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Smartphones a Standard for Majority of Students by High School, Survey Finds

Smartphones a Standard for Majority of Students by High School, Survey Finds | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Parents see the potential in mobile apps for learning, but find that children tend to use them purely for entertainment, a nationwide survey finds.
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Are they carrying them for the right reasons? Most students I work with use them to text, watch videos, and check Facebook. Is this OK

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Survey: Most parents support mobile learning devices

Survey: Most parents support mobile learning devices | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
eClassroom News
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I am sure they do, but is the technology well-used and well-chosen?

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What Exactly Is Blended Learning?

What Exactly Is Blended Learning? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

via Edudemic We’ve been discussing blended learning on Edudemic for several months but I had been struggling to find a video that helps explain what it actually is and why you should care. T...


Via Rod Murray
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Defining what something is, is essential to using it mindfully.

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Innovation Excellence | Top 20 Innovation Articles – April 2013

Innovation Excellence | Top 20 Innovation Articles – April 2013 | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Drum roll please... At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence.
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Transferable Digital Literacy - Social Media and Employability

Transferable Digital Literacy - Social Media and Employability | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
original image from pinnacleart  Over the past 12 months the importance of embedding employability skills within qualifications has become an increasingly important consideration for HE providers. ...

Via Karen Johnson
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We need to be able to use what we learn in new settings. Literacy and skills have to be transferrable.

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Karen Johnson's curator insight, May 2, 2013 9:40 AM

Thanks to Dr.Andrew Eynon for this post on the Jisc PADDLE Project.  We are just making plans for employability and digital literacy here at University of Worcester - thanks to Andrew we (and you) have some interesting links to follow up :)

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Global Leadership in the 21st Century

Global Leadership in the 21st Century | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

What defines global companies and leadership in the 21st century?


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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We need a much different leadership approach and an education system that promotes self-directed learning, emotional intelligence, and creative thinking. Those don't exist.

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Rim Riahi's curator insight, May 2, 2013 6:21 AM

What defines global companies and leadership in the 21st century?

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, May 14, 2013 7:36 AM

Findings from a global communications survey say that 'Employee Engagement' will be the most important quality for successful Leadership in 2020 (61%). Remarkable, the leadership quality 'Profitability' only accounts for 7% of the respondents. Also, in 2020, 'Innovation and Meaningful Experiences' will outrank 'Profit' as the most predominant business driver.

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Jimmy Wales: 'Dull lectures doomed'

Jimmy Wales: 'Dull lectures doomed' | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The boring university lecture is going to be the first major casualty of the rise in online learning in higher education, says Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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We think online can liven things up? I am not as convinced. I have seen performance by those who think they are entertaining and it is often superficial fluff.

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Examining Blended Learning Models: Student To Student Interactions

Examining Blended Learning Models: Student To Student Interactions | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
In part 1 of this 6-part series, Thomas Stanley looked at an overview of blended learning, specifically the critical interactions of a blended learning model. In part 2 below, Stanley looks specifically at student-to-student interaction,...

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Schools should offer social-media lessons

Schools should offer social-media lessons | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
MANY of us, even primary school pupils, use social media for various reasons ("Teach proper use of social media" by Miss Cordelia Melanie Alfred; last Friday).

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Michelle Spallone
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And, this would include adults. It cannot continue to devolve into what one or two people think is good for everyone. It can also include mindful use.

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[Infographic] Teacher's Love For Technology is Changing Classrooms - EdTechReview

[Infographic] Teacher's Love For Technology is Changing Classrooms - EdTechReview | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
This amazing edtech infographic by OnlineUniversities shows that teachers love for technology is changing classrooms.

Via Verdi Huffman
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Technology has the potential if it is treated an important learning device and not the latest fad.

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Should Pearson, a giant multinational, be influencing our education policy?

Should Pearson, a giant multinational, be influencing our education policy? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Pearson, a business that sells education products and services, seems to be gaining an ever-growing influence on school life. But whose interests is the company promoting – students' or its shareholders'?

Via Andrew Forgrave
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This is an increasingly important question for all members of society. Education is not about corporate profit. It is about children and their learning.

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Andrew Forgrave's curator insight, April 29, 2013 11:03 AM

Again, read with a critical eye this piece from July 2012 that has shown up in the #ontsm stream. The question is incredibly valid here in Ontario, where one can mull over the reality of a less-than-visible provincial policy direction in response to social media, mobile devices, and learning in a digital age. 

 

One would presume that the resources for learning are developed in response to the directions and needs of the learners, as shaped by an informed policy. One would hate to think that it was the other way around.

 

Although maybe the horse and cart these days are doing a dance these days? 

 

Where does that leave the passengers? (Beam me up, Scotty!) 

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Death To Bullshit

We're being inundated with more information than ever before. With the rise of all this information, we're being exposed to a tremendous amount of bullshit. 


