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Seth Godin: The Future Of Education And The Current State Of Marketing

Seth Godin: The Future Of Education And The Current State Of Marketing | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Many marketers give credit to Seth Godin for how they think about marketing in the 21st century. Godin has written 17 bestselling books that have been translated into more than thirty languages. American Way Magazine calls him, “America’s Greatest Marketer,” and he writes what may be the most popular marketing blog [...]

Via Matt Polaniecki
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It is going to take a lot to shift the culture that says we need accreditation. There is no question we are locked into a way of thinking that limits moving forward.

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MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN's curator insight, March 15, 12:22 AM

Siempre es una maravilla escuchar (leer) a Seth Godin  con sus claras ideas sobre el marketing y, en este caso, con su relación con la educación. Imprescindible!

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2015-2020: The Rise Of The Teacherpreneur

2015-2020: The Rise Of The Teacherpreneur | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
2015-2020: The Rise Of The Teacherpreneur

Via Cyril Tirache
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Educators should be part of the ecology. There is a need for them to be embedded within the learning and teaching they undertake. It concerns me that we want to connect education with the market. If this means we are exploring the polis, I am good with that. I wonder if that is what we mean? Somehow I think it is a neo-liberal approach.

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Student Report from: The Rules of 21st Century Education | Tech&Learn

Student Report from: The Rules of 21st Century Education | Tech&Learn | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Over the course of the past three days, and attending all these sessions, I came up with rules that educators need to know in order to successfully educate 21st century learners like myself:

 

- See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=7290#sthash.p4mi29u3.dpuf


Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.
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This was written by a student who suggested balance was needed. That is quite profound.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 10, 4:14 PM

This is a positive perspective from the next generation of 21st century learners.

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What Does "Redefining Training" Really Mean?

What Does "Redefining Training" Really Mean? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago I wrote a post on my personal blog titled "How is Technology Redefining Training?". In that post I shared some of the different ways technology is impacting the way people are train...

Via Suvi Salo, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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I do not make a direct link between training and learning. Training has very specific outcomes and learning can be defined much more broadly usually with personal motivation and curiosity being central.

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20 Guiding Questions To Develop A Digital Literacy Plan

20 Guiding Questions To Develop A Digital Literacy Plan | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Cátedra UNESCO EaD, juandoming, Fishtree Education
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I like number 5. I worked in a school where the vice-principal, a tech maven, had teachers complete an Excel schedule (that was the biggest use for Excel in the building) and those were the stats used to justify the use of a computer lab. This was despite the fact it was often unused. What are statistics for?

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Cyberbullying causing concern in Humboldt | Local News | Humboldt Journal, Humboldt, SK

Cyberbullying causing concern in Humboldt | Local News | Humboldt Journal, Humboldt, SK | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
“Sexting”, taunting on both cell phones and the Internet is a cause for concern with HCI and the local RCMP (Cyberbullying causing concern in Humboldt - Humboldt Journal http://t.co/L7XInMmNwC #cyberbullying)...

Via ICTPHMS
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The author makes a great point: teachers were already struggling with bullying. Cyberbullying takes it to a new level.

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Hybrid Personal Learning Environments

Hybrid Personal Learning Environments | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Aim: Enhancing Informal Learning by Morphing Digital and Physical Spaces Learning is situated in and facilitated by different environments. Formal learning environments such as schools or universit...

Via Valary Oleinik
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As long as morphing and integrating are the same this works.

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Valary Oleinik's curator insight, March 6, 6:44 PM

The article and paper that is also available for download have some wonderful diagrams explaining the concept of hybrid personal learning environments.

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Why Is Adoption of Educational Technology So Challenging?... 'It's Complicated'

Why Is Adoption of Educational Technology So Challenging?... 'It's Complicated' | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
"If an institution's stated strategy is to promote the use of educational technology, that institution must establish an adequate framework for faculty to use technology successfully. This includes...

