Why should schools consider adaptive learning

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That’s why I think that the learning process should be tailored to each individual, according to their needs and capabilities. We would look a lot different as grown-up individuals if we would all follow unique paths of learning. I have two words for you: adaptive learning. In this type of learning, every answer provided and every action taken by the student is tracked, stored and analyzed. What does a school need to implement adaptive learning?

Moby Max Makes Individualized, Adaptive Learning a Reality for Grades K-8

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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. What should educators and administrators know about adaptive learning? The survey found that instructional leaders overwhelmingly saw the value of adaptive learning to help individualize instruction.

Choosing The Right Adaptive Learning Tool

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Find out how adaptive learning solutions are helping teachers target instruction and use data more effectively—and how they’re helping students learn. EDGENUITY’S UPSMART ( edgenuity.com ) Valerie Wirth’s math students in the Amphitheater School District in Tucson, Arizona, learn using UpSmart. When Wirth heard about Edgenuity during an in-service program, she knew it would give her and her students new learning opportunities.

13 Best Math Apps for Kids in Elementary School

Prodigy

21st century education is changing rapidly and educators around the world are having to adapt — especially with regard to using technology in the classroom. Radio in the early 1920s sparked a revolutionary wave of learning with on-air classes for […]. The post 13 Best Math Apps for Kids in Elementary School appeared first on Prodigy.

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

eSchool News

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. What should educators and administrators know about adaptive learning? The survey found that instructional leaders overwhelmingly saw the value of adaptive learning to help individualize instruction.

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. Seeing the rapid growth of testing in recent decades, many educators and parents are tired of tests taking time away from learning and want the federal government to push back on its prominence in schools.

Study reveals elementary math gains

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Study of grades 3-5 students showed improved math achievement with personalized learning approach. A research study from the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University demonstrates a link between an adaptive learning program and improvement in mathematics achievement for students in grades 3-5.

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

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As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw the need to better support a growth mindset around math in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. Lalaine Perez Just a short drive away, Mónica Ruiz, principal at Chula Vista’s Montgomery Elementary, was facing her own math struggles. 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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As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw attitudes toward math bottom out in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. Lalaine Perez Just a short drive away, Mónica Ruiz, principal at Chula Vista’s Montgomery Elementary, was facing her own math struggles. She says, “Not only are they learning the language but at the same time they’re learning the content.”

TenMarks Shutdown Leaves Teachers Wanting, Competitors Circling

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Come June 30, operations at the Amazon-owned online education program will cease entirely. School and district users had ample warning about the demise of the adaptive K-12 math and writing software—the company issued a notice on its site 15 months ago—and yet many say that the off-boarding process was not a smooth one. Its parent company, 3P Learning, promises to price-match on districts’ most recent TenMarks contract. Education Technology STEM Adaptive Learning Startups

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

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Since his days as an elementary student in Texas, Richard Collins has loved history. 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. But in education, technology threatens no one. Specifically, he wanted to play a part in education reform. Education Week. •. Why is education reform important to you? Make it more adaptive.

PROOF POINTS: Free, no frills programs lead the class in new federal study of remote learning

The Hechinger Report

Department of Education, called the Institute for Education Sciences, commissioned a report to wade through all the studies on education technology that can be used at home in order to find which ones were proven to work.

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Florida Department of Education Approves Lexia Learning for ELA Intervention Courses

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BOSTON (June 8, 2021) – Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, announced today that Florida’s Commissioner of Education has approved Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) as curriculum in elementary intervention courses. Michael Conley Elementary School, Tallahassee.

Innovations for Educators: IBM’s Teacher Advisor

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to the first entry in our “Innovations for Educators” series, spotlighting interesting technologies that have the potential to amplify and complement the work done by educators. Teacher Advisor is a free online resource that helps elementary school teachers plan math lessons. And according to IBM, since Teacher Advisor uses AI, it will continue to learn and improve with use from teachers and other education experts. Education Blog

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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. It considers the tailoring of pedagogy, curriculum, and environments by or for learners to meet their different learning needs and passions.

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

Marketplace K-12

Recent dealmaking news includes acquisitions by Apple and Excelligence Learning, and partnership between Pearson and Knewton. acquired the San Francisco-based startup that helps K-12 educators “use data to analyze the past, understand the present, and anticipate the future,” according to the company’s Twitter page. Excelligence Learning Acquires Really Good Stuff: Brentwood Associates -backed Excelligence Learning Corp.

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students

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Herndon, Virginia, July 2, 2018 —Education is not one size fits all. Students learn in different ways and have varying needs. That’s why innovative educators across the country are implementing creative programs to better meet those needs. The Fuel Education ® Transformation Awards program celebrates schools, districts, or organizations that are successfully transforming the way teachers teach and students learn. Ryan, General Manager of Fuel Education.

State-of-the-art education software often doesn’t help students learn more, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Even proponents of educational technology admit that a lot of software sold to schools isn’t very good. But they often highlight the promise of so-called “adaptive learning” software, in which complex algorithms react to how a student answers questions, and tailor instruction to each student. It’s probably the largest and most rigorous study of adaptive learning to date.

High-Agency in the Remote and Hybrid Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Educators desperately want and need support. To achieve this goal, we must first examine the foundational elements that lead to successful teaching and learning, whether the environment is remote or hybrid. Without a doubt, this will be and has been, more time consuming for educators.

