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IPad Teaching and Learning

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`Beginning in our next school year, we are very excited to implement iPads (iPad2 devices) as a tool for collaborative learning in our English and Media faculty. We believe that the technology can enhance our pedagogy, whilst engaging our students in the basics of reading, writing and speaking & listening. We believe that the devices can harness excitement and confidence in our students, unleashing greater creativity and raising literacy standards. By using Apple TV, we will use the devices as a tool for formative assessment, immediately streaming student responses, writing, annotation or presentations and films etc. We are not going for the 1-to-1 model, instead the device will be used as a collaborative tool in groups. A class set will effectively be 7 to 8 iPads.``


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It is interesting and pleasing to note that more people are looking to use digital technologies to address appropriate predefined learning goals that may differ from those that best suit traditional learning goals and pen and paper technologies.

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Scott Meech's curator insight, June 18, 2013 9:54 AM

Great article for the beginning of the yar.  

Karen Churchill's comment, June 18, 2013 8:25 PM
A good move. Not using iPads or rather some brand of tablet in the 21st century is like not using biros in the 20th.
Alexandra Chevreuil's curator insight, June 19, 2013 8:57 AM

a good tool to motivate students

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To get students engaged, teachers have to answer one very important question: "Why does this matter?"

To get students engaged, teachers have to answer one very important question: "Why does this matter?" | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it

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Only learners do the learning! They must recognise the value of the work, because learning can be hard work at times. Unless there is a good answer to the question, 'Why does this matter?' then student engagement will struggle and thus learning will tend to struggle. Get ready teachers, because this question will become more common as a curriculum or classroom question and the answer needs to resonate with the learners.

