Personalizing Learning for All Students With OpenCourseWare

A Principal's Reflections

It was at this point that the internship became an opportunity to do something that could truly transform the learning culture here at NMHS. As we floated around some project ideas, I became fixated on ways to personalize and individualize the learning experience for my students. Julie’s challenge was to develop a framework by which students could engage in the OCW of their choosing over a set time period and then apply what they had learned.

Innovative Ed-Tech Tools Should Bring Real Personalized Learning to Students

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Instead, creating effective personalized learning solutions is just the first step. That’s what we’re working on with SmartyReader , and we’re interested in how other ed-tech companies are making scalable solutions whose personalization is as much about teachers as it is about students. See also: How Startups Can Become Social Media Influencers. Going Back to School to Learn About Blended Learning.

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Recognizing the Digital Assets You Have at Your Disposal

A Principal's Reflections

I have also been blessed to observe great examples that members of my Personal Learning Network (PLN) make available on social media. It begins with a focus on improving teaching, learning, and leadership followed by utilizing an array of digital assets at every educator’s disposal to share and amplify. Artifacts such as assessments, lesson plans, unit plans, projects, and examples of student work can easily be converted to a sharable link using Google Docs.

I Wonder If This Social Media Thing Will Ever Catch On?

The Web20Classroom

There were sessions about assessment, technology, professional development and others. What I really enjoyed was there were so many people there that I knew because of social media. Members of my PLN (Personal Learning Network), PLC (Professional Learning Community), colleagues, whatever you want to call them, (I call them all friends) were there sharing their learning with not only the new teachers, but with me as well. Social Media.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. Idea #1: Use Formative Data to Improve Learning. Learn about AR and VR.

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. They decided to “personalizelearning for every child, which means that they tailored lessons to each student’s needs, interests and learning pace. And they ended social promotion, so that struggling students are no longer shuttled along to the next grade level simply to keep them with the herd of similarly aged classmates.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course. Learn How 2.

Digital Assessments: More than an online quiz

Class Tech Integrate

There is a sea of assessment tools out there in the EdTech world: Kahoot, Google Forms, GoFormative, Nearpod, Socrative. The biggest arguably being that technology allows for great support of Personalized Learning. So is taking a quiz and putting it in Google Forms personalized learning? EdTech gives us the opportunity to add Voice & Choice to how the students want to be assessed. Thinking "Outside the box" on Assessments 1.

Why Learning and People Should Come First

A Principal's Reflections

I was recently working on my slide deck for a three-day workshop that will take participants on an immersive experience into digital leadership and learning. My primary objective for all multiday workshops is to illustrate the vital role that technology can play in improving teaching, learning, and leadership. The bottom line is that if we don’t get the instructional design right first, then the chances of technology improving learning outcomes is slim to none.

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

Edsurge

But these efforts have fallen short of meaningfully transforming learning. Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students. Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students. Additional Resources from eSpark Learning.

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Communicating a Concept With Instagram

A Principal's Reflections

As she explained the project to me I immediately asked her if she could email it to me so I could not only share it, but also gather some feedback for her from my Personal Learning Network (PLN). A person should be willing to do a job he/she hates to provide for their family. A rubric as well as the Common Core Standards that are to be assessed can be found HERE. educational technology Innovation Instagram New Milford High School Social Media

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

Summit Learning’s personalized learning program is a key part of the school’s improvement efforts. They see kids devouring video games and living on social media and find it obvious that they would also like educational technology.

Making Time vs Finding Time

A Principal's Reflections

First and foremost, make the time to learn, grown, and get better as opposed to finding the time. There is nothing more important to an educator, outside of working with kids, than professional learning. Through social media a Personal Learning Network (PLN) provides a great antidote to the age-old time excuse. You can now learn anywhere, with anyone, at anytime you want for free.

Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

21st Century Leadership Shift Happens (must see video for any educator unfamiliar with the tends and impacts associated with technology and social media. 21st Century Educators must be able to adapt, communicate, take risks, model, continually learn, collaborate, exhibit vision, and lead. Principals can use social media for communication, public relations, branding, professional development, and opportunity. Learn more about Google Docs here.

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How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Online learning has become not only a common alternative to physical classes, but a well-regarded change maker in the education ecosystem. After a weekly one-hour session, students feel closer to classmates and often add them to their ongoing PLN (Professional Learning Network).

You Don’t Have to Do it All

The Principal of Change

What is important is that I find what works for me and sometimes a personal learning network pushes people towards “group think”, where I need to find what works for me to become successful, at different points of the day. That self-assessment and reflection is critical to people in our world today. The point of the “personal” in “personal learning network”, is that you make it what you want.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

A fifth grader works on a digital lesson as part of a blended learning program. We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. They decided to “personalizelearning for every child, which means that they tailored lessons to each student’s needs, interests and learning pace. Related: Must a classroom be high-tech to make personalized learning work?

