What lessons does special education hold for personalized learning?

The Hechinger Report

On a shelf in her Chicago classroom, third grader Arianna has a thick binder that details her achievements, strengths and goals as a student, along with some revealing information about her personality. But there are plenty of reasons to be cautious. It’s concerning, to be sure.

How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Online learning has become not only a common alternative to physical classes, but a well-regarded change maker in the education ecosystem. If you teach online, you know what I mean. Good online instructors are what we always wished teaching would be.

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How to give feedback to students in the online learning environment

Neo LMS

The educational process has suffered major changes in the past few months due to the pandemic that has spread around the globe. No matter how things will look like this fall, online instruction and learning will most probably be a significant part of education from now on.

Are you really personalizing learning?

The Christensen Institute

In a recent post , we shed light on the difference between blended learning—an instructional modality that describes integrating technology to deliver some content—and personalized learning—a philosophy that believes in a combination of modalities and goals for better and (and in some cases, new) outcomes for students. Across the K–12 education landscape, teachers have by far the biggest impact on student learning and student experiences.

How edtech strengthens parental engagement in online learning

Neo LMS

Education is a continuous process that starts even before a child goes to school. While the student goes through the formal steps within the system — from kindergarten to primary school to secondary school and so on — parents are an important part of the big picture.

Student seeks to create the ‘Netflix of online learning’

The Hechinger Report

eLearn.fyi is a database of more than 300 online resources, from a civics curriculum created by a former Supreme Court justice to engineering lessons for building a robotic arm. She was also curious how students were faring in other schools. “I

Why each student needs a personalized learning path

Neo LMS

At some point in the story, Dorothy sets off to find the famous Wizard of Oz and her journey begins with a first step on the Yellow Brick Road. The Yellow Brick Road is the perfect metaphor for each student’s learning path until they finish school.

Defining personalized learning and blended learning: Is there a difference?

The Christensen Institute

Recently, more than a few education headlines have focused on the concerns surrounding the shaky meaning of personalized learning, oftentimes highlighting the anxieties posed by critics that personalized means the use of technology at the expense of student’s social-emotional development or that personalization is the agenda of Silicon Valley titans. Larry Cuban’s look at an array of personalized approaches demonstrates this tendency.

Tackle teacher shortages with online learning

The Christensen Institute

The new school year is underway, but districts across the country are still struggling to fill hundreds of teaching positions. And particular regions, like rural districts, where it’s difficult to find qualified teachers, are also especially strained. These chronic shortages, in turn, tend to limit the coursework that students can access. There is no shortage of proposed solutions to tackling teacher shortages. Remove barriers to licensure reciprocity.

What Personalized Learning Is Not

Edsurge

“I really want to personalize learning for my students, but I just don’t see how it’s possible—there’s no way I can create individual lesson plans for all of my students everyday!”. “I I really like what you’ve shared with us today, but I can’t personalize my students’ learning because I don’t have enough devices for all of my students.”. These are just two of the statements I hear from teachers about the challenges of facilitating personalized learning.

What’s the difference between blended and personalized learning?

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, after two exhilarating and exhausting days at the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference in Providence, R.I., which we cohosted with our partners at Highlander Institute and The Learning Accelerator), I boarded an evening flight back to D.C. Just after takeoff, a school principal from Virginia seated in the row just ahead of me poked his head through the seat to ask: “So, what’s the difference between blended and personalized learning?”.

Taking stock of 2017: What we learned about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

The start of a new year is the best time to reflect and review what happened the previous year. One of the areas that has received the most attention in K-12 education, dominating headlines, conversations, and research, was personalized learning. Personalized learning remains a broad topic. But it often refers to innovative approaches to tailoring instruction to fit students’ individual needs and increase their autonomy over how, when, where, or what they learn.

How to Eteach in a Covid-19 Pandemic

Ask a Tech Teacher

If your teaching has been moved online in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, learn which webtools make online learning exciting for kids and easy for you in this class–starts March 23rd! Click to sign up. To enroll, click the link above and sign up.

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What Lessons Does Special Education Hold for Improving Personalized Learning?

MindShift

On a shelf in her Chicago classroom, third grader Arianna has a thick binder that details her achievements, strengths and goals as a student, along with some revealing information about her personality. But there are plenty of reasons to be cautious. It’s concerning, to be sure.

5 Traps That Will Kill Online Learning (and Strategies to Avoid Them)

Edsurge

For perhaps the first time in recent memory, parents and teachers may be actively encouraging their children to spend more time on their electronic devices. Department of Education, Richard is a go-to person for exploring the shift we are experiencing in learning today.

OPINION: With many schools choosing online learning, how can we keep the music alive?

The Hechinger Report

this spring, educators have been faced with a challenge: How do we ensure that our students can safely engage in school this fall? How do we make school feel “normal” again? That’s what we are doing in my district, where students returned to classes that look much different.

AI, Personalized Learning Are a Dynamic Duo for K–12 Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

AI, Personalized Learning Are a Dynamic Duo for K–12 Classrooms. During back to school season, so many things are new. New learning. For the last decade, some of the most common initiatives have been about increasing personalization and using technology. . However, educators need to tread carefully or run the risk of technology making teaching and learning less student-centered instead of more and failing to prepare our students to be successful adults. .

