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8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology

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Via Susan Bainbridge, David Theisen
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Important message for teachers who might not be in this place yet. "Technology is a tool, not a learning outcome."

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Thomas C. Thompson's curator insight, July 13, 2013 5:47 AM

I've found that this isn't as easy to set as an objective for learning as it should be... not because of students or teachers, but because administrators are reluctant to "authorize" these kinds of projects without some kind of assurance it won't lead to demands for change in their buildings, and parents are scared their children will be exposed to all the bad things on the Internet. This was especially true in my school in a high-rent district (after all, aren't rich kids more valuable?)

 

Don't forget to get buy-in from these essential partners BEFORE you start a project that may lead to a learning revolution Not just in your classroom but everywhere! Load your boat before you set sail!

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 16, 2013 8:49 AM

nao somente criancas, vejo essas expectativas para aprendizado de adultos tambem.

Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, July 17, 2013 12:37 AM

Also: create, communicate, think critical

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Charting the PD Waters With Badges (EdSurge News)

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Although I love the freedom, flexibility and personalization of informal learning with my PLN on social media, I always felt that there should be a system for acknowledging that learning.  Badging for professional learning, now, seems an obvious solution. Badging itself has a long, rich history, eve
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One story of implementing badging for professional development. This experience relied on Credly.com for the badges and used a Wordpress site to roll out new badges every few weeks. The overall feel seems similar to a "23 Things" program, in which participants learn a specific set of skills/tools and gain a set of credentials in the process. 

I like the way this program is structured - I think it's nice scaffolding for teachers who might not be comfortable with online tools or totally self-directed learning. I would like to see more public sharing of learning, but maybe that's a step for the second time around.

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Changing Iowa: Professional Development Opportunity: Draw Your Network

Changing Iowa: Professional Development Opportunity: Draw Your Network | Prof Dev for 1:1 schools | Scoop.it
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I love these visual representations of personal learning networks/personal learning environments. These are big-picture ideas, so less focused on specific tools or platforms.

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Professional Development Goes Rogue

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My last professional development experience occurred at a bar, with a pitcher of beer passed among participants at the table. Don't worry - no district funds were misspent. It was my second time jo...
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"The concept of professional development is becoming more more fluid and varied, less about time and place, more democratized, constant and asynchronous. These are trends that are being used to our advantage already, and they will help us as teachers preparing students to continue their own learning long after they’ve left schools."

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How do educators get to know what they don’t know?

How do educators get to know what they don’t know? | Prof Dev for 1:1 schools | Scoop.it

If you don’t know about something, how would you know to seek PD in that area? This is especially true of learning with technology. I have a master’s degree in educational technology. The fact is that not any of the applications or computers that I learned on, as well as the methodology in the use of those components, exists today. Very little of that degree would be relevant, if I did not continue to learn, adapt and progress with what I know. The same holds true with any degree in any profession.


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Talks about a supported peer-to-peer model of professional development, and the need for ongoing learning across the board. 

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SAMR-flow-chart.pdf

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This flowchart is a great tool for evaluating the way a given lesson or activity uses tech resources. Few examples are included here (and it may make some teachers feel terrible about their Substitution/Augmentation level activities), but it's useful for nudging content along into a more fully transformative state. Downloadable PDF of the flowchart is here http://ictevangelist.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/SAMR-flow-chart.pdf , but I preserved the link to the full post for licensing/permission reasons.

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SAMR Ladder- A Wonderful Graphic for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

SAMR Ladder- A Wonderful Graphic for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Prof Dev for 1:1 schools | Scoop.it
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Interactive graphic for the SAMR model of integrating tech tools in the classroom.

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K12 Online Conference

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2013 - Transforming Learning
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Take advantage of K12 Online for informal, self-directed professional development.

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Google in Education Professional Development Guide


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Lists a set of tools provided by Google for schools using Google Apps and/or Chromebooks. Includes some curated Chrome apps and some best practices/lessons.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 3, 2013 2:09 PM

As always... incredible resources.

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How To Use The SAMR Model For Classroom Tasks - Edudemic

How To Use The SAMR Model For Classroom Tasks - Edudemic | Prof Dev for 1:1 schools | Scoop.it
The SAMR (Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition) model is a framework used to evaluate the technology being employed (or that you’d like to employ) in your classroom. Basically, it offers a way for you to look at how technology integration might affect teaching and learning. Accordingly, many teachers and administrators who are in the process of choosing between classroom technology …
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This interactive infographic makes it easier to bring the SAMR model of integration to life. Choose a classroom task and see how SAMR changes it up, or choose a SAMR level to see how it affects learning tasks.

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Changing Iowa: Five Frequent Problems with Technology Professional Development

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Useful framework for setting up professional development in a high-tech school environment.

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How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology

How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology | Prof Dev for 1:1 schools | Scoop.it
As a tech advocate, I often find myself coaxing established educators to incorporate new tools & technologies. Here are some ways I've found to be successful.
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It's important to be kind and supportive - to remember that we are dealing with PEOPLE and not just THINGS, and that support has to continue beyond the beginning of an initiative. (Toward that end, peer coaching or mentoring becomes pretty important.) In terms of content, teachers need (and deserve) differentiation as much as students do.

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8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology

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Via Susan Bainbridge, David Theisen
Christie Burke's insight:

Important message for teachers who might not be in this place yet. "Technology is a tool, not a learning outcome."

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Thomas C. Thompson's curator insight, July 13, 2013 5:47 AM

I've found that this isn't as easy to set as an objective for learning as it should be... not because of students or teachers, but because administrators are reluctant to "authorize" these kinds of projects without some kind of assurance it won't lead to demands for change in their buildings, and parents are scared their children will be exposed to all the bad things on the Internet. This was especially true in my school in a high-rent district (after all, aren't rich kids more valuable?)

 

Don't forget to get buy-in from these essential partners BEFORE you start a project that may lead to a learning revolution Not just in your classroom but everywhere! Load your boat before you set sail!

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 16, 2013 8:49 AM

nao somente criancas, vejo essas expectativas para aprendizado de adultos tambem.

Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, July 17, 2013 12:37 AM

Also: create, communicate, think critical

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SAMR Model Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

SAMR Model Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Prof Dev for 1:1 schools | Scoop.it
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A two-minute video on the SAMR model of integrating tech tools.

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10 professional development ideas for teachers

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Education experts tell us their top tips for ensuring teachers get the most out of professional development sessions
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Rules of thumb for helping professional development experiences stick. Most critical IMO: Link to real-life practices, track and reflect on success, teacher-driven topics. These three ideas keep teachers motivated and involved in PD... just like they do for students in the classroom.

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The dumbest generation? No, Twitter is making kids smarter

The dumbest generation? No, Twitter is making kids smarter | Prof Dev for 1:1 schools | Scoop.it
A big change was found in how students were writing – and it was a positive shift

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More evidence that writing for a real (global) audience is motivating for students and will cause them to work harder/more carefully on communications than writing solely for an instructor.

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