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Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning | Vol 1 | Iss 1

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A new journal - looking forward to following.

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Does the “school cliff” matter more than the fiscal cliff? | Daniel H. Pink

Does the “school cliff” matter more than the fiscal cliff? | Daniel H. Pink | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
For all the yammering about the fiscal cliff, another cliff might present a more perilous danger -- what the folks at Gallup call the "school cliff." Never
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M Fullan Stratosphere Q2 - YouTube

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Yes, it is hard to teach bored students. What can we do right now to change that?
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Fatima Formariz's curator insight, July 31, 9:33 AM

Engaged students, easier to teach.

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6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom

6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom
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Connected Learners Need Connected Leaders | Mark Carbone | TEDxKitchenerED - YouTube

Connected Learners Need Connected Leaders | Mark Carbone | TEDxKitchenerED - YouTube | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Todays connected learners need connected school and system leaders....
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What is #OSSEMOOC? Take 10 and find out right here.
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7 Characteristics of A Digitally Competent Teacher - Edudemic

7 Characteristics of A Digitally Competent Teacher - Edudemic | Leading Learning | Scoop.it

"What does being a ‘digitally competent’ teacher mean? Does it mean using laptops, smartphones, or tablets in your classroom? Does it mean finding new and interesting ways to use those devices along with apps and web tools?  What level of expertise with technology constitutes ‘competent’? Or does the concept encompass more than that? Do things like digital citizenship, acceptable use policies, digital footprints, and privacy concerns ring a bell.

 

Just like in real life, being well-rounded is important when you’re addressing technology use. Having the ability to say, use an laptop isn’t really enough. The handy infographic below explores what it means to be a digitally competent teacher."


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Clever Learning Tools for Social Media - Champlain College - Google Docs

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Leading Digital Learning - google doc from Alec Couros @courosa

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5 Ways To Influence Change

5 Ways To Influence Change | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
"At the end of the day, what qualifies people to be called 'leaders' is their capacity to influence others to change their behavior in order to achieve important results." Joseph Grenny In a time w...
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Are You Nuts? (Maybe just a little.....)

Are You Nuts? (Maybe just a little.....) | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
As the e-Learning Coordinator for my Board, I have the opportunity to promote online learning and build teacher capacity in this area. I have logged countless, lonely kilometers crisscrossing the B...
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#coslwc2013 #Presentation #workshop - The Networked Leader - Google Docs

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The Quickly Narrowing Gap Between Formal & Informal Learning

The Quickly Narrowing Gap Between Formal & Informal Learning | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
The Quickly Narrowing Gap Between Formal & Informal Learning

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This is an important read.  Great Ken Robinson quote about dangerously irrelevant.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 12, 6:07 PM

According to John Dewey, the objective of education is to connect learning to life. Alfred North Whitehead suggested the only subject needed was Life in all its manifestations.

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Thank you, Grant. The philosophical shift must follow the experience on the ground.
Keaton Toscano's curator insight, April 14, 12:46 AM

Resources are not only becoming more available, but more applicable as well! Maybe the way of the future is not sitting in a classroom, but that would require more self-directed learners... and there is a lack of such in my experience, at least in the commonly recognized academic fields. Everyone has their own interests, whether inside or outside the classic realm of academia, but maybe that's a distinction worth respecting.

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism | Hybrid Pedagogy.com

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism | Hybrid Pedagogy.com | Leading Learning | Scoop.it

Educational theory and practice have begun to appear more frequently in the popular press. Terms such as collaborative learning, project-based learning, metacognition, inquiry-based learning, and so on, might be new to some audiences, but they have a relatively long and well-documented history for many educators. The most widely-known and promising pedagogical approach is constructivism grounded on the work of Piaget, Vygotsky, and Bruner. Given how it has transformed my own understanding of pedagogy, teaching, and learning, constructionism seems ripe for a similar resurgence — like a phoenix rising from the ashes of Taylorization and standardized testing. Constructionism brings creativity, tinkering, exploring, building, and presentation to the forefront of the learning process.

 

 

Over the last decade my teaching has undergone a dramatic transformation as I played with many methods for getting my students to learn not only through doing, but also through creating. Initially this interest was sparked by a belief that targeting the highest level of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised) would lead to mastery in all the other cognitive domains. Later it was bolstered by an interest in creating more collaborative learning opportunities for my students.

