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Managing is Not the Same as Leading

Managing is Not the Same as Leading | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Here is my simple concept on the difference between managing and leading: if you're doing something for your business it's managing, if you're doing something for your people it's leading. That's a...
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They are not the same thing. The opening paragraph is accurate. I simplify it with "You lead people. You manage things." The problem is what passes as management or leadership has moved into a narcissistic phase which is a source of real concern.

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Is Technology Holding Students Back? | Edudemic

Is Technology Holding Students Back? | Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Using technology in the classroom comes with a host of benefits. But can technology do more harm than good when it comes to helping students succeed?

Via Nik Peachey, Sarantis Chelmis
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Good teachers understand digital tools are a tool that needs to fit the moment.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, Today, 4:47 AM

Interesting perspective.

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Cellphones aren’t leaving the classroom, but Canadian educators split on how best to handle them

Cellphones aren’t leaving the classroom, but Canadian educators split on how best to handle them | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"Some teachers are now moving to incorporate smartphones and other technology into lesson, but research ..."


Via Leona Ungerer, Vicki Moro
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They are not. Each teacher, along with their students, need to work out what that means and how to use them properly in the classroom.
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Are We Innovating, or Just Digitizing Traditional Teaching?

Are We Innovating, or Just Digitizing Traditional Teaching? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Blended learning has the potential to transform the way teachers teach and students learn—if we take advantage of all that it offers

Via Chris Carter, Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Dean J. Fusto
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My experience was that quite often we were just digitizing traditonal teaching. The challenge is to realize that and stop when it begins to happen. As well, it is challenging when people outside the classroom tell teachers this is what you have to do. I read a post today by someone who has not been in a classroom for several years and was not in one for long describing his innovatiion as providing more opportunity for classroom management. That is a major challenge when we are told by those outside the classroom this is what we have to do, but it is not grounded in real practice.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 26, 3:08 PM

Interesting take!

Gemma Ballarín's curator insight, February 27, 3:24 AM
21st century teaching
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In Finland, Kids Learn Computer Science Without Computers

In Finland, Kids Learn Computer Science Without Computers | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Students can learn the basics with a set of knitting needles.

Via Peter Mellow
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The Finns maybe be showing us the way in a different field.
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Teaching Students Good Digital Citizenship | Edudemic

Teaching Students Good Digital Citizenship | Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Instilling the principles of good digital citizenship can help students become smart, responsible, and respectful members of their online communities.

Via Simon Vasey, Dean J. Fusto
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Digital citizenship and digital literacy, including information literarcy, go hand-in-hand.
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Four cautionary lessons about education technology

Four cautionary lessons about education technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
There's good failure and there's dumb failure. The dumb failure we see over and over again is just dumping technology into schools and hoping for magic to happen; not having a plan, thinking that things will happen automatically because kids are “digital natives,” a term that obscures as much as it illuminates; thinking that just because technology is there your problem is solved."

Via Nik Peachey, Dean J. Fusto, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Digital tools are not a panacea of all things good.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 20, 1:29 AM

A good short read.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 20, 5:27 PM
This emphasises the importance of the teacher in any technology education. Some good follow up sections and blogs
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Can Computers Replace Teachers?

Can Computers Replace Teachers? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A veteran educator reflects on the personalized-learning trend that’s left him wondering if a computer is more capable of doing his job than he is.

Via Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D., malek, Stephania Savva, Ph.D
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The answer is no. What has to change is how we teach and use tools available to us in teaching.
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Pedro Torralba's curator insight, February 17, 6:38 AM
Es una pregunta que recuerda a aquellas que nos hacíamos sobre si el cine y el vídeo harían lo mismo. Considero que en algunas facetas sí seremos reemplazados y con más rendimiento, y en otras seguramente nunca.
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The moral dilemmas of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The moral dilemmas of the Fourth Industrial Revolution | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Should your driverless car value your life over a pedestrian's? Should your Fitbit activity be used against you in a court case? Should we allow drones to become the new paparazzi? Can one patent a human gene?

Scientists are already struggling with such dilemmas. As we enter the new machine age, we need a new set of codified morals to become the global norm. We should put as much emphasis on ethics as we put on fashionable terms like disruption.

This is starting to happen. Last year, America's Carnegie Mellon University announced a new centre studying the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence; under President Obama, the White House published a paper on the same topic; and tech giants including Facebook and Google have announced a partnership to draw up an ethical framework for AI. Both the risks and the opportunities are vast: Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and other experts signed an open letter calling for efforts to ensure AI is beneficial to society:

"The potential benefits are huge, since everything that civilization has to offer is a product of human intelligence; we cannot predict what we might achieve when this intelligence is magnified by the tools AI may provide, but the eradication of disease and poverty are not unfathomable. Because of the great potential of AI, it is important to research how to reap its benefits while avoiding potential pitfalls.


