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Asynchronous Improvisation

Asynchronous Improvisation | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
When I was a grad student teaching creative writing I used to walk a mile-and-a-half to class. My walk was valuable time for me to think about my lesson plan, and to tune in—in that psychic way tha...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Several teachers who use online spaces in various ways find asynchronous spaces are beneficial to reflection and communication. Research indicates that asynchronous provide potential to take online beyond teams to community forming. Teams are still very top-down and communities are organic.

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8 Obsolete School Supplies and the Tech That Replaced Them

8 Obsolete School Supplies and the Tech That Replaced Them | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Classrooms in 2014 are focused on making learning fun, interactive, and trackable.

Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.
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It is something to think about. Students do need to experience the real experience of sites and events like the Lewis and Clark Trail, Old Quebec, the Grand Canyon, National Parks, etc. Technology can begin the journey, but it is a tool on the journey and not the journey.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, April 26, 2014 8:31 PM

Something to think about...

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Decoding Digital Pedagogy, pt. 1: Beyond the LMS

Decoding Digital Pedagogy, pt. 1: Beyond the LMS | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
We are not ready to teach online. In a recent conversation with a friend, I found myself puzzled, and a bit troubled, when he expressed confusion about digital pedagogy. He...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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I think like face-to-face pedagogy digital pedagogy is not one thing, but many things. It is certainly about relationships, but what that means is hard to generalize. I think it is always playing out in particular situations, relationships, and teaching. It takes mindfulness, attentiveness, thoughtfulness, being present, etc.

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Students are all about computers, not computer science

Students are all about computers, not computer science | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The subject is not a staple of the nation’s high schools and is especially rare for girls and minorities.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Suvi Salo
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There are still barriers whether they be stereotypes, SES, or others.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, April 25, 2014 1:48 PM

There are lots of people who know this. Those of us who try to make a difference are often ignored and put aside. We will continue to share the message. This education should not just be for the elite.

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Studying the Digital Self

Studying the Digital Self | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Five analytical concepts can guide scholarship on virtual lives.

Via John Shank
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This looks very interesting for anyone involved in research and academic work.

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No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning

No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A Boston area innovation studio for middle and high school students is bucking the traditional school model for what students love best: hands-on learning.

Via Jenn Alevy
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It is a great idea, but 12 students at a time is not necessarily going to reach all students. An important question is about those coming from schools serving low SES communities. Can they access these programs.

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Beyond Worksheets, A True Expression of Student Learning

Beyond Worksheets, A True Expression of Student Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Possession of facts is not learning. What is an important skill is the ability to sift through abundant information, identify what is valid and meaningful, then use it to create meaning and express it. This is why student creation is so important in the new economy of information.

Via Blaine Morrow
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A key point was the teacher remained actively involved and guided the process.

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Are Existing Tech Tools Effective for Teachers and Students?

Are Existing Tech Tools Effective for Teachers and Students? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it - Educational Discourse The Gates Foundation released a report today surveying teachers and students on the kinds of digital tools they'd like to see available in classrooms.Kelly C...
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I am not sure the concerns will change with the pace of edtech change. The key might be providing teachers with time to develop skills they need to keep pace in ways that suit their situation.

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The Myth Of Digital Citizenship And Why We Need To Teach It Anyway

The Myth Of Digital Citizenship And Why We Need To Teach It Anyway | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
At one time in the not so distant past there were no cell phones. And then everything changed at a rate faster than the speed of amending a student handbook. I can distinctly remember the first time one of my 8th grade students brought a cell phone to school. It really wasn’t that big of a deal, more of a novelty really. I mean one student with a cell phone had next to no bearing on our day to day school operations. But then a second student brought a cell phone.

Via Fishtree Education
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This is a very interesting perspective. Texting is similar to passing notes. The idea we have rules in place makes sense. Questions should be asked. One that comes to mind is the texting disrupting learning?

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Are Existing Tech Tools Effective for Teachers and Students?

Are Existing Tech Tools Effective for Teachers and Students? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The Gates Foundation released a report today surveying teachers and students on the kinds of digital tools they'd like to see available in classrooms.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Suvi Salo
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"The report paints a picture of a fragmented system where teachers are constantly searching for tools to help them meet new standards and requirements, but are distanced from decision making about the tools they use in the classroom." This says most of what needs to be said. Teachers, not external experts and non-teachers, need greater say in decisions. The idea of external experts is an oxymoron. How can you be an expert outside the classroom context.

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Confronting the Myth of the 'Digital Native'

Confronting the Myth of the 'Digital Native' | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Professors at Northwestern University are training students to build online identities that can advance their academic and professional careers.


