What every adaptive learning system should have

Neo LMS

Teachers have long recognized that their students learn at different rates, and in different ways. Or the contrary: the struggling student , who may have missed a class in a previous grade, and does not have a foundation skill with which to build comprehension of the new lesson.

How To Use IXL: 8 Tips For Using The K-12 Adaptive Learning Platform

TeachThought - Learn better.

How To Use IXL: 8 Tips For Using The K-12 Adaptive Learning Platform by TeachThought Staff IXL is a personalized learning platform used by over 400,000 teachers worldwide. Technology How-To

How to Do Adaptive Learning Right

Edsurge

Examples abound in attempts to use new technologies to enhance (if not “transform”, or even “disrupt”) education. Technologists who have built successful systems in other domains—and who frequently view education as just another market in which to apply their expertise—often doom their project to fail at the start, by adopting a narrow and outdated educational model. Their role, then, is to bring their technological prowess to bear to make this process more efficient.

CTU And UMUC Collaborate on Adaptive Learning and Everyone Benefits

Edsurge

Sharing data, best practices, learning maps, and survey results has moved the needle on adaptive learning forward at our schools. Colorado Technical University (CTU), University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and University of Central Florida (UCF) have been collaborating on issues around adaptive learning since early 2015. How did our collaboration come about? Uniting Around Adaptive Learning.

Woot Math: Adaptive learning for fractions and decimals

iLearn Technology

What it is: Woot Math uses adaptive technology to personalize the math learning experience in new ways for 3rd-6th grade students. With a focus on fractions and decimals, Woot Math allows students many inroads to understanding.

How to apply the Universal Design for Learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

The way people learn is as unique as cats’ noses. So even though students in a classroom may look alike, they each have a unique combination of background, strengths, needs and interests that affect their learning outcomes. Why Universal Design for Learning in the classroom matters.

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

Edsurge

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. Students also needed support when it came to the end of year state assessments. “We

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

Shake Up Learning

The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did I actually title this 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom? 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom. Click To Tweet.

TenMarks Shutdown Leaves Teachers Wanting, Competitors Circling

Edsurge

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. Nobody has followed up to speak with us.”

Playing Games Can Build 21st-Century Skills. Research Explains How.

Edsurge

Research has shown our brains are “ wired for pleasure ,” and that games are an effective way to learn because they simulate adventure and keep our brains engaged and happy. But what exactly do we learn from them? I never want to make claims that games writ-large for any kid—under any circumstances—teach these sort of skills.” But make no mistake: game design is very important for learning. But make no mistake: game design is very important for learning.

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.

How to take a student-centered approach to classroom AV

eSchool News

Schools are increasingly moving toward personalized and adaptive learning programs. The idea of tailoring teaching styles, materials, and approaches to individual students promises deeper engagement and better academic outcomes.

Against the 3A’s of EdTech: AI, Analytics, and Adaptive Technologies in Education

ProfHacker

I’ve had/have the privilege of being a member of the expert panel working on the NMC Horizon Report (the one that’s still in progress, the process of which I plan to write/co-write about soon, inshallah). Don’t adult refugees want to work and support their communities?

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

Edsurge

A trip to Hiroshima, Japan early in his teaching career set Eric Westendorf on a path to revolutionize curriculum. “I He saw teachers meet as a group to plan lessons that addressed students’ needs, watch each other in the classroom and then provide feedback and suggestions. Westendorf melded the lessons he learned in Japan with his Stanford MBA and years of experience teaching and leading schools. EdSurge: What prompted you to create LearnZillion?

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Have a Bold Idea for Education? Here's How to Apply for Funding from NewSchools

Edsurge

But we’re hoping teams of educators and entrepreneurs with bold ideas in education will step away from their vacations to seize a great opportunity from NewSchools Venture Fund. A venture philanthropy, NewSchools raises funds from donors and reinvests them in people who want to reimagine learning. We want to support innovative concepts in education by investing in folks with big ideas for bringing those concepts to fruition.

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Thursday - Angie McAllister on How Academic Networking and Learning Analytics Can Help "Learning How to Learn"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, September 6th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Angie McAllister, the Director of Data Innovation at Apollo Group, where she specializes in building adaptive learning systems for adult learners. The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.

Should the question “Will AI replace teachers?” really be asked?

Neo LMS

So if you just clicked on the headline looking for a short Yes or No answer, I just gave it to you. However, if you have a few minutes to spare and care to know the reasons behind my very short answer, keep scrolling. The thought of a machine capable of learning is indeed scary.

INTERVIEW: Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech

Neo LMS

Graham Glass, CEO of CYPHER LEARNING, participated to a live event for Digital Learning Day 2019. The event was hosted by Phill Bevan, Community Advisor at VETR , a digital learning community for the Australian vocational education and training sector. Want to learn more?

