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Introduction to Internet Safety.

Introduction to Internet Safety. | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

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There is a continuing need for many of these offering multiple paths towards Internet safety. It is interesting that our guru of technology where I worked would often discount the parental and teacher concerns as unwarranted.

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ICTPHMS's curator insight, February 27, 2014 4:36 PM

Students learning about Internet Safety by accessing information via @GCFLearnFree website. 

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Bridging the Digital Divide, Technology, Teachers, & Students

Bridging the Digital Divide, Technology, Teachers, & Students | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Bridging the Digital Divide, Technology, Teachers, & Students http://t.co/kUNVUoS1gu #esl #eltchat

Via Lewis Walker, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Digital technologies are important. What that means is still evolving and that is important. We need to be attentive, mindful, and ask questions without presupposed answers.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 27, 2014 7:07 PM

Quite often, my students knew more than me about technology and I was good with that.

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8 Ways to Make Class Blogs Useful Conversation Spaces.

8 Ways to Make Class Blogs Useful Conversation Spaces. | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

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These are reasonable, common sense ideas. Nice to see.

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A Network Way of Working: A Compilation of Considerations about Effectiveness in Networks

Networks aren’t new, but the role they play in our working lives is expanding significantly through technology. The potential for impact is great, but newly enhanced networks require new strategies.

Via Pam John Laflamme
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I think the opening line is critical. Networks are not new, but their importance is accelerated in a hyper-connected world.

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Cybergogue: A Critique of Connectivism as a Learning Theory

Cybergogue: A Critique of Connectivism as a Learning Theory | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Having explored a “learning theory” that George Siemens (2005; 2006a) and Stephen Downes (2005; 2007) developed for a networked and digital world called connectivism. Fascinating and extensive conversations in the blogosphere and in educational journals debate whether connectivism is a new learning theory or whether it is merely a digital extension of constructivism. Siemens and Downes initially received increasing attention in the blogosphere in 2005 when they discussed their ideas concerning distributed knowledge.


Via Hybrid Pedagogy, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D.
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Theories should change over time. Largely, I see connectivism as the necessary changes to constructivism that help us think about the wa we construct and reconstruct learning.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 26, 2014 1:49 PM

This piece calls into questions connectivism as a shiny new theory toy, vs. prevailing knowledge about learning through the lense of constructivism.    For theorist examples, look to the learning perspectives of Maria Montessori, John Dewey and David Kolb.  Constructivism defined also has roots in art and architecture, of Russian heritage.


Via the Talent & Performance Development curation stream, I was able to give name to constructivism as my preferred lense, reference experiential learning, action research, productive tension in learning.  Via Wikipedia, the definition includes, "a perspective in education, is based on experiential learning through real life experience to construct and conditionalize knowledge."    ~ D

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This learning style is creating a new digital divide in the U.S. | eSchool News | eSchool News

This learning style is creating a new digital divide in the U.S. | eSchool News | eSchool News | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
States that still don’t support online and blended learning styles are creating a major digital divide for students across the U.S.
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The digital divide is growing and new ones appearing. That is not good news.

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Revisiting if Educational Technology Is Worth the Hype

Revisiting if Educational Technology Is Worth the Hype | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Each January, I have the opportunity to facilitate a course in Leading and Managing Technology for the Educational Leadership Program at the Kalmanovitz School of Education at Saint Mary's College of (Revisiting if Educational Technology Is Worth ...
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There is a reference to Michael Fullan's new book Stratosphere and the importance of pedagogy. I don't disagree pedagogy trumps curriculum, which is a technology, and digital technology, but Fullan left a lot of room about what he meant. The challenge is without great conversing and great leading at ground level we are left with managers who act as cheerleaders for the next great technology. I think the use of digitize technologies is important. I just think the hype needs to be toned down and conversations happen that help make it happen in ways that improve teaching (pedagogy) and learning.

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The Relationship Between Technology And Education

The Relationship Between Technology And Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

The following presentation from Steven Wheeler, Associate Professor at the University of Plymouth, explores some of the changes in both technology and education, including game-based learning, gamification, augmented reality, and mobile learning.

 


Via Fishtree Education
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I wonder where wisdom fits in all this?

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Flipped Classroom Visually Explained for Teachers

Flipped Classroom Visually Explained for Teachers | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
February23, 2014
Flipped classroom or flipped learning is a methodology, an approach to learning in which technology is employed to reverse the traditional role of classroom time. If in the past,...

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There are some good points in each bullets. Learning is not a given in any setting.

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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, February 24, 2014 10:06 PM

a simple graphic on the concept of flipped classroom!

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, February 25, 2014 2:10 AM

a simple graphic on the concept of flipped classroom!

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10 Assessment Design Tips for Increasing Online Student Retention, Satisfaction and Learning

10 Assessment Design Tips for Increasing Online Student Retention, Satisfaction and Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
How much time do we put into the design of the assessment plans in our online courses? Is most of that time focused upon summative graded assignments that factor into the course grade? Or, do they also include opportunity for practice and informal feedback?

