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Mindfulness in Plain English

Mindfulness in Plain English | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Mindfulness is contradictory in that it is simple yet deeply layered.

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It truly is very multi-layered and complex.

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Jem Muldoon's curator insight, December 28, 2012 12:26 PM

Really great primer to becoming mindful. 

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Is this the “dark horse” of online education? - eCampus News

Is this the “dark horse” of online education? - eCampus News | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
There’s a competency movement that’s building momentum behind the scenes; the “dark horse of online education” that will change everything.
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Frankly, I do not want economic priorities deciding the direction School goes in. It is one thing for companies/corporations to decide economic priorities for their needs are, but is that what we want in a broader sense?

 

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digital divide continues

digital divide continues | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I had the opportunity of spending a day in a primary school last week. My role was to experience how Year 7 students learn and how their school environment impacts on their learning. I really enjoy...
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Without constant attention to the issue and perhaps even with constant attention, it is possible that the digital divide may continue to be a challlenge.

 

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Access to screens is lowering kids' social skills, study | Ya Libnan

Access to screens is lowering kids' social skills, study | Ya Libnan | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

People have long suspected that there’s a cost to all this digital data all the time, right at our fingertips. Now there’s a study out of UCLA that might prove those digital skeptics right. In the study, kids who were deprived of screens for five days got much better at reading people’s emotions than kids who continued their normal screen-filled lives.

 

The California research team’s findings, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior this month tries to analyze the impact digital media has on humans’ ability to communicate face-to-face.

 

As an experiment, 51 sixth graders from a public school in Southern California were sent to outdoor education camp, spending five whole days completely deprived of TV, phone and Internet. Contrary to the kids’ expectations, they survived just fine and actually had genuine fun.

 

The first pool of kids was then compared to another group of 54 sixth graders from the same school who had not yet attended the camp, but had spent the previous five days with their normal amount of screen time.

 

Both sets of students were given photos of people expressing emotions—sadness, anger, joy, anxiety and so on, before the camp and after the camp. Both sets of students were also shown video of people interacting and displaying emotions. The students who had been to camp got much better at discerning how the people in the photos and the videos were feeling after that five day period. They scored much higher at recognizing non-verbal emotional cues (facial expressions, body language, gestures) than they had before the camp, while the scores of the students who had not been deprived of screens did not change at all.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc, Luciana Viter
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Based on my observations, it reduces the social skills of adults as well.

 

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10 sounds that make us miss the olden days of tech

10 sounds that make us miss the olden days of tech | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
From clacking typewriters to the shrill tones of dial up Internet, the past few decades are full of crazy tech noises. Here are our top 10.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Suvi Salo
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The idea that digital technologies are silent is a reason we should be more aware of them.

 

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Reflective Practice: taking time to teach: Student Driven Inquiry

Reflective Practice: taking time to teach: Student Driven Inquiry | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Meredith, Dean J. Fusto
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School and education, although used interchangeably are not synonymous with each other. Having said this inquiry and cooperation are important in teaching and learning. These potentially can help transform, not reform, School.

 

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From Chalkboards To Chat Boards: What Will eLearning Look Like In 2075? - Edudemic

From Chalkboards To Chat Boards: What Will eLearning Look Like In 2075? - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Albert Einstein said: “Your imagination is a preview of coming attractions.” When we consider education, does this mean that we will eventually live in a world where learning feels more like play and everyone has access to equal education?

Via Pekka Puhakka, Suvi Salo
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I am not one who wants to predict that far ahead. I love the Einstein quote, but am not sure we should be imagining that far forward. The other point is learning and School should feel more like play. Dewey, Montessori, Whitehead, etc. suggested this long ago. We do not have to imagine that far forward. What if we imagined what that could look like in the next few years?

 

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Digital PLC’s in 4 Steps

Digital PLC’s in 4 Steps | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
During the #satchat conversation of August 23, 2014 the participants discussed Digital PLC’s. Of the six questions one was focused on the transition from physical face to face PLC’s to digital ones...
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We do need to explore the use of digital technologies in professional learning communities (PLC). Some research indicated the key is community and integrating synchronous and asynchronous practices. Too often, PLC's are teams where there is a top-down mandate from a School manager what outcomes are to be achieved. It is much less organic than community work where trust is created and the process is presumed to be non-linear from the outset.

 

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Kids and Technology: Can We Ever Really Keep Up?

Kids and Technology: Can We Ever Really Keep Up? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
There is still one realm where we are ahead of our kids, and that's in "life skills," which are sorely needed--believe it or not--in digital spaces. These life skills include things like kindness, respect, and thoughtfulness, and they're co...

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No we can't and that is OK. It might be keeping up is like raising a child. It takes a village to keep up with digital technology.

 

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A Good Interactive Poster on Digital Citizenship ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Good Interactive Poster on Digital Citizenship ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Kelly Christopherson
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Unsure what makes it interactive but it appears useful.

 

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Well Connected Mom's curator insight, August 22, 8:39 AM

An infographic good to go through with your children to prepare them ahead of time when surfing and using the Internet.

Quran Coaching's curator insight, August 22, 9:15 AM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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Kids Get Enough Tech Outside of School—Shouldn’t the Classroom Offer Them Something Different? « Annie Murphy Paul

Kids Get Enough Tech Outside of School—Shouldn’t the Classroom Offer Them Something Different? « Annie Murphy Paul | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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Digital technologies are tools which support learning rather than learning supporting digital technologies. Good teachers find ways to integrate digital technologies only when necessary.

 

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Teacher leadership

Teacher leadership | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Teachers are leaders. There's no doubt that when we stand in front of a group of kids, regardless of their age, we are on the verge of making an impact, influencing them and guiding them through, sometimes, unexplored trails.

Via Yashy Tohsaku
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I love the neo-liberal vocabulary i.e. you can bring it down to the education industry. It is important to note that education is not the same as School and is not an industry. The words which form education, educare and educere, are two forms of leading. Pedagogy is leading. It makes sense that teaching is leading. It is not managing which is what people outside classrooms think it is sometimes.

 

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ID and Other Reflections: Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

ID and Other Reflections: Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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Micro-learning might work at the adult level. I am unsure about the child level where concrete and tangible are required. It might play a role when connected well to the concrete and tangible in students' lives.

 

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What Is The Future Of Education? Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

What Is The Future Of Education? Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

“What Is This The Future Of Education? Check the The Future of Education Infographic to find our more!”


Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , simondcollins
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I am certain digital technologies will be part of the future. I am just not convinced we know how they will be. It will make the journey more interesting not knowing.

 

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Michelle Bish's curator insight, August 18, 7:16 AM

"Degrees may  mean less to employers in the future, instead putting a premium on proven knowledge."

Jane Hadjion's curator insight, August 18, 5:04 PM

Learning or education and the industries employing need to work together to close the gap. The cycle for updating learning cannot continue to be so great or we need to change strategies and accept the irrelevance of some of the content we deliver.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 20, 1:11 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Known and education: a love story

Known and education: a love story | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I started my career in education, writing e-learning tools for the University of Edinburgh. It was there that I met my Elgg co-founder, Dave Tosh
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I remain unconvinced that it is student-centred learning. I think it is human-centred and teachers are deeply engaged.

 

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Interrogating educatioNZ: Assumptions about digital technologies' impact on teachers' pedagogy

Interrogating educatioNZ: Assumptions about digital technologies' impact on teachers' pedagogy | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Noeline Wright
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There are some interesting points made about using digital technologies, their impact on pedagogy, resistance to using digital technologies, and whether digital technologies impact learning and teaching.

 

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Noeline Wright's curator insight, August 24, 3:38 PM

another post in our blog. Ready for comments and feedback

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Teaching Critical Thinking in Age of Digital Credulity

Teaching Critical Thinking in Age of Digital Credulity | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
By the end of 2014, more than 3 billion people will have access to the Internet, which means that they (we) have the power to ask any question at any time and get a multitude of answers within a second.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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We are the filters not the digital technologies. It is important students learn to filter information.

 

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Studying in 2014: could online courses become the new norm?

Studying in 2014: could online courses become the new norm? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

 

If your only idea of study is dragging your textbooks across campus for one-hour lectures, then recent figures say you’re missing something big. Marni speaks to the experts about getting qualified without ever needing to set foot in the classroom.

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We should be careful. Because a School says its online courses provide accreditation does not mean they are high quality. Qualified and being able to actually do the job are two different things. Receiving a piece of paper did not make me a teacher. It created a starting point and engaging in the daily work moved me along a continuous and ongoing storyline. I think digital technologies and traditional School provide opportunities to help create the starting point, but those are only starting points.

