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Growing Up with Social Media: Cyber Bullying, Relationships and Support

Growing Up with Social Media: Cyber Bullying, Relationships and Support | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
As society hurtles towards its increasingly digital fut… (Growing Up with Social Media | Cyber Bullying, Relationships and Support: http://t.co/9IHOcPUZzx #LETTERBOX #SocialMedia)...

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Is a steady diet healthy?

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, November 8, 2013 10:09 AM

What an amazing example of how to use the Infographic format to share relevant information in a visual way.  #infographic

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Measuring MOOCs – Human vs. Data - Degree of Freedom

Measuring MOOCs – Human vs. Data - Degree of Freedom | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
While man might not be the measure of all things, human beings interacting with tools (including MOOCs) in the real world provides insights no machine can.
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This is a short and interesting article. Without a human touch, what is teaching?

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Important Do's and Don'ts for Social Media in Education - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Important Do's and Don'ts for Social Media in Education - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
As the world is getting digital, there is a need for certain guidelines to be stored in the unconscious mind of both students and teachers, while using social media.

Via Dan Kirsch
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These are excellent and common sense ideas.

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How to avoid information overload

How to avoid information overload | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Maria Popova, editor of Brain Pickings, says we desperately need skilled knowledge curators to offset the risk of information overload.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Sharrock
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

This is an interesting article in large part, because it references thinking that is over 50 years old. The problem is not a new one. What is new is the new scale of information and the lack of voice saying we have to find a a way to come to terms with it.

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Indicators Pointing to Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education


Via Blaine Morrow
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These are not necessarily all good for education at any level. We need to disrupt and create and not simply change to change.

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The Differences Between Digital Natives And Digital Immigrants

The Differences Between Digital Natives And Digital Immigrants | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Basically, all of our young digital natives are being taught by "digital immigrants", or, folks who didn't grow up with the internet.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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We accepted this terminology as if it is real. In fact, based on research only 15% of undergraduate studnents are power users. That leaves 85% who are something less than the stereotypical 'digital immigrant'.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, October 21, 2013 2:53 PM

I don't particularly agree with everything in this post but still interesting to see how people like to divide the natives. 

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What it Takes to Make a Hesitant Teacher Use Technology? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What it Takes to Make a Hesitant Teacher Use Technology? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Many educational institutes have teachers who are hesitant and resistant to adopt new technologies. Let’s learn about how can we make hesitant teachers use technology.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

Technology is only useful when it enhances learning. Hesitant is not always bad. It is healthy to have several viewpoints articulated unlike where I previously worked.

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Do Your Students Know How To Search?

Do Your Students Know How To Search? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Only 15% of students are considered power users who can transfer their tech skills from place to place. The divide is not on the horizon. It is with us.

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rwestby's curator insight, October 20, 2013 9:26 PM

Searching is not just for kids - Internet search skills are something needed even for adults.

Eileen Forsyth's curator insight, January 17, 2014 12:22 PM

Excellent, truly current information about teaching students to search and curate well. Use this for independent study!

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Your Brain on Computers - Studying the Brain Off the Grid, Professors Find Clarity

Your Brain on Computers - Studying the Brain Off the Grid, Professors Find Clarity | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Five scientists spent a week in the wilderness to understand how heavy use of technology changes how we think and behave.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Making a conscious decision to unshackle from technology is important. We function much differently.

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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

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"José Urbina López Primary School sits next to a dump just across the US border in Mexico. The school serves residents of Matamoros, a dusty, sunbaked city of 489,000 that is a flash point in the war on drugs. There are regular shoot-outs, and it’s not uncommon for locals to find bodies scattered in the street in the morning. To get to the school, students walk along a white dirt road that parallels a fetid canal. On a recent morning there was a 1940s-era tractor, a decaying boat in a ditch, and a herd of goats nibbling gray strands of grass. A cinder-block barrier separates the school from a wasteland—the far end of which is a mound of trash that grew so big, it was finally closed down. On most days, a rotten smell drifts through the cement-walled classrooms. Some people here call the school un lugar de castigo—”a place of punishment.”

