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But what exactly does “personalized learning” mean across these varied products and contexts? And more broadly speaking, which labels and claims employed by companies can be trusted? How do the products schools are being offered differ from what teachers are already doing in their classrooms? Is personalized learning being oversold?
How are K-12 districts to navigate such a constantly shifting landscape? Carefully considering the details of each individual product is one smart strategy for K-12 leaders and being patient enough to take the long view.
Here’s a great article sharing opinions from the other side of the table:
Edtech startups may be raising more money than ever, but according to Waters, there’s still “little strong evidence that classroom technology, including personalized learning, is improving educational outcomes.” There’s also been significant pushback when it comes to screen time. But, in the end, it all comes down to answering this question: “Is the tech in my classroom going to preserve or enhance human connection?”
Last year we took a look at the top digital transformation trends in several industries, including education, and this year we’re revisiting those industries to see how much they’re expected to change in 2019.
A wariness that has been slowly brewing is turning into a region-wide consensus: The benefits of screens as a learning tool are overblown, and the risks for addiction and stunting development seem high. The debate in Silicon Valley now is about how much exposure to phones is O.K.
Laura Truncellito- Laura is the founder and CEO of Language Scholars, LLC, a company which seeks to utilize cutting edge technology to enhance global learning and communication. firstname.lastname@example.org
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