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4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning

4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
by Jennifer Rita Nichols, TeachThought Intern 4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning The term “21st century” has become an integral part of educational thinking…
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Four great ideas and they do not require technology. They can include technology, but don't have to.

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Rethinking Education: Why Our Education System Is Ripe For Disruption - Forbes

Rethinking Education: Why Our Education System Is Ripe For Disruption - Forbes | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Our education system is not broken, it has just become obsolete When I think of all the tremendous, seemingly impossible feats made possible by entrepreneurs, I am amazed that more has not been done to reinvent our education system.
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"We need to recognize the fact that our education system is NOT BROKEN but has simply become OBSOLETE. It no longer meets the needs of the present and future generation." This is the critcal quote. It is not just broken it is obsolete, so, when we add technology on top, does that make it better or worse?

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Social media is about social science not technology - Brian Solis

Social media is about social science not technology - Brian Solis | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

In 2007, I wrote an article entitled, “Social Media is About Sociology Not Technology.” It’s a statement that after five years (and counting), I thankfully continue to see shared every day on Twitter. As time passed and experience matured, I amended that statement to now read, “Social media is about social science not technology.”

Why did I change such a powerful statement? I believe that it is not only stronger now, it is also truer.

See, sociology is just one part of the equation. Social science is the study of society and human behaviors. As an umbrella term, we should think about social media and mobile behavior as it’s related to psychology, anthropology, communication, economics, human geography, ethnography, et al. After all, everything comes down to people.


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"Unfortunately in new media, we tend to put technology ahead of people. Think about your current social media, mobile, or web strategy for a moment. Do you even know who you’re trying to reach? Do you know what customers or stakeholders expect or the challenges they face? Are you familiar with how they connect and communicate and why? Lastly, do you understand the journey they take to make decisions?"

 

This is about leadership and understanding that people are still essential to what we do in our communities: face-to-face and digital.

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Innovation Excellence | The Make-up of Innovation: core capabilities

Innovation Excellence | The Make-up of Innovation: core capabilities | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
We need to stop and think differently; not simply layering on more and more complexity, in the mistaken belief it will offer us sustainability in our innovation activities.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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With increased complexity we need to step away from what creativity and innovation look like. What will that be in the future?

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Change Management Is Bigger Than Leadership

Change Management Is Bigger Than Leadership | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

If an organization needs to undergo significant change, that's a leadership issue, right? Old dogs will learn new tricks when the lead dog — or ape, or penguin, depending on the management fable of the moment — shows them off. Leaders need to craft compelling elevator speeches, relentlessly deliver the message of change, and above all, walk the talk.

 

But by itself, the lead-animal theory is woefully insufficient for changing large organizations or large parts of organizations.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Certainly, we need to blend the two together. Management is about the non-human things in an organization. Leadership is about the human aspects.

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Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, April 15, 2013 10:57 AM

The authors of this good readable HBR blog article (and their new book called 'Leading Successful Change') propose 8 keys or aspects which can be used by change leaders to realize change in organizations.

 

They give two examples (Hyundai and the Roman Catholic Church) to illustrate the use of these 8 key aspects, and to show whether a proposed change is just a hot air balloon or the real deal.

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Building Leaders at Every Level - The Leadership Pipeline

Building Leaders at Every Level - The Leadership Pipeline | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Learn how to develop a strong pipeline of future leaders for your organization. The reward for your efforts? The right skills at the top—and everywhere else in your organization.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Gary Bamford, David Hain
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We do have a leadership crisis as this article points out. What does it mean to manage? We have to be careful. Do we want leadership or management? Both are necessary, but serve different purposes.

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The Most Common Leadership Model - And Why It's Broken

The Most Common Leadership Model - And Why It's Broken | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
When organizations’ hire, develop, and promote leaders using a competency-based model, they’re unwittingly incubating failure.

Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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A very interesting article that indicates what we get out of followers is really the measure of the leader. That means a rethink on hiring, developing, and promoting leaders. We want leaders not managers.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 29, 2013 12:27 PM

I am a big fan of Mike Myatt.  Here is another reason why, from the article:

 

Here’s the thing – you can possess the greatest technical wizardry under the stars, but that doesn’t make you a leader. 

 

If you don’t care, aren’t collaborative, can’t communicate, fail to take input and feedback, and allow your hubris to overshadow your humility, you might be intelligent, but in my book you’re not very bright.

