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Paddling the Learning Pool – 8 Tools That Changed My Teaching

Paddling the Learning Pool – 8 Tools That Changed My Teaching | Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
There’s a lot going on. Educators seem overloaded with initiatives and expectations. Students appear weighed down by assessment and intervention. The profession is under attack by a swathe of...
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Why Clay Shirky Banned Laptops, Tablets and Phones from His Classroom | Mediashift | PBS

Why Clay Shirky Banned Laptops, Tablets and Phones from His Classroom | Mediashift | PBS | Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
I teach theory and practice of social media at NYU, and am an advocate and activist for the free culture movement, so I’m a pretty unlikely candidate for Internet censor, but I have just asked the students in my fall seminar to refrain from using laptops, tablets and phones in class.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, September 21, 2014 2:34 PM

This is the most convincing argument "against" that I've seen yet.  I would add, though, that Shirky's style is one of collaborative inquiry where participation, discussion are the norm.  " I’m coming to see student focus as a collaborative process. It’s me and them working to create a classroom where the students who want to focus have the best shot at it, in a world increasingly hostile to that goal."

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What are the Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make When Integrating Technology into the Classroom?

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What are the Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make When Integrating Technology into the Classroom?

 

The word “mistake” is a harsh word. It implies flaws, pointing fingers, errors in judgement, something wrong and possibly even a dead end. I would rather think or connect the word “mistake” to first steps, stepping stones, experimentation and exploration. With that being said, those “first steps” or that exploration cannot become a routine cemented in stone how technology is being used in the classroom. Stepping stones are meant to lead to something else.

 

For the sake of the prompt given, here are my top 5 “Mistakes” (in no particular order) which I  see, read and hear about as I travel the world to learn and work with schools, teachers and students:

 

- Technology being used to substitute an analog activity

 

- Technology use being seen as an add-on to allow students to use devices, the Internet, a program or an app as a reward, for entertainment, as a time filler for students who finish early

 

- Technology use as a separate subject area

 

- Technology as a $1000 pencil initiative

 

- Technology seen as the solution to motivate and engage students

 


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David Carabias's curator insight, March 18, 5:12 AM

Ésta es la cuestión, las TIC por sí mismas no son la solución a problemas en el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje. Pueden ser una magnífica herramienta en el aula, pero hay que saber utilizarlas para sacarles el máximo partido sin caer en errores que se llevan reproduciendo en educación desde hace décadas.

יפה בן-דרור's curator insight, March 18, 12:27 PM

מאמר מצויין כהקדמה לשעור בנושא שילוב טכנולוגיה בהוראה

Elsa Caetano's curator insight, March 23, 5:55 AM

Nem sempre, nem nunca.

Tecnologia em sala de aula: só quando faz sentido!

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Change from the Inside

Change from the Inside | Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
(This blog picks up some threads from my Dear Students piece ) What do we teachers do while we wait for politicians to agree with us that 19th century school structures are obsolete in the 21st cen...
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"Public schools are much more than places where accredited learning happens. They are a safe space for students whose home lives are difficult; they are the oasis in dangerous neighbourhoods; they are where many students eat their only meal each day and where they can speak to an adult about their fears and concerns.

Public schools are some of the few public spaces we have left that still function as a commons, a space for people, not for profit."

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Personal Learning Networks for Educators: 10 Tips - Getting Smart by Guest Author - edchat, EdTech, PLN

Personal Learning Networks for Educators: 10 Tips - Getting Smart by Guest Author - edchat, EdTech, PLN | Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
I often begin my workshop on personal learning networks (PLN) for educators by asking these questions: Who is in your learning network? Who do you learn from on a regular basis? Who do you turn to for your own professional development? Then, I share with participants these ten tips for building their own personal learning network, and I hope these might be useful for you too.
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How to Take Your Personal Learning Network to the Next Level in 2015

How to Take Your Personal Learning Network to the Next Level in 2015 | Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
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New Technologies and 21st Century Skills

New Technologies and 21st Century Skills | Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
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Having looked at this post better, I don't agree with every tool displayed. The correct tools are the ones you and your students find useful. I agree though with the skills of the 21st century. Tools are just tools digital or not that need to lead to the skills.  