Via Dennis T OConnor, Peter Mellow
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They make sense, but ask teachers about authentic assessment. It is still thought of as an isolated activity where the student does their project alone. That is not the way of the world and has not been forever. We work and learn together. Why not assess together?

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 24, 2014 4:43 PM

Assessment should reflect purpose. We require summative assessment in our society and yet we know learners thrive, grow and develop on a diet of formative assessment. The balance is the key! Feedback and the use of authentic assessment tasks are critical positive factors.

Dr Seroya Crouch's curator insight, February 25, 2014 3:09 AM

Good ideas for better assessment of online courses!

Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, February 25, 2014 9:19 AM

Wonderful article that challenges us to think through the online assessments and their prep!

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Relationship Between Age, Experience, and Student Preference for ...

Relationship Between Age, Experience, and Student Preference for ... | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The results of the data analysis revealed a statistically significant relationship between student age and student preference for certain types of online learning activities. Older students in the study indicated a much stronger ...

Via Linda Kaiser, PhD
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It makes sense that age and tech preference would be correlated positively. It does not mean that students use technology well, but prefer to use it. That suggests some questions about how to close the gap between preference and good use in learning.

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"Digital Citizenship" - A Haiku Deck by Mary Clark

"Digital Citizenship" - A Haiku Deck by Mary Clark | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Digital Citizenship Preso based on Craig Badura's (@mrbadura) Digital Citizenship kit.

 


Via Mary Clark, GwynethJones, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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This is an interesting approach with some interesting text to go with images. It might be something students would be able to understand digital citizenship, particularly in younger grades.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, January 25, 2014 12:41 PM

Craig Badura (@mrbadura) shared his digital citizenship survival kit in a blog post, and graciously allowed me to create a Haiku Deck entirely borrowed from it!  Here's a link to the post: 

 

http://edtechdigest.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/digital-survival/

 

 

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10 Major Technology Trends in Education -- THE Journal

10 Major Technology Trends in Education -- THE Journal | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
According to the latest data, video for homework is on the rise; mobile computing is "beyond the tipping point"; and most kids don't use traditional computers to connect to the Internet at home. Those are just three of the major trends revealed in the 2013 Speak Up Survey from Project Tomorrow.

Via Nik Peachey, Janice Comrie
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The last trend, framed as a question, is important and a key one we should always be asking. What makes this right tool? We did before digital technologies. Why not now? It might even be a great one to ask students.

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Wayan Eka Budiartha's curator insight, March 6, 2014 4:56 AM

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Monty Bell's curator insight, March 6, 2014 10:23 AM

Most of this we already know, but the data helps clarify for educators the need to look forward and how tech is woven into what we do, how we teach and how we learn. 

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, March 7, 2014 10:21 AM

Interesting ideas about where education is headed!  Keeping up with the technology may be difficult but necessary.  

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A Look Into Teenagers’ Complicated Online Lives

A Look Into Teenagers’ Complicated Online Lives | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
In the world of social media research, danah boyd is a star. She says most adults misread and overreact to the online lives of teenagers. But as the title of her new book suggests, It's Complicated.

Via Anna Hu , Terry Harding
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This looks a very insightful book. The review and interview are both thoughtful pointing to challenges that teenagers face along with the benefits.

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Anna Hu 's curator insight, February 27, 2014 9:27 AM
“My phone is my escape from all of the things at school and other things that stress me out.” 
Terry Harding's curator insight, February 27, 2014 5:08 PM

Taking the time to understand, is critical, especially when it involves children.

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Education 3.0: Students as Connectors, Creators, & Constructivists - by Dave Guymon

Education 3.0: Students as Connectors, Creators, & Constructivists - by Dave Guymon | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Do we want students to have relationships with Do we want students to have relationships with

The way that users have utilized the Internet has changed since its inception. References to Web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 allude to an evolved relationship with online information and interactivity.


Via Felix Jacomino, Linda Alexander
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Do we want students to have relationships with information? Or do we want them to have relationships with people, present or distant, who help by providing information? Those are quite different. One makes humans a resource that provide information or an extension of technology. The other creates person-to-person relationships which constitutes inter-subjectivity.

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 1, 2014 6:25 PM

Education 3.0 is it coming or is it already here? I guess that depends on where you are at with your understanding of education and how students learn

niftyjock's curator insight, March 2, 2014 9:34 PM

How does a student know what they need to learn?

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 4, 2014 10:15 AM

EDUCACIÓN 3.0 --->> NOSOTROS INSISTIMOS EN EL MODELO  - 0.1

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News Entrepreneurs: MOOC experts surprised by how they're evolving

News Entrepreneurs: MOOC experts surprised by how they're evolving | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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MOOCs will fill a void which is what this article is getting at. The question is will higher ed and education generally respond in ways that bring about real and substantive change?

