Bridging the Gap in Rural Putnam County, Tennessee Through Personalized Learning

Education Elements

with 23 schools spread across 400 square miles, we share many of the challenges faced by our fellow rural school districts nationwide, including inconsistent attendance, long commutes, and a high "mobility rate" - the rate at which students are moving in and out of the district. In Putnam County, Tenn.,

Social, mobile, and personal learning futures

Learning with 'e's

Many of my public presentations have the prefix: Digital Learning Futures, because for me, the future of education and learning will be greatly influenced by digital technologies. The presentation below was for the ELI 2015 (4th international conference on e-Learning and Distance Education) event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where education and learning professionals from the entire gulf region and beyond came together to discuss the possibilities of future education scenarios.

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Competency-Based vs Personalized Learning: Dawn of Justice

CUE

Competency-based and personalized learning strategies are both best incorporated when they leverage technology tools which allow teachers to customize their standard curriculum. Classrooms are now equipped with smart boards, Internet access, mobile devices, digital cameras, along with other devices that relate specifically to a particular field of study. A competency-based learning system focuses on the demonstration of a student’s academic performance.

The End of the Promise of Personalized Learning?

EdNews Daily

Recently, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo)and Senator Ed Markey (D-Ma) drafted some modifications to COPPA that have the potential to create an catastrophic damage in the Ed-Tech industry, particularly for all publishers and schools who use literally anything on the internet in educational ways. This is the whole promised magic of true personalization. This would be true of any of those sorts of helpful programs for learning. Saving Personalized Learning.

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.

It’s Time Teachers Reclaimed ‘Personalized Learning’ in the Name of Equity

Edsurge

Many believe that for learning to be personal, it must be individualized. What’s more, it strips students of their agency and autonomy and strips learning of curiosity and serendipity. At its extreme, this digitized brand of personalized learning is dehumanizing: It’s taking the humanity out of the human condition of learning, and it’s inadvertently taking the person out of personalization. Education Technology Personalized 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.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment. Candidatein Higher Education at The University of Virginia, Curry School of Education. Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. Further, research validates the use of mobile technology in education. The use of technological innovations such as cloud computing, mobile learning, bring?your?own?device

IBM Watson Launches First Mobile App For Education

Edsurge

IBM Watson proved on Jeopardy it can process and “learn” information much faster than humans. But how well can it help teachers and students learn? Last week, IBM Watson released Element for Educators , an iOS app designed for the iPad to give teachers a better understanding of factors affecting student performance. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

Mobile Learning and Indian Education System

EdSense

Keeping up with this ideology, Indian education system has also spread its periphery, in order to accommodate widespread technology. Students often show more interest in learning from mobile phones, palmtops, tablets and personal digital assistants. Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor learning environment, mobile devices have become a prominent learning tool. What Makes Mobile Technology Stand Out? New Learning Paradigms.

Educators See Positive Impact of Mobile Devices in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Educators See Positive Impact of Mobile Devices in K–12. A new report from national education nonprofit Project Tomorrow says adding mobile devices to the classroom provides students with equity, empowerment and a better understanding of complex concepts. The efficacy of mobile devices for education has been hotly debated from classrooms to Congress. They also enhance the learning experience for those students.

Improving Elementary Math Learner Outcomes With Digital Personalized Learning Curricula

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teaching large numbers of students can sometimes be a challenge for educators. Often, teachers can gain efficiency by teaching every student the same, based on their grade level. This is not,read more

New buzzphrase for IT has massive implications for personalized learning

eSchool News

Research has shown repeatedly that humans learn more rapidly and deeply from experiences, rather than from a lecture or a book. However, many institutions struggle with the resources needed to meet this new mandate for personalized instruction, thanks to lack of funding and widespread teacher shortages. The good news is, technologies like cloud, big data, mobility, and augmented and virtual reality are converging to enable unprecedented levels of personalization in education.

How is mobile learning evolving in the digital world?