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The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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SOLUTIONS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND COMMON GOOD ALLOVER THE WORLD. Kind attention to all Jewish,Christians,Muslims and all other communities in the world Holy Quran is containing of 6666 verses which are dedicated  to angles by God. Out of it 87% of verses are related to Histories of Prophets and Wars , Earthquakes, Floods and Famine which affected the people who were residing at the time of Prophets . Muslims in the world are reciting whole Quran verses  frequently in all the Muslim countries and countries wherein muslims  are residing . they are affecting by  wars , Disasters , Tsunami , Earthquakes , Climate changes , loss of business , terrorism and also creating other problems with other communities  on the reasons that 6666 Quranic verses are handled  by angles in the world in accordance with Quranic Verses 42:51,52 According to Quranic verses 39:17, 18  and 55 , It is revealed  that  whole quran verses cannot be recited except very important verses can be recited towards social justice and common good for the purpose of peace , unity , health , wealth , faith , inter-faith , climate changes , improving business and stopping off disasters and terrorism and accordingly we have posted messages of God and also our research paper at www.goldenduas.com for the same purpose in accordance with all the international laws as follows: Now, the people of Jewish and Christians are saying that Quran is False, which itself established enimity between Muslims and these two communities not to attain peace in the world that Muslim is the second largest population in the world and they are following Quran Versus in the world.                                             The above communities shall find out the Quran Versus 5:8, 5:33, 5:49, 5:72 and also Isaiah verse 27:6. In the Quran Versus 7:138 as follows:[7:138] And We caused the people who were considered weak to inherit the eastern parts of the land and the western parts thereof, which we blessed. And the gracious word of thy Lord was fulfilled for the children of Israel because they were steadfast; and We destroyed all that Pharaoh and his people had built and all that they had erected. Quran Verse- 7:168 - as follows:[7:168] And remember the time when thy Lord proclaimed that He would truly raise against them, till the Day of Resurrection, those who would afflict them with grievous torment. Surely, thy Lord is quick in retribution, and surely He is also Most Forgiving, Merciful. Zechariah Versus - 14.2 & 14.3 - as follows14:2                 For I will get all the nations together to make war against Jerusalem; and the town will be overcome, and the goods taken from the houses, and the women taken by force: and half the town will go away as prisoners, and the rest of the people will not be cut off from the town.14:3                 Then the Lord will go out and make war against those nations, as he did in the day of the fight. In the Quran Versus - 17:4 to 17:8 - as follows: [17:4] ‘O ye the progeny of those whom We carried in the Ark with Noah.’ He was indeed a grateful servant. [17:5] And We revealed to the children of Israel in the Book, saying, ‘You will surely do mischief in the land twice, and you will surely become excessively overbearing.’ [17:6] So when the time for the first of the two warnings came, We sent against you some servants of Ours possessed of great might in war, and they penetrated the innermost parts of your houses, and it was a warning that was bound to be carried out. [17:7] Then We gave you back the power against them, and aided you with wealth and children, and made you larger in numbers. [17:8] Now, if you do well, you will do well for your own souls; and if you do evil, it will only go against them. So when the time for the latter warning came, We raised a people against you to cover your faces with grief, and to enter the Mosque as they entered it the first time, and to destroy all that they conquered with utter destruction. In the above, versus of Zechariah and also Quran Versus which are similar in nature to solve social justice and common good between these communities. Please visit and view the messages and research paper posted at http://www.goldenduas.com in the interest of social justice and common good in the world and spread the same to each and every corner of the world for discussion and to attain peace and unity in the world.  Nowdays, all the governments in the world or collecting huge taxes from tax payers and the same are utilizing for the purpose of peace in the world, but no result. The tax payers are suffering to improve their business and life. The following points may be taken in account to solve all the world challenges and disbute.Proposal to the United Nations relating to International Peace and Security to authorize Under Article 96(2) of the Charter of the United Nations. Hello,Our research report  is in conformity with Under Article 1(1) and 7 of the Charter of United Nations and the same maybe authorized by the General Assembly of the United Nations  in accordance with U/A 96(2) of the present Charter and U/A 2(2), 5(1),6(2),11(2),13(1), 15(1) (a) (c), 16(2) (a),(b),& 18 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the basis of U/A 33(1), 55(c), 70, 71,73(a) of the present Charter and accordingly  the research paper ought to have been debated with Vatican, World Churches Council, Commission of Churches on International Affairs, Jewish Foundation, Islamic Supreme Councils , researchers of UN and all the International bodies for the following reasons:“Reporting of world peace solutions between Christians,Jews and Muslims in the worldWe are here with attached our research report towards international peace and security for perusal and considerationsSince we are the independent and voluntary  researchers with out dependency of finance either from the government or any other agency, on the reasons that we are following Social Justice and Common Goods - Policy Paper of World Council of Churches and also By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs. Our researchers mainly follow the principles and rules laid down by the above important policy and rules.Under Articles 2.4, 3.6, 3.10&11, 8.1(b) of the By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs, we have posted our research report in United Nations Global Compact which containing of solving of problems between Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus in the world. In accordance with Articles 3.12 of the above By-Laws, it is a duty of commission of Churches to maintain and provide for the maintenance of contacts with International bodies such as the United Nations and its agencies include regional bodies and other non governmental Organisations, which will assist in the attainment of the aims of the Commission. The matter has being brought it to the notice of the World Churches Council and the Commission of the Churches asked its notice on the matter to the United Nations for your appropriate decisions. ?The World Churches Council Policy Paper on Social Justice and Common Goods is the best policy to the World peace and unity solutions, which has been published on 22 March 2011 and the same is in accordance with Psalm 85. The Church cannot succeed if it, isolates itself, Not only must Christians reach out to Muslims and other faiths in the spirit of ecumenism, but there is a need to embrace other people of different philosophical convictions. This requires ideological tolerance, maturity and self assurance in what one believes in. Such coalition building is made easier by choosing issues that unite organizations and movements and which have less potential causing divisions. At the same time we need an honest and inventive method of dealing with differences. The global movement for economic justice relies considerably on policy analysis and research conducted by hundreds if not thousands of academics researchers and scholars. ?Our consequences of the changing power relations in today's world is that there is more room in the public sphere for the affirmation of collective values and principles, experience proves that an informed public opinion can be powerful today, and can change governments public and international agendas. Again Churches are challenged to make use of this opportunity. They need to read the signs of time and to make their voices heard by responding to peoples cries for justice and dignity, and by speaking truth to the powers- whoever and wherever their may be. ?Christians do not have ready made answers and solutions to propose. The Bible offers guidelines (love, sharing, justice for the poor) but does not defined one "Christian" economy or "Christian" politics. ?Churches and Church related organizations can initiate public debates and largely use media means to reach a broader constituency, furthermore, regional thematic discussions can be facilitated with the ecumenical family. WCC should develop specific analysis depending on the context. ?What are theological implications for commodification common goods? ?How shall we ensure the participation all people in managing common goods in the world? ?How do we deal with power imbalances in the world? ?How can the ecumenical family engage itself effectively and in a coherent and convincing way in addressing global power imbalance? ?How can WCC lead a climate change campaign with social justice as a focus? ?What kind of collective values can be draw for the Churches to guide them in addressing the problem of commodification of common goods? ?The above questions have been answered in our research materials available at http://www.goldenduas.com and alsohttp://www.facebook.com/research of international development solutions and the same are to be discussed by the Churches, public and all its organizations in the interest of public safety, peace, unity, health, wealth, faith, interfaith ?                 Under this circumstances, it is just and necessary that UK, USA, Cambridge, Churches on the International Affairs are requested to accept our research paper and also our research organization as an organization under other faith category to assist the commission to achieve its goal of International Peace and climate changes solutions for the benefit of world community especially Christians, Jewish and Muslims, under the by-law 3.11 of CCIA. In view of the aforementioned submissions in the interest of maintenance of International Peace and Security, UN may be pleased to authorize our organization in the name and style of` Research on International Development Solutions `and also our research report in confirmatory with U/A 96 of the present Charter read with U/A 23 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and thus render Justice.  Now, Palestine Muslims are fighting with Israel , both countries are affected and innocent people are killed frequently which is against the Quranic verses 7:137 & 5:33 that no one can claim Israel Government areas which is a place of Israel People but not Muslim or Christian and they can only Allow worship in the Holy Places of Israel . These facts has not been Discussed for amicable solutions of social justice and common good by United Nations to respect Gods word . It is pertinent to note that why the jewish people are affecting the Muslims is mention the Quran 7:167 ? And the same should be taken into consideration by jewish people in the world in the interest of social justice and common good on the light of the research paper posted  at our website www.goldenduas.com and render justice.  Your successU. Ibrahim Ali,Researcher International Development Solutions
Pao Cabrera's curator insight, September 27, 1:53 PM

