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What Should We Be Doing? Using iPads to Personalize Learning

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This isn’t learning. It is up to us to teach and model divergent thinking, to allow students to struggle a bit, to learn to persevere when their first attempt isn’t successful and to allow for variations on a theme.

Phonics Strategies for Young Learners Using the iPad

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These are cards that with daily repetitions, assist children in learning letters and sounds. Apps I Use Beginning of the School Year In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning early literacy strategies ipads in education ipads in kindergarten personalizing learning

Using Clips App for Small Moments and Student Reflection

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”This reflection helps make thinking and learning visible for students. To extend the learning, students may blog or journal about their reflections. Many teachers use portfolios to collect and showcase student work throughout the year.

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The Power of the iPad in Kindergarten

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My students were used to having choices about their day and about demonstrating their learning. I was used to personalizing their learning and serving as a facilitator while they directed themselves.

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Using the Backchannel in Kindergarten

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We work on giving our children choice in all aspects of their learning. In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning Writing ipads and literacy ipads in kindergarten Personalized Learning with ipads teaching with iPads

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Using iPads to Plan in Kindergarten

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One of the things I truly believe is that student engagement is dependent on their voice and choice in both the planning and execution of learning. Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. Paul J. Meyer.

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Reading Fluency with Explain Everything

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Our iPads have certainly facilitated my ability to deliver personalized literacy instruction through the “ Just Right Books ” I create for my students as well as various apps that we use that adapt to students’ responses.

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Focus on the Learning, Not the Tool

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The real power of interactive technologies is that they let us learn in ways that aren’t otherwise possible or practical. At school, we have been busy going about the business of learning, and in the evenings, I have been busy going about the business of dissertation writing.

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iTunes U and You

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We work diligently to create learning experiences in kindergarten that allow our young students to think deeply about various topics. Having iPads allows us to enrich learning experiences in a way that wasn’t possible before.

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Mid-March Madness with iPads in Kindergarten

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They are planning their own day, choosing apps for demonstrating their learning, reading constantly and using inquiry skills across the curriculum. Apps I Use Literacy Personalized Learning Writing ipads in education ipads in kindergarten Personalized Learning with ipads teaching with iPads

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Here We Go Again

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No worries, it’s a short learning curve. As well as experiment with counting and ten frames : We have also learned how to take a screen shot so we can upload our work! How do you restart something that had never been turned off? Veronica Rossi, Under the Never Sky.

Using the iPad for Writing in Kindergarten

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I’ve always believed we learn to write by writing. I am so glad I have the iPad as a learning tool to extend and enhance learning…and more importantly, my students are seeing it as a tool, and not just “fun” Tell your story…do epic stuff!

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App Smashing in Math

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We then learned how to do a screen shot of our work. Apps I Use Literacy Personalized Learning book creator app ipads in kindergarten ipads in the classroom math and iPads Math is like going to the gym for your brain. It sharpens your mind.-Danica Danica McKellar.

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iPads and Science in Kindergarten

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There are so many wonderful creation apps that allow students to create their own content and demonstrate their learning. A big part of early childhood education is experiential learning. The technology extends the learning experience and enriches it.

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Visionary Leadership and iPads

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“The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.”-Helen I was honored to be asked to speak at this event and share what is possible in early childhood education when students are given the ability to create their own learning.

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Teacher Created Texts in Book Creator

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Teacher created texts provide you the flexibility to control text, vocabulary and content as well as provide your students anytime books, personalized content, and a model for writing. Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.-Benjamin Benjamin Franklin.

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Using the iPad to Develop Student Agency

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Bandura’s quote above is a timeless reminder of the need for human beings to construct their own environments-including their learning environments. It means focusing on student learning and not on grades. In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning

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Using the iPad for Addition

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Apps I Use Personalized Learning iPads and math ipads in kindergarten personalizing learning with ipads teaching and learning with iPads The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple. -S. Gudder.

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Character Analysis with Book Creator

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Part of my work includes providing embedded professional learning for teachers integrating the iPad into instruction in meaningful ways. Providing students with alternative ways to demonstrate learning in creative ways engages and challenges them.

Digital Reading Resources for Early Literacy

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Regardless of the subject we are learning, literacy is a big part of it. Making Learning Fun. Apps I Use In the Classroom Literacy Personalized Learning early literacy and iPads literacy and iPads reading with ipads teaching with iPads

Snap to It with BookSnaps

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They can identify the main idea, parts of speech, synonyms, etc…and reflect about the content they are learning. Older students can collaborate on a book study and create BookSnaps to share what they learned.

Keep It Simple

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This work can be easier if we leverage the technology in such a way that students are engaged in student-centered learning. Simplicity will stand out, while complexity will get lost in the crowd. Kevin Barnett. American Thanksgiving has just passed and we are on the bullet train to Christmas!

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From Sea to Shining Sea…Connecting Classes Across Continents

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We met in San Diego in July 2014 and began planning how we could use FaceTime and social media to build a personal learning network for our young learners, In the beginning we had classes connecting between South Carolina, Maine, Ireland and my class in England.

Why personalized learning is hard to study

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This week saw the release of the third in a series of personalized learning studies conducted by the RAND Foundation. The research analyzed implementation, survey, and efficacy data in a sample of schools that are part of the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) portfolio, and compared that data to a national sample of schools. Advocates for and critics against personalized learning will inevitably interpret these findings in wildly different ways.

Why Unpacking Biases is Critical When Personalizing Learning

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Personalized Learning ClassroomsI had a middle school science teacher once tell me she was surprised that I did well on a test because she assumed I was bad at science.

5 Key elements of personalized learning


Along with concepts like blended learning, adaptive learning and virtual learning, the need to focus on the main character in the learning process came about. This is how personalized learning became the key to every new approach to learning and teaching.

Differentiating with Personalized Learning

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Personalized learning is the latest buzzword in an education environment bursting with new ideas but this one is impressive. In a sentence, personalized learning: “tailors instruction, expression of learning, and assessment to each student’s unique needs and preferences.”

How to Successfully Personalize Learning in Secondary Schools

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The ability to learn and grow in an ever-changing world is what defines the very best candidates. Personalized Learning ClassroomsLast year, a group of educators sat down with engineers from a well-known technology company.

How Can Personalized Learning Support Educational Equity?

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Personalized Learning at Its Best


To be effective, my lessons needed to be personalized for each student. Back in 2003, personalizing meant curating a library of individual lessons, developing a diagnostic assessment, and handwriting personalized pathways for each of my students. Original Article Source: [link].

Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

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As most of us know, when students are engaged, their capacity for learning is greatly increased. This bilingual (English and Spanish) program motivates and rewards students to achieve full standards mastery and prepare for their state tests without distracting from the learning process.

The First 20 Days of Personalized Learning: Laying the Foundation

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We are eager to get back into schools and see the innovative ways that teachers are personalizing learning for their new students. Personalized LearningThe back to school season is upon us.

Leadership in Personalized Learning

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“You can’t buy personalized learning…” I read this statement by Richard Culatta recently and it really resonated with me because personalizing learning is about skilled teachers, not students working on computers for a large part of a day. Good teachers are a crucial element of personalized learning. Personalized Learning

Are you really personalizing learning?

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Though the definition of personalized learning could encompass many modalities, there are innovative classroom design and support components outside of standard pedagogical approaches that are often missed. Are you personalizing supports?

Design Parameters for Personalized Learning

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As I meet with education leaders across the country, I am often asked questions about the best way to roll-out personalized learning within a district. Personalized Learning