Using Technology to Transform Learning
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Articles, ideas, references showcasing ways that educational technologies change teaching and learning
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Apps unlock ‘a-ha moment’

Apps unlock ‘a-ha moment’ | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Teachers at Southwest High School in Jacksonville, North Carolina, allowed students to bring their smartphones to class to watch short math videos. The ‘a-ha’ moment came when the students used the phones to record each other solving math problems, and then created a repository of problem-solving videos.
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Examples from around the country where students are using apps to create digital content. 
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Culture Shift: Teaching in a Learner-Centered Environment Powered by Digital Learning

Culture Shift: Teaching in a Learner-Centered Environment Powered by Digital Learning | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it

"The report, Culture Shift: Teaching in a Learner-Centered Environment Powered by Digital Learning, examines the support that educators and schools will require to implement genuine teaching practices that are personalized for each student. Digital learning, the report argues, can be a major strategy for enabling teachers to meet varied students’ needs while also supporting necessary cultural shifts in teaching.

 

According to the report, learner-centered instruction is personalized, rigorous, and based on college- and career-ready expectations. It is also collaborative, relevant, and flexible, with learning taking place anytime or anywhere. A true shift to a learner-centered environment powered by effective technology requires a strong school culture that embodies, encourages, and focuses on the needs of each student, the report argues. Specifically, Culture Shift maintains that the integration of technology and digital learning, school leadership, and changes in the teaching profession are critical to the transition to this new culture."

 

Download the complete report on this site!


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It is Personal and Dangerous Now

It is Personal and Dangerous Now | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Personalized Learning is not about feeding information to kids via adaptive learning systems. We already did that and it didn't work then. It is all about the learner owning and driving their learning.

Via Barbara Bray
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Barbara Bray addresses the difference between adaptive learning systems that are really personalized learning - systems that do not bring the learner into the equation - and personalized learning where the learner makes choices that engages them personally in their learning. 

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Barbara Bray's curator insight, January 1, 2014 3:25 PM

The marketing strategy of adaptive learning systems is that of 24/7 services that you can access at any time, in any place and at any pace. Education has adopted this language to reduce costs with business-like customization and streamlined productivity. The expectation is for a flexible education system that will also be more efficient and cost effective.
[Source: Rebirth of the Teaching Machine Through the Seduction of Data Analytics: This Time It's Personal by Phil McRae]