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.

Creativity for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. When teachers nurture the building block of Creativity for every student, they provide greater opportunities for personalized learning. Teachers should welcome the variety of innovations and ideas that are fostered when creativity is purposefully encouraged within the personalized learning environment. There are endless possibilities for learning with videos and photos.

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Creativity for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. When teachers nurture the building block of Creativity for every student, they provide greater opportunities for personalized learning. Teachers should welcome the variety of innovations and ideas that are fostered when creativity is purposefully encouraged within the personalized learning environment. There are endless possibilities for learning with videos and photos.

10 Ways to Personalize Learning for Students

The CoolCatTeacher

No, I’m not talking about cheating, I’m talking about understanding the technology tools that can help you earn a better grade. All those pictures on your smartphone’s camera roll just get lost.). Learn to Voice Type. However, you do have to learn how to speak your punctuation. This “Swiss Army knife” artificial intelligence learning assistant can do so much. It defines words and makes a personal word dictionary. Learn to Screencast.

Three Reasons to Use Smartphones in the Classroom

Where Learning Clicks

If educators can embrace using mobile technologies to enhance and personalize learning, they can use them to engage students in new and innovative ways. While schools debate whether or not using smartphones in the classroom is beneficial, students are already using them […]. The post Three Reasons to Use Smartphones in the Classroom appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Mobile devices are here to stay.

Permanently Disrupting Education. With Smartphones.

TeachThought - Learn better.

With Smartphones. In response to the counterculture movement of the 1960s and 1970s, it’s not surprising to see that trend continue now that technology has caught up with our inherently rebellious ways. The lack of diversity in proficiency assessment is rivaled only by the relative apathy of many learners, perhaps aware of how little control they actually have over what they learn, when they learn it, and what they do with that information. Disparity in Technology.

Integrating technology

Learning with 'e's

Image from pxfuel I'm pleased to announce the launch of module number 4 in my Digital Learning series on the new ZilLearn platform. Integrating technology by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Must-Have iPad and Smartphone Apps for Educators: Revised Edition

The 21st Century Principal

Next week, I will be presenting to a group of educators in my district on the subject of "Must-Have iPad and Smartphone Apps." I did a blog post a short time ago, and that list hasn''t change much, but there have been a few additions and deletions, mostly due to suggestions of those in my Personal Learning Network. Only those general apps that I find myself using as a part of my job and in my professional learning. Must-Have iPad and Smartphone Apps Presentation.

“Technology Tools for Online Education” Mini Book and Udemy Course Released

eSchool News

Technology Tools for Online Education,” a mini book focused on teaching education leaders how to harness their smartphone, leverage the cloud, and connect with students using online communications, is now available. Written by Paul Richards, live streaming and video production expert and Chief Streaming Officer for StreamGeeks and PTZOptics, the all-new guide can be used as a reference for education leaders to learn new ways to engage with students online.

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For Students, the Convenience of Smartphones ‘Comes at a Steep Price’

Edsurge

This article is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. Now retired, he’s devoted to education philanthropy, and supporting schools that reimagine teaching and learning. EdSurge : What technology has been the most disappointing?

How Primary Students Can Use Technology Effectively

EdTech Magazine

How Primary Students Can Use Technology Effectively. Like any classroom tool, the youngest learners need good guidance and examples when it comes to engaging with technology in the classroom. It’s simply naive to think that our littlest learners can’t or shouldn’t have access to classroom technology. And it simply isn’t wise to incorporate technology with bad instructional habits: A screen should never take the place of a teacher or be used to babysit students. .

The learning experience is different in schools that assign laptops, a survey finds

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. But technology can help facilitate these classroom experiences, Evans said.

Dealing with digital distraction

The Hechinger Report

Since the fall of 2016, the communications department at Dominguez Hills has banned smartphones, laptops and other personal technology in every classroom — with grade deductions for violations — except for teacher-guided use and “tech breaks” during longer classes such as Eames’s. There’s little consensus, except that the peril of digital distraction neither starts nor ends in school, and learning to tame our tech obsession is a new and vital life skill.

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.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Their changed view — and that of others who shunned Rogers and now want in — is driven by what seems to be a magic educational elixir: personalized learning. Philanthropists, state education officials, reform advocates — even charter school leaders — are examining personalized learning.

Study: One-to-One Laptop Programs Improve Student Learning

Doug Levin

Learning in one-to-one laptop environments: A meta-analysis and research synthesis. Dr. Zheng and colleagues did not collect original data; rather, they used a statistical technique (meta-analysis) to combine the findings of prior studies meeting specific quality criteria in an effort to identify larger trends in the emerging body of empirical evidence on laptop programs’ impact on learning.

How transparent is school data when parents can’t find it or understand it?

The Hechinger Report

When Mosi Zuberi learned that his 18-year-old son, Kaja, might not graduate from McClymonds High School in Oakland, he anguished over his parenting missteps, wondering where he had gone wrong. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

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Making student data more usable: What innovation theory tells us about interoperability

The Christensen Institute

As schools adopt blended learning, many are eager to use the floods of student learning data gathered by their various software systems to make better instructional decisions. We are accustomed to the ease with which we can use data from multiple systems in other domains of life—such as when we use GPS apps on our smartphones to search for dinner options, check operating hours and customer ratings, and then get traffic-optimized driving directions.

