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What does it mean to be an educated person?

What does it mean to be an educated  person? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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This is an important question. It is culturally and community sensitive. What does educated mean in different contexts? This question leads another one. What is school for?

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Outside the Skinner Box

Outside the Skinner Box | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.
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This is definitely worth a read.

 

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, December 27, 10:56 PM

Thought provoking ideas about technology use in schools. The author argues that we don't use it well and offers some ways to Improve. 

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​Learning Should Be Creating, Not Consuming: Lessons From Berlin

​Learning Should Be Creating, Not Consuming: Lessons From Berlin | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
As thought-leaders in the tech education space, CareerFoundry was excited to be invited to take part in Educa Online Berlin, a conference where educators, administrators and academics at the forefront of reforms in edtech and education discussed the...

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There have been a number of authors and thinkers who have promoted this for years, perhaps decades i.e. Habermas, Freire, Dewey, etc.

 

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NeuroMoodle - Insights by a Teacher to Integrate Technology in Your Educational Practice - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

NeuroMoodle - Insights by a Teacher to Integrate Technology in Your Educational Practice - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

“EdTech is a tricky word when the Tech part bullies the Ed one. As technology is just a tool, education has to be based on pedagogy..”


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"Edtech is a tricky word when the tech part bullies the Ed one."

 

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Innovation Starts in the Classroom

Innovation Starts in the Classroom | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A Teacher-Driven Approach to 21st-Century Learning in Meridian

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Tim Malone, Lynnette Van Dyke
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I agree that teachers have much to offer and innovation begins with their work and voices. Is it driven? Or is it an invitational and vulnerable approach?

 

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Елена Гончарова's curator insight, December 26, 6:54 AM

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[Interview] Sir Ken Robinson at Miami Global Forum

So what has this explosion in technology meant for creativity and learning? According to Robinson, the impact has been enormous. “Tools have extended our physical reach, allowing us to do things physically we couldn’t otherwise do, but they’ve also expanded our minds,” he says. “The relationship between tools and intellectual, physical and spiritual development is really powerful.”

 

But while Robinson believes that tools play an important role in creativity, he sees an even higher calling for technology. “The real virtue is not in the tools we create, it is in how we use the tools to create, how creative we become with the tools,” he says. “The challenge with technology is not a technological one, it’s a spiritual one.”

 

For the best performing schools, technology has become an enabler of creativity and innovation, and Robinson believes it has the potential to do even more. “A lot of advocates of the standards movement think that creativity is some recreational activity, a distraction we don’t have time for,” he says. “The real situation is that adopting creative approaches to teaching and learning is among the best ways of engaging kids’ interests, imagination and therefore, raising standards.”

 

Creativity, as defined by Robinson, is also the basis for life-long entrepreneurship and innovation, highly sought-after in the 21st century workforce. He believes that, by unleashing students’ creativity, we can help them develop the kinds of skills that will serve them well in their careers, and as leaders of future generations.

 

In today’s thought-provoking Daily Edventure, Sir Ken and I discuss the state of education, technology and creativity, and what it all means for society. But there’s no better way to close out this post than by sharing the sign-off from the always-quotable Robinson’s keynote: “If we start to rethink some of the fundamental principles of education, [and] its relationship with technology, there’s a better chance that we will create the world that we and our children will want to live in.”


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“The real virtue is not in the tools we create, it is in how we use the tools to create, how creative we become with the tools,” he says. “The challenge with technology is not a technological one, it’s a spiritual one.”

 

This is an important consideration. Many so-called tech experts fall short in understanding the key skills are pedagogic/spiritual rather than technical and technological. When we resort to the latter only, we succumb to Technique (Ellul).

 

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New teaching model a 'game changer' - Cornell Chronicle

New teaching model a 'game changer' - Cornell Chronicle | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Cornell Chronicle: Daily news from Cornell University

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There is no one royal road to teaching and learning (Whitehead).

 

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Outlook on instruction: Class around the clock

Outlook on instruction: Class around the clock | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Better ways to use data. High-tech professional development. Differentiated instruction.

Some exciting advancements are on the horizon for classrooms in 2015. While they sound technical, the bigges
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We already have the potential to learn 24/7 if we are awake. The question we should ask is, "What are we learning 24/7?" Is it enough to just learn?

 

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Potential Power of Blogging for Pedagogy.

Potential Power of Blogging for Pedagogy. | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

I believe in the potential power of blogging. I believe it can be harnessed to be a powerful pedagogical tool in the 21st Century.


