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K-12 Technology Tools & 2012 Trends Report - Use of Technology ...

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... discussed in the report are interactive whiteboards, projectors, document cameras, desktop computers, laptop/netbook computers, tablet computers/iPads, ereaders, MP3 players/iPods, smartphones and student response systems/clickers.
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How Are Learning Analytics Being Used in Education? | Emerging ...

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Guest writer Andrianes Pinantoan sheds some light on this emerging education technology.
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Computers, Learning Professionals, and their Roles in Curation

"Who Qualifies as a Curator?

Part of the reason curation is such a popular term right now is that the definition of curation has been changed by technology. Years ago 'curation' was a specialized field that was found only in places like museums, performed by individuals who have studied their field and the techniques of curation for years.

The definition of curator has expanded in recent years, largely in line with the expansion of social media technologies. The fact is, if you're reading this post on the Learning Circuits Blog, chances are you already are a curator, whether your realize it or not....."

"If you aren't already enhancing your learning and performance strategies via curation, you should be enhancing your awareness and skill sets in this area. It isn't so much a matter of 'If' your learning and performance programs will be impacted by curation; it's a matter of 'When'."


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Curators Key Requirement: Critical Thinking

Robin Good: Critical thinking is a key strategic skill needed by any serious professional curator. 

 

"Critical thinking provides the keys for our own intellectual independence..." and it helps to move away from "rashy conclusions, mystification and reluctance to question received wisdom, authority and tradition" while learning how to adopt "intellectual discipline" and a way to express clearly ideas while taking personal responsibility for them.

 

Key takeaways from this video:

 

Critical thinking refers to a diverse range of intellectual skills and activities concerned with "evaluating information" as well as our own thought in a disciplined way.
  Critical thinking is not just thinking a lot. To be an effective critical thinker you need to seek out and be guided by "knowledge" and "evidence" that fits with reality even if it refutes what the general consensus may want to believe.
  Critical thinkers cultivate an attitude of curiosity and they are willing to do the work required to keep themselves informed about a subject.
  Critical thinkers do not take claims at face value but utilize scepticism and doubt to suspend judgement and objectively evaluate with facts the claims being made.
  Critical thinkers should evaluate information on the basis of reasoning and not by relying on emotions as claims the factuality of a claim cannot be solely based on the level of emotion that accompanies them or the fact that they may be believed by certain groups.

 

Highly recommended for all curators. 9/10

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OLPL5p0fMg 

 


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Beth Kanter's comment, February 21, 2012 8:56 PM
Thank you for sharing this video and the importance of critical thinking. It is so easy to get into the mindless consumption trap and making ourselves slow down, read, think, question, and seek is so important. It is all about the resisting the urge to click, but to hit the pause button and make yourself think
Mayra Aixa Villar's comment, February 22, 2012 7:14 AM
Grazie come sempre, Robin! You always share valuable information and this video is a great source to reflect on the importance of critical thinking to refine thought processes when curating content. Content curation certainly requires and develops "better thinking".
Gregory Thackston's curator insight, March 17, 2013 1:54 PM

Critical thinking is a key component in addressing autonomous adversity and the need to collaborate in decision making.

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8 Ways To Build Your Personal Learning Network With Twitter, Google Plus, And More | Fast Company

8 Ways To Build Your Personal Learning Network With Twitter, Google Plus, And More | Fast Company | Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
The following is excerpted from The Edupunks' Guide, a free ebook by Fast Company senior writer Anya Kamenetz. You can download the PDF here and a plain-text ereader version here. For more on edupunk, watch the DIY U video here.
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From at-risk to high-performing, West Lowndes Elementary beats the odds - The Commercial Dispatch

From at-risk to high-performing, West Lowndes Elementary beats the odds - The Commercial Dispatch | Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
The Commercial DispatchFrom at-risk to high-performing, West Lowndes Elementary beats the oddsThe Commercial Dispatch... then made sure the library was well-stocked with what their young readers wanted.
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If you don’t have a PLN, you don’t know what you’re missing!!

If you don’t have a PLN, you don’t know what you’re missing!! | Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Recently I was asked to write an article for an upcoming edition of Connections, a quarterly newsletter produced by the Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS), a business unit of Education Se...

