10 Ways to Personalize Learning for Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Here are my favorites: Microsoft OneNote : You can take notes collaboratively on any device. Learn to Voice Type. However, you do have to learn how to speak your punctuation. This “Swiss Army knife” artificial intelligence learning assistant can do so much.

At Public Education Conference, Educators Share Fall-Outs on Personalized Learning, Privatization and Edtech

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The speakers all pressed that digital learning, and in particular online charter schools, are falling short for students and teachers. There has been a huge explosion of online learning and edtech in our schools… and online education is privatizing education through for-profit companies and their apps,” said Haimson. But the reality is that online learning has not progressed really far.” Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

Why collaboration is a bad idea for developing personalized learning teachers

The Christensen Institute

There’s growing recognition today of a huge problem slowing innovation in personalized learning: we don’t have a clear pipeline for preparing and developing personalized learning teachers. Although many aspects of teaching translate across personalized and traditional settings, the schools driving personalized learning forward often find that their teachers need some additional skills and mindset shifts that they just don’t pick up in traditional teacher preparation.

Why collective action is the wrong approach for developing personalized learning teachers

The Christensen Institute

There’s growing recognition today of a huge problem slowing innovation in personalized learning: we don’t have a clear pipeline for preparing and developing personalized learning teachers. Although many aspects of teaching translate across personalized and traditional settings, the schools driving personalized learning forward often find that their teachers need some additional skills and mindset shifts that they just don’t pick up in traditional teacher preparation.

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

It’s called personalized learning: What if each student had something like a private tutor, and more power over what and how they learned? “In a personalized system,” he says, “students are receiving instruction exactly at the point where they need it.”

Microsoft Exec. Challenges Publishers to Change, as Students’ Use of Technology Shifts

Marketplace K-12

“The senior officials are almost apologetic to me as an official for Microsoft,” he said, telling him that within the next five years some large percentage of their teachers will be retiring. Microsoft is preparing to launch its MinecraftEDU for schools this fall, Salcito said.

Microsoft’s Many EDU Updates—and a Window of Opportunity to Win K-12 Market Share

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Microsoft has long had a beef with Google—even if the company won’t always admit it today—dating back to the “Scroogled” advertisement campaign that critiqued the search giant’s Chromebooks and privacy policies. based company again took a swipe at the search giant in today’s announcement to its educational offerings. K-12 mobile devices, Microsoft still has some catching up to do. Is the window of opportunity open for Microsoft to catch up?

What’s the Difference Between Engineering at a Tech Company Versus a School?

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But he also has had a long career working as an engineer at companies including Microsoft and Facebook. At Facebook, he helped develop Summit’s personalized learning platform, which is now used in more than 100 schools throughout the U.S. Strasser: I started my career as a software engineer at Microsoft for a couple of years. I worked for a few edtech companies as a engineer and engineering manager and then as a contracted engineer.

Curriculum Associates Featured on Inc. Magazine’s 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

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5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS — A few years ago, with little fanfare or announcement, the New Orleans education system began a massive experiment that’s reshaping how kids learn across the city. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative.

Should K-12 schools really certify their own teachers?

The Christensen Institute

The residency will fully immerse them in the workings of Summit schools, and their coursework will happen through Summit’s online learning platform. For example, World War I led to shortages that made it hard for the Ford Motor Company to get high-quality raw materials on a reliable basis from its suppliers. As Summit’s chief academic officer, Adam Carter, told Education Week, “As we grow, where do we find teachers who can enact personalized learning from the get-go?

The Fault Lines Between Sharing and Shilling for an Edtech Product

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At issue is whether “ambassador” programs and other branding efforts, wherein companies give teachers T-shirts, gift cards and other perks, constitute ethical violations. The practice is widespread from top to bottom: Apple, Google and Microsoft train and certify teachers who demonstrate expertise with their wares. Nicholas Provenzano, one of two teachers featured in the piece, wrote to clarify his decision-making before agreeing to work with companies. “I

The Dilemma of Entrepreneurial Teachers With Brand Names

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She agrees to use their products in her classroom and give the companies feedback. The journalist goes on to point out conflicts of interests and ethical confusion when entrepreneurial teachers such as Delzer working in resource-poor community institutions—where many teachers across the nation have to get supplies and classroom staples by opening their wallets or begging from donors (or both)—have ties to high-tech giants like Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft (GAFAM).

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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10 Edtech people to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Neo LMS

She believes that every classroom can be a place for these educational adventures — or student-centered, passion-based learning experiences — despite the many challenges facing schools today. E-learningYou know the saying “The only constant is change”.

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And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.

Neo LMS

It’s December, it’s almost the end of the year and it's time to talk about the 2016 e-learning trends. First, mobile learning. And learning platforms are starting to get mobile developers to publish mobile apps and have them updated on a regular basis. And mixing up gaming with learning makes the latter even more fun. Now let's see what are the top e-learning trends for 2016. 2016 will be a big year in e-learning.

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The silver lining of Computer Science teacher shortages

The Christensen Institute

These days it seems that everyone wants to learn computer science. Over 90% of parents want their child to learn CS. In my own experience, I know that as a short-term solution, teachers of other subjects are attending summer professional development workshops to learn the basics of teaching CS. Code.org claims to have trained 72,000 teachers through their professional learning programs over the past few years. Rethinking teaching and learning.

Stereotyping, Behavior, and Belonging in the Open Education Community

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It’s a topic that I’ve been thinking about recently, particularly with yesterday’s revelation that Microsoft has joined the Linux Foundation. They are developing additional tools to support personalized learning with OER with funding from a major foundation.

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Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

impetus for the number of startups investing in the edtech sector and technology releases by players like Microsoft, Google have given the necessary boost for educators to look towards technology to impart education for the future. It increases the human engagement and makes learning more fun.