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6 E-learning trends currently shaping up the industry

Neo LMS

The e-learning industry is constantly evolving. Whether we’re talking about K-12 or Higher Ed , face-to-face instruction can’t possibly be the only solution. E-learning trends come and go. Which one to follow? The truth is, they promise a lot: immersive learning.

DON’T MISS IT: Teachers Leading Teachers Online Conference Starts Thursday

The CoolCatTeacher

Do you want to MOTIVATE and ENGAGE students? Are you trying to get ready for school and wish someone would just give you step-by-step how-tos ? The Teachers Leading Teachers Summit will share strategies and play-by-play advice to start your classroom right from day one.

How Instructional Technology Coaching Can Help Teachers Create Powerful Learning Experiences

Digital Promise

“Technology use must, first and foremost, be designed to support learning goals, not the other way around.”. Ottenbreit-Leftwich in their 2013 study of authentic technology-enabled learning, highlights the main challenge coaches face when trying to support teachers using technology.

Guest post: Impact of AI in Education for Teachers and Students

EdTech4Beginners

Artificial Intelligence is part of the education, being incorporated in the classrooms as a way of leaching and learning. Now we cannot imagine schools without computers and other AI technology, or teaching and learning without the help of AI online tools.

3 reasons why AI could be your new teaching sidekick

Neo LMS

With artificial intelligence (AI) on the rise, educators have increasingly reflected on how this might impact teaching in the coming years, with some of the more scary predictions even suggesting that machines could one day replace teachers altogether. E-learning

5 Tips for schools to harness the power of edtech in the classroom

Neo LMS

Technology has the power to harness real change and bring education to life. Edtech needs to be cost-effective and help reduce overall costs to schools. There are just so many things to consider, people to talk to, decisions to be made.

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Meet NEO at ISTE 2018!

Neo LMS

For more than three decades, educators and education leaders have gathered at the ISTE conference to engage in hands-on learning, exchange ideas and network with like-minded thinkers seeking to transform learning and teaching. It’s that time of the year again!

How Data Science Can Help You Create Better Customer Experiences

EdNews Daily

It showed how using a high-tech artificial intelligence system precisely predicts the genuineness of a player’s win, by analyzing factors like – surprise, shock, hysteria, reaction, and change in the heart rate. So, how can you improve customer experience with Data Science ?

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Are you really personalizing learning?

The Christensen Institute

Though the definition of personalized learning could encompass many modalities, there are innovative classroom design and support components outside of standard pedagogical approaches that are often missed. The post Are you really personalizing learning?

K–12 Departments Work Collaboratively to Support New Pedagogies

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Departments Work Collaboratively to Support New Pedagogies. Engaging students and personalizing instruction with technology requires IT and instructional experts to work effectively , together, outside of their traditional silos. How do you get that done?

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A Principal's Reflections

In an effort to personalize learning more and more educators are turning to blended learning strategies. Before getting into the specifics of this post, it is important to flesh out each concept to ensure the efficacy of these shifts in pedagogy.

New book chapter in Multimedia Learning Theory!

Dangerously Irrelevant

I am pleased to announce that my book chapter in Multimedia Learning Theory: Preparing for the New Generation of Students is now available! My chapter is titled Multimedia Learning and the Educational Leader. Hope the book is useful to some of you.

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A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Combine the two, and it can be difficult to keep up. The following infographic/cheat sheet from @goboundless outlines some of the larger scale (eLearning) or controversial (MOOC) movements, as well as those on the rise (1:1, personalized learning), and providing working definitions for each.

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A new framework to unlock edtech’s potential for teachers

The Christensen Institute

Teachers today struggle to keep up with society’s expectations. It isn’t enough for them to just cover their curriculum. It’s hard to imagine teachers measuring up to these goals just by getting better and working harder. How to harness edtech to amplify teacher capacity.

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Tight on Goals, Flexible on Means: Universal Design for Learning Empowers Opportunity Youth

Digital Promise

YouthBuild USA , a Digital Promise Adult Learning Beacon , is an international intermediary for a network of 250 community-based YouthBuild programs and schools around the country. We and our partners are committed to bringing the voices and experiences of Opportunity Youth learners (low-income young people of promise, ages 16 to 24) and educators to the conversation about learning differences. Teaching Differently to Engage all Learners. Learn More.

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Guest Post - How Artificial Intelligence will Empower Future Classrooms

Educational Technology Guy

While formal education in several parts of the world is still associated with the widely-accepted traditional brick and mortar schools, the global education fraternity has opened up to e-learning. Hence, hands-on activities are important and count as a form of experiential learning.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment. Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. The use of technological innovations such as cloud computing, mobile learning, bring?your?own?device