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5 Great Tools for Creating Your Own Educational Infographics

5 Great Tools for Creating Your Own Educational Infographics | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
These fun, mostly free tools can help educators easily create their own Infographics, and bring a very modern twist to instruction. “A picture is worth

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Rod Murray
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I am always interested in fun and free.

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Deborah Owen's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:35 AM

Great for visual learning, and for synthesis of ideas.

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10 startups that are shaping the future of education

10 startups that are shaping the future of education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
These ten startups are making big waves in the education space.

Via Nancy Jones
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Will need a bit of exploring, but has good links and challenging questions. What does all this mean for education?

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 16, 2013 1:54 PM

Things really are moving fast. Some very interesting options for online learning, creating your own textonline as well as learning about programming. The future begins now.

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Schools saying goodbye to cursive writing

Schools saying goodbye to cursive writing | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The writing appears to be on the wall for cursive writing.
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Is this either or conversation? It would only be if people are unable to hold more than idea and have a real conversation. When we suggest cursive writing is old school because digital is new school, do we not miss the benefits of both that can accrue to our children?

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2013 Teaching and Learning Conference - Day 1 Materials

2013 Teaching and Learning Conference - Day 1 Materials | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The following links connect directly to session materials for the breakout sessions that I am doing on the first day of the 2013 Hawker Brownlow Teaching and Learning Conference: Empowering Student...
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Some links to follow up on.

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your brain on fiction

your brain on fiction | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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"Amid the squawks and pings of our digital devices, the old-fashioned virtues of reading novels can seem faded, even futile. But new support for the value of fiction is arriving from an unexpected quarter: neuroscience." Hopefully this day never happens.

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Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Anat Goodman, midmarketplace, Susan Kay Daniels
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In the wrong hands, this is just layering over what already is not working. We need something different, full of risk, and creative.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 1, 2013 10:35 AM

Whole lotta good info here. 

Susan Kay Daniels's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:22 AM

"Stategy-Tactics" with the use of "Tools".  This graphic shows the overlapping nature of information tools available online.

 

1. Multi-Media Learning Platform

2. Digital Tools for Finding Information

3. Digital Tools for Understanding Information

4. Digital Tools for Using Information

5. Digital Tools to Support Writing

 

Assignment: What specific tools do you use for each of these Tactics?

 

What can we add to these circles? Add your answers to the comment section.

 

I visited this blog to dig a little deeper and find that they have updated their model with pop-up explanations of how teachers of the 21st Century may apply this to their students either in a classroom setting or virtually across the world.

 

http://d97cooltools.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/digital-differentiation-get-wired.html

 

It's well worth the visit, my friends, to see the miracle of the internet and it's effect on the modern "classroom."

 

Warmly,

Susan Daniels

 

http://crazydreamersdo.com


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 16, 2013 9:00 PM

Looks useful and can be integrated into more traditional learning.

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Protecting children from the dark internet - Public Service

Protecting children from the dark internet - Public Service | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Evolution in technology means a constant cycle of new threats to children, warns Ceop chief Peter Davies.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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"Evolution in technology means a 'constant cycle' of new and changing threats to children, warns Peter Davies. He tells Matthew D'Arcy about the dangers of 4G, the need for education and the risk of a rapid corrosion in his ability to protect young people from serious harm."

 

We have people who deny this need. It is critically important.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 15, 2013 1:37 AM

Very important for all parent figures.

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Jeff Bliss Wasn't Arguing Against Teachers

Jeff Bliss Wasn't Arguing Against Teachers | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Or at least it seems that way. The truth is that I don't know what Bliss believes. I don't know the whole context and I don't pretend to know. Which is pretty much the point of this post. I've seen...
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We do need those trusting relationships that good teachers foster in the complexity of learning.

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“People do not fail in life because they aim too high and miss…”

“People do not fail in life because they aim too high and miss…” | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by http://heretakis.com A superintendent was in one of my workshops with his administration team, and he raised his hand and said the following: A lot of what you are talking about and sharing is great, but...

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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What we see as leaders are often managers. Others are finding a way to convince the world that cliches answer the bell.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, May 12, 2013 7:20 PM

Great thinking.  Indeed, we spend a lot of time defending why we can't instead of looking for ways we "can".  

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Managing your digital footprint - Digital Citizenship Adventures

Managing your digital footprint - Digital Citizenship Adventures | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Goal: The overall goal for this adventure is to help you understand how you project yourself to world on the Internet. Specifically, we want to help you:

learn more about the many ways in which you leave a trail of your presence on the webunderstand how your presence is often permanent and beyond your ability to change or deleteand, on the positive side, how these facts provide you an opportunity to create a positive, on-going public presence about yourself as a digital citizen

 


Via Dennis T OConnor, Bonnie Bracey Sutton, ICTPHMS
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There is more to digital footprint than throwing the word out there. This is an article that reminds the reader there are important citizenship considerations.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 15, 2013 4:00 PM

Great resources for understanding and teaching about your digital footprints.

