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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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The 5 Resources Framework - The 5 Resources Model of Critical Digital Literacy

The 5 Resources Framework - The 5 Resources Model of Critical Digital Literacy | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
WP5 output site: curriculum

 

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Quite a comprehensive package of materials for studying and analyzing digital literacy. An excellent contribution to the field.


Via Alastair Creelman, Jim Lerman
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This is quite interesting and worthy of more digging into.

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flea palmer's curator insight, October 4, 2013 5:26 AM

Developed at the University of Greenwich as part of a JISC funded project, this Model identifies the different skill sets that define 'Digital Literacy'. This site also includes workshop packs.

Nancy Jones's curator insight, October 4, 2013 12:17 PM

Interesting space with pages clarify the resources as well.

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, October 5, 2013 8:28 PM

Great resource for CCSS.  

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Is cyber bullying normal in the age of social media?

Is cyber bullying normal in the age of social media? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Along with the changes, advances and implications that social media has on society, users believe that it should create a community of respect (Is cyber bullying normal in the age of social media?

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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It should not be, but it has become. It does not mean we cannot do something about it. It means we have to work hard. I just curated another article by someone who purported to bring community together and share leadership. There was no evidence of that in his leadership when I worked for him. We need more than words to take our hearts away. A philosophy is more than words. It is the actions that follow which make it authentic and bring authority forward.

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Your Digital Trail, And How It Can Be Used Against You

Your Digital Trail, And How It Can Be Used Against You | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
NPR and the Center for Investigative Reporting are documenting just how vivid the typical person's digital picture has become — and how easy it can be for others to see it.

Via Dean J. Fusto
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So a digital trail is more than just our digital footprint which sounds so ecologically friendly?

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Alina Bortkevič's curator insight, October 15, 2013 3:53 AM

"there's a wide range of ostensibly private data that's obtainable even without court approval"

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Research Overview - Project RED

Research Overview - Project RED | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Project RED is a national research and advocacy plan to investigate how technology can help us re-engineer our education system.

Via Maria Persson
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Maybe. I would want to read the study and see how it was actually conducted.

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Maria Persson's curator insight, September 28, 2013 7:50 PM

Although Project RED resides in an American context, K-12, it still has some very pertinent findings that should impact the way in which we view and do education in our own settings.  The seven key findings from this comprehensive study are useful platforms for further conversations, whatever our contexts:

 

1).  Project RED has identified the nine key implementation factors (KIFs) that are linked most strongly to the education success measures.

2). Properly implemented technology saves money.

3). 1:1 schools employing key implementation factors outperform all schools and all other 1:1 schools.

4). The principal’s ability to lead change is critical. Change must be modeled and championed at the principal level.


For 5, 6, and 7 - READ these findings here - exciting info:

http://www.projectred.org/about/research-overview/findings.html#two


Would love to hear from those involved in this and how the creation of policies for practice were executed.

Hein Holthuizen's curator insight, September 29, 2013 3:24 AM

I would like to challenge the europeans to do something likewise ;-)

Maria Persson's comment, September 29, 2013 8:30 AM
I'd like to see something as comprehensive conducted in NZ as well :-)
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How (And Why) Teachers Should Blog - Edudemic

How (And Why) Teachers Should Blog - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
You may not have considered it. You may have tried but given up. Here's some insight into why teachers should blog and keep learning.

Via L. García Aretio, juandoming, Adelina Silva, AlGonzalezinfo
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I think it is one tool in an increasingly diverse toolchest. We need to be mindful and attentive. What works best here?

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, September 28, 2013 11:33 AM

Excellent article on the value of bloging for teachers adn their students.

 

 

Below is my favorite, which reason(s) stand our for you?

 

Promote Engagement Among StudentsTeachers should blog because blogging is a great tool that offers heavy engagement in the students body. Teachers can start a discussion on any topic and ask students to share their open-minded thoughts. They can share their opinions not only during the class session but also outside the classroom.
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A Must Have Educational Technology Cheat Sheet

A Must Have Educational Technology Cheat Sheet | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

With the advance of technology and its full embrace in education, many new learning and teaching concepts have being created to the point that it becomes very hard to keep up with the new releases. Here is a great cheat sheet that you can use as a guide to help you learn more about the important trends in educational technology


Via Andrea Zeitz, chua meng joo
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Offers the importance of finding asynchronous and synchronous opportunities. We cannot be online all the time.

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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, September 27, 2013 12:32 PM

Great visual to understand all of the tech jargon! 

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Are Teachers and Ed Tech Businesses Working Towards the Same Goal?

Are Teachers and Ed Tech Businesses Working Towards the Same Goal? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Erin Scott Education technology businesses have come up with hundreds, if not thousands, of products meant to make teachers’ lives easier and improve student achievement. Most products bite off...
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Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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The question should be "Should they be working towards the same goals?"

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, September 26, 2013 4:56 PM

IMHO, the short answer to this question is "no." Ed Tech businesses are working for profit, quick answers, and out-of-the-box teaching tools. Teachers are in the business of altering perceptions, affecting the lives of their students, and helping their students find their place in the world through exposure to ideas and possibilities. 

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Understanding people is the most important thing in eLearning Design

Understanding people is the most important thing in eLearning Design | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Increasing awareness of why learners act in certain ways can increase the effectiveness of your eLearning courses.

Via Edumorfosis, Amy Melendez
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E-learning is about people. That is where we begin and finish.

