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Public vs. Private – Should Student Work Be Public On the Web? | The Edublogger

Public vs. Private – Should Student Work Be Public On the Web? | The Edublogger | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via ICTPHMS
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An audience can be found with private and public blogs. The first is an internal audience within the school and the latter takes us out further. It might be we have to transition, but more importantly what is being learned is critical. If we do not move learning forward, private and public mean very little.

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ICTPHMS's curator insight, November 20, 2013 4:01 PM

I think the instructor of the class should be given an option to make their students blogs public or private; such as enabling comments or not. 

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, November 23, 2013 9:37 AM

I absolutely agree and support efforts to update educational publishing policies.  There should be a category for publishing student work internally and externally. Teachers and aides could "curate' which student work gets on the outside of the firewall for the world to see. Schools could have internal and external comment systems for blogs.

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The future of digital

The future of digital

Via Fred Zimny, David Hain
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A key message is that power is still highly concentrated. Are digital technology and social media the democratizing forces we thought they would be?

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David Hain's curator insight, November 18, 2013 7:23 AM

Very authoriative deck about the digital marketplace.

Michael Allenberg's curator insight, December 1, 2013 9:17 AM

Important to everyone of us!!!

PowerStory's curator insight, December 1, 2013 11:38 AM

A very interesting and informative look into key metrics describing current and future trends related to digital marketing.

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Rethinking Teacher Roles in a New Networked World

Rethinking Teacher Roles in a New Networked World | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Author-educators Marc Prensky and Will Richardson opened up this weekend's conference with some big ideas on how technology is changing learning and the many ways schools need to adapt and catch up.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Education in the 21st Century should be an experiment and lab-like in the most Deweyesque way, but it is not. The barriers are an archaic and outdated system that is supported by the latest round of bureaucrats, technocrats, politicians, and others who use catch phrases. We need real change.

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Marshall McLuhan: New Media As Political Forms

Marshall McLuhan: New Media As Political Forms | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Written by McLuhan in 1955, the same year that the film Rebel Without a Cause was released.

 

Just two quotations from this longer essay:

 

"The American Revolution occurred just when the newspaper was sufficiently a reality to be changing and extending surface transport. The American Government was the first to be founded on the concept of public opinion. Such a concept still seems bizarre in Canada. It was the new medium not of the book but the press which shaped the U.S.A. and this creates a political crisis with the passing of the press into the entertainment limbo, and with the rise of TV as a political shaper. But it has also been the typical mistake of literate cultures to regard entertainment as non-political. Russia made no such slip."

 

"In Explorations 2 it was suggested that the new situation in the modern class-room is that the adolescent today does not need information. He is hopelessly overloaded with messages from the urban environment. The class-room no longer need typically perform the function of providing facts. It must above all provide techniques of recognition and discrimination. Reality-testing can no longer follow the linear, factual recital or statistical pattern. There is far too much reality for that. We are obliged to deal with reality in constellations and clusters or not at all. If politics and the citizen are to survive the new media, we must alter our entire sighting and range-finding apparatus, which is still oriented to the printed page alone."

 

Image is from The Medium Is the Massage, published in 1967


Via Jim Lerman
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We have to be careful what we consider the public sphere and the dillution of information. Is it knowledge? Knowledge needs to be applied and that takes wisdom. What can we do to help students in deciphering an overload of information?

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The Digital Divide That Will Decide the Future of EdTech

The Digital Divide That Will Decide the Future of EdTech | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
But many content industries have been ravaged by a digital revolution and come out the other side disrupted, almost unrecognizable: It started with music, then media ... it's been hitting education for some time now.
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"At its most basic, education is a content industry -- information suppliers delivering into (hopefully) the willing minds of their audience. The pupil/teacher relationship reduced to provider/consumer.

 

But many content industries have been ravaged by a digital revolution and come out the other side disrupted, almost unrecognizable: It started with music, then media ... it's been hitting education for some time now."

 

The first paragraph is particularly disconcerting. Education should be a joyful thing and not a commodity. That is what it should be at its basic level.

 

What will we do? We lack effective leadership in education.

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Is Distance Learning Reshaping Education?

Is Distance Learning Reshaping Education? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Distance learning has already emerged as a close substitute for traditional on-campus education, and been appeared as an effective way to educate all sections in a society. The delivery processes o...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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If we use technology mindfully and make sure we include the human touch, distance learning can provide many insights into the future educational landscape.

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Doudou FENG, Fidel FABIAN, Julie FELL, Tchaï SENE's curator insight, November 17, 2013 6:50 PM

Guys, go learn and discover something deeper for the whole theme, please!!!

Tara Daniels's curator insight, November 23, 2013 9:48 PM

Distance Education has bones.  As educators we need to dress it with flesh - the knowledge, understanding and insight of antiquity.

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The Principal: The Most Misunderstood Person in All of Education

The Principal: The Most Misunderstood Person in All of Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

A single individual acts on a daily basis as the link between a large bureaucratic system and the daily experiences of a large number of children and adults.


