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Personalized Learning: What It Really Is and Why It Really Matters

Personalized Learning: What It Really Is and Why It Really Matters | Education Matters | Scoop.it
The authors offer a framework—based on three years of campus visits—for thinking about (1) the circumstances under which personalized learning can help students and (2) the best way to evaluate the real educational value for products that are marketed under the personalized learning banner.

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Personalized Learning - A 3 step plan by Jessica Sanders

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6 Characteristics Of Tomorrow's Classroom Technology

6 Characteristics Of Tomorrow's Classroom Technology | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Predicting the growth of technology is impossible–in both rate and direction. The same likely applies to learning.

Combine them and you’ve got even greater uncertainty, but that’s what Michell Zappa and the folks over at Envisioningtech did in creating the following massive concept map. In the visual there are three distinct domains/learning spaces: Classroom, Studio, and Virtual. Within these domains are 6 sub-domains that represent both areas of growth and characteristics of how learning might change when fused with emerging technologies.
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Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning By Katrina Schwartz

Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning By Katrina Schwartz | Education Matters | Scoop.it
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Shannon Mersand: 12 Questions (and Answers) about Makerspaces!

Shannon Mersand: 12 Questions (and Answers) about Makerspaces! | Education Matters | Scoop.it

“ What is needed to start a Makerspace in a classroom or school? Passion - You need to have passion and a belief in the educational value of maker-style projects. Space - This can be a whole room or only part of a room. Supplies - Start small with simple craft materials. Often sending a message out to colleagues and the community asking for donations of materials works well. Storage - Create a place to store materials when they are not in use and student projects as they are being worked on.”


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Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, March 18, 2016 9:37 PM

Shannon Mersand's online class Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces will help you transform your instruction.

Sara Jane Clement's curator insight, March 20, 2016 2:24 PM

Shannon Mersand's online class Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces will help you transform your instruction.

Christophe Gigon's curator insight, May 26, 2016 2:56 AM
Note to self : what about transforming a robotic AOC into a proprer Makerspace ? Sounds good :)
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5 Apps to Transform Teaching and Personalize Learning

5 Apps to Transform Teaching and Personalize Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Transformation requires a journey for teachers toward great educational rewards for students. Knowing how to craft learning experiences that meld technology with the curriculum is key to crafting digital-age lessons. As digital tools are integrated seamlessly with sound pedagogical practice, a new classroom culture emerges. This is a culture focused on student-centered, personalized learning and shifting away from traditional teacher-centered classrooms. The digitally-rich lesson format below has evolved as technology has been infused into these lesson components:
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Building an effective learning environment | Tony Bates

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What WALL E Teaches Us About Adaptive and Personalized Learning (EdSurge News)

What WALL E Teaches Us About Adaptive and Personalized Learning (EdSurge News) | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Our world is awash in information. There is some disagreement over the exact amount, but reasonable estimates state that humanity records and transmits a little over three exabytes of information every day. Now, more than ever before, people are desperately in need of skills that will help them determine what is worthy of their attention, and how to effectively study and learn over their lifetime in this increasingly ill-structured and information-rich environment.

Yet what is the primary purpose of most adaptive or personalized learning systems? To eliminate the complexity of deciding what to study, how to study or how long to study. The highest aspiration of these systems seems to be automatically selecting, sequencing and presenting just the right information for the learner at just the right time. All the learner needs to do is sit back and click "Next"—no judgment or thinking required.
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Robots in Education: What’s Here and What’s Coming

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As with so many types of tech, how useful (and potentially harmful) robots can be to education will have more to do with how educators and students choose to use them than with the technology itself. We may not be on the cusp of having robot teachers like in the Jetsons, but robots have already made their mark in education and will continue to do so.

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Francisco Restivo's curator insight, February 21, 2016 5:39 PM

Uma reflexão muito interessante.

Pamela Hills's curator insight, February 24, 2016 3:15 PM

There is no doubt Robots are the wave of the future as they take over many jobs that humans once held !

Dinah Galligo's curator insight, February 29, 2016 6:35 AM

Les robots sont déjà dans l'éducation ... Et ils vont continuer mais pas comme on se les représente ...

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What Technology Does To Learning: An Analogy

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Here’s an analogy to help understand the potential of technology in learning. It’s a bit clumsy, but bear with me.

Think of a teacher like an employee at a department store. Using store guidelines and frameworks for merchandising, an employee will go back to the stock room and grab products and widgets to then place on the sales floor in some recognizable way that doesn’t take up too much space and is easy to shop.

What that employee chooses to put out on the floor depends on a variety of factors, among them what’s selling, what’s in stock, and what priorities managers have placed on specific items.

While an established process that’s “worked for years,” this model is limited as it is entirely governed by store policy, and the speed of a small handful of employees to stock. While fine in slower retail environments, in a busy store this system gets taxed very quickly. Missing sizes, incorrect pricing, low inventory on high-demand items, etc.

In this (labored) analogy, the teacher is the employee, surveying the sales floor, going back to the “stock room” of content, “grabbing” content (in the form of standards), then packaging these standards in a way that “shoppers” (i.e., students) can–and want to–use.
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6 Major Barriers Impeding Technology Adoption in Education

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"Experts identify the most substantial tech-related obstacles to education, ranging from the solvable to the downright wickedly difficult."


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Alexander Daron's curator insight, October 15, 2017 11:14 AM

I chose this resource because although technology can be great, sometimes it can be extremely challenging as well. As a society, we must continue to overcome any barriers or obstacles we face in an effort to use the technology to our advantage.. I hope that this article will help raise awareness as to some of the barriers we face, and then we can find solutions to overcome those barriers. 

