Key Findings and Tips for Adaptive Learning

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The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge.

How to Do Adaptive Learning Right

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But optimizing a flawed model of education is not in the best interests of our students, and from a learning outcomes perspective may make things worse than they already are. In the case of adaptive learning, education commentator Audrey Watters gave examples of how things can go badly wrong on her blog. Serendipity and curiosity are such important elements in learning,” she asks. This is particularly (but not exclusively) true for K-8 mathematics learning.

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The Benefits of Adaptive Learning Technology

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Adaptive learning has long been a part of education. The basic concept is simple: Coursework should be adapted to meet the individual needs of each student. Every teacher has experience modifying curriculum in some way to help students access information. Nowadays technology can help make the adaptations easier and more streamlined. Adaptive learning technology seeks […]. Updates adaptive technology distance learning online learning

Pearson Bets on Adaptive Learning (Again) With $25M Acquisition of Smart Sparrow

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Smart Sparrow , which provides course-authoring tools for faculty and instructional designers to build adaptive courseware, has found a new home in a much bigger nest. In recent years, Dror-Naim says his team has been building the next iteration of its adaptive course-creation tool.

Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049

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The post Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Accessibility is and should be a huge topic of discussion across multiple industries but especially in learning. Accessibility Tools with Google.

Adaptive literacy? 3 must-knows for teachers and admin about adaptive learning

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The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge.

LeapFrog’s $140 tablet includes some adaptive learning features

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New tablet adjusts learning to young learners’ needs. It uses a special browser only allowing access to pre-selected, kid-safe web content. Digital Learning and Tools Leveraging the Power of Mobile Learning News Top News

Failing Forward With Adaptive Learning in Higher Ed

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Conner, digital liberal arts specialist at Grinnell College, saw the possible benefits to students that could be accrued through the adoption of an adaptive learning digital courseware tool, he sent off an inquiry to two dozen faculty members at this small, private liberal arts college in Iowa to see who might be interested in piloting such an online-oriented addition to their face-to-face courses. percent experiencing individualized learning, and 94.9 When Michael S.

Smart Sparrow Raises $4 Million to Help Teachers—Not Tools—Drive Adaptive Learning

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market in 2014, Smart Sparrow’s offerings have increasingly been described as “adaptive courseware.” Adaptive’ is just one feature of good learning design,” the company’s founder and CEO tells EdSurge. Good learning design also needs to be engaging, motivational and structured in the right way.”. Letting Humans Drive Adaptivity. The first wave, he says, were efforts that “solve[d] for access.” Since entering the U.S.

Woot Math: Adaptive learning for fractions and decimals

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What it is: Woot Math uses adaptive technology to personalize the math learning experience in new ways for 3rd-6th grade students. Woot Math is adaptive, as students use it, it gets “smart” and creates learning pathways based on the specific needs of the student.

TCC Takes Z-Degrees to the Next Level With Adaptive Learning

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Now benefits like those cost reductions and higher student success rates are prompting the school to roll out more Z-degrees programs and extend its partnership with Lumen Learning by piloting next-generation adaptive OER courseware. TCC partnered with Lumen Learning in 2013 to develop open educational resource (OER) courses and degree programs with the use of the Candela platform. Tackling The Learning Curve.

Fuel Education Enhances its Adaptive Learning Solution that Rewards Learning with Games to Provide Deeper Instruction for Students

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Herndon, Virginia, March 15, 2018 — This summer, Fuel Education ® (FuelEd®) is incorporating major enhancements to Stride ™, its award-winning supplemental learning solution for standards-aligned skills practice for students in PreK–8 grade. Stride includes an adaptive question engine to personalize the student experience for improved academic gains. To learn more about Stride, visit fueleducation.com/stride. To learn more, visit fueleducation.com and Twitter.

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

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Slater had developed Levered —an adaptive math instruction program—and he was looking for California schools to pilot the program in their fourth grade classrooms. She says, “Not only are they learning the language but at the same time they’re learning the content.”

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

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Slater had developed Levered —an adaptive math instruction program—and he was looking for California schools to pilot the program in their fourth grade classrooms. She says, “Not only are they learning the language but at the same time they’re learning the content.”

Meet the Platform That ‘Gets to Know You’—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

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So it is with some authority that he sings the praises of adaptive test prep technology. Another advantage to adaptive test prep: For kids whose parents can’t afford to spend thousands of dollars on a top-level private SAT tutor, it can be a great equalizer.

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

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The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Developers Resource Page – a resource page for app developers to access best practices and policies. Learn more about ASSISTments. Shake Up Learning 2019.

Meet the Platform That 'Gets to Know You'—and Cuts Test Prep Time in Half

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So it is with some authority that he sings the praises of adaptive test prep technology. Another advantage to adaptive test prep: For kids whose parents can’t afford to spend thousands of dollars on a top-level private SAT tutor, it can be a great equalizer.

Engrade users can access Knovation’s digital content

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Collaboration aims to create a more open, collaborative digital learning environment for K-12 students and educators. We’re excited to partner with Knovation to support a more open, collaborative and easy-to-use learning environment. Digital Learning and Tools News

Mapping the universe of edtech that connects

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When I first joined the Christensen Institute over five years ago we were knee-deep in studying the fast-growing market of tools designed to support blended learning environments. Want to learn more?

