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Why personalized learning is hard to study

The Christensen Institute

This week saw the release of the third in a series of personalized learning studies conducted by the RAND Foundation. The research analyzed implementation, survey, and efficacy data in a sample of schools that are part of the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) portfolio, and compared that data to a national sample of schools. The findings? NGLC schools yielded some positive academic results, but educators and administrators reported numerous challenges.

10 Ways to Tackle Back to School Like a Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

Engage and Organize from Day 1 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Great teaching starts on the first day. Right now, a little information on trends and classroom organization will help you improve your school year.

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?The Power of Choice: Why Online Classes Matter to Students

Edsurge

There is no lack of evidence to suggest that online classes have deeply transformed the teaching and learning landscape in higher education. In 2015, for example, nearly 30 percent of college students took at least one online class. But as more faculty are being encouraged to teach online, how often are they aware of why creating the option to take online classes supports their students’ ability to graduate?

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The role of the teacher in modern learning organizations

Neo LMS

We’re almost 17 years into the 21st Century but the educational system is not. The 21st Century student and their learning needs are on everyone’s lips, yet clear ways to actually meet these needs are slow to pop up.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

A Thumbs Up to Open Up for Delivering Free, Curriculum-Scale OER

The Journal

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Maker Education Camp: Circuit Crafts

User Generated Education

This is my third summer offering maker education summer camps as part of a bigger program at a local school.

Will your students be workplace ready?

Neo LMS

It is easy to forget, amid the near mania associated with college admissions and acceptance, that many students do not have the aptitude or indeed funding to attend college, and will need to work directly after 12th grade.

Stop! Collaborate and Listen. to Enhance Personalized Learning

Education Elements

The world of work is changing. As we integrate into a global community, we’re tasked to work together to solve complex problems. Our solutions can be innovative and represent multiple perspectives if we know how to maximize group work. With so many benefits to a collaborative environment, why is it so challenging?

What Do Teachers REALLY Do Over Summer Break?

Wisewire

Did you ever wonder what your teachers did over the summer as a kid? It’s rather mysterious from a child’s perspective. They spend half their waking hours ten months of the year in the same building, the same classroom, with their teacher.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

4 Great Websites To Use In Reading Lessons

EdTech4Beginners

I have compiled a handy video, showing you my favourite websites for when I am teaching reading. The websites are all completely free and I often use them as home learning tasks. Do you know any more?

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3 Startup Lessons From Married Co-Founders

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

What happens when startup co-founders are a couple? Some lessons all entrepreneurs can learn from. The post 3 Startup Lessons From Married Co-Founders appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog Personalized / Adaptive Learning Startups

Own What You See

A Principal's Reflections

As a former science teacher I was always a fan of the scientific method. It was a great process for students to actually do science in order to learn by designing an experiment to deeply explore observations and develop/answer questions.

How Learning a New Language Improves Tolerance

Digital Promise

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. There are many benefits to knowing more than one language. For example, it has been shown that aging adults who speak more than one language have less likelihood of developing dementia. Additionally, the bilingual brain becomes better at filtering out distractions, and learning multiple languages improves creativity.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

An All-in-one Tool to Assist Student Learning from Every Angle

EdTech4Beginners

When searching for tools to enhance learner productivity, I stumbled upon Creativity 365. I wanted to find an all-in-one set of tools that suited every student and would enable them to develop their own strengths and interests. What is Creativity 365?

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22 Ideas for Playful Learning Outdoors

Teacher Reboot Camp

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” ” – Oliver Wendell Holmes. Lately, I’ve been exploring the great outdoors with my newborn, Savannah. She is so fascinated with real-world learning, such as observing her shadow, feeling dirt, observing animals, or touching plants. I’ve been an educator for over 2 decades.

Omit College Ready, Focus On Career Ready

Battelle for Kids

Education may not be consistently good at many things. But, it does seem to be great at both acronyms (CTE, PBL, EDI, ELL, SPED, PLC and so on) and catch phrases (21st century learning, personalized learning, future ready). One of the more popular catchphrases is College & Career Ready. P21 Blog

Supporting Research-Based Personalization for Reading Success

Digital Promise

The third installment in Digital Promise Global’s Making Learning Personal For All series, “ Supporting Research-Based Personalization for Reading Success, ” provides an overview of the learning science research behind learning to read. To meet the growth in learner diversity in today’s classroom, a new paradigm for improving the precision and accuracy of “personalization” is critical to address the needs of students who are held back by traditional pathways designed for the mythical “average.”

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Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

At the beginning of the 21st century, the definition of digital equity revolved around the provision of a digital device to every student. Usually, that meant desktop computers, iPads, and laptops, either in small groups or 1:1.

Innovators Worth Watching: MissionU

The Christensen Institute

Welcome to our “Innovators Worth Watching” series, spotlighting interesting and potentially disruptive players in higher education. Earlier this year, MissionU revealed its much anticipated plan to provide postsecondary education and a debtless future. The announcement sent the higher education space into a frenzy. How could it not? This no-frills program, designed to teach job skills that are in high demand among tech employers, embodies every major buzzword in higher education innovation.

Why Do Students in Personalized Learning Programs Feel Less Positive About School?

Doug Levin

Students in schools implementing personalized learning - by virtue of a receiving a Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) grant - are less likely to reporting feeling safe in school, less likely to report that there is at least one adult in the school that knows them well, and less likely to say they feel like they are an important part of their school community. Blog Personalized Learning Research Insights personalized learning RAND Corporation

Addressing Challenges in Equity, Leadership, and Innovation

Digital Promise

Leaders from the League of Innovative Schools, a network of the country’s most forward-thinking educators, recently convened in Mentor, Ohio, for the League’s Spring 2017 meeting hosted by Mentor Public Schools. During the meeting, participants visited local schools and examined challenges in equity, leadership, and innovation as they learned each other’s district context, stakeholders, and obstacles.

EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Speaker at the Global EdTech Summit 2017

EdTech4Beginners

I am very happy to have been asked to present at the Global EdTech Summit 2017. I have no doubt that it will be an excellent event – topics include: Digital Transformation In Higher Education.

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Is disruptive innovation driving K-12 privatization?

The Christensen Institute

If you’ve followed the K–12 education dialogue over the last decade, then you’re probably familiar with the term “disruptive innovation.” Edtech entrepreneurs and school choice advocates sometimes invoke it as an indomitable force that will redeem and transform broken school systems. Meanwhile, people on the other sides of these debates worry that “disruption” is a flawed yet rhetorically powerful narrative used to rationalize K–12 privatization.

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Are We On Track? Part 2

Doug Levin

In a previous post, Are We On Track? , I revisited the central prediction of the first edition of Disrupting Class (2008), which was that the growth in computer-based delivery of education will accelerate swiftly until, by 2019, half of all high school classes will be taught over the Internet.

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Powerful Edtech for Adult Learners: Three Product Demos

Digital Promise

Technology can be a powerful tool for improving access to learning for adult learners. A recent report from SRI found that not only do educators see great potential for edtech, but learners also really like using edtech tools.

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6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.