Kitaboo on EdTech

With smartphones becoming the device of choice to consume content, they are being increasingly leveraged to deliver online educational courses by schools and colleges, and learning and development training by the corporate sector. Mobile apps are used to provide mobile learning.

Advancing Mobile Phones as Learning Devices

A Principal's Reflections

This morning I read a great article on PBS Media Shift by Audrey Watters entitled " Why Schools Should Stop Banning Cell Phones, and Use Them For Learning." Fortunately for me I have already begun to work with my staff and students to transform the teaching and learning culture at New Milford HS as it pertains to cell phones as mobile learning devices. By the end of last school year many more teachers were incorporating mobile learning devices into their instruction.

School Is Hard for Mobile Students. These Districts Want to Help.

Edsurge

a mostly working-class suburban city just across the Mystic River from Boston—high student mobility used to be a challenge without a clear solution. And those changes can disrupt student learning. Not all mobility is bad. And student mobility is nothing new here.

Finding Balance in Today's Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

The science department invested in mobile carts outfitted with television sets. It took some self-reflection and honest feedback from my students to move away from being the sage on the stage and more of a facilitator of learning. Balance has always been a challenge for teachers.

Lesson Ideas for Mobile Learning

Educator Innovator

New media educator Howard Rheingold interviews educator Shelly Terrell about her new book, which highlights the power of students’ mobile devices to drive learning in and out of the classroom. I knew that I had to talk with Shelly Sanchez Terrell again when I learned through the tweetvine that she had a new book out about mobile learning ( Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT ).

Using The Power of Personal Learning Networks to Transform Education (Book)

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

February 24, 2017 The featured book for this week is Richardson and Rob Mancabelli's "Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education ". This is.read more. book reviews

In the marketplace: Measuring student progress, new digital solutions, personalized learning, and more

eSchool News

Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change. Check below for the latest marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education.

These 8 schools have A+ mobile device programs—here’s why

eSchool News

Technology continues to raise the bar of what is possible in education. As more schools discover the power and benefits of education technology, mobile devices such as Chromebooks, Macs and iPads in the classroom are becoming commonplace. Here are eight innovative, real-world examples of schools that are using mobile devices along with a mobile device management (MDM) solution to unlock what’s possible in the classroom: 1.

4 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask About Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

4 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask About Mobile Learning. Untethered from desks, a tablet represents personalized learning potential for a student in ways we’re just catching up to. Truly; the promise of mobile is extraordinary. With every historical date ever needed for World History 101 suddenly contained in the back pocket of your average American eighth grader, we find ourselves in a new environment for learning.

How one city closed the digital divide for nearly all its students

The Hechinger Report

We have this huge digital divide that’s making it hard for [students] to get their education,” she said. David Silver, the director of education for the mayor’s office, said people talked about the digital divide, but there had never been enough energy to tackle it. OAKLAND, Calif.

How to do online learning well? A California district has some answers.

The Hechinger Report

Kids are helped along by access to take-home devices and individualized learning plans that allow them to progress through class material at their own speed. The model also helped students and educators weather the pandemic’s ups and downs more easily than other districts in the country.

The new homeschoolers: More diverse, very committed

The Hechinger Report

We want our children to learn certain things now,” said Quiñones. “We Muslim Homeschool and Education , a private Facebook group, now has more than 22,000 members, while another, Successful Muslim Homeschooling , has been followed and liked more than 13,000 times. You learn better.”.

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Blending with Playlists

A Principal's Reflections

In an effort to personalize learning more and more educators are turning to blended learning strategies. When it comes to personalized learning , the “personal” should be emphasized. Putting all kids in front of a device and having them engaged in an adaptive learning tool all at the same time is not personalized. In many cases, but not all, technology is a catalyst to facilitate the personalization of the learning environment.

