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School Would Be a Distant Cousin [SLIDE]

School Would Be a Distant Cousin [SLIDE] | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
If you haven't seen it yet, Suli Breaks -- a spoken word artist -- has a FANTASTIC video titled Why I Hate School But Love Learning that will get any faculty thinking. Here's my favorite quote from...
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But yet we persist in just loading one new fad after another onto a failed system.

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'Personal Learning Environments' Focus on the Individual

'Personal Learning Environments' Focus on the Individual | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
But defining what exactly a "personal learning environment," or PLE, is supposed to look like is proving to be challenging.
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"Striking that balance between allowing students to explore the Internet's full potential and keeping them safe and on task can be challenging."

 

This is the rub.

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Your Brain On Tech Overload

Your Brain On Tech Overload | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it - Living Business Your device isn't evil unto itself, of course. But the more you can become aware of your own habits and the effect your screen time is having on you, the more in c...
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This is a great infographic to help guide tech usage.

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Is texting in school a right? Can we make school and cell...

Is texting in school a right? Can we make school and cell... | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A teacher sent me an interesting note about smartphones in classrooms. It was timely because I had a recent conversation with a friend about her teen's new smartphone.

Via GwynethJones
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What do we do to overcome the new reality?

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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 3, 2013 9:29 PM

Fascinating topics here!

Richard Seal's curator insight, June 5, 2013 9:47 AM

Good question, and a great topic for debate in our high schools. 

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What Critical Problems in K-12 Schools Does Online Instruction Solve? (Part 2)

What Critical Problems in K-12 Schools Does Online Instruction Solve?  (Part 2) | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
K-12 online instruction attracts policy-inclined school reformers and reform-minded policymakers because it appears as a technological and inexpensive solution for serious problems at a time when p...
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It can solve problems if chosen and used well.

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Integrate iPads Into Bloom's Digital Taxonomy With This 'Padagogy Wheel' - Edudemic

Integrate iPads Into Bloom's Digital Taxonomy With This 'Padagogy Wheel' - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The Padagogy Wheel takes an expanded approach Bloom's Digital Taxonomy and offers 62 iPad apps that fit into the organized chaos that is Bloom's.
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This is adaptable for other platforms.

 

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edX's Justice for All - Degree of Freedom News

edX's Justice for All - Degree of Freedom News | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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Based on a MOOC.

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Why Big Data Is Not Truth | NY Times

Why Big Data Is Not Truth | NY Times | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Don’t let the rhetoric fool you, a Microsoft researcher says: Big Data is a human tool, which means it is subject to all kinds of miscollection, misapplication and abuse.

 

By Quentin Hardy

 

[The] "promise of certainty has been a hallmark of the technology industry for decades. With Big Data, however, there are even more hazards, some human and some inherent in the technology."

 

"Kate Crawford, a researcher at Microsoft Research, calls the problem “Big Data fundamentalism — the idea with larger data sets, we get closer to objective truth.” Speaking at a conference in Berkeley, Calif., on Thursday, she identified what she calls “six myths of Big Data.”


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This looks like a great article. It reminded me of Mark Twain "lies, damn lies, and statistics". We can make a number up for any purpose we want it to serve. Does it?

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Brian Mossop's comment, June 3, 2013 10:35 AM
Crawford does a good job listing *some* aspects of Big Data that can lead to inaccurate conclusions. However, her observations are skewed toward social media an younger generations. It's not the complete picture of what's going on in Big Data.
Jose Antonio Ribeiro Neto's curator insight, June 6, 2013 7:19 AM

Big Data fundamentalism

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How to Overcome Mean World Syndrome

How to Overcome Mean World Syndrome | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The basic idea behind mean world syndrome is that too much exposure to violence and crime through TV, movies, music, video games, and culture can influence some individuals to believe that we live in an inherently evil and mean world.
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One section is entitled: "Be mindful of the media you consume"

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Responsible Use Guidelines of School E-mails for Elementary Students

Responsible Use Guidelines of School E-mails for Elementary Students | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Writing appropriate emails is part of being a good digital citizen! Students (even digital natives) are not born with knowing the rules and responsibilities. Just as they need to learn to answer an...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Kimberly A. Hurd
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We need more of these articles. What is responsible tech usage?

