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An Explanation of How Computers Handle Color

An Explanation of How Computers Handle Color | Considering ICT in Education | Scoop.it
MinutePhysics just released this interesting (and somewhat math-y) explanation of how cameras and computers deal with the concept of color. The video is ti
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30 tech skills that will get you a $110,000-plus salary

30 tech skills that will get you a $110,000-plus salary | Considering ICT in Education | Scoop.it
One day a skill is hot and the next, it's not. These are VERY hot.
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Pearson, PARCC, Privacy, Surveillance, & Trust

Who Tracks Learners Online? Why?It's not just Pearson. Pearson is a red herring here...

...But all of this strikes me as much more complicated than simply an act to protect the security of Common Core assessments or an effort to dismantle the whole Common Core assessment machine. For me, there are a number of important and interconnected questions raised by this story:...

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e4innovation.com » Blog Archive » Developing students’ digital literacies

e4innovation.com » Blog Archive » Developing students’ digital literacies | Considering ICT in Education | Scoop.it

...I argue that the underlying literacies are the new literacies in today's environment. They are what traditional literacy, digital literacy, numeracy, emotional literacy, and all the other literacies have in common. To become digitally literate, you must become literate in syntax, semantics, and the rest. (I would also argue JISC should reconsider their categories - why put collaboration and carfeer together? Why join identity and career?)

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A Difference: You, Your Kids, and Your Phones

A Difference: You, Your Kids, and Your Phones | Considering ICT in Education | Scoop.it

A while back I shared some ideas for talking about Digital Citizenship using visual metaphors. It's important to continue these conversations in school amongst educators and with our students. We have to involve parents too.

Digital Citizenship isn't an expression often heard outside of school. The ways in which it's discussed in main stream media are quite different from how it's discussed in schools. Most often the popular press shares sensational negative stories how kids use the internet and their phones to hurt each other....

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How to Grow a Classroom Culture That Supports Blended Learning

How to Grow a Classroom Culture That Supports Blended Learning | Considering ICT in Education | Scoop.it
Palo Alto High School teacher Esther Wojcicki shares her guidelines on creating a culture of trust, respect and independence for blended learning.
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Of course, Chromebooks matter

Of course, Chromebooks matter | Considering ICT in Education | Scoop.it

Yesterday, commentary "Do Chromebooks matter anymore?" popped up in my social network feeds. Preston Gralla rightly wonders, when looking at how the laptops have fallen off Amazon's top-seller lists, IDC shipment forecasts, and what happened with netbooks. While being a Chromebook fan, I must admit to similar misgivings.

So today, I emailed Stephen Baker, NPD's vice president of industry analysis: "Are Chromebooks just the next netbook wave? Low-cost, lean configurations, and education adoption all look similar to me. Do you see any parallels to suggest Chromebook is little more than the next netbook and it's headed for the same destination: Short-term appeal that vanishes? Or is there longevity here, based on sales numbers?" His answer is reason for this post...

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Best Ed Tech Practices: Discovery and Curation

Best Ed Tech Practices: Discovery and Curation | Considering ICT in Education | Scoop.it
In our final post of this Best Practices series, we are going to cover the skill of curation. Specifically, our focus is on providing guidance in finding high quality, supplementary resources for learning. We will also offer ideas for organizing these resources for future use. Modern teachers should be able to:
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Inquiry in a Secondary School Classroom

Inquiry in a Secondary School Classroom | Considering ICT in Education | Scoop.it
This post is dedicated to colleagues at Pathways and other schools where teachers are being the change. In one of the MYP workshops I led last year, participants co-constructed their idea of an inq...
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The Answer Sheet - Videotaping teachers the right way (not the Gates way)

...Most important, this experience affirms for me that the surest way to become a better teacher and transform my classroom is to get student feedback at every opportunity. Power is not a finite pie. If they get some, that does not mean I have less. When we provide constructive ways for students to feel empowered at school, we create more possibilities for genuine learning to occur....

