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Google's 9 Principles of Innovation - Can you apply these to your classes in 2014

Google's 9 Principles of Innovation - Can you apply these to your classes in 2014 | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Want to know what's in Google's secret sauce? Chief social evangelist Gopi Kallayil dishes out the tech giant's success recipe.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Dean J. Fusto
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Innovation does come from anywhere. We lose sight that innovation is not something that exists in the mainstream. It usually comes from the boundaries and the margins. Leadership is about guiding the innovation and continually casting on eye to the margins.

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Patrick Peterson's curator insight, April 27, 2014 2:20 PM

Google emphasizes a good ideas can come from anywhere. Innovators also learned from failure  as  they build upon what they learned.

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As Schools Give Students Computers, Price of L.A.'s Program ...

As Schools Give Students Computers, Price of L.A.'s Program ... | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
School districts across the country are embarking on technology upgrades, with the latest trend toward providing each student with a computer, such as a tablet or similar device. These school systems are attempting to replace traditional ...

Via John Parker
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

There is a lot of pressure to implement technology in schools.

L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy said it was important to buy a computer-based curriculum - See more at: http://applemagazine.com/as-schools-give-students-computers-price-of-l-a-s-program-stands-out/18724#sthash.UAYrudgP.dpufL.A. schools Supt. John Deasy said it was important to buy a computer-based curriculum - See more at: http://applemagazine.com/as-schools-give-students-computers-price-of-l-a-s-program-stands-out/18724#sthash.UAYrudgP.dpuf
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A Self-Directed Learning Model For 21st Century Learners

A Self-Directed Learning Model For 21st Century Learners | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

“ A Self-Directed Learning Model For 21st Century Learners”


Via Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA, Dave Bircher
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Self-directed learning should have been part of the learning model for students prior to the 21st Century.

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buket's curator insight, January 4, 2014 12:21 AM

When students feel that they have the ownership of their learning, and they are learning with their peers, with collaboration, their learning promotes and so does their personal growth. SDL follows a series of steps in which students decide what, where, when, and how to learn. (Baumgartner,2003) 

 

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Computers Jump to the Head of the Class

Computers Jump to the Head of the Class | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The rapid development of artificial intelligence threatens many white-collar jobs, and the value of education, experts say.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

We need to see technology as tools. It does not replace humans. What do we do to help humans learn the skills, attitudes, and habits that will enable them to use 21st Century tools effectively?

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The Call to Teach: The Role of Technology

The Call to Teach: The Role of Technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Love it or hate it, today's teachers must embrace technology as a way of life in their classrooms. Resistance is futile at this point so educators must find a balance between the flash of technology and its practical benefits in the learning process.
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

Technology has not had the colossal impact the author suggests. For many administrators and tech gurus, it is treated as the end-all-to-be-all. It is not.

 

The upside of the article is there is an attempt to see both the good and not so good of technology.

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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.

Via Gust MEES, Cathleen Nardi
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We are still largely in Web 1.0 regardless of how much technology is used. To move us beyond, we need a different leadership in education, What we have now is about their message and ends up managing to those ends. We remain assembly line workers despite the hype.

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Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:41 PM

change is constant and inevitable! Might as well embrace it!

Antonis Michailidis's curator insight, April 26, 2014 5:44 AM

Για την ενημέρωσή μας.

Martha Mendez's curator insight, December 6, 2014 7:11 PM

Constrasting evolution of Web.

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Best Education Infographics - 2013

Best Education Infographics - 2013 | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Infographics, when used correctly, appropriately, are powerful tools for conveying a lot of pertinent information plus they support visual learning and thinking.  I curate a Scoopit on Infographics...

 

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Jackie Gerstein shares her top picks for education infographics this year. Some of these have been shared in this Scoop.it but many are new. The list of infographics includes:

* The Internet Access Gap in Education

* The Past, Present and Future of Education

* State of Creativity in Education: An Adobe Survey

* The Gamification of Education

* Tapping into Mobile Learning

* Investing in Girls' Education Pays Off

Many of these would be useful as topics for discussion or to use to teach students why infographics are useful in displaying data.