Via Sharrock
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I think that principals are interested in children's learning beyond the aggregate only. If the metrics show their school is holding its own or improving, they are OK with that. As for the individual child, it is up to the classroom teacher and without the support of a principal beyond the metrics that is ineffective. It is likely the principal's role and district office's role along with the bureaucratic nature of education have outlived their usefulness.

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School Reform and Education Technology

School Reform and Education Technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Over the past two decades, U.S. presidents, governors, CEOs and journalists have trumpeted technology's power to transform schools. Yet technology never seems to deliver on its promise to be an education game-changer.

Via John Parker
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Technology does not live up to its promises because we are expecting a tool to do the job that humans need to do.

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Moocs data offers promise of perfect teaching

Moocs data offers promise of perfect teaching | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
When students learn online, every mouse click is tracked. Harness this wealth of data and we can create the ultimate in personalised lessons.

Via Sharrock
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I think there will be a balance struck at some point where we figure out the human touch is essential to good learning and begin to work on what role different tools can play in enhancing leanring when used well.

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Sharrock's curator insight, November 8, 2013 11:12 AM

from the article: "f this trend continues, then, students could soon be receiving the ultimate in personalised teaching, with unique lessons targeted exactly to their needs, motivations and learning style."


I wonder: could MOOCs offered for free, make money and barter knowledge, using the data they gather from participating students? Could universities that are offering MOOCs feed data and research into their education and cognitve science departments? Other digital-instruction platforms might provide similar value--free interactive learning sites, free games, simulation-sites might gather data, analyze it, share it, and apply it in ways to improve instruction and entertainment (engagement and attention).

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5 Reasons Why You Should Teach Kids to Code ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Reasons Why You Should Teach Kids to Code ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Nancy Jones
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We had a great conversation around gaming and coding in class last night. It is not a given even amongst people who are strong technies.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, October 25, 2013 12:25 PM

fits in with the December 6-11 Hour of code idea that is being promoted as well. This IS  the skill of the future.

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Millennials Seek 21st Century Careers With 20th Century Skills

Millennials Seek 21st Century Careers With 20th Century Skills | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
1776 aims for major change in how we do things.

Via Cathleen Nardi
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We are almost 15% of the way into the new century and this is only coming forward as a problem. I talked about it 15 years ago, but, where I worked, I was told to be quiet.

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Forget the stereotype. Here's the real scoop on IT workers.

Forget the stereotype. Here's the real scoop on IT workers. | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Forget the stereotype. For one thing, most IT workers don't have college degrees in computer science, technology, engineering or math.

Via David W. Deeds
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It is interesting that many IT people are not educated in that field.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 21, 2013 4:00 PM

But we DO wear plastic pocket protectors stuffed with pens. ;)

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Bullying: In the Trenches, We Can't Wait for a Definition

Bullying: In the Trenches, We Can't Wait for a Definition | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
During more than 20 years as a school administrator, I received numerous reports of bullying incidents from children, parents and teachers. Now that I'm the director of Not In Our School and bullying

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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What is interesting in education is to observe the bullying of adults against other adults.

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Our Educational Leaders Must Get Aggressive Wit...

Our Educational Leaders Must Get Aggressive Wit... | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Our Educational Leaders Must Get Aggressive With Technology - The Huffington Post (RT @AnaCristinaPrts: Our Educational Leaders Must Get Aggressive With Technology | @scoopit http://t.co/Efiznqthry)...

Via Pippa Davies @PippaDavies , Margarida Sá Costa
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There are valid points in the article. One that stands out is the challenge of change in education. Part of this challenge is the unwillingness of our supposed educational leaders to embrace the idea that their ideas are not the only possibilities for change. Being given the book "Who moved my cheese" by two pseudo-leadership types is part of my view we have limited and weak leadership in education. It is about a change in the conversation first.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 19, 2013 11:33 AM

Thoughts on how to improve technological access to all, while helping students learn appropriate digital citizenship skills.  

Max Arias's curator insight, November 20, 2013 9:10 AM

its a fact; teachers cannot avoid the use of technology into the learning process

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Alive in the Swamp

Alive in the Swamp | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
For the past five years we have been working with our 'learning partner' Michael Fullan.  Michael has acted as a system coach/mentor, helping us to sharpen our focus and stay the course.  The benef...

Via Karen Kurczak
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This is another source to look at as I move deeper into my dissertation process.

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Karen Kurczak's curator insight, November 16, 2013 4:26 PM

"Alive in the Swamp" Fullan and Donnelly 2013 helps to re focus the discussion on the impact (or lack thereof) on learning and the impetus for system change.

