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Managing the Digital Classroom

This is my presentation slide deck with all the links to the materials and resources from my plenary at King Saud University. The presentation looked at how we can resist the changes technology is forcing into the classroom or how we can welcome them, adapt our teaching style to them and make technology a positive forse for change.

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Nik Peachey's slide deck from his plenary at King Saud University.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 1, 2016 5:01 AM

My slide deck from my plenary at King Saud University.

Kristin Elliott's curator insight, April 2, 2016 10:46 AM

My slide deck from my plenary at King Saud University.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 11, 2016 8:54 AM
Très bonne présentation pour celui qui va démarrer du e-learning au cours.
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Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume - EdSurge News

Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume - EdSurge News | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

"A love for avocado lattes and Snapchat filters are just a few of the stereotypes following Millennials these days. But students are now pushing back on these generational generalizations, noting that assumptions regarding their attitudes, hobbies, and abilities are hurting them academically. One of the biggest misconceptions students at last week’s New Media Consortium’s Summer Conference (NMC) brought up was the idea that millennials are digital natives.

"Most people have heard this story before: the eight-year-old son teaching his forty-year-old dad how to use some new device or app. However, despite being an allegory of our times, a lot has been said off-the-record about misconceptions regarding students’ technological abilities. In an interview with EdSurge, Alexandra Pickett, the Director of New York State University’s Center for Online Teaching Excellence, noted that many of her students know how to use online platforms such as Twitter and Facebook for fun, but have no idea how to leverage them for academic and professional use. It’s a point the students at NMC echoed."


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 25, 12:42 PM
What we use digital tools for in our daily lives is not what we use them for in classrooms. Neil Selwyn's and Larry Cuban's research have shown that digital tools used poorly do not improve teaching and learning
Chris Carter's curator insight, July 25, 7:17 PM
So true. Born into a digital world, we assume kids know how to navigate it. But really, did you know how to navigate your world when you grew up? Most kids are digital "naives" rather than digital natives, knowing just enough to do what they want to do. When I chaired a student-centered panel at EduTECH Asia in Singapore, the kids said the same thing. We should not unnecessarily put students in a box that assumes they know how to use the tools, to full effect, that the digital world provides.
GwynethJones's curator insight, July 25, 9:39 PM

I'm kinda not surprised by this!

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Educational Technology Buzzwords

Educational Technology Buzzwords | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Education buzzwords have for a long time driven me insane as we spend our lives in schools latching on to phrase after phrase that tries to make us sound more knowledgeable without actually being more knowledgeable. I fear sometimes us “tech geeks” in schools ( definitely me included) are getting caught in the same trap as we move from one innovation to the next just to look more tech savvy than the next guy. This is a long list of edtech trends and pedagogies. It can seem quite daunting to the uninitiated and we can scare them off trying something really useful if keep pushing for more change.


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Here’s How We Can Reinvent the Classroom for the Digital Age

Here’s How We Can Reinvent the Classroom for the Digital Age | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Today, the blackboard has become a whiteboard; chalk has become a magic marker; the slates that students used have been replaced by notebooks; and classes have sometimes gotten smaller. Little else has changed. True, some schools are providing their students with laptops, and teachers are increasingly using technology and encouraging collaboration. But the methods are essentially the same—with the teacher dictating learning.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, July 15, 2:41 AM
J'aime entre autres la conclusion : le digital tutor arrive seulement dans 5 à 10 ans
Norton Gusky's curator insight, July 15, 4:43 PM
Insightful article that provides great recommendations
Lon Woodbury's curator insight, July 21, 4:14 PM

Its a change that is being forced onto our public education. -Lon

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11 Quick & Amazing Ways to Use PowToon in Your Classroom

11 Quick & Amazing Ways to Use PowToon in Your Classroom | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Classroom learning can be AWESOME! Check out these 11 killer tips for quick and amazing ways to use PowToon in your classroom.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 18, 7:57 AM

Some nice examples and templates for using PowToon with students.

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Helping Teachers Use Technology and Technology Experts Teach

Helping Teachers Use Technology and Technology Experts Teach | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

"Although many teachers now have grown-up in the technology age, many traditional or “old-school” teachers are still not feeling equipped to teach in the classroom of the 21st century."


