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The 4 Most Effective EdTech Tools I Use In My Classroom - Edudemic

The 4 Most Effective EdTech Tools I Use In My Classroom - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I rely on UYOD (Use Your Own Device) to bring the most effective edtech tools into my (and your) classroom.
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Provides simple, easy accessed, and effective ideas.

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What do we mean when we say, “Transformative learning experiences powered by technology”?

What do we mean when we say, “Transformative learning experiences powered by technology”? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

A transformative learning experience fundamentally changes our understanding of what it means to learn and what it means to work together with others to learn.


Via Nik Peachey, Vicki Moro, Dean J. Fusto
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Technology is not a tool. Heidegger proposed it involves two intertwined definitions: human/anthropological and technological/instrumental. He proposed that technology is about a way of thinking, acting, and speaking about, with, and through the tools humans use. In that sense, the line about technology being transforming is accurate. When the two definitions are separated, that is not the case.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, Today, 1:47 AM

A very good read.

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Education readings February 5th

Education readings February 5th | 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 A primer on the damaging movement to privatize public schools An excellent article by Marion Brady to start off this year’s readings. Applies all over. “When, about 30 years ago, corporate interests began their highly…
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Allan provides links to great articles. The last one is near and dear to me. The line: The prospect of changing schools and learning depended most upon teaching stands out for me. Can we change (transform) schools without committed teachers who care deeply about students?

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The YouTube Guide to Self-Directed Learning — Emerging Education Technologies

The YouTube Guide to Self-Directed Learning — Emerging Education Technologies | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

These Videos Explore Ideas and Techniques and Offer Real World Examples That can Help Inspire a Self-Directed Learning Mindset in Your Students Just about anyone working in education sees Self-Directed Learning as a hugely desirable outcome.


Via Dean J. Fusto, Antonia Rudenstine
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The Einstein quote is important. Teachers are responsible for teaching and not student learning. That makes teaching an invitational process which is hard work. Many school managers and consultants do what they do because it is easier to speak in technical and instrumental jargon than in human and relational language.

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Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, February 4, 9:35 AM

Great to have this collection of videos brought together with some context! Self-directed learning is not a requirement for mastery learning, but for more and more people that play in this space, it's the most powerful way to encourage mastery.

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6 Truths About Technology in Education - A.J. Juliani

6 Truths About Technology in Education - A.J. Juliani | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Technology plays an interesting role in student ownership. That device in their pocket has all the information in the world. It can connect them to anyone, allow for collaboration, and be used for a variety of innovative purposes. As teachers, we have to embrace the notion that technology can open up a world of learning opportunities, and then give our students the chance to own those opportunities.

 


Via Nik Peachey, Virginia Katsimpiri
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Although education and schooling are for the benefit of the learner, it also maintains an orderly advancement of the social structure and it is part of preserving what is good for both individuals and society. The word educate means to lead children to adulthood. What that means has both personal and communal implications.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 11, 2015 5:03 AM

Some strong arguments based on learner autonomy.

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Caren Cantrell's curator insight, November 11, 2015 11:55 AM

Great article about the role technology plays in aiding literacy in the classroom.

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Majority of workers can't (or won't) unplug during vacation travel

Majority of workers can't (or won't) unplug during vacation travel | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A new survey from Expedia examines modern travelers' mobile device habits and suggests the majority of today's workers don't leave the office behind during vacation travel.

Via craig daniels
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We have instilled (part of hidden curriculum) the need to remain plugged in 24/7, including when on vacation. We cannot fully balance our lives, but we have to find time to unplug and vacaction is one time.

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Because sometimes Post-Its are all the tech you need

Because sometimes Post-Its are all the tech you need | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Butcher paper and Post-it notes can help students understand the collaborative thinking that takes place on a shared Google Doc.

Via WEAC
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Technology is about a conversation with and through one's tools. That suggests gathering one's thoughts about what tool best serves the situation at hand.

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The Classroom Is Dead

The Classroom Is Dead - Bright - Medium

What if everything about the future of school was the opposite of school? We invited Eli Horowitz and Scott Teplin to consider the school of 2050.


Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.
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Reform suggests that all we do is rearrange the deck chairs on a sinking ship. People from a distance, including the ubiquitous consultants who spend little or no time in real classrooms, rearrange classrooms, silence teachers' voices, and erase teachers from their very performance. Or, that is the impression given. When we combine Derrida's deconstruction and Dewey's reconstruction perhaps we can rethink what transforming classrooms and pedagogy can mean?

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, January 29, 9:06 AM

We keep chugging along, fussing about the old model but making few significant changes other than rearranging desks in the classroom, tossing some technology at teachers, fretting about flipped and blended classrooms, worrying about integration of SAMR or the current cool thing, and wringing our hands over the digital divide. But mostly it feels like we're churning though occasionally tilting in the right direction.

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Timely Feedback: Now or Never

Timely Feedback: Now or Never | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Feedback is necessary for learning. Be constructive, kind, and specific. Find strategies for responding promptly to student work, and give them opportunities to reflect before revising.  

Via EDTECH@UTRGV, Rich Ingram
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Feedback is a conversation between teachers and students.

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Rod Murray's curator insight, January 30, 8:45 AM

Thoughts on being constructive, kind, specific, encouraging reflection, and giving timely feedback.

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euronews – Slaves to our smartphones? New study details digital amnesia

euronews – Slaves to our smartphones? New study details digital amnesia | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Jenny Ebermann
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The continuous use of digital technology reshapes who we are and how we experience the world and others. The etymology of technology suggests a conversation with and through our tools, as a craftsperson would have with and through their tools. It is important to be aware of how we use our tools.

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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, October 7, 2015 3:49 PM

How much of a slave are you? Are you still able to live in the present moment and experience with curiosity and kindness what is there for you in terms of feelings, sensations, emotions? #mindfulness #selfleadership 

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15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher

15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

15 Characteristics of 21st Century Learners via @edutopia https://t.co/uXTZt5WPuw #edtech #edtechchat https://t.co/KNrktVElSp...


Via Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
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What happened to human and humane qualities i.e. compassion, caring, thoughtful, etc. that suggest teachers answer a call?

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 22, 11:10 AM

Basics for 21st century learners and teachers.

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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 Dan Kirsch, 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.

Via Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
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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, 2015 4:17 PM

Traits of a 21st century teacher!

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The flipped classroom: six myths

The flipped classroom: six myths | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
What is the flipped classroom?

Via Hybrid Pedagogy, Kiruthika Ragupathi
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The first is intriguing and leads to others in the list. The question that emerges is what role do digital tools and the Internet play? Teaching is about acting and speaking in ways that help students take responsibility for their learning. That means multiple strategies and tools.

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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, July 12, 2015 1:12 AM

The author lists six common misconceptions about the flipped classroom, and provides answers based on peer-reviewed research and his own experience flipping classes.

Dr. Pyrate's curator insight, July 16, 2015 9:22 AM

We've been "Flipping Out" with our Hybrid Instruction Project #tltHIP Several colleagues are really tackling this.

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Got a spare few minutes?

Got a spare few minutes? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Aussie Friends of Treehorn Please stop what you are doing and give a few minutes to this. Please read this. It’s very important. If your eyes get watery, just keep reading what Gabriel Stroud has to say. Too many Gabriels are exiting the system because of the impact of NAPLAN. It’s very, very sad. Ray Armstrong,…
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The line that got me was about how teachers are not valued. My dissertation and research will explore how teachers understand their relationships with students, curriculum, and digital technologies. How do we make sense of the rapid change and technocratic control external to our classrooms and relationships?

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Learning to See: Perceiving as a Trans-Disciplinary Habit of Mind :: Danah Henriksen, Rohit Mehta, Punya Mishra


Via Jim Lerman
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We each perceive the objective world through a subjective lens. That is a key take away from this. Don Idhe suggested that technology can reshape the world and create a new lens that brings us closer or distances us from the objective world.

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Taking the Tech Out of Technology

Taking the Tech Out of Technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Our excitement over the latest technology has started focusing on the wrong thing. It ought to reside in the praxis of teaching, not the tool.

