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.

Personalizing Learning with Branching Google Forms

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The following article was published in the most recent edition of Digital Learning Magazine in my column, “The Tech Savvy Classroom with Shawn McCusker.”. Click here for a link to the complete article published in Digital Learning Magazine. Personalized learning creates a variety of challenges for teachers. Understanding the tools that can support the creation of a personalized path for each student is a key part of making it work.

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Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

One of the best parts about job-embedded, on-going work with school districts is facilitating a variety of professional learning opportunities. Below you will see the specific tools I provided during each session.

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5 edtech tools that take personalized learning to the next level

eSchool News

An effective way to tackle the challenge of teaching core academics to all students across ability levels is to implement a personalized approach supported by a variety of carefully chosen digital resources. In the Putnam County (TN) School System— a rural school district with 23 schools spread across 400 miles—our personalized learning approach has allowed us to reshape education for students on a variety of fronts.

How Technology Unlocks Personalized Learning

Where Learning Clicks

In the same classroom, Calvin has deeply ingrained misconceptions about the definitions of shapes and measurements that impede his learning geometry. Is it possible for teachers to have the tools to address students with such divergent needs? The post How Technology Unlocks Personalized Learning appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

In many circles, edtech and the future of learning have become synonymous. This is unsurprising given the enormous uptick in online courses and technology tools in K–12 schools nationwide, not to mention the promise that technology holds to dismantle barriers to access and experience that have plagued the education system for years. This question can refocus edtech enthusiasts on the right unit of innovation: instruction.

Defining personalized learning and blended learning: Is there a difference?

The Christensen Institute

Recently, more than a few education headlines have focused on the concerns surrounding the shaky meaning of personalized learning, oftentimes highlighting the anxieties posed by critics that personalized means the use of technology at the expense of student’s social-emotional development or that personalization is the agenda of Silicon Valley titans. Larry Cuban’s look at an array of personalized approaches demonstrates this tendency.

Privacy push must not prevent personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

Using online learning, assessment and data analysis, we can more precisely pinpoint what students know and where they are still struggling at the moment they are struggling. We can then use that information to drive better learning. Central to the Teach to One model is an online program that helps create an individualized learning experience for each student. Vitter student-centered learning Teach to One teachers

Personalized Learning in Action with Edtech Tools

MIND Research Institute

When working with personalized learning tools, teachers might be wondering: how do I know where each student is at and what can I do to confirm that they are mastering the concepts? Personalized Learning with ST Math. I wanted to find a way to connect that fun, exciting learning with JiJi back to what we’re doing in the classroom. Personalized and Quick Formative Assessments. Deeper LearningGuest blog by: Kali Kopka.

eSpark and NWEA Partner to Support Data-Driven, Personalized Learning

eSpark

We’re proud to announce our new partnership with NWEA, which will help teachers deliver differentiated reading and math instruction to their students and precisely target learning gaps to improve student achievement. Company Announcements EdTech News

Use Personalized Learning Tools to Boost Classroom Equity

EdTech Magazine

Use Personalized Learning Tools to Boost Classroom Equity. As personalized learning continues to gain momentum across the U.S., more states, districts and schools are moving toward a competency-based education system that focuses on individualized learning and classroom equity. Competencies include explicit, measurable, transferable learning objectives that empower students. Assessment is meaningful and a positive learning experience for students.

A Back-to-School, Personalized Learning Toolkit

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Today, I’m amazed at the impact technology can have on the learning process—especially when it enables teachers to personalize learning. And I never tire of hearing stories from educators who are successfully implementing personalized approaches to provide their students a truly unique learning experience. Today, I'm amazed at the impact technology can have on the learning process—especially when it enables teachers to personalize learning.

Personalized Learning Is a Problem of Privilege

Edsurge

When I moved to the Silicon Valley in 2014, I, like many, joined the gold rush to pursue this idea called “personalized learning.” I truly believed that tech-powered personalized learning could be the answer education was waiting for. Perhaps the idea of personalized learning as a panacea is all of those things—or none of them. But I’ve come to learn that the label “personalized learning,” or whatever the next big thing is called, doesn’t matter.

What Personalized Learning Is Not

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“I really want to personalize learning for my students, but I just don’t see how it’s possible—there’s no way I can create individual lesson plans for all of my students everyday!”. “I I really like what you’ve shared with us today, but I can’t personalize my students’ learning because I don’t have enough devices for all of my students.”. These are just two of the statements I hear from teachers about the challenges of facilitating personalized learning.

3 Ways edtech can help education get back on track

Neo LMS

Despite claims that technology is negatively affecting learning schedules, edtech is a valuable tool for students. That’s because edtech solutions, advanced research, practical assessments, and improved communication give them maximum control over their learning.

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Tool: The Personalized Learning Codebook

Edsurge

But after a year-long, data-driven, deep dive into how people understand and apply the learning approaches variously called personalized learning, individualized instruction and differentiation, we’re intimately familiar with Shakespeare’s conundrum. Educators have long worked to tailor learning experiences to students’ unique goals, needs and abilities. But, at a granular level, how people define personalized learning varies, and how they implement it does, too.

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. But many times, tech is only integrated at specific points in the classroom or with a specific tool as determined by the teacher. In the edWebinar “Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Learning ,” Grace Borst, innovation specialist at St.

What’s the difference between blended and personalized learning?

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, after two exhilarating and exhausting days at the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference in Providence, R.I., which we cohosted with our partners at Highlander Institute and The Learning Accelerator), I boarded an evening flight back to D.C. Just after takeoff, a school principal from Virginia seated in the row just ahead of me poked his head through the seat to ask: “So, what’s the difference between blended and personalized learning?”.

