At the Stanford Personalized Learning Symposium this year, I shared some thoughts regarding how educators can distinguish between personalized and adaptive. Where one puts technology at the center, the other puts the person at the center. I cannot emphasize enough the role of the teacher in personalizing learning.
Teachers have always and will continue to be conductors of both academic and social-emotional growth due to their connection to students. It is essential that we keep this in mind as we use technology to empower deeper understanding of and connection between students and their teachers, students and their peers, and students and their own curious natures that spark generative learning.