Given the potential of technology to enhance learning and teaching, many districts in Massachusetts are working towards ensuring that every student has access to a mobile device, such as a laptop, tablet, or netbook. Districts generally have two options: (1) a one to one model …Continue Reading Planning and implementation considerations for BYOD and 1:1 technology models
Creating an engaging classroom environment for middle school students can be challenging. Developmentally, middle school students are at a unique age- one where they often crave the power to make decisions for themselves, yet still need scaffolding and direct instruction in order to make these …Continue Reading Seeing a combination of personalized learning components at Wilson Middle School
When I picture a high school, I think of long hallways, rows and rows of lockers, fluorescent overhead lights, bells and announcements signaling when it’s time to quickly pack your bag and shuffle out into the throng of teenagers caught up in a river of …Continue Reading Four elements of personalized learning visible at Natick High School
The Massachusetts Personalized Learning Edtech Consortium (MAPLE) Learning Tour of Brown Elementary School provided an exciting peek into what’s possible for personalizing learning at the elementary level. Our group was welcomed by Principal Kirk Downing and Third Grade master teacher and early adopter Jed Stefanowicz. The …Continue Reading Brown Elementary School provides a peek into personalizing learning at the elementary level
I was online last night with the MassCUE Professional Development Committee when I was asked by a committee member to help him explain, using clear bullet points, for his district and school leaders why they should apply for cohort 2 of the Leadership in Blended …Continue Reading MassCUE Leadership in Blended & Digital Learning Program – Massachusetts School Leaders, apply by February 17th!
This blog post was originally published in EdSurge News on January 3, 2016 and is posted here with the permission of EdSurge. Education buzzwords come and go, just as the fads they sometimes represent. But some endure and come back, much as in the Gartner …Continue Reading Finding ‘Personalized Learning’ and Other Edtech Buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle
The Massachusetts Personalized Learning Network considers blended learning a key component to engaging learners within its personalized learning framework. Many confuse the terms blended learning with personalized learning. Blended learning is an instructional model that integrates digital and online media content into teacher instructional practice. …Continue Reading The Fundamental Shift to Blended Learning
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