Multimedia content personalizes learning

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Josemaria and I share the belief that “…[technology] must be transparent, like a lens; otherwise, it hinders learning.” ” Here’s his take on the use of videos in education: Multimedia content as a way to learning process personalization. People can learn more deeply from words and pictures than from words alone. It can be called the multimedia learning hypothesis (Mayer, 2005). So it is with learning.

Connection for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. By engaging in opportunities to make connections beyond the classroom to real-world learning activities and situations, students are better able to experience personalized learning. When students make these connections, the learning is more authentic, relevant, and in turn becomes more personalized to their individual perspectives and goals.

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Connection for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. By engaging in opportunities to make connections beyond the classroom to real-world learning activities and situations, students are better able to experience personalized learning. When students make these connections, the learning is more authentic, relevant, and in turn becomes more personalized to their individual perspectives and goals.

Community for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. It is necessary for teachers to nurture the development of a Community within their classrooms in order to facilitate personalized learning. Each student needs to feel empowered within the learning environment to explore individual interests and passions. Designing this type of learning environment within each classroom is equally important.

Community for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. It is necessary for teachers to nurture the development of a Community within their classrooms in order to facilitate personalized learning. Each student needs to feel empowered within the learning environment to explore individual interests and passions. Designing this type of learning environment within each classroom is equally important.

Citizenship for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post, written in collaboration with Diana Ryan , is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. It is necessary to construct the building block of Citizenship within a classroom to better facilitate personalized learning. Teachers can purposefully help students understand the rights and responsibilities of a digital citizen. Qualities of Citizenship. Personalized learning requires the participation of every student.

10 Popular Educational Trends and What You Need to Know

Waterford

Some, like social-emotional learning and digital citizenship, have long been important—and they may require even more focus this year. Others, like genius hour and bite-sized learning, are recently arrived educational trends that may have a helpful place in your classroom. This year, as schools moved to online learning and teachers scrambled to adjust their curriculum, many teachers, students, and parents gained new appreciation for the value of self-care.

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The Continued Struggle Between “Balance” and Technology Usage

The Principal of Change

They’re not online enough, not reading, writing, participating, connecting, and creating in these spaces as much as they need to be to fully understand the implications of these technologies for their own learning and for the kids in their classrooms.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

And I think really good global collaborations happen when you have a relationship with another person professionally. You’ve given us one example of things that happen. People felt like they were up close and personal with Howard and his son. Here, we provide an umbrella for these people and these organizations to network and to learn from each other. For me, it’s a deep passion belief in the value of and the importance of global in our own personal learning.

Building a PBL Environment

EdTechTeacher

This article will be published in the next edition Digital Learning Magazine. Building a PBL Environment: 5 Tools to Support Project Based Learning and the Future of Work. In recent years digital citizenships skills have been added to that list as schools address safe and healthy online behavior. The skills presented on the WEF list are best learned through experience. by Shawn McCusker.

How Differentiation Helps Learning Stick

Edsurge

Now Gillner says new coding, concept mapping and video-creation tools make it easy for her to differentiate learning—something she’s been doing for the last five years. Here, Gillner shares how easy access to differentiation tools saves time, empowers her students to learn concepts more deeply and helps learning stick. Cathie Gillner: Say I’m teaching a digital citizenship concept. Can you share a specific example? Coding: Learn More.

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

MindShift

It is a powerful example of a self-correcting organism. In formal centers of learning, old habits die hard. The tension between open, social learning and the formal, enclosed variety is becoming untenable. The students’ personal learning networks of friends, forum users, Twitter followers and Facebook friends provide a rich source of knowledge gathering when they are at home, but use of such networks is excluded from their classrooms. Getty By David Price.

Getting schooled in social media

The Hechinger Report

This nonstop digital pep rally is about more than school spirit. Sharing student learning with frazzled parents was also the motivation behind the social-media app Seesaw , launched in 2015. For example, she recently noticed that he was good with math but had trouble with word problems. To encourage more thoughtful feedback, she gave her class a “digital citizenship” lesson, encouraging comments that ask a question, give a compliment or offer a suggestion.