ThE Q!

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How to Spot or Create Great Problems

How to Spot or Create Great Problems | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
The monster around the corner is your friend. Painful problems transform good ideas into great solutions. All great leaders face and solve great problems. In order to be great, you must solve a gre...
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Perhaps you need to consider creating a great problem.

4 ways to create great problems:

Explore what isn’t working and find a root cause.Define the tipping point your organization sits on and what happens if you don’t act.Identify a compelling danger that lurks around the corner.Describe the failure of organizations that followed the path you’re on.
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Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence

 

You need curiousity, intellectual and emotional intelligence to manage complexity. The best leaders are incurably curious?

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You need curiousity, intellectual and emotional intelligence to manage complexity. The best leaders are incurably curious?

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The Five Habits of Creative Teachers

The Five Habits of Creative Teachers | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
Five educators and innovation experts discuss their efforts to help teachers cultivate greater creativity in the classroom (and their lives).
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These five habits should be the 'bread and butter' of all teachers and indeed all humans as they live thier lives. Curiousity, remix:- copy, transform and combine, finding your tribe, failing and thriving and reflection are all smart things to see occur in a life as much as a classroom.

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Where is Your School’s Online Conversation?

Where is Your School’s Online Conversation? | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it

"Jason Markey will be the first to tell you that this is the work of his community (and he truly means community which includes parents, teachers, and especially students) coming together and doing some pretty amazing things,.....  If something goes awry, at the end of the day, he will be accountable as principal of the school.

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The trust Jason Markey places in his community is of a very high level and the community members seem to have accepted and rewarded that trust with their attitudes and behaviours. This shows calculated risk taking and leadership exhibiting courage.

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, August 24, 3:17 AM

Ours is firmly placed within a Learning Management System. I fail to understand why, as this is not reality. Here is some innovative thinking.

