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Concentrating Class: Learning in the Age of Digital Distractions | EDUCAUSE.edu

Concentrating Class: Learning in the Age of Digital Distractions | EDUCAUSE.edu | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online

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Distractions can help to disrupt our 'status quo' and are useful. However, learners need to be mindful and aware of the distractions. This is a great article to help point us to the challenges we face and a need for increased awareness in learning in the digital age.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, January 12, 2013 1:07 PM
Key Takeaways
  • The "Are Machines Making Us Stupid?" course challenged students to explore technology's impact on their learning and their lives — and also taught the instructors a few lessons in the process.
  • Concentration labs were established where students had to limit or forgo technology use for specific assignments.
  • Far from seeing technology as disruptive of their focus, by the course's end, many students were further enamored of it.
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 12, 2013 7:54 PM

At times it is crucial to forego technology use in order to concentrate fully.

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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.

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We need to understand each and their implications in the practice of our classrooms.

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Mission mindfulness « Mind the Gap

Mission mindfulness « Mind the Gap | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
So the Dalai Lama walks into a room full of neuroscientists… That sentence sounds like the revamped start of a priest-rabbi-imam joke. But it's the reality of the Mind & Life Institute — a nonprofit aiming to combine the first ...

Via Jem Muldoon
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It may sound like the begining of  a joke, but the Dalai Lama has worked extensively with neuroscientists.

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Jem Muldoon's curator insight, December 27, 2012 9:28 AM

Love this. Eastern and Western beliefs and practices meet to learn from one another.

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What To Expect From Education In 2013

What To Expect From Education In 2013 | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
What To Expect From Education In 2013: gamification, education start-ups, common core, assessment, MOOC, game-based learning, crowdsourcing
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With all great innovation, comes great responsiblity. Are we ready? There is a lot of commericilization in this. What will that mean to classroom teachers?

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Learnist | Share what you know

Learnist | Share what you know | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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I believe this the Internet's greatest opportunity and challenge. What legitmizes our personal knowledge will be important to sort out, but also our learning needs to be shared and what better way.

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Vittorio Canavese's curator insight, December 28, 2012 8:30 PM

Non mi è chiaro come funzioni, e neanche a cosa serva, ma in attesa di approfondire, lo segnalo.

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Seven Themes for the Coming Decade | World Future Society

Seven Themes for the Coming Decade | World Future Society | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

By James Lee

 

"Understanding long-term trends is an important tool in identifying opportunities and risks.  STEEP analysis looks at the world through five different perspectives – Social, Technological, Economic, Ecological, and Political. 

 

"The following are the major themes that are presently shaping the future..."


Via Jim Lerman
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It is important to observe and work with trends. I think the greatest challenge will be to know when to let go. What works and what does not work? Those will become essential questions.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, December 28, 2012 12:33 AM

Quite a deep synthesis of emerging trends. What is most interesting to me is the second part of the article, in which the 7 trends are conidered in combinations with one another, creating reverberating trends upon trends.

Peter John Baskerville's curator insight, December 28, 2012 4:42 AM

Educational changes predicted include online education as a Government cost cutting imperative, urbanisation leading to the demand for more education, the need for education to drive necessary innovations, Gray boom looking to teaching and mentoring as a second career.

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5 Big Education Technology Trends of 2013 - Edudemic

5 Big Education Technology Trends of 2013 - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Flying cars, living on Mars? That's all great but what about next year? What are the biggest education technology trends we should expect in 2013?

Via Yashy Tohsaku
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The one about students educating the community is interesting.

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What Do Students Really Need to “Know?" | District Administration Magazine

What Do Students Really Need to “Know?" | District Administration Magazine | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
News, Articles and Community for district-level decision makers in K-12 education. Magazine published monthly, with daily news and blogs and online content. Archives available.
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I agree. Recently, I commented on an online forum that educators and their poltical masters need to shift from this knowledge based curriculum and to a skills based process. This is not new. Howard Gardner suggested this a number of years ago and this thinking promotes life-long learning.

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eLearning Resources

eLearning Resources | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Evolution of Educational Technology Infographic - NOTE that not all information in this infographic is accurate.
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Who’s Teaching Who?

Who’s Teaching Who? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I’ve been noticing some interesting happenings around my school this year. The long-standing relationship between teachers and students is starting to change. In a slow way and in small amoun...

Via Kathy Boyd
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One comment on this was "don't be afraid to get out of the way." We are often reluctant to and often say we do when we don't.

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Kathy Boyd's curator insight, December 17, 2012 2:56 AM

Don't be afraid to get out of the way.

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How to promote literacy skills in the digital age | eSchool News

How to promote literacy skills in the digital age | eSchool News | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Digital apps that claim to teach children important reading and literacy skills do not always impart higher-level abilities that children need to develop strong reading skills, according to a report from the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

Via Ove Christensen
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It is good we are realizing there are downsides. What do we do to overcome?

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Edward Fiske: Can Public Education as We Know it Survive? - Huffington Post

Edward Fiske: Can Public Education as We Know it Survive? - Huffington Post | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Edward Fiske: Can Public Education as We Know it Survive?

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Jem Muldoon's curator insight, December 20, 2012 7:50 PM

Great conversation starter. Perhaps it's time to reach consensus on the purpose of public education and on the vision of what it looks like when it is being done well.

