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With Growth Of 'Hacker Scouting,' More Kids Learn To Tinker : NPR

With Growth Of 'Hacker Scouting,' More Kids Learn To Tinker : NPR | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
With the rise of the do-it-yourself movement, more groups are springing up to encourage kids to link crafts and science.
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The real reason personalized education is hard for parents (and teachers) ...

The real reason personalized education is hard for parents (and teachers) ... | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
My oldest son wants to be a paleontologist and my youngest son learns best in groups. It's torture for me. So Lisa Nielsen's recent tweet really resonated with me: Personalized learning should be personalized by the student, ...
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Using technology in the classroom the right way

Using technology in the classroom the right way | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
One of the things that I see happen far too often is people stressing over how they are going to create lessons around the new piece of technology they hav...
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An open letter to school boards...

An open letter to school boards... | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
School boards have many responsibilities, chief among them is student learning, writes Traci Elizabeth Teasley.
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Great article on the forgotten piece of a school, the school board

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Today I Sucked

Today I Sucked | Personalized Education | Scoop.it

Incredible self-reflection!

 

Today I sucked. Learners were not collaborating – instead they were sitting in groups, but working alone.  I haven’t fostered collaboration well enough. Learners were not taking risks –...

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20 Things Students Want the Nation to Know About Education

20 Things Students Want the Nation to Know About Education | Personalized Education | Scoop.it

Interesting commentary from actual students.  So what are we going to do about it?

 

Students provide insight into their own experiences with education and what they think needs to change to ensure that every student receives a world-class education.


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Five-Year-Olds Pilot Their Own Project Learning

Who says personalized learning isn't for Kindergarten?

 

"Student-driven class activities, enhanced by technology, launch kindergartners on a journey of lifelong learning. See more ideas about immersing young learne...

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Tools for Teaching: Managing a Large Class Size

Tools for Teaching: Managing a Large Class Size | Personalized Education | Scoop.it

This is a reason many give for not moving toward a more personalized environment.  Great tips!

 

Do you have more students than ever this year? With serious education budget cuts in most states, we are seeing class size reduction programs as a thing of the past in many schools.

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Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education | Video on TED.com

I think we can put to rest the idea that under resourced learners aren't ready for or can't handle personalized learning with technology as a tool. All children are hungry to learn.

 

TED Talks Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most.

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The Rise of the Tech-Powered Teacher

The Rise of the Tech-Powered Teacher | Personalized Education | Scoop.it

Technology will never replace great teaching, but it can increase quality teacher/student interaction.

 

Technology isn't a silver bullet, says Salman Khan, but when used appropriately, it can enable teachers to lead differentiated and interactive classrooms.

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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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Personalized Learning Requires Effective Teaching First,Technology Second

Personalized Learning Requires Effective Teaching First,Technology Second | Personalized Education | Scoop.it

Personalized Learning is about instructional delivery change. Technology is just one tool that can facilitate that change.

 

Patrick Ledesma is a National Board-certified teacher and School Based Technology Specialist in Fairfax, Virginia, where he focuses on instructional-technology integration and special education at the middle school level.

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How Will Students Perform? Depends on Teachers’ Expectations

How Will Students Perform? Depends on Teachers’ Expectations | Personalized Education | Scoop.it

Interesting article on expectations.  The mindset of the learners (including educators) is critical!

 

thinkstock By Alix Spiegel Teacher expectations can affect the performance of the children they teach.

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Bag Books: tactile stories for people with learning disabilities

Bag Books: tactile stories for people with learning disabilities | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
Bag Books is a UK charity making multi-sensory books for people with learning disabilities. Its stories engage the senses of children and adults with SLD, PMLD or severe autism.
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What a great way to include all learners!

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How to Teach Math as a Social Activity

A master teacher in Anchorage, Alaska, establishes a cooperative-learning environment in an upper-elementary classroom. For more information and resources, v...
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What Leading With Vision Really Means

What Leading With Vision Really Means | Personalized Education | Scoop.it
We are drawn to leaders who articulate a possible future in a way that speaks to us and includes us.
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Homework: It fails our students and undermines American education

Homework: It fails our students and undermines American education | Personalized Education | Scoop.it

"Students often ask me why I don’t assign homework. “I don’t believe in it,” I quickly respond".

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How Will Classrooms Change With the Use of Computers?

How Will Classrooms Change With the Use of Computers? | Personalized Education | Scoop.it

A shift in practice and training is needed before making mass purchases.

 

Erin Scott By now, most would agree that technology has the potential to be a useful tool for learning.

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The Future Of Learning

The Future Of Learning | Personalized Education | Scoop.it

Powerful video that sets the stage for personalized learning...

 

"Knowing something is probably an obsolete idea. You don’t actually need to know anything. … It’s the teacher’s job to point young minds toward the right kind of questions.


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Common Core: Using Standards to Engage Parents as Educational Partners

Common Core: Using Standards to Engage Parents as Educational Partners | Personalized Education | Scoop.it

Imagine working with your wider community as a partner rather than a provider!

 

Teachers can learn how to use Common Core State Standards to engage parents in their child's student achievement with this education article.

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Strength Based IEPs

Strength Based IEPs | Personalized Education | Scoop.it

Imagine...focusing on strengths when writing an educational plan. What's next, involving the child?!! ;)

 

When most people hear about a child that has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) the first thing that crosses their mind is, “I wonder what their deficits or needs are.”  This is because too many IEPs are being written using the deficit model.

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What You Won't Hear in the Presidential Debates: Five Crucial Education Fixes

What You Won't Hear in the Presidential Debates: Five Crucial Education Fixes | Personalized Education | Scoop.it

Interesting list...

 

What You Won't Hear in the Presidential Debates: Five Crucial Education Fixes...

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Educators need learning advocacy, not technology advocacy | Dangerously Irrelevant

Educators need learning advocacy, not technology advocacy | Dangerously Irrelevant | Personalized Education | Scoop.it

Couldn't agree more!

 

Russ Goerend said in a recent comment at this blog: I'm asking for a simple change in mindset and approach: Ed tech advocate: We should use...


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Why Kids Need Schools to Change

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Why Kids Need Schools to Change

 

Flickr: Elizabeth Albert The current structure of the school day is obsolete, most would agree.

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A world where grades will be left behind

A world where grades will be left behind | Personalized Education | Scoop.it

Will you take the red pill or the blue pill?  Sebastian Thrun's Udacity is a high-tech experiment seeking to revolutionize education. (How, will #education look in 30 years? Personalized education for 10 000 students maybe?

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