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7 Steps for Training Faculty

7 Steps for Training Faculty | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Guest post from Geralyn Stephens, Associate Professor – Clinical College of Education at Wayne State University, and C.

Via Blaine Morrow
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One of my biases is I want to learn, rather than be trained. There is a huge difference. Learning is based on personal and deep meaningfulness; whereas training only looks at relevancy in terms of re-presenting the materials. There is a disconnect there in my mind.

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iTeach: We need to prepare students for their future, not ours

iTeach: We need to prepare students for their future, not ours | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Grant Montgomery, The Rice Process
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It is an interesting article. I agree that ed tech needs to be integrated into the learning and the skills children need. Because they live in the present, it is important to understand that is what the focus of their learning should be, including that which involves ed tech and that which does not involve ed tech. It is not an either/or, but an "and" situation. We also need to discontinue the idea we know what that future looks like or even might look like.

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Where do you build your PLN?

Where do you build your PLN? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Research into where teachers build personal learning networks and which platforms they choose.

Via Nik Peachey, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D.
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PLN's begin close to home and build outwards.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, October 4, 2013 11:05 AM

 I follow @NikPeachey and appreciate the opportunity to participate in this survey.  I voted for Twitter and Scoop.It--Lou

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Nik, you're doing a great job. Thanks for sharing. 

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Tech Summit Keynoters: Teachers No Longer Have a Choice

Tech Summit Keynoters: Teachers No Longer Have a Choice | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
School tech leader Jen Carey shares highlights from the semi-annual iPad Summit, held most recently in San Diego, with keynoters Audrey Watters and Mimi Ito.
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I don't know any teachers, although there might be some, who live in a pre-Internet status quo. I see something quite different. We are caught in a time warp where the way we do School is largely unchanged from the industrial model of 150 years ago. Is that what we want?

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Look at What These Charts Say About Global Use of Technology

Look at What These Charts Say About Global Use of Technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

“Americans aren't the only ones obsessed with cell phones and social media. In fact, slightly more adults own cellphones in China (95 percent) than in the US (91 percent), according to a new Pew Research Center report.”


Via Fred Zimny, What Just Changed
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I wonder where Canada is on the list? I went to the Pew Research report and could not find us. It is the mark of a changing world. What does it mean in education is unclear.

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10 Common Misconceptions About The Flipped Classroom

10 Common Misconceptions About The Flipped Classroom | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

What have you heard about the flipped classroom? That it’s just the latest education fad? That it only works for certain academic subjects? It’s not uncommon to come across references in the web media to poorly informed and misconstrued ideas like these. Given the value and many benefits inherent in this powerful form of blended learning, it is important that these misconceptions be addressed and dispelled.

 

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The key is strong teachers who recognize what works for each child and when to make the necessary and personal adjustments. Pedagogy is critical in any teaching.

 

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Flipping the Classroom for Students With Learning Disabilities

Flipping the Classroom for Students With Learning Disabilities | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
For many, the words “flipped classroom” are nothing more than a synonym for having students watch lesson videos at home and do “homework” during class time. But is there more to it?

Via Tom Perran
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It still takes a teacher to figure out what all this means. I wonder what the science of learning means exactly? Is there one definitive science of learning?

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Digital Learning : Tailored or Taylored?

Digital Learning : Tailored or Taylored? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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The use of technology is political, economic, and social. We construct our use of the tools in ways that they shape us and we shape them, sometimes in unexpected ways. What has happened is many people promoting digital technologies spend little time thinking about the choices that are made and the power that suggests. Digital technologies are here. That means we need to be thoughtful, mindful, attentive practitioners, leaders, and pedagogues. Many are not.

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Mobile Learning Curriculum Framework (MLCF) - home

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We need more articles like this. This one acknowledges that there are many challenges and opportunities. It is not one or the other. It is an integration of both and we need mindful practices in technology usage of any form. Remember technology is another word for tools.

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Noam Chomsky on Technology & Learning

Noam Chomsky on Technology & Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

As far as technology itself and education is concerned, technology is basically neutral. It’s like a hammer. The hammer doesn’t care whether you use it to build a house or whether on torture, using it to crush somebody’s skull, the hammer can do either.


Via Nik Peachey, YACOUBAHIEN
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Mindful use of each tool is indispensable in our learning and education. Only in schools, do we worry about mandating and prescribing a particular tool.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 31, 2014 6:20 AM

Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, February 2, 2014 6:50 PM

Tecnología y aprrendizaje.

renee fountain's curator insight, March 7, 2014 7:18 AM

Do not agree technology is neutral like a hammer...

