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.

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. Being a connected educator is more than just taking ideas from a Twitter chat or even this blog post.

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Educators See Positive Impact of Mobile Devices in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Educators See Positive Impact of Mobile Devices in K–12. A new report from national education nonprofit Project Tomorrow says adding mobile devices to the classroom provides students with equity, empowerment and a better understanding of complex concepts. Twitter.

New Data from Rave Mobile Safety Shows Schools’ Top Safety Concerns About Returning to the Classroom

eSchool News

The report also addresses what learning will look like once everyone does return to classrooms and managing a hybrid learning environment. To learn more about the role Rave plays in school safety, please visit [link]. About Rave Mobile Safety. LinkedIn , Twitter ,?and?

8 Ways for Teachers (and Parents) to Use Twitter

Gaggle Speaks

Unless you’ve been living in a box at the bottom of the ocean since 2006, you should know about Twitter, the social network that lets users read and send “tweets” no more than 140 characters long. But what you might not know is that Twitter is used by over 500 million people worldwide and is a terrific resource for educators and parents. According to the Pew Research Center , Twitter is the fourth most popular social network used by teens. Mobile Learning

Grow Your Own Personal Learning Network

Nik Peachey

This is just a quick posting to share a session on building your own Personal Learning Network, that I did for teachers in British Council Bilbao recently (25th September 2010). Mb) Tools for growing your PLN Twitter Twitter is a great tool for starting to reach out to a huge network of teachers. link] This is a great starter list for Twitter of people involved in ELT who you can follow. British Council conference pln social networking Twitter web 2.0

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A Twitter Chat In Your School. A twitter chat is an amazing resource for professional development AND gives educators the option to participate in their PJs, from the comfort of their own home! It is essentially a chat room, with everyone sharing and talking and hanging out virtually—discussing learning strategies, classroom management techniques, and technology. Many teachers with a Twitter account have never even sent a single tweet.

Mobile Learning Experience 2012 - April 11-13 in Phoenix, Arizona

The Mobile Native

Cross Post From Tony Vincent''s Learning in Hand Interested in iPad, iPod touch, tablets, netbooks, laptops, phones, apps, podcasting, Android, iOS, and web-based tools? Excited about mobile technology for learning and teaching? Want to connect with other educators and learn from their successes and challenges? Then join me for Mobile Learning Experience 2012 April 11-13 in Phoenix, Arizona. Registration for Mobile Learning Experience 2012 is open.

Differentiation Is Hard But Necessary. (Don’t Worry, There’s Help.)

Edsurge

If we don't differentiate, no one is going to learn anything, except the swath of kids that happen to hit the middle," says Lynette. That sentiment is what pushes educators to challenge students at their level, gives them ownership in their learning and provides lessons and activities that fit their interests and background. Twitter: Principal Kafele. These could be projects done using a computer, a worksheet or even by creating a hanging book report mobile.

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The Limitations of Being a Disconnected Nomad

A Principal's Reflections

You see, prior to 2009 I was adamantly opposed to even the thought of using social media for both personal and professional reasons. As a result I chastised my friends and made sure that the environment at my school was not only free of this stupid entity, but also other forms of distracting technologies that would interfere with student learning. Image credit: [link] Being a disconnected nomad limited my ability to lead and learn.

The People and Moments That Define Us

A Principal's Reflections

My father was an elementary principal for 30 years and I always admired how he was able to inspire his staff to focus on student learning. But I learned from a mentor early on that making mistakes is okay; just don''t make the same mistake twice. It was at this point that I began to take more risks to create a better teaching and learning culture at NMHS. Once in the space that social media provided, I began to lurk and learn.

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Professional Growth

A Principal's Reflections

However, the mounting pressure from ridiculous mandates as a result of the current education reform movement and massive budget cuts across the country, have made it a challenge to learn through traditional pathways. These are not the meaningful, rich, and relevant learning opportunities that leaders of today’s schools deserve or yearn for. Fortunately digital leaders are not at the mercy of budget cuts or taking professional days to learn and get better.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I But Bredder can’t give students the tool he considers most indispensable to 21st-century learning — broadband internet beyond school walls. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. We can extend the learning day.