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In the Bustling, Interactive Classroom, A Place for Digital Games

In the Bustling, Interactive Classroom, A Place for Digital Games | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it

"1. Interactivity. Learning needs to be a dialogue.

2. Informative feedback. Informative feedback is different from simple rewards because it is transformational rather than transactional.

3. Intrinsic motivation. When informative feedback works, students are intrinsically motivated to solve the problems, not to pass the test."

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The three I's have value. Interactivity, Informative feedback and Intrinsic motivation. If these factors can be incorporated into a game then it is close to what a great teacher can do with a student.

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7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

7 Tenets of Creative Thinking | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Michael Michalko explains that everyone is an artist and that it takes belief and persistence to nurture this quality. He offers seven principles about creative thinking that he wishes he'd known as a student.
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These seven points are excellent. If you read the detail associated with each you'll see that they can be at odds with much of the cultural understanding of the purposes of schooling and modes of thinking we teach in schools.

1. You Are Creative

2. Creative Thinking is Work

3. You Must Go Through the Motions

4. Your Brain is Not a Computer

5. There is No Right Answer

6. There is No Such Thing as Failure

7. You Don't See Things as They Are - You See Them as You Are

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Should You Learn To Code?

Should You Learn To Code? | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it

"The release of a new programming language at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference this week highlighted one of the most marketable skills in the digital world: the ability to code. How necessary is it, really? And is that even the right question?"

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This is a great little post about extrinsic and intrinsic motivation around the topic of coding. As an educator, it is most useful, as more pressure comes in the form of coding a a necessary 'literacy'.

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400,000 beautiful digital images join the public domain from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

400,000 beautiful digital images join the public domain from the Metropolitan Museum of Art | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it

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What a wonderful resource to have available! To be able to see the creativity of others through time without having to visit is such a privilege.

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Claude Emond's curator insight, May 30, 8:53 AM

Collective intelligence growing through the eyes :)

M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, May 30, 2:53 PM

Thanks to Susan Bainbridge

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 5, 12:42 PM

Imágenes Digitales del Metropolitan a Dominio Público.

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32 Habits That Make Thinkers

32 Habits That Make Thinkers | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
32 Habits That Make Thinkers
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Digital creativity (a focus of this topic) is a function of the thinking of the teacher and/or the student and this list shows many thinking characteristics at odds with much 'normal' classroom practice in secondary schooling. Hmmm, what to do next?

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ideasLAB - exploring new possibilities

ideasLAB - exploring new possibilities | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it

ideasLAB aims to challenge the way we think about learning and teaching, and find new ways to take technology into the classroom.

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ideasLAB's new white paper explores a new model for Collective Knowledge Construction and is well worth a read. It has some strong concepts that make much sense, and some that are theoretically sensible but perhaps challenging with adolescents and young adults.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 21, 10:43 PM

ideasLAB's new white paper explores a new model for Collective Knowledge Construction and is well worth a read. It has some strong concepts that make much sense, and some that are theoretically sensible but perhaps challenging with adolescents and young adults.

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How schools kill creativity

How schools kill creativity | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
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Sir Ken Robinson would suggest that all children, indeed humans are born creative and our school systems manage to stifle it.

The history of schooling unfortunately suggests this result is a direct, in unintended consequence of the goals of schools. Schools were set up to teach young people to read and write, undertake basic maths and given the size of classes, learn to work in 'the system'. School had right and wrong answers and students were rewarded for correct answers. They still are rewarded for correct answers. School is a systems technology designed to achieve certain goals.

Creativity is not often convergent thinking; it is more often divergent thinking, looking for possibilities. It is what young children do naturally. It is fun to play with ideas and they enjoy it, as do I.

This is quite different to knowing how to implement an idea, to make it a reality. That is much harder work and requires many other skills and knowledge. It is easy to mistake creativity with ideas and successful implementation. One might lead to the other but they are different processes.

I want schooling to adapt so that it can manage to nurture student knowledge and skills with one of those skills being able to use with confidence both convergent and divergent thinking and then use other skills to make a creative idea a reality.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, March 18, 5:41 PM

Sir Ken Robinson would suggest that all children, indeed humans are born creative and our school systems manage to stifle it.

