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Why Kids Won't Quit Technology

Why Kids Won't Quit Technology | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Even though they admit their devices distract them from class. Now, some educators are incorporating the digital tools into their teaching.
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Who are the experts? Are they in the classroom with students day in and day out? I experienced the debate as one going on over the heads and around teachers and their teaching.

 

Digital technologies are here to stay and the key is how do we help students with their use?

 

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Growth Mindset Reflective Questions for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Growth Mindset Reflective Questions for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Educatorstechnology, Suvi Salo
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I wonder if we framed the questions around how we experienced these experiences, if that would change the tone of the questions?

 

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Rick Stevens's curator insight, December 14, 2014 1:31 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-a-growth-mindset-leads-to-success-2014-8 ; Great article on Carol Dweck’s research on Growth mindsets. If you have 26 minutes, then watch her lecture on growth mindset research. http://youtu.be/QGvR_0mNpWM ;

Jennipher Eisenstein's curator insight, December 31, 2014 9:18 AM

The importance of being the reflective practitioner is even more important with the variety of tools at the learners fingertips.

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How to Make Students Better Online Researchers

How to Make Students Better Online Researchers | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

I recently came across an article in Wired Magazine called “Why Kids Can’t Search“.  I’m always interested in this particular topic, because it’s something I struggle with in my middle and high school classes constantly, and I know I’m not alone in my frustrations.

 

Getting kids to really focus on what exactly they are searching for, and then be able to further distill idea into a few key specific search terms is a skill that we must teach students, and we have to do it over and over again. We never question the vital importance of teaching literacy, but we have to be mindful that there are many kinds of “literacies”. An ever more important one that ALL teachers need to be aware of is digital literacy. I could go off in many directions on this, but for the purpose of this post I’m focusing strictly on the digital literacy of searching.


Via Cindy Rudy, Jamie Forshey
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Research, search, and inquiry are different processes. They are each important and overlap, but are still distinct. Research moves knowledge along. Searching is looking for information. Inquiry is posing questions.

 

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How to use education technology with the Socratic method

How to use education technology with the Socratic method | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
There is a large focus in education to try out the hottest teaching trends, best education technology, and basically do whatever others are doing. Your colleague down the hall is doing project-based learning? Why not you! Your parents say you should flip your classroom? Terrific! But sometimes you need to go back to one of …

Via Amy Burns
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It is interesting that some i.e. Biesta, Gadamer, and Ranciere indicated Socratic dialogue is circular and brings us back to what the questioner wants to hear as an answer.

 

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Amy Burns's curator insight, December 8, 2014 6:46 PM

Brief article with a few tools to use with Socrative activities.

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Why tablets are failing miserably in higher education

Why tablets are failing miserably in higher education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
While Apple and Google are fighting a FUD war for the hearts and minds of K-12 campuses, there's one area of education that neither has been able to penetrate with success: higher ed.

Via Julie Tardy, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Learning is about creating not about consuming. That was an important take away from the article. Until we shift our focus in Schools at levels from consuming information to using information to create, the tools we use are doing the same thing we have always done.

 

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Education in the Digital Era: opening a discussion on quality

Education in the Digital Era: opening a discussion on quality | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

New technologies have made massive changes in our way of life, including in education. Within the education field, the effects of technology touch almost every area of practice, including curricula, pedagogy, and assessment. What's more, it is changing the needs and expectations of learners. The traditional modes of teaching are not adequate to meet the needs of today's students in terms of the competencies and skills that they will need for the future. 

 

The new normal of education is based on lifelong learning, open learning, and the use of open educational resources. Courses are expected to be participatory, collaborative, and supportive of distributed intelligences. In this new state of normal, new education providers are emerging that can provide new solutions for the needs of learners in the digital era. 

 

Questions of Quality

 In the framework of new modes of teaching and learning from new providers, one of the big questions is that of quality. Some of the questions that we wish to address at the conference and in the pre-conference dialogue include:

 

· How can we identify and assess high-quality new content when it is developing and changing so rapidly?

