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The Future of KM: Understanding C-Generation

The Future of KM: Understanding C-Generation | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Companies will have to turn digital and adapt to the new communication methods if they really want to engage Gen-Y.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, David Hain, Esther Turón Perez
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Each generation brings with it new meaning to the workplace. The key will be work should stil be about people and not the technology.

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Announcing K-12 Online 2013 Presenters | K12 Online Conference

Announcing K-12 Online 2013 Presenters | K12 Online Conference | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

 

Remember to download and share our 2013 conference flyer with other educators you know, and mark your calendar for the start of the K-12 Online Conference October 14th!

 


Via Stephanie Sandifer, Lynnette Van Dyke
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I am not attending but it will be nice to look into what these people have to say.

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Please join the organizers of the 2013 K-12 Online Conference in congratulating our selected presenters for this year’s conference! As in past years, our conference is organized into four strands. Each strand has an invited keynote speaker and (at least) nine additional selected speakers. Our conference begins October 14th with a pre-conference keynote presentation. Strands for 2013 are:

Week of Oct 21 – 25: Open Learning and Outside Learning
Week of Oct 28 – Nov. 1: Leading Learning and Building Learning

OPENING KEYNOTE

Shannon Miller
Van Meter, Iowa, USA

OPEN LEARNING

Steve Hargadon and Audrey Watters
Keynote
Lincoln, California and Hermosa Beach, California, USA

Tanya Avrith and Holly Clark
EduSlam! Ideas for Crowdsourcing Your Professional Development
Montreal, Quebec, Canada and San Diego, California, USA

Bill Fitzgerald
Writing and Sharing Open Content
Portland, Oregon, USA

Vanessa Gennarelli
Radically Learner-Centered: Badges at P2PU
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Alan Hudson
The planning and development of a free online resource – ‘A Trifling History of the Moving Image’
Wells, Somerset, UK

Brendan Murphy
The Open Online Experience: Creating Your Own Professional Development
Richmond, Illinois, USA

Jane Park
School of Open Courses for Educators
Los Angeles, California, USA

Verena Roberts
Adventures in Open Learning
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

David Wells
Writing – its all about Collaboration and Sharing!
Montpelier, Vermont, USA

Honor Moorman and Aditi Naik
Open Learning Lessons from the World Savvy Challenge
New York City, New York, USA

OUTSIDE LEARNING

Kathy Cassidy
Keynote
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada

Terra Bodkins and Bess Altman
Blogging for Little People
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Harry Brake
Project-based Blogging Through the Educational Terrain
Mexico City, Mexico

Janine Campbell
Going Outside the Lines: Redefining Learning Spaces with Field Trips, Skype Chats, and Online Tools
Dorr, Michigan, USA

JoAnn Delaney
Science Is All Around Our Town: QR Scavenger Hunt using Google Earth
Hershey, PA USA

Tricia Fuglestad
Making and Sharing Fugleflicks (student-created, art-related movies)
Hoffman Estates, IL USA

Tressa Graveley
Extreme Communication
Helmville, Montana, USA

Leslie Pralle Keehn
5 Themes of Geography: Local to Global
Blairsburg, Iowa, USA

Todd Nesloney
Connecting Kids Globally
Brenham, Texas, USA

Luis Perez
Photography for All
St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Jaime Wood
Expanding Learning Possibilities through Crowdfunding Education Projects
Portland, Oregon, USA

LEADING LEARNING

Larry Ferlazzo
Keynote
Sacramento, California, USA

Michael Boll
Bringing Digital Badges to your Organization
Shanghai, China

Jeffrey Bradbury
Paperless Classroom Websites for Student Engagement
New Jersey, USA

Candice Clark
Digital Portfolios
Hurricane, West Virginia, USA

Kelly Dumont
Creativity and the Common Core (or other standards)
Riverton, Utah, USA

V. Paige Hale
Leading by Example: Harnessing the Internet to Promote Professional Growth and Lifelong Learning
Salvisa, Kentucky, USA

