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Designing the Learning Environment

Designing the Learning Environment | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
W hereas most educators focus mainly on the Academic Environment, we place equal value upon the Physical and Emotional learning environments.  A brand new facility would be awesome, but there is...

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Some interesting ideas, but I would be afraid of letting educators loose with them.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, July 5, 2013 9:44 PM

Some ideas to ponder around the physical environment.Includes a nifty slideshow.  

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IMPLEMENTING THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES - Chickering and Ehrmann

IMPLEMENTING THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES - Chickering and Ehrmann | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

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The more I read the more I find we need to pause and be aware of all the needs.

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Augmented Reality: The Future of EdTech

Augmented Reality: The Future of EdTech | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Augmented reality is transforming the educational landscape. It gives students an up close look at objects like never before, and gives them the platform to be creative in their learning

Via John Evans, Claudio Cimelli, David W. Deeds
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It is part of where we might need to go, but does not eliminate the role of teachers. What it means for school is a different question.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 6, 2013 11:49 AM

Thanks to Drew Minock.

Kim Flintoff's comment, July 6, 2013 8:54 PM
It is part of where we might need to go (Many of us have alreay departed for these shores) AND (not "but") does not eliminate the roles of teachers (it will mean teachers need to think quite differently about what it means to "teach"). What it means for schools is a different question (any more different than the usual demand to get out of the way of shifts in teaching practice and stop delaying change for so,long that it creates many more problems in the long run?)
Lee Hall's curator insight, July 8, 2013 10:22 AM

Pictures that come to life to explain themselves, created by students who had to understand to be able to create it.

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The 5 Important Elements of The 21st Century Classroom Infographic ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 5 Important Elements of The 21st Century Classroom  Infographic ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"The pace with which technology is developing makes it really impossible for anyone to predict what kind of classrooms we will have in the next few decades. What is apparent, however, is the fact that new ways of learning are mushrooming here and there as a direct impact of the embrace of this technology in education. Mobile learning, blended learning, flipped classroom, to mention but a few, are some immediate examples that come to the surface when talking about this interactional relationship between the digital and the educational.

 This excellent graphic below sheds more light on how classrooms have been transformed by technology and draws clear comparisons between several learning modes. I invite you to have a look and share with us your thoughts about it. Enjoy"


Via John Evans, Jenn Alevy
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We should not predict the classrooms of the future. What we need to do is help children learn the skills to be in those classrooms and workplaces which are turbulent and uncertain.

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Marie Arndt's curator insight, June 21, 2013 7:40 AM

Infrastructure and proper training for teachers are essentials to make this work. Often teachers are not given enough time to learn about the new technology, which makes them negative towards the change. Management must see the pedagogical benefits of technology in the classroom, not as a money saving exercise!

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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

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The picture is scary. What if this is the improvement we are counting on for the current educational system?

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New 'Steve Jobs schools' pioneer the 21st century classroom

New 'Steve Jobs schools' pioneer the 21st century classroom | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The schools will replace everything—from textbooks and notebooks to blackboards and formal lesson plans—with iPads.
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Is the object to replace teachers? My internal critical theorist wonders why iPad was chosen?

 

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5 Golden Rules To Keep Your Children Safe On Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

5 Golden Rules To Keep Your Children Safe On Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
5 Golden Rules To Keep Your Children Safe On Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

Via Elke Höfler
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Some excellent points are made to help parents guide their children.

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At The Padagogy Wheel Core: Immersive Learning Targets Engagement

At The Padagogy Wheel Core: Immersive Learning Targets Engagement | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

The new version of the Padagogy Wheel tackles a major question that is lurking in the back of everyone’s mind. If it’s not … it should be. It’s about the problem of motivation in education. How do we motivate students, teachers, parents, and everyone else to get excited about learning? How do you stay motivated? What works and what doesn’t?”

Jeff Dunn: Editor Edudemic Blog Post:

"Updated Padagogy Wheel Tackles The Problem Of Motivation in Education" (http://tinyurl.com/edudemicpadwheel2)


Via Allan Carrington
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Where is the snythesis aspect. Learners synthesize the new into what they already know.

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Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, September 29, 2013 12:43 AM
I repeat.it is great.
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, September 29, 2013 4:14 AM

Three key components for Motivation: Autonomy, Purpose and Mastery .

