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30 Terrible Pieces of Social Media Advice You Should Ignore

30 Terrible Pieces of Social Media Advice You Should Ignore | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Don't be fooled by this terrible social media marketing advice.

Via Khaled El Ahmad, David Hain
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This is an excellent list.

 

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What To Expect From Education In 2013

What To Expect From Education In 2013 | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
What To Expect From Education In 2013: gamification, education start-ups, common core, assessment, MOOC, game-based learning, crowdsourcing

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We need to think beyond 2013.

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Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education

Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
We have a romantic attachment to skills from the past which are no longer relevant on a curriculum for today's children
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We need to do more than rethink the structure. We need to ask: "What structure works best to adapt as we move forward? What is school for? Is school antiquated and outdated?" We cannot be lulled into just thinking of today. That is part of the present problem and thinking.

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K-12 Distance Learning and Blended Learning: Trends on the Rise?

K-12 Distance Learning and Blended Learning: Trends on the Rise? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Blended learning is on the rise and being used more than online learning in some countries around the world.

Via AvatarGeneration
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Don't let the bureaucrats get ahold of it.

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Brice Fauche's curator insight, June 22, 2013 4:30 AM

On y arrive.... 

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Internet Safety for Children | Homeland Security

Internet Safety for Children | Homeland Security | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, children and teenagers aged 8-18 spend almost 8 hours a day on electronic devices. This summer, the Stop.Think.Connect. ™ campaign is encouraging parents to take a few ...

Via Dan Kirsch
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"children and teenagers aged 8-18 spend almost 8  hours a day on electronic devices." This is spooky.

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Could 'MOOAs' be even more important than 'MOOCs'?

Could 'MOOAs' be even more important than 'MOOCs'? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Whether he intends to make MOOAs a reality or not, Dr. Benjamin Ginsberg's plan is a well thought out critique of MOOCs.
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Getting rid of administrators would save money. It is a heck of an idea.

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7 Best Timeline Creators For Creating Awesome Timelines

7 Best Timeline Creators For Creating Awesome Timelines | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
When creating a timeline for a project or important event, it is best to use helpful tools or templates so that the timeline can be created accurately without any kind of miscalculations or flaws...

Via Baiba Svenca, Susan
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Here is practical technology for the classroom.

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Susan's curator insight, June 18, 2013 2:57 AM

Timelines are a fantastic way to get language students to express themselves without the need to write long and laborious sentences or paragraphs.  Short, simple and precise!

Linda Kaiser, PhD's curator insight, June 19, 2013 3:55 PM

Need to develop timelines for your technology-infused lessons?  Here are a few resources you might want to try out.

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Tablets in Dutch Schools Usher in a New Era

Tablets in Dutch Schools Usher in a New Era | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
At least 1,000 students in schools in the Netherlands will get iPads, in a teaching model developed by a foundation called O4NT.
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We need to keep in mind sustainability in several levels: funding, keeping pace with rapid change, and supporting the learning of educators.

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Top 10 EduBlogs All Online Teachers Must Follow

Top 10 EduBlogs All Online Teachers Must Follow | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Here’s a list of blogs that feed my teaching soul, hunger for knowledge, and need for deeper insights into teaching,  learning and writing. There are so many wonderful blogs that it’s impossible to list them all here,  so I’m listing the ones that have been most relevant to my own professional development. As such, they should be relevant to any teacher who wants to turn online teaching and/or publishing into a fully-fledged career.

 


Via Nik Peachey, Nicholas Fragkias
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Here is something to explore

 

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stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:46 AM

A must for our staff

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 1, 2013 8:40 AM

I am making my way through these but am excited about the content I am finding here. What did educators ever do with all this wisdom before we had the place to make it heard? How wondrous that we can each become an expert and a motivator in our field!

HerrMess's curator insight, September 16, 2013 5:02 PM

Für mehr Blog-Input von medienbegeisterten Lehrern wie uns :-)

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Our Schools, Cut Off From the Web

Our Schools, Cut Off From the Web | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Educational achievement, a healthy population, political participation and economic opportunity depend in significant ways on how we structure and manage our spreading digital frontier.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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So there is a digital divide.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, June 17, 2013 12:00 PM

Commenting on Obama's declaration of high-speed Internet "in nearly every public school" in the context of President Clinton saying virtually the same thing in 1996, Luis Ubinas makes some astute observations on our progress. AND notes that the key is the library & librarian. True. No matter how well-connected & speedy the Internet is, there is still a dire need for someone in the school to TEACH KIDS HOW TO USE IT PROPERLY.

Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's comment, July 5, 2013 11:43 AM
A digital divide AND an instructional divide. When libraries are left unfunded for years at a time and librarians are fired, laid off, or shoved back into the classroom then valuable information literacy instruction is lost to countless students.
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rules for thinking in a digital world

rules for thinking in a digital world | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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"technology can make us smarter or stupider, and we need to develop a set of principles to guide our everyday behavior, making sure that tech is improving and not impeding our mental processes."

 

This is a pretty interesting view.

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Study Gauges Value of Technology in Schools

Study Gauges Value of Technology in Schools | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A review of federal data found that technology investments in schools had not changed the nature of education.
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"Experts who study the effectiveness of instructional technology say there is potential for some digital programs to improve teaching. John Pane, a senior scientist at the RAND Corporation, said good technology allowed students to work at their own pace and independently while teachers worked with smaller groups. "

 

Technology has the potential. Do we have leadership that will help fulfill the potential?

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Sympathy for the Luddites

Sympathy for the Luddites | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
What happens when good jobs disappear? It’s a question that’s been asked for centuries.
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"Education, then, is no longer the answer to rising inequality, if it ever was (which I doubt)."