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, December 20, 2012 10:19 PM

Great article.  

 

"Public schools in the U.S. have always operated at the intersection of two sets of legitimate rights: those of individuals, including parents, to pursue their own best interests and those of society as a whole to perpetuate democratic values and to promote collective prosperity."


What is public ed and why is it important?  is it important?

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Digital Native vs Digital Citizen? Examining a Dangerous Stereotype

Digital Native vs Digital Citizen? Examining a Dangerous Stereotype | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
There are a lot of dangerous stereotypes out there. "Asian students are always better at math." "Boys are always better at sports." And perhaps the most dangerous of all: "The current generation are

Via Jem Muldoon
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I like the term adept. It allows me to say I don't know, but know who I can call on. It opens a different learning and teaching space. Am I always the expert teacher? Or am I sometimes the student?

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, December 14, 2012 10:33 AM

No excuses!  You don't have to have been raised with it to "get it"~!  : )

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How To Create a ‘Personal Learning Environment’ to Stay Relevant in 2013

How To Create a ‘Personal Learning Environment’ to Stay Relevant in 2013 | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
“Our understanding of learning has expanded at a rate that has far outpaced our conceptions of teaching. A growing appreciation for the porous boundaries between the classroom and life experi...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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All change begins with some form of disruption. We should insure we are aware of what the change is and whether it is in the best interests of the learning that should happen.

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Fran Escurís's curator insight, December 13, 2013 7:08 AM

Mantenerse actualizado en el 2013: crear un entorno personal de aprendizaje 

Mabel Domínguez's curator insight, December 27, 2013 9:22 AM

Actualizándose a los nuevos tiempos. La necesidad del PLE. 

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Mindfulness in Plain English

Mindfulness in Plain English | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Mindfulness is contradictory in that it is simple yet deeply layered.

Via Jem Muldoon
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It truly is very multi-layered and complex.

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Jem Muldoon's curator insight, December 28, 2012 3:26 PM

Really great primer to becoming mindful. 

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Mindfulness at work: what are the benefits?

Mindfulness at work: what are the benefits? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Everyone from Google to the NHS is practising mindfulness. So, how can it help you and how do you practise it? Gill Crossland-Thackray explores the phenomenon (RT @karmakees: the benefits of mindfulness at work.

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Mindfulness has solid scientific credentials based on work of Richard Davidson, Mathieu Ricard, and Jon Kabat-Zinn.

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Professor: Education and Human Rights, Social Justice Intrinsically Tied - Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio

Professor: Education and Human Rights, Social Justice Intrinsically Tied - Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio
Professor: Education and Human Rights, Social Justice Intrinsically Tied
Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio
When Dr. Richard D.

Via Jem Muldoon
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The title says it all.

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Jem Muldoon's curator insight, December 27, 2012 10:47 AM

“The United States is probably the only country where school is mandatory but learning is optional.”

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Predictions about High-Tech in K-12 Schools in 2023

Predictions about High-Tech in K-12 Schools in 2023 | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
For the past three years, I offered predictions (see December 26, 2009, December 30, 2010, and December 29, 2011 posts) of what I saw around the corner for high-tech in K-12 schools. With weekly re...
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I admire Larry Cuban's candour. Without great support for all learners, including the adults, digital classrooms are pie in the sky. Once we choose what we want, we need to be mindful in its application and industrious in our support of all involved.

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The 13 MUST Know Professional Development Websites for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 13 MUST Know Professional Development Websites for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The 13 MUST Know Professional Development Websites for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/DuElUliD #elearning
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Interesting, because I am aware of these, but we do not use in any way for PD. What does that say?

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Shannon Gray's curator insight, January 14, 2013 10:41 PM

Great list of sites to visit for personal development. 

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inkle » inklewriter

inkle » inklewriter | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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This came into my email box yesterday. I looked at it briefly and want to work with it some more. It think ithas potential after a short look.

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A Clever Tip to Easily Develop Students Creative Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | teacher tools for this century

A Clever Tip to Easily Develop Students Creative Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | teacher tools for this century | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
RT @rorosunshine: A Clever Tip to Easily Develop Students Creative Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | @scoopit http://t.co/eeWEQgVe
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Best Sites Digest | Best Sites - Online Learning for Kids | The Good Web Guide

Best Sites Digest | Best Sites - Online Learning for Kids | The Good Web Guide | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

All the kids are back at school; complement their curriculum with the very best sites for online learning...


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Online learning in 2012: a retrospective

Online learning in 2012: a retrospective | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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We have been told works for everyone. Does it?

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Peter Bryant's curator insight, December 18, 2012 4:20 AM

Exactly how I feel

Adam Atodl's curator insight, December 18, 2012 4:47 AM

LOL :-)

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 22, 2012 5:36 PM

What a year and a half---disruptive innovation in higher education.

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Ow.ly - image uploaded by @OrtGill

Ow.ly - image uploaded by @OrtGill | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

View and share this image from @OrtGill and hosted by Ow.ly


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21centuryedtech - Digital Immigrants & Natives

21centuryedtech - Digital Immigrants & Natives | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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I agree with point 1: it is no longer a choice, but we need to be mindful.

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