New myON version looks to boost personalized learning

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myON introduces new user interfaces and experiences for students and faculty, new writing tools and updated reporting features. myON has announced a redesign of its personalized literacy environment for PreK-12. includes new student and educator interfaces, advancements in content recommendations based upon individual student interests and Lexile reading level, gamification, and improved enhancements to the state-of-the-art monitoring and reporting functions.

Today's Newsletter: The Best in Edtech Weekend Reading

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Some interesting articles coming from odd sources over the Tech&Learning newsfeeds this weekend. Mike Silagadze, Co-Founder and CEO at Top Hat, on Forbes , share his vision on the future of education and technology: “By incorporating digital quizzes and assessments, videos, simulations, and gamification elements into course content, educators can create a dynamic learning experience for each student on an individual level. Innovation TL Advisor Blog Personalized Learnin

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When the entire class is a game

The Hechinger Report

Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. It takes teachers more thought and creativity to do this, but it’s what really brings kids in and makes learning more authentic.”. Nearly 60 percent of teachers reported using games in their classrooms in 2016, according to Project Tomorrow’s Speak Up survey, up from 23 percent in 2010. Isaacs brings gamification to the center. Read high-quality news about innovation and inequality in education at The Hechinger Report.

How an LMS can help teachers keep older students engaged

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So let’s explore how teachers can harness edtech resources, with a focus on school learning management systems, to maximize their limited time and supplies, while also delivering a more engaging, personalized experience for middle school students. Self-paced learning.

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Fitbit for education: Turning school into a data-tracking game

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Fresno’s student portal has operated for years as a report card of sorts. He explains it using an analogy: if someone comes across a dark hole, curiosity will likely prompt the person to engage in slow and steady exploration.

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SEL and Classroom Culture In an Age of Distance Learning

Edsurge

Classroom learning and management all begin with relationships, and SEL can guide the relationship and community building process. Any connected educator has heard buzzwords like flipped classroom, gamification, social-emotional learning (SEL), differentiation, and personalized learning.

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3 Easy Ways to Gamify Your Classroom with Kahoot

Fractus Learning

One of education’s hottest buzzwords these days is g amification: the integration of games into classroom instruction to enhance student learning. Purposeful gamification can allow for personalized learning , increased student engagement , and greater creativity. ( But what if you’re new to gamification? Purposeful gamification can allow for personalized learning, increased student engagement, and greater creativity.

Is a learning portal different from an LMS?

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While both terms are often used interchangeable, there are situations when learning management system is a better choice of words than learning portal — and the other way around. Likewise, a modern LMS comes with a comprehensive set of features: a sleek user interface, content authoring tools, gamification, 10+ types of assignments, collaboration tools, translation tools, integrations with other systems, reporting tools, mobile apps, etc., E-learning Higher Ed K-12

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Why Teachers Need Interoperability — Whether They Know it or Not

Edsurge

Imagine a world in which a teacher begins the school year with a comprehensive personal profile of each student in her class—a report that incorporates insights on academic performance, social-emotional development, behavior, attendance and a host of related data.

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When His Roster Outgrew His Classroom, This Prof Mastered Modular Online Curriculum

Edsurge

Right before the start of the Fall semester in 2002, Robertson learned that the 400-seat movie theater that held his Principles of Marketing class at San Francisco State University would no longer be available. In fact, it is the reason his sought-after courses now are able to accommodate up to 1,400 people per semester—offering each student a learning experience that is more flexible, personalized, and engaging than ever before. His choice: modular learning.

6 benefits of using apps with young children

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Among its many features are virtual bookshelves, reading challenges, virtual awards, online logs, real-time reports and an interactive book discovery tool. . Apps, which are fun and easy to use, can give students a variety of learning platforms and approaches to keep them engaged and motivated. Personalize content based on a student’s ability and level. However, personalizing learning for a class of 25 or more students is a significant challenge for one teacher.

How To Make Learning Visible: A Spectrum

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How To Make Learning Visible: A Spectrum. The idea of making learning visible isn’t new. It comes in many forms, from essays, quizzes, and exams, to the lifeless “ What’d you learn in school today? In a learning ecology–as we use them now–digital badges usually cause little excitement and mean nothing. As levers of gamification , however, they have the potential to uncover the nuance of performance, as I explained in that post.

6 benefits of using apps with young children

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Among its many features are virtual bookshelves, reading challenges, virtual awards, online logs, real-time reports and an interactive book discovery tool. . Apps, which are fun and easy to use, can give students a variety of learning platforms and approaches to keep them engaged and motivated. Personalize content based on a student’s ability and level. However, personalizing learning for a class of 25 or more students is a significant challenge for one teacher.

6 benefits of using apps with young children

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Among its many features are virtual bookshelves, reading challenges, virtual awards, online logs, real-time reports and an interactive book discovery tool. . Apps, which are fun and easy to use, can give students a variety of learning platforms and approaches to keep them engaged and motivated. Personalize content based on a student’s ability and level. However, personalizing learning for a class of 25 or more students is a significant challenge for one teacher.

6 benefits of using apps with young children

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Among its many features are virtual bookshelves, reading challenges, virtual awards, online logs, real-time reports and an interactive book discovery tool. . Apps, which are fun and easy to use, can give students a variety of learning platforms and approaches to keep them engaged and motivated. Personalize content based on a student’s ability and level. However, personalizing learning for a class of 25 or more students is a significant challenge for one teacher.

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

I’m building on previous posts about trends in technology and educational contexts , plus my FTTE report, naturally. Online learning, or the teaching formerly knows as “distance learning” Will this keep growing? Skepticism about the quality of online learning could migrate to the general population. Yet we also see academic deans and provosts showing more interest in digital learning than their faculty.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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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. In addition, Alma will continue to provide its own set of robust reporting tools to meet many needs and budgets. CYPHER LEARNING NEO LMS ( www.cypherlearning.com ) CYPHER LEARNING announced the launch of the Windows app for its product NEO LMS.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. Another notable area of growth: the size of the report itself, which has expanded from 66 slides in 2011 to 355 this year , with the number of slides almost doubling in the last year alone. There is much to learn from the Meeker report.

Pigeons, Operant Conditioning, and Social Control

Hack Education

Skinner’s work on educational technology – on teaching and learning with machines – is connected directly, explicitly to his work with animals. Learning, to Skinner, was a behavior – and a behavior that needed what he called “contingencies of reinforcement.” It’s called “personalized learning.” In spite of great phylogenetic differences, all these organisms show amazingly similar properties of the learning process.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

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Always eager to associate itself with the latest tech craze, education technology embraced Pokémon Go with great gusto: “ Why Pokemon Go shows the future of learning gamification.” ” “ 14 Reasons Why Pokémon Go Is The Future Of Learning.” Furthermore, at launch, Pokémon Go demanded users sign over a great deal of personal data and grant permissions to the app that, for a time , gave it access to a user’s entire Google account.

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