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Doing and Knowing

Doing and Knowing | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"Skills and knowledge go hand in hand. We need an equal balance of the two in our school curricula if we want to prepare young people to fully participate in the digital society."


Via Fishtree Education
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We should not see progressive and traditional as opposed but needing integration and effective usage.

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CORE Education's Ten Trends 2014

CORE Education's Ten Trends 2014 | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

http://www.core-ed.org/thought-leadership/ten-trend


Via Kathleen McClaskey, Educational Technology Resources
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This is interesting, but I would argue that in some fashion would have been applied in pre-digital technology times.

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Ilkka Olander's curator insight, May 16, 2014 10:10 AM

Each year, CORE Education’s experienced staff of researchers, education trainers, and technology experts pool their knowledge and expertise, and through a thorough process put together and publish CORE’s prognosis on what are the coming ten major trends in eLearning and education generally that will make an impact upon education in New Zealand (and other parts of the world) in the coming year.

Alan Ovens's curator insight, May 17, 2014 5:33 PM

Interesting while not attending to the fact that the education is becoming a market place where business principles and ethics will dominate and constrain education.

Steve Bavister's curator insight, May 20, 2014 2:57 AM

Neat graphic. Cool insight.

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The pros & cons of social media in education (infographic) -

The pros & cons of social media in education (infographic) - | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Courtesy of OnlineUniversities.com. (The pros & cons of social media in education (infographic) | EdTech Times http://t.co/bZNDjqZVS5)

Via Colin Easom
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My experience is that only certain types of status quo collaboration are encouraged and social media is not always safe.

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What Teachers Want from Educational Technology Tools Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

What Teachers Want from Educational Technology Tools Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The What Teachers Want from Educational Technology Tools Infographic presents what kinds of digital instructional tools educators consider essential to help their students be prepared for college and careers in the 21st century

Via Chris Carter, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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There are some interesting points.

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Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology

Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Aurora Fourcade
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This looks like a very detailed table of contents to considerable theory.

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Mikko Hakala's curator insight, April 30, 2014 3:40 AM

Nice wikipage covering many topics:

 

1) Learning and Cognitive Theories

2) Learner-Centered Theories
3) Inquiry Strategies: Tasks
4) Inquiry Strategies: Changing Learners' Minds
5) Tools for Teaching and Learning: Changing or Encouraging Human Behaviors
6) Tools for Teaching and Learning: Technology Tools
7) Socially Oriented Theories
8) Direct Instruction Strategies

 

Good web resource and reference material.

 

 

Dean Mantz's curator insight, April 30, 2014 9:45 AM

Thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas for sharing this resource.  I found the site provided a wealth of resources addressing education theories such as learning and cognitive, learner centered, and inquiry strategies.  I will definitely be sharing this site with my preservice students. 

Thomas Salmon's curator insight, May 5, 2014 2:59 PM

A free book covering learning theory useful for applications in higher education. And it is a wiki. Win :)

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Five Big Changes to the Future of Teacher Education

Five Big Changes to the Future of Teacher Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Getty In the book Teaching 2030 by Barnett Berry and 12 classroom experts, the authors pinpoint specific skills educators will need to teach in the schools of tomorrow.

 

They say teachers must be prepared to find and adapt new technologies to engage the digital generation, as well as work across traditional subject areas using project learning.

 

They must be able to use data and evidence to inform their practice and know how to work in both virtual learning environments and brick-and-mortar schools. And they’ll need to collaborate with community-based organizations and work in schools that provide all kinds of other services for students and their families.

 

Along those lines, Berry has outlined five changes he believes need to be made to the future of teacher education.

 


Via Gust MEES, Dawn Altman
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The first point is interesting. Only 70% of the 170, 000 American education school graduates enter classrooms. I suspect the Canadian percentage might be similar.

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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, May 14, 2014 3:37 PM

It is so true, Gust! Teaching is not transmitting the knowledge, it is igniting the light for learning through collaboration, curation and teacher's passion for learning!

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, May 18, 2015 4:50 PM

GREAT WORK! WE ALL CAN LEARN FROM AT ALL LEVELS!

Olaya Alvarez's curator insight, May 30, 2015 5:37 PM

Teacher education programs need to ensure that pre-service teachers learn crucial skills for their future work as educators

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Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters

Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Students live in an information saturated world. The most effective way to keep them safe and using the internet responsibly as a learning tool is to teach them how to be their own filters.

Via Mark Hoffman
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Teachers can be role models in this case in a couple ways. First, demonstrating effective and ethical usage of the Internet in ways that bring to life the various skills and attitudes listed. Second, not denying there are legitimate issues at hand making students, colleagues, and community aware of them.

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The Student Cyborg: How Technology is Facilitating Education - Edudemic

The Student Cyborg: How Technology is Facilitating Education - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Technology has its pros and cons, especially in the classroom. Students have a vast number of resources and search engines at their fingertips, but you might also find that they’re more easily distracted. The handy infographic below takes a look at the concept of a ‘student cyborg’ and how technology is facilitating education. Defining a …

Via Suvi Salo
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When we make digital technologies visible, we understand our relationships and choices more clearly.