The history of schooling unfortunately suggests this result is a direct, in unintended consequence of the goals of schools. Schools were set up to teach young people to read and write, undertake basic maths and given the size of classes, learn to work in 'the system'. School had right and wrong answers and students were rewarded for correct answers. They still are rewarded for correct answers. School is a systems technology designed to achieve certain goals.

Creativity is not often convergent thinking; it is more often divergent thinking, looking for possibilities. It is what young children do naturally. It is fun to play with ideas and they enjoy it, as do I.

This is quite different to knowing how to implement an idea, to make it a reality. That is much harder work and requires many other skills and knowledge. It is easy to mistake creativity with ideas and successful implementation. One might lead to the other but they are different processes.

I want schooling to adapt so that it can manage to nurture student knowledge and skills with one of those skills being able to use with confidence both convergent and divergent thinking and then use other skills to make a creative idea a reality.

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Free App Lets Teachers Create High Quality Flipped Video on iPads -- THE Journal

Free App Lets Teachers Create High Quality Flipped Video on iPads -- THE Journal | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
See how teachers are combining iPads with a video creation and publishing app to flip their classrooms, and how students are watching along.

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Worthy of consideration even if you have access to a YouTube channel.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, November 16, 2013 9:17 PM

awesome. just what we need!!!

Chris Carter's comment, November 17, 2013 8:15 AM
Melissa, it is my pleasure. The more useful these curations, the more happy am I (best Yoda voice)
Melissa Marshall's comment, November 17, 2013 8:17 AM
Amused am I! Thanks again :)
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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 is ready

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 is ready | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
I spent the weekend compiling this year's Top 100 Tools List, updating the Top 100 Tools site and producing a slideset that I have uploaded to Slideshare and embedded below. I've also done a full a...
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The top 100 certainly had  few that were new to me. Worth a look if only to have some idea what others are using.

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10 Great Digital Citizenship Lessons from Google

10 Great Digital Citizenship Lessons from Google | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
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This is useful material for consideration with students. I suspect a few adults would also find it useful.

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10 Steps to Conquering Technophobia

10 Steps to Conquering Technophobia | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
Most educators have suffered from technophobia at one stage or another. The fear of technology is embedded in its ever-changing nature, meaning we never really know it. Fear of the unknown could possibly equate for every fear ‘known’ to man. - See more at: http://fishtreeblog.tumblr.com/post/90757633700/10-steps-to-conquering-teacher-technophobia-most?utm_content=buffer29e53&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#disqus_threadzzMost educators have suffered from technophobia at one stage or another. The fear of technology is embedded in its ever-changing nature, meaning we never really know it. Fear of the unknown could possibly equate for every fear ‘known’ to man. - See more at: http://fishtreeblog.tumblr.com/post/90757633700/10-steps-to-conquering-teacher-technophobia-most?utm_content=buffer29e53&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#disqus_threadzzMost educators have suffered from technophobia at one stage or another. The fear of technology is embedded in its ever-changing nature, meaning we never really know it. Fear of the unknown could possibly equate for every fear ‘known’ to man. - See more at: http://fishtreeblog.tumblr.com/post/90757633700/10-steps-to-conquering-teacher-technophobia-most?utm_content=buffer29e53&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#disqus_threadzz
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All of us have fears in learning new things and even if we do not have them now with regard to digital tecnology in education, it is likely we once did. These steps will help you help others! Afterall, you are a teacher.

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Enhance Students Productivity with These Web Tools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Enhance Students Productivity with These Web Tools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it

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I'm familiar with many of these tools and they are useful.
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5 Steps Toward Building Influence as a Great Thought Leader

5 Steps Toward Building Influence as a Great Thought Leader | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
Ready to share insights on a topic you're well versed in? You may fortify your company's reputation as well as your personal brand.
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As a teacher and school leader this is very useful advice, whether it applies to the use of digital media or the narratives you weave within your school community about what is important.

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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it

"All education is self-education....  We don't learn anything we do not want to learn."

