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Do Your Students Know How To Search?

Do Your Students Know How To Search? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Only 15% of students are considered power users who can transfer their tech skills from place to place. The divide is not on the horizon. It is with us.

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rwestby's curator insight, October 20, 2013 9:26 PM

Searching is not just for kids - Internet search skills are something needed even for adults.

Eileen Forsyth's curator insight, January 17, 2014 12:22 PM

Excellent, truly current information about teaching students to search and curate well. Use this for independent study!

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Your Brain on Computers - Studying the Brain Off the Grid, Professors Find Clarity

Your Brain on Computers - Studying the Brain Off the Grid, Professors Find Clarity | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Five scientists spent a week in the wilderness to understand how heavy use of technology changes how we think and behave.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Making a conscious decision to unshackle from technology is important. We function much differently.

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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

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"José Urbina López Primary School sits next to a dump just across the US border in Mexico. The school serves residents of Matamoros, a dusty, sunbaked city of 489,000 that is a flash point in the war on drugs. There are regular shoot-outs, and it’s not uncommon for locals to find bodies scattered in the street in the morning. To get to the school, students walk along a white dirt road that parallels a fetid canal. On a recent morning there was a 1940s-era tractor, a decaying boat in a ditch, and a herd of goats nibbling gray strands of grass. A cinder-block barrier separates the school from a wasteland—the far end of which is a mound of trash that grew so big, it was finally closed down. On most days, a rotten smell drifts through the cement-walled classrooms. Some people here call the school un lugar de castigo—”a place of punishment.”

 

"For 12-year-old Paloma Noyola Bueno, it was a bright spot. More than 25 years ago, her family moved to the border from central Mexico in search of a better life. Instead, they got stuck living beside the dump. Her father spent all day scavenging for scrap, digging for pieces of aluminum, glass, and plastic in the muck. Recently, he had developed nosebleeds, but he didn’t want Paloma to worry. She was his little angel—the youngest of eight children....

 

"Juárez Correa didn’t know it yet, but he had happened on an emerging educational philosophy, one that applies the logic of the digital age to the classroom. That logic is inexorable: Access to a world of infinite information has changed how we communicate, process information, and think. Decentralized systems have proven to be more productive and agile than rigid, top-down ones. Innovation, creativity, and independent thinking are increasingly crucial to the global economy."

 

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A beautifully written piece; from the business section of Wired. Clarity sometimes emerges from the most unexpected quarters.


Via Jim Lerman
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We still need to make sure children come away with an understanding what consitutes viable information.

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Infographic: How to unplug (temporarily) from the digital world

Infographic: How to unplug (temporarily) from the digital world | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Why on earth would anyone want to unplug from the digital world? This infographic offers some suggestions why and how to do it, though it’s hard to underst

Via donhornsby
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

This is an excellent infographic. It is interesting the way technology is used to unplug.

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Isolation is now a choice educators make.

Isolation is now a choice educators make. | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

When I started a blog, I thought it was kind of a useless activity, but when I immersed myself in it, I found it to be the best thing that I have ever done for my own professional development.


Via Nik Peachey, Malachy Scullion
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

Blogging and isolation are not mutually exclusive. There are many who use blogging as a distancing tool. As well, reading Hubert Dreyfus suggest without a pre-existing personal relationship there are limits to social media and the relationships it can produce. It may begin with a tele-distance relationship, but at some point it has to go beyond. Let us not be duped here. Improper use of technology is likely more isolating than not.

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, October 11, 2013 10:42 AM

Blogging is a good way to build your professional network and to contribute to community.

The Rice Process's curator insight, October 15, 2013 2:42 PM

Blogging provides a reflective stance.  It is an energizing exchange of ideas. I find it empowering.

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Online Teacher Preparation on the Rise

Online Teacher Preparation on the Rise | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Highlights from Education Week's look at the burgeoning world of online teacher preparation.

Via Blaine Morrow
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I am reading about pedagogical practice and the role of tact in it. I wonder how online preparation fits with that?

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Partnering Tips - Marc Prensky

Partnering Tips - Marc Prensky | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Here, for your information and use, are all the 50+ “Partnering Tips” from my book Teaching Digital Natives–Partnering for Real Learning .  For more context on each, see the book.

Via Dean J. Fusto
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This will be helfpul with the dissertation.

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Innovating Pedagogy 2013 - Report


Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

I am always interested in this kind of report. What will it say about the role of technology and the teacher?

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Andrew Hockley's curator insight, October 9, 2013 5:20 AM

Very in depth report on education in general. Worth taking a look through?  I suspect so.

College of Exploration's curator insight, October 22, 2013 6:01 PM

From the UK Open University

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Online Learning...is it Really "Lifeless and Dull"?

Online Learning...is it Really "Lifeless and Dull"? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
What is the snowball effect?  When there's a systemic problem within an organization that creates a particular way of thinking and prevents organizational members from seeing valuable opportunities for improvement.

Via Blaine Morrow
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Just because online enrollment is increasing, does not mean the virtural world of education is without problems. Learning is not a business. It is a way of life and that brings human contact into play.

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Why We Want Kids to Have Smartphones

Why We Want Kids to Have Smartphones | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson suggests that, since it's no longer realistic to keep kids off the digital playground accessible through smartphones, we should become the ones who supervise their play.

Via Tom Perran
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

The first rule is so often broken by parents who give into their kids.

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Tom Perran's curator insight, October 5, 2013 8:42 PM

Article makes the case for using technology rather than trying to block it.

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Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach Tribe-Self-Actualization

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach Tribe-Self-Actualization | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Leveraging Tribe as a Means to Self Actualization with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach Today's educators are not called upon to merely tolerate change, we are n...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

Change is complex and messy, but does not have to be. If it is not messy, are we doing it right and is real change happening.

