5 ways to use makerspaces to support personalized learning

eSchool News

At this stage of the edtech revolution, most educators are focused on using tech to enhance lessons rather than on the tech itself. In the edWebinar “Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Learning ,” Grace Borst, innovation specialist at St.

Personalized Learning “Twister”: A Future of Learning Live Demo in Dallas

EdNews Daily

If you ask a dozen educators to define personalized learning, you’ll no doubt get some enthusiastic answers, and all twelve will probably be different. The new-school answer to the definition of personalized learning is markedly different. By Charles Sosnik.

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Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

edWeb.net

At this stage of the edtech revolution, most educators are focused on using tech to enhance lessons rather than on the tech itself. In the edWebinar “ Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Learning,” Grace Borst, Innovation Specialist at St.

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics. Cracking the K–12 connection code requires a new approach, one that combines active-learning pedagogy with robotics in the classroom to deliver an interactive, immersive learning experience. .

5 Tips for schools to harness the power of edtech in the classroom

Neo LMS

Even though many schools are already embracing the benefits that edtech provides, many others still aren’t taking advantage of these opportunities. Edtech needs to be cost-effective and help reduce overall costs to schools. Read more: What every adaptive learning system should have.

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The Four P's—The Future of Edtech

LearnBop

Personalization. At TETC I offered a session on "The Benefits of Blended Learning Math Instruction." Adoption of a blended learning classroom is just now becoming less trendy and more commonplace. The future of edtech will be algorithm driven.

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An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

edWeb.net

While the Wild West era of edtech may be over, there’s still some mystery over how schools decide what digital materials to buy. In the edWebinar, “ Building Authentic Need and Research into Edtech Development,” representatives from a large school district, a small district, a developer, and the research community answered burning questions about edtech procurement. What role do learning goals play when searching for the best edtech?

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 & 29 Editions)

Doug Levin

Since the last edition of a ‘Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News”: I’ve joined efforts to support Net Neutrality protections ; Written further about the prediction made in the book, “Disrupting Class.” ” that by 2019 half of all high school classes will be taught over the internet ; Raised questions about a new study on personalized learning ; Added four new incidents to the K-12 cyber incident map ; and. Summer.

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'The Brave Little Surveillance Bear' and Other Stories We Tell About Robots Raising Children

Hack Education

To borrow from “ Norman’s Law of eLearning Tool Convergence ,” no matter the stories we tell about innovation, no matter the predictions we make about disruption, in time everything in ed-tech becomes indistinguishable from the learning management system.

A Few Weeks with Root

techlearning

One of my biggest takeaways from the FETC conference in January was seeing the Root robot live. Basically, Root is everything I was looking for in a coding robot, and I could not wait to try it out. What you want to know is my first impressions of the robot, right?

The 2019 EdSurde Annual Special: Edtech April Fool’s News That Should Stay Fake

Edsurge

Friendster for Learning. HAPPY MEALS, PERSONALIZED: McDonald’s just acquired an AI tech company to personalize the drive-thru experience. Coming soon: Naughty Meals DAZED AND CONFUSED: No idea what personalized learning is? All attendees are guaranteed to leave with less of an idea of what personalized learning is than when they came. But some administrators say the tool feels impersonal and, well, robotic.

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Tired Edtech Trends That Teachers Wish Would Retire: From the Floor of ISTE 2017

Edsurge

You can discuss edtech implementation strategies, hear about favorite tools, and get to know those practices that teachers are excited to bring back to their students. But while EdSurge paced the ISTE floor on June 25-28 in San Antonio, Texas, we decided to ask a slightly different question: What edtech trends, products, and buzzwords do you wish would retire—for good? Jennie Magiera Jennie Magiera: Blended learning. Blanca Herrera: Here it is: personalized learning.

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‘Learn’-Launching the 2017 Edtech Conversation With Cautious Optimism

Edsurge

Edtech gatherings that attract more than 1,000 attendees, such as LearnLaunch’s Across Boundaries Conference last week in Boston, are usually echo chambers of hubbub and hoopla about technology’s potential to transform education. Yet throughout the two-day gathering of entrepreneurs, researchers and educators, keynote speakers urged attendees to curb their enthusiasm, and evaluate the edtech landscape with a sense of cautious optimism.

How Do We Know If Technology Is the Solution or the Problem?

Edsurge

Through our direct interactions with educators and school leaders around the country working to implement effective personalized learning models in their schools and districts, we find that technology’s role in this arena is yet to be clearly defined on a broad scale. Make it (inter)personal “Many educators associate personalized learning technology with a push to commercialize and dehumanize education—keeping students glued to screens with little human interaction.”

Tips and Activities for Computational Thinking in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Computational thinking provides an important foundation for learning computer science but can also inspire skills like the 4 Cs (collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking) across other subjects. Creative reflection really captures authentic learning for our students.

Hummingbird Gets a Microbit Upgrade

techlearning

Bird Brain makes both Finch robots, and they make Hummingbird robotics kits. It means students can make almost anything with them including some awesome robots. I have seen middle school students make coffee drinking robots, police cars, dioramas, UFO’s, and more.

A Great Opportunity: Finch Loaner Program

techlearning

Birdbrain technologies is a robotics company that has two main products: the Hummingbird Robotics Kit and the Finch robot. Finch is a simple bird-like robot that's whole purpose is to bridge that coding gap, and where it works wonders is its device flexibility.

