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A New Culture of Learning by Doug Thomas & John Seely Brown

A New Culture of Learning by Doug Thomas & John Seely Brown | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

The 21st century is a world in constant change. In A New Culture of Learning, Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown pursue an understanding of how the forces of change, and emerging waves of interest associated with these forces, inspire and invite us to imagine a future of learning that is as powerful as it is optimistic. Our understanding of what constitutes "a new culture of learning" is based on several basic assumptions about the world and how learning occurs:

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Nine Things Successful People Do Differently | Edutopia

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently | Edutopia | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Motivational psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson presents the simple yet game-changing tool of...
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The de Bono Group - Six Thinking Hats

The de Bono Group - Six Thinking Hats | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

Six Thinking Hats® is a simple, effective parallel thinking process that helps people be more productive, focused, and mindfully involved. And once learned, the tools can be applied immediately!

You and your team members can learn how to separate thinking into six clear functions and roles. Each thinking role is identified with a colored symbolic "thinking hat." By mentally wearing and switching "hats," you can easily focus or redirect thoughts, the conversation, or the meeting.

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#SMLuvsSocialGood – Why Enterprise Social Media Loves Social Good

#SMLuvsSocialGood – Why Enterprise Social Media Loves Social Good | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

As more companies implement a socially responsible business model, new approaches are becoming available regarding digital Social Good outreach. This panel discusses how and why leading companies are pursuing these Social Good objectives, and why these programs rely heavily on Social/Digital Media. Viewpoints will be shared from general-industry and program-specific perspectives to give a more holistic view of the issues.

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Exploring Online Community Social Relationships

Exploring Online Community Social Relationships | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Relationships are the connective tissue that binds communities of practice together.
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CodeBox : Tools : Web Tester / Crawler

a tool that scans content of web sites and creates a report on some accessibility and SEO related parameters. The application is a PHP script that can be installed in any Apache / MySQL / PHPplatform and can be croned (program its activation in certain dates / hours). The information it harvests for every link he finds in the site is:

Titles

Encoding

Language

Metas

Type of link: internal link, external link, CSS file, JS script, file, e-mail address

HTML/XHTML doctype based validation against W3C validator

File where the link was found (very useful to fix these broken links)

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PC Giant Michael Dell on Road of Transformation

PC Giant Michael Dell on Road of Transformation | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
CEO Michael Dell on taking the tech company to where it's never been before -- computing moves to healthcare, education, and personalized IT services.
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ISTE 2012 Conference Ning

ISTE 2012 Conference Ning | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
The ISTE 2012 Conference Ning is the social networking hub for The International Society for Technology in Education's 2012 conference.
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Road Map to Renewal, President's Jobs Council 2011 Year End Report

Road Map to Renewal

Invest In Our Future BuIld On Our strengths Play to Win

 

At the outset, let me say that America can continue to compete and win in the global economy. The Council on Jobs and Competitiveness is confident of that. But we can’t, as a nation, afford to be complacent. Our ability to pioneer industries, create good jobs and ensure that America’s best days remain ahead of us will be determined by whether

we forge consensus around smart policy changes in Washington, D.C., and galvanize the private sector to help us write the next great chapter in the American story.

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Distance Education for Teacher Training: Modes, Models, and Methods | EDC, Inc.

Distance Education for Teacher Training: Modes, Models, and Methods | EDC, Inc. | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Distance Education for Teacher Training: Modes, Models, and Methods builds on EDC’s extensive international and domestic experience in the field of distance education and gathers research and lessons learned from numerous programs in over 100 nations and territories to help distance education policymakers, planners and designers develop distance education systems focused on producing high-quality teachers.

Whether upgrading “un-trained” teachers’ existing skills, providing teachers with enrichment or continuing education opportunities or helping teachers gain advanced degrees or certification, nations across the globe are increasingly turning to distance education as a convenient, flexible and multimodal avenue for teacher education.

Distance Education for Teacher Training focuses on the following areas:

modes of distance education—types of distance-based delivery systems and their strengths and weaknesses from print to digital gaming to online learning to mobile technologies
models of distance education for teacher training programs—actual examples of various programs from each continent
methods or best practices necessary to develop a high-quality distance education program...

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Vision K20: Achieving Personalized Learning through Public-Private Partnership

Vision K20: Achieving Personalized Learning through Public-Private Partnership | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is pleased to be among dozens of education and technology organizations partnering to promote Digital Learning Day (DLD), 2/1/12, sponsored by the Alliance for Excellent Education. SIIA is promoting DLD to its high-tech member software, digital content and online services companies, and asking them to promote DLD through their networks.

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SRI International Report: Missed Opportunities for Innovative Teaching around the World

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SRI International Report: Missed Opportunities for Innovative Teaching around the World

Study Examined Teaching Practices That Promote 21st Century Skills

Menlo Park, Calif. — November 10, 2011 — A new multinational study led by SRI International finds that innovative teaching practices supported by technology can indeed promote 21st century skills such as collaboration and problem solving. Unfortunately, in classrooms around the world, these important learning opportunities are rare.

SRI's Innovative Teaching and Learning (ITL) research program, sponsored by Microsoft Partners in Learning and local country partners, examined teaching practices in 159 schools in Australia, Finland, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, Senegal, and England. The new report, ITL Research 2011 Findings: Evolving Educational Ecosystems, summarizes results of Phase 1 of the ITL program and offers insights into how schools and systems can best support more innovative teaching practices. The studies were conducted in partnership with leading researchers and policy partners in each participating country.

