Differentiating with Personalized Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Personalized learning is the latest buzzword in an education environment bursting with new ideas but this one is impressive. In a sentence, personalized learning: “tailors instruction, expression of learning, and assessment to each student’s unique needs and preferences.” If you think it sounds like differentiated instruction, it does with this caveat: Personalized learning is student-directed, student-paced, and designed for each learner.

Personalized Learning, Products ‘Going Viral’ Are Hot Topics at Ed-Tech Summit

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The topics range from digital learning in K-12 to ed-tech trends in higher education to the use of technology for workforce development. I visited three K-12 sessions to learn more about technology-driven personalized learning, how K-12 products go viral, and the evolution of the Baltimore County, Md., school district’s multi-year technology upgrade. Personalized Learning Priorities. San Diego.

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SEL and Classroom Culture In an Age of Distance Learning

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Classroom learning and management all begin with relationships, and SEL can guide the relationship and community building process. Any connected educator has heard buzzwords like flipped classroom, gamification, social-emotional learning (SEL), differentiation, and personalized learning.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. ”) It was certainly the outcome that investors were hoping for Edmodo , which raised $25 million in 2012, boasting that it had 15 million users. Remember Edmodo? Edmodo was back in the news this year when Vice broke the story this spring that hackers had stolen millions of account details, including usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords.

Learning Management Systems: Who are they for?

Reading By Example

A learning management system, or “LMS” is defined as “a digital learning system” that “manages all of the aspects of the learning process” (Amit K, 2015). An LMS can also help the learner track their own progress, identifying what they have learned already and what they need to learn (Amit K). This definition and description of your typical LMS leads to an important question: Who is the learning management system for? Media and Learning Research Hub.

Learning Management Systems: Who are they for?

Reading By Example

A learning management system, or “LMS” is defined as “a digital learning system” that “manages all of the aspects of the learning process” (Amit K, 2015). An LMS can also help the learner track their own progress, identifying what they have learned already and what they need to learn (Amit K). This definition and description of your typical LMS leads to an important question: Who is the learning management system for? Media and Learning Research Hub.

8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

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Technology has vastly disrupted and improved numerous sectors around the world, be it the government and banking, or retail and marketing. Unsurprisingly, technology is also impacting the world of education. Video-assisted Learning. As always, education is changing.

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All the Upgrades and Updates From Apple, Google and More at ISTE 2018

Edsurge

Earlier this week more than 18,000 attendees from 87 countries gathered in Chicago for ISTE, one of the largest K-12 education technology conferences and trade shows in the world. Fractions covers math standards for grades 3-6 and features a storyline and what the company calls “personalized feedback” through an online tutor. The company describes it as a “digital, adaptive personalized learning solution.” Education Technology Events Community

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Autonomy Breeds Change

A Principal's Reflections

They desperately sought time during the school day to engage in professional growth opportunities, learn how to integrate Web 2.0 tools, and develop their own Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s). The inspiration for this idea came from Google’s 80/20 Innovation Model where engineers are encouraged to take 20 percent of their time to work on something company-related that interests them personally. A great deal was learned after I reflected on year one of the PGP.

Student Agency: Moving From Talk to Action

A Principal's Reflections

We were able to transform the learning culture of a traditional school and in the process got results while becoming an example that others emulated. Image credit: https://andrewherrick.files.wordpress.com If we are to improve learning and ultimately school-based outcomes student agency needs to be a real element of school culture. Student agency is about empowering kids to own their learning (and school) through greater autonomy.

Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

Edsurge

When teachers rely on tools from Google and Facebook just to keep up with students, it’s a “ race to the bottom ,” says Tristan Harris, who heads the Center for Humane Technology. At a conference on tech addiction in February, the former Google design ethicist shared with EdSurge his concerns about the role of technology platforms in the the classroom. education—from curbing kids’ enthusiasm for learning to stifling new instructional practices and tools.