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"All education is self-education....  We don't learn anything we do not want to learn." We might push ourselves for the extrinsic benefits of gaining certification but that learning is perhaps not as deep or as rewarding as that done through interest and curiosity.

This post contains a great list of possibilities and places to learn. Have you circle of people to support you and the passion and drive?

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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. [...]

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These seven characteristics read as though they are quite normal and even commonsensical, a good sign they are correct! Digitally competent teachers enjoy their use of technology, new or old but are not seduced by new 'toys' simply for their own sake.

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Vilma Galstaun's curator insight, June 12, 7:34 PM

Some important issues to consider when preparing for becoming ICT literate and competent.

Enrique Robles's curator insight, June 13, 10:36 AM

very very good

Library@NYP's curator insight, June 13, 10:57 AM

The teacher has to be digitally savvy to engage next generation students.

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7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

7 Tenets of Creative Thinking | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it

In school, we learn about geniuses and their ideas, but how did they get those ideas? What are the mental processes, attitudes, work habits, behaviors, and beliefs that enable creative geniuses to view the same things as the rest of us, yet see something different?

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity

 


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As a former designer and goldsmith and then visual arts and design and technology teacher, the seven tenets of creative thinking resonate very positively. They are indicative of my experiences as a professional in a creative field; they are indicative of my experiences as a teacher of others and also indicative of my endeavours as a education leader trying to show a modicum of creativity in making school education a better place for young people. I commend this post to you! Thanks Gust Mees!

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 6, 11:25 PM

Creativity is something that can be nourished but can it be learned? I'm not able to decide on that yet.

Josie Gibson's curator insight, June 8, 9:24 PM

Some excellent reminders - 'All experiences are neutral...you don't see things are THEY are, you see them as YOU are'.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, June 16, 1:27 PM

Don't let your creative juices run dry! We are all students of life!

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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy - Edudemic

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy - Edudemic | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it

'..the nagging question still remains for many teachers – what exactly is digital literacy?

Because it is a relatively new term, many teachers are able to define it as it pertains to their specific classroom. A quick Google search yields .. the very vague definition of: the ability to effectively and critically navigate, evaluate and create information using a range of digital technologies. It requires one “to recognize and use that power, to manipulate and transform digital media, to distribute pervasively, and to easily adapt them to new forms”. Being that vague almost requires you to define it specifically for each class you work with.

That said, Doug Belshaw has made a really excellent attempt at defining digital literacy -in fact, he wrote his dissertation on the topic.'


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The eight C's devised by Doug Belshaw are a neat framework to consider for use in thinking about digital literacy. There are others that are also useful and that is also useful. It will be interesting to note how this field is defined over time.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 20, 6:58 PM

The three R's and a DL (digital literacy)?  I'd prefer the term Information literacy (and actively promote information fluency).  Using tech to think. Using tools to make.  Being digitally literate is a but a step on the 21st century path.


Miep Carstensen's curator insight, May 22, 10:06 PM

Digital literacy and 21st century citizenship are becoming inseparable

Josie Gibson's curator insight, May 24, 1:52 AM

Just as applicable for executives...

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Tools to Protect and Raise Digital Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Tools to Protect and Raise Digital Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it

Some helpful technological aids.

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There is a lot I do not know! The more I learn, the more I realise how ignorant I am.

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Creating An iPad Workflow For Teachers, Students, And Parents

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Allan Shaw's insight:

This looks to be useful for reflection purposes as a minimum. Any move from the teacher as the sole conduit for communication and/or publication requires a change in mindset for teacher, students and parents.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, April 3, 6:34 PM

Highly useful. 

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My pleasure Dean, as always.
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Teaching in a Digital School: The Differences and Attributes Needed ...

Digital schools, operating to the fore of the school evolutionary continuum (http://www.schoolevolutionarystages.net) are already fundamentally different environments to the traditional, are evolving and transforming at pace ...

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This is where we are headed. I hope so, as the alternative will be demeaning of teachers and disengaging for students and thus not likely to be successful.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, March 20, 5:57 AM

We should be working towards this future; it is a reasonable extrapolation from known research and technology usage. The alternative will be disengaging for students and demeaning for teachers. It should be noted that the known attributes of great teachers are required in this model.