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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
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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
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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.

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The 5 Important Elements of The 21st Century Classroom Infographic ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 5 Important Elements of The 21st Century Classroom  Infographic ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"The pace with which technology is developing makes it really impossible for anyone to predict what kind of classrooms we will have in the next few decades. What is apparent, however, is the fact that new ways of learning are mushrooming here and there as a direct impact of the embrace of this technology in education. Mobile learning, blended learning, flipped classroom, to mention but a few, are some immediate examples that come to the surface when talking about this interactional relationship between the digital and the educational.

 This excellent graphic below sheds more light on how classrooms have been transformed by technology and draws clear comparisons between several learning modes. I invite you to have a look and share with us your thoughts about it. Enjoy"


Via John Evans, Jenn Alevy
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We should not predict the classrooms of the future. What we need to do is help children learn the skills to be in those classrooms and workplaces which are turbulent and uncertain.

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Marie Arndt's curator insight, June 21, 2013 7:40 AM

Infrastructure and proper training for teachers are essentials to make this work. Often teachers are not given enough time to learn about the new technology, which makes them negative towards the change. Management must see the pedagogical benefits of technology in the classroom, not as a money saving exercise!

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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

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The picture is scary. What if this is the improvement we are counting on for the current educational system?

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New 'Steve Jobs schools' pioneer the 21st century classroom

New 'Steve Jobs schools' pioneer the 21st century classroom | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The schools will replace everything—from textbooks and notebooks to blackboards and formal lesson plans—with iPads.
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Is the object to replace teachers? My internal critical theorist wonders why iPad was chosen?

 

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5 Golden Rules To Keep Your Children Safe On Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

5 Golden Rules To Keep Your Children Safe On Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
5 Golden Rules To Keep Your Children Safe On Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

Via Elke Lackner
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Some excellent points are made to help parents guide their children.

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At The Padagogy Wheel Core: Immersive Learning Targets Engagement

At The Padagogy Wheel Core: Immersive Learning Targets Engagement | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

The new version of the Padagogy Wheel tackles a major question that is lurking in the back of everyone’s mind. If it’s not … it should be. It’s about the problem of motivation in education. How do we motivate students, teachers, parents, and everyone else to get excited about learning? How do you stay motivated? What works and what doesn’t?”

Jeff Dunn: Editor Edudemic Blog Post:

"Updated Padagogy Wheel Tackles The Problem Of Motivation in Education" (http://tinyurl.com/edudemicpadwheel2)


Via Allan Carrington
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Where is the snythesis aspect. Learners synthesize the new into what they already know.

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Elena Keating's curator insight, August 15, 2013 7:06 PM

I think I will find this very useful for my planning

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, September 29, 2013 12:43 AM
I repeat.it is great.
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, September 29, 2013 4:14 AM

Three key components for Motivation: Autonomy, Purpose and Mastery .

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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...


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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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What Technology Does To Learning: An Analogy

What Technology Does To Learning: An Analogy | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
  via TeachThought What Technology Does To Learning: An Analogy Here’s an analogy to help understand the potential of technology in learning. It’s a bit clumsy, but bear with me. Imagine a tea...
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Should teachers be bottlenecks? I know some of us are at times, but there is still a need for the teacher to be present and help.

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Educational Leadership in the Digital Age: Interview with course instructor Lyn Hilt

Educational Leadership in the Digital Age: Interview with course instructor Lyn Hilt | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
On July 8th, educational leader Lyn Hilt launches a brand new course to the PLP eCourse lineup. In this interview, Lyn discusses her new Educational Leadership
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Administration is a lonely place because we do not have leadership people in those roles. Teaching is a lonely place, because we have an archaic model well past expiration date. I don't want someone bringing opportunities to me. I want to have opportunities find me.

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MOOCs Are Finally Being Analyzed by Educators . . . What’s the Verdict?

MOOCs Are Finally Being Analyzed by Educators . . . What’s the Verdict? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Randy Riddle, a Duke technology consultant, explains how and why the university uses MOOCs.

Via Ove Christensen
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We need new research models which help us on the fly.

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12 Tips from the Best Minds in #E-learning

12 Tips from the Best Minds in #E-learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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The power point one is interesting. I know e-learning experts who think nothing of 160 slides. I tend to err on the side of less is more.

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