A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

Image Credit [link] Most educators I talk to have no idea where to begin when attempting to create a PLN that meets their teaching and learning needs. tools and how they can be utilized for teaching and learning. For more information on Twitter check out this video. Educators can join a variety of groups that cater to their individual learning interests and engage in discussions as well as submit, read, and comment on articles.

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“In times of fake news, the understanding of statistics is not only a mathematical competence, it is a political one.” – Torsten Traub, Germany

Daily Edventures

I learned a lot by talking and working with great educators from all over the world and from a lot of different cultural and educational backgrounds,” he explains. “I Since returning to Germany, Traub has used Twitter to build – and tap into – his Personal Learning Network. When they have laptops or mobile devices, I don’t have to provide everybody with all the material, and I can allow my students to walk at their own pace in different directions.”.

?3 Types of Summer PD That Won’t Sacrifice Your Vacation

Edsurge

After a Master’s degree, 120-plus credits, and 30 years in education, I now understand that whatever I do and wherever I go, I am happiest when I’m learning. And if I can find an opportunity that allows me to further my learning without sacrificing my summer vacation—or better yet, enhances it—you can bet I’m going to be the first to sign up. The nice thing about summer learning is choice. Personalized Learning Through Gaming.

#EDEN15 BCN

Learning with 'e's

Over the next three days, delegates will listen to keynote speeches from a number of thought leaders in the field of technology supported learning, including Pro-Vice Chancellor of the British Open University Belinda Tynan , Maverick US educator Jim Groom , one of the leading lights of the Open University of Catalonia, Professor Albert Sangra , and veteran distance educator Alan Tait. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

“Do one thing everyday that scares you.”

The Principal of Change

I remember working with a teacher who was so reluctant about using Twitter, and then they finally had the courage to join and try, and it was daunting to them. I really believe the person had no intent of criticizing the person and it was just their humour, but I saw the worst case scenario in her mind come to life and that was the end of the process for her. She had no idea who the person was so it was hard for her to understand the comment.

K-12 Dealmaking: Apple Acquires Learnsprout; Pearson, Knewton Turn to Adaptive Math

Marketplace K-12

Recent dealmaking news includes acquisitions by Apple and Excelligence Learning, and partnership between Pearson and Knewton. acquired the San Francisco-based startup that helps K-12 educators “use data to analyze the past, understand the present, and anticipate the future,” according to the company’s Twitter page. Excelligence Learning Acquires Really Good Stuff: Brentwood Associates -backed Excelligence Learning Corp.

5 Reasons Students Want Technology in the Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

It’s rare when anyone considers the other—and perhaps more important—angle: Students want to learn with technology. By empowering student learning with more opportunities for them to communicate with classmates, you’ll soon realize how important technology is in the classroom. These five reasons why students want to learn with technology can help you and your teacher-friends determine the right technology to implement. They want to learn at a comfortable speed.

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Everyone has one

Learning with 'e's

Everyone has one - a personal learning environment, that is. Just look around when you are next sat on a bus or train, and you will see people sat listening with earbuds or using their mobile phones. We all learn. We all use tools to help us learn. Personal learning environments or PLEs, are the collection of tools (not just online) that enable us to connect, create and share content with our own communities of interest and practice.

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Otus - LMS, Data Management and Assessment Management, all in one easy-to-use product

Educational Technology Guy

It combines the best features of a learning management system, assessment management and data management into one. And has a mobile app for educators, students and families. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. assessment data learning management system lmsOtus is an interesting product, created by educators. It is integrated classroom tools for students and teachers and powerful transparency for families and school leaders.

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The Digital Natives We Teach Are Creating A Number Of New Challenges.

EdTech4Beginners

Digital natives are individuals who were born during or after the surge of digital technologies (the internet, mobile devices etc.). To put it simply, our students are often better at learning about new technologies than we are. Learn from the digital natives! Use their strengths and foster a collaborative class who all learn together. Set students open-ended challenges so they can direct their own learning and push themselves.