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EdWeek "When Cyberbullying Spills into School"

This event takes place on Thursday, February 23, 2012, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.
Much of students’ social lives outside of school these days takes place online, through social networking sites. And even though this form of bullying may happen most often after school hours, the impact from online conflicts and negative comments in cyberspace can directly affect a student’s in-school life, including the ability to learn. While cyberbullying is receiving more attention and media coverage these days, school leaders and educators still have few clear-cut guidelines on how to handle it. Should they be monitoring sites like Facebook to police student behavior? Can principals and administrators take disciplinary action against students who misbehave online? When does a cyberbullying situation require school intervention? And how can school leaders create a school culture where bullying is unacceptable among students both in school and online? During this webinar, two nationally-recognized experts on bullying will help educators address these questions and develop strategies for combating bullying and its impact both in schools and online.

Presenters:

Barbara-Jane Paris, principal, Canyon Vista Middle School in Austin, Texas

Nancy Willard, executive director, Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use

Moderator:

Michelle R. Davis, senior writer, Education Week Digital Directions

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EdTechTeacher2012 Winter Conference | Leading Change in Changing Times

EdTechTeacher2012 Winter Conference | Leading Change in Changing Times | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
EdTechTeacher brings together the education technology community in the EdTechTeacher2012 Winter Conference, Leading Change in Changing Times.
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Student Blogging Challenge

Student Blogging Challenge | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

If you want to take part in the 8th student blogging challenge then it is now time to register. Hover over the pages in the header to find your registration page.

The first challenge will appear in early March. There will be three sections.

Blogging – this set of activities will relate to setting up your blog, especially if you are new to blogging.Students – these will be activities for students to go on with once they have finished the blogging activities. Most likely students who have taken part in the challenge last year will be doing these activities.Classes – similar to students in that once you have the blogging activities done then choose some out of this section to complete as a class.

If you have any ideas for challenges, please leave a comment on this post. Make sure your name and blog URL are included as you will be given acknowledgement if your activity is chosen during the challenge.

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Picking and Choosing Digital Content

Picking and Choosing Digital Content | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Technology is changing the way schools go about crafting curricula and purchasing content, prompting publishers to rethink how they do business.
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NMC Horizon Report > 2012 Higher Ed Edition | The New Media Consortium

NMC Horizon Report > 2012 Higher Ed Edition | The New Media Consortium | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

The NMC Horizon Report > 2012 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative(ELI), an EDUCUASE Program.This ninth edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, a decade-long research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in higher education. Six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, as well as key trends and challenges expected to continue over the same period, giving campus leaders and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning.

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Overcoming the Divide Between Curriculum and Technology Leaders

Overcoming the Divide Between Curriculum and Technology Leaders | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

Synchronizing the work of these departments can facilitate more effective digital learning. - Ann Ware

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Two Words Changing Leadership and the World | C-Level Strategies - Visionary Leadership

Two Words Changing Leadership and the World | C-Level Strategies - Visionary Leadership | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Two words changing leadership and the world are, You Matter. Learn about the manifesto that is changing leadership, companies and the business world.
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Hack Education

Hack Education | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

About Hack Education
I created Hack Education in June 2010 shortly after I became a technology journalist. No surprise, I was frustrated by the lack of coverage of education technology -- by both technology and education publications. I did my day job (the freelance writing I get paid for) but devoted as much attention as possible to Hack Education, trying to create the sort of blog that (admittedly) I'd want to read: one that's smart and snarky, one that's free of advertising and investor influence (See:Disclosures), one that's tracking new technologies but not just because of some hyperbolic "revolution." This blog isn't just about how ed-tech changes "the system." This is about the future of learning. (Yes, there's a distinction there.) -AUDREY WATTERS

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Closing the Gap | Turning SIS/LMS Data into Action

Closing the Gap | Turning SIS/LMS Data into Action | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

Closing the Gap gives educators the resources they need to turn data into action to strengthen instructional practices.

Reports based on broad input from the K-12 educational community including up-to-date information on student information systems (SIS) and learning management (LMS) software solutions.Best practices for implementing SIS/LMS software systems.Engaging online Communities of Practice (CoPs) to facilitate the use of project resources, share results and learn from each other.

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Digital Textbook Playbook | FCC.gov

Digital Textbook Playbook | FCC.gov | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it

The Digital Textbook Playbook is a guide to help K-12 educators and administrators begin building rich digital learning experiences for students in districts across the country. The playbook offers information about determining broadband infrastructure for schools and classrooms, leveraging home and community broadband to extend the digital learning environment, and understanding necessary device considerations. It also provides lessons learned from school districts that have engaged in successful transitions to digital learning.

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e-Learning for Educators Effects of On-Line Professional Development on Teachers and their Students

e-Learning for Educators

Effects of On-Line Professional Development on Teachers and their Students:

Findings from Four Randomized Trials

Laura M. O’Dwyer, Jessica Masters, Sheralyn Dash, Raquel Magidin De Kramer, Andrea Humez, & Michael Russell

Technology and Assessment Study Collaborative Lynch School of Education
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

 

June 2010

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Design Principles for Effective STEM Philanthropy | Change the Equation

Design Principles for Effective STEM Philanthropy | Change the Equation | Educational Technology: Leaders and Leadership | Scoop.it
Change the Equation aligns corporate efforts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to ensure that they add up to real, measurable growth in the achievement and STEM fluency of U.S.
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