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Infographic: “How much of the world is online?” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Infographic: “How much of the world is online?” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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What are we using this connectivity for?

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#Connectivism in the context of acquisition of basic digital skills


Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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When we decide that digital is the only way, we lack the foresight to know it is not for everyone immediately. We need to learn what is relevant and what is not.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 25, 2013 2:42 PM

Learning basic digital skills through use of a network is somewhat of a contradiction.  Hence, I have commented on Siemens’s key principles in the context of this most fundamental learning in a networked world.  In the developing world, the most basic of digital skills (keyboard, mouse, logging on etc.) have to be learned before more valuable skills (searching, publishing) can be developed.

  • Learning and knowledge rests in diversity of opinions.

A non-networked person will have been exposed to only a narrow range of opinions. Hence the acquisition of digital skills is an essential precursor to accessing a diversity of opinions. It is no surprise that repressive regimes limit access to diversity of information.

  • Learning is a process of connecting specialised nodes or information sources.

However, a more fundamental learning is that of understanding that such sources exist and how to find them.

Jesse Soininen's comment, April 25, 2013 4:32 PM
Sugata Mitra has shared wise words about our false beliefs on how learning should be built on steps from simple to complicated. See his TED video about this. We as humans are context capable beings even if live in the woods:)
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12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education

12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
If you run a classroom, school, district, or country, you need to know how to properly integrate technology in education. This should help.
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We definitely need a different leadership model. The one that just dumps things form on high is not working and has not for some time. Scenario 1 is often where we still are.

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10 Predictions for Personalized Learning

10 Predictions for Personalized Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Check out what Personalized Learning


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Thomas Salmon's curator insight, May 6, 2013 1:34 PM

Interesting, in other ways this could also be seen as framing learning as a constant performance of assessment. Where do you draw the line ?

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Four Traits of Collaborative Leaders

Four Traits of Collaborative Leaders | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Successful collaboration requires leadership. This excerpt from a book by Cisco executives Ron Ricci and Carl Wiese explains the key behaviors that leaders must exhibit to support and enhance collaboration.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, donhornsby, David Hain
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I don't see much evidence in education that small groups are disrupting the status quo. It is more entrenched than ever.

 

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Belinda MJ.B's curator insight, April 23, 2013 9:14 AM

Values and energy based coaching enable individual to authentic leadership.

 

To overcome the limitations you must understand quickly what is at stake, how to build trust in a short period of time to collaborate and innovate in a fast moving globalized world.

 

www.equanimityexecutive.com

 

 

Rim Riahi's curator insight, April 24, 2013 12:10 AM

Successful collaboration requires leadership. This excerpt from a book by Cisco executives Ron Ricci and Carl Wiese explains the key behaviors that leaders must exhibit to support and enhance collaboration.

ThinDifference's curator insight, April 24, 2013 8:38 AM

Great traits:

- Focus on authentic leadership and eschew passive aggressiveness

- Relentlessly pursue transparent decision making

- View resources as instruments of action, not as possessions

- Codify the relationship between decision rights, accountability and rewards

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SCHOOLS’ EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY BUDGETS SHRINK AS NEED AND DEMAND GROWS

SCHOOLS’ EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY BUDGETS SHRINK AS NEED AND DEMAND GROWS | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Project Tomorrow is a national, education nonprofit organization. Our vision is to insure that today's students are well prepared to be tomorrow's innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world.

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This will continue to be the case. We need to be creative and innovative in acquiring technology.

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Purposeful collaboration

Collaboration tools enable people to discover and interact with, the content, colleagues and communities, that can help them get their jobs done. 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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As is pointed out in the presentation, most of the concepts are not new. What is new, is the many new platforms which can merge with traditional ones and be used mindfully to be more effective with collaboration. Good practice is essential, otherwise it is not purposeful.

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Can we figure a way to filter it all?

Bird Droppings April 22, 2010 Can we figure a way to filter it all? “Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information.” T.S. Elliot Sifting through ...
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"Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information.” T.S. Elliot

 

Digital technology has great attributes. Do we have mindful practices when we are using it? Are we helping children learn those practices?

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The thoughtLEADERS Blog

The thoughtLEADERS Blog | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The thoughtLEADERS Blog covers leadership, communications, strategy and operations. All posts are practical and applicable to help you apply the methods we teach.
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Key thought in this article is to have a purpose and vision for the use of social media. Most kids do not have any better usage of social media than adults in that case.

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The Right - and Wrong - Role for Teachers

The Right - and Wrong - Role for Teachers | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Put lawyers, carpenters, baseball players, and surgeons in wrong roles, test them, and a likely conclusion will be that they're not particularly effective. So it is with teachers.

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We are in the early stages of a profound split between those who think teachers are someone who can turn on a computer or someone who can build a relationship with students. Technology is a tool. It will not replace good quality human relationships.