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Blogging has the potential to be one tool in the tool box. It is not the only tool and digital technologies are not the only tools just as traditional approaches are not the only tools.

 

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What Happens When Kids Don't Have Internet at Home? - The Atlantic

What Happens When Kids Don't Have Internet at Home? - The Atlantic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Roughly half of low-income families nationwide lack access to the web in their houses.

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Are we sure that not having the Internet at home denies students something. Perhaps, it provides opportunities to wonder differently? Certainly, we have to provide access in School, but that is a different issue.

 

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Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Vladimir Kukharenko, Luciana Viter
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This is an interesting approach. I am still not clear whether critical digital literacy is part of critical theory, but it does not seem to be. It should be in the sense that the etymological roots of persona suggests the masks we wear and the roles we play in life. What does that mean when we manage our online persona? Is it a free-for-all?

 

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Transition in learning and education through technological trends by John Leek

Transition in learning and education through technological trends by John Leek | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
technology and new media have a deep influence on the way we learn as individuals and how learning takes place. Learning used to be the main domain of schools, universities etcetera. These days the acceleration of all sorts of informal and non formal learning is astonishing. Schools, museums, libraries and other 'centers of learning' have to redefine themselves. Every employee has to keep learning in a rapidly changing society. The classroom is flipping but also the museum and the workplace.

Via John Shank, Lynnette Van Dyke
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There are excellent links here i.e. Neil Postman and Marshall McLuhan. It will take time to look through them all.

 

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John Shank's curator insight, December 12, 3:48 PM

Nice compilation of videos on how technology is impacting teaching & learning.

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How To Teach Kids Up From The Early Age About Cyber Security And Digital CitizenShip

How To Teach Kids Up From The Early Age About Cyber Security And Digital CitizenShip | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
. Image credit:  First Steps When Kids Go Online The first steps before the kids go online are to protect the computer and Smartphone(s) at its BEST as possible to make sure that a BAD click will N...

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One of the key highlighted points is classroom teachers were trusted by parents as sources of information. That is important as they are close to the children.

 

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Muddling with Intention: On Moving from the Academy to the Academy

Muddling with Intention: On Moving from the Academy to the Academy | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
As the end of my PhD was drawing near, I started to worry, like many grad students do, about what would come next? How would I transition from being a doctoral student in the academy to the world o...

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The academy is changing and so are we.

 

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Can a Child’s Creativity and Persistence be Assessed by a Game?

Can a Child’s Creativity and Persistence be Assessed by a Game? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Researchers are looking into how well "stealth assessments" embedded in video games could help measure less tangible qualities like creativity and persistence.
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Of course it can't.

 

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A Critical Analysis Of Learning Styles and Pedagogy In Post-16 Learning

A Critical Analysis Of Learning Styles and Pedagogy In Post-16 Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A critical analysis of Learning Styles and Pedagogy in post-16 learning: A systematic and critical review by Coffield F., Moseley D., Hall E., & Ecclestone K.

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Pedagogy is leadership and is invitational in nature.

 

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How to Achieve True Learner Engagement: Tap Into These Core Motivators

How to Achieve True Learner Engagement: Tap Into These Core Motivators | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Do you know what your learners want and what makes them actually complete your eLearning course? Understand the science behind what motivates people and there you'll find the answers.

Via EDTC@UTB, Suvi Salo
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Teaching is an invitation into learning. Teaching is about relating and piquing curiousity.

 

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M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, December 27, 10:28 AM

I agree whith that

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A Principal's Reflections: Making Time vs Finding Time

A Principal's Reflections: Making Time vs Finding Time | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , ICTPHMS, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D.
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We have always been able to learn anywhere and anytime. When we pay attention we come to realize this.

 

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Professors Grow Weary of Idea That Technology Can Salvage Higher Education - US News

Professors Grow Weary of Idea That Technology Can Salvage Higher Education - US News | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Some say bringing high technology to higher ed makes it less, not more, efficient.

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I grow weary that we think digital technologies can salvage school at any level. Technologies are tools and must be chosen wisely and prudently.

 

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Why middle class are unplugging their kids | Naomi Schaefer Riley | NY Post

Why middle class are unplugging their kids | Naomi Schaefer Riley | NY Post | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

New York plans to build one the largest municipal Wi-Fi networks in the world, delivering Internet access to poorer areas and, Mayor de Blasio boasts, “bridging the digital divide.”

