Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

EdTech Magazine

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success. According to Project Tomorrow’s 2017 Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning , 56 percent of parents of school-aged children are concerned that their child isn’t learning the right skills in school to be successful in college or a future job. Personalized Learning Aids All Students. Collaboration and Blended Learning Fosters Critical Skills.

Million-Dollar Advice: The High Cost and Limited Return on Personalized Learning Consulting

Edsurge

In July of 2015, the district paid more than $400,000 for alignment, strategy and professional services from Education Elements, a for-profit personalized learning consultant, according to receipts obtained by EdSurge from the district. million to the firm for personalized-learning consulting services. To help teachers implement the learning model, schools and districts are increasingly paying top-dollar for specialized consultants.

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Finding Your Happy Place Along the Problematic ‘Personalized Learning’ Continuum

Edsurge

Recently I was asked, “What do you think about personalized learning?” Personalized learning seems to be one of the buzziest of the buzzwords in the edu-jargon grab bag and yet its exact definition is rather elusive. Here’s what I mean: At one end of this spectrum, we have “siloed differentiation,” a version of personalized learning where the focus is using digital platforms to facilitate an automated (ie: NOT teacher-driven) assessment to differentiated instruction.

Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

Public school districts began innovating with blended learning before most charter schools. According to surveys that Brian Bridges has conducted in multiple states, including California where blended learning is growing rapidly, more school districts utilize blended learning than do charter schools. And the pace of innovation with blended learning is picking up within school districts nationwide.

The pandemic’s remote learning legacy: A lot worth keeping

The Hechinger Report

As districts across the United States consider how to get student learning back on track and fortify parent interest in public schools, they’re asking the same question as Steve Joel: What should we keep after the pandemic? Hints of a remote learning legacy are emerging.

With blended learning, plan on change

The Christensen Institute

As schools continue to join the Blended Learning Universe (BLU) school directory —the largest database of blended-learning schools—we are observing some important data trends that highlight how schools are approaching the blended-learning implementation process. In the past six months, we have seen at least a dozen schools that have shifted from using a single model of blended learning to using multiple models that have either joined the BLU or updated their BLU profiles.

How to Create a Vision

Edsurge

Get the right people in the room to start, and consider who will be involved over time This sounds simple, but spending time thinking about the type of team you want involved at the outset of your personalized learning vision-setting is critical. Creativity can flow from constraints; creating space for all to share what personalized learning means to them will bring new perspectives. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

The CoolCatTeacher

However, our professional accreditation requirements are still on track and need to be renewed, as we have to learn and up our abilities for the fall. They fit into the categories of SEL, digital instruction, engagement/management, and leadership. Social-Emotional Learning.

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HP’s Sprout Pro offers immersive learning

eSchool News

For the modern classroom, Sprout Pro consolidates the PC, document camera, 2D and 3D scanners, and more into a cost effective, all-in-one solution that reinvents the way teachers and students learn, create, collaborate and share. Sprout Pro by HP transforms a classroom desk space into a digital and physical workspace that allows teachers to inspire in a more natural, intuitive, and creative way,” said Gus Schmedlen, vice president of Education, HP Inc.

Data Interoperability Provides a Path Toward Equity—4 Lessons Learned

Edsurge

Together with the San Diego County Office of Education , Stephenville Independent School District , Vancouver Public Schools , and a team of researchers and developers, Uinta County School District #1 formed the Digital Promise Assessment Data Interoperability Challenge Collaborative. Get Rolling with Data Interoperability: The Digital Promise Data Interoperability Challenge Collaborative identified six key factors for districts to consider when implementing data interoperability.

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Data Interoperability Provides a Path Toward Equity—4 Lessons Learned

Edsurge

Together with the San Diego County Office of Education , Stephenville Independent School District , Vancouver Public Schools , and a team of researchers and developers, Uinta County School District #1 formed the Digital Promise Assessment Data Interoperability Challenge Collaborative. Get Rolling with Data Interoperability: The Digital Promise Data Interoperability Challenge Collaborative identified six key factors for districts to consider when implementing data interoperability.

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Lexia Learning Launches Customer Advisory Board to Deepen Educator Insights, Relationships, and Collaboration

eSchool News

23, 2021) – Lexia® Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, today announced the formation of its customer advisory board, a group of key customers who will support the company’s goal of helping more learners read, write, and speak with confidence. “It About Lexia Learning.

Giving Voice to the End Users in Districts’ Technology Decisions

Digital Promise

This blog post is part of a series that highlight different stakeholders' perspectives on purchasing practices for K-12 personalized learning tools. We’re providing flexible, learner-centered, blended learning environments, including access to inter­active curriculum for teachers, students, and parents. We spent nearly two years talking to stakeholders and developing our instructional and academic goals before considering what technology to purchase.

There Is No ‘I’ in Interoperability

Edsurge

When put into context for educational technology, interoperability means that all of the digital content, tools, and resources used by teachers and students work well together. She’s excited that her district is transitioning to digital content which is interactive, customizable, less expensive and more engaging. Lincoln that knows by selecting and adding vetted content from a variety of tools linked into the LMS, her students will have more learning opportunities.

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Three Things We Learned at Khan Academy Over the Last Decade

Edsurge

They inform my day-to-day work as well as the important learnings I’ll take forward for years to come. Teachers are the unwavering center of schooling and we should continue to learn from them every day. I was humbled by these early teachers’ feedback and the learnings they shared.

#SmartSeries Refresh | Data Backpacks: Portable Records & Learner Profiles

ExcelinEd

A lot has happened in the world of digital learning since ExcelinEd’s Digital Learning Now initiative and Getting Smart released the first Smart Series paper in August 2012. Getting Smart, in partnership with: Digital Learning Now , Foundation for Excellence in Education. What if students instead came to each course or classroom with a digital backpack of data about their learning levels, preferences, motivations, and personal accomplishments?

Top 100 Sites/Apps of 2014

Technology Tidbits

As w/ the previous year''s list, more and more mobile apps are making the list as mobile learning continues to be the rising trend in education. However, that''s not to say that there isn''t a good amount of websites and Learning Management Systems showing up as well. Otus - A fantastic and easy to use 1:1 learning solution for mobile classrooms (i.e Pixel Press Floors - An amazing iOS app for Game Based Learning that allows students to create their own game by drawing.

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Virginia district launches summer kindergarten readiness initiative

eSchool News

Achieve3000 is the leading literacy solution in blended learning programs today, specializing in cloud-based, differentiated learning solutions for school-aged youth as well as adult learners. We share their commitment to providing engaging, student-centered programs that reach kids at their precise learning levels and accelerate their literacy gains. Digital Learning and Tools News