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A Weekly Reflection Tool for Student-led Learning

A Weekly Reflection Tool for Student-led Learning | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it

"This term, I have been trying to give my students more voice in our classroom learning environment with regards to the way we go about things and the tools we use to demonstrate our learning. I think this has stemmed from the Personalised Learning approach we have taken as a whole school this year, and my efforts to embed the purposeful engagement of the approach in every facet of my practice.

 

In this post I'd like to share a ten-minute, Friday afternoon tool that is promoting reflective thinking, goal setting and student voice with positive results in our classroom.

 

A Reflection, a Goal and a Wish

 

During the last hour on a Friday, students relax and choose their working space in the classroom. They then discuss and choose two relevant sentence starters that they finish in their learning diaries. Their learning diaries are accessible in the classroom whenever they need them to set goals or reflect."

 

Thank you Teddy in sharing your journey to personalise learning!


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Today's Education Should Be About Giving Learners Voice and Choice

Today's Education Should Be About Giving Learners Voice and Choice | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
Some of the recurring themes of my conference presentations and blog posts include: Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0 We...

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This is a great entry-point to begin making learning personal for each learner!

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Jackie Gerstein shares her insight on how to give learner voice and choice in their learning. She believes that "All instructional practices in this era of learning should revolve around learner choice and voice."

 

What are your thoughts on learner voice and choice?

Kent Wallén's curator insight, August 11, 5:07 AM

Jackie Gerstein shares her insight on how to give learner voice and choice in their learning. She believes that "All instructional practices in this era of learning should revolve around learner choice and voice."

 

What are your thoughts on learner voice and choice?

Debra Walker's curator insight, August 11, 12:06 PM

learners of all ages can benefit with this model.

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How UDL can get you to personalized learning | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

How UDL can get you to personalized learning | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2 | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
UDL recommends the design of flexible, option-rich curriculum that offers learners:

Multiple means of engagement (affective),
Multiple representations of content (recognition), and
Multiple means of action and expression (strategic).
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Yes, that's it! This is where technology meets effective instructional design to be able to personalize learning for each learner: "UDL recommends the design of flexible, option-rich curriculum that offers learners:

Multiple means of engagement (affective),Multiple representations of content (recognition), andMultiple means of action and expression (strategic)."
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Making Personalized Learning Happen infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Making Personalized Learning Happen infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
The Making Personalized Learning Happen Infographic is defining personalized learning, and shows examples, and strategies to support the personalized classroom.
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▶ A vision for radically personalized learning | Katherine Prince | TEDxColumbus - YouTube

Could we transform today’s outmoded education system to a vibrant learning ecosystem that puts learners at the center and enables many right combinations of ...
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Some of my favorite quotes:

"Learners can be creating customized learning playlists."

"Vibrant local learning ecosystems can be created."

-We need to put learners at the center of the learning ecosystem. 

What would be there now? Standardized testing.

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We Should Be Teaching Our Students Like Yoda Taught Luke | WIRED

We Should Be Teaching Our Students Like Yoda Taught Luke | WIRED | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
In George Lucas’ classic The Empire Strikes Back, Yoda patiently tutors, challenges and imparts his wisdom to Luke Skywalker deep in the Dagobah swamps, sometimes while perched on the shoulder of his young Jedi-in-training.
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 I think this sounds like personalized learning that is done TO or FOR a student--which interferes with motivation and true ownership of learning. So...personalized, but not personal.

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Personalized Learning - YouTube

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A great way of looking at Personalized Learning-will use this video as a conversation starter at an upcoming workshop.

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Classroom Evolutions: The Benefits, Implications, and Implementation of Personalized Learning

Classroom Evolutions: The Benefits, Implications, and Implementation of Personalized Learning | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
Personalized instruction, also known as competency-based learning, has emerged as a holistic, student-centered approach to education.
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I'm struggling with thinking of personalized learning and competency learning as the same thing --I believe competency based learning is a part of personalized learning. What do you think?

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Stop The False Generalizations About Personalized Learning

Stop The False Generalizations About Personalized Learning | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
In March, Tom Loveless, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, took an outdated swipe at the logic behind moving toward a student-centered learning system. He in essence suggested that because the curriculum wars have been decided more or less empirically, that people bent on disrupting the classroom and the factory-model [...]
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Excellent analysis, imho.

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Connie Davis's curator insight, July 1, 2014 1:23 AM

Interesting analysis. 

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Innovations in Education - Student Curators: Powerful Learning

Innovations in Education - Student Curators: Powerful Learning | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it

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My latest blog post describes an 8th grade student curation project. Through curating, students experienced the freedom to learn about what most interested them, and to follow their questions in the direction that they needed to go, as they explored topics of the 19th century social reform movements in their social studies class. 

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Nancy White's curator insight, March 6, 2014 3:33 PM

My latest blog post offers the highlights from a student curation I collaborated on here in my district. 

