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Guide to Creating Tech-Friendly Classroom Management Strategies

Guide to Creating Tech-Friendly Classroom Management Strategies | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"If you’re a teacher who grew up in the pre-Internet era, you understand how tech innovation has revamped the educational landscape. Gone are the days of the blackboard and mimeograph. Teachers today carry a heavier (and more complicated) toolbox than ever before. The question is, how efficiently are you using your tools?"


Via EDTECH@UTRGV, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Step away from the computer is a key point. Not all teaching and learning has to use digital technologies.

 

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Germany: No more work emails after 6pm

Germany: No more work emails after 6pm | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Checking emails after work hours is so bad for your psychological state that Germany is considering banning it altogether.

Via TechinBiz
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Is this the way to approach this complex issue? What about common sense prevailing?

 

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New Learning Times : Article The Importance Of Tinkering

New Learning Times : Article The Importance Of Tinkering | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Study Design: Learning to code has gained new momentum in recent years with the proliferation of innovative and easily accessible online resources. However, little is known about how novice programmers learn to program. The authors wanted to explore this topic and focused on one specific learning activity, tinkering, that has been theorized by scholars as a crucial activity for beginning programmers. It has historically been difficult to capture data on tinkering activities because they are, by definition, very subtle and incremental shifts in behavior that might not follow an established pattern.


Via Susan Einhorn, Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Suvi Salo
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Tinkering suggests working with what is there, keeping what works, and changing what needs changing.

 

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Paul Herring's curator insight, October 2, 2014 8:00 PM

"This paper provides strong empirical evidence of the importance of tinkering for learning"

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Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?

Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Kids read emotions better after spending several days without electronic media, according to new research.

 

The UCLA researchers studied two groups of sixth-graders from a Southern California public school. One group was sent to the Pali Institute, an outdoor education camp in Running Springs, Calif., where the kids had no access to electronic devices. For the other group, it was life as usual.

 

At the beginning and end of the five-day study period, both groups of kids were shown images of nearly 50 faces and asked to identify the feelings being modeled. Researchers found that the students who went to camp scored significantly higher when it came to reading facial emotions or other nonverbal cues than the students who continued to have access to their media devices.


Via Pamir Kiciman
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A worthwhile read. What are the challenges parents and teachers face as a result? Digital technology is here, but what can we do to help work with it mindfully?

 

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 7, 2014 12:39 AM

As the comments say, there were too many variables so this study is not very reliable.  However, it does seem enough to warrant more and better studies.  -Lon

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Wonderful Chart Integrating Maslow Hierarchy of Needs with Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Wonderful Chart Integrating Maslow Hierarchy of Needs with Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Skip Zalneraitis, Robert Hubert
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Maslow had concerns about the use of digital technologies. It is not enough to just use the hierarchy. We should be exploring Maslow's concerns in creating the graphic. Maslow felt the flow of information was becoming increasingly too much. What challenges does that represent?

 

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How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working
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What is happening with rapid digital technology expansion is we end up with echo chambers where there is less diversity. We need to listen to others and hear what they have to say.

 

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74% of teachers say educational technology is a student motivator

74% of teachers say educational technology is a student motivator | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
  Infographic courtesy of PBS Learning Media.

Via David W. Deeds
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When digital technologies are used well, they not only motivate they enhance learning. When they are poorly used, they distract from learning and motivation.

 

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 1, 2014 9:44 AM

Here we go! Gonna print this one out on old-school paper. ;)

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, October 2, 2014 10:19 AM

A nice infographic that guides technology use in the classroom. The key is to remember we what technology that supports learning.

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Life of an Educator: 10 ways to remain a relevant educator

Life of an Educator: 10 ways to remain a relevant educator | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

The world is literally changing right before our eyes. ‘What is’ is quickly become ‘what was,’ and what ‘can be’ is quickly becoming ‘what is.’ The future is now and we all have a choice as to how we interact with that future. Education is fortunate to be in a position to not just accept, but to be an integral part of how the world is changing. With all the changes occurring, we educators are forced to adapt and evolve. It’s our level of commitment and willingness to adapt and evolve that will ultimately dictate how relevant we remain. Here are 10 keys to remaining relevant as an educator: 


Via Patti Kinney, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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The one that is missing is the relational nature of teaching. This means we are in relationships with our students. We are always teaching someone something. It is not just about the tools although they are important when used with care and attention.

