3 Ways to Overcome High Student-Teacher Ratios and Improve Personalized Learning

EdTech Magazine

3 Ways to Overcome High Student-Teacher Ratios and Improve Personalized Learning. Here are three ways schools can overcome the challenges of large classes to implement a more personalized approach to education. Personalized education requires cross-curriculum communication.

Modern Classrooms and Personalized Learning Are the Perfect Pair

EdTech Magazine

Modern Classrooms and Personalized Learning Are the Perfect Pair. A 10th-grader enters her classroom, flips open her Chromebook and then settles into a quiet corner to work. . This is an example of a modern ­learning environment , and in an ideal world, students here receive ­personalized instruction that results in better classroom performance. . We have more group-based learning going on, but we also accommodate individual instruction.

T&L Leadership Summit Workgroup: Blended and Personalized Learning

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The need to create more authentic personalized learning opportunities for all learners was one of the top issues addressed at the March Tech & Learning Leadership Summit in Rosewood, California. edtech Conference Blended Learning Leadership TL Advisor Blog

Educator Perspectives: 6 Ingredients for Personalized Learning Success

MIND Research Institute

Designing and implementing a personalized learning model requires more than technology—it requires a cultural shift. Brian has spearheaded amazing work at Pickerington, and has conducted workshops and trainings on technology, blended learning and personalized learning throughout the country. Seeing how technology and personalized learning are embedded in Pickerington, I asked Brian how that transformation started. Deeper Learning

What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

Murray @thomascmurray is the 2017 US “Thought Leader of the Year” and shares what actually works in edtech. In this podcast, Tom shares the research and highlights, some of which are included in the book Learning Transformed that he co-authored with Eric Sheninger.

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

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At the end of the day, edtech can feel like one more thing on a teacher’s plate. 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. At eSpark Learning , we’ve built Frontier, a new platform of inquiry-based ELA lessons designed with students and teachers in mind.

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It’s Time Edtech Conferences Stopped Ignoring Equity and Race

Edsurge

The typical edtech conference buzzes with gadgetry, infrastructure and new ways to engage students. Ken Shelton (African American Educator and Tech Strategist): I have had the opportunity to attend, speak at and even keynote a lot of conferences—particularly edtech ones—over the years. At conferences, I’m always learning, and I try to engage as many attendees as possible in meaningful conversation. Culture is the foundation for two critical parts of the learning environment.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. The pace of additions should be concerning to anyone who cares about personalized learning and/or student data privacy. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition). It offers a more experiential learning experience. Blog EdTech News News news OER

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Schools leader asks for $10 million budget increase | Cambridge Chronicle & Tab → The proposed budget calls for $200,000 to fund a pilot of the department's "one-to-one" technology initiative, which would provide Chromebook laptops to all ninth- and 10th-grade classrooms, and the equivalent of one full-time staff member. Blog EdTech News News news

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. The pace of additions should be concerning to anyone who cares about personalized learning and/or student data privacy. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition). It offers a more experiential learning experience. EdTech News News news OER

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15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017.

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Bringing Tech to the Tundra: Educators Are Bridging the Technology Gap in Alaska

Edsurge

One unique aspect of Mat-Su’s approach to digital learning is that edtech is housed under the office of instruction. The program uses school resources to purchase Google Chromebooks for students in rural areas (as the name implies) and couples that with a blended learning strategy in the classroom. Fewer students meant that the roll outs would be simpler and district leaders could learn from any missteps before scaling up the program at larger schools.

Ed-Tech Companies Spot Trends, Make Connections at Ed. Business Forum

Marketplace K-12

Learning management systems, personalized learning, and emerging ed-tech products are among the topics at this year's conference sponsored by the Software & Information Industry Association. Chromebooks business edtech learningmanagementsystem lms personalizedlearning

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

eSpark

At the end of the day, edtech can feel like one more thing on a teacher’s plate. 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. Learn three steps districts can take to prevent teacher burnout and cultivate engaging, rigorous instruction across classrooms.

How to Leverage Mainstream Technology to Boost Special Education

EdTech Magazine

Not only do tools such as audiovisual assistance and voice amplification help students with special needs, they can eventually be transitioned for use in a modern learning environment to serve everyone. . It really makes it a learning-rich environment for these kids who have extra needs.”

Educators See Positive Impact of Mobile Devices in K–12

EdTech Magazine

School principals value using technology for learning because of its ability to help empower learning and address the educational inequities inherent in today’s education system . They also enhance the learning experience for those students.

Google Supports Ed Tech Research into Modern Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

Educators consider laptops, like the ever-popular Chromebook , to be the most effective technology in the classroom. It also found that teachers highly value technology to increase flexible, active and personalized learning opportunities. Increasing personalization is precisely what Google had in mind when it announced a new batch of 2-in-1 Chromebooks in mid-January. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks!

3 Levels of Connectivity K–12 Schools Should Consider

EdTech Magazine

It depends on your learning goals, according to EducationSuperHighway. Technology has become an integral part of day-to-day classroom activities, used for everything from improving personalized learning initiatives to cutting down on unwanted behavior.

The Big 3's War Over EDU: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft

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The collaborative nature of tools and the access to the Drive App Store gives Chromebooks a level of collaborative creation that is good enough for most. The Chromebook struggles are with the deeper levels of multimedia creation like video and audio.

Social-Emotional Learning Competencies Get a Boost from Classroom Technology

EdTech Magazine

Social-Emotional Learning Competencies Get a Boost from Classroom Technology. In a recent study , 98 percent of principal s said they believe students from all backgrounds would benefit from learning SEL skills in the classroom. .