Learner Variability: The Why of Personalized Learning from Tom Driscoll

EdTechTeacher

Learn more from Tom by following him on Twitter: @Mr_Driscoll. Over the past few years, in several different roles, I have researched and experimented with various frameworks and approaches to Personalized Learning. Despite the vast amount of resources out there that describe what personalized learning is and how to implement it, it is often difficult to find quality research that gets to the “why” of personalization. .

Taking stock of 2017: What we learned about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

One of the areas that has received the most attention in K-12 education, dominating headlines, conversations, and research, was personalized learning. Personalized learning remains a broad topic. But it often refers to innovative approaches to tailoring instruction to fit students’ individual needs and increase their autonomy over how, when, where, or what they learn. Schools and students have different needs that can’t all be met with one single model or tool.

Where Can Districts Turn for Personalized Learning Resources?

EdTech Magazine

Where Can Districts Turn for Personalized Learning Resources? A new push for personalized learning has put competency-based education back on the map , however, with this new model of teaching to the individual, cost is becoming a major issue for school districts. For example, one of the most common technology proposals for personalized learning initiatives is one-to-one device programs. How to Use ESSA for Personalized Learning Integration.

COVID-19 Calls for Edtech Accountability

Digital Promise

Educators inspire us as they continue to serve students through online learning. Educators often tell Digital Promise that figuring out which edtech tools will support their learners and sifting through the enormous marketplace without any criteria has felt like an impossible task.

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Do teachers have too many edtech tools?

eSchool News

Educators already face insurmountable challenges, and distance learning has compounded those obstacles. When edtech tools are brought into the classroom and do not appropriately align with that classroom’s needs, it can negatively impact the intention to solve true classroom pain points.

Modern Classrooms and Personalized Learning Are the Perfect Pair

EdTech Magazine

Modern Classrooms and Personalized Learning Are the Perfect Pair. This is an example of a modern ­learning environment , and in an ideal world, students here receive ­personalized instruction that results in better classroom performance. . Modern classrooms are open and flexible and have writable surfaces, modular furniture, one-to-one devices, hands-on learning with makerspace activities and robust broadband connectivity.

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

EdTech Magazine

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success. According to Project Tomorrow’s 2017 Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning , 56 percent of parents of school-aged children are concerned that their child isn’t learning the right skills in school to be successful in college or a future job. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Personalized Learning Aids All Students.

Why Are We Still Personalizing Learning If It’s Not Personal?

Edsurge

It makes perfect sense why there is a push for personalized learning in our schools. As an ideal, personalized learning aims to provide instructional experiences tailored to each learner’s preferences and interests, and at a pace appropriate to their needs. But despite our good intentions, personalized learning in practice often falls short of those ideals. And that’s due to a number of misconceptions that persist around personalization.

Four Questions Education Leaders are Asking to Find the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

After a year of fast-paced, high-pressure decision making, you’re now called on to figure out which edtech products will support your learners and educators. Should you continue to use the products you implemented before the rush to distance learning? How is this tool different?

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K–12 Educators Emphasize Personalized Learning for Class of 2030

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Educators Emphasize Personalized Learning for Class of 2030. It's nearly impossible to predict exactly what that will look like, but experts do believe that these new tools have huge potential for personalized learning, tailored to the needs of each individual student. edtech. Members of the Class of 2030 are just starting their educational careers, and they'll graduate into a world that may look very different from the one we know today.

3 Ways to Overcome High Student-Teacher Ratios and Improve Personalized Learning

EdTech Magazine

3 Ways to Overcome High Student-Teacher Ratios and Improve Personalized Learning. Here are three ways schools can overcome the challenges of large classes to implement a more personalized approach to education. VIDEO: See how K–12 educators are emphasizing personalized learning for the class of 2030. While innovation in learning technology can provide significant relief for oversaturated classrooms, it does not automatically fix the problem.

Edtech Trends From 2020 And Beyond

Ask a Tech Teacher

So, in this article, I’m going to share my thoughts and experience about the technologies and solutions that reshape the educational industry and the way we learn in 2020 and beyond. 6 Edtech Trends to Keep an Eye On. Video-Based Learning. Big Data And Learning Analytics.

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edWeb and Digital Promise Discuss Personalized Learning and Research in EdTech

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edWeb.net and Digital Promise are working together to help all stakeholders in education—educators, researchers, and product/service providers—move forward faster with new tools and technologies, but also to ensure that there is solid evidence to support these innovations. Christina Luke noted the importance of providing research so that school districts can make solid decisions about products and tools. edWeb Blog edtech Education Talk Radio Personalized Learning

4 Tips for teachers to make the most of edtech

Neo LMS

With already enough things to juggle at the same time, teachers don’t have it easy when it comes to finding the right edtech and implementing it successfully in their classrooms. But most of all, let’s not forget that edtech is just a cog in the system, not the entire system.

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5 Tech Tools That Are Great For Adaptive Learning.

EdTech4Beginners

Adaptive learning is where teaching methods and materials change to match each student’s pace. Here are 5 great tech tools which will bring adaptive learning to your classroom: Socrative – set questions and tasks which students can then work through at their own pace. Elevate – this app is a ‘brain-training’ program and it adapts to the user’s level of learning i.e. if you get questions correct the difficulty automatically increases.

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. But many times tech is only integrated at specific points in the classroom or with a specific tool as determined by the teacher. In the edWebinar “ Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Learning,” Grace Borst, Innovation Specialist at St. edWeb Blog edtech Makerspace personalized instruction

Edtech Executives Weigh In: Three Conditions for Personalized Learning Success

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Personalized learning is a way to engage learners in a customized set of resources, tasks, and environments in order to meet their learning needs and goals. In many schools, there are certain classrooms or teams with pockets of success, yet successful school-wide adoption of a personalized learning model is elusive. Often, in order to have success, a personalized learning platform is required.