 

"For 12-year-old Paloma Noyola Bueno, it was a bright spot. More than 25 years ago, her family moved to the border from central Mexico in search of a better life. Instead, they got stuck living beside the dump. Her father spent all day scavenging for scrap, digging for pieces of aluminum, glass, and plastic in the muck. Recently, he had developed nosebleeds, but he didn’t want Paloma to worry. She was his little angel—the youngest of eight children....

 

"Juárez Correa didn’t know it yet, but he had happened on an emerging educational philosophy, one that applies the logic of the digital age to the classroom. That logic is inexorable: Access to a world of infinite information has changed how we communicate, process information, and think. Decentralized systems have proven to be more productive and agile than rigid, top-down ones. Innovation, creativity, and independent thinking are increasingly crucial to the global economy."

 

Jim Lerman's insight:

 

A beautifully written piece; from the business section of Wired. Clarity sometimes emerges from the most unexpected quarters.


Via Jim Lerman
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We still need to make sure children come away with an understanding what consitutes viable information.

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Infographic: How to unplug (temporarily) from the digital world

Infographic: How to unplug (temporarily) from the digital world | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Why on earth would anyone want to unplug from the digital world? This infographic offers some suggestions why and how to do it, though it’s hard to underst

Via donhornsby
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This is an excellent infographic. It is interesting the way technology is used to unplug.

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Isolation is now a choice educators make.

Isolation is now a choice educators make. | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

When I started a blog, I thought it was kind of a useless activity, but when I immersed myself in it, I found it to be the best thing that I have ever done for my own professional development.


Via Nik Peachey, Malachy Scullion
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Blogging and isolation are not mutually exclusive. There are many who use blogging as a distancing tool. As well, reading Hubert Dreyfus suggest without a pre-existing personal relationship there are limits to social media and the relationships it can produce. It may begin with a tele-distance relationship, but at some point it has to go beyond. Let us not be duped here. Improper use of technology is likely more isolating than not.

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, October 11, 2013 10:42 AM

Blogging is a good way to build your professional network and to contribute to community.

The Rice Process's curator insight, October 15, 2013 2:42 PM

Blogging provides a reflective stance.  It is an energizing exchange of ideas. I find it empowering.

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Online Teacher Preparation on the Rise

Online Teacher Preparation on the Rise | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Highlights from Education Week's look at the burgeoning world of online teacher preparation.

Via Blaine Morrow
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

I am reading about pedagogical practice and the role of tact in it. I wonder how online preparation fits with that?

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Moocs data offers promise of perfect teaching

Moocs data offers promise of perfect teaching | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
When students learn online, every mouse click is tracked. Harness this wealth of data and we can create the ultimate in personalised lessons.

Via Sharrock
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

I think there will be a balance struck at some point where we figure out the human touch is essential to good learning and begin to work on what role different tools can play in enhancing leanring when used well.

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Sharrock's curator insight, November 8, 2013 11:12 AM

from the article: "f this trend continues, then, students could soon be receiving the ultimate in personalised teaching, with unique lessons targeted exactly to their needs, motivations and learning style."


I wonder: could MOOCs offered for free, make money and barter knowledge, using the data they gather from participating students? Could universities that are offering MOOCs feed data and research into their education and cognitve science departments? Other digital-instruction platforms might provide similar value--free interactive learning sites, free games, simulation-sites might gather data, analyze it, share it, and apply it in ways to improve instruction and entertainment (engagement and attention).

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5 Reasons Why You Should Teach Kids to Code ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Reasons Why You Should Teach Kids to Code ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Nancy Jones
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We had a great conversation around gaming and coding in class last night. It is not a given even amongst people who are strong technies.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, October 25, 2013 12:25 PM

fits in with the December 6-11 Hour of code idea that is being promoted as well. This IS  the skill of the future.

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Millennials Seek 21st Century Careers With 20th Century Skills

Millennials Seek 21st Century Careers With 20th Century Skills | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
1776 aims for major change in how we do things.

