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. We are not talking about some science fiction dream that is going to take 20 years to accomplish; almost all of these technologies are already available to various degrees in various industries, and they’ll go to the next level sometime in the next year, or in the next few years. But with the help of educational technologies, things change.

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. Albans City School, and several of her students explained how they’re using technology for assessment, service work, and more. Students use this time for school and personal projects where tech might not be required but could add value. Developing digital portfolios and personalized learning plans: Every student at St.

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. Classrooms are dynamically impacted by the dual forces of technological evolution and student expectation. Student engagement is changing, driven by digital natives looking to combine organic social interaction with science, technology, engineering and math discovery. MORE FROM EDTECH: See how education robotics companies are invigorating K–12 learning. New Learning Styles Offer Different Types of Learning.

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.

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?

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., The game serves as an on-ramp for students, introducing technology into their educational journeys. 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.

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. Spencer, who teaches second grade at Shelby Traditional during the academic year, leads a section of “Literacy & 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

Technology Sparks Growth Mindset and Innovation in the Classroom

Digital Promise

We’d look at another school that has technology, and we’re like, ‘Wow … I wish we had those possibilities.’”. Those possibilities became reality for Nakia and her Chilhowee classmates, along with students at nearby Copper Basin High School, in 2017, when both Polk County schools joined Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS). The opportunities VILS provided greatly helped foster this success while creating a newfound emphasis on project-based learning.

The Future of Work

A Principal's Reflections

As I have previously written, we are in the midst of the 4th Industrial Revolution, where rampant innovation and exponential advances in technology are changing the societal landscape. 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.

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. So, what role(s) should technology play in education? Maddux worried that technology would disrupt the personal relationships built and maintained through live, in-class discussions.

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

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.

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.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. The potential of education technology is the biggest in Asia due to the sheer number of students enrolled in schools across Asia (600 million in K-12 schools) and the premium that Asian culture places on education. Across the globe, some key disruptive technology trends which are impacting education are: Artificial Intelligence. Assistive Technology.

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.

E–Rate Updates Free Up Resources for New Classroom Technology Projects

EdTech Magazine

E–Rate Updates Free Up Resources for New Classroom Technology Projects. Technology Services Coordinator Jim Branton. “We E-rate discounts free up funds for everything from coding in elementary schools to robotics programs. “It Because we received E-rate funding, we were able to build out our network, which meant we were able to support more devices, which in turn enabled us to support more personalized learning.

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. K-12 News online learning Personalized Learning STEM Technology access

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

Edsurge

Over the last decade, we’ve seen educational institutions—from K-12 schools to colleges and universities—make tremendous strides in seizing the opportunities that modern technologies provide. In fact, 96 percent of leading research institutions are already using Amazon Web Services (AWS), as are 19 of the top 20 best-funded education technology startups. DeepRacer is a 1/18th scale race car, which gives you an interesting and fun way to get started with reinforcement learning (RL).

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. AI is only as good as the information and values of the programmers who design it, and their biases can ultimately lead both to flaws in the technology and to amplified biases in the real world.

This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

A robot built by students to research endangered frogs in Lake Titicaca, in Peru, being tested in June, 2016, by Lindsey Hamblin (left), then a Skyline High School senior, and Callie Meyers, then a Skyline junior. In one back room at Skyline High School, you can learn all you need to know about St. We want students to use their brains and learn what careers could look like,” said Axel Reitzig, a program director at the district’s Innovation Center.

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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.

The Unexpected Benefit of Differentiation? Student Happiness

Edsurge

But when district leaders launched mPower Piedmont —broadly integrating technology to empower their teachers—they were committed to seeing improved outcomes for each of the district’s 1,200 students. 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. I learn a lot about each student. We do group projects and hands-on learning.

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.

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.

OPINION: Fixing education during the pandemic means fixing an uneasy relationship with technology

The Hechinger Report

The relationship between education and technology has never been an easy one. The role of technology in the classroom has been subject to all sorts of scrutiny over the years, much of it justified, some not. More than $13 billion is spent on technology “solutions” annually.

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

Hack Education

I will not be assigning penance today – although as a scholar of history and culture, I do want you (all of us, really) to think about what we’ve done; to think about what we’ve said; to think about the stories we tell about the future of technology and education. I spend a lot of time talking about what I call “the history of the future” of education technology. I’m interested in what we believe technology will do. Robots don’t care.

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.

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.

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?

‘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.