?Online Communication Will Open New Doors For Community in 2018

Edsurge

While there is no disputing the importance of personal interaction, communities are already utilizing technology to build on those face-to-face connections. In addition to the rising popularity of social media use by individuals, community organizations and businesses, I expect we’ll also see a proliferation of virtual town squares where people will meet to begin working and collaborating together. Education Technology Personal Learning Networks Community

Testing Giving You The Blues? Get Creative with EdTech Formative Assessments

MSEDTechie

There are so many ways that kids can creatively show you their learning in a timely and efficient manner, and ways teachers can conduct assessments that take away the testing anxiety that plagues so many kids. Creative Formative Assessments Can Help: Save time assessing students. Provide and adapt digital tools for assessment that make sense and are appropriate for a particular learning style. Let’s captivate students, and get them excited about learning.

New, MIT-based program proposes transforming physicists, engineers into teachers

The Hechinger Report

The idea upends the disparaging assessment, attributed to George Bernard Shaw, that teachers are people who have no other useful skills. This experiment, just getting under way, is called the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning, named for the foundation that is underwriting it. This gives them experience with a process, known as competency-based learning, that a growing number of primary and secondary schools where they’ll eventually teach are beginning to adopt.

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

It has become increasingly possible to personalize learning–adapt resources and assessments to student skills and needs and differentiate lessons that are pushed out to individual students or small groups ( read: Shifting my Teacher Mindset with Micro-credentials ). Micro-credentials are short, low-cost, focused, online classes that are self-paced and student-driven, offering competency-based recognition for skills educators want to learn to buttress their teaching.

The Scarlet Rating: How One ‘Improvement Required’ School Seeks a Turnaround

Edsurge

However, school leaders Sarah Pedrotti and Jessica Torres are on a mission to flip the failure narrative and rebrand their school by motivating their teachers through personalized professional development. You have the local media, you got the state, you have everyone telling your story from their perspective, but no one was hearing about the hard work teachers were doing. Kindergarteners in Mrs. Shuler's classroom learning how to implement their learning stations!

A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation

TeachThought - Learn better.

While the terms are sometimes misunderstood–and risk becoming cliche as we continue to talk about them topically rather than specifically–student motivation and student engagement are prime movers in the learning process. If we can nail down those factors–those characteristics that drive student motivation–we can, at worst, be more attentive to them as we design assessments, lessons, units, and even learning models.

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Can a school save a neighborhood?

The Hechinger Report

The housing authority and the district, which manages the school, hired Big Picture Learning, a nationally recognized education nonprofit, to operate it. Vaux’s redesign stresses creating close relationships with parents and community members and ways for student learning to continue beyond the classroom walls. The new school, by contrast, would be a learning institution, where students could aim high.

What are Good Tech Goals for Students?

Ask a Tech Teacher

It scaffolds learning, making it blended, normative, rigorous, and granular. It’s tempting to assign a goal–say, third graders should type 15 wpm–and then assess based on student ability to meet that goal, but that’s not practical. It doesn’t take into account where students are in the learning curve and what their personal learning style is. A more purpose-built goal is to assess based on progress.

“Do one thing everyday that scares you.”

The Principal of Change

A blog seems like a formative assessment, and a book seems summative; there seems to be a certain finality to it. I really believe the person had no intent of criticizing the person and it was just their humour, but I saw the worst case scenario in her mind come to life and that was the end of the process for her. She had no idea who the person was so it was hard for her to understand the comment. I have said it over and over again, that learning is relational.

You Will Be Missed Joe

The Principal of Change

A person who lived his life full of passion and put his heart into everything he did, whether it was politics, education, or his family. Joe and I had so many conversations, and although we did not agree on everything, he was always open to learning. His writing and work on assessment at his blog, “ For the Love of Learning “, was known worldwide, and has made a huge impact on many educators. Personal Learning Joe Bower

Classes in Remote Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. social media. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. Assess student technology use organically.

College Credit Classes in Remote Teaching/Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. social media. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. Assess student technology use organically.

Online College Credit Classes Forming

Ask a Tech Teacher

The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Classmates will become the core of the teacher’s ongoing Personal Learning Network. Assess student technology use organically. social media.

4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

Technology can bring about new learning opportunities, support student engagement, help create a collaborative learning environment, and provide necessary and immediate feedback, among other digital age skills. Ask around via social media. Using your network and social media can also help you find what you need. You can reach out via your favorite social media platform and ask for their advice and support.

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Learners as producers

Learning with 'e's

They have the tools, they own the technology, and they have the confidence to use them, not only informally, but increasingly in formal learning contexts. Teachers won''t be redundant in the new technology rich learning economy, but they will need to adapt as conditions change, becoming guides and mentors rather than instructors. Secondly, as partly as a result of the first trend, learners are becoming more central to the learning process.

K-12 Dealmaking: Barnes & Noble Ed. Acquires LoudCloud; Volley Labs Raises $2.3 Million

Marketplace K-12

In addition, investment company Weld North Holdings acquired Performance Matters , a student assessment and data-analytics company that it will merge with K-12 ed-tech business Truenorthlogic, which provides data on teachers’ performance and tracks their professional development. Dallas-based LoudCloud’s platforms include a competency-based courseware platform, a learning-analytics platform and services, an eReading product, and a learning management system.

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College Credit Classes in Remote Teaching/Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. social media. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. Assess student technology use organically.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular.