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Sick Science!™ - YouTube

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Videos and cool science experiments from Steve Spangler and SteveSpanglerScience.com...

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How Can Teachers Control Cell Phones In Their Class?

How Can Teachers Control Cell Phones In Their Class? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
How Can Teachers Control Cell Phones In Their Class? by Dan Henderson, Author of That’s Special: A Survival Guide To Teaching Create A Cell Phone Jail Have you ever tried to have students leave their cell phones in their lockers and a mysterious glow comes from under their desk? I got tired of the cell [...]

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Some research suggests a tech break every 20-30 minutes. It helps students learn to self-regulate their behavior.
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Empowering Teachers Through Self Publishing

Empowering Teachers Through Self Publishing | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

This is the slide deck from Nik’s Keynote presentation at the 8th Virtual Round Table Web Conference 6-8 May 2016 (Fri-Sun). It covers his journey through self publishing and has tips advice and links for anyone who wants to publish their own ebook.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 9, 4:04 AM

My Keynote from the 8th Virtual Round Table Web Conference.

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il self publishing e gli insegnanti
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leading and learning: Jerome Bruner Educationalist 1915- 2016 / the importance of visual education in a digital age.

leading and learning: Jerome Bruner Educationalist 1915- 2016 / the importance of visual education in a digital age. | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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Don't confuse visual for virtual.
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Online Learning Rocks!

Online Learning Rocks! | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
My Final Say
While online learning has seen a considerable rise in popularity, many still hold the opinion that classroom learning is more effective. However, I think online learning is the way forward for many if not all students and encourages creativity in thinking and acquisition of multiple skills. Looking at my students, I’d say the online classes have made their recent assignments more compelling and interesting to read. Their ability to interpret situations and improvise has impressed me. My little experiment has been a success!

I’d like to conclude by drawing on my personal experience. I have fond childhood memories of classroom sessions and fun with friends. But with changing times and technological advancements, it is important to embrace new trends and keep track of what works best with students. The benefits for my students are too obvious to neglect the digital space in favor of traditional face-to-face classrooms. We must pace learning and alter our teaching styles to make the best of current situations. For me, that means online teaching.

Via Kim Flintoff
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It can. The author acknowledges that being in a classroom with others can be fun. He is a tutor and private teacher. Does that change the motiviation for students? Students continue to need teachers to guide their learning. That can be in face-to-face and on-line settings. They are not mutually exclusive choices.
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Kids who text and watch TV simultaneously more likely to underperform at school

Kids who text and watch TV simultaneously more likely to underperform at school | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The more time teenagers spend splitting their attention between various devices such as their phones, video games or TV, the lower their test scores in math and English tend to be. More time spent multitasking between different types of media is also associated with greater impulsivity and a poorer working memory in adolescents, says Amy S. Finn of the University of Toronto. Finn was one of the leaders of a study on the topic published in Springer’s journal Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

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Beyond Words: What’s Missing in Online Connections

Beyond Words: What’s Missing in Online Connections | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
“I think she’s a GREAT candidate for the job. ;)” Faith texted her co-worker, Stan, after interviewing people for an opening in their department. Stan’s response: “What did you like about her? How did

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Face-to-face conversations include signals we cannot convey easily on-line. What does that mean for teaching and learning?
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What does research really say about iPads in the classroom?

What does research really say about iPads in the classroom? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Two educators put the research to the test. When (and how) are iPads in the classroom most effective?
Via Cindy Rudy, Dean J. Fusto, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Good teachers use tools wisely and understand that what works well in one classroom may not elsewhere. They understand that digital technology is changing so rapidly and there are commercial interests at play that it is important to learn skills rather than just use tools blindly. Teachers perform as craftspeople who use their tools wisely and teach with them and through them.
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Gilles Boulanger's curator insight, May 17, 8:19 AM
Même si le texte est en anglais, l'étude mentionnée est intéressante sur l'impact d'utilisation d'un iPad en classe.
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Our primitive brains, godlike technologies, and crude attempts to find balance

Our primitive brains, godlike technologies, and crude attempts to find balance | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The next 50 years of human history will be determined by our relationship with machines, according to UK-based futurist and author Richard Watson. He tells Future Tense about the ideas in his new book, Digital vs Human. 

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The E. O. Wilson quote sums up our relationship with technology. It is similar to Don Idhe and Donna Harraway. Heidegger suggested we understand technology as a conversation with and through our tools, similar to a skilled craftsperson. In schools, pedagogy remains central to using digital tools.
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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, May 14, 11:09 PM

At the end of the day we are human beings - not computers!

