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Inequality in American Education Will Not Be Solved Online - The Atlantic

Inequality in American Education Will Not Be Solved Online - The Atlantic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
TechCrunch Inequality in American Education Will Not Be Solved Online The Atlantic Put differently, the conditions that produced the situation that the Udacity deal is meant to solve, at least in part, was first caused by a lack of sufficient...

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This is so relevant. We want to make sure we are not creating larger divides between the haves and the have nots in education.

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Jem Muldoon's curator insight, January 20, 2013 1:07 PM

great criticism of using online a courses to solve our educational issues. Fave quote? 

To summarize: the answer to underfunded, lower effectiveness primary and secondary education requires subsidizing a private, VC-funded bet made on a roulette wheel fashioned from the already precarious prospects of a disadvantaged population.

 
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Biggest Obstacles to Tech Implementation

Biggest Obstacles to Tech Implementation | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Implementing new technology in the classroom can be difficult. Teachers need time to explore and understand the technology before using it in the classroom.

Via Mel Riddile
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The student skill one is not surprising. Texting and keyboarding are different skills. Teacher buy-in is a little less the way it is understood. Research is showing teachers ask for different supports to help with competency and confidence. Lack of perceived choice is another issue. I know my way around digital tools and do not want to be told by a School manager who spent five years in the classroom what I should do. Is it all teachers? None mentioned lack of administrative support and research indicates that is a barrier.

 

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3 Edtech Myths

3 Edtech Myths | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

New edtech might not cure all ills. Beyond being cool and fun, developers, teachers, schools, and parents must consider optimal circumstances and unintended consequences.


Via ICTPHMS, Luciana Viter
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Myths are myths. We have to grasp what is true in them and what is inaccurate. Fancy does not mean useful.

 

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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.

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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, 4:17 PM

Traits of a 21st century teacher!

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Teaching IS Technology: A Little Philosophy of Technology & Media Theory

Teaching IS Technology: A Little Philosophy of Technology & Media Theory | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
There often seems to be a tension between teachers and new technologies. It helps me to step back and think about technology more broadly. Almost 20 years ago I first ran across a book by Don Ihde,...

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I read Don Idhe and Martin Heidegger. Both argue that the tools we use do amplify and reduce at the same time. Heidegger, in particular, argued technology is a way of conversing with our tools, including listening to them, that involves being a crafts person. Rather than technology being teaching, it is conversation which includes teaching and much more.

 

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Do we actually want to close the achievement gap? - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning

Do we actually want to close the achievement gap? - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I end this small run of blog posts with the question posed by Professor Brian Boyd at the beginning of our evening: Do we want to close the achievement gap? We know we can close the gap. It’s been done or almost been done before in Scottish education, but the answers have been ignored as they pass us by. The...
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Eliminating the vocational/professional divide is not a new idea. John Dewey proposed that all life is a vocation and then we choose specific vocations within that are of interest to us. Thomas Merton, a Trappist Monk, connected vocation and voice. What we do should give our lives voice. If it doesn't we are doing the wrong things, likely doing someone else's work which is labour in Arendtian terms.

 

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Why tablets can't replace 'real world' in schools - Futurity

Why tablets can't replace 'real world' in schools - Futurity | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Tablets are ubiquitous in schools. But a new study suggests they can't replace experiments with real-world objects when it comes to helping kids learn.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Lilou Lambert
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We do not live, teach, and learn as a virtual observers of the world, but live, teach, and learn in it as active participants.

 

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Inside the School Silicon Valley Thinks Will Save Education | WIRED

Inside the School Silicon Valley Thinks Will Save Education | WIRED | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

AltSchools are more than schools. They’re mini-research and development labs, where teachers and engineers are developing the formula for 21st-century education.


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Philanthropy is often confused with altruism. The former often comes with strings attached and the latter is done without expectation.

 

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Students and Multitasking: Finding a Balance

Students and Multitasking: Finding a Balance | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
This Fuze infographic covers the realities of multitasking and the need for students to balance it in their school experiences.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Ivo Nový, Suvi Salo
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Multitasking is not just about digital tools. It covers a broad range of contemporary issues and the article begins with just such a point. The length of classes are 4-6 times the length of many students' attention spans and we don't think that will be a problem?

 

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Why Educators Have to Blog

Why Educators Have to Blog | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

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I blog because I choose to, but that does not mean it is for every teacher.

 

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Is Learning Increasingly Self-Directed in the Digital Era?

