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The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In another room, children rotate through learning stations, sometimes at screens, sometimes putting pencils to paper. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. If every child had a computer or iPad, she could log into a customized cyberclassroom and learn at her own pace.

What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

In many circles, edtech and the future of learning have become synonymous. Before building, trying, or buying new technology tools, we should start by asking, “In an analog world, how would we personalize learning to drive student outcomes?”.

When personalized learning includes skateboarding: One suburban district’s dramatic transformation

The Hechinger Report

Senior Hernan Hernandez, 17 (left), and junior Ray Garcia, 15 (right), hope to design a new skateboarding course at Vista High School. So, late this spring, Hernan approached Principal Anthony Barela with a potential solution: What about offering them a skateboarding course instead? “I’m

Inside DC Schools: The Struggle to Develop Personalized Learning’s Independent Learners

Edsurge

Like every other student using the Summit Learning platform, Pozo must start each class by setting his goals before doing activities. He then opens up an assignment on a Google Doc and a grading rubric, reviewing the comments and feedback his teacher has left on his work. This goal-setting feature is part of the Summit Learning Platform, an online tool used in a personalized learning program created by Summit Public Schools. What Is Summit Learning?

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

If you do a Google image search for “classroom,” you’ll mostly see one familiar scene: rows or groups of desks , with a spot at the front of the room for the teacher. Personalized learning is the No. So what is personalized learning, exactly?

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. In “How Does Technology Facilitate Learning?

Turning your face-to-face class into an online course [Part 3]

Neo LMS

In this final post of the mini series we’ll explore the technologies available to help turn your face-to-face (F2F) class into an online course. Obviously technology plays a huge role in translating your content into an online course. Learn more about SCORM here.

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The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

Five-year-old Mykell Robinson practices his reading on the Lexia software while a small group of classmates work with a teacher. Many charter networks here, including Crescent City Schools, Firstline, ReNEW, and KIPP, have embraced an educational philosophy known as “personalized learning.”.

How one high-poverty district is adding virtual reality to its classrooms

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Jada said she learned facts about wolves and monarch butterflies in the hunt. When you’re doing cool new technology, you want to try it and learn it all,” she said.

How Middle School Obsessions Can Shape Career Paths.

Edsurge

I never thought that what I was doing would be considered “techy” or that this passion project could be setting me up for a future career as a computer scientist, software engineer, learning designer, research associate or UX designer—all jobs that I learned about much later in life by reading Careers with Code magazine. I was picking up a lot of technical skills along the way but never thought of it as learning.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

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

Edsurge

Software Updates Google is reorganizing its Classroom platform to make it easier to sort materials by topic. Fractions covers math standards for grades 3-6 and features a storyline and what the company calls “personalized feedback” through an online tutor. McGraw-Hill introduces a new English language arts software for grades 2-7 called Redbird Language Arts & Writing. The company describes it as a “digital, adaptive personalized learning solution.”

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How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

Schools will inevitably want to invest in edtech that will be both beneficial and effective when it comes to enhancing students’ learning experiences and opportunities. Is the hardware & software compatible? Keep your software up-to-date. Keep your software up-to-date.

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. FL – Flipped Learning ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). GAFE – Google Apps For Education (include Google Docs, Google Sites etc).

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Starting This Week: MTI 562

Ask a Tech Teacher

The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. Course Objectives. Develop the core of a Personal Learning Network.

Online Class Starts Aug. 12th–Tech-infused Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher

Price includes course registration, college credit, and all necessary materials. Course Objectives. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Use blogs, Twitter, and virtual meetings to collaborate. Develop the core of a Personal Learning Network.

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

While I won’t claim to ever be perfect, I have learned so much over the last seventeen years. If this post helps some of you avoid the mistakes I learned early on, then it will accomplish its purpose! The Advancement Courses spring sale is happening now. Course] 16.

Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. This three-week course (July 10-July 30) digs into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning.

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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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Subscriber Special: July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Digs deeper into digital tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Course Objectives.

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Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

How K–12 Schools Have Adopted Artificial Intelligence

EdTech Magazine

Second, students need to start learning how to design, manipulate and work alongside AI machines in order to build the foundation they need as they prepare to enter the workplace. AI may hold the potential to personalize instruction and learning.

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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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Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. This three-week course (July 11-July 31) is a follow-on to the introductory class, Tech-infused Teacher , digging into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network. Course Objectives.

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Adapting to the New Classroom

techlearning

Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning. These out-of-the-box blended learning solutions can also help nontraditional students find their own paths. Google Classroom ? Z-Space lab with AR/VR software ? Google Classroom ?

What the SAMR Model May Be Missing

Edsurge

Personalized learning technologies can, ironically, make the learning experience less personal, less human. When designed and used appropriately, these tools can, in fact, help to make learning experiences more personal for students, in a way that humanizes the learning experience. A Crash Course in SAMR Developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, the SAMR Model aims to guide teachers in integrating technology into their classrooms.

Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

Edsurge

Apple and Google continue to up the ante in their quest to win adoption in classrooms. billion on education software each year. Yet it can be tedious to manually keep track of how students interact with different pieces of software—or whether these tools are even being used. Former Google Design Ethicist: Relying on Big Tech in Schools Is a ‘Race to the Bottom’. education—from curbing kids’ enthusiasm for learning to stifling new instructional practices and tools.

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Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Hack Education

In order to prepare students for the future, the practices of teaching and learning – indeed the whole notion of “school” – must embrace tech-centered courseware and curriculum. Google and Facebook are paradigmatic here, and Zuboff argues that the former was instrumental in discovering the value of behavioral surplus when it began, circa 2003, using user data to fine-tune ad targeting and to make predictions about which ads users would click on.

Add a Dash of Professional Development to Your Blended-Learning Program

EdTech Magazine

Add a Dash of Professional Development to Your Blended-Learning Program. So, we try to meet our teachers where they are because, just like our students, not every teacher learns in the same way.”. Helping our teachers using a blended-learning approach is an ongoing effort.”.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

techlearning

and students are thriving under innovative initiatives that include blended learning, tech-rich classrooms, and exposure to hope and opportunities for lifelong success. When we support parents’ learning, they create a culture of learning at home.” Autodesk Inventor CAD Software.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

Doug Levin

As such, expect an abbreviated (TBD) publishing schedule for ‘A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News’ in August. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition). Real Questions About Artificial Intelligence in Education | EdSurge → "If you have enough knowledge you can probably deconstruct who any person is likely to be. " Tagged on: July 26, 2017 Can personalized learning prevail?

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Inspiring Math Excellence in the Classroom with Po-Shen Loh

The CoolCatTeacher

From giving kids problems with the right level of difficulty to solving problems with students, learn how to take any math student to the next level. You’ll also learn about the open source resource, Expii invented by Po-Shen Loh and how you can use it.

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Iterating Toward Openness

A quick search via Google shows that Stephen Downes is mentioned over 500 times on the pages of Iterating Toward Openness. Waymaker is Lumen’s platform for personalized learning. Waymaker provides each student a data-driven study plan that helps them understand where they are in their mastery of course concepts and how to best allocate their study time. No one is ever denied access to the OER in Lumen courses for any reason.

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The Game-Changing Potential of Learning Management Systems

Leadership Lounge

To address these needs, districts are widely adopting learning management systems (LMS) as the digital hub for their classrooms. An LMS is a full instructional platform that can be used for online or blended learning courses, and also to augment traditional classroom instruction.

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Active Learning in the Math Classroom

techlearning

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. Google Classroom ?