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Don’t plan for technology; plan for learning | eSchool News

You never know how someone will react when you suggest that they junk their title and replace it with a new one that leads to a different focus of work—not to mention the confusion this could cause across the faculty, or the possible political...

Via Nancy Jones
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This should not come as a surprise; however there is an absence of leadership in education so it is like a drifting ship.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, April 18, 2013 1:54 PM

The title says it all!

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Does Technology Make Less Motivated Students?

Does Technology Make Less Motivated Students? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Do educational apps and edtech replace the love of learning with an interest in pressing flashy buttons? Does technology make less motivated students?

Via ICTPHMS
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It is hard to say that students are less motivated per se. What I experienced, is many students used digital tools as toys and it was not always easy to have students understand the tools' roles in learning. Playing with the tools can be helpful, but being connected full-time as not always the best scenario. A key question is when do we begin to use digital tools in classrooms? Will it be different for different classrooms? Will it be different for different students in the same classroom?

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What Do Teachers Think About EdTech?

What Do Teachers Think About EdTech? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
We know there are a lot of teachers out there using technology in their classrooms. We also know there are a lot of teachers who aren’t – whether they can’t due to financial constraints or just flat out don’t want to (or some combination thereof). We interact with a ton of teachers on social media …

Via EDTC@UTB, St. Anne School
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The survey really does not tell us much about what teachers think about edtech. It tells us teachers own and use certain tools more than the general adult population. I know people in the general adult population who use the digital tools well and teachers who do, as well. It does not mean all do. It means some do. We interact with a ton of teachers on social media is not a rigorous conclusion driven out of sound quantitative research.

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How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation

How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
School and district leadership plays a big role in setting the culture and work environment for teachers. And when it comes to trying new things, the attitude of principals and superintendents can make or break a teacher’s willingness and ability to weave new ideas and methods into her teaching practice. In schools that are trying to integrate technology into the classroom, strong effective leaders can make all the difference.

Via Larry Davies
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Students will bring devices whether they are allowed or not. Most of the decision making regarding digital technologies in classrooms is imposed from outside. That does not mean the tools get used by teachers and students. It just means the hardware appears, in some form, in the classroom. With proper support and conversations, it might be better utilized. I found those outside the classrooms were ill-prepared and did not understand teaching, as they had spent little time becoming a teacher.

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Beyond Assessment - Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World ~ Stephen's Web

Beyond Assessment - Recognizing Achievement in a Networked World ~ Stephen's Web | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects
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Education is not about skills-based, instrumentally-defined exercises. School might be about that, but should it be? Education is a leading forth and new media are helpful in the leading forth but do not replace the relational aspects that leading and teaching play.

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Build It But Will They Teach?: Strategies for Increasing Faculty Participation & Retention in Online & Blended Education

Summary from Academica Top Ten - Thu 10 July 2010

Case study offers advice for engaging faculty in online and blended learning initiatives

A new study from researchers at Drexel University and Armstrong Atlantic State University offers guidance on improving faculty participation and retention in online andblended education formats. Taking Armstrong Atlantic State University as a case study, the paper notes that faculty with little distance education experience may have preconceived negative attitudes toward online and blended education. AASU faced low faculty interest and participation in its online learning initiative, and undertook 4 initiatives to help win them over. The university held open sessions to make a strong case for online and blended learning; it renamed the Office of Online Learning the Office of Online & Blended Learning; it rebranded its online learning bootcamp as a “teaching fellows program,” and spread its duration out from 4 weeks to 8–12 weeks; and it launched an institutional study to identify and address factors that motivated and inhibited faculty participation. The report offers 8 recommendations for institutions looking to win faculty support for online and blended learning initiatives. Full Report


Via iPamba
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It is always interesting to read the research related to online/blended School.

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Educational technology isn't leveling the playing field - Hechinger Report

Educational technology isn't leveling the playing field - Hechinger Report | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The local name for the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington is “the Badlands,” and with good reason. Pockmarked with empty lots and burned-out row houses, the area has an unemployment rate of 29 percent and a poverty rate of 90 percent. Just a few miles to the northwest, the genteel neighborhood of Chestnut Hill seems to …

Via Susan Bainbridge, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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I think classroom teachers have realized this was the case. Including the people closest to the action into the conversation is essential.

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What 'Open Learning' Looks Like When It's For Kids Who Need it Most (EdSurge News)

What 'Open Learning' Looks Like When It's For Kids Who Need it Most (EdSurge News) | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
We've heard a lot of talk these days about open educational resources and online courses and how these platforms can make high-quality learning available for all. The code.org campaign has been touting the potential of online courses to teach kids how to code. Khan Academy has been the darling of th

Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Digital technologies have to be used carefully with children who have the most needs. The last year I taught I was finally included in a conversation with a psychologist and told him that assisted reading tech did not help a lot of children because they could not keep pace and did not always have the vocabulary. He told me I was the first person who had ever mentioned that. It means we have to have relationships with children before we make broad statements about what works and what does not.