 

 

I also felt passionately that anything my students create should have an authentic audience. I realized, after reading the works of influential writing theorist Peter Elbow, that when they wrote essays for me, they were writing to be judged, not writing to inform. Elbow argued that:

 

"When students write for teachers, they are writing ‘uphill’ in the authority dimension: instead of having the normal language-using experience of trying to communicate ‘across’ to others in order to tell them what’s on their mind, they are having the experience of trying to communicate ‘up’ to someone whose only reason for reading is to judge the acceptability of what they wrote and how they wrote it."

 

My first experiment was in having them write essays for their classmates, and although it was a vast improvement, still the audience seemed less than authentic.

 

Fortunately, my efforts to transform the way I teach came at the same time we were experiencing the societal shift from information consumerism to a production and remix culture. Now my students could write for a truly authentic audience through blogs, wikis, and websites.

 

As I strove to facilitate learning through creating, I realized that text-based creations were only the surface and started to build learning experiences in which my students explored and leveraged the wealth of creativity tools which were freely available online, including podcasting, screencasting, online presentation, mindmapping, animation, and infographic tools.

 

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Will Gourley's curator insight, January 25, 9:46 PM

Another amazing reason to follow Hybrid Pedagogy

Sanford Arbogast's curator insight, January 27, 9:14 AM

I prefer the Connectivist approach, but if we can move the masses out of the 19th century education model and into the early 20th model that is a ste in the right direction.

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A Great New Technology Integration Matrix for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great New Technology Integration Matrix for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
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Moving forward with technology integration into learning in the classroom.

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#BLC14 Building Learning Communities: Sharing My Notes

#BLC14 Building Learning Communities: Sharing My Notes | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Alan November's Building Learning Communities in Boston is one of my favorite conference. The sheer stimulation to my thinking and creativity, the networking with so many brilliant minds, the shari...
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Hashtags, Twitter Chats and TweetDeck for Education

Hashtags, Twitter Chats and TweetDeck for Education | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Twitter chats are one of the best ways for educators to connect with other educators, exchange and debate ideas, ask for help and provide assistance, find new resources and take action. The challen...
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Examining the Mindset..

Examining the Mindset.. | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
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8 Characteristics of Great School Leaders ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Characteristics of Great School Leaders ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Leading Learning | Scoop.it

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5 Characteristics of an Innovative Organization - The Principal of Change

5 Characteristics of an Innovative Organization - The Principal of Change | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
As the year has wrapped up for most North American schools, I look back at my year and realize how blessed I am to not only be able to travel the world and share my experience with others, but also...

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Educator as a Maker Educator

Educator as a Maker Educator | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
The following materials are being used to present to educators the idea that implementing maker education requires a different mindset, and often different roles and skills of the educator. To acce...
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Collaborative Inquiry | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

Collaborative Inquiry | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
It is ironic that, with all we know about the benefits of collaborative, inquiry-based learning for students, we struggle to create the same rich learning opportunities for teachers.
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7 Daily Rituals Of Highly Effective Leaders

7 Daily Rituals Of Highly Effective Leaders | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Lolly Daskal, president and founder of Lead From Within, presents seven rituals that great leaders are doing wholeheartedly to make each day count.
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I passed over this to begin with, but after digging deeper into it, there are some great insights.
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Finnish Lessons: What We Learned from Pasi Sahlberg | Citizens for Public Schools

Finnish Lessons: What We Learned from Pasi Sahlberg | Citizens for Public Schools | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
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A fabulous talk by Pasi Sahlberg.

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Lubricating The Wheels Of Technology In Education

Lubricating The Wheels Of Technology In Education | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
VideoMy eldest son starting high school this year has given me a fascinating inside view on technology as it applies to education. I'm of the perfect age to have started my high school education sans computers, but to have ended it with at least the start of technology becoming more [...]
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How can we leverage the Ontario Provincial vLE for anytime, anywhere learning?

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Connected Educators, Leaders and Schools

Connected Educators, Leaders and Schools | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Connected students need connected teachers. Connected teachers need backing from connected administrators. Connected administrators create and support connected schools! What do I mean by connected...
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Absolutely the best page outlining why leaders need to connect.

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