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Finding ‘Personalized Learning’ and Other Edtech Buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle

Edsurge

As Clayton Christensen recently said to me, just as people have taken the phrase “disruptive innovation” to justify whatever they already wanted to do, people are using the phrase personalized learning—and a whole host of other terms—in a similar manner. Peak of Inflated Expectations: Personalized Learning. What is personalized learning? Instead, I increasingly think of “personaliz ing learning” as a verb. Competency-based learning is one of these.

4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

The infusion of technology into our culture is the greatest change that our educational system has ever experienced. Not long ago, many schools required teachers to include the use of technology in their daily lesson plans. Tips for discovering the best edtech tools for your classroom.

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Personalized Learning, Teachers Unleashed, and a Learning Analytics Partnership: The Story of Fresno Unified

Edsurge

How does a fifth grader feel getting ready to do a live edtech demo at their local school board meeting? At last February’s Board meeting, 10-year old Ryan inspired the adults in the room to see how tech can be leveraged for learning in a whole new light. Ryan had this chance to shine because of Fresno’s Personalized Learning Initiative (PLI), which has been fostering student voice, choice and collaboration over the last two years.

Personalized Learning: Exploring the What, Why and How

Reading By Example

This post is another reaction paper I wrote for the course I am currently taking, Technology and School Leadership, through the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In a typical teacher’s day, taking the time to learn about digital tools can be a low priority.

Personalized Learning: Exploring the What, Why and How

Reading By Example

This post is another reaction paper I wrote for the course I am currently taking, Technology and School Leadership, through the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In a typical teacher’s day, taking the time to learn about digital tools can be a low priority.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of new technologies. But the truth is, breakthrough innovations rarely come from the technologies themselves. Rather, they come from finding ways to use new technologies to rethink old patterns and processes.

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning. educational technology Learning Professional Development professional learning Spotswood

New Research Proves Game-Based Learning Works—Here's Why That Matters

Edsurge

A great deal of initial research exists about blended learning techniques such as game-based learning, but adoption has stalled because of a lack of scalable, practical techniques that have also proven effective. Without proof of success, many school districts have opted not to adopt new technologies. students who played edgames outperformed their peers on standardized tests. There are a lot of opinions and fads in education, and they are not serving students well. “In

Technology Is Key for Boosting Classroom Equity

EdTech Magazine

Technology Is Key for Boosting Classroom Equity. As the growth in personalized learning initiatives has emphasized, students will exhibit differing aptitudes for subjects depending on their strengths. However, issues with classroom equity have left some students unable to perform, not because they are having trouble grasping the material but because of issues related to geography, race, gender, ethnicity, language or economics.

A Back-to-School Checklist: Choosing Classroom Technology that Fosters Engagement

EdNews Daily

A new school year has begun and educators will face the task of engaging a new set of students. Cultivating an environment where students are consistently engaged with the curriculum brings a unique set of challenges with each new mix of students and level of study.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017.

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How to Choose the Right EdTech Tools for Your Classroom

Fractus Learning

The world of educational technology is a rapidly changing universe, complete with hundreds of “must-have” tools for every classroom and every teacher. I am a firm believer in the power of educational technology in the classroom. Which tool is right for me and my students?

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How This University Fellow Makes Learning Meaningful by Connecting It To Real Life

Edsurge

In higher education today, learning activities focus on challenging students throughout their studies—enabling them to acquire the knowledge, skills and attributes that will equip them for a rapidly changing and complex world and ensure they have the confidence to thrive as global citizens in the 21st century. The role of educators is to create the environment that best supports this learning process. It must connect to the real world and to students’ career paths.

Rwanda’s ahead of the online CBE learning curve

The Christensen Institute

Of course, that doesn’t mean that there won’t be a wild proliferation of learning pathways that burgeon from those same core definitions. We often forget about the role of CBE in a global context because there are enough challenges to contend with at the national level, but in sub-Saharan Africa, a small university called Kepler is making substantial strides toward helping impoverished students in Rwanda. Kepler students range in age from 19 years old to adult learners in their 30s.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

When I started Gaggle back in 1999, we were free email for students. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase.

