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Technology is a Tool, NOT a Learning Outcome.

Technology is a Tool, NOT a Learning Outcome. | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Last weekend, I whipped up a hand-drawn image on the role that technology should play in teaching and learning spaces. Over the last five days, it's been viewed over 4,000 times on Flickr and shar...


Via Chris Wejr
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Children and adults are motivated by meaningful learning. The tools need to fit that part of their experiences. This infographic echoed John Dewey, Alfred North Whitehead, and Plato in terms of its message.

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Chris Wejr's curator insight, July 11, 2013 9:39 AM
Although if used effectively... Tech is more than a tool.
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Research on Flipped Learning | Flipped Learning Network

Research on Flipped Learning | Flipped Learning Network | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"With research support from George Mason University and sponsored by Pearson, the Flipped Learning Network is proud to release the first comprehensive literature review on the Flipped Learning model.  Accompanying the full-length lit review is an easy-to digest white paper, along with an executive summary. The three documents are available to download for free."


Via Jim Lerman, Lars-Göran Hedström
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Big money supported the research. Did we think it was not going to prove the benefits?

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 9, 2013 12:35 PM

Released at the FlippedLearningCon13, June 5, 2013

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Being a Lifelong Bookworm May Keep You Sharp in Old Age

Being a Lifelong Bookworm May Keep You Sharp in Old Age | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Reading, writing and other mental exercises, if habitual from an early age, can slow down the age-related decline in mental capacity

Via GwynethJones
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The counter-foil to just sitting at a computer all day.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 9, 2013 8:02 AM

Fascinating! Thank goodness that though my eyes are fadin & enjoy the Kindle App rather than tiny print paperbacks -- my brain is still decoding text & keeping me young!

Linda Mercer's curator insight, July 9, 2013 9:41 AM

Yey!

Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, July 9, 2013 1:11 PM

I knew there was a reason to love reading.    

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How are teachers using social media?

How are teachers using social media? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
"The internet: probably the most important human invention since the printing press…" A long-overdue technological revolution in education is at last under way, says The Economist. This week, The E...

Via Elena Elliniadou, Lynnette Van Dyke
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I would not agree that the long overdue tech revolution in education is underway. The question about school is for needs to be front and centre in a real conversation. How is a technical question. What is philosophical. Who is about my practice.

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With or without #edtech, same goals are possible

With or without #edtech, same goals are possible | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Fantastic image. Great point. Seems like #edtech is being sold as the end and not a means to an end, with or without technology. The problem with the push for edtech in some regard is the gobs of m...
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Great point made in the infographic and the fact we can accomplish the ends in many ways: online and offline.

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Leadership lessons from social media | SmartBlogs

Leadership lessons from social media | SmartBlogs | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Leadership lessons from the online world extend beyond the content. Learn as much from watching what bloggers do, as what they say. 1. Say what matters: I
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I know many people who use social media to create a false persona. They can say things anonymously and believe know ones the difference.

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Learning Connected Learning

Learning Connected Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Not all our students are living quite as connnected a life as we think they are.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, July 14, 2013 12:14 PM
No, they aren't Ivon and the challenge is to make digital learning appealing to them.
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iPads in Los Angeles and TCO

iPads in Los Angeles and TCO | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
One of the downsides of raising questions about the classroom effectiveness of new technologies is when a school district buys tablets and laptops, journalists call to ask for my view of the purcha...
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Research does not support the kind of money being invested in digital technologies in schools. It certainly should not be done without a lot of careful thought. What is our plan?

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The Student's Guide To Proper Social Media Etiquette - Edudemic

The Student's Guide To Proper Social Media Etiquette - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
If you're like me, you act differently on different social networks. It's important to remember the proper social media etiquette that you should follow while sharing online.
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This is an interesting and practical infographic.

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Should Tech Teachers be in the Classroom or the Lab

Should Tech Teachers be in the Classroom or the Lab | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

The following question was posed by one of my blog readers: I love your site and all the valuable information you put out to help others. I wish I would of found it sooner. Thank You! I have a ques...


Via ICTPHMS
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Technology and teachers need to prepare students for the 21st Century where they are living right now. That is the critical lens and focus

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Authentic Student Learning

If you find a link that is not working, please let me know the title and I will fix it! Thank you!

Via Ove Christensen
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I have used Kathy Schrock's work for a number of years. Webquests are powerful tools when used effectively and modified when needed.

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Moving to Central Office & Staying Student Centred

Moving to Central Office & Staying Student Centred | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Over the summer I will be transitioning from my role as a school based administrator and moving into a system wide, central office position. After 14 years as a principal I feel up to the new chall...

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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I fnd it is very difficult over time. Many administrators retain the language and vocabulary but not the actions.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, July 6, 2013 11:43 AM

Beautiful reflection ~

 

 

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Are We Focusing Too Much on The Tools? | Inside Higher Ed

Are We Focusing Too Much on The Tools? | Inside Higher Ed | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Great ? @ericstoller - we ask this w/faculty development, too. "Are We Focusing Too Much on Tools?" http://t.co/wuAYGvJYxZ

Via Blaine Morrow
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We are focused too much on tools and not the skills needed to function in a world we do not even know what tools will be available. We need to be artful and mindful in our use of tools.

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Blaine Morrow's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:43 AM

"Rather, our profession's lack of adoption of technology seems to stem more from how we embrace change from an organizational standpoint. We've socialized a certain type of anti-change, status quo comfort into the field. Getting folks up to speed on the latest and greatest forms of technology will definitely be a start. However, I wonder if there is another way for us to instill a radical orientation in the profession around how we seek out innovation and embrace the ever changing swirl that is technology."

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/student-affairs-and-technology/are-we-focusing-too-much-tools#ixzz2XzuxQmzV ;
Inside Higher Ed 

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Student social media use. Advice from the experts

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Student social media use. Advice from the experts | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Paulo Moekotte
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This is interesting. I was unclear what made these people expert. I worked with people who claim expertise, but I found little of it there. I prefer the beginner's mind.

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25 Games Based Learning Articles (and Infographic)

25 Games Based Learning Articles (and Infographic) | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The past few weeks I have been discussing the merits and practicalities of teaching children to program (Part 1: Why is Teaching Children to Program so Imp ...

Via David W. Deeds
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Games were part of Ivan Illich's Deschooling Society. I wonder if this is what he imagined?

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 10, 2013 7:54 AM

Now this I like! ;)

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ISTE 2013: New Report Details Latest Trends in Online Learning | EDTECH K-12

ISTE 2013: New Report Details Latest Trends in Online Learning | EDTECH K-12 | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

by Marla Clark

 

"Based on data from Project Tomorrow’s Speak Up 2012 survey of more than 364,000 K–12 students, 39,700 parents, 56,000 teachers and librarians and 6,000 district and school administrators and technology leaders, this latest report examines trends “using an inside-out perspective on the classroom” and the “variety of online learning strategies” schools are leveraging to engage students. Key findings reflect the insights and experiences of four key stakeholder groups:

 

-administrators who have implemented online courses within their schools and districts;

-online learning teachers in virtual, blended or flipped classrooms;

-parents with personal online learning experiences;

-andstudents who continue to be enamored with the potential of online learning to transform their educational experience."


Via Jim Lerman
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Right now, there is contradictory research flying around. It might mean the best source of data is the local school, but educators have to be effective researchers.

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Rise of Internet learning creates digital divide

Rise of Internet learning creates digital divide | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
In many ways education is being delivered online these days. But what about students who don't have broadband Internet access at home? How can they keep up with their peers?

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

This is very important and it is misleading to think some students will not fall behind if our only focus is the use of online resources.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 8, 2013 4:59 PM

Gain insight into the problems of the digital divide by reading this article.

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What Do I Stand For? The Postmodern Predicament.

What Do I Stand For? The Postmodern Predicament. | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Last November, I published an article called, The Apocalypse May Already Be Here, or Something is Rotten in the State of Denmark,” where I shared some of my thoughts about the state of culture in one of the most progressive societies on earth.
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In a world of rapid change, what do we stand for is? This become an existential question.

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Personalization of education and learning

Personalization of education and learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
What should our future education be aiming for?  Massification of education or personalization of learning? In this paper on Instructional Theory by Reigeluth C. (2012), he highlights the need of h...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Looks like a very interesting article and paper.

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Technology and the Learner Voice | Elearning Marketplace

Technology and the Learner Voice | Elearning Marketplace | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

What actually encourages a trainer to use technology to support their delivery of learning and assessment? It could be any or all of the following...


Via Deborah Arnold
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Recent research is bringing into question whether all 'digital natives' are using digital technology and social media as actively as we are led to believe in popular culture representations. It might only about 30% that are avid and regular users and many students prefer traditional pedagogical structure.

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Deborah Arnold's curator insight, July 8, 2013 8:23 AM

Interesting points on how young people are already using transversal skills in their everyday use of technology: research, communication, organisation... and even (simplistic) forms of anlaysis, synthesis and evaluation. So how do we support the development of these skills and link them to learning activities?

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Why Teachers Should Be Trained Like Actors

Why Teachers Should Be Trained Like Actors | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Teaching is a lot like acting, a high-energy, performance profession that requires a person to act as a role model. But when teachers go through training and professional development, the performance aspect of the job is rarely emphasized or taught.
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But honest actors, because the stage we walk is real-life and our authenticity is what breaths life into our teaching and learning.

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Six Steps to Developing Your Own 21st Century Educational Technology -

Six Steps to Developing Your Own 21st Century Educational Technology - | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"Over the course of the past few months, many educators, including myself, have been scrambling to meet the needs of the “21st century classroom” or the “technology-enriched classroom.”

 

As a field, we have discovered that our youth are adapting to a technologically advanced society, and as they progress, our educational system is falling further behind, quite literally, by the hour. As a solution, our principals and administrators have decided that we have a goal to reach, but ultimately, we’re the leaders of our classrooms, and we’re the ones who have to figure out how to turn our classrooms into technology-enriched environments, or move over for someone else who can."


Via John Evans, WebTeachers
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

There are good points here. New research is not bearing out the idea that all young people are digital natives.

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Designing the Learning Environment

Designing the Learning Environment | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
W hereas most educators focus mainly on the Academic Environment, we place equal value upon the Physical and Emotional learning environments.  A brand new facility would be awesome, but there is...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Mary Perfitt-Nelson
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

Some interesting ideas, but I would be afraid of letting educators loose with them.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, July 5, 2013 9:44 PM

Some ideas to ponder around the physical environment.Includes a nifty slideshow.  

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IMPLEMENTING THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES - Chickering and Ehrmann

IMPLEMENTING THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES - Chickering and Ehrmann | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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The more I read the more I find we need to pause and be aware of all the needs.

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Augmented Reality: The Future of EdTech

Augmented Reality: The Future of EdTech | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Augmented reality is transforming the educational landscape. It gives students an up close look at objects like never before, and gives them the platform to be creative in their learning

Via John Evans, Claudio Cimelli, David W. Deeds
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It is part of where we might need to go, but does not eliminate the role of teachers. What it means for school is a different question.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 6, 2013 11:49 AM

Thanks to Drew Minock.

Kim Flintoff's comment, July 6, 2013 8:54 PM
It is part of where we might need to go (Many of us have alreay departed for these shores) AND (not "but") does not eliminate the roles of teachers (it will mean teachers need to think quite differently about what it means to "teach"). What it means for schools is a different question (any more different than the usual demand to get out of the way of shifts in teaching practice and stop delaying change for so,long that it creates many more problems in the long run?)
Lee Hall's curator insight, July 8, 2013 10:22 AM

Pictures that come to life to explain themselves, created by students who had to understand to be able to create it.