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36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do

36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Jane Sowter-Maranion
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These are the 36 digital things that a 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do. I do not have a problem with that, but they exclude the relational things we need to do and we should not.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, March 7, 2013 3:23 AM

How many can you do?

Linda Buckmaster's comment, March 7, 2013 4:34 AM
I ran TeachMeet style CPD last year (in my own time) explaining and showing how to incorporate into the classroom or PLN; much of which was not taken on board. I covered and could do all 36!
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, March 7, 2013 5:51 AM
Well done Linda. Sorry the question sounded like an attack...it was ment to be a general question for everyone :) How frustrating that all your hard work fell on deaf ears. You can only keep trying.
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How Teachers Can Start Curating Information for Professional Development

How Teachers Can Start Curating Information for Professional Development | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
In Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator's Guide to User-Generated Learning, Kristen Swanson shows educators how to enhance their pro...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Yashy Tohsaku
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This is a good article for all of us. The five questions begin with knowing who the person is that is posting. There are many who have no credibility and convince people with a fake online persona.

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Bill Gates: Education System Needs More Entrepreneurs

Bill Gates: Education System Needs More Entrepreneurs | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Bill Gates, speaking at the SXSWedu conference in Austin, urged entrepreneurs to create educational programs for the 21st Century.
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Why are venture capitalists investing in public education? Because there is a profit to be made. Is this what public education was designed for? I do not think so. We need to ask a question we avoid: What is school for?

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Tracing Technology's Unintended K-12 Effects

Tracing Technology's Unintended K-12 Effects | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Technology helps students in many ways, but it also has implications for student attention spans and learning styles, Matthew Lynch writes.
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The last paragraphs are a great summary. What are we faced with in a rapidly changing and increasingly digital world? This is a conversation that needs to be undertaken and be sustainted. The word bricolage comes to mind. Where will traditional learning/teaching practices overlap with innovative learning/teaching practices? This cannot be seen as a one-size-fits all, but a mindful conversation and emerging practices.

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Critical Thinking Is Best Taught Outside the Classroom: Scientific American

Critical Thinking Is Best Taught Outside the Classroom: Scientific American | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is a teachable skill best taught outside the K–12 classroom
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Asksing good questions is the foundation of personal responsibility within a vibrant democracy. In a shallow, superficial environment where nothing is challenged or questioned we sink into a despotic or, worse yet, apathetic morass.

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First structure the work system | Harold Jarche

First structure the work system | Harold Jarche | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via David Hain
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We need to constantly be questioning and innovating. What are the purposes of organizations? Right now, they still caught in the rut of 19th Century thinking with hierarchical structures run by people holding on for dear life.

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David Hain's curator insight, March 7, 2013 12:25 AM

Clear thinking on organisation design from Harold Jarche.

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A Special Guest Post - Networking Is Pointless

A Special Guest Post - Networking Is Pointless | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
I am so excited to introduce one of my best friends, Roger Demas to everyone. I have the distinct pleasure of posting his first writing online. He picked my blog to post on before his even launches...
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Networking for the sake of networking is pointless. If there is a reason for further conversation, then networking has a purpose and can develop into a relationship-personal or professional. If it is simply to have more Twitter followers and convince them that you are something you are not, that is not a purpose. It is narcissism.

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Resources From My Book On Parent Engagement | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Resources From My Book On Parent Engagement | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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I single page, but it has links that take the reader deeper into the topic and lead to a one-page chart which summarizes the differences between parent involvement and engagement. We use the terms interchangeably, but they are not completely synonomous.

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10 Benefits of Meditation That You Might Not Know About - Lifehack

10 Benefits of Meditation That You Might Not Know About - Lifehack | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The benefits of meditation cover all aspects of our physical and emotional life. This post highlights 10 special benefits that you might not know about.
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Quiet and solitude which let the inner child and spirit find its way out is important.

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Leadership Advice On Building Connections

Leadership Advice On Building Connections | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Has it ever seemed like the right person came into your life at exactly the right time? Learn the importance of building connections.
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We do need a Zen approach in our leadership, but hopefully this does not become another cliched expression of the present generation of quick fix managers and hold the fort bureaucrats.

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Zen Teaching & Teaching Zen: 5 Mindfulness Exercises for Educators

Zen Teaching & Teaching Zen: 5 Mindfulness Exercises for Educators | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Being a teacher is rewarding, but that doesn't mean it can't be stressful. To help you manage your stress, we're offering 5 mindfulness exercises!

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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We need to find the quiet and solitude that gives us strength to create.

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A question of blogging

A question of blogging | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Fig.1. Why blog? A) What is the research trying to find out; what questions is it trying to answer? B) How will the proposed research answer the questions? C) Why is this research worth doing? Punc...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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The questions are formidable. Sometimes it is the questions that are most revealing

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A) What is the research trying to find out; what questions is it trying to answer?


B) How will the proposed research answer the questions?


C) Why is this research worth doing? Punch (2006:05/60)

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How to Become a Culture Building Leader

How to Become a Culture Building Leader | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
*** Leave a comment on today’s post to become eligible for one of ten copies of, “The Culture Secret,” by Dr. David Vik. Winners selected on 3/11/13. *** Lazy leaders blame. Arrogant leaders push d...
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The list is good, but ony if taken as a whole. Separating out the pieces creates even more of what we presently have: micro-management and oppression. It does not mean a leader is good at everything. They each recognize their shortcomings and find ways to support those needs.

