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iPads in education: Where's the money coming from?

iPads in education: Where's the money coming from? | Shift Education | Scoop.it

iPads in education: Where's the money coming from?  We were writing a five-year plan,” says Darryl LaGace, who was the district's director of instructional technology when the bond passed.

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Education tech funding soars -- but does it work in the classroom? - Fortune

Education tech funding soars -- but does it work in the classroom? - Fortune | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Technology has captured the American education system. As it does, the money keeps flowing in -- and so do questions about its impact.
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In 2014, venture funding for education technology reached $1.87 billion dollars. It’s expected to hit $2 billion this year.

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5 questions that determine readiness for personalized learning | SmartBlogs

5 questions that determine readiness for personalized learning | SmartBlogs | Shift Education | Scoop.it
This post is sponsored by ISTE Personalized learning is emerging as the future of education. At its foundation, personalized or student-centered learnin

Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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If "guide on the side" is an option, personalized learning might be a solution.

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What Do We Really Mean When We Say ‘Personalized Learning’?

What Do We Really Mean When We Say ‘Personalized Learning’? | Shift Education | Scoop.it
The definition of "personalized learning" is as varied as the richness of instruction tailored to learners.

Via Dr Peter Carey
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An easy first step before going deep in a discussion is to come to a clear understanding of what each stakeholder means when they talk about "personalized learning".

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5 Big Ways Education Will Change By 2020 - Fast Company

5 Big Ways Education Will Change By 2020 - Fast Company | Shift Education | Scoop.it
In the next five years, we'll start to rethink a lot about education, from what's in school lunches to what a college degree really means.
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Students will have a voice.

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$1 Billion Federal 'Enhancing Education Through Tech' Bill Introduced - T.H.E. Journal

$1 Billion Federal 'Enhancing Education Through Tech' Bill Introduced - T.H.E. Journal | Shift Education | Scoop.it
The United States Senate will once again be forced to consider explicit funding of education technology. Taking up the mantle left by former lawmakers, U.S.
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Personalised Learning: What's Coming And 10 Trends Every Educator Needs To Know - InformED

Personalised Learning: What's Coming And 10 Trends Every Educator Needs To Know - InformED | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Personalised Learning is the tailoring of pedagogy, curriculum, and learning environment to meet the needs and aspirations of individual learners. In a p

Via Becky Roehrs, Suvi Salo, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Aysin Alp, Dean J. Fusto, Lynnette Van Dyke
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"...Momentum will grow for fundamental redesigns of instructional models that incorporate the attributes of personalised learning"

Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/personalised-learning/#ixzz3Saqk6Lln

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, February 8, 8:47 AM

The research sounds good so far, but a lot needs to change in our schools and colleges before we can implement personalized learning Widely.

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Education organizations tout 'personalized' learning

Education organizations tout 'personalized' learning | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Officials from three education organizations said Thursday that personalized learning is the key to improving public education in Connecticut.
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Getting to shared definitions of personalized learning is key to providing the right solutions.

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70-plus companies signed a pledge to protect student data privacy

70-plus companies signed a pledge to protect student data privacy | Shift Education | Scoop.it
70-plus companies signed a pledge to protect student data privacy
http://t.co/F8garOLFlf #education
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There are some interesting exceptions.

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OPINION: Personalization, Possibilities and Challenges with Learning Analytics - EdSurge

OPINION: Personalization, Possibilities and Challenges with Learning Analytics - EdSurge | Shift Education | Scoop.it
If you start with the reasonable assumption that students learn better when instruction is personalized to their needs, and commit to realizing that goal, you embrace a series of instructional challenges.
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"...how to achieve the tremendous academic gains that are possible through personalized instructional methods within the constraints of a traditional classroom."

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Data mining your children

Data mining your children | Shift Education | Scoop.it
The NSA has nothing on the ed tech startup known as Knewton. The data analytics firm has peered into the brains of more than 4 million students across the country.
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Who is responsible for learning?