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Excellent.
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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Schools – Considerations

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Schools – Considerations | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
28 things you need to consider when implementing BYOD in schools Many schools are looking to implement Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) to give students and staff access to personal devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones in classrooms.
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This is a detailed list of things to consider. It is not as simple as opening the gates and saying BYOD. In fact, this list may not be complete.

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How Do You Teach Empathy? Harvard Pilots Game Simulation | MindShift

How Do You Teach Empathy? Harvard Pilots Game Simulation | MindShift | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

By Katrina Schwartz

 

"A group of Harvard education researchers have developed a virtual simulation for “walking in another person’s shoes” to help students relate to one another better. It’s part of a project calledSocial Aspects of Immersive Learning (SAIL) funded by the National Science Foundation. “The ability to accurately read people is really important to make compromises,” said Elisabeth Hahn, a doctoral candidate at the Harvard School of Education in a recent edWeb webinar"


Via Jim Lerman
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This is worth delving into and exploring more thoroughly.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 11, 2013 7:16 AM

More virtual life training. 

Deborah Banker's curator insight, May 12, 2013 2:09 PM

The ability to place students in a safe simulation to experience how someone else has to live, I have found to be a powerful learning experience for college students who will be dealing with challenged children in the future classrooms.

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How to Integrate Technology

How to Integrate Technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
This guide is organized into six sections:

Introduction
Why Integrate Tech?
What Is Tech Integration?

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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If we integrate technology effectively, the questions should be much clearer. We can have mindful practices

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Teaching & Learning - Reciprocal Feedback in the Online Classroom - Magna Publications

Teaching & Learning - Reciprocal Feedback in the Online Classroom - Magna Publications | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Understanding learners’ experiences in the online classroom help you improve your courses for current and future students and help build a strong learning

Via Blaine Morrow
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But this is not happening in many online environments. We do need reciprocity. When will we get it?

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How to find time for social media: Tips and motivation for getting started and being consistent | SmartBlogs

How to find time for social media: Tips and motivation for getting started and being consistent | SmartBlogs | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Finding the time for social media is one of the hardest things, I often hear business owners say. You know that you have to find the time for social media

Via ICTPHMS
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A short, sweet article

 

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6 Considerations for a Creative Culture | workplace MOJO

6 Considerations for a Creative Culture | workplace MOJO | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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This would shake up the old status quo, particularly the one about the rules.

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Using Social Media to Connect and Collaborate

Using Social Media to Connect and Collaborate | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I'm excited to see how harnessing the power of social media to connect and collaborate can support educators as they seek to improve their practice. Recently, I participated with education colleagu...
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Here is the kind of useful and concrete explanations novices and newcomers need to use social media successfully and learn with it.

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How Men and Women Use Social Media Differently (Infographic)

How Men and Women Use Social Media Differently (Infographic) | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
When it comes to social media, men tend to spend more time on some sites, women on others.

Via Ivo Nový, Martin (Marty) Smith
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It makes sense they will use social media differently. A woman with children might be more likely to take a call or text than a man without.

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Jim Doyle's curator insight, May 17, 2013 4:10 AM

Some good Demographics

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TCRecord: Article

TCRecord: Article | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Content and resources for the education researcher
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"Adults, including parents, educators, and scholars, recognize both opportunities and risks in young people’s digital media use." Educational managers are not reflecting this where I work.

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12 Types of Blog Posts You Need to Stop Writing

12 Types of Blog Posts You Need to Stop Writing | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Blog post at New Media Expo Blog :

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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There are some good points here.

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Kids and their phones!

Kids and their phones! | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by goodevilgenius
True story…
I had an interesting conversation with a fellow educator the other day about how students are so connected to their mobile devices.

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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It is not the kids. It is a lack of effective boundaries and adult role models. I see this behaviour from adults all the time. What else can we expect from our children?

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, May 12, 2013 9:28 AM

Good point, George.  HOW did we live before all of this?

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Don't fence me in

Don't fence me in | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
It is possible to free yourself from the restrictions of the big three tech giants.

Via JanetCD
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I am a critical theorist so the underlying theme for me is look for something other than what the large corporate entities offer.

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Who are we now that We're Online? Connected Learners, Connected Edu...

What does it mean to be a networked teacher-learner hybrid?

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Actually, there is no evidence that suggests going on-line moves us away from institutional concepts. That is the critical theorists in me raising up.

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Why Learning and Multitasking Don’t Mix

Why Learning and Multitasking Don’t Mix | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
' (...) evidence from psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience suggests that when students multitask while doing schoolwork, their learning is far spottier and shallower than if the work had their full attention.'...
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We want students to be serial singe taskers and be more effective in their learning and lives. We want them to be present when they are with people and attending to a particular task.

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10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship - Edudemic

10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom. From Khan Academy's videos to YouTube EDU and beyond, there's a reason all these videos are finding a home in schools. In an effort to help keep the

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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An interesting set of links: honesty, bullying and others are included.

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