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S. Amon's curator insight, May 23, 2013 3:52 PM

I want to look at this and see how to incorporate it into the curriculum.

Kimberly A. Hurd's curator insight, May 31, 2013 8:25 PM

Teach digital citizenship NOW...not later! 

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In the U.S., 21st Century Skills Linked to Work Success

In the U.S., 21st Century Skills Linked to Work Success | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Cathleen Nardi
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Schools in the 21st Century are largely an outdated and outmoded model.

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The single most innovative concept in education is at least 100 years old

The single most innovative concept in education is at least 100 years old | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
There's a whisper in the air. The long-awaited reform in education, they report, is finally here. The proposed solution? Technology. More specifically, iPads in classrooms.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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"What is the most important thing? Well, for Steve Jobs, no less than Maria Montessori, to be sure, it was another person. As he goes on to explain, “The most important thing is a person. A person who incites your curiosity and feeds your curiosity; and machines cannot do that in the same way that people can.”

 

This is a great article and points to the need for caring, compassionate people to remain involved in children's education.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 31, 2013 10:50 PM

#In this wonderfully candid interview, conducted in 1995, Jobs was asked, “Some people say that this new technology maybe [the most important thing in schools]….” He responded:

I absolutely don’t believe that. … I’ve helped with more computers in more schools than anybody else in the world and I [am] absolutely convinced that [it] is by no means the most important thing.

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Surveillance Cameras Gain Ground in Schools

Surveillance Cameras Gain Ground in Schools | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Better technology and high-profile school violence are driving renewed interest, but the trend also draws criticism.
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We think this is a good idea because students learn as long as they are not caught anything goes. I am a bit cynical about this 'big brother' approach.

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Digital Trends Shifting the Role of Teachers

Digital Trends Shifting the Role of Teachers | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Interactive tools and multimedia content are prompting teachers to take on more of a coaching or guiding role in the classroom.
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Teachers have always had to adjust to meet new needs and demands. The problem is the flawed system and leadership.

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Ways Teachers Can Bring 21st Century Skills Into High Schools

Ways Teachers Can Bring 21st Century Skills Into High Schools | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Lessons rarely tie skills to real-world problems, despite benefits to students, a new study reports.
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We are 15% of the way through this century. We need to act and not talk.

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How to use digital resources to personalize blended learning | eSchool News

How to use digital resources to personalize blended learning | eSchool News | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Today’s students are used to having constant access to technology and digital resources in their personal lives, and harnessing the engaging power of such resources can boost blended learning success and help students create and thrive in...
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Digital resources are just one part of the resource package in blended learning.

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The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have

The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

It is amazing how technology has changed the whole world giving rise to new forms of education we never thought of. Our students are more digitally focused than any time before. We , definitely, need to look at some of the skills we, as teachers, need to equip ourselves with to better live up to the challenge.


Via Karen Bonanno, Jane Sowter-Maranion
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I think we are in the same boat and just think we upgraded to a better model.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, February 12, 2013 9:26 PM

add your insight...

Teresa Cruz Piedade's curator insight, February 15, 2013 6:56 PM

Artigo bastante interessante com dicas e sugestões de ferramentas! "33 habilidades digitais que um professor do século XXI deve ter"

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, February 16, 2013 12:37 PM

take the time to read this..

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5 Ways To Be More Mindful With Technology

5 Ways To Be More Mindful With Technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
By Headspace As if there weren't enough ways to avoid what’s going on in our minds, e-mail and social media are now routed to our mobiles to distract us all day long.
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This is a centre piece aspect of my upcoming dissertation. What does it mean to be mindful in a tech-centred world?

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Infographic: Which Social Media to Use, and How?

