Using adaptive learning to personalize learning experiences

Neo LMS

The ideal learning process for a student is one that adapts to that student’s every need: the surrounding environment, the actual content of the lesson, the method of delivery, the types of assessment — and everything in between. How adaptive learning works.

What every adaptive learning system should have

Neo LMS

Teachers have long recognized that their students learn at different rates, and in different ways. Recall the frustration of a gifted student who had learned a concept through their own reading, needing to curtail their enthusiasm during a particular lesson while the rest of the class caught up. 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.

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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. It combines curriculum, a Continuous Diagnostic, individual guidance, and real-time analytics to help teachers differentiate instruction for each of their students. The post How To Use IXL: 8 Tips For Using The K-12 Adaptive Learning Platform appeared first on TeachThought.

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market in which to apply their expertise—often doom their project to fail at the start, by adopting a narrow and outdated educational model.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. It is super user-friendly, and gives teachers the ability to customize for each student in the class as a starting point. It is like having a personal tutor sitting beside them as they work through new 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.

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.

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 the need to better support a growth mindset around math in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. Although the district had successfully implemented conceptual approaches to math instruction for several years, the shifts in the new standards were challenging for some students. She jumped at the opportunity to pilot the program in her school.

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. There was a lot of fear around math and a lot of kids’ mindsets shifted to ‘I’m not good at math,’” explains Perez. Students also needed support when it came to the end of year state assessments. “We She jumped at the opportunity to pilot the program in her school.

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. Any time a program is changed or phased out, it can be disruptive to classroom activities, administrators tell EdSurge. Programs like Ascend Math and Mathletics have entire web pages devoted to marketing their tools to outgoing TenMarks customers.

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. Technology plays a leading role in making personalized learning possible. For example, many schools have adopted one-to-one initiatives in which each student receives a tablet or laptop for educational use.

Do It Right the First Time: How to Maximize Your Edtech Investment

Edsurge

From cutting-edge computing and cloud services to data-driven instruction and adaptive learning, K-12 edtech solutions are abundant. Unfortunately, so are school budget restrictions, unmanageable workloads and aging (not to mention underperforming) classroom technology, to name just a few concerns. For administrators deciding which solutions to invest in, time and resources are limited. But it’s best to try before you buy.

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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. If you have Chromebooks in your classroom, you are going to love what the Chromebook App Hub has to offer–100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom. Click To Tweet. I am anxious to try this application!

Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049

Shake Up Learning

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. I’m going to give you tips, tricks, and resources to help use Google accessibility tools to reach all learners. Sarah Kiefer recently wrote a wonderful review of the Dynamic Learning with Google podcast series. Click To Tweet.

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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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). One of the key things about the report is that we are asked to suggest what technologies we think will be highly influential in education in the far, medium and near terms. Don’t adult refugees want to work and support their communities? To society?

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.

4 ways to support students during online learning

eSchool News

Online learning can both hinder and hold back a child. During this past year, educators and students across the country have grappled with how to adapt to online learning challenges.

4 Tips for teachers to make the most of edtech

Neo LMS

Every school and every classroom has to find what works best for their needs. With already enough things to juggle at the same time, teachers don’t have it easy when it comes to finding the right edtech and implementing it successfully in their classrooms.

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The pivotal role of edtech in the hybrid classroom

Neo LMS

They were unprepared for the vast impact the virus would have on how students learn and education settings operate. They need to be aware of the options and solutions available to them to ensure teaching and learning can continue as seamlessly as possible, whatever the future holds.

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High-Agency in the Remote and Hybrid Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

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. That is why it is not the time to re-create the wheel and work harder.

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. Turning our attention to education, what if a machine that runs an artificially intelligent software would teach our children how to read, count and write? Umm… No.

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. If you’re willing to do the work, this online conference will be a GAME CHANGER for you and your classroom. Register now to save your place. How do I sign up?

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. Phill and Graham had a wonderful conversation on the topic of e-learning and explored six key digital learning trends that are reshaping the EdTech landscape. Graham: I’d love to.

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A Pedagogical Framework for Managing Face-to-Face and Remote Learners at the Same Time

A Principal's Reflections

It's has been great to be back in schools working shoulder to shoulder with teachers and administrators as I kicked off year two with the Corinth School District in Mississippi. Now don't get me wrong as this has been incredibly fulfilling and a great learning experience for me.

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. With new learning technologies and techniques always emerging and evolving, it can be hard for anyone involved in creating and delivering learning materials to keep up. E-learning trends come and go. Which one to follow? The truth is, they promise a lot: immersive learning. E-learning

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. It’s easy to let technology take center stage. It was tempting to let that excitement get in the way of what really matters: learning.

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. It allows for more freedom in choosing how to teach and learn, thus improving the process in many ways. Thanks to AI, these time-consuming activities are no longer a teacher’s duty.

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Guest Post: Raising Expectations and Addressing Inequities in Edtech

Digital Promise

Sadly, many of these emails feel not unlike the emails sent at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that attempted to sell me their product to improve my remote teaching experience. These programs also collect data on students to provide “individualized” instruction through machine learning. This means students in these schools have unwittingly consented to having their data stored with these companies, whose privacy policies and security measures may be unclear.

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What 5 chatbots tell us about the future of HE

Neo LMS

Last time we talked about Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education , we’ve seen how smart speakers can help university students navigate campus life. Additionally, they would probably need to ask this question at night when nobody is at the office anyway.

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The order of the 4 Shifts Protocol is important

Dangerously Irrelevant

Note that the protocol begins with Deeper Thinking and Learning (Section A), followed by Authentic Work (Section B). We have found that starting with one or both of those dimensions tends to raise the level of learning for students much more than starting with Student Agency and Personalization (Section C) or Technology Infusion (Section D). The reason is because there are numerous ways to give students ‘agency’ or integrate technology that are fairly low-level.

Revisiting blended learning principles, with school plans in limbo

The Christensen Institute

Some school buildings may be open again, but things won’t be back to normal. In all likelihood, students will have to come to campuses part-time in shifts, which creates a whole host of challenges for schools as they strive to offer comprehensive educational opportunities.

Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. It hasn’t been easy for them to say the least. A recent eSchool News article highlighted that most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote learning. teachers in mid-March to collect and share best practices, ideas, and common approaches to remote learning. It hasn’t been perfect or necessarily smooth in some cases, but it doesn’t have to be.