Forward Failures, Future of Work and What’s (Not) the Next Big Thing in Edtech

Edsurge

In its 20th year, the Summit had a feeling of rolling up its sleeves: People talked about the tensions of trying to have civil dialogue between people who hold different points of view; they struggled with the ongoing challenge of trying to figure out “what works” in edtech and reform, particularly when efforts don’t seem to live up to expectations. Edtech's Next Big Thing? For us, it’s really about enabling learning.”

FETC 2019: Day One

eSchool News

Not the driving rain or 50-degree temperatures could keep edtech enthusiasts from the opening day of FETC 2019 in Orlando. The FETC Experience, in its second-year, models personalized learning with tracks that identify attendee relevant workshops and sessions.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

This isn’t simply a matter of “ robots are coming for your jobs.” This narrative – robots are coming for your jobs (and your kids’ jobs) – involves tasking schools with retooling so they can better train students for “ the jobs of the future ,” although to a certain extent, workforce preparation has always been what (part of) the education system has been expected to do. ” Everyone Should Learn to Code. Helicopter Robots.

5 big ideas for education innovation in 2018

The Christensen Institute

Last year saw a flurry of activity in support of personalized learning, new school designs, and new approaches to K-12 education policy. These same supports seem to be implied when advocates of personalized learning call for tailored learning experiences and pathways that resemble those of high-touch tutoring models. What does learning science tell us about the best approaches? The ever-simmering edtech debate is starting to boil over.

5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students

techlearning

Root I just got one of these coding robots, and it may already be my favorite. I see many folks buying coding robots to fit specific needs, and I think this robot eliminates much of that. What you can do with the robot adds to the experience.

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

There are many things to consider when deciding which digital education solution will best suit your needs, but having a clear idea of the purpose and functionality of these edtech resources will help make these purchasing decisions easier.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Textbooks could be history as schools switch to free online learning | Philly.com → Garnet Valley is a district in the vanguard of a nationwide movement to ditch traditional textbooks for open-source educational resources on the web. Tagged on: March 17, 2017 Problems with Personalized Learning | dy/dan → Dan Meyer says, "This isn’t good instruction.

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Is Betsy DeVos good or bad for edtech?

eSchool News

But with a background in technology investment, could DeVos be a leader in the support of successfully-implemented edtech? She advocates for edtech, specifically. She knows edtech has the power to enhance learning. Her charter school uses edtech.

Changing the narrative using educational success

FETC Converge

It’s about telling stories and creating authentic, personal learning experiences for kids, so they’re prepared for the future ahead — a future that involves automation and robotics in vastly and rapidly changing industries. Uncategorized edtech FETC Future Ready Schools“Every day in every one of our schools, amazing things are happening,” says FETC thought leader and Future Ready School’s Tom Murray. How does our community know?

The race is on for the AI-powered classroom

Neo LMS

According to a 2018 research report , AI-based technologies are primed to grow within the edtech market by just under 47%. Software today leverages deep learning to assemble custom textbooks, that adapt to teaching methods, class-types and learning outcomes.

AI in the classroom: Are we there yet?

Neo LMS

We’ve described before the nuanced distinction between AI and machine learning : machine learning is a subset of AI and encompasses cutting-edge work primarily using neural networks to mimic how the brain computes, applied to the more superior capacity of computers, enabling them to learn.

8 Approaches That Are Making a Difference in Public Education

Digital Promise

Challenge: Edtech Procurement and Adoption | Response: The Educators’ Playground in Rowan-Salisbury Schools. As an in-house resource, educators have the time and space to thoughtfully consider if the edtech products will work for their specific classroom needs.

Check out Cubelets Lesson Plans

techlearning

The entire goal is to build a robotic creation that you can also code. [ 5 Awesome Google Drive Apps ] Anytime you work with Robots you also need a great lesson library to help you in support. Thankfully, Modular Robotics helps you with that!

E–Rate Updates Free Up Resources for New Classroom Technology Projects

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out everything you need to know about E-rate. E-rate discounts free up funds for everything from coding in elementary schools to robotics programs. “It E–Rate Updates Free Up Resources for New Classroom Technology Projects. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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K–12 Education’s Top Tech Hurdles to Innovation

EdTech Magazine

Two of the top hurdles are the gap between technology and learning techniques, and a lack of foresight in considering how technologies on the horizon will impact teaching, learning and the world that awaits students after graduation. K–12 Education’s Top Tech Hurdles to Innovation.

17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download)

Shake Up Learning

The post 17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 #SUL #edtech Click To Tweet. The new year always inspires us to set new goals, learn new things, and start fresh.

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2018 Education Innovation Clusters Convening: Looking to the Future

Digital Promise

EdClusters18 brought together nearly 100 leaders from more than 20 regions and 48 organizations across the country working to advance future-facing teaching and learning. Which strategies and tools can ground our work in equity, increase edtech efficacy, and develop stronger networks?

The Big 3's War Over EDU: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft

techlearning

cross posted at www.bigguyinabowtie.com David Lockhart is an edtech presenter, speaker, advocate, and coach with over ten years' experience teaching high school social studies. TL Advisor Blog LMS edtech Business Review