· Which tools and which online learning environments best support quality of learning? 

· How can we be sure about the quality of the teaching approach or about the teacher's qualification and assessment?

· How can we develop a quality assurance mechanism that could ensure quality at all levels in formal, informal and non        formal education?

· Does EU need to provide some specific quality standards/guidelines in order to have a common understanding of what is good quality in Education?

· What is the current state of Quality in Education in Europe?

· Is there a European policy regarding Quality in Education?

 

Quality Assurance in Europe

 

In the current European quality assurance landscape, the European Parliament and Council has adopted a resolution promoting the uses of the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance  (ESG). The ESG is implemented in member states through independent quality assurance agencies that are registered with the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR) for higher education.

 

The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)  is an umbrella organisation which represents quality assurance organisations from the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) member states. ENQA promotes European co-operation in the field of quality assurance in higher education and disseminates information and expertise among its members and towards stakeholders in order to develop and share good practice and to foster the European dimension of quality assurance.

 

EQAVET is a community of practice bringing together Member States, Social Partners and the European Commission to promote quality assurance in vocational education and training. Two more important initiatives connected to quality in e-Learning and to Open Education are The European Foundation for Quality in e-Learning (EFQUEL) and Open Educational Quality (OPAL). 

 

Join the discussion

 

There are numerous ways to join the debate. Your thoughts, opinions, and questions are welcome:

· On this website, visit the conference page

· On Facebook, join the group

· On Twitter, use the hashtags #EdDigEra_quality, #EdDigEra or #OpenEdu


Via QLET, Harvey Mellar, Julie Tardy, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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The pace of change is such that eloquent questions which have no presupposed answers are essential to getting to the heart of learning and how to use the tools, old and new.

 

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QLET's curator insight, November 21, 2014 6:12 AM

"The EC and the Italian Presidency of the EU are hosting a high level conference on Education in the Digital Era on December 11th. The pre-conference dialog has already begun on various online platforms and you are all welcome to participate. The main topic of discussion is quality and relevance in learning."

Deborah Banker's curator insight, December 7, 2014 7:24 PM

Very interesting

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Half an Hour: #OEB14 - Does Data Corrupt Education

Half an Hour: #OEB14 - Does Data Corrupt Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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How do we apprehend the world and how does it apprehend us? We and it are data, but not depersonalized and defaced. When we are aware and awake, it is personal, intimate, and sensual.

 

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Reclaiming Personal Learning ~ Stephen's Web

Reclaiming Personal Learning ~ Stephen's Web | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects
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This is an interesting looking presentation. One key point is that we should not think of School and education as the same thing. School is about learning in a formal setting, including using digital technologies to accomplish those ends, education involves teaching and leading.

 

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Flipping Pedagogy – it's not just about what goes on in the classroom.

Flipping Pedagogy – it's not just about what goes on in the classroom. | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I believe that the flipped classroom must be underpinned by a well thought out pedagogy, and in particular, one that applies to the whole learning experience –before the class, during the class and after the class – as well as ...

Via Brendan Jones , Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Thoughtful and sensitive pedagogy is essential to all teaching. The object is to invite students into their learning.

 

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Lee SCHLENKER's curator insight, December 5, 2014 4:30 AM

"Why is pedagogy important? Any major intervention in education should be based on well defined principles."

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Tips for Engaging Students in Meaningful Discussions

Tips for Engaging Students in Meaningful Discussions | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
December 4, 2014
Here is another wonderful visual from Mia MacMeekin featuring a number of tips and ideas on how to facilitate online discussions.In fact, most of these tips are also valid for...

Via Kevin Kaatz
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Take note that an online discussion is one tool. That suggests others are available.