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LearnersCloud Blog: Flipped classroom explained: why it works

LearnersCloud Blog: Flipped classroom explained: why it works | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Flipped classroom explained: What it really is, What it's not, Why it works and What are the real benefits for teaching and learning.
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Let me be clear: flipped classrooms work for some, but not all. Do we not learn about one size fits all models?

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The Connected Workplace

The Connected Workplace | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Today’s digitally connected workplace demands a completely new set of skills. Our increasing interconnectedness is illuminating the complexity of our work environments. More connections create more possibilities, as well as more potential problems.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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"Working smarter in the future workplace starts by organizing to embrace networks, manage complexity, and build trust. The 21st century connected enterprise is a new world of work and learning." We are trying to build community and not just teams. Trust is a community quality. What happens when we disagree? Trust answers that question.

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luiy's curator insight, May 8, 2013 3:43 PM

On the negative side, we are seeing that simple work keeps getting automated, like automatic bank machines. Complicated work, for which standardized processes can be developed, usually gets outsourced to the lowest cost of labor.

 

On the positive side, complex work can provide unique business advantages and creative work can help to identify new business opportunities. However, complex work is difficult to copy and creative work constantly changes.

 

But both complex and creative work require greater implicit knowledge. Implicit knowledge, unlike explicit knowledge, is difficult to codify and standardize. It is also difficult to transfer.

 

Implicit knowledge is best developed through conversations and social relationships. It requires trust before people willingly share their know-how. Social networks can enable better and faster knowledge feedback for people who trust each and share their knowledge. But hierarchies and work control structures constrain conversations. Few people want to share their ignorance with the boss who controls their paycheck.But if we agree that complex and creative work are where long-term business value lies, then learning amongst ourselves is the real work in organizations today. In this emerging network era, social learning is how work gets done.

Becoming a successful social organization will require more than just the implementation of enterprise social technologies. Developing, supporting, and encouraging people to use a range of new social workplace skills will be just as important. Individual skills, in addition to new organizational support structures, are both required.

 

Personal knowledge management (PKM) skills can help to make sense of, and learn from, the constant stream of information that workers encounter from social channels both inside and outside the organization. Keeping track of digital information flows and separating the signal from the noise is difficult. There is little time to make sense of it all. We may feel like we are just not able to stay current and make informed decisions. PKM gives a framework to develop a network of people and sources of information that one can draw from on a daily basis. PKM is a process of filtering, creating, and discerning, and it also helps manage individual professional development through continuous learning.

 

Collaboration skills can help workers to share knowledge so that people work and learn cooperatively in teams, communities of practice, and social networks. In order to support collaborative working and learning in the organization, it is important to experience what it means to work and learn collaboratively, and understand the new community and collaboration skills that are involved. “You can’t train someone to be social, only show them how to be social.” Practice is necessary.

 

The power of social networks, like electricity, will inevitably change almost every existing business model. Leaders need to understand the importance of organizational architecture. Working smarter in the future workplace starts by organizing to embrace networks, manage complexity, and build trust. The 21st century connected enterprise is a new world of work and learning.

 

For example, traditional training structures, based on institutions, programs, courses and classes, are changing. Probably the biggest change we are seeing is that the content delivery model is being replaced by more social and collaborative frameworks. This is due to almost universal Internet connectivity, especially with mobile devices, as well as a growing familiarity with online social networks.

 

Work is changing and so organizational learning must change. There is an urgent need for organizational support functions (HR, OD, KM, Training) to move beyond offering training services and toward supporting learning as it is happening in the digitally connected workplace. The connected workplace will not wait for the training department to catch up.

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Great Presentations Are Like Ads by @slidecomet

Great Presentations have features that resemble great ads. It's all one big package that hit hard and strong! FREE Download with a tweet: http://goo.gl/X26Ui

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This is practical and informative

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ICTPHMS's comment, April 22, 2013 11:28 AM
Excellent Scoop! Love it!
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, April 23, 2013 2:32 PM

Very nice presentation about presentations....

 

David Donat's curator insight, April 28, 2013 3:34 PM

Revisem les nostres presentacions.

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How do teachers and parents feel about classroom tech?

How do teachers and parents feel about classroom tech? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
This infographic from TopMastersInEducation takes a look at how both teachers and parents feel about technology in the classroom.

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What does effective implementation mean? I see very little of it in evidence.

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Technology Scenario Professional Development Activity

Technology Scenario Professional Development Activity | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Let's start with a simple truth:  Schools have limited budgets and every time that we make careless spending choices, we tie our own hands behind our backs. As a result, I've worked HARD over the p...
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Ten of the best virtual field trips | eSchool News

To help educators save time, we've chosen these 10 virtual field trips based on their relevancy, depth and quality of resources, and potential for student excitement.
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Allan's Blog - The Pedagogy Wheel

Allan's Blog - The Pedagogy Wheel | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

I have added 62 iPad apps to the wheel and put them where they could serve the pedagogy. These are not necessarily the best app for the job and many of the apps can be used in different realms but it is a good start. I hope it helps you rethink the iPad’s use in Learning and Teaching… it is not about the tool nor the app … it’s all about the students.