 

 

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, September 30, 2014 10:59 AM

I suspect most educators are aware of these, but, as is the case with so much, a gentle reminder doesn't hurt.  "It’s our level of commitment and willingness to adapt and evolve that will ultimately dictate how relevant we remain" and how well we choose to build relationships with our students and our colleagues.

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Why Some Teachers Are Against Technology In Education

Why Some Teachers Are Against Technology In Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Why Some Teachers Are Against Technology In Education

Via Martin Debattista
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Technology is designed to stir emotions. I am not sure about that. Most of us just run right past the conversations that are needed about digital technologies. Do we even realize there are other technologies i.e. curricula are technologies?

 

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Mazlow's needs for students using technology for learning

Mazlow's needs for students using technology for learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter, Mika Auramo
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We do have to be careful in what we think technology is when we use Maslow's work. It does not negate it but his research was in low-tech situations and did not include digital technologies in any great amount. In his book on management, he raised some alarms.

 

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Armando's curator insight, September 26, 2014 4:59 AM

Mazlow's needs for students using technology for learning

Anna-Liisa Hayward's curator insight, September 26, 2014 5:22 AM

Interesting summary of the value of using technology in education from the point of view of learners

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PLN, teaching website & digital engagement

PLN, teaching website & digital engagement | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

DA couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to deliver a presentation to some of my colleagues (teachers at a Queensland State High School).  I have been working hard to collaborate with teachers a...

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Digital technologies are important in connecting with others. They are a set of tools which work with others in extending networking.

 

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Teaching in the Moment

Teaching in the Moment | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Teaching can be a lot like improvisational acting when your goals are making your students look good, listening and responding appropriately, and "accepting the offer."

Via Elizabeth E Charles, The Rice Process
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Teaching is improvisational. The offers from administration are invitations when offered in the right tone. Otherwise they are ordering which is external to the work done in the classroom.

 

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Technology Myths: Reflections from the leader of NAIS

Technology Myths: Reflections from the leader of NAIS | 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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Several months ago I scooped an article by George Couros who used the word myth in this title as well. Myths always have kernels of truth. Joseph Campbell and James Hillman wrote about myths and their role in our lives. There are parts of them that are pure fiction. For example, and the two articles contrast each other, this one suggests that digital technologies will not replace teachers. This is true in some settings, perhaps the independent school movement, but in public schools with neo-liberal agendas driving the supposed reform that is just not the case. Digital technologies are being trumpeted as making learning more efficient displacing the role of the teacher in many respects.

 

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In the Rush to Buy New Tech for Common Core, What Happens to the Big Picture?

In the Rush to Buy New Tech for Common Core, What Happens to the Big Picture? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
As schools and districts prepare for the Common Core State Standards, the pressure to buy new technology overtakes the need to create a vision and a plan for smart long-term use.

Via Mika Auramo
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Is common core just a reason for more digital technology usage without considering its value?

 

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4.4 billion people around the world still don’t have Internet. Here’s where they live

4.4 billion people around the world still don’t have Internet. Here’s where they live | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The world wide web still isn't all that worldwide.

Via Suvi Salo
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We should not be surprised. There may even be people who do not want the Internet.

 

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How much data is being ‘mined’ from our kids? More than you know.

How much data is being ‘mined’ from our kids? More than you know. | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Look at the infographic.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Dean J. Fusto
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We need to go deeper in exploring the questions we have about the use of social media and digital technologies in our Schools.

 

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The Connected Educator: It Begins with Collaboration

The Connected Educator: It Begins with Collaboration | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Connected educators model collaboration, learning, and growth for their students by embracing those same qualities in their own professional development.

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 

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

 


Via Gust MEES, steve batchelder, Luciana Viter
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We are products (I am not sure we are products but in the process of becoming) of the system which creates opportunities and rigidness.

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 1, 2014 6:36 PM
Connected educators model collaboration, learning, and growth for their students by embracing those same qualities in their own professional development.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


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


Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 2, 2014 8:26 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 4, 2014 3:38 AM

Le prof idéal pour les américains. On peut toujours apprendre quelque chose. 

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'Connectivism': Creating Learning Communities

'Connectivism': Creating Learning Communities | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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Blending synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning is essential in all learning and teaching. The synchronous provides the ongoing conversation. Asynchronous provides time to reflect on what those conversations are about and reconstruct (Dewey) thinking in reasoned ways. Like teaching and learning synchronous and asynchronous experiences work together.

