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Born Digital, Live Digital, And Our Students' Obsession With Documenting Their Lives

Born Digital, Live Digital, And Our Students' Obsession With Documenting Their Lives | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Does our obsession with technology and documentation go too far? This powerful, short film titled “The Boy With The Camera Face” by filmmaker Spencer Brown is a satirical fairy tale about a boy born with a camera instead of a head who cannot escape the lens. From the moment of his birth, everything about his life is recorded. Does this sound like our students, or maybe you?

 

 

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The Uber Generation Of Learning — Fast, Efficient, And Driven By Tech

The Uber Generation Of Learning — Fast, Efficient, And Driven By Tech | Design in Education | Scoop.it

It’s no surprise that the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission is lobbying for limits to Uber’s expansion. In fact, municipalities across the country are frettingover Uber’s intrusion.

 Uber’s appeal — and its rapid, unmitigated ascent — is exactly like the edtech groundswell in contemporary learning. A private company, Uber is a a car service currently taking the country by storm. It allows anyone with an app to instantly summon a professional ride. It takes away the guessing about street corners and hand-waving. It offers customized choices, such as a car seat or SUV. Uber provides real time, visual tracking of how far away the car is and how much the trip will cost.

 

 

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SXSWEdu 2015: The Boy Who Beeps - Who Can Speak The Language Of EdTech?

SXSWEdu 2015: The Boy Who Beeps - Who Can Speak The Language Of EdTech? | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Now in its fifth year, the 2015 SXSWEdu rally in the Texas midland is more inclusive than ever. The panelpicker judges eschewed trendy topics like flipped learning and Big Data in favor of deeper discussions about Social Emotional Learning and Gamification. Major themes that ran through the first day included programming in schools, authentic PBL, and contemporary professional development.

 

A major highlight of the day was hearing about the impressive Coded Curriculum implemented by Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The school has embraced a "launch / test / refine" approach to incorporate coding into every academic discipline. The faculty actively seeks to "make excellent mistakes" as they teach children the "New Basics" of open-ended problem solving, non-linear thinking, and collaboration.

 

 

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10 Tech Tips To Spice Up Summer Reading

10 Tech Tips To Spice Up Summer Reading | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Most kids (and teachers) hate summer reading. They view it as a chore, an unnecessary evil, a relic of schoolhouse drudgery. Even students who love to read groan at prescriptive lists of books that will receive little attention once the academic year begins. Even when offered a choice of titles, students drag their heels in completing linear book reviews or reader-response journals.This is because in their active lives, kids are multitasking on social media while setting up Minecraft servers. They don't understand why summer work should force them to take a step back in time and technology. In order to spice up their summer literary lives, why not let students savor some easy tech ingredients, to make reading a zestier part of their wired worlds?

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Add #Edchat Radio To Your PLN

Add #Edchat Radio To Your PLN | Design in Education | Scoop.it

With the overwhelming number of new technologies, web tools, apps, and curricular demands, it almost seems impossible to keep up with everything. One solution we’ve never looked back on was adding Twitter to our PLN and following the #edchat hashtag. Check out the #Edchat Radio broadcasts on The Bam! Radio Nework. Tom Whitby, co-founder of #edchat, hosts the show with Nancy Blair, an education consultant.

 

 

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What does the use of digital teaching tools look like in the classroom? | MediaCommons

What does the use of digital teaching tools look like in the classroom? | MediaCommons | Design in Education | Scoop.it

"For both teachers and students, the shift from independent departments of history and English toward a successful 3.0 Digital Humanities program began through collegial dialogue and active collaboration both during school hours and through virtual interactions on Twitter, Tumblr, and Blogger. Reconceptualizing essential skills through the lens of the Digital Humanities has strengthened the technical literacies of our students; deepened their understanding of historical and socio-political context; and augmented the overall quality of their expression. Technology tools have proven especially effective in redirecting the learning lens away from a teacher-centered classroom and blurring the distinction between “requirement” and “enrichment.” Gina Sipley, Mercer Hall, and Patricia Russac

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Librarians, Technology, And The New Literacies

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Librarians, Technology, And The New Literacies | Design in Education | Scoop.it

A librarian's role is also evolving as "literacy" in its traditional sense is changing. It's not just that e-readers have joined classic texts, or that online sources have joined traditional journals. It is much more. Multiple literacies are continually growing to require mastery in more than one, and librarians are poised to be on the front lines in delivering instruction and resources to help in this understanding.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Connect 4 Learning: NYSCATE 2012

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Connect 4 Learning: NYSCATE 2012 | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We just finished attending three days at the NYSCATE 2012 Connect 4 Learning conference in Rochester. The New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education (NYSCATE) assembled another stellar roster of speakers covering technology and learning. We met a lot of impressive educators who shared their expertise and resources.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: D-LIT: Designing Information With Technology

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: D-LIT: Designing Information With Technology | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Get kids juiced about creating and publishing their work from writing their own stories to making motivational posters. Easy tech tools can transform learning. There are many web-based applications that allow educators to set up class accounts with privacy settings that do not require student e-mail addresses. These applications work for teachers, too, to publish resources or to show off what their students are learning.