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Allan Carrington's comment, February 20, 2013 7:54 PM
Thanks Jeff. BTW you might also be interested in the podcast episode I did with Prof Geoff Scott of the Uni of Western Sydney. He has done years of research into graduate capabilities (aka values or attributes) It is fascinating stuff in the context of Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching. This is what the respective industries in the market place want in graduates. Duh! Look at the list and ask yourself are they being developed instudents from HE or in education in general ... this is why mapping is so important. Are we equipping graduates to excel and make a difference .... hmmm! Have a look and listen to http://tinyurl.com/alsltblog. "If you exercise these capabilities ... you will be employed!" This sort of stuff makes the CAMERA method worth developing don't you think? regards Allan
YB's curator insight, March 3, 2013 7:40 AM

http://www.unity.net.au/allansportfolio/edublog/?p=324#.USQcKp0Qwhc.twitter

Lucja's curator insight, April 2, 2013 1:02 PM

let's start with this is

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5 Features Technology Must Have Before Classroom Use - Edudemic

5 Features Technology Must Have Before Classroom Use - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
There are a few important criteria that education technology must satisfy before being used in education. Otherwise, we have a problem.

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"Almost like a demigod, the education industry seeks the golden bullet that will solve the problem of providing an engaging personalized learning experience for every child and we assume it will have a USB port." With failed leadership do not expect this to change. I do like the first point: Make the teacher's life easier.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, April 23, 2013 12:55 PM

It is about the Why versus the with what.

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Education-2020 - Who is the Teacher?

Education-2020 - Who is the Teacher? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

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There needs to be a constant evolution of both teacher and learner. The roles might even be interchangeable and clearly there will need to be adaptability and creativity

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Keith Wayne Brown's curator insight, April 23, 2013 6:31 PM

Just as today's learner is changing, so too is the teacher. Teachers of today and the future will use technology as a tool to facilitate learning for themselves and their students. Foremost, teachers must also be learners. As Nicholas Burbules says inSelf Educating Communities: Collaboration and Learning through the Internet, "in self educating communities [like today’s classrooms] the roles of teacher and student become fluid; most or all participants may regard themselves as students of the ongoing subject matter, and each as potential learners as well as a potential teacher.”

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Work: Why do you get out of bed in the morning?

Make sure they understand the "Why" or...you may realize same outcome. :) Simon Sinek: "People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And if you talk about what you believe, you will attrac...
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I used to get out of bed because I believed I made a difference in the lives of students. Now, I am not so sure. This has a Viktor Frankl feeling to it.

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Kamakshi Rajagopal's comment, April 23, 2013 5:12 PM
Hi Ivon! We are conducting a survey on education-related topics on Scoop.IT at the Open Universiteit in the Netherlands and could really use your help. Would you like to join our experiment? You can sign up here: http://bit.ly/14QR9oa Thanks for your participation!!!
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Daily Quote: What Interferes With Your Learning - Lifehack

Daily Quote: What Interferes With Your Learning - Lifehack | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
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The article begins with a Mark Twain quote which is always a good place to begin an article about learning.

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Blog Comment and Posting Guide

Blog Comment and Posting Guide | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Here are 10 things you should be thinking about whenever you add a comment to someone else's blog, and also when you are posting to your own blog.   Comment Guide via Kim Cofino http://kimcofi...
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This is the kind of practical communicaiton we need in the blogosphere. Frequently, I find that we offer little. It is important to share ways to use the Internet effectively and build authentic community.

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Very Interesting Infographic: “Every Child Needs a Teacher” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Very Interesting Infographic: “Every Child Needs a Teacher” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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So, we will need teachers for students? We will need mindful, caring, compassionate humans who help students grow as they learn together.

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Stanford University: Center to Support Excellence in Teaching

Stanford University: Center to Support Excellence in Teaching | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The Gallery of Teaching & Learning,

Created by the Knowledge Media Laboratory of the

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

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Can we build digital community in education? It has been done in other fields.

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Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, April 19, 2013 11:18 PM

This is a fantastic initiative!  Building a connected learning community of educators.

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Don’t plan for technology; plan for learning | eSchool News

You never know how someone will react when you suggest that they junk their title and replace it with a new one that leads to a different focus of work—not to mention the confusion this could cause across the faculty, or the possible political...

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This should not come as a surprise; however there is an absence of leadership in education so it is like a drifting ship.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, April 18, 2013 4:54 PM

The title says it all!