Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

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In the edWebinar “ Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Learning,” Grace Borst, Innovation Specialist at St. Students use this time for school and personal projects where tech might not be required but could add value. While students miss class for open lab, the teachers recognize the benefits of letting students explore technology to help them achieve both personal and educational goals.

Robots Won’t Replace Instructors, 2 Penn State Educators Argue. Instead, They’ll Help Them Be ‘More Human.’

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How will artificial intelligence and machine learning change teaching? Jennifer Sparrow, the university’s senior director of teaching and learning with technology, thinks the fears that some faculty have about artificial intelligence taking their jobs echos the concern some had 20 years ago when higher education was first “branching out into online learning.” Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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Digital Leadership is Not Optional

A Principal's Reflections

Personalized and blended learning pathways were proclaimed to be the future of education. Emerging technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality, open education resources (OER), coding, and adaptive learning tools are moving more into the mainstream in some schools. Automation and robotics are already disrupting the world of work, as we know it.

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Two school districts in two states are scaling back their use of the Facebook -built Summit Public Schools ’ learning management system. Via Edsurge : “ Connecticut School District Suspends Use of Summit Learning Platform.” ” Via The Indiana Gazette : “Directors vote to scale back Summit Learning program.” Blockchain , Bitcoin and the Tokenization of Learning.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Inspiring Students: Bringing Awe Back to Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Awe is a driving force for learning that will not just benefit our students now, but also well into their future. However, traditional views and functions of school deprive many students from experiencing the joy and power of awe as a catalyst for meaningful learning. We have a responsibility to awe and students need us to bring this element into their daily learning experiences, such as those aligned to Quad D of the Rigor Relevance Framework.

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” It’s being positioned here as the first time Congress has funded open textbooks, but it’s not the federal government’s first commitment to OER. 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?

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” Via Wired UK : “ UK’s Nudge Unit tests machine learning to rate schools and GPs.” Via Education Week : “Two Districts Roll Back Summit Personalized Learning Program.” Except everyone in education who keeps insisting that it’s gonna “tokenize learning” or “revolutionize grades” or something. ” “ OER , Capability, and Opportunity” by David Wiley. (National) Education Politics.

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” “ Learning to code will eventually be as useful as learning Ancient Greek,” Quartz claims. ” “Personalization.” Via Education Week : “Why Neuroscience Should Drive Personalized Learning ” – because of “the propagation of myths and misinformation.” The business of OER. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Project-based learning, FTW. (National) Education Politics.

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. Arguably, one of the best candidates is the learning management system. Would there even be “learning analytics” without the LMS, I wonder?).

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Learning styles” in the White House: President Trump doesn’t read his daily intelligence briefings, gets oral briefings on “select” issues instead, because reading isn’t “his style of learning,” the @washingtonpost reports [link] — Kasie Hunt (@kasie) February 9, 2018. Via E-Literate : “ Hawai’i Senate Bill: Would mandate OER material for all U Hawai’i system courses.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” DeVos visited my hometown of Casper, Wyoming to give this speech where she spoke at the Woods Learning Center. The accreditor: the Higher Learning Commission. Via The CBC : “Toronto man ‘angry’ after learning his $8,100 master’s degree that required no exams or academic work is fake.” ” According to WCET , “Developing Effective Courses Using Adaptive Learning Begins with Proper Alignment.”

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“In the Era of Microcredentials , Institutions Look to Blockchain to Verify Learning,” says Edsurge. Tell me more about how the blockchain is going to “verify learning.” ” “Education is not where it’s all at in the learning market. Educators Discuss Pros and Cons of Learning Analytics.” “Why the Best Personalized Learning Programs Start Way Before High School,” according to Edsurge.

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” Via Edsurge : “ Betsy DeVos Visits Bay Area Public School for a Lesson in Personalized Learning.” ” Elsewhere in proprietary OER , via Inside Higher Ed : “ Cengage will offer open educational resources, curated and adapted to include proprietary assessment tools, from $25 per student for general education courses.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Techcrunch : “ Mattel releases biologically inspired foldable robot bugs.”

