Citizenship for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post, written in collaboration with Diana Ryan , is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. It is necessary to construct the building block of Citizenship within a classroom to better facilitate personalized learning. Detailed below are some additional qualities of citizenship that teachers can look for in their personalized learning environments. Personalized learning requires the participation of every student.

Citizenship for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post, written in collaboration with Diana Ryan , is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. It is necessary to construct the building block of Citizenship within a classroom to better facilitate personalized learning. Detailed below are some additional qualities of citizenship that teachers can look for in their personalized learning environments. Personalized learning requires the participation of every student.

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Competency-Based vs Personalized Learning: Dawn of Justice

CUE

Competency-based and personalized learning strategies are both best incorporated when they leverage technology tools which allow teachers to customize their standard curriculum. Classrooms are now equipped with smart boards, Internet access, mobile devices, digital cameras, along with other devices that relate specifically to a particular field of study. A competency-based learning system focuses on the demonstration of a student’s academic performance.

It’s Time Teachers Reclaimed ‘Personalized Learning’ in the Name of Equity

Edsurge

Many believe that for learning to be personal, it must be individualized. What’s more, it strips students of their agency and autonomy and strips learning of curiosity and serendipity. At its extreme, this digitized brand of personalized learning is dehumanizing: It’s taking the humanity out of the human condition of learning, and it’s inadvertently taking the person out of personalization. Education Technology Personalized 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.

4 Ways To Grow Your Personal Learning Network This Week

The Web20Classroom

We live in an age where we have near real time access to just about anything you want to know and to the people who know it best. Social media allows us to connect, to learn, to grow and to reflect not only within ourselves but with each other. She has them write 3 things they need to improve their learning and 3 things they can give to improve the learning of others. Many educators still believe they have little to offer to improve the learning of their colleagues.

How to do online learning well? A California district has some answers.

The Hechinger Report

Kids are helped along by access to take-home devices and individualized learning plans that allow them to progress through class material at their own speed. But superintendent Tom Rooney likes to say that while facilities closed in Lindsay, “the learning never stopped.”.

New York takes Digital Learning Mobile

SETDA Says

Best Practices Digital Content Equity of Access Personalized Learning Professional Learning Project Based Learning Student voiceAnother in an occasional series of guest posts, we are pleased to feature the work and voices of SETDA members. Today’s post comes from Stan. read more.

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.

New Data from Rave Mobile Safety Shows Schools’ Top Safety Concerns About Returning to the Classroom

eSchool News

The report also addresses what learning will look like once everyone does return to classrooms and managing a hybrid learning environment. To learn more about the role Rave plays in school safety, please visit [link]. About Rave Mobile Safety.

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. If a learning platform uses videos to explain concepts, and a designer doesn’t think about the effect of slow internet, students with spotty access are shortchanged. Related: Learning technology once reserved for special needs students is now in everyone’s hands.

IBM Watson Launches First Mobile App For Education

Edsurge

IBM Watson proved on Jeopardy it can process and “learn” information much faster than humans. But how well can it help teachers and students learn? One of the major pain points the group discussed was having several different places where teachers stored and accessed data. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

Mobile Learning and Indian Education System

EdSense

Students often show more interest in learning from mobile phones, palmtops, tablets and personal digital assistants. Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor learning environment, mobile devices have become a prominent learning tool. This approach to learning enables accessible learning from anywhere, at any given time, encouraging students to participate in both physical and virtual learning. New Learning Paradigms.

These 8 schools have A+ mobile device programs—here’s why

eSchool News

As more schools discover the power and benefits of education technology, mobile devices such as Chromebooks, Macs and iPads in the classroom are becoming commonplace. Here are eight innovative, real-world examples of schools that are using mobile devices along with a mobile device management (MDM) solution to unlock what’s possible in the classroom: 1. Ridley School District has implemented a 1:1 iPad program to help students learn and better prepare for college.

4 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask About Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

4 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask About Mobile Learning. Untethered from desks, a tablet represents personalized learning potential for a student in ways we’re just catching up to. Truly; the promise of mobile is extraordinary. With every historical date ever needed for World History 101 suddenly contained in the back pocket of your average American eighth grader, we find ourselves in a new environment for learning.

Blending with Playlists

A Principal's Reflections

In an effort to personalize learning more and more educators are turning to blended learning strategies. When it comes to personalized learning , the “personal” should be emphasized. Putting all kids in front of a device and having them engaged in an adaptive learning tool all at the same time is not personalized. In many cases, but not all, technology is a catalyst to facilitate the personalization of the learning environment.

Building virtual monuments to Black historical figures

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 other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. He learned about them through an app on his phone.

Keep calm and carry on: Reasonable approaches to home-based learning

The Christensen Institute

Learning solutions right now will, of course, be less than perfect. Because of the sudden and unexpected shift to online learning that left many schools without a backup plan, expectations of student learning have to change.

IXL, Wyzant and Miami-Dade County Public Schools Partner to Provide Personalized Math Instruction

eSchool News

December 7, 2021 — IXL Learning , developer of personalized learning products used by more than 12 million students, announced an agreement with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) to supply two of its award-winning platforms to the district’s 334,000 students and 17,500 teachers.

