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New research sheds light on the tech-habits of children

New research sheds light on the tech-habits of children | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Britain’s youngest are in many ways its brightest, particularly when it comes to technology. Chances are, your eight-year-old can use your tablet far more intuitively than you can, and this kind of whip-smart tech-knowhow means that the education sector has some very exciting years ahead, as shown in research undertaken by ebuyer.

Via Fishtree Education
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1 out of 2 children feel safe on-line. That is a pretty interesting research item.

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How Technology Enables Blended Learning

How Technology Enables Blended Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"Sometimes, it pays to start over. That's certainly been the case for California'sMilpitas Unified School District.

Wanting to modernize education across all 13 K–12 schools, Cary Matsuoka and Chin Song — the Silicon Valley district's recently hired superintendent and chief technology officer, respectively — asked staff at each school the following question in March 2012: If you could design a school of the future, what would it look like?"


Via EDTECH@UTRGV, michel verstrepen, iPamba
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Asking school staff a question about designing a school for the future is a great start.

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BYOD Pros and Cons in Education [Infographic]

BYOD Pros and Cons in Education [Infographic] | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The BYOD Pros and Cons in Education Infographic highlights many of the advantages and disadvantages to letting students use personal devices in the classrooms.

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/bring-your-own-device-advantages-dangers-and-risks/http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?q=BYOD

 


Via Gust MEES
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One of the unstated aspects of the emerging hidden curriculum is that we are connected 24/7 to our work. We learn this in school. Furthermore, we now provide our employers with our devices to do their work.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 9, 2014 10:54 AM


The BYOD Pros and Cons in Education Infographic highlights many of the advantages and disadvantages to letting students use personal devices in the classrooms.


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Monty Bell's curator insight, April 10, 2014 11:35 AM

A balanced discussion on a very contentious issue

Apptimate's curator insight, April 22, 2014 6:36 AM

This infographic is about BYOD in education, but I think it is applicable to most enterprise BYOD strategies.

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The 3 Costs of Multitasking

The 3 Costs of Multitasking | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
(Watch the video above, or here.)Are you a task switcher? This is the quintessential rhetorical question, because we all switch between tasks, and we do so often.While the answer to this question is
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There are probably more than three, but these are well-spelled out.

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What We Really Need To Know About Ed Tech

What We Really Need To Know About Ed Tech | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Those "5 Things You Need to Know About EdTech" posts seem to crop up on Twitter every couple weeks -- Tech isn't the Point of EdTech, EdTech is about Learning, EdTech is Exciting. But for those who've heard and read it all before, here's a completely different take on that headline.
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This has some interesting points about a need to know what the costs are going into using technology. It is fair to say that tech companies have a motivation to make money. Educators need to think about this as they enter into relationships where they are using technology in any form.

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Reading is different online than off, experts say

Reading is different online than off, experts say | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Our brains, neuroscientists warn, are developing new circuits with a big impact on non-digital reading

Via Melissa Marshall
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It may be that this changes over time and humans adapt, but it is quite a risk to take. Reading and reading for depth is part of being an educated person in a civil society. Certainly, reading online has its place but it is one place not the only place.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 8, 2014 8:16 PM

What is the impact of scanning and non-linear reading? Is it changing our brains? In this article, the argument is yes: that scanning is resulting in shorter reading attention spans and limited time looking at information in depth. Online material may also be having an impact on us being able to read critically. 

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Open Practices and Identity: Evidence from Researchers and Educators’ Social Media Participation | George Veletsianos

Open Practices and Identity: Evidence from Researchers and Educators’ Social Media Participation | George Veletsianos | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I recently wrote a paper which examined the activities and practices arise when researchers and educators use social media and online networks.

Via Dan Kirsch
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The way technologies, in general, are experienced by educators and researchers is poorly understood. This includes digital i.e. social media and discursive i.e. curricula technologies. They become taken-for-granted tools rather than continuously exploring what relationship we have with them.

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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. When we recently as

Via juandoming
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Patience is a key. I found that adolescents are more likely to react based on what is immediate to them. Having said this, I know adults and teachers who react the same way. Besides patience, good models of adult tech usage are vital.

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Medical Minute: Are You Raising a Narcissistic Child? : Sandra Rose

Medical Minute: Are You Raising a Narcissistic Child? : Sandra Rose | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Diana Rasmussen
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This is not just happening amongst children and youth. It is happening amongst adults. When I read the symptoms, several adults names popped to mind immediately.

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Diana Rasmussen's curator insight, April 5, 2014 10:40 AM

It's not always "all about you" is my message to teens.  Facebook, Instagram, selfies....stop it!

 

 

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A supportive environment for digital literacy development | ALT Online Newsletter

A supportive environment for digital literacy development | ALT Online Newsletter | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

There are many studies of how user expectations of institutional IT are changing: see for example the recent Educause review of IT issues and regular surveys from UCISA. The Developing Digital Literacies programme has focused rather on how people acquire the digital literacies they need for academic success, and how aspects of the institutional environment support them in doing so...


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The list of concerns is excellent. There are real risks in BYOD and how do we overcome them together becomes a central question.

 

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Anthony Beal's curator insight, April 4, 2014 2:22 PM

Post by   Helen Beetham for the Jisc Developing Digital Literacies programme

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What Does Learning Look Like? A Look At Physical And Digital Spaces - Edudemic @edtechteacher

What Does Learning Look Like? A Look At Physical And Digital Spaces - Edudemic @edtechteacher | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
What does learning look like? Is it a classroom? Is there a teacher? Are students working by themselves or collaborating with others? Are they listening or constructing? Can all of these answers be correct?

Via Lou Salza, Suvi Salo
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The idea of having laboratory-like settings is good. It is a way to bring into practice theory and research in very real ways.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, April 4, 2014 10:50 AM

Provocative question!--Lou

 

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"I would like you to concentrate on the first image that comes to mind. Ready? Here is the question: What does learning look like?

Did you picture a classroom? Was there a teacher? What were students doing? Were they working quietly and individually? Or were they noisily collaborating? Were they sitting passively and listening? Or were they actively constructing something?

When I pose this question to groups of educators, I’m struck by the diversity of learning visions. For some, there is no teacher with the students, and the students are learning entirely on their own. For others, there is not even a classroom and students are helping students. In a world of ubiquitous mobile devices, where we can connect with information and people anywhere and any time, limiting student learning to a traditional classroom environment seems increasingly shortsighted..."

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CSEDU, Day 3, Final Keynote, "Digital Age Learning - The Changing Face of Online Education", (#csedu14 #AdelED @timbuckteeth)

CSEDU, Day 3, Final Keynote, "Digital Age Learning - The Changing Face of Online Education",  (#csedu14 #AdelED @timbuckteeth) | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Now, I should warn you all that I've been spending time with Steve Wheeler (@timbuckteeth) and we agree on many things, so I'm either going to be in furious agreement with him or I will be in shock...
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Teaching online and offline are risky. There is not way teachers can guarantee learning. They potentially provide the conditions that invite learning.

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Is It Time To Dismantle the Lecture Hall? -- Campus Technology

Is It Time To Dismantle the Lecture Hall? -- Campus Technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
In this debate, the question might not be so much about whether online education is effective, but whether it could be any worse than the existing model.

Via Peter Mellow
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People learn when they live together, sleep together, and eat together. That is an important point in the article. It suggests there is a need to continue exploring what teaching and learning can be in the 21st Century.

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Myths of Technology Series: “Technology Makes Us Narcissistic”

Myths of Technology Series: “Technology Makes Us Narcissistic” | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
For ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, I will be presenting on the “Myths of Technology and Learning”.

Via Dan Kirsch
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There are legitimate points made, however research reveals narcissism is a reality for many today. I don't think it is a youth problem per se. Many adults are probably narcissistic. Does technology play a role? Yes, but there are likely many other factors. Considering narcissism is not a new problem it likely pre-dates widespread digital technology usage. The article is not based on sound science. It is based on gut which is fine, but what experiences tell the gut is right? What makes instinct a right? How long was this person in a classroom?

 

There are likely myths, but myths are also based on what is held to be true per Joseph Campbell's work.

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Online students and "on-campus students learning online" - is there a difference?

Online students and "on-campus students learning online" - is there a difference? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
In a recent interview with the University of New England’s (UNE) ex Vice-Chancellor Jim Barber, he talked about the disruptive threat of MOOCs to the Australian higher education system. The threat was…

Via Kim Flintoff
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We sometimes say that today's students simply are embedded in technology. Do we actually know what that means? Are they using it effectively in their learning? Those are much different questions.

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Students Want More Alignment of Tech In and Out of School | Mind/Shift

Students Want More Alignment of Tech In and Out of School | Mind/Shift | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Project Tomorrow’s 2013 Speak Up survey of more than 325,000 students and 75,000 parents, teachers and administrators digs into how students and teachers are using technology in school and for learning outside of school, and comes up with some interesting insights about the pervasiveness of tech use.


Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.
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Sure they do, but is that always the best? Teaching is not about giving what students want all the time. It is about figuring out to help students learn when they do not have all the choices they want.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, April 8, 2014 10:42 PM

Today's teaching and learning environments require thoughtful educational design on many levels by using blended learning.

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Here's how digital content and teachers align | eSchool News | eSchool News

Here's how digital content and teachers align | eSchool News | eSchool News | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Education is immersed in the world of digital content, but what does it mean to implement digital content? Educators share their views.
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The title is noteworthy. It is like teachers can simply be aligned by an external source totally unfamiliar with a teacher's context. Certainly, teachers have to learn how to integrate technology. What that means is not something imposed, but learned in context and relationship with their setting and students.

