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Should Teachers Become Facebook Friends With Students? | Visual.ly

Should Teachers Become Facebook Friends With Students? | Visual.ly | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
With the rise of social networking services, the teacher/student relationship is perhaps more delicate than ever. An infographic has been revealed by
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Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments

Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Why educational technologies should be more like graphing calculators and less like iPads. An Object Lesson.
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Defining the Differences in Screen Time

Defining the Differences in Screen Time | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Context is as important as content. Time, place and purpose matter. Pushing forward our discussion about the value of games and apps, David Kleeman wrote in
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New Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum Now Available — iKeepSafe

New Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum Now Available — iKeepSafe | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

"In discussions about contemplative pedagogy a great deal of attention has been devoted to practical applications of mindfulness in the classroom (what we might call “mindfulness-based pedagogy”). The tendency in this approach is to view mindfulness as a type of technology that can be used to enhance the quality and effectiveness of the teaching and learning experience.

 

"While there are many wonderful benefits of this approach, it generally abstracts mindfulness from its historical roots as a practice aimed at moral and spiritual development. The purpose of this presentation is to recover the value of traditional meditation practice as a means of cultivating the capacities or virtues characteristic of the mindful teacher."


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Zach Ong's curator insight, August 26, 2013 5:42 PM

This will come in very useful for us in school.

Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, August 27, 2013 6:18 AM

Looks like a great resource. I liken getting kids to understand their digital footprint to getting them to understand the choices they make now, affects the direction their life will go later. Definitely a tough lesson to learn and teach! we need all the help we can get! :)

Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, October 10, 2013 9:38 AM

Great to add to what you already may do or it is a great beginning!

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Is Google Knowledge? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

"Google it" seems to be the quick and easy answer for every question we could possibly ask, but is finding facts the same thing as KNOWING? Having billions o...
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Pics4Learning | Free photos for education

Pics4Learning | Free photos for education | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Thousands of copyright free and copyright friendly images and photos for teachers and students.
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Friend or Foe? Social Media in the Classroom | Learning on GOOD

Friend or Foe? Social Media in the Classroom | Learning on GOOD | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Finding the balance when it comes to social media can be a struggle, but it can also be a stimulating part of an individual’s Personal Learning Network.

After all, should we use Social Media in the classroom or not?
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Awesome Graphic on the 27 Things Teacher Librarians Do

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Awesome Graphic on the 27 Things Teacher Librarians Do | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
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The Digital Divide Is Still Leaving Americans Behind

The Digital Divide Is Still Leaving Americans Behind | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
The connectivity gap among distinct demographics is as wide as ever. Communities are being priced out of the Internet. What it means for jobs and education.
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Facebook Makes Us Sadder And Less Satisfied, Study Finds : NPR

Facebook Makes Us Sadder And Less Satisfied, Study Finds : NPR | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Michigan find that while Facebook provides an invaluable resource for social connection, it actually undermines well-being.
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BenchPrep launches “Teach it Forward,” offers free college readiness courses to underprivileged students

BenchPrep launches “Teach it Forward,” offers free college readiness courses to underprivileged students | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
It’s difficult to argue that the education system in this country isn’t broken. But it’s equally difficult to offer a solution to this convoluted issue that appeases the numerous constituencies, fr...
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Crowdsourcing Ideas for Better School Policies

Crowdsourcing tools are slowly working their way into the education policy world, designed to give teachers and school district employees more say on big decisions that affect their school environment.
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Disconnect, The Anti-Ad Tracking Startup, Now Has A Privacy App Specifically For Children (Built By An Ex-NSA Engineer) | TechCrunch

Disconnect, The Anti-Ad Tracking Startup, Now Has A Privacy App Specifically For Children (Built By An Ex-NSA Engineer) | TechCrunch | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Disconnect, the anti-tracking, anti-ad targeting startup launched by ex-Googler Brian Kennish and consumer rights attorney Casey Oppenheim, has more than 1 million people each week using its apps and browser extensions to block how different...
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- 4 Trends of Global Connectivity We As Educators Can No Longer Ignore

“As global connectivity continues its unprecedented advance many old institutions and hierarchies will have to adapt or risk becoming obsolete, irrelevant to modern society.” Eric Schmidt & Jared Cohen, The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations, and Business