5 Awesome Google Drive Apps

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They are in the process of iterating on Chrome, and those iterations are something Google schools (especially with Chromebooks) need to know. ? TL Advisor Blog Google Apps edtech

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. . MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out opportunities for schools to apply for personalized learning funding!

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Bake Professional Development into Your Education Pizza

EdTech Magazine

Sure, everyone has a classic, like pepperoni ( Chromebooks ), while others anticipate fresh flavors like pineapple ( virtual reality ). SIGN UP: Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Professional learning is the crust of your technology program. Some school districts spend millions of dollars on technology , then have no money left over for much-needed professional learning. Bake Professional Development into Your Education Pizza.

Let Students Create Video With WeVideo

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Chromebooks are taking over the world, and there has to be a way for students to create a video with it, and thankfully We Video fits the need. [ It’s time for a quick blog about video creation, and you can’t talk about video creation without We Video.

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Join the edWeb Team at ISTE 2015

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At ISTE 2015, Common Sense Education will provide a sneak preview of the latest version of Graphite, designed to help educators learn fundamental edtech teaching skills. Visit CDW*G at Booth #2200 to explore solutions to better prepare for digital learning. dreambox learning.

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Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online 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.

The 4 C’s of Learning in a Connected Classroom

EdTech Magazine

The 4 C’s of Learning in a Connected Classroom. K–12 schools transitioning to a connected classroom model should be focusing on four key aspects, or the “four C’s” of learning , to create a successful learning environment, according to a Cisco report on using technology in the classroom. For teachers with the latest smartboard or new Chromebooks for students, installing the technology is not the end of the process, it’s the very beginning.

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The DLP Strategy Menu

EdTechTeam

When we launched the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP), a program from EdTechTeam, Google, and Digital Promise that empowers school leaders to transform instruction across every classroom for every student, we wanted to put teachers in control of their professional development.

A Great Opportunity: Finch Loaner Program

techlearning

It works with Chromebooks, Macs, and Windows because its corded in with an ultra long USB cord. cross posted at www.bigguyinabowtie.com David Lockhart is an edtech presenter, speaker, advocate, and coach with over ten years' experience teaching high school social studies.

Giving Thanks: The Top EdSurge Contributors of 2016

Edsurge

The edtech entrepreneurs, educators, investors and other education professionals that share their opinions and practices through storytelling on our site are invaluable to this industry, and we celebrate them. Investors and Entrepreneurs—From the 'Innovate' Newsletter This year was a busy one for the edtech industry from the standpoint of our AT&T State of Edtech report, which delved into funding deals and product development. Personalized learning.

3 Ways to Achieve a Successful School Improvement Initiative

EdTech Magazine

After deliberation, they determined their goal was to shift to smaller, more personalized learning. . SIGN UP: Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Other organizations, such as the Partnership for 21st Century Learning and the State Educational Technology Directors Association , are collaborating to provide districts with guides to determine what strategies work best for them.

All the Upgrades and Updates From Apple, Google and More at ISTE 2018

Edsurge

Fractions covers math standards for grades 3-6 and features a storyline and what the company calls “personalized feedback” through an online tutor. The company describes it as a “digital, adaptive personalized learning solution.” SMART Technologies adds new collaboration features to its Learning Suite Online software, as well as a new remote device management system that works with third-party devices (iOS, Chrome, Windows, etc) and its own hardware.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Active Learning in the Math Classroom

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Active learning encompasses many different things—from students taking ownership of their own learning and participating in activities that stimulate deeper thinking to movable classroom furniture and teachers embracing the role of facilitator. Chromebooks ?

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

Edsurge

Our district uses a wide variety of technology—MAC, PC, iPads, Android tablets, Chromebooks, cell phones—which can be a challenge for IT departments and teachers. Our edtech coordinator tells me there is more collaborative time for students. This is important because when students can engage with information—through conversation, projects or hands-on activities—followed up by reflection, they construct learning.

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Tart Retorts and Tools: Overheard at SXSWedu

Edsurge

From personalized learning to ethical analytics, what stood out amongst the conversations? To help colleges navigate these challenges, New America walked through its latest report, “ Predictive Analytics in Higher Education: Five Guiding Practices for Ethical Use ,” over some barbecue at the Civitas Learning headquarters in downtown Austin on Tuesday. New edtech accountability tool CatchOn launched on Tuesday.

Hack Education Weekly News

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In another first, the Board has decided to act, in part, based on the words of a single person: Donald Trump , the new President of the United States. ” Via Politico : “ Stanley Buchesky , formerly a managing partner at the venture capital firm The EdTech Fund , will work [at the Department of Education] on budget and finance issues.” ” Among The EdTech Fund’s investments : Teachboost and Citelighter.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Testing, Testing… “How the SAT and PSAT collect personal data on students – and what the College Board does with it,” by The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss. ” (She is the CEO is Dreambox Learning.). “Will Personalized Learning Become the New Normal?” “Do You Have What It Takes to be a Successful Edtech Product Manager ?” The English language-learning startup has raised $30.8

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

That led to him announcing a $10 million fund specifically for learning applications. Investor Fred Wilson on “ Chromebooks in K–12.” ” Via Techcrunch : “ Duolingo ’s chatbots help you learn a new language.” In other Salesforce news, “The University of Texas System teams up with Salesforce to turn its learning platform into a learning relationship management system ,” Inside Higher Ed reports.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” Via NBC News : “How to Thrive: Arianna Huffington Launches E-Learning Series.” ” (It’ll run on LinkedIn Learning , formerly Lynda.com , which means it’ll cost you $24.99 Jeff Fernandez, the co-founder of the online learning company Grovo , has resigned. MarcoPolo Learning has raised $8.5