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23 Roles of The 21st Century Educator ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

23 Roles of The 21st Century Educator ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it

Via Susan Bainbridge, Mita Jordan
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Educators aren't the "sage on the stage" anymore because information is readily accessible. Now teaching is about helping students make sense of all the info. 

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, July 15, 2013 7:42 PM

The re-invention of the Educator

Marie Arndt's comment, July 19, 2013 2:43 AM
The role of the teacher has changed in many ways, not just regarding teaching, but the importance they have in students' lives. Technology, as Susan rightly points out, quality of teaching cannot be disguised by technology. We must help students to be selective in the barrage of 'information' they are exposed to, which is not always that but biased tripe or propaganda.
Jeroen Bottema's curator insight, August 6, 2013 5:04 AM

Mooi plaatje, geeft de student inzicht in de verschillende rollen van de leraar. Meer dan alleen 'sage on the stage'. Verder onderschrijf ik de opmerking van Susan Bainbridge.

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AL: Suspension Reform Keeps Students in School | Teaching Tolerance

AL: Suspension Reform Keeps Students in School | Teaching Tolerance | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it

For years, students in Mobile, Ala., endured school climates in which they were regularly suspended for such minor infractions as tardiness, talking and uniform violations. Over a three-year period, more than 1,700 long-term suspensions—suspensions lasting between 11 days and several months—were doled out.

 

The problem isn’t isolated in Mobile. Suspensions have been steadily increasing across the nation since the 1970s. According to the Advancement Project, a civil rights organization that tackles inequity with strategies and community alliance, more than 3 million youth are suspended in the United States each year.

 

Students can’t learn when they are out of school on suspension, and as a result they fall behind. Research has shown that students who are suspended even once are more likely to drop out—and that suspensions are an ineffective method of changing behavior. Since zero-tolerance discipline policies, which drive suspensions, disproportionately affect students of color, they also serve to widen the achievement gap that educators work so hard to close. And worse, they pour students into the school-to-prison pipeline.

 

In 2011, the Southern Poverty Law Center sued Mobile County Public Schools on behalf of the children of Mobile, charging that the district suspended students for minor offenses and did not offer students any procedural protections.

 

In a recent legal settlement with the SPLC, Mobile County Public Schools agreed to make significant changes to its discipline policy for the benefit of the students of the city. These changes will keep more students in school and learning.

 

Six immediate changes will be implemented:

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Is suspension necessary at all? What are some ways around it that are beneficial to the student and learning environment?

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Cumulative effects of early poverty on cortisol in young children: Moderation by autonomic nervous system activity

RT @ELSneuroscience: Cumulative effects of early poverty on cortisol in young children http://t.co/1M1b0caMkL
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A little bit heady, but this is an interesting read. The science of stress and poverty on learning. There are so many ways to incorporate stress relief in the classroom. This also begs the question: Are teachers' job duties changing?
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Support Rolls in for ConnectEd

Support Rolls in for ConnectEd | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it
In June, President Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take the steps necessary to build high-speed digital connections to America’s schools and libraries, ensuring that 99 percent of American students can benefit from...
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This is great, but there's a missing piece:  Librarians. If they keep getting let go, who will be there to teach the kids media literacy? (99% of American students *can* benefit, but I'd like to see how that will be implemented into *will* benefit!)

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Infographic: The Rapid Growth of Google Apps For Education

Infographic: The Rapid Growth of Google Apps For Education | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it
An infographic showing the growth of Google Apps for education. The growth of Google Apps in schools really has been staggering!

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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"Oregon was the first state to offer Google Apps for Education in K-12 classrooms saving $1.5 million."

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Lowering education’s cost through free or open source tech

Lowering education’s cost through free or open source tech | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it

"In today’s economy, schools are looking for innovative ways of serving the public by using lower-cost resources while not compromising on quality and service. Many schools do incorporate innovative methods to integrate technology in the classroom.

 

However, when it comes to technology infrastructure, schools are still vulnerable to commercial applications that are expensive and difficult to maintain."


