How Khan Academy and Tata Trust’s recent partnership could affect the U.S. EdTech market

The Christensen Institute

In December, Tata Trusts announced a five-year partnership with Khan Academy to develop tech-enabled, high-quality and localized education resources across India by providing a personalized, mastery-based learning experience. These numbers are what make Khan Academy’s partnership with Tata Trusts so interesting because the company will be dealing with high volumes of nonconsumers who face very different challenges than children who are already attending school.

Khan Academy’s Lab School Touts Personalized Learning

K-12 Schools - Education News

Sal Khan, the founder of online education resource Khan Academy, has launched its first lab school and welcomed its first cohort of students in last September. Enrolled students pay $23,000 per year at the Khan Lab school.

The app that lets you create Khan Academy-style videos in 60 seconds

eSchool News

How flipped educators can create video tutorials a la Khan in no time flat. Blended learning and flipped learning just got a whole lot easier. Anyone can now create learning resources for students in little more time that is required for a normal explanation of a topic.

Khan Academy Has Inspired Imitations Across Disciplines. MEDKSL is the Latest.

Edsurge

If imitation is the highest form of flattery, Salman Khan should feel honored. Since he introduced Khan Academy in 2006, the free, open-access education platform has inspired several knock-offs focused on specific disciplines. At the time, I’d been hearing about what Khan was doing and suddenly I realized there’s a fundamental divide between how we’ve traditionally taught medical school and how the next generation is wired to learn.”

Micro-school parents, students build one-room schoolhouses of today

The Christensen Institute

Micro-schools come in a variety of flavors but frequently do away with grade-levels in favor of technology-enabled, student-customized pathways to learning. Because online learning can deliver content to students at the level they need, teachers spend the bulk of class time on project-based learning for deeper exploration of concepts. It boasts a multi-level space that was formerly a Gold’s Gym but has since been transformed into open learning spaces.

Blended isn’t just about online learning—it’s making space for real-world relationships

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning is helping to unshackle schools from the one-teacher one-classroom model and usher in more creative and diverse instructional approaches. Beyond just restructuring the classroom, blended-learning models are starting to open up new connections and diversify students’ networks.

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The Christensen Institute

Micro-schools come in a variety of flavors but frequently do away with grade-levels in favor of technology-enabled, student-customized pathways to learning. Because online learning can deliver content to students at the level they need, teachers spend the bulk of class time on project-based learning for deeper exploration of concepts. It boasts a multi-level space that was formerly a Gold’s Gym but has since been transformed into open learning spaces.

Teachers: Online learning goes 2.0 with new technology

eSchool News

Video tutorials in the style made famous by Sal Khan of the Khan Academy changed the face of education, empowering anywhere, anytime learning. A Giant Leap Forward to More “Human” Online Learning. All are available online.

This online high school is not going to change education

Dangerously Irrelevant

The headline at eSchool News reads ‘ This online high school could change education ’ (a slight modification of the original headline at the Santa Cruz Sentinel ). Khan Academy? K12 and Connections Academy?

A parent’s perspective on the best learning apps for children

Neo LMS

There are many different apps that all claim to help children with their learning. Apps can be a great tool to use for learning, once you figure out the best ones for your children and how to use them effectively.

When Teachers Build Edtech, Awesomeness Ensues—and Here’s Why

Edsurge

The first time I created Khan Academy playlists for each of my 100 fifth graders,” says Dong, “it took me 6 hours.” But for good learning to happen, customization is a non-negotiable. Today, KIPP Bay Area teachers can generate personalized Khan Academy playlists for their students in under 10 minutes using an automated tool. Data that is not actionable plus online content that is not customized is a recipe for disappointment.".

#FactFriday: Celebrate National Summer Learning Week!

ExcelinEd

We’re celebrating National Summer Learning Week ! Check out the tweets below to learn how you can combat summer learning loss and improve learning opportunities for the children in your life. Check out these resources for fun and creative summer learning: [link].

