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Best Blog on Educational Technology « techchef4u

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Best Blog on Educational Technology. 05 Dec. The TechChef4u blog has been nominated for an Eddie (#eddies12). The category is Best Ed Tech Blog. I have been nominated with the likes of Langwitches, Free Technology for Teachers, and ...
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Online Learning Must Be Collaborative and Social

Online Learning Must Be Collaborative and Social | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"An annual report by The Open University said the current key challenge for education specialists is to engage thousands of learners in productive discussions while learning in a collaborative, online environment."


Via EDTC@UTB, Audrey
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All learning is a social event. Teaching is teaching someone.

 

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Carla Kessler's curator insight, November 23, 1:55 PM

Although this is about higher level coursework than middle school, the social and collaborative importance of online learning is even more paramount at the middle grade level. When you choose a computer-based curriculum, look for ways that it allows students to work together or interact with their knowledge. 

Audrey's curator insight, November 27, 11:29 AM

This means that  learning online will open up the skype network.  People will  see each other and exchange views in real time. Learning materials can be easily downloaded.  If people from all parts of the country and world are able interact surely this will lead to less prejudice and stereotyping and an understanding of each other as human beings.

Audrey http://www. homeschoolsource.co.uk and

http://www.hotmoodle.com

 

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How Art, Poetry & Educational Technology inspire language learning.

How Art, Poetry & Educational Technology inspire language learning. | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Image credit: Magdolna Terray ( art) and Rakesh Bhanot (poetry).
One of the most powerful things about poetry is that its message takes us beyond obvious thought into deeply-layered realms of multi-sensory possibility.

Via Yashy Tohsaku
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Art, poetry, and aesthetics in general were a central part of the writing and practice of Dewey.

 

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Building Tomorrow’s Learning Experience: Personalized, Predictive and Connected

We've arrived at a turning point in history where new...
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The article tries to sell the idea that learning will be predictive and more in the hands of employees. There is little we can predict with the pace of change at the rate it is occurring. That is OK. Who will decide what is important should be in the hands of employees but it is not and not likely to be any time soon.

 

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5 Important Cyber Bullying Tips for Teens

5 Important Cyber Bullying Tips for Teens | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Talk to your child about bullying prevention and give them these five important cyber bullying tips for teens.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Rosidah Awang
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There are good point made here. The ones about speaking to a trusted adult and spending time away from the Internet are important.

 

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Inside Steve Jobs schools: swapping books for iPads

Inside Steve Jobs schools: swapping books for iPads | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Schools in the Netherlands have shunned textbooks and only use Apple tablets for teaching and learning. A year in, journalist Sarah Marsh investigates how pupils and teachers are faring


Via Martin Debattista
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There are good points raised about learning i.e. creativity. Computers are a different tool than books. Not all students will be able to use one or the other or either. What do we do then? A point that ran through the article was the importance of teaching.

 

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7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic

7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Virginia Katsimpiri
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Is there such a person as a true digital native? We are all hybrids in our learning and use of digital technologies.

 

The first two points are critical. End the multitasking myth and have students learn good usage and choice habits.

 

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Virginia Katsimpiri's curator insight, November 21, 3:40 PM

Some call today’s students “digital natives.” Others call them the “distracted generation.”...

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Education Readings November 21st

Education Readings November 21st | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
By Allan Alach I welcome suggested articles, so if you come across a gem, email it to me at allan.alach@ihug.co.nz. This week’s homework!   ___Thinking Good thinking in this article by Gary St...
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The article about the purpose of education is interesting. What do we want? Conformity and compliance or creativity and unique character?

 

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Winners and Losers in the Future of Canada’s Universities

Winners and Losers in the Future of Canada’s Universities | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Canadians should be justly proud of their public universities.  A good
student with a baccalaureate degree from any of them will thrive in the
world’s best graduate schools.  However, while some institutions are well
positioned to maintain such standards, others will be able to do so only
with significant and substantial changes to their missions, mandates and
modes of operation.
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"One important caution: the university will not be improved by over-reaction to new technologies and changing student interests or by replacing full-time faculty with part-timers."

 

This is a key point. Another point is that reducing academic vigour is not the solution either.