Betsy Hanger
Mindfulness and Neuroscience: How a Contemplative Curriculum Improves Focus, Connectedness, and Self-Regulation
Los Angeles, California, USA

Laura McBain
Deeper Learning Online
San Diego, California, USA

Julia Osteen
The Promise of Leadership
Lewisburg, Tennessee, USA

Jenny Rankin
If You Want Data to Transform Learning, Present It as “Over-the-Counter”
Laguna Beach, California, USA

Brad Waid
Game Changing Apps!
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

BUILDING LEARNING

Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager
Keynote
Los Angeles, California, USA

Chris Betcher
Coding for Kids
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Carol Broos
T3: Triple Threat in Tech Using Transliteracy
Gurnee, Illinois, USA

Cyndi Danner-Kuhn
Ideas for Sharing Artifacts Created in the Classroom
Manhattan, Kansas, USA

John Graves
SlideSpeech
Auckland, New Zealand

Claire Kreuger
Constructing Identity with an iPad Treaty Education Through Digital Storytelling
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada

David Lockhart
20 Creation Apps in 20 Minutes
Marietta, Georgia, USA

Ann Oro
Building Knowledge of Web Search
Roselle Park, New Jersey, USA

Vinnie Vrotny and Sheryl Peterson
STEAM (Science-Tinkering-Aesthetics-Engineering-Math): Creating a Maker Culture
Palatine, Illinois, USA

Dan Whisler
Energy 101- Making Connections By Combining STEM and PBL in the Classroom
Hutchinson, Kansas, USA

Katie Ann Wilson
A Story + A Green Wall = 1 Amazing Transformed Digital Story
Pratt, Kansas, USA

Remember to download and share our 2013 conference flyer with other educators you know, and mark your calendar for the start of the K-12 Online Conference October 14th!

 

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Technology will change education

Technology will change education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

“ There is almost no aspect of life that has not been fundamentally changed and reordered over the past 100 years through new technology and innovation.”


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Fiona Ellis
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The jury is still out. I am reading Michael Fullan's new book Stratosphere and the idea is we need to focus on the people first and then technology. Pedagogy comes first or the art the of teaching. Fullan says technology is not readily evident in schools. It has changed learning outside school.

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How Technology Changes Student-Teacher Interaction - Edudemic

How Technology Changes Student-Teacher Interaction - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Learning technologies change student-teacher interactions in several ways, but there's one specifically that really stands out and makes the most difference in our classrooms.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Information is ubiquitous. Knowledge is not nor is it free. We each have to figure out how to turn information into knowledge and then figure out what to do with it. This takes work. I think student-teacher interaction needs to change. It has not in many cases.

 

The John Dewey quote is important.

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Amélie Silvert's curator insight, September 15, 2013 3:43 AM

It changes if the teacher sees himself as a learner. 

 

Nancy Jones's curator insight, September 15, 2013 11:46 AM

whenAccepting when teachers acknowledge themselves as co- learner s who guide students. The learning together really occurs.  Great quotable content in this brief but succinct commentary.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, September 22, 2013 10:50 PM

In reviewing my Scoop It recommendations I came across a curation established by Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) .  His Scoop It site is  iGeneration - 21st Century Education.  As many of you know, I am honored to be working with pre-service students at Sterling College (KS) as an Adjunct Professor.  My course is entitled "Technology in the Classroom".  As one of my major points on using technology is that the students must be considering "How" the technology will be used to provides avenues not available in other manners as well as corporating HOTS and critical thinking skills.  Through that approach articles like this one are great reads and discussion points for all parties to discuss effective use of technology. 