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Empowering Superintendents to Connect Technology and Learning

edWeb.net

“If it’s edtech, it must be good,” used to be the mantra in schools. In fact, many school technology plans fluctuated depending upon the latest fads and what someone learned at a conference and had little connection to curriculum or learning goals.

The Importance of Technology in Education

eSpark

After seeing first-hand the importance of technology in education, they joined the team at eSpark. In the following interview, find out what led them to careers in edtech and why they're so passionate about student-centered learning. Technology can be a great equalizer.

Let Learners Get in Their Zone (of Proximal Development)

Edsurge

Personalized learning” is a term that people take quite personally—and that leads to a variety of interpretations about what it means. That’s a problem, says John Reyes, director of educational technology for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The lack of precision about what the term means—whether it’s about tailoring instruction for individual students or the technology that enables it—leads to confusion and inappropriate assumptions. “As

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. Technology Literacy Challenge Fund.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

When I started Gaggle back in 1999, we were free email for students. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase.

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

EdTech Magazine

Classrooms are dynamically impacted by the dual forces of technological evolution and student expectation. Student engagement is changing, driven by digital natives looking to combine organic social interaction with science, technology, engineering and math discovery.

This Is How Technology Brings Cultures Together To Learn And Grow

EdNews Daily

Please read about his journey to 51Talk/HAWO American Academy, and find out what it’s like to create and edit curriculum for an edtech startup in China. It’s been a great experience learning more about curriculum design and digital products. Education News ESL Technology

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. Keep students engaged.

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3 Levels of Connectivity K–12 Schools Should Consider

EdTech Magazine

The increasing digitalization of education has put even more emphasis on internet access in K–12 schools , leading more school districts, nonprofits and government agencies to invest in programs and services to ensure each student is connected. . Individual Classroom Technology Use.

8 Approaches That Are Making a Difference in Public Education

Digital Promise

News articles often highlight the challenges educators face and the ways in which students are not achieving. Challenge: Edtech Procurement and Adoption | Response: The Educators’ Playground in Rowan-Salisbury Schools. Learn more: ISTE Feature. Learn More: Compton Presentation.

ISTE 2019: How K–12 Leaders Can Use G Suite for Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

Joseph Valver and his fellow instructional technology facilitators at Hamilton Township School District in New Jersey were providing numerous options for educators in their district to learn how to use education technology, but something was holding educators back. . “As

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Google EDU Releases Expeditions and ‘Cast for Education’ Apps, Introduces Quizzes to Google Forms

Edsurge

Google Classroom currently has more than 10 million active student users, according to Jonathan Rochelle of the Google EDU team—which means that one in six classrooms in the United States use it, he says. widely accessible VR is a chance to dramatically scale experiential learning.".

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

edWeb.net

We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. Authentic assessments are always about the connections we make with students, each other, and the broader community as indicated in a Gallup poll.

How Windows 10 Can Support New Classroom Growth

EdTech Magazine

Through Windows 10, educators can deliver a unique experience to students, as well as enhance the educational experience and encourage collaboration. MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out these five tips for schools switching to Windows 10. Personalize Learning with Windows 10 Education Tools.

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?

Research roundup: 4 new reports on what’s working for blended learning practitioners

The Christensen Institute

Even though we aren’t even half-way through 2018, there are already several insightful reports on blended and personalized learning from this year that are worth highlighting. These reports examined various tools and approaches to implement blended and personalized learning models, as well as the potential impact these models could have on students and teachers. Digital math tool produces gains in student achievement.

Understanding ESSA: How the Every Student Succeeds Act will Change U.S. Educational Policy

eSpark

On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act, a bipartisan bill designed to address the shortcomings of No Child Left Behind. “ Under ESSA, states will now be responsible for determining if schools are successful in meeting the needs of every student.

Inquiry Hub Secondary School – Confluence and Influence

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

As a team we started a learning journey that continues today. Before we even got started, a team of us designed two Board Authority Authorized (BAA) courses for the school: Foundations of Inquiry and Digital Learning (digital literacy). Learning and Failure.

Active Learning in the Math Classroom

techlearning

Active learning encompasses many different things—from students taking ownership of their own learning and participating in activities that stimulate deeper thinking to movable classroom furniture and teachers embracing the role of facilitator. Even QR codes can be engaging.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

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.