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My article for the International Teacher Magazine: How can technology in the classroom make personalized learning easier?

EdTech4Beginners

I recently wrote an article for the International Teacher Magazine. It covers my experience of personalized learning. At first, I was running around the classroom, trying to support all the children’s individual learning needs.

Personalizing Learning with Branching Google Forms

EdTechTeacher

The following article was published in the most recent edition of Digital Learning Magazine in my column, “The Tech Savvy Classroom with Shawn McCusker.”. Click here for a link to the complete article published in Digital Learning Magazine.

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The Importance of Jaggedness in Personalized Learning

edWeb.net

According to Learning in the 21st Century: the 2019 Digital Promise LVP Survey , 83% of teachers think students are capable of high achievement, but just 26% think students are reaching those levels today. Context: The context of a student’s home and learning environment matter too.

Taking stock of 2017: What we learned about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

One of the areas that has received the most attention in K-12 education, dominating headlines, conversations, and research, was personalized learning. Personalized learning remains a broad topic. But it often refers to innovative approaches to tailoring instruction to fit students’ individual needs and increase their autonomy over how, when, where, or what they learn. Online and blended learning. Michigan’s K-12 Virtual Learning Effectiveness Report ”.

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

One of the best parts about job-embedded, on-going work with school districts is facilitating a variety of professional learning opportunities. edtech Mathematics reading Rigor Relevance Framework special education SPED

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Tool: The Personalized Learning Codebook

Edsurge

But after a year-long, data-driven, deep dive into how people understand and apply the learning approaches variously called personalized learning, individualized instruction and differentiation, we’re intimately familiar with Shakespeare’s conundrum. Educators have long worked to tailor learning experiences to students’ unique goals, needs and abilities. But, at a granular level, how people define personalized learning varies, and how they implement it does, too.

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. BYOT – Bring Your Own Technology.

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Announcing the 2017 Fifty States Project: Personalized Learning Across the Country

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If you're in education, chances are you've heard the term "personalized learning." What does "personalized learning" look like from coast to coast, classroom to classroom? For the last few years, we’ve collected stories written by educators--edtech coordinators, librarians, superintendents and others--from all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. To kick off this year, we’ve got our first article from an educator in Alabama.

The Human EdTech for Diversity

EdNews Daily

Technology dominates the education landscape discussion. Uber-like language apps can even connect anyone to a native language speaker anywhere for immersive learning. Language learning has never had the wealth of digital assistance that it has now, but can it aid with diversity goals?

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AI and Personalized Learning That Goes Beyond Tech: The Latest Camelback Ventures Cohort

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Participants in the venture’s fourth cohort did come together in person on Thursday, though, to present their work at a theater in Oakland. Meanwhile, the schools that shared their ideas focused on student-centered learning and models that honor the differences in students and “think about personalized learning beyond just technology.” Employers on the platform, meanwhile, get to learn about the potential of their current employees.

Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. A recent eSchool News article highlighted that most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote learning. Like teachers, they are working crazy hours to help keep learning going.

Tips for Designing a Future-Focused EdTech Mindset

edWeb.net

While educators and support staff are trying to ensure a continuity of learning for their students during school closures, school and district leaders have an opportunity to design a positive future. He prescribes five tips for designing a student-centered, future-focused edtech mindset.

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

EdTech Magazine

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success. According to Project Tomorrow’s 2017 Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning , 56 percent of parents of school-aged children are concerned that their child isn’t learning the right skills in school to be successful in college or a future job. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Personalized Learning Aids All Students.

Not Just About Students: The Importance of Personalizing Learning for Teachers

Edsurge

My journey as an educator began thirty years ago and—I’ll admit—references to personalized learning were never mentioned or formally discussed back then. We consider physical changes as being individual and unique, yet do we recognize that each person’s learning journey can be just as individual? Notice, I said “students,” but let’s remember that lifelong learning is for all—including those educators who have direct impact on students.

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. Competency-based learning.

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Top Edtech Classroom Tools

edWeb.net

At Common Sense Education, the edtech reviewers have seen it all. And to help teachers navigate the plethora of materials for the digital classroom, Tanner Higgin, Director of Education Editorial Strategy at Common Sense Education, presented “ 50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom.”

Building a PBL Environment

EdTechTeacher

This article will be published in the next edition Digital Learning Magazine. Building a PBL Environment: 5 Tools to Support Project Based Learning and the Future of Work. The skills presented on the WEF list are best learned through experience. by Shawn McCusker.

The EdTech Trends You Might Be Missing

Doug Levin

Most mornings, over a cup of coffee, I do my daily reading of news about trends and issues related to education and technology – a practice I have more or less followed for at least the past 20 years. All kudos to the edtech PR flacks who get their stories covered.