Even a decade into the 21st century, educational leaders and policymakers stubbornly hold on to an outdated, twentieth century manufacturing education model with its standardized approach to teaching and learning. Little discussion has been about how can we redesign teaching and learning; instead, we are still bolting on new and recycled reform measures to an old model of education that has proven inadequate for all students. The search for the perfect test or set of standards that has the power to magically transform education continues. It's as if in some ways, there's still little incentive to change, but as Schmidt and Cohen point out, the power of "global connectivity" continues to force its way into our institutions and our lives, and the question is adapt or be irrelevant.
- See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=6295#sthash.WUye7ofB.dpuf

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Beginning Infographics: Information Driven Storytelling

Beginning Infographics: Information Driven Storytelling | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Infographics are great—they share ideas and information effectively, work as essential communication tools and let's be honest, they can look pretty cool.Infographics are an amazing way to share new & interesting information with friends &...
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Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: A Rubric to Navigate the EdTech Swamp?

Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: A Rubric to Navigate the EdTech Swamp? | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

Assessing innovation is a bit like navigating a green, mold-filled swamp. While there is clearly a lot of activity and life in a swAssessing innovation is a bit like navigating a green, mold-filled swamp. While there is clearly a lot of activity and life in a swamp, it's a bit difficult to tell exactly what is lurking below the surface.

Yup. Innovation is like that.

When innovation begins, everyone is excited by the promise and delight of something shiny, fast, and new. However, as the change begins to take shape over the long haul, there are often frightening realities underneath.

EdTech, one of the most prominent innovations in the space, has long suffered from the "swamp-navigation" problem. While the technology itself does hold enormous promise, we've generally done a pretty poor job of measuring the impact of these solutions on learning.amp, it's a bit difficult to tell exactly what is lurking below the surface.

Yup. Innovation is like that.

When innovation begins, everyone is excited by the promise and delight of something shiny, fast, and new. However, as the change begins to take shape over the long haul, there are often frightening realities underneath.

EdTech, one of the most prominent innovations in the space, has long suffered from the "swamp-navigation" problem. While the technology itself does hold enormous promise, we've generally done a pretty poor job of measuring the impact of these solutions on learning.

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The Best 10 Google Docs Tips For Teachers As They Go Back To School

The Best 10 Google Docs Tips For Teachers As They Go Back To School | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Back-to-school time is underway, and I’m sure you teachers are already balancing your lives, your classroom, and your pesky administrations. What could make life just a little bit easier for you? Google Docs, my dear educator friend.
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Rise of the Connected Superintendent

Rise of the Connected Superintendent | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Cross-posted at multibriefs.com Educators are increasingly leveraging social media to support their work in teaching, learning and leadership. As we head into the 2013-14 school year, it is not unc...
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7 Ways Teachers Use Social Media in the Classroom

7 Ways Teachers Use Social Media in the Classroom | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
How are teachers infusing social media into their everyday lessons? Here are some examples and ideas for how to best engage students.
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Is Online Video Becoming the New Backbone of Education Technology?

Is Online Video Becoming the New Backbone of Education Technology? | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
As video becomes higher-quality and easier to make and edit, teachers are integrating more online video into the classroom experience.
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Combining The Nation's Digitized Libraries, All In One Place : NPR

Combining The Nation's Digitized Libraries, All In One Place : NPR | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Libraries have been digitizing their collections for years, but the materials can be hard to find. Enter the Digital Public Library of America.
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From the Principal's Office: Android Apps Anyone?

From the Principal's Office: Android Apps Anyone? | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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Five follow-worthy ed-tech Pinterest boards | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

As social media continues to influence how educators collaborate and teach, more educational social media sites are available to help educators use ed-tech in the best way possible.
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How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic

How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is not a one time discussion. It is an ongoing process that needs to be taught to all grade levels and to all stakeholders.
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Top Ten Ways to Save Money on Ed Tech

Top Ten Ways to Save Money on Ed Tech | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
First, know what you own already. You need to know what you need. Before buying anything, do an audit and take inventory of what you already have. Calculate the ongoing license costs of current software and figure out what you can eliminate.
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How To Help Families Integrate to 1:1 Programs at Home

How To Help Families Integrate to 1:1 Programs at Home | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
The Los Angeles Unified School District's recent decision to provide each of its 600,000 plus students with an iPad makes sense. The technology drumbeat is growing louder and louder. Training childre
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