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The Revolution Will Not Be Monetized

For years, the internet's biggest players have hoarded your personal data and sold it for billions. Now, a band of angry startups is demanding privacy and aiming to overhaul the social-media business forever.
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And it should not be. The first priority should be the safety and not the collection of data by large corporate and government interests.

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Three Makes a Movement: Branson creates youth panel for student voice in ed tech -

Three Makes a Movement: Branson creates youth panel for student voice in ed tech - | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Based on my involvement in the Evolve conference sponsored by the 20 Million Minds Foundation, held in January, I wrote a series of posts covering the discussions around online education and educational technology. The three main posts: Evolve Conference Analysis: Move … Continue reading →
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I agree with giving students voice in their education. This should be accompanied by giving classroom teachers voice, as well. This has been long overlooked and the voices denied and silenced.

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No Really, What Should Technologists Know About Education?

No Really, What Should Technologists Know About Education? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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This is the reverse question to what educators should know about digital technology. There has to be an integrated approach that brings the two together and it requires dialogue which is open and honest.

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10 Proactive Steps to Reduce the Dangers of Student Social Media Use

10 Proactive Steps to Reduce the Dangers of Student Social Media Use | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Educators and Parents Faced With More Social Media Based Issues With Their Young Students Every Year. A Proactive Stance can Help. This week I attended an

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Creating a culture of awareness and support at home and in schools will help students immensely.

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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

“ Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. [...]”


Via Gust MEES, Petra Pollum, Marta Torán, juandoming
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You can integrate digital technologies into daily life i.e. teaching and you approach digital in a balanced way. Digital technologies are part of a larger toolbox which is always being explored and re-explored.

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Vilma Galstaun's curator insight, June 12, 2014 7:34 PM

Some important issues to consider when preparing for becoming ICT literate and competent.

Enrique Robles's curator insight, June 13, 2014 10:36 AM

very very good

Library@NYP's curator insight, June 13, 2014 10:57 AM

The teacher has to be digitally savvy to engage next generation students.

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Why Connected Learning? - Connected Learning Alliance

Why Connected Learning? - Connected Learning Alliance | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Why Connected Learning? For more than a century, educators have strived to customize education to the learner. Connected Learning leverages the advances of the digital age to make that dream a reality — connecting academics to interests, learners to inspiring peers and mentors, and educational goals to the higher order skills the new economy rewards. …

Via Trudy Raymakers
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The idea of production connects the concept of connected learning to a no-liberal economic agenda. It brings to mind a production mentality which "new economy rewards." It is not clear who has been promoting connected learning for over a century, but having read Dewey I do not interpret his thinking as promoting economic interests. Other more conservative and linear thinkers i.e. Bobbitt and Tyler, I connect to economic interests.

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Learning with 'e's: Help yourself

Learning with 'e's: Help yourself | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Suvi Salo
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Heutagogy works for the motivated and mature learner. Neither would have anything to do with age, but more with readiness. What is the student ready to learn? Self-determined is not the word I would have used. The learning involved would be part of a journey, but still involves social relationships which potentially can include a teacher in some form.

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Technology as a classroom distraction for students (essay)

Technology as a classroom distraction for students (essay) | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Telltale fast clicks of laptop arrow keys gave away my distracted student from 30 feet off.


Via ICTPHMS
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The article is written by someone who uses digital technologies in their work and concludes with pointing out that we need to help students learn how to unplug.

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Learning Technology Is About Relationships

Learning Technology Is About Relationships | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Learning Technology Is About Relationships By Mike Fisher What really matters in the 21st Century? Is it the ability to use a computer? Is it to successfully interact with digital landscapes and resources?

Via Yashy Tohsaku
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Teaching consists of relational language. Learning, which necessarily accompanies teaching, is a language of outcomes. They need to work together and complement each other.

 

To paraphrase Maya Angelou, long after they forgot what you taught them, they will remember how you made them feel.

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Teaching the Right Skills For a New Age: Inquiry Based Instruction

Teaching the Right Skills For a New Age: Inquiry Based Instruction | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Let’s stop believing that standardized tests, factual coverage, a focus on discrete skills, traditional multiple choice end of course tests, a teach-test-move on mentality, even AP courses, can…

Via Bill Ferguson
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Students need to learn what is important today in ways that they can use that in the future. What is odd is this is not new thinking i.e. Dewey. Knowing this, one would think that School, as we know it, would be examined and teachers listened to more closely.

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Deborah Banker's curator insight, June 5, 2014 8:55 PM

Excellent Article.

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Learning and Teaching with Content Curation: an Academic Introduction

A digital essay completed by Heather Bailie as part of the assessment requirements of #INF530 Concepts & Practices for a Digital Age.