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Reviewing Christensen’s Disruptive Technologies (Harvard Business Review, 1995) in MOOC Terms

Reviewing Christensen’s Disruptive Technologies (Harvard Business Review, 1995) in MOOC Terms | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

One of the common citations in xMOOC artifacts and discussion is the idea of xMOOC as a disruptive technology. The concept, developed by Harvard Business professor Clayton Christensen, is tossed into discussion as if it’s vital reading I should already know…none of the authors do more than give a cursory definition to the concept in abstract fashion rather than concrete, and in all of the articles I have read, I don’t see consensus on the definition. This makes me think several possibilities: 1) this is a concept so integral to this field that I should know all about it and am an idiot for not having a foundational knowledge, or 2) this is a concept not fully understood but thrown out there in a way that sounds erudite but lacks foundation. I think it’s a mix of both. As a learner struggling to grasp a topic (my background is in both media and social sciences, not business), the best way is to personally dive in rather than rely on the previews of others. At the same time, it took those previews to get here, so perhaps this review can help others start to nail out a more complete definition on the topic.


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There is a lot to read in this article.

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Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension

Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Education musings, technology, and lessons; my life as a teacher by Pernille Ripp.

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I always wanted to blog in the first three dimensions, but this helped. Some of the things to do have been around for a while, but it is good to be reminded.

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Northern San Joaquin Valley, Sierra teacher learn the latest about educational ... - Merced Sun-Star

Northern San Joaquin Valley, Sierra teacher learn the latest about educational ... - Merced Sun-Star | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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Gregg Eilers and Chad King, start their session of ClassDojo: Manage Your Class Like a Ninja.
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Keeping up with technology is a challenge. Are there other ways to find ways to keep pace. It seems we are always chasing.

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Your Life: Online, Anytime

Your Life: Online, Anytime | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
We live in an information age and while there's plenty
of knowledge to gain about anything and everything,
there's also a lot of i

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Yes, it is a great story which points out the risks of living online. It is about being cautious in a world where we know digital technologies are here to stay. What do we do to protect ourselves?

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ICTPHMS's curator insight, February 25, 2014 10:38 AM

Great story from our local news station on how students at Dakota State University are learning about how easy it is for hackers to steal people’s information and identities via their social media platforms. As well as learning about to prevent these situations from taking place in the future. 

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Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies | Selected Reads

Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies | Selected Reads | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A platform featuring academic reviews of books spanning different topics. Selected Reads is particularly helpful for Teachers, educators, academics, student researchers and bibliophiles.

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The way we choose and use technologies extends beyond emerging and to existing. It is not like we kick the old to the curb. I know some think that is the case, but we gradually shift. Whitehead' The Adventure of Ideas is a great book about how gradual that drift can be.

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Where is the pedagogy in flipped classrooms?

Where is the pedagogy in flipped classrooms? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

“Where is the pedagogy in flipped classrooms? Flipped classrooms themselves are not a pedagogical practice per se but more just a tool.”


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Pedagogy is teaching whether it be in the form of lectures, videos, reading, conversation, etc. All of those have to be considered in contextual and relational ways. Which one best fits the particular needs of a student? That is an essential ad sensitive question in any classroom environment.

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Eja Kliphuis's curator insight, February 24, 2014 2:20 PM
The P of TPaCK and let's not forget the O: how to Organize the complete composition of learning and teaching activities
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vanity and social media - the digital ego boost

vanity and social media - the digital ego boost | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Years ago, in order to reach out to a friend or colleague, you would call them, email them, walk over to their cubical, or even send a text message. Now, we reach out via social media networks. To ...

Via Carly Alyssa Thorne http://XeeMe.com/CarlyAlyssaThorne  , Amy Melendez
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Vanity and social media combined is an interesting concept. What does it mean in classrooms and in education?

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Amy Melendez's curator insight, February 24, 2014 12:35 PM

 

From the article:

"Businesses should consider their audience. Are they going to increase their profits simply because there are 10,000 people who liked their page? Or will they see the profits from the 2,500 fans that shop sites, spread informative content to their peers, or post positive reviews on the fan page? Who is communicating back on their social media pages is what matters. Businesses should focus on delivering meaningful and engaging content, not just vanity posts."

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The Teacher's Guide To Flipped Classrooms - Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Flipped Classrooms - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
We've combed through thousands of resources to offer you our first official guide to flipped classrooms. It's a curated list just for you.

Via Steve Yuen, Aki Puustinen, Suvi Salo
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I am reading Gert Biesta and he says learning does not happen because we say it does. Learning is something that has to coincide with teaching.

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4twenty2's curator insight, February 28, 2014 3:54 AM

A great resource for information on Flipped Learning.   Although based on the education system many of these techniques are being used for business training, meaning time spent in the classroom becomes more productive, interactive and meaningful.

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Space exploration is a waste of money

Space exploration is a waste of money | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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If my understanding is right, this post is curated by students which is quite impressive.

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