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8 Characteristics of the Innovative Leader (Document)

8 Characteristics of the Innovative Leader (Document) | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

I wanted to create a "rubrics" (for lack of a better term), that discusses some of the questions and ideas based on my post "The 8 Characteristics of the Innovative Leader". Since I believe innova...


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Consider the opening sentence. It is a rubric. Is there a better term? Are there only eight characteristics? For example, is the leader someone who is tactful choosing the right words and acting in a caring manner? It is well and fine to suggest empathic, but what does that mean? It means putting your self in the shoes of the Other (Levinas and ethical phenomenology).

 

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Facebook's Identity Authentication Is Broken

Facebook's Identity Authentication Is Broken | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
You may have read my previous posts about scammers using my personal photos to construct fake identities for the purpose of entering into online romantic relationships with women and defrauding the...
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I am not suggesting that Facebook is right in their requirements. What I am questioning is the idea that social media and digital technologies make the world a better and more democratic place. They might, but we are replacing one group of oligarchs with another. Why would we be surprised with this? We see no change in School system as well, because we have lived with the fullness of myths and ignore the parts of them which are fictive and oppressive. I do subscribe to the Joseph Campbell and James Hillman concept that myths provide a non-fictional aspect, but they do hide much from view when we are not very attentive.

 

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Behavior is an Iceberg

Behavior is an Iceberg | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

What you see is only a small part of what's really there. Like an iceberg, the bulk of behavior's "mass" is found below the surface; it is what gives rise to the part that is visible.  

 


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Suggesting that teaching is learning and relational.

 

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Anne Egros's curator insight, October 11, 2014 10:08 AM

What we must do as parents is, in the face of misbehavior, remember that 90% of what is going on is below the surface.


We must look deep to ensure the child is getting everything he needs, for behavior builds from there.

Tony Meehan's curator insight, October 12, 2014 3:41 AM

Excellent visual reminding us what we probably should know in our dealings with more challenging learners.

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, October 15, 2014 6:38 PM

Since most APs deal with kids who have gotten off track, it's important to remember there is so much more to them than their behavior.

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10 things to know about the state of tech in education

10 things to know about the state of tech in education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The current state of tech and education is in flux. Here are 10 things to know about what's happening now.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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The state of digital technology in School should remain in flux perhaps focused on conversations about what that means.

 

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21st century Learning

What is it about learning and teaching in the 21st Century? Changes, What Employers Want, Graduate Attributes and Role of the Educator

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Suvi Salo
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I used the Khan Academy in the classroom. It is an excellent resource for some students and certain contexts. It is important to see pedagogy as a broad relational approach not relying on one or two practices.

 

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Avoiding Obsolescence: 13 Standards For A Near-Future School - TeachThought

Avoiding Obsolescence: 13 Standards For A Near-Future School - TeachThought | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The classroom as we know it is a dying breed. Teacher-led physical spaces with rows of desks and scripted curricula have never been optimal, but, through the power of norm-referencing, were acceptable. Just like doctors used to smoke, seatbelts were afterthoughts, and sexism and racism were punchlines for Archie Bunker, all classrooms were traditional, and this model became the icon.

It was this icon—of rigor, compliance, rote skills, letter grades, and institutionally-sided power—that characterized academia, and obscured the need for change. The question has always been “How are you doing in school?”

Increasingly, that question is becoming “How is school doing on you?”

Via John Evans, juandoming
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Is the classroom as we know it a dying breed? I have not seen much evidence of this. The change that is occurring is largely cosmetic and faddish. When real change begins to happen, it is marginalized and we play whack a mole with it.

 

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Neurosexism: Brains, Gender and Tech

Neurosexism: Brains, Gender and Tech | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Teachers and parents often ignore the reality in front of their eyes and see, instead, the stereotypes.

Via Thomas Faltin
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Do studies actually find anything  to be true? No, what they find is either a statistical representation of a phenomenon (quantitative) or a experience described by people (qualitative). We get into trouble when we start generalizing off either. Certainly, studies inform us and give us a good starting position, but need to be used with caution.

