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

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very very good

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

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Surface Pro 3: Why the Pen is Mightier than the Keyboard - YouTube

Travis Smith, National Education Specialist for Microsoft Australia presents a cogent overview of appropriate uses of digital technologies to improve learning.

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This is quite a long clip but is well worth watching and considering as it contains good thinking and appropriate pedagogical approaches. There is some 'sell' at the end but very little. Travis has clearly put much thought and experience into drawing on the research and working out how best to apply it in classroom contexts. The classroom contexts seems to be aimed at upper primary and secondary age students but those with more expertise of younger students would be in a better position to comment.

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The Power of Storytelling in eLearning by Jennifer Neibert

The Power of Storytelling in eLearning  by Jennifer  Neibert | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it

“What would happen if we took a deep breath, stepped away from the storyboard, and crafted a fascinating narrative to guide our learners? One that our learners felt and experienced on an emotional level; that elicited a response to go, or change, or do; and above all, that resulted in the meaningful change we’re really seeking—now that’s a powerful tale!”

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"The easiest way to start building storytelling into your learning is to introduce characters and scenarios that require your learners to make decisions and see the consequences of their choices. By providing learners with a safe space to experience consequences, and giving them genuine, consequence-based feedback, they will be better equipped to make decisions in the real world." Sounds like good advice and thus I need to work at it as I am not a natural storyteller.

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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 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?"

Allan Shaw's insight:

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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Westpac CEO Gail Kelly's seven lessons for life and business

Westpac CEO Gail Kelly's seven lessons for life and business | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
The seven habits of one highly effective Gail Kelly.
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The video is short and succinct. The text that follows is worthy of your time to read and reflect upon. The seven habits are well worth emulating and I agree with them wholeheartedly.

I try my best to model them with moderate success on occasions. They encapsulate a life of satisfying work, significant contribution to our community, high quality leadership and keeping relationships and family at the centre a life.

The seven habits are:

- Choose to be positive

- Do what you love, love what you do

- Be bold, dig deep

- Right people on the bus, wrong people off

- The vision thing

- Generosity of spirit

- Live a whole life

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From Tweeting to Teaching: How You Can Use Twitter as a Powerful Resource in Your Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR) - Linkis.com

From Tweeting to Teaching: How You Can Use Twitter as a Powerful Resource in Your Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR) - Linkis.com | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
Adding Twitter to your arsenal of classroom tricks can enthrall students and engage their minds.
Allan Shaw's insight:

This post is a disarmingly simple explanation of how Twitter can assist in teaching and learning. Worth a read if you're not a Twitter user and worth passing onto a colleagues if you are and they are not!

If you pass it on to someone you wish to encourage, please assist them to understand that it is safest to use Twitter for a clear purpose and not to mix up various purposes.

I use Twitter for professional learning and sharing of same with adult colleagues. If you use Twitter with students make sure the Twitter account used with students is only used for this type of communication and that it is done with transparency and good communication with parents so all understand what is occurring and why.

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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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Allan Shaw's insight:

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?

 

Learn more:

 

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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