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The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report. In another room, children rotate through learning stations, sometimes at screens, sometimes putting pencils to paper. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report.

Where Can Districts Turn for Personalized Learning Resources?

EdTech Magazine

Where Can Districts Turn for Personalized Learning Resources? A new push for personalized learning has put competency-based education back on the map , however, with this new model of teaching to the individual, cost is becoming a major issue for school districts. For example, one of the most common technology proposals for personalized learning initiatives is one-to-one device programs. How to Use ESSA for Personalized Learning Integration.

What if personalized learning was less about me and more about us?

The Hechinger Report

Chris Berdik/The Hechinger Report. The project typifies the mix of personalized and social learning that’s been a mainstay for 25 years at King, a founding member of a school network called EL Education. Chris Berdik/The Hechinger Report. Chris Berdik/The Hechinger Report.

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

Kleinspiration

I''ve organized the gifts into three categories : Autographed Books : a few of my friends who are authors have generously donated a signed copy of their book - I personally have a copy of these and simply love each book! Day 5- What did I learn?

6 Things Policy Makers Should Do to Protect Student Data in the Era of Personalized Learning

Edsurge

Is the rush to bring personalized software into schools putting student data at risk? Earlier this week they released an extensive report asking lawmakers to put up some legal barriers to protect student information. The document points out that the heavy emphasis on technology in the classroom not only makes students susceptible to brand marketing from technology companies, but it also socializes students to accept online surveillance as a normality.

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

Practices such as BYOD, 1:1, blended learning, personalized learning, classroom and school redesign, branding, makerspaces, professional learning, etc. One of these tools is the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA).

Personalizing Path & Pace Through Mastery Learning

EdTechTeacher

A core element of personalized learning involves tailoring students’ path and pace to their specific needs and interests. This practice is often coupled with the overarching philosophy of mastery learning, sometimes referred to as competency-based education. by Tom Driscoll.

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Unlikely bedfellows converge, create inspired vision for future of education

The Christensen Institute

From the right to the left, from those who support school choice to those who have sought to protect traditional school districts, from superintendents and principals to the presidents of the two major teachers unions, and from industry leaders to researchers, a diverse group of unlikely bedfellows released on Tuesday a new effort and accompanying report to rethink education in America titled Education Reimagined: A transformational vision for education in the U.S.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

Kelly Field, for The Hechinger Report. Related: Documenting Maine’s failure to implement proficiency-based education. Kelly Field, for The Hechinger Report. The Gates Foundation is among the many funders of The Hechinger Report.). Kelly Field, for The Hechinger Report.

Spending on Ed-Tech Hardware Hits $15B Worldwide, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

classrooms to support digital assessments and personalized learning, to the growth of different mobile personal computing devices in other parts of the world. These devices take images of documents and project them onto a screen.

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Kate Flock for The Hechinger Report. His school and his state are trailblazers in personalized learning, a method that tailors instruction to students’ individual interests and learning speeds. Personalized learning advocates had big hopes for ESSA, enacted in 2015.

Vermont’s ‘all over the map’ effort to switch schools to proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

Michael Dougherty for The Hechinger Report. Now, Savard says, learning targets are clearer, and there’s more opportunity to truly understand the material. “It’s Statewide standards set expectations for subject areas students are supposed to learn, but graduation requirements are set locally in Vermont. It’s not just a tweak in the traditional educational system,” said Pat Fitzsimmons, the Vermont Agency of Education’s proficiency-based learning team leader.

How to Support Teacher Innovation Within a Strict State Accountability System

Edsurge

In spite of these and other shameful realities, the demand of state assessments continue to rule the day, foregoing the warning from business and leadership author Steve Denning in his Forbes column back in 2011: “The current focus on testing has tended to make test results the goal of the system, rather than a measure.Using tests as the goal infringes Goodhart’s law : when measure becomes the goal, it ceases to be an effective measure.”

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A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature

The Hechinger Report

The next school day and a just a few floors below, Miller is in the school’s biotechnology lab where students are learning the skills they would need for a job testing specimens for the presence of amalyse, the protein enzyme that breaks down starch into sugar. HATHORNE, Mass. —

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The race is on for the AI-powered classroom

Neo LMS

According to a 2018 research report , AI-based technologies are primed to grow within the edtech market by just under 47%. AI Assess. Software today leverages deep learning to assemble custom textbooks, that adapt to teaching methods, class-types and learning outcomes.

Challenges and Possible Solutions for Edtech Procurement: Part 1

Digital Promise

Classrooms are evolving as technology influences the way students learn and educators teach. There’s no formal way to assess student and educator needs. A lack of a formal needs assessment process that seeks to understand the needs of students and educators.

