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.

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.

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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. As our paradigms change with tech and culture, and pressures mount to increase achievement and stop attrition of student to alternatives, so do the views of what personalized learning actually is. The new-school answer to the definition of personalized learning is markedly different. By Charles Sosnik.

Robotics isn’t scary! 4 benefits of working with robots

eSchool News

Robotics is attracting more student interest, and there’s a reason–when students can make real-world connections between what they learn in the classroom and exciting careers, their engagement and achievement often improve. As the director of blended learning in the Lancaster Independent School District (TX), Kimberly Lane Clark works with district campuses to help them implement successful blended learning practices.

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.

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.

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

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?’

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.

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?”

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

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.

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

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.

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).

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.

The Unexpected Benefit of Differentiation? Student Happiness

Edsurge

In a candid chat, Mobley shares how embracing technology to personalize instruction and teaching with compassion helps students achieve success and find happiness, in the classroom and beyond. EdSurge: What role does happiness play in student learning, especially in a struggling community like Piedmont? We need to feel confident we can learn, and we need to feel safe in how we learn, whatever level that is. I learn a lot about each student.

Inside the School Where Every Student Gets Their Own Teacher

Edsurge

Halfway through, Olivia asks a question and later demonstrates what she’s just learned on a whiteboard behind the teacher’s desk. Where many schools struggle with ever-expanding student-teacher ratios, Futures Academy , a California network of private schools serving middle- and high schoolers, follows a distinctly personalized model: Every class in every subject has one teacher and only one student. The rubric thus supports him and others in tailoring these learning experiences.

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.

Why Giving Kids a Roadmap to Their Brain Can Make Learning Easier

Edsurge

So much of education in rural South Africa is focused on just getting students to the pass level, and rarely about cultivating the boundless youth who are primed to learn, grow and create. Yale Young Global Scholars program in Connecticut and a robotics camp in Ghana. It’s about helping them truly understand how they learn—and for that we turn to science. Learning, Down to a Science Metacognition. We want to drop the veil on when and how learning happens.

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.

‘Homeschooling with Jetpacks’: Inside a First-of-Its-Kind Co-Learning Community

Edsurge

After having him go through a few education evaluations, Genden learned that her son had a processing gap, which specialists said he would eventually outgrow. Workspace Education is distinct from perhaps any other place of learning. Robotics room? Fraise refers to Workspace as a “co-learning community.” Or families who want their children to learn Spanish may pool their financial resources to hire a language specialist for a year. BETHEL, Conn.

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'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.

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.

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.

Keep It Simple

iTeach with iPads

Lesson planning can become rote and robotic if we aren’t careful. This work can be easier if we leverage the technology in such a way that students are engaged in student-centered learning. In Spain, we worked with the teacher iPad to demonstrate some new concepts to th e whole class and then worked on ways students could partner up to practice the new learning. Simplicity will stand out, while complexity will get lost in the crowd. Kevin Barnett.

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Students Step up to Lead Tech Implementation at Their Elementary School

Edsurge

Finally, she made it to the charging station and her shift at the learning resource center (LRC) officially started. Our teachers had full schedules with loaded curriculum and they lacked the time to learn to use the tools or to figure out when to visit the lab. This group set the robots and tools out before classrooms arrived, did small demonstrations for visiting classes and made sure the materials were put away after each class.

When Students Drive Learning, They Can Do So Much More

Edsurge

Our communities are being deprived of engaged citizens equipped with the skills required to be productive and compassionate, and who have ownership of their learning journey. Another student, Warren, had a passion and needed substantial time to work on a project on integrated service learning aimed at educating peers and younger students on issues of diversity and inclusiveness, specifically aimed at LGBTQ+ anti-bullying. What Is Individualized Learning?