 

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The Blueprint Behind Midway Elementary’s Arsenal of Edtech Tools

The Blueprint Behind Midway Elementary’s Arsenal of Edtech Tools | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
“There's no one silver bullet in what's going to work for our kids.” Such are the words of Rebekah Kim, principal of Midway Elementary, a Title 1 blended learning school in the greater Seattle, WA area that has contracts with not two or three--but...

Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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There is no one silver bullet. That is an important opening line for both this school and others using the blueprint.

 

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No script for rhizomatic learning

No script for rhizomatic learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I recently went to see the film Mr Turner.  I came out rather wishing I hadn’t seen it. I have always loved Turner’s paintings and at one stage of my life lived within walking distance of the site ...
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There is a script, but it is forming while teaching. It is interesting to look deeper into Rhizomatic Learning. It goes back further than DeLeuze and Guttari to Husserl suggesting phenomenology and hermeneutics.

 

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Digital Natives Like a Good Lecture, Too

Digital Natives Like a Good Lecture, Too | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Students want us to be the "sage on the stage" and not just the "guide on the side."
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Integrating what we consider traditional pedagogy and other forms is important in teaching and learning.

 

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Muddling with Intention: On Moving from the Academy to the Academy

Muddling with Intention: On Moving from the Academy to the Academy | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
As the end of my PhD was drawing near, I started to worry, like many grad students do, about what would come next? How would I transition from being a doctoral student in the academy to the world o...

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The academy is changing and so are we.

 

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It's not about adding technology to training, but about changing training

It's not about adding technology to training, but about changing training | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Which technology will be the gamechanger? This is a question I am often asked, and when I read Jane Bozarth's post on Changing the Game, her answer hit the nail on the head. She said ... "The thing...

Via Blaine Morrow
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Learning and teaching are the keys. Technology is a tool that enables learning and teaching.

 

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College Lecture Series - Neil Postman - "The Surrender of Culture to Technology" - YouTube

A lecture delivered by Neil Postman on Mar. 11, 1997 in the Arts Center. Based on the author's book of the same title. Neil Postman notes the dependence of A...

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I don't scoop many videos, but Postman is someone I think is worth listening to and reading.

 

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John Shank's curator insight, December 9, 2014 12:38 PM

"...my five ideas about technological change. First, that we always pay a price for technology; the greater the technology, the greater the price. Second, that there are always winners and losers, and that the winners always try to persuade the losers that they are really winners. Third, that there is embedded in every great technology an epistemological, political or social prejudice. Sometimes that bias is greatly to our advantage. Sometimes it is not. The printing press annihilated the oral tradition; telegraphy annihilated space; television has humiliated the word; the computer, perhaps, will degrade community life. And so on. Fourth, technological change is not additive; it is ecological, which means, it changes everything and is, therefore, too important to be left entirely in the hands of Bill Gates. And fifth, technology tends to become mythic; that is, perceived as part of the natural order of things, and therefore tends to control more of our lives than is good for us."

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The Synchronized Organization

The Synchronized Organization | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

We can no longer rely on hierarchies. The problem is not that they have suddenly become illegitimate, but that they are slow and the world has become fast. It is no longer enough to merely plan and direct action, today we must inspire and empower movements of belief.


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David Hain's curator insight, December 11, 2014 7:03 AM

Synchronisation (addressing dysfunction) requires a focus on small groups, loosely connected but united by a shared context.

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Votre organisation est-elle synchronisée ?

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Digital Citizenship in the Time of "Instant Celebrity"

Digital Citizenship in the Time of "Instant Celebrity" | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

I have to admit it...I could watch Vine videos all day. I didn’t really think much of the “6 Second” service until I met Ray Ligaya. Ray was at a speaking event I had in Waterloo, Ontario, where I ...

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I did not get the connection between the title which included digital citizenship and the instant celebrity. Yes, it will be tricky to navigate the waters, but what does that mean? Are all people caught up in this phenomenon of the instant celebrity?

 

Are the conversations complex or complicated or both? Those words have different meanings.