Via Trudy Raymakers
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Ethics are lived out in the real world, rather than as abstract propositions. Kwame Appiah has written about ethics and legal moralism.
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Datafication

Datafication | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
THIS IS AN EXTREMELY SERIOUS TOPIC.  IGNORE ITS INTENTIONS AT OUR NATION'S PERIL; AND THEN PRAY FOR ITS KIDS. The future of our nation depends on our attitude towards children and their schooling DATAFICATION It's here. It's the end of schooling as an interpersonal teacher-pupil interactive learning enterprise. During this century there has been a…
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This is where we come to with big data. The post reminded me of some of Gert Biesta and Bill Pinar's writing about the relational nature of teaching.
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Why the digital divide still lingers, and why it matters

Why the digital divide still lingers, and why it matters | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
If the next president intends to improve American infrastructure and expand economic opportunities, there’s no better place to start than with the millions of people who still lack broadband access and computer skills.

Via Stephania Savva, Ph.D
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Digital tools are tools. Do people know how to use them well? Are they thoughtful in communicating with and through their tools? As well, there are social justice and economic implications.
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Donna Farren's curator insight, January 4, 9:12 AM
This continues to be an issue for distance education to allow people to gain equal access.
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The Problem With the Calculator Crutch

The Problem With the Calculator Crutch | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"Proponents of using technology in classrooms argue that graphing calculators, particularly those equipped with programs that can compute algebraic symbols, would reduce the need for students to memorize formulas and perform time-consuming computations. But Wilson fears that students who depend on technology will fail to understand the importance of mathematical algorithms."


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We should not ban digital tools, but help students learn how to use them. As well, mental calculations are good for healthy brain growth .
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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you! - The Hechinger Report

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you! - The Hechinger Report | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
When the AP United States history students at Aragon High School in San Mateo California, scanned the professionally designed pages of www.minimumwage.com, most concluded that it was a solid, unbiased source of facts and analysis. They noted the menu of research reports, graphics and videos, and the “About” page describing the site as a project …

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Yashy Tohsaku
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We should not confuse being born in the digital age as providing a set of skills for students. Just like we had to learn to be literate in respect to our media, so do they. It takes teaching each other what that means. Notice, it was a teacher teaching. Hannah Arendt said that it was a form of oppression for children to be left on their own to learn
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Adult Cyberbullies

Adult Cyberbullies | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I am beginning to believe that there are some folks out there that are deep, toxic pits of need so great that no amount of anything will ever be enough for them. Rather than take responsibility for their own inhumane and destructive behavior they continue to ask innocent people to suffer just so they can…
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Adults set examples for children and youth. Hans-Georg Gadamer said "elders create images for children's imaginations and memories." It is heavy responsibility. Imagine that there are "leaders" out there who do not take it seriously.
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What the Good Doctor Taught Us: 10 Unexpected Social Media Tips from Dr. Seuss  

What the Good Doctor Taught Us: 10 Unexpected Social Media Tips from Dr. Seuss   | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Here are some of the lessons that Doctor Taught taught us, and how we can incorporate them into our everyday social media life.

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His work is amazing.
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donhornsby's curator insight, March 3, 9:41 AM
Be yourself. The Internet may seem like a great place to play a part, exaggerate, and bend the truth, but in the end it will do more harm than good. Be genuine and true. Don’t try to be anyone else – you’re already unique! Let your personality shine! And be consistent as you brand yourself across your social media platforms. This will help people recognize YOU!
 
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Top Global Teachers Share Their Solutions On The Fake News Epidemic by C. M. Rubin

Top Global Teachers Share Their Solutions On The Fake News Epidemic by C. M. Rubin | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
C. M. Rubin

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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It is a challenging prospect for teachers.
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justine charlat's curator insight, March 4, 3:23 AM
this article is a link with the phone because through the quick connection of the latter young people can have access to different news.
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Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers

Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
December, 2014
Critical digital literacy is one of the essential required competencies for the 21st century educator. In an era of unprecedented personal publishing, infobesity (information obesity)...

