Personalized Learning Toolkit: Designing New PathwaysPresentation Transcript
Personalized Learning Toolkits
Designing New Pathways for Each Child
Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey https://sites.google.com/site/personalizedlearningtoolkits/home Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License .
Personalizing learning means...
students know how they learn so they are prepared for today and their future as global citizens.
students are co-learners and co-designers of the curriculum and the learning environment.
students own and drive their learning.
Learning is personal No two brains are the same. They develop at different rates and excel in different subjects. Learning physically changes our brains: “ Neurons that fire together, wire together.” Personalized learning is more likely to work than one-size-fits-all instruction. John Medina summarized these findings in his book Brain Rules . http://brainrules.net/the-rules
Personal Learner Profile based on UDL www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/whatisudl
Personal Learner Profile http://www.engr.ncsu.edu / learningstyles/ilsweb.html How are you Smart? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Learning Styles Questionnaire Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences http://www.howardgardner.com/MI/mi.html UDL
Personalized Learning Models
Why are Finland's Schools Successful? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/people-places/Why-Are-Finlands-Schools-Successful.html It's not the time in the classroom. It's the teacher in the Finnish classroom that makes the difference. Teaching is a highly valued profession. Less facts, no standardized testing system. More time developing creativity. Students stay with the same teacher for six years. This is called "looping. "
British Columbia's plan consists of five key elements:
Personalized learning for every student
Quality teaching and learning
Flexibility and choice
Learning empowered by technology
British Columbia introduces an interactive discussion guide on Personalized Learning
From the UK - Open Learn Lab Space introduces... Responsive Open Learning Environments (ROLE) The ROLE project provides tools and services that enable learners to build their own technology-enhanced learning environment based on their needs and preferences. http://labspace.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=7433
Personalised Learning Plans in Australia Personalised Learning Works Wonders in a High School http://www.ozteacher.com.au/html/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=629:personalised-learning-working-wonders&catid=33:innovation&Itemid=410 90 per cent of Arthur Phillip High School students are from non-English speaking backgrounds. There is a digital learning revolution from the nationwide laptop rollout. Each student creates a personalise learning plan. The school has a detailed learning profile for each child so they can go in and look at where they are and access exercises to reach the next level. Teachers communicate with students through blogs and wikis.
Reggio Emilia Approach
The child as an active participant in learning.
The significance of environment.
The teacher, parent, and child as collaborators in the process of learning.
The Big Picture Learning Design http://www.bigpicture.org/schools/learning-goals/
The Five Learning Goals are:
Personalized Learning Map image by Peter H. Reynolds http://www.fablevision.com
Personal Learning Guides
Teacher and students roles change
Curating Resources from your PLN for your own Learning Curation as a 21st Century Skill http://barbarabray.net/2011/10/27/curation-as-a-21st-century-skill/ Barbara’s Scoop-it: http://www.scoop.it/t/making-learning-personal Kathleen’s Scoop-it: http://www.scoop.it/t/personalized-learning-p learning
A Personalized Learning Backpack could include a device with...
A customized set of apps and tools to support a student in...
Reading Good Reader Includes annotation features to mark-ups PDFs typewriter text boxes, ("sticky notes"), text highlights, freehand drawings, lines, arrows, rectangles, cloudy shapes, text underlines; file management; transfer and syncing files, zoom feature; text search. ($4.99 ) Web Reader Web Reader HD 2.2 for iPad uses text to speech technology along with web page content recognition to read web pages to you. ($1.99) Speak Text Copy and past text into the reader and have it read back or have it translate and read. (free)
Note taking Audio Note Lit e Text notes, audio notes, draw tool and highlighter; can synchronized note and audio recordings; universally-designed to support many students. Limited use with free version. Evernote Evernote lets you clip audio, video, text, images, whatever you can think of and save it to a central web repository. You can assign documents or files with tags for easy collections and organization. (Free) Catch Notes Catch Notes is a free feature-packed app that allows you to capture your ideas and experiences in text, voice, images, and locations, all with free sync and backups to Catch.com.
Researching Dragon Go! Dragon Go! knows what you want simply by how you say it! And it will deliver you directly to the best mobile sites offering what you want - Google, You Tube, Wikipedia, Albums, Twitter, etc.. (free) Qwiki 3,000,000 topics in a format perfect for the iPad: visual, audio, and text pulled from Wikipedia, Google, and other search engines. (free) WolframAlpha This app is like having a geek in your pocket by doing dynamic computations based on built-in data, algorithms, and methods. This app brings expert-level knowledge to you immediately when you need it. ($2.99)
Brainstorming iBrainstorm Capturing and sharing your inner most creative genius has never been easier. Introducing the first multi-device collaboration tool from Universal. (Free) SimpleMind Mind mapping tools that turns your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch into a brainstorming, idea collection and thought structuring device. (Free) Idea Sketch Idea Sketch lets you easily draw a diagram - mind map, concept map, or flow chart - and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa. (Free)
Organizing iHomework Keep track of assignments in a color coded calendar; organize courses; record grades; organize reading material and books; set alarm for reminders on assignments; sync with your laptop. ($1.99) DropBox Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, documents, and videos anywhere you go. Put it on your computer and as an app, you can take everything that matters to you with you everywhere you go. My Homework Record homework in a calendar; receive reminders; set priorities; organize courses in time or block schedule; add teachers and contact info. (free) Toodledo - To Do List Toodledo is a powerful task and note manager for the iPhone and iPad that will organize your to-do list and notes.
Math Concepts Khan Academy Take all the videos created for the Khan Academy and take them mobile -videos, catalog, notes, and forum posts are cached and viewable off-line. There is an assessment for ongoing feedback for schools. (free) Sketch Explorer Drag, manipulate and animate visual mathematics to develop and generalize your understanding of fundamental concepts across elementary math, geometry, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and beyond. (free) Algebra Touch Includes the first 5 lessons in Algebra: Addition, Like Terms, Negatives, Multiplication and Order of Operations. (free)
Writing/Storytelling Storykit Create an electronic storybook. Write some text, illustrate by drawing on the screen, tag a photograph or drawing on paper, photograph the image, and record sounds. Layout elements of your story can be dragged, pinch and altered with ease. (free) Toontastic Lights, Camera, Play! Toontastic is a creative learning tool that empowers kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons through imaginative play. (free) Dragon Dictation Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard. Caster Free Caster Free quickly and easily creates podcasts on your iPhone and iPad. (free)
Communicating/ Collaborating Skype Call, video call and instant message anyone else on Skype for free with Skype for your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Screenchomp Share a great idea. Doodle on any screenshot from your camera roll. Preview your bite-sized video. Output your recording to Screenchomp.com for easy sharing. (Free) Doceri Interactive whiteboard for collaborative work on an iPad. (Free)
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