A new approach to personalized learning reveals 3 valuable teaching insights

The Christensen Institute

Personalized learning’s rationale has strong intuitive appeal: We can all remember feeling bored, confused, frustrated, or lost in school when our classes didn’t spark our interests or address our learning needs. But an intuitive rationale doesn’t clearly translate to effective practice. So how do schools effectively personalize learning? Is it through online learning? mastery-based learning? project-based learning?

These educators are using personalized learning to think differently about teaching

Edsurge

However, pioneering educators have been thinking more critically about what schools should look like and how we can better cater to the needs of all students while keeping in mind the changing requirements of higher education and a new workforce. Ahead of the 2018 EdSurge Fusion conference in October, we talked with three attendees about how their focus on personalizing learning has enabled them to think differently about how they serve their students.

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. Consider how students' digital lives are changing.

Online Learning Book Recommendations: And Why I Read so Few Books on the Topic

Edsurge

Dear Bonni, In the midst of this current COVID situation, I'm looking to up my game … as an educator … especially in the online environment. Tim Carson, Skilled Trades and OER Advocate First, allow me to tell you why I don’t typically read books about online learning.

Finding ‘Personalized Learning’ and Other Edtech Buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle

Edsurge

For a variety of reasons, the buzz phrases also come to take on new meanings that were never intended originally, which makes it hard for educators, entrepreneurs and researchers to communicate clearly and hone in on what exactly they are trying to do and why. Peak of Inflated Expectations: Personalized Learning. What is personalized learning? That’s tougher to say. Instead, I increasingly think of “personaliz ing learning” as a verb.

Keep calm and carry on: Reasonable approaches to home-based learning

The Christensen Institute

Learning solutions right now will, of course, be less than perfect. But that doesn’t mean we have to throw up our hands. As we all wrestle to cope with our current reality, I hope here to offer some helpful perspectives for schools trying to tackle this massive transition.

The pandemic’s remote learning legacy: A lot worth keeping

The Hechinger Report

As districts across the United States consider how to get student learning back on track and fortify parent interest in public schools, they’re asking the same question as Steve Joel: What should we keep after the pandemic? Hints of a remote learning legacy are emerging.

Schooling has changed forever. Here’s what will stay when things go back to normal

The Hechinger Report

A public school district in Arizona is looking to become a service provider for parents who have pulled their children out to home-school them. In Oklahoma, students are having a say in where and when they learn. Related: Coronavirus opens doors to rethinking education.

Finding ‘personalized learning’ and other edtech buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle

The Christensen Institute

For a variety of reasons, the buzz phrases also come to take on new meanings that were never intended originally, which makes it hard for educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers to communicate clearly and hone in on what exactly they are trying to do and why. Peak of inflated expectations: personalized learning. What is personalized learning? That’s tougher to say. Instead, I increasingly think of “personaliz ing learning” as a verb.

Confused by your kid’s math homework? Here’s how it all adds up

The Hechinger Report

Mathew Felton-Koestler, known as “Mathy Matt” on his YouTube channel , makes videos for parents that explain why and how young kids are learning math these days. Allonda Hawkins said the way her children are expected to do math is “100 percent different” from the way she learned.

How to succeed with online PD for teachers

Neo LMS

How to power through a difficult parent-teacher meeting comes to mind, but there are many challenges that teachers learn how to handle in time. At the same time, it’s not easy to offer a quality training program. That is why school leaders or instructors have to carefully consider what are the final goals of teacher training, and whether it really helps teachers achieve better results in class. Provide opportunities to practice.

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How to sort the good from the bad in OER

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 Tuesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. . Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. The need for reliable evaluation has become more urgent with the flood of new, often free, online materials. How can school districts or teachers know?

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5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Tips and Tricks I've Learned from Experience From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Online and face-to-face spaces blend to create a today’s classroom. ” Also, schools also have online spaces where students work and collaborate. ” When bricks and clicks combine into a powerful learning experience for students, we have an effective blended classroom. This blog post is sponsored by PowerSchool Learning.

Remote learning has been a disaster for many students. But some kids have thrived

The Hechinger Report

He just gets distracted,” said his mother, Alex, who spoke on the condition that her last name be withheld to protect her son’s privacy. Dalton McKittrick is among a small number of students who have thrived in remote learning. He enjoyed learning again.

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.

OPINION: Creating better post-pandemic education for English learners

The Hechinger Report

As the winter turns to spring and pandemic learning reaches its one-year mark, something like a return to normal, in-person schooling is becoming a reality in communities across the country. It’s critical that we attend to the full range of lessons the pandemic offers.

Avoid magical thinking: ‘Design for online’ this fall

Dangerously Irrelevant

As coronavirus cases continue to increase across the country, numerous school districts are reluctantly announcing that they will be doing ‘remote learning’ again this fall. It’s incredibly likely that you’re going to have to be wholly remote at some point this school year anyway.

Digital Writing Month: Striving for Inclusion in Open Online Learning

ProfHacker

I’ve been working for some time on ideas of inclusion & ( in)equality in open education, and of the possibility of a postcolonial MOOC (with Shyam Sharma ), and gathering ideas from others on how to envision a more inclusive, diverse and equitable open online learning experience. This open online experience started in 2012 via Hybrid Pedagogy , and this year, I was asked facilitate it. Not a single person we invited does not have a Twitter handle.