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Corporations Are Behind The Common Core State Standards — And That's Why They'll Never Work

Corporations Are Behind The Common Core State Standards — And That's Why They'll Never Work | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Why do we keep enforcing more and more standards and testing that educators don't trust?
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Education is big business. Although this is an American article, we need to be concerned with this globally and locally. What corporations need is weak educational leadership which blindly and mindlessly accepts the corporate dictum.

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Learn How To Step Back

Learn How To Step Back | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
With the stream of scientific and anecdotal evidence showing us the benefits of meditation, it’s no wonder that it’s touted as the tool for a happy and healthy existence.

Via Laurie Buchanan, PhD
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We need a spiritual practice embedded and integrated into our lives. It is important to step away from the busyness of our lives when we are able to do so. We can carry that back into all aspect of our lives.

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5 Great Tutorials on How to Build your Personal Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Great Tutorials on How to Build your Personal Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

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A lot of information available here.

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Ethics, Morals, and Values Central in Leadership

Ethics, Morals, and Values Central in Leadership | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Leadership experts in the K-12 field Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers write about challenges and possibilities for administrators in the 21st century.
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This is something we learn because it is modeled and we see it in our leaders. We do not train people to be ethical.

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CoSN conference explores what it means to be an 'audacious leader' | eSchool News

Transforming schools from places that deliver traditional, factory-era models of instruction to institutions that support engaging, personalized, and student-centered learning requires bold, audacious leadership—and that was the theme of the...
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It will take audacious leaders who walk to the beat of a different drummer and listen for wisdom from all quarters.

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Teacher remixed: 5 ways to change our profession

Teacher remixed: 5 ways to change our profession | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
[Author's note: originally posted on Classroots.org.] I am keenly missing the #dml2013 fellowship this week. While I'm not quite writing Ignite talks that will never be heard (or drawing sad-face s...
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My favourite was from compliance to weirdness. These need to be more than new catch phrases.

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The Seductive Lure of Big Data: Practitioners Beware

The Seductive Lure of Big Data: Practitioners Beware | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Big Data beckons policymakers, administrators and teachers with eye-popping analytics and snazzy graphics. Here is Darrell West of the Brookings Institition laying out the case for teachers and adm...
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Context matters. That is the most important point in this article. Something to add is that sometimes the child right in front of me is the best source of data. What is that child able to do? What do they need? They are not a number. They are a person.

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Seth Godin on the 3 Essential Skills Every Entrepreneur Should Cultivate

Seth Godin on the 3 Essential Skills Every Entrepreneur Should Cultivate | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Changing your way of thinking can change your whole approach to your business. Here's how.

Via Sandra Brevett-Dib
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Three broad ideas are summarized. We need to be mindful, artistic, and making legitimate, authentic connections.

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The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have

The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

In order to implement modern technology in your classroom, you better know about the important skills modern teachers must have in order to succeed.


Via EDTC@UTB, Jamie Forshey, gwynethjones
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This is the bricolage or blend on the edges of new and old so to speak. We cannot teach and learn without authentic relationships which reach out to others. What do we do to accomplish this?

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Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, March 14, 2013 10:08 AM

From the text: "So that’s why I’d encourage you, the modern teacher, to tackle each modern method one at a time."

 

The 10 Skills:

 

1) Build your PLN (Personal Learning Network)

2) Establish Real Relationships

3) Understand Where Technology Fits in Education

4) Know How To Finde Useful Resources

5) Manage Your Online Reputation

6) Know How To Correctly Blog

7) Slow Down!

8) Make Social Media Work for You

9) Don't Be Afraid Of Failing

10) Know When To Disconnect

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, March 17, 2013 11:32 AM

MOre things to think about .. but we cannot avoid learning to understand and  use the tools that are out there. 

Jan Peter van Zijl's curator insight, March 18, 2013 2:45 PM

 

1 Build Your PLN (personal learning network)

 

2 Establish Real Relationships

 

3 Understand Where Technology Fits In Education


4 Know How To Find Useful Resources

 

5 Manage Your Online Reputation

 

6 Know How To Correctly Blog

 

7 Slow Down

 

8 Make Social Media Work For You

 

9 Don’t Be Afraid Of Failing

 

10 Know When To Disconnect

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How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival

How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival
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We should use a different word than survival. If that is all it is about, that is so sad. The rest of article makes excellent points and suggests a bricolage of traditional skills that have been with us for centuries and the use of digital technologies.

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The Most Promising Educational Technologies for 2013-2014

The Most Promising Educational Technologies for 2013-2014 | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Lilly Sheperd shares her thoughts on the most promising learning technologies for 2013-2014: social networks, apps, MOOCs, flipped classrooms.
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We need to choose carefully, but these are good ideas. Where does money come from to access? Where does support for teachers come from?

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Nurturing the Next Van Gogh? Start With Small Steps | MindShift

Nurturing the Next Van Gogh? Start With Small Steps | MindShift | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
If it's true that fostering creativity in learning is not just a nice notion, but an imperative, then educators must find a way to integrate it into a system
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We must make it the essential ingredient that lifts children to lift the future up.

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Fragmented Data Systems a Barrier to Better Schools, Experts Say

Fragmented Data Systems a Barrier to Better Schools, Experts Say | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Many districts and states struggle to provide meaningful, real-time data about student performance to educators.
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It is not just the fragmentation but the nature in which data is collected in schools. Who is collecting it? Are they using sound research practices? Quite often, I witness 'pretend research' or 'bastardized research practices' in schools. We need to be open to what the data reveals as well as seeing the whole of the data.