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A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

Almost no district was truly ready to plunge into remote learning full time and with no end in sight. There is no one-size-fits-all remedy and no must-have suite of digital learning tools. As the struggle continues, a few overarching lessons learned — about equity, expectations and communication — are now helping schools navigate this crisis on the fly. Related: Teachers need lots of training to do online learning well.

Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

CUE

Covina-Valley Unified School District teachers having way too much fun learning about Quizizz at a CUE Launch event. Professional learning can and should be fun! Participants will be asked to capture the collaboration and connectivity of the #fallcue experience in the streamlined Chrome Warrior gamified learning environment. If you are still waiting for your personal invitation to join Twitter, consider this it!

How one high-poverty district is adding virtual reality to its classrooms

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Jada said she learned facts about wolves and monarch butterflies in the hunt. When you’re doing cool new technology, you want to try it and learn it all,” she said. Virtual reality (VR) is emerging as a way to provide deeper learning in K-12 schools. Kristopher Hupp, Cornell School District’s director of technology and instructional innovation.

Tips for Designing a Future-Focused EdTech Mindset

edWeb.net

While educators and support staff are trying to ensure a continuity of learning for their students during school closures, school and district leaders have an opportunity to design a positive future. Aglio recommends that districts align every action and decision regarding remote and virtual learning to their mission, vision, and core values. Learn more at www.net-ref.com. edWeb Blog edtech Personalized LearningWATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Is sharing caring? #OpenBlog19

Learning with 'e's

I attended an event in Utrecht, in the Netherlands way back in 2007, at around the time that social media was emerging as a serious learning technology. Together for two days, we discussed how digital technologies and networks could support learning. That's what a community is, and should be - sharing and learning together. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's. Photo by Krzyboy2o on Wikimedia Commons This is a post for #OpenBlog19.

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

The Hechinger Report

In one back room at Skyline High School, you can learn all you need to know about St. For that biomedical project, students had to create a probe and learn to maneuver it sight unseen from behind a curtain on the box’s opening to procure a sample from the intestine/bike tire. “We 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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10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Overall, educators need to understand some basics about technology and that it is not a be-all-end-all solution to everything in a classroom. Technology can help teachers differentiate and provide new experiences for their students. Technology can also help students better understand a concept and provide extra help for them. The How''s, Why''s and Value of Educational Technology 1. They all work similarly so the learning curve when switching isn''t that big.

Florida Virtual School mirgrates to Brightspace

eSchool News

Florida Virtual School (FLVS), a statewide public school district in the state of Florida and international provider of education products and services, has selected D2L , a global learning technology provider, to deploy its Brightspace platform as the district’s new learning management system (LMS). Additionally, Brightspace includes real-time learning analytics to provide teachers with engagement data that can help them improve student outcomes.

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning.

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. ” Of course, when all these narratives about “social emotional learning” get picked up by education technologists and education entrepreneurs, they don’t just turn policy mandates or even into TED Talks. ” Personalized Learning and the Nudge.

Just for me learning

Learning with 'e's

I took part in a very interesting panel discussion with several other keynote speakers during the Adult Learning Symposium last week, in Singapore. The theme of the conference was 'Future of Work, Future of Learning', which sent a clear message to delegates that the two are inseparable. One of the questions from our audience, largely made up of learning and development professionals, was about how we could optimise learning in organisations.

Learners as producers

Learning with 'e's

They have the tools, they own the technology, and they have the confidence to use them, not only informally, but increasingly in formal learning contexts. They can do it all using the simple smartphone in their pocket. Teachers won''t be redundant in the new technology rich learning economy, but they will need to adapt as conditions change, becoming guides and mentors rather than instructors. That gives them personal ownership of their learning.

How to take a student-centered approach to classroom AV

eSchool News

Schools are increasingly moving toward personalized and adaptive learning programs. Technology plays a leading role in making personalized learning possible. In addition to school-issued devices, many students also carry at least one personal electronic device with them to class each day. Today’s typical student is adept at a wide variety of devices, from smartphones to wearable technology.

Can audiobooks be the great equalizer for students with learning differences?

eSchool News

Low reading ability is a major contributor to learning inequality in our schools. An estimated 26 million students have learning differences, including tens of thousands of students with dyslexia, a neurological condition that affects reading and related language-based processing skills. Unless educators can find new approaches to deliver reading instruction and personalize learning environments for these frustrated learners, many will fail. The power of technology.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. She’s one of the most fantastic people for understanding how technology is being used throughout the world, and she is the former president of ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education.

How m-learning is transforming online education

Neo LMS

The use of technology in an educational environment is certainly nothing new – teachers have been relying on computers and similar devices for decades now. That trend is called m-learning , otherwise known as Mobile Learning. Defined as a way to facilitate education through the use of devices like smartphones and tablets, m-learning is also a lot more than that. billion smartphones worldwide as of 2016 – a number that is expected to climb to 2.5

Google Assistant and Edwin Want To Be Your Next English Tutor

Edsurge

Google is investing in the education startup Edwin , an AI-powered English tutor that was one of eight education technology companies to come out of Y Combinator’s latest demo day. To use the tool, a student signs into Facebook Messenger, where they are connected with an AI chatbot that gauges the learner’s English proficiency level and learning goals in order to make a personal learning plan. Edwin is currently the only education technology company involved.