Five New Year's Resolutions Every Teacher Should Make

Edsurge

For example: . For teachers without many seasons under their belts, check out this list of 50 classroom procedures ; it’s a good double check to make sure you’ve thought of everything—from group work to digital citizenship to classroom discussion. The instructional technology space is a fabulous way to find and interact with personal learning communities and leverage other experts in your field.

Celebrating Powerful Learning at Lone Star Middle School

Digital Promise

In collaboration with HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom Initiative , Digital Promise Global is proud to announce Lone Star Middle School of Nampa School District in Idaho as the newest HP Spotlight School. The HP Spotlight Schools program recognizes schools that exemplify powerful teaching and learning school-wide. Nampa School District’s Commitment to Personalized Learning. Lone Star Middle School Exemplifies Powerful Learning for Teachers and Students.

?3 Types of Summer PD That Won’t Sacrifice Your Vacation

Edsurge

After a Master’s degree, 120-plus credits, and 30 years in education, I now understand that whatever I do and wherever I go, I am happiest when I’m learning. And if I can find an opportunity that allows me to further my learning without sacrificing my summer vacation—or better yet, enhances it—you can bet I’m going to be the first to sign up. The nice thing about summer learning is choice. Personalized Learning Through Gaming. Digital Citizenship.

4 Ways to promote collaboration in digital spaces

Neo LMS

Whether we are in virtual, hybrid, or in-person learning, it is important to have a variety of tools that help us transition between these spaces and expand the when and where learning happens. 4 Ways to promote collaboration in digital spaces.

Stem Education in 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

For several years now, we observe a rapid growth of online and remote teaching, learning, and even practicing. Such examples are Ford Motor, Toyota Foundation, and Toshiba. She claims that the development of spatial skills in a pre-school has a further impact on the learning abilities of students in STEM disciplines. Personalized Learning. Shifting the focus of teachers from material to students as individuals can make personalized learning possible.

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Edtech Trends From 2020 And Beyond

Ask a Tech Teacher

So, in this article, I’m going to share my thoughts and experience about the technologies and solutions that reshape the educational industry and the way we learn in 2020 and beyond. Video-Based Learning. The key features of video-assisted learning are scalability and repetitiveness.

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Your Device Rollout Isn’t About Hardware—It’s About Engagement

Edsurge

If students don’t care about using their devices, and don’t use them on a regular basis, research shows that getting them to do so may actually become distracting and slow down the learning process. Without one, schools and districts run the risk of missing out on many of the potential benefits that having devices in the classroom can unlock, such as introducing personalized learning, teaching digital citizenship and giving students access to the myriad of apps and tools available online.

8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

From digital certificates to learning analytics, here are eight EdTech trends to look forward to in the coming months. Video-assisted Learning. Much like how social media giants Facebook and Twitter are utilizing our digital footprints to better understand consumer behavior, teachers are also turning to data analytics to learn more about their students. With more educational institutions adopting virtual learning management systems (such as Moodle, Edmodo, etc.),

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Why Mastery Based Learning is a Good Option

Ask a Tech Teacher

An option several school districts I converse with are trying is called “mastery-based learning” — MBL. Learning is personalized, based on school standards. Progress — and success — is dependent on the completion of various tasks rather than seat time as is the metric used in most states (for example, in my state of California, students must attend class 175-180 days a year to pass that grade). Visible Learning and John Hattie.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Even if we go back to face-to-face learning, we will all have to be prepared to teach online, and the best way to do this is to first educate ourselves with research and pedagogy. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course. Blended learning is not new.

8 Practical Ways to Use AI in Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every year, education finds new ways to make learning more inclusive and diversified. The latest change agent is Artificial Intelligence (AI), now being used in classes to focus learning, simplify redundant tasks, and infuse lesson plans. Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Kamy Anderson has eight practical ways to use AI in learning: Artificial intelligence (AI) is disrupting the education industry. After all, this is the age of digital content and interactive mediums.

eSpark–Self-paced Learning for Math and Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’ve heard the buzz about eSpark this summer at conferences or training sessions, you already know it’s more than “just another math and reading learning platform” Sure, it is that but what sets it apart is eSpark’s clever blend of learning tools that encourage students to progress at their own pace in their own way, to review when needed and move ahead when they get it. That done, it develops a differentiated and personalized learning plan.

