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Rethinking work: The next chapter in social collaboration


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This looks like a good presentation asking god question. Where is social collaboration happening? It is in a vacuum which means context is important.

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8 Characteristics Of A Great Teacher

8 Characteristics Of A Great Teacher | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
What makes a teacher strong? What differentiates the best from the rest? There’s no shortage of bodies (some dramatically misguided) attempting to solve this riddle.  The answers are nebulous at best.

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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It is OK to say I am not very good with a particular type of technology or program. Someone will be and it becomes collaborative.

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The 5 Interactions Of A Robust Blended Learning Model

The 5 Interactions Of A Robust Blended Learning Model | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
by Thomas Stanley  Ideas for Creating an Interactive Blended Learning Experience There are, sometimes frustratingly, a number of ways to teach in the online world. Some programs are credit retrieval, others are expanded correspondence courses,...

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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We should not limit our thinking of what is blended learning to online learning. We need to consider the role of face-to-face in this learning model.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, April 27, 2013 2:21 PM

Interactive blended learning:  

Student-to-StudentStudent-to-TeacherStudent-to-CommunityStudent-to-MaterialStudent-to-Technology
Jordi Castells's curator insight, April 28, 2013 3:19 PM

A few tips for blended learning design!

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 3, 2015 4:23 PM

Interactive blended learning:  

Student-to-StudentStudent-to-TeacherStudent-to-CommunityStudent-to-MaterialStudent-to-Technology

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10 Reasons to Educate Elementary Students about Social Media | Big Ideas in Education

10 Reasons to Educate Elementary Students about Social Media | Big Ideas in Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Chris Wejr
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This article leads with concerns about the permanence of the Internet and safety concerns.

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Leona Sharon's curator insight, April 30, 2013 5:48 AM

See this interesting article about the concept of introduction of teaching the use of Social Networking sites in elementary schools.

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Bullying Online

Bullying Online | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Dan Kirsch
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This is a huge issue for children.

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Dan Kirsch's curator insight, April 26, 2013 12:31 PM

Awesome resource for 8th grade Online Safety Unit.

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4 Stages: The Integration Of Technology In Learning

4 Stages: The Integration Of Technology In Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
What are the stages of technology in learning, and how can these stages be used as a framework for improving learning?

Via Nik Peachey, John Evans, Rod Murray
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There are four stages and some learners will need more direction than others. Whether we think we are in innovative or traditional settings, the object is to move students to the point they are self-directed, otherwise we fail.

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, May 2, 2013 1:21 PM

A kind of Instructional designer for e learning... simple and efective !

Linda Ross's curator insight, May 7, 2013 5:47 PM

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Connie Wise's curator insight, August 1, 2013 12:05 PM

Roadmap to integration of technology

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20 Ideas to Use Twitter in The Classroom

20 Ideas to Use Twitter in The Classroom | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
by  Terry Heick, TeachThought.com : 20 Interesting Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom Using social media in a modern learning environment seems easy, but that simplicity is often the result of ho...
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This is the kind of practical use of technology that needs to be shared. I hear too much from the self-annointed teach gurus where I work how they talk to someone 1/2 way around the world, instead of offering some practical ideas to implement right away.

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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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Serge Renard's curator insight, April 30, 2013 7:18 AM

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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.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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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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How are schools addressing cyberbullying?

How are schools addressing cyberbullying? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Bullying comes in many forms, from the schoolyard variety to a more modern version delivered through text messages, social media and online communication.

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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A policy does not address cyberbullying. The implemenation of the policy is what does. We have nice numbers, but what do they mean?

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Awesome Digital Citizenship Graphic for your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Digital Citizenship Graphic for your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, April 27, 2013 12:48 PM

I love that this is all verb oriented. The skills we want them to develop are really actions.

Nancy Jones's curator insight, April 27, 2013 12:50 PM

Verbs! The wary it SHOULD be!

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, May 5, 2013 7:48 PM
thanks!
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Learning Is Not About The Technology

Learning Is Not About The Technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Learning Is Not About The Technology
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It is about the relationships we build in a variety of ways. These can be, but do not have to be, facilitated by technology

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The Digital Native Myth: Why we still need to teach kids HOW to use the iPad | (innovate) educate

The Digital Native Myth: Why we still need to teach kids HOW to use the iPad | (innovate) educate | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Keith Wayne Brown
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This is a good-looking article. We do need to teach our children. Yes, they know something about digital technologies, but do they know the right skills?

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Internet Safety for Teens

Internet Safety for Teens | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Dan Kirsch
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I had a conversation about this today. We are in turbulent waters and we need to help children become safe and effective users of technology and not just mindless consumers. The former is part of the protection; the latter will leave them defenseless.

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Dan Kirsch's curator insight, April 26, 2013 12:41 PM

Internet Safety for Teenagers.

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Learning metaphor - understanding of an elephant based on Instructivism, Constructivism and #Connectivism

Learning metaphor - understanding of an elephant based on Instructivism, Constructivism and #Connectivism | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
This is my response to the stimulating and interesting post  Instructivism, Constructivism or Connectivism by Ryan Tracey. Ryan writes: From a practical perspective then, is the popular “evolution”...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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All three need to be used when necessary. Even in a world with high levels of connectivity, we need someone to occasionally explain the why and what behind our learning and learning remains a socially constructed process. We learn most richly with others which brings us around to connection.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, April 27, 2013 2:53 AM

I'm sharing this link because I have been very interested in both connectivism & constructivism  learning theories for a few years.

Aji Black Stone's comment, April 28, 2013 3:34 AM
i heard this story when i was young
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13 Learning Theories for e-learning

13 Learning Theories for e-learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Ideas on e-learning and creativity
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This includes a very interesting and somewhat overwhelming infographic.

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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.


Via jheil65, Jesús Hernández, Rui Guimarães Lima, יפה בן-דרור, Rod Murray
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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
יפה בן-דרור'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.

Via Nancy Jones
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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.