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The Future of Learning Environments: An Issue That Concerns the Students

The Future of Learning Environments: An Issue That Concerns the Students | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Following her first article on her experiences as an architect/designer working with kids, Moa Dickmark offers her insights into the future of pedagogy and learning environments, an issue that raises various questions around the world.


Via KiwiBelma, Gianfranco D'Aversa
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I think the article raises a key point about who we are asking advice on school design or learning environment design. We have to be careful on two levels when we include students and I think we should.

 

First, we have to ask and listen attentively. When something is not achievable, we need to answer in ways that explain what makes that thing unachievable. Is it simply unachievable or are there other ways to see it.

 

Second, and connected to the first, we have to be genuine in asking questions and answering. Several years ago, a principal approached students and asked what they wanted to make an ideal school. They mentioned, among other things, a library and cafeteria. The first was presented as a bunch of books in containers sitting on shelves in an area of the building our students rarely went to. Students later questioned that and had they been listened to more carefully that principal would have realized part of the library was a regular time to look through books and a reading time. As a teacher, I did some of the latter, but struggled to find ways for the former. The cafeteria was laughed off, but why it never materialized was never explained to students. Many students explained they wanted something different once or twice a month and to eat with their friends in a common area.

 

It becomes disingenuous if we ask questions and do not listen deeply. Ironically, that principal has gone on to bigger and better things as an emissary of change.

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Elizabeth Bowden's curator insight, February 13, 2014 7:17 AM

"...she believes that students and teachers should have a say and be a part of the development and implementation process."

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10 Reasons High Schools Students Say They Prefer Learning Online

10 Reasons  High Schools Students Say They Prefer Learning Online | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

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Ever wonder how students feel about learning online? At the recent iNacol Virtual Schools Symposium participants were treated to an experience that is surprisingly is rarely available at education conferences. We had the opportunity to hear directly from a panel of students who explained why they preferred learning online. Here are some of the reasons shared by these students and others I heard from explaining why students preferred this method of learning.


Via Dennis T OConnor, Colin Easom
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Each point has merit, but has questions which need to be addressed. What does it mean to follow your passion? What does it mean to communicate with someone whenever you want? Is this a new hidden curriculum item where we train students they and others are on 24/7? Technology or any tool needs to be used mindfully.

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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 13, 2014 2:46 PM

Porque los alumnos prefieren aprender on-line.

Sonja Hartemink e-learning Spanish's curator insight, February 15, 2014 7:42 AM

Learning online offers many advantages, the most important ones the student can learn individually, at his own pace.

 

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Jukka Sormunen's curator insight, February 18, 2014 12:33 AM

My freedom to learn!

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Their/Our Media Lives

Their/Our Media Lives | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
 
(My Media Life Simile)
One of the many excellent activities that you can find in the CommonSense Media Digital Citizenship Curriculum (free!) is...

Via ICTPHMS
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What does it mean to consume lots of information. We need the skills to discern what is useful, valid, accurate, etc. This is about having wisdom to turn the bits into practical knowledge which makes lives and the world better.

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21 Century Learning Resources from Ontario's EduGains' site

21 Century Learning Resources from Ontario's EduGains' site | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , simondcollins
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There is a real focus on economics here. Is that what motivates children to learn? Or is it more accurately the adult aims? I think we can prepare children for their futures without the focus on work skills. Learning should be playful and, when I look at the classroom picture with two children and one tablet, I sense that might be the case.

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Virtual Worlds/Digital Media and its Impact on Education

Virtual Worlds/Digital Media and its Impact on Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The following discussion is based on the video and research of Dr. Bailenson which can be seen here: Affects on the Mind or Psychology: Dr. Bailenson discusses Avatars and the affect of digital med...

Via Helen Farley, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

This is an excellent article and video. One thing about the way we use technology is we create virtual identities. For example, not having met someone other than through digital technology Others them differently than if we met them.

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10 Tips For Teachers To Connect With Parents Via Social Media

10 Tips For Teachers To Connect With Parents Via Social Media | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

10 Tips For Teachers To Connect With Parents Via Social Media


Via ICTPHMS, Suvi Salo
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These are good rules particularly if we begin with the first and keep going from there.

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Five myths about Moocs

Five myths about Moocs | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Diana Laurillard explains why a model based on unsupervised learning is not the answer

Via diane gusa, Dean J. Fusto
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The article raises some excellent points. We need to consider teaching and facilitating are not the same. MOOC's will have a role in education. The question is what that might look like?

