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Response: Using Ed Tech to Create "Deep & Meaningful Experiences"

Response: Using Ed Tech to Create "Deep & Meaningful Experiences" | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival...
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Most of our technology gurus in schools, juridictions, and in the bureaucracies beyond, are promoting their agendas and ideas. This is all well and fine, but be honest and admit it. We need to develop, not policies but genuine conversations within which we mindfully choose the technologies to use, of the many, and apply them to amplify human potential

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7 Trends in education that will disrupt our work as teachers

7 Trends in education that will disrupt our work as teachers | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
From our analysis of education in New Zealand and internationally, as well as from other sources including technological innovation, silicon valley ed-tech and other startups, we see the following ...

Via juandoming
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We do not provide education. We provide Schools where some learning and education might happen. It is sad when neo-liberal economic and political agendas are the driving forces behind School.

 

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Harnessing informal and social learning

The 22nd World of Learning Conference and Exhibition took place on 30th September and 1st October at the NEC in Birmingham. Brightwave's CEO Charles Gould and …
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A person has to read between the lines, but the presentation is interesting. We learn more informally than we do formally. Learning is a social process.

 

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Rewriting the syllabus: Examining New Hybrid and Online Pedagogies

We have to carefully build our classroom and educational space online before we start populating it, lest text, hierarchical menus, and pop-up windows be confu…

Via Suvi Salo
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Communities are spaces where people feel comfortable that they will be listened to whether it is in the classroom or online.

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When Professional Development Underperforms (EdSurge News)

When Professional Development Underperforms (EdSurge News) | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
“Professional Development.” PD. When this phrase is introduced into teacher circles, many teachers cringe with thoughts of poor instruction, time wasted on doing and learning things that do not apply to them, or initiatives that will go away with the next administrative change.But then again, there

Via Deborah Welsh, Dean J. Fusto
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When teachers can choose and have a voice in their learning, it changes the paradigm.

 

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22nd Century : CHILDHOOD INTO THE 22ND CENTURY: Creativity, the Finland Example, and Beyond | 4-Traders

22nd Century : CHILDHOOD INTO THE 22ND CENTURY: Creativity, the Finland Example, and Beyond | 4-Traders | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

“This article explores the meaning and definitions associated with the concept of childhood over time. It sheds light on the social, cultural, and historical constructions of the term childhood and...”


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A long and complex article which points out that childhood is a social construct and we have many cultural influences from the micro to the macro.

 

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11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints

11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints by Justin Boyle If you’ve scratched your head over suggestions to manage your “digital footprint,” you aren’t the only one. A surprisingly large percentage of people have never even heard the phrase, let alone thought about how to manage theirs responsibly. Among students, the percentage is probably higher. We’ll talk about ways you can help students understand and manage their digital footprints before they get themselves in trouble.


Via Andrea Zeitz, Peter Mellow
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The article makes excellent points.

 

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Introducing 5 Domains of Blended Learning Teaching

Introducing 5 Domains of Blended Learning Teaching | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Teaching in a blended learning environment requires a shift in teaching practice

Via Alfredo Calderon
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The growth mindset is not overly problematic, but the entrepreneurial approach is. School should not be a place where we are commidify learning and teaching.

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Why Little Free Libraries Are the Water Coolers of the Digital Age

Why Little Free Libraries Are the Water Coolers of the Digital Age | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The popular, homemade ‘give a book, take a book’ boxes bring neighbors together.

Via Elaine Roberts, Ph.D
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As many Schools do away with libraries and librarians, this is a wonderful idea. It would also be wonderful if we retained libraries and librarians in School.

 

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, October 14, 1:19 PM

Little Free Libraries are just cool. And it encourages READING, maybe even the serendipity of reading a book or article or essay that seems appealing, which is one of the hoped for results after wrestling with a writing project.

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, October 15, 10:53 AM

These are fantastic additions to neighborhoods.

