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Personalized Learning Environments - PLE

The New Learning Model:

 

"Instructor facilitated, truly personalized learning methodology, in a blended learning environment, supplemented by truly personalized learning technology".

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Technology Integration in Education

I am the founder of the website Technology Integration in Education with over 10000 members world wide. We exist on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Diigo and our own website @ http://www.technologyintegrationineducation.com . The premise behind the website is to create a central location for all educators to quickly and easily find all education resources that help to best integrate technology into their teaching. The ...more »

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Ultranet online student-centred learning environment statewide

The Ultranet is an online student-centred learning environment currently in every Government P-12 school setting in Victoria, Australia. It supports high quality learning and teaching by connecting students, teachers and parents, providing all with 24/7 access to a safe and personalized learning environment. Quality digital content and resources are integrated in the Ultranet to ensure teachers and students have access ...more »

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Digital Content & Standards

Not all digital content is created equal. Engagement and motivation need to collide with standards, curriculum priorities, assessment, sound instruction and feedback.

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Free Open Courseware Offers Learning to Anyone/Anywhere/Anytime

The non-profit Khan Academy offers free world-class online learning for K-12 Common Core subjects. I ran across this outstanding technology web-based resource today while researching open courseware and was astounded at what is being offered free to anyone. It is so compelling I just needed to share this website with other educators and students who may not be aware of its potential for advancing global learning to anyone, ...more »

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A peer-review process for online materials

Right now there are lots of useful sites but little reliable guidance for educators and students regarding which are the best. We need a reliable, stable web presence that reviews and ranks online materials for learning.

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Books in the tablet age: BookMovie & text2tablet

Reading is essential, but should be adapted to modern supports and experiences the children are used to. I developped BookMovie for my daughters as part of text2tablet initiative.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lbp5z_iyacI

We should adapt the reading experience to our time.

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Hybrid Synchronous Classrooms

Combining face-to-face, synchronous on-line, and asynchronous on-line into one class to provide the best of both environments.

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Utilizing Social Media for Professional Development

Use Edmodo not just in the classroom but for collaborating amongst teachers and across schools within the same district. I am an K-5 Tech teacher and am spearheading this initiative within the elementary. I maintain the student pages as well teacher page. This way I can keep teachers in the loop but constantly updating on new websites they can use in the class and letting them know how their students are doing in my class. ...more »

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Use Google Earth as a learning platform

I use Google Earth as the learning platform for math activities and lessons. My website, RealWorldMath.org provides teachers with lesson resources that promote active learning and constructivism. The best thing about this is that with Google Earth I can easily connect with ideas from other subject areas such as Science or History. By presenting ideas in a virtual world setting, students can see the relevance of ideas ...more »

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Cell phones as clickers

Allow students to bring their cell phones into class and use them as clickers to encourage participation and monitor performance

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research at every level

Cutting edge science and creative work is not far from the sandbox. Curricula at all levels can be informed by and inform cutting edge research, and the internet can be a conduit for communication between University and corporate research and schools. We might be surprised by what we learn from younger students.

Claire Janisch's Biomimicry project is a good example: http://goo.gl/H7fuI

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