Personalized Learning

What Do Students Think They Learned? | – Education Article

In the last two blogs, I have focused on strategies teachers can use to 1) assess prior knowledge before a lesson and 2) check for understanding during a lesson. I’ve suggested that teachers build mechanisms into their lessons to collect formative assessment data. That way, they can use that data to design learning experiences that better meet the needs of their students. The third piece to this puzzle is a post-lesson reflection. The post-lesson reflection is an opportunity for students…

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Daily Edventures | “Never give up, learn as much as possible, look for new scientific achievements and inventions and embody them immediately.” -Liudmyla Talashkevych, Ukraine – Education Article

Liudmyla TalashkevychEnglish as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher, Novoyegorovka SchoolNovoukrainka, Ukraine Finding a path to using technology in the classroom isn’t always easy. For Microsoft Innovative Educator Liudmyla Talashkevych, the journey started in 2009 when she was chosen to participate in the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA). This professional development program brings international teachers to the United States for six weeks of academic seminars at a host university. Participants observe classrooms and share their expertise with teachers and students,… This is…

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Daily Edventures | “In a world that is constantly changing, education, teaching, and learning cannot remain stagnant.” – Georges Filippousis, Greece – Education Article

Georges FilippousisTeacher, Research Fellow University of Crete, Leonteios School of AthensAthens, Greece Athens, Greece @filvisg   For veteran MIE Expert Georges Filippousis, our ever-changing world is by far the biggest challenge he sees as an educator, along with ensuring that his students acquire the appropriate skills and develop critical thinking and creativity within a framework of responsibility, mutual respect, and co-operation. For Filippousis, the answers to these challenges are various pedagogical methods, using technology for the benefit of students, and aiming at…

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Can “playful assessments” tell us whether maker education works? – Education Article

Annabelle Bechtel (foreground) and Audrey Chung, seventh graders in the maker space of Corte Madera School in Portola Valley, Calif., create a video project about satire. Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. – Frame by frame, the simple round face sketched by seventh grader Annabelle Bechtel erupted into laughter in stop-motion animation, as she and her classmate Audrey Chung wove the face into a video they were making to explain satire. Other students were making their own…

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“In a world that is constantly changing, education, teaching, and learning cannot remain stagnant.” – Georges Filippousis, Greece – Education Article

May 28, 2019 “In a world that is constantly changing, education, teaching, and learning cannot remain stagnant.” – Georges Filippousis, Greece Georges FilippousisTeacher, Research Fellow University of CreteLeonteios School of AthensAthens, Greece @filvisg   For veteran MIE Expert Georges Filippousis, our ever-changing world is by far the biggest challenge he sees as an educator, along with ensuring that his students acquire the appropriate skills and develop… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Bridget Russell Read Full Article

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A Principal’s Reflections: Blending with Playlists – Education Article

In an effort to personalize learning more and more educators are turning to blended learning strategies. Before getting into the specifics of this post, it is important to flesh out each concept to ensure the efficacy of these shifts in pedagogy.  When it comes to personalized learning, the “personal” should be emphasized.  Putting all kids in front of a device and having them engaged in an adaptive learning tool all at the same time is not personalized.  Here is my…

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In Juab school district, personalized learning boosted high school grad rate – Education Article

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. Subscribe today! The high school graduation rate in Utah’s Juab School District was 78 percent in 2009. For the last three years in a row, it has been 97 percent, and the superintendent attributes the whole of that increase to the district’s efforts to personalize learning. The district has followed a…

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Is Personalized Learning the Latest Tool To Increase Student Engagement? – Education Article

The principal of a newly launched Project-Based Learning school recently asked me to deliver a demonstration lesson to a group of ninth-grade students while a team of teachers observed. I have been teaching for 25 years to great acclaim so I’m used to quickly connecting with learners and engaging them in a meaningful, relevant, and informative experience. Not this time. Using any metric of engagement, my performance was a YouTube-worthy epic fail. The experience prompted me to reflect on my…

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“Never give up, learn as much as possible, look for new scientific achievements and inventions and embody them immediately.” -Liudmyla Talashkevych, Ukraine – Education Article

May 16, 2019 “Never give up, learn as much as possible, look for new scientific achievements and inventions and embody them immediately.” -Liudmyla Talashkevych, Ukraine Liudmyla Talashkevych English as a Foreign Language (EFL) TeacherNovoyegorovka School Novoukrainka, Ukraine @ekodek2007 Finding a path to using technology in the classroom isn’t always easy. For Microsoft Innovative Educator Liudmyla Talashkevych, the journey started in 2009 when she… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Bridget Russell Read Full Article

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Discussing The Benefits And Challenges Of Adaptive Learning And Education Apps – Education Article

Adaptive Learning And Education Apps: Benefits And Challenges Adaptive learning works on a simple and yet equally important concept: the coursework should progress in coherence with a student’s learning capabilities. Imparting education through online media is a common practice now, and the introduction of machine learning and Artificial Intelligence has made a drastic transformation in the way a student can learn and develop. Adaptive learning proves to be a useful tool in eLearning because it focuses on learning the learner…

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10 Essential Shifts of Everyday Teaching Practice – Education Article

Future-Focused Learning: 10 Essential Shifts of Everyday PracticeBy Lee Watanabe-Crockett(Solution Tree Press, 2019 – Learn more) Reviewed by Alex Valencic Much has been written on the topic of 21st century competencies, teaching, learning, and leadership and much will likely be written on this topic for many years to come. A quick perusal of my bookshelf at work reveals at least 15 such volumes; a search of colleagues’ shelves would undoubtedly reveal even more. So it was with some interest that…

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Personalize How Your School Learns – Education Article

As many of you know, I love connecting with educators all around the world. Although I do get the chance to travel to schools and regional events, I love how a webinar can bring people together from all corners of the globe. So you’re invited to a special webinar for educators and school leaders I’m hosting in partnership with Britannica Digital Learning. On Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 4 PM EST, I’m hosting a webinar titled “Leading Transformation: Personalize How…

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Homework Tips for Parents – Wowzers Blog – Education Article

As the new school year is fully underway, most students are returning home with daily homework assignments. To avoid a fight over this work, we’ve compiled the following tips: How much homework is too much? The National Education Association recommends that students in first grade receive around 10-20 minutes of homework per night. This amount should grow by 10 minutes per year, which means that students in fifth grade should expect to receive around 50-60 minutes of homework per night.…

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Our Student-Led Conferences Were Falling Short. Here’s What We Changed. – Education Article

“Focus on your mantra,” I told myself. “Breathe in and out, go to your zen place,” my inner voice whispered. I wasn’t practicing yoga or daily meditation. I was preparing for parent-teacher conferences. After over a decade of teaching in the suburbs of Pittsburgh and encountering countless parents aggressively accuse me of dashing the dreams of their children by giving them a B, I had developed a preparation ritual that even a practiced yogi would envy. As I sat in…

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

<!– “A happy and self-confident student learns more and better.” – Silvia Scuracchio, Brazil — December 4, 2018 “A happy and self-confident student learns more and better.” – Silvia Scuracchio, Brazil       Silvia ScuracchioSchool DirectorEscola BosqueSao Paulo, Brazil@SilviaScuracch2 As a school leader, Silvia Scuracchio wanted to create a… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Deb Trevino Read Full Article

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