Nancy White's curator insight, March 6, 2014 3:52 PM

When students curate, they own the learning. This is my latest blog post with some of the highlights from a recent collaborative student curation project I supported in my district.

Mika Auramo's curator insight, March 7, 2014 12:07 AM

Kuratointi liitettynä esim. blogiin syventää opiskelua ja kehittää tiedonhallintaa ja sisältöjen suodattamista.

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Personalize Learning: Stages of Personalized Le...

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The Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (version 2) was updated from feedback and input from educators around the world.
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Excellent resource!

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Connie Davis's curator insight, July 1, 2014 1:14 AM

An important first understanding of Personalized Learning discussions.

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Personalize Learning: 10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014

Personalize Learning: 10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014 | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
Bray and McClaskey provide the Top 10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014
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I am HOPEFUL these will be trends! ...Unfortunately, in our standards-based world, schools and districts end up cutting off the points of the triangle to make the newest thing fit inside their current circle of practice.  Time will tell.

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Connie Davis's curator insight, July 1, 2014 1:20 AM

I consider these trends to be very important. I think provide kids with authentic learning opportunities is very important. Step back and be a facilitator and coach to see where the learning REALLY happens.

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10 Trends Driving the Future of Education - Getting Smart by Susan Patrick - 21st century classrooms, 21stedchat, BlendedLearning, iNACOL, personalized learning, students

10 Trends Driving the Future of Education - Getting Smart by Susan Patrick - 21st century classrooms, 21stedchat, BlendedLearning, iNACOL, personalized learning, students | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
I believe the ultimate power of blended and online learning lies in the potential to transform the education system and enable higher levels of student-centered learning through competency-based approaches.
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I love these questions for education leaders looking to implement blended learning in their school or district:

 

-How is your program engineered to personalize learning?

-How do you enable student co-design and goal-setting? (key to ownership)

-How do you provide greater transparency? (key to buy-in)

-How does your program transform instructional design to student centered?

-How many forms of evidence are required for a st udent to successfully demonstrate mastery of competencies?

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Connie Davis's curator insight, July 1, 2014 1:21 AM

The questions for education leaders are paramount when considering the move to personalized learning.

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Innovations in Education - From Blended Learning to Creating Innovators

Innovations in Education - From Blended Learning to Creating Innovators | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
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Another post at the intersection of blended learning & personalized learning.

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Nancy White's curator insight, October 7, 2013 12:00 PM

My latest blog post explores how implementing blended learning, with an emphasis on not just blending face-to-face learning and online learning --but also giving students a choice in path of learning - can help develop student creativity & innovation and lead toward personalization of learning.

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Universal Design for Learning Could... - Education World

Universal Design for Learning Could... - Education World | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
Universal Design of Learning (UDL) is a theory developed in the 1990s that stipulates that teaching for all can be optimized by studying how humans learn and using that information to design universal learning plans.
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More about how UDL and blended learning are strategies to make learning personal for every learner.

"Rather, making the most of technology requires a methodical and principled approach, one that turns the aspirations of personalized learning into an effective practice of personalized learning. Universal design for learning makes that practice possible," - See more at: http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/universal-design-learning-could-help-personalize-learning-1321348564#sthash.p5kogtwr.dpufmaking the most of technology requires a methodical and principled approach, one that turns the aspirations of personalized learning into an effective practice of personalized learning. Universal design for learning makes that practice possible," - See more at: http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/universal-design-learning-could-help-personalize-learning-1321348564#sthash.p5kogtwr.dpufmaking the most of technology requires a methodical and principled approach, one that turns the aspirations of personalized learning into an effective practice of personalized learning. Universal design for learning makes that practice possible," - See more at: http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/universal-design-learning-could-help-personalize-learning-1321348564#sthash.p5kogtwr.dpufmaking the most of technology requires a methodical and principled approach, one that turns the aspirations of personalized learning into an effective practice of personalized learning. Universal design for learning makes that practice possible," - See more at: http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/universal-design-learning-could-help-personalize-learning-1321348564#sthash.p5kogtwr.dpufmaking the most of technology requires a methodical and principled approach, one that turns the aspirations of personalized learning into an effective practice of personalized learning. Universal design for learning makes that practice possible," - See more at: http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/universal-design-learning-could-help-personalize-learning-1321348564#sthash.p5kogtwr.dpuf
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Four Reasons to Worry About “Personalized Learning”

Four Reasons to Worry About “Personalized Learning” | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
How can we tell when the lovely idea of personal learning has been co-opted and twisted into something much different?
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Such important points, distinguishing between personalized learning (as in something educators or technology does) and personal learning, which is not something that can/should be delivered or covered, but describes learning that the learner chooses.

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Jim Rickabaugh: "Getting Learning Right the First Time, Every Time" - YouTube

http://www.siis2012.com Keynote from the second general session of the 2012 School Improvement Innovation Summit held in Salt Lake City. Jim Rickabaugh is th...
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3 key aspects to personalized learning: 1)Deep understanding of the learner (personal learning profile) 2) Customized learning path with learner input 3)Measure learning by proficiency, not seat time--without interrupting learning.