14 of The Best Math Games For Kids -Fun and Educational Math Apps for Children

Fractus Learning

Math games for kids encourage children to learn and improve their essential addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills while having fun with their family or playing with other students in the classroom. The math games finish quickly, and it is simple and easy to learn.

Self-directed learning: niche approach or powerful innovation?

The Christensen Institute

Self-directed learning doesn’t always get a positive spin in mainstream education or media. But over the last year, my experiences and observations have convinced me that having students manage their own learning can be a powerful practice with worthwhile benefits—if done right.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. . Unlike summative assessments, which provide an overall view of a student’s growth from the beginning to the end of a class, formative assessments allow teachers to assess students as they learn and adjust the curriculum to focus on areas where students may need more help. “A

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Rethink Education Re-Ups Commitment to Edtech With $107.5 Million Fund

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education technology startups ebbed in 2016, dipping roughly 30 percent in deal volume and value from the previous year. But as some disappointed investors have learned last year, the actual market value and performance behind “unicorns” may be as illusory as their nickname. funding) Can Investors Make Money and Do Good in Education? Education rewards patience, and one investor group has re-upped its coffers. Education Technology Investors Edtech Business

Growth Mindset Comparison for Educators

Think Through Math

Most educators have heard the cliché, “look before you leap.” The desire to learn. Seek out new learning opportunities. Failure is an opportunity to learn. Learns from mistakes. Take a guided tour and see why educators everywhere love Think Through Math. The software’s adaptive learning technology makes sure that every student benefits from the right lesson at the right time. Christina Pereira, 4th Grade Teacher Campbell Elementary School.

Common Sense Education Resources from ISTE 2015

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The Common Sense Education team just returned from a fabulous four days at the ISTE Conference in Philadelphia. It was great to connect with the thousands of educators who came by our booth, attended our sessions, and entertained us with their impressive karaoke skills. In the Common Sense Education meeting rooms, we offered two full days of 15-minute lightning sessions. DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Digital Passport: Digital Safety for Elementary School Kids . What a trip!

Data-driven learning, not instruction, is the future of education

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Data-driven instruction may be the popular catchphrase in education, but in a recent edWebinar, the speakers advocated for data-driven learning. The student, they said, should be at the center of all educational efforts, especially when the goal is to improve outcomes. Using Student Learning Data to Foster a Growth Culture ,” featuring Amy Trees Dodson, M.Ed., Instead of teaching to the middle, they said, educators and students can use data to attack learning.

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Are computer labs a thing of the past? Not so fast.

The Christensen Institute

Recently, an education leader remarked to me that “the concept of a computer lab is obsolete”. In our blended learning research at the Christensen Institute, we see schools implement blending learning using technology along a wide spectrum, from a lab of desktops to 1:1 hand-held devices, 3D printers, VR headsets, and more. We also observe that at the end of the day, technology isn’t the most important component of a strong blended-learning program. Education Blog

The Use of Technology for Reading Acquisition

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This is an older post, but I recently updated the bottom to include reflections on gradpoint; the blended learning digital content provider Magen David Yeshivah High School chose this past year. There has been an ongoing debate among educators as to how students best acquire literacy. And, of course, the educational technology community has now begun to focus on this. Furthermore, it encourages student independence and ownership over their own learning.

The Remote Route to Literacy Development

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Teaching and learning move out of the classroom into the virtual world, putting literacy gains at risk. When COVID hit and schools closed, teachers wondered how to bring this successful program into the virtual learning environment with the same student reach and impact.

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13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

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13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years. Ed note: 2 Pieces for Context– 30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education by 2028 and Curriculum is More Important Than Learning Technology. We recently speculated on the what education might look like in the year 2028 (see the link above), when today’s kindergartners have finished K-12 and beginning their work in the world (or college). The elementary school might evolve.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via the US Department of Education press release : “Secretary DeVos Announces New Student-Centered Funding Pilot Program.” ” (State and Local) Education Politics. Immigration and Education.

16 U.S. Schools Win Coveted Finalist Spots in “March Math Madness” National Contest

Think Through Math

Pittsburgh, PA (March 16, 2016) —— Think Through Learning, authors of Think Through Math (TTM), the award-winning web-based math instructional system for grades 3 and above, announced today the 16 finalist schools in its biggest contest of the year “March Math Madness,” or MX3. The top 16 schools include: • Eastern Region: Fairlawn Elementary School, (St. About Think Through Learning & Think Through Math. Million U.S. Students Compete for School Math Championship.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

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Beginning that very first year in my Algebra classroom, I've strived to make it easier for educators to design their own curriculum. Plus, the available content was designed around how much time I’d spend teaching it versus what I actually needed to get students adept at learning the topic at hand. Curriculum design is fundamentally emotional work, representing the journey educators plan for students to make meaningful connections with concepts.

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

EdTechTeacher

Not only has ongoing formative assessment and quality feedback been honed by teachers for years, it has also become recognized as a core element of personalized learning environments, as highlighted in Rhode Island’s Personalized Learning Whitepaper. Although the specific approaches vary, strong practices typically include the following elements: Students have a clear understanding of their learning targets. You Need Data to Personalize Learning. Educator Strategy. “To