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No need to teach girls differently online

No need to teach girls differently online | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
To hear some ed tech enthusiasts tell it, online learning is sweeping aside the barriers that have in the past prevented access to education. But such pronouncements are premature. As it turns out, students often carry these barriers right along with them, from the real world into the virtual one. Female students, for example, are …

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We should teach each student as we encounter them, as a unique person whose learning experience will be particular to them.

 

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 12, 2014 6:08 PM

Absolutely right! 

Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, September 12, 2014 11:27 PM

Have to agree with @Ivon Prefontaine, PhD, we need to teach them as individuals, meeting them where they are and moving forward. 

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Learning and Connectivism in MOOCs ~ Stephen's Web

Learning and Connectivism in MOOCs ~ 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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Several slides in the presenter, Stephen Downes, suggests that constructivist learning is creating our own learning. Constructivist learning is constructing meaning and involves making connections, but it is not creating our own learning.

 

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Informal education: What students are learning outside the classroom - The Hechinger Report

Informal education: What students are learning outside the classroom - The Hechinger Report | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
One thousand hours: That’s approximately the number of instructional hours required of U.S. middle school and high school students each year. Four thousand hours: That’s approximately the number of hours of digital media content U.S. youths aged 8 to 18 absorb each year. (If you doubt that’s possible, be sure you’re taking into account the …

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

A good point is made. We think and debate a lot about what happens in School and little about the learning that happens outside. When taken together, they form the educational experience of students. Isn't it worth discussing both.

 

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, September 12, 2014 10:25 AM

I don't know why we underestimate "informal" education, or even make that distinction. We know we learn under all sorts of circumstances and in all sorts of situations. Yes, we can even manage to eek out some learning as a result of studying for a test.


Classroom teachers talk about integrative learning, but too often seem to discount what kids can and do learn outside of the classroom. Learning is "the acquisition of knowledge or skills through experience, study, or by being taught." That means that learning isn't limited to the classroom. I have to think more about this and see what I can learn about it. ;)

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New Infographic – The education of tomorrow – Stephen's Lighthouse

New Infographic – The education of tomorrow – Stephen's Lighthouse | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

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If we create an infographic that says this is the School of tomorrow, it will be so. We could not predict the future 20 years ago. What makes us think we can today?

 

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Are You A Reflective Teacher? -

Are You A Reflective Teacher? - | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Are You A Reflective Teacher? by TeachThought Staff So this #reflectiveteacher blogging challenge for teachers has been quite a revelation. The desire for teachers to reflect, connect, and share their ideas has been–truly–a beautiful thing....


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

Writing a blog and tweeting are products of reflective practice. Reflective practice is a means of living and thinking. I use blogs, twitter, and written journals as the products. They mingle with each other and are all helpful in various ways.

 

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Malachy Scullion's curator insight, September 11, 2014 12:05 PM
Guess I better start blogging?!???
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The 7 habits of effective digitally competent teachers - Daily Genius

The 7 habits of effective digitally competent teachers - Daily Genius | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Share on FacebookTweet ThisGoogle+Pin ItLinkedIn Figuring out the best way to effectively leverage technology in (and out of) the classroom is critical for all digitally competent teachers. In order to learn from how others use education technology to inspire effective learning, you might want to stand on the shoulders of giants, so to speak. In …

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I always love it when someone who spends little or no time in a classroom can render a complex relational process as teaching into 7 habits.

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BYOT network digital age learning ecosystem

BYOT network digital age learning ecosystem | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

An ecosystem is a system formed by the interaction of a community of living organisms with each other and their environment. (Dictionary.com, 2014)

When I visit a digital age classroom where students are actively using technology tools for inquiry and creating new products to show their learning, I see a similarity to an ecosystem. The students and teacher interact within the classroom environment in an organic way to construct learning experiences. What are the components of this digital age learning ecosystem? What facilitates a sustainable learning environment that endures over time and through adversity? After reading my suggested attributes of a digital age learning ecosystem, post a reply with your own suggestions that I may have overlooked and should consider for future reflection.


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John Dewey's suggestions about the teacher being and becoming responsible for the environment learning occurs within came to mind. That invitation is processes emerging from what Whitehead described as the genius of the teacher. @ivon_ehd1
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En Français - Alix Creuzé's curator insight, September 10, 2014 11:17 AM

L'écosystéme de l'apprentissage.

Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, September 10, 2014 4:28 PM

A key component for this type of classroom is for the teacher to have a growth mindset and a desire to collaborate and share with students and other teachers. 

june holley's curator insight, September 11, 2014 12:40 PM

Not just for schools but for all network learners!

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Education is finally catching up to technology

Education is finally catching up to technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Education is finally catching up to technology
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Thankfully, educational practices are catching up to the 21st century.

Via David W. Deeds, Lisa Durff, Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.
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Is it? Digital technologies are continuously changing. What does that mean about this catching up?

 

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 8, 2014 8:55 PM

Still a ways to go, though. ;)

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, September 9, 2014 8:55 AM

It's true that education is beginning to catch up with technology, though it saddens me that we're still talking about teachers making the transition from "sage on the stage" to "guide on the side." Even so, small steps forward are small steps in the right direction

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Let's get rid of the instructors!

Let's get rid of the instructors! | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The title of my previous post, Let's get rid of the instructional designers!, was a tongue-in-cheek reference to a radical view of instructional design. I think it would be safe to say that the vas...

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Teaching is necessary for learning regardless of the medium used.

 

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Information Literacy Lesson: Evaluating Fake News Headlines

Information Literacy Lesson: Evaluating Fake News Headlines | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

As a former student of Rhetoric, and an avid satirical news writer and reader myself, I am fascinated by the information literacy issue surrounding fake news. Fake news aims to achieve three things: to entertain the reader, to provide commentary on a social or political issue, and to force readers to think critically about the information they consume.


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

This is an important part of teaching and learning in a world saturated with information.

 

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, September 6, 2014 12:47 PM

Great tool and interesting classroom exercise to get students to think deeper and more critically about what the media shares. Not only an important part of learning, but a fun exercise as well.

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for the love of learning: Bring Your Own Device: It's awesome except for the inequity

for the love of learning: Bring Your Own Device: It's awesome except for the inequity | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

Students, I believe, provide insights into issues such as BYOD equity that we often miss. Yesterday, I curated an article about the changes digital technologies bring to organizations. Digital technologies are here to stay and we are immigrants in some form. Healthy conversations about the problems we encounter along the way are critical. The word healthy comes from the same root as whole which means including the whole community, teachers included by administration, in resolving these problems. Who experiences them first if not teachers and students?

 

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On overload

On overload | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
WE LIVE in an age of distraction. Teenagers tap text messages during dinner; students idly surf the Web instead of taking notes in class; office workers add to their Amazon wish lists. It's not just...

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When we add more potential distractions into learning, work, relationships, etc. we increase the potential we will be distracted.

 

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Hali Aileen Barron's comment, September 17, 2014 3:03 PM
In the article I read, Wi-Fi is the New Cigarette written by Rishona Campbell it states that over 61% of Americans have access to Wi-Fi in their homes. We this statement you can assume that the families using this Wi-Fi are for a newer advancement of technology such as cellphones, Ps4, Xbox, Smart TVs, laptops, tablets, etc. So, with over 61% of Americans having this access in their house unleashes a question: Who exactly has access through this Wi-Fi? Because of the advances in technology over the last couple decades we have found out not only have we became lazy because of such technologies, but we have also become ignorant. Any hacker can fully mirror an individual’s computer with access to their IP Address which is produced over the Wi-Fi. This is showing we have become ignorant of our privacy. We have abused this privilege that was given to us and now we cannot take it back.
Campbell, Rishona. Wi-Fi is the New Cigarette. Vol. 0 . N.p.: DashBurst, 2014. N. pag. Web. 25 Mar. 2014. <http://blog.dashburst.com/infographic/wi-fi-new-cigarette/>.
Payden Rybicki's comment, September 18, 2014 10:50 AM
The article I read was about how schools are expanding their technology to the students. Although in California they just passed a law that restricts some of the technology used from kindergarten through high school. People are saying it is a landmark law that could change how people look at technology in schools. In the law they prohibited educational sites, apps and cloud services because they disclose personal information for the students which they don't want at all. This law will become very important to society in the future because technology only grows it never tracts backwards.
http://sk8es4mc2l.search.serialssolutions.com/?genre=article&issn=03624331&title=New%20York%20Times&volume=163&issue=56625&date=20140915&atitle=With%20Tech%20Taking%20Over%20In%20Schools%2C%20Worries%20Rise.&spage=B1&pages=&sid=EBSCO:Academic%20Search%20Complete&aulast=SINGER,%20NATASHA

