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Listen, understand, act: social media for engagement

Listen, understand, act: social media for engagement | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
With staff and learners beginning to exploit social media's potential to support learning and teaching, attitudes towards it are changing...

Via Kim Flintoff
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A key word is social media has 'potential' to broaden. It is important to recall that these are potentials and not certainties. We need to be in 'right relationship' with our digital technologies to use them well.

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5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework

5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework

Via Fishtree Education
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It is not clear that synthesis is included, but I might just be missing something. I would think that synthesis is important.

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A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter

Dr. Seuss, the writer and illustrator behind children’s classics The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and The Lorax, would have turned 110 on ...

Via Evdokia Roka, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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I love Dr. Seuss and his social justice work.

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宮西 咲's curator insight, March 26, 2014 6:53 PM

リズムいいね

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NEW Skills For A New Age [Infographic]

NEW Skills For A New Age [Infographic] | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Gust MEES, Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Suvi Salo
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These are really not new, but they are always worth repeating. What is new is perhaps the intensity and frequency with which they happen. The cross-cultural awareness is certainly the case. What works for me culturally does not work for someone half-way around the world. In fact, it might not work here. Educators  need to be aware of that cross-cultural awareness.

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Kaitlyn Kaminski's curator insight, March 18, 2014 9:15 AM

Really great and simple infographic that displays the importance of these skills. These are fundamental for a student's future.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, March 20, 2014 5:15 AM

These are simply the core facts...

Lena Leirdal's curator insight, August 30, 2014 6:36 AM

I love infographics! Learn - create - collaborate!

 

Right 'up the alley' when addressing 21st century skills. I find particularly the "learn"-part interesting: the need for skills to "access, evaluate and use different forms of information, exihbit fluency with tech tools, and exercise critical thinking". Definately a focus relevant for my master´s thesis.

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10 Women in Education to Follow on Twitter | The Puzzle

10 Women in Education to Follow on Twitter | The Puzzle | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
In honor of Women's History Month, here's a roundup of 10 top women in education to follow on Twitter!

 

Jim Lerman's insight:

 

Impressive list.


Via Jim Lerman
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I read a similar list of 150 educators to follow on twitter and I wanted to know if and when these 'leaders' were in classrooms.

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Five Pedagogical Practices to Improve Your Online Course

Five Pedagogical Practices to Improve Your Online Course | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Because online courses have fewer opportunities for the spontaneous, real-time exchanges of the face-to-face classroom, online instruction requires a deliberate approach to design and facilitation.

Via Blaine Morrow
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These and others apply to offline courses and teaching. There are benefits to asynchronous teaching and learning when done well. It creates reflective spaces where teachers and learners can consider patterns of sameness and difference they see in the conversations.

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Amazing Facts about How Technology is Transforming Education

Amazing Facts about How Technology is Transforming Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Fishtree Education
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Technology has always transformed education. The question is what is technology and what do we take for granted in this understanding?

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Tear Down That Wall: Joining the Global Classroom Community to Instill Global Citizenship

Tear Down That Wall: Joining the Global Classroom Community to Instill Global Citizenship | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Instilling "global citizenship" in students is essential to prepare them for our rapidly changing world. Being a global citizen goes well beyond simply traveling or living in another country. It refe

Via iPamba
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Having students living in the world and doing things that make the world better is not just making them better citizens it is forming good human beings.

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How can universities stop students cheating online?

How can universities stop students cheating online? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
From keyboards that recognise your typing style to university honour codes – course providers are finding new ways to stop plagiarism among students

Via iPamba
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What is cheating? That is likely a better question. The idea my sister would do my typing is not cheating. I may have provided the hand-written material. What about the work of editors? Is that cheating?

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The Rise of MOOCs: Past Successes, Future Challenges - By Stephen Downes

The Rise of MOOCs: Past Successes, Future Challenges - By Stephen Downes | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Has education at all levels become an extension of economic interests. Digital technologies are here to stay, but there is use seems to be justified by some underlying economic agenda rather than teaching and learning.