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The Power of Quiet: Introverts and Extroverts

The Power of Quiet: Introverts and Extroverts | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Does modern society overvalue extroversion? And how might this affect our ability to be creative when working with others? Here’s a little three-minute, playfully-animated video from RSA (Royal Soc...
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We need to integrate the strengths of each person into the conversations that important to have. What if we were present in all our conversations?

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Larry Davies's curator insight, March 20, 2013 8:44 AM

The power of collaboration and personalites.

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The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

By Steve Kolowich

Summary by Education Dive

 

"The Chronicle of Higher Education released the results Monday of its electronic survey of MOOC instructors, to which 103 professors responded out of a total of 184.

 

"Despite a majority of respondents feeling that MOOCs could drive down the price of college and almost half feeling that their MOOC was as rigorous as their face-to-face courses, only 28% believe the courses deserve formal credit from their institution and 34% said they believed their institution would eventually grant formal credit to students who did well in their MOOC; however, 79% respondents did believe that MOOCs are worth the hype.

 

 "A majority of the survey's participants were long-time professors with no online teaching experience prior to their adoption of MOOCs, and more than two-thirds were tenured faculty"


Via Jim Lerman
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Interesting data, although it is somewhat a small sample.

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#ASCD13: 3 lessons from Maya Angelou

#ASCD13: 3 lessons from Maya Angelou | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
During a time in education when teacher retention is an ongoing challenge, Maya Angelou encouraged attendees at the ASCD 68th Annual Conference & Exhib
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"Continue with some passion and compassion — some humor and some style. I came here to tell you how grateful I am to you, and let you know that you are rainbows in the clouds.”

 

This is a great quote.

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Empathy: A Gateway to Objectivity in Leadership

Empathy: A Gateway to Objectivity in Leadership | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Most leaders have learned along the way that empathy is a critical leadership skill but few have an understanding of why.
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"Empathy is the linchpin between compassion, which arises from the heart, and understanding, which arises from the mind. There is no understanding of others without compassion."

 

Robert Greenfield suggested we cannot have passion without compassion. When we do not have the balance, we burn out or lack empathy.

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Schooling Makes You Smarter | American Educator

Schooling Makes You Smarter | American Educator | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

By Richard Nisbett

 

"People’s intelligence is greatly affected by prenatal and immediate postnatal factors; by home environments; by education, inclding early childhood education; and by changes in the larger culture. How smart we and our children ae as individuals, and how smart we are as a society, is under our control to a marked degree."


Via Jim Lerman
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Learning makes us smarter. Schooling might if we know what it is for. The question should be "What kid of learning are we achieving? Is this the smarter we want?"

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, March 16, 2013 6:46 PM

A lengthy and scholarly article that speaks to the malleability of intelligence. Quite a persuasive argument from a highly qualified source. The position is certainly not new, but this is a particularly well developed statement; and it gives one great food for thought in light of today's educational tsunamis. Well worth the time to read and ponder.

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Virtual Classroom Visit 2– Open Invitation

Virtual Classroom Visit 2– Open Invitation | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Occasionally, Powerful Learning Practice likes to share great opportunities that we are doing with our Year Long Connected Learner Experience with others. We ha
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Here is an excellent video. This is an active way of engaging students with online learning.

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Classroom Games Icebreakers | How Do You Play

Classroom Games Icebreakers | How Do You Play | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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This one just looks practical and fun so is worth exploring.

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Vicki Butler's curator insight, March 18, 2013 11:50 AM

We often think of ice breakers at the beginning of a school year or at the introduction of a new course. These could be used through out the year.

nicolaperry's curator insight, March 21, 2013 11:17 AM

Useful resource for new teachers

 

Milissa Ann Copeland's curator insight, September 5, 2013 12:01 AM

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Where does managed learning stop and self-managed learning begin?

Where does managed learning stop and self-managed learning begin? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I was recently asked this question: Where does “managed learning” stop and “self-managed” learning begin? So I created a chart ,which I am sharing below, to visualise my tho...

Via Ove Christensen
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We have to be careful in education. Education of children is not a business and we need to remember this, but this might help the adults who work with children and adults in their learning.

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How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning | MindShift

How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning | MindShift | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Scientists are always uncovering new ways into how people learn best, and some of the most recent neuroscience research has shown connections between basic su
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The integration of creative space into professional and personal lives will be an essential ingredient for the youth of today. This will be writing poetry, drawing, playing an instrument, dancing, acting, etc.

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Changing the Conversation in Your Company

Changing the Conversation in Your Company | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
In our experience, it's rare for a diverse group of headstrong Executive Education participants from around the globe to agree on anything.

Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Excellent suggestions and, if and when they are implemented in education, it would begin to transform education.

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David Hain's curator insight, March 16, 2013 3:42 AM

"Internal communication isn't just an HR function. It's an engine of value that boosts employee engagement and improves strategic alignment."

 

Absolutely...!

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A predictive study of student satisfaction in online learning programs « Online Learning Update

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This is only the abstract or executive summary so might take some digging around with links to find the complete article.

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Ten educational technologies you should try this year | eSchool News

It’s always hard to predict what technology will be a game-changer, but here are 10 educational technologies that have sparked our interest in recent months.
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Good ideas, but who will pay and who will support the time needed for teachers to learn.

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