Via Kiruthika Ragupathi
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How teachers and students use tools is part of a conversation with and through the tools. How we experience those tools can alter how we experience our relationships with others. For example, does the new tool anchor us in ways that change our pedagogic touch?

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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, January 10, 7:48 PM

Important message to mull over: "The excitement over the latest technological tools has started focusing on the wrong thing. The excitement ought to reside in the praxis of teaching, not the use of technology. "

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Education Technology: Is It All Hype With No Return? (EdSurge News)

Education Technology: Is It All Hype With No Return? (EdSurge News) | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

While some may regard the recent buzz around education technology as hype, it’s important to realize it is based on an element of hopefulness.


Via Martin Debattista
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The article focuses on production which suggests education is about producing people. Technology involves ways of thinking and conversing suggesting a range of complexity in how technology is encountered and experienced in daily interactions.

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Is The Internet Killing Creativity?

Is The Internet Killing Creativity? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The internet is a great place. It empowers people to publish and share their knowledge. It is a limitless playground of ideas and creativity. Or is it?

Via craig daniels
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This is an interesting question that should be asked repeatedly. What role can humans play in the use of technology?

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New technologies are revolutionizing education – or are they?

New technologies are revolutionizing education – or are they? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

New technologies hold great potential to improve education in developing Asia and the Pacific. Here are a few guiding principles to help to ensure interventions are relevant.


Via Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.
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The etymology of technology suggests habits of mind and communicating with and through one's tools much like a craftsperson does with their tools. Education is leading children into adulthood. Do we include teachers in the conversation about the choices and uses of tools in their classroom where children gather with real names and faces? Research says we should, but anecdotal evidence suggests that is not done.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, January 29, 9:29 AM

No, they're not. And this premise is indicative of part of the problem: "Clarify what new technologies are expected to achieve within a given program." First, the technology will achieve nothing. It's a tool. Like a pencil. The pencil will not solve the problem nor will it write the essay. It is a tool by which an individual might be able to solve a problem or write an essay. There are no guarantees. So it's not the technology, it's not the monitoring and evaluation. What will make the difference for teachers is training, training, and training. Then coaching, administrative support, and clarity of the administrative/school/district vision for how and why technology can make a difference in the classroom, in the school, in the district, and in the community. What will also make a difference is communication with parents so they understand what technology is being used in the classroom, and how and why it is being used in the classroom. This has nothing to do with being a first-world country. This has to do with investing time and effort in the preparation and support the individuals who will wield the pencil, whatever its form.

Ray Boyd's curator insight, January 30, 4:15 AM

The technology is the tool and simply becomes another avenue with which educators can explore or engage students in the learning process. Used in effectively it may as well be used to steady the table 

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Good online teaching is often just plain good teaching

Good online teaching is often just plain good teaching | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
One teacher learns that the secret to good online teaching is all in the approach
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There is some research that suggests the norms of online teaching are different than face-to-face. This might mean teaching and teachers are even more important on a this continuum of teaching.

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11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology

11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
From my experiences with our teachers at EnglishUp and my previous international experience as an edtech teacher trainer, I have always found teachers more than willing to develop their use and understanding of technology.

Via Nik Peachey, Nicholas Fragkias
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I think lack of consultation is huge. When consulted, teachers can express what they experience in their classrooms and lives. Are they ready for a particular technology? Technology involves conversations.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 22, 6:34 AM

My blog post for EnglishUp in response to comments about teacher lack of appitite for technology.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, January 26, 7:49 PM

Great post. There are some important insights for any faculty development professional. 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, January 28, 3:56 AM

Good insight, Nik! I'm sure most of those teachers afraid of using ICT will see themselves here!

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How does misinformation spread online?

How does misinformation spread online? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Recent studies that focus on misinformation online pointed out that the selective exposure to specific contents lead to ‘echo-chambers’ in which users tend to shape and reinforce their beliefs.

Via Philippe Vallat
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This is incredibly important in today's day and age. The world and information are not flat.

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, January 19, 9:36 AM

Very interesting, well done and inspiring research

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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.


Via Dan Kirsch
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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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