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What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? [Infographic]

What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? [Infographic] | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

"Social Learning uses mobile devices to enable peer review through social media technology in elearning."


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Allan Shaw's insight:

There are two key elements here! The first is the engagement through peer review as the audience is real and critical. The second is the efficacy of repetition in the embedding within memory.

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Maureen Greenbaum's curator insight, January 19, 7:40 PM

The inforgraphic is great but the article is also very insightful
https://diigo.com/01i9le

There is a generation whose starting point for information & engagement is not printed materials (a book, a newspaper) – but online social platforms

Renee Stewart's curator insight, January 20, 3:21 AM

Show this to the class - good graphics to read.

Show them the Ebbnghaus curve. How can they use social media to reinforce their own learning?

Nathalie Bos's curator insight, January 20, 3:42 AM

Des infos intéressantes plaidant en faveur d'une démarche raisonnée :

- apparition de nouveaux outils

- inventer les usages qui vont avec

- se demander si ça marche

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Future Learning Short Documentary

Future Learning Short Documentary | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Students are the future, but what's the future for students? To arm them with the relevant, timeless skills for our rapidly changing world, we need to revolu...
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Important things to reflect on

Reading and comprehension skills using a screen

Information search and retrieval skills

How to believe or not believe - to discriminate

Are these what will define a high quality education when the babies of today finish university degrees around 2030?

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How do other countries tackle bullying?

How do other countries tackle bullying? | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
From KiVa in Finland to police collaboration in America, Rebecca Ratcliffe explores how schools and educators across the globe are tackling bullying
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A useful resource for an overview of responses.

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How to Defeat the Dangers of Disrespect

How to Defeat the Dangers of Disrespect | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

Foolish leaders disrespect intentionally. But, for many, disrespect is accidental. Disrespectful leaders demoralize the team. The most powerful context of respect is disagreement. The ability to act on input or feedback is distinct from receiving it respectfully.

Allan Shaw's insight:

A good post and well worth reading. The summaries of  points under the following headings are useful.

You're disrespectful when:

People who feel disrespected then exhibit:

Seven expressions that show respect:

Special concerns:

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: Why Paper Still Beats Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: Why Paper Still Beats Screens: Scientific American | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

"Preliminary research suggests that even so-called digital natives are more likely to recall the gist of a story when they read it on paper because enhanced e-books and e-readers themselves are too distracting. Paper's greatest strength may be its simplicity."


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This article is worthy of reading and reflection. It has powerful ramifications, one way or the other. For schools research in this area is critically important in the development of our plans.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, November 11, 2013 8:11 PM

Worth polling.

Aldo de A. Barreto's curator insight, November 12, 2013 9:27 AM

but I belive  digital documents has changed the way we write and read as it has modified our relation with the language interface

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A Student-Centered Universal BYOT Policy Template For Schools

A Student-Centered Universal BYOT Policy Template For Schools | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
A Student-Centered Universal BYOT Policy Template For Schools

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Allan Shaw's insight:

This is a nicely worded document that captures much, not quite all, that I would see as required in the school context in which I operate.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 8, 2013 5:42 PM

Built on trust please.

gwynethjones's curator insight, November 9, 2013 11:13 AM

We SO need this!!  We trust you!

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Preserving School Culture: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and the Realities of Wilful Blindness

Preserving School Culture: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and the Realities of Wilful Blindness | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

"We all know what works when it comes to school culture: we strive to establish a positive, nurturing, and inclusive school culture.

There are a number of common characteristics I’ve noticed amongst communities (school communities or otherwise) that are distinctly positive, nurturing and inclusive of the people within them.

One of those is a deeply entrenched intolerance of behaviour that erodes the established culture."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCetmZUzB5w

Allan Shaw's insight:

An insightful commentary on the day to day work required to build and maintain a positive school culture. Work that is well worth the effort.

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Technology in Education Basic Theories & Framewor...

