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. Danusis and her teaching staff practice personalized learning, an individual-comes-first approach, usually aided by laptops, that has become a reformist calling card in education. 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.

Federal relief money boosted community colleges, but now it’s going away

The Hechinger Report

Raritan also outfitted a dozen smart classrooms — set up with multiple screens, ceiling microphones and robotic cameras — that faculty members use to record lectures for students who can’t get to class, or to hold hybrid classes in which some students are on-site and others remote.

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Can kids get passionate about learning — and develop the persistence to follow where it leads? One school has a plan

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We believe in the idea of trying on different identities: ‘I’m going to be a photographer, robotics engineer, or actor in a Shakespeare play.’ ”. The Greenfield model uses some rather commonplace strategies, such as integrating online learning, small-group instruction and greater parental and community involvement. Where the model pushes boundaries is in the addition of learning experiences called “expeditions.” Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

New programs find ways to foster student resilience

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The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. Megan Nickels, PedsAcademy founder, helps Ella Greene build a robotic version of her dog. PedsAcademy offers kids rare opportunities for engaging, high-tech learning while they’re at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando. Learning through hospital stays.

3 Strategies to Combat Summer Learning Loss

Digital Promise

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) defines summer learning loss as “the phenomenon where young people lose academic skills over the summer.” NSLA states summer learning loss “ is one of the most significant causes of the achievement gap between lower and higher income youth and one of the strongest contributors to the high school dropout rate. Vancouver Public Schools hosted a Girls Lead the Way summer robotics camp at McLoughlin Middle School.

E-learning’s Promise and Failure

Knowledge Avatars

In learning, one size does not fit all, so individualized education is the “holy grail” of education! The current popular model for e-learning essentially takes the classroom model and moves it online. So if a student wants to learn something very specific, they have to search through the video, stopping and starting it to try to understand a concept. Is it surprising that the e-learning student dropout rate is up to 50%? Would you use such a robot tutor?

Do students buy into maker culture?

eSchool News

A new report from robotics and open-source hardware provider DFRobot aims to find out by analyzing DIY-labeled products hosted on Kickstarter. The results of this learning model speak for themselves, with the district rising in state education rankings, as well as experiencing fewer high school dropout rates. Maker culture is going mainstream.

Five Things You Don’t Know About Cloud Computing and Education

Edsurge

The cloud can serve as a force multiplier in achieving this goal, putting additional tools to enhance student learning directly into the hands of educators. They are developing a recommendation engine to leverage dropout rate data to predict and design interventions for at-risk students. After intervening and supporting approximately 16,000 students, dropout rates have decreased and test scores have improved.

Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork

Edsurge

The lack of social interaction could be one reason behind high dropout rates in online classes. After students complete a lesson, they can choose to enter an online chat group where they discuss and apply what they learned. Rosé and her colleagues found that when students talk to each other, they tend to stick around and show up for their next class more than peers who chose not to complete the activity or those who only talk to the robot.

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Adapting to the New Classroom

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Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning. Diagnostic products and software systems that target specific areas of learning for improvement can help students find success, freeing educators to help every learner reach their personal best within one classroom. These out-of-the-box blended learning solutions can also help nontraditional students find their own paths. Absent students can join classrooms through robotic telepresence.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“Life Is Complicated: Distance Learning Helps,” says The New York Times. How a College Dropout Plans to Replace the SAT and ACT.” ” Social emotional learning ! Via Getting Smart : “Extending Social Emotional Learning into the Home.” ” Stop acting like “ self-directed learning ” is a new thing. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. IXL Learning has acquired ABCya.

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” Via The Economic Times : “Startups in student-lending sector see dropouts, but some score too.” Via The Times Higher Education : “For-profit claims ‘learning gain’ victory over universities.” ” From the press release : “ Macmillan Learning Offers Educators Support for Open Education Resources via the Intellus Platform.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Robots are coming for your children.

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” Via The Atlantic : “Why Many College Dropouts Are Returning to School in North Carolina.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Futurism.com : “Here Are the States Where a Robot Is Most Likely to Steal Your Job.” The learn-to-code company has raised $4.6 Juni Learning has raised $790,000 from Arielle Zuckerberg, Jessica Livingston, Adora Cheung, and Deborah Quazzo for – you guessed it – private tutoring.

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Via ProPublica : “ For-Profit Schools Get State Dollars For Dropouts Who Rarely Drop In.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Ohio State University and Apple on Wednesday announced a collaboration that will start a digital learning effort at the university that Apple and university officials said may represent the company’s most ambitious program in higher education.” “‘Eton for all’: will robot teachers mean everyone gets an elite education?

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despite having Arizona ’s third-highest dropout rate.” ” “Student marketplace Spitball has launched a token-based ‘ blockchain economy ’ that aims to switch up the e-learning industry and create a decentralised landscape for students,” says IBS Intelligence. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Kids connect with robot reading partners ,” says the PR office of the University of Wisconsin Madison.

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” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? “ Can AR/VR Improve Learning? billioin in venture capital ), Edsurge is certain it’s going to “transform learning.” Here’s the prediction : “Mixed Reality Will Transform Learning (and Magic Leap Joins Act One).” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “ Robots in the classroom ?

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Via Edsurge : “ ​Rhode Island ’s Plans to Become a ‘Lab State’ for Personalized Learning.” Meanwhile on Campus… Via ProPublica : “‘Alternative’ Education: Using Charter Schools to Hide Dropouts and Game the System.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Quartz : “The robot that takes your job should pay taxes , says Bill Gates.” Higher Learning Technologies ( HLT ) has acquired gWhiz.

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” “A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit Colleges ” by Susan Dynarski. Mozilla announced it is handing the Open Badges initiative to the IMS Global Learning Consortium. Via Campus Technology : “ Learning Objects Debuts Competency-Based Education Platform.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “When the Teaching Assistant Is a Robot.” Presidential Campaign Politics. November 8 cannot come soon enough.

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Following up on ProPublica reporting , “ Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts.” ” Via The Financial Times : “ Coursera chief on the future of online learning and the Trump era.” ” New Nanodegrees from Udacity : Digital Marketing and Robotics. “I learned how to do math with the ancient abacus – and it changed my life,” says Ulrich Boser. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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“Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?” Via The Daily Times : “Blount County Schools building new options to personalize learning.” ” Boy, it seems as though “personalized learning” is really just code for “virtual charter schools.” “Big Venture Investments in HR Startups & What it Means for Education” by Learn Capital’s Tom Vander Ark.

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Meanwhile, the state has given initial approval for ECOT to become a “dropout school.” “ Can machine learning unlock the keys to great teaching? Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via Getting Smart : “Using Robots to Teach Elementary Students About Human Nature.” From the World Bank blog : “A crisis in learning : 9 charts from the 2018 World Development Report.” (National) Education Politics.

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” Via The New York Times , a profile on the Indiana charter chain Excel Schools : “A Chance for Dropouts, Young and Old, to Go Back to School.” My kids gonna learn today ?? ” Via the Google blog : “Rolling Study Halls: turning bus time into learning time.” “A Response to Larry Berger’s ‘Confession’ on Personalized Learning ” by New Classrooms’ Joel Rose.

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