“In today’s classroom, we have moved beyond teaching reading, writing and mathematics through rote memorization.We must push students to dig deeper and ask clear, thoughtful questions so they build the critical thinking skills essential for success in school, college and life. Technology has played a huge role in the development of the modern classroom, progressing from something that’s “cool” or “different” to a key piece of the critical thinking puzzle.While technology is an important part of the education equation, it doesn’t tell the whole story. Teachers play a bigger role than ever in developing an engaging well-rounded curriculum, though integrating technology into the mix presents its own unique set of challenges. Many teachers have been reluctant to replace their print materials due to cost and dissatisfaction with the available digital options. According to the MDR 2014 State of the K–12 Market Report, there’s a growing demand for solutions that improve teaching and personalized learning and educators are willing to consider new instructional models.So, how do we build an engaging curriculum based on the components of critical thinking, while incorporating technology into the mix – without sacrificing the basics? Here are a few simple tips to integrate technology into almost any lesson.”
“"Reading hasn't changed since the time of Dickens" Audrey Watters does a fantastic job of debunking the myth around the concept of the factory school, or industrialised education model. I see this ...”
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Google Apps has made quality software accessible to everyone at little or no cost. In education, it provides educational institutions with cross-platform software that’s free and feature-rich. The best thing about Google Apps for Education is that it goes beyond a productivity suite and offers functionality that can actually transform learning. The Google Apps and the SAMR Framework Infographic presents how: Substitution – Augmentation – Modification – Redefinition is made easy with Google Apps!SAMR stands for “Substitution – Augmentation – Modification – Redefinition”. It is a framework for using technology to transform learning. Substitution: Using new technology for an old task Augmentation: Using additional new technology for an old task Modification: Using new technology to change an old task Redefinition: Using new technology to create new tasks
Work is changing, and as a consequence Jacob Morgan believes that one of the principles of the future employee (see infographic to the left) will be the shift from being a “knowledge worker” to being a “learning worker”. ‘Knowledge is a commodity, to be the smartest person in the room all you need is a smartphone. What is far more valuable than knowledge is the ability to learn new things and apply those learnings to new scenarios and environments. This is what the employee of the future needs to focus on, “learning to learn.”’So what does this mean for an organisation?
“In a video announcing the new Internet.org platform, Mark Zuckerberg’s eyes beam straight through your soul, while he tells you dryly how Facebook is going to fix the internet. “Facebook is watching you…” his eyes say silently. Internet.org, it turns out, is a privacy nightmare.”
Via Internet Society
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"Technology should be used to enhance learning, but we need to be careful that it doesn’t become the focal point. As much as I am a proponent for online education and all the tools that go along with it, it is hardly a substitute for live teacher-student interaction.Still, ed tech is here to stay – as is evident by the infographic below (created by ISTE)."
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“La educación a distancia tiene unas características determinadas con las que la formación presencial no puede competir. Por este motivo, durante los últimos años, el e-learning ha registrado un aumento exponencial de la demanda.”
“As I spend a great deal of time every year looking at the latest technological advances for the enterprise, I've noticed a trend in recent years that's long been true but is clearly markedly accele...”
Via Ramon Aragon
“Desde la atención a la diversidad podemos acuñar el concepto de escuela inclusiva. De esta manera es necesario poner en marcha un proyecto conjunto en el que, una vez detectadas las necesidades edu...”
Via Ramon Aragon
“ Adapting to the multitude of challenges facing graduate schools today requires institutions to reshape their graduate offerings to meet the needs of the modern, working non-traditional student.”
Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
“Cuando usamos la analítica para entender cómo pepitas individuales de contenido se realiza, por ejemplo, que los alumnos acceden a los Nuggets, la forma en que están accediendo a ellos, en los que los están utilizando, que es el uso de ellos, y lo que las calificaciones son -lo que acabamos es con la capacidad de hacer ajustes frecuentes que mejoran las necesidades del alumno . Cuantos más de estos ajustes hagamos, más personalizado y más se personaliza todo el proceso, otra cosa será conseguir la automatización de la retroalimentación, lo cuál nos llevaria a un aspecto crítico, es cierto, pero por otra parte determinaria de una vez por todas que el autoaprendizaje llegaría a su mayoría de edad y esto corresponde sin duda a la web 3.0 y/o 4.0.Esto a su vez da a los diseñadores una conexión para el rendimiento instantáneo. Sabemos de inmediato qué tipo de impacto que cada pepita de contenido está teniendo en los aprendices, es una especie de RESONANCIA MAGNÉTICA continuada.. Esto nos acerca a el santo grial de la personalización, donde la analítica nos da el contenido adecuado para cada alumno, en lugar de que el alumno encontre el contenido por sí mismos.Los elementos clave, sin embargo, son las pepitas de tamaño de un bocado de contenidos, perfiles de usuario, y la retroalimentación social.”
"So much emphasis is put on reading and mathematics that subjects such as science and social studies can fall by the wayside. Art, music, and physical education have become marginalized, and recess is now largely a relic of the past." "
In this presentation I outline major aspects of the learning and performance support systems (LPSS) program as it relates to open education environments. In particular I focus on understanding OERs as words, aggregating and analyzing OERs, data representation, and learner production and sharing of OERs. I conclude with a number of brief case studies of how work in LPSS supports this perspective. For audio please see http://www.downes.ca/presentation/360
“An international agreement on internet security would be premature despite the need for a trans-border agreement to help minimise the potential damage done by state-sponsored online activity, according to Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.”
Via Internet Society
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