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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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Why educational technologies should be more like graphing calculators and less like iPads. An Object Lesson.
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
"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."
This will come in very useful for us in school.
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! :)
Great to add to what you already may do or it is a great beginning!
"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...
Thousands of copyright free and copyright friendly images and photos for teachers and students.
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?
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.
Researchers from the University of Michigan find that while Facebook provides an invaluable resource for social connection, it actually undermines well-being.
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...
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.
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...
“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 BusinessEven 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
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 &...
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.
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.
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...
How are teachers infusing social media into their everyday lessons? Here are some examples and ideas for how to best engage students.
As video becomes higher-quality and easier to make and edit, teachers are integrating more online video into the classroom experience.
Libraries have been digitizing their collections for years, but the materials can be hard to find. Enter the Digital Public Library of America.
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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.
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.
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