 

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Using Augmented Reality for Learning and Teaching - EdTechReview™

Using Augmented Reality for Learning and Teaching - EdTechReview™ | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Using Augmented Reality in Education and Training, Schools, Higher Education for Various Subjects and Games.

Via Elizabeth E Charles, Dean J. Fusto
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In a post-modern and post-structural era, the language used i.e. make students is very modernist. It seems counter to more independence. This does not mean that using Augmented Reality is not important. We might want to decide how it is used in ways that shifts the way we currently do School.

 

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Is Education as We Know it On its Way Out?

Is Education as We Know it On its Way Out? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

“Unless you're an educator, you probably haven't heard predictions by thought leaders that the traditional school system is on its way out. More surprisingly, these predictions are being borne out by experiments where new learning models are being tri...”A MUST READ!!!


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Perhaps School as we know is on the way out, but education and School are not interchangeable words although they are used that way frequently. Actually, School as we know it should have been on the way out a long time ago. With the current reformers who propose change that does not change the structure, it is not happening soon.

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 23, 8:40 AM

A MUST READ!!!


Ferdi McDermott's curator insight, August 23, 11:59 AM

Not at www.chavagnes.org ...

InkySprat's curator insight, Today, 7:05 AM

Teachers are not immune to the need to learn new skills as the world changes 

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How to make technology a successful partner in teaching

How to make technology a successful partner in teaching | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
No matter how clever its functionality, a smart device is a tool like any other, and has to be applied and used skilfully to do the job well.

Via Elizabeth E Charles, Pekka Puhakka, Suvi Salo
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On the surface I might disagree with the premise. My reading of Heidegger suggests something different. He proposed that our thinking in using any technology is stultified (incompetent and worthless) or blindly rebelling against the technology. Choosing to use a technology and question it is an important first step in using it as partnership in learning. Is this the right tool for this learning and teaching?

 

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Educate Massachusetts's curator insight, August 22, 11:55 AM

Yes, technology is a tool to create and think.  Tools can be created to help and hurt.  Educators are in the business of teaching students how to create and find purpose with positive intentions. 

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Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table

Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table.
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This is an interesting graphic.

 

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, August 21, 11:53 AM

I still love Bloom! This moves the traditional taxonomy into digital mode.

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Great Resources for Integrating Technology in Class

Great Resources for Integrating Technology in Class | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Kelly Christopherson
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Digital technologies should fit the learning and its context. It is not the other way around that learning fits the digital technologies.

 

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 20, 11:34 AM

Although some of these provide different ways to integrate technology, I often wonder if, instead of making tech "fit", the goal should be what learning/growth/idea/concept do we want to explore and then proceed from there instead of seeing what tool we have and directing the learning with the tool. 

Bernard Petter's curator insight, August 20, 3:14 PM

all you have to do is...give it some thought.

Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 22, 10:16 AM

Wonderful collection of possibilities.

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Where eLearning is Headed: How to Get From Here to There

Where eLearning is Headed: How to Get From Here to There | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
To figure out how to get from here to there, eLearning professionals have to first understand where the "there" actually is. This list represents the newest and most important "rules" for eLearning today.

Via SHIFT eLearning, Suvi Salo
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The first point is that no student is an island and that is so true. The use of digital technologies can lead to creating isolation. Their uses are the work of competent teachers.

 

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, August 20, 8:59 PM

Lots of great messages ... visually!

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Tech Basics for Active, Collaborative Learning -- Campus Technology

Tech Basics for Active, Collaborative Learning -- Campus Technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Classrooms designed for active and collaborative learning are transforming the teaching and learning experience for students and faculty.

Via Kiruthika Ragupathi
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We did not have the digital technology set up, but used tables for the entire time I taught at Stony Creek. I found not all teachers liked it. Others complained it was too noisy. I found the students worked together and accomplished a lot.

 

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Some Students Have To Swim To School In This Country

Some Students Have To Swim To School In This Country | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
SAJANPURA VILLAGE, India (AP) — It's a long, wet journey to school for 61 teenagers in part of western India. If they want to learn, they have no choice but to swim.

The boys and girls carry books, papers and changes of clothing in plastic bag...

Via Suvi Salo
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In recent travels, I realized some students take ferries to School. Swimming is one step beyond and a reminder that things we take for granted here are not universal.

 

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