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7 New EdTech Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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13 Great Tools for Creating Your Own Maps to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

13 Great Tools for Creating Your Own Maps to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Today we have spent sometime going through our Map Tools archive and curated for you the collection below. These are some of the best tools out there that you can use with you students in class to create, annotate and share maps. We invite you to check them out and share with your colleagues.
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Infographics for teaching and learning 

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What are Infographics?

An infographic is a way to tell a story to an audience in a visual manner.  Infographics use data visualizations, charts, numbers, text, graphs and images all combined into one to the story

Why Infographics work for teaching and learning

There is a science behind infographics, but to keep things short a simple.  People are visual.  We process images and visualizations faster than reading text along. Picture Superiority Effect basically says that if we hear something, 3 days later we will be lucky to remember 10%.  This increase to 65% when pictures are added.
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Revamping education for work: a life of learning

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Statistics show that the earlier a young person is exposed to a new skill like computer programming, the more likely they are to excel in it, and to consider pursuing it as a career. However, computer science education is not yet a mandatory part of the national school curriculum in many developed countries. Despite this, a growing number of regions, schools, educators and parents recognise that it is a critical skill their children need in order to succeed in a rapidly transforming and very digital world. 
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Collaborative Learning: Why Transforming Classrooms Into Collaboration Rooms Can Make A Big Difference

Collaborative Learning: Why Transforming Classrooms Into Collaboration Rooms Can Make A Big Difference | Education Matters | Scoop.it
Want to know why transforming classrooms into collaboration rooms can make a big difference? Check why Collaborative Learning is so important. 

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, March 4, 2016 3:58 AM
The core component of every successfull collaboration is the design of the activity, no matter the tool
Bárbara Mónica Pérez Moo's curator insight, March 8, 2016 8:09 PM
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5 Ways to Reimagine and Re-energize Your Classroom

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Melanie Cole's curator insight, May 28, 2016 5:16 AM

The authors take on using digital technology to replace standard worksheets in the classroom is particularly interesting.

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4 Strategies for Teaching Students How to Revise

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During revision, students should work closely together, share often, discuss models, add details, delete the unnecessary, and rearrange for clarity and effect.

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Daniel Jäggli's curator insight, March 8, 2016 5:54 AM

These are actually quite good steps for developing a process approach to writing.

GwynethJones's curator insight, October 2, 2016 9:14 PM

GAfE is great for revising in groups!

Innovación CFS's curator insight, October 6, 2016 2:04 AM
Just to make a prove
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Connecting a Classroom: Reflections on Using Social Media With My Students

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One year after implementing social media as a central classroom component, teacher Brianna Crowley and her students reflect on how to improve their efforts.

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Juanita Amiel Garcia's curator insight, June 25, 2017 12:23 AM
Not only is social media in the classroom beneficial for students, their parents can follow along and see what they learn in class. It's a win for teachers, students, and parents.
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Overview | Adaptive Learning |

Overview | Adaptive Learning | | Education Matters | Scoop.it

 Meet Aaron Cheng, my daughter’s sixth-grade math teacher. He’s a smart, technically savvy 28 year-old at the Alameda Community Learning Center, a progressive charter school just fifteen minutes from the tech mecca of San Francisco. I asked him the other day if ACLC was thinking of using any adaptive learning software.

“What’s that?” Cheng asks.

Thirty five miles south at Joseph Weller Elementary School in Milpitas, everyone knows about adaptive learning. When EdSurge reporter, Paty Gomes, and I visit, third graders are sitting on bright red plastic chairs in an expansive, airy learning lab, each quietly reading a book they selected from Reading Counts, an adaptive program that suggests titles that can help them improve in a certain area—say, vocabulary. So many reporters and educators have visited this cutting-edge lab that teacher Diane Semrau doesn’t bother to introduce the camera-laden visitors, and the kids could hardly care less. After they go off to lunch, district superintendent Cary Matsuoka and director of technology Chin Song sit for an interview, reeling off information about the program.

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4 Excellent Resources for Math Teachers via @Medkh9

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5 Ways To Engage Reluctant Learners -

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We’ve all been there. Slumped bodies, rolled eyes, defiant words, and off-task behaviors announce (not-so-subtly) that instruction isn’t “working.” So what can teachers do to encourage participation and task completion when students are reluctant to participate or complete tasks?

While there are no guarantees or magic bullets, certain principles and strategies can help harness the intrinsic motivation that lies at the heart of each learner.
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6 Characteristics Of Tomorrow's Classroom Technology

6 Characteristics Of Tomorrow's Classroom Technology | Education Matters | Scoop.it

"Predicting the growth of technology is impossible–in both rate and direction. The same likely applies to learning. Combine them and you’ve got even greater uncertainty, but that’s what Michell Zappa and the folks over at Envisioningtech did in creating the following massive concept map. In the visual there are three distinct domains/learning spaces: Classroom, Studio, and Virtual. Within these domains are 6 sub-domains that represent both areas of growth and characteristics of how learning might change when fused with emerging technologies."


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How Blended Learning Is Changing Teaching, Teachers, and Classrooms - BAM! Radio Network

How Blended Learning Is Changing Teaching, Teachers, and Classrooms - BAM! Radio Network | Education Matters | Scoop.it
What is blended learning? Our guest says that it's much more that bringing technology into the classroom. Learn more.

Follow: @coolcatteacher @ArnettTom @bamradionetwork
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