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Open source tech gives all a chance to learn with tech, not just those who can pay. Win!

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When Pop Culture and Academia Collide! [Infographic] - AvatarGeneration

When Pop Culture and Academia Collide! [Infographic] - AvatarGeneration | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it

This is an interesting infographic from Best Online Colleges, which describes the study of pop culture in education. It questions its relevance and goes through the pros and cons of studying modern cultural artefacts such as The Wire, The Simpsons and Aliens in the classroom Take a look, and let us know how, or if you use popular culture in your classroom in the comments below.


Via AvatarGeneration, Mercor, Berend de Jonge
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Is the study of pop culture shallow? Darth Vador, shallow? I think not. 

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Now, smart pen that vibrates when you make spelling error

Now, smart pen that vibrates when you make spelling error | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it
Lernstift is a regular pen with real ink, but inside is a special motion sensor and a small battery-powered Linux computer with a WiFi chip.
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This is cool. In some ways, it's better than spell check, because the word can be written out correctly and remembered rather than just hitting 'ignore' or 'change.' I want a set!

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The No. 1 Enemy of Creativity: Fear of Failure

The No. 1 Enemy of Creativity: Fear of Failure | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it
To innovate, stop worrying about "failure" and start thinking of "learning."

Via Beth Kanter, Susan Davis Cushing
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Yes. This is powerful. I find many students are afraid of being wrong or of failing; too much energy is spent on this anxiety. . . . 

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Tess Sorensen's curator insight, May 13, 2013 1:25 PM

"I've since learned that anyone who has a sense of humor is creative."  This is an important thing to remember.  Perhaps the idea of creativity seems so above, so lofty and special, that there are times when it is hard to recognize the creativity within oneself.  Especially after years and years of creativity being not encouraged and even squashed through formal education that looks more to recitation of material than actual learning.


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[ARG] Vanished Helps Kids Save the Future with Science

[ARG] Vanished Helps Kids Save the Future with Science | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it
For eight weeks, the MIT Education Arcade and the Smithsonian Institute put on an alternate reality game seeking engage children with the scientific method.

 

[This article makes a great case study on building community.]


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This is how it should be everywhere. . . . 

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Learning Through Fantasy Play | Philly Free School

Learning Through Fantasy Play | Philly Free School | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it
Learning Through Fantasy Play. Posted by Nancy on Dec 21, 2011 in BLOG | 0 comments. My last blog post offered a list of some of the activities our students are engaged in since the Philly Free School opened its doors for the first time on ...

Via Sherry Newman Disney, Maria J. Skiffington
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Anyone remember playing school, playing doctor, having a lemonade stand? I learned so much from doing these things as a child; we sometimes take for granted just how much these things stick with us in life. They do stick, and with schools like this, where guided play is the learning, these kids might just remember! Cheers, Philly Free School!

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Anita Vance's curator insight, August 3, 2013 1:39 PM

What a great description and comparison of the learning that occurs during play.  Definitely creating a guide for continued discovery!

 

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What I Have Learnt About Crowdfunding - After One Week | Business News, Articles & Blogs | SunZu @SunZusocial | By @writeontrack_L

What I Have Learnt About Crowdfunding - After One Week | Business News, Articles &  Blogs | SunZu @SunZusocial  | By @writeontrack_L | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it
A crowdfunding campaign can be a steepy learning curve and one should be reasonably well prepared before starting. In this post I share what I learnt after the first week of my crowdfunding campaign for a self published book.
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Lots of good insights here: "The advantages of crowdfunding are many – apart from gaining funds for a project that might be hard to finance in another way, it provides free feedback."

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Education, Neoliberal Culture, and the Brain

Education, Neoliberal Culture, and the Brain | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it

At the righteous end of the spectrum is our propensity for empathy, a trait deeply rooted in our primate heritage. Empathy — putting oneself in another’s emotional and cognitive shoes and then acting appropriately — is now an incandescently hot topic, virtually a cottage industry of books, articles, and YouTube videos....