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4 radically different school models upending education

4 radically different school models upending education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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Via Anna Hu , Dean J. Fusto
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I don't know how radical these models are. They go against certain principles that make more sense i.e. learning and teaching are grounded in the moment. Making a classroom look like a job site is short-sighted. Do we know what that means?
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Anna Hu 's curator insight, May 13, 10:25 AM
Personalized learning and innovation need to be a focus in schools
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Generation C: The Disappearing Digital Divide

Generation C: The Disappearing Digital Divide | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The digital divide that separated the new generations from the boomers and seniors such a short time ago, is disappearing
Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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With the pace of change in digital tools, perhaps this was inevitable. Even the boomers maybe struggling to keep pace. We are in this together and what that means informs teaching, learning, and school.
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Five Myths About Classroom Technology (And What To Do, Instead) (EdSurge News)

Five Myths About Classroom Technology (And What To Do, Instead) (EdSurge News) | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Classroom technology is everywhere. Schools are filled with shiny, interactive devices, and new gadgets and apps flood the market every day. Teachers in districts with limited funding for technology are turning to crowdfunding sources to obtain technology for their classrooms.
Is technology the pan

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Miloš Bajčetić
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Digital technology is not a panacea. Pedagogy and thoughtful teachers continue to be the key.
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Sandy Bernstein's curator insight, May 11, 2:46 PM

Great article by @beccarecco regarding the myths of using technology in the classroom!

Tony Guzman's curator insight, May 12, 9:42 AM
What myths exist out there regarding classroom technology?
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Only humans, not computers, can learn or predict

Only humans, not computers, can learn or predict | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
In late January, Nature magazine announced that a computer designed by Google’s DeepMind defeated a human master in the ancient Chinese board game, “Go."..

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The title alone speaks volumes. Teaching is about human relationships that involves humanizing language. Technology is conversation with and through one's tools.
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100 Search Engines For Academic Research

100 Search Engines For Academic Research | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
100 Search Engines For Academic Research

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Amy Slatter's curator insight, May 5, 8:06 AM
More search engines to keep in mind. I have a lot of exploring to do!
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How To Apply Reflective Practice when Teaching Online

How To Apply Reflective Practice when Teaching Online | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
With online teaching, the only person to blame is yourself. That is what being objective means in this industry. An objective and reflective practitioner blames only himself or herself. If there is a problem, you need to consider ways to avoid it in the future by changing what you do and say, as well as how you act.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, August 24, 9:28 AM

Very interesting ways to self-evaluate your online teaching and issues you may encounter teaching online..

Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, August 28, 1:05 PM
Reflective practice useful not just for teaching, learning and or work but possibly a life skill.
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Digital age demands continual adaptation in education

Digital age demands continual adaptation in education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

While many teachers have embraced the digital age, incorporating technology into their classrooms with zeal, there are the holdouts that are simply not comfortable with the change.


Via Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.
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It does, because digital technology is changing more rapidly than we ever could have anticipated. We need to gather our thoughts. It is about holdouts. It is about figuring out how we accept the pace and realize we may not keep up.
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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 29, 3:11 PM

We've talked about the digital native and the digital immigrant, though we've also heard about some pushback on just how tech savvy today's kids might be. My position is that they are tech-fearless, but not really very savvy. But we haven't talked about what I call the "digitally reluctant." That teacher who kinda sorta wants to jump in, but is afraid of the water. Or the teacher who flatly refuses to give technology a try. Those are the folks who can become amazing zealots for the power of technology once they get past their twin fears: 1) fear of something not working or not doing something "right" and 2) fear of loss of control in the classroom.

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Loneliness & assumptions about geeks

Loneliness & assumptions about geeks | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I currently teach IT at the Secondary level (high school) at a well-respected and high academic achieving private school. It has been an interesting year and there have been many benefits working in this system. Overall, my experience at my current location has been positive due to an overwhelming caring school culture, plus I have experienced…
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Teaching is isolating. Technology might help overcome some of it, but not all of it.
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What is the nature of digital technology? Part 1

What is the nature of digital technology? Part 1 | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Formal education in most of its forms is still struggling to effectively harness digital technology to enhance and transform learning and teaching. Even with a history for 40+ years of various attempts. The reasons for this are numerous and diverse. The following is an attempt to look at one of the reasons. A reason, at…
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Technology is a conversation about and with our tools. Heidegger asked a similar question which is more aptly put: "The Question concerning technology." How we encounter and experience our tools is at the heart of their essence and our essential work. It is no different in school.
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Personalized Learning Through the Eyes of a Child

Personalized Learning Through the Eyes of a Child | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Pam Lowe, Personalized Learning Coach, wrote an insightful post about her young niece questioning why can't learning be personalized.