 


Via Beth Dichter, Jim Lerman, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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These are interesting and insightful infographics.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 29, 2013 9:33 PM

Jackie Gerstein shares her top picks for education infographics this year. Some of these have been shared in this Scoop.it but many are new. The list of infographics includes:

* The Internet Access Gap in Education

* The Past, Present and Future of Education

* State of Creativity in Education: An Adobe Survey

* The Gamification of Education

* Tapping into Mobile Learning

* Investing in Girls' Education Pays Off

Many of these would be useful as topics for discussion or to use to teach students why infographics are useful in displaying data.

eclat's curator insight, December 30, 2013 11:15 AM

Подтверждение того, что инфографика - должна быть важной составной частью обучения, в том числе в системе последипломного образования

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Redefining the Digital Divide

Access to the Internet has greatly expanded and the focus should now be on the willingness and ability of citizens to use it for productive purposes. The digita

Via Trudy Raymakers
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I am always interested in this often overlooked aspect of the digital world.

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6 Pros And Cons Of Social Media In The Classroom

6 Pros And Cons Of Social Media In The Classroom | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
6 Pros And Cons Of Social Media In The Classroom

Via iPamba
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Behind every good thing are problems that we need to heighten awareness about.

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Getting Technology R.I.G.H.T. | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer

Getting Technology R.I.G.H.T. | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
My keynote on Getting Technology R.I.G.H.T. at the MLTI Summer Institute in Brunswick, Maine.
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"Students are not motivated by technology. They are motivated and transformed when they get to use the technology to connect, create, collaborate and contribute to a world outside of their classroom. Technology CAN make all of that possible — but only if it helps the learner achieve these things."

 

This is an important reminder. One thing I would add is the importance of teachers and effective educational leadership which often does not exist.

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Educational Technology Network

Educational Technology Network | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The term Classroom technology previously meant just a desktop computer or laptop, but in K-12 Education it has become so much more.

Via Elizabeth Schaefer, Lynnette Van Dyke
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

We provide teachers with tools sounds like traditional, modernist schooling. What if we provided all learners, including teachers, with the tools and effective skills and attitudes to best use the right tool in the right way at the right time?

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Elizabeth Schaefer's curator insight, December 13, 2013 12:49 PM

This site identifies resources and helpful hints for teachers in order to incorporate technology in the classroom

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The Science of Creativity

The Science of Creativity | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Even though I was not creative back then, it does not stop me from wondering, am I really creative? Why I am not like other designers who are a blend of creative juices where ideas flowing in and out as easy as breathing?

Via craig daniels
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun." (Mary Lou Cook)"

 

This is a great list and one that does not exist in many workplaces.

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Where education technology will — and won’t — take us by 2024

Where education technology will — and won’t — take us by 2024 | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Professor Larry Cuban:

 

With all of the above occurring, one would think that by 2024, age-graded schools and the familiar teaching and learning that occurs today in K-12 and universities  would have exited the rear door.

I do not think so. Getting access to powerful electronic devices for all students and teachers is surely a victory for those who believe in better technologies solving teaching and learning problems. But access does not guarantee use, especially the kind of use that vendors and ardent technophiles seek.


Via Dennis T OConnor, Aunty Alice
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

"None of these incremental changes herald the disappearance of K-12 age-graded public schools or the dominant patterns of teacher-centered instruction. What these gradual changes will translate into is an array of options for teaching and learning available to both teachers and students."

 

This is particularly disconcerting. Without a shift away from the way we have always done things, will education really meet the demands of th 21st Century?

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 24, 2013 1:53 PM

I recall arguing with English teaches about their apocalyptic predictions about word processing back in the mid-80's.  I agree with Dr. Cuban, access does not quarantee use. Still the future is bright and change is accellerating to the point that even the inertia of the education establishment might be overcome.  We'll see!  Here's to ten years of positive change in teaching and learning! 

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, December 26, 2013 11:04 AM

Tech in education - enhancement not destruction, just my not-so-humble opinion.