 

Studies on the evolutionary and biological origins of empathy are ongoing but we now have hard empirical evidence,not wishful thinking or even logical inference, on behalf of a case for organizing vastly better societies. There is sufficient evidence that our potential for empathic engagement is being subverted by the dominant economic system and its ideology.

 

by Gary Olson 


Via Edwin Rutsch
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Empathy. I'm always talking about how important this is in my classrooms. It's such an integral part of learning - of wanting to learn. . . . Any teachers out there have something to say about this?

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Gillian Trebilcock's comment, July 7, 2013 1:18 PM
empathy is th eother end of the line to bullying
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CMC 2013: How will children discover factual content in an on-demand world? | The Guardian

CMC 2013: How will children discover factual content in an on-demand world? | The Guardian | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it

The world of children's entertainment is a very different place in 2013 than it was a decade ago, with virtual worlds, smartphone and tablet apps, YouTube and social media emerging to complement and compete with TV shows, films, books and console games.

 

Has the disruption finished? That was the topic for the opening "Are We There Yet?" debate at the Children's Media Conference in Sheffield today, with a panel drawn from the broadcasting, book publishing and digital media worlds.

 

The panel comprised Joe Godwin, director, BBC Children's; Francesca Dow, MD of Penguin Children's; Nigel Pickard, CEO, Zodiak MEAA and UK kids and family, Zodiak Media; Amelia Johnson, CEO, Bin Weevils; and David Kleeman, SVP insights, programs and PlayVangelist, PlayCollective.

 

The first question asked what the panel wish they'd known 10 years ago about how the next decade would shake out.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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This is a great topic. What do we really know about this massive explosion of media and information's impact on kids over the years?

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Is Los Angeles' plan to supply 640,000 students with free iPads wise?

Is Los Angeles' plan to supply 640,000 students with free iPads wise? | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it
Before rushing to spend millions equipping schools with more gadgetry, it would be prudent to determine whether this really will improve student learning. (So much to parse here… dripping in digital dualism and nostalgia.
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The Netherland's pilot program to test for learning and make modifications versus LA's massive purchase of iPads:  What do folks think about injecting 640,000 iPads into one of the most troubled school districts in the country? Will the costs, both hard and soft, amount to the benefits? 

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12 Changes Coming To The Future Of Learning - Edudemic

12 Changes Coming To The Future Of Learning - Edudemic | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it
The future of learning is exciting, filled with innovative ideas, and no one in their right mind knows more than that. Anyone who says otherwise is pulling your leg.
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"Learning won’t be categorized or defined by time and place. That is, of course, unless a learner wants to learn at a particular time and in a particular location."

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Organic Gardening Added to School Health & Nutrtion Program ...

Organic Gardening Added to School Health & Nutrtion Program ... | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it
In schools around Jakarta, Indonesia, students, teachers and families are rolling up their sleeves and are learning about good health and nutrition by growing their own organic vegetables. Our school gardening activity is a ...

Via Edible Blue
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Garden Based Learning. It seems like Jakarta, Indonesia and Portland, Oregon have some ideals in common!

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Edible Blue's curator insight, June 4, 2013 6:00 AM

Okay, this picture was too cute not to share with you ... future edible landscape artists? I love school gardening programs -- it's been shown that kids will eat what they grow!

IncitED's comment, July 23, 2013 9:36 AM
Yes! There's so much power in eating what one grows. . .
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Students Take Physical Education Online

Students Take Physical Education Online | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it

"Yesterday we told you Florida's fastest growing public school district is... online. About 148,000 students sucessfully completed 303,000 half-credit Florida Virtual School courses this past school year. And PE — as in physical education — is a popular class, according to students. So how do you take PE virtually?"


Via EDTC@UTB
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Virtual PE, eh? 

