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Send Them on Learning Missions

Send Them on Learning Missions | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

I want to be the kind of teacher who inspires my students to actively learn beyond my class, because they are curious. I began to integrate some of the characteristics of game based learning that invites them to learn through missions and challenges. Technology and blended learning helped me encourage my learners to explore beyond our class. I stopped giving mandatory homework and began to give them a choice of missions and challenges.

I want to be the kind of teacher who inspires my students to actively learn beyond my class, because they are curious. I began to integrate some of the characteristics of game based learning that invites them to learn through missions and challenges. Technology and blended learning helped me encourage my learners to explore beyond our class. I stopped giving mandatory homework and began to give them a choice of missions and challenges. - See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=7023#sthash.onIysjOj.dpufI want to be the kind of teacher who inspires my students to actively learn beyond my class, because they are curious. I began to integrate some of the characteristics of game based learning that invites them to learn through missions and challenges. Technology and blended learning helped me encourage my learners to explore beyond our class. I stopped giving mandatory homework and began to give them a choice of missions and challenges. - See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=7023#sthash.onIysjOj.dpufI want to be the kind of teacher who inspires my students to actively learn beyond my class, because they are curious. I began to integrate some of the characteristics of game based learning that invites them to learn through missions and challenges. Technology and blended learning helped me encourage my learners to explore beyond our class. I stopped giving mandatory homework and began to give them a choice of missions and challenges. - See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=7023#sthash.onIysjOj.dpufI want to be the kind of teacher who inspires my students to actively learn beyond my class, because they are curious. I began to integrate some of the characteristics of game based learning that invites them to learn through missions and challenges. Technology and blended learning helped me encourage my learners to explore beyond our class. I stopped giving mandatory homework and began to give them a choice of missions and challenges. - See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=7023#sthash.onIysjOj.dpufI want to be the kind of teacher who inspires my students to actively learn beyond my class, because they are curious. I began to integrate some of the characteristics of game based learning that invites them to learn through missions and challenges. Technology and blended learning helped me encourage my learners to explore beyond our class. I stopped giving mandatory homework and began to give them a choice of missions and challenges. - See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=7023#sthash.onIysjOj.dpufI want to be the kind of teacher who inspires my students to actively learn beyond my class, because they are curious. I began to integrate some of the characteristics of game based learning that invites them to learn through missions and challenges. Technology and blended learning helped me encourage my learners to explore beyond our class. I stopped giving mandatory homework and began to give them a choice of missions and challenges. - See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=7023#sthash.onIysjOj.dpuf


Via Jamie Forshey
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Long before we had the Internet, computers, and blended learning John Dewey said that children are by their very nature curious. Alfred North Whitehead said that the key school subject was Life and all its manifestations.

 

Do we need to send them on learning missions or honour the learning they do?

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MITx Working Papers « Office of Digital Learning

MITx Working Papers « Office of Digital Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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It will take some serious time to read the whole package which is recommended.

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5 Reasons You Should Be Teaching Digital Citizenship

5 Reasons You Should Be Teaching Digital Citizenship | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"Students buzzed about the latest uproar on Instagram. Anonymous sources had posted a “questionable”–and NSFW–list for multiple public schools in our city on Instagram, leading to distraught girls, viral Twitter reactions, and an investigation. This type of cyberbullying and reckless use of digital communication is rampant among teens, but this recent episode was only unusually due to it’s elevated publicity."


Via EDTC@UTB, Jenny Smith, Marco Pozzi, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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It is interesting more concern is now being expressed about the digital gap and multi-tasking. Can we change the former without structural and systemic changes to education? Can we deal with the second one without rethinking what role self-directed learning plays for students? What if we taught mindfulness?

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Maria Richards's curator insight, March 15, 6:47 PM

It IS happening so we have a duty of care and responsibility!

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The 80:20 Of Assessment … | The Upside Learning Blog

The 80:20 Of Assessment … | The Upside Learning Blog | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Assessments are a key component of eLearning and are variously seen as the barometer of the elusive and much debated, “ROI of learning”.  More

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If apply some math to this, the province of Alberta has about 1 out of every 4 students who do not complete high school. That is 75% success so this 'metric' shows a 5% improvement. Choice helps, but is it the only variable at play. I like the ending where it is suggested that it is important to consider the 20% and what needs to get done there.