 

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What’s It Like to Be a Student Today? (Infographic) | NEA Today

What’s It Like to Be a Student Today? (Infographic) | NEA Today | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
 

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Dan Kirsch, Reucover
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I wonder how similar this profile is in Canada? What does it mean in classrooms?

 

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Debra Evans's curator insight, October 9, 2014 11:44 PM

Would apply to Australian kids too I would imagine.

Western Nutrition News's curator insight, October 11, 2014 9:14 AM

Oh boy, oh boy!  When I was a student, we worked like blazes becoz we had to or we'd've failed, but we had FUN too - lots and lots of it!  Now these poor devils are being analysed to death - and not even good jobs at the end of it -  Guys, u woz robbed...  the world has just been computerised to death!   Kids, take my advice, Have Fun  - don't look back on your student days and sigh for lost opportunities.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 13, 2014 10:02 PM

What our future workers and college students will have experienced..

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Connected Professional Development Is Now An Imperative 

Connected Professional Development Is Now An Imperative  | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Connected Professional Development Is Now An Imperative

Via Ove Christensen
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Being connected has always been an imperative. Professional development needs to be relevant and by choice. Using digital technologies is one way to access the PD, but it is only one way. When we suggest otherwise, we fall into the traps of those who want things the way they always have been.

 

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Teaching and Learning with Social Media: The need for a new habitus

Teaching and Learning with Social Media: The need for a new habitus

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Habitus has to do with embodying a way of doing things and power. I am not sure Bourdieu would agree with the premise that we need a new habitus as it relates to social media. A new habitus would mean something along the lines of personal choice. Being connected, suggests we might be without choice.

 

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What will learning look like in 2024?

What will learning look like in 2024? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
About a month ago I saw a question from the eLearning Guild asking for people’s input on what learning will look like in 2024. Since that day I’ve been thinking about it and meaning to write down my thoughts.

There has since been a discussion on the topic, and several others who wrote down their thoughts.

Here are my thoughts on what learning will look like in 2024. I also hope to see some comments on where you think learning will look like.

Via Edumorfosis, Suvi Salo
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The section on reality is worth reading several times. The authors argue that little will change in learning in the next decade. There will be a few on the cutting edge and most still trying to control learning. There are many out there who have convinced themselves that their efforts fit the former group and yet are firmly in the latter group.

 

The initial question was drawn from a group referred to as a guild. Guilds were groups of craftspeople who were artisans in their work and craft. That would be teaching.

 

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Study: Digital Readers Don't Match up to Real Paper

Study: Digital Readers Don't Match up to Real Paper | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A study that tested students on their recall after reading both Kindles and paperbacks showed that real paper triumphs over digital readers.

Via Mel Riddile
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There is something about reading a book, feeling it in your hands, and looking back over the pages just read that is irreplaceable. Digital readers will have their places, but not replacing books.

 

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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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Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
As search engines get better, we become lazier. We're hooked on easy answers and undervalue asking good questions

Via Charles Tiayon, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Suvi Salo
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I am reading Max van Manen's latest book about the Phenomenology of Practice. Questions are pivotal to exploring the world. Picasso's quote at the beginning is right on. Curiosity fuels learning and teaching.

 

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Online video: the quiet revolution that’s transforming teaching | The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here

Online video: the quiet revolution that’s transforming teaching | The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
RT @alomshaha: The Geiger-Müller Groove - just one of the online videos transforming teaching http://t.co/qNDfYS1Bkj cc @jjsanderson ;)

Via Blaine Morrow
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Videos can be useful classroom tools and can be used at home by students as preparatory and review.

 

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The Connected Educator: All About Connectedness

The Connected Educator: All About Connectedness | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Six educators share the insights, changes, and rewards observed and felt during their journey from unconnectedness to connectedness.


