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Teachers, is there much difference in our perceptions?

Teachers, is there much difference in our perceptions? | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
Bird Droppings August 14, 2014 Teachers, is there much difference in our perceptions? “The delineation of the difference between modern (secular) society and traditional (Sacred) societies and thei...

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This is well worth reading, and very much worth thinking about.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 14, 7:13 AM

Karen Barad in Meeting the Universe Halfway used the term "matter that matters" to describe the entanglement within the universe. The closing poetry summarizes the article well. We are all connected and we are all connected to the universe. Quantum mechanics is beginning to show this, but many wisdom traditions knew it intuitively and what that meant in teaching and learning.

 

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How to Prevent Experts from Hoarding Knowledge - HBR

How to Prevent Experts from Hoarding Knowledge - HBR | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it

". . .people who have been mentored themselves are much more likely to mentor others. In essence, a culture of mentoring becomes self-perpetuating."


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It's not just leaving a legacy, but mentoring others and ensuring that what one has learned and established is passed on to others as a foundation for continuing to build means that the organization can continue to be healthy and productive.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 20, 7:17 PM

I suspect the opening paragraph summarizes many realities. Most people want to translate "their knowledge" into some form of remuneration.

 

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Predictions for K-12 Education in 2015 | Edudemic

Predictions for K-12 Education in 2015 | Edudemic | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it

 It is tough to think about what is on the horizon for K-12 education in 2015 without thinking about the changes that have occurred in the last few decades and the challenges that have remained constant


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And so begins the prognostication.

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SLJ’s Top 10 Tech Trends 2014

SLJ’s Top 10 Tech Trends 2014 | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
Social Media is the new media. Crowdfunding is the new bake sale. Find out what other trends topped Joyce Valenza’s list.
Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

Librarians are digital and media specialists, so listen up!

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Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech?

Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech? | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
Getty Images With a new generation of teachers coming into the work force, there's a discrepancy between what principals expect of teachers-in-traini

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I think most future teachers are ill-equipped to use technology effectively primarily because they don't have the resources nor the opportunity to learn how to use technology--"innovative" or otherwise--in their own learning.


"Principals want new teachers to know how to use technology to create authentic learning experiences for students (75 percent) and how to leverage technology to differentiate instruction (68 percent) before they apply for a position at their school." It doesn't help that many principals might think they know what these terms and phrases mean but they might know really know the implications for making sure teachers have the best possible skills and the best possible resources.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 6, 8:29 PM

Aspiring teachers may need to look beyond the basic training received in a school of education.  A new teacher who knows how to learn with technology should be able to leverage that understanding into teaching skills... especially if they are self-directed learners. 

Tim Hopper's curator insight, December 16, 5:42 PM

We need reflect on how ed tech shifts our pedagogical practices. Minimum is individualized learning.

 

WEAC's curator insight, December 18, 10:17 AM

A new Project Tomorrow report surveying principals concluded that they want to hire new teachers with creative ideas about how technology can be leveraged to create authentic and differentiated learning experiences. But student-teachers report that their tech training focuses only on simple management tools.

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Blended Learning Is About More Than Technology

Blended Learning Is About More Than Technology | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
Problem solving, not technology, should be the centerpiece of blended learning planning, say Michael Horn and Heather Staker.
Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

Don't start with the technology. Yes, absolutely. And stop worrying about "innovating" for crying out loud. Focus on what your students do well and what you would like your students to be able to do, and then think about how to capitalize on current combined resources, skills, and competencies. PLAN and build from there. But be sure to plan.

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Texting with students can profoundly impact their success

Texting with students can profoundly impact their success | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
When teachers text students, it could help students improve their learning.

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

Having read the article, I'm not convinced texting can "profoundly impact their success." I think texting has the potential of improving communication for a lot of reasons, and perhaps aid in clarifying some things for students, which might, in turn, influence whether or not they are successful. So I share this because texting might need to be an option for some educators, and it could be a resource worth exploring.

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Seven things teachers are sick of hearing from school reformers

Seven things teachers are sick of hearing from school reformers | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
'Don’t tell us that you know more about good instruction than we do." And six other things.
Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

This prompted a blog post: http://www.irreverent-learning.com/2014/12/personalized-learning-standardized.html.


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Learning to Read Digital Text | The Thinking Stick

Learning to Read Digital Text | The Thinking Stick | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

Yes, reading a digital text is different from a printed text. Not just in terms of processing the text--scrolling versus reading the page and turning the page--but how we learn to annotate, etc. And reading a digital text might mean that students skim more which might mean they process less which will mean they comprehend less.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, December 4, 2:25 AM

“Wolf is optimistic that we can learn to navigate online reading just as deeply as we once did print—if we go about it with the necessary thoughtfulness. In a new study, the introduction of an interactive annotation component helped improve comprehension and reading strategy use in a group of fifth graders. It turns out that they could read deeply. They just had to be taught how.” ~ Mindshift

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How digital technology is ushering in a new age of learning

How digital technology is ushering in a new age of learning | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
More and more educators are ditching the chalkboards and opening their physical classroom boundaries in favour of digital learning.

