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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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Neuroscientist Warns Young Brains Being Re-Wired By Technology

Neuroscientist Warns Young Brains Being Re-Wired By Technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Susan Greenfield of Oxford University said technology was re-wiring brains, particularly for young people who were growing up knowing nothing else.

Baroness Greenfield gave a sold-out public lecture at the University of South Australia on Wednesday night, having previously worked in Adelaide as one of the South Australian Government's thinkers-in-residence.

"People like me, a baby-boomer, grew up with the television being the new luxury that came into our home," she told 891 ABC Adelaide.


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We know this and the result should be questioning how we use digital technologies and how they use us.

 

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 20, 4:00 PM

The use of digital technologies is reshaping human brains and the impact on young people must be considered by their parents and educators, a neuroscientist warns.

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Blended Learning: It's Not the Tech, It's How the Tech is Used

Blended Learning: It's Not the Tech, It's How the Tech is Used | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
As a blended learning pioneer and enthusiast, I'm here to tell you technology, on its own, is no cure. More and more, blended learning has become a misused buzzword in education circles....

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How tools are used is vital.

 

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, November 20, 8:33 AM

This is a well-written article, though I disagree with Mr. Smith that the intent of blended learning is personalized learning. I think blended learning can pave the way for a number of learning opportunities for students, personalized learning being one of them. 


His key point, I believe, is this paragraph: "It's a purposeful look at the curricula, the needs of students and teachers, and subsequently, what learning modality or support can best help a student meet unique learning goals. Technology and online learning are not just included; they are purposefully integrated into the act of learning and curricula in a manner that improves the educational experience for all students. The purposeful use of technology, paired with effective teacher-led instruction and student interaction, is what makes learning blended." And the key word? Purposeful.

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If Freire Made a MOOC: Open Education as Resistance - Hybrid Pedagogy

If Freire Made a MOOC: Open Education as Resistance - Hybrid Pedagogy | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Openness can function as a form of resistance both within and outside the walls of institutions. But open education is no panacea.

Via Ove Christensen
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It is wonderful to speculate. I suspect, much like his colleague Ivan Illlich, Freire would have been pragmatic in his use of digital technology.

 

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Teaching in Wonderland

Teaching in Wonderland | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

 A 21st-century educator reflects on teaching, classroom life and channeling her inner Alice. GUEST COLUMN | by Kristal Doolin As a teacher of 21st-century digital natives in a time of major educati...

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This is what many so-called experts outside the classroom miss. How is the teacher making meaning? How does the teacher experience teaching? Who are they always becoming? It is not about answers, but about wonder and questions.

 

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Is Disruption Dead?

Is Disruption Dead? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Why Do Great Firms Fail?
To put Lepore’s criticisms in context, the best place to start is with Christensen’s initial idea. As a newly minted professor at Harvard, he became intensely curious about why great businesses fail. He wasn’t concerned with just any failures, but once high-flying firms with strong performance and great management. How did they lose their way?
What he found surprised him. The businesses he studied were following the many of the very same principles that his own institution espoused. They invested heavily in R&D, listened to their customers and relentlessly sought out markets with high profit potential.
His unlikely conclusion was that they failed not because they lost their way, but because they were following established practices. What he found was that in each case, the firm in question encountered something he called a disruptive technology. These had three common attributes:
1. They didn’t meet conventional performance standards:
2. They sold to less profitable markets:
3. They necessitated a change business model


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The more things change; the more they remain the same. Look at School. How has it really changed in the past generation?

 

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Gamestar Mechanic - Have your elementary students create their own video games!


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I used this with students with great results.

 

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6 Myths of Digital Technology

6 Myths of Digital Technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I cannot take credit for these 6 myths of digital technology - I'm lifting them straight from what I thought was a well known and received investigation in to the impact of digital technology on…

Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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The second myth and clarification are important. It takes time to master the new skills needed. Too often, we engage the new digital technologies as if its impact on learning is obvious and does not have to be learned.

 

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Lee SCHLENKER's curator insight, November 19, 5:19 AM

An investigation undertaken by Professor Steven Higgins, ZhiMin Xiao and Maria Katsipataki from the School of Education at Durham University, published for the Education Endowment Foundation.