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Three Trends That Will Shape the Future of Curriculum

Three Trends That Will Shape the Future of Curriculum | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
What we as adults experienced in school, as educators and students, will bear little resemblance to what lies ahead. Here's a look at current trends, their

Via Olga Evstifeeva
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I am not sure these are trends that change a great deal. Yes, digital technologies can be used for some students, but not all. It will still take great teachers to make learning possible. The challenge is do we have those teachers and are we willing to let them teach? Reading an article like this it sounds like we are interested in bypassing teachers and teacher-proofing curriculum. That is what has gotten education in the curricular mess we are in.

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Special Issue on "Game Based Learning for 21st Century Transferable Skills: Challenges and Opportunities"

Special Issue on "Game Based Learning for 21st Century Transferable Skills: Challenges and Opportunities" | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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This looks like an interesting issue.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 24, 2014 10:35 AM
Special edition by the Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 2014
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Learning with 'e's: Education, schooling and the digital age

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There is still a need for teaching. It may be teaching as a quest which is the flip side to learning as a quest. Those are both preferable to teaching to the test. We make it sound like that is classroom teachers' fault. It is not. It is a product of people who are never in classrooms and do not have to live with the fallout.

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How teaching has changed over time | - Rocky Mountain Collegian

How teaching has changed over time | - Rocky Mountain Collegian | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
An online class requires streamlined lectures which need to stay on-topic due to time constraints. There is very little extra space for Stephen to change the class schedule. He misses investigating the nuggets of knowledge that ...

Via Blaine Morrow
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We should not confuse the tools used in teaching as teaching. They are ways of delivering information, helping students make meaning of the information as usable knowledge, and how to use the new knowledge wisely.

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7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education

7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education (7 Pillars of Digital Leadership http://t.co/kDhoUbyYIk shared by @NMHS_Principal @ #ticalsls14 http://t.co/D43INSzHTT)...


Via Robert Hubert
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I like saying this, "When we approach things with seven pillars, seven habits, etc. it is formulaic." Communication is a much broader concept than just as a pillar. It is foundational to education outside of the way it is expressed here and includes public relations. Should the latter even be an educational pillar?

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, March 27, 2014 9:04 PM

Timely for those of you in recent Twitter chats on this topic!

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Navigating the online information maze: should students trust Wikipedia?

Navigating the online information maze: should students trust Wikipedia? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Being literate used to be about knowing how to read. In the 21st century it also means knowing how to negotiate through the torrent of information coming at you from all directions. Information Fatigue…

Via SCIS, Dr. Laura Sheneman
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Information fatigue is an interesting way of understanding what is happening. The torrents can overwhelm.

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SCIS's curator insight, March 26, 2014 7:37 PM

Surely the arguments about Wikipedia are well and truly over?

Helen Lynch's curator insight, April 9, 2014 5:16 AM

Today's students practice digital information literacy skills all the time

Linda M's curator insight, June 10, 2014 6:20 PM

Very interesting ideas.

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Unlocking the Internet of Things

Unlocking the Internet of Things | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Storms of new data are growing bigger by the day, flowing in from social media, new internal corporate processes, retail and market transactions, electronic sensors and other machines. Especially machines.

 

The masses of new data follow technology innovation and by 2020 industry analysts predict there will be up to 30 billion devices connected to the Internet with unique IP addresses. This compares with 2009, when were a ‘mere’ 2.5 billion connected devices.

 

But what are we meant to do with the Things of the Internet? The amounts of data being created are so large that they are measured in quintillions of bytes – 2.5 quintillion bytes of new data are created every day.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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An article using Dr. Seuss as a reference is worthy of a read.

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Jeff's curator insight, March 31, 2014 10:32 AM

Your company needs a mobile application from wwwiAffiliatesApps.com 

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for the love of learning: Move to digital testing platforms raising questions

for the love of learning: Move to digital testing platforms raising questions | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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The move towards digital testing is from the perspective that machines are ready and able to test students. The question should be reversed: are teachers and students ready? I watched Grade 3 students use technology. Many of them struggle. Just like the PAT's this iteration of standardized testing is about testing something other than what teachers teach and students learn: the ability to successfully read and write now includes the ability to successfully use a computer.