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Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
As search engines get better, we become lazier. We're hooked on easy answers and undervalue asking good questions

Via Charles Tiayon, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Suvi Salo
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I am reading Max van Manen's latest book about the Phenomenology of Practice. Questions are pivotal to exploring the world. Picasso's quote at the beginning is right on. Curiosity fuels learning and teaching.

 

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Online video: the quiet revolution that’s transforming teaching | The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here

Online video: the quiet revolution that’s transforming teaching | The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
RT @alomshaha: The Geiger-Müller Groove - just one of the online videos transforming teaching http://t.co/qNDfYS1Bkj cc @jjsanderson ;)

Via Blaine Morrow
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Videos can be useful classroom tools and can be used at home by students as preparatory and review.

 

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The Connected Educator: All About Connectedness

The Connected Educator: All About Connectedness | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Six educators share the insights, changes, and rewards observed and felt during their journey from unconnectedness to connectedness.


Via reuvenwerber, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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We have always been connected. It is more that we have opportunities to be connected digitally today which did not exist even 10 years ago. There are claims out there that connecting is a choice and those who chose not to be connected are at fault. I think that thinking is problematic. We are all connected. It may not be the way someone who does not understand our teaching wants us to be connected. That is actually more problematic.

 

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Parents face online homework dilemma

Parents face online homework dilemma | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"Parents feel unable to make children study by blocking internet access, as homework often requires online research, a survey suggests ..."

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Via Leona Ungerer, Dale Borgeson
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This is an opportunity to help students and teach. Parents and teachers can work together as influential pedagogues in students' lives.

 

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View From Nowhere

View From Nowhere | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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Science and big data provide useful starting places to further explore, but they do not provide an objective and disinterested picture. Phenomenology begins with wonder. This is a wondering that inspires questions and wanting to know what makes something what it is, an exploring of the essence hidden from view.

 

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Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age | WIRED

Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age | WIRED | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Taking apart the idea of school as we know it and getting back to the roots of children and learning is a pervasive thought which I am constantly researching and evaluating. There is no shortage of pedagogies out there but there seems to be a lack of application of relevant methodologies for out of the…

Via Ramiro Aduviri Velasco, Yashy Tohsaku
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We are not rethinking education. We are rethinking School. School is subsumed in the much broader concept education. Pedagogy is about helping students to become self-directed. This works best when teachers are self-directed.

 

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Moral Character Matters | Social Media | Education | eSkills | eCitizen

Moral Character Matters | Social Media | Education | eSkills | eCitizen | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
There’s a direct correlation between moral character and success. We lose something very important when character is treated as an afterthought.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Character

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Ethics

 


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Character matters. That is challenging in the digital age. How do we know the person who is posting?

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 21, 10:56 AM
There’s a direct correlation between moral character and success. We lose something very important when character is treated as an afterthought.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Character


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Ethics


Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 22, 2:14 AM
There’s a direct correlation between moral character and success. We lose something very important when character is treated as an afterthought.
 Developing moral character is something we need to address in schools - and it becomes more pertinent through the lens of social media interactions. 
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At Waldorf School in Silicon Valley, Technology Can Wait

At Waldorf School in Silicon Valley, Technology Can Wait | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The Waldorf School’s computer-free environment has become a draw for parents at high-tech companies like Google.

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There is a lot of irony in this. Maybe the experts in our public Schools in Alberta should take a pause. It is not that digital technologies should not be used, but rather the way they are used that needs some work in public School.

 

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Why today’s school leaders must become digital leaders | #frizzle @scholastic

Why today’s school leaders must become digital leaders | #frizzle @scholastic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Grant Montgomery, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Bernard Stiegler pointed out that technology is both a human construct and constructs humans. He goes so far as to indicate that technology threatens children's attention span. What does this mean as a leader?

 

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Benefits of Blended Learning: Student Perspectives

Benefits of Blended Learning: Student Perspectives | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Are students really embracing the benefits of blended learning? When's the last time a student told you how much they love their textbooks?

Via Patric Lougheed
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Good teaching is about being thoughtful and tactful in helping students make good choices in their learning. It is about helping students understand their particular learning needs.