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23 Roles of The 21st Century Educator ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

23 Roles of The 21st Century Educator ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it

Via Susan Bainbridge, Mita Jordan
IncitED's insight:

Educators aren't the "sage on the stage" anymore because information is readily accessible. Now teaching is about helping students make sense of all the info. 

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, July 15, 2013 7:42 PM

The re-invention of the Educator

Marie Arndt's comment, July 19, 2013 2:43 AM
The role of the teacher has changed in many ways, not just regarding teaching, but the importance they have in students' lives. Technology, as Susan rightly points out, quality of teaching cannot be disguised by technology. We must help students to be selective in the barrage of 'information' they are exposed to, which is not always that but biased tripe or propaganda.
Jeroen Bottema's curator insight, August 6, 2013 5:04 AM

Mooi plaatje, geeft de student inzicht in de verschillende rollen van de leraar. Meer dan alleen 'sage on the stage'. Verder onderschrijf ik de opmerking van Susan Bainbridge.

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What will the new Google search mean for teachers?

What will the new Google search mean for teachers? | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it

As plans for Google's Knowledge Graph and new search emerge, Ben Morse explores the impact these developments will have on education and people working in schools


Via Brandi Nicholauson
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"I'm reminded of a Reddit question that was asked: "If someone from the 1950s appeared today, what would be the most difficult thing to explain to them about life today?" The best answer? "I possess a device, in my pocket, that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man. I use it to look at pictures of cats and get in arguments with strangers."

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Stop Exploring 'Innovative Education Models', We Need Action Now

Stop Exploring 'Innovative Education Models', We Need Action Now | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it

I've recently been drawn to a slew of impassioned posts from several strong voices in education, each managing more than the last to confirm we're headed towards a defining moment in the history of our schools: a shift from an exploration of more effective models of teaching and learning, to an ethical imperative to implement them in our schools. (more)


Via Susan Davis Cushing
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Thoughts about this? Without exploration, there is no innovation. But, I do get their point. 

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Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, April 7, 2013 7:22 AM

Wish our school district even knew this conversation is going on...

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Science Slams - how do they work? - The Guardian

Science Slams - how do they work? - The Guardian | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it
The Guardian
Science Slams - how do they work?
The Guardian
Science Slams were started by the Poetry Slammer Alex Dreppec in Darmstadt, Germany 7 years ago and since 2008 it has become quite widespread.
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Anyone know of such things here in the states? HOW COOL! "Science Slams were started by the Poetry Slammer Alex Dreppec in Darmstadt, Germany 7 years ago and since 2008 it has become quite widespread."

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The Freelance Professors are Coming!

The Freelance Professors are Coming! | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it

Freelance teachers can cut out the middle man by gaining their own client base, choosing how much they wish to charge and by having more freedom in choosing their most effective teaching methodology.


Via Peter John Baskerville
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Thoughts about teachers as consultants?

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Catalina Butnaru's curator insight, January 6, 2013 1:39 AM

There's more to teaching than having time to teach. There's value and there's progress.

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What I Would Change About Arts Education in Canada

What I Would Change About Arts Education in Canada | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it
If I could change one thing about Canada, it would be to place a greater emphasis on the study and practice of arts education at every level.
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That's right: "...what is rarely mentioned in those presumptions is that countries that demonstrate high rates of accomplishment in STEM subjects are also the countries that place a high value on the study of the arts."

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A Detailed History Of Social Media - Edudemic

A Detailed History Of Social Media - Edudemic | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it
Do you know the history of social media? Think we'll remember Facebook in 20 years? This detailed timeline is a must-see.

Via Susan Bainbridge, Jeroen Rougoor
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This is a fun timeline. I love that Project Gutenberg is on the timeline as one fo the original social media platforms! This'd be a great poster for a classroom. . . .

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Oregon Legislature Unanimously Passes Tuition Free Higher Education -

Oregon Legislature Unanimously Passes Tuition Free Higher Education - | Crowdfunding for Education | Scoop.it
Oregon has come up with a plan to help provide higher education for free at their 7 state universities.
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Way to go, Oregon!

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