Buncee and Immersive Reader: A Winning Combination for Assistive Learning

A Principal's Reflections

For several years, Buncee has been one of my favorite creation tools; both for personal use and for classroom instruction. While there are many digital tools to choose from when it comes to teaching and having our students create, Buncee’s versatility and ease-of-use make it a go-to tool for all creative needs. Their integration with Immersive Reader is a perfect example of this. There are many ways Immersive Reader can enhance learning opportunities for students.

What Gartner’s Top Tech Trends for 2019 Mean for Education

EdTech Magazine

Augmented data analysis, blended digital tools and connected networks will reign among technology innovations in the coming year, according to IT analyst group Gartner’s top 10 tech trends of 2019. . The top ten digital technology trends are all about building the intelligent digital mesh,” says David W. Augmented Analytics: Teachers rely on data analysis to improve their relationship with students, especially as personalized learning programs become more widely adopted.

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Sown To Grow: Easily Blend Goal-setting and Reflection into Classwork

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Many of the existential guides for teaching (such as Habits of Mind , the Socrative Method , and Mindfulness ) promote a student-driven growth mindset as fundamental to successful learning. This means students take an active part in achieving education and personal goals. The expectation is that students learn how to learn by assessing their own educational experiences as a way to determine their best strategies to become lifelong learners.

What is the VARK model of Student Learning?

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If you use the VARK model of Student Learning , you know why I’m excited about it. VARK started as a questionnaire to help students and teachers understand their best approach to learning but has since become more of a guideline for teaching and learning. The acronym VARK refers to four learning modalities — Visual, Auditory, Reading/Writing, and Kinesthetic. Learning better when information is presented a certain way has nothing to do with intelligence.

Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

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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. Now, it provides over 90 million educators, administrators, and learners in over 200 countries with a single robust, secure and integrated system to create personalized learning environments. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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Mindsnacks–Learning in Bite-sized Pieces

Ask a Tech Teacher

Though these are game-based learning, there’s no plot as you might find simulated games. Each app includes personalized learning, an enhanced review mode, and additional challenges to keep students motivated. To keep learning interactive, the app includes features such as a dart players use to mark the spot on the map where a certain U.S. Students learn the spelling, pronunciation, definitions, synonyms, and antonyms of SAT-level words.

Kick Off the School Year Right with These 14 Back to School Tips and Tons of Resources!

Teacher Reboot Camp

These are some back to school tips along with posts, presentations, infographics, and resources to help you prepare for the school year ahead: Encourage students to set academic and personal learning goals so they envision their success and come up with strategies to achieve goals! Check out my post, Back to School Student Goal-Setting and Motivation with Digital Vision Boards. Find my free Google Slide template and examples here.

Kick Off the School Year Right with These 14 Back to School Tips and Tons of Resources!

Teacher Reboot Camp

These are some back to school tips along with posts, presentations, infographics, and resources to help you prepare for the school year ahead: Encourage students to set academic and personal learning goals so they envision their success and come up with strategies to achieve goals! Check out my post, Back to School Student Goal-Setting and Motivation with Digital Vision Boards. Find my free Google Slide template and examples here.

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

Digital devices, be they iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, Macs, or PCs, give students access to endless amounts of web-based resources for research, inquiry, collaboration, sharing, and more. It has become increasingly possible to personalize learning–adapt resources and assessments to student skills and needs and differentiate lessons that are pushed out to individual students or small groups ( read: Shifting my Teacher Mindset with Micro-credentials ). personalized.

What are Good Tech Goals for Students?

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It’s the pencils and books of our digital world. It scaffolds learning, making it blended, normative, rigorous, and granular. It doesn’t take into account where students are in the learning curve and what their personal learning style is. For our purposes, we’ll define ‘use’ as the ability to blend the tech tool into learning. Some great examples of this are digital note-taking, PDF annotation, and grammar tools.