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Nancy White's curator insight, May 12, 11:40 AM

Three key aspects to personalize learning: 1) Deep understanding of the learner; 2) Customized learning path created with learner input; 3) Measure learning proficiency, not seat time. 

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The Connected Educator's Hotspot: The Mask

The Connected Educator's Hotspot: The Mask | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
Well done @twhitford. Really knowing kids & the difference between personal and personalized learning. http://t.co/M3qrkjgerf #edchat
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What making learning personal really means...to our students. Excellent post. 

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Personalize Learning: Scaling Personalized Learning

Personalize Learning: Scaling Personalized Learning | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
Jesse Moyer, Manager of Strategic Initiatives at KnowledgeWorks wrote post on how to reach a level of scale that provides personalized learning for all learners.
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Hoping that a grass-roots effort with a Make Learning Personal book study will help inspire a vision and desire to move to personalized learning in my district.

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Down The Rabbit Hole

Down The Rabbit Hole | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
All teachers work really hard trying to customizing learning for students, and too often without the supports we would all want for them. Traditional teachers are creating curriculum, finding resou...
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Another good example of the intersection of blended learning and personalizing learning. 

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Genius Hour and the 6 Essentials of Personalized Education

Genius Hour and the 6 Essentials of Personalized Education | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
Personalized education comes alive in a classroom when Genius Hour invites students to engage with projects about which they are truly passionate. ("@aussietony Personalised learning + Genius Hour + TEDx talks for students.
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Establishing a Genius Hour is a great way to start moving towards personalized learning.  This article offers some great tips for success. I like the idea of using TED-style talks as a culminating activity.

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, September 25, 2014 9:16 AM

 Personalised learning

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Innovations in Education - “Technology” Initiative or “Learning” Initiative?

Innovations in Education - “Technology” Initiative or “Learning” Initiative? | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
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A short reflection on the power of a label.  In this case, my thinking is that there is a bigger, more important reason for 1:1/mobile device/technology initiatives, and that is Personalized Learning.

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'Personal Learning Environments' Focus on the Individual

'Personal Learning Environments' Focus on the Individual | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
But defining what exactly a "personal learning environment," or PLE, is supposed to look like is proving to be challenging.
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Another intersection between personalized learning and student curators: PLE's - Personalized Learning Environments - are centered around students curating information. 

 

"PLEs consist of a wide range of connections with both digital and nondigital resources. They blur the lines between formal and informal learning. And precisely because they are individualized to the needs and interests of the learner, eachone can look completely different."

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Connie Davis's curator insight, July 1, 2014 1:26 AM

I haven't tried Symbaloo but my students seem to find organization in OneNote simple as well. I'm eager to try something new.

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To Get the Most Out of Tablets, Use Smart Curation

To Get the Most Out of Tablets, Use Smart Curation | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
How might efforts to curate benefit from the portability and ubiquity of mobile devices? Tools like Evernote and GoodReads allow for easy and valuable curation. But the harder questions are pedagogical and curricular.
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Nancy White's curator insight, January 23, 2014 1:23 PM

What a wonderful concept - curating things we percieve to be beautiful. Howard Gardner is such an amazing thinker!

 

I also love the term "relevance portfolio" –this is exactly what I think will be a stepping stone towards personalized learning through content curation.

ghbrett's curator insight, January 24, 2014 8:30 AM

There are a numbers of tablet apps for iOS and other operating systems that can enable sharing, creating, and implementing projects in a mobile learning environment.

Connie Davis's curator insight, July 1, 2014 1:28 AM

Curation is an interesting topic that I had never considered previously. I need to look into this further. Any suggestions would certainly be welcome.

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Brian Flones | The start of a transformative journey

Brian Flones | The start of a transformative journey | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
There is a shift happening in education that shows promise in truly meeting the needs of all students. That shift is about personalization around instruction that is paced to learning ...
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Just love reading about a superintendent with a vision for personalized learning! This is an important first step towards getting there. The other critical element is community understanding and support. This district has made this a priority as they begin the transition.

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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
Students in Matamoros, Mexico weren't getting much out of school -- until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential.
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From blended-learning, to personalized learing, to curiosity-fueled learning?

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Nancy White's curator insight, October 17, 2013 1:25 PM

Curating is where this begins, informal, unstructured, yet purposeful.

 

Nancy White's curator insight, October 17, 2013 1:27 PM

The more I read about this kind of learning, the more I see blended learning as just a stepping stone.

Gail M. Roper's curator insight, October 20, 2013 12:51 PM

“THE BOTTOM LINE IS, IF YOU’RE NOT THE ONE CONTROLLING YOUR LEARNING, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO LEARN AS WELL.”

My mom used to say this, she told me that the main thing that kids needed to learn to do was to teach themselves.  She believed that it was a skill that would last them a lifetime.  This article is compelling.  It even elaborates on removing adult barriers.