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby, Stewart-Marshall, michel verstrepen, Stephania Savva, Ph.D
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This is even more topical now.
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Gemma Ballarín's curator insight, March 4, 3:23 PM
Critical Digital Literacy
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 8, 1:34 AM
Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers
Encarna Llamas's curator insight, March 11, 3:55 AM
Pensamiento crítico y TICs

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Learning in the digital age - theory and practice

Learning technology is just about everywhere in education. Universities are replete with lecture capture tools, interactive media, web based content and person…

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Elena Elliniadou, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Zoila Pérez
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Digital tools and the theory about using them in teaching and learning are linked to the practical implications (praxis and pedagogy) of what that means and does not mean. At the heart of it all, is the slide that says we cannot describe the future. We have never been able to, so why is that surprising us?
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Arthur Correia's curator insight, December 8, 2015 6:47 PM

#edtech #digitaleducation #elearning #blendedlearning #flippedclasses

Nancy Jones's curator insight, December 31, 2016 11:39 AM
while this presentation is really quite in depth (74 slides) it covers some important points. Semms like something that would be interesting to share with colleagues as it really covers a number of topics that apply to modern learners.
Ajo Monzó's curator insight, February 28, 6:14 AM
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When Social Media is bad -  I STILL Want My Students Using Social Media by Adam Schoenbart

When Social Media is bad -  I STILL Want My Students Using Social Media by Adam Schoenbart | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
By Adam Schoenbart

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Digital tools and social media are not the default, go-to tools. There are many others. The key is to choose and use tools thoughtfully and with care.
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Minecraft isn’t just a game. It’s an art form.

Minecraft isn’t just a game. It’s an art form. | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Minecraft is famous for being a game. But it’s also become an artistic medium with its own possibilities and risks.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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I know of at least one teacher who uses it in their classroom and beyond. He said that many of his students are familar with it and use it at home.
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The Edvocate’s List of 68 Must-Read K-12 Teaching & Learning Blogs

The Edvocate’s List of 68 Must-Read K-12 Teaching & Learning Blogs | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
DE's Blog voted #2 in The Edvocates list of 68 must-read K-12 Teaching & Learning. https://t.co/Zc6h2a904t

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 15, 11:39 AM
Sadly, my little corner of the webiverse is not on the list (haha!) but what IS on the list is great stuff! From pedagogy to edtech to classroom management, everyone will find something useful from this list that will improve teaching practice - even those of us in school libraries! So much of what constitutes quality work in the classroom translated to our world quite nicely - bookmark your favorites!
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10 reasons to use Virtual Reality in the classroom

10 reasons to use Virtual Reality in the classroom | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Although still an emerging technology in terms of recognizing its full potential, virtual reality offers the opportunity to step into places, roles, and experiences that were previously impossible, or at the very least, inaccessible to most.

As Terry Heick said in Why Virtual Reality is So Important, “Through the use of digital technology, virtual realities can be designed precisely for human interaction for very specific reasons to create experiences not otherwise possible.

By suspending disbelief the same way we do when we read a novel or watch a movie, an artificial reality can be designed to enable experiential learning, scenario-based learning, social learning, workplace training, and more. Virtual reality can be used for pure entertainment–digital toys, video games, or to swim with whales.”

Sylvia Duckworth, sketchnoter extraordinaire, put together a graphic of ideas from Maria Galanis and Andrea Trudeau on Top 10 Reasons To Use Virtual Reality In The Classroom to help bring the world (and beyond) to your students with technology.

Via Edumorfosis, Suvi Salo
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Virtual reality is a complement to real experiences.
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Nataliacp's curator insight, March 19, 10:18 PM
The article provides a wide perspective about the advantages of use technology in the classroom. It explains that the students have the opportunities such as: 
• They learn about cultural aspects like the Eifel tower by virtual classes. 
 • They can learn about different and specific places like the ocean and the atmosphere, or explore cities around the word.
 • It promotes curiosity, motivation, and autonomy in the students. • They can learn about past events in a interactive way.
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8 digital skills we must teach our children

8 digital skills we must teach our children | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The digital content they consume, who they meet online and how much time they spend onscreen – all these factors will greatly influence children’s development.
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Digital use should be first on the list. How do we create that healthy integration between life and sitting in front of screens. Part of this is understanding how to use digital tools to find information in discerning ways.
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A Leader’s Framework for Decision Making

Wise executives tailor their approach to fit the complexity of the circumstances they face.

Via Anne Caspari
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This is an interesting article.
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Yes, Digital Literacy. But Which One?

Yes, Digital Literacy. But Which One? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
One of the problems I've had for a while with traditional digital literacy programs is that they tend to see digital literacy as a separable skill from domain knowledge. In the metaphor of most educators, there's a set of digital or information literacy skills, which is sort of like the factory process. And there's data,…

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, LLZ Uni Halle, Ines Bieler, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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It does not have to be one. Hopefully, we test many different forms and continuously inform ourselves.
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Deflection behavior and the narcissist

Deflection behavior and the narcissist | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Deflection behavior is when the narcissist blames the victim for their bad behavior and feels justified in bullying them. A malignant narcissist will even go as far as using the victim's own self defense against them. For example, posting a maliciously mean song about the victim and even using the victim's name in the title.…
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This is about the role narcissitic people play in cyberbullying.
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