A ‘magic’ school bus brings science class to schools in need

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Learning Undefeated instructors taught students how to?solve

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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]. My Own Chapter: M oving From Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0. Self-determined learning or heutagogy is fast gaining interest from educators around the world interested in an evidence-based approach to learning. This edited book is the perfect primer on self-determined learning or heutagogy. Moving From Education 1.0 Education 1.0:

How a Network of Support for Educators Is Unlocking Creativity in the Classroom

Edsurge

And how do educators share best practices across the region? When we get kids thinking creatively, it unleashes a joy of learning. It should be about strong learning and having kids creating and collaborating with each other. Creative Cloud for Education | Deployment Guide.

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Building virtual monuments to Black historical figures

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. He learned about them through an app on his phone.

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Learning by Doing: The Power of Immersive Learning Experiences

EdTechTeacher

The following article will be published in the next edition of Creative Teaching and Learning Magazine. Close your eyes and envision a small child learning that walking is just a well-controlled process of falling forward without falling down. These are lessons that we learn by doing.

Skills Are Great — But It’s Who You Know That Lands You a Job

Edsurge

The plan includes targeted investments in both existing and “next-generation” education and training programs, as well as career pathway programs in middle and high school. An estimated half of all jobs come through personal connections.

The Vital Role of Digital Leadership in Transforming Education

A Principal's Reflections

Education will not be the same. In the case of schools, there has been a dramatic shift to remote learning that has allowed all of us to reflect on where we are, but more importantly, where we want and need to be in the near future. Learning going forward should be anything but common.

Mobile Learning Experience 2012 - April 11-13 in Phoenix, Arizona

The Mobile Native

Cross Post From Tony Vincent''s Learning in Hand Interested in iPad, iPod touch, tablets, netbooks, laptops, phones, apps, podcasting, Android, iOS, and web-based tools? Excited about mobile technology for learning and teaching? Want to connect with other educators and learn from their successes and challenges? Then join me for Mobile Learning Experience 2012 April 11-13 in Phoenix, Arizona. Registration for Mobile Learning Experience 2012 is open.

IXL, Wyzant and Miami-Dade County Public Schools Partner to Provide Personalized Math Instruction

eSchool News

December 7, 2021 — IXL Learning , developer of personalized learning products used by more than 12 million students, announced an agreement with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) to supply two of its award-winning platforms to the district’s 334,000 students and 17,500 teachers.

IXL Wins 2021 CODiE Awards for Best Math and English Language Arts Solutions

eSchool News

July 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — IXL Learning , developer of personalized learning products used by more than 12 million students, announced that the IXL platform won two SIIA CODiE Awards in the Best Advanced Mathematics and Best Foundational English Language Arts (ELA) categories.

Dealing with digital distraction

The Hechinger Report

Since the fall of 2016, the communications department at Dominguez Hills has banned smartphones, laptops and other personal technology in every classroom — with grade deductions for violations — except for teacher-guided use and “tech breaks” during longer classes such as Eames’s. There’s little consensus, except that the peril of digital distraction neither starts nor ends in school, and learning to tame our tech obsession is a new and vital life skill. Future of Learning.

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Education needs to go back to school for cybersecurity

eSchool News

The education sector has not been immune to the digital revolution transforming businesses and organizations across the world. The year before the pandemic saw sky-high growth and adoption in education technology, with global edtech investments reaching €15.87

It’s New Year’s…Yeah, But…

CUE

If we want to be innovators in education, we must be risk takers at the core. Rather than being frozen, we can become mobilized by the possibilities. This is how things are done, it’s worked in the past, this is how they learned. But… When asked what they learned, both students replied: “We learned to look up a picture, copy it and label.” Because our students should be thinking, learning, understanding and creating.

The Limitations of Being a Disconnected Nomad

A Principal's Reflections

It seems like just yesterday that I was a disconnected nomad working hard to maintain the status quo and conform to a rigid system commonly known as education. You see, prior to 2009 I was adamantly opposed to even the thought of using social media for both personal and professional reasons. Image credit: [link] Being a disconnected nomad limited my ability to lead and learn. This is how I saw social media and mobile technology back in 2009.