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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.

New resource: Personalized Learning Playbook

The Christensen Institute

Education Elements, an education consulting company, is one of the pioneers in blended learning. Through its experience working with K–12 schools to create blended-learning programs, it has been at the forefront of developing some of the tools, models, and expertise for making blended learning work. Given the company’s vast experience and impressive results , it was exciting to read CEO and Founder Anthony Kim’s new book, Personalized Learning Playbook.

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Can federal grants drive personalized learning?

The Christensen Institute

Although federal innovation grants are not new to the education field, they could be a potent driver of moving personalized learning forward. Here are three areas to consider: First, subsidizing switching costs to move toward blended learning—and studying those costs and benefits. We are frequently asked, “How much does it cost to implement blended learning?” What we do know, however, is that schools have limited access to funds to make that transition.

What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

In many circles, edtech and the future of learning have become synonymous. Before building, trying, or buying new technology tools, we should start by asking, “In an analog world, how would we personalize learning to drive student outcomes?”.

Could on-demand online tutoring be the gateway to personalizing learning for colleges?

The Christensen Institute

A few years ago, the ReWired Group and Bob Moesta , my coauthor on my next book, Choosing College , undertook a project for the tutoring marketplace company, Wyzant. The post Could on-demand online tutoring be the gateway to personalizing learning for colleges?

Personalized learning and sound curriculum—two sides of the same coin

The Christensen Institute

Two weeks ago, Education Next published a blog post I wrote about the need to focus demand and funding for open educational resources (OER) on facilitating personalized learning. But that form of personalization should not compromise students’ mastery of core knowledge.

When personalized learning includes skateboarding: One suburban district’s dramatic transformation

The Hechinger Report

A $10 million prize from the national nonprofit XQ Super School Project is already overhauling Vista High, encouraging more cross-disciplinary, independent projects; enhanced access to technology; and close attention to social and emotional skills. He’s taking an active role in his learning.

The End of the Promise of Personalized Learning?

EdNews Daily

Here’s the thing: schools profile students as a core function to cause learning, and they definitely promote their service and not only their own lesson-plan products, but those of thousands of publishers. Thousands of applications used by schools right now have innate function that tests and sorts students (profiling) and then uses the same sort of algorithms that advertising systems do to auto-recommend paths of learning, content, and intersection with teachers.

EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

For a number of years, her district has pursued personalized learning. That’s given Cox a front seat to a new movement in education, which calls for recreating classrooms in a manner that supports learning for each child. Cox has a unique outlook on where personalized learning is headed: she helps oversee the district’s special education programs and strives to ensure that students with disabilities are included in the overall vision for structural and instructional reform.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network.

How Small School Districts Are Making Personalized Learning A Reality

MindShift

Dillon, now the district’s superintendent (and still its elementary school principal) just wrapped up the first year of a personalized learning program that gives students in all grades an iPad and the ability to master work at their own pace. This type of learning isn’t entirely new.

Designing accessible ed tech can be costly, but demand is on the rise

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. They’re putting pressure on ed-tech companies to be more accessible,” Aguiar said.

Equity Is Not Just About Access. It’s About Success.

Digital Promise

In November 2016, over 250 school district leaders, researchers, thought leaders, and other partners came to Baltimore, Maryland to learn from one of the nation’s most forward-thinking school districts, Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). This League of Innovative Schools meeting was focused on equity, and showcased how BCPS is making strides toward providing access and opportunity for all students.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

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I''ve organized the gifts into three categories : Autographed Books : a few of my friends who are authors have generously donated a signed copy of their book - I personally have a copy of these and simply love each book! Day 5- What did I learn?

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. They decided to “personalizelearning for every child, which means that they tailored lessons to each student’s needs, interests and learning pace. They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons. What is personalized learning? By NICHOLE DOBO, The Hechinger Report.

The 4 Issues AltSchool Needs to Figure Out to Scale Its ‘Personalized Learning’ Platform

Edsurge

Nothing short of “creating the world’s best education and providing personalized learning for all,” he tells EdSurge. Vodicka’s new position is part of AltSchool’s mission to bring its personalized learning platform across the country. The long-term goal, Vodicka explains, is to make the technology accessible to all children “regardless of the school they attend.” We’re not a typical edtech company,” he explains. “We

Epiphany Learning updates personalized learning tool

eSchool News

Research, observations inspired updates to the K-12 web-based personalized learning application. Epiphany Learning, a personalized learning ed-tech company, has launched version 2.0 of its Epiphany Learning Personalized Learning Application. At Epiphany Learning we’re on a mission to transform education by putting the learner back in the center of their education,” states Laura Henderson, founder and CEO of Epiphany Learning. “A

6 Things Policy Makers Should Do to Protect Student Data in the Era of Personalized Learning

Edsurge

Is the rush to bring personalized software into schools putting student data at risk? The document points out that the heavy emphasis on technology in the classroom not only makes students susceptible to brand marketing from technology companies, but it also socializes students to accept online surveillance as a normality. Hold schools, districts, and companies with access to student data accountable for violations of student privacy.

