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Can CoSN Help Your District's Cloud Decision-Making? -- THE Journal

Can CoSN Help Your District's Cloud Decision-Making? -- THE Journal | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
The Consortium of School Networking (CoSN), a professional association for school district technology leaders, offers users continuing education, technology leadership certification, a library of original research, and connections to peers and...
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The Digital Promise in Education

The Digital Promise in Education | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

by Matt Akin, Dr. Linda Clark, Dr. Mark Edwards, Dr. Cynthia Elsberry, Adam Frankel, Dr. Christine Johns, Dr. James Ponce, Dr. Steven Webb

There are few more urgent challenges facing America than preparing our students for successful careers and lives in the 21st century. Over the past several decades, educators, reformers, and policy makers have tried many approaches to help us meet this challenge, but the result is the same: test scores, imperfect but reasonable yardsticks of performance, are flat lining or showing modest growth. We must accelerate our progress to prepare all of our students to compete in the global economy.

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enact a common but flexible approach that leverages our collective power, while making room for our individual strengths and differences. In particular, districts are committing to:Design, implement, assess and scale up personalized learning environments that will enable all students to achieve college- and career-ready standards;

Incorporate rich, project-based learning experiences;

Leverage data dashboards that provide students, parents, and educators with real-time information about students' learning;

Engage in a cycle of continuous improvement to assess and enhance what we're doing; and

Make the most of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools as a vehicle for sharing promising practices and lessons learned with the larger community of students, parents, educators, and policymakers across the country.

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Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013

Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013 | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Gartner, Inc. today highlighted the top 10 technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2013. Analysts presented their findings during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, being held here through October 25.
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McGraw-Hill sells its education business | eSchool News

McGraw-Hill sells its education business | eSchool News | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
In a surprise $2.5 billion cash and debt deal expected to be final by the early part of 2013, a private equity firm will purchase McGraw-Hill Education's digital and traditional textbook business.
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Fraser Speirs - Blog - Two Weeks with iPad mini

Fraser Speirs - Blog - Two Weeks with iPad mini | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
The first thing to get out of the way is that the iPad mini is an iPad. Even more than calling it ...
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DisaPainted.com - Release your Creativity!

DisaPainted.com - Release your Creativity! | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
DisaPainted.com is Web 2.0 based website for creating, sharing, watching hand-drawn frame-by-frame
animations using modern HTML5 techniques for the fastest and the most enjoying drawing for you.
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Empowering Students

Empowering Students | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

Empowering Students

 

Focus on Positive Relationships

When surveyed, students say that the most important aspect of a positive school experience is having teachers who care about them.

 

Work Should be Real and Authentic

Are classroom activities of interest to students? Are there tools available to students to access current content? When the Arab Spring erupted, students in the Yarmouth Schools had many questions. Teachers were able to help them find valid and real information online. Class discussions were held using Google Docs and face to face. An opportunity to work with a class in Egypt was available later so that students could ask questions.

 

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Alice Barr, Instructional Technology Integrator, Yarmouth High School, Yarmouth ME

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List of Free Tools to Create Infographics for your Learners

List of Free Tools to Create Infographics for your Learners | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

Do your learners prefer acquiring and processing information via images, pictures, maps, graphs, charts, illustrations, and other visual aids? Since...

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Free Resources and Tools for "Authentic" Assessment

Free Resources and Tools for "Authentic" Assessment | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
The current faculty and administrators have worked closely on a host of innovations in assessment and curriculum planning over several years.
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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens’ research habits are changing in the digital age...
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Wanted: Collaboration on Idaho Education Reform

Wanted: Collaboration on Idaho Education Reform | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
The defeat of three education propositions sends a message to the Idaho Legislature.
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Education Technology Pioneers Announced as Participants for SIIA Innovation Incubator Program

SIIA’s Innovation Incubator Program identifies and supports entrepreneurs in their development and distribution of innovative learning technologies. The program began in 2006 and has provided incubation for dozens of successful products and companies in their efforts to improve education through the use of software, digital content and related technologies. The program is open to applicants from academic and non-profit institutions, pre-revenue and early-stage companies, as well as established companies with newly developed technologies.