Susanna Lavialle's curator insight, February 17, 2016 5:44 PM
Simulations rock - so much more effective than just communication or training
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6 Must-Have Skills for Leading from the Middle | Leading Effectively: Official Blog of the Center for Creative Leadership

6 Must-Have Skills for Leading from the Middle | Leading Effectively: Official Blog of the Center for Creative Leadership | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

If you are a mid-to-senior level manager – a leader of managers - you lead in what CCL calls “the middle zone.” You operate up and down the organizational hierarchy, as well as across functions and silos. To achieve results, you must effectively manage people and processes.

Middle-zone roles can also be some of the most difficult. Leaders who live and work in the middle often grapple with competing business priorities, competing vested interests and competing centers of influence and power. They feel pressure from above and blame from below. Influencing peers, navigating partnerships and finessing politics are also on the daily agenda.

So, how can you adjust and thrive in the middle zone?  Here are six crucial skills to master.


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The communication point is critical. It involves deep listening and being fully present.

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David Hain's curator insight, July 3, 2013 7:16 AM

Excellent stuff for the many people stuck in the middle of a matrix!

donhornsby's curator insight, July 3, 2013 8:03 AM

Together, these six leadership competencies give leaders a roadmap for navigating the twists, turns and complexities of life in the middle zone.

John Michel's curator insight, July 3, 2013 8:26 AM

Middle-zone roles can also be some of the most difficult. Leaders who live and work in the middle often grapple with competing business priorities, competing vested interests and competing centers of influence and power. They feel pressure from above and blame from below. Influencing peers, navigating partnerships and finessing politics are also on the daily agenda.

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20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in h...

20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in h... | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
From understanding what digital literacy is, to developing skills and establishing ethical principles for students, our live chat panel share ideas and resources for universities (20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education | @scoopit...

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Ethical principles for students and adults is essential.

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for the love of learning: Anya Kamenetz on Alternative Education

for the love of learning: Anya Kamenetz on Alternative Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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We need to find the balance between a failed system and low-quality online or virtual education. Cost is one consideration but it is not the only one.

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Teaching In The 21st Century

Some big ideas around 21st century skills and teaching with technology. Originally created as a summary of the ASB Unplugged Conference in Mumbai, India 2010...

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Created 10% of the way into the century so we should see the message as urgent.

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Chris Balogh's curator insight, June 21, 2013 6:05 PM

So good. Created in 2010, if this topic does not create a sense of urgency in educators, then either we're in denial or we're ahead of the curve.

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Hot Chalk Education Index

Hot Chalk Education Index | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Hotchalk Infographic- Education Index 25,000 Survey - 1 out of 3 college age are enrolled in an online course 62% of 30 year olds have taken an online curse Those in their late 50s are just as likely to be enrolled as those in their late 20s 83% of...


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There are some interesting stats about online education here.

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Authentic Student Learning

If you find a link that is not working, please let me know the title and I will fix it! Thank you!

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I have used Kathy Schrock's work for a number of years. Webquests are powerful tools when used effectively and modified when needed.

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Moving to Central Office & Staying Student Centred

Moving to Central Office & Staying Student Centred | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Over the summer I will be transitioning from my role as a school based administrator and moving into a system wide, central office position. After 14 years as a principal I feel up to the new chall...

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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I fnd it is very difficult over time. Many administrators retain the language and vocabulary but not the actions.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, July 6, 2013 11:43 AM

Beautiful reflection ~

 

 

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Are We Focusing Too Much on The Tools? | Inside Higher Ed

Are We Focusing Too Much on The Tools? | Inside Higher Ed | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Great ? @ericstoller - we ask this w/faculty development, too. "Are We Focusing Too Much on Tools?" http://t.co/wuAYGvJYxZ

Via Blaine Morrow
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We are focused too much on tools and not the skills needed to function in a world we do not even know what tools will be available. We need to be artful and mindful in our use of tools.

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Blaine Morrow's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:43 AM

"Rather, our profession's lack of adoption of technology seems to stem more from how we embrace change from an organizational standpoint. We've socialized a certain type of anti-change, status quo comfort into the field. Getting folks up to speed on the latest and greatest forms of technology will definitely be a start. However, I wonder if there is another way for us to instill a radical orientation in the profession around how we seek out innovation and embrace the ever changing swirl that is technology."