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Education Week Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook: The Master's Degree Effect?

Education Week Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook: The Master's Degree Effect? | Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress show that students whose teachers hold master's degrees score higher on the NAEP math and reading exams than those whose teachers have only bachelor's degrees.
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In Socrates' Wake: Getting beyond 'learning styles'

Can 'learning styles' actually hamper students' learning? This article, based on research, shows that there may actually be a detrimental effect.
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Athabasca University Press - The Theory and Practice of Online Learning

Athabasca University Press - The Theory and Practice of Online Learning | Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
AU Press publishes scholarly monographs, journals and websites.
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Jenny Pesina's comment, March 29, 2012 1:36 PM
Thanks, Ana Crisina - looks like a very useful book to have on hand!
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Fun Failure: How to Make Learning Irresistible

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By Anne Collier

Failure is a positive act of creativity,” Katie Salen said. Scientists, artists, engineers, and even entrepreneurs know this as adults. But in schools, the notion of failure is complicated.

Salen, executive director of the Institute of Play and founder of Quest to Learn, the first public school based on the principles of game design in the U.S., explained how failure can be a motivating agent for learning in her presentation at SXSW....


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Piaget & Vygotsky in 90 seconds

Compares the developmental learning theories of Piaget and Vygotsky. The video was made for a graduate education class at Texas Tech University to assess stu...
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Welsh Government | Independent review of Digital Classroom Teaching Task and Finish Group

Welsh Government | Independent review of Digital Classroom Teaching Task and Finish Group | Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it

"The Minister for Education and Skills, Leighton Andrews AM, commissioned a review of digital classroom teaching in September 2011.
He set up an external task and finish group to lead the review. The aim was to identify 'which digital classroom delivery aspects should be adopted to transform learning and teaching' for those aged 3 to 19."

 

Includes a link to the report: 

 

Find it, make it, use it, share it: learning in digital Wales

 

which has many references to the importance of Information Literacy in education


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Show me the histogram!: Best practices in Peer Instruction

Show me the histogram!: Best practices in Peer Instruction | Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Late on a Friday afternoon, I stood in front of 30 exhausted graduate students in a social science course I teach at Teachers College, Columbia University. Knowing that I had the perfect thing to p...
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How to Use Understanding by Design (UbD) in Classroom Teaching — Knoji

How to Use Understanding by Design (UbD) in Classroom Teaching — Knoji | Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Learn about how you can teach in the classroom using Understanding by Design or UbD.
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20 Hottest Hashtags for Teachers on Twitter - Best Colleges Online

20 Hottest Hashtags for Teachers on Twitter - Best Colleges Online | Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
These 20 hashtags offer teachers a convenient way to become part of chats and discussions that share the absolute latest in education news, resources, and ideas.
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21st Century Learning/Teaching: PLN (personal learning network ...

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Will Richardson and Rob Mancabelli have a hit with their most recent book, Personal Learning Networks - Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education. Here is a link to the resources and examples in the book.
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Re-envisioning Modern Pedagogy: Educators as Curators

Presentation given at SXSWedu on March 6, 2012.

 


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Inspire Connect Engage Create...This topic is about questioning and self talk. A new study has shown that self questioning (can I do it?) rather than self- affirmation (I can do it) improves results.

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Opening Minds - Stenhouse Publishers

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Opening Minds,Sometimes a single word changes everything.
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What Neuroscience Tells Us About Deepening Learning

What Neuroscience Tells Us About Deepening Learning | Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
A veteran teacher offers a neuroscientific perspective on helping students forge long-term memories that boost their future learning.
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Education Week Teacher: News and Information for Teacher Leaders

Education Week Teacher: News and Information for Teacher Leaders | Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it
Online artIcles for teachers interested in continuing to learn.
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Connectivism - Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology

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Why Boys and Girls Learn Differently

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Is your son's fidgeting and wriggling driving you to distraction? It's all perfectly normal.
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6 Benefits of Single Sex Boarding Schools | Edudemic

6 Benefits of Single Sex Boarding Schools | Edudemic | Learning and Curriculum | Scoop.it

Why single gender school? Some answers here.

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