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. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. If every child had a computer or iPad, she could log into a customized cyberclassroom and learn at her own pace.

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. Great teachers already do that everyday—with or without technology. Yet there is clearly a gap between how educators and entrepreneurs perceive “personalized learning” and many other technology-infused terms in education.

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Personalized Learning: A 3-Step Plan

Gaggle Speaks

Many school leaders and education professionals tout personalized learning as the future of learning. If your school already uses a learning management system (LMS) , this is an excellent tool for gathering student-specific information.

At Public Education Conference, Educators Share Fall-Outs on Personalized Learning, Privatization and Edtech

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gathered in Oakland this past weekend for the Network for Public Education ’s (NPE) national conference, where several sessions centered around a common theme: protecting public education amid an era of federal budget cuts and concerns over the increased presence of technology in classrooms. The speakers all pressed that digital learning, and in particular online charter schools, are falling short for students and teachers. Educators from around the U.S.

The Histories of Personalized Learning

Hack Education

I recognize that the theme of this conference is “shaping the future of learning” but I want to talk a little bit about the past. They do so in order to make a particular point about their vision for what learning should be like. “The personal computer” and such.

The tried-and-trued model of personalized learning that’s been around for 100 years

The Hechinger Report

Personalized learning is all the rage. Personalized learning environments can help unleash the power and potential of students to do just that. Fortunately, a tried-and-trued model of personalized learning has been around for more than 100 years.

Why Facebook engineers helped this district build a personalized learning tool

eSchool News

Volunteer Facebook engineers helped a district create something truly personal. Working with a small group of volunteer engineers from Facebook, headquartered only a few miles away, Summit became one of few U.S. What is the Personalized Learning Plan platform?

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

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Like every other student using the Summit Learning platform, Pozo must start each class by setting his goals before doing activities. This goal-setting feature is part of the Summit Learning Platform, an online tool used in a personalized learning program created by Summit Public Schools. Core to the charter network’s vision is a belief that students can be empowered to make choices that direct their learning, with guidance from teachers and access to real-time data.

How Baltimore CPS Used Communications Strategies to Create Personalized Learning Buy-In

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In the case of Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) , when the district began a huge leap to personalized learning, its leaders consciously began designing a communications strategy to bring together students, teachers and families. And what BCPS itself learned along the way was that to be truly helpful to other educators, sharing out that both the triumphs and the failures must be continual, authentic and transparent. This isn’t your alma mater’s old note home.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network.

Facebook, Charter Network Ramping Up Personalized-Learning Software for More Schools

Marketplace K-12

Personalized learning pioneer Summit Public Schools is expanding its network to include 100 new schools, CEO Dianne Tavenner announced via a Facebook post today. Since around 2011, Summit has been betting on technology to provide more customized experiences for its students. In March, Education Week took a deep look at the Summit-Facebook partnership, including a peek inside the Basecamp effort at Truesdell Elementary in Washington.

AI and Personalized Learning That Goes Beyond Tech: The Latest Camelback Ventures Cohort

Edsurge

Participants in the venture’s fourth cohort did come together in person on Thursday, though, to present their work at a theater in Oakland. Meanwhile, the schools that shared their ideas focused on student-centered learning and models that honor the differences in students and “think about personalized learning beyond just technology.” Employers on the platform, meanwhile, get to learn about the potential of their current employees.

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The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. They decided to “personalizelearning for every child, which means that they tailored lessons to each student’s needs, interests and learning pace. They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons. What is personalized learning? That’s where technology comes in.

Betsy DeVos Visits Bay Area Public School for a Lesson in Personalized Learning

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She is not personally raising funds, said her press secretary, Elizabeth Hill. Photo Credit: Tina Nazerian The visit was billed by the Department of Education as an opportunity for DeVos to “learn more about the school's commitment to personalized learning.” She lauded the school for its creative approaches to empowering students to take control of their learning, and to move forward in ways that work for them individually.

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

Pane is among a wave of education watchers getting excited by the idea that technology may finally offer a solution to the historic constraints of one-to-many teaching. Personalized learning is the No. So what is personalized learning, exactly? Learn what you want.

Facebook creates free education tools

eSchool News

Impressed by the learning environment at Summit Public Schools, Facebook said Thursday that the social network teamed up with the charter school network to revamp an online education tool. This isn’t the first time Facebook and its founder have supported education efforts.