Singer, Natasha. "With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise." The New York Times 15 Sept. 2014: 1. Print
Payden Rybicki's comment, September 18, 2014 10:50 AM
The article I read was about how schools are expanding their technology to the students. Although in California they just passed a law that restricts some of the technology used from kindergarten through high school. People are saying it is a landmark law that could change how people look at technology in schools. In the law they prohibited educational sites, apps and cloud services because they disclose personal information for the students which they don't want at all. This law will become very important to society in the future because technology only grows it never tracts backwards.
http://sk8es4mc2l.search.serialssolutions.com/?genre=article&issn=03624331&title=New%20York%20Times&volume=163&issue=56625&date=20140915&atitle=With%20Tech%20Taking%20Over%20In%20Schools%2C%20Worries%20Rise.&spage=B1&pages=&sid=EBSCO:Academic%20Search%20Complete&aulast=SINGER,%20NATASHA

Singer, Natasha. "With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise." The New York Times 15 Sept. 2014: 1. Print
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The Challenges (and Future) of Networked Learning ~ Stephen's Web

The Challenges (and Future) of Networked Learning ~ 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
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

Networked learning, per the definition provided in the slideshow, has a future. Learning is a social activity. Yes, it happens in solitude, but the other person involved is the changing self and this is preceded by engagement with others and the world. There will be challenges which we have to negotiate and this means the connections and social contact are likely to change and evolve over time.

 

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5 Keys to Using Technology to Help At-Risk Students

5 Keys to Using Technology to Help At-Risk Students | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Written by Linda Darling-Hammond, Molly B. Zielezinski and Shelley Goldman, the report includes a review of the literature studying the impact of technology on at-risk students, as well as recommendations for districts.

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If, and this is a big if, we have small class sizes for at-risk students the suggestions possibly work. For example, blending various modes of learning is important and so is highs-speed Internet. What I found was that many at-risk students needed assistance in the early stages and this takes a different School structure than we have. In Alberta, we are working towards inclusive classes and decreasing the number of teachers. I am not sure that works.

 

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Do you Know What Schools are Doing with Your Kids’ Private Data?: Two Things You Can Do to Make Sure Your Child’s Data Is Protected : Yoursphere for Parents – Helping Families Live Healthy Digital ...

Do you Know What Schools are Doing with Your Kids’ Private Data?: Two Things You Can Do to Make Sure Your Child’s Data Is Protected : Yoursphere for Parents – Helping Families Live Healthy Digital ... | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

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I am not sure the Schools know what they are doing with the private data. Certainly, something is done with it, but the people running IT in most Schools are not capable enough to be doing much more than using a computer. That begs many questions.

 

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Elizabeth Milovidov's curator insight, September 12, 2014 6:37 AM

Is your school protecting your child's private data?

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The Need For Courageous Leadership

The Need For Courageous Leadership | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

A few years ago, I was astonished to see that Sweden turned over their country Twitter account to a different person that lived in the country for a week. Even though it was meant to be an "experi...


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I am not sure what makes Jason a courageous and exceptional leader.

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What is open education? | Opensource.com

What is open education? | Opensource.com | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Open education is a philosophy about the way people should produce, share, and build on knowledge.

Proponents of open education believe everyone in the world should have access to high-quality educational experiences and resources, and they work to eliminate barriers to this goal. Such barriers might include high monetary costs, outdated or obsolete materials, and legal mechanisms that prevent collaboration among scholars and educators.


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Breaking down the barriers to access is important.

 

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, September 12, 2014 11:41 PM

To overcome the problems of today and tomorrow, we need to think differently than we are right now. Open Education is one such move that provides all people with access to learning and gives new space to new ideas for creating new knowledge. 

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A Difference: Are Laptops Really Bad For Learning?

A Difference: Are Laptops Really Bad For Learning? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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The learning is not in the device and research of this nature does call for consistency in instructing participants. Having said this, there is a time and a place for using laptops and a time and place for using pen and paper. Learning and teaching are contextual, relational, and personal. Those factors have to be negotiated in the process.