Innovation Incubator Program participants were selected from the applicant pool based on key selection criteria, including:

The extent to which their innovation represents a “sea change” in thinkingPotential to positively impact education by way of enhanced student achievement, teacher effectiveness, cost reduction and efficiencyEducation focus and end-user impact/market need for the innovationRepresentation of K-12/postsecondary market levelsLevel of originality and innovation

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The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves

The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Mobile technology and social networks aren't just disruptive to existing industries like communications and media, they are also helping the change the way that students learn and how education is delivered both in North America and around the world.
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Cultivating Tech-Savvy Teachers Should Be Higher Priority, Report Says

Cultivating Tech-Savvy Teachers Should Be Higher Priority, Report Says | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Katie Ash is a staff writer for Education Week Digital Directions.
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Hapara Releases Teacher Dashboard and Remote Control for Chromebooks -- THE Journal

Hapara Releases Teacher Dashboard and Remote Control for Chromebooks -- THE Journal | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Hapara, an education management platform for Google Apps, has released a product bundle exclusively for Google Chromebook users.
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Epic-Ed launches US national database for 1:1 and innovations in K-12

Epic-Ed launches US national database for 1:1 and innovations in K-12 | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

epic-ed's School and District Profile Locator


The epic-ed school/district map is a community-driven map through which you can provide important details regarding your district, and find districts with similar characteristics.

 

GET ON THE MAP with your 1:1 and school innovation.

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McGraw-Hill sells its education business

McGraw-Hill sells its education business | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
In a surprise $2.5 billion cash and debt deal expected to be final by the early part of 2013, a private equity firm will purchase McGraw-Hill Education's digital and traditional textbook business.
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How to hire a programmer to make your ideas happen | Derek Sivers

How to hire a programmer to make your ideas happen | Derek Sivers | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

Do you have an idea for a website, online business, or application, but need a programmer to turn that idea into reality?

Many of my friends have been in the same position, so here's my best advice, below.

But first, a quick request: If you are a programmer, please leave a reply below with YOUR best advice. Feel free to include your URL and email for anyone to contact you. I know my advice is not complete, (and you may totally disagree!), so any further advice is appreciated.

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CuePromptere: Free online teleprompter

CuePromptere: Free online teleprompter | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

CuePrompter.com - The Online Teleprompter

Free teleprompter/autocue service

CuePrompter is a free teleprompter/autocue service. Your browser works like a teleprompter -no extra software needed.
Check the system requirements and give it a try. Bookmark this site and come again when ever you need teleprompter services.
Free for any use (both commercial and non-commercial).

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High School Equips Students with B&N Nook Color Tablets | Education News

High School Equips Students with B&N Nook Color Tablets | Education News | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Thanks to a $200,000 federal grant, this year Western Hills University High School principal Stephanie Morton took a step that is becoming more common as a growing number of educators embrace technology: she purchased for …...
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Digital School Districts Survey 2012-13

The Center for Digital Education (Center) and the National School Boards Association (NSBA) are launching the nation’s eighth annual Digital School Districts Survey.
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Shifting Minds: A Vision and Framework for 21st Century Learning in Canada

Shifting Minds: A Vision and Framework for 21st Century Learning in Canada | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Canadians for 21st Century Learning and Innovation is a national, not-for-profit organization that advocates for 21st century models of learning in education.

 

Shifting Minds: A Vision and Framework for 21st Century Learning in Canada

By Robert Martellacci On October 3, 2012 · Add Comment · In C21 News

TORONTO, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 - C21 Canada, Canadians for 21st Century Learning and Innovation, is set to release its Shifting Minds document on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at the C21 board meeting in Toronto. Shifting Minds is a national vision and framework for 21st century models of learning in Canada. Global leaders in education and other [...]

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WEBINAR 11/15: Calling All District Leaders! The Need for Systemic Technology Planning to Address Higher Standards | All4ED

Please join the Alliance on Thursday, November 15 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (ET), for a webinar discussion on the need for states and districts to develop plans that incorporate the use of technology in school improvement efforts, specifically as they implement college- and career-ready standards for all students; use online assessments to gauge comprehension and learning; integrate new teacher evaluations; deal with shrinking budgets; and address the effects of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act waivers.

Make your plans today! State and district leaders are encouraged to view and participate in this important webinar discussion of the tools and resources district leaders will need to address technology’s role in the successful implementation of these higher standards in K–12 public schools.

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Innovation for US Ed call for proposals

What should we do to create a strong US education system that works for all, that improves student outcomes and enables our country to regain its leadership position in the field of education?

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Chris Anderson on the Maker Movement: 'We're Going to Get Sued'

Chris Anderson on the Maker Movement: 'We're Going to Get Sued' | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

Chris Anderson expects to be sued. Any day now.

In a talk last night to promote his new book Makers: The New Industrial Revolution, the Wired editor and Slate's David Plotz discussed -- among many other things -- the IP implications of the maker movement.

Anderson mentioned the new synergies that are developing between makers and the more established tech and manufacturing firms. GE, he pointed out, was itself founded by a tinkerer -- Thomas Edison, "the heart and soul of American industry" -- and the corporate behemoth is now tentatively trying to forge relationships with the firebrand manufacturers of the maker movement. GE, Anderson said, now sponsors maker spaces. It hosts open innovation competitions -- with the award being production by, or investment from, GE.

 

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