seasoned educators. Or engage with a learning game.

CoSN 2019: How Teachers Can Revolutionize the Future of Education

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: How Teachers Can Revolutionize the Future of Education. When it comes to educational innovations to prepare students for the future, Yong Zhao, foundation distinguished professor at the University of Kansas School of Education , believes educators are stuck in a loop. Give Students the Wheel to Their Own Learning. Respond to Inequity with Digital Literacy, Learning Opportunities.

Ready to Become a MY World 360? Creator?

Digital Promise

As we approach 2020—the start of a “decade of action” leading up to the 2030 deadline set for achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—we are pleased to announce the launch of a new round of MY World 360?. Educators and adults working with students under age 18 are welcome to share their students’ media. 360 Story Lab Blog Educators Learning Experience Design

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4 ways teens can jumpstart their careers from home

eSchool News

While they may not be able to have the same in-person summer experiences they traditionally look forward to, young people can still have a fun and educational summer with their friends by taking part in virtual opportunities – even preparing them for future careers.

Cultivating Empathy In Learning

The Web20Classroom

Merriam-Webster Dictionary ) As a father and an educator, an important aspect of learning that is difficult to teach is empathy. Learn their stories, their triumphs, and struggles to better understand how they can help even though they might be a world away. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that each Goal and target is met by 2030. You can learn more about the SDGs through a free course offered by Participate.

Education Looks Eastward: Snapshots from Beijing's Global Education Technology Summit

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Beijing —China is a different world when it comes to education and tech. Teachers are revered , most families spend about a third of their income on their children’s education, and most students spend at least an hour a day on some kind of online learning. To try to better understand this dynamic and fast-changing environment, thousands of entrepreneurs and education leaders from 34 countries gathered here this week for the Global Education Technology Summit.

What the World Can Teach the US About Education Technology

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Some of the conclusions may not come as a surprise in the Omidyar Network’s report on what works in scaling education technology in different regions worldwide. Governments, educators, advocacy groups and companies large and small need to work better together. But what may surprise some readers of the report, released Monday, is what the United States can learn from developing nations when it comes to bringing together all parties interested in edtech.

Youth-Created 360? Films at the United Nations General Assembly

Digital Promise

Their immersive stories will be screened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on September 24 and 25, days on which heads of state and government from around the world will gather to comprehensively review progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 SDGs. The event is the first UN summit on the SDGs since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda in September 2015. 360 Story Lab Educators Learning Experience Design Students

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District Tinker-Fests and Hackathons Rev Up Student Interest in STEM Education

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District Tinker-Fests and Hackathons Rev Up Student Interest in STEM Education. science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education is put into action. K–12 District STEM Fairs Energize Students to Learn. More important, STEM education crosses traditional disciplines and helps prepare students for future employment. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 10/05/2018 - 08:55. At the annual Tinker Fair in De Queen, Ark.,

3 things I learned by accident at CoSN 2019

eSchool News

A few themes stood out at CoSN 2019 –artificial intelligence, coding, and preparing students for 2030 are three that immediately come to mind. I love attending conference sessions because I get to listen to educators and edtech leaders talk about what’s most important when it comes to helping students succeed and feel proud of their accomplishments. Here are just a few of the new things I learned, or things that aren’t often talked about, at CoSN 2019: 1.

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3 Ways to Overcome High Student-Teacher Ratios and Improve Personalized Learning

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3 Ways to Overcome High Student-Teacher Ratios and Improve Personalized Learning. Here are three ways schools can overcome the challenges of large classes to implement a more personalized approach to education. VIDEO: See how K–12 educators are emphasizing personalized learning for the class of 2030. While innovation in learning technology can provide significant relief for oversaturated classrooms, it does not automatically fix the problem.

The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education

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This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. Maia Sharpley’s career in education includes serving in executive positions with the New York City Department of Education, Kaplan and Charter Schools USA. Since 2018, she has been a partner at Learn Capital, a venture capital fund focused on the global education sector. During the past decade, we have seen only the beginning of changes in the education industry.

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The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology

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This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. Marie Cini is the president of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. I define education technology as any tool that supports learning, digital or not. An abacus is an educational technology, as is the slide rule. So with these guidelines in mind, I’ve chosen six areas where edtech has made an impact this decade: Learning Management Systems.

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Michelle Weise: ‘We Need to Design the Learning Ecosystem of the Future’

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With advancements in machine learning and deep learning, automation threatens forty-seven percent of the jobs in the U.S. Proponents of the liberal arts love to explain how an excellent general education will teach students to learn how to learn for a lifetime. Talk of lifelong learning doesn’t translate into action. Higher education today doesn’t offer many on- or off-ramps in and out of work. What are their gaps in relation to the learning goals?

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Pearson’s Former Product Chief Reflects on the 4 Megatrends Shaping Global Education

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Since then, I’ve built award-winning educational CD-ROMs, led the development of formative assessment, curriculum management, and student data systems like Schoolnet and Powerschool, and most recently, managed strategy for Pearson’s $6 billion global product portfolio as its chief product strategy officer. These experiences have offered me an opportunity to learn a great deal about the state of education around the world. Education Technology Movers and Shakers Community

Where education systems stumble, grassroots groups step in to raise success rates

The Hechinger Report

Among other things, the boosters who pitched international companies to come and do business in this port city promised that its high quality of education would guarantee a steady supply of skilled employees. Then a local education foundation discovered that those high school graduation rates were based on a formula that made them look much higher than they actually were — nearly 20 percentage points below the national average. Thomas Lasley II, CEO of Learn to Earn Dayton.

An overview of Outcome-Based Assessment strategies by Dr. Neelakantan P. C.

Linways Technologies

The Discuss Education BarCamp was a gathering of educators, academicians, and education enthusiasts to discuss about teaching-learning, learning theories, and ways to improve learning. He spoke on assessment strategies in the Outcome-Based Education (OBE) framework. so as teachers, we should also reinvent ourselves and facilitators of education. It’s being speculated that by 2030, the system of affiliation will be abolished.

What Service-Learning and Global Goals Taught Us About Promoting the Greater Good

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Service-learning PD, Image Credit: Weaver Elementary School Last April, the entire faculty at Bettie Weaver Elementary School spent an afternoon making rice heating pads for local elderly residents, capes for foster children to help endure long hospital stays and jump ropes braided out of plastic bags that were later given to schools in Haiti by three of our teachers. She was committed to authentic learning and connecting to the community and the environment.

Looking for a Summer Volunteer Opportunity?

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I have written in the past about mysimpleshow , an easy and clever way educators can create explainer videos. Mysimpleshow is aligned with simpleshow foundation , a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the world. Using [the online tool] mysimpleshow, volunteers are encouraged to explain details and background of these 17 Global Goals of the Agenda 2030 in short and entertaining explainer videos. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Colleges hoping for more public funds instead of innovating risk hurting themselves

The Christensen Institute

University of California President Janet Napolitano took recently to the pages of the Washington Post to review and critique new books on the future of higher education by University Ventures Fund Managing Director Ryan Craig ( College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education ) and New America Foundation’s Education Policy Program Director Kevin Carey ( The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere ).

Here’s What Happened When One University Asked Everyone for Ideas to Reinvent Campus

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That was one of about 24,000 suggestions sent in last week during a two-day online discussion asking students, faculty, staff, alumni and anyone else to make suggestions for what Long Beach State University should look like in the year 2030. Some wondered whether AI would—or should—replace professors by 2030. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning