Collaboration for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

It is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. Although it may seem unusual to connect collaboration to the practice of personalized learning, it is important to remember that students don’t learn within a vacuum.

Collaboration for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

It is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. Although it may seem unusual to connect collaboration to the practice of personalized learning, it is important to remember that students don’t learn within a vacuum.

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The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment. Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. Further, research validates the use of mobile technology in education.

6 steps to a successful BYOD program

eSchool News

Lenny Schad, chief technology information office at Houston Independent School District (HISD), has spearheaded a number of successful BYOD rollouts, and frequently distills advice to struggling districts. Next page: Forget what you knew about BYOD.

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10 Pros And Cons Of A Bring Your Own Device Scheme.

EdTech4Beginners

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) schemes have got more and more popular over recent years. They are when students are asked to bring in their own mobile device and use them in their learning. 3) Personalized learning becomes simpler to implement and more straightforward to manage.

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Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

In the Guide to Capstone Education from the National Capstone Consortium there are a series of questions posed about technology and the role it should, could or might possibly play in a capstone course. How will technology enhance the structure and requirements of the program?

Before You Buy That Laptop For Everyone…

The Principal of Change

On the surface, this is a great idea, but in a world that is becoming more and more personalized, is purchasing the same device for everyone the best plan? The way that I look at this type of program is that you are making more of an investment in people than you are technology.

Distraction 2 Reaction: BYOT (BYOD) Success!

EdTechSandyK

Notes from TCEA 2012 Presentation by Eanes ISD Tech Group and Carl Hooker, Director of Instructional Technology, Eanes ISD Presentation posted at: edtech.eanesisd.net/tcea Research Behind BYOT 2011 Horizon Report K12 Edition - Published every year. Publicizes key trends and challenges and predictions for adoption educational technology. Support of the technologies we use are becoming more cloud based than server based. 1:1 BYOD BYOT tcea TCEA2012

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5 Reasons Students Want Technology in the Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

Conversations about technology in education always seem to be focused on the reasons why students need this or that technology. It’s rare when anyone considers the other—and perhaps more important—angle: Students want to learn with technology.

Our Doors Are Always Open

A Principal's Reflections

I reached out to Eric to gain insight into the technologically driven mindset that has encapsulated New Milford High School. It is also interesting that at New Milford High School, there are no mandates for teachers to use technology. The following is a guest post by Steve D’Ascoli.

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In One of Connecticut’s Most Innovative Districts, Belief in Every Student Comes First

Edsurge

In mission statements across the country, references to personalized learning abound, hanging proudly from schoolhouse walls. Laying the groundwork for success Ten years ago, NPS was the second district in the state to implement a “Bring Your Own Device” policy (BYOD), going 1:1 for all students in 2010. Some might say that our district personalizes education using these resources, and they would be right, but that isn’t the secret to our success.

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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large.

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

What can we expect in 2016 from the intersection of technology and education? I’m building on previous posts about trends in technology and educational contexts , plus my FTTE report, naturally. Educational technology trends. education and technology future of education

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. Learning without curiosity is like a fire without heat.

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Just for me learning

Learning with 'e's

I took part in a very interesting panel discussion with several other keynote speakers during the Adult Learning Symposium last week, in Singapore. The theme of the conference was 'Future of Work, Future of Learning', which sent a clear message to delegates that the two are inseparable.

Overcoming 3 challenges of introducing blended learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

Introducing blended learning experiences in core subjects presents many opportunities over traditional print-heavy classrooms. But introducing blended learning in the classroom is not the easiest thing to do. Overcoming 3 challenges of introducing blended learning in the classroom.

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

MindShift

In a fast-moving field like education technology, it’s worth taking a moment to take stock of new developments, persistent trends and the challenges to effective tech implementation in real classrooms.

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). BYOD – Bring Your Own Device. BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning.

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“The biggest challenge is parents believing in the school’s vision of digital transformation.” – Paramjeet Kaur Dhillon, India

Daily Edventures

It’s been one year since Paramjeet Kaur Dhillon’s school decided to implement 1:1 learning, and while it’s been a huge success for the students and teachers, the road to 1:1 was anything but easy. The learners now bring their own devices, to learn through the digital platform.

Anniversary edition: Top 10 posts of the NEO Blog

Neo LMS

This collaborative work has placed the NEO Blog in the first 20% of all e-learning blogs! Besides these five trends of 2016, mobile learning, gamification and cloud integration have continued to be on the lips of ed tech people everywhere.

Personal devices in higher education

Learning with 'e's

Here are some of my recent thoughts on learning spaces at universities, and the impact of student owned personal technologies: As the shift from location specific learning to untethered learning gathers pace, so the personal device gains increasing importance.

Lead in the Now

A Principal's Reflections

With changing times, continuous reflection and learning are needed in order to move schools forward now. As such, teaching, learning, and leadership must change if growth and improvement are the goals. Students who are not engaged are not likely to be learning.

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A Wake Up Call For School Leaders

A Principal's Reflections

Many people in education talk a great game when it comes to the effective use of technology, but the results (lack there of) speak for themselves. This is not to say that they are unwilling to learn or embrace significant change in this area. That is not BYOD.

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Personalizing the learning experience

Neo LMS

Each student has an individual way of learning and their own pace when it comes to addressing different subjects. Wouldn't it be wonderful if teachers could meet all individual learning needs for each student? A personalized learning approach would come with a shift of perspective, changing the focus from the educational system to the students, giving the latter more control over their learning experience and connecting learning with their interests, talents and passions.

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Personalizing the learning experience

Neo LMS

Each student has an individual way of learning and their own pace when it comes to addressing different subjects. Wouldn't it be wonderful if teachers could meet all individual learning needs for each student? A personalized learning approach would come with a shift of perspective, changing the focus from the educational system to the students, giving the latter more control over their learning experience and connecting learning with their interests, talents and passions.

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Here's How Single Sign-On Saved One District 2,500 Hours of Instructional Time Per Month

Edsurge

teachers were stressed out about logging in to the point where some would just give up on using technology and go back to their regular pen and paper process. In his 16 years of working in IT, Tam Nguyen has grown uncomfortably familiar with these types of calls and the resulting reluctance of teachers to adopt new technologies. This technology allows students and staff to access multiple applications and resources with a single username and password.

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On Aer

Learning with 'e's

We sat outside in the early spring sunshine of Portlaiose and discussed blogging, social media, the state of education, ideal schools of the future, innovation and technology, and a whole host of related topics. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Student Agency: Moving From Talk to Action

A Principal's Reflections

We were able to transform the learning culture of a traditional school and in the process got results while becoming an example that others emulated. Student agency is about empowering kids to own their learning (and school) through greater autonomy.

Computing, Cost Savings and the Cloud: The Value of Virtualization

EdTech Magazine

Even amid the proliferation of mobile technology in K–12 schools through BYOD programs and one-to-one computing, desktop computers remain a popular choice. This article is part of the "Connect IT: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Technology" series.

Keys for a Successful Digital Transformation

A Principal's Reflections

Changes in technology are quickly beginning to force the hands of schools and districts across the world. Even though changes are occurring, we need to be mindful of what is driving the work while looking past soft claims to ensure technology is actually improving learning and achievement.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

In the edWebinar, “ Strategic Technology Planning and Investment,” which is part of CoSN’s Empowered Superintendent series for edWeb, three superintendents who’ve been in the trenches for all aspects of district edtech plans discussed effective financial planning for technology.

The Keys to Discussing Student Data Privacy

edWeb.net

Linnette Attai, Project Director, CoSN Privacy Initiative and Trusted Learning Environment Program, suggested that administrators ask the same questions of parents that they did of their employees: what do the parents know, and what do they need to know?

Uncommon Learning

A Principal's Reflections

We are seeing advances in technology at a frenetic rate, which is having a powerful impact on our learners. It is not that our students are actually learning differently per se, but the environment in which they are learning is dramatically different.

Unearthing the Why

A Principal's Reflections

If he or she does not truly understand why they are learning what is being taught the chances of improving outcomes and success diminishes significantly. Relevance should be a non-negotiable in any learning task. Learning today and beyond must be personal for every student.

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Trends, challenges, and developments for higher education’s next 5 years

Bryan Alexander

What’s coming up for education and technology over the next five years? A quick note before approaching these: remember that the technology items are only 1/3rd of the current report. Key Trends Accelerating Higher Education Technology Adoption. Redesigning Learning Spaces.