Via Cathleen Nardi
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

We are almost 15% of the way into the new century and this is only coming forward as a problem. I talked about it 15 years ago, but, where I worked, I was told to be quiet.

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Forget the stereotype. Here's the real scoop on IT workers.

Forget the stereotype. Here's the real scoop on IT workers. | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Forget the stereotype. For one thing, most IT workers don't have college degrees in computer science, technology, engineering or math.

Via David W. Deeds
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

It is interesting that many IT people are not educated in that field.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 21, 2013 4:00 PM

But we DO wear plastic pocket protectors stuffed with pens. ;)

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Bullying: In the Trenches, We Can't Wait for a Definition

Bullying: In the Trenches, We Can't Wait for a Definition | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
During more than 20 years as a school administrator, I received numerous reports of bullying incidents from children, parents and teachers. Now that I'm the director of Not In Our School and bullying

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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What is interesting in education is to observe the bullying of adults against other adults.

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The 15 Countries Where The Most Young People Are Online

The 15 Countries Where The Most Young People Are Online | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Digital natives might not be where you'd expect.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

It is an interesting article which tends to simplify the concept of digital natives. Not everyone uses and has access to use of technology. That is an important consideration.

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What will happen when MOOCs enter K-12 schools?

What will happen when MOOCs enter K-12 schools? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

“Massive open online courses are slowly making their way into K-12 classrooms, with Michigan Virtual University and Kent State University announcing the launch of a MOOC for high-school students.”


Via J. Mark Schwanz
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Do MOOC's provide freedom? Dewey argued for a balance between freedom and discipline as did Whitehead.

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, October 18, 2013 11:15 AM
Beginnings of k12 MOOCs are quietly threatening institutions unprepared to provide their learners or staff that much freedom.
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Teaching our children valuable ICT skills will fuel the digital economy - The Information Daily

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Teaching our children valuable ICT skills will fuel the digital economy
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Last year Michael Gove, the UK's Education Secretary, described the existing school curriculum for ICT as “harmful and dull”.

Via Dan Kirsch
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Technology use is about consumption and not creation.

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Digital Citizenship: Developing an Ethical and Responsible Online Culture

Digital Citizenship: Developing an Ethical and Responsible Online Culture | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Responsible and ethical use of the Internet is not something that teenagers, in particular, consider to be important, and serious consequences are beginning to emerge as a result of careless and offensive online behaviour.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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This contains some good looking article titles.

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Intel Sees a Future Where We Will Form “Relationships” with Our Gadgets: Scientific American

Intel Sees a Future Where We Will Form “Relationships” with Our Gadgets: Scientific American | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Company cultural anthropologist Genevieve Bell tells us to get ready to take our fondness for smartphones, tablets and other devices to the next level

Via Sharrock, Lynnette Van Dyke
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

This has some scary implications. Will we know how to unplug?

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Sharrock's curator insight, October 15, 2013 10:13 AM

Interesting quote: "We talk about it as though it was one world, but we’ve truthfully been in a world of multiple Internets for at least a decade, even if you just talk about it in terms of physical infrastructure. [South] Korea has true two-way Internet—high-speed uploading and high-speed downloading, no throttle. On the other hand, in places like Australia download is a seven-to-one ratio to upload, which means it’s much easier to consume content than it is to create and share it. That means the Internet feels different [to people in different places]."

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Teaching Without Walls: Life Beyond the Lecture: Humanizing Your Online Class -- wow, what a webinar!

Teaching Without Walls: Life Beyond the Lecture: Humanizing Your Online Class -- wow, what a webinar! | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Blaine Morrow
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We need to make sure it is truly humanized.

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12 Things You Should Never Do When You Teach Online

12 Things You Should Never Do When You Teach Online | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
  via WizIQ You are never alone when teaching online. As a writer and teacher, I’m here to share my experiences and insights so that you will not hit the ground. We all know there are a lot of...

Via Joyce Valenza
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These are good points and largely fit regardless of the learning situation.

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