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Stuck in the 90s: Online Course Design in Traditional Higher Education

Stuck in the 90s: Online Course Design in Traditional Higher Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Night and day. Yet in the midst of all this talk of change, one aspect of online higher education has remained virtually unchanged since the 1990s: the way that traditional colleges and universitie...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Peter Bryant, Peter Mellow
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Despite the arguments out there, we are still locked into a system which is outdated.

 

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Zac Woolfitt's curator insight, November 12, 3:48 AM

Simply re-using standard classroom materials for online learning rarely has the desired effect!

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Using Technology To Redefine The Way Schools & Communities Connect

Using Technology To Redefine The Way Schools & Communities Connect | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Using Technology To Redefine The Way Schools & Communities Connect

Via Simon Vasey, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Using digital technologies and social media effectively with more traditional communication is an art form.

 

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Understanding Your Student's Learning Style: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences

Understanding Your Student's Learning Style: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The theory of multiple intelligences explains your student’s strengths and weaknesses. Learn how multiple intelligences impact your child’s learning style.

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Gardner's work is complex and requires a commitment from all staff within a School to implement well. In a lot of ways, the complexity limits the use much like the way Dewey's work is not well implemented.

 

But the rewards are high.

 

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Kadeejh's curator insight, November 16, 12:43 AM

Understanding student learning style.

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Report: Teachers Better at Using Tech than Digital Native Students -- THE Journal

Report: Teachers Better at Using Tech than Digital Native Students -- THE Journal | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
It's time to give up the notion that "digital natives" are more tech savvy than their teachers. According to a recent study of middle school science students and teachers, the teachers tended to have greater technology use.

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I am not sure I would make this claim across the board, but there are instances where it is true. I also think the instances would be surprising. It would not be the self-proclaimed experts who claim to know what students want and are not in classrooms.

 

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Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media

Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A school leader shares his strategies for connecting his community via the school website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, WeChat, and staff blogs.

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When teachers and School managers use social media well and thoughtfully, they have the potential to get the message out. Social media combines with more traditional media to support information distribution.

 

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, November 14, 7:49 PM

Social media is becoming our new communication method. Here are some tips on getting started in a number of formats. 

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http://www.halleauxnumeriques.com

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Convivial Tools in an Age of Surveillance

Convivial Tools in an Age of Surveillance | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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Being critical is not the same thing as critical theory which this article uses drawing on Ivan Illich's work on conviviality.

 

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Winners and Losers in the Future of Canada’s Universities

Winners and Losers in the Future of Canada’s Universities | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Canadians should be justly proud of their public universities.  A good
student with a baccalaureate degree from any of them will thrive in the
world’s best graduate schools.  However, while some institutions are well
positioned to maintain such standards, others will be able to do so only
with significant and substantial changes to their missions, mandates and
modes of operation.
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"One important caution: the university will not be improved by over-reaction to new technologies and changing student interests or by replacing full-time faculty with part-timers."

 

This is a key point. Another point is that reducing academic vigour is not the solution either.

 

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Innovating Pedagogy 2014 report cites open social learning as an important trend in education

Innovating Pedagogy 2014 report cites open social learning as an important trend in education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
#Innovating Pedagogy 2014 report cites #open #social #learning as an important trend in #education http://t.co/nzTUxTmzId @OpenEduEU

Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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The key words for me were managing the discussion. What does that mean? Is it what we want?

 

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What Happens When You Go Viral: On Wanting to Give Up

What Happens When You Go Viral: On Wanting to Give Up | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

I recently found out that the hit count on my Relevant article back in June was over 1.6 million. The editor told me it was the second-biggest traffic day in the history of their website. That’s mi...


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I almost gave up early. It was one of my first posts. A "colleague", and I use that word generously, left comments attacking what I had written. It would have been easy to quit, but that is what he and his crony wanted. It took time and patience but I stuck with it. I do not have this kind of following but am happy where I am.

 

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Doing BYOD at your school or office? Time to talk about privacy. - Daily Genius

Doing BYOD at your school or office? Time to talk about privacy. - Daily Genius | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

ShareTweet Lots of schools and companies are looking at BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies. It makes a lot of sense – lower IT costs and a more flexible working culture.


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The interesting thing about BYOD is we do not question it. I see it as part of the hidden curriculum where we are connected to our work 24/7/365. Is that what we want?

