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.

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. Albans City School, and several of her students explained how they’re using technology for assessment, service work, and more.

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. Yet, somehow the word “lesson” hardly encapsulates the depth of learning on display.

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. We should be careful about how we use that term, and we should be very skeptical of how well computerized programs can really personalize learning for kids.

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

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

You hear it all the time, accompanied by a standard set of justifications about the pressing need to reform education: something about the " factory model of education ; something about radical shifts in the job market in recent decades; something about technology changing faster than it’s ever changed before. All of these claims play pretty fast and loose with the facts – with the history of education, with the history of technology, and with the history of work.

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.

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

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

Globalization and Technology advances over the last decade have significantly altered the landscape of the education sector. Across the globe, some key disruptive technology trends which are impacting education are: Artificial Intelligence. Immersive Experiential Learning.

'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.

‘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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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. Once you know one language, it’s pretty easy to learn another one,” Steven said.

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.

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.

New programs find ways to foster student resilience

The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. Megan Nickels, PedsAcademy founder, helps Ella Greene build a robotic version of her dog. Learning through hospital stays.

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. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

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.

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. As the instructional technology coach and the library information specialist, we wanted to develop a sustainable strategy for implementation. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

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. We want students to use their brains and learn what careers could look like.”.

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Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

This is part ten of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Perhaps it’s no surprise that there was so much talk this year about education, technology, and emotional health. 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.

How Middle School Obsessions Can Shape Career Paths.

Edsurge

I never thought that what I was doing would be considered “techy” or that this passion project could be setting me up for a future career as a computer scientist, software engineer, learning designer, research associate or UX designer—all jobs that I learned about much later in life by reading Careers with Code magazine. I was picking up a lot of technical skills along the way but never thought of it as learning. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategie

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. Simplicity will stand out, while complexity will get lost in the crowd. Kevin Barnett.

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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?

Hummingbird Gets a Microbit Upgrade

techlearning

Bird Brain Technologies is an incredible company, and they have some impressive new tricks up their sleeve. Bird Brain makes both Finch robots, and they make Hummingbird robotics kits. It means students can make almost anything with them including some awesome robots.

A Few Weeks with Root

techlearning

One of my biggest takeaways from the FETC conference in January was seeing the Root robot live. Basically, Root is everything I was looking for in a coding robot, and I could not wait to try it out. What you want to know is my first impressions of the robot, right?

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

Hack Education

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.

Tips and Activities for Computational Thinking in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Computational thinking provides an important foundation for learning computer science but can also inspire skills like the 4 Cs (collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking) across other subjects. Creative reflection really captures authentic learning for our students.

“A happy and self-confident student learns more and better.” – Silvia Scuracchio, Brazil

Daily Edventures

And they’ve already hosted over 400 educators to share what they’ve learned. The most important moments are the ones when we realize that the students are engaged and they find pleasure in learning,” Scuracchio explains. Silvia Scuracchio. School Director. Escola Bosque.

A Great Opportunity: Finch Loaner Program

techlearning

Birdbrain technologies is a robotics company that has two main products: the Hummingbird Robotics Kit and the Finch robot. Finch is a simple bird-like robot that's whole purpose is to bridge that coding gap, and where it works wonders is its device flexibility.

Of Babies and Bathwater: A Call to Thoughtfulness as We Embrace Individualized Learning

Edsurge

I am a big fan of individualized learning. But, I am very, very wary of individualized learning, too. Here are my thoughts on how we can do a better job this time to incorporate and adopt the best of individualized learning without losing the essential things that could get lost if we are not thoughtful. I delve into my personal history because I have experienced the before and after of so many inventions that have changed the world. I coach a VEX robotics team.

Automation in spring 2016: two glimpses of the future of technology and education

Bryan Alexander

First, here’s an account of an Israeli-American robot designed to teach children. It has strong personalization, which connects with the resent rise in personalized learning. Additionally, while Tega personalized learning, it worked with a group of 38 learners.

The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

MindShift

Every year for the past 15 years the New Media Consortium and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) have been taking the pulse of where education technology stands among K-12 educators. Trends affecting the adoption of technology in schools.

Wildly Audacious Goals and the Power of One

iLearn Technology

In 2010, I thought that technology might be the savior of education. I created the Learning Genome Project as an attempt to make it possible to personalize education for every child. About a month ago, I received an email through the Learning Genome Project’s website.

17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download)

Shake Up Learning

The post 17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 2017 is upon us, and there are so many new and exciting advances in technology coming our way. Watch the video below to learn more about the new Google Sites.

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5 ways technology can support educators in an environment of expanding school choice

eSchool News

Taking this mixed bag of facts into consideration, here are five ways education technology can support educators in a shift toward school choice as it presents new opportunities and challenges.

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5 big ideas for education innovation in 2018

The Christensen Institute

Last year saw a flurry of activity in support of personalized learning, new school designs, and new approaches to K-12 education policy. These same supports seem to be implied when advocates of personalized learning call for tailored learning experiences and pathways that resemble those of high-touch tutoring models. What does learning science tell us about the best approaches? 2) Stop debating technology, start debating constructivism and behaviorism.

The Four P's—The Future of Edtech

LearnBop

We're happy to share this post by Julie Davis, Technology Coordinator at Chatanooga Christian School (CCS). Personalization. At TETC I offered a session on "The Benefits of Blended Learning Math Instruction." This makes the idea of personalized learning even easier.

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Go Bold School: Old School + Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Weston Kieschnick @wes_kieschnick helps us how to go bold school with blended learning. Old school plus blended learning = bold school. In today’s show, Weston Kieschnick talks about blended learning and old school teaching: The old school wisdom we should hold onto.

Why we should leave behind the cookie-cutter education

Neo LMS

Keeping the baking smell in your nose, don’t you think schools today put more emphasis on on the shape of each cookie / student, than on its taste / learning? This is learning. This is measurement of learning. Kids are individual human beings who learn differently.