Will AI really transform education?

The Hechinger Report

Shipeng Li, corporate vice president of iFLYTEK, talked about how the Chinese company is working to increase teachers’ efficiency by individualizing homework assignments. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

AI can disrupt racial inequity in schools, or make it much worse

The Hechinger Report

From driver-assisted car systems to video games and virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri, artificial intelligence (AI) has transformed almost every aspect of our lives, as our machines learn from the massive amounts of data we provide them.

A 17-year-old wants to spice up science classes and, eventually, democratize education

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. Once you know one language, it’s pretty easy to learn another one,” Steven said.

New OpenEd partnerships expand access to resources

eSchool News

Partnerships provide millions more teachers and students with resources for personalizing learning. The company is announcing new partnerships with LMS companies Otus Learning Management Network and Atlas Learning, and Higher Learning Technology for its test prep apps.

New early-college high school to pair students with neuroscientists

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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. K-12 News Personalized Learning STEM Technology access

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Personalized Learning, Products ‘Going Viral’ Are Hot Topics at Ed-Tech Summit

Marketplace K-12

About 3,700 ed-tech entrepreneurs, educators, and venture capitalists are meeting here to talk about their companies or their classrooms, their employees or their students, and how to maximize the investments being made in them. The topics range from digital learning in K-12 to ed-tech trends in higher education to the use of technology for workforce development. Personalized Learning Priorities. an online education provider that sells a personalized learning platform.

More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

Iterating Toward Openness

My recent post about the cost trap and inclusive access prompted responses by Jim Groom and Stephen Downes. For example, in 2015 I wrote that “My ultimate goal is this: I want to (1) radically improve the quality of education as judged by learners, and (2) radically improve access to education. Ask a publisher why inclusive access is good for students and the list of reasons they will provide sounds like it came straight off a 2013 OER advocacy slide.

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This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

In one back room at Skyline High School, you can learn all you need to know about St. For that biomedical project, students had to create a probe and learn to maneuver it sight unseen from behind a curtain on the box’s opening to procure a sample from the intestine/bike tire. “We

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How one high-poverty district is adding virtual reality to its classrooms

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Jada said she learned facts about wolves and monarch butterflies in the hunt. When you’re doing cool new technology, you want to try it and learn it all,” she said.

Going Back to School to Learn About Blended Learning

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

public schools to attend an Apple Distinguished Schools Day where Natick shared its blended learning approach with other schools and districts. What attracted Natick to blended learning was the personalized approach. This is where new ed-tech companies can come into the picture.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

This Tool Helps Teachers Integrate Digital Content Into Their Curriculum

Edsurge

Personalization, real-life connections and differentiation can stir genuine excitement in learners. But it takes hefty behind-the-scenes work to find high-quality content and adapt it to multiple ability levels and learning styles while also piquing student interest. Learn more here.

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With $2 Million in Backing, Climb Hire Tackles the Social Ladder

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You can miss a lot of things when you’re learning on your own.” The program promises 100 hours of online training and 100 hours of in-person training for 16 weeks. Climb Hire is still deciding what to charge companies for those services, Pelman says. I have the personality.

Fitbit for education: Turning school into a data-tracking game

The Hechinger Report

Computech is the district’s only “bring your own device” school, and all students have access to a laptop or similar device every day with which they can log in to the portal at any time. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

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Betsy DeVos likens education technology to “a thousand flowers” that have yet to bloom

The Hechinger Report

Instead, the crowd, which included hundreds of companies deeply involved in “disrupting” the education landscape, settled for hearing DeVos liken choosing a school to switching phone carriers: If schools aren’t meeting children’s needs, they are “failing that child,” she said.

Don’t ask which ed tech products work, ask why they work

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 Tuesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Epstein said even if technology companies wanted to be helpful by steering prospective clients only toward the products that would be best for them, the fact is, they don’t have the information to do that, either. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

Engrade users can access Knovation’s digital content

eSchool News

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

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