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

EdTechTeacher

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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Join Me in the Personalized Learning EdWeek Summit with Texthelp

The CoolCatTeacher

We'll be in Room 8: Texthelp: Enabling Students to Personalize Their Own Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can enable students to personalize their own learning. With apps, tools, and knowledge about how they learn, students who have learning differences can empower themselves to learn better and faster. Because they learn differently, they need different tools.

New resource: Personalized Learning Playbook

The Christensen Institute

Education Elements, an education consulting company, is one of the pioneers in blended learning. Through its experience working with K–12 schools to create blended-learning programs, it has been at the forefront of developing some of the tools, models, and expertise for making blended learning work. Given the company’s vast experience and impressive results , it was exciting to read CEO and Founder Anthony Kim’s new book, Personalized Learning Playbook.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In another room, children rotate through learning stations, sometimes at screens, sometimes putting pencils to paper. Danusis and her teaching staff practice personalized learning, an individual-comes-first approach, usually aided by laptops, that has become a reformist calling card in education. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. Future of Learning. Higher Education. Mississippi Learning. We use Google all the time.

Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Possibly one of the most important shifts needed in schools is to provide individualized and personalized learning experiences to students. Learning has fundamentally changed with the evolution of the Internet and other technologies that allow for ubiquitous access to information and knowledge. Image credit: [link] Infusing online learning opportunities should be a given in a digital world.

Personalized Learning Is a Problem of Privilege

Edsurge

Education is a dynamic space, with new trends constantly ebbing and flowing, the pendulum swinging back and forth between truly new innovations and recycled ideas. Experienced educators will recognize these patterns. 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.

6 tips from personalized learning innovators leading change

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this year, the Rhode Island-based Highlander Institute and the Clayton Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I. The goal of the event was to focus on the practical elements of blended and personalized learning by surfacing the tactics that practitioners were deploying in the trenches. Embrace that educators have different skills and strengths,” he said.

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. Google+.

Personalizing Learning for All Students With OpenCourseWare

A Principal's Reflections

Cross-posted at SmartBlog on Education. It was at this point that the internship became an opportunity to do something that could truly transform the learning culture here at NMHS. As we floated around some project ideas, I became fixated on ways to personalize and individualize the learning experience for my students. Together, we mapped out what this learning experience would look like, when it would be offered, how it would be assessed, and methods to collect data.

Is Homework Compatible With Personalized Learning?

Edsurge

But just as continual development of the iPhone eventually renders older prototypes obsolete; so too are new educational technologies pushing us past differentiation towards personalized learning. Transitioning to a personalized learning environment doesn’t happen overnight—it’s a process. We start asking deeper questions and setting loftier goals for ourselves as educators. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

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. But still not satisfied, Fauteux wanted to push the model even further so that students could have greater control over their learning.

10 Ways to Personalize Learning for Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Keep : If you’re a Google school or have a Chromebook, this might be for you. Learn to Voice Type. You can use it on your Mac or PC as well as in Google Docs. However, you do have to learn how to speak your punctuation. This “Swiss Army knife” artificial intelligence learning assistant can do so much. It defines words and makes a personal word dictionary. Learn to Screencast. Your smartphone should be your personal secretary.

Where Does Personalized Learning End and Special Education Begin?

Edsurge

I’ve committed to personalizing learning, but how can I do that for every student in my inclusion classroom when the range of abilities among them is so vast? Dually certified in special education and English Language Arts, I teach an ELA inclusion class to 11th and 12th graders, which means I serve students with and without Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) in the same setting. Does personalized learning mean every student gets an IEP?

Need an easier way to personalize learning & differentiate lessons? Try these 4 tools.

The Cornerstone for Teachers

One way to achieve this is to use technology games and platforms that can be used for both learning and relationship-building. . Even before the pandemic, I’ve always been in pursuit of learning about ways to engage students without long periods of lecture.

Why ‘Personalized Learning’ Can Feel So Impersonal

Edsurge

Why does personalized learning, ironically, feel so impersonal? Personalized learning, in its broadest application, suggests tailoring instruction to meet the needs, strengths and interests of each learner. Yet there is clearly a gap between how educators and entrepreneurs perceive “personalized learning” and many other technology-infused terms in education. I've worked with kids in these “personalized” lessons before.

Personalized Learning: A 3-Step Plan

Gaggle Speaks

Many school leaders and education professionals tout personalized learning as the future of learning. While personalized learning, in which students engage with educational content based on their needs and preferences, can be integrated into any classroom, with or without technology, here’s a three-step plan for implementing personalized learning with technology by your side. Step 2: Prepare Your Learning Formats.

How School Libraries Can Help Personalize Learning

edWeb.net

With personalization becoming a growing initiative in schools, the library is a valuable asset for personalizing instruction around student needs. Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, with guest Jackie Whiting, Librarian at New Canaan High School, CT, presented in the webinar, “ Personalizing Instruction Through the Library ,” hosted by edWeb.net and sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources.

Need an easier way to personalize learning & differentiate lessons? Try these 4 tools.

The Cornerstone for Teachers

One way to achieve this is to use technology games and platforms that can be used for both learning and relationship-building. . Even before the pandemic, I’ve always been in pursuit of learning about ways to engage students without long periods of lecture.

Without the Right Curriculum, Personalized Learning Is Just Another Fad

Edsurge

More school leaders than ever before are seeking to harness digital tools to personalize learning and to prepare students for life after school, when creating and thinking with technology will be at the heart of being engaged and productive members of society. The curriculum—what students are learning—matters. For example, as students learn to read, it is critical that they build a strong and wide foundation of knowledge.