10 Top Companies That Love To Hire Teachers

EdNews Daily

IXL Learning. One out of every eight students in the US uses IXL Learning software solutions at school, so it makes sense that they love bringing educators onto their teams! Khan Academy. Khan Academy is in Mountain View, California and so are most of their positions.

From Static to Interactive and From Open to Free: Consequences Both Intended and Unintended

iterating toward openness

As I read the article, I couldn’t help but reflect on a recent article in PLOS One by Phil Grimaldi and his colleagues at OpenStax , which challenged us to be more specific in our theorizing about why OER adoption might improve student learning.

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Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Their changed view — and that of others who shunned Rogers and now want in — is driven by what seems to be a magic educational elixir: personalized learning. Philanthropists, state education officials, reform advocates — even charter school leaders — are examining personalized learning.

Finding Content for Reteaching, Blending, and Flipping

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Online content means you can learn anywhere, with anyone! Any educator knows that deep learning of content really happens when you have to break it apart and teach it to others. Second, don''t forget there are a lot of learning resources and tutorials already out there.

A new framework to unlock edtech’s potential for teachers

The Christensen Institute

My hope is that this framework helps educators see new possibilities for harnessing edtech’s full potential for teaching and learning. As a more recent example, IBM Teacher Advisor helps teachers find high-quality lesson materials tailored to their students’ learning needs.

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Why Mastery Based Learning is a Good Option

Ask a Tech Teacher

An option several school districts I converse with are trying is called “mastery-based learning” — MBL. Learning is personalized, based on school standards. Student achievement is evaluated against school learning standards and performance expectations.

10 tools for blended schools

eSchool News

With many schools now practicing blended learning, it can be helpful for educators interested in blended-learning programs to know which edtech tools are being used. Khan Academy. Khan Academy is one of the most well-known content providers on the web today.

8 Ed-tech organizations every teacher should know about

Neo LMS

The organisation’s primary activities include hosting key learning events, chief among them the annual ISTE conference and expo , producing professional development resources and a number of annual publications. iNACOL (International Association of K-12 Online Learning).

Three tools for “in-text” video analysis and why it matters

NeverEndingSearch

For many of us, the go-to platform for learning and sharing is video. We learn from TED Talks, the Khan Academy, as well as the growing number of videos we ourselves create for flipped. To learn about the art of propaganda and selling.

Must-have Resources for Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Guest blogger, Emily Cleary, has some great ideas on some of her favorite must-have resources for today’s blended learning. There are so many videos online, but those videos just might be lacking the exact, focused, content you need to learn or want to teach someone.

8 Essential Books Every Tech-Minded Teacher Should Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

Walker, Teacher, writer at EduGeeksClub shares her impressions about the book: “The content of the book is essentially adapted for those who just start learning Google Classroom and for those who need to teach it to others.”. Who Owns the Learning?:

Sown To Grow: Easily Blend Goal-setting and Reflection into Classwork

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many of the existential guides for teaching (such as Habits of Mind , the Socrative Method , and Mindfulness ) promote a student-driven growth mindset as fundamental to successful learning. You add learning objectives, assignments and grading scales.

Video Assignments Are the New Term Paper. How Does That Change Teaching and Learning?

Edsurge

Unsurprisingly, we increasingly learn from digital video. The realm of informal learning is well represented on YouTube—from DIY instruction to guerrilla recordings of public speakers. And new kinds of educational institutions have emerged, like the nonprofit Khan Academy , with its thousands of free educational videos on a wide range of subjects. Education Technology Teaching & Learning Higher Education

Measuring Academic Skills and ‘Grit’ to Help Identify At-Risk Students

Wired Campus

Over time we observe what actually happens, and then we apply what we learn to the new students,” said the project’s director, Jason Bryer. “I The pilot program, scheduled to start in January 2017, will include students at Excelsior and Western Governors University, a competency-based online degree program. Instead of pushing underperforming students into remediation, the tool will help students learn how they can improve their skills on their own, Mr. Bryer said.

The Benefits of Video in the Digital Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Digital-based learning benefits students. Blended learning and flipped classrooms. When teachers leverage technology, learning outcomes improve. From virtual labs and games to digital textbooks and online curriculum, digital classrooms rely on video. Online Video.