Via Robin Good, Yashy Tohsaku
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There still is a teaching role in this form of learning. It takes time and will continue to unfold over time.

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Nancy White's curator insight, August 10, 2014 2:06 PM

A good review of curation in education.

Christoph Meier's curator insight, August 11, 2014 4:20 AM

Hilfreicher Übersichtsartikel mit Links zu verschiedenen Beiträgen in peer reviewed journals.

Mark Monsen's curator insight, May 6, 11:21 PM

All about curation, some great educational models

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Blogging as Pedagogy: Facilitate Learning

Blogging as Pedagogy: Facilitate Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Blogging should not be an add-on, not an isolated project, but should be seen as PEDAGOGY. Ann Davis shared a definition of Pedagogy beyond a  simple "method of teaching" (unfortunately I was not a...

Via Shaun Coffey
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When teachers use a tool, they should do it artfully hence the word technology (techne is tool and ology is the use of it). The same with pedagogy. It is about leading students and not just using the latest fad du jour.

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The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Creating Learning Communities with Social Presence

The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Creating Learning Communities with Social Presence | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Social presence guides the design and development of learning spaces where emotional expression, open communication, and group cohesion come into play!

Via Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.
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Pedagogy is about leadership and relationships. These apply to all teaching and learning.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, June 2, 2014 9:57 AM

It's easy to lurk in an online course, to linger along the virtual walls of the virtual classroom. The astute online instructor pays attention to the social presence of each student. Just as there are those who can seem to take up all the space and all the air in a brick-and-mortar classroom, there are those who seem to be able to do the same in a virtual classroom and forum. Then those who feel less confident in their knowledge, and perhaps in their writing, will be less likely to participate.


When conducting a webinar, wait time is HARD. We get anxious about the silence. As a presenter/moderator, what you can't know is if someone is wrestling with the mute button. It happens to all of us, so we need to be sure to allow several extra seconds not only to allow folks to formulate their thoughts but to wrangle the technology.


I like the idea of lingering in that virtual presence. Sometimes we're so glad an online event is over that we sign off too quickly. We don't have the luxury, if you will, of packing up our things as we do in a physical space. That packing up allows people to visit. When we pause in our packing, it signals our willingness to spend more time, that we're in no hurry to leave. Finding a way to pack up virtually, to signal that willingness to talk is important, especially for those who have been reluctant to share in the larger group. Plus sa meme change, plus c'est la meme chose.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, June 4, 2014 1:47 AM

Thanks to my good friend Elaine Roberts for sharing this blog post addressing pedagogy.  

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'Technology should serve as a tool for better education, not replace the human interaction'

'Technology should serve as a tool for better education, not replace the human interaction' | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Dr. Ludig Spaenle, the Bavarian education minister, spoke at the Herzliya Conference at the Interdisciplinary Center.

Via J. Mark Schwanz
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Digital technologies are tools which is so aptly pointed out in the article. They do not replace human relationships and are instruments which can be used in furthering those relationships. Education is a relational process. School devolves into the instrumental by those who struggle in the relational messiness of life.

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, June 11, 2014 9:06 AM

Summary of a conference on edtech but interesting to find it in the jpost.com.

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Engaging In Isolation: Student Engagement in a Flipped Classroom

Engaging In Isolation: Student Engagement in a Flipped Classroom | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Engaging In Isolation: Student Engagement in a Flipped Classroom by Tridib Roy Chowdhury, Senior Director, Products, Adobe Systems This is part 2 of the series “Responsive Teaching For A Changing World,” a 3-part series is sponsored by Adobe...


Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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There is a need for integrating social and solitude for teachers and students.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, June 9, 2014 11:50 AM
Reflection and question generation must be part of this!
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Linux creator Linus Torvalds: I do not believe everybody should learn to code

Linux creator Linus Torvalds: I do not believe everybody should learn to code | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Even Linus Torvalds, one of the most influential computer scientists alive today, doesn't believe everybody should learn to code. Torvalds, the creator of Linux and Git (a version control system fo...

Via Thomas Faltin
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This is an interesting article which presents a balanced view. The title is a little deceiving as Torvalds argues exposure is good, but not everyone will find coding something they enjoy and want to do.

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5 Myths and Truths About Kids' Internet Safety

5 Myths and Truths About Kids' Internet Safety | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Help keep your kids' online experiences positive and productive by learning the truth (and ignoring the rumors) about what really makes them safe.

Via GwynethJones
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The first one is pretty important as all children do not turn into bullies. It makes sense that not all kids who use the Internet will turn into bullies. My guess is it would probably be about the same statistical occurrence as pre-Internet, but the footprints are saved.

 

Bullying is a complex and lived experience that is often a product of being bullied and having seen bullying go unchecked. Teachers and other adults who are good role models digitally and in person greatly help the cause of helping children.

