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Three Dubious Uses of Technology in Education

Three Dubious Uses of Technology in Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I was invited to contribute an article of 500 words to a special issue of Scientific American. I assumed that most of the other articles would be unalloyed cheerleading for the wonders of technolog...
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Three very dubious uses of technology in education are in this article. It does not mean technology does not have a place in teaching and learning. It means like any tool it must be used well.

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How are classrooms implementing mobile technology? | eSchool News

How are classrooms implementing mobile technology? | eSchool News | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Advocates of mobile technology in the classroom say that devices such as tablets and smart phones boost student engagement and offer a way to personalize learning for each student.
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As a classroom teacher who recently left the profession, I saw little increase in the engagement of students in their learning. What I did see at times was when used well it added substantially to the learning of students and when used poorly took away.

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The Defining Characteristic Of Early 21st Century Learning

The Defining Characteristic Of Early 21st Century Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The Defining Characteristic Of Early 21st Century Learning
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This is a good article. We need to think like we are 15% of the way through the century not just entering it.

 

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This Is How Teens Are Using Social Media - Edudemic

This Is How Teens Are Using Social Media - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Want to know how teens are using social media or at what age they started connecting online? This new timeline visual is a must-see.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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What are we doing with this information? We have work to do with it.

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The Strategy for Digital Citizenship

The Strategy for Digital Citizenship | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship needs particular attention today because of the divide between the analog and digital life of children. The sheer time-factor of children’s online lives is concern enough. But the nature of digital devices matters, too.

Via Nancy Jones
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We need our children to have a set of portable skills, attitudes, habits, and practices related to digital technologies including digital citizenship.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, July 26, 2013 9:06 AM

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What's important in a digital device initiative? | eSchool News

In recent years, many ed-tech advocacy efforts have morphed from emphasizing the need for schools to have ed-tech tools and devices to figuring out exactly which device, or mix of devices, meet students' needs, and how best to manage those devices.
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We have known for many years that there are certain skills required to be effective life-long learners. This has not changed. What might have changed are the tools to accomplish that end. The means change, but the ends should not.

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Why is Digital Literacy Important?

Why is Digital Literacy Important? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Literacy skills have always been important. In centuries past, people communicated via letters. These letters soon turned into telegraph messages. From there we advanced to the telephone, internet...


Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Because it is part of the world we live in. It is not the only part but still needs to be seen that way and we need to recognize challenges and opportunities.

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Using Bloom's To Target The Objectives

Using Bloom's To Target The Objectives | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Using Bloom’s to Target the Objectives


Via Dan Kirsch
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Blogging is not the only way to create and presentation is not the only medium at that level.

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Post-Industrial Pedagogy

Post-Industrial Pedagogy | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Quality and access to education continue to top the list of education priorities in countries across the world. But finding balance between both access and quality is something policy makers, educa...

Via Elke Lackner
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This is an interesting article. Who benefits? Who is privileged in a post-industrial society?

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Our PD Talk: Date the Tool, Marry the Ability

Our PD Talk: Date the Tool, Marry the Ability | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Yesterday, I was fortunate to sit down with the amazing Dennis Grice and the equally spectacular Jacob Standish as we discussed professional development and differentiation. I've been in a bit of a...

Via Rafranz Davis
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What is interesting is that we would not teach children without helping them make meaning of what they are learning through connections to life. Yet, we approach adults that way and we do.

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Tamra Dollar's curator insight, July 19, 2013 5:52 PM

A poignant reminder to keep technology in perspective. It is a tool for learning!

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How Do Tech Tools Affect the Way Students Write?

How Do Tech Tools Affect the Way Students Write? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
For many current middle and high school students, writing takes shape in all kinds of forms. They send texts, write on social media sites, update their own bl

Via KiwiBelma, Ricardo Martín Ramirez 
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There is an important point made here: there are positive and negative benefits. We need to identify them and work accordingly.

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21st Century Skills vs 21st Century Technologies

21st Century Skills vs 21st Century Technologies | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
    In our 21st Century, good Pedagogy is still the same as it ever was. The skills we need to educate our students about are still the same, however, we may have some new ways of imparti...

Via Matt Polaniecki
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This is an important clarification.

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The Power of a Networked Teacher Illustrated

The Power of a Networked Teacher Illustrated | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A wonderful visual depiction of how educators can tap into their networks to expand and continually improve their teaching practice from a trove of rich resources. Illustrated by Langwitches, the image refers to Alec Couros’s original post exploring question, “What does the network mean to you?”

Via Anne Whaits, David W. Deeds
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Are we expected to do it all? It is interesting that Ivan Illich, in Deschooling Society, proposed learning networks. Could he have imagined this type of proposal?

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Leslie Minton's curator insight, July 17, 2013 11:49 AM

Great visual of how networks are created to support how best to utilize them in education.

Josi Sierra's curator insight, July 18, 2013 5:36 PM

Conectados somos mas ;-)

Lara Strickland's curator insight, August 13, 2013 8:06 AM

Depicts exactly what I am exploring at the moment as part of my #H812 studies and MA in Online and Disctance Education.  Chosen however not to 'network' Facebook as I tend to use it socially rather than professionally.

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Does research support flipped learning? | eSchool News

Does research support flipped learning? | eSchool News | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Though quantitative and rigorous qualitative data on flipped learning is limited, a recent literature review based on teacher reports, course completion rates, and supported methodology research indicates that flipped learning is more than just a...
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When used well, any strategy can bring positive results. The results make sense in that context. The four pillars should apply to varying degrees in any classroom setting and with any strategy if attended to mindfully.