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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, July 22, 2:56 AM
Strangely enough, there continues to be resistance towards the use of technology amongst a large number of teachers who have graduated till the nineties. Fortunately enough many of them use smartphones! Optimum integration of technology in teaching will happen only when teachers are involved in the decision-making process, they are given enough training and support rather than being dumped into the deep end, and yes, the technology should be 'user-friendly'. We have moved away from chalk and talk, we use laptops and projectors in class, we have wifi, and are soon going have students bringing their own devices.
 
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Introducing Toontastic 3D: a playful storytelling app for kids

Introducing Toontastic 3D: a playful storytelling app for kids | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Starting today, parents and teachers all over the world can download Toontastic 3D, a playful storytelling app for kids to draw, animate and narrate their own 3D cartoons.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 11, 1:26 AM

A great free app for getting students to create 3D stories.

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Teachers’ Readiness and Willingness to Adopt Digital Tools for Learning

Teachers’ Readiness and Willingness to Adopt Digital Tools for Learning | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Yes, the chalkboard is a white board and paper and pencils have been replaced with laptops, but other than that? Beyond the physical differences we see in classrooms, the other changes we have seen are minimal – despite the opportunities technology presents to transform learning.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 10, 12:50 AM

Some interesting data.

Ines Bieler's curator insight, July 10, 10:01 AM

Some interesting data.

David Alexander's curator insight, July 14, 4:34 AM
To share with colleagues
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Leveraging Technology to Help Students Reach Their Full Potential

Leveraging Technology to Help Students Reach Their Full Potential | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Best content around Edcamps Collaborative Learning selected by the EdTech Update community.
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Rosemarri Klamn's curator insight, July 8, 5:03 PM

Can learning be accessible to all?  With appropriate pedagogy and technology digital learning provides an opportunity for people who are marginalized by time, place, and distance to obtain education and training.  Not everyone has the opportunity to save for school, quit work and attend a traditional full-time education program (while balancing family responsibilities). 

Jillian Schaibly's curator insight, July 25, 6:14 PM
Inspiring creative learning through technology for the troubled student. This article takes a look at collaborative learning using technology. This type of collaboration can be used with students, teachers and even administration.
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An Interesting Digital Taxonomy for Teachers

An Interesting Digital Taxonomy for Teachers | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
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ISTE - Standards For Educators

ISTE - Standards For Educators | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 1, 12:43 PM

Teachers and instructional designers will gain insight when they consider the ISTE standards when planning units and lessons. 

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Access Tons of Free Digital Textbooks to Use in Your Teaching curated via Educators' tech 

Access Tons of Free Digital Textbooks to Use in Your Teaching curated via Educators' tech  | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 7, 8:33 AM
Educatorstechnology.com has provided access to FREE digital textbooks that can be used in your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.
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Whoa! Thanks to Tom D'Amico.

Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, July 11, 11:07 AM
Digital textbooks are such a wonderful tool for engaging students through technology. It is the world of their future and the more we can give learners experience using these tools, the better equipped they will be for tomorrow.
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Opinion: Forget “digital natives.” Here’s how kids are really using the Internet

Opinion: Forget “digital natives.” Here’s how kids are really using the Internet | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
By challenging the assumption that every child growing up today is a one-size-fits all digital native, we can make sure each of them can find their own way to relate to technology — whether using it to accomplish basic tasks or to create new technologies and worlds. Being aware of our kids’ differences now is what could help keep them from drifting apart.

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Chris Carter's comment, July 5, 9:37 PM
A much more nuanced view, and one that I appreciate. I have long called so-called digital natives "digital naives" because the majority of kids only know enough about tech to use it to accomplish what they wish to accomplish. Tech does not really come any easier for them. Tech is simply more common to them.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, July 6, 5:17 AM
Opinion: Forget “digital natives.” Here’s how kids are really using the Internet
Edward Russell's curator insight, July 7, 10:51 AM
beyond these over-simplified tags. this distinction is always interesting, as is how young people actually use tech.
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Building an Edtech Ecosystem in your Classroom

Building an Edtech Ecosystem in your Classroom | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

"Students having access to technology is, of course, the first step in creating a thriving edtech ecosystem. However, once technology becomes readily available, teachers must create their own landscape in which students are free to explore, create and grow."


