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How to be an effective 21st-century education leader | eSchool News

How to be an effective 21st-century education leader | eSchool News | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Today’s K-12 superintendents must be forward thinkers, bold leaders, and skilled communicators in order to lead their schools effectively in the 21st century, said the winners of eSchool News’ 2012 Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards.
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The 21st Century Skills Teachers Should Have

The 21st Century Skills Teachers Should Have | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

Technology advancements have touched every facet of life including education. This latter has been radically transformed and teachers who do not use social media and educational technology in thier teaching no longer fit in the new system.That’s why every educator and teacher should reconsider certain values and principles .

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What Happens In An Internet Minute?

What Happens In An Internet Minute? | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

What happens in an Internet minute? Today, the number of networked devices is equal to the global population. By 2015, the number of networked devices will be twice the global population.

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Revisiting Cell Phone Bans in Schools -- THE Journal

Twenty-four percent of K-12 schools ban cell phones altogether, and 62 percent allow phones on school grounds but ban them in the classroom, according to the most recent national data available.
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Georgia district implements virtual-world technology

Georgia district implements virtual-world technology | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
A major metropolitan school district has announced that it will offer a 3D virtual-world environment to every classroom teacher in its 35 schools.

Forsyth County Schools in metro Atlanta, Georgia’s ninth-largest school district with 38,000 students, is using Dreamland Metaverse to host the NOBLE Virtual World on the OpenSim platform, which offers the ability for enterprise-level account management, school groups, and tools and procedures that make for a secure online environment for students.

 

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National leaders brainstorm for digital learning | eSchool News

National leaders brainstorm for digital learning | eSchool News | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
In a move that could be considered encouraging for advocates of digital learning, leaders from the Education Department (ED), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the textbook and broadband industry met March 29 on Capitol Hill to discuss how companies can better serve schools and districts with digital textbooks.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said the meeting was a follow-up to a challenge issued by the two agencies last month to state and industry leaders to drive national adoption of digital textbooks in the next five years.

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Should Tech Teachers be in the Classroom or the Lab–Follow Up

Should Tech Teachers be in the Classroom or the Lab–Follow Up | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
A couple of months ago, I posted an article called Should Tech Teachers be in the Classroom or the Lab? I got the question from a reader and wanted to see what the tech ed community thought about ...
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25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom, By Degree Of Difficulty | Edudemic

25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom, By Degree Of Difficulty | Edudemic | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

Posted by Jeff Dunn

 

"The brainchild of our own Terry Heick, the Twitter Spectrum offers 25 different ways teachers can incorporate Twitter into the classroom.

 

"It is organized by the categories WATCH (easiest degree of difficulty, TALK (moderate), and PRODUCE (highest degree of difficulty). We did our best to put each box in the appropriate place. Therefore, some of them are in between different degrees of difficulty."


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18 Amazing Examples of G+ Hangouts in Education | Online Universities

18 Amazing Examples of G+ Hangouts in Education  | Online Universities | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Google+ Hangouts is making a splash in education, where teachers and others are transforming the learning experience.
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AppWriter brings Dyslexie font, other assistive tech, to iPad | SmartPlanet

AppWriter brings Dyslexie font, other assistive tech, to iPad | SmartPlanet | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
AppWriter, for the iPad, can turn textbooks into spoken words and offers other features designed to help users with physical or learning limitations.
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Online Learning: The Ruin Of Education

Online Learning: The Ruin Of Education | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Online education is growing at an exponential rate. If this continues, not only will our children not be as intelligent, they will not have learned appropriate social skills. Students at a young age need living, breathing teachers.
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$250M investment aims to boost graduation with ed tech | eSchool News

$250M investment aims to boost graduation with ed tech | eSchool News | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
A new $250 million campaign from AT&T seeks to help more students graduate from high school ready for college or a career through a “socially innovative” approach that will engage education stakeholders as they use educational technology to devise...
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Live online music lessons: Baltimore's Bandhappy.com launches new service

Live online music lessons: Baltimore's Bandhappy.com launches new service | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Kyle Boyce takes a guitar lesson in Chicago every Wednesday night — with a teacher in Toronto. No traveling is involved. Instead, Boyce fires up a computer, plugs in his electric guitar and...
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INFOGRAPHIC: Computer Interface Technology Through the Ages | Innovationnewsdaily.com

INFOGRAPHIC: Computer Interface Technology Through the Ages | Innovationnewsdaily.com | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Our infographic follows computer interface technology from the 19th Century to the present.
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Evolution/History of Classroom Technology (Jeff Dunn)

Evolution/History of Classroom Technology (Jeff Dunn) | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

Classrooms have come a long way. There’s been an exponential growth in educational technology advancement over the past few years. From overhead projectors to iPads, it’s important to understand not only what’s coming next but also where it all started….

