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Successful School Leaders Today Need to Harness Technology & Social Media | Powerful Learning Practice

Successful School Leaders Today Need to Harness Technology & Social Media | Powerful Learning Practice | Connected Learning | Scoop.it

"This learning and reflective practice, which needs to be embedded throughout any district or school organization, must be modeled. It must be visible. It must be continuous. If you’re a school leader, ask yourself what about your own teaching and learning methods needs to be transformed in order for you to grow your capacity as a leader. Then turn your insights into action."

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The Strength of Weak Ties » What If? | Telling Your Story

Today’s technology connects us with the capability to take the stories of our lives and tell them with a variety of different media to make the story come alive, in a brand new way…

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The Strength of Weak Ties » What If? | The Classroom

Is the notion of a classroom an absolute in education? What if the classroom wasn’t the classroom?

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12 signs your tech leadership is obsolescent - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

12 signs your tech leadership is obsolescent - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Connected Learning | Scoop.it

"If a person became a technology director before about 1995, he/she probably came up through the teaching ranks. As a classroom teacher or librarian, if these folks showed an aptitude for, or even an interest in, educational technology, there was a path to administering it. After about 1995 computers, district-wide educational management applications and networks became sufficiently complex and important to the day-to-day operation of schools that technology directors were hired from business or computer science programs with little or no experience as teachers."

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How the Smart Phone Will Disrupt Education

How the Smart Phone Will Disrupt Education | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
The article summarized below is a great list of factors in Mobile Learning. In the course of writing this blog I have taken in a vast amount of information and thought a great deal about the educa...
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Let's use technology to enhance education

Let's use technology to enhance education | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
In the current environment of budget cuts, enrichment activities have been slashed, so I have been interacting with students using Skype.
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Going Beyond Group Work to Authentic Student Collaboration — Wisdom Begins with Wonder

"Authentic student collaboration is the Holy Grail of classroom teaching, elusive as a double rainbow. In the pursuit of this goal, we are tempted to settle for productive group work as the best we can do. While better than having students sit silently in rows working independently, this watered down collaboration should not be the ideal."

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Easy Classroom Polling For Teachers and Students | ClassPager

Easy Classroom Polling For Teachers and Students | ClassPager | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
ClassPager enables teachers to run live classroom polls over SMS.
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Forgotten Places: How Digital Media Can Help Support Small, Rural Communities | DMLcentral

Forgotten Places: How Digital Media Can Help Support Small, Rural Communities | DMLcentral | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
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Using Twitter to Develop a Professional Learning Network by Jim Jamieson on Prezi

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Students take field trip to virtual rain forest without leaving the classroom

Students take field trip to virtual rain forest without leaving the classroom | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
U of T researcher studying how effective immersive learning environments are in helping students learn...
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The top 5 ed tech developments of 2011 that weren't | ZDNet

If you had asked me in 2010, these technologies would have been a much bigger deal than they were.
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The Strength of Weak Ties » What If? | The Hallway

What if a hallway had a Twitter account?

What if a hallway had a Facebook account?

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The Strength of Weak Ties » What If? | Swipe

How has your reading changed over the last three years? Do you still read paper? Or has your reading shifted to a digital platform, where you turn digital pages with a swipe of your finger?

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Create Clever Information Traps with Zoo Tool, Posterous, & ifttt

Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Create Clever Information Traps with Zoo Tool, Posterous, & ifttt | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
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A Bad Mobile Experience Will No Longer Be Tolerated - Forbes

A Bad Mobile Experience Will No Longer Be Tolerated - Forbes | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Mobile used to carry built-in caveats around speed and design, but those excuses are now wearing thin. In this interview, Strangeloop's Joshua Bixby discusses the evolution of mobile expectations and how companies should adapt.
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elearn Magazine: Are Virtual Worlds (still) Relevant in Education?

This is the question that was posed to me when I was invited to write this article for eLearn magazine. Having been involved in the effort to leverage virtual worlds (VWs) in education since the earl...
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Digital Learning should be Personalized Learning

Learning is most effective when it’s personalised. That happens when people feel they are participants in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.
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Forget Content Curation, Focus on Original Content in 2012

Forget Content Curation, Focus on Original Content in 2012 | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
So many organizations are getting caught up in content curation, but the real power of content marketing lies in original content creation.
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Tinkering and Technological Imagination in Educational Technology

Tinkering and Technological Imagination in Educational Technology | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
Given the infusion of technology in almost every aspect of our lives, the education sector is struggling on how to integrate it into the classroom.  We have seen current trends and attempts for th...
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Helping Students Own the Learning Environment | Powerful Learning Practice

Helping Students Own the Learning Environment | Powerful Learning Practice | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
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