Via reuvenwerber, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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We have always been connected. It is more that we have opportunities to be connected digitally today which did not exist even 10 years ago. There are claims out there that connecting is a choice and those who chose not to be connected are at fault. I think that thinking is problematic. We are all connected. It may not be the way someone who does not understand our teaching wants us to be connected. That is actually more problematic.

 

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Parents face online homework dilemma

Parents face online homework dilemma | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"Parents feel unable to make children study by blocking internet access, as homework often requires online research, a survey suggests ..."

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Via Leona Ungerer, Dale Borgeson
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This is an opportunity to help students and teach. Parents and teachers can work together as influential pedagogues in students' lives.

 

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View From Nowhere

View From Nowhere | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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Science and big data provide useful starting places to further explore, but they do not provide an objective and disinterested picture. Phenomenology begins with wonder. This is a wondering that inspires questions and wanting to know what makes something what it is, an exploring of the essence hidden from view.

 

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9 powerful reasons for trying education technology - Daily Genius

9 powerful reasons for trying education technology - Daily Genius | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
FacebookTwitterGoogle+Pin ItLinkedInPocket Why should technology being used in education? It’s a great question that many of us must consider at one point in our lives.

Via Kevin Kaatz
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We do need to use digital technologies. The key is context and who is using the tools.

 

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Leading and Learning for a Successful Digital Transformation

Leading and Learning for a Successful Digital Transformation | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Education, like so many other aspects of our society, has been undergoing a digital transformation. Accepting this reality is inevitable. Embracing it would be wise. But my district has chosen to go a step beyond that as we strive to lead the transformation.

 

Digital transformation in Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) began with our second-generation strategic planning process, which we call Design II. Launched in January 2007, the process engaged hundreds of staff and community members in shaping the future of our district.


Via Patric Lougheed
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One thing that small projects allows for us teachers and students being more actively involved in transforming what School is. Without that voice, it is just reform that ends up deforming.

 

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Instructional Design Models and Theories: The Discovery Learning Model - eLearning Industry

Instructional Design Models and Theories: The Discovery Learning Model - eLearning Industry | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
What is Discovery Learning. The 5 Principles of Discovery Learning Model. The Discovery Learning Model Techniques. Discovery Learning Model Pros and Cons.

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Bruner's thinking continued to evolve over time, so what he said in 1961 may not have been a conclusive position.

 

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 9, 2014 8:17 AM

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If Everyone’s an Idiot, Guess Who’s a Jerk?

If Everyone’s an Idiot, Guess Who’s a Jerk? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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This is an interesting article. We have moved away from having a civil society which means we may not engage in civil conversation any more. Did we ever? Sometimes we confuse experts with people who might be better defined as jerks. Is there an expert? Or is it subject to civil conversation?

 

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 8, 2014 8:24 AM

Thinking yourself important is a pleasantly self-gratifying excuse for disregarding the interests and desires of others

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Is Google Making Students Stupid?

Is Google Making Students Stupid? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Outsourcing menial tasks to machines can seem liberating, but it may be robbing a whole generation of certain basic mental abilities.

Via Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.
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There are times when outsourcing menial tasks to machines is necessary and there are others where it might be better to do the work ourselves.

 

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, October 7, 2014 1:06 PM

I remember when teachers were horrified by the idea that students might use calculators while taking a test. While I don't believe that technology, or Google, is making students "stupid"--and I really don't care for the use of that word, I do recognize the concern that students might not take the time to think through a question or problem. Perhaps that's connected to the curiosity thing. Perhaps easy access to technology has the POTENTIAL to short circuit curiosity; on the other hand, it also has the potential to encourage pursuits of discovery. As is the case with any tool or resource, including a calculator, is learning when and how to use it.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 8, 2014 11:08 AM

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Bullying Prevention.

Bullying Prevention. | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Explore how parents, educators, students, and communities can work together to address the causes and effects of bullying and cyberbullying.

Via Suvi Salo
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This is an important subject. I found some of the most problematic bullying was amongst the adults in School. What message do we want to send children?

 

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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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