 

The really sad part of this story is how often this type of person is rewarded in a competency-based system.

Mark Gregory , Programme Innovator @Transformation Coach's comment, April 24, 2013 5:42 PM
Prior to the global meltdown having managers was best as we needed them to manage growth. Now we strong leadership to get us out of the mess. Trouble is there are too few around in both politics and business.
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InquiryLearn

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Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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As education continues to morph and we find less and less need or call for students to actually attend a brick and mortar building, resources such as this become more necessary.

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Award-winning Web-based distance learning projects and multimedia interactives
Standards-based integrated, interactive, inquiry-based curricula, activities, and community action plans


Paula Correia's curator insight, April 19, 2013 7:04 AM

Projeto de aprendizagem de ensino à distância (multimédia e interativo) premiado com as seguintes distinções, entre outras: Best Museum Website 2004" (Museums and the Web); AAM Muse Award, "Best Distance Learning Program via the Internet, K-12" (USDLA/Telecon); "Best Non-Profit/Public Service Web Site in Massachusetts" (Massachusetts Interactive Media Council); three first place national distance learning awards (USDLA & Telecon); 2005 Parents' Choice Gold Award, Website Category (Parents' Choice Foundation)award for Conservation Central, an online habitat conservation education program developed for Smithsonian's National Zoo; 2005 Webby Worthy Award (International Academy of Digital Arts and Science) for Conservation Central. Leading International award recognizing excellence in Web design, functionality, and creativity.; 2004 Best of the Web - “Best Museum Web Site Supporting Educational Use,” Finalist (Museums and the Web 2004).

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What is digital literacy and why is it needed? - Innovate My School

What is digital literacy and why is it needed? - Innovate My School | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Technology affects all of us: from our working lives, to our home and social lives. There is no denying that the growth of technology, particularly in the last ten years, has been at an unprecedented pace.

Via Nancy Jones
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"It is likely that schools will have to regularly update their IT programme of study so that they can keep up with the rapid advances of technology. This is particularly prevalent with the increasing use of online research and educational software being used as teaching and learning aids through the use of mobile devices"

 

If we know what our values are and can stay true to them, this is doable. If we do not, not so much.

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Disruption Vs. #Innovation: What's The Difference?

Disruption Vs. #Innovation: What's The Difference? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
People are sometimes confused about is the difference between innovation and disruption.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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We need both disruption and innovation. Innovation is largley a product of disruption. Something had to change.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 28, 2013 1:43 PM

Innovation and disruption are similar in that they create something new. Both are change-makers and builders. Disruption takes a left turn by literally displacing or uprooting how we think, behave, do business, learn and so on. A disruptor will go after an entrenched industry or established company, profitable business model, traditional way of doing things, or processes of any kind — and turn it on its head.

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Words Matter, Context Matters More

Words Matter, Context Matters More | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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Regardless of what we say, we need to recognize the context and the humanity of the other person.

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for the love of learning: New Years and improving school

for the love of learning: New Years and improving school | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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This looks like a great video which challenges us to ask questions and accept that change will not be an easy path. Nor will change involve just dumping one more faddish idea on top of a system that does not work. We need to ask: What is school for? We need to have new and open conversations based on reflection and inclusiveness. We need a process that is ongoing and brings people together. Will we always agree? No, so the process needs to be safe and allow resiliency.

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How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology

How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
As a tech advocate, I often find myself coaxing established educators to incorporate new tools & technologies. Here are some ways I've found to be successful.
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There are some great ideas in the article. We need to approach teachers without a fix it attitude, understand their needs and the needs their students might face, and treat technology as something to play with. Those are some excellent ideas. It is about heatlhy relationships.

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The Four Pillars of Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Four Pillars of Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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"the Commission powerfully re-asserted a fundamental principle: education should contribute to every person's complete development - mind and body, intelligence, sensitivity, aesthetic appreciation and spirituality. " This is quite interesting because many who are downloading technology into schools have not stopped and thought this through.

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Awesome Graphic on 21st Century Pedagogy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Graphic on 21st Century Pedagogy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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Offers a great view of the boundary, the one that constantly shifts between the tradition and the unknown.

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What will the impact be of the Web on education? How is knowledge sharing and learning changing?

What will the impact be of the Web on education? How is knowledge sharing and learning changing? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
What will the impact be of the Web on education?