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. It can help schools create an active learning environment that is sustainable, collaborative, coherent, focused on specific subjects, and that allows for educators to learn throughout the year. Offering highly relevant online training that they can do at their own pace is better than offline learning that’s crammed into a few days.

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Digital Ways to Celebrate December Holidays

Teacher Reboot Camp

Get them learning and celebrating with digital devices, web tools and apps. Holiday Apps for Creating Gifts & Learning 2014 from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Students can create personalized learning games for peers or family members. Check out my post, Creating Digital Books as Gifts for Others , to discover lesson ideas, web tools, and mobile apps for making digital books. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day!

#DLNchat: Where the Digital Learning Network Connects

Edsurge

How can digital learning help improve graduation rates? How might adaptive learning courseware change the work of faculty? How do you learn about new edtech products? It’s the Twitter chat for the Digital Learning Network. Let’s start with some basics… What is a Twitter chat? A Twitter chat is an opportunity for individuals to meet on Twitter at the same time to discuss a specified topic.

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. Twitter.

Digital Ways to Celebrate December Holidays

Teacher Reboot Camp

Get them learning and celebrating with digital devices, web tools and apps. Holiday Apps for Creating Gifts & Learning 2014 from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Students can create personalized learning games for peers or family members. Check out my post, Creating Digital Books as Gifts for Others , to discover lesson ideas, web tools, and mobile apps for making digital books. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day!

Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

The teachers are very new to web tools, developing Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and are currently teaching full time. I look forward to grading their reflective eportfolios, because this is when my students begin to look back at their learning journey and see how much they’ve grown. Keep reading to discover how to get your students reflecting on their learning in your course with a digital portfolio.

Let’s Inspire Each Other During #ISTE2016 #NotAtISTE16

Teacher Reboot Camp

All teachers who feel they are on a mission to provide meaningful learning are rockstars in my book. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. Join me virtually for a free webinar broadcast at the Badge Summit, Moving with Mobile Devices at 1pm Denver/2pmCT/3pmET/8pmUK. Please dm me for an invite on Twitter @ShellTerrell or message me on Facebook. On Monday, June 27th, attend the free Dash and Dot Future of Learning party.

Equity Is Not Just About Access. It’s About Success.

Digital Promise

In November 2016, over 250 school district leaders, researchers, thought leaders, and other partners came to Baltimore, Maryland to learn from one of the nation’s most forward-thinking school districts, Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). As with all League meetings, district leaders rolled up their sleeves and committed to bringing actionable steps back to their districts to foster genuine curiosity and a love of learning in all students.

#EDENChat returns

Learning with 'e's

Last year, as the newly elected chair of EDEN''s Network of Academics and Professionals , I launched a new Twitter chat called #EDENChat. It''s our wish to continue this dialogue and develop #EDENChat, so as of tomorrow, it will return, and in the run up to the EDEN summer conference Expanding Learning Scenarios (our 20th Anniversary, in Barcelona), we will discuss some of the themes of the event, culminating in several live chats direct from the conference itself.

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How m-learning is transforming online education

Neo LMS

That trend is called m-learning , otherwise known as Mobile Learning. Defined as a way to facilitate education through the use of devices like smartphones and tablets, m-learning is also a lot more than that. One of the major benefits that m-learning brings to the table actually has to do with a significant barrier that it breaks down: geography. As a concept, m-learning changes that delivery mechanism and makes it one that can exist anywhere. E-learnin

Digitally agile research

Learning with 'e's

The slim volume (140 pp), edited by Oliver and Natalia Kucirkova (Senior Research Fellow at University College London), is published by McGraw Hill and draws on the experience and knowledge of a raft of digitally agile researchers, scholars and journalists, including Christian Payne (you will know him on Twitter as @documentally), Victoria Pearson, Carl Gombrich , Ian O'Byrne, Gemma Ware and Mark Russell. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

The teachers are very new to web tools, developing Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and are currently teaching full time. I look forward to grading their reflective eportfolios, because this is when my students begin to look back at their learning journey and see how much they’ve grown. Keep reading to discover how to get your students reflecting on their learning in your course with a digital portfolio.