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/student-affairs-and-technology/are-we-focusing-too-much-tools#ixzz2XzuxQmzV ;
Inside Higher Ed 

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What Technology Does To Learning: An Analogy

What Technology Does To Learning: An Analogy | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
  via TeachThought What Technology Does To Learning: An Analogy Here’s an analogy to help understand the potential of technology in learning. It’s a bit clumsy, but bear with me. Imagine a tea...
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Should teachers be bottlenecks? I know some of us are at times, but there is still a need for the teacher to be present and help.

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Educational Leadership in the Digital Age: Interview with course instructor Lyn Hilt

Educational Leadership in the Digital Age: Interview with course instructor Lyn Hilt | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
On July 8th, educational leader Lyn Hilt launches a brand new course to the PLP eCourse lineup. In this interview, Lyn discusses her new Educational Leadership
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

Administration is a lonely place because we do not have leadership people in those roles. Teaching is a lonely place, because we have an archaic model well past expiration date. I don't want someone bringing opportunities to me. I want to have opportunities find me.

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MOOCs Are Finally Being Analyzed by Educators . . . What’s the Verdict?

MOOCs Are Finally Being Analyzed by Educators . . . What’s the Verdict? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Randy Riddle, a Duke technology consultant, explains how and why the university uses MOOCs.

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We need new research models which help us on the fly.

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12 Tips from the Best Minds in #E-learning

12 Tips from the Best Minds in #E-learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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The power point one is interesting. I know e-learning experts who think nothing of 160 slides. I tend to err on the side of less is more.

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Rebecca's Research Blog » Learning analytics and ethics

Rebecca's Research Blog » Learning analytics and ethics | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

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I like the theme of this and it fits wth my dissertation topic.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, July 3, 2013 6:32 AM

"...if you view the Internet as a virtual space populated by human actors, then you need a human subject approach to ethics, with informed consent a big issue. If, on the other hand, you see the Internet as an accumulation of texts, then your concern is with data protection, copyright and intellectual property rights. One practical example of this is that giving the real name of a data source is typically unethical behaviour in the Social Sciences, while failing to give the real name of a data source is typically unethical behaviour in the Arts."



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Future Models of Learning - Debate

Future Models of Learning - Debate | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Does new technology conflict with or complement established teaching and learning? What is the impact on the teaching profession as we have traditionally known it? Will the power of the internet, with new innovations such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), create an unstoppable ‘avalanche’ of education reform, or are these reforms a false revolution? Can the value of face-to-face quality learning and student-teacher relationships ever really be questioned, at any level of education? Will the class room, lecture theatre, and traditional notion of education space – schools and universities – be usurped by a screen, online and distance learning, or alternative spaces such as the workplace, home, or concert-hall?


Via Nik Peachey, Nalya Ovshieva, Elena Manou, Jim Lerman
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It should complement. Art and the French language provide a word for what should happen: bricolage. Bricolage is the blending of two materials, in this case traditional and new pedagogy, in ways that might infuse them. A philosophical approach might to use Gadamer and Vico to discuss sensus communis which is the common sense of a community based on wisdom and creativity.

 

The format is interesting as it is similar to a Ethnograhic Futures Research format gone viral.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 12, 2013 5:21 AM

Food for thought! I think we can't underestimate these new trends breaking into our classrooms... at least in order to be able to see if they will definitely come here to stay.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, June 18, 2013 9:48 PM

The discussion is more than a hour so make sure you're comfortable before you start viewing.

Pamela Bartar's curator insight, July 5, 2013 4:27 AM

expert knowledge for everybody - remembers me on the recent past of creativity and makes me think on Berlin.....

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Trending: Technology, for Good or Evil

Facebook. Twitter. Texting. They're on the tip of every educator's tongue, often because they are seen as impediments to classroom learning. We've heard it all -- technology can be blamed for every...
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This is an excellent article. What does it mean to build community in a digital world?

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The Beginner's Visual Guide To Online Learning - Infographic

The Beginner's Visual Guide To Online Learning - Infographic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
If you're considering taking or teach a course online, this visual guide is for you. It details the 3 main things you should know about online education.

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It might be useful moving forward.

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What Teachers Really Want

What Teachers Really Want | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
If teachers are to transition to the kind of blended learning that has been found to work best for today’s kids, we need trust, time, and trained mentors to work out what what we need to do.

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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It is an honest, forthright article. I read an article recently about trust and worked with the author who demonstrated little trustworthiness in his leadership, if that is what it could be called. Trust is the glue in a learning organization. Without it we have the same old, same old.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:59 PM

I love this post!  Honest and forthright........