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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help.

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Suzanne's curator insight, February 17, 5:02 AM

Every language teacher and student should contribute to make this a powerful resource concept. Language is an instrument; use it, take care of it, share it.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, February 18, 11:15 AM

Thanks to @Dennis T OConnor for sharing this infographic on finding and identifying open source education resources.  

Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, February 19, 12:00 PM

Bastante úteis estas informações para professores e gestores educacionais.

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#Connectivism #Infographic

#Connectivism #Infographic | Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it

The 8 Principles of Connectivism in a nice infographic. What does an online connectivist course look like? #CMOOC


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Jean-Louis LEFEBVRE's curator insight, February 5, 4:19 AM

Leçon d'infographie dans une présentation visuelle du connectivisme.

Richard Samson's curator insight, February 9, 2:35 AM

Is Moodle connectivist (Piaget)? Or socioconstructivist (Vygotsky)? (Have I got those associations right?) Or is it both? Hey-ho! More work to do! 

Jason Leong's curator insight, February 11, 4:35 AM

"#4 Capacity to know is more critical than what is currently known, i.e. "Know-where is more important than know-how and know-what""

 

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5 great Video Clips to Learn more about PLNs

5 great Video Clips to Learn more about PLNs | Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it

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8 Tips for Creating Your Own Digital Professional Learning Network | eSkills

8 Tips for Creating Your Own Digital Professional Learning Network | eSkills | Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=pln

 

https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/

 


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The Profile of a Modern Teacher | Infographic

The Profile of a Modern Teacher | Infographic | Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it

One of the greatest misconceptions in education today is that certain teachers have a higher natural aptitude in technology than others.

This inspirational graphic sets out to disprove that notion and remind the audience that external skills are only a function of the internal dispositions that allowed them to grow.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 

 

 


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Maruja Romero's curator insight, February 11, 1:53 PM

Me parece excelente infografía, porque ciertamente lo más importante es cómo internamente es el profesor y no la tecnología que está afuera esperando ser utilizada. Buena infografía para tenerla en cualquier conferencia para motivar cambio.

Beatrice Josse's curator insight, February 15, 10:09 AM

Quelques attitudes essentielles à retenir pour un professeur des écoles compétent. À relier avec le référentiel de compétences du professeur. 

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 24, 1:47 PM

I'm loving this as a look at teaching in 2015, and a professional development growth mindset.  

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search Twitter for Educational Content

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15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College

15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College | Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
“Netiquette” refers to rules of etiquette that apply to online communication.

Follow these 15 rules of netiquette to make sure you sound respectful, polite, and knowledgeable when you post to your class’s online discussion boards.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 24, 12:10 PM

Here are good ideas presented in a light graphic fashion.  A written version of the 15 Rules is found below the infographic. 

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, March 26, 8:22 AM

Nice reference.

 

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, March 29, 8:04 AM

Thanks!!!

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Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus | Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it

Learning to focus on one task while tuning out the many distractions vying for attention is a crucial life skill that some students are missing.

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“I don’t think the enemy is digital devices,” Goleman said. “What we need to do is be sure that the current generation of children has the attentional capacities that other generations had naturally before the distractions of digital devices. It’s about using the devices smartly but having the capacity to concentrate as you need to, when you want to.”

 

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network | Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
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How to Create a Robust and Meaningful Personal Learning Network [PLN]

How to Create a Robust and Meaningful Personal Learning Network [PLN] | Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
This post describes how educators can develop a personal learning network that supports meaningful and relevant learning. The MOOC, Education Technology & Media, etmooc, is used here as a worki...
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Create a Personal Learning Network in 2015 | Ed4Online

Create a Personal Learning Network in 2015 | Ed4Online | Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
What is a Personal Learning Network (PLN)?  A Personal Learning Network (PLN) is an informal learning network of professionals, industry thought-leaders or organizations. Building a PLN allows one to connect with others who create, curate and/or share valuable information with the intent to educate others in their community. PLNs allow two or more people, who might not know one another personally, to come together to exchange information.