Via Dan Kirsch
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The point that caught my eye was about the stratification of digital usage. Only a few privileged young people use the Internet successfully and many more lack the basic skills to navigate the Internet. This stands in sharp contrast to an article I read recently debunking the myths of technology such as digital natives. That article lacked any science. It was just someone who is not in a classroom and only passed through briefly.

The findings paint a picture not of an army of app-building, HTML-typing twenty-somethings, but of a stratified landscape in which some, mostly privileged, young people use their skills constructively, while others lack even basic Internet knowledge. - See more at: http://m.chronicle.com/article/Confronting-the-Myth-of-the/145949/?cid=at#sthash.n0Vyt0l4.dpufThe findings paint a picture not of an army of app-building, HTML-typing twenty-somethings, but of a stratified landscape in which some, mostly privileged, young people use their skills constructively, while others lack even basic Internet knowledge. - See more at: http://m.chronicle.com/article/Confronting-the-Myth-of-the/145949/?cid=at#sthash.n0Vyt0l4.dpuf
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Ignore age—define generations by the tech they use

Ignore age—define generations by the tech they use | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
When kids are shown 1980s technology, they're dumbfounded. Today's generations will be divided by technology as it evolves, and they should be. (Nice piece, @mckinneykelsey!

Via Chris Carter
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This is a good point. Even Marc Prensky has rethought the concepts digital natives and digital immigrants. In a way, we are all digital immigrants as the pace of change is so dynamic.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, April 21, 2014 8:02 PM

Brilliant, and funny!

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What Should We Focus On Learning In An Age Where Almost All Information Is At Your Fingertips?

What Should We Focus On Learning In An Age Where Almost All Information Is At Your Fingertips? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

What should we focus on learning in an age where almost all information is at your fingertips? This question was originally answered on Quora by Robert Frost and Balaji Viswanathan.


Via Jenny Ebermann, Bobby Dillard
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There are good points made. It is important to be able to apply the information and knowledge wisely. That is what we get as we move up the taxonomy.

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In the Future Everything Will Learn

In the Future Everything Will Learn | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Each year, IBM releases a list of five innovations that it believes have the potential to change the way people work, live, and interact during the next five years. This year, the IBM researchers working on the “5 in 5” listing focus on the notion that in the future, everything will learn.

Via EDTECH@UTRGV, David R. Perry
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We watched a video last night about the way the future was perceived in 1920. It was pretty interesting and very sci-fi. We have to keep that in mind when we predict the future. The person who presented the video to us is an IT person who made that very point. We don't know what is going to happen in the next moment let alone in 5 years.

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Reading is different online than off, experts s...

Reading is different online than off, experts s... | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Our brains, neuroscientists warn, are developing new circuits with a big impact on non-digital reading (Reading is different online than off, experts say - Washington Post | @scoopit via @joevans http://t.co/2w6i3poOhE)...


Via Tom Perran
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It is. Nothing more need be said. What is important is reading using different media engages the brain differently so they each serve some purpose as integrated reading practices.

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Tom Perran's curator insight, April 26, 2014 9:31 AM
Important information on the difficulties that students are having with reading for comprehension online.
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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias.

Via Dan Kirsch
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One way to approach this is to have students question their assumption. That is challenging work, but they begin to realize they hold things as 'facts' that are not always the way others see things. Healthy skepticism questions one's own assumptions and that helps.

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5 Bad Technology Habits Teachers Can Fall Into

5 Bad Technology Habits Teachers Can Fall Into | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
5 Bad Technology Habits Teachers Can Fall Into by Aimee Hosler  Computer-based testing. Flipped classrooms. eLearning and online courses. Mobile learning. Personalized learning algorithms. Technology has revolutionized learning – and teaching.

Via Yashy Tohsaku
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These are all legitimate and happen even by those passing themselves off as tech leaders.

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Will Libraries Exist in the Future? If So, They’ll Be Very Different.

Will Libraries Exist in the Future? If So, They’ll Be Very Different. | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Around the turn of the 20th century—a golden age for libraries in America—the Snead Bookshelf Company of Louisville, Ky., developed a new system for large-stack library shelving. Snead’s multifloor stack systems can still be seen in many important libraries built in that era, for instance at Harvard, Columbia, the Vatican,...

Via John Shank
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I am not sure that all libraries will become totally digital, but it is right to say they will change. They need to as they meet new needs. The same can be said for every institutions if they want to survive. Schools and churches have to find new ways to meet people's needs.

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Relationships: Who needs them?