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Wearable Technology: will education look very different in the future? | eLearning Marketplace

Wearable Technology: will education look very different in the future? | eLearning Marketplace | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

“ Wearable technology certainly seems to be gaining ground with many getting very excited about the variety of devices coming on the market. Whether it's a smart”


Via Chris Carter, Torsten Fell
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The question is not about whether education (School) will look different. It is about School being different for everyone and not just those who can afford the latest gadgets.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 4, 12:14 PM

Within 5 years.

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Push your kids to interact in real world

Push your kids to interact in real world | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Andrew O’Grady writes about the importance of face-to-face interactions for children instead of only through social media.

Via Elizabeth Milovidov
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Integrating life in reasonable ways is important. School is a place which too often reinforces the busyness. Finding ways to counter this is essential.

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9 Work Habits You Need to Stop Today

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list.

Via Suvi Salo
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I began to check my email less the last year I taught. I felt better and more focused on what I was doing. It also annoyed people who sent me the emails. I have never answered calls from unknown numbers. They can leave a message which rarely happens.

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The Science of Attention (And Why eLearning Professionals Should Care)

The Science of Attention (And Why eLearning Professionals Should Care) | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"Paying attention is a task people take for granted; they rarely stop to think about the complex neurocognitive processes involved. However, it is an important topic for eLearning developers who are often so concerned about the superficial elements of their courses and neglect to learn how the brain works. After all, paying attention is the first step in the learning process, so ensuring learners pay attention is fundamental."


Via EDTC@UTB, Deborah Banker
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All teachers, online and offline, should check regularly and determine whether students are attending to what is being learning.

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Why iPads Haven’t Changed Much In Your Classroom

Why iPads Haven’t Changed Much In Your Classroom | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
TEST Why iPads Haven’t Changed Much In Your Classroom
by Terry Heick
Ed note: This article was updated from a 2012 post on Apple’s textbook initiative.
There was much buzz surrounding Apple’s latest initiative.

Via Yashy Tohsaku
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Do we want technology that replicates itself or do we want reproduction which suggests sharing of non-similar genetic materials? Did we think digital technologies would change anything without deep change to School?

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3 Key Concepts That Will Help You Understand Learning in the Digital Age

3 Key Concepts That Will Help You Understand Learning in the Digital Age | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
These three "gogies" of effective online learning will help you get a clearer picture of learning and eLearning in the digital age.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 


Via Beth Dichter, SUSANA APARICIO, Gust MEES
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These might work well with mature learners, but there is still a role for pedagogy. Another key point is are these really separate concepts or is it more likely they overlap along with pedagogy?

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 3, 9:17 AM

These three "gogies" of effective online learning will help you get a clearer picture of learning and eLearning in the digital age.


Learn more:


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


Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 4, 6:28 AM

Interesting new takes to consider.

Julie Bourguignon's curator insight, July 9, 2:34 AM

A variety of skills are needed to become a well-rounded individual. This supposes learning approaches tailored to facilitate acquisition of these skills.

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Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator

Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Elana Leoni, Edutopia's Social Media Marketing Manager, is back from ASCD's annual conference with ten tips to become a connected educator, including making the time to connect, following educators you respect, and being open to making mistakes. (Updated 10/2013)

Via Fishtree Education
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There is a need to make mistakes and accept responsibility for them. A second key point is there are many different ways which will influence the one right way for each person. Remember we are connected which suggests we are modifying what we do based on the connectivity.

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How can we use Connected Learning principles to promote 21st century learning?

How can we use Connected Learning principles to promote 21st century learning? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Kids are learning everywhere. Today, the traditional school forms a single, albeit important, node in a larger learning environment. The model of Connected Learning acknowledges this shift in where students learn, how they learn, who they learn from, and how they express that learning.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , St. Anne School
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The one resource suggests teachers are involved in a journey to rethink, reiterate, and assess what is happening in their classrooms. Another key point is the "traditional School" remains a central node in the journey. The two points work together. Without rethinking the role School plays, we continue to run into barriers. Connected learning is a faddish cliche. Rethinking school continuously and what that means means connected learning, with and without digital technologies, serves an important function in teaching and learning.

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‘Wisdom of the crowd’: The myths and realities

‘Wisdom of the crowd’: The myths and realities | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Are the many cleverer than the few? Phil Ball explores the latest evidence on what can make groups of people smarter – but can also make them wildly wrong.

Via Claude Emond, june holley
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Some interesting observations about the way striving for consensus impacts accuracy. With misinformation, and there is an abundance, we move away from accuracy, not that we can ever know something completely.

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Meaningful Play. Getting »Gamification« Right.

Google Tech Talk given on January 24, 2011 in Mountain View, CA on gamification and how to get three »missing ingredients« right: meaning, mastery, and autonom…

Via Helen Teague, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Should play be made meaningful or should play be meaningful? Those are not the same thing and are worthy of exploration.

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Helen Teague's curator insight, June 18, 6:46 PM

by Sebastian Deterding, Mentioned tonight in my games class

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For Years We’ve Been Telling Kids to Sit Still and Pay Attention. That’s All Wrong.