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No Child Left Untableted - NYTimes.com

No Child Left Untableted - NYTimes.com | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

By CARLO ROTELLASeptember 12, 2013Sally Hurd Smith, a veteran teacher, held up her brand-new tablet computer and shook it as she said, “I don’t want this thing to take over my classroom.” It was late June, a month before the first day of school. In a sixth-grade classroom in Greensboro, N.C., a dozen middle-school social-studies teachers were getting their second of three days of training on tablets that had been presented to them as a transformative educational tool. Every student and teacher in 18 of Guilford County’s 24 middle schools would receive one, 15,450 in all, to be used for class work, homework, educational games — just about everything, eventually. There was, as educators say, a diverse range of learners in the room. Some were well on the way to mastering the tablet. Ben Porter, for instance, a third-year teacher who previously worked as an operations manager for a Cold Stone Creamery franchiser, was already adept at loading and sharing lesson materials and using the tablet’s classroom-management tools: quick polls, discussions, short-answer exercises, the function for randomly calling on a student and more. Other teachers, including a gray-bearded man who described himself as “technologically retarded,” had not progressed much further than turning it on. Read more...


Via Gordon Dahlby, J. Mark Schwanz
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The use of technology in schools is only being promoted by a handful of educators. Most teachers, for various reasons, are hesitant.

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, September 13, 2013 9:42 AM
Larry Rosen on the research on the effects of screen time on our youth: “It’s starting to gear up because it’s being clamored for by the educators. They’re saying, ‘Now that we’re doing this, what does this do to our kids?’ ”
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Should social media be a course in schools?

Should social media be a course in schools? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Tweet Social Media has so many possibilities for educators and students alike on both a professional and personal level.  But with these opportunities comes responsibility.

Via Edumorfosis, Dan Kirsch
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It should. Students, including adults, need to learn what it means to use technology well and ethically.

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Digital Citizenship….10 Ideas For Rich Academic Student Discussions On The Internet

Digital Citizenship….10 Ideas For Rich Academic Student Discussions On The Internet | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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This is a good beginning and can be built upon.

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, June 18, 2013 7:31 PM

Great start for initiating student forums, thank you for sharing!

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Alchemy of Collective Intelligence

Alchemy of Collective Intelligence | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Collective Intelligence mines knowledge, skills and emotional intelligence of a collective to create a synergistic product.  Collective intelligence is more than the sum of its parts.  Like an alch...

Via David Hain
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We always need to ask questions.

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Media Experts Name Best Technology Skill for Graduates

Media Experts Name Best Technology Skill for Graduates | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Most teachers in the U.S. today are working hard to learn about and incorporate the Common Core State Standards.

 

The CCSS focus on important skills such as: arguing thoughtfully, questioning creatively, researching efficiently, reading complex texts with understanding, and writing to communicate effectively.


Via Jamie Forshey
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We need more conversation about what skills, habits, attitudes, attributes, etc, children and adults need.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, August 24, 2013 4:24 PM

And it couldn't be any easier to begin . I think in addition to being useful for the future, students enjoy the connecting and an audience outside the teacher.

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BDPA Helps Bridge 'Digital Divide'

BDPA Helps Bridge 'Digital Divide' | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The digital revolution in the U.S. was growing 38 years ago.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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It is a good article worth reading.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 22, 2013 11:02 AM

There has always been a divide in education based on many factors. Read this article for insightful ways to change the equation.

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Technology and High School Teachers

Technology and High School Teachers | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Teachers are realizing the importance of technology and are integrating it into the classrooms.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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I hope we are not just realizing the importance of technology. We should have known this all along.

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Margarita Parra's curator insight, August 22, 2013 4:58 PM

Si todavía no se dan cuenta de los usos ventajosos de la tecnología en el aula, es tiempo de comenzar a mirar los ejemplos.

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Teachers Should Be Seen and Not Heard

Teachers Should Be Seen and Not Heard | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
As three governors, a senator, and a Harvard professor spout on about teachers at an ed conference, Anthony Mullen is a fly on the wall until someone asks for his opinion.
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This is an excellent article. The question towards th end posed by the teacher at the table is great. Too often, the decisions being made for classrooms and what happens in them are made by those furthest from the scene. This includes politicians, bureaurcats, and local administrators.

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Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens

Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Schools have always been charged with the task of producing good citizens. But how has our definition of a "good citizen" changed over the ages?

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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"A good day-to-day skill set" is an interesting term.