Via Kathleen McClaskey, Nicholas Fragkias
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The comment and question in the image are misleading. Systems are not people. They are made up of people. Teachers understand students are people who have faces, names, and stories. That is how we experience personalizing and realating with students.
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Lars-Göran Hedström's curator insight, March 15, 2:29 AM
Pam Lowe shares her story about her 4 year-old niece and her insight into personalized learning:
 
"Basically at the wise old age of four, the question my niece was asking me that currently many educators and schools are struggling to comprehend was,

“Why can’t learning be personalized?”

When a child can recognize the need for personalized learning, why can’t our education system? My niece is not viewing personalized learning as a buzzword or a fad. She is viewing personalized learning as a right that is due her as a learner." - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/#sthash.yHJTVyEu.dpuf
michel verstrepen's curator insight, March 15, 3:20 AM
Pam Lowe shares her story about her 4 year-old niece and her insight into personalized learning:
 
"Basically at the wise old age of four, the question my niece was asking me that currently many educators and schools are struggling to comprehend was,

“Why can’t learning be personalized?”

When a child can recognize the need for personalized learning, why can’t our education system? My niece is not viewing personalized learning as a buzzword or a fad. She is viewing personalized learning as a right that is due her as a learner." - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/#sthash.yHJTVyEu.dpuf
Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, May 17, 2:12 PM
Why can't learning be personalized?
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Why smart kids shouldn’t use laptops in class

Why smart kids shouldn’t use laptops in class | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Researchers have determined how much bringing a laptop to class hurts your grades
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Digital technologies are tools that teachers, as good craftspeople, learn to use at appropriate times with their students. Pedagogy remains relevant.
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Rod Murray's curator insight, May 18, 7:38 AM
Insight into tech use and achievement
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Daniel Willingham: The false promise of tech in schools

Daniel Willingham: The false promise of tech in schools | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
It’s time to admit we don’t know what we’re doing when it comes to educational technology.
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" The moral of this story is increasingly clear. Our intuition, and even our common sense, tricks us when deciding whether a new gadget will help kids learn. 

At the same time, we can’t insist schools fossilize traditional practices out of fear that change might make things worse. Moving forward calls for different strategies, depending on whether a new technology changes how we deliver instruction or whether it changes the content itself."

How we integrate and experience digital technologies in our daily lives, including school, is a thoughtful conversation. This conversation is about thoughtful and sensitive leadership and pedagogy.
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malek's curator insight, May 16, 7:32 PM

Education without direction is a one-sided social value.

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Students who use digital devices in class 'perform worse in exams'

Students who use digital devices in class 'perform worse in exams' | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Study finds use of computers by students in lectures and seminars has ‘substantial negative effect’ on performance
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Digital tools are only as effective as the circumstances under which we use them. If we have the wrong tool, it cannot be used wisely, ethically, and properly. As Maslow said, if the only tool we have is a hammer everything looks like a nail. It takes leadership and communication that is not happening in schools.
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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
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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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The Future of Learning — Learning {Re}imagined — Medium

The Future of Learning - Learning {Re}imagined - Medium

was recently invited to give a keynote talk at Windays 16, a Microsoft sponsored event hosted on a beautiful island near Poreč, Croatia. The event brought together representatives from the business, education and government communities in Croatia to consider the future of work, the Croatian economy and the role of education. 


After my talk I was invited to give the following interview which is 9 minutes long where I discuss my thoughts on the future of learning, schools, the misuse of EdTech and the need to reimagine assessment and testing. A full transcript follows the video:


Via Kim Flintoff
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Dewey emphasized the immediacy of context for children and learning. It was not about far-off, distant goals.
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What if teachers were also researchers?

What if teachers were also researchers? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Michelle Cordy, a third grade teacher from Ontario, Canada, calls herself an applied researcher. She believes more teachers need to be researchers who test out new approaches and analyze the results.
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Teachers are researchers.
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30 Academic Resources on Learning – for Educators and Innovators | Innovation Excellence 

30 Academic Resources on Learning – for Educators and Innovators | Innovation Excellence  | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Many of us read blogs about learning and discuss the learning process with our colleagues, but few of us actually bother keeping up with the latest science. Maybe it’s because, if we do manage to identify a source or two, we are immediately turned off by all the dense scientific jargon. Or maybe it’s not always clear which resources provide information specifically on learning and not just education in general.

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