Personalized Learning

Personalized learning structures empower teachers and students to take charge of their education experiences. In student-centered classrooms, students learn at their own pace, in a way that matches their own needs and interests. These resources will show you how to support personalized learning in order to maximize student engagement and achievement.

All Personalized Learning toolkit files

A zip file containing all of the downloadable Personalized Learning toolkit resources

Types of Adaptive Learning

This quick introduction to adaptive learning products explains adaptive learning types through graphics 

Adaptive Learning Systems

Familiarize yourself with popular adaptive learning tools and platforms with this PowerPoint presentation introducing adaptive learning concepts and products

Getting Started with Adaptive Learning

Discover ways that adaptive learning software empowers teachers with this brief introduction to adaptive learning systems

Personalized Learning: A Guide for Engaging Students with Technology

This book features examples of what learning looks like when the unique needs of students drive the process

The Personalized Learning Facilitation Guide

A guidebook built around the information and exercises contained in Personalized Learning: A Guide for Engaging Students with Technology

The Personalized Learning Teacher Handbook

This comprehensive guidebook was designed to help today's educators make sense of the shifting landscape in modern education

Personalized Learning One-Sheet

A handy overview of Personalized Learning: A Guide for Engaging Students with Technology, with tips, tools and techniques

Personalized Learning Overview

A brief PowerPoint presentation introducing viewers to Personalized Learning: A Guide for Engaging Students with Technology

Personalized Learning Presentation

This PowerPoint presentation is a thorough study of personalized learning principals and strategies 

Personalized Learning Workshop

This PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used to help guide a Personalized Learning Workshop

Personalized Learning Pedagogy

This resource from Microsoft* shares the twelve key elements of Personalized Learning that can help schools, teachers and students succeed.

Inclusion and Accessibility

This Microsoft* resource offers outlines practical solutions from UNESCO supporting Personalized Learning in schools, with specific attention to accessibility and technology use.

Personalized Learning for Global Citizens

This Microsoft* paper highlights the research on personalized learning, provide examples of personalized learning with technology, and offers guiding principles. 

Small Pilots Lead to a Successful 1:1 Program in Hillsborough, NJ

Four years ago, when the Hillsborough Township Public Schools started discussing 1:1, they were determined to take a careful and thorough approach to hardware planning. Their decision to adopt Chromebooks and Android tablets grew out of three years of pilots involving a variety of devices.

Miami-Dade Focuses on Equity in its 1:1 Initiative

When you’re planning a 1:1 initiative for a district the size of Miami-Dade Public Schools – the nation’s fourth-largest district – it’s crucial to have the infrastructure and a PD plan in place, along with a vision and support at every level.

Narrowing the Divide and Nurturing Tech Experts in Sterling Morton Schools

96 percent of students at the Chicago-area Morton 201 High School District qualify for free or reduced-price lunch but that didn’t stop the district leadership from finding ways to get Dell laptops into students’ hands for one-to-one use.

1Two1 in Richland County School District Two

Thoughtful planning and organization, a focus on equity, and choosing the right device were keys to a successful 1:1 for this South Carolina district.

Teamwork Takes This Texas District’s 1:1 Program to the Next Level

It’s been several years since we first profiled Klein ISD’s one-to-one program. In this update we look at what’s happened over eight years in this pioneering district.

A Shared Vision Yields Results in Huntsville, Alabama

A one-to-one program in grades 3-12, involving Intel-based laptops and partnerships with industry and the community, helps narrow the digital divide.

Planning and Rebuilding with Help from HP Chromebooks

Brick Township Public School District, in Ocean County, NJ, has built a thriving program where student learning comes first. In the wake of a devastating hurricane, teachers, leaders and tech personnel worked as a team to plan and implement their most recent educational technology initiative. Intel-powered HP Chromebooks are a key component of this student-centered middle school program.

A 1:1 Inquiry-Based High School Shares Its Vision

Thanks to a new partnership with Dell, Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy will be rolling out Chromebooks to all of its students and teachers as a tool to allow inquiry-driven, project-based learning to happen, and serve as a model for other schools in the country. 

1:1 Laptops Set the Stage for District-Wide Innovation

Twelve years ago, Roanoke County Public Schools (RCPS) in Virginia handed out Dell laptops to the ninth-grade students at its new high school and students attending the Engineering Academy. Today, all 5,000 high school students and 1,400 teachers in the district are part of the Dell Latitude 1:1 program.

Going 1:1 with Chromebooks in North Carolina

Google Apps for Education and other cloud-based resources are crucial to learning in North Carolina’s Union County Public Schools, so it’s not surprising that the district chose to place rugged Lenovo Chromebooks in the hands of all students in grades 6-12

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Authentic Research For Deep Personalized Learning

How many students have the opportunity to pursue their own passions and create their own learning? Learn from Marianthe Williams about how students from Riverdell had this amazing opportunity to do so and to also become life long learners! 

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(Even More) Tips for Going 1:1 or BYO

This annotated collection of resources – revised since it originally appeared in 2013 – mines the K-12 Blueprint archives for advice on launching and sustaining one-to-one or BYO in your school or district.

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Seeing RED at ISTE: The Latest Ed-Tech Findings

Project RED announced phase III of its national research project on June 28th at this year’s ISTE Conference in Denver, Colorado.

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The School Library as Change Agent

The library offers a unique opportunity for learners to shape their own experience and engage in a “learning expeditions”. Read David Jakes exploration of the great potential for libraries as change agents! 

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Apples to Apple: iOS 9.3 in Education

The report iOS 9.3 in Education: Assessment and Evaluation reviews and evaluates Apple's latest tablet operating system release within the context of education.

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High School Junior Elizabeth - Having the World at My Fingertips

Learn how high school junior Elizabeth Hodonicky has forged global connections and life long learning skills through the use of technology. 

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Technology for Technology's Sake is Meaningless

John Dewey's ideas on school reform continue to ring true even in today's digital age. Read Leslie Wilson's reflection on why schools today must always seek a successful path forward when using educational technologies. 

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Organizations Really Can Change

Learn all about Signature Districts! Leslie Wilson sets the stage for the upcoming release of results for a set of districts who implemented 1:1 programs and collected data across key factors.

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The Demise of the Education Buzzword “Student Engagement”

Buzzwords are a part of every industry or organization including educational technology. Read Elliott Levine's analysis of the commonly used phrase "student engagement". 

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Minding the Gap

How are school supporting students in their journey to and through college? Read Donna Teuber's post detailing ideas and top resources. 

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