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There’s Nothing Personal About Big Tech and Education

There’s Nothing Personal About Big Tech and Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Audrey Watters’ recent talk, “Education Technology as the ‘New Normal’”, is a cautionary tale about the forces behind digital technologies in education. While Watters apologises in advance for the…

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Kelly Christopherson
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"The central tenet of Watters’ perspective is unassailable. The engines of Silicon Valley are not interested in learners or educators. One does not need to look far to see the forces of individualism, neoliberalism, libertarianism, or imperialism at work."

This has always been the case. Henry Ford and other industrialists were not interested in the needs of schools and people. They were interested in their bottom line and how schools and people could add to that. It remains that way.
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lisa gorena's curator insight, July 3, 3:50 PM
This article points out that canned deliverables from tech companies are not personalized learning. Technology has its place in the classroom but we need to remember to teach the individual students. Teachers working with students using technology is most effective and personal. 
 
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A “Finnish Lesson”: Student-Paced Learning in a History Classroom

A “Finnish Lesson”: Student-Paced Learning in a History Classroom | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Ever since I observed Pekku Peura's class six weeks ago, I have been wondering how such methods could work in a social studies classroom. Math, it seems to me, is tailor-made for a mastery-based, individual approach. Teachers can sequence a series of concepts for students to master. Demanding proficiency at each step might slow movement through a given course…

Via Sinikka Laakio-Whybrow, juandoming, Stephania Savva, Ph.D
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I think some teachers have been doing this for some time. It is about creating structure, communicating with students, giving them freedom within structure, and continuosly working with those students on the boundaries. Pedagogy and teaching remain central to this process.
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Do You have the Personality To Be an Inquiry-Based Teacher?

Do You have the Personality To Be an Inquiry-Based Teacher? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
If an inquiry-based system is to succeed, we’ll need really good human beings in the classroom who know their field, but who also radiate the kind of positive, non-judgmental love that helps students open their minds and hearts.

Via Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
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The key to all good teaching is the human quality. I am not sure there is definition for being a good teacher, but Aristotle would ask to point towards the good.

 

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 12, 2015 4:17 PM

Traits of a 21st century teacher!

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Solving the Innovation Alignment Challenge With an Ecosystem Approach | Office of Innovation and Improvement

Solving the Innovation Alignment Challenge With an Ecosystem Approach | Office of Innovation and Improvement | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

“The lack of innovation in education is not due to a lack of creativity, but the misalignment of student and educator need to the market supply of innovations.” That’s the guiding premise of Innovate NYC Schools, a 2011 i3 Development grantee that is using technology to increase the degree of alignment and making students and teachers integral to the change process. The project is furthering the development and evaluation of the “Education Innovation Ecosystem,” a network of NYC schools, partner districts, solution developers, and investors that is helping to meet the STEM-related learning challenges of middle and high school students.

 


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This is written from an economic perspective. Ecosystems are not economies. They are natural and organic, which is kind of what the author is trying to get at. This requires a local grasp of what is to be done.

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Mastery Learning and Formative Assessment for Engagement

Mastery Learning and Formative Assessment for Engagement | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

With this strategy, teachers first organize the concepts and skills they want students to learn into learning units that typically involve about a week or two of instructional time. Following initial instruction on the unit, teachers administer a brief quiz or assessment based on the unit's learning goals. Instead of signifying the end of the unit, however, this assessment's purpose is to give students information, or “feedback,” on their learning. To emphasize this new purpose Bloom suggested calling it a formative assessment, meaning “to inform or provide information” (see Scriven, 1967). A formative assessment identifies for students precisely what they have learned well to that point, and what they need to learn better (Bloom, Hastings, & Madaus, 1971).

 

Remember Daniel Pink:  Autonomy, Mastery, Purpose?  This would be the MASTERY piece.  When we teach and move along, pressured by the need to cover, we sabbotage engagement .  For some kids, it feels disrespectful.  Teaching for mastery is a must if learning is our goal.  

 

 


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Reading: How to Teach it in the Digital Era

Reading: How to Teach it in the Digital Era | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Reading has always been an invaluable skill, but in the digital era it will be even more important.
Via Ines Bieler, Yashy Tohsaku, Pantelis Chiotellis, Makena Conteh
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The challenge is not to make digital tools the default process of teaching reading. My experience was children who struggled with reading needed continuous adult support even with a digital reading system. I discovered they tended to lack vocabulary and left to their own devices did not benefit.
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Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future

Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
As districts across the country purchase technology at a feverish pace, they must ensure they have a solid implementation plan.
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Teaching is about teaching someone something which makes it relational and pedagogical. Teachers who focus on tools first and people second are not teaching.
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Teaching in the Moment

Teaching in the Moment | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Teaching can be a lot like improvisational acting when your goals are making your students look good, listening and responding appropriately, and "accepting the offer."

Via Elizabeth E Charles, The Rice Process
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Teaching is improvisational. The offers from administration are invitations when offered in the right tone. Otherwise they are ordering which is external to the work done in the classroom.

 

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Resources for the Classroom

Resources for the Classroom | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

A Pinterest board with ideas, tips, news, innovations, professional development courses and other resources for teachers in the classroom.


Via Stewart-Marshall, Ivo Nový, Anna Hu , Maree Whiteley, Swati Lahiri
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It is good to see that Multiple Intelligences might make a come back

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