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Next gen education:Technology changing the classroom dramatically

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Via Rabbi David Etengoff
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Using technology, like all teaching, is not a matter of figuring out something. It is a matter of having complex conversations about these things as they emerge and enter our classrooms. It is about thinking about what we do and the relationships we are in including those with all technology, discursive and digital.

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A Great Poster on The 6 Questions Critical Thinker Asks | Educational Technology & Mobile Learning

A Great Poster on The 6 Questions Critical Thinker Asks | Educational Technology & Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

In an earlier post here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning I talked about the 8 elements of the critical thinking process and I argued that critical thinking is a cognitive process that requires disruptive patterns of thinking, ones that question the status quo of propositions and leads to the creation of alternative lines of reasoning.


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Whether I agree with something means I have to explain what constitutes my disagreement. It is not just that I say I disagree.

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Social Media Scholarship - Inside Higher Ed

Social Media Scholarship - Inside Higher Ed | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Social Media Scholarship
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Heavy cell phone and social media use may hurt students' grades and well-being, new studies suggests, but having friends and family at their fingertips may also be beneficial to those farthest away from home.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Context may have a great deal to do with different research findings. I wonder whether we can generalize findings? It may be that local decisions on tech usage become more the norm. This will be a challenge without new leadership. Most of what exists in education is still hierarchical and nonsensical.

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So what is Technology Integration? - Betchablog

So what is Technology Integration? - Betchablog | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I was asked by a colleague in another school the other day if I could give her a snapshot into what I actually do, and what the role of an ICT Integrator actually looks like (from my perspective anyway). Apparently she wants to talk to her school leaders about having an integrator on their staff …
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It is a step in the right direction. Ultimately, I think we want teacher helping each other rather than someone outside coming in and helping. This might move it in that direction.

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Wonderful Visual Featuring The Three Versions of Bloom's Taxonomy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Wonderful Visual Featuring The Three Versions of Bloom's Taxonomy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"I have been sharing several visuals on Bloom's Taxonomy over the last couple of years but I  never came across a graphic that captures the essence of the three versions of Bloom's taxonomy as the one below. Actually, Bloom's taxonomy comes only into two versions, the original which was created by a  committee of educators chaired by  Benjamin Bloom  sometime in the 1950s of last century. During the 1990s another group of educators and cognitive psychologists led by Lorin Anderson ( a former student of Bloom) updated the original version to make it convenient with the learning needs of the 21st century."


Via John Evans, Moni IDD, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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The digital Bloom's will likely continue to evolve like the original one has over time. That is essential in moving our learning and thinking ahead.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, April 5, 2014 1:34 PM

Great side by side graphic of Bloom's original, revised, and digital taxonomies.

Debbie Rogers's curator insight, April 5, 2014 9:29 PM

Creating - the concrete,pictorial, abstract progression of deep comprehension  leading to higher level applications and with feedback, more creation! 

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What Teachers Need to Know About 'Networked' Teens

What Teachers Need to Know About 'Networked' Teens | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Middle school teacher Jody Passanisi says that youth researcher danah boyd's new book dispels many preconceived notions about teens and technology.

Via Fishtree Education
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I am not sure that adults idealize their childhood and days past. I certainly realize and understand we live in a different world today. That extends beyond technology and globalization which have impacts on our lives we could not have anticipated. Perhaps, that puts me in a minority position. Just like saying that our students are all digital natives, not all adults and teachers idealize and digital immigrants.

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The Future of Work: Where the Global Brain Meets the Brilliant Factory

“The Future of Work,” is a new study by Marco Annunziata, GE’s chief economist, and Stephan Biller, chief scientist for manufacturing at GE. 

 

They write that the “global brain” will be a prime mover, together with networks of “intelligent” machines called the Industrial Internet and advanced manufacturing methods like 3D printing, behind a paradigm shift that will transform industry and shape the future of how we make things.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Suvi Salo, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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I am glad someone can predict the future.

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The Global Search for Education: Education and Jobs

The Global Search for Education: Education and Jobs | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"The Future of Employment study makes clear that what matters most today is what you can do with what you know, rather than how much you know."
- Dr. Tony Wagner

 

We need to create schools that coach students for skill and will, in addition to teaching content. If we don't make this transition quickly, a growing number of our youth will be unemployable at the same time that employers complain that they cannot find new hires who have the skills they need. - Dr. Tony Wagner



Via Gust MEES
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There is no doubt the type of jobs available today and in the future are different and will be different than they have been. Having said this, children learn in concrete ways and not in abstract ways based on distant objectives. That is an adult way of doing things in education.

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We need to create schools that coach students for skill and will, in addition to teaching content. If we don't make this transition quickly, a growing number of our youth will be unemployable at the same time that employers complain that they cannot find new hires who have the skills they need. - Dr. Tony Wagner


Sukie van Zyl's curator insight, April 4, 2014 4:05 AM

collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 5, 2014 2:46 PM

The Global Search for Education: Education and Jobs