Tag Archives: personalized learning

Best Possible Experience

A different take on personalized instruction. GUEST COLUMN | by Cliff King As a grandfather, I’ve been around long enough to see some major changes in what education looked like for my kids compared to what it will look like … Continue reading

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The Process of Assessing Student Learning Is Broken

A product strategist’s perspective on data for teachers. GUEST COLUMN| by Hilary Scharton In the current assessment landscape, all schools are required to assess students because of past and recent legislature — the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | IXL Diagnostic

Just in time for back to school, IXL, the K-12 personalized learning program used by 1 in 9 U.S. students, released an adaptive diagnostic. The IXL Diagnostic achieves four breakthroughs in assessment: it offers information that is always up to … Continue reading

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The Connected States of America

SETDA’s executive director shares her perspective on energizing edtech. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero As one of the nation’s most prominent K-12 education leaders in academics and digital learning, Tracy Weeks (pictured) is on a mission to provide safe access … Continue reading

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Myths Revealed: Apple Devices in the Classroom

Modernizing, personalizing—and a closer look at technology helping to make it happen. GUEST COLUMN | by Sam Weiss and Dave Saltmarsh  As schools look to modernize teaching and personalize learning, it isn’t a matter of if technology is right for … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Silverback Learning Solutions

Their suite of products includes Mileposts and Teacher Vitae. Mileposts is a cloud-based Longitudinal Learning Portfolio which helps K-12 educators and administrators create and connect personalized learning plans and interventions to all of the assessments and instructional resources already available … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Voxy

Here is an online English learning platform providing a personalized language curriculum, adaptive web and mobile technology, best-in-class learner support and a robust CRM program that increases learner engagement. Voxy provides tools and services that make it easy for organizations to … Continue reading

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The Right Kind of Growth in Greenville County

With dynamic digital content and personalized learning, a district embraces transition. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Jeff McCoy has reason to smile. Anyone with a big purpose, an inclusive vision, and who is making great headway with plenty of help from … Continue reading

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Lounge Lessons

Clearing up persistent teacher misconceptions on blended learning. GUEST COLUMN | by Juliana Finegan Having taught high school and middle school for almost ten years, I still have many friends who are educators and administrators throughout the country. Recently I visited … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Beijing Math

Is the Chinese approach to math the secret to better understanding and test scores for U.S. students? It’s no secret that Chinese students routinely outperform students in other countries on standardized tests. But what’s the difference? Is it curriculum? Parental involvement? … Continue reading

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One Size Fits

Personalized learning as part of your learning genome. GUEST COLUMN | by Brian Peddle “Education shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all, it should be one-size-fits-one.” -Brian Peddle There is extensive evidence that demonstrates traditional education is not adequately preparing our students for successful … Continue reading

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System Change

The three edtech trends supporting transformative learning. GUEST COLUMN | by Jon Phillips With another school year in our midst, teachers and administrators have high expectations for the role of new technology in their classrooms. At the same time, there … Continue reading

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Getting Personal

The role of personalization in online learning. GUEST COLUMN | by Jason Wright Classroom education has come a long way from one-room schoolhouses and chalkboards, largely due to evolving technology. This change is continuing to transform education with advances in … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Woot Math

In the Spring of 2014, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), researchers conducted a multi-site randomized controlled trial that studied several forms of software-based adaptivity and demonstrated that Woot Math’s adaptivity contributed significant effects in learning and retention. In … Continue reading

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Made in Finland

Helsinki-based company knows business, but does it know the business of education? INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Before entering the edtech arena, Vesa Perälä was a senior exec at Nokia, Jabra, and Coloplast for nearly 15 years. He became an entrepreneur in … Continue reading

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Personalized Learning at Scale

A military example from a US Army vet. GUEST COLUMN | by Kevin M.A. Nguyen “Personalized learning is…” How many times have you read that lately? Though the concept has been around for decades, personalized learning has seen a resurgence … Continue reading

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At The Heart of Learning

Efficiency, empathy and empowerment in personalized learning for higher education.  GUEST COLUMN | by James Caras  Personalized learning offers the benefits of delivering customized instruction and learning paths to students based upon a learner profile generated as a student engages … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | IXL

IXL is an educational technology that delivers an immersive learning experience for students across all grades. With 1 in 10 students using it in the U.S., and over 18 billion questions asked and answered around the world, this company is helping … Continue reading

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MIDAS Touched

Is a single all-in-one ‘golden’ platform for education even possible? Sure, why not? INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Megan Harney has always enjoyed working on computers, and when she was a child, her parents (who both worked in the trades) often encouraged … Continue reading

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EdChat Interactive | Personalized Learning, Digital Narratives

This week tune in to EdChat Interactive and enjoy an excellent show with two stars. First up, the enlightening Sherry Crofut, a veteran edtech specialist, discusses how to implement customized, personalized learning in your classroom and in your school. Then, effective … Continue reading

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Big Fun in Education

A successful edtech company’s CEO accounts for efficient learning and proper tools. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Now one of the fastest growing curriculum systems in the U.S., MobyMax has over 1,000 new teachers registering each day. What exactly does … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | PEAK from Fuel Education

Fuel Education’s PEAK is an open, easy-to-use technology platform that gives districts a way to personalize, integrate, and manage online learning programs. It reduces system complexity, simplifies administrations, and provides intelligent reporting and analytics, empowering teachers to deliver a next-generation digital learning experience … Continue reading

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Competing in a Global Economy

Why college and career readiness matters to our students. GUEST COLUMN| by Blair Milam  The United States is a leader in the global economy, yet ranks 14th in the world in cognitive skills and educational attainment. As other countries continue … Continue reading

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Personalized at Scale

Large-scale personalized instruction is not only possible — it’s necessary. GUEST COLUMN | by Lynn Young All children – no matter their learning ability – deserve a curriculum that’s both rigorous and aligned to state standards. That vision can be … Continue reading

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Getting Personalized

Edtech to make personalized learning happen in K-12 schools.  GUEST COLUMN | by Laura Henderson Personalized learning is the education buzz that is sweeping the nation. From the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the US Department of Instruction, schools, … Continue reading

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