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The Rise of Superhero Therapy: Comic Books as Psychological Treatment

The Rise of Superhero Therapy: Comic Books as Psychological Treatment | Leadership, Technology and Learning | Scoop.it
A band of renegade therapists has been treating patients with something a bit unorthodox: superheroes. Just think of them as the Justice League of comic book treatment.
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For $10, Convert Your Smartphone into a Microscope with Photo and Video Capabilities

For $10, Convert Your Smartphone into a Microscope with Photo and Video Capabilities | Leadership, Technology and Learning | Scoop.it
Do science at home with a $10 DIY smartphone microscope. Smartphones as microscopes are cheaper and allow you to take photos and video of your subjects.

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Leadership, Technology and Learning | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2014 2:20 AM

Yes, I agree !

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 28, 4:54 PM

Includes a great podcast

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, February 28, 6:58 PM

We learn by doing, so teaching should ask us to do.

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MainIdea_StudentCentered.pdf

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An excellent summary and guide for leaders in education.  Great tools for our ongoing efforts.

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What is a Leader?

What is a Leader? | Leadership, Technology and Learning | Scoop.it
Leading is simple.  That is the premise of Random Acts of Leadership.  One way to remind us of this is to talk to children about what leadership means and what a leader is.  Kids don't tend to comp...
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Winnipeg student uses iPad to speak first words

Winnipeg student uses iPad to speak first words | Leadership, Technology and Learning | Scoop.it
Eight months ago, seven-year-old Jade Forscutt couldn’t talk to her classmates at Samuel Burland School.

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Marcelo Carusso's curator insight, September 24, 2013 8:50 AM

great !!! 

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, September 24, 2013 11:51 AM

This is wonderful.  The advantages of technology in assisting those with disabilities cannot be underscored enough. You should see what a colleague of my wife is doing with Makey Makey in this regard.

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Principals Must Not Do Other People’s Work (Getting Control of Your Time Part 4) | Andy Johnsen Coaching

Principals Must Not Do Other People’s Work (Getting Control of Your Time Part 4) | Andy Johnsen Coaching | Leadership, Technology and Learning | Scoop.it
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People Do Business With People They Like

People Do Business With People They Like | Leadership, Technology and Learning | Scoop.it
People ultimately choose to do business with people they like, and everyone likes someone who appreciates them. I once read a quote by the ever so brilliant writer known as Anonymous. It states, “People will forget what you said.
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Encouraging Innovation | Social Media Today

Encouraging Innovation | Social Media Today | Leadership, Technology and Learning | Scoop.it
Just 42% of employee thought their managers took the ideas they produced and championed them to senior management, which was a stark contrast to the 75% of managers who believed they did this very well.
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What Makes a Leader?

What Makes a Leader? | Leadership, Technology and Learning | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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11 (Almost) Free Mind Mapping Apps for the iPad

11 (Almost) Free Mind Mapping Apps for the iPad | Leadership, Technology and Learning | Scoop.it
Mind mapping is a method that works for quite a lot of people. Brain storming, idea mapping, thought generation, think tanks - call it what you will. Traditionally done on large pieces of paper, wh...
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Digital Workflow on iPads Using Schoology, Google Apps and Notability


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Maria Persson's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:42 PM

Always useful to find apps to help make the work day more profitable on multiple levels and purposes...thanks Lisa for the great finds!

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The Ten Principles of Permission-Giving

The Ten Principles of Permission-Giving | Leadership, Technology and Learning | Scoop.it
I’ve been asking permission all my life. I raised my hand, in first grade, to ask Mrs. Goodwin for permission to use the restroom. One finger meant I had one thing to do. Two finger meant, well you...
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What Would Happen If You improved Everything by 1%: The Science of Marginal Gains - - The Buffer Blog

What Would Happen If You improved Everything by 1%: The Science of Marginal Gains - - The Buffer Blog | Leadership, Technology and Learning | Scoop.it
In 2010, Dave Brailsford faced a tough job. No British cyclist had ever won the Tour de France, but as the new General Manager and Performance Director for Team Sky (Great Britain’s professional cycling team), that’s what Brailsford was asked to do. His approach was simple. Brailsford believed in a concept that he referred to [...]

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Angie Tarasoff's curator insight, February 16, 2014 9:41 AM

The approach used by Dave Brailsford and Team Sky is one strategy for managing complexity. Instead of focusing on the whole, complex problem, they looked for marginal improvements in many areas. 


The aggregate of these small changes created a significant performance improvement.

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Easy iPad Projects for Elementary Students

This presentation shares project examples, app suggestions, and management tips for creatively and effectively using iPads as a part of the Elementary Classroom

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Viv Hall's curator insight, February 2, 2014 11:01 PM

A great collection of ideas for using iPads in the classroom

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EdofICTJSSALC - SAMR Examples

EdofICTJSSALC - SAMR Examples | Leadership, Technology and Learning | Scoop.it
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Going from S - R, nice overview of the SAMR model.

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How Technology Is Being Used In Special Ed - Edudemic - Edudemic

How Technology Is Being Used In Special Ed - Edudemic - Edudemic | Leadership, Technology and Learning | Scoop.it
One of the more niche areas of education where technology is really making a huge difference for students is in special education. ...

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Ten Steps to Better Student Engagement

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As a teacher, my goal was to go home at the end of each day with more energy than I had at the beginning of the day. Seriously.
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SmartBlog on Education - Small changes are not small change - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs

SmartBlog on Education - Small changes are not small change - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs | Leadership, Technology and Learning | Scoop.it
Is change hard? Is change easy? The answer to both of those questions is “yes.” If you reflect upon all that is done to “change” schools, you would prob
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6 Ways Successful People Stretch Their Comfort Zones

6 Ways Successful People Stretch Their Comfort Zones | Leadership, Technology and Learning | Scoop.it
Truly great entrepreneurs aren't satisfied with comfort. Pushing their own limits is how they get to greatness.
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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | Teaching Strategies | Mentoring Minds

Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | Teaching Strategies | Mentoring Minds | Leadership, Technology and Learning | Scoop.it
Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com.
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How do Finnish kids excel without rote learning and standardized testing?

How do Finnish kids excel without rote learning and standardized testing? | Leadership, Technology and Learning | Scoop.it
The OECD’s PISA studies show Finnish students are among the best in the world in reading, math and science.
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