Technology in Education Basic Theories & Framewor... | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Find the right structure and content for your course and set up a syllabus (I just published a new mind map on MindMeister: Technology in Education Basic Theories & Frameworks http://t.co/HOjc1Ysgec)...

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Theories and frameworks are important in setting context and explaining to staff the importance of pedagogical change.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, October 11, 2013 11:41 PM

Enjoy this post on several levels

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Khan Academy Teams Up With Boarding School on Calculus

Khan Academy Teams Up With Boarding School on Calculus | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
The Khan Academy announced a new partnership with a high school mathematics department that will help build a new and complete BC Calculus course.
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A sign of the future! Collaboration, high quality (hopefully and likely given the school), free and available 24/7.
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Content Marketing: Telling An Authentic Brand Story | Moxie Blog

Content Marketing: Telling An Authentic Brand Story | Moxie Blog | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

"...a meaningful and relatable experience needs to be crafted around the brand promise or opportunity. If done effectively, this overarching story becomes the driver for .... engagement and the source material for additional story-based content ..... that are likely to foster ... affinity, create activity across the digital landscape and create engagement in the real world."

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Storytelling has been a part of a good principal's repetoire for a long time. It is often under appreciated in the educational leadership literature but becoming better understood in more commercial environments.

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How to apply for your first headship – and get the job

How to apply for your first headship – and get the job | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

"This isn't about good school/bad school or good applicant/bad applicant – it is about matching your vision and aspirations with those of the school and governors that you will be working for. If the two aren't aligned it will be like being in a boat with everyone rowing in a different direction – meaning the governors and headteacher are in for a torrid time."

Allan Shaw's insight:

While the individual cirumstances are unique, the advice holds true. Look for a good 'fit' between your professional interests and those of the school's culture and strategic direction. You can never be fully prepared, but there are now many more courses and preparation materials available than in 1999 when Stephen Tierney and i both first became principals. If you have something to offer to assist students develop into great young adults, then you should 'have a go'.

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You 2.0

You 2.0 | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

"The term “personal branding” can sound overly strategic and off-putting.

“What I think bothers people is the idea that somehow what we’re talking about is this phony packaging process where you put people through the car wash and make them appear desirable based on what society wants,” Clark told the alumni at last week’s talk. “And that is not what I’m talking about. In fact, it is actually the opposite of what I’m talking about.

“Your brand is something that people extrapolate. Your brand is something you live,” she said. “People grasp it about you based on your interactions with them, based on the leadership roles you take, based on your online presence, your overall persona. That’s how they determine your brand.”

 

 

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I do not feel particularly confortable with the term 'brand' but if your digital commentary reflects what your attitudes and what you live and endeavour to practice, then it seems a lot like the old fashioned term 'integrity'.

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Motivated to Fail: When Flunking Becomes an Ambition | Head Smart | Global Cognition

Motivated to Fail: When Flunking Becomes an Ambition | Head Smart | Global Cognition | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
“I don’t care” sometimes means “I care too much.” Students who are motivated to fail purposefully flounder to hide suspected flaws and protect self-worth.
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With 30 years in schools there is a strong degree of intuitive alignment between my experience and this research. Great work Krista!

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Learning to balance Digital Citizenship, Research and Publishing!

Learning to balance Digital Citizenship, Research and Publishing! | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
This article is a reblog from Pippa Davies blog. To protect or not protect our students from the net, that is the question? Does censorship, or continuing education work? I believe that the more we...

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While not sure of all the advice contained therein, the underlying philosophy is sound.

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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, January 20, 9:47 AM

This is quite a balancing act and will require students to really understand Creative Commons and Copyright.  

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 21, 12:20 PM

Equilibrio entre ciudadania digital y investigación

Kandy Woodfield's curator insight, January 23, 4:49 PM

Sound advice here on how to build critical thinking skills into the curriculum from an early age to support the growth of the next generation of digital social scientists & citizen researchers. This is great but still leaves us with a problem about how to equip established social researchers with an understanding of the potential & challenges in social media research, especially those who serve on IRBs granting access and clearance via ethics panels to new research projects.