Via Fishtree Education
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Complicated is different than complex which is what this is. Complicated is about knots that keep getting tighter and complexity is about the relational aspects that happen when humans are introduced into the equation. Having said this, the author makes great points about time, restructuring, and reflection.

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why I care about edtech

why I care about edtech | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I've been in the edtech game for a long time. I started as a programmer in 1994, then moved into instructional design, and now am working with an amazing group of folks to integrate learning techno...
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I liked the article. There are a couple of things I don't agree with necessarily or think they are overstated. For example, ed tech can be transformative. It is not a given. It requires pedagogy that works and helps make a difference for students. And, it doesn't necessarily break down silos. I agree it can, but under the right conditions. I think the way it is used by some it builds silos. Where I taught for 20 years, that is the way I would see the use of technology.

 

A key and critical point is the one about education needing to step up and take on the responsibility of teaching using ed tech.

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Prof Mary Beard: online courses risk losing focus on education - Telegraph

Prof Mary Beard: online courses risk losing focus on education - Telegraph | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Mary Beard, professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, has raised concerns about online degree courses - Moocs - which she claims could lose the focus on genuine education and interaction

Via Peter Mellow, bill woodruff
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Teachers are vital to educating students.

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age | See more about learning.

Theories of Learning.  Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age | See more about learning. | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age | See more about learning.


Via ICTPHMS
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A very detailed infographic that takes a few moments to get through and begin to digest.

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New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology Using SAMR Model - Edudemic

New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology Using SAMR Model - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The new Padagogy Wheel features another band focusing on the SAMR Model and on helping teachers (and admins) effectively integrate education technology.

Via buket
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Where do students and teachers fit into this?

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10 Modern Teaching Skills

10 Modern Teaching Skills | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Do you possess Modern Teaching Skills? As with most professions today, there are rapid developments in teaching that are being driven by social and technological changes. Keeping up to date with these developments within education will pay dividends with...

Via Betina Astride
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Being committed is different than being devoted. Most of these have been around for some time, but it worth being reminded of them from time to time and creating our own lists.

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What Is Digital Pedagogy?

What Is Digital Pedagogy? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Entering a classroom, we think first about its walls. We think about where the desks sit. Where we will stand. Whether there are windows, where the doors are, how the chalkboard, whiteboard, or ove...

Via ICTPHMS
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The opening lines are an accurate assessment of a thoughtful pedagogue's approach. This will happen in any setting whether it is virtually or geographically located. The idea of pedagogy being a critical thinking activity is narrow although it does connect teaching and learning. It is a mindful and thoughtful set of activities that certainly involve critical thinking and reflection about caring relationships.

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11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints

11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints by Justin Boyle If you’ve scratched your head over suggestions to manage your “digital footprint,” you aren’t the only one. A surprisingly large percentage of people...

Via Fishtree Education
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There are some good ideas which begin with a definition of digital footprint.

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Learning Technologists as Curious, Playful, Connected, Proactive, Passionate, Learners

Reflections on the qualities of educational technologists (who, as we know, are a diverse bunch)


Via Robert Farrow, iPamba, Amy Melendez
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And, we can be all of those things and not be a technologists. It means being a decent person regardless of the setting. Also, one does not have to be decent to be a technologist. Like all communities, there are personal differences that exist on a continuum.

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Rocking their Socs off: Socrative as Assessment - edSocialMedia

Rocking their Socs off: Socrative as Assessment - edSocialMedia | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Amid the seeming chaos of the new push for common core standards-based learning and grading, we teachers find ourselves in … Continue reading »

Via Suvi Salo
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Socratic dialogue is about giving the right answer and assuming there is only one right answer. Today, I read a blog about a person who is experiencing a warm autumn. I realized there answer is based on living in New Zealand. What is education? Is it answering with the one right answer or is it figuring out what appropriate answers there are that suit each person?