The Future Is Adaptive: An Interview with TrueShelf’s Shiva Kintali

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As a teacher, mathematician and cyclist, TrueShelf CEO and founder Dr. Shiva Kintali knows from experience that not everyone moves at the same pace when learning—whether inside the classroom or out. It also sparked his belief that textbooks could evolve from something static into more fluid resources that adapt to students’ readiness levels. EdSurge: What prompted you to develop an adaptive approach to learning math? How can an adaptive learning approach help?

Curriculum Gets Personal: An Interview with LearnZillion's Eric Westendorf

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Japan's Ministry of Education had a standard curriculum, but individual teachers could adapt or innovate lessons—and then send their ideas back to the Ministry of Education to be vetted and added to the national curriculum. “So Westendorf melded the lessons he learned in Japan with his Stanford MBA and years of experience teaching and leading schools. EdSurge recently spoke with the CEO of LearnZillion to learn more about his plans to revolutionize curriculum.

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Personalization and Super Learners: An Interview with Istation's Richard Collins

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Istation , Collins is intent on sparking that same love of learning in new generations of students, while creating opportunities for them to succeed in school and, by extension, life. So in 1998, he and seven colleagues launched an animated e-learning platform designed to engage elementary and middle school students in math, reading and Spanish curriculum while supporting teachers with assessment tools. Every child is different and they all learn different ways.

?What Makes a Smart Course ‘Smart’?

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Print content was uploaded and accessible via the LMS, where faculty could view discussion prompts and suggestions. It turns out that what makes a course smart isn’t necessarily the use of impressive technology or data; it’s about the way technology enhances the practices of good teaching and learning. The smartphone generation expects a level of engagement from software-based learning experiences that require deliberate design. Designed Adaptivity. Is that adaptive?

Five New Year's Resolutions Every Teacher Should Make

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Take a technique Lemov calls Making it Accessible, which suggests ways to help kids connect with rigorous content rather than run from it. The instructional technology space is a fabulous way to find and interact with personal learning communities and leverage other experts in your field. When my ignorance became obvious, I decided to learn more about my Muslim students, their culture and holidays.

With Adaptive Tech, Students Are Saving Money and Learning More

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adaptive technology. These digital tools help students master course learning goals by using data generated from students’ interactions with the adaptive software to predict what students should view or do next online. By adopting the adaptive tool, we were able to completely integrate the lab and lecture during the class meeting times. Manuela Ekowo: What made CPCC begin using adaptive technology? Are you using adaptive tools in other courses?

K-12 Dealmaking: Apple Acquires Learnsprout; Pearson, Knewton Turn to Adaptive Math

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Recent dealmaking news includes acquisitions by Apple and Excelligence Learning, and partnership between Pearson and Knewton. Excelligence Learning Acquires Really Good Stuff: Brentwood Associates -backed Excelligence Learning Corp. Utilizing New York-based Knewton’s adaptive learning platform, Pearson says it will update its digital curriculum, enVisionMATH2.0. Reibel went on to serve as CEO of Amplify Learning before leaving News Corp in last year.

How an LMS can help teachers keep older students engaged

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A version of this post was originally published on February 4, 2020, in Open Access Government. The use of edtech tools such as learning management systems (LMS) can help teachers to improve the design and delivery of instruction, as well as to assess student progress.

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10 signs that you may be missing opportunities with your school’s technology integration

Dangerously Irrelevant

Teachers are gravitating toward technologies that allow them to tightly control the student learning experience (e.g., Silent work alone on ‘personalized,’ adaptive learning software modules is a dominant modality for students.

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The Self-Aware Educator -- Developing systems for the educator’s mind

Education Elements

Today we have access to more instructional strategies, procedures, and technologies than ever before. Personalized Learning Blended Learning Education Technology Blended Learning Models Anthony Kim District LEaders School Leaders EdTech

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Moving to a Hybrid Learning Model

A Principal's Reflections

We don’t know for sure what education will look like in the future, but one thing is for sure, and that is the need to adapt and evolve. The pandemic shuttered schools across the globe, and lessons, some of which were very hard, were learned.

How an LMS can support a school’s edtech strategy

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Poor student data management makes it harder for educators to form a complete picture of each student’s learning progress and provide timely and personalized recommendations to boost student achievement. Read more: What every adaptive learning system should have.

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Guest Post: Raising Expectations and Addressing Inequities in Edtech

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These programs also collect data on students to provide “individualized” instruction through machine learning. These students have greater access to developing digital literacy skills. How does the company’s pricing structure limit access to their product for learners of color?

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Zapzapmath adds multiplayer option and more to their popular app

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This is perfect for the many different ways students learn math, the wide variety of digital devices being used, and gives a nod toward the lifelong learner who is as likely to play math games because they love learning as that it’s part of teacher-directed activities.

The way people think about edtech misses the mark

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Does adaptive learning software improve test scores? Does a 1:1 device initiative improve learning? Meanwhile, edtech proponents, operating from the same paradigm, want to show that edtech is a student learning gamechanger that deserves space on a school’s schedule and budget.

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Strategies for Supporting ELL Students in Math

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elementary and middle school classrooms, learning and understanding the language of mathematics can be a challenge. At Compton Unified, ELL students receive differentiated instruction with a teacher and language development through blended learning activities, Michele explained.