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Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, June 9, 2014 9:06 AM

I have to agree with Gwyneth Jones in that, "there is no safety, only awareness" when teaching kids digital literacy. These are some great myths that need to be understood so that we can better equip our kids to navigate both the real and virtual world effectively.  

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, June 9, 2014 2:00 PM

Good information to also share with parents, especially about their child's digital footprint and how to keep it private.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, June 11, 2014 9:30 AM

Learning about truths and  ignoring rumours  about internet safety for  children and young people.

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What’s Wrong With EdTech?

What’s Wrong With EdTech? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
What’s Wrong With Education Technology? by Terry Heick Mobile applications–or app–have served an important role in the evolution of what’s possible in a classroom. Libraries and textbooks and teachers have been the traditional portals to...

Via Yashy Tohsaku
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Some apps have been written by people who appear to have never seen a child in their lives. This makes challenging and complex, teaching, even more challenging and complex. Many School managers I worked demonstrated many of the same qualities, as if they had never seen a child before and had never been in a classroom before. I know they had experienced both, but it was like leaving the classroom was a boundary that they cannot find their way back across.

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Mind your manners: a timely guide to social media

Mind your manners: a timely guide to social media | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Is it ever OK not to follow back? And is that 'fave' really a threat? It's a minefield out there, so arm yourself with Tom Phillips' handy rules


Via ICTPHMS
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There are some interesting points that probably apply to people who are heavy users and those who are novice users along with many in-between.

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Should Schools Teach Social Media Skills?

Should Schools Teach Social Media Skills? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Taking selfies at funerals. Tagging pictures of teens drinking alcohol at parties. Kids (and adults for that matter) post a lot of silly stuff online -- and although most of it is chatter, some of what might seem harmless leads to tragic consequences. But is it the job of schools to teach kids the dos and don'ts of social media?

Via GwynethJones
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It is a combined effort requiring communication between parents, educators, and students. I found that the digital technology charge was often led by those who were not in classrooms and who rarely engaged parents in meaningful and open conversations. Social media is not one more thing to be dumped on classroom teachers. It takes a joint effort.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 7, 2014 10:51 AM

Is it the job of schools to teach kids the dos and don’ts of social media?


Does it take a village to raise a digital kid?

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 7, 2014 1:57 PM

I definitely think that schools need to teach social media skills. It goes hand in hand with good research skills and information literacy. It should not be an add on it should be part of it. 

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Social media use is sporadic among researchers | University Affairs

Montreal conference assesses science’s presence on Twitter, Facebook and other social networks.

The following summary is from Academica Top 10 - 6 June 2014

Researchers reluctant to take advantage of social media

Scholars at the 82nd Conference of the Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS) have suggested that many researchers remain uncomfortable engaging with the public via social media. Moreover, this reluctance may be particularly acute among the French-speaking scientific community. Some participants argued that scholars must be willing to present, defend, and clarify their research to the public, given the proliferation of “false information and half-truths” on the Internet around some issues. Others emphasized that social media offers valuable teaching tools with which professors and instructors can engage students. Alireza Jalali, a professor at the University of Ottawa, said that every department should have a “champion” who can lead colleagues by example, though he acknowledged that social media may not be for everyone. University Affairs


Via iPamba
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It is hard to believe that we are just grasping that social media is not for everyone. They must be used with care and included where they make the most sense after considering the purpose. Sometimes social media are not the best media in a teaching, learning, and researching.

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The seven digital deadly sins – interactive

The seven digital deadly sins – interactive | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The seven digital deadly sins

Via Suvi Salo
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When we cannot meet the Other and make eye contact, digital technology controls us. When we see digital technologies as tools, we can decide the relationships we have with it and through it. We can decide to use it, not use it, and the context within which we will use it.

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A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop

A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Students who used longhand remembered more and had a deeper understanding of the material

Via Blaine Morrow
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This will be a blow for those who think cursive writing it dead. The idea that cursive writing is done is not a principle of change we should just accept because someone said it is so.

 

The article uses research to support the view. A key is the idea that writing notes provides an integrated reflexive/reflective process which is recreating meaning in the moment.

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Reclaiming Innovation

Reclaiming Innovation | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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This is an interesting article. It seems to make the point that digital technologies have not changed School. It has been one more layer of sediment piled on top of other layers. School is not changing any time soon based on what is happening.

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Business School, Disrupted

Business School, Disrupted | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
In moving into online education, Harvard Business School discovered that it isn’t so easy to practice what it teaches.
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Online schooling, not education, is no more or less privileged than its predecessors. Access to digital technologies does guarantee cheaper and simpler, but it does not guarantee better and more democratic.

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