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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

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Growth Mindset – How to help every child fulfill their potential ?

“You can grow your Intelligence”…Carol Dweck “You’re so talented!”, “You are gifted – a natural!”, “You’re doing so well in school, you must be really smart!” – children receive these messages (or their negative counterparts), along with many other messages on a daily basis from their peers, parents and teachers. Are these just words or… Continue reading Growth Mindset – How to help every child fulfill their potential ?

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Shift to Digital Classroom – How to measure your Personalized Learning Progression ?

We’re living in a time of unprecedented change in education. The shift to digital education is happening—and in many cases has already happened—and it’s changing everything about the way students learn and educators teach. Today’s learners are native to a digital world, and if we want them to learn in a way that suits them,… Continue reading Shift to Digital Classroom – How to measure your Personalized Learning Progression ?