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 29, 2:33 AM
Good tips to start with clear ideas
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Educational technology is transforming our schools and giving teachers new roles as mentors and technology advisors. Here are few suggestions in building an Edtech Ecosystem in your school.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, June 30, 5:06 AM
Building an Edtech Ecosystem in your Classroom
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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World by Terry Heick

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World by Terry Heick | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, July 22, 9:04 PM
Again, the important skill seems to be that we teach our students to think critically.
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, July 24, 8:28 AM
Lots of issues and tips!
Volkmar Langer's curator insight, July 25, 4:55 AM
Skills, not only for students but also for every learner...
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Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) | #UNESCO #ModernEDU #Infographic

Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) | #UNESCO #ModernEDU #Infographic | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

Empowerment of people through Media and Information Literacy (MIL) is an important prerequisite for fostering equitable access to information and knowledge and promoting free, independent and pluralistic media and information systems.

 

Media and Information Literacy recognizes the primary role of information and media in our everyday lives. It lies at the core of freedom of expression and information - since it empowers citizens to understand the functions of media and other information providers, to critically evaluate their content, and to make informed decisions as users and producer of information and media content.

  

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/media-development/media-literacy/mil-as-composite-concept/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 18, 4:00 PM

Empowerment of people through Media and Information Literacy (MIL) is an important prerequisite for fostering equitable access to information and knowledge and promoting free, independent and pluralistic media and information systems.

 

Media and Information Literacy recognizes the primary role of information and media in our everyday lives. It lies at the core of freedom of expression and information - since it empowers citizens to understand the functions of media and other information providers, to critically evaluate their content, and to make informed decisions as users and producer of information and media content.

  

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10 Ways to Create the Classroom of the Future

10 Ways to Create the Classroom of the Future | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

"While educational standards may differ from school to school there is one thing that is always nearly the same: the classroom set out. Desks are arranged in rows or groups, and the teacher stands at the front and teach. This set out has changed very little in a hundred years even with all the technological advancements that have been made. Edtech not only changes the way that children learn but changes the way they interact with one another, the classroom space and their teacher."


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Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 20, 9:59 AM
The 10 ways seem to address the near future needs. My difficulty is trying to imagine what schools be like in 5-10 years and more. Tech and the world needs are changing so rapidly. Hold on!
Joey Clarito M. Semilla's curator insight, July 23, 3:40 AM
Realization of these ways in creating Classroom of the Future in the remote provinces in our country is quiet a long long way. But definitely this will come true.
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Virtual Reality and Learning: The Newest Landscape for Higher Education

Virtual Reality and Learning: The Newest Landscape for Higher Education | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
When you think of higher education, chances are that virtual reality is not something that immediately comes to mind. In recent years, online learning has changed the face of education by becoming a supplement to traditional methods, allowing people to learn at a distance, on their own time and at their own pace. It has…

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 7, 7:12 PM

Amen! TESTIFY! :;)

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AI in Education Will Grow Exponentially by 2021

AI in Education Will Grow Exponentially by 2021 | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Teachers will get a boost in efficiency thanks to machine-learning tools.

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Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources

Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it

The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when all of us, and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much the IT skills, but the thinking and attitudes to learning that will bring them success.


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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, July 14, 12:25 AM

El último libro de Tony Bates sobre educación en la era digital. Lo puede descargar sin costo alguno.

Geemik Maria Açucena Da Silva's curator insight, July 17, 5:16 AM
"Although the book contains many practical examples, it is more than a cookbook on how to teach. It addresses the following questions: is the nature of knowledge changing, and how do different views on the nature of knowledge result in different approaches to teaching? what is the science and research that can best help me in my teaching? how do I decide whether my courses should be face-to-face, blended or fully online? what strategies work best when teaching in a technology-rich environment? what methods of teaching are most effective for blended and online classes? how do I make choices among all the available media, whether text, audio, video, computer, or social media, in order to benefit my students and my subject? how do I maintain high quality in my teaching in a rapidly changing learning environment while managing my workload? what are the real possibilities for teaching and learning using MOOCs, OERS, open textbooks?"
Richard Whiteside's curator insight, July 21, 10:09 AM
Pretty sure this is going to be worth a read for anyone involved in ELT publishing, whether focused on digital products, like me, or not. 
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10 Resources For Connecting Educators | Getting Smart

10 Resources For Connecting Educators | Getting Smart | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
By Catherine Wedgwood - Here are 10 resources to help you connect with and grow a professional learning network you won't want to teach without.