‘Dear Mr. Zuckerberg’: Students Take Summit Learning Protests Directly to Facebook Chief

Edsurge

Earlier this month, a group of high school students in New York City took to the streets to protest their school’s online program, Summit Learning. On Thursday, hoping to send a stronger message, they took it all the way to the top, with a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Students at the Secondary School for Journalism in Brooklyn had become increasingly frustrated with Summit Learning. Education Technology Student Voice Community

Recognizing the Digital Assets You Have at Your Disposal

A Principal's Reflections

I have also been blessed to observe great examples that members of my Personal Learning Network (PLN) make available on social media. Text There is nothing easier than whipping up a tweet or update to be posted on Facebook or LinkedIn.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Laurene Powell Jobs Invest in Company Focused on ELLs

Marketplace K-12

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and the widow of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs are among the investors providing $6.4 The Facebook co-founder has shown a particular interest in efforts to use technology aimed at cultivating “personalized learning,” a goal shared by many educators and ed-tech companies, even if their aspirations are often vaguely defined. See also: Facebook Moves Into K-12 Arena With Parntership With Charter Network.

Grow Your Own Personal Learning Network

Nik Peachey

This is just a quick posting to share a session on building your own Personal Learning Network, that I did for teachers in British Council Bilbao recently (25th September 2010). School of the Present Survey Results: Mobile learning for ELT Best Nik Peachey.

Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) on Twitter

EdTechSandyK

The Personal Learning Network (PLN) that I''ve built on Twitter over the past couple of months has become an amazing resource for learning about what''s going on in the educational technology world. One thing I''ve learned about using the web and Web 2.0

On This Episode of Mythbusters: Personalized Does Not Mean Digital

Education Elements

If Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of Mythbusters looked deep into the world of personalized learning, they would quickly note that one of the biggest misconceptions schools and teachers have is that personalization equals technology. Personalized Learning Classrooms

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Three Strategies for Using Technology to Support Social-Emotional Skill Development

EdNews Daily

Talk about the real human beings who create and manage the technology as well as the real human beings who are impacted by technology. Williams, who serves as a Learning and Technology Resources Specialist with Florida Diagnostic & Resources Learning System ( FDLRS ).

5 Baby-Steps for Using Twitter to Begin a Personal Learning Network

The 21st Century Principal

“Social media has offered us a platform where we can learn from and with the smartest people we ‘meet’ from around the world, whenever we need to or are ready to go.” Scott McLeod & Chris Lehman The School Leader’s Guide to Social Media Personal Learning Networks existed long before there was an Internet. I am perhaps showing my age, but my first “Personal Learning Network” used very little of the technologies we use now.

Live Thursday, February 2nd - Panel on Personal Learning Profiles

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Thursday, February 2nd, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com panel discussion on "Personal Learning Profiles," also referred to in variously as "personal success plans," "learner profiles," or "personalized learning paths."

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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.

Schools are rethinking classroom design to encourage collaboration, creativity

The Hechinger Report

Isha Brown arranges tables in small groups for her literature class at the Medical Academy for Science and Technology (MAST) in Homestead, Florida. Some of the experiments, like the one at MAST, have been costly, with cities and districts hiring top-line architects and updating technology.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS — A few years ago, with little fanfare or announcement, the New Orleans education system began a massive experiment that’s reshaping how kids learn across the city. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative.

Glimpse Into The Future: What Facebook’s education project means for America’s classrooms

Education Superhighway

Facebook unveiled its newest education project, the Personalized Learning Plan (PLP), and in doing so underscored the need for greater broadband access in public school classrooms across the country.

It’s New Year’s…Yeah, But…

CUE

This is how things are done, it’s worked in the past, this is how they learned. Now, we know that technology is not the magic bullet, but it can be a great catalyst for a change. Because our students should be thinking, learning, understanding and creating. Happy New Year!!

Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Hack Education

The future of education is technological. In order to prepare students for the future, the practices of teaching and learning – indeed the whole notion of “school” – must embrace tech-centered courseware and curriculum. To resist technology, therefore, is to undermine students’ opportunities. To resist technology is to deny students’ their future. These technologies foreclose rather than foster future possibilities.

More schools are online than ever before – but it’s far from perfect

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Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. Here’s why it matters: A technology snafu creates a situation where precious class time can be lost. Some say technology can help teachers create lessons that are tailored to fit each child. (Is Read more about Blended Learning.

Making student data more usable: What innovation theory tells us about interoperability

The Christensen Institute

As schools adopt blended learning, many are eager to use the floods of student learning data gathered by their various software systems to make better instructional decisions. Each piece of learning software usually has its own proprietary dashboards and reports, and the software typically does not tag, categorize, or provide access to its data in a way that makes data easy to share across systems.

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Taking your Professional Learning from 2D to 3D

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Louis Technology Integration Coach Patricia Brown. Speaking on panel at the PBS Digital Innovators event, Brown talked up the rise of the online spaces for collaboration, also known as personal learning networks (PLN) as enabling anyone, even those who in remote areas or who feel more introverted, to come together to collaborate and share ideas. On June 27 at ISTE, we invited all of beta-tester educators to meet in person as we opened the group to the public.