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Mikko Hakala's curator insight, February 15, 2014 5:02 AM

Good discussion also in the comments section.

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Schools Should Be Teaching Kids How to Use the Internet Well - The Atlantic

Schools Should Be Teaching Kids How to Use the Internet Well - The Atlantic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Schools Should Be Teaching Kids How to Use the Internet Well The Atlantic Integration of conscious social media use as well as policies that provide more free and unfiltered Internet access are two ways of modeling best practices and actively...

Via The Rice Process
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Educators, increasingly, have to consider what it means to teach in 21st Century settings. It is not enough to add the technology to the classroom. We need to make sure it is well and responsibly used. It is part of building community and responsible citizens in those communities.

 

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The Best Teachers Don’t Do What They’re Told

The Best Teachers Don’t Do What They’re Told | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The Best Teachers Don't Do What They're Told
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Just like the author, I wanted to be like Robin Williams in Dead Poet Society. Some days I was close and others not so close. I recently told someone I would teach again if I was allowed to do it on my terms. I think that is important for teachers and students. There is a sense of authenticity in that approach. Who we are as people is incredibly important. I never let that be blurred when I taught. And, no teacher should or should be asked to let who they are be diminished by the machine.

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What Students Think About Using iPads in School

What Students Think About Using iPads in School | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

All 870 students at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park, Calif. will soon have school-issued iPads that they can use both at school and at home. 

 

 

Image credits: Sean MacEntee / http://bit.ly/NyClVG


Via Fishtree Education
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Well-integrated technology is helpful to all learning. It about choosing the best tool for the person and the context of that learning. It is about finding ways to help teachers help students.

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do you know networks? on leaving the Garden of Eden | the theoryblog

do you know networks? on leaving the Garden of Eden | the theoryblog | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The Eden of *real* print culture is only a Potemkin village now, no matter how the gardeners and the pesticide companies would like to gain control back over the weeds.
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The idea of learning being about weeds is reminiscent of some of the writing of Senryu Suzuki the Zen monk. He talks about the need to use the weeds as part of the growth process. It is all about pedagogy and the way we cultivate our learning gardens and the way we use the weeds that appear there.

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An interview with Canadian MOOC pioneer George Siemens | University Affairs

An interview with Canadian MOOC pioneer George Siemens | University Affairs | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
George Siemens, Canada’s MOOC pioneer, opens up about where the movement is headed.

Via manuel area, juandoming
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This is an interesting interview.

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What The Data Says About Students' 21st Century Readiness

What The Data Says About Students' 21st Century Readiness | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
What The Data Says About Students' 21st Century Readiness

Via Fishtree Education
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Both Whitehead and Dewey suggested that students live very much in the present and do not have long-term goals. There goals are relational. As they mature, this begins to change, but long term is largely an adult phenomenon. We need to embed children and youth in healthy and safe environments where they can pursue interests embedded in a sound curricular matrix. Both of the noted thinkers suggested the genius of the teacher would be required to nuture (educare) and lead (educere).

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Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century


Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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The table of contents used questions which is interesting. It is a long read, but hopefully addresses issues openly.

 

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, February 12, 2014 12:51 PM

Confronting the Challeges of Participatory y Culture. Awesone

niftyjock's curator insight, February 12, 2014 4:24 PM

This is an "occasional paper" (I love this idea that it's only occasional) apart from the name it has some old news and some new ideas around how to teach the new literacies.  

Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, February 13, 2014 10:25 AM

This is a fantastic whitepaper about the value of participatory culture in elearning and other digital means of education. This is very much the approach I come from in my own standpoint of using social media in elearning and mlearning, and just gathering information in general. The document is not light reading, but it's very well-written, and seems fairly comprehensive. A must-read for those who are in education, elearning or mlearning. Really good stuff. 

--techcommgeekmom

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Can’t Keep Up with Professional Development? Build Your Personal Learning Network | EmergingEdTech

Can’t Keep Up with Professional Development? Build Your Personal Learning Network | EmergingEdTech | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Today’s Savvy Teachers are Putting the “Learn” in Personal Learning Networks. It should be clear to any educator, or any career-minded individual in any field.


Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.
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The author makes an interesting point in that many teachers have been engaged in PLN's for years. What has changed is the idea that it has to be or is global. It can be, but does not have to be. Start local and grow global.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 11, 2014 7:10 PM

Start slowly and build up your network over time. This will help you to stay fresh and current with new teaching and learning strategies.

Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, February 13, 2014 5:01 AM

I like it! Start slowly and build up your network over time. This will help you to stay fresh and current with new teaching and learning strategies.