Who is responsible for learning? | Shift Education | Scoop.it
There seems an obvious answer to this question and, most likely, it is right. I, too, knew the answer to that question. That is, until I had to rethink it. Over the years, I’ve spent time in
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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 2, 2014 4:18 PM

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Personalized Learning Pits Data Innovators Against Privacy Advocates

Personalized Learning Pits Data Innovators Against Privacy Advocates | Shift Education | Scoop.it
One of the biggest tensions emerging around the growth of personalized learning involves questions about how to use and protect sensitive student information.
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There are some great conversations going on that will drive us to find the right solutions.  There are a number of them already out there that deliver personalized learning without compromising privacy.

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The Finnish idea that wasn't so Finnish after all

The Finnish idea that wasn't so Finnish after all | Shift Education | Scoop.it
It was billed as one of the most radical reforms ever undertaken by a nation state when Finland decided to move away from “teaching by subject” to “teaching by topic - phenomina-based learning, as it has been called.
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Phenomina-based learning has been making headlines recently given a shift in Finland but it isn't new.

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Personalized Learning? Yes! Now What?? (EdSurge News)

Personalized Learning? Yes! Now What?? (EdSurge News) | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Moving towards personalized learning is like starting to drive on the left hand side of the road in after a lifetime of driving on the right.

Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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A framework for the discussion and definition is a good place to start.

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Standards: Why Realizing the Full Promise of Education Requires a Fresh Approach

Standards: Why Realizing the Full Promise of Education Requires a Fresh Approach | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Yong Zhao takes a critical eye to standards and the purposes they serve.
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"...schools that provide a learning environment that supports individual needs benefit greatly from harnessing their students’ intrinsic motivation, because they don’t have to work hard to try to overcome resistance to learning"

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Moving Beyond Personalized Instruction

The History of the Future of Education Technology
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Many fall in to the buzzword trap while many also deliver on more than the general definition of said buzzword, in this case 'personalized learning'. We label and categorize to understand, at some level.  The only way to really change that is to agree that we need deeper engagements to explore the solutions that are out there as I suspect many are more than just the buzzword.

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What Is Personalization, Really?

What Is Personalization, Really? | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Personalized learning means student agency, defining curriculum by real-life skills, defining learning expectations, encouraging self-knowledge, and teachers getting to know their students as people.
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Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain | Shift Education | Scoop.it
The classic story Alice in Wonderland contains some hidden truths about the human brain. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.
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"...There’s lots of richness there about what we know about cognition and cognitive science" says Alison Gopnik.  Fascinating exploration in to the ideas presented in such a well known children's book and science.

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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models | Shift Education | Scoop.it
A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: An ongoing index of emerging learning models, theories, and technology for progressive teaching.
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Great dictionary of terminology in education to get started in aligning our definitions and understanding.

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How The War On Science Affects Us All

How The War On Science Affects Us All | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Science is not certainty. It matters not because of its greater truth, but its lesser solipsism.
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Some interesting parallels are drawn.

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Where’s the person in personalized learning? | Christensen Institute

Where’s the person in personalized learning? | Christensen Institute | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Have you been hearing about #personalizedlearning a lot lately? You’re probably not alone. Know #personalizedlearning http://t.co/UBayrYLsra
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Will Education Ever Keep Up with Technology?

Will Education Ever Keep Up with Technology? | Shift Education | Scoop.it
People are both driving technological changes and needing more help because of these changes, and according to one panelist at a recent Georgia event, teachers will never catch up; they should become facilitators of knowledge.
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Another question might be, what is the base level of technology needed to accomplish significant teaching and learning?  More/brighter/shinier is not necessarily better.

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States slashing education spending - USA TODAY

States slashing education spending - USA TODAY | Shift Education | Scoop.it
State-level K-12 education spending has fallen dramatically in many states since 2008.
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Data Quality Campaign New Report: Putting Purpose to Publicly Reporting ... - Business Wire (press release)

Data Quality Campaign New Report: Putting Purpose to Publicly Reporting ... - Business Wire (press release) | Shift Education | Scoop.it
New Report: Putting Purpose to Publicly Reporting Education Information by Data Quality Campaign. When education data meets people’s needs, they
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“The value of data isn’t in its collection but in its use to provide transparency and public accountability and to empower individuals. "

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