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Celeste G. Box (@mcgbox)'s comment, August 21, 2013 10:35 AM
Cool post, Ana! Thanks :)
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The dumbest generation? No, Twitter is making kids smarter

The dumbest generation? No, Twitter is making kids smarter | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A big change was found in how students were writing – and it was a positive shift

Via Deborah Arnold
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When we say things like the dumbest generation and bathed in bits, we operate in the extremes. We need to look at the quality of learning which may not be easily quantified.

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The 10 Biggest Educational Trends (And What Teachers Think) - Edudemic

The 10 Biggest Educational Trends (And What Teachers Think) - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Do you know the ten biggest educational trends making the rounds today? What about how teachers feel about each?

Via David W. Deeds
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What teachers did they survey? There would be little evidence of the outcomes in the region I taught in.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 17, 2013 7:26 AM

86% are interested in games! 

David W. Deeds's comment, September 17, 2013 5:50 PM
Hola, Ivon! I don't know. They didn't ask me, that's for sure. ;)
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A Cooperative Economy

A Cooperative Economy | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Classical republicanism is based on the principle of self-government. An individual is free, according to republicans, in so far (s)he is able to govern him or herself. Given that humans are social animals, the principle of self-government means the ability of an individual to participate in the political system.

 

The republican ideal of self-government requires a certain degree of economic independence. In modern capitalist societies there is a division between those who own capital, and those who have only their own labour. A large number of the population has to seek employment by the owners of capital, only a small number of people are self-employed, i.e. own their own means of production.

Wage-labourers are economically dependent from the so-called capitalists. This dependence-relation is at odds with the republican ideal of self-government. Some opponents of capitalism has proposed or tried to nationalize all means of production, but from a republican perspective this only replace one dependence-relation for another one.

 

Both corporate and state ownership of capital are antithetical to republicanism. Only if workers have capital at their own disposal, they can achieve self-government.

 

In this post we will discuss cooperatives as the major institution of the economy of space settlements. First we will discuss worker-cooperatives, subsequently we will turn to consumer cooperatives, and finally we will discuss housing cooperatives.

 


Via John Lasschuit ®™
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The concept is great. Do we think the priviledged oligarchy that makes up the capitalistic elite will agree?

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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, September 14, 2013 4:03 PM

The cooperation is the new privileged company.

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What’s In & Out: Trends In Learning Technology

What’s In & Out: Trends In Learning Technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
What’s In & Out: Trends In Learning Technology Education is an odd beast, full of change, yet stubbornly resistant to change. Sometimes it’s difficult to get an honest picture of learning trends and educational churning...

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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Part of the problem is the idea that the trends are being tabulated so rapidly no one can keep up. Is that by design?

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, September 13, 2013 9:17 AM

Happy: Connected content, personalized learning, curating, maker spaces, and digital citizenship trending up.

Sad: digital reputation and infographics trending down. Very interesting read.

Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's comment, September 13, 2013 1:22 PM
Good question. Everything moves and changes so rapidly these days it is hard to know.
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What does it mean to be a digital native?

What does it mean to be a digital native? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The war between natives and immigrants is ending. The natives have won.

Via Nik Peachey, Dr. Laura Sheneman
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The term digital native is an oversimplication and is not overly accurate. Research in Australia and England are showing power users in undergrad programs make up about 14% of the students. What about the rest? One thing about Prensky's work is he does acknowledge that technology has to fit with school and learning in an integrated manner.

 

As I read the article, I realized this concerns about the pace of technology have been with us for some time, perhaps since time began. Hannah Arendt argued the pace of technology had outpaced our ability to speak about it coherently in the 1950's.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, September 11, 2013 10:04 AM

Interesting ideas here: Digital Poverty and Digital Outcasts


Shah added: "[Prensky's] observations may describe a generation gap that the U.S. faced, but if you transplant the same definition to other parts of the world, natives are sometimes indistinguishable from immigrants."

Marta Braylan's curator insight, September 13, 2013 10:13 PM

Natives vs immigrants - NO MORE

Rumi's comment, September 25, 2013 2:44 AM
Thank you!
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Think About the Benefits of Unplugging

Think About the Benefits of Unplugging | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A recent New York Times article and viral video about pervasive smartphone use ask, “Is experiencing life through a small screen distracting us from living our lives and forming real
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This article speaks to a need to integrate technology in our lives in responsible and healthy ways.