 

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Critical Digital Pedagogy: a Definition - Hybrid Pedagogy

Critical Digital Pedagogy: a Definition - Hybrid Pedagogy | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

AsThe entire enterprise of education is too often engaged in teaching that is not pedagogical.

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As the Paulo Freire quote suggests, there is no neutral educational process and the tools chosen are not neutral either. Derrida played with the word neutral which shares the etymological root with neuter.

 

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Why Cyber Security Starts At Home

Why Cyber Security Starts At Home | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Even the grandmas on Facebook need to know and practice basic security hygiene, because what happens anywhere on the Internet can eventually affect us all.

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/how-can-education-help-to-lower-cybercrime/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/learning-basics-of-cyber-security-by-easy-to-follow-steps/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=A+Parent%27s+Guide+to+Cybersecurity

 

 
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Cyber security is a joint venture for all of us involving all aspects of our lives. For students, this includes school and home. My experience was that School managers often decided they knew best.

 

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Global Education: Resource Roundup

Global Education: Resource Roundup | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Looking for ways to help students appreciate cultural diversity, build awareness about global issues, and develop global competence? Explore these resources for ideas on bringing global dimensions into the classroom.

Via Suvi Salo
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There are links that need to be explored and used when appropriate.

 

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Will online learning melt snow days?

Will online learning melt snow days? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

now Indiana thinks so. Last year, the state launched a 'virtual option' for inclement weather. 


Via David W. Deeds, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Good teachers have used digital technologies effectively for school days where students cannot attend.

 

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 17, 10:18 AM

No snow here in Guatemala, but we're having our first Virtual Day tomorrow! 

ExtensionEngine's curator insight, November 17, 11:28 AM

With winter approaching in New England, the idea of creating an online option for snow days makes a lot of sense.

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, November 17, 7:33 PM

What about our area and others that can never expect a snow day? Maybe we could have optional "virtual" days to help ease school overcrowding or traffic snarls. We could seriously consider having virtual days for air quality warning days.

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Social responsibility, global development, and the future of learning.

Social responsibility, global development, and the future of learning. | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The future of education and international development: Egon Zehnder brought together Save the Children Chief Executive Jasmine Whitbread and educational scientist Sugata Mitra to talk about the need to develop a new paradigm for global development – one that puts a premium on sharing knowledge, building partnerships, and collaboration across sectors.

Via Nik Peachey, Nicholas Fragkias
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One point that Mitra makes that is worth considering is about the pace of change. I think here he means the pace of change in digital technologies. It certainly is not in the pace of change happening to School.

 

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 15, 7:51 PM

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Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, November 16, 9:11 AM

Sugata Mitra: A good curriculum is one that is changing every single day – not once every five years, as it does now in much of the developed world.


Jasmine Whitebread: Education is one of the areas where huge change is possible in the next few years. 

Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 17, 3:23 AM

The last two chapters of Banks brings additional insight to global identity awareness.

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We asked, you answered: technology in a classroom should have a purpose - Chalkbeat Colorado

We asked, you answered: technology in a classroom should have a purpose - Chalkbeat Colorado | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
On Monday, we asked you, “What role should technology play in the classroom and how much ‘screen time’ should a […]

Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Learning with purpose is such a novel concept.

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Embrace digital age or face irrelevance

Embrace digital age or face irrelevance | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Embrace digital age or face irrelevance – Martin Bean
University World News
The University of Strathclyde has taken its “Introduction to Forensic Science” MOOC and re-delivered it for credit in a virtual learning environment.

Via David W. Deeds, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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If we embrace the digital age poorly and do not understand what that means, we face irrelevance, as well.

 

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 15, 8:41 AM

Yeah, what he said! ;)

Kadeejh's curator insight, November 16, 12:44 AM

Face irrelevance.

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How Online Journals Increase Student Communication Skills

How Online Journals Increase Student Communication Skills | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
For students who have difficult writing, we recommend online journals to help build reading, writing, and communication skills.
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There are good points made in the article. One is about maintaining a safe online scenario for students. There is not much explanation what this means so teachers and parents have to work on it together. This is so different than where I worked for a number of years. Teachers were told this is what we are going to do by School managers who promoted their fads as fetishes.

 

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