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Free Personalizing Learning Webinar Series starts Nov 12th

Free Personalizing Learning Webinar Series starts Nov 12th | personalised learning | Scoop.it

Personalize Learning is launching a free webinar series. Join in the coversation and ask questions from educators and learners in personalized learning environments.


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This series of webinars are well worth attending. They really are an investment in your professional learning journey.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, November 8, 2013 1:42 PM

We are excited to announce the Personalize Learning Webinar Series. We frequently receive questions on "Where is Personalize Learning Happening?" and "What Does it Look Like?". This webinar series offers an opportunity for you to talk directly with educators,  learners and thought leaders around the world who create and learn in personalized learning environments.

 

> Nov 12th, 5pm ET - Mount Abraham Union M/HS, VT, featuring Personalized Learning Coaching Staff and Robin Kuhns, HS Learner

 

> Dec 7th, 5pmET - The Inquiry Hub, British Columbia featuring David Truss and The Inquiry Hub learners

 

> Jan 21st - The Motivation Equation presented by Kathleen Cushman

 

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Monday at ACC TechnoCamp | Anne Carlsen TechnoCamp 2014

Monday at ACC TechnoCamp | Anne Carlsen TechnoCamp 2014 | personalised learning | Scoop.it

Dwayne Szot from Zot Artz - Artz for all doing a huge adapted art project. In this pic Dwayne is pushing student with a “Give it a whirl” mounted on the front of her chair. Also  at the camp are ADE's Adam Goldberg and Dr Luis Pèrez. Adam is doing some fantastic music activities using iPads. Luis who is legally blind is an avid photographer and videographer!

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The Anne Carlsen Center truly is dedicated to “Nurturing abilities. Changing lives.” The TechnoCamps are just another example of the brilliant work they do!

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See the You in You | Rethinking Learning - Barbara Bray

See the You in You | Rethinking Learning - Barbara Bray | personalised learning | Scoop.it
Sarah sings Let it Go her way sharing what it is like to live with autism. All of us need to tell our own stories. We need to be able to see the person first not the disability or challenge.We need to change our education system so each of us become the best we can be.
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Barbara's reflections about Sarah's song reinforces the point that to be an effective educator you must truly know your learners. To quote Atticus Finch: 'If you just learn a single trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.'

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TouchCast

TouchCast | personalised learning | Scoop.it
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@TouchCastApp. really is a game changer for how learners can communicate and collaborate on shared learning. #ADE #UDLchat #plearnchat

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A Touch of Light

A Touch of Light | personalised learning | Scoop.it

"You don't have to see to have vision." That is the author's motto as a person with a significant visual impairment who uses photography to educate others on the importance of inclusive design. This book focuses on the what, why and how of adaptive photography with iOS devices. A number of video tutorials show how the author is able to capture, edit and share photos with the help of the accessibility features built into iOS devices and a number of photography apps. A framework for incorporating photography into inclusive classroom activities is also discussed. 

 

Read a sample or download A Touch of Light by Perez, Luis with iBooks.

 

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Luis Perez's iBook "A Touch of Light" is a touch of brilliance. Learning about the what, why and how of adaptive photography with iOS devices through Luis's powerful and empowering personal story is a powerful read.

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▶ Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion - YouTube

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don'...
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The power and importance of building and sustaining relationships with all learners. Seeking first to understand the learner.

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How to Select iPad Apps for Students with Visual Impairments | Paths to Literacy

How to Select iPad Apps for Students with Visual Impairments | Paths to Literacy | personalised learning | Scoop.it
Considerations for choosing iPad apps for students with visual impairments, including book apps, and other suggested apps.
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It is always worthwhile having a consistent framework for making selections about apps. This is a  useful list of considerations. One I would add to it is "Does the app work with VoiceOver or other accessibility settings?

My personal list of app selection criteria are based upon the apps capacity to enable:

1. Content can be displayed flexibly

2. Personalised operation (works with accessibility settings)

3. Support for developing understanding

4. Easy recovery from mistakes

5. Capacity for collaboration

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iHouse | Vision2014

iHouse | Vision2014 | personalised learning | Scoop.it

Split into four zones the iHouse will replicate a vision impaired persons' experience in the home with the assistance of the latest accessible technology.

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Every Apple device not only has accessible features — but accessible principles — built in. This is inclusion by universal design that recognises and respects the human dignity of all users. Now lets take the concept of the iHouse and embed the philosophy in every school.

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What's New and Changed for Blind and Low Vision Users in iOS 7.1 | AppleVis

iOS 7.1 is now available for download via Over-the-Air Update and iTunes.   Since November of last year, members of the AppleVis Editorial Team have been busy testing iOS 7.1 in all stages of the beta process.
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The new and changed accessibility features in iOS 7.1 are impressive and build upon an already highly enabling system.

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Hattie's Index Of Teaching & Learning Strategies: 39 Effect Sizes In Ascending Order

Hattie's Index Of Teaching & Learning Strategies: 39 Effect Sizes In Ascending Order | personalised learning | Scoop.it
Hattie's Index Of Teaching & Learning Strategies: 39 Effect Sizes In Ascending Order
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"Every study has a story, and every strategy and impacting agent has a background." It is worth teasing out and reflecting upon the comments listed on the right hand side of notes.

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Minimize Cognitive Load to Maximize Usability | Nielsen Norman Group

The total cognitive load, or amount of mental processing power needed to use your site, affects how easily users find content and complete tasks.
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To improve learner comprehension and engagement, educators should:
1. Implement strategies to support intrinsic cognitive load such as adding glossaries.
2. Minimise extraneous cognitive load thorough clear consistent design,

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To improve learner comprehension and engagement, educators should:
1. Implement strategies to support intrinsic cognitive load such as adding glossaries.
2. Minimise extraneous cognitive load thorough clear consistent design,

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A Wonderful Visual on How to Use SAMR Model On Different Classroom Tasks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Visual on How to Use SAMR Model On Different Classroom Tasks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | personalised learning | Scoop.it
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Putting SAMR into practice. This is one for my apptastic backpack. As always we just need to make sure that there are flexible and accessible options for all learners. 

