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What is the Meaning of The Medium is the Message?


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We need more Marshall McLuhan thinking in our promotion and use to digital technology in schools, communities, and for children.

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5 MOOCs Teachers Should Take As Students - Edudemic

5 MOOCs Teachers Should Take As Students - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
MOOCs may or may not save higher education, and if they save it they may further widen the gap between elite and lesser-known schools.
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Worth looking at. We should be aware of what is out there. The one that caught my attention was the one about living in a knowledge economy. We have been saying that for a long time and little change occurs broadly. There are some pockets of the shift.

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School Leaders: Guiding Teachers into the Digital Age

School Leaders: Guiding Teachers into the Digital Age | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
We all know that leadership is important in education. Without strong leadership, education initiatives tend to crash and burn. Consider professional learning. Leadership is one of Learning Forward's
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The last people I want guiding me into the digital age are those who have arbitrarily cast themselves as tech gurus and leaders. It is too complex a set of issues to treat as though we have experts. We need broad-based contributions and a mindful approach. Where are the neuroscientists on the tech team?

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A Must Have Chart on The Characteristics of Education 3.0 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must Have Chart on The Characteristics of Education 3.0 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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This is a great visual and signifies the world we are moving towards. There are many educational reformers who have missed the boat with their little fads.

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There Should be an English Word for...

There Should be an English Word for... | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A good dream. The kind of dream where you wake up slowly, trying to hold onto the wonderful images and feelings before they fade away. A dream where you talk with a dead relative or play with a dea...
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A great list provided for us.

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Why You Should Become Curious Today

Why You Should Become Curious Today | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Learn why you should become curious today and how to get started.
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This is worthwhile article. It suggests aspects that are likely seen as common sense but make sense when we see them.

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Why?

Why? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Why is our public education system being labeled as failing when graduations rates are at historical highs and achievement gaps are rapidly closing? Why are teacher’s being categorized as either ef...
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Because management is mistaken for leadership. Because personal agendas are confused with transformative. This is universal.

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Commentary on Amanda Palmer's "The Art of Asking"

Commentary on Amanda Palmer's "The Art of Asking" | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
This was so poignant, I cried. Absolutely brilliant. Attitudes and approaches are morphing on a grand scale, and it is heartening to observe these leaps in consciousness. We need hope in this rapid...
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This is a great post and accompanying video. We need to ask questions and be open to the possibility of our non-exertise. This is the 'beginner's mind' and the 'children' great teachers speak about.

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Self-Directed Learning Well Explained and 27 Actions

Self-Directed Learning Well Explained and 27 Actions | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

TeachThought.com has a series of posts about self-directed learning by Terry Heick and the staff, well worth a read! “

 

“Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.” — Leadbeater, Charles

 


Via Gust MEES, Jim Lerman
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It is interesting how few classroom teachers and administrators are aware of what self-directed learning is. SDL is an imperative for our children.

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lynnegibb's curator insight, March 24, 2013 11:20 PM

Definitely well worth a read

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You can't teach someone how to learn. You can give them helpful tips and advice, but a single structure for education is not going to work for everyone. It's so much harder for people to learn their true potential, to reach their goals, when they're only shown a single path to them. You show them the path through the forest, but what if there's a rock face nearby that also leads up to where they want to go, and what if they happen to be a fantastic rock climber? It just makes more sense to show someone a map if you can, instead of directing them towards only one path.

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“Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.” — Leadbeater, Charles

 

Famous Self-Taughts (Autodidacts): Leonardo Da Vinci, William Blake, Herb Rits (in addition to Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, John D. Rockefeller, and many others)

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Whatever, Etc. 00023

Whatever, Etc. 00023 | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
If you have a spare 25 minutes, I continue forward with thinking about the Loving Struggle. The text that I quote at length in this talk: I cannot accomplish this communicative struggle by the rati...

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Thanks so much for your rescoop. :)
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You are welcome
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When great leaders need to be great followers | SmartBlogs

When great leaders need to be great followers | SmartBlogs | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
After a year as president on a board of directors, I’m now officially the “immediate past president." I’m learning to be more of a follower in this new rol
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Great leaders are great followers and know when this is important. They are also able to articulate the reasons behind their servant-leadership. It moves beyond words and to action.

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Using evidence to evaluate teaching

(take from an assignment that I am currently writing) It is imperative that educators first understand that evidence of student learning does not apply only to results of formal testing. There is c...
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We use the research and evidence to support our view of the world. Hattie, who is cited in this article, pointed out that technology makes no appreciable difference in learning. It does if well used, but it is poorly used in most classrooms and schools.

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We Are Teachers

We Are Teachers | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers as well as WeAreTeachers editors.
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There was not a single reference to technology. That would not mean we could not use, but it may not be the most appropriate choice.