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Social Ties, Reciprocity, Cooperation Studied

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Recent studies suggest that allowing individuals to choose their partners can help to maintaincooperation in human social networks; this behaviour can supplement behavioural reciprocity,whereby humans are influenced to cooperate by peer pressure. However, it is unknownhow the rate of forming and breaking social ties affects our capacity to cooperate. Here weuse a series of online experiments involving 1,529 unique participants embedded in 90experimental networks, to show that there is a ‘Goldilocks’ effect of network dynamism on cooperation. When the rate of change in social ties is too low, subjects choose to have many ties, even if they attach to defectors. When the rate is too high, cooperators cannot detach
from defectors as much as defectors re-attach and, hence, subjects resort to behavioural reciprocity and switch their behaviour to defection. Optimal levels of cooperation are achieved at intermediate levels of change in social ties"


Via Howard Rheingold
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I think there will always be things we cannot explain, but make sense. Too much stimulus is not good and too little is not good either.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, November 15, 2013 12:56 PM

The interdisciplinary understanding of human cooperation is at about the same level as our understanding of disease before the discovery of microorganisms -- but real progress is being made. Human socialty, from the neural to behavioral levels, has a great deal to do with our ability to negotiate cooperation with others. The way we form and break social ties is key.

Peter C. Newton-Evans's curator insight, November 22, 2013 5:51 PM

One more piece in the puzzle that Cooperation Theory is putting together to bring science closer to a real human need of our time: learning to restructure society as a win-win proposition.

Inteligência coletiva's curator insight, February 6, 2014 3:59 PM

Um estudo relevante acerca do estabelecimento de laços sociais, reciprocidade e cooperação.

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Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching

Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching

 

Bloom’s Taxonomy can be a powerful tool to transform teaching and learning.

 

By design, it focuses attention away from content and instruction, and instead emphasizes the “cognitive events” in the mind of a child. And this is no small change.

 

For decades, education reform has been focused on curriculum, assessment, instruction, and more recently standards, and data, with these efforts only bleeding over into how students think briefly, and by chance.

 

This means that the focus of finite teacher and school resources are not on promoting thinking and understanding, but rather what kinds of things students are going to be thinking about and how they’ll prove they understand them.

 


Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.
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This has some good ideas.

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, November 14, 2013 9:04 AM

Blooms, up to date

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, November 14, 2013 11:01 AM

Interesting addition of technological intelligence to the basic Bloom's taxonomy.

Deborah Banker's curator insight, December 21, 2013 12:10 PM

Love this!!

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The False Promise of Classroom Technology

The False Promise of Classroom Technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Computers and the Internet are supposed to be tools to help children learn. Think again

Via Matt Polaniecki
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A human touch will always be needed. What can we do to integrate that into the use of technology plus keep pace with the rapid change and cost.

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1 in 5 Kids Use Mobile Devices Every Day

1 in 5 Kids Use Mobile Devices Every Day | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Almost 1 in 5 kids under the age 8 uses a mobile handheld device at least once a day in the United States. This is a fact reported by the recent Common Sense media study " Zero to...
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I suspect it might be higher, but the question is not how many use it, but the ways it is used.

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YACOUBAHIEN's curator insight, November 11, 2013 4:17 PM

This tech new generation

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, November 12, 2013 8:51 AM

I agree with Ivon that the key question is what 0-8 year-olds are doing with the mobile devices. Another question is whether or not that use gives them an advantage or disadvantage in terms of their development.

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Alan November: How Teachers and Tech Can Let Students Take Control

Alan November: How Teachers and Tech Can Let Students Take Control | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
For many educators, helping students direct their own learning is a priority. Educator and author Alan November, who has been talking about ways to get studen

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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I agree. In the end, students own the learning. Teachers can use technology as an effective tool to that end. What has happened is technology is often in the middle and learning on the outside.

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Growing Up with Social Media: Cyber Bullying, Relationships and Support

Growing Up with Social Media: Cyber Bullying, Relationships and Support | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
As society hurtles towards its increasingly digital fut… (Growing Up with Social Media | Cyber Bullying, Relationships and Support: http://t.co/9IHOcPUZzx #LETTERBOX #SocialMedia)...

Via John van den Brink, AlGonzalezinfo
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Is a steady diet healthy?

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, November 8, 2013 10:09 AM

What an amazing example of how to use the Infographic format to share relevant information in a visual way.  #infographic

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Measuring MOOCs – Human vs. Data - Degree of Freedom

Measuring MOOCs – Human vs. Data - Degree of Freedom | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
While man might not be the measure of all things, human beings interacting with tools (including MOOCs) in the real world provides insights no machine can.
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This is a short and interesting article. Without a human touch, what is teaching?

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Important Do's and Don'ts for Social Media in Education - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Important Do's and Don'ts for Social Media in Education - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
As the world is getting digital, there is a need for certain guidelines to be stored in the unconscious mind of both students and teachers, while using social media.

Via ICTPHMS
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These are excellent and common sense ideas.

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How to avoid information overload

How to avoid information overload | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Maria Popova, editor of Brain Pickings, says we desperately need skilled knowledge curators to offset the risk of information overload.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Sharrock
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This is an interesting article in large part, because it references thinking that is over 50 years old. The problem is not a new one. What is new is the new scale of information and the lack of voice saying we have to find a a way to come to terms with it.

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Indicators Pointing to Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education


Via Blaine Morrow
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These are not necessarily all good for education at any level. We need to disrupt and create and not simply change to change.

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