Is Learning Increasingly Self-Directed in the Digital Era? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

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It is vital that educators be trained to recognize and nurture self-directed learning using technology and be capable of creating learning environments that support it....

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Androgogy and pedagogy are different. Adults are able to know why they want to learn something or why they are expected to learn something. Can we say the same thing for 6 year olds?

 

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Abigail Yates Soto's curator insight, May 27, 3:27 PM

"as early as the first century AD, Plutarch proposed that 'a learner is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be lighted.'" Indeed, many educational philosophers including Malcolm Shepard Knowles and Paulo Freire have echoed this sentiment of student as creator, not merely a receiver, of knowledge. My question is, building on the idea of "scaffolding" as described in this article, how can a teacher provide activities that present questions for critical thinking. So much benefit comes from face-to-face interactions and so much of self-directed learning does take place in the digital realm. How can the modern instructor merge these two roles? 

 

 
Emily K. Reuter's curator insight, July 24, 1:01 AM

When it comes to online higher education, personalized learning is a concept for structuring classes that is in need of more research. In order to better define and classify personalized learning for proper application in the online classroom, how does self-direction fit into the equation? Is self-directed learning a necessary component of personalized learning? Take a peek at this article and identify both the similarities and differences between self-directed and personalized learning. Consider that  in light of their differences, perhaps personalized learning is only successful if students are self--directed by nature.

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A World Transfixed by Screens

A World Transfixed by Screens | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The continued massive growth of connected mobile devices is shaping not only how we communicate with each other, but how we look, behave, and experience the world around us.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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We frame the world and people within the frame of the screen. Is that how we want to experience the world?

 

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Design Thinking, Deconstructed

Design Thinking, Deconstructed | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives.

Via Fred Zimny, Kelly Christopherson
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Deconstruction (Derrida) is about examining something critically and reconstructing it anew (Dewey).

 

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, April 5, 1:11 PM

A great visual of how Design Thinking is part of the students' and teachers' lives each day. 

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When the Internet Delivers Its Own Content, What’s Left for the Teacher?

When the Internet Delivers Its Own Content, What’s Left for the Teacher? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

“ I’ve started recognizing a common thread to the latest trends in teaching. Flipped learning, blending learning, student-centered learning, project-based learning, and even self-organized learning—they all marginalize the teacher’s expertise. Or, to put it more euphemistically, they all transform the teacher into a more facilitative role.”


Via Nik Peachey, Robin Yu, Mark G Kirshner, Lynnette Van Dyke
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There are two things that stood out for me in this article. First, Derrida's concept of deconstruction is a critical deconstructing of what we think is reality. His writing about teaching would not have eliminated the teacher and replaced the teacher with a burger flipper. The teacher's role would certainly transform and move beyond what we understand it to be, but it would be reconstructed to be further deconstructed.

 

The second point is that teaching is about leading and relating to students. That does not mean we do without teachers. It means that teachers are finding their way along the path.

 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 3, 6:04 AM

Interesting article, but can't say that I agree on what the conception of a teachers expertise is. It's not about subject knowledge it's about understanding learning.

RossanaPiccini's comment, April 3, 10:01 AM
This is not just sad news for us teachers, it is a dangerous belief in the power a few powerful people to control education at large. I find this worrying.
Robin Yu's curator insight, April 5, 1:06 PM

The companies that are taking over teachers' roles.

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The Way You Look At This Social Media Generation Will Change After Reading This

The Way You Look At This Social Media Generation Will Change After Reading This | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Are you aware of how the social media is affecting your daily life? This comic is going to tell you the hardest truths about this generation.


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This is a very provocative cartoon. Do we use our with the intentions and purposes they are designed?

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Why Technology Will Never Fix Education

Why Technology Will Never Fix Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The real obstacle is student motivation, and no gadget can create that.

Via John Shank
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If we understood technology as a way of using tools that asks teachers to be craftspeople, we might have more success. Tools, on their own, cannot change anything. They need the human touch.

 

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Inspiring Learning Spaces

Inspiring Learning Spaces | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

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What about inspiring teaching spaces?

 

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Simon Youd's curator insight, May 21, 6:30 PM

Student centered learning spaces

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great edtech blogger

Alfio Gangemi's curator insight, May 24, 8:22 PM

This would be beneficial to teachers as it gives ideas not only on how to design an effective learning space with examples from all over the world but why they could be effective.

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Education Readings May 22nd

Education Readings May 22nd | 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 allanalach@inspire.net.nz This week’s homework! Increasing Student Voice in Local Schools and Districts A...
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There are good looking articles linked in the post. We have to be careful that our teaching and student learning is grounded in the present. It does not mean not planning for the future, but planning for it differently and Maxine Greene put it, "releasing the imagination."