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Analysis of Major Technology Hurdles Bottlenecking K-12 Education System

There is no way you can restrict technology from seeping into every aspect of life and it has become an integral part of the education system in recent times.

Via Chris Carter
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We want change and do not provide sufficient and effective PD.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, August 24, 2013 4:10 AM

Significant. Again, lack of PD leads the list.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, August 25, 2013 5:48 PM

No surprises in this list. I have seen lists like this for around 20 years and while some items are newer, professional learning has always been high on the list. I see the issues as deeper seated, relating more to a cultural and societal view of what school is about and the systems technologies in place to suppport that cultural view. Cultural change takes quite some time and is hard work. That is after the recognition that cultural change is required. Many have not got that far yet.

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A Great Digital Citizenship Poster for Your class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Digital Citizenship Poster for Your class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Help students learn what makes sense.

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How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic

How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is not a one time discussion. It is an ongoing process that needs to be taught to all grade levels and to all stakeholders.
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This is a very important process.

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Four Essential Principles of Blended Learning

Four Essential Principles of Blended Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
As schools become more savvy about blended-learning tactics– the practice of mixing online and in-person instruction -- guidelines and best practices are emerging from lessons learned.

Via Blaine Morrow
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Every school needs a vision and purpose for existence. Many visions just collect dust. Authentic visions are at the heart of the enterprise, constantly shared, and part of the daily practice and conversation

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Is Online Education Widening the Digital Divide?

Is Online Education Widening the Digital Divide? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Universities across the country are experimenting with MOOCs (massive open online courses) as a way to make higher education more affordable and accessible to all students. The premise of MOOCs has,...

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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What an interesting question.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 21, 2013 4:32 PM

My take-away was this highlighted quote: “We’ve got this strange sort of upstairs/downstairs situation where the lower-class people could look at how the upper-class people were being educated.”

Are MOOCs really providing lower-classes an Ivy League education or are they just letting them see what it looks like? Interesting perspective.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 24, 2013 5:44 PM

Essentially yes!!

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Manners Matter Online (Infographic)

Manners Matter Online  (Infographic) | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Find out more about the do's and don'ts on online manners. For more information about internet issues visit Knowthenet today.

Via Beth Dichter, Dennis T OConnor, LETP
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They do.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 24, 2013 5:46 PM

Manners do matter.

Cindy Powell's curator insight, April 10, 2014 2:09 PM

From Infographic...and Informational Text TCC 4-5

This is a graphic example for the article, but the site is a cybersafety site in the UK and has lots of information for parents about online safety for their children. It also tests their knowledge.

Rachael Johnston's curator insight, October 20, 2014 10:53 PM

It is important to build your own brand and to promote yourself positively. You want to be polite to other users and make sure you have nothing on your profile that could be damaging to your reputation. This includes swear words, inappropriate or rude comments, and pictures and videos of drinking or drugs.  This is really important for graduating students who, most likely, need to go through and delete pictures that have been tagged in one Facebook

Make sure you give credit to others if you share something of theirs. Also make sure you are writing your own posts and not just sharing others. However, make sure you are posting valuable and relevant information. Listen and think before you write and make sure you are using proper english. 

It is okay to have debates on social netowrks with other users, everybody has the right ti voice their opinion, but don't let things get too personal or nasty. 

It is also essential to understand that there are also hings to be very careful of when using social networks. For one, people are not always who they seem. You should also make sure you do not assume a false identity. It is important to keep some kind of professionalism, but don't change yourself or hide who you really are. 

You must also make sure you are abiding by the rules of the network and report others who dont. 

Last but certainly not least, be very careful about who you share things with. There are certain places to share certain things. For example, you may post something bout your personal life in your Facebook status, but it is not appropriate to do so on your LinkedIn profile. Do not share pictures and videos with strangers, you never know how they will use these.