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ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

techlearning

The conversations in these presentations centered on impactful instruction and the magnitude of digital options. It is used to develop interactive presentations and assessments that can be used to add amazing effects in the classroom.

Research roundup: 4 new reports on what’s working for blended learning practitioners

The Christensen Institute

Even though we aren’t even half-way through 2018, there are already several insightful reports on blended and personalized learning from this year that are worth highlighting. These reports examined various tools and approaches to implement blended and personalized learning models, as well as the potential impact these models could have on students and teachers. Another point of interest was how technology allowed teachers to change how they provided instruction to students.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

Little did I know this experience would eventually propel me to help develop a school operating system that tackles technology issues plaguing educators and supports them with more opportunities to offer individualized instruction. To supplement in-person support offered during class and lunch periods, I published a simple Google site to house my lessons, assessments, and other resources.

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From “Data Driven” to “Evidence Driven”

The Principal of Change

In my last post, “Common Assessments” vs “Common Understandings” , I was reminded of how powerful comments are on a blog, and why blogging is a hugely powerful tool for not only sharing your learning, but learning from others. For example, in an English exam, I can ask.

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Four innovative staffing takeaways from personalized learning schools

The Christensen Institute

For the better part of the past year, the Christensen Institute has worked in collaboration with Public Impact , a national education policy and management consulting firm, to study how schools are implementing innovative staffing models in conjunction with blended learning to personalize instruction and improve student achievement. At Navigator Schools in Gilroy and Hollister California, small-group instructors help teachers give students more targeted instruction.

What I Wish My Teacher Knew: One Question That Could Change Everything

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based tool that lets you customize assessments with multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and more. Tip #2: Remember that we’re mandatory reporters.

What to Avoid - and Embrace - in Personalized Learning

Digital Promise

I am glad to report I’ve never seen a district make all these mistakes, but most districts make at least a few. Risk #2: Curricular and Instructional Misalignment: Personalized learning is about shifting pedagogy and thinking about curriculum and instruction differently.

What is the VARK model of Student Learning?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Interestingly enough, Dr. Fleming reports that Kinesthetics (the K in VARK) is the most common learning style though not the most common teaching style. Differentiated instruction, also called “personalized learning”, addresses the truism that every student learns differently.

What to Avoid – and Embrace – in Personalized Learning

Digital Promise

I am glad to report I’ve never seen a district make all these mistakes, but most districts make at least a few. Risk #2: Curricular and Instructional Misalignment: Personalized learning is about shifting pedagogy and thinking about curriculum and instruction differently. We work with many League of Innovative Schools members and see within them terrific examples of the “Core 4” in action. DC Public Schools has shining examples of how to do this right.

Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

In this case that meant at the fringe of schools—in the advanced classes, foreign languages, and credit and dropout recovery options they couldn’t otherwise offer, for example. We published the first of these reports recently as a series of case studies titled Proof Points: Blended Learning Success in School Districts. The Virtual Instruction to Accentuate Learning program in Putnam County Schools in Cookeville, Tenn.,

When It Comes to School-Wide Changes, Teachers Need Scaffolds Too

Edsurge

In the stations, students work on adaptive online programs, collaborate in small groups, and receive differentiated instruction from the teacher. Education Week reports that 12 percent of U.S. Furthermore, most teachers themselves were schooled in a largely traditional setting, heavy on teacher-led, direct instruction. I remember my own first year of teaching and the long nights of lesson planning, and that was back in the days of single, non-differentiated teaching.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

Autographed Books : (per Amazon): In The Book Whisperer , Miller takes us inside her sixth grade classroom to reveal the secrets of her powerful but unusual instructional approach. They are the perfect example of best friends. You can use these or use as examples of what to include.

Real talk on how to make differentiation less time-consuming

The Cornerstone Blog

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: Real teachers talk about differentiated teaching strategies that worked — and didn’t work — in their classrooms. This time around, we’re talking about how to manage differentiation. Differentiation should be meaningful and purposeful.

200 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I plan on providing sessions that integrate PBL with STEM, Makers, Differentiated Instruction, Inquiry, Deeper Learning, and Technology Integration. One example of an advanced feature includes putting multiple words together in a word cloud. Example (ice~cream~cone ).

Catholic schools turn to blended learning as a way to address students’ individual needs

The Hechinger Report

SEATTLE — After years of declining enrollment, a growing number of Catholic schools nationwide are placing their faith in blended learning, a teaching approach in which computers share the instructional load with teachers, and one that appeals to many parents disillusioned with traditional schools.

Five Ethical Considerations For Using Virtual Reality with Children and Adolescents

MindShift

Addressing a persistent anxiety, Suter used Samsung Gear’s Public Speaking Simulator to successfully prepare a few nervous students for class presentations, reporting they felt “much more calm” during the live delivery. The tragic events of Sept.

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