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Few freshmen expect to take fully online classes, study finds | Inside Higher Ed

Few freshmen expect to take fully online classes, study finds | Inside Higher Ed | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via iPamba
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This is consistent with the research that shows only about 30% of students are able to use technology effectively in their learning. Only about 1/2 that group, is at the totally independent level of learning if that really does exist.

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How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom

How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Teachers all over America are faced with this challenge of keeping students engaged in the classroom when their world outside of school is one of constant engagement and stimulation. Knowing the world outside of our institutional walls is only one step in addressing modern learning styles. How to act and adjust schools today is the next step in making the classroom of today ready for tomorrow.

Via Agron S. Dida
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There is an attempt in the article to find a balance between what is healthy and what we need to work on with technology. How do we make our uses more humane so to speak.

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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Jenn Alevy, Amy Melendez
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A number of these things remain fully in place i.e. isolated classrooms, computer labs, schools without adequate Wi-fi, etc.

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Learning theories for the digital age

Learning theories for the digital age | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Pierre Levy, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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We still need pedagogical relationships. The pedagogic practices used were conceived before the digital age, but I think as Steve Wheeler points out we can use those ideas and re-conceive what teaching and learning look like and the way they can evolve.

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Pierre Levy's curator insight, February 9, 5:20 AM

many of the older theories of pedagogy were formulated in a pre-digital age....

sandra alvaro's curator insight, February 10, 3:52 AM

I pointed out recently that many of the older theories of pedagogy were formulated in a pre-digital age. I blogged about some of the new theories that seem appropriate as explanatory frameworks for learning in a digital age. These included heutagogy, which describes a self-determined approach to learning, a new model of peer-peer learning known as paragogy, a post modernist 'rhizomatic' learning explanation, distributed learning and connectivist theory, and also a short essay on the digital natives/immigrants discourse. I questioned whether the old models are anachronistic.

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Educational technology for a better classroom experience

Educational technology for a better classroom experience | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Educational technology should not be intrusive in the classroom. It should be designed in a way that makes the most of the real world of teachers, families and students, according to SXSWedu keynote speakers Vivienne Ming and Norma Ming, co-founders of educational technology startup Socos.

 

“We can build technology that provides amazing support without you ever realizing that it was there,” Vivienne told attendees. “Technology does not need to be intrusive.”

 

“Stop trying to disrupt everything,” she added. “There are systems out there. Integrate them. You’ll get so much more done that way. We’re not talking about big intrusive technology.”

Here are five lessons Vivienne and Norma shared with attendees to help educational technology designers — and others — keep the promise of educational technology in the classroom.

 


Via Edumorfosis, juandoming
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Educational technology should integrate smoothly into classroom experiences. Teachers and students might be included in the planning and designing moving them beyond consumptive processes.

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Virtual Learning for Little Ones Raises Developmental Questions

Virtual Learning for Little Ones Raises Developmental Questions | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Educators are working to make sure the technologies elementary students are using are appropriate for their age and highly interactive.

Via Norton Gusky, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Dean J. Fusto
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This article points out the importance of teaching. It does not go far enough as it uses the word guidance, but teaching is an active process that takes us beyond simply guiding students.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, June 14, 2013 1:33 PM

Important issue - how much is appropriate? 

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Despite Low Completion Rates, Harvard And MIT Say MOOCs Work | On Campus

Despite Low Completion Rates, Harvard And MIT Say MOOCs Work | On Campus | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via ThePinkSalmon
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I think it might be hard to put an exact measure on completion rate. What students who enrolled in a MOOC got out of it might not be the same way as in a brick and mortar or even an online class where there are marks and you for the course. Students might still get what they wanted out of a MOOC without completing it. There is more at stake than completing perhaps.

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Blogging for authentic trans-disciplinary learning…

Blogging for authentic trans-disciplinary learning… | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Overwhelmed by demands of mandated curricula?

Via KEpps, Karen Kurczak
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We need more ideas about overarching themes that emerge across curricula. They are there. One challenge is the overspecialization of teachers, but this might be overcome with collaboration.

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