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

Not every student has global opportunities. . .yet. However, as educators implement technology and build networks to reach around the globe, students can have remarkable experiences. And it doesn't take much to connect students to an expert in the field. Skype and Google Hangouts have been offering that capability for a while. We need to encourage our teachers to be bold and explore the world with our kids.

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Kent Kessler's curator insight, December 13, 3:15 PM

Just need to remember they are tools and not the teacher themselves.

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Why Kids Won't Quit Technology

Why Kids Won't Quit Technology | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it

educatEven though they admit their devices distract them from class. Now, some educators are incorporating the digital tools into their teaching.


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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

The premise seems to be that educators are incorporating technology as a defensive strategy to combat distraction. Interesting. I have to wonder if distraction is always "bad." I also wonder if one of the reasons students gravitate towards their devices is because they have them. . .rather than doodle in their notebooks and write notes to their friends or find other ways to manage their "distractions" which are often responses to battling boredom. Why write a whole note that could be collected by the teacher when you can text? But maybe we shouldn't assume that student distraction (read "not paying attention to what the teacher is saying") equals a lack of engagement. Maybe it's curiosity.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, December 12, 2:08 AM

Although the "jury is still out" on whether students' apparent "addiction" to digital devices impede concentration and performance in a structured classroom environment, some teachers  are finding the iPad, smart phones, and tablets used by students can be help accelerate the teaching of science, technology, and math--subjects that fall under the STEM banner.  Whether these digital devices "hardwire" the brain is still a debatable subject.  Meanwhile, teachers are learning to use these devices as a supportive educational tool. Aloha, Russ.

Digitpedia's curator insight, December 14, 6:31 AM

Very interesting.

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6 Technologies That Will Revolutionize the Classroom | Edudemic

6 Technologies That Will Revolutionize the Classroom | Edudemic | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it

"From the computer to the iPad, technology is revolutionizing how we work, play, socialize, and learn (sometimes all at once). In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, we’re running the excellent infographic below, which explores 6 landmark technologies..."


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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

I'm more circumspect. These are technologies that could revolutionize the classroom, though I think we're overusing the word "revolutionize" just as we once overburdened "innovate." Anyway, yes, these technology could make an impact on what happens in the classroom. HOWEVER, every educator needs to make informed decisions about any technology that best expands (even excites) students' options for learning.

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How online learning prepares teens for higher education - Forum:Blog

How online learning prepares teens for higher education - Forum:Blog | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
There is a growing belief that online learning might offer all students distinct experiences that prepare them for higher education, writes Martin Oliver.

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

Online learning REQUIRES some discipline. It also requires strong writing skills so that when students participate in any online forums, they can express themselves with clarity and coherence. I LOVE that online learning gives students time to think through their answers, to return to a topic with additional thoughts and discernment. I LOVE that online learning can teach students that this thing we call learning is ever on-going.

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Want Competency Ed? Change Teacher Policies First - T.H.E. Journal

Districts and schools that want to implement a competency-based learning environment would do well first to focus on educators' skills as well as the policies that could hold them back from success.
Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

Changing teacher policies is necessary for any opportunity for meaningful improvement in education, not just for competency education. On the other hand, such changes need to be informed by meaningful objectives for the LEARNERS rather than simply chasing the latest shiny thing.

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Why Curiosity Enhances Learning

Why Curiosity Enhances Learning | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
A neurological study has shown that curiosity makes our brains more receptive for learning, and that as we learn, we enjoy the sensation of learning.
Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

This should not surprise a single educator. This should serve only to reinforce the importance of critical thinking learning opportunities.

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The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 | Edudemic

The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 | Edudemic | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

Game-based learning isn't just about "fun." Game-based learning is a form of simulation and that form of learning has been around for a very long time. Game-based learning might make learning more enjoyable, could even therefore be more effective, but it's also an opportunity to examine the possible outcomes of possible solutions. Extremely practical learning on many levels.

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Thirsty? Go to a library, not a coffee shop - Telegraph

Thirsty? Go to a library, not a coffee shop - Telegraph | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
Libraries should be re-branded as vibrant community hubs offering free wifi, comfy sofas and coffee, according to government-commissioned report
Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

My local library recently completed a massive overhaul and now boasts a children's play and learn area, multiple spaces for meetings or study, a welcoming lobby, and more. All they now is a barista. Even without a barista, it's become a different sort of destination.

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Samira Tou's curator insight, December 19, 2:36 PM

Interesting, I may not have agreed 15 or 20 years ago because competition from the bookstores did not really exist but now it makes sense - digital transformation aside - it is always so pleasant to start reading a book you know you can loan for free at home and not have to buy it...

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10 must-read K-12 studies from 2014

10 must-read K-12 studies