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What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"?

What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"? | Learn2Learn | Scoop.it
Recently, I've been noticing that a lot of instructors are under the impression that they are successfully integrating technology, when in fact they are simply using technology. Although this might...

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An important distinction when considering 1:1.

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Monica Lamelas's curator insight, April 8, 2013 10:47 PM

Something to reflect on as we aim to integrate more technology into our course offerings.

Rebecca Ferlazzo's curator insight, May 12, 2013 9:27 PM

An important point to remember when we are considering using technology in the classroom. The integration of technology can be a help in the classroom while simply using technology can become a hinderance. So where do we make that distinction? 

James Buchanan's curator insight, June 5, 2013 11:47 PM

This article is about digital technology and how it is used and integrated. Are we truly USING technology when it is not integrated? When we ask for assessment that is presented with powerpoint, for example, we could just as easily ask them to write it in a book or make a poster. Digital technology should be used to facilitate collaboration and build high level thinking skills, that is how learning occurs.

 

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The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now

The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now | Learn2Learn | Scoop.it

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Love this. professional Learning Teams can benefit from this.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 13, 2013 9:49 PM

If you had to come up with the seven most "compelling trends" in education today what would they be? This graphic shows one view of the trends. The ones listed are:

* Digital & Research Literacy 

* Shifts from Standards to Habits

* Game-Based Learning and Gamification

* Connectivism

* Transparency

* Place-Based Education

* Self-Directed Learning and Play

For more information on these check out the original post.

Nancy Jones's comment, March 14, 2013 11:53 AM
Love it. Thanks, as always , for sharing all this great stuff:)
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What Happens When Students Are Exceptional At Nothing?

What Happens When Students Are Exceptional At Nothing? | Learn2Learn | Scoop.it

"By design, classrooms push students toward learning targets. This is what we’re learning, and when you can do this, I’ll know that you’ve learned it.


In this outcomes-based environment, “success” is determined by attainment–reaching a certain “level,” or being able to provide evidence of understanding. Everyone in the classroom is reaching towards the same target, often with the same way of demonstrating their understanding."


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Vision for the Future: The Other 21st Century Skills

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"Having a vision for the future is an natural extension of Hope and Optimism, another 21st century skill I proposed.  A vision for the future enhances hope and optimism. To clarify, having a vision for the future is identifying and taking steps toward fulfilling one’s dream.  It goes beyond and is qualitatively different than identifying what one wants to be when one grows up or thinking about college.  It is about dreams."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 13, 4:08 PM

As we look at education today ask yourself does the process support students ability to dream their vision? Do we promote a vision of the future as they move through the school system (and think K - 16)?

This post explores these issues and provides resources to help you explore them.

Find a link to Seth Godin's book Stop Stealing Dreams (What is School For?). Check out a video where students share their dream of the future. Consider the guiding questions provided to help your students think about the future (and see two answers from students in Grades 5-6). There are many resources to help you and your class think about this issue and how it relates to the 21st century.

Margaret Driscoll, Learning Organization Librarian's curator insight, February 14, 11:03 AM

Again, for all ages of learners.

Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 3:51 PM

From my experience foundation level (bridging to degree and below) students who have a clear sense of direction (vocational) are generally more motivated and engaged than those who don't know who they are, what types of vocations they are suited to and how to get there. 

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How Digital Writing Is Making Kids Smarter

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Writing used to be strictly an in-school activity. Now, kids do 40 percent of their writing outside of school. Called “life writing,” young adults’ social writing spans texts, tweets, social media, and blogs -- and all of it’s making kids more literate.


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Fits in well with discussions on the role of technology affecting writing in NAPLAN.

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16s3d's curator insight, November 1, 2013 9:02 AM

Histoire de recadrer les pessismistes et passéistes: l'écriture est plus que jamais vivace!

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, November 1, 2013 4:28 PM

I can't believe kids are doing more than 40% of their writing outside of school. "Life writing" may make grammar teachers cringe, but at least students are engaging with others and sharing ideas in this format.

Catherine Byrd Bushby's curator insight, June 21, 10:13 PM

That's why we need to bring social writing into school.

