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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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. I had to set aside the pride I felt for my personal knowledge—and my love of talking—so that I could start listening to my students and discover what was meaningful for them.

Personalizing Learning for All Students With OpenCourseWare

A Principal's Reflections

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. Julie’s challenge was to develop a framework by which students could engage in the OCW of their choosing over a set time period and then apply what they had learned.

Personalized Learning Requires Flexibility: An Update to Education Elements’ Core 4

Education Elements

I got to choose the topic and knew that I’d have to develop a thesis, and I knew the defense of that thesis would have to be sourced from far more than textbooks - it had me scouring local libraries and whatever I could find on Webcrawler at the time (my friend told me about a site called Google that was pretty good but I thought the name was weird so I didn’t use it for a while). Personalized Learning core four ClassroomsWhen I was in high school I had a fantastic U.S.

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+.

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. One of the more measured posts reads: There is NOTHING “personal” about personalized learning!

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.

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? Personalized learning doesn’t seem that far off—but meeting the needs of every student in an inclusion class when some have IEPs and some do not can get hairy. I’d like to see special education take a front seat in conversations about 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.

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.

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.

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

Edsurge

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. But the reality is, you may be personalizing learning, and not even realize it. So, how are educators meeting the individual needs and personalizing learning for their students?

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.

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.

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

Edsurge

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. 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. What Is Summit 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.

What’s a Personal Learning Network (PLN)? It’s a Superhero Team Chosen by YOU

CUE

or Personal Learning Network. The post What’s a Personal Learning Network (PLN)? Google Certified Teacher Personal Learning Network (PLN Everyone knows there’s the J.L.A. Justice League of America) and lately you’ve probably heard of S.H.I.E.L.D. Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division), but the most important superhero organization that you can belong to is a P.L.N.

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. It’s about always being in pursuit of that selfish goal of improving our learning so we can improve learning for kids.

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

The Hechinger Report

The idea they came up with two years ago, called the “personalized-learning academy,” or PLA, eventually formed the basis for the school’s winning XQ-grant application, and will be the model for the curriculum that Vista rolls out this fall. Related: Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top? Students prepare to present a final project in Jeb Dickerson’s 11th-grade history class in Vista High School’s personalized-learning academy.

Inside Our MIND Podcast: Assessment and Adaptation in Personalized Learning

MIND Research Institute

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. A dditional Resources: 6 Ingredients for Personalized Learning Success. Inside Our MIND: Personalized Learning Misconceptions. Deeper Learning

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

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.

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?

How one district improved its personalized learning by failing forward

eSchool News

Recently, the teachers in one particular program in the district inspired a personalized approach to professional development. The Ben Davis Extended Day (BDED) blended learning program is an extension of one of the district’s high schools, Ben Davis High School. Ultimately, the teachers decided as a group to research and implement Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) with their students.

Inside Our MIND Podcast: Personalized Learning Misconceptions

MIND Research Institute

In our latest show, host Brian LeTendre talks with MIND's Lead Mathematician Brandon Smith about some common misconceptions regarding personalized learning. Brandon also gives some guidance on what questions educators should ask when designing or implementing a personalized learning model. Please leave us a review on iTunes , Google Play , Spreaker or wherever you are listening to the show. What the Perception-Action Cycle Tells Us About How the Brain Learns.

Personalizing Learning With Google Apps and Chromebooks

District Administration

How one of the largest districts in the country is going Google District Administration Custom Publishing Group The School District of Lee County in Florida is in the midst of one of the largest education Chromebook implementations in the country, distributing some 18,000 devices along with Google Apps for Education accounts to all students in grades 6-8, in part to meet state mandates that all Florida students use digital instructional materials by the 2015-2016 school year

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.

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. Deeper Learning

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts

Edsurge

In Massachusetts, an emerging partnership between private funders and the state department of education aims to help teachers across the Commonwealth learn, share and spread best practices when it comes to leveraging new instructional models and technologies. LearnLaunch Institute , the Massachusetts Personalized Learning Edtech Consortium (MAPLE) functions as a professional learning community for 32 district members that aim to implement personalized learning.

What does an OER lesson plan look like?

Hapara

They are a cost-effective choice and make differentiating instruction and personalizing learning easier. Transitioning to OER, though, narrows the divide of access and creates equitable learning opportunities. Differentiation or personalization.

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Not Just About Students: The Importance of Personalizing Learning for Teachers

Edsurge

My journey as an educator began thirty years ago and—I’ll admit—references to personalized learning were never mentioned or formally discussed back then. We consider physical changes as being individual and unique, yet do we recognize that each person’s learning journey can be just as individual? Notice, I said “students,” but let’s remember that lifelong learning is for all—including those educators who have direct impact on students.

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.

6 tips from personalized learning innovators leading change

eSchool News

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. Learn more about next year’s conference in Providence.

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.

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.