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Don’t Let Class Tech Be Just a Garnish

Don’t Let Class Tech Be Just a Garnish | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Teacher Cheryl Mizerny is not anti-tech, just anti-bad pedagogy – the kind that crops up when the garnish of tech overshadows the deep learning that can happen when teaching is "brain based, not screen-based." Make the app fit the lesson, she says,...

Via Dean J. Fusto
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We need to use digital tools in meaningful ways. Technology is about a conversation with and about our tools. Whitehead used the word genius to describe the way teachers care for the place, people, and tools they are in relationship with. Heidegger likened using tools to good and thoughtful craftsmanship.

 

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Jess Johnson's curator insight, May 20, 3:00 AM

Good for the other side of the argument in the electronic educational debate. Informative.

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Why perpetuate a 300-year-old anachronism? Reincarnating the research article into a 'living document'.

Why perpetuate a 300-year-old anachronism? Reincarnating the research article into a 'living document'. | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

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Online publication provides us with new freedom to update, amend and extend the research article as we know it. Daniel Shanahan presents a vision of the evolution of the article beyond the limits o...

Via L. García Aretio, Cátedra UNESCO EaD, Luciana Viter
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Wed do have to be careful. I know people who cannot write worth a crap, publish, and edit all the time justifying their blog postings by saying they are out there testing the ideas. That is just a load of horse manure.

 

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Welcome to the official Twitter account of the London School of Economics. Sharing news and updates from the #LSE community. For events see @LSEpublicevents

London, UK

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pbernardon's curator insight, May 22, 1:48 AM

Un article hypervinterressant qui pose le problème des publications scientifiques à l'ère du numérique et collaborative. Le modèle actuel a atteint ses limites, un changement de modèle est inéluctable. Derrière ces éléments, le droit d'auteur est aussi impacté. 

 

Aujourd'hui les usages collaboratifs permettent de valoriser les contributions individuelles et collectives. Alors pourquoi ne pas basé les fruits d'une reccherche sur ces mesures vérifiables. 

C'est article me fait également penser au concept de BLOCKCHAIN.... 

 

Qu,'en pensez vous ? 

 

Au plaisir d'échanger 

 

Pascal.

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The Simple Terms To Manage Increasingly Complex Social Interactions

The Simple Terms To Manage Increasingly Complex Social Interactions | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

The Simple Terms To Manage Increasingly Complex Social InteractionsCreating New Terms For Social Interactionsby Terry HeickPreventing bullying is just as likely as preventing poverty, racism, or violence.


Via Dean J. Fusto
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I found that the bullying began at the executive level who bullied administrators who bullied staff, who directed towards each other and students, and so on.

 

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4 Fundamental Problems With Everything You Hear About The Future Of Education

4 Fundamental Problems With Everything You Hear About The Future Of Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Education conferences are like church. Therefore, I must be devout. I attend at least one education conference a month. And although I do enjoy these gatherings—and I will continue to speak at, participate in, and live tweet these events—I also need to be honest: sometimes they feel more like religious [...]

Via Educational Peaks, Stephania Savva
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It does all depend on the teacher.

 

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Why can’t we read anymore? — Medium

Why can’t we read anymore? — Medium | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Or, Can books save us from what digital does to our brains?

Via Sue Ward, Luciana Viter
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We have to find healthy ways to integrate reading and digital tools into our living.

 

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Education tech funding soars -- but is it working in the classroom? - Fortune

Education tech funding soars -- but is it working in the classroom? - Fortune | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Technology has captured the American education system. As it does, the money keeps flowing in -- and so do questions about its impact.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Digital tools in school are not proven effective for learning yet, therefore they are not effective for teaching in all cases.

 

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Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web

Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Today's schools are focusing on boosting kids’ technological proficiency and warning them about the perils of the web. But something critical is missing from this education.

Via Lynnette Van Dyke
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So it is not as simple as labeling one group digital natives and another digital immigrants.

 

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Educator: Digital 'Curriculum Needs to Catch Up With Reality' - Education World

Educator: Digital 'Curriculum Needs to Catch Up With Reality' - Education World | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Former journalist and current educator Reuben Loewy as spent recent years creating a digital curriculum that aims to teach high school students beyond throwing new technology at students and instead giving students a complete education on digital...

Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Although some curriculum might be considered digital, not all of it is. Teachers need to figure out what tools best serve the situation and people involved.

 

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