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Where Does Typing a Word Fit on Bloom's Taxonomy?

Where Does Typing a Word Fit on Bloom's Taxonomy? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I participated in a lively Twitter chat earlier this week where Bloom's Taxonomy and more current Digital Taxonomies were the topic of discussion.  Digital taxonomies are simply visuals of Bloom's ...

Via Dr Peter Carey, Dean J. Fusto
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Meaning has a lot to do with the levels that a word fits into the taxonomy. The more meaningful the higher on the taxonomy it could go depending on the actual activity.

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Infographic of the Week: A Digital Citizenship Guide for Teachers & Students

Infographic of the Week: A Digital Citizenship Guide for Teachers & Students | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Information literacy, appropriate use, etiquette, responsibility, privacy, respect… What do these items have in common?

 

Well, did you know that they are all components of digital citizenship? It’s true! These concepts– and many more—are part of the online code of ethics students need to be made aware of in order to develop and maintain a positive digital footprint.

 


Via Jamie Forshey
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Hopefully, it becomes more than a checklist in classrooms. Otherwise, it is good.

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, February 3, 2014 9:29 AM

Nice Infographiof digital citizenship

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How to Explain Complex Ideas (Like Tech) to Those Who Don’t Understand

How to Explain Complex Ideas (Like Tech) to Those Who Don’t Understand | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Whether you're the household tech support or just an avid researcher who is always trying to teach friends what you learn, explaining complicated topics is tough. Here's how to do it so people can actually understand you.

Via Dean J. Fusto
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Students will get the hands on approach. What they won't get is just consuming technology.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 31, 2014 3:25 AM

The world is complex, so this should help to develop your storytelling and meaning making structure.  Huge #leadership benefits!

Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, January 31, 2014 10:50 PM

Very good post to help you "not to look as the crazy one"... Since I started my professional career, I quite often ask to people who come to me: "Please, tell me what you want to tell me as if I was your grand-father.


I must say It doesn't work all the time, but at least it breaks the ice ;)

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The eLearning Dilemma: Engaged vs Unengaged Learners

The eLearning Dilemma: Engaged vs Unengaged Learners | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The proverbial questions are: what makes a learner engaged or unengaged? How do you ensure learners stay engaged in eLearning?

Via ThePinkSalmon
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This is a problem in digital learning and in face-to-face classrooms where we have 30 plus students and educational managers and bureaucrats who have not been in classrooms forever. The key might lie in choice and meaningful relationships which is different than the virtual of many classroom settings.

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Digital citizenship begins in Kindergarten | Teach.com

Digital citizenship begins in Kindergarten | Teach.com | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Elementary school teacher Sharon Davison shares with us her innovative teaching methods for bringing social media and blogging into her kindergarten classroom!

Via ICTPHMS
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I am sure there are adequate firewalls around the blog and twitter feeds?

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Tablets in schools: coding, creativity and the importance of teachers

Tablets in schools: coding, creativity and the importance of teachers | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Using iPads in the classroom with a curriculum that integrates IT and traditional subjects is helping pupils learn at one UK school. By Stuart Dredge
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As children and adults become more comfortable with the technology, they will be able to sort out appropriate usage.

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ReConnectEd – National Day of Unplugging – March 7

ReConnectEd – National Day of Unplugging – March 7 | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Re-ConnectEd is a series about responsible ways of using technology and working to diminish the dependence on our devices and striving to make connections. CRT...

Via craig daniels
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I take a sabbath from technology once a week and I use it more sparingly today than I did five years ago.

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Striking a Balance: Digital Tools and Distraction in School - Edutopia

Striking a Balance: Digital Tools and Distraction in School - Edutopia | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"This school year I joined the staff of a 1:1 high school here in Philadelphia. Students at the school have access to their own devices, which they take home with them. Although I've taught for many years in classrooms where each student had a school-issued device, the experience of my new students taking their devices home has forced me to reflect on the issue of distraction. How do we teach students to integrate technology into their schoolwork and their learning while also making sure that they're staying focused on the task at hand?"

 


Via John Evans
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We don't need balance. We need integration so that it becomes natural to choose and alter the way tools are used.

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How will education race the machines?

How will education race the machines? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
What will the increasing automation of jobs mean for education? The concept is pretty well known by now.  We assume that automation of job functions will keep increasing, via robotics, software, or...
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There are three things to note in this article. First, without a total overhaul of education, the jobs will still be at risk. You cannot have 25% of the students not finishing school and probably an equal percentage of having a less than adequate to do the jobs. Second, there are jobs that still need humans. Many of the trades fall into that category. Many of those still require an education. I would not want to work on a scaffold set up by people who did not understand what they were doing. Third, the whole notion of referring to people who disagree with the idea that technology is not the panacea seems to be a reason to refer to us as neo-Luddites. I believe that digital technologies are here to stay. I want mindful, intelligent conversations to help figure out what that means and an education system that is totally overhauled .

