K-12 Seeks Custom Fit
Schools Test Individual Digital Learning
March 17, 2011
- Student Well-Being Students Seek the Right Digital FitTechnology is pushing the boundaries of personalized learning by helping students customize their own classroom experiences.Classroom Technology Digital Gaming Goes AcademicExperts say technology and research have evolved to the point where educators can actually have a sense of the impact of games on individual learners.Teaching Tailoring Testing with Digital ToolsEducators and researchers are exploring how to embed assessments into digital curricula to better understand the needs of individual students.Teaching Schools Use Digital Tools to Customize EducationEducators are turning to technology and different teaching and learning approaches to provide more personalized learning experiences for students.Accountability Vt. Initiative Seeks to Balance Innovation, AccountabilityUniversity of Vermont researchers are following a cohort of I-LEAP students to assess the impact that technology-rich, customized learning has on high school completion.Teaching Profession Teachers & TechnologyThis year, the Technology Counts data section shines the spotlight on teachers' use of technology.Classroom Technology Navigating the Path to Personalized EducationA Vermont initiative to improve learning in middle schools is working through the challenges of using the latest digital tools and different teaching approaches.Teaching Web-Based Russian Math Curriculum Shows Positive ResultsStudents using the program are showing improvements in both their proficiency and their attitudes toward math.School & District Management Researchers Evaluate Tech.-Oriented, Personalized LearningDetermining what approaches work best when using digital tools to customize education is proving to be challenging.Law & Courts State, Local Policies Seen to Slow Personalized LearningDigital advancements are forcing policymakers to rethink policies addressing student use of mobile devices, online textbooks, and social networking sites for learning.Special Education Spec-Ed Tech Seen as Potentially Beneficial for All StudentsAssistive technologies for students with disabilities are highly customized and could be used to personalize learning for students without disabilities, experts say.Special Education Universities Run E-Schools for K-12 Gifted StudentsThe online schools are essentially serving as a research base for evaluating the effectiveness of personalized virtual learning for high achievers.Teaching Ed. Customization Lessons Learned from Online Credit RecoveryCredit recovery is one of the areas of fastest growth for virtual learning, and course designers must be especially creative when developing the curricula.Teaching NYC Innovation Zone Tests Customized Digital LearningThe iZone is trying new and different ways of educating students and managing schools, with a heavy emphasis on customized digital learning.Teaching NYC’s School of One Customizes Math LearningThe program uses 5,000 online lessons from 50 content providers and an algorithm that turns those lessons into individualized 'playlists' on students' netbooks.