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6 Great Journaling Apps for Teachers

6 Great Journaling Apps for Teachers | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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How 'digital natives' are killing the 'sage on the stage'

How 'digital natives' are killing the 'sage on the stage' | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Lectures and lecturers will have to adapt to modern times in order to stay relevant.

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, July 3, 8:17 PM
There is a need to blend techniques and tools in effective ways. Good teachers have known this. It is not always standing at the front and lecturing.
Rosemarri Klamn's curator insight, July 6, 2:22 PM

Two interesting perspectives in this article – the Digital Native lens (active learner video) and link to an article on explicit learning (and its continued role in education – although tempered with measures of active learning). As an online university tutor (sage on the stage) and doctoral student in Education (Distance Education) I am curious about finding the right mix of learning strategies to help learners.

 

Ashman, Greg. (2015, April 8). Ignore the fads: teachers should teach and students should

            listen. The Conversation. Retrieved from:

https://theconversation.com/ignore-the-fads-teachers-should-teach-and-students-should-listen-39634

 

 

Cowling, M. & Brack, C. (2015, May 6). How Digital Natives are Killing the Sage on the Stage.

            The Conversation. Retrieved from:

https://theconversation.com/how-digital-natives-are-killing-the-sage-on-the-stage-39923

 

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, July 10, 11:39 PM
Effectivement, avec les digital natives, on ne peut plus 'donner cours' comme auparavant.
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There’s Nothing Personal About Big Tech and Education

There’s Nothing Personal About Big Tech and Education | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Audrey Watters’ recent talk, “Education Technology as the ‘New Normal’”, is a cautionary tale about the forces behind digital technologies in education. While Watters apologises in advance for the…

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lisa gorena's curator insight, July 3, 3:50 PM
This article points out that canned deliverables from tech companies are not personalized learning. Technology has its place in the classroom but we need to remember to teach the individual students. Teachers working with students using technology is most effective and personal. 
 
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 4, 1:26 PM
"The central tenet of Watters’ perspective is unassailable. The engines of Silicon Valley are not interested in learners or educators. One does not need to look far to see the forces of individualism, neoliberalism, libertarianism, or imperialism at work."

This has always been the case. Henry Ford and other industrialists were not interested in the needs of schools and people. They were interested in their bottom line and how schools and people could add to that. It remains that way.
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How to Create an E-Learning Portfolio | The Rapid E-Learning Blog

How to Create an E-Learning Portfolio | The Rapid E-Learning Blog | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
What Goes in the Portfolio?
The portfolio represents your skills and expertise. You need to decide if you want the portfolio to be static where you only do occasional maintenance and updates. Or do you want a site that’s more dynamic and continually updating?

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 6, 1:31 PM

Here's a "Tool Review" article that also covers the basic elements of an online portfolio. This is aimed at instructional designers, but also speaks to online teachers. 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 8, 8:05 PM
I might be able to use this when I begin teaching at the university level.
Jillian Schaibly's curator insight, July 25, 5:31 PM
This is a great resource for a leader in a high school. This can help a student to create a online e portfolio to collect important items that can help with getting into college or getting a job out of high school. This also can be helpful for a school as it can be use to create a school portfolio and display student accomplishment.
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Can Technology Transform Education? - Learnosity Blog

Can Technology Transform Education? - Learnosity Blog | ICT for Education and Development | Scoop.it
Bridging this digital divide requires more collaboration between learners, teachers, and school officials, as well as the willingness to re-assess what technology means. Schools must be willing to step outside the norm to create education systems that put pedagogy first and integrate technology into the curriculum to support and enhance learning

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Mark Cottee's curator insight, July 2, 6:34 PM
Realizing the potentials may take a generation - and eventually it will make sense.
lisa gorena's curator insight, July 3, 3:33 PM
The article addresses actual and perceived digital divide. The emphasis on technology in the classroom should be active learning and not passive.  The real change will come from teacher buy-in and use. It will be a bottom-up (teachers) change instead of the usual top down (district).
 
lisa gorena's curator insight, July 3, 4:14 PM
This article shares previous article "There's Nothing Personal About Big Tech and Education" to explore the role technology in the modern classroom. It is about supporting and enhancing learning. Pedagogy, teachers, and students should shape how we use technology in the classroom and not tech for tech sake.