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Charting a New Path for Strategic Edtech Planning

edWeb.net

Previously, these were key elements in developing a strategic technology plan. In the edWebinar, “ Strategic Technology Planning: Aligning Priorities, Costs, Outcomes and Sustainability,” the presenters discussed new items that must become part of strategic plans.

How an Anti-Tech Teacher Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Edtech

Edsurge

“I was the poster-child for anti-technology in my district,” says Willie Maddux, an 8th grade World History teacher at Prescott South Middle School in Cookeville, Tenn. The thought of using technology used to leave him, “worried about student engagement because we talk a lot. I like interacting with the kids and getting that personal relationship. I had the vision that with personalized learning they would be online the whole time and I would never talk to them.

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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. Is the learning SITUATED?

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Strategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software. Similarly, Ann Linson, Superintendent, East Noble School Corporation, IN, said that understanding the total cost also means having a focus for the edtech initiative.

Today's Newsletter: The Best in Edtech Weekend Reading

techlearning

Some interesting articles coming from odd sources over the Tech&Learning newsfeeds this weekend. We must now employ this innovation in our schools to personalize education for our students.” Innovation TL Advisor Blog Personalized Learning

What Problems Has Edtech Solved, and What New Ones Did It Create?

Edsurge

Technology can collect and harness more data than ever before. But with that comes greater risks to personal privacy and potential for misuse. Those building, funding and using edtech tools must similarly wrestle with these concerns. What’s the dark horse of edtech? (An

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How Primary Students Can Use Technology Effectively

EdTech Magazine

How Primary Students Can Use Technology Effectively. Like any classroom tool, the youngest learners need good guidance and examples when it comes to engaging with technology in the classroom. It’s well-established that educational technology has a place in the lowest grades.

5 Ways That Digital Portfolios Can Expand Learning Opportunities

Edsurge

As educators sift through numerous edtech tools in search of meaningful ways to connect, engage and share with their students, the following questions are helpful to consider: Students are more likely to stay motivated and engaged when they have a say in how the work will be completed.

Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

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And we’re filing stories that capture the essence of the edtech industry in 2018. But the edtech industry has hit some bumps along the way, wrestling with collateral concerns from the public spotlight over data privacy and security. A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works). education—from curbing kids’ enthusiasm for learning to stifling new instructional practices and tools. Education Technology Market Trends Edtech Business

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Three Strategies for Using Technology to Support Social-Emotional Skill Development

EdNews Daily

Talk about the real human beings who create and manage the technology as well as the real human beings who are impacted by technology. Williams, who serves as a Learning and Technology Resources Specialist with Florida Diagnostic & Resources Learning System ( FDLRS ).

How to Leverage Mainstream Technology to Boost Special Education

EdTech Magazine

How to Leverage Mainstream Technology to Boost Special Education. Assistive technology may be the best option. said Christopher Bugaj, assistive technology trainer for Virginia’s Loudoun County Public Schools and author of The New Assistive Tech: Making Learning Awesome for All!,

The Fault Lines Between Sharing and Shilling for an Edtech Product

Edsurge

The piece from Natasha Singer examines the murky relationship between edtech developers and the educators who tout their products. Clearly, the article has touched a nerve in the education community about the fault lines between preaching and pitching products. For educators like Sean Arnold, who lists more than a dozen credentials and awards from edtech companies on his personal blog, that relationship can be a “double-edged sword,” as he described in his response to the article.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

edWeb.net

While the Wild West era of edtech may be over, there’s still some mystery over how schools decide what digital materials to buy. In the edWebinar, “ Building Authentic Need and Research into Edtech Development,” representatives from a large school district, a small district, a developer, and the research community answered burning questions about edtech procurement. How do you approach purchasing education technology tools? Then, learning goals drive the decision.

Exploring Learner Profiles: Resources, Examples, and Questions to Consider

EdTechTeacher

As I discussed in a prior post , educational technologies can amplify the impact of proven formative assessment strategies. ” Getting to Know You: Learner Profiles for Personalization (EdWeek). Learning Profile Grid (ReSchool Colorado). CMS Learns (Visual).

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

ProfHacker

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. Why invest in technology when the money can be put to better use investing in people?

Teacher Resources - education and edtech - all free

Educational Technology Guy

Teacher Resources - education and edtech - all free and very useful General: Welcome Back to School - great resources for teachers (new and veteran) [link] What Makes a Great Teacher [link] What Makes a Great Teacher, created by students [link] New Teacher Advice and Resources [link] Create a Personal Learning Network [link] Resources from Teacher Prep program [link] Effective Classroom Management [link] Summary Of Major Concepts Covered By Harry K. edtech free resources

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 & 29 Editions)

Doug Levin

Since the last edition of a ‘Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News”: I’ve joined efforts to support Net Neutrality protections ; Written further about the prediction made in the book, “Disrupting Class.” ” that by 2019 half of all high school classes will be taught over the internet ; Raised questions about a new study on personalized learning ; Added four new incidents to the K-12 cyber incident map ; and. Summer.

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