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Creative Educator - The New Bloom’s

Creative Educator - The New Bloom’s | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
As teachers, we can looks to Bloom’s Taxonomy to ensure we are providing experiences that help students develop higher levels of thinking.

Via Karen Kurczak
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Bloom's taxonomy provides a potentially flexible process to move teaching and learning forward with increased use of digital technologies.

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Class of 1984: surveillance tech creeps into the classroom - Wired.co.uk

Class of 1984: surveillance tech creeps into the classroom - Wired.co.uk | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Class of 1984: surveillance tech creeps into the classroom
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Surveillance technology has been creeping into schools under the guise of keeping our little darlings safe.

Via Monica S Mcfeeters
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School and the way School is done has largely been about surveillance of teachers and students by managers. What digital technologies has done is made this even more insidious.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, June 19, 2014 8:23 AM

Here is different kind of tech in the classroom.

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Going to school meant going online K-12 for this virtual graduate

Going to school meant going online K-12 for this virtual graduate | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Going to school meant going online K-12 for this virtual graduate OCRegister Students opt out of traditional school for a variety of reasons, perhaps to play and train for competitive sports or because of a learning disability or because the...

Via David W. Deeds
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Homeschooling provided this for many families and students prior to digital technologies and virtual schooling. Digital technologies have extended the scope of homeschooling in new ways to accommodate students and families.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 19, 2014 10:13 AM

Geeky-cool stuff! 

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Three issues with the case for banning laptops - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Three issues with the case for banning laptops - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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The author makes a good point: the pedagogy we use is not very effective. When I look at the use of digital technologies in schools and adult learning, it seems to further isolate. This is a pedagogic issue which does not recognize pedagogy as relational rather than instrumental.

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Student Power!

Student Power! | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The key commodity in education has been knowledge. It's the reason why we built buildings called schools and required children to come from miles around to sit in a room with the knowledge held in teachers' brains and captured between the covers of textbooks. That model has clearly been disrupted or -- to be honest -- destroyed. (For those traditionalists getting hot under the collar, let me hasten to add that teachers and books are still very important, but in a different way.) When the world's knowledge is not just in teachers' brains but at students' fingertips wherever they are, whenever they need it, shouldn't that change what happens in these places called schools?

Via Suvi Salo
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Teachers and students arrive in classrooms with personal curricula in the form of their personal autobiographies which filter their teaching and learning. Teaching understood this way is less instrumental and more relational and understands no one arrives fully formed. Those personal autobiographies continue to be written with historical traces being retained.

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21st Century Ed Tech Classroom

21st Century Ed Tech Classroom | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it - Digital Technologies for Teachers and Career Practitioners At the Components of a 21st Century Classroom Infographic you will learn about some of the key advancements in the 21st ...

Via David W. Deeds
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I always find it interesting that as much as change is supposed to be happening the School's structure is at least graphically presented as unchanging. Students are at desks which point toward the front of the room where the teacher is located. The students appear to be working alone although two are sitting together.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 15, 2014 10:08 AM

One more infographic today. ;)

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Education's war on millennials: why everyone is failing the 'digital generation'

Education's war on millennials: why everyone is failing the 'digital generation' | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Both reformers and traditionalists view technology as a way to control students — and they're getting it very wrong.


Via Jenny Smith, Dorian Love, GwynethJones
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Without a complete reconstruction of School, reform is just another form of surveillance. It acts against the democratic principles we espouse and works towards managing teaching and learning in School.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 15, 2014 12:33 PM

Some really great conversation starters here with kids and admins. Rather than fight high-tech cheating - let's empower kids to create to demonstrate information mastery. PBL is the way to go!

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Turnkey Teaching Solutions through E-learning Courseware ...

Turnkey Teaching Solutions through E-learning Courseware ... | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Why do schools and teachers opt for externally-developed curricula and materials? It's mainly a preference of ease. Much is demanded of teachers in the Philippines both public and private. Aside from the actual handling of ...

Via Deborah Banker
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The opening question is challenging. What are the reasons teachers use externally-developed curricula and materials? We should ask that question daily. This is not the space to go in-depth, but there are many reasons.

