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

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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.

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.

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Using Digital Media To Connect Inside and Outside of the Classroom

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Using Digital Media to Connect Inside and Outside of the Classroom “True technology integration is seamless, it shouldn''t be viewed as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event." Leveraging relationships with educators One of the most simple ways to begin to breakdown your classroom walls is to build a strong PLN, or Personal Learning Network. When corporations want to get the word out on their new products, they usually take to Twitter and other social media outlets first.

The Learning Counsel’s 2019 National Digital Curriculum Strategy Survey Yielded Surprising Results

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The Learning Counsel released the results of its sixth annual Survey of School and District Digital Curriculum Strategy and Transformation. Social-emotional needs of students is now cited as the number one pressure point. . About the Learning Counsel.

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Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

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and students are thriving under innovative initiatives that include blended learning, tech-rich classrooms, and exposure to hope and opportunities for lifelong success. When we support parents’ learning, they create a culture of learning at home.” Dream Academy students—chosen through a mix of GPA, interview, teacher recommendations, and academic portfolio review—can graduate from high school with an associate degree in social science.

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The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Articles, resources on social media, and conference presentations on these topics are proliferating at a rate that most educators are now familiar with maker education. They often contain the tools, machinery, and technologies associated with making – 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, high tech robotics, vocational tech machinery. An Agile and Nimble Learning Environment. A Learning Environment Driven by Learner Choice and Voice.

Visions of Education Futures Floating Around in My Head

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Walk into a classroom in any part of the United States, even the world, and you most likely will scratch your head in disbelief asking yourself questions such as: Why do the classrooms look pretty much like the ones in which I, my parents, and my grandparents learned? Why aren’t they using them for learning? To achieve this, though, we’ll need to educate people very differently ( Robot-Proof: How Colleges Can Keep People Relevant in the Workplace ).

Three Career Paths for Educational Innovators—How to Get There and Where the Jobs Are

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STEAM-based learning emphasizes both hands-on and digital experiences with engineering, art, game design, prototyping in makerspaces, authoring, robotics, and much more. Students and teachers are learning to innovate hand-in-hand. As I considered the curricular experience for educational innovators, my challenge was to a create career pathways experience where our graduate students literally invent the future of learning.

How a Science Research Program Taught Students to Pursue Futures Fueled by Passion

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Projects like this were not uncommon in the early years of developing our authentic-learning science program in the mid-nineties. I knew that I was teaching valuable learning skills and preparing students to become informed citizens, but was I really helping them see science as a possible career path? Beginning in 10th grade, students would be taken through a process that would help them choose their own personal topic of interest.

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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.

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

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As support services get axed and the social safety net becomes threadbare, our well-being – our economic and emotional well-being – becomes more and more fragile. It’s a reaction, I’d say, to the current obsession with artificial intelligence and a response to all the stories we were told this year about robots on the cusp of replacing, out-“thinking,” and out-working us. There are promises about “ brain zapping ” to speed up learning.

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

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For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. They then met in person to decide which technologies will have the most impact in the classroom and deserved to be named Best of Show. Students rebel by learning the powerful ways authors convey meaning and affect their audience.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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” She posits gaming as the new site for “modern learning,” with an emphasis on skills training and data-driven self-improvement. There is much to learn from the Meeker report. There may be no better example of this in 2017 than “personalized learning.” “Personalized learning,” we must imagine if we believe DeVos’s lyricism here, will be shinier. Liulishuo (language learning) – $100 million.

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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” “Life Is Complicated: Distance Learning Helps,” says The New York Times. ” Social emotional learning ! Via Getting Smart : “Extending Social Emotional Learning into the Home.” ” Stop acting like “ self-directed learning ” is a new thing. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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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? The third: lifelong learning. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Techcrunch : “This tortoise shows kids that robot abuse is bad.”

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“ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. Schools should consider the ways in which their own social media surveillance re-inscribes these sorts of violent, nationalist policies. ” “ Learning to code will eventually be as useful as learning Ancient Greek,” Quartz claims.

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

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Facebook’s Plans to “Personalize” Education. Facebook, like many digital technology companies, promises that in exchange for collecting your personal data – your name, your age, your gender, your photos, metadata on your photos, your location, your preferences, your browsing and clicking habits, your friends’ names – it will deliver “personalization.” ” A personalized news feed, for example. Personalized ads.

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. ” In reviewing Srnicek’s book in March, New York Times media journalist John Hermann wrote , Platforms are, in a sense, capitalism distilled to its essence.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Textbooks could be history as schools switch to free online learning | Philly.com → Garnet Valley is a district in the vanguard of a nationwide movement to ditch traditional textbooks for open-source educational resources on the web. Tagged on: March 18, 2017 G Suite for Education Now Open for Personal Google Accounts, Outside Domains | Campus Technology → Raises privacy questions.

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The Weaponization of Education Data

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The issue extends well beyond education technology, of course, and in 2017 we witnessed yet again a number of high profile incidents (including some corporate admissions of breaches that had happened in years past): that over 140 million Social Security Numbers and other personal data had been stolen in a data breach at Equifax, for starters; that every single account at Yahoo – some 3 billion in all – had been affected in its 2013 breach. They monitor social media.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Previously, she was a Technology Integrator at Sacred Heart teaching robotics and programming to 5th through 7th grades and supporting the faculty''s technology and integration needs. Karen has presented at conferences around the country about teaching students to navigate social media and working with teachers to develop digital projects that embrace new media literacies. tools to transform learning for the emerging digital, “world-is-flat” educational landscape.

