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McGraw-Hill exec: tech will make us rethink age-grouping in schools

McGraw-Hill exec: tech will make us rethink age-grouping in schools | Personalized Education | Scoop.it

I love this shift in thinking!

 

As digital learning platforms continue to personalize education, McGraw-Hill SVP Jeff Livingston believes schools, particularly at the high school level, will need to rethink grouping students by age and instead organize students by competency.

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A Day in the Life of a Future Learner

Day-in-the-life narratives are used to bring together and test change processes. education scenarios, and stakeholder interactions. Education scenarios and day-in-the-life narratives, used together...
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Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: Empathy

Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: Empathy | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
This is part seven of the nine-part series from the Project Happiness curriculum. We are looking at important factors that influence the happiness and social and emotional learning of elementary scho
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Authentic Assessment in Action

Authentic Assessment in Action | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
At Sammamish High School, our staff has dedicated our professional development to building expertise in the key elements of problem-based learning. Previous blog entries by my colleagues have given a
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How many authentic assessment opportunities exist in your current setting?

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The Smart Way to Use iPads in the Classroom

The Smart Way to Use iPads in the Classroom | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
Touch-screen tablets for young students have become all the rage. Some districts are even buying iPads for every kindergartner, a move sparking both celebration and consternation.
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The last thing we need in our classrooms are more "drill and kill/keep 'em busy" activities.  This article nails it!

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Business and Creativity Expert Sir Ken Robinson

Business and Creativity Expert Sir Ken Robinson | Personalized Education | Scoop.it

Watch 2.5 Minutes With genConnect with Sir Ken Robinson discusses working hard and The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything.

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Are you in your element or just getting by? Educators must be in their element to help learners find theirs.

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The Personalized Learning Dudes

The Personalized Learning Dudes | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
Disclaimer: The postings on this site those of "The Dudes" and do not necessarily represent...
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Have you checked out the Personalized Learning Dudes on Facebook?

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Seth's Blog: Watching is not doing (confronting the spectator problem)

Seth's Blog: Watching is not doing (confronting the spectator problem) | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
Talk shows, from Johnny Carson to Fresh Air, have always been about spectating. Comedy, TV, graphic arts, business leadership, politics--they've been sold to us as spectator sports. Selling spectatorhood is pretty easy.
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Who Should We Expect To Lead The Way?

Who Should We Expect To Lead The Way? | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
I can’t help but notice the seeming consensus that we may be putting too much weight on standardized tests and not enough on other ways to demonstrate growth and learning (I do realize that this ma...
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Shifting From Age Cohorts to Competency

Shifting From Age Cohorts to Competency | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
Tom Vander Ark is an education advocate, advisor, and author of Getting Smart: How Personal Digital Learning is Changing the World. Tom is Founder and Executive Editor of Getting Smart and a partner in Learn Capital.
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personalized learning dudes

personalized learning dudes | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
Leading the way to learning innovation
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Our blog has arrived!

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Brain Research: Adolescents Learn More in Cooperative Groups | MiddleWeb

Brain Research: Adolescents Learn More in Cooperative Groups | MiddleWeb | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
Judy Willis, a neurologist & middle grades teacher, says adolescent brains learn more through interactive, interdependent group work.
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Less Time Teaching, More Time Learning

Less Time Teaching, More Time Learning | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
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Does our "best practice" best serve the teacher or the learner?

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Connecting the Dots: Teaching How to Think

Connecting the Dots: Teaching How to Think | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
In her "anti-parabola" video Doodling in Math Class: Connecting the Dots, Vi Hart demonstrates mathematical curiosity and creativity, which happens to be the op
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10 Expectations

We hear often of the "high expectations" schools must have of and for their students, yet we seldom hear of the expectations students have of their schools. ...
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How often do we actually ask our stakeholders what they expect of us?

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Cynicism Is Contagious; So Is Hope

Cynicism Is Contagious; So Is Hope | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
In my last post, I promised readers a special post on a topic of great importance to me. Fighting cynicism is that topic. It is one of the most important issues for me and needs to be one of the most
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Great reminder!

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Two Paths: How Will You See the Common Core?

Two Paths: How Will You See the Common Core? | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
I co-authored this commentary with Ken Kay, the chief executive officer of EdLeader21, a network of school and district leaders based in Tucson, Ariz. He was the founding president of the Partnership
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You Need a Personal Learning Network NOW

Do you have a personal learning network (PLN)? Even if you don't think you do, you probably have one. PLNs are simply informal networks of  folks that you learn from and possibly share some of your...
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What Gets Tested and What Gets Taught

What Gets Tested and What Gets Taught | Personalized Education | Scoop.it

What Gets Tested and What Gets Taught

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Time to start making a change!

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Making Science Fair, Fair...

Making Science Fair, Fair... | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
It’s science fair season! That “sink or swim” time for parents and students to show what they know about erosion, robotics, which type of battery runs the longest, etc.  Wait….parents? Parent invol...
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Who is really doing that science fair project?  Share your thoughts and stories on The Personalized Learning Dudes' Facebook Page!

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Personalization in the Classroom

What exactly does personalization look like? This is a question that we get all the time!  Although there isn’t a canned answer or program, The Dudes along with David Gregory from G&D Associates (http://www.gregorydenby.com/) have come up...

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Teacher Planning Doesn't Have To Stifle Creativity In Schools

Teacher Planning Doesn't Have To Stifle Creativity In Schools | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
Teacher Planning Doesn't Have To Stifle Creativity In Schools
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Personalized learning requires purposeful planning.  This is not a free for all!

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Seth's Blog: With great power comes great irresponsibility

Seth's Blog: With great power comes great irresponsibility | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
It's possible that Peter Parker was uninformed. Organizations tend to view "responsiblity" as doing the safe, proven and traditional tasks, because to do anything else is too risky.
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This rings so true in my experience. Without top leadership's willingness to lead the way by informing themselves, innovating, taking risks, and making bold decisions, change will continue to be slow and frustrating.

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8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom

8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by chrisbb@prodigy.net As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really wa...
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This is a nice list for parents and educators alike!

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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Future of Education

Five-Minute Film Festival: The Future of Education | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
VideoAmy seeds the conversation about what's next for education with this playlist of videos on the future of teaching and learning.
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My View: Predictions for the next decades of education

My View: Predictions for the next decades of education | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
By David Houle, Special to CNN

Editor’s note: David Houle is a futurist and author of the blog Evolution Shift.
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