 

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Why Good Professional Development Is Like Learning How To Fly

Why Good Professional Development Is Like Learning How To Fly | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Imagine if we taught pilots to fly without ever letting them in a cockpit. Or gave them the keys to a commercial airplane without the required hours—or years—of hands on training and practice. Sure, we’d show them plenty of PowerPoint presentations and make them sit through a few seminars on the theory and physics of flight, but then we’d slap on a graduation cap and let them take off into the big blue sky. Not only would it likely be ineffective, it would be borderline criminal. Yet when it comes to professional development for classroom teachers, that’s almost exactly what we do.


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In this article, learning and training are somehow interchangeable. Learning is a human process which involves imagining what the meaning is in what is being learned. Training is a checklist process used in industrial settings where we go through the prescribed steps. The two are not the same thing, Having said this, good learning should help us fly and take off in new and adventurous ways. @ivon_ehd1
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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, September 10, 2014 4:25 PM

PD is vital for teacher growth and sustainability yet it is often undervalued and often is not focused on what individual teachers need but, instead, on generic ideas and concepts or on "feel good" presentations about topics that are nebulous and non-specific like using technology or implementing reading programs. A shift is needed to move PD towards a growth mindset that focuses on how individual teachers can improve their teaching by beginning where they are as a teacher and sharing their ideas and growth with other teachers. It's not about presentations, even by "real teachers in real classrooms" but about change for individual teachers through support and collaboration of other teachers who also have a growth mindset. 

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Has the Internet Killed Deep Engagement With Books—or Are We Nostalgic for a Reading Eden That Never Was?

Has the Internet Killed Deep Engagement With Books—or Are We Nostalgic for a Reading Eden That Never Was? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Slate is an online magazine, which means you are almost certainly reading this on a screen. It is more likely to be morning than evening. You are perhaps at work, chasing a piece of information rather than seeking to immerse yourself in a contemplative experience. You probably have other tabs...

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It is about finding a way to integrating various reading into our lives. Statistically, male and females read differently. It is in diversity and blending, we will find that book, e-books, the Internet, etc. come to life.

 

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Technology in the Classroom: What Happens When It Fails?

Technology in the Classroom: What Happens When It Fails? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Technology in the Classroom: What Happens When It Fails?

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Sometimes the learning does not happen. Certainly, teachers need to explore their role, but sometimes students make decisions that make it difficult for learning to happen. In the end, learning is a student responsibility and teaching is about inviting students into an environment where this can happen and the learning is somehow meaningful for teachers and students.

 

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Randy Moon's curator insight, September 9, 2014 8:55 PM

Whew!

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, September 9, 2014 9:20 PM

 'In the end, learning is a student responsibility and teaching is about inviting students into an environment where this can happen.'

Daniel C. Renson's curator insight, September 10, 2014 5:38 AM

and what about the large interactive board?

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Grading Teachers, With Data From Class

Grading Teachers, With Data From Class | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Panorama Education, aided by prominent tech investors, is refining student feedback through innovative data collection. School systems are embracing the concept.

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Without context and understanding of that context, we can grade someone. I wonder if the people convinced of this would agree to the same kind of grading for children?

 

 

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Creativity in the new computing curriculum - Innovate My School

Creativity in the new computing curriculum - Innovate My School | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
With computing soon to be taught in lieu of ICT, many teachers are keen to share advice and concerns with their peers. Miles Berry, author of Switched on Computing, talks about the fresh opportunities for creativity in the new curriculum, and shares some advice on how to take on these new challenges.

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The key to creativity might be in the mixing of the media and technologies used. When we create social spaces and spaces of solitude, creativity has a greater chance of occurring.

 

The reference to Papert and elders is an important one. We still need teachers in this process. What that means will always be a process.

 

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You Think You Know Online Learners? Think Again

You Think You Know Online Learners? Think Again | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Online learning is a dynamically evolving practice, and many companies operate under outdated assumptions about their audience. InReach, a continuing education solution provider, recently conducted a survey to uncover the wants and preferences of online learners. The findings, which are shared within, can help identify the key factors that make up a successful online program.


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The first line evoked an interesting question. 83% of those interesting in continuing learning took an online course. What does this mean about motivation? What is the completion/success rate? What about the 17% who did not? What role did online competency play?

 

What the article suggests is the online learning population is not a single, monolithic community.

 

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Beyond the LMS

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Cultural practices are revealed slowly, but it does not mean they are not happening incrementally What is meant by culture in a world that is multicultural is a much important consideration.

 

Is there just one culture? The answer is no so what does that mean in the shifting landscapes of cultural practices?

 

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