We Might Be at the End of the Free Ed Tech Era

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Unfortunately, what may be next is the same as all the other tech industries: an over reliance on the big 5 (Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon) Well, what is Imagine K12, and why do they have to do with education? Do I think all of the Imagine K12 companies will fail?

Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

A Learning Management System (what is often called an LMS) has become foundational to blending technology into education experiences. Moodle got its start years ago as a method to organize blended learning and online classes. Assign at least one person to manage the Moodle ecosystem.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

When I first started working as a tech reporter, I assumed – naively – that venture capitalists were smart people who did thorough research before funding a company. I assumed that they looked to see if the company could do what it promised – financially, technologically. Its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, dropped out of Stanford to start the company when she was just 19. The companies that raised the most money this year: BYJU’s (tutoring): $540 million.

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). If you are an Uber fan, time to get to know how the company really operates and question whether they deserve your business.

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K-12 Dealmaking: McGraw-Hill Ed. and Cengage Make Acquisitions

Marketplace K-12

In recent dealmaking news, McGraw-Hill Education acquired Redbird Advanced Learning, LLC, a digital personalized learning company; in addition, educational content company Cengage acquired WebAssign. This is the fourth acquisition McGraw-Hill Education has made since becoming an independent company in 2013, the company noted. Raises $10 Million: Game-based learning platform Kahoot!

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). If you are an Uber fan, time to get to know how the company really operates and question whether they deserve your business.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. The company has raised some $77.5 Arguably, one of the best candidates is the learning management system. ” But it’s a content company.

Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

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But the company’s most compelling case for reclaiming pole position in the education market isn’t the tablet, argues EdSurge columnist Jin-Soo Huh. education—from curbing kids’ enthusiasm for learning to stifling new instructional practices and tools. But too often, he says, kids today “spend almost all their time in education learning how to do computation, and not leaving that to the computers” so they can focus instead on solving real-world, higher-level problems.

Just who are the people behind today’s educational software?

The Hechinger Report

In this first installment, software engineer Ben Slivka — inspired by science fiction — dreamed of creating truly adaptive learning software. It would be the ultimate in personalized education, enabling children to learn exactly what they needed to learn at exactly the ideal pace.

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

Marketplace K-12

billion added since 2012, said Colin Messenger, senior analyst at Futuresource Consulting, in a release about the company’s most recent study, “Technology in Education: Global Trends, Universe Spend and Market Outlook.” K-12, But Is Microsoft Poised for Global Growth.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 & 29 Editions)

Doug Levin

Since the last edition of a ‘Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News”: I’ve joined efforts to support Net Neutrality protections ; Written further about the prediction made in the book, “Disrupting Class.” ” that by 2019 half of all high school classes will be taught over the internet ; Raised questions about a new study on personalized learning ; Added four new incidents to the K-12 cyber incident map ; and. Summer.

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'The Ed-Tech Mafia'

Hack Education

I know it’s trend to criticize keynotes and lectures and claim that they’re terrible ways to learn. It’s a great story, particularly if you want to wield that factoid along with a product pitch for more “active learning” – like clicking on things.

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

This talk was presented at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab. It ignores what happens in Seattle: the home of Amazon, Microsoft, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Personalization.

ISTE Wants to Be More Than Just a Conference. Learn How They Are Expanding.

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ISTE has an amazing conference and we get incredibly positive feedback about it, and if we could somehow make that last 365 days a year, everybody would be happy,” says Joseph South, chief learning officer at ISTE, noting that his charge is to help lead the expansion. The group’s new ISTE U is a partnership with Dominican University, in California, and D2L, a learning management system provider.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

” She posits gaming as the new site for “modern learning,” with an emphasis on skills training and data-driven self-improvement. Although no doubt, Microsoft, now the owner of Minecraft, would like us all to repeat that particular storyline.) “Why are there 72 slides about gaming, from a company invested in EA, Zynga, Mobcrush, and Magic Leap?” There is much to learn from the Meeker report. Age of Learning (educational apps) – $181.5

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

And I think really good global collaborations happen when you have a relationship with another person professionally. People felt like they were up close and personal with Howard and his son.

Rhode Island Makes Its Pitch to Ed-Tech Developers As Lab for Innovation

Marketplace K-12

When I reached out to Microsoft [about launching an initiative there,] they said, ‘We don’t do states, we do cities,’” said Raimondo, a Democrat. So she told the company to think of Rhode Island as “a city-state,” and company officials agreed to work there. Among its immediate goals is working on a personalized learning initiative for the state. Providence, R.I.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” After someone noticed that Microsoft had boasted that it was working with ICE , Nitasha Tiku says that “Microsoft’s Ethical Reckoning Is Here.” ” Via the Journal Sentinel : “More than 300 Kettle Moraine parents sign petition against online learning platform.” Via The Atlantic : “ Harvard ’s Impossible Personality Test.” “ Microsoft backpedals on VR promise,” says Techcrunch.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

Although the pessimists correctly observe that many questionable edtech startups have been over-funded and over-hyped these past few years (and some of the biggest are likely to crash to Earth in the near future), it’s simultaneously true that the next decade is likely to see the birth and growth of some of the most transformative education companies of this century. In 2002, our team at Microsoft Education created an LMS for a world where every teacher and student had a tablet computer.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. Amplify Fractions covers math standards in grades 3–6 and uses adaptive learning, interactive storytelling, and a personalized digital tutor to help students conquer fractions.

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Facebook creates free education tools

eSchool News

Impressed by the learning environment at Summit Public Schools, Facebook said Thursday that the social network teamed up with the charter school network to revamp an online education tool. Digital Learning and Tools McClatchy News Top News