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Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Prevail?

Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Prevail? | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Just a few years ago, the idea of using a mobile phone as a legitimate learning tool in school seemed far-fetched, if not downright blasphemous. Kids were either prohibited from bringing their phones to school, or at the very least told to shut it off during school hours.

But these days, it’s not unusual to hear a teacher say, “Class, turn on your cell. It’s time to work.”

Harvard professor Chris Dede has been working in the field of education technology for decades, and is astonished at how quickly mobile devices are penetrating in schools. “I’ve never seen technology moving faster than mobile learning,” said Dede, who teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

That’s not necessarily surprising, given that a staggering 80 percent of teens have cell phones. This penetration of mobile devices in the consumer market has also wrought what Dede describes as a “sea change” in the education landscape.

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Flipped learning: A response to five common criticisms

Flipped learning: A response to five common criticisms | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Over the past two years, the Flipped Learning method has created quite a stir. Some argue that this teaching method will completely transform education, while others say it is simply an opportunity for boring lectures to be viewed in new locations.

While the debate goes on, the concept of Flipped Learning is not entirely new. Dr. Eric Mazur of Harvard University has been researching this type of learning since the early ’90s, and other educators have been applying pieces of the Flipped Learning method for even longer.

It’s our opinion that one of the reasons this debate exists is because there is no true definition of what Flipped Learning is. The method is often simplified to videos being watched at home and homework being done at school. If this is the definition, then we should all be skeptical. Instead, we should look closer at Dr. Mazur’s work. The components he includes in his implementation make for a thoughtful, rigorous experience.
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School program makes use of new skills, old computers | eSchool News

School program makes use of new skills, old computers | eSchool News | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

When a large company or famous philanthropist donates computers to children to advance their learning and give them online access to the world, it makes an impact. But when the donors are young teenagers who revamped and renovated the computers themselves, it makes an even bigger impact.

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Gaming: Leveling Up Global Competence

You may be wondering how a game can alleviate poverty. Games and simulations have in fact been used for centuries to help people practice different actions and to test out different outcomes.


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The End of Teaching As We Know It. | Edudemic

The End of Teaching As We Know It. | Edudemic | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

Posted by Jeff Dunn

 

"What is the future of teaching? What about education in general? Many schools and universities around the world are playing a risky game right now that could make them irrelevant in the future. They’re simply holding onto past practices and not adapting to the changing world. But don’t take my word for it. Alvaro González-Alorda is a professor of Innovation at ISEM Fashion Business School, associate professor at Instituto de Empresa and a visiting professor in nine other business schools in Spain and America.

 

"Alvaro created a powerful presentation that’s a must see for any educator looking to push his or her school / classroom into the future. He talks about what the leaders of today’s major schools and companies have to say about what academics will look like in the future."


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Could Many Universities Follow Borders Bookstores Into Oblivion? - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Could Many Universities Follow Borders Bookstores Into Oblivion? - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
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How Tech Will Transform the Traditional Classroom

How Tech Will Transform the Traditional Classroom | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Tech allows students to learn in new and engaging ways, but many educators are struggling to incorporate digital into traditional classrooms.
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Parents: everything you know about video games is wrong | VG247

We know gaming can be a healthy pastime for children, but many parents see it as an unnecessary evil. Scott Steinberg, author of The Modern Parent’s Guide book series, hopes to redress the balance.

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Will Teaching Kids How to Write Software Help Fix Young America?

Will Teaching Kids How to Write Software Help Fix Young America? | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

New York City is a hotbed of technological innovation, but many of its public school students aren’t graduating with the skills needed to be a part of “Silicon Alley,” as it’s known. Scott Schwaitzberg, vice president of Activate, is planning to fix that problem by helping to build a public high school designed to teach the city’s youth everything they need to know about writing software and the tech industry.

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