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When His Roster Outgrew His Classroom, This Prof Mastered Modular Online Curriculum

Edsurge

Right before the start of the Fall semester in 2002, Robertson learned that the 400-seat movie theater that held his Principles of Marketing class at San Francisco State University would no longer be available. In fact, it is the reason his sought-after courses now are able to accommodate up to 1,400 people per semester—offering each student a learning experience that is more flexible, personalized, and engaging than ever before. His choice: modular learning.

Is a learning portal different from an LMS?

Neo LMS

While both terms are often used interchangeable, there are situations when learning management system is a better choice of words than learning portal — and the other way around. A learning portal is the equivalent of your iPhone 6S. A learning portal is all about the users.

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10 Strategies to Improve Instructional Leadership

A Principal's Reflections

Not only was I not in classrooms enough, but also the level of feedback provided through the lens of a narrative report did very little to improve teaching and learning both in and out of the classroom. Consider less of a focus on lesson plans and more on assessment.

OPINION: This playful pre-K is no longer sole purview of the elite

The Hechinger Report

They were at Boston University to visit “ The Wonder of Learning ,” a traveling exhibit highlighting a pedagogical approach to early childhood education known as “ Reggio Emilia.” Related: OPINION: Personalized learning wasn’t invented by Silicon Valley.

Research Reveals Factors That Help Students Achieve Learning Gains with Education Apps; Findings Outlined in New Research Brief from SmartEdTech

techlearning

March 20, 2018 — Schools are spending billions of dollars on Chromebooks, tablets, and other digital devices to support the delivery of personalized learning opportunities for students based on assessment data and analytics, but are they achieving a learning return on this investment?

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. On November 22, 1996, U.S.

T&L Reviews Wowzers

techlearning

With the purchase of a Wowzers subscription, teachers and administrators have unlimited access to on-demand PD, including an informational overview document and video tutorials. Teachers have their own dashboards and can request a variety of reports or make changes in student paths.

5 Ways to Engage Parents Using Google Drive

Gaggle Speaks

There are plenty of adaptive and personalized learning tools along with online homework and assessment engines. And just about everything a student needs can be found inside a learning management system. Make the document “view only” so no one else can edit the newsletter.

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3 Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson

TeachThought - Learn better.

According to the MDR 2014 State of the K–12 Market Report, there’s a growing demand for solutions that improve teaching and personalized learning and educators are willing to consider new instructional models. Blog All About It–Before, During, & After Learning.

Activate Instruction migrates content to Gooru

eSchool News

Free, personalized online tool makes high-quality content available to all users. As the public education system evolves toward supporting students’ personalized needs, online learning tools have emerged that allow teachers to customize instruction.

WHAT’S NEW

techlearning

Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( www.stemscopes.com ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. to streamline workflows for assessment and data analysis.

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An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

edWeb.net

The participants: Large district: Dr. Daryl Diamond, Director of Innovative Learning, Broward County Public Schools, FL. They not only look at how the product would fit with their learning standards and curriculum, but the product must also work within their LMS. Howard: She agreed that tools can become outdated quickly, so they look at making products that can have a big impact on student learning in a short timeframe. Then, learning goals drive the decision.

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

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For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“High school students will be allowed to carry mace in the 2016–2017 school year after the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education agreed to remove prohibitive language and amend its policy,” the Salisbury Post reports. Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Ten more states sued the federal government on Friday over a directive to public schools on bathroom use by transgender students , adding their objections to those of 11 states that brought a lawsuit soon after the directive was released in May,” The New York Times reports. Testing, Testing… “ Nevada officials announced Tuesday that a common-core assessment consortium will credit the state $1.8 The learn-to-code startup has raised $42.5

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Future Ready update adds new resources and PD for leaders

eSchool News

One of the major new commitments from the Office of Educational Technology for Future Ready moving into 2016 will be a set of professional learning resources to help district superintendents and their principals and teachers most effectively transition to digital learning. The main feature of this resource is a personalized playlist of bite-sized videos that will focus on the specific needs of a district. Future Ready overhaul coincides with the new national ed-tech plan.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. This program adds full home access for students, custom curriculum alignment, performance reporting, professional development, and more.

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Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

There has been plenty of speculation in the past few years that the latest law governing K–12 education in the US, ESSA (the Every Student Succeeds Act, signed into law by President Obama in December 2015), will promote programs and assessments that focus on “social and emotional learning,” not simply on the traditional indicators of schools’ performance – academics and test scores. ” “ Social-Emotional Learning Is the Rage in K–12.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Politico : “The Trump administration has removed documents from an Education Department website aimed at transgender students , including those intended to help students fight for access to bathrooms of their choice.” In addition to the anti-First Amendment supporter Thiel, Jackson also name-dropped her connections to David Horowitz , a long-time advocate for silencing left-learning professors on campus, in order to get her job.