 

One that comes to mind quickly is we have always done it this way. More troubling is the idea that digital technologies provides simple classroom solutions. If they did, we would have used them by now and displaced cursive technologies. Teachers have accepted this approach to curricula-as-plans.

 

This leads to a second point. Curricula-as-plans designed externally provide a teacher-proof way mechanism and technique. External experts, School managers, bureaucrats, technocrats, and politicians, are able to monitor, as surveillance, teaching and learning as though they are linear, how modernist.

 

Teachers and students bring their own particular curricula into classrooms in the form of autobiographies. How actively the individual teacher allows this to flourish depends on experience, courage, insight, etc. Even when done minimally, curricula-as-plans do merge into lived curricula, how beyond modernist.

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Technology in Education - YouTube

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This is an interesting and short video which raises several questions about the use of technology. It leaves a couple unidentified. For example, what is technology? There are many types i.e. digital, cursive, mechanical, etc. Those are nouns, but when we think about technology as a verb it is the artful study and use of tools. A second key point is the skills that are listed i.e. collaboration, communication, creativity, and divergent thinking are dispositions. They are as much ways of being.

 

Too often, School focuses on what students can do and use in some unplannable future. We cannot approach teaching and learning that way, although many who think of themselves as 'change agents operate this way. Using skills, dispositions, and ways of being in the world today, we can prepare students for a world we cannot plan. The way we are approaching digital technology usage is modernistic. This short video helps us get past that a bit and provides some excellent questions in that direction.

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Will competency-based degree programs come to Canada? | University Affairs

Will competency-based degree programs come to Canada? | University Affairs | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Programs based on independent study are cheaper and allow students to progress at their own rate.
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We should always be concerned with the quality of the programs provided. This includes online and offline courses. There has always been differences between Schools. Cheaper is not always better, but we need to explore new ways of teaching and learning.

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Fifty Percent of K-12 Teachers Report Inadequate Support When Using Technology in the Classroom

Fifty Percent of K-12 Teachers Report Inadequate Support When Using Technology in the Classroom | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
50 percent reported inadequate assistance when using technology in the classroom.

Via EdTechReview (@etr_in), Dean J. Fusto, Nancy J. Herr
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Surveys may not tell the whole story. If we do not have support, what makes us think students are engaged?

 

There are likely many reasons for the feeling that support is lacking. One could be the pace of change is so rapid. What does support look like? The people providing support are just mouthpieces. What makes them expert in teaching and technology (I use the word guardedly)? These reasons likely only touch the surface.

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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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A Quick, No-Nonsense Guide to Basic Instructional Design Theory

A Quick, No-Nonsense Guide to Basic Instructional Design Theory | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Of the many eLearning theories that influence the practice, three of them are used by professionals on a daily basis.

Via Elizabeth E Charles, Joyce Valenza
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This is an interesting infograhic. Does constructivism really mean learners are in control of their learning? This almost suggests learning can be planned in ways that are certain which does not take into consideration environmental interacting and human relating. John Dewey suggested learning is about interacting with the environment in unexpected ways that reconstruct learner and the environment. It is about reconstructing rather than simply reorganizing.

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, June 19, 2014 11:33 PM

A nice visual of three predominantly observed theories of learning:
Cognitivism
Behaviourism
Constructivism 

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, June 20, 2014 7:21 AM

Ótimo infográfico com dicas sobre as três teorias de aprendizagem (construtivismo, behaviorismo e cognitivismo) mais comuns nos programas de design instrucional. Simples sem ser simplista.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, June 26, 2014 9:19 AM

I love stuff like this. It makes me think about what I am doing and why :-)

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The Future of Learning - Edutopia

The Future of Learning - Edutopia | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Beth Holland recalls the robot teacher from the Jetsons and updates that 1960s cartoon view of education's future to include customized learning, embedded technology, ongoing feedback - and human teachers.

Via John Evans, TeachersWithApps, Suvi Salo
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The human touch remains important in all learning.