 

I like to think of myself as a Luddite. I do not oppose the use of technology. I oppose the mindless use of it in ways that oppress people. Neo-Luddites miss the social justice aspects of being a Luddite. It was about social justice first and making wise, mindful, and compassionate choices for all people to beenfit.

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The Connection Economy – The One to Rule Them All

The Connection Economy – The One to Rule Them All | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Over the course of the last few years, and with the emergence (AND convergence) of social networking tools for business, cloud computing,big data and social analytics (amongst several other buzzwords and hyped concepts), we are starting to see that growing trend of shaping up one other key concept from today’s business world: our own economy.

 

It seems to be it’s starting to take control of our collective mindset, of our conversations, of our interests and attention, to the point where we are beginning to have no more time than to talk about just that: economy. And that’s understandable, seeing the current financial econoclypse we are going through, and still with plenty more to come! But what if there would be something else? What would happen if all of a sudden we would be able to switch from our traditional concept of economy into something much more meaningful, purposeful, refreshing and rather inspiring altogether?

 

How about if we would start focusing quite a lot more on the Connection Economy instead, to eventually have a bigger impact beyond just focusing on the money, the power and the greed? 

  


Via John Lasschuit ®™
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Trust is an important ingredient, even in the connected world we live in.

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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, June 21, 2013 4:35 AM

Good piece on the ideas of #Seth #Godin and his thougths on how the Industrial Economy is fading away and a new economy will rise based on coordination, trust, permission and exchange of ideas.

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Cyber Safety: An Interactive Guide To Staying Safe On The Internet

Cyber Safety: An Interactive Guide To Staying Safe On The Internet | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

The Internet is without a doubt one of the best resources available to us. Unfortunately it’s also extremely dangerous if you aren’t aware of who and what lurks behind the scenes. Everyone should know how to be safe when surfing the web, but internet safety tips and tricks are spread out all over the web without a go-to resource.


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These types of resources are so important.

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Rules For Thinking In A Digital World « Annie Murphy Paul

Rules For Thinking In A Digital World « Annie Murphy Paul | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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This is an interesting article. I read Nicholas Carr's book and was depressed afterward.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, June 19, 2013 12:37 AM

"Is technology making us stupid—or smarter than we’ve ever been? Author Nicholas Carr memorably made the case for the former in his 2010 book The Shallows: What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains. This fall we’ll have a rejoinder of sorts from writer Clive Thompson, with his book Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds For The Better.

My own take: technology can make us smarter or stupider, and we need to develop a set of principles to guide our everyday behavior, making sure that tech is improving and not impeding our mental processes. Today I want to propose one such principle, in response to the important question: What kind of information do we need to have stored in our heads, and what kind can we leave “in the cloud,” to be accessed as necessary?"

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How much knowledge is too much?

How much knowledge is too much? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Whether you are trying to be a successful entrepreneur, parent or friend, it’s wise to calibrate your knowledge meter. How much knowledge is too much?

Via Anne Egros
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Knowledge does not replace wisdom. Information does not replace knowledge.

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Anne Egros's curator insight, June 19, 2013 2:41 PM

Knowledge can either supplement or detract from inspiration. It really boils down to perspective.


Read, write, explore and take it all in, but then remember to give yourself some time to let all of it manifest, and savor all of the new information you’ve received before you move on to acquiring more.

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The unholy trinities of classroom technology usage | Dangerously Irrelevant

The unholy trinities of classroom technology usage | Dangerously Irrelevant | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The unholy trinity of student classroom technology usage Taking notes / word processing  (look, we're using computers!) Looking up stuff

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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There are othersi.e. blogging just because we can.

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Forget disruptive. Is online learning safe?

Forget disruptive. Is online learning safe? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Online proctoring firms are ensuring online learning is secure—but how exactly does it work?
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While rethinking school and its structure, we might need to rethink the ideas of safety and assessment.

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Digital Divide - ICT Information Communications Technology - 50x15 Initiative


Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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We need to be aware and attend to the reality of the digital divide.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, June 18, 2013 4:04 PM

International perspectives, projects, and initiatives

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Making the case for student-controlled devices | eSchool News

It's time to realize that we cannot, and should not, dictate the manner in which students learn. One area where the desire for control is clearly manifested is our use of technology in school.
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This concept needs to be well-thought out. I see little evidence that we have the technological infrastructure to effectively integrate choice and learning on a global basis in our schools.

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15 Mistakes You’re Probably Making With Technology In Learning

15 Mistakes You’re Probably Making With Technology In Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The role of technology in learning isn’t entirely clear–or rather, is subjective. While it clearly is able to provide access to peers, audiences, resources, and data, it also can be awkward, problematic, distracting, performing more strongly...

Via John Evans, WebTeachers
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Be careful with letting students choose. Give them choices to choose from.

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jack00's curator insight, June 17, 2013 2:34 AM

Thanks for Sharing....

Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:17 PM

Students should be able to collaborate on a single cloud based platform for class projects- not via an inaccessible school server.

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Digital Citizenship for High School Students

Digital Citizenship for High School Students | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Digital Citizenship - Get a Free, Turnkey High School Curriculum that teaches students the facts!

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Looks like something worth digging into more deeply.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, June 17, 2013 12:18 PM

Teachers get a free downloaded curriculum.

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The Rise of EdTech

The Rise of EdTech | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The one-size-fits-all approach to education has never been more outdated or irrelevant. Now thanks to the transformative effects of technology, learning has become something that can ...
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There is no question that technology can improve education, but it requires a mindful approach to its implemention and usage.

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My Adventures in Educational Technology: 13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics

My Adventures in Educational Technology: 13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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Pretty self-explanatory

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