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How technology has changed our idea of 'knowledge,' and what this means for schools | eSchool News

How technology has changed our idea of 'knowledge,' and what this means for schools | eSchool News | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
While technology hasn’t transformed education to this point, it definitely has transformed learning, researcher David Weinberger argues—and this shift has important implications for educators
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Certainly, digital technologies have important implications on learning. The article accepted as a broad general statement that all students have built in BS detectors. It is just not so and does not come close to all.

 

A second key point it that knowledge and information are not the same thing and to apply knowledge we need to shift it into a wisdom bucket where we know what it means to apply it.

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Who Is Driving the Online Locomotive?

Who Is Driving the Online Locomotive? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A look at which constituent groups are really clamoring for online courses, and which aren't.
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This is a very interesting article. Does the technology also drive its own expansion?

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Are Schools Meeting Their Technology Goals?

Are Schools Meeting Their Technology Goals? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
More than 1,400 educators responded to a survey about how their schools are progressing with integrating new technology. They addressed subjects like tech security, Bring Your Own Device policies, and using technology for instruction and assessment.

Via Elke Lackner
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Do schools know what their technology goals are?

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Social Media: Digital Citzenship

Social Media: Digital Citzenship | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Thinglink image providing resources for digital citicenship - ThingLink http://www.thinglink.com/scene/308478522920271873#tlsite


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It is an interesting infographic.

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'Connectivism' and Connective Knowledge | Huffington Post

'Connectivism' and Connective Knowledge | Huffington Post | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

by Stephen Downes

 

"Let me explain why we take this approach and what connectivism is. At its heart, connectivism is the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks. Knowledge, therefore, is not acquired, as though it were a thing. It is not transmitted, as though it were some type of communication.

 

"What we learn, what we know -- these are literally the connections we form between neurons as a result of experience. The brain is composed of 100 billion neurons, and these form some 100 trillion connections and it is these connections that constitute everything we know, everything we believe, everything we imagine. And while it is convenient to talk as though knowledge and beliefs are composed of sentences and concepts that we somehow acquire and store, it is more accurate -- and pedagogically more useful -- to treat learning as the formation of connections."


Via Jim Lerman
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Online is one piece of a changing educational landscape but it is only one piece.

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3 Dubious Uses of Technology in Schools

3 Dubious Uses of Technology in Schools | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"Technology is transforming American education, for good and for ill. The good comes from the ingenious ways that teachers encourage their students to engage in science projects, learn about history by seeing the events for themselves and explore their own ideas on the Internet. There are literally thousands of Internet-savvy teachers who regularly exchange ideas about enlivening classrooms to heighten student engagement in learning.

 

The ill comes in many insidious forms."


Via EDTECH@UTRGV, Lynnette Van Dyke
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It is very important to make sound decisions for the use of technology. This is an important article to that end.

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BYO time in classrooms as free laptops era ends

BYO time in classrooms as free laptops era ends | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Students who don't own or can't afford a laptop, iPad or other digital devices could be disadvantaged at school, some teachers say, as the federally funded free laptop program comes to a close.
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This is a real risk when we insist on technology in schools. What happens when governments decide they cannot afford? It is all well and fine to say BYOD, but there are issues there which are not fully understood.

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Connecting With Parents On Social Media Is Good For Teens

Connecting With Parents On Social Media Is Good For Teens | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A study from Brigham Young University reveals that parent-child relationships are strengthened by engaging online via social media, leading to positive outcomes for teens.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Jim Lerman, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Makes sense. The more we include parents in the education of their children the more social capital the children build. The question is not whether parents being involved is good. We need to figure out what that looks like in the digital world.

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Maria Persson's curator insight, July 18, 2013 5:32 PM

I love the idea of parents being more involved in their child's digital literacy development - no different than making sure you invest time in their reading, mathematical, emotional and physical wellbeing!

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EducationSuperHighway.org

EducationSuperHighway.org | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
All of our students should have access to fast, reliable Internet at their school. Internet that allows students to learn from compelling online curricula that is personalized to fit their learning...

Via Digital Georgia
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We should be personalizing regardless of the medium we use for our students.

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter, Dennis T OConnor, Stewart-Marshall, Anne Whaits, Malachy Scullion
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This is a beginning.

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danahawkins's comment, August 8, 2013 10:34 PM
The curation comment is interesting... I think it's fantastic that students are able to gain these skills without the assistance of a teacher, but ultimately if they veer off the path or have been misguided, they will always need a facilitator to not only show students the tools but also give them some best practice ideas.
Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, August 13, 2013 2:13 AM

A new approach to learning and teaching concerns students' selflearning and assessing and of course techer's coaching. More about main principals in this article...

Mary Kate Lavin's curator insight, February 6, 2014 2:39 PM

This describes the 12 principles of mobile learning.  It describes not only how to use technology in classes but also the reasoning behind using it.  

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Powerful Lessons from Everyday Life: Socializing and Circling People

Powerful Lessons from Everyday Life: Socializing and Circling People | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

From the creator of the Inspiring the Young & Hungry Google+ community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/118254170749058679210?cfem=1


Via AlGonzalezinfo
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We should not mistake a lot of information out there as democratization. We will need the skills to decide what is transferable to knowledge and wisdom respectively.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 16, 2013 7:38 AM

Great article on the value of social media.  

 

From the post:

 

My passion for social media will continue to grow because it allows me to open my heart and mind, to connect and learn, to love and support − hence to be myself. I will end this post with a message to all non-believers of social media:

“How can you squander even one more day not taking advantage of the greatest shifts of our generation? How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?” −Seth Godin