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Education Week: Professional Learning Networks Taking Off

Education Week: Professional Learning Networks Taking Off | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
As budget cuts continue to limit district-level training opportunities, PLNs take an organic, grassroots approach to professional development.
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Ten ways schools are using social media effectively | eSchool News

Ten ways schools are using social media effectively | eSchool News | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
To understand how social media, an almost integral part of our current culture, can benefit K-12 schools and districts, we asked eSchool News readers: “Name one way you use social networking in your school/district.
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The Top Three Most Important Issues Facing K-12 Educational Technology for 2011-12

Recently, Christine Wiser T&L's Managing Editor, asked the Tech Advisors the following question:
What do you think are the top three most important issues facing K-12 edtech this year?

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Amazon.com: What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media (9781118022245): Scott McLeod, Chris Lehmann: Books

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"Educational technology experts explain how to best integrate technology into K-12 schools, from blogs, wikis and podcasts to online learning, open-source courseware, and educational gaming to social networking, online mind-mapping, and using mobile phones."

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#1 Cop Out: But I’m a Digital Immigrant . . .

#1 Cop Out: But I’m a Digital Immigrant . . . | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
In my last post, Are We Screwing Up The iPad, I made reference to the term “digital native” and “digital immigrant.” It is not that I like those terms first coined by Marc Prensky recently 10 years ago as a service detriment to a generation of...
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AirPlay: The Hidden Gem for Educators in iOS 5 - iPads in Education

AirPlay: The Hidden Gem for Educators in iOS 5 - iPads in Education | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
One of the quieter new features of the new iOS 5 system release is the expansion of its AirPlay functionality.
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The Ultimate Guide to Using iPads in the Classroom - HOME - Edgalaxy: Where Education and Technology Meet.

The Ultimate Guide to Using iPads in the Classroom - HOME - Edgalaxy: Where Education and Technology Meet. | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
education, technology, teachers, students, lessons, resources, free, tools, ICT, elearning, schools, curriculum, educational apps, youtube, google, apple, microsoft, ipad, iphone, apps...
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Educators Dream Up Their Ideal Mobile Device -- THE Journal

It's been just a couple of years since the first mobile device hit the market. Yet, it is already a foregone conclusion that it will become an indispensable tool for learning in the future. In the October issue of T.H.E.
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Why You Should Get to Know LiveBinders: Here Are 33 Examples For School Librarians (and Other Tech Geeks)

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Why You Should Get to Know LiveBinders: Here Are 33 Examples For School Librarians (and Other Tech Geeks) | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
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Tech Transformation: 10 of the best: 21st Century Learners need 21st Century Teachers

Tech Transformation: 10 of the best: 21st Century Learners need 21st Century Teachers | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
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How Twitter in the Classroom is Boosting Student Engagement

With class sizes ever growing, meaningful engagement in the lecture hall is getting help from Twitter. Here's how students are participating and learning more via the social network.
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The Flipped Classroom Advances: Developments in Reverse Learning and Instruction

The Flipped Classroom Advances: Developments in Reverse Learning and Instruction | Connected Learning | Scoop.it

"We are working now in a fast transforming profession,, and we all have to choose whether to embrace the transformation and ride it toward renewed vigor in our practice and reinvented learning for our students.

Flipping our classrooms is a great place to start, and can go a long way to effecting this transformation if it is part of a broader approach of digitally empowered, rigorous and challenging, project and problem-based, active and engaged learning."

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David Truss :: Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts » 3 keys to a flipped classroom

David Truss :: Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts » 3 keys to a flipped classroom | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
  If you are planning to use the 'flipped classroom', then you might want to think about a few key ideas. Background: On Connected Principals ...
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Primary School Learning Technologies

Primary Learning Technologies IT ICT lessons sites for kids and teacher resources...
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25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online - Virtual Education Websites | Ace Online Schools

25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online - Virtual Education Websites | Ace Online Schools | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
25 websites featuring awesome virtual learning experiences.
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98 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed–Treasure Chest October 16, 2011 | Tech the Plunge

Welcome to this week’s edition of Treasure Chest—98 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Developing a Personal Sharing Network

"As I mentioned last night on Twitter and on Google+ I've decided to stop using the term Personal Learning Network (PLN) and start using the term Personal Sharing Network. I'm changing the phrase I use because after giving many presentations on the topic and watching even more presentations and conversations on the topic I've come to the conclusion that there's too much emphasis on what "you can get out of a PLN" rather than "what you can share." Yes, I'm guilty of promoting PLNs in that manner in the past."

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Facilitating Learner Voice and Presence in the Classroom Using Mobile Devices

Facilitating Learner Voice and Presence in the Classroom Using Mobile Devices | Connected Learning | Scoop.it
I recently started another face-to-face class with undergraduates - about 3/4 of them in the 18-20 age group.  I work towards a learner-centric classroom based on the following principles:

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Digital Learning Day :: Home

Digital Learning Day :: Home | Connected Learning | Scoop.it

"The Alliance for Excellent Education invites you – teachers, students, parents, principals, district administrators, as well as state and national education leaders – to engage in Digital Learning Day, a year-long campaign to celebrate bold, creative innovative teachers in classrooms across this nation."

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High School Students Learning by Skype - US News and World Report

Skype in the classroom connects teachers across the globe and gives new meaning to distance education.
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