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10 Jobs That Are Being Replaced By Machines

10 Jobs That Are Being Replaced By Machines | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Rise of the machines: 10 jobs that are being automated out of existence.

Via iPamba
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Some of these were already on the way out or close to that. I still like the personal touch a person provides.

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There is Something Different About 2014 - Michael Fullan - (Digital Transformation)

There is Something Different About 2014 - Michael Fullan - (Digital Transformation) | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Message from Michael I have been working on educational change for almost 50 years. There is something different about 2014. There is a grand convergence spontaneously erupting. I think it is a natural dynamic of push and pull.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Rod Murray
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The key line is about alienation of teachers and students. We are rarely asked what we think and what makes a difference in the classrooms.

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

Via Amy Melendez
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This is accurate, but does not go far enough. Dewey talked about constant reconstruction of the world through the use of knowledge in practical ways. Whitehead indicated this was a recurring process which cycled back constantly. It is fractal like in the recurring patterns. Pinar and Grumet proposed we constantly reconceptualize the world anew.

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The Impact Of Technology On Curiosity

The Impact Of Technology On Curiosity | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Looking at the impact Of technology on curiosity is also a look at the impact of technology on learning

Via Nik Peachey, Sergey Ruseev, What Just Changed
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Acquiring knowledge is not enough. That makes it a commodity. Dewey and Whitehead (many others) argued it is essential humans learn to use knowledge in their lives. There is wisdom in that usage.

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, January 28, 2014 6:29 PM

Curiosity is probably the greatest intrinsic motivator for learning... foster curiosity and you create a learner...

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, January 29, 2014 1:57 PM

Thank you for sharing.

Tonya Ward Singer's curator insight, January 31, 2014 11:57 AM

Provocative article, especially the questions at the bottom, including: What happens when students don't know what they don't know?

 

I ask this for us as communities and a socieity, what happens when we don't know what we don't know?     

 

History has some terrifying answers on what people can do collectively when locked into a set idea of "knowledge."   

 

How can we best leverage technology to support students as critical thinkers, curious and empowered? 

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Comfortably 2.0: The PD Challenge

Comfortably 2.0: The PD Challenge | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

 by Craig Badura


"I recently blogged about how I had begun creating App Task Challenges for the teachers in our district.  The challenges have been well received and I think teachers actually enjoy the process of completing the challenges and then having an idea on how to easily integrate an app into their curriculum.


"I wanted our teachers to be active, moving, collaborating, designing. I began thinking that I could achieve these results by creating a "challenge" for our PD day.  I came up with a challenge in which teachers (in their PLC's) had to create a 30 second public service announcement using the iMovie app.  Their topic:  "How To..."   Click here to see the details of the challenge. "


Via Jim Lerman
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I found as I was leaving education that there is a shift or an increased shift towards these external challenges. In our district, it was 180 days of blogging or something along those lines. I felt it was largely so the people who challenged us to built their creds on the work others did. What does awesome mean? What does amazing mean? Those are words I hear associated with this process. We have to remember there is a finite number of people who actually engage in these challenges. Does it constitute real personal and professional learning?
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Shiva Prakash's curator insight, February 3, 2014 11:22 PM

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, February 5, 2014 12:13 AM

Super idea for getting teachers to use the tech, tools, apps,  Web 2.0 tools, etc. 

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» The End of Higher Education’s Golden Age Clay Shirky


Via Mark Smithers
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The term caste system is excellent. It is the reason why we see so little structural change in education at all levels. It is about protecting turf rather than the learning.

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Students want personalized learning, mobile technology | eSchool News

More and more students own mobile devices, including tablets, and indicate a strong desire to use those personal learning tools in school to increase collaboration and access to resources, according to the annual Speak Up Survey, which is facilitated by Project Tomorrow.
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The reason why technology is not making the same impact in schools as it does in students' lives is twofold in my view. First, it is used differently in students's lives. Certainly, there are times it does involve learning, but, more often, it is entertainment and communication.

 

Second, the kind of structural changes needed in education to accomodate those students ready, and they are not all ready by a long shot, have not even begun to occur. Most of what is happening is talk and smoke and mirrors.

