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10 Things School Leaders Do to Kill a Teacher's Enthusiasm for Technology

10 Things School Leaders Do to Kill a Teacher's Enthusiasm for Technology | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"An alternative title for this list might be, '10 Things a 21st Century School Leader Will Not Do to Discourage Teachers from Engaging in the Use of Technology.'"

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What Internet Users Know about Technology and the Web

What Internet Users Know about Technology and the Web | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Three-quarters of online Americans know which is bigger, a megabyte or a kilobyte, but only 9% are able to correctly identify the first widely popular graphical web browser. How much do you know about the web and digital technology?
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The 'Maker Movement' Has a Place in All Disciplines

The 'Maker Movement' Has a Place in All Disciplines | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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"This maker movement isn’t necessarily something new. For years in my library, I have allowed opportunities for my students to play and tinker with reading and writing." 

 

"The word makerspace, for me, is really simply a metaphor for enabling opportunities for your students to create, imagine, and build, and what better springboard for that than stories? Stories fuel and ignite the imagination."

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From the article:

"This maker movement isn’t necessarily something new. For years in my library, I have allowed opportunities for my students to play and tinker with reading and writing." 


"The word makerspace, for me, is really simply a metaphor for enabling opportunities for your students to create, imagine, and build, and what better springboard for that than stories? Stories fuel and ignite the imagination."

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Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom

Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Recently, a project I spent some time on last spring and summer came to life. Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom is now available for free download as a PDF or a 99 cent eBook via the Ama...

Via Stephanie Sandifer, David Mackzum, Ed.D.
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Jeffrey Miles's curator insight, March 17, 2014 11:05 PM

I am interested in connected learning, and how it will change the future of the classroom

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, March 17, 2014 11:16 PM

Free PDF - Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom. 

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Learn to Code, Code to Learn

Learn to Code, Code to Learn | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In this demo-filled talk MIT's Mitch Resnick, one of the main creators of the kids coding program called Scratch, outlines the benefits of teaching kids to
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The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Century Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Century Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

It is true that the work is subjective but at least it captures the essence  of the transformational change that has befell education in the 21st century . Check it out below and share with us what you think of it. Enjoy


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How to Actually Practice Multi-Tasking

How to Actually Practice Multi-Tasking | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Multi-tasking can be done effectively if it involves simple tasks that operate on completely different channels in our brain. For example, listening to the news while folding laundry.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, March 27, 2013 10:38 PM

"Task-layering" appears to be a kind of multi-tasking that works -- as opposed to the kind that degrades performance on each of the tasks we try to accomplish simultaneously.

Peter Skillen's curator insight, April 2, 2013 7:52 AM

What I find interesting is the work Benjamin Bergen describes in Louder Than Words. http://www.louderthanwordsbook.com/ People often ask can we multitask as if there is a 'yes' or 'no' answer. Clearly, situations matter. Bergen points to research that suggests if we visualize or imagine certain activities - like hitting a baseball - the same regions of the brain are activated and engaged as if we were actually hitting that baseball. So even though we might expect the visual region to light up because we are 'seeing' something in our mind's eye, it is actually a motor region that is engaged. This, therefore, impacts our multitasking abilities for another 'motor' task. --> I love the rich texture of these ideas.

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:25 AM

Hmmmm. 

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Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine

Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 338 billion archived web pages.
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The Emotional Cycle of Digital Interactivity

The Emotional Cycle of Digital Interactivity | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The Emotional Cycle of Digital Interactivity


Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Jack Patterson, Dennis T OConnor, Gust MEES, Gianfranco D'Aversa, Louise Robinson-Lay, Rosário Durão, Fred Zimny, janlgordon, k3hamilton, Tuba Angay-Crowder
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Thanks Jumun Gimm for this pointer!
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What To Do If Your School Bans Useful Websites

What To Do If Your School Bans Useful Websites | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Today is Banned Website Awareness Day, and all across the country, educators are doing their part to raise awareness of how overly restrictive blocking of educational websites affects student learning.

The dialogue around filtering must also include bring-your-own-device policies, appropriate use of social media in schools, and overall responsible use of technology in school. Each of these issues plays an important part in the equation that influences school policy around filtering websites. For example, do students and teachers use social media sites like Edmodo or even Facebook for class purposes? Are educational videos on YouTube part of teachers’ curriculum? In large school districts, does it make sense to have individual school policies? Are students allowed to use their cell phones?