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Lessons learned from the $3400 piece of chalk post - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Lessons learned from the $3400 piece of chalk post - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Considering ICT in Education | Scoop.it
Last week I posted an observation about a teacher using his classroom equipment to project a handw...
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The $3400 piece of chalk - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

The $3400 piece of chalk - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Considering ICT in Education | Scoop.it
I recently walked by a classroom where the teacher was demonstrating how to solve an algebraic equ...
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Our Approach to Tracking and Cookies

Our Approach to Tracking and Cookies | Considering ICT in Education | Scoop.it
Oh, the innocent and wide open hippie romping internet lost! Now we diligently must make sure we are not infecting our own sites with those nasty cloaked tracking devices, not only the googly analy...
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Back to the Future : 2¢ Worth

Back to the Future : 2¢ Worth | Considering ICT in Education | Scoop.it

Technology & Learning Magazine is running excerpts of my in-progress book about the last 35 years of educational technology. Here is the first paragraph of the first excerpt…

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Clash between free speech and privacy in the digital world

Clash between free speech and privacy in the digital world | Considering ICT in Education | Scoop.it
The story of how Brandeis changed his mind about the balance between privacy and free speech is riveting and deeply relevant to all of our most hotly contested current controversies involving civil liberties in the Internet age.
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Pearson and surveillance of students

Pearson is apparently monitoring social media, to detect signs of cheating during exams. That's insanely creepy, and a horrible violation. "And for those who think "Well, its Twitter, its publ...
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ID and Other Reflections: Skills for the Networked World

ID and Other Reflections: Skills for the Networked World | Considering ICT in Education | Scoop.it

his is an interesting post because it summarizes a number of other posts on new skills and comes up with a list as a bit of a synthesis of them. I think that overall it's a good list, though there's some duplication and cross-categorization. And it mixes skills and values. Things like autonomy (aka 'courage zone') and diversity are values (and he should add openness and interactivity). Things like cognition (aka 'critical thinking') and pattern recognition (aka 'meta-cognition') are skills, and are what we recognize as critical literacies. ...

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Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: MyNotes: Naturalizing Digital Immigrants #edtechcoach #educoach #coaching

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to review Dr. Dawn Wilson’s (@doctordkwilson) upcoming collaboration with Dr. Katie Alaniz, Naturalizing Digital Immigrants. Here are some of my reflections on this soon to be published guidebook. The aim of the book is to tap into the power of collegial coaching for technology integration:...

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Apple Overhauling iPad in Education Program to Simplify Sharing Devices and Apps

Apple Overhauling iPad in Education Program to Simplify Sharing Devices and Apps | Considering ICT in Education | Scoop.it
Apple will be making significant changes to iPad deployment for education during the upcoming school year that should eliminate some of the hurdles...
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What do you want leaders to do with technology?

This made me think about how so many people often focus on the technology (Twitter), not the aspect of learning from others, which is so much more important. The fact of the matter is, that many educators/administrators that are labeled as being “great with technology”, are maybe not as savvy as it may seem.
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Which Comes First – Strategic Plan or Technology Plan? | David Lee King

Which Comes First – Strategic Plan or Technology Plan? | David Lee King | Considering ICT in Education | Scoop.it
Last week at the Future Tech Strategies for Libraries symposium, Rebecca Jones (of Dysart & Jones Associates) spoke about digital strategy. She always has
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5 Stages of Twitter User

5 Stages of Twitter User | Considering ICT in Education | Scoop.it
I'm beginning to acknowledge that I believe those teachers who avoid integrating social networks like Twitter, Pinterest, and Google Plus into their professional development are failing. I don't th...
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The Horizon Report: A History of Ed-Tech Predictions

The Horizon Report: A History of Ed-Tech Predictions | Considering ICT in Education | Scoop.it

...Stephen Downes covered the release of this year’s report in the OL Daily, and his commentary echoes what has long been one of my frustrations with the project: that it does not revisit previous year’s predictions, and as such does not really explain how or why the trends suddenly appear and disappear and reappear. Every report release always has me going back to previous years’ editions to see for myself what’s changed....

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The Least Talked About Problem in EdTech | Ideas and Thoughts

The Least Talked About Problem in EdTech | Ideas and Thoughts | Considering ICT in Education | Scoop.it

"...no amount of change in mindset addresses the least talked about problem with edtech. Bandwidth...."

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