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No Child Left Untableted ~ NY Times

No Child Left Untableted ~ NY Times | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Carlo Rotella


"The tablets, paid for in part by a $30 million grant from the federal Department of Education’s Race to the Top program, were created and sold by a company called Amplify, a New York-based division of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, and they struck me as exemplifying several dubious American habits now ascendant: the overvaluing of technology and the undervaluing of people; the displacement of face-to-face interaction by virtual connection; the recasting of citizenship and inner life as a commodified data profile; the tendency to turn to the market to address social problems.



"Still, I came to Guilford County, I hoped, motivated by curiosity and discovery rather than kneejerk repudiation. I try to be on guard against misrecognizing complex change as simple decline, and I acknowledge that my tendency to dismiss the tech industry’s marketing might blind me to the Amplify tablet’s genuine potential as a teaching tool — and to major new developments reshaping not just the nature of schooling but also the world in which my kids are growing up."

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David Truss: Personalization and Responsibility

David Truss: Personalization and Responsibility | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

David Truss ponts out that personalization is about the learner taking responsibility for their learning.  He includes that educators are also learners and substitutes "educators" in a paragraph in our report where we explain the chart on "Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization".

 

"Going back to Bray & McClaskey, have a look at the last sentence I quoted above, only switch ‘learners’ to ‘educators’: “When [educators] reflect on their own learning and must communicate it to others, they are intensifying their understanding about a topic, their learning strengths, and the areas in which they need to develop further.”

 

We need to personalize the learning for our educators and our students… seeing both first and foremost as learners. We can’t cookie-cutter our professional development to teachers and expect meaningful results. We can’t evaluate students based on tests with easily Googleable answers. We can develop a sense of learner responsibility by personalizing learning, making it meaningful and making it work that matters.

 

Finally, if we decide to look at educators and students as learners first, then we also need to recognize the responsibility that comes with being a learner. So much of what I read about now is about things ‘we need to do’ to support the learner. But be they educators or students, learners need first to understand the importance of their own role in learning. Personalization isn’t just about catering to a learner, it is also about learner autonomy and thus learner responsibility."

 

Thank you David in making the connections and in sharing your Manifesto!


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Infographic: Personalization vs Individualization vs Differentiation

Infographic: Personalization vs Individualization vs Differentiation | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
When learning is personal, teaching and learning changes. Teachers' and learners' roles change. Last January, we created a chart comparing Personalization vs Individualization vs Differentiation and a report that explained the difference between these three terms including teacher-centered vs. learner-centered approaches. This chart has been downloaded tens of thousands of times from all over the world and prompted discussions around some of these questions:


> What does personalized or personal learning mean to you?

> How do you see teachers' and learners' roles changing?

> How does a school or district know they are Ready to Transform learning?

> What is Assessment AS Learning?

> Can personalization help close the achievement gap?

> Where are the conversations, models, and examples of personalizing learning?

 

These questions were part of an interview from Patricia Gomes, a reporter from Porvir in Brazil who wrote an article August 12, 2012 about the chart and resulted in an article and infographic in Portuguese.


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MikoAgenda's comment, December 14, 2012 6:16 PM
Genial!
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Free Report Explaining the Personalization Chart | Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey

Free Report Explaining the Personalization Chart | Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

A report by Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey explaining the elements of the Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization chart.  

 

The chart on Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization that we created brought an enormous interest from people and organizations around the world.  This report was developed from many questions we received about the chart elements in comparing these terms.  In responding to these questions,  we have included specific references and links in explaining these elements related to Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization.  

 

Please download the free chart and report!  Your feedback would be appreciated.


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Greg Alchin's curator insight, October 20, 2013 9:19 PM

A must read primer for anyone starting out along the personalised learning journey.