Relationships: Who needs them? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I have been thinking lately about professional relationships and what role they play in how we learn as professionals, and as people. It would be difficult to learn much in total isolation. We are ...
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There are three key points I took out of this. First, prior to social media professional relationships for educators were likely in the building. I might be different. The bulk of mine were outside. I only engaged people in the building who challenged me and I could trust to have a frank conversation. I found those criteria lacking in many conversations in the building. Second, the rule of 10, 000 hours practice has been around for some time. An important caveat is that we have to practice correctly. We need honest feedback when we err which goes back to point one. Third, people are the solution to whatever problems we face in education. We might use digital technologies to help solve, but digital technologies do not solve problems per se. The last time I dug a hole I did the work and engaged a shovel as a tool. Technology is the study of an art or craft which in the case of the hole I decided the craft or art needed a shovel. I left my computer in the house.

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Kids Are Cyberbullying Their Teachers - Motherboard

Kids Are Cyberbullying Their Teachers - Motherboard | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Kids Are Cyberbullying Their Teachers
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One in four teachers are said they were affected by online bullying, according to the association, and 42 percent experienced being insulted or harassed by students on the web.

Via Dean J. Fusto
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This is interesting and the fact it is happening is disconcerting. I  experienced adult cyberbullies, but never students.

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, April 24, 2014 9:58 AM

Teachers want kids punished. Kids (and their parents) say there's nothing that can be done. What is happening and how can you handle it?

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My top 5 on why learning - Mark Anderson's Blog

My top 5 on why learning - Mark Anderson's Blog | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
education, learning & technology

Via Mikko Hakala
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We need to show our major stakeholders we can improve learning. That is interesting, but I do not see that eduction consists of major stakeholders. The people we need to focus on our students.

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Mikko Hakala's curator insight, April 22, 2014 4:46 PM

It is learning that is at the heart of teaching. Here are 5 great reflections on learning from Mark Anderson, @ICTEvangelist - from being a role model to personal development.

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The One Room Schoolhouse Goes High Tech

The One Room Schoolhouse Goes High Tech | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A new school in San Francisco is combining the Silicon Valley startup model with progressive education tactics, creating classrooms as individual entities, using sensoring technologies to track kids' progress, and building tech tools based on teacher requests.

By Katrina Schwartz 


Via Lou Salza
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We need many new models.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, April 22, 2014 9:10 PM

I was interested to learn about this heuristic. We need more of this kind of exploration in the education industry. I was especially taken with how important student interest was to the design of the curriculum.--Lou

 

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....And in the true spirit of a startup, the school’s ethos is to “fail fast” and pivot — change direction — when necessary.

“We take as one of our primary objectives the constant innovation of the platform and what’s happening in the classroom,” Ventilla said. “If it’s taking us a year to change things that needs to be changed, we’ve failed.”

FOCUS ON INDIVIDUALIZATION

While the school is using Common Core as a guideline for its teaching standards, students aren’t grouped by grade level. Rather, students move through activities based on their skill and are broadly grouped in age ranges that include transitional kindergarten, “youngers,” “olders,” and middle school.

“We don’t think there’s such a thing as a grade,” Ventilla said. “Kids are at different levels across their academic and non-academic trajectories and it’s about creating an environment of peers, people that push them, people that are good influences, but also people that they can be friends with and have intellectual peers....."

 
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The Secret Cost of a Surveillance Society

The Secret Cost of a Surveillance Society | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Fear of the criminal justice system can lead to negative health, financial, and educational outcomes.

Via Trudy Raymakers
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This surveillance is pervasive in our society including our school. Rather than learning to be responsible, being constantly under surveillance means we learn to accountable and find ways to avoid being kept track of.

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Conversation with Alan Levine, Pedagogical Technologist | DMLcentral

Conversation with Alan Levine, Pedagogical Technologist | DMLcentral | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
“Instructional technologist” is an inadequate description for what Alan Levine has done at Maricopa Community Colleges, the New Media Consortium and the University of Mary Washington, often from his connected cabin in the Arizona highlands.

Via Alfredo Calderón
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DIY learning is not learning. Learning is a social process. Tech is the tool that gets us there. Technology is the study of those tools suggesting thoughtfulness and relations.

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Creative Visualizations of Bloom's Taxonomies!

This is an organic SlideShare presentation discovering the juiciest visualizations of Bloom's taxonomies (old and revised). Blog post: http://zaidlearn.blogspot.com/2014/03/creative-visualizations-of-blooms.html

Via Anne Whaits, ernestprats, Sharrock
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There are quite a few different visuals to consider.

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scil's curator insight, March 23, 2014 9:04 AM

Umfangreiche Sammlung von Visualisierungen zur Bloom Taxonomiea(Fassung von 1956 und 20.02)