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1,661 pulp novels as free e-books

1,661 pulp novels as free e-books | Learn2Learn | Scoop.it
I don't remember how I found out about Munseys. It's a website with links to thousands of out-of-print books, with over 1,500 pulp era novels. (RT @BoingBoing: This cool website offers more than 1500 pulp era novels as free e-books.
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Catharine Bramkamp's curator insight, October 9, 2013 6:38 PM

These aren't necessarily detective stories, but my mother remembers mentioning   detective novels as a literary genre in her Stanford 1955 English class, and was completely shut down.  Now there is a whole class at the university devoted to the dective novel.  She feels vindicated.  You never know the jewels you may find in the past!

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1963: A Turbulent, Pivotal Year, Seen Through LIFE Magazine Covers | LIFE | TIME.com

1963: A Turbulent, Pivotal Year, Seen Through LIFE Magazine Covers | LIFE | TIME.com | Learn2Learn | Scoop.it
A gallery of LIFE magazine covers from 1963 -- a year that played a key role in shaping America's view of itself and the world in the 1960s.
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A valuable resource for Year 10 History.

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Instructional Coaching - Instructional Coaching - Questions for Unmistakable Impact

Teresa Simmons sent me these questions for those who are discussing Unmistakable Impact. I think ...
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Sitting and listening to Jim Knight, we are discussing engagement and the value of PLT. "Why are we here?" requires an authenticity of purpose and interactions. An impact school is grounded in teachers' principles and how open we are to help.

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iPads in the classroom – A development of a taxonomy for the use of iPads in schools

The investigation shows that almost all objectives, teaching tasks and concepts of thecurriculum can be promoted with the aid of tablet computers. Nevertheless, a lot ofprerequisites in terms of hardware and software are required for a successful integration of tablets. In addition, there are some drawbacks, such as the lack of teacher training and slower text production.


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Interesting research.

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Deborah Sarmir's comment, May 18, 2013 9:45 AM
I agree, teacher training is a big component that must be in place in order for this initiative to be successful.
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 18, 2013 2:28 PM

A useful ebook for integrating iPads into the classroom

Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 20, 2013 11:22 AM

I am once again grateful for all of the educators willing to share resources with the rest of us.  Nik has provided an insightful publication on the use of iPads in the classroom. 

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The Internet May Not Be Doing Our Brains Much Good [Video]

The Internet May Not Be Doing Our Brains Much Good [Video] | Learn2Learn | Scoop.it

"Working on the Internet every day, you start to have certain suspicions about how it affects the way you think and process information. Turns out, there's something to that."


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Rachel Hall's curator insight, May 9, 2013 12:00 AM

the good and the bad....

Tracy Shaw's curator insight, May 9, 2013 4:27 PM

Thought provoking book ------ taking time to 'unplug' is really a necessity we need to model for students.

Ken Morrison's comment, May 12, 2013 9:44 PM
Brilliant! Thanks for sharing. Also, congrats on your scoop.it score of 92!
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Adverts pulled from TV after public backlash

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A pharmaceutical company has withdrawn adverts linking children's dietary supplements and NAPLAN test results after just two days following a public backlash.
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Another fine example of assessment driving education and the public scrutiny of "benchmark" exams in Australia.

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The 5 Features of Science Inquiry: What Questions Do You Have?

The 5 Features of Science Inquiry: What Questions Do You Have? | Learn2Learn | Scoop.it
A few months ago, I wrote about the National Research Council's 5 features of science inquiry:


Learner Engages in Scientifically Oriented Questions
Learner Gives Priority to Evidence in Respondi
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Is it a matter of losing control or changing our perspective on learning?

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10 Apps For More Organized Project-Based Learning

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These 10 apps for iPad and Android will help you organize project-based learning in your classroom.
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Using 1:1 iPads! PBLs the way to go!

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Are Finnish Children Better Prepared for the 21st Century?

Are Finnish Children Better Prepared for the 21st Century? | Learn2Learn | Scoop.it

In America, it has become apparent that some children are graduating college without the skills and abilities that they need in order to be successful in today’s rapidly changing world...

 

The truth is, Finnish children seem to be developing some skills earlier than American children.  For example, when children walk themselves to school in the morning at the ripe old age of 7 (several kilometers, through snow & ice, and uphill both ways, of course) do they really need to focus on independent thinking in the classroom?  Students are known to come home after school and remain unsupervised for several hours until a parent returns from work.  These kids live independence!