Via Cathleen Nardi
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There is an overload of information. A corollary problem is that a lot of what is published simply quotes a narrower band of authors and 'experts'. This makes it doubly problematic.

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academiPad's comment, May 2, 2013 2:31 PM
Slide 46 says it all - mindblow
Cathleen Nardi's comment, May 2, 2013 5:45 PM
I liked the author's take on the subject. How can we be discriminating and teach this as well?
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How much time are kids spending yearly playing video games?

How much time are kids spending yearly playing video games? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Jane McGonigal reports: Currently there are more than half a billion people worldwide playing computer and videogames at least an hour a day -- and 183 million in the U.S. alone. The younger you ar...
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Mindful choice, use, and guidance from adults appear to be key.

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A Must Have List of Resources on Digital Citizenship for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must Have List of Resources on Digital Citizenship for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Nancy Jones
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I am glad to see people are spending time suggesting digital citizenship and all issues related to it are important.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 2, 2013 1:12 PM

This is a good place to begin as we need to educate teachers, students and parents with the ubiquity of digital devices.

Francesca Beltrami's curator insight, May 21, 2013 4:26 PM

Educazione alla cittadinanza digitale, Netiquette, prevenzone del bullismo e del cyberbullismo, sicurezza in rete

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Questions about Games and McLuhan for #UMRG

Questions about Games and McLuhan for #UMRG | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
In anticipation of Kars Alfrink joining us this Monday I thought I would post some questions about games (for Kars and the others to ponder on) on the basis of his chapter on the topic. McLuhan see...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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This is an interesting article that focuses on Marshall McLuhan's work and how he might have understood gamification. What would he have suggested as we incorporate the virtual world more in our lives?

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A Must See Wheel on The Difference between Using Technology and Technology Integration ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must See Wheel on The Difference between Using Technology and Technology Integration ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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I love these infographics, because the reality is so different in our schools.

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Authentic disconnect between school & work

  Expectations of workers TODAY in the global digital world & the disconnect with how we teach at school I promote the idea of an open access and bring your own device (BYOD) type of schoo...
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Without daily use of digital technology in an authentic learning environment, do students learn what it means to be responsible consumers? What happens when they make mistakes? What can we do to turn mistakes into real learning?

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The 4 Quadrants of Creation

The 4 Quadrants of Creation | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Think of something you have thus far failed to achieve or create. Now answer this question: Is it because you couldn't, you didn't really want to, or both?

Via Todd Lohenry, Swati Lahiri M.Ed (Curriculum Design)
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I am always interested in ways to advance creative thinking and learning. I am not sure of the original source of this infographic.

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Todd Lohenry's curator insight, March 28, 2013 8:13 AM

This is interesting. I am familiar with Covey's 4 quadrants, but this is an interestign application to 'expertise' and developing it...

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Benefits of Teaching Kids To Code That No One Is Talking About | Inspired to Educate

Benefits of Teaching Kids To Code That No One Is Talking About | Inspired to Educate | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"Mitch Resnick of the MIT media lab and his team of researchers have taken up the challenge of teaching kids to become fluent with technology. While we commonly call kids “digital natives,” Mitch challenges us to take students to the next level. Students should not be passive consumers of knowledge and entertainment. In Mr. Resnick’s view, digital natives should have the ability to make and create technology. In an increasingly digital world, he suggests that students should develop a basic fluency in computer programming and gain a sense of how software works."


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Authentic Assessment and the Internet

 

 


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for the love of learning: Rebirth of the Teaching Machine through the Seduction of Data Analytics: This Time It's Personal

for the love of learning: Rebirth of the Teaching Machine through the Seduction of Data Analytics: This Time It's Personal | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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"The adaptive learning system crusade in schools is organized, growing in power and well-funded by venture capitalists and corporations. Many companies are looking to profit from student (and teacher) data that can be easily collected, stored, processed, customized, analyzed, and then ultimately (re)sold. Children and youth should not be treated like automated teller machines or retail loyalty cards from which companies can extract valuable data." This says most of what we need to know about the false promises of contemporary technology. It is largely about a corporate bottom line.

 

It does not mean we should not use technology, personal networks, and encourage them in various ways for all learners, adults and children alike. What it means is we need mindful practices in their usage and selection.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A New Poster on Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A New Poster on Bloom's Digital Taxonomy | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

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Review (Guest): Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

Review (Guest):  Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Shirley Turkle 5.0 out of 5 stars No robot could have written this February 16, 2011 Diana Senechal That was one of my thoughts as I read Sherry Turkle's Alone Together: no matter what robots learn...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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I am reading the book now and it is one of the most important books. Dr. Turkle does not debunk technology, but encourages us to develop better and more mindful practice. We need to figure out what it means to live in relationship with one another.

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Discover the Networks

Discover the Networks | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Major Players in the MOOC Universe, from CHE.
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So, we have lots of 'big money' here. Is it all being done altruistically?

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