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Commit to DH people, not DH projects | Digital Humanities Now

Commit to DH people, not DH projects | Digital Humanities Now | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
We've seen digital humanities in terms of “projects” since Roberto Busa indexed Thomas Aquinas. But lately it seems to me that the imperative to continuously produce something is getting in the way of how people actually ...

Via sandra alvaro, Pierre Levy, Suvi Salo
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

This is an interesting and provocative article challenging us to think about education as a forming process rather than a productive outcome. Humans form and develop. They are not raw materials to be shaped into a finished product by outside manipulators. This is not new thinking. It goes back to the Ancient Greeks, John Dewey, Alfred North Whitehead, and more recently Gert Biesta.

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Gabby G's curator insight, March 22, 2014 6:17 PM
By Miriam Posner | March 20, 2014, originally posted on http://miriamposner.com/blog/commit-to-dh-people-not-dh-projects/ Posner coordinates the Digital Humanities Program at UCLA  
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The 7 Cs of Effective 21st Century Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 7 Cs of Effective 21st Century Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The 7 Cs of Effective 21st Century Teaching http://t.co/Cqv12hiJbT #mlearning #edtech

Via Cindy Rudy, Kim Cliett Long, Ed.D.
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A good infographic that provides some information about what makes and has always made teaching important to student learning. It does not guarantee learning, but provides opportunity.

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Half an Hour: The MOOC of One

Half an Hour: The MOOC of One | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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This is an interesting article. It is not just about online learning. It includes any educational process. It is about the multiplicity of the many rather than a veneer of sameness imposed on people.

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New Florida Writing Test Will Use Computers To Grade Student Essays

New Florida Writing Test Will Use Computers To Grade Student Essays | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

A computer program will grade student essays on the writing portion of the standardized test set to replace the FCAT, according to bid documents released by the Florida Department of Education.

The essays will be scored by a human and a computer, but the computer score will only matter if the score is significantly different


Via Sharrock
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This is another way to subvert teaching as a truly human activity. It is a way of checking up on flawed humans.

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Sharrock's curator insight, March 25, 2014 12:45 PM

excerpt: "Shermis found computer programs — including AIR’s AutoScore– performed at least as well as human grading in two of three trials that have been conducted. His research concluded computers were reliable enough to be used as a second reviewer for high stakes tests."


This could generate some powerful data but I need a better understanding of what the program is assessing and would like to see the rubric the humans are using for scoring. Shermis' paper on the research is provided at the bottom of the webpage though. I just have to read it.

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This Is The World Teachers Must Adapt To: 7 Ways Teaching Has Changed

This Is The World Teachers Must Adapt To: 7 Ways Teaching Has Changed | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Teachers are the arbitrators of knowledge and culture.

Knowledge and culture are each dynamic, endlessly crashing and churning.

 

This makes teaching significantly important and difficult work, and can leave teaching—as a craft—wide-eyed and nonplussed in response.

Worse, those outside the bubble of education can understandably struggle to understand the problem.

 

What are the teaching in those schools anyway? How is it any different from when I was in school?

 

Well, as it turns out, much of it is different from even five years ago.

Starting with literacy.


Via Patric Lougheed
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It is interesting the way we can summarize the world and lives into 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 habits and things. Living, teaching, and learning are complex phenomena that cannot be so easily summarized.  I certainly did not see much evidence of equity as a common theme in education. There always seemed to be somebody deciding what was fair, what that meant in the lives of others, and how it was to be corrected.

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The Digital Disruption of Education Publishing

The Digital Disruption of Education Publishing | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The shift to online learning has given U.S. publishers a once-in-a-decade opportunity to expand their share of the $1 trillion spent each year on education.

Via Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.
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The last paragraph is particularly important and potent. Education is a $1 trillion business. That means children's learning and teaching are not necessarily at the heart of education, but are displaced and deformed by economic and ideological agendas.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 24, 2014 9:52 AM

Publishers have unparalleled access to content and authors, or subject matter experts. This is a compelling and remarkable point in time as we are in the throes of beginning to rethink and, I hope, truly reimagine how we educate our kids. Publishers could have a role, but they have to scan the horizon and plan for the future as well as the present.

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Understanding the Learning Personalities of Successful Online Students

Understanding the Learning Personalities of Successful Online Students | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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This type of research might help decide where technology is best directed in learning.

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