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3 ways crowdfunding is reshaping the US edtech landscape

eSchool News

Click here to learn more! New Learning Methods. Crowdfunding is providing opportunities for new learning methods. Previously, students were confined to learning in the classroom or reading a textbook.

Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I especially appreciated the following quote, “On his blog, Gorman shares what he has learned with a focus on how tech enables project-based learning.” Learn more at the conference master classes page. This allows learning to go beyond Bloom’s basic level of remembering.

6 EdTech Tools for the Future Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

Many open educational resources are run by universities (like MIT OpenCourseWare ), whereas you can find some within interactive online environments like Khan Academy and Codeacademy. Cloud-Based Learning Systems.

How teachers can go blended (when they’re the only one)

The Christensen Institute

About the author: Casey Lynch is a K-12 education research intern with the Christensen Institute focused on interviewing and profiling schools in the Blended Learning Universe Directory, and a rising 8th grade English teacher in The School District of Philadelphia. Many teachers interested in implementing blended learning may be deterred by challenges in their school contexts. Innovation theory and the Blended Learning Universe Directory stand to offer implementable solutions.

Personalizing the Station Rotation recipe

The Christensen Institute

Prior to participating in a blended-learning pilot, Angela Jones, a teacher at Bella Romero Academy in Greeley, Colorado, had already started putting a great deal of effort into personalizing learning for her students, despite limited access to learning software and devices at the time. When a student is struggling and not understanding the Zearn lesson, why am I putting them on 40-minutes online a day?

Blended learning can enable teachers to focus on cognitive skills

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning can be a powerful tool; not only for helping teachers meet students’ individual learning needs but also helping them foster stronger relationships with students. In this post, I share excerpts from a recent interview with Megan Toyama, a blended-learning teacher who teaches AP US history and 10th-grade modern world history at Summit Tahoma, a high school that is part of the Summit Public Schools charter network in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts that are dedicated to going beyond the shine of technology by examining ways to use digital tools to engage students in real learning. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS.

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What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Over the past few years the education industry has been experiencing a shift away traditional learning environments. One of these practices is known as blended learning and the term that has been garnering some attention within the education industry as of late.

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

It’s called personalized learning: What if each student had something like a private tutor, and more power over what and how they learned? Personalized learning is the No. So what is personalized learning, exactly? “Because learning is a collaborative process.

10 Sites for Blended Learning

Technology Tidbits

What is Blended Learning? It''s a smorgasbord of teaching strategies that uses analog and digital technologies to teach and learn. 4] Schools with blended learning models may also choose to reallocate resources to boost student achievement outcomes. [5] blended learning top 10

10 Sites for Online/Educational Tutorials

Technology Tidbits

Online Tutorials or walk-throughs are great for self paced learning. People have been using Google and YouTube to learn how to do things all the time. However, there are also sites specifically dedicated to Online Learning and helping people learn all kinds of subjects. Khan Academy - A widely talked about free site w/ lots of resources and tutorials on a wide variety of subjects such as: Math, Science, Economics, and more.

The Professor Who Quit His Tenured Job to Make Podcasts and Lecture Videos

Edsurge

That’s one question we had for Kevin deLaplante, who did just that when he left Iowa State University in 2015 to focus on running his Argument Ninja Podcast and teaching courses on his online Critical Thinker Academy , both aimed at bringing concepts from his scholarship to a popular audience. So we also asked deLaplante what he thinks about the broader landscape of online education that he’s part of. EdSurge: What got you started making online courses on your own?

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Want to Teach Kids to Code? honorCode CEO Explains Why You Should Focus on Teachers First

Edsurge

I lead instruction for about 150 6-12 graders at the moment, and then we’re also doing our after-school academy where we leverage a lot of our community partners like Google. Over the past few years, there has been an explosion of onlinelearn how to code” tools, from Code.org to Khan Academy. We know that we can’t teach all the students that need to learn computer science. Want the full interview with Jeffrey?