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CFP: Critical Digital Pedagogy - Hybrid Pedagogy

CFP: Critical Digital Pedagogy - Hybrid Pedagogy | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
This CFP wonders at the question: How can critical pedagogy help to examine, dismantle, or rebuild the hierarchies and technologies of education?

Via Fishtree Education
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The opening quote is intriguing. The idea that digital pedagogy and critical pedagogy can function as obstacles and liberate is not well understood. What do we do when we identify ways School replicates society? It is great to criticize but we need action. As well, digital technologies do not liberate alone. That is a myth. It is in the human relationships that exist in the use of any tool that liberation potentially occurs.

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digital divide is real

digital divide is real | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
If you've been following my blog you'll know that I have often written about the concept/reality of a digital divide. I defined this and explored it in more detail in this video I created HERE.  I ...
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When teachers interact with students, they understand the use of digital technologies differently. It is no longer a research based concept where there is some mysterious average involved. Teachers are present to the lived usage of digital technologies in a practical way.

 

What has happened with digital technologies and, for that matter, any educational fad, is the "experts" from outside the classroom know more than teachers and they tell us so. These experts have little real sense of what is happening in any classroom let alone the particular classroom of a particular teacher. They are all about change, but do not know what the change is because they lack the direct experience.

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, May 12, 2014 8:48 AM

I experience the digital Grand Canyon every day. I've been to the great divide and see we are developing an ed. system where more students are in classrooms without access to technology, the internet, or an adequately trained teacher. 

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The Definition Of Digital Literacy

The Definition Of Digital Literacy | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The Definition Of Digital Literacy

Via Fishtree Education
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Digital literacy is about wise usage and synthesis of knowledge and information in practical ways. The late Ted Aoki described teaching as situational praxis which digital citizenship falls under.

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Education Outrage: Online education and Online degrees are dead; now let's move on to something real

Education Outrage: Online education and Online degrees are dead; now let's move on to something real | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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School, not education, is outdated and tired. Exploring new ways of teaching, learning, and educating are important. What we have done is loaded scientific management, bureaucracy, technocracy, and digital technologies on top without making any real substantial change to school. The result is not reforming school, let alone transforming school, but deforming school.

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How To Slow Down The Distracted Generation

How To Slow Down The Distracted Generation | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I’m guilty. And I’m definitely too old to be considered part of the ‘distracted generation’. I didn’t grow up with a device in hand at all times, hopping from shiny thing to shiny thing on the internet. I use tools to help keep me from being distracted online. Distractions are all around with technology, and connecting …

Via John Evans, Mark Hoffman
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I think teachers and parents have to work at finding ways to integrate various modes of learning i.e. digital and cursive into children's learning.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 15, 2014 4:32 AM

Innovative as we want to be, we can't escape this real fact: Our kids tend to be more 'unfocused'. Let's have a look at how we could solve it..  or at least try it!

Library Staff's curator insight, May 19, 2014 10:57 PM

They're not the only ones distracted...

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DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup

DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Why wait for a formal workshop environment to start improving your teaching craft, when there are so many opportunities to build your network and learn new skills on your own? We've compiled a list of the best resources for do-it-yourself PD to get you started.

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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Too many to provide a summary of each, but worth exploring over time.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, May 16, 2014 1:02 PM

Build your own learning seems to be where it's at!  Here is a nice collection of resources for educators to do just that!

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Mapping the Internet | Ideas and Thoughts

Mapping the Internet | Ideas and Thoughts | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via juandoming
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The concepts of digital native and immigrant is not accurate. The idea of visiting is more accurate. Even those born in the net generation, do not always use digital technologies well and some of use born outside the era do.

 

I was interested in the grammar in the article.

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What students really think about technology in the classroom.

What students really think about technology in the classroom. | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The grownups who make and debate education policy disagree about a lot of things, but they often take it as a given that kids love technology. And tapping into that love of gadgetry and games is a way to make students “more engaged” in learning, or so many believe. Interviews with students in the middle-income, …

Via Mel Riddile, Dan Kirsch
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There are ways to integrate IT into the classroom setting. It is not an all one thing approach where "one-size-fits-all" but an approach that is situational and based on good pedagogy.

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Support "tech - shy" teachers to see the benefits of technology in their classroom

Support "tech - shy" teachers to see the benefits of technology in their classroom | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Strategies to get your technology-shy teachers to take a chance on new tools.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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One thing that would be helpful is not to force digital technologies on good teachers. They need support and it can be provided by providing them with opportunities to plan their professional development. They other thing that is important is do not assume that resistance is being tech shy. I resisted, but am hardly tech shy. What I resisted was the external experts who thought they knew more about my teaching and students than I did.

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Marisol Pamela Hernández Orellana's curator insight, May 13, 2014 9:49 AM

Ninguna herramienta Tecnológica es infalible y ante ello siempre hay que tener un plan B...calma y asumir que navegamos en aguas caóticas que nos implicarán flexibilidad!!!!


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What It Takes To Be A Good Digital Citizen | Global Education Database

What It Takes To Be A Good Digital Citizen | Global Education Database | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Fishtree Education
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This would be an excellent poster to share in classrooms.

