3 Core aspects of a personalized learning platform

Neo LMS

The availability of AI technologies, machine learning, robotics and so on is happening much faster than people might expect. No matter if we’re talking about kindergartens, elementary schools, high schools or colleges and universities, the need for a learning platform that offers personalized learning experiences for each student is all too real. 3 Core aspects of a personalized learning platform. NEO Guide: Competency-based learning.

Should Robots Replace Teachers?

Edsurge

Last week brought one of those surprising new gadget announcements from a tech giant, with Amazon unveiling a home robot it calls Astro, a rolling contraption about the size of a small dog with a screen for a head and a cup holder so it can bring its owner a drink. Those are physical robots.

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The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In another room, children rotate through learning stations, sometimes at screens, sometimes putting pencils to paper. Danusis and her teaching staff practice personalized learning, an individual-comes-first approach, usually aided by laptops, that has become a reformist calling card in education. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. If every child had a computer or iPad, she could log into a customized cyberclassroom and learn at her own pace.

5 ways robots will bring your classroom into the 21st century

eSchool News

When you hear the word ‘robot,’ what comes to mind? Off the bat, it’s probably either a hyper-realistic robot that can’t be distinguished from a human that sets out to take over the world, or ‘Disneyfied’ robots such as C-3PO and WALL-E that have been created for our entertainment.

5 ways to use makerspaces to support personalized learning

eSchool News

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. Although they miss class for open lab, the teachers recognize the benefits of letting students explore technology to help them achieve their personal and educational goals.

Personalized Learning “Twister”: A Future of Learning Live Demo in Dallas

EdNews Daily

If you ask a dozen educators to define personalized learning, you’ll no doubt get some enthusiastic answers, and all twelve will probably be different. The new-school answer to the definition of personalized learning is markedly different. By Charles Sosnik.

Ruidoso School District is First to Deploy Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots

eSchool News

As schools around the world evaluate how to reopen safely amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ruidoso Municipal School District is taking important steps to provide a safer environment for students and employees as they return to in-person learning.

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics. Cracking the K–12 connection code requires a new approach, one that combines active-learning pedagogy with robotics in the classroom to deliver an interactive, immersive learning experience. . MORE FROM EDTECH: See how education robotics companies are invigorating K–12 learning. New Learning Styles Offer Different Types of Learning. Robotics and Digital Tools Engage Students on a New Level .

Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

edWeb.net

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.

1 Thing Personalized Learning Might be Missing

Adjusting Course

I woke up this weekend and started thinking about personalized learning. Technically speaking, I didn’t actually wake up with the words “personalized learning” on my mind. Instead, my thoughts were filled with some of the most student-centered learning experiences I’ve observed over the past week, and in recent years. Yet, somehow the word “lesson” hardly encapsulates the depth of learning on display. Questions to Consider: What makes learning personal?

Do Personalized Learning Programs Offer Authentic Choices?

MindShift

Make Personalization Authentic. There is a lot of talk in ed-tech and ed-reform about personalization right now. There are a lot of folks on the vendor floor at national conferences who will sell you products that supposedly personalize learning, and much of the buzz around something like Khan Academy is that it personalizes the learning for kids. It still assumes that kids have to learn everything we want them to learn.

5 reasons to set up a coding program in your district

eSchool News

At Everett Public Schools, we’ve always had a robotics team at the elementary and secondary levels. Last year we were up to 50 robotics teams within the FIRST organization. For help, we started searching for an online platform that would augment our in-person robotics curriculum.

What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom. It starts with a game of Robot Turtles, a board game by Thinkfun that’s being used at Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, Ill., Within HWS and District 36’s other four schools, this is the first step of a journey that will touch on coding and robotics at each grade level. Schools Get Started in Robotics. District 36 started small with its robotics program. “We Ask ‘What can you make the robot do?’

At Louisville Summer Camps, Robots Meets Literacy to Support Vulnerable Students

Edsurge

video from California’s Salinas Valley , where giant robots roll through crops of lettuce and use high-pressure water knives to harvest vegetables. This kind of technology is changing the future of farming, and Spencer wants to make sure her students have a sense of what the robotics field is capable of achieving. Offered in two-week-long sections, the camps use literacy as a cornerstone for learning alongside other interests, including photography, yoga, hip hop and robotics.

One Standardized Tests Provider Looks to Gaming and Personalized Learning to Innovate Exams

Edsurge

Aligning tests with the ways students learn in the classroom is one of Gorin’s goals. Her research team has been evaluating ways to consider aspects of personalized learning and gaming into their tests, a project she describes as difficult but necessary. Those opposed to high-stakes exams, however, note the limitations of such tools for accurately capturing learning. Education Technology Learning Research Research

The Future of Work

A Principal's Reflections

Millions of jobs are and will continue to be, lost as a result of artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, and automation. Competency is the proven use of skills, knowledge, and abilities to illustrate mastery of learning by solving problems. However, as the WEF notes, lifelong learning is a must for all of us, not just the kids we serve. It is vital to make the time to learn and grow as opposed to finding the time.

TEACHER VOICE: Children displaced by Hurricane Harvey get a warm welcome from teachers, students — and a couple of robots in this Texas school library

The Hechinger Report

Related: What we can learn from the Katrina children who thrived after disaster. It isn’t only books that greet our students here, but also two friendly, coding-proficient robots named Dot and Dash. Dot and Dash have transformed our library into a hub of hands-on learning where we’re constantly in motion, working in groups that plot, collaborate, troubleshoot, and celebrate. K-12 Opinion Immigrants and Refugees Personalized Learning Solutions

Student seeks to create the ‘Netflix of online learning’

The Hechinger Report

eLearn.fyi is a database of more than 300 online resources, from a civics curriculum created by a former Supreme Court justice to engineering lessons for building a robotic arm. I remember thinking that the school systems must have a great list of recommended online learning,” she said.