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” Via The Guardian : “ Toby Young quits New Schools Network , citing media pressure.” ” Edsurge offers “A Word of Caution Before Hiring a Director of Personalized Learning.” From the Google blog : “ Chromebook tablets for versatile learning.” ” Apple held one of its big media events this week, this one focused on education. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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” Via Edsurge : “ Betsy DeVos Visits Bay Area Public School for a Lesson in Personalized Learning.” ” It’s 2017 and many critics agree that social media is full of trolls and harassers, that it helps subvert democracies here and abroad, but hey: “To Teach Digital Citizenship Effectively, Educators Say It’s Time to Unblock Social Media ,” says Edsurge. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” Via Chalkbeat : “New early learning initiative brings Sesame Street lessons into Memphis classrooms.” ” Via The Sun Sentinel : “Student made social media threat to kill FAU professor, cops say.” ” Chalkbeat on the Detroit Delta Preparatory Academy for Social Justice : “‘If we don’t learn from this one, shame on us’: Lessons from a Detroit charter school that was set up to fail.”

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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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The Hechinger Report on personalized learning : “The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed.” I think it’s called “social emotional learning” in education circles though.) Via The Diplomat : “ Online Learning in North Korea.” ” Via Wired : “With Venues, Oculus and Facebook Push Social VR Into New Territory.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Ohio State University and Apple on Wednesday announced a collaboration that will start a digital learning effort at the university that Apple and university officials said may represent the company’s most ambitious program in higher education.” “‘Eton for all’: will robot teachers mean everyone gets an elite education? “ Is Homework Compatible With Personalized Learning? Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via WCTI12.com : “Boy, 8, drives to McDonald’s after learning how online.” This week, Edsurge covers a charter school there and its promotion of “ personalized learning ” and assessment technologies. ” Via Education Week : “‘ Personalized Learning ’ Guidebook Geared to Rural Districts’ Needs.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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From the Department of Education press release : “ Federal Commission on School Safety Meeting to Focus on the Effects of Entertainment , Media , Cyberbullying and Social Media on Violence and Student Safety.” ” Via the Journal Sentinel : “More than 300 Kettle Moraine parents sign petition against online learning platform.” Via The Atlantic : “ Harvard ’s Impossible Personality Test.”

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” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? “ Can AR/VR Improve Learning? billioin in venture capital ), Edsurge is certain it’s going to “transform learning.” Here’s the prediction : “Mixed Reality Will Transform Learning (and Magic Leap Joins Act One).” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “ Robots in the classroom ?

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e.g. “ Social justice miseducation in our schools” by J. " The majors include sociology, media studies, and political science. “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. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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” “Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse , more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases,” Inside Higher Ed reports. The learn-to-code company Treehouse has launched “Techdegrees,” “a guided-learning experience designed to prepare students for entry-level developer jobs at companies across the country.” ” [Insert Course Signals learning analytics joke here.].

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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. was named in an investigation by The Associated Press last year for sharing racially charged content on social media.” Via The Guardian : “ Trump bans agencies from ‘providing updates on social media or to reporters’ ” This ban has been targeted at scientists at the EPA and USDA in particular.

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” Via Politico : “ Several Trump appointees shared unflattering views of minorities, women on social media.” Via Campus Technology : “ Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning.” ” Via AIR : “Getting Back on Track: What Math Content Is Taught and Learned in Online and Face-to-Face Algebra Credit Recovery Courses ?” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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” The website: Victory Media. ” Via Edsurge : “The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The GW Hatchet : “Oversight of online learning programs lacking in some schools, report finds.” ” From the Coursera blog : “New on Coursera: start-to-finish learning paths for starting a new career.”

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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.” “ Are Universities Training Socially Minded Programmers? Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Perhaps we can learn a little about the folks who still do. “ Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive? “Lifelong learning” and multiple choice quizzes for two to five year olds. E-Literate claimed this week that “ Canvas Surpasses Blackboard Learn in US Market Share” – with some additional analysis about “What’s Important about the Blackboard Market Share News.”

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” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Lessons Learned From a $75 Million Failed Experiment.” ” That is, the closure of the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning. Chalkbeat on CZI ’s grant to the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning : “‘ Personalized learning ’ comes to teacher training , bringing big ambitions and big questions.”

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” Via The Washington Post : “ Trump personally asked Xi Jinping to help resolve case of UCLA basketball players arrested in China.” ” For those keeping track of how great social media is for the future of education and knowledge and civics and such: “Last Year, Social Media Was Used to Influence Elections in at Least 18 Countries ,” says the MIT Technology Review. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Via Chalkbeat : “Robotics is bringing Betsy DeVos to Detroit for the first time as education secretary.” ” “Don’t Take Personality Tests Personally,” says Pacific Standard. Edsurge on Education Elements : “Million-Dollar Advice: The High Cost and Limited Return on Personalized Learning Consulting.” million for its personalized children’s clothing box.” ” Personalized clothing.