Aunty Alice's curator insight, December 26, 2013 1:34 PM

Better technology to solve learning and teaching problems is a great thought but should not be seen as the bottom line. Identifying the problems accurately so they can be focussed  on with purpose, practicing to put into the long term memory, motivating  and rewarding the student...have to be in the  mix too, not to mention self discipline and good mental and physical health. 

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Talking about the Network Era | Harold Jarche

Talking about the Network Era | Harold Jarche | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"Interesting things happen when hyperlinks subvert hierarchy, as the writers of the Cluetrain Manifesto said in 1999. Wikileaks, Edward Snowden, Arab Spring, and the Occupy Movement are just a few recent examples. Spying on entire populations is another network era phenomenon. In education, the current subversion is the MOOC, which has already itself been subverted by corporate interests. In the labour movement we are seeing things like alt-labour as well as a growing shareable economy. Networked, distributed businesses, like AirBNB, are disrupting existing models, with the inevitablepush-back as they become successful.

 

"Networks will transform education, business, the economy, and society even further. In the network era, the creative economy will gain dominance over the information and industrial economies. Professional knowledge distribution will move away from institutionalized business schools into networked communities of practice."


Via Jim Lerman
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

"Awareness is the key.  Maintain an 'open focus'." The key is not that hyperlinks subvert hierarchies, but the manipulation by managers, educationalists, and politicians to sustain certain hierarchies.

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Ways to Use Technology to Engage With Parents - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Ways to Use Technology to Engage With Parents - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Technology can be introduced in classrooms to develop a better connection, interaction and communication between students, teachers and parents.

Via ThePinkSalmon
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"Technology can be introduced in classrooms to develop a better connection, interaction and communication between students, teachers and parents."


It can be, but it is not being used well.

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Has the ‘MOOC Revolution’ Drifted Off Course?

Has the ‘MOOC Revolution’ Drifted Off Course? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
In 2012, "massive open online courses" were lauded as the most important trend in higher education. But this year, educators and even students rebelled against the rapid expansion of online learning.

Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

“It was like going up and scrawling your name on a graffiti wall. You know, there was no sense of community.”

 

Was it ever on course? In the 21st Century, we should not expect a linear path in educational format. MOOC's are no different.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 1, 2014 6:50 PM

"Like Udacity, MOOC pioneer Coursera is also changing. The company is creating “learning hubs” at U.S. consulates around the world that will include a weekly in-person instructor to foster discussion".

 

"Some critics believe the changes underway amount to a full-scale MOOC retreat and lay bare online education’s deep flaws".

 

"But Thrun says those critics simply don’t get the nature of tech innovation: You closely evaluate failures, think forward, adjust — and use the word “iterate.” A lot".

 

“It’s certainly an iteration,” Thrun says. “And the truth is, look, this is Silicon Valley. We try things out, we look at the data, and we learn from it.”

 

MOOC's are just another teaching approach that will continue to evolve into a blended learning environment.

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Is your school's "digital citizenship" practice a pass or fail?

Is your school's "digital citizenship" practice a pass or fail? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"This past week, I worked with a small group of educators on becoming a "Networked Educator", and we had some great conversations about ho..."


Via Ajo Monzó, Dean J. Fusto, J. Mark Schwanz
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

This has been my argument all along, but I was told to be quiet. The way stories are told is about who is allowed to speak. Students need adults to help. Talk is not enough and being an 'expert' is not the answer. We need more than the most distant voices speaking on this issue. We need classroom teachers telling their stories and being heralded. I left education because my views were often seen as contrary. Now, I read this and find out my concerns were legitimate.

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, January 2, 2014 10:44 AM

Read through and click to the YouTube video @gcouros references called "A Sincere Compliment." Most of us will have to rate our schools a "1" and that is not a compliment. I agree we should reframe "digital citizenship" as "digital leadership" (see http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/3584).

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4 questions every tech leader should answer | eSchool News | eSchool News | 3

Technology is evolving and so is the role of a school technology leader. Are you keeping up with your school's 21st-century needs?
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

Technology is about tools and not directly about learning. What is the right tool for learning is an important question and one left out. It challenges us to think about context and student needs.

 

I have seen little actual leadership in technology. What I have seen is personal agendas and a lot of management.