 

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How to Integrate Tech When It Keeps Changing

How to Integrate Tech When It Keeps Changing | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
For students to embrace the skills needed in a changing technology landscape, teachers must coordinate knowledge, instructional practices, and technologies to positively influence academic achievement.

Via David W. Deeds, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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The first point is critical: take off your expert hat. I worked for School managers who cast themselves as experts failing to grasp the pace of change defies that thinking. Digital technologies and their impacts on School, learning, and teaching are continuing the change.

 

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 14, 4:36 PM

Funny how this topic keeps coming up. ;)

Suvi Salo's curator insight, October 15, 11:56 AM

Nice (short) video.

Yaser Hammad's curator insight, October 16, 2:00 PM

Wie: TPack

Wat: Technologie

Waar: Californié

Waarom:Innovatie

Wanneer: 2015

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Social and Fair: being unheard in the Social Age

Social and Fair: being unheard in the Social Age | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
When i wrote my first book, 'Exploring the World of Social Learning', i started it by saying how we live in a grey space: between the formal worlds of work and the social lives we inhabit outside o...
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There are interesting questions raised in the article about the ownership of idea in the public and social spaces we inhabit with digital technologies and social media. What are the ethical implications? Do we devolve into faceless individualism blending into the emptiness of cyberspace? Or do we retain some of our personal identity?

 

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8 Characteristics of the Innovative Leader (Document)

8 Characteristics of the Innovative Leader (Document) | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

I wanted to create a "rubrics" (for lack of a better term), that discusses some of the questions and ideas based on my post "The 8 Characteristics of the Innovative Leader". Since I believe innova...


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Consider the opening sentence. It is a rubric. Is there a better term? Are there only eight characteristics? For example, is the leader someone who is tactful choosing the right words and acting in a caring manner? It is well and fine to suggest empathic, but what does that mean? It means putting your self in the shoes of the Other (Levinas and ethical phenomenology).

 

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Facebook's Identity Authentication Is Broken

Facebook's Identity Authentication Is Broken | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
You may have read my previous posts about scammers using my personal photos to construct fake identities for the purpose of entering into online romantic relationships with women and defrauding the...
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I am not suggesting that Facebook is right in their requirements. What I am questioning is the idea that social media and digital technologies make the world a better and more democratic place. They might, but we are replacing one group of oligarchs with another. Why would we be surprised with this? We see no change in School system as well, because we have lived with the fullness of myths and ignore the parts of them which are fictive and oppressive. I do subscribe to the Joseph Campbell and James Hillman concept that myths provide a non-fictional aspect, but they do hide much from view when we are not very attentive.

 

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Behavior is an Iceberg

Behavior is an Iceberg | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

What you see is only a small part of what's really there. Like an iceberg, the bulk of behavior's "mass" is found below the surface; it is what gives rise to the part that is visible.  

 


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Suggesting that teaching is learning and relational.

 

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Anne Egros's curator insight, October 11, 10:08 AM

What we must do as parents is, in the face of misbehavior, remember that 90% of what is going on is below the surface.


We must look deep to ensure the child is getting everything he needs, for behavior builds from there.

Tony Meehan's curator insight, October 12, 3:41 AM

Excellent visual reminding us what we probably should know in our dealings with more challenging learners.

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, October 15, 6:38 PM

Since most APs deal with kids who have gotten off track, it's important to remember there is so much more to them than their behavior.

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10 things to know about the state of tech in education

10 things to know about the state of tech in education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The current state of tech and education is in flux. Here are 10 things to know about what's happening now.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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The state of digital technology in School should remain in flux perhaps focused on conversations about what that means.

 

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21st century Learning

What is it about learning and teaching in the 21st Century? Changes, What Employers Want, Graduate Attributes and Role of the Educator

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Suvi Salo
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I used the Khan Academy in the classroom. It is an excellent resource for some students and certain contexts. It is important to see pedagogy as a broad relational approach not relying on one or two practices.

 

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