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Educational Leadership:Giving Students Ownership of Learning:The Power of Audience

Educational Leadership:Giving Students Ownership of Learning:The Power of Audience | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

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"José Urbina López Primary School sits next to a dump just across the US border in Mexico. The school serves residents of Matamoros, a dusty, sunbaked city of 489,000 that is a flash point in the war on drugs. There are regular shoot-outs, and it’s not uncommon for locals to find bodies scattered in the street in the morning. To get to the school, students walk along a white dirt road that parallels a fetid canal. On a recent morning there was a 1940s-era tractor, a decaying boat in a ditch, and a herd of goats nibbling gray strands of grass. A cinder-block barrier separates the school from a wasteland—the far end of which is a mound of trash that grew so big, it was finally closed down. On most days, a rotten smell drifts through the cement-walled classrooms. Some people here call the school un lugar de castigo—”a place of punishment.”

 

"For 12-year-old Paloma Noyola Bueno, it was a bright spot. More than 25 years ago, her family moved to the border from central Mexico in search of a better life. Instead, they got stuck living beside the dump. Her father spent all day scavenging for scrap, digging for pieces of aluminum, glass, and plastic in the muck. Recently, he had developed nosebleeds, but he didn’t want Paloma to worry. She was his little angel—the youngest of eight children....

 

"Juárez Correa didn’t know it yet, but he had happened on an emerging educational philosophy, one that applies the logic of the digital age to the classroom. That logic is inexorable: Access to a world of infinite information has changed how we communicate, process information, and think. Decentralized systems have proven to be more productive and agile than rigid, top-down ones. Innovation, creativity, and independent thinking are increasingly crucial to the global economy."


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A beautifully written piece; from the business section of Wired. Clarity sometimes emerges from the most unexpected quarters.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 15, 2013 9:12 PM

We still need to make sure children come away with an understanding what consitutes viable information.

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Education Technology

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Apple launch new iPad 'Apps for Teachers' section - Mark Anderson's Blog (RT @MfgStories: �� Apple's iPad Apps for Teachers http://t.co/0CKcBGOQSF #Manufacturing #Education #SocialMedia...
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Exploring education: Project Based Learning – meaningful action … or merely activity?

Exploring education: Project Based Learning – meaningful action … or merely activity? | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
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Keeping Students Engaged in a 1:1 Project-Based Classroom [guest post] | @mcleod

Keeping Students Engaged in a 1:1 Project-Based Classroom [guest post] | @mcleod | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Image approved for copy by Creative Commons. Source: http://bit.ly/vYUkXB When laptops first arrived in my classroom, I worried
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iPad Apps for Science - Feb 2013

iPad  Apps for Science  - Feb 2013 | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Looking for some awesome apps for your Science classroom? Manitoba Education Science Consultant Gabe Kraljevic created this great resource containting reviews of 50 different apps.   db.tt/TwYsA5a1

 

Thanks Gabe for allowing me to share it here!

 


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Jeannette Jackson's curator insight, February 24, 2013 12:33 PM

This is an amazing collection: thank you for this!

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Embarassing - I had to scoop my own stuff because I don't have access to Dropbox! 

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Teach with Your iPhone: Apps to Use in the Classroom

Teach with Your iPhone: Apps to Use in the Classroom | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
You don't need a class set of netbooks or iPads to integrate technology into your daily instruction.
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