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Inquiry Based Learning or PBL is fundamental to the success of embedding 21st Century Skills If we want students to become critical thinkers then we need to give them the room pedagogically to make mistakes, explore their own understandings and be independent learners. 

 

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The Arts | Asia Education Foundation

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A range of units of work explore Asia through dance, drama, music, media arts and visual arts


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An innovative way to access the AC

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, May 16, 2013 11:36 AM

Some very creatives ideas to integrate The Arts with AC Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia

jfraley0032's curator insight, July 22, 2013 9:41 PM

Could be useful in showing the culture of Asia in my classroom

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Confronting the Cult of Objectivity - CounterPunch

Confronting the Cult of Objectivity - CounterPunch | Learn2Learn | Scoop.it
Confronting the Cult of Objectivity CounterPunch Objectivity could have value as a pedagogical approach, if it was defined as attempting to provide students with an accurate understanding of how the world really works (independent of political...
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An interesting perspective on the post-modern debate in English and History.

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Download the SOLE Toolkit

Download the SOLE Toolkit | Learn2Learn | Scoop.it

Specifically designed for you, this step-by-step guide will prepare you to ignite the fire of curiosity in kids at home, in school or at after-school programs.


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, November 19, 2013 4:56 AM

Let's think about th use of digital tool and get rid of infoxication

Mirjana Podvorac's curator insight, November 20, 2013 7:19 PM

Self organized learning environment - SOLE, a valuable tool kit! 

Jesús Arribi's curator insight, November 26, 2013 6:34 AM
Interesting ideas not just for kids (8-12 years old) but for any educational level, including Vocational Trainning.
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When To Put The Tech Away In Your 1:1 (or Any) Classroom

When To Put The Tech Away In Your 1:1 (or Any) Classroom | Learn2Learn | Scoop.it

We’d had enough technology, and now it was time to re-engage as a class. Clearly, the iMacs had become a deterrent to learning rather than a catalyst, so it was time to re-group. Would I recommend the above strategy to middle or high school students?


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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 13, 2013 7:55 PM

Really interesting article about ensuring the learning is at the forefront, not the technology. When should we get the tech out of the way?

The Rice Process's curator insight, October 18, 2013 8:42 AM

Great article.  Finding the right balance is the key. 

Janelle Odate's curator insight, October 19, 2013 2:54 AM

Sounds interesting in today's world where technology seems to be pushing everything.

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The Higher Education and K-12 Conversation | Profession | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

The Higher Education and K-12 Conversation | Profession | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Learn2Learn | Scoop.it

by Karen Young

 

When we think about K-12 and higher education, educators think of them as two separate entities. Within K-12, we divide it further; primary, junior, intermediate, and senior. These artificial silos create barriers to sharing professionally about the biggest questions in education: how do students learn and what is learning? How do we recognize learning when we see it? Through a series of multiple choice tests or through the creation of a product? Is our job still to stuff into our students’ heads as much content as possible, or is it to help students learn how to plan and then create? The education system at all levels is being radically changed by social media, and the artificial barriers we’ve constructed over time are shifting, perhaps eventually to disappear.


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An insightful blog on where education is headed.

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Solo Taxonomy and MentorMob: A Match Made in Heaven? - MentorMob Blog

Solo Taxonomy and MentorMob: A Match Made in Heaven? - MentorMob Blog | Learn2Learn | Scoop.it
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Co-constructed rubrics are key to helping students understanding their own learning.

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Why Schools Must Move Beyond One-to-One Computing

Why Schools Must Move Beyond One-to-One Computing | Learn2Learn | Scoop.it

As many schools and districts are now rushing to buy every student a digital device, I’m concerned that most one-to-one implementation strategies are based on the new tool as the focus of the program. Unless we break out of this limited vision that one-to-one computing is about the device, we are doomed to waste our resources.


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A challenging point of view considering SAPSS rush into technology at the moment.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 28, 2013 6:53 AM

Many of the points being made in this article really apply across most application of technology in learning. It's far too often about the hardware rather than the functionality.

Larry Davies's curator insight, June 3, 2013 8:03 AM

Pedagogy before technology. Always.

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With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking In Class?

With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking In Class? | Learn2Learn | Scoop.it

"Important research compiled on the effects of students multitasking while learning shows that they are losing depth of learning, getting mentally fatigued, and are weakening their ability to transfer what they have learned to other subjects and situations."


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This is a no brainer, we just need to make sure students get the message.