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8 Things You Should Fight for Every Day

8 Things You Should Fight for Every Day | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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Not a single mention of technology, rather the article suggests leading a full, rich, and fully integrated life.

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Diane Ravitch Joins Group to Monitor Public Schools

Diane Ravitch Joins Group to Monitor Public Schools | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The Network for Public Education will call for curriculums that include arts and foreign languages, as well as better financing for schools and more respect for teachers.

Via Lance W.
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We need this in Canada.

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New LPS language arts curriculum takes step into digital world : The Lincoln Journal Star Online

New LPS language arts curriculum takes step into digital world : The Lincoln Journal Star Online | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Piloted in more than 60 classrooms beginning this fall, the new K-6 curriculum places a larger emphasis on nonfiction.
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This is an example of an attempt to bring innovative and traditional practices into the classroom

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One One Condition: Time Is Limited

One One Condition: Time Is Limited | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
This post also appears as a recent addition to the Canadian Education Association website.You're walking along the beach—possibly on your spring break—and you happen upon a rather odd-looking objec...
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What is one thing we could change about education? This is both a provacative article and question, but is time really limited? Have we overplayed that part of our hand?

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Agree or disagree?

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This is a short and accurate article. We treat questions as if the answers are potentially fixed. We need to ask questions which presume a dynamic potential and reflects the nature of the world we live in: dynamic.

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Rethinking the online education revolution

Rethinking the online education revolution | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Pooja Sankar

I met Pooja Sankar two years ago after she founded Piazza, a collaboration platform that facilitates class discussion among students and teachers.

Via Cathleen Nardi
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We need to always be mindful in our use of technology, whatever the tool is we are using. Is it the right tool for the activity, the learning, the person, and/or the context? We fall short too often in asking these questions. It is good to see an online advocate is questioning.

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The thoughtLEADERS Blog

The thoughtLEADERS Blog | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The thoughtLEADERS Blog covers leadership, communications, strategy and operations. All posts are practical and applicable to help you apply the methods we teach.
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Innovation takes us beyond consumption and builds from the edges of where we are. It is rarely a completely a total leap into something new.

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Why Rewards Don’t Change Behavior

Why Rewards Don’t Change Behavior | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Rewarding young people for expected standards of behavior is counterproductive for promoting responsibility. Yet so many parents and teachers use rewards. Let’s explore some of the reasons.


Via Chris Wejr
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What rewards do is create higher expectations and monetize the process. There needs to be integration between love for what we do and that the journey is sometimes its own reward. Anything less produces more narcissm.

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Chris Balogh's comment, March 8, 2013 1:30 AM
Dan Pink might say that rewards encourage routine behaviors, and suppress non-routine ones. How do we categorize meeting expected behaviors? Is it routine or non-routine? If it's true that rewards diminish our desired result, then it may mean that behaving in a socially benign or beneficial way takes a fair amount of creativity.
Chris Wejr's comment, March 12, 2013 10:44 PM
We want kids to do the right thing... because it is the right thing. When we add a prize, we rob them of the opportunity to feel the right thing.
Chris Balogh's comment, March 14, 2013 10:06 PM
@Chris Wejr - Love it!
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Your Schools: The people speak: Technology tops budget list

Your Schools: The people speak: Technology tops budget list | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Getting better technology into schools is the top priority for more than 11,000 people who responded to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' online budget poll, according to results presented this week. Enhancing school safety ...

Via John Parker
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It should be and included in the budgeting should be an effective process of making sure teachers have time and are able to bring themselves up-to-speed with their PD. The other part that needs to be identified are the skills that make us effective choosers and consumers of what is out there.

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12 Things Collaborative Leaders Do

12 Things Collaborative Leaders Do | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Collaborative leaders create communities where people unite around a common purpose and values, working collaboratively to accomplish a shared vision that makes a powerful and positive impact. Their job is to champion the vision, provide ...

Via Kathy Boyd
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It begins as the article suggests with flattening the hierarchy. We no longer live in a world where one expert will solve all the problems, but in a world where collaboration, curiosity, and community fuel the conversation

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Kathy Boyd's curator insight, March 5, 2013 7:45 PM
When you work together anything is possible.
Tom Hood's curator insight, March 6, 2013 6:50 AM

The number 1 skill identified by a recent IBM GLobal CEO study is Collabroation!

 

Love the definition of collaborative leader, "Their job is to champion the vision, provide resources and remove roadblocks." and #12 Open boundaries while maintaining separateness.


The need to collaborate with suppliers, customers, and even competitors respecting the boundaries of exisiting communities while building new cooperative communities. This is exactly what we are working on with the CPA Profession and the "big bang" of new technology - a collabroative community aimed at helping everyone figure this stuff out.

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5 Characteristics of a Change Agent

5 Characteristics of a Change Agent | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by visualpanic (change agents) – People who act as catalysts for change… In my work through school and organization visits, I have been fascinated...

Via Tom Hood
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We should be careful. It is easy to call yourself a change agent, but that does not make one a change agent in reality.

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Tom Hood's curator insight, March 5, 2013 7:24 AM

In this time of turbulence, change is more and more the norm. This post makse some good points about how to be a "change agent" or "change leader".

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Nurturing the Next Van Gogh? Start With Small Steps | MindShift

Nurturing the Next Van Gogh? Start With Small Steps | MindShift | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
If it's true that fostering creativity in learning is not just a nice notion, but an imperative, then educators must find a way to integrate it into a system
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One thing about creativity is it does need quiet time to foster. We emerge from solitude and quiet sometimes with the mind ready and active with ideas.

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