 

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When Not to Use Technology: 15 Things That Should Stay Simple In Education - InformED

When Not to Use Technology: 15 Things That Should Stay Simple In Education - InformED | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Most of us know better than to use technology for technology?s sake. The Shiny New Tech Syndrome is taking the world by storm, and with the added pressur

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When it undermines deep learning and creates dangerous shortcuts are two excellent points to begin the list with.

 

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, December 6, 2014 1:30 AM

As and educator, I see so much that is relevant in this writeup! Take for example the first instance, one should not use technology which creates short cuts, so often students would rather the teacher sent important notes on e-mail than take down important notes as the discussion progresses. They just don't want to take the trouble in note taking and writing on their note books! More often than not the very purpose of using technolgy is lost when it is not properly used to enhace creative thinking, and problem solving. Technology becomes an end that is when it becomes deadly! Technology shouldn't be used when it attempts to replace basic skills that our society values, take for example using the calculator on your I phone to do basic calculations. Ironically, I have seen how technology has in fact reduced interaction, making students poor listeners, they simply will not listen to each other. Technology should not be used when it reduces failure. Today we talk about Experiential Learning. For me, personally, experiential learning is about learning from one's experiences, even if it means learning from the pain of failure. You didn't learn to ride a bicycle without falling even once! Often we jump at new technology, we become victims of the Shiny New Tech Syndrome according to the writer of this article! Just because the keyboard looks inviting, it doesn't mean you abandon pen and paper, or even stopped writing notes! The list goes on, and every reason listed in this article is very important. This is a wonderful article, a must read for all progressive Educators!

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Half an Hour: #OEB14 Rheingold, Lewin, Stevenson

Half an Hour: #OEB14 Rheingold, Lewin, Stevenson | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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The article summarizes three presentations at a conference in Berlin. Is learning really student-centred? I think of it as subject-centred where we are invited into relationships with each other and the topics we learn.

 

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"Schooling is Not a Natural Act"

"Schooling is Not a Natural Act" | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Seymour Papert writing in The Children’s Machine in 1993: “Schooling is not a natural act. Quite the contrary: The institution of School, with its daily lesson plans, fixed curriculum, standardized...


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As much as some things change, things remain the same. The impact on change in School based on the use of digital technologies has been minimal. The other point is focused on the question about what makes the change in medicine good?

 

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Chris Wejr's curator insight, December 5, 2014 9:15 AM
What happens when the focus is too much on the technical aspect of school?
Andrew Kedas's curator insight, July 6, 2015 11:27 PM

Such a "contrary to belief" theory, but very interesting and it brings up some valid points.

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What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning - Mind/Shift

What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning - Mind/Shift | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"The following excerpt is from “Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through Inquiry,” by Larissa Pahomov. This excerpt is from the chapter entitled “Making Reflection Relevant.

 

For student reflection to be meaningful, it must be metacognitive, applicable, and shared with others. Let’s look at each of these characteristics in turn."


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One way that teachers can help students here is to provide open questions. Gadamer referred to these as eloquent questions which did not have a presupposed answer.

 

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Educating for Change

Educating for Change | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Graduates who are trained to address tough situations with ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and a capacity for mobilizing collaborative thinking and cooperative action are the most valuable contribution any school can make to society....

Via Grant Montgomery, Dean J. Fusto
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The four bullet points towards the end make good suggestions. In keeping with Dewey and Habermas, learning is not about a distant goal for children. It is very immediate, intimate, and concrete.

 

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Rhizomatic Learning – Why we teach? | Dave's Educational Blog

Rhizomatic Learning – Why we teach? | Dave's Educational Blog | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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Here is an introduction to Rhizomatic Learning and Teaching. We do teach which is different than being taught.

 

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2014 Innovating Pedagogy Report | The Open University

The Open University are pleased to announce 2014's Innovating Pedagogy report, the third innovation report in its series released by The OU. Download the 2014 Innovating Pedagogy Report The annual Innovating Pedagogy report explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation.
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