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Blended Learning and the Value of the Teacher

Blended Learning and the Value of the Teacher | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Speaking at TEDx, Monique Markoff shares her experiences at a blended learning school in San Jose, integrating technology into the middle school curriculum.

Via iPamba
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Teaching is the straw that stirs the drink.

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Survey Discovers High Rates of Teen Cyberbullying & Oversharing Online

Survey Discovers High Rates of Teen Cyberbullying & Oversharing Online | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
NCMEC has released a new study showing that 3 in 10 teens claim to have been cyberbullied and most do not inform their parents (RT @pacoperezbes: Crece el cyberbullying: http://t.co/ePWPQs15my)...

Via Dan Kirsch
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It would be interesting to survey adults and see how many of them had been bullied online and in school settings.

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The Invisible iPad: It’s Not About the Device

The Invisible iPad: It’s Not About the Device | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

“The challenge for educators, especially directors of educational technology, is not to limit how our teachers teach, but to focus on the foundational skills and provide a clear and concrete formula for how different technological devices and applications will enhance these skills in order to give a learner the ability to create a product that will change the world.”


Via Felix Jacomino, simondcollins
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Digital technologies should not be invisible. In their usage, we need to make them visible and unobtrusive. Their visibility helps us understand our relationships and choices.

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What makes a teacher successful in an online classroom is no different than a face-to-face classroom

What makes a teacher successful in an online classroom is no different than a face-to-face classroom | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

I have been involved in a heated discussion on the Chief Learning Officer Magazine group on LinkedIn and mentioned this previously on this posting, Why do we need to know the hottest eLearning trends? Why not innovate learning with what we already have? I am excited that I did year from Ladan Nikravan Senior Editor at MediaTec Publishing that my original posting will be featured in their June issue.

I couldn’t agree more as others have described in the thread that learning can happen anywhere and often I think people think of eLearning (or any trend for that matter) as something different than learning face-to-face. I loved how Jocelyn Davis of Seven Learning reminded us that learning should be the same as it has been since civilization began! She mentions the following “core” of any instruction:

    "The core has not changed: robust, clear ideas (“content”) + good teachers, teaching well (“delivery”) + enthusiastic students who can talk with one another (“learner community”). It can happen anywhere from stone benches to a MOOC, and via anything from wax tablets to mobile phones. But it’s never the venue or technology that really matters. The method can be as trendy as we like; if the core is weak, so will the learning be."

 

What makes a teacher successful in an online classroom is no different than a face-to-face classroom. Content expertise, attentiveness to students, timely responses to student questions, and being organized are just a few of the important qualifications of a successful teacher regardless of the medium.

 

 


Via Miloš Bajčetić, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Dean J. Fusto
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This is an important observation. John Dewey suggested humans act as media, as well.

 

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Erin Griffith's curator insight, May 13, 2014 12:12 AM

Good teaching is good teaching! 

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Myths of Technology Series: "Technology Will Replace Face-to-Face Interaction"

Myths of Technology Series: "Technology Will Replace Face-to-Face Interaction" | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
For ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, I will be presenting on the “Myths of Technology and Learning”. As I am really thinking about what I will be sharing at the conference, I wanted to write a series of blog ...

Via Fishtree Education
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The article is largely one that adds very little to the conversation about ed tech and does not dispel myths if that is necessary. Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell suggested myths are integral. They are not false, but we have to be aware and discerning in their usage.

 

What is overlooked is that we rarely consider the idea School and education are not the same thing. Education is a 24/7 process and School is an artificial separation of children from families and communities and a place of work for adults. Digital technologies do not make or break that view. Rather, they add to an already fatigued way of organizing School which is not helping.

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2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond

2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, David Hain, Chris Shern, june holley
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It sounds like digital technologies are the only way people will be educated. Blending what has been done with new tools is essential moving forward.

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Usein González's curator insight, January 21, 2014 3:51 PM

Aprendizaje en línea una realidad.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 22, 2014 2:04 PM

Excellent article. Very thorough. This will help with looking at open classrooms. 

niftyjock's curator insight, January 22, 2014 4:23 PM

Very interesting 2020 vison, but can we please stop using 2020

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Don't Fool Yourself - There Is No Work/Life Balance

Don't Fool Yourself - There Is No Work/Life Balance | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

The idea of achieving work/life balance is a modern-day knockoff of the American Dream, rooted in the minds of ambitious yet overworked professionals who want to “have it all” -- work and play, career and family.


I don’t believe there is such a thing as “work/life balance.” You don’t hear people talking about finding a “family/life balance” or an “eating/life balance.” IT'S ALL LIFE.



Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Work/life balance is about integrating various activities into life. It cannot be about finding a mythical mean where we are at work 50% of the time and the rest is free time. It is all life and when we work we should be present and when we play we should be present. Here is where mindfulness plays an important role.

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malek's curator insight, May 9, 2014 7:44 AM

Achieving work/life balance means having equilibrium among all the priorities in your life . But, as difficult as work/life balance is to define, most of us know when we’re out of balance.

To find out more about your own personal balance 

Work/Life Balance Quiz