Setting aside how serious that gap really is — every fifth-grader I see, no matter what neighborhood they live in, has a smartphone — is this really the divide we should be worried about?

One of the most frequently passed around articles in the mommy blogosphere these days reveals Steve Jobs didn’t let his kids use the iPad. Writing in The New York Times earlier this fall, reporter Nick Bilton recalled asking Jobs when the device first came out: “So, your kids must love the iPad?”

“They haven’t used it,” he told me. “We limit how much technology our kids use at home.”

Jobs’ reply left the reporter in “dumbfounded silence.”

Bilton, who went on to interview other tech gurus and received similar answers, should not have been surprised at all. It’s not merely people in Silicon Valley, who as former editor of Wired magazine put it, have “seen the dangers of technology firsthand.” It’s every middle- and upper-class parent walking around with an iPhone.

We are all well aware of the effects of too much screen time on our own ability to concentrate and our social interactions. And we don’t want that for our kids.

A few years ago a friend who was a new parent told me that he never bought his kids anything that required a battery. He told the children’s grandparents to do the same thing. Having your kid press a button over and over again was not his idea of educational play.

Go into any upscale toy store, and you’ll find it littered with wooden blocks, Melissa & Doug pretend food and some simple costumes. The toys intended to teach science or math are not LeapPads, but microscopes and abacuses.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc, Melissa Marshall
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If the tech gurus limit their children's use of digital technologies, why are others not?

 

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Roger Smith's curator insight, December 8, 4:54 PM

Attention span and the real world are still very important to children.  The new campaign in Australia about getting kids outside should be embraced.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 16, 8:34 PM

very interesting article about limiting technology use at home. 

Wayne Strydom's curator insight, December 17, 3:01 AM

You may think that I am changing tack here when I am advocating an article for less screen time, but I do think that children don't need to be spending every waking moment using tech.

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UAlberta opens access to published research in Canada - University of Alberta

UAlberta opens access to published research in Canada - University of Alberta | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
University of Alberta
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This is interesting for those looking for a place to publish academic papers.

 

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Is technology actually making higher education less efficient? - The Hechinger Report

Is technology actually making higher education less efficient? - The Hechinger Report | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
After a full day of teaching at Boston College, Karen Arnold had to find time to read her students’ contributions to an online discussion board.

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Using tools properly is important. When I need a hammer, a saw just won't do. The same thing with digital technologies, teaching, and learning.

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10 Things You Can Not Do in A 21st Century Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Things You Can Not Do in A 21st Century Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Educatorstechnology, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D., Dean J. Fusto
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The list includes valid points. When we do something, it has to be authentic.

 

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Adrian Smokestack Lightning Ziller's curator insight, December 15, 3:26 AM

Great words of warning. Its good to be excited about the new tech, but we have to remember the two most important things: the learner and the outcomes. 

Alex Enkerli's curator insight, December 22, 9:30 AM

We can learn and teach in the 21st Century without resorting to fakes.

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Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc.  I started a list - see below.  Some have "alw...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Valerie Chernek, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Are there really universals out there that are given? Or, are we always negotiating them in relationship to our particular situations?

 

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Write on Sports's curator insight, December 8, 10:51 AM

A good visual that breaks down a basic list of skills all learners should know in the 21st century! 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 9, 3:08 PM

This article shares some skills that every learner should be able to do. How many can you do?

LET Team's curator insight, December 13, 8:45 PM

Are we ticking all the boxes SHC?

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How You Can Actually Teach Beyond Your Classroom’s Walls

How You Can Actually Teach Beyond Your Classroom’s Walls | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
This year, I made a vow to my students that they would become global learners, understanding how to celebrate differences, appreciate cultures, and gain a newfound knowledge of what one can truly do in geography.The Kansas Standards for History, Government...

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We do not learn beyond the curriculum. We learn in ways that make the curriculum come to life. The mystery Skype example has to be part of the curriculum to make sense. That would not be hard to do in most cases. Using digital technologies, is part of some curricula and having conversations with people in other cultures might meet a Social Studies outcome.

 

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Why Kids Won't Quit Technology

Why Kids Won't Quit Technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Even though they admit their devices distract them from class. Now, some educators are incorporating the digital tools into their teaching.
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Who are the experts? Are they in the classroom with students day in and day out? I experienced the debate as one going on over the heads and around teachers and their teaching.

 

Digital technologies are here to stay and the key is how do we help students with their use?

 

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