 

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Innovating Pedagogy 2014 report cites open social learning as an important trend in education

Innovating Pedagogy 2014 report cites open social learning as an important trend in education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
#Innovating Pedagogy 2014 report cites #open #social #learning as an important trend in #education http://t.co/nzTUxTmzId @OpenEduEU

Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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The key words for me were managing the discussion. What does that mean? Is it what we want?

 

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What Happens When You Go Viral: On Wanting to Give Up

What Happens When You Go Viral: On Wanting to Give Up | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

I recently found out that the hit count on my Relevant article back in June was over 1.6 million. The editor told me it was the second-biggest traffic day in the history of their website. That’s mi...


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I almost gave up early. It was one of my first posts. A "colleague", and I use that word generously, left comments attacking what I had written. It would have been easy to quit, but that is what he and his crony wanted. It took time and patience but I stuck with it. I do not have this kind of following but am happy where I am.

 

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Doing BYOD at your school or office? Time to talk about privacy. - Daily Genius

Doing BYOD at your school or office? Time to talk about privacy. - Daily Genius | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

ShareTweet Lots of schools and companies are looking at BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies. It makes a lot of sense – lower IT costs and a more flexible working culture.


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The interesting thing about BYOD is we do not question it. I see it as part of the hidden curriculum where we are connected to our work 24/7/365. Is that what we want?

 

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Critical Digital Pedagogy: a Definition - Hybrid Pedagogy

Critical Digital Pedagogy: a Definition - Hybrid Pedagogy | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

AsThe entire enterprise of education is too often engaged in teaching that is not pedagogical.

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As the Paulo Freire quote suggests, there is no neutral educational process and the tools chosen are not neutral either. Derrida played with the word neutral which shares the etymological root with neuter.

 

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Why Cyber Security Starts At Home

Why Cyber Security Starts At Home | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Even the grandmas on Facebook need to know and practice basic security hygiene, because what happens anywhere on the Internet can eventually affect us all.

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/how-can-education-help-to-lower-cybercrime/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/learning-basics-of-cyber-security-by-easy-to-follow-steps/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=A+Parent%27s+Guide+to+Cybersecurity

 

 
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Cyber security is a joint venture for all of us involving all aspects of our lives. For students, this includes school and home. My experience was that School managers often decided they knew best.

 

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Schools' walled garden approach to content means pupils don’t learn necessary skills - Daily Genius

Schools' walled garden approach to content means pupils don’t learn necessary skills - Daily Genius | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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The one area students remain ahead of us is in hacking and bypassing security systems. By bringing down firewalls, we help them learn responsible uses of digital technologies.

 

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 27, 9:07 AM

Thanks to Ivan Prefontaine. 

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EducationHQ - High Possibility Classrooms: a new model for technology integration in schools

EducationHQ - High Possibility Classrooms: a new model for technology integration in schools | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

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Teaching and learning are practical events which are built on good theory.

 

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The Difference Between Technology Use And Techn...

The Difference Between Technology Use And Techn... | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Technology integration is about asking questions about the use of that particular tool. Not all technology is digital. For example, curricula are discursive technologies. Do we ever question the way we use curricula in our classrooms?

 

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A Must Have Rubric for Science Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must Have Rubric for Science Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A Must Have Rubric for Science Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/NlGdxRUwE5

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I spent a lot of time with curricula and a rubric template I designed. Even after I had prepared a rubric, it was a living document to be worked on each time I used it. It was hard work, but worthwhile as I learned curricula and experienced it differently.

 

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for the love of learning: 6 reasons to reject ClassDojo

for the love of learning: 6 reasons to reject ClassDojo | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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When we use technology of any sort, digital, discursive, communication, we should ask what makes this the right tool at this time for this person/these people?

 

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Study: Too many video games may sap attention span - CNN.com

Study: Too many video games may sap attention span - CNN.com | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Parents who believe that playing video games is less harmful to their kids' attention spans than watching TV may want to reconsider -- and unplug the Xbox. Video games can sap a child's attention just as much as the tube, a new study suggests.

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It makes sense.