Using Google Tools to Personalize Learning #GoogleEduOnAir

Learning With Lucie

Yesterday I had the absolute privilege to join thousands of amazing educators learning and sharing their learning as part of the Google for Education on Air Event - If Takes A Teacher. I learned so much from watching fellow educators share their insights into teaching and learning throughout the day. I also learned preparing for my own session - Personalized Learning With Google Tools.

Educator Perspectives: 6 Ingredients for Personalized Learning Success

MIND Research Institute

Designing and implementing a personalized learning model requires more than technology—it requires a cultural shift. Brian has spearheaded amazing work at Pickerington, and has conducted workshops and trainings on technology, blended learning and personalized learning throughout the country. Seeing how technology and personalized learning are embedded in Pickerington, I asked Brian how that transformation started. Educator-Driven Vision.

Inside Our MIND Podcast: Assessment and Adaptation in Personalized Learning

MIND Research Institute

With each episode of Inside Our MIND, we'll be taking a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives. Dan delves into why leveling is not the answer when it comes to personalized learning, and why adapting at the point of learning is so crucial. Please leave us a review on iTunes , Google Play , Spreaker or wherever you are listening to the show. Deeper Learning

4 Ways To Grow Your Personal Learning Network This Week

The Web20Classroom

Social media allows us to connect, to learn, to grow and to reflect not only within ourselves but with each other. She has them write 3 things they need to improve their learning and 3 things they can give to improve the learning of others. Many educators still believe they have little to offer to improve the learning of their colleagues. Being a connected educator is more than just taking ideas from a Twitter chat or even this blog post.

Here’s What Happens When Every Student Gets a Personalized Learning Plan

Edsurge

She has since altered her personalized learning plan (PLP) to include the courses and experiences she’ll need to pursue a career in architectural engineering. Legislation Leads Change All students can learn; however, not all students learn in the same way or at the same pace. Acknowledging this fact has driven the recent shift toward personalization in education. Central to the initiative is the idea that learning is not restricted to the classroom.

4 SEL Strategies for the Transition Back to In-Person Learning

Graphite Blog

As we make the transition from distance learning back into the classroom, teachers are facing a whole new set of challenges related to students' social and emotional well-being and mental health. Did that compliment make you more aware of that person's presence?

If You Do Any of These 4 Activities in Your Classroom, You're Already Personalizing Learning

Edsurge

As educators, we are tasked with the weighty responsibility of helping prepare students to be successful in life. Despite many state standardized tests following the cookie-cutter approach of one-size-fits-all testing, educators every day are personalizing learning to meet the needs of individual students, meeting them at the intersection of their learning styles and the resources available to them. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategie

Cultivating and Growing Your Personal Learning Network

edWeb.net

Steven Anderson, Digital Learning and Relationship Evangelist, and Shaelynn Farnsworth, Literacy Consultant, joined Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net for conversation with Larry Jacobs on Education Talk Radio on this topic. Iowa went 1:1 with computers for students in 2008 which meant that teachers could extend the learning beyond the four walls, so they needed to re-imagine learning. It helps teachers extend their learning beyond the four walls.

Need an easier way to personalize learning & differentiate lessons? Try these 4 tools.

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Kalysta title: 4 tools that make it easier to personalize learning & differentiate lessons. Social media caption: Technology platforms that differentiate and personalize your lesson plans. Gimkit takes a much more personalized – but still gaming – approach.

Need an easier way to personalize learning & differentiate lessons? Try these 4 tools.

The Cornerstone for Teachers

One way to achieve this is to use technology games and platforms that can be used for both learning and relationship-building. Even before the pandemic, I’ve always been in pursuit of learning about ways to engage students without long periods of lecture.

Inside Our MIND Podcast: Personalized Learning Misconceptions

MIND Research Institute

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives. In our latest show, host Brian LeTendre talks with MIND's Lead Mathematician Brandon Smith about some common misconceptions regarding personalized learning. Please leave us a review on iTunes , Google Play , Spreaker or wherever you are listening to the show. Deeper Learning

A year of personalized learning: Mistakes, moving furniture and making it work

The Hechinger Report

SAN DIEGO — Vista High School principal Anthony Barela had a vivid image of what school here could look like after a $10 million grant to reimagine learning: Rolling desks and chairs, with students moving freely and talking about their work. Vista’s trials and errors started when the school became an XQ Super School Project, with a five-year grant by the national nonprofit to bring a personalized-learning approach to this suburban district. Future of Learning.

Flexible Content & Tools: Part 4 - An Interview With a Design Expert for Google's Education Tools

Education Elements

Personalized learning represents a shift in how we teach students, a reflection of our changing educational landscape, and an acknowledgement that the world we must prepare our students for is different than the one we grew up in. One of the biggest ways education has already changed is in the content and tools students engage with. Personalized Learning

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When personalized learning includes skateboarding: One suburban district’s dramatic transformation

The Hechinger Report

The changes support a contention of high-school reformers nationally and some educators here: “The way we’re teaching students, it’s not working,” the Vista science teacher Allison Whitman said during a recent weekday before school ended for the summer. Related: Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top? Betheny Gross, Center for Reinventing Public Education. Next year, all freshmen will take part in personalized learning.

Inside DC Schools: The Struggle to Develop Personalized Learning’s Independent Learners

Edsurge

Sitting in front of a laptop, Chris Pozo, a sixth-grade student at Truesdell Education Campus in Washington D.C., Like every other student using the Summit Learning platform, Pozo must start each class by setting his goals before doing activities. He then opens up an assignment on a Google Doc and a grading rubric, reviewing the comments and feedback his teacher has left on his work. What Is Summit Learning? Students at Howard Middle School Using Summit Learning.