Infographic: Which Social Media to Use, and How? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Mounira HAMDI, Jim Lerman, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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An excellent infographic to guide us along the path.

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Béatrice Grimonpont's curator insight, May 28, 2013 10:40 AM

cartigraphie claire des médias sociaux

Jim Lerman's curator insight, June 1, 2013 12:13 AM

Same comment here as for the previous matrix on social media platforms: the differences between education and business can be so fascinating.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 3, 2013 2:59 PM

interesting infographic. 

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Five Best Mind Mapping Tools

Five Best Mind Mapping Tools | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Mind mapping is a great way to brainstorm, make a plan, or turn ideas into the steps needed to make it real. Thankfully, there are great tools out there to help you build mind maps, organize them, and save them for later.

Via Baiba Svenca, iKiki
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Could be helpful as I organize my dissertation topic.

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Pam Mulready's curator insight, June 19, 2013 2:46 AM

Some more useful tools here for connecting concepts and thinking.

KOMADOK by D.FRAGUELA's curator insight, September 25, 2013 3:23 AM

Le mind map reste très utile pour vous aider à élaborer votre stratégie éditoriale en fonctions des objectifs de communication et/ou marketing que vous aurez préalablement définis.

Edgar Mata's curator insight, December 8, 10:48 PM

Earlier this week, we asked you which mind mapping tools you thought were the best. We tallied up your nominations, and now we're back to highlight the top five.

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murrayhill - Research_Databases

murrayhill - Research_Databases | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

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This could be very helpful.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 3, 2013 8:47 AM

Social Media Citation Guide on my Research Database wikipage -- scroll to the bottom-ish of the page

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Cyber Safety: An Interactive Guide To Staying Safe On The Internet

Cyber Safety: An Interactive Guide To Staying Safe On The Internet | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The Internet is without a doubt one of the best resources available to us. Unfortunately it’s also extremely dangerous if you aren’t aware of who and what lurks behind the scenes.
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This looks like one that is easy for student and adult access.

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Group Intelligence, Enhancement, and Extended Minds

Group Intelligence, Enhancement, and Extended Minds | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Virtually all talk of cognitive enhancement focuses exclusively on the enhancement of individual intelligence. But what about enhancing group intelligence?

Via Howard Rheingold, Lia Goren
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One of the tags is ethical technology

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David Hain's curator insight, May 31, 2013 1:50 AM

As I read earlier today, "None of us is as smart as all of us." - Warren Bennis

Lia Goren's curator insight, June 1, 2013 4:13 AM

Inteligencia del grupo, mejora y mentes amplidas (si hay mucho error de traducción, acepto el aviso).

La investigación a la que se refiere el post contradice la concepción intuitiva de que la inteligencia de las personas, cuando trabajan colaborativamente en un grupo, equivale a la adición del IQ de cada integrante del grupo. No es así. Fenómenos interesantes suceden cuando trabajamos en grupo.

Lia Goren's curator insight, June 1, 2013 4:15 AM

Inteligencia del grupo, mejora y mentes amplidas (si hay mucho error de traducción, acepto el aviso).

La investigación a la que se refiere el post contradice la concepción intuitiva de que la inteligencia de las personas, cuando trabajan colaborativamente en un grupo, equivale a la adición del IQ de cada integrante del grupo. No es así. Fenómenos interesantes suceden cuando trabajamos en grupo.

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The history of technology in education

A quick look at how advancements in technology have impacted teaching and learning over time

Via Jane Sowter-Maranion
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It is an advertisement for SmartTech. Are we monetizing learning.

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Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, June 1, 2013 7:08 PM

A fun look at classroom tech over the years.

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Assessing Student Progress Using Blog-Based Portfolios

Assessing Student Progress Using Blog-Based Portfolios | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Digital portfolios allow for constant assessment of learning in a formative and summative way, and let students demonstrate their growing knowledge to the world.
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Regardless of what form we use for student portfolios it is important that assessment, of, for, and as, need to be in place.

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