Connecting dots for digital learning and teaching

What I learn in a day is more etched into my mind than what it might’ve been had I been learning in a generic format in the traditional high school. It’s also easier to make personal connections to what you learn, when you’re the one in control of learning it, and we all know that personally connecting to what you’re learning cements it more in your mind, and gives you a better understanding of it. I am more confident in my studies this year than I ever have been, and look forward to using the tricks and tools I’ve learned for myself next year when I go on to the college level.

The Institute for Personalized Learning

We are very pleased to have Gillian Locke, a senior at Kettle Moraine School Districts’ KM Global Charter School, guest blogging for us this week. Gillian is in a personalized learning environment at KM Global and spoke eloquently about her experiences when she was one of the panelists at our Youth Summit in March.

Unlike most seniors in high school, I have the freedom to choose what I want to do when I wake up each morning.  I am not limited to an 8 hour bell schedule like my peers, nor does my learning stop when I drive off the high school parking lot at 2:30 pm. I don’t have to just do homework in the evenings, and don’t even have to go to classes during the day. Being a part of Kettle Moraine’s new charter school KM Global allows me to direct my learning on my own.

I have…

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“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
"I'm calling for investments in educational technology that will help create digital tutors that are as effective as personal tutors, educational software as compelling as the best video game," President Barack Obama said while touring a tech-focused Boston school (year 2011).
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