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Horrigan: Stop Using 'Digital Divide' Phrase | Techwire.net

National broadband expert and independent consultant John Horrigan suggested in a Board of Experts of a recent California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) meeting that the public and private sector stop using the phrase “digital divide,” arguing that the issue is less about access to hardware and more about the skills to use them.

 

“Fewer people are not online than a half dozen years ago,” Horrigan said in a follow-up interview with Techwire. “That doesn’t mean efforts to bring the ‘not online’ into the columns of Internet users should stop. But focusing on the ‘online/not online’ issue as the main digital equity problem obscures a larger and looming one — differences in levels of digital skills for the online and offline population.”

 

Instead, Horrigan prefers the term “digital readiness.”

 

“The emerging challenge is about who’s ready and not ready to be online,” Horrigan said.  “We need to build a user’s digital skills and trust, and we must cultivate ‘digital readiness’ and capacity for all users to go online.

 

Since 1998, the percentage of Americans using the Internet has jumped from 36 percent to 85 percent in 2013; 70 percent of Americans have broadband in their homes and 56 percent use smartphones.

 

However, according to data from the CETF, certain groups still have relatively low levels of broadband and smartphone adoption, including blacks, Latinos, those with high school degrees or less and senior citizens.

 

There are multiple barriers that affect how many Americans get online, including cost, relevance in their lives and digital literacy. Since cost is not the only issue keeping people from using broadband and smartphones, Horrigan said that using cost incentives as the only way to help people adopt broadband is too little.

 

“’Digital Readiness’ refers to helping people to acquire skills to use online applications that are going to become more consequential (e.g., telemedicine, education) but also (with the advent of the ‘Internet of things’) more daunting for some people,” Horrigan said.  “Higher levels of Digital Readiness can accelerate the uptake of new application.”

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

It is about both. The divide is about skills and access. The latter has to do with SES issues.

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Do Digital Natives Really Exist?

Do Digital Natives Really Exist? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered where the term "digital native" came from? And more importantly, whether it's an accurate depiction of the current generation of students? No one is born with knowledge.

Via Trudy Raymakers
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I often wonder.

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11 EdTech Bloggers To Follow in 2014

11 EdTech Bloggers To Follow in 2014 | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

by Amy Wilson

 

"Looking for new ideas for how to use technology in your classroom in 2014?  Looking for colleagues to inspire your practice? Ideas to help integrate technology into your lesson plans? Look no further. One of the things we love most about teaching in the age of technology is the ability it gives educators to share innovation in the blogosphere and Twitterverse.  Connected educators can now share what's working (and not working) in their classrooms across the globe, quickly and easily. 

 

"Here are some of the educators whose blogs and tweets we’ll be keeping an eye on in 2014."


Via Jim Lerman
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Several names are familiar, but it always nice to find new names and ideas.

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Facebook 'dead and buried to teens', research finds

Facebook 'dead and buried to teens', research finds | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Comprehensive European research has found that teens are leaving the service in droves - and the biggest deterrent is their parents. By Jemima Kiss
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This is an interesting piece of research. What does it mean from an education perspective?

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Backwards and in High Heels: Teaching (Well) Online

Backwards and in High Heels: Teaching (Well) Online | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
TweetWhy online teaching requires rigorous training By Mary Burns, Education Development Center I am presently working in South America—a continent of gente amable, stunning vistas, and an exploding online learning environment.  In my work with the...

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Good teachers do matter means the technology takes a backseat to what the good teacher can do with it alongside his or her students.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, December 26, 2013 8:51 AM

Outstanding, focused, lucid read.

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Qualities of an EdTech Specialist (Professional & Personal)

Qualities of an EdTech Specialist (Professional & Personal) | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

“ Discover. Share.Utilize (Professional & Personal Qualities of an #EdTech Specialist #techintegrationist #techcoach http://t.co/Uvf3vxZJGP http://t.co/XhCjIxgbZW)...”


Via Rafael Scapin, Ph.D., J. Mark Schwanz
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What are the skills that we need to demonstrate in the classroom? What makes them different than the skills we used before?

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