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Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (v3)

Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (v3) | personalised learning | Scoop.it
The Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (version 2) was updated from feedback and input from educators around the world.

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The brilliant work of McClaskey and Bray continues to evolve. A must read and implement for all educators committed to empowering novice learners  to become expert learners.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 14, 1:23 PM

The Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (PLE) needed to be updated again. Why? Because of the considerable feedback we received from participants in our 5 W's of Personalized Learning eCourse about our first and second versions of the chart. Some of the feedback was about consistency and flow across the stages. What worked in what stage? We definitely want to thank those that critiqued the stages for us and helped us with this version three that we hope will be the final version.-

 

See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2012/05/stages-of-personalized-learning.html#sthash.gERsoWH8.dpuf

Pablo César García Sánchez's curator insight, February 18, 1:59 AM

Recurso muy interesante sobre las distintas etapas de Aprendizaje

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Personalize Learning: 10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014

Personalize Learning: 10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014 | personalised learning | Scoop.it
Bray and McClaskey provide the Top 10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014
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Another well written piece Barbara! The cornerstone is the definitely changing the language TO Learner AWAY from Student. This simple but powerful change is the first step in reframing the whole paradigm. I believe that to really move forward we must also change the language for Teacher as well as it will help to reframe and redefine our role. So what is the term we should use.....mentor, coach, leading learner?

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Making Games: The Ultimate Project-Based Learning

Making Games: The Ultimate Project-Based Learning | personalised learning | Scoop.it
Game making is one way to create a space where students are empowered to freely experiment with their own way of framing ideas and choosing perspectives. In this way, game making is tantamount to project-based learning.
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Game design is a powerful means by which learners can create and demonstrate their understanding. It is learning AS assessment through play. A wealth of resources here on the Mind/Shift site!

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Google Docs | AccessAbility

Google Docs | AccessAbility | personalised learning | Scoop.it
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Google Docs may be growing in popularity but it is missing some key accessibility functions. As Penn State points out "Google Docs is not recommended for sharing documents with images and/or tables." All educators need to be aware of these glaring disabling deficiencies. Use with caution.  Google really need to lift their game on this.

 
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OCR scanning for Blind iPhone users - the Giraffe Reader

OCR scanning for Blind iPhone users - the Giraffe Reader | personalised learning | Scoop.it
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This is seriously cool. I must buy one. It ticks all the boxes.

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The Voice of the Active Learner - Education From a Digital Native's Perspective

What does the future of education look like? One where the student play an active role in their education through an interactive, personalized, and continuou...

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Personalised learning is dynamic as every learner is different.

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Questioning - Top Ten Strategies - HuntingEnglish

Questioning - Top Ten Strategies - HuntingEnglish | personalised learning | Scoop.it
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein Questioning is the very...
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The art of posing thought provoking questions is a cornerstone to creating a ‘culture of inquiry’  that opens minds and stimulates truly independent thought.

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Apps for Dyslexia

Apps for Dyslexia | personalised learning | Scoop.it
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Now this is what I call an apptastic backpack! Many thanks to Apple Distinguished Educators  @mcopp @darrylbedford& 

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A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods | personalised learning | Scoop.it
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A powerful and useful interactive graphic of visualisation methods..

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Textbooks replaced by iTunes U downloads

Textbooks replaced by iTunes U downloads | personalised learning | Scoop.it
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Great quote.:"You're getting beyond the one-size-fits-all textbook: I would add as long as all digital resources are designed to be accessible and usable by all learners.

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nABLE Framework by Luis Perez

nABLE Framework by Luis Perez | personalised learning | Scoop.it
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 The incomparable Luis Perez’s nABLE Framework in a fully interactive format. It takes SAMR to a more inclusive perspective. Gotta love the man’s work! @_luisfperez  #plearnchat

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How to create an accessible infographic | Access iQ

How to create an accessible infographic | Access iQ | personalised learning | Scoop.it

As social media continues to grow as a powerful medium for sharing information and ideas, the need for accessible infographics has become more critical.

 

An infographic is a visual representation of data that turns complex information into bite-sized pieces that can be read at a glance. Because it can make a large amount of information easier to digest, perhaps the most valuable function of an infographic is the ease with which it can be shared across different social media platforms.


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Making information accessible and usable to all learners enables 

all learners to participate in learning on the same basis.

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Exclusive Special Report on Blended Learning

Exclusive Special Report on Blended Learning | personalised learning | Scoop.it

This Education Week special report is the latest installment in an ongoing series about online education. These stories examine the opportunities and persistent questions that surround schools' and districts' implementation of blended learning, the widely used instructional approach that combines technology-based instruction with traditional, face-to-face lessons.


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For Blended learning to be successful educators need to really unpack the principles of TPACK and SAMR. It is the considered use of the tech for education purposes not the tech itself that is the driver.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 15, 1:56 PM

Blended learning requires strong classroom teaching skills and a fluent understanding of online teaching technology.  A challenging and very rewarding way to re-imagine your classroom.

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 16, 12:40 PM

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▶ Intersection: Updating to iOS 7 - YouTube

Thanks to Komodo Open Labs for making this possible: http://komodoopenlab.com/tecla/ In this video, I show off what I can do with the new Switch Control in i...
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The inbuilt accessibility features in iOS and Mac OS X empower all learners to peronalise how they can take control . Christopher Hills's video is proof postive of what is possible.

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