As a computer lab teacher in an elementary school, I loved my job. I liked the challenge of trying new things and wasn't afraid to be just a bare step ahead of my students. Sure, some things were duds, but the payoff was watching students getting engaged in something, then asking for more. So, I was caught by surprise a few weeks ago when, during a presentation at an edtech conference, I found myself a little lost.
The title of the workshop was "Bringing Personalized Learning to your Classroom." And for 30 minutes, we received dozens of fantastic resources, apps, and websites. But halfway through, I realized I wasn't sure what "personalized learning" meant. Not only did the p....read more