For Years We’ve Been Telling Kids to Sit Still and Pay Attention. That’s All Wrong. | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Today’s educational technology often presents itself as a radical departure from the tired practices of traditional instruction. But in one way, at least, it faithfully follows the conventions of the chalk-and-blackboard era: EdTech addresses only the student’s head, leaving the rest of the body out. Treating mind and body as...

Via Suvi Salo
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The use of body movement in language learning has proven beneficial in the learning process. We are not discovering something new. Hopefully, we will discover that deep structural changes are necessary in School to make a difference.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, July 11, 6:34 AM

Still more research showing the value of "learning by doing." -Lon

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The Struggles and Realities of Student-Driven Learning and BYOD

The Struggles and Realities of Student-Driven Learning and BYOD | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The promise of technology in the classroom has long been equal access to resources on the internet, but a digital divide still exists largely because of the other issues poverty raises in schools.

Via ThePinkSalmon
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BYOD is a concept that was dreamed up by middle-class teachers and tech people who did not think about the consequences for children, their families, and classroom teachers. Knowing the issues that constrain and enable BYOD is very important.

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, July 8, 5:19 PM

Do we really think all children have access to appropriate learning technology? For some students, it is just another reminder of what they don't have. 

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Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: The 2014 Horizon Report Focuses on Pedagogy

Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: The 2014 Horizon Report Focuses on Pedagogy | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

The Horizon Report, an annual paper that focuses on the emerging trends for technology and schools, is often recognized for the ways it analyzes TOOLS.

.However, this year, it's taken a different approach. The insightful group of educators (including my boss, Rob Mancabelli) guiding the report decided that the two fast trends for teaching and learning with technology are strongly focused onPEDAGOGY. .Specifically, the two fast trends are cited in the report as follows:Rethinking the roles of teachersShift to deeper learning approachesIn short, the changes that are happening this year specifically relate to the way we teach and the way we learn. 


Via Gust MEES
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Creating policies and rethinking teachers' roles is about including teachers in the conversation. Most of what I experienced was download and offloading. This was particularly the case towards the end of my career.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 8, 5:13 AM
Specifically, the two fast trends are cited in the report as follows:
  • Rethinking the roles of teachers
  • Shift to deeper learning approaches
In short, the changes that are happening this year specifically relate to the way we teach and the way we learn.
Scott Anderson (Daymap)'s curator insight, July 13, 8:00 PM

The 2014 Horizon Report Focuses on Pedagogy. Have a look at the link below, and let us know - which horizon are you chasing?

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Tech Ed Resources for your Classroom–Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Tech Ed Resources for your Classroom–Digital Citizenship Curriculum | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Digital Citizenship–probably one of the most important topics students will learn between kindergarten and 8th and too often, teachers are thrown into it without a roadmap. This book is your guide to what children must know at ...

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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This resource treats tech teaching as if it is something other than teaching. Teaching is about teaching the whole child and not just a particular part of the child.

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The Biggest Hurdle to Flipping Your Class - jonbergmann.com

The Biggest Hurdle to Flipping Your Class - jonbergmann.com | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The biggest hurdle to flipping your class is to change your THINKING about the best use of face to face class time.

Via Vladimir Kukharenko, Suvi Salo
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I had to surrender control of student learning to the students. That is the way it should be. Teaching is about being in relationship with students and does not guarantee they will learn. Teaching is about inviting students into their personal learning which is an incredible responsibility.

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The Digital Lives of Teens: "If You Don't Have a Plan for Them, They Will Have a Plan for You"

The Digital Lives of Teens: "If You Don't Have a Plan for Them, They Will Have a Plan for You" | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Teachers should make an effort to understand how best to operate in their students' digital world if they hope to make learning engaging and relevant.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Marisol Araya Fonseca
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The tension being experienced between people and digital technologies is there for students as well. The pace of change is such that perhaps even students are unable to keep pace. Using each other's expertise seems particularly relevant which means entering into new relationships between teachers and students where the rules are less rigid.

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Should We Unconnect from Our PLNs Over Summer Break?

Should We Unconnect from Our PLNs Over Summer Break? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Do we get away from all things school-related for the summer? Or should we stay connected to personal learning networks and nurture our professional growth?
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Teachers need to take time away from their work. The challenge is not to find balance, but to integrate work and leisure in ways that work well for the teacher. After all, teachers who do not put themselves first cannot put students first. What is interesting is most of the advice to disconnect comes from those outside the classroom. When it is brought up by classroom teachers, what are the reactions by School managers, consultants, politicians, etc?

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Facebook emotion study breached ethical guidelines, researchers say

Facebook emotion study breached ethical guidelines, researchers say | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Lack of 'informed consent' means that Facebook experiment on nearly 700,000 news feeds broke rules on tests on human subjects, say scientists.

Via J. Mark Schwanz
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The question is not whether it breached ethical and moral behaviour. The question is what will be done about it if anything?

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