 

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When Learning Isn't Vulnerability - Drape's Takes

When Learning Isn't Vulnerability - Drape's Takes | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Learning need not require vulnerability.
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Learning consists certain levels of vulnerability. For some of us, there is less and for others there is considerable. I think it is on a continuum. Learning is about moving into new space where we have never been and this carries a certain amount of risk.

 

I don't disagree with either argument. I think some vulnerability is more evident than others.

 

This author makes a point that online learning may carry less vulnerability. It is possible, but what does that mean? It is an interesting question.

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5 Tips for Flipping Your PBL Classroom

5 Tips for Flipping Your PBL Classroom | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I am of course a huge project-based learning (PBL) nerd and advocate. I am also an advocate for the flipped classroom, yet at the same time I also have my concerns about flipping a classroom. This mo

Via Elke Lackner
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The use of technology should not be the driving force. It should serve the ends involved: the learning of children.

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Stanford Economist: Elite Colleges Should Not Give Credit for MOOCs – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Stanford Economist: Elite Colleges Should Not Give Credit for MOOCs – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Her conclusions—that MOOCs provide a more suitable substitute for certain nonselective-college programs than for selective ones—are not necessarily as intriguing as her analysis, which frames the issue in economic terms.

Highly selective institutions like Stanford do not so much sell education programs and services for an upfront fee, Ms. Hoxby writes. Instead, they invest in promising students who are likely to attain wealth and influence after college. Only a fraction of those students will end up making significant gifts to the institution later in life, but those gifts subsidize the programs and services Stanford supplies to all its other students.

The sustainability of that “virtuous circle” depends on those talented students’ feeling a deep emotional connection to their alma mater, writes the Stanford professor. If selective colleges began granting credit to students who succeeded in their MOOCs, it could compromise the more traditional “human-capital investments” in their portfolios, she says.


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This is interesting.

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iPamba's curator insight, January 28, 2014 12:31 PM

Making the elitist case of US vs. THEM

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To Inspire Learning, Architects Reimagine Learning Spaces

To Inspire Learning, Architects Reimagine Learning Spaces | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

“There’s no teacher at the front,” says Gensler’s Shawn Gehle. “The rooms are like different scenes in a video game. They inspire active learning."

 


Via Karen Bowden
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There is no question we need new school architecture. I did it with tables, some laptops, some workstations, and we found extra spaces when we needed them and others allowed us. The reimagining is within each classroom community's power.

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This hybrid innovation is about to change your school forever | eSchool News | eSchool News

This hybrid innovation is about to change your school forever | eSchool News | eSchool News | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
What is a hybrid innovation and how are schools currently using blended learning? How can educators determine which innovation is best?
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There has been disruptive innovation for years. Most of it has been unobserved asvery good teachers closed the door and helped students learn. When the powers to be or those outside classrooms find out, they decide that it does not fit their model of what innovation looks like.

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Does Technology Make Us Dumb Or Smart?

Does Technology Make Us Dumb Or Smart? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Does Technology Make Us Dumb Or Smart?

 

Image credits: Kevin Jarrett / http://bit.ly/Ml1nXO


Via Fishtree Education, John Purificati, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Some very interesting points and some are related to research. Technology is always a tool. The way we use it makes the difference.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, January 27, 2014 5:23 PM

Dumb queston. Technology is a tool.

Fishtree Education's comment, January 28, 2014 5:53 AM
Couldn't agree more Ivon! The way we use tech makes the difference. The need comes first, and tech comes afterwards. Without this first step tech can cause information overload. We always have a choice, just sometimes we forget to admit it.
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10 Benefits Of Digital Planning For Teachers

10 Benefits Of Digital Planning For Teachers | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
10 Benefits Of Digital Planning For Teachers
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There are some practical benefits and ideas. I am not sure the visual applies to me. Regardless of my planning process, I always had a messy desk, but I found things.

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Educator Ann S. Michaelsen explains the power of student PLNs

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Educator Ann S. Michaelsen explains the power of student PLNs | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
#edu #education Educator Ann S. Michaelsen explains the power of student PLNs http://t.co/bEf3vFNkEz

Via Nancy J. Herr
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We need to remember only one aspect of PLNs needs to be technological or virtual. There is still face-to-face PLNs.

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DR4WARD: What Are Some Fascinating Social Media Statistics From 2013? #infographic

DR4WARD: What Are Some Fascinating Social Media Statistics From 2013? #infographic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

What Are Some Fascinating Social Media Statistics From 2013? #infographic Sparefoot Guest post by Yin Wu I look 4Ward to your feedback. Keep Digging for Worms! Author: Bill - Dr. William J.


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It is good to know people are on social media. Equally as important is what are they doing? Is it just entertainment and staying in touch

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