A video explaining Personalized Learning & showing how it is used in the classroom:
Three expert teachers I am following on Twitter:
A Teacher Blog focused on Personalized Learning: http://www.personalizelearning.com/
After doing my research for this week I found out more information on personalize learning. We have and are practicing personalize learning in our digital literacy class. Personalize learning is when students are engaged in learning. Students get to choose what they want to learn. From the examples that I read about and the videos I watched personalize learning is mostly used with technology. With students today if they aren’t busy with technology then they aren’t very interested in their learning. A classroom that uses personalize learning is usually loud and students are out of their seats in small groups working on a computer game or working on a project in the classroom. To some this may sound like chaos and an unmanaged classroom but this is the new way of learning for students. And from listening to teachers their students are always sad when they have to stop learning for a bit to go to lunch because they are so engaged and excited about their learning. As a future teacher hearing that personalized learning is fun for students excites me! I plan to be the teacher that makes learning fun and memorable for students. I feel like teachers who truly care about their student’s success in learning would choose to do personalize learning. When first starting to use this it could be scary or overwhelming. If that’s a concern then start small. Slowly integrate personalize learning in at one subject at a time. After awhile when you become comfortable with it then let the whole day revolve around this learning approach. As stated earlier I will be trying this out and applying it to my classroom. When doing these approach teachers can’t spend time at their desk because they need to be engaged in their students learning. Teachers should be walking around to each group or each student seeing what they are learning and see if the student needs to be directed in another direction or if what they are finding is good. Some advantages of using personalized learning are that students are excited to learn at their own pace with technology at their finger tips. A disadvantage that could be seen with this is that some students would abuse the technology and the time spent with the technology. If that happens to be the case then I would give 2 warnings and the third time I would have them write a paper on what they should be learning and why they have to write the paper. I feel like I won’t really have to do that because students enjoy the time the are given to use technology.