 

 

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Education Rethink: Can You Teach Without Technology?

Education Rethink: Can You Teach Without Technology? | Design in Education | Scoop.it

"Technology will be transformative, because, ultimately, technology isn't simply doing paper and pencil better. It involves learning in a way where information is readily available, repetitive tasks are minimized and interactions aren't tied to one location. It provides a platform to be creative in ways that once would have required a dark room and a film studio."

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Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand - Blog - Mobilize for Productivity [Infographic]

Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand - Blog - Mobilize for Productivity [Infographic] | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Nowadays many of us carry mobile devices like an iPhone or iPad, keep a digital calendar, and work...
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A Philosophy Of Education: Energy, Inspiration, And Understanding

A Philosophy Of Education: Energy, Inspiration, And Understanding | Design in Education | Scoop.it

If students were given a choice about which classes to attend each day, would they choose our classes? Is there something about the tone, the environment, the practice, or the design of information that makes our time seem worthwhile to learners?

 

 

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SXSWEdu 2015: Education For All - How Far Have We Come?

SXSWEdu 2015: Education For All - How Far Have We Come? | Design in Education | Scoop.it

An important and undeniable thrust of the 2015 SXSWEdu conference has been the attempt to reconcile the nation's educational inequalities. Marquee panels and sofa conversations alike have centered on this notion of access – access to college, to technology, to careers, to mentors, to professional development, to contemporary learning tools.

 

 

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Thank You NYSCATE 2014 - TransformED

Thank You NYSCATE 2014 - TransformED | Design in Education | Scoop.it

The annual NYSCATE 2014 conference ended just before the Thanksgiving holiday in Rochester, New York. Thanks to another excellent roster of educators assembled by The New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education (NYSCATE), we returned with our toolkits full, ready to share what we’d learned with our colleagues and learners.

 

 

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Digital Empathy: How Modern Maps Are Charting A Personal Cartography

Digital Empathy: How Modern Maps Are Charting A Personal Cartography | Design in Education | Scoop.it

When most people think about maps, they think of social studies worksheets or antique dealers. They might also remember the avatar on their Waze app or the time they got lost in Amish country.

In truth, maps are emblematic of mankind. The act of mapping is about trying to locate oneself within a geography of space and emotion. The human impulse to pinpoint "place" is about giving order to a complex topography of physicality and personality.

 

 

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Education And E-cology

Education And E-cology | Design in Education | Scoop.it

As we embark on another year as educators, we have a lot to think about with regard to designing new tasks made possibly by technology. We’ve heard and read countless times about how we are educating kids for jobs we don’t know will exist, resulting from technological advances happening at lightening speed, to the point where it seems overwhelming to keep up. And it is not likely to abate any time soon. We are no longer in a world that is changing a certain amount every year. The luxury of a slow, linear, arithmetic approach is gone. Instead, our learners are operating in a world that is changing exponentially.

 

 

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3 Takeaways From The Global Education And Skills Forum - Edudemic

3 Takeaways From The Global Education And Skills Forum - Edudemic | Design in Education | Scoop.it
We were given the pleasure of attending the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai where we got a glimpse into the international world of edtech.
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Edmodo Hits 15 Million Users – Safe Social Networking for Schools

Edmodo Hits 15 Million Users – Safe Social Networking for Schools | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Edmodo hits over 15 million users and is one of the fastest growing social network platforms for education. See full infographic here.

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Twitter: The Best PD For Educators

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Twitter: The Best PD For Educators | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Free, instantaneous and self-directed, social networks like Twitter carry enormous benefits for educators’ professional development. By following national experts and participating in worldwide chats, even skeptical teachers can share lessons, explore theories, and trade resources.

 

 

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Click, Swipe, Touch and Learn

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Click, Swipe, Touch and Learn | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We live in a world of digital media, global brands, and 24/7 connectivity. The power of children to teach themselves using technology wields more capability than anything we might have imagined, and it exerts more pressure to change than ever before on the teachers, the schools, and the educational system.

 

 

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10 BYOD Classroom Experiments (and What We've Learned From Them So Far) - Online Universities

10 BYOD Classroom Experiments (and What We've Learned From Them So Far) - Online Universities | Design in Education | Scoop.it
Stories of schools that have tried out BYOD programs seem to be largely positive, allowing students to embrace technology in learning.

Via Gordon Dahlby
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BYOD: Breaking the Traditional Mold in Education

BYOD: Breaking the Traditional Mold in Education | Design in Education | Scoop.it

“The three main goals of the initiative were to introduce Web 2.0 products into the classroom, create an environment focused on digital citizenship, and pilot a program that would allow students to utilize their internet-enabled devices in school.”

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