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Coming, ready or not | Inside Story

Coming, ready or not | Inside Story | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Technology is going to drive the first revolution in schooling since the invention of the printing press, says Dean Ashenden. But it’s not just a matter of the machinery
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This article is steeped in experience and considerable wisdom. It aligns with my thirty years of school experience.

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To This Day Project - Shane Koyczan

Shane Koyczan "To This Day" http://www.tothisdayproject.com Help this message have a far reaching and long lasting effect in confronting bullying. Please share generously."

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In the creator's words:
"My experiences with violence in schools still echo throughout my life but standing to face the problem has helped me in immeasurable ways. Schools and families are in desperate need of proper tools to confront this problem. This piece is a starting point."
You may find it useful.

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The 21st century is challenging old notions of learning spaces

The 21st century is challenging old notions of learning spaces | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

Classrooms should be spaces that students don’t want to leave.  Some communities are still hesitant about these futuristic looking learning spaces and have resorted to older, traditional physical spaces. Hopefully, they will begin to embrace changes to better prepare students and move them in the 21st century global economy.

 


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Allan Shaw's insight:

While I do not ascribe to everything mentioned in this post, there is much to commend it.

Schools and the learning spaces within them should be engaging and attractive places for children in which to learn. Outside of their home, school is where they spend a significant portion of their lives.

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BI Media Specialists's curator insight, November 15, 2013 12:13 PM

This is something we are constantly working on in our media center. There are some great and easy to implement ideas for teachers to implement in classrooms as well.

richard Forward's curator insight, December 14, 2013 2:35 PM

Are you old school or Mr cutting edge?

www.englishcoach.fr

54321ignition's curator insight, January 18, 6:57 AM

To construct better learning environments we need to deconstruct our traditional view of the classroom.

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What Makes Leaders Matter More

What Makes Leaders Matter More | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

"Leaders don’t matter until they do what matters. Intrinsic human worth and the value of a leader are separate issues. You don't matter when you do what doesn't matter. The more value you bring the more valuable you are..."

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This commentary has a 'customer' focus and thus perhaps uses language a different than used often in schools. That said, much of the advice is useful, but difficult to put into practice.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, November 15, 2013 10:48 AM

I liked this--pithy and potent.  Goethe once said someting like what matters most should never be at the mercy of what matters least or something like that. No where is leadership more necessary and more lacking than in a school that is failing its children. It is the seminal responsibility of the leadershipto help everyone in the operation get to the same place in terms of mission--then collaborate and cooperate in framing goals and aspirations and determining what and how data will be used to determine progress towards what matters most.  Execution follows commitment, clarity and communication.--Lou

 

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Doing more of what matters:

Identify your customer and the people you serve.Ask the people you serve if it matters. You think you know what matters but you don’t. You judge what matters by what matters to you. I asked one person what mattered to them and they said, “Public affirmation.”Stop doing what doesn’t matter. The need to be busy dilutes the worth of a leader. Ask yourself, “Would anyone notice if I stopped doing this?”Don’t do what others can do.Increase the time you spend with people. Lower the time you spend with computers and paper.Meet a need, the bigger the better.Focus. Rabbit chasing is fun but it makes you matter less.Prioritize time by spending more of it with a select few, 8 to 12. Who do you need to spend more time with?Instill confidence in others to the point that they take action without asking permission.Get stuff done. Every meeting that ends without action items makes you matter less.

Leaders matter more when they do more of what matters.

 
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 15, 2013 1:10 PM

Leadership and followership are intertwined. They are about finding relational paths along the way .