The learning experience is different in schools that assign laptops, a survey finds

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. More than twice as many principals in 2017 said students in their schools were assigned some type of mobile device, like a laptop or tablet, than in 2015. Schools that distribute mobile devices to students more often lay this foundation, the survey shows.

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. Related: Teachers need lots of training to do online learning well.

Learning by Doing: The Power of Immersive Learning Experiences

EdTechTeacher

The following article will be published in the next edition of Creative Teaching and Learning Magazine. Close your eyes and envision a small child learning that walking is just a well-controlled process of falling forward without falling down. These are lessons that we learn by doing.

How transparent is school data when parents can’t find it or understand it?

The Hechinger Report

When Mosi Zuberi learned that his 18-year-old son, Kaja, might not graduate from McClymonds High School in Oakland, he anguished over his parenting missteps, wondering where he had gone wrong. Yet, after seeing school data from the California School Dashboard and learning that close to one-fifth of McClymonds’ students were not graduating, he mentally shifted some accountability to the school, seeing a systemic failure to meet the needs of all students. Future of Learning.

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Skills Are Great — But It’s Who You Know That Lands You a Job

Edsurge

In the American Jobs Plan , the Biden Administration has put a stake in the ground on a bold vision to “ensure workers have ready access to the skills they will need to succeed,” especially those from historically under-resourced communities.

SETDA Provides Tips on Equity of Access for Students Outside of School

edWeb.net

Access to online resources including digital content, interactive education apps and websites, videos, experts and peers is no longer a “nice to have” but rather a necessity. Unfortunately, teachers and students are often unable to be sure there will be dependable, robust access outside of school depending on family and community circumstances. Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA, noted the importance of having safe WiFi access.

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 But Bredder can’t give students the tool he considers most indispensable to 21st-century learning — broadband internet beyond school walls. We don’t decide which students get textbooks based on their address, so we shouldn’t do that with digital access.”.

Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

A Principal's Reflections

Since 2009 I have been a huge believer and advocate for connected learning and the formation of Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s). Now don't get me wrong, I still highly value face-to-face experiences, as there are some natural limits to learning exclusively in a social media vacuum. It is also extremely important for district and school teams to collaborate in person on specific goals. edWeb can be accessed on any mobile device.

The Limitations of Being a Disconnected Nomad

A Principal's Reflections

You see, prior to 2009 I was adamantly opposed to even the thought of using social media for both personal and professional reasons. As a result I chastised my friends and made sure that the environment at my school was not only free of this stupid entity, but also other forms of distracting technologies that would interfere with student learning. Image credit: [link] Being a disconnected nomad limited my ability to lead and learn.

Leaders Rank Mobile Learning the Top School Tech Priority for 2017

Leadership Lounge

For the first time, mobile learning is ranked the top priority by school IT leaders, according to findings released by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) in its 2017 K-12 Leadership Survey Report. Mobile learning is defined as the idea of 24/7 access, according to Paula Maylahn of Paula Maylahn Consulting and author of the survey. Learning is not just in the classroom — it comes home with you.”

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How to Make the Most of a Digital Curriculum

Kajeet

In just a matter of years, digital learning and access to digital tools have revolutionized how students learn about the world. Digital Learning WiFi for Students ChromebooksThe American classroom isn’t what it used to be.

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North Carolina School District Expands Access to Books with Online Literacy Platform from Fuel Education

techlearning

To give students access to a vast library of books they can access anywhere and at any time, WCPSS turned to the online literacy platform Big Universe® from Fuel Education ®(FuelEd®) for its elementary schools. The mobile platform includes integrated tools such as embedded assessments, a student recommendation engine, analytics to demonstrate reading growth, and engaging reading practice opportunities. To learn more, visit fueleducation.com and Twitter.

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Alabama Department of Education Gives Students Free Summer Access to Fuel Education Solutions

techlearning

Herndon, Virginia, May 22, 2018 — To keep students actively learning over the summer and to help prevent summer learning loss, the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE), with the help of Fuel Education® (FuelEd®), is launching its sixth annual Alabama Summer Learning Challenge. The Alabama Summer Learning Challenge is a unique opportunity for our students and their families,” said Barbara Cooper, Deputy State Superintendent at ALSDE.

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Differentiation Is Hard But Necessary. (Don’t Worry, There’s Help.)

Edsurge

But that's not all; teachers say there are additional roadblocks: limited access to differentiated materials. If we don't differentiate, no one is going to learn anything, except the swath of kids that happen to hit the middle," says Lynette. That sentiment is what pushes educators to challenge students at their level, gives them ownership in their learning and provides lessons and activities that fit their interests and background.

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

Edsurge

Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. As the financial viability of printed textbooks declines little by little, the demand for alternatives like online learning content continues to grow. Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. Flexibility— Material can be accessed anytime, anywhere.

Change the Game: Using Minecraft to Teach Students with Autism

Edsurge

Modern research has continued to demonstrate that playful learning improves educational outcomes, even more so when it’s digital and multi-modal. Modern research has continued to demonstrate that playful learning improves educational outcomes. Certain elements are consistently present in quality games and quality learning tools. The best games are just fun, and the learning is almost invisible.