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. It was the latest big-fix trend in K-12 education, and Gist, a favored daughter of Silicon Valley philanthropists, offered up the nation’s smallest state as a laboratory mouse.

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. The WEF goes on to summarize five trends that everyone needs to know about to be ready for this paradigm shift.

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?’

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. DeepRacer is a 1/18th scale race car, which gives you an interesting and fun way to get started with reinforcement learning (RL).

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

This isn’t simply a matter of “ robots are coming for your jobs.” This narrative – robots are coming for your jobs (and your kids’ jobs) – involves tasking schools with retooling so they can better train students for “ the jobs of the future ,” although to a certain extent, workforce preparation has always been what (part of) the education system has been expected to do. ” Everyone Should Learn to Code. Helicopter Robots.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report. Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. ” She posits gaming as the new site for “modern learning,” with an emphasis on skills training and data-driven self-improvement.

The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

MindShift

A panel of 59 experts from 18 countries discussed major trends in education that are driving the adoption of technology, as well as the big challenges to effective implementation. Trends affecting the adoption of technology in schools. TRENDS.

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.

'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.

Why making, coding, and online learning are the real trends to watch

eSchool News

Take a casual flip through this year’s trend-predicting Horizon Report, released today, and you’ll find plenty to get excited about. By contrast, the report’s short-term developments, online learning and makerspaces, have a distinct yesterday’s news vibe about them.

Tired Edtech Trends That Teachers Wish Would Retire: From the Floor of ISTE 2017

Edsurge

But while EdSurge paced the ISTE floor on June 25-28 in San Antonio, Texas, we decided to ask a slightly different question: What edtech trends, products, and buzzwords do you wish would retire—for good? From “blended learning” to digital worksheets, below are a collection of comments from ten educators about their biggest edtech pet peeves. We're always going to be lifelong learners, so let's leave the “development” behind because we developed enough—let's start learning.

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IT#1: What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends

eSchool News

I do a lot of speaking about ed-tech trends, and none of my talks seem to get larger audiences than those that address new or emerging technologies. The answer to the second question of what trends are most important in your school/school district requires some work on your part.

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

Trends, challenges, and developments for higher education’s next 5 years

Bryan Alexander

Key Trends Accelerating Higher Education Technology Adoption. Long-Term Impact Trends: Accelerating technology adoption in Higher Education for five or more years. Mid-Term Impact Trends: Accelerating technology adoption in Higher Education for the next three to five years.

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.

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?

6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions

Neo LMS

Not to mention 3D printing, AR and robots! To offer more personalized learning? It’s OK if your class is not ready for the shiny new trend that pops up on your Twitter feed from time to time.

The Four P's—The Future of Edtech

LearnBop

Personalization. At TETC I offered a session on "The Benefits of Blended Learning Math Instruction." Adoption of a blended learning classroom is just now becoming less trendy and more commonplace. This makes the idea of personalized learning even easier.

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The biggest lessons librarians learned in 2017

eSchool News

2017 was a year filled with makerspaces, student engagement, personalized learning, and more. Here, two seasoned librarians shed light on their biggest lessons learned in 2017 and look forward to the up-and-coming trends for the new year.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

Across the globe, some key disruptive technology trends which are impacting education are: Artificial Intelligence. AI and Machine Learning together can create powerful applications that will prepare students and teachers for 21st century curriculum. Immersive Experiential Learning.

In the marketplace: An NBA math program, coding tools, and a new literacy initiative

eSchool News

Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change.

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Can $10 million build the ideal high school?

The Hechinger Report

Since they opened in 2014, Brooklyn LAB has embraced the idea of “personalized learning,” a trend in schools intended to tailor learning to students’ individual needs and interests. Related: A virtual tour of blended-learning schools, so others can see how it’s done.

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.

Is Betsy DeVos good or bad for edtech?

eSchool News

One long-term trend that’s working in our favor is technology. She knows edtech has the power to enhance learning. She expressed deep interest in digital learning and how it could expand opportunities for kids.”.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Pulls Plug on ‘ Learning Registry ,’ an Obama-Era Tech Initiative.” Via The New York Times : “ Texas Students Will Now Learn That Slavery Was ‘Central’ to the Civil War.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The New York Times : “Meet Zora, the Robot Caregiver.” Catapult Learning has acquired Capital Education Group.

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Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

All the talk of the importance of “emotion” in education reflects other trends too. 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. “Neuroeducation Will Lead to Big Breakthroughs in Learning,” Singularity Hub proclaimed this fall.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” Via Science : “How researchers are teaching AI to learn like a child.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Strayer is “bucking the trend,” says Inside Higher Ed. ” Edsurge offers “A Word of Caution Before Hiring a Director of Personalized Learning.” From the Google blog : “ Chromebook tablets for versatile learning.” ” Via Techcrunch : “ Apple ’s learn-to-code app Swift Playgrounds adds AR lessons.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“As lawsuits mount over access to learning technologies for people with disabilities , universities consider banding together to share accessibility reviews of vendor products,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “ Should Children Form Emotional Bonds With Robots? It’s Computer Science Education Week , which means everyone had to crank out articles on why, to prepare for the future of work, “everyone should learn to code” (or not): Edsurge.

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

Doug Levin

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

Hack Education

More data collection will improve student learning and student outcomes. ” It will enable “personalization.” ” “The Higher Ed Learning Revolution,” as NPR put it: Tracking Each Student’s Every Move.“

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” 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.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” 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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Using Digital Media To Connect Inside and Outside of the Classroom

MSEDTechie

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. And don’t forget to contribute yourself--other educators want to learn your awesome practices, too!

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” More on the Afghan robotics team in the contest section below. ” Via Education Dive : “ Coursera ’s Tom Willerer talks personalization, access.” ” Willerer was previously at Netflix (just to give you an idea of the meaning of “personalization” in the headline). for Robotics Contest.” Edsurge profiles “ personalized learning ” software used in a virtual school that has some 450 incarcerated students.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” That’s the Collegiate Learning Assessment exam (a.k.a. He’s referring to “ personalized learning ,” but might as well be any buzzword when you frame the headline that way, bud.). ” No disclosure in the story that Edsurge shares investors with Knewton , nor that Pearson is, by way of Learn Capital, also an investor in Edsurge. Via Campus Technology : “6 VR Trends to Watch in Education.” Education Politics.

Switching sides in the teacher wars

The Hechinger Report

TULSA, Oklahoma — On a fall morning in 2018, veteran technology teacher Abraham Kamara was working with his robotics team at Memorial Junior High School when Tulsa school superintendent Deborah Gist entered the classroom with a TV news crew.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Perhaps it should go in the “robots” section. “ Artificial Intelligence: Could emerging technologies ‘humanize’ teaching & learning? “ Will these four technology trends change education in India? Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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