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The Principal: The Most Misunderstood Person in All of Education

The Principal: The Most Misunderstood Person in All of Education | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

Across popular and professional cultures, the figure of the school principal is commonly reduced to a small, often disagreeable functionary of bad news, the wet blanket of progressive teacher practice, the prison guard of students’ freedom. As I asked friends and colleagues about their impressions of school principals, few actually knew what principals did

Allan Shaw's insight:

Whilst this article has a distinctly north amercian flavour (hardly surprising given its source), it has a good description of the tension that exists within the role and the discrepancies of how the role is perceived by others.

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The Birth of an Optimist

The Birth of an Optimist | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

Optimists are more successful than pessimists. Helpless pessimists can't lead. They know things won’t change and loving saying, “It doesn’t matter.” Real leaders change things."

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Optimism & collaboaration:

Stop focusing on the glorious past and the hoped for future. Focus on today’s work.

Pessimists wait for others to do something for them. Anticipate obstacles, difficulties, and challenges. Start samll today!

Change the narrative. ...words are rudders.

Ask yourself, “What am I doing to build a preferred future?”

Ask yourself, “Can I fix this?”

Have an “I could” conversation instead of “it won’t matter if I don't.”

Talk about what others are doing to overcome challenges instead of pointing out their faults and flaws.

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The Inverted Golden Rule

The Inverted Golden Rule | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

"Treat yourself like you treat others.

The rules that apply to others apply to you.

"Power and authority distort perspective."

"Leaders, who think they’re “special,” treat themselves better than others. They invert the Golden Rule and stand aloof. After all, the rules don’t apply to “Golden Leaders.”

 

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I have been in positions where there is a tendency for 'belief in your own publicity'. This is dangerous and wrong, but very seductive. There is no doubt power and authority can distort perspective, especially over extended periods of time.

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Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn

Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what you know about what you know.
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A great, succinct set of guidelines.

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Carey Leahy's curator insight, October 12, 2013 6:35 AM

Worth repeating: the processes are more important than the content!

Lynne Stone's curator insight, November 6, 2013 12:10 AM

This underlines the importance of good teaching to build student capacity to learn and use what they have learned.

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The web allows us to see ourselves writ large…and that causes discomfort if it exposes things we’re not happy to see.

The web allows us to see ourselves writ large…and that causes discomfort if it exposes things we’re not happy to see. | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

"The online space is a continuation of the collaborative storytelling experience, but with a networked edge that both connects people from elsewhere, quickly, and then produces artefacts for the next generation of people to continue to engage with, long after the original article’s author(s) have moved on. The story has always been a social construct, released by an author (or authors) to the community. This is just making it visible."

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I like the notion of the web as allowing a return to the oral nature of storytelling where stories chnage and develop with the telling as they are passed on, and also allowing for them to be in print but not locked in terms of both content and time.

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Textbooks of the future: Will you be buying a product ... or a service?

Textbooks of the future: Will you be buying a product ... or a service? | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
The World Bank is currently working with a few countries that are planning for the procurement of lots of digital learning materials.  In some cases, these are billed as 'e-textbooks', replacing in part existing paper-based materials; in other...
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Buying a product or a service has different benefits, outcomes and cost structures. These need to be assessed carefully to derive maximum benefit for student learning.

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The End Of The Scale Economy

The End Of The Scale Economy | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

"Networking The Organization:  In the old industrial economy, enterprises could afford to function as hierarchies.  Orders flowed from the top and were carried out down in the organization.  Employees were paid for carrying out tasks diligently.  Thinking was not required nor was it necessarily encouraged.

These days, the lunatics run the asylum, so management’s primary task is to help them run it right by networking the organization.  Digital technologies, such as Yammer, can be helpful in this regard, but other strategies, such as best practice programs, open office plans and internal training programs can also encourage cross-pollination."

Allan Shaw's insight:

Moving the staff of a school away from 'hierarchy' to 'network' in order to best draw upon the first hand experience and feedback picked up by staff at all levels of dealing direcly with students and parents is important to see work in the next years.

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