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.

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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. Learning Ally ? Imagine Learning ?

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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.

Hack Education Weekly News

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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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” 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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