 

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With the Right Technology, Can Children Teach Themselves?

With the Right Technology, Can Children Teach Themselves? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

A non-profit is offering a $15 million dollar prize to the private technology company that can develop a free, open-source scaleable software that children around the world can use to teach themselves reading and math.


Via J. Mark Schwanz
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Certainly they can, but is it learning that enables them. Teaching cannot be eliminated and won't be.

 

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, October 1, 2014 9:32 AM
I am skeptical and need to know more before deciding if kids can teach 'themselves' with software and a device. $15 million is a lot to invest so it deserves some attention.
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Reshaping Learning from the Ground Up

Reshaping Learning from the Ground Up | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Alvin Toffler tells us what's wrong -- and right -- with public education.

Via diane gusa, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Although I think public School requires substantial change, I am more cautious than others about simply discarding what we have completely. What we have is antiquated and stuck in a time long gone, but it is part of the cultural apparatus. What Toffler suggests might work for some, but will it work for all?

 

 

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aconventional: The Learning Machine, pecking pigeons and the Sending of Being.

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Humans need each other to learn. The tools we use need to be used thoughtfully and mindfully.

 

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8 Education Technology Books Every Leader Should Read

8 Education Technology Books Every Leader Should Read | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
These 8 education technology books cover technical, cultural and practical ideas and concepts to successfully integrate technology into the classroom.

Via Grant Montgomery, Christine Heine, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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I have several of the books listed i.e. Richardson, Shirky, and Pink. I would recommend Heidegger's The Question Concerning Technology. His concept Enframing talks about technology in a much broader and overlooked way. For example, technology is not just digital. It is discursive i.e. curricula.

 

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Digital Learning Portfolio Guide for Teachers

Digital Learning Portfolio Guide for Teachers | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
September 23, 2014
Here is a great find I don't want you to miss. This is a step by step guide on how to incorporate digital learning portfolios in the classroom.This guide is created by Rudy Blanco...

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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This is a good starting point for using portfolios. It provides information into the various kinds of portfolios which can be looked at more closely depending on need.

 

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, September 23, 2014 11:07 AM

This is a great infographic to share with teachers who haven't yet bought into the idea of student (or personal) ePortfolios to demonstration learning. Yes, it's dated 2009, but the concepts are still applicable to today's world (but with newer tools...)

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, September 24, 2014 7:23 AM

Love the focus on reflection, feedback, evaluation.

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Teaching Google Natives To Value Information

Teaching Google Natives To Value Information | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Teaching Google Natives To Value Information

Via Skip Zalneraitis, Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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The solution section begins with the insightful comment that there is no one solution. Perhaps, the boundaries between digital natives and immigrants is also not as clear as it initially appears. With the pace of change those boundaries might be pretty porous.

 

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Zuckerberg hits the classroom with one lesson in mind and it's not social ... - Tech Times

Zuckerberg hits the classroom with one lesson in mind and it's not social ... - Tech Times | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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Zuckerberg hits the classroom with one lesson in mind and it's not social ...

Via Monica S Mcfeeters
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The neo-liberal agenda includes a new batch of billionaires.

 

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 20, 2014 10:02 AM

GET this folks...the same old answer are not going to work in the future when it comes to jobs and many other issues. He did fail to mention something....His company uses very few bodies but it took the efforts of the globe to make him billions and the vast majority of those that filled his servers with data and permission to access them as a user gave their time but did not get paid and that is something we all need to start thinking about.  Tech is important but how is a business model like that going to put food on everyone's table. This is a question more of us need to start asking and looking for answers about.


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"If you start with the assumption that everything in the future is going to be different than it is now, then it's not true that anyone else knows any more than you guys do about what's going to work in the future,'' Zuckerberg said.


Valencia also pressed Zuckerberg about Facebook's initiative to bring Internet connectivity to the billions of people around the world that don't currently have it.


"One way to, over time, create more peace and connectedness and a more functioning kind of world is to make sure everyone is exposed to all these different things," he stated, saying that certain ideas and global cultures are stifled by a lack of online sharing.


The overall message of the presentation was that it just takes an idea to start something big, and that the idea of something big can be daunting to those starting in technology.


"It's pretty daunting if you look at some big product that you want to build or change that you want to make in the world," Zuckerberg said. "You can get scared and decide that it's really hard to get started doing that. But everything big starts small."