A personalized learning plan is not a lot different than other types of plans. Teachers and students must have one to be successful. Without a plan, it is likely that the student will not succeed. A proper plan will contribute to the learning style that works best for the student. Capture the built-in motivation of a student by allowing their personalized learning plan to be structured around personal interest.
By using the Classary web app, you will be able to keep track of a large number of students, on different personal learning plans within the same classroom. Here are the four easy step to using the plan tracker that also converts to a digital portfolio.
Create a unique personalized learning plan for your students. The main workflow of the PL plan can remain similar for every student. The need to make modifications that match student’s curiosities can be done in a way that does not generate more work for the teacher. One clever way that a teacher used to reduce work in the attached screenshot is by allowing groups of students to build each level of the unit. Students were able to build a level that challenged their peers in a way that made math fun.
Attach and/or upload any type of teaching resource. The items and types of teaching resources that you can upload into your plan are endless. We have had some teachers use videos of students teaching students. Teachers can upload any type of document types or files. These items can include, power points, Jpeg, PDF or any file type that exist. URL links can be easily added as a teaching resource also. You can build a visual PIN similar to Pinterest to help student easily recognize and locate the relevant content for that portion of the plan. Avoid having to put your collection of teaching resources in different places. This App provides a solution to organizing your learning plans.
Invite anyone that would like to share and collaborate with on behalf of the student. The teacher can use the collaboration function in a variety of ways. Teachers may choose to only allow the single student access to the PL plan. Some teachers link students together in portions of the PL plan so that they can collaborate on group projects. Other teachers have shared the student’s plan/portfolio with parents to keep them informed of what their student is doing in school. The guidance department, administration, and special education department representatives have also been added as team members, allowing them full visibility of the student, and the ability to collaborate on the success of the student. There are many cool ways that the collaboration function can support the PL plan. Cross-curricular planning and lesson planning is simple to do in the software also.
Students are tracked on a visual timeline that matches their progress on the plan. This can show one student or it can reflect a group of students. This makes for a quick reference so teachers monitoring the progress of each student can quickly understand progress. It makes it very simple for the teacher to find out how their students are progressing through the PL plan. The photo or avatar of the student, with their name can be seen as a visual representation of progress. This is a very useful tool for teachers.
The product is flexible enough to contribute to any learning style. The system can easily be set up to support visual, reading-writing, audible and kinesthetic learners.
An agile approach to collaboration and education come together in this program. Agile methodologies are contributing to significant improvements in the business world. Classary has implemented agile planning in the functionality, and in the way that personalized learning plans are developed. These are tested and proven models that are being used by some of the best businesses in the world. Toyota is a good example of a well-managed company that uses Agile Methodologies.
The fact that the App doubles as a fantastic digital portfolio is a huge bonus. The portfolio can be shared with anybody. It is as easy as issuing a web address to the receiving person. A student could even use the portfolio to demonstrate evidence of projects completed to a potential employer. The share ability function is left to the imagination.