The Importance of Jaggedness in Personalized Learning

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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.

Enhance Long-Term Student Learning

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

Switching sides in the teacher wars

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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.)

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

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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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An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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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.

Belonging and Its Role in Math Achievement

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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.

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

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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.

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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

3 tips for connecting students to internet resources during summer

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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

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.”

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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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.

What Can Higher Ed Learn from Precision Medicine?

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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.

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

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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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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 !

What Machine Learning and Draymond Green Have To Do With Education

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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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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.”

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. DadaABC.com (English language learning): $608.9

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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.

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” More on the teacher prep law from The Hechinger Report. ” “Modern E-Rate Puts Telephones On Hold in K–12,” Education Week reports , noting that schools are struggling to pay for phone service (still totally necessary) as well as expanded broadband. ” President Obama talked to Wired magazine about artificial intelligence, Mars, self-driving cars, Star Trek and more. Presidential Campaign Politics.

'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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” “Schools, Libraries Miss Out on Millions in E-Rate Funds,” according to EdTech Magazine – some $245 million for the 2014 fiscal year. University of Texas at Austin , related to features unique to that university,“ Inside Higher Ed reports. ” As Vox reports, “The Court announced Thursday that it was unable to reach a decision in the case United States v. From Course Report : “the 2016 Coding Bootcamp Market Size Study.”

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“The Education of Betsy DeVos ” – a profile of the Secretary of Education in Politico Magazine. Meanwhile, as The New York Times reports : “ Facebook , Under Fire in Russia Inquiry, Posts 79% Rise in Profit.” Via the CFPB press office : “ CFPB Report Finds Consumer Complaints Spurred Actions That Brought More Than $750 Million in Relief for Student Loan Borrowers.” Educators Discuss Pros and Cons of Learning Analytics.”

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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.

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Tony Bates looks at “Brexit and online learning in Europe.” ” “ Kansas lawmakers, trying to head off a court shutdown of the state’s public schools, have increased aid to poor districts by $38 million,” NPR reports. ” (Related, via the US News & World Report : “Women Losing Out on Career and Technical Education.”). Public Schools,” WAMU reports on the surprise news. ” Try learning styles, maybe.

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“ Betsy DeVos Refuses to Rule Out Giving Funds to Schools That Discriminate ,” The New York Times reports. ” “GOP lawmakers said Thursday they had planned to subpoena the former chief of federal student aid , Jim Runcie , to testify before a House of Representatives oversight subcommittee and may still do so,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via the Bleacher Report : “ Georgia Law Will Allow Carry of Handguns at Public University Tailgate Events.”

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” “ Elon Musk and the chief executive of Uber are now advising Donald Trump ,” The Washington Post reports. ” “ Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler will step down next month, leaving a significant legacy on issues of concern to K–12 educators and creating uncertainty about what direction the commission might take under new Republican leadership,” Education Week reports. The Trump Administration.

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” “The White House on Monday announced that it would nominate Mitchell “Mick” Zais as deputy secretary of education ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Ohio State University and Apple on Wednesday announced a collaboration that will start a digital learning effort at the university that Apple and university officials said may represent the company’s most ambitious program in higher education.”

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“ Conservative High Schoolers Want to ‘Own the Libs’,” The Atlantic’s Adam Harris reports from the Turning Point USA ’s conference. Via Chalkbeat : “Just like their parents, Chicago students will soon have to learn cursive.” ” (Juul is an e-cigarette that markets its product to teens and peddles social emotional learning content.). ” Coleman University will close, IHE reports.

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” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” ” “Just months after a major gaffe by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about the origins of historically black colleges and universities, a Florida HBCU is taking heat for inviting her to speak at its spring commencement ceremony next week,” Inside Higher Ed reports. Can Electrical Stimulation Help Us Learn?”

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” Via Edsurge : “ Betsy DeVos Visits Bay Area Public School for a Lesson in Personalized Learning.” The Economic Times of India reports that “Udacity to focus on individual student projects.” ” Via The Hollywood Reporter : “ USC Rejects Harvey Weinstein ’s $5M Women’s Program Donation.” million ‘contract inducement’ to come back,” Bloomberg reports. (National) Education Politics.

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