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Blended Learning Implementation Guide

Blended learning means rethinking how class is structured, how time is used, and how limited resources are allocated. Compared to high-access environments, which simply provide devices for every student, blended learning includes an intentional shift to online instructional delivery for a portion of the day in order to boost learning and productivity. Productivity in this sense includes improvements to teacher access of data and its potential to inform instruction. Greater student productivity includes less time wasted on skills already mastered. Increased learning opportunities and improved student outcomes enhance overall system productivity.


Via Nik Peachey, Yashy Tohsaku
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We should have thought about restructing classrooms and the relationship we have with learning as teachers and learners.

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William Henderson's curator insight, September 25, 2013 6:25 AM

BLENDED LEARNING... WONDERFUL IDEA!

robyns tut's curator insight, September 27, 2013 6:01 PM

The integration of technology and teaching is completely a good idea in my opinion. Especially given that we are living in a digital age, where learners have access to a lot of technical devices, which aim at improving and making life efficient. Thus by building curricula that welcomes the use of technology inside the classroom, will change the face of education - hopefully for the better. However my concern is the introduction of a 'customised' form of learning. Education is supposed to be unified experience where learners access information at the same time and at the same pace. It seems unfair that because there wil be fast learners in a class, that means they have to get to the end of the syllabus quicker than others. Everyone should receive attention in a similar manner, whether they understand the work or not. Teaching should not favour one person over the other. 

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Eva Ramos's curator insight, September 28, 2013 7:42 PM

Blended learning... certainly I will be trying this soon with my students.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Free Online Classes Are an Unsustainable Gimmick. Here’s a Better Idea. 

Free Online Classes Are an Unsustainable Gimmick. Here’s a Better Idea.  | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
For a year or two there, free online classes seemed like they just might be the future of higher education.

Via Chris Carter
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There has to be a middle ground and one that is sustainable. This might be a step in that direction.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, October 2, 2013 8:40 PM

I agree. The answer for MOOCs is flipped classrooms.

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The inside story on LA schools’ iPad rollout: “a colossal disaster” | Digital/Edu

The inside story on LA schools’ iPad rollout: “a colossal disaster” | Digital/Edu | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

by Anya Kamenetz

 

"Scarcely a month ago, on August 27, the Los Angeles County Unified School District placed the first iPads in students’ hands at the outset of a $1 billion plan to give one to every single student in the nation’s second largest public school district ($500 million for devices, plus an additional $500 million for internet infrastructure upgrades, raised through construction bonds).

 

"The project is now being resoundingly panned, as reports surfaced quickly of high school students going around the security software on the iPads to surf for non-approved content. The district has called a halt to students bringing iPads home amid disputes over who will be held responsible for loss or damage–parents or taxpayers.

 

"On Friday I spoke to two LAUSD contractors who have first-hand knowledge of the rollout. They agreed to give an insiders’ view of the controversy on background. There’s an incredible litany of problems here that reads like a primer on what NOT to do with a major deployment of technology in a school district."


Via Jim Lerman, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Without effective learning about the use of technology, our students are still light years ahead of us in terms of working around the system. We need them to see the importance of their learning, so adding one more layer on a tired system is doomed.

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How to choose the right education technology | eSchool News | eSchool News

How to choose the right education technology | eSchool News | eSchool News | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Discover how to choose and implement the best education technologies for your school or district to improve student achievement.
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We make it sound like there is a right way. Does context not play a role?

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Digital fluency

Digital fluency | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Jennifer House is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.

Via Dr Peter Carey, Dean J. Fusto
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There are a lot of infographics which need exploring.

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10 Important Things for Students to Be Good Digital Citizens

10 Important Things for Students to Be Good Digital Citizens | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Andrea Zeitz, Ivo Nový
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The one about hiding the Internet is a real challenge. We have adults doing it and kids do it all the time.

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, September 28, 2013 9:50 AM

I appreciate their effort to get these issues into an info graphic 

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The Wired Child - How Much Do Kids Need To Know?

The Wired Child - How Much Do Kids Need To Know? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Today’s preschoolers are a member of generation C, the connected society. They have always known a world where social media and apps are an integral part of life. How much do they know, and how much do they really need to know at such a young age?


Via AvatarGeneration
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Some interesting points and it provides the downsides as well.

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How (And Why) Digital Learning Is Growing - Edudemic

How (And Why) Digital Learning Is Growing - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Digital learning is nothing new, even though it has only recently become very widespread. The first digital learning platforms are older than you think!

Via Dan Kirsch
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It involves a new set of tools. It will grow. It is a matter of the way it grows.

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The Wisdom Principle

The Wisdom Principle | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Article by Deepak Chopra


Via Roy Sheneman, PhD
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I think asking what wisdom is and the roles it can play is an important first step. In a world full of information and supposed knowledge, what tools do we have to effectively discern what is best?

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Beverley Hiles's curator insight, October 10, 2013 3:03 AM

"Do you want to be wise? Surprisingly, many people would shrug off such a question. They want to be other things instead - practical, successful, rich, respected - that don't involve wisdom, which is reserved for old people, the wise gray heads of society. And yet the way someone's life turns out depends on making wise choices." - Deepak Chopra


I think this is a reason that people call us for a Tarot or Psychic reading. They wish to know what is the wisest choice for them to make in a difficult situation. Deep down we know that when we make wise choices, our life leads to a more profound and fulfilled experience.

 

I think that the challenge of living life from a place of wisdom. Sometimes it will involve making choices that are very different from the status quo. But when we follow the path of the Heart, we are living our life in touch with our inherent beauty and soul potential.

Hence this is why we enjoy the service that we provide at Zodiac Live Tarot Reading: http://zodiaclivetarotreading.com .

 

This is an excellent article by Deepak Chopra.