TEACHER VOICE: As the pandemic rages, more students are struggling with trauma

The Hechinger Report

I aim to create a learning space that revolves around choice — and instruction that is interest-based, goal-oriented or social and emotional. I know you love robots, so would you like to build a robot out of cardboard boxes?”

A ‘magic’ school bus brings science class to schools in need

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Learning Undefeated instructors taught students how to?solve

Success at Innovative Schools Hinges on Helping Students Transition

The Christensen Institute

Malaina is a current high school student who decided to homeschool in order to expand her learning by blending interdisciplinary, real world, and academic-focused learning. New models are beginning to provide students with opportunities to work on collaborative, real-world projects—students start non-profits, design robots, complete specialized science research, and work in maker spaces to cut, drill, and laser print.

Summer school programs race to help students most in danger of falling behind

The Hechinger Report

Many districts are trying to focus on students who have lost the most during months of remote learning. New York students get an extra dose of learning and fun. A push to close early learning gaps in Texas. New York students get an extra dose of learning and fun.

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

Edsurge

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

An Illinois district proved gifted programs can be racially diverse

The Hechinger Report

We continue to push the bounds, we continue to try to innovate,” Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Josh Carpenter said in November. Elementary to High School News Race and Equity Solutions Law and policy Parents Personalized Learning Race Testing

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What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

The Hechinger Report

This year alone, Juliet has used 3D printers, servo motors and microcontrollers to build the parts needed to construct a therapeutic robotic dog that she hopes will help those afraid of canines overcome their fears, a project she did as part of a lesson in her English class. She has learned to use technology-enabled woodcutting tools and is at work creating a virtual tour of her school, Laing Middle School in Charleston County, using another drone she built in the school’s Fab Lab.

Will AI really transform education?

The Hechinger Report

But none of these artificial intelligence applications are particularly wide-reaching yet, the transformation of “ every aspect of the traditional learning environment ” which will “usher in a bold new era of human history” that promoters have imagined. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. It enables children to use artificial intelligence to train and build robots.

'The Brave Little Surveillance Bear' and Other Stories We Tell About Robots Raising Children

Hack Education

To borrow from “ Norman’s Law of eLearning Tool Convergence ,” no matter the stories we tell about innovation, no matter the predictions we make about disruption, in time everything in ed-tech becomes indistinguishable from the learning management system. For example, you can program Aristotle™ to respond to your baby’s cries with a personalized soothing light and sound combination. Maybe they’ll change how we think about robots.

PedsAcademy gives kids fun learning opportunities in the hospital

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. When patients arrive at a hospital with a complicated disease, they get a personalized treatment regimen designed to attack their specific illness. At Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, medicine isn’t the only thing that’s personalized.

The future includes good (human) teachers

The Hechinger Report

– China’s state-controlled news broadcasters have long been considered somewhat robotic in their daily recitation of pro-government propaganda, and a pair of new presenters will do little to dispel that view. He’ learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor,” according to Xinhua News. English AI looks like all the other talking heads sitting at a news desk, but the English-speaking anchor isn’t a person.

Lessons from a virtual school exemplar

The Hechinger Report

Kaye Rogers’ phone began to ring and her inbox filled with questions about virtual learning before Texas schools shut down because of the coronavirus. million students without seeing them in person. Learning from Lockdown.

A 17-year-old wants to spice up science classes and, eventually, democratize education

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Now, at 17, he has a startup that is on the verge of being acquired and a concrete vision for how he wants to use technology to transform the learning experience for students all over the world. Once you know one language, it’s pretty easy to learn another one,” Steven said.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS — A few years ago, with little fanfare or announcement, the New Orleans education system began a massive experiment that’s reshaping how kids learn across the city. Many charter networks here, including Crescent City Schools, Firstline, ReNEW, and KIPP, have embraced an educational philosophy known as “personalized learning.”. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative. Future of Learning.

Five Things You Don’t Know About Cloud Computing and Education

Edsurge

The cloud can serve as a force multiplier in achieving this goal, putting additional tools to enhance student learning directly into the hands of educators. AWS Educate has released cloud badges for the following services: RoboMaker makes it easier to develop, test, and deploy intelligent robotics applications at scale. DeepRacer is a 1/18th scale race car, which gives you an interesting and fun way to get started with reinforcement learning (RL).

How Do We Know If Technology Is the Solution or the Problem?

Edsurge

Through our direct interactions with educators and school leaders around the country working to implement effective personalized learning models in their schools and districts, we find that technology’s role in this arena is yet to be clearly defined on a broad scale. Make it (inter)personal “Many educators associate personalized learning technology with a push to commercialize and dehumanize education—keeping students glued to screens with little human interaction.”

AI can disrupt racial inequity in schools, or make it much worse

The Hechinger Report

From driver-assisted car systems to video games and virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri, artificial intelligence (AI) has transformed almost every aspect of our lives, as our machines learn from the massive amounts of data we provide them. Current attempts to introduce AI in schools have led to improvements in assessing students’ prior and ongoing learning, placing students in appropriate subject levels, scheduling classes and individualizing instruction.