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maria papanikou's curator insight, June 19, 2014 5:59 AM
Will teachers be replaced in the future or weakwned by newer educational tools and strategies? Had such an evolution been predicted long time ago?
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Education Outrage: Stanford decides to be Wal-Mart; doesn't anyone care about quality education any more? @Rogerschank

Education Outrage: Stanford decides to be Wal-Mart; doesn't anyone care about quality education any more? @Rogerschank | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via juandoming
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School, not education, is becoming a commodity. This is a challenge that needs to be addressed. It is likely that with increasing commodification we move deeper into a one-size-fits-all system.

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Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

A New Great Digital Citizenship Poster for Your Class


Via Dan Kirsch
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This is an informative and insightful infographic.

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Dan Kirsch's curator insight, June 17, 2014 10:15 AM
Great poster!!!
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Ed tech behaviorism | Dangerously Irrelevant

Ed tech behaviorism | Dangerously Irrelevant | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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This is a short article with a strong message.

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The Definition Of The Flipped Classroom

The Definition Of The Flipped Classroom | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The Definition Of The Flipped Classroom (LearnOutLoudTech @stefharris2@HESLions http://t.co/0GXIbf6Oxp)

Via Ora Baumgarten, Yashy Tohsaku
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The videos represent another form of lecture which suggests the key role teaching plays. Teaching uses relationship language whereas learning uses instrumental language.

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Julia Echeverría's curator insight, June 17, 2014 7:38 AM

Buena infografía, a tener en cuenta.

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This French tech school has no teachers, no books, no tuition -- and it could change everything | VentureBeat.com

This French tech school has no teachers, no books, no tuition -- and it could change everything | VentureBeat.com | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

École 42 might be one of the most ambitious experiments in engineering education.

 

It has no teachers. No books. No MOOCs. No dorms, gyms, labs, or student centers. No tuition.

 

And yet it plans to turn out highly qualified, motivated software engineers, each of whom has gone through an intensive two- to three-year program designed to teach them everything they need to know to become outstanding programmers.

 

The school, housed in a former government building used to educate teachers (ironically enough), was started by Xavier Niel. The founder and majority owner of French ISP Free, Niel is a billionaire many times over. He’s not well known in the U.S., but here he is revered as one of the country’s great entrepreneurial successes in tech.

 

He is also irrepressibly upbeat, smiling and laughing almost nonstop for the hour that he led a tour through École 42 earlier this week. (Who wouldn’t be, with that much wealth? Yet I have met much more dour billionaires before.)

 

Niel started École 42 with a 70 million euro donation. He has no plans for it to make money, ever.

 

Click headline to read more--

 


Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc, Suvi Salo
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This is an interesting article. Before we accept this is the future of School, we should accept that those attending are adults, work cooperatively, likely have specialized learning upon arrival, and are highly motivated. This works when the stars align. Does it work in School where there is little or no freedom.

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Flightplans for Learning: Differentiation & Deep Thinking with Technology

Flightplans for Learning: Differentiation & Deep Thinking with Technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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There are some excellent links to teaching resources that are divided into grades.

 

The term deep thinking might have some philosophical underpinnings similar to deep ecology based on Arne Naess's work. This is a holistic encounter with learning more in line with the work of Parker Palmer.

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15 Essential Netiquette Guidelines to Share with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 Essential Netiquette Guidelines to Share with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via k3hamilton, Raquel Oliveira, Luciana Viter
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We should share this with adults. I know teachers (I use the word loosely) who scream at their audience, attack dissenting voices, and do not check spelling and grammar because it is more important to be out there than be a good role model. The interesting thing is the teaches who do this do it face-to-face and digitally.

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, June 14, 2014 7:03 PM

Discussion board manners :-)

GwynethJones's curator insight, June 15, 2014 10:32 AM

So many of these tips are just basic human common sense. But this is a nice package to start the conversation!

abyd's curator insight, July 2, 2014 6:01 PM

Might be helpful setting out ground rules at the start

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Office Hours Are Obsolete

Once upon a time, it made sense to ensure that professors would be around to answer students’ off-the-cuff queries. Then someone invented email.

Via Alfredo Calderón
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Digital technology i.e. email have not made office hours obsolete, but have certainly changed their dynamics in higher education.

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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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