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Fanny Figols's curator insight, February 16, 3:18 AM

Connect, Share, Communicate this is how "Personal Learning Network" is defined. But if the point is to be in touch with people, is it accurate to use the word "Personal" ? 

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, February 20, 7:46 PM

If you didn't attend my presentation last night, here is an article that discusses the topic of creating your own Personal Learning Network-your own support system.

Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, February 21, 3:06 AM

PLE

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8 Things To Look For in Today's Classroom (Visual)

8 Things To Look For in Today's Classroom (Visual) | Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
A couple of years ago, I wrote a post on "8 Things To Look For in Today's Classroom", and it has been something that has helped my own learning, and hopefully others as well. Sylvia Duckworth, who ...
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8 Things To Look For in Today’s Classroom

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Half an Hour: Becoming MOOC

Half an Hour: Becoming MOOC | Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it

There are two types of MOOCs. On the one hand, there is the xMOOC - this is a formal course created in a site like Coursera or EdX. An xMOOC will have regular lessons, videos and assignments, be led by an elite university professor, and attract a large online audience. These are the MOOCs that have received most of the attention in recent years and have generally shaped people's impressions. But there's another type of MOOC, called the cMOOC, which is based on connection rather than content, which looks more like an online community than a course, and doesn't have a defined curriculum or formal assignments. These were the original MOOCs,...

 

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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, February 12, 10:17 AM

Stephen deals with different types of literacies, which may be necessary for sucess in a mooc and learning in a mooc and literacy in a mooc become synonymous - well worth reading - thanks

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Blogs: An Important Part of Your PLN

Blogs: An Important Part of Your PLN | Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
Blogs play a direct and significant role in forming your Personal Learning Network (PLN ).

 

Hence, blogs are one of the most significant online tools that can help you build your professional and personal learning networks.

 

There’s no limit to the people we can connect with, be inspired by and stretch our professional wings with and blogging offers a great opportunity to do that.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 14, 2013 7:31 AM

 

Hence, blogs are one of the most significant online tools that can help you build your professional and personal learning networks.

 

There’s no limit to the people we can connect with, be inspired by and stretch our professional wings with and blogging offers a great opportunity to do that.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=PLN

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/practice-using-blogs-for-home-work-to-get-ict-skills-and-creativity/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/what-you-should-know-about-blogging/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/practice/

 

Darius Douglass's curator insight, November 14, 2013 12:17 PM

Additional insight into blogging

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 15, 2013 5:02 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

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PKM - Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management

PKM - Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management | Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
. . How-To Manage The Mass Of Information WE Encounter Each Day? When WE use Social-Media, especially Twitter, lots of users know already about a PLN (Personal [Professional] LEARNing Network) and ...

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Bryson Walb's curator insight, January 27, 2014 9:57 PM

Many in our class are not so sure of the value of twitter.  This gave me some more insight into PLNing.

Eileen Forsyth's curator insight, January 27, 2014 10:08 PM

Being an introvert, this has always nagged subconsciously. Shouldn't we learn to manage our own knowledge before we learn to share it?

Annie M Herbert's curator insight, January 28, 2014 8:11 AM

Makes me realize that I need to create other topic areas and curate to them.

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PracTICE: Learning To Learn-Digital CitizenShip

PracTICE: Learning To Learn-Digital CitizenShip | Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
. . . . Authentic PracTICE Through Global Collaboration [GM] The authors of this blog post "@ICTPHMS (Dan KIRSCH's Blog)" and "@knolinfos (Gust MEES's Blog)" have met each other on Social Media "Tw...
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The Techies Who Are Hacking Education by Homeschooling Their Kids | WIRED

The Techies Who Are Hacking Education by Homeschooling Their Kids | WIRED | Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
The Cook family are not just homeschoolers but unschoolers. They don’t prefer homeschooling simply because they find most schools too test-obsessed or underfunded or otherwise ineffective. They believe that the very philosophical underpinnings of modern education are flawed.
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The 8 Digital Literacy Practices Required for 21st Century Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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9 resources for teaching digital citizenship

9 resources for teaching digital citizenship | Personal Learning Network | Scoop.it
Most educators recognize the need for digital citizenship, but many are at a loss for how to teach it. Here are some resources to help.
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