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Stunning Satellite Images of Earth | TIME.com

Stunning Satellite Images of Earth | TIME.com | Learn2Learn | Scoop.it
Exclusive timelapse: See climate change, deforestation and urban sprawl unfold as Earth evolves over 30 years.

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Wow!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 12, 2013 10:57 PM

How did this come to be? The Landsat program. “Two generations, eight satellites and millions of pictures later, the space agency, along with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), has accumulated a stunning catalog of images that, when riffled through and stitched together, create a high-definition slide show of our rapidly changing Earth. TIME is proud to host the public unveiling of these images from orbit, which for the first time date all the way back to 1984.”

Google has taken these “choppy images” and upgraded them into stunning videos with incredible details (more information on this is at the website). TIME has also created a story that utilizes the videos and text to help understand the story they tell.
* Chapter 1 – Satellite Story

* Chapter 2 – Extreme Resources

* Chapter 3 – Climate Change

* Chapter 4 – Urban Explosion

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and these moving images tell a story that is often hard to understand. If we are interested in learning more about how we have impacted our planet this is a great resource.

luiy's curator insight, May 13, 2013 9:17 AM
TIME and Space | By Jeffrey Kluger

Spacecraft and telescopes are not built by people interested in what’s going on at home. Rockets fly in one direction: up. Telescopes point in one direction: out. Of all the cosmic bodies studied in the long history of astronomy and space travel, the one that got the least attention was the one that ought to matter most to us—Earth.

That changed when NASA created the Landsat program, a series of satellites that would perpetually orbit our planet, looking not out but down. Surveillance spacecraft had done that before, of course, but they paid attention only to military or tactical sites. Landsat was a notable exception, built not for spycraft but for public monitoring of how the human species was altering the surface of the planet. Two generations, eight satellites and millions of pictures later, the space agency, along with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), has accumulated a stunning catalog of images that, when riffled through and stitched together, create a high-definition slide show of our rapidly changing Earth. TIME is proud to host the public unveiling of these images from orbit, which for the first time date all the way back to 1984.

Over here is Dubai, growing from sparse desert metropolis to modern, sprawling megalopolis. Over there are the central-pivot irrigation systems turning the sands of Saudi Arabia into an agricultural breadbasket — a surreal green-on-brown polka-dot pattern in the desert. Elsewhere is the bad news: the high-speed retreat of Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska; the West Virginia Mountains decapitated by the mining industry; the denuded forests of the Amazon, cut to stubble by loggers.

Tracy Shaw's curator insight, May 13, 2013 12:07 PM

Incredible images showing not only deforestation, but increase in urban sprawl & vanishing glaciers. 

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Radical Learners - Keep Learning

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Keep Learning
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Jim Knight's understanding of the role of instructional coaching is that reflective practice to improve pedagogy is a must. The "highest impact" upon the learner is to ask yourself "why am I doing this?"

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Enhanced Learning in First-Year Sciences | Faculty of Sciences

The University of Adelaide provides quality service and support to its community through the efforts of a range of departments. This site includes academic faculties, research centres, learning support and administrative departments.
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Big Questions for inquiry into science creates an obligation for the teacher to allow students to learn by doing rather than a constuctivist approach from the front of the room. Technology and blended learning to support the inquiry  is also essential for the promotion of critical thinking.  

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What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"?

What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"? | Learn2Learn | Scoop.it
Recently, I've been noticing that a lot of instructors are under the impression that they are successfully integrating technology, when in fact they are simply using technology. Although this might...

Via Beth Dichter
Darren Smith's insight:

An important distinction when considering 1:1.

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Monica Lamelas's curator insight, April 8, 2013 10:47 PM

Something to reflect on as we aim to integrate more technology into our course offerings.

Rebecca Ferlazzo's curator insight, May 12, 2013 9:27 PM

An important point to remember when we are considering using technology in the classroom. The integration of technology can be a help in the classroom while simply using technology can become a hinderance. So where do we make that distinction? 

James Buchanan's curator insight, June 5, 2013 11:47 PM

This article is about digital technology and how it is used and integrated. Are we truly USING technology when it is not integrated? When we ask for assessment that is presented with powerpoint, for example, we could just as easily ask them to write it in a book or make a poster. Digital technology should be used to facilitate collaboration and build high level thinking skills, that is how learning occurs.