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Mindfulness Helps You Become a Better Leader

Mindfulness Helps You Become a Better Leader | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Ever since the financial crisis of 2008, I have sensed from many leaders that they want to do a better job of leading in accordance with their personal values. The crisis exposed the fallacies of measuring success in monetary terms and left many leaders with a deep feeling of unease that they were being pulled away from what I call their True North.

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Learning with 'e's: Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with 'e's: Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Is learning in the 21st Century significantly different to learning in previous years? One of the more controversial theories of the digital age is the claim that technology is changing (or rewiring) our brains (Greenfield, 2009) whilst some also claim that prolonged use of the Web is detrimental to human intellectual development (Carr, 2010).

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Florida Virtual School Incorporates Face-to-Face Learning

Florida Virtual School Incorporates Face-to-Face Learning | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
The country's largest, state-sponsored online school is having some teachers meet in person with students and scheduling field trips in an effort to build blended learning programs.
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An Inside Look At How Project-Based Learning Actually Works | Edudemic

An Inside Look At How Project-Based Learning Actually Works | Edudemic | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Project-based learning is one of the most popular terms in education innovation today. We talk about PBL all the time and how it, combined with flipped classrooms, can basically change the way education works. It’s an exciting time to be sure.

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What the Internet knows about you

What the Internet knows about you | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

With little notice or fanfare, the digital world is fundamentally changing. What was once an anonymous medium where anyone could be anyone -- where, in the words of the famous New Yorker cartoon, nobody knows you're a dog -- is now a tool for soliciting and analyzing our personal data.

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Harvard ready to launch its first free online courses Monday

America’s oldest college will make a leap into cyberspace Monday as Harvard University will begin offering its first free online courses through a joint venture called edX that the school established with MIT in the spring.
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50 Education Leaders Worth Following On Twitter | Edudemic

50 Education Leaders Worth Following On Twitter | Edudemic | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

How do you discover the education news and research that matters to you? Probably by curating a list of the top thought leaders, local people you want to keep track of, and a smattering of other helpful folks.

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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
In an era dominated by constant information and the desire to be social, should the tone of thinking for students be different?

Via Mark Smithers
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5 Ways That edX Could Change Education - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education

5 Ways That edX Could Change Education - Online Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
The new venture will engage the entire world in an expensive and ambitious experiment.

Since MIT and Harvard started edX, their joint experiment with free online courses, the venture has attracted enormous attention for opening the ivory tower to the world.

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The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Tweet TweetThis year’s Top 100 Tools for Learning list (the 6th Annual Survey) has been compiled from the votes of 582 learning professionals worldwide.

 

The top tool for the 4th year running is Twitter, with both YouTube (2nd) and Google Docs (aka Google Drive) (3rd) retaining their places for the 3rd year in succession.

 

Once again the list is dominated by free online social tools. However, what struck me when compiling the list this year (and reading many of the notes added to the individual contributors’ lists) was the huge difference between the tools that are now being used in education compared with those in workplace learning.


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A Principal's Reflections: Relevant Leadership for Today's Schools

A Principal's Reflections: Relevant Leadership for Today's Schools | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Over the past three years I have, in my opinion, dramatically grown as a school leader. The catalyst for a significant portion of this growth was my embracement of social media as a powerful leadership tool. For me social media opened the door to a variety of pathways to enhance my ability to lead a comprehensive high school is a way that was more relevant, meaningful, and impactful.

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The 21st Century Principal: 10 Things School Leaders Do to Kill a Teacher's Enthusiasm for Technology

The 21st Century Principal: 10 Things School Leaders Do to Kill a Teacher's Enthusiasm for Technology | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

"Here's a list of ten things a school leader does to kill any teacher’s enthusiasm for using technology in their classrooms. An alternative title for this list might be, “10 Things a 21st Century School Leader Will Not Do to Discourage Teachers from Engaging in the Use of Technology.”

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Everything You've Heard About Failing Schools Is Wrong

Everything You've Heard About Failing Schools Is Wrong | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Attendance: up. Dropout rates: plummeting. College acceptance: through the roof. My mind-blowing year inside a "low-performing" school.
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Learning with 'e's: Theories for the digital age: Postmodern perspectives

Learning with 'e's: Theories for the digital age: Postmodern perspectives | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Postmodernist views of society can be appropriated as lenses to analyse the personalised use of digital technology. Consumers of Web based content tend to search randomly and nomadically, due to the multi-layered, multi-directional nature of hyperlinked media and this aligns neatly with some post modern theory. 

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Guest Post | Three Starting Points for Thinking Differently About Learning

Guest Post | Three Starting Points for Thinking Differently About Learning | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Author Will Richardson suggests three ways to rethink teaching and learning at a time when technology has "upended the basic premise of school."...
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Elementary Schools Are a Good Fit For Blended, Says Horn

Elementary Schools Are a Good Fit For Blended, Says Horn | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

While many educators expressing an interest in blended learning may have middle or high school students in mind, some blended learning models may represent an easier transition for elementary schools than their secondary school counterparts, said Michael Horn at the 2012 Virtual School Symposium here in New Orleans on Monday.

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Why Learning Should Be Messy

Why Learning Should Be Messy | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

Can creativity be taught? Absolutely. The real question is: “How do we teach it?” In school, instead of crossing subjects and classes, we teach them in a very rigid manner. Very rarely do you witness math and science teachers or English and history teachers collaborating with each other.

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Consumption vs. Creation | November Learning

Consumption vs. Creation | November Learning | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

"Again, at first glance that seems logical. We want to help our students create and be makers of things. But given the habits of most of us, we generally consume far more than we create. In fact as we consider reading and writing, very few adults write regularly beyond grocery lists and post it notes and emails. We read way more than we write. . . ."

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Charter Schools' Role in Strengthening Public Education

Charter Schools' Role in Strengthening Public Education | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Deborah Meier—visionary teacher and founder of successful small schools in New York City and Boston—and Pedro Noguera—author and director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education—debate issues relevant to schools, teachers, and students.
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10 Reasons Why We Need Diversity on College Campuses

10 Reasons Why We Need Diversity on College Campuses | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
If the Supreme Court decides against the use of race in college admissions, it will erase many years of progress for campuses trying to be more diverse and inclusive.
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20+ Tips From The Most Effective Online Teachers

20+ Tips From The Most Effective Online Teachers | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
The fundamentals that define a great teacher don’t differ much whether classes are taught in the online setting or off, but there are certain things that need greater emphasis and gain greater importance when a teacher is working with students who...
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An Open Letter To School Leaders | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer

An Open Letter To School Leaders | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it

"For the past several weeks, I have been preparing a series of workshops for school and community leaders who are ready to embrace social media and explore the powerful ways new social technologies and platforms can be used in classrooms and schools."

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Atmosphere of Innovation: What's Your 20% Project? - Getting Smart by Adam Renfro - 20% Time, creative, Innovation, leadership

Atmosphere of Innovation: What's Your 20% Project? - Getting Smart by Adam Renfro - 20% Time, creative, Innovation, leadership | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
Once you become a creator, innovator or producer, you can then leave your mark. There's nothing like that feeling. You will be a different person. The sheer pleasure you take in your project . . . the control that you have over your own project .
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Schools chief loves Twitter — 29 (plus 3) times a day

Schools chief loves Twitter — 29 (plus 3) times a day | DeepEducationalThought | Scoop.it
A growing number of school superintendents around the country spend part of their day on Twitter, and one of the most prolific — if not the most — is Joshua P. Starr, superintendent of the high-achieving Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland.
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