Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days:
With Hurricane Harvey causing school closures and threatening disruption across Texas, it’s likely that the disaster will have an impact on students for generations to come.
“When we hear about schools that are making the shift to personalized learning, we should not hesitate to ask why and what it will look like. Otherwise, personalized learning becomes the answer in search of a question.” Kenneth Klau shares thoughts on how to make personalized learning effective, via EdSurge.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is in Florida for two days and will be visiting a charter school, a private school and a voucher school, but no traditional public school visits are planned.
“Technology connects learners in visible and invisible ways that must be accounted for as we design new learning experiences.” Terry Heick makes the argument for why students should study social media and the effect on connected learning for TeachThought.
Suzanne Alka and Luciano Munoz discuss why communication is critical for personalized learning and how it helped them successfully implement it in their district of Yuma School District One.
Huffington Post shares this year’s top five edtech trends according to ISTE, including coding for all students and virtual reality.