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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We should be asking what impact it has had to date? Furthermore, what wll that continue to look like in the future? The web has been around too long to be considered in just the future tense. What has happened in the past to bring us here?

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 14, 2013 5:04 PM

 

IMHO: A MUST read...

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The Business Case for Diversity in the Workplace

The Business Case for Diversity in the Workplace | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
What’s the business case for diversity in the workplace? It’s less about what diversity adds, and more about what homogeneity takes away

Via Dianne Hofner Saphiere, David Hain
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I read a blog recently where the author, who has positioned himself as an expert, indicated groupthink was OK. I cannot think of a reason why. This article supports diversity of thoughts in organizations.

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A Data Scientist's Real Job: Storytelling

A Data Scientist's Real Job: Storytelling | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Crunching numbers is only half the battle.
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This is a great title and the article has merit. What stories help us tell the full story behind the numbers?

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Shut up and write the book! 

Shut up and write the book!  | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Austin Kleon is working on the followup to Steal Like An Artist, his brilliant book about how to be more creative in the digital age. He says it’s been a real pain in the ass. Here are five things that have helped him. 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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As I am entering that world, this is a great article. It echoed what other i.e. Nicholas Carr suggested about the writing process. It requires serious disconnection.

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Penelope's comment, March 29, 2013 11:36 PM
It seems that we have to get back to simple, doesn't it?
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It does.
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Are Leaders Made or Are They Born? - Solutions 21

Are Leaders Made or Are They Born? - Solutions 21 | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Can a leader be made? Experts believe that leaders can develop their skills by focusing on Emotional Intelligence. http://t.co/ypHkUziG0z


Via David Hain
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Leaders and leadership are two different things. A leader is someone formally appointed and leadership is something that is innate and can be drawn out.

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3 Attachments That Are Dragging You Down

3 Attachments That Are Dragging You Down | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I’ve only just begun a dedicated practice of vairagya, which is non-attachment, and it's a beautiful thing. At times, though, it's frustrating when I get overwhelmed with myriad things from which...

Via Todd Lohenry
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We need to let go and detach from the material things in life, the views of others, and our bodies. They are all transitory.

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Todd Lohenry's curator insight, March 28, 2013 9:15 AM

Great advice about breaking ties with the attachments that drag you down...

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Toward Society 3.0: A New Paradigm for 21st century education

The convergence of globalization, the emergence of the knowledge society and accelerating change contribute to what might be best termed a New Paradigm of knowl

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We still need to take time and be still, but this does allow a certain understanding to bring that about.

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Sharrock's curator insight, March 28, 2013 12:38 PM

I like the connections made to Toffler's description of the family, learning, and work in the different ages and eras. The hetarchy was something I had been exposed to when reading Michael Maccoby. Some of the statements are kind of empty though. Basically the same as every society era encountered--don't follow, lead. Get rich and be successful hasn't changed either from each era to the next. It's just that communication and sharing of information is faster and we are increasingly more integrated into our machine environments. Systems are starting to learn us just as we are learning our systems. We need to become system thinkers--that's missing from this presentation. 

Trudy Raymakers's comment, March 29, 2013 2:34 AM
An older presentation but very relevant. Provides context to the 3.0 movement.
Sharrock's comment, April 12, 2013 10:05 AM
Thanks, Trudy.
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Overcoming the 5 Barriers to Trust

Overcoming the 5 Barriers to Trust | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Why don't more companies embrace trust as a tangible, learnable, and measurable asset? Because it requires four things that don't fit the business world's current obsession with instant gratification -- time, effort, diligence and character.

For our thoughts on corporate America and trust: http://tolerosolutions.com/in-goldman-sachs-we-trustor-do-we ;


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Trust is earned and when it is broken it takes a lot to re-earn. It is at the heart of all great relationships personal or otherwise.

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Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, March 28, 2013 1:42 PM

What are your barriers?

 

For our thoughts on corporate America and trust: http://tolerosolutions.com/in-goldman-sachs-we-trustor-do-we

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The global one-room schoolhouse

The global one-room schoolhouse | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
James Seely Brown's keynote speech at the 2012 DML conference

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We are a global one-room schoolhouse. Digital technology connects us, but does not build community. We need to attend to that and be present to those we connect with.

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Approaching 100%: The Current Future of Learning Infographic

Approaching 100%: The Current Future of Learning Infographic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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A great visual which does not suggest technology is needed. I would understand that to be a blend and integration of what the student needs and identifies at a given point in a given context

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