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Dispelling the Myths About 1:1 Environments

In my last post, I shared what we learned last year during our 1:1 iPad and Google Apps for Education launches. In this post, I’d like to dispel myths about 1:1 environments.
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Racism in the Digital Era :: racismreview.com

This is a short video (5:27) explaining how racism operates in the digital era. The danger may not be what you think it is.

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The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Teaching Online

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Teaching Online | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

“Be sure to build in tasks that generate peer-to-peer interaction and sharing; those where participants create something their peers can use and benefit from tend to be most successful.”


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Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, January 18, 6:14 AM

This is a fairly basic list of ideas, but could be useful for an initial "checklist". For most of them, there will be associated research and when using "tips" it's always good to be critical and search for other points of view. “Be sure to build in tasks that generate peer-to-peer interaction and sharing; those where participants create something their peers can use and benefit from tend to be most successful" - good point, which has several underlying theoretical principles to back it up.

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NMC Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Edition | The New Media Consortium

NMC Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Edition | The New Media Consortium | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
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"The New Media Consortium, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), with the support of HP, produced the NMC Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Edition. This fifth edition in the annual K-12 series of the NMC Horizon Project examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry within the environment of pre-college education. Six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, as well as key trends and challenges expected to continue over the same period, giving educators, school administrators, and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning."

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Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
RT @medkh9: Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers http://t.co/oNJ61uKzLV
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The 11 Skills Underlying The 21st Century New Literacies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 11 Skills Underlying The 21st Century New Literacies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The 11 Skills Underlying The 21st Century New Literacies http://t.co/RXgDbJ4i9O
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What Teachers Need to Know About 'Networked' Teens

What Teachers Need to Know About 'Networked' Teens | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Middle school teacher Jody Passassini says that youth researcher danah boyd's new book dispels many preconceived notions about teens and technology.

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BUILDING THE MACHINE - The Common Core Documentary - YouTube

http://www.CommonCoreMovie.com http://www.facebook.com/BuildingtheMachine http://www.twitter.com/CommonCoreMovie To request a public screening copy of the fi...
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This is a MUST-watch. Please share widely.

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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom - Edutopia

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom - Edutopia | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the following is most likely to be true?"


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A Flow Chart that Describes SAMR

A Flow Chart that Describes SAMR | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

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Sue Alexander's curator insight, May 3, 2013 9:33 AM

As our schools move to 1:1, BYOD, flipped or hybrid digital learning environments, this model gives clear guidance on the different levels of integration. Thanks to Beth Dichter's timely Scoop, I will begin my 1:1 journey with a clear pathway to success.

Gust MEES's curator insight, May 23, 8:07 AM

A Flow Chart that Describes SAMR


Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 23, 9:39 AM

Great visual that captures how technology can be implemented in a classroom.  This may help teachers wanting to begin this journey and who are unsure of how to take those first steps toward full integration.

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Brainy Approaches to Learning | Students at the...

Brainy Approaches to Learning | Students at the... | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
We know that each student is unique, but what about each student's brain? This new Students at the Center infographic draws on the research from Mind, Brain, and Education to depict the brain science behind student-centered approaches to learning.
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Nieman Reports- Our ‘Deep Reading’ Brain: Its Digital Evolution Poses Questions

Nieman Reports- Our ‘Deep Reading’ Brain: Its Digital Evolution Poses Questions | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
‘The reading circuit’s very plasticity is also its Achilles’ heel.

 

"Will we lose the “deep reading” brain in a digital culture? No one knows—yet."

 

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The Scoop on MOOCs | HASTAC

With the Chronicle of Higher Education’s recent story, “MOOC Mania,” even more people are talking about MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses – and a lot of this dialogue is happening right here on www.hastac.org. Check out the links below for insightful posts on MOOCs and how to use them to revolutionize teaching and learning.

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The Ultimate Guide To Flipping Your Classroom (Part 1)

The Ultimate Guide To Flipping Your Classroom (Part 1) | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The Flipped Classroom is a learning model where students are exposed to new ideas at home–often through videos–and then work applications of that learning at school–an approach that reverses, or “flips” the old approach.

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