 

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Logan Merrell's curator insight, June 29, 2013 2:05 AM

After reading this article I realized the answer to my question was more dimensional than was previously thought. Video games and TV sap the attention spans of today's youth equally even though video games are more interactive than TV. What the study does not show is the attention spans of people while playing video games and watching TV. If a person can play a video game for five hours straight then that should suggest they can pay attention just fine. Perhaps those who have short attention spans often choose to play video games and watch TV? The study's findings to me are inconclusive.

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Neuroscientist Warns Young Brains Being Re-Wired By Technology

Neuroscientist Warns Young Brains Being Re-Wired By Technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Susan Greenfield of Oxford University said technology was re-wiring brains, particularly for young people who were growing up knowing nothing else.

Baroness Greenfield gave a sold-out public lecture at the University of South Australia on Wednesday night, having previously worked in Adelaide as one of the South Australian Government's thinkers-in-residence.

"People like me, a baby-boomer, grew up with the television being the new luxury that came into our home," she told 891 ABC Adelaide.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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We know this and the result should be questioning how we use digital technologies and how they use us.

 

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 20, 4:00 PM

The use of digital technologies is reshaping human brains and the impact on young people must be considered by their parents and educators, a neuroscientist warns.

LET Team's curator insight, November 21, 3:15 PM

Set screen times and moderation Is the key.

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Blended Learning: It's Not the Tech, It's How the Tech is Used

Blended Learning: It's Not the Tech, It's How the Tech is Used | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
As a blended learning pioneer and enthusiast, I'm here to tell you technology, on its own, is no cure. More and more, blended learning has become a misused buzzword in education circles....

Via Elaine Roberts, Ph.D
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How tools are used is vital.

 

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, November 20, 8:33 AM

This is a well-written article, though I disagree with Mr. Smith that the intent of blended learning is personalized learning. I think blended learning can pave the way for a number of learning opportunities for students, personalized learning being one of them. 


His key point, I believe, is this paragraph: "It's a purposeful look at the curricula, the needs of students and teachers, and subsequently, what learning modality or support can best help a student meet unique learning goals. Technology and online learning are not just included; they are purposefully integrated into the act of learning and curricula in a manner that improves the educational experience for all students. The purposeful use of technology, paired with effective teacher-led instruction and student interaction, is what makes learning blended." And the key word? Purposeful.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 20, 1:32 PM

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If Freire Made a MOOC: Open Education as Resistance - Hybrid Pedagogy

If Freire Made a MOOC: Open Education as Resistance - Hybrid Pedagogy | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Openness can function as a form of resistance both within and outside the walls of institutions. But open education is no panacea.

Via Ove Christensen
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It is wonderful to speculate. I suspect, much like his colleague Ivan Illlich, Freire would have been pragmatic in his use of digital technology.

 

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Teaching in Wonderland

Teaching in Wonderland | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

 A 21st-century educator reflects on teaching, classroom life and channeling her inner Alice. GUEST COLUMN | by Kristal Doolin As a teacher of 21st-century digital natives in a time of major educati...

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This is what many so-called experts outside the classroom miss. How is the teacher making meaning? How does the teacher experience teaching? Who are they always becoming? It is not about answers, but about wonder and questions.

 

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Is Disruption Dead?

Is Disruption Dead? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Why Do Great Firms Fail?
To put Lepore’s criticisms in context, the best place to start is with Christensen’s initial idea. As a newly minted professor at Harvard, he became intensely curious about why great businesses fail. He wasn’t concerned with just any failures, but once high-flying firms with strong performance and great management. How did they lose their way?
What he found surprised him. The businesses he studied were following the many of the very same principles that his own institution espoused. They invested heavily in R&D, listened to their customers and relentlessly sought out markets with high profit potential.
His unlikely conclusion was that they failed not because they lost their way, but because they were following established practices. What he found was that in each case, the firm in question encountered something he called a disruptive technology. These had three common attributes:
1. They didn’t meet conventional performance standards:
2. They sold to less profitable markets:
3. They necessitated a change business model


Via Alexander Crépin
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The more things change; the more they remain the same. Look at School. How has it really changed in the past generation?

 

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Gamestar Mechanic - Have your elementary students create their own video games!


Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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I used this with students with great results.

 

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