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Reimagining Education: A Call for Action

User Generated Education

Some of the issues that have emerged and are still emerging include: the social emotional health of learners, a realization that students aren’t able to be independent and self-directed learning, and an awareness of inequities that exist in the United States. Whole Person Learning.

Let's Get it Started!!! The Keys to Tech Savvy Teaching!

MSEDTechie

On a scale from 1 to 5 (1 not well, and 5 being very well) How well did you integrate technology in your classroom? Notice I didn''t say how well did you USE technology in your classroom. Using technology-- usage tends to be random, arbitrary, and sometimes an afterthought. True technology integration is seamless, it shouldn''t be viewed as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event." The Keys to Tech Savvy Teaching!

6 benefits of using apps with young children

The Cornerstone for Teachers

The prevalence of and increasing reliance on technology in all facets of life has and will continue to impact the youngest of children. How can educators use the best of what we know about technology to engage young learners? Apps, which are fun and easy to use, can give students a variety of learning platforms and approaches to keep them engaged and motivated. Personalize content based on a student’s ability and level. Gamify learning through awarding virtual badges

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. BLACKBOARD ALLY ( www.blackboard.com ) Blackboard announced that Blackboard Ally is now available for multiple learning management systems used by K-12 school districts.

The Game-Changing Potential of Learning Management Systems

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In recent blog posts, I’ve been focusing on educational technology initiatives that I consider game changers for K-12 schools. To address these needs, districts are widely adopting learning management systems (LMS) as the digital hub for their classrooms. An LMS is a full instructional platform that can be used for online or blended learning courses, and also to augment traditional classroom instruction.

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Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

It is titled Experiences in Self-Determined Learning and can be found at [link]. Self-determined learning or heutagogy is fast gaining interest from educators around the world interested in an evidence-based approach to learning. Grounded as it is on brain research and extensive research into how people learn self-determined learning is particularly popular among those interested in innovative approaches to learning. Learning Environment.

6 benefits of using apps with young children

The Cornerstone for Teachers

The prevalence of and increasing reliance on technology in all facets of life has and will continue to impact the youngest of children. How can educators use the best of what we know about technology to engage young learners? Apps, which are fun and easy to use, can give students a variety of learning platforms and approaches to keep them engaged and motivated. Personalize content based on a student’s ability and level. Gamify learning through awarding virtual badges

How I Solved My Classroom Management Problems

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I was looking for something to fix a lot of these things I saw impeding the learning process. I decided to give another tool a try: Edmodo. One of the nice things about Edmodo is students can reply to a post I've made and ask a general question, and anyone in the class can answer. The first two assignments I gave my Spanish 1 and 2 classes this year were discussions on Edmodo. The second was to come up with five personal learning goals.

25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education

Technology Tidbits

With that being said, I decided to list my favorite networks for education that targets technology literacy. 25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education 30hands Learning - The 30hands Learning Community is an excellent cloud based solution for educators looking to collaborate w/ others, track/manage students, schedule events, and more. Edudemic - Is an online community, magazine, and social network that has lots of information on technology, education, and integration.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

This is the second part of my much-abbreviated look at the stories that were told about education technology in 2018 – and in this case, the people who funded the storytellers. I assumed that they looked to see if the company could do what it promised – financially, technologically. The technology did not work. DreamBox Learning (adaptive learning): $130 million. DadaABC (English language learning): $100 million.

6 benefits of using apps with young children

The Cornerstone for Teachers

The prevalence of and increasing reliance on technology in all facets of life has and will continue to impact the youngest of children. How can educators use the best of what we know about technology to engage young learners? Apps, which are fun and easy to use, can give students a variety of learning platforms and approaches to keep them engaged and motivated. Personalize content based on a student’s ability and level. Gamify learning through awarding virtual badges

6 benefits of using apps with young children

The Cornerstone for Teachers

The prevalence of and increasing reliance on technology in all facets of life has and will continue to impact the youngest of children. How can educators use the best of what we know about technology to engage young learners? Apps, which are fun and easy to use, can give students a variety of learning platforms and approaches to keep them engaged and motivated. Personalize content based on a student’s ability and level. Gamify learning through awarding virtual badges

GlobalEdCon - Day 2 Schedule + Toward a Global Education Declaration

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Chryssanthe Sotiriou , High School EFL Coordinator Playful Learning: Connecting Educators through Games - Peter Stidwill, Executive Producer Using Immersive Environments to Connect Global Language Learners. Close CEO Able-bodied People’s Perceptions of and Communication with Persons with Disabilities. - Technology connects us all To make light from a spark! To give students the chance to learn from people around the world. It is important that we learn from each other.

