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The latest on personalized learning, blended learning, CBE and all things innovation in K-12 education. We answer questions before you think to ask them.

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The Self-Aware Educator -- Developing systems for the educator’s mind

  Today we have access to more instructional strategies, procedures, and technologies than ever before. From competency-based learning (I just gave a presentation at Keene State’s Education Summit) to personalized learning, Stemscopes (hands on science curriculum) to Dreambox (adaptive math), and Edusight (robust gradebook) to Fishtree (adaptive learning system), we have a lot of choices.

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This Is New York, Calling Wyoming

Students in Wendy Daniels 4th grade blended classroom in Evanston, WY join a virtual pen pal session with 5th grade blended students in Middletown, NY.   Guest Blog Post by Wendy Daniels, 4th Grade Teacher at North Evanston Elementary School in Evanston, Wyoming In February Lori Lawrence, a 5th grade teacher in Middletown, New York, reached out with a request. She wanted to create a virtual pen-pal class for her 5th grade blended classroom. I thought it would be neat to connect my students in Wyoming with hers in New York and so we scheduled a time for our classes to Skype. The results were amazing!

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Choose your partners wisely. And treat them well!

It's spring and flowers aren't the only things blooming. This is also the time of year when we at Education Elements focus on our blooming partner catalog - on building  relationships with new partners, and cultivating and growing our relationships with old ones.  With an eye on back-to-school we meet with current, and prospective partners to compare notes, coordinate our back-to-school product releases, and ensure that together we deliver improved student outcomes for our clients.

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[Guest Blog Post] An Adaptive Diagnostic Will Rock Your World (and other reasons to choose adaptive assessments)

Take a look at your smartphone. You can’t live without it, right? In two years, not having an adaptive assessment tied to individualized instruction for children will be as ridiculous as not having a smartphone. Imagine having data in one place that tells you if and how students are progressing from year-to-year versus having to cobble together data from different assessments, administered by different teachers in different grades that still give an incomplete view of student achievement. Advanced technology is now available which provides a deep, customized evaluation of student performance and tracks student growth consistently and continuously over a student’s entire K–12 career. This technology is an adaptive diagnostic. 

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#howdoichoose  |  Blended Learning  |  Devices  |  Ed Tech  |  Education Technology  |  Hardware

Choosing the Device that Best Suits Your Blended Learning Program Part 2: The Main Contenders

  I recently went over the DOs and DON’Ts of choosing hardware to suit your blended learning needs. A lot of you may be saying, "Thanks for the advice, but what can you tell me about the actual devices?" Well, that’s what this week’s post is all about!

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10,000 Hour Rule  |  Blended Learning  |  Education Technology  |  Malcolm Gladwell  |  Personalized Learning  |  Private Instruction

10,000 hours never made me a concert violinist...why personalized learning with #edtech would have helped

[Re-post from edfactors.com]

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