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The Skills Both Online Students And Teachers Must Have - Edudemic

The Skills Both Online Students And Teachers Must Have - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
What does it take to have an effective online classroom? These skills are critical for both online students and teachers.
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I like the idea of knowing about the family. This serves as a precursor to really engaging the family in the learning of the child. The other good one is good and different lines to create effective student to teacher communication.

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Disconnect: A New Movie Sounds the Alarm About Our Hyper-Connected Lives

Disconnect: A New Movie Sounds the Alarm About Our Hyper-Connected Lives | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
In the 1840s, Benjamin Disraeli, still a long way from being prime minister of England, wanted to wake people up to the plight of the British working class -- and move them to act. The alarm he
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This is a great article supported by neuroscience. One aspect of awareness and mindfulness will be that the digital world is here to stay. What will we do to be mindful in our practice, our daily lives. I disconnect for a full day every week. I still journal. I read books. I am serial single-tasker.

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What Organizations Really Need To Succeed And Thrive - TanveerNaseer.com

What Organizations Really Need To Succeed And Thrive - TanveerNaseer.com | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
A look at why an organization's shared purpose – and not simply where employees work – plays a key role in managing innovation, success, and failure.

Via David Hain
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We do need to see managing as the ways we intereact with things and leadership the way we act with people. This enables us to move into a relationship based world and economy more effectively. If we continue to manage people, we cannot move.

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David Hain's curator insight, March 26, 2013 12:44 PM

Great article from @TanveerNaseer on the really important question that, when solved, takes an organisation ahead of the competition, even at best post-competition.

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A look at why an organization's shared purpose – and not simply where employees work – plays a key role in managing innovation, success, and failure.

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Byker schoolkids show off work online

Byker schoolkids show off work online | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Byker Primary School pupils have attracted messages from across the globe with their new website
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This is a wonderful way to use blogging. It sounds like it has adult guidance for children in place and is related to everyone's learning.

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The World as 100 People | Visual.ly

The World as 100 People | Visual.ly | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The World as 100 People. This idea has been around since 1990. This is my attempt at presenting the information.
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A great visual to bring to life a concept that has been out there for a while.

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School-wide Ambitious Teaching

School-wide Ambitious Teaching | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Content and resources for the education researcher
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A good article which points to necessary ideas to make this work: collaboration and using multiplicity of resources. Both of these are challenges when we consider the culture of hierarchical management structures and solitary classroom practices that are well entrenched.

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Declining Enrollment: Is it Time for School District Consolidation?

Declining Enrollment: Is it Time for School District Consolidation? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
As Long Island school districts continue to massage their 2013-14 budgets, declining student enrollment casts a huge shadow. About 70 percent of Long Island's districts had a decline in elementary ...
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Public education got into the econcomic mess it is in and its drift by consolidating in the 1960's. We warehoused children. Instead of looking at the underlying reasons for flight from public schools, we want to continue to do the same thing that got us into this mess.

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'Networked minds' require fundamentally new kind of economics

'Networked minds' require fundamentally new kind of economics | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
In their computer simulations of human evolution, scientists have discovered the emergence of the “homo socialis” with “other-regarding” preferences.

Via Fred Zimny, David Hain
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This is a provacative way of understanding networks.

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Great Leaders Serve - Leadership Lessons from Kenya

Great Leaders Serve - Leadership Lessons from Kenya | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

I returned yesterday from eight days in Kenya. As I’ve written previously, my son, Justin, leads a non-profit organization there called CARE for AIDS. It had been three years since my last visit, and I’m glad I went to see first-hand the amazing work he and his team are doing in Africa.


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We need leaders who are willing to serve and follow.

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David Hain's curator insight, March 25, 2013 12:11 PM

Some great lessons drawn from a case study about an aids charity.

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Not A Happy Accident: How Google Deliberately Designs Workplace Satisfaction

Not A Happy Accident: How Google Deliberately Designs Workplace Satisfaction | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
“Imagine a world where most organizations were the best place to work.
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We can learn a lot from the non-tech side of this company. People excel when they find their work meaningful and they integrate being present into their work.

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Why It Takes More Than a Genius to Lead a School

Why It Takes More Than a Genius to Lead a School | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Elementary school Principal Peter DeWitt writes about students' social and emotional health, and how educators can help young people find common ground. He can be found at www.petermdewitt.com.
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The article fits well with servant-leadership, the mindful leader, and the writings of Rianne Eisler. Slightly different terms are used, but it similar to this and the thinking of Peter Senge. I am more comfortable with the word community as opposed team, but the idea that one person can the expert is old-school.

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The Single Greatest Secret of Leadership: 'Fail Up' - Forbes

The Single Greatest Secret of Leadership: 'Fail Up' - Forbes | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Fail Up for success by celebrating your mistakes. Several articles this past week have me thinking about how we view failure. Josh Linkner wrote about the blessings of creative failure.
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What is the ultimate goal?

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