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Personalized Learning Playbook – Your guide to introducing personalized learning in your classroom

When we talk to educators it is very easy to see the difference in the educators who already had a the PL Mindset.

They asked questions which helped them understand what happens in the classroom week after week. They asked about how the school was different than before, and what changes they made year-over-year.

The educators without the PL Mindset often asked about which digital content was being used and if the content worked. They often criticized what was happening in the classrooms and said they were doing it better at their own schools. They said they couldn’t do this work because of bell schedules, resources, lack of infrastructure, etc.

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Technology can help teachers reach their goals

According to the Teachers’ Dream Classroom Survey, released this month by online and blended learning services provider Edgenuity, only 16 percent of teachers gave their schools an A grade for technology integration. Most teachers (53 percent) rated their schools at the B level, while nearly a third of teachers (31 percent) gave their schools a grade of C, D or F.

The ratings are significant, as the survey found an important link between technology integration and teacher success: Eighty percent of the teachers who gave their schools top marks said technology helps them achieve their objectives; this percentage decreased in conjunction with falling integration grades.

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Universities must enter the digital age or risk facing irrelevance

Universities must enter the digital age or risk facing irrelevance. To start with, big universities are still offering what I call the broadcast model of learning, where the teacher is the broadcaster and the student is the supposedly willing recipient of the one-way message. It goes like this: “I’m a professor and I have knowledge.… Continue reading Universities must enter the digital age or risk facing irrelevance