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” The charter school, which is closing it doors, is the Merit Preparatory Charter School , run by “personalized learning” charter chain Matchbook Learning. Via The 74 : “ Montessori Was the Original Personalized Learning. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has hired Bror Saxberg to handle its “learning engineering” efforts. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

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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.). ” Via Cleveland.com : “National e-school figure to test new approach to online learning here in Ohio.” “The RISE Package for R: Reducing Time Through the OER Continuous Improvement Cycle” by Lumen Learning’s David Wiley.

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” Via The Washington Post : “ Trump personally asked Xi Jinping to help resolve case of UCLA basketball players arrested in China.” It’s good to shake up your “everyone should learn to code” messaging sometimes, I guess. Here’s Coursera arguing “Why Everyone Should Learn Sales.” More wishful thinking via Getting Smart : “ How Virtual Reality and Embodied Learning Could Disrupt Education.”

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Important thoughts here on social emotional learning and structural racism. ” “ Personalized learning ” equals cutting the teacher workforce in Oklahoma. Edsurge on “Bridging the School-to-Business Gap: What Public Schools Can Learn From Industry.” Via NPR : “Students Compete In First-Ever International High School Robotics Competition.” “ Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning ?”

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Perhaps it should go in the “robots” section. “ Artificial Intelligence: Could emerging technologies ‘humanize’ teaching & learning? “ Personalized learning ” – it’s simply the best idea that money can buy (that isn’t already being paid for by Salesforce, I guess). Via Edsurge : “ VR Could Bring a New Era of Immersive Learning. You can now learn Klingon on Duolingo , Techcrunch reports.

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6,263,439, titled ‘Verification system for non-traditional learning operations.’ ” “A Platform to Monitor Learning” is the headline IHE uses to describe Yellowdig , a new social platform where instructors can watch how students interact and share information. Wonder Workshop has raised $20 million from WI Harper Group, Idea Bulb Ventures, Learn Capital, Charles River Ventures, Madrona Venture Group, and TCL. Presidential Campaign Politics.

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In another first, the Board has decided to act, in part, based on the words of a single person: Donald Trump , the new President of the United States. ” “The California State Legislature is now considering two bills that would build a database firewall to block the flow of personal information from state and local government to federal efforts to deport immigrants and register people based on their religion, ethnicity, or national origin,” according to the EFF.

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The NAACP endorses OER. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” Via NBC News : “How to Thrive: Arianna Huffington Launches E-Learning Series.” ” (It’ll run on LinkedIn Learning , formerly Lynda.com , which means it’ll cost you $24.99 Jeff Fernandez, the co-founder of the online learning company Grovo , has resigned.

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Technology is transforming education, with personalised learning at the heart of the curriculum. ” This kills me: The personalised education movement combines a testing machine for the big-data age with a key idea taken from Maria Montessori, who developed her approach more than a century ago: that each child should drive their own learning. “Does Open Pedagogy require OER ?” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” Not ed-tech per se (unless you recognize that “personalized learning” is greyballing), but according to The New York Times , “ Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities.” Can Electrical Stimulation Help Us Learn?” “ Social-Emotional Learning Is the Rage in K–12.

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Tony Bates looks at “Brexit and online learning in Europe.” The US Department of Education released its “ #GoOpenDistrict Launch Packet ,” encouraging schools to use OER. ” She promises that every kid will learn to code (of course) by having the private sector train CS teachers. From the edX blog : “How to be a Better Learner: Determine Your Learning Style.” ” Try learning styles, maybe. Education Politics.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm).

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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. Via The New York Times Magazine : “What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn.” ” “One Standardized Tests Provider Looks to Gaming and Personalized Learning to Innovate Exams” – Edsurge on ETS.

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Meanwhile on Campus… Via NPR : “ Mark Zuckerberg Tells Harvard Graduates To Embrace Globalism, ‘A Sense Of Purpose’ ” He mentioned something in his commencement speech about “personalized learning,” which I think – if we’re talking about Facebook’s vision of such things – means profiling users, getting them to click on things, and selling advertising based on their data. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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