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

MindShift

Tool discovery is often a challenge for teachers interested in finding ways to use technology that will change the way they and their students work. Luckily, several tech-savvy librarians have been curating the apps their colleagues find useful and sharing the all-stars with one another through personal learning communities (PLC) and edWeb webinars. The real promise of education technology is to redefine how students learn.

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“My biggest hope is to make learning so powerful and memorable, that students can look for solutions to real problems.” – Jennifer Verschoor, Argentina

Daily Edventures

Have you ever tried to have a conversation in a language that you were just learning (or didn’t know at all), with someone who also didn’t know the language? was for students to learn as much as they could about the other students and the places where they lived,” says Verschoor. “At At the end of four weeks, each student would write a report to their teacher about what they had learned.”. Technology should be ubiquitous in education,” she says.

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“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

Along with using virtually every type of technology out there – wikis, blogs, tumblr, podcasts, Twitter, Facebook, avatars – to safely connect her students in rural Georgia with students throughout the globe, Davis co-founded the ground-breaking Flat Classroom Project with teacher Julie Lindsay. “These two things showed me that even if I feel that I’m just one person, that just one person can matter,” says Davis.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via The MIT Technology Review : “Finally, a Useful Application for VR: Training Employees.” ” “ Coding Boot Camps Are in Trouble, but New York City Has a Plan to Shape Them Up,” says MIT Technology Review. (“The Plan” is really more of “ a report.”). ” “ Learning to code will eventually be as useful as learning Ancient Greek,” Quartz claims. ” “Personalization.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Here are the education technology companies that have raised money from ISPs. ” That’s the Collegiate Learning Assessment exam (a.k.a. What’s his evidence that technology has not eliminated jobs – other than this weird insistence that there is no such thing as neoliberalism in ed-tech ? He’s referring to “ personalized learning ,” but might as well be any buzzword when you frame the headline that way, bud.).

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

This talk was presented at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab. Every year since 2010, I’ve undertaken a fairly massive project in which I’ve reviewed the previous twelve months’ education and technology news in order to write ten articles covering “the top ed-tech trends.” ’” “She didn’t say anything positive about technology, dammit.” Personalization.

'The Ed-Tech Mafia'

Hack Education

I know it’s trend to criticize keynotes and lectures and claim that they’re terrible ways to learn. It’s a great story, particularly if you want to wield that factoid along with a product pitch for more “active learning” – like clicking on things. Same goes for “good learning” and “bad learning,” somehow. ” Rather, I want to look at the stories that are being told about education and technology.

The Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

The issue extends well beyond education technology, of course, and in 2017 we witnessed yet again a number of high profile incidents (including some corporate admissions of breaches that had happened in years past): that over 140 million Social Security Numbers and other personal data had been stolen in a data breach at Equifax, for starters; that every single account at Yahoo – some 3 billion in all – had been affected in its 2013 breach.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Lessons Learned From a $75 Million Failed Experiment.” ” That is, the closure of the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning. ” Via Campus Technology : “ ACE and Credly Building Transcript for Digital Credentials.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Inside Higher Ed : “Lessons Learned From a Consortium That Fizzled.” ” Via MIT Technology Review : “Rebuilding Germany ’s centuries-old vocational program.” Learn How They Are Expanding.” ISTE calls this “ personalized learning.”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. It’s not that paying for a piece of technology will treat you any better, mind you.). You can learn anything online, Siegler argued.