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Rhizomatic Learning and Ethics

Rhizomatic Learning and Ethics | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Dave Cormier in his open course on rhizomatic learning, which started on Tuesday of this week – has asked us in his video to think about/discuss ‘cheating as learning’. For him it is important to t...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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This is a great article. I watch others who are dishonest and do not credit others with thinking. It is perplexing. Yet, at the same time, I suggested to students that working together was essential. Other educators disagreed. It is paradoxical.

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niftyjock's curator insight, January 22, 4:20 PM

any time you interact with learning (cheating or not) learning probably does take place.

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Learning and Thinking Skills of The 21st Century Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Learning and Thinking Skills of The 21st Century Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Nancy Jones, Lynnette Van Dyke
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These skills are not new, but need to be reiterated frequently.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, January 20, 1:13 PM

Thanks @t Med Kahrbach for an interesting classroom visual .

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How the 'four Cs' fit with the Common Core | eSchool News | eSchool News

How the 'four Cs' fit with the Common Core | eSchool News | eSchool News | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The 'four Cs' are an integral part of the Common Core standards; here are free resources for helping to teach these important skills.
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The four C's are given, not after thoughts that have to be fit in or squeezed in to fit a technological agenda.

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, January 20, 1:07 PM

Communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking are crucial in successful implementation of the CCSS.

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Mobile Education - Lessons from 35 Education Experts on Improving L...

“ Education is at a tipping point. From the rising cost of a college education and the financial pressures upon local districts and state agencies to fund K-12 sc”


Via Stephanie Sandifer, Tracy Berry-Lazo, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Gianfranco D'Aversa
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How many of these 'experts' are physically living the day of K-12 learners and teachers?

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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Tea...

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Tea... | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The potential of social networking sites in education is huge and we need to capitalize on it to enhance our professional development and consequently improve the quality of our instruction.
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Social networking sites are growing in education. There needs to be a coherent matrix that allows people to work with them effectively. People need a marketplace so to speak to focus their choices.

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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.

Via Gust MEES, Professor Jill Jameson
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It is an interesting framework. What is most interesting is to see the pervasive nature of economic interests still at play in the last two rows. Yes, school needs to change, but it is still not a place of work for children.

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congerjan's curator insight, February 4, 8:57 AM

Personal learning is the key for growing kids who innovate!

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 4:41 PM

change is constant and inevitable! Might as well embrace it!

Antonis Michailidis's curator insight, April 26, 5:44 AM

Για την ενημέρωσή μας.

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Blended Learning: Not a Passing Fad

Blended Learning:  Not a Passing Fad | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I am a product of Public Television.  As a child, my hours of daytime television were limited to the line-up on local Channel 13.  Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood taught me how to interact with others and...

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The list of supposed fads are not real fads. They are hard to implement because they take hard work. Learning organizations, for example, are not organizations where we learn. They are organizations where we are constantly adapting and learning as a collective through open dialogue. This is hard work which most people shy away from.

 

Blended learning becomes a fad if it becomes hard work for people. Added onto the daily workload of teachers and students, it is a challenge.

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Exactly How Many Students Take Online Courses? – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Exactly How Many Students Take Online Courses? – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

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This reminded me of Mark Twain: Lie, damned lies, and statistics.

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School iPads: Not a bust—but not yet a boon | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

High-profile mistakes have marred some classroom rollouts of iPads; here's what school leaders can learn from these missteps.
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When we spend taxpayers money, these types of events need to be well-thought out and not fly by the seat of your pants' affairs.

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Doing Ethnographic Studies in Virtual Worlds: A Handbook for Researchers

Doing Ethnographic Studies in Virtual Worlds:  A Handbook for Researchers | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
In the hype-filled culture of technology research, there emerged a pressing need for a rigorous methodological approach to the study of the emerging virtual phenomena. Ethnographic methodology is s...

Via David W. Deeds, Deborah Banker
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It looks like I am doing ethnographic research about the emergence and implementation of digital technologies in schools, including social media. This might be helpful.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 21, 7:21 AM

Cool stuff. Wish I had the time to read it! ;)

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When is a LE a PLE?

When is a LE a PLE? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
When does a Learning Environment (LE) become a Personal Learning Environment (PLE)? This is a question that has been guiding some of my recent research on PLEs. I have take a psychological perspect...
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

It is an interesting insight that we need psychological ownership to be part of a PLE. It makes sense. We invest ourselves differently when we choose.

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A Visual Guide To The Past, Present, And Future Of Education

A Visual Guide To The Past, Present, And Future Of Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Education has been around for a long time. Many things have changed, and others have stayed remarkably similar over a number of years.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Dawn Altman
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The teacher's role has evolved over time. It is possible it will evolve more quickly and in ways that we cannot anticipate, but that was likely always the case.

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collabib's curator insight, December 12, 2013 10:45 AM

Fresque de l'évolution de nos rapports à l'information. Prisme ludique assez bien fait qui facilite la compréhension

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 12, 2013 12:11 PM

It concerns me that the word training is used. That is for seals and we need learning for humans that is transforming.

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The Next Revolution In School Tech: Bring Your Own Device

The Next Revolution In School Tech: Bring Your Own Device | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Teachers are often uneasy about students bringing their mobiles into class, but soon they may be handing out detentions to those who forget them.

Via Paz Gonzalo
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There are still many questions that need to be asked. Will every student be able to bring a device? What happens when thefts and damage occur? Will that impact the parental thinking? What happens when a student says, "This is my device and I can use it the way I want"? Certainly, the broadband might belong to the school, but current technology does not always need that access and kids know that.

 

I always find it interesting it is people outside the schools i.e. consultants, journalists, private industry people, etc. who think these are good ideas. Do teachers? Do students?

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Paz Gonzalo's curator insight, January 21, 11:15 AM

Abordando los problemas y soluciones para aprovechar las posibilidades que ofrece BYOD en las aulas

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10 Tips For Effective eLearning - Infographic

10 Tips For Effective eLearning - Infographic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
These ten 'links' are basically some step by step tips to ensure that your eLearning and teaching time is well-planned, dynamic, efficient, and effective.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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These apply to all learning settings and should be repeated regularly so we follow good principles in 'classrooms' regardless of their design.

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niftyjock's curator insight, January 22, 4:35 PM

and turn computer on

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Noam Chomsky on Technology & Learning

Noam Chomsky on Technology & Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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This is an interesting and thought provoking (and thoughtful) audio piece by a brilliant person.

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9 themes digital citizenship presentation

9 Themes of Digital CitizenshipBy: Kira Stahl 7th hour

Via Jannett Ioannides, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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A very important topic.

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Reinventing Educational Leadership « Educational Leadership

As the 21st century continues to unfold, the task of finding competent leaders to occupy positions of leadership in the educational arena continues to be a.
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We certainly need different leaders. Most are still, despite the rhetoric, locked in an Industrial Age model of education.

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Stages of Educational Technology Integration Infographic

Stages of Educational Technology Integration Infographic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Technology can be used in the learning process in a variety of ways. Some are… Share the same Ed...
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This is a good infographic that prompts the question: What do we do at each level to support the learners?

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The Myth of Digital Natives

The Myth of Digital Natives | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A recent edition of the PBS Idea Channel does a nice job of exploring the question Do “Digital Natives” Exist?. I’ve never liked the digital native/digital immigrant concept. As the presenter point...

Via Stephanie Sandifer, Susan
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Even Marc Prensky is rethinking the use of the nomenclature of digital native and digital immigrants. The pace of technological change is such that it might not be possible to categorize this way. The key becomes learning skills that help us learn new skills regarding technology.

 

There is a growing body of research that agrees with the idea that many students do not come with transferable skills for technology. They know how to use a particular social medium or media, but not much else and it is usually for entertainment purposes.

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Susan's curator insight, January 17, 10:50 AM

Something to think about and in fact, with time I am indeed seeing that are students do not have the digital skill they need for 'learning'...

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Are You a Credible Technology Leader?

Are You a Credible Technology Leader? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
We do not need our leaders to be our best users of technology, but they should know enough to safely use some of it and enthusiastically encourage and lead their teachers to use much of it.

Via Donald Maclean, Amy Melendez
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Good leadership is about knowing when to let go and most people that think they are educational leaders are simply managers. That is why so little changes.

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Education Technology in the Digital Age

Education Technology in the Digital Age | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Education Technology in the Digital Age
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At this rate the concept of education should have been miles ahead of us but yet we see the use of a black board and in some lucky cases a projector.

Via David W. Deeds
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So if we place a computer on the desk in front of students and change nothing else that changes education? That is the underlying issue. We have not changed the basic construct of an industrial age model of education. When will that happen? We seem comfortable with the status quo because it protects jobs and moves particular agendas forward in profitable ways.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 15, 7:49 AM

Interesting article.

Training in Business's curator insight, February 9, 2:36 PM

Education Technology in the Digital Age

 

http://www.training-in-business.com/