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The 6 Types Of Social Media Users

The 6 Types Of Social Media Users | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
At this point, no single customer engagement channel can deliver marketers a complete picture of consumer behavior. Google knows what you’re interested in, but not what you’ve done. Facebook knows who your friends are, but not...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

This is interesting and is consistent with some recent research findings which indicate the use of social media is potentially overstated and somewhat limited to a small group of users.

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A Letter To Parents Of Digital Age Children

A Letter To Parents Of Digital Age Children | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A Letter To Parents Of Digital Age Children

Via Bill Bates, Fishtree Education, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

This a great letter. Parents and other elders can still play a role in the learning of children regardless of our ability with technology. We still have some wisdom to help them cross the digital streets and follow their passions.

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Bill Bates's curator insight, October 1, 2013 7:04 PM

This is a really good read.

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Teaching our children valuable ICT skills will fuel the digital economy - The Information Daily

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Teaching our children valuable ICT skills will fuel the digital economy
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Last year Michael Gove, the UK's Education Secretary, described the existing school curriculum for ICT as “harmful and dull”.

Via Dan Kirsch
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Technology use is about consumption and not creation.

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Digital Citizenship: Developing an Ethical and Responsible Online Culture

Digital Citizenship: Developing an Ethical and Responsible Online Culture | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Responsible and ethical use of the Internet is not something that teenagers, in particular, consider to be important, and serious consequences are beginning to emerge as a result of careless and offensive online behaviour.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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This contains some good looking article titles.

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Intel Sees a Future Where We Will Form “Relationships” with Our Gadgets: Scientific American

Intel Sees a Future Where We Will Form “Relationships” with Our Gadgets: Scientific American | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Company cultural anthropologist Genevieve Bell tells us to get ready to take our fondness for smartphones, tablets and other devices to the next level

Via Sharrock, Lynnette Van Dyke
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

This has some scary implications. Will we know how to unplug?

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Sharrock's curator insight, October 15, 2013 10:13 AM

Interesting quote: "We talk about it as though it was one world, but we’ve truthfully been in a world of multiple Internets for at least a decade, even if you just talk about it in terms of physical infrastructure. [South] Korea has true two-way Internet—high-speed uploading and high-speed downloading, no throttle. On the other hand, in places like Australia download is a seven-to-one ratio to upload, which means it’s much easier to consume content than it is to create and share it. That means the Internet feels different [to people in different places]."

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Teaching Without Walls: Life Beyond the Lecture: Humanizing Your Online Class -- wow, what a webinar!

Teaching Without Walls: Life Beyond the Lecture: Humanizing Your Online Class -- wow, what a webinar! | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Blaine Morrow
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We need to make sure it is truly humanized.

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12 Things You Should Never Do When You Teach Online

12 Things You Should Never Do When You Teach Online | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
  via WizIQ You are never alone when teaching online. As a writer and teacher, I’m here to share my experiences and insights so that you will not hit the ground. We all know there are a lot of...

Via Joyce Valenza
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These are good points and largely fit regardless of the learning situation.

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Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement

Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A twelve-year teaching veteran and a California regional Teacher of the Year, Heather Wolpert-Gawron's musings on educational policy, curriculum design, and daily school life can also be read at www

Via Betina Astride
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There is no proven correlation between technology and learning. We live in a media rich world and we need to figure out what that means in engaging students in their learning.

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Connected educators as activists

Connected educators as activists | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
As we begin celebrating Connected Educators Month, it is important to recognize how empowering getting connected can be for many teachers. For some, they find fellow teachers with similar interests and passions.

Via Thomas Faltin, markwcarbone, Lynnette Van Dyke
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

Is this what is meant by activism? If we see education as unlocking the social injustices that are part of our socieites, then it might be.

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Curriculum Is More Important Than Learning Technology

Curriculum Is More Important Than Learning Technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Curriculum Is More Important Than Learning Technology (Curriculum Is More Important Than Learning Technology http://t.co/spzylHHi47 #pedagogy #edtech #edchat #kyedchat)...

Via Les Howard, Cindy Riley Klages
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Curriculum and pedagogy are inseperable. Students and teachers converse with each other and determine the learning path. Technology becomes a tool mindfully chosen and used.

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Digital Media in the Classroom: 2013 Literacy for All Conference

Harris Stowe State University - College of Education and St. Louis Suburban Council, International Reading Association.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Interesting

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A Straightforward Guide To Building Cutting-Edge Classrooms -21st Century Learning

A Straightforward Guide To Building Cutting-Edge Classrooms -21st Century Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Looking for a simple guide to getting cutting-edge classrooms? This visual step-by-step worksheet should get you on the right track.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Rod Murray
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There is always an easy sure fire way to make it work.

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Pause and Think Online

Pause and Think Online | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Watch Common Sense Media's Pause and Think Online video to help you make informed decisions.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Students teaching students and teachers. That is positive.

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A Quick Guide to 21st Century Critical Thinking Skills for Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Quick Guide to 21st Century Critical Thinking Skills for Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Critical thinking skills are what we want our students to develop. Without these skills we can not guarantee a sound and effective education that will enable our kids to seamlessly blend in tomorrow 's  job market. Therefore, it is our responsibility as teachers and educators to fully understand the components of this set of skills in order to better focus on them in our instruction.Enokson has created for us a kind of road map containing all the major critical thinking skills we need to know about. He put these skills into an image that you can download from Flicker.


Via Maree Whiteley
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Synthesis is about incorporating it and flows with evaluation. We tend to get to analysis and no further. The fragments at that level need to be assessed and incorporated into a useful package. It is a form of wisdom.

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