The Importance of Jaggedness in Personalized Learning

According to Learning in the 21st Century: the 2019 Digital Promise LVP Survey , 83% of teachers think students are capable of high achievement, but just 26% think students are reaching those levels today. Context: The context of a student’s home and learning environment matter too.

Building a PBL Environment


This article will be published in the next edition Digital Learning Magazine. Building a PBL Environment: 5 Tools to Support Project Based Learning and the Future of Work. The skills presented on the WEF list are best learned through experience. by Shawn McCusker.

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Learning by Doing: The Power of Immersive Learning Experiences


The following article will be published in the next edition of Creative Teaching and Learning Magazine. Close your eyes and envision a small child learning that walking is just a well-controlled process of falling forward without falling down. Is the learning SITUATED?

Enhance Long-Term Student Learning

Learning seems like a simple process. During the edWebinar, “Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning,” Pooja K. Instead of cramming information in, students learn how to access and pull it out. And actually, any retrieval practice even without feedback boosts learning.

3 Levels of Connectivity K–12 Schools Should Consider

EdTech Magazine

It depends on your learning goals, according to EducationSuperHighway. Technology has become an integral part of day-to-day classroom activities, used for everything from improving personalized learning initiatives to cutting down on unwanted behavior.

Infusing VR with Traditional ELA Lessons


As the Dynamic Learning Project Technology Coach in the McGuffey Middle School, I’m always excited to help teachers with building innovative and creative lessons for their students. Scholastic Scope magazine always has intriguing nonfiction articles for the students to read.

Teachers want to prepare students for the jobs of the future — but feel stymied

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story is part of Map to the Middle Class , a Hechinger Report series exploring how schools can prepare students for the good middle-class jobs of the future. The report, sponsored by Google’s education arm , was based on a survey of teachers from 16 countries.

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Strategies for Culturally Responsive Teaching

We not only have to understand that we can have personal biases, but that there are biases ingrained in the system. Medha Tare has more than ten years of experience conducting applied research in the learning sciences. Department of Education) and Parents magazine.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray


and students are thriving under innovative initiatives that include blended learning, tech-rich classrooms, and exposure to hope and opportunities for lifelong success. When we support parents’ learning, they create a culture of learning at home.”

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K–12 Districts Prepare Their Infrastructures for the Internet of Things

EdTech Magazine

Bringing IoT into schools maintains connectivity for students and teachers during the day, through both personal devices and classroom tools like smartboards, Kellie Wilks, chief technology officer of Ector County Independent School District , TX, told EdTech magazine at the ISTE 2018 conference. . “If If we can provide the Wi-Fi and the connectivity to any device it becomes more personalized learning,” Wilks said.

What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

While this exposure to robotics has been eye-opening to some parents of children at the school, it is right in line with the Horizon Report: 2017 K-12 Edition put out by the New Media Consortium and Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) last year. My personal learning network is key to my success with integrating robots into our activities,” Innes says. “I I make a chart and ask them to come up with an equation for learning their words.

The Education of an Android Teacher


It’s part of his process for ensuring Maria Bot develops a strong character, meaning both her morality and her personality. Surely the students who learn will also teach. Perhaps students would learn more if they could query a robot themselves, instructors hypothesized.

Belonging and Its Role in Math Achievement

Hobbies: feature examples with personal activities, something the kids do at least once a week, like work or sports. Hopes: focusing on personal aspirations, interest, or goals. Basically, he develops a survey asking about their personal interests that students take home.

3 tips for connecting students to internet resources during summer

eSchool News

By providing out-of-school access to digital instructional materials , students now have more opportunities to personalize their own learning and support to complete their homework. Digital Learning and Tools eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News How-to IT Newsletter

SETDA Provides Tips on Equity of Access for Students Outside of School

By providing out-of-school access to digital instructional materials , students now have more opportunities to personalize their own learning and support to complete their homework.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

The participants: Large district: Dr. Daryl Diamond, Director of Innovative Learning, Broward County Public Schools, FL. They not only look at how the product would fit with their learning standards and curriculum, but the product must also work within their LMS. Howard: She agreed that tools can become outdated quickly, so they look at making products that can have a big impact on student learning in a short timeframe. Then, learning goals drive the decision.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

A big shout out to EdTech Magazine for recognizing this blog on its 2017 Honor Roll. 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.”

What Can Higher Ed Learn from Precision Medicine?


UCLA’s The American Freshman report shows that 84.8% The event was the 2017 Collegiate Leaders in Increasing MoBility ( CLIMB ) Research Initiative conference in Austin, Texas, and the goal was to continue the work on social-mobility report cards led by MacArthur Genius Award Winner Raj Chetty and his co-authors John Friedman, Emmanuel Saez, Nicholas Turner, and Danny Yagan. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary LearningFirst, it was about access.

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Reports.” ” More on the report from Pacific Standard. ” “ Turkey has reacted angrily to suggestions that it might tone down its attack on Saudi Arabia over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi if the United States agrees to extradite an opponent of President Erdogan,” The Times reports. Via The Atlantic : “Why Young Pakistanis Are Learning Chinese.” ” Via The Verge : “An academic reported sexual harassment.

B. F. Skinner: The Most Important Theorist of the 21st Century

Hack Education

This talk was presented (virtually) to Nathan Fisk’s class on digital media and learning at the University of South Florida. “Personalized learning,” for example, is arguably thousands of years old, and we can date the idea of individualizing education by using machines back to the 1920s. I maintain, even in the face of all the learn-to-code brouhaha that multiple choice tests have triumphed over democratically-oriented inquiry.

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What Machine Learning and Draymond Green Have To Do With Education


For the past 15 years, technology entrepreneurs, investors and others have gathered in Aspen, CO in the summer, drawn to a conference convened by Fortune magazine called Brainstorm Tech. Big data” seems to have been swallowed up by an even bigger concept: Machine intelligence, which also goes by the names machine learning and when people are feeling a bit snarky, artificial intelligence. And he promised to report back at next year's conference on progress.

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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” “Life Is Complicated: Distance Learning Helps,” says The New York Times. ” Then, “A Day Later, Football Coach Out at Maryland,” Inside Higher Ed reported. “ Board Chairman Resigns in Fallout Over a Maryland Football Player’s Death,” The New York Times reported on Thursday. ” Social emotional learning !

For Students, the Convenience of Smartphones ‘Comes at a Steep Price’


Now retired, he’s devoted to education philanthropy, and supporting schools that reimagine teaching and learning. Few adults I interview feel they learned all that much from the large lecture courses they took in college as many of them featured fairly pedestrian exams.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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When I first started working as a tech reporter, I assumed – naively – that venture capitalists were smart people who did thorough research before funding a company. Reporting in May , John Carreyou noted that among those who’d lost the most money by investing in Theranos were the Walton Family, Betsy DeVos, Rupert Murdoch, and Carlos Slim – all also major (conservative) funders of charter schools and ed-tech. (English language learning): $608.9

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital.

Switching sides in the teacher wars

The Hechinger Report

Amadou Diallo for The Hechinger Report. Back when she arrived in Tulsa from Rhode Island in 2015, she was the last person local teachers would have imagined as their standard bearer. The Hechinger Report is an independent unit of Teachers College.)

What Achieving Digital Equity Using Online Courses Could Look Like


In 1961, the Ford Foundation’s Teaching by Television report declared that TV would provide poor students with “instruction of a higher order than they might otherwise receive.” In our own time, advocates of online learning promise to level the educational playing fields with massive open online courses, MOOCs. Even when online learning is free, people with greater financial, social, and technological resources are better able to take advantage of these new opportunities.


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Via The Hechinger Report : “Most immigrants outpace Americans when it comes to education – with one big exception.” From the press release : “IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Open Badges 2.0 Ramona Pierson , the founder of Declara , is now the head of learning products at Amazon ( according to LinkedIn , at least). “ Does tech designed to personalize learning actually benefit students? The third: lifelong learning.

Connected Educator Month - Week One's Amazing Schedule!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Connected Educator Month kicks off this week, and serving as a consultant to the event with significant responsibility especially for this week''s events, I humbly think you''re going to be BLOWN AWAY by the opportunities to learn and participate. Don''t miss the newly announced Learning 2.0

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye the week of March 13, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Cyber attacks a serious, and under-reported, threat to Boulder Valley companies | Boulder Daily Camera → Specific to the Boulder, CO-area, but useful overview of cybersecurity trends.

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Mostly surveillance posing as “ personalization ” startups. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Supporting Early Learning through the Every Student Succeeds Act ,” per the press release. Nicole Eramo, a former dean of students, is suing the magazine for $7.9

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Don Buckley Co-founder Tools At Schools Design and Maker Thinking - how can they be part of our Everyday in Education The focus of this presentation is to investigate the teaching and learning of design and maker thinking in schools.

'The Ed-Tech Mafia'

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I know it’s trend to criticize keynotes and lectures and claim that they’re terrible ways to learn. It’s a great story, particularly if you want to wield that factoid along with a product pitch for more “active learning” – like clicking on things.

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In addition to the anti-First Amendment supporter Thiel, Jackson also name-dropped her connections to David Horowitz , a long-time advocate for silencing left-learning professors on campus, in order to get her job. ” “The Trump administration just failed to stop a climate lawsuit brought by 21 kids,” The Chicago Tribune reports. Via The New York Times Magazine : “What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn.”

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” asks New York Magazine. DeVos reported a new investment of between $250,001 and $500,000 in the Michigan-based Neurocore , according to a financial disclosure form that was certified by government ethics officials on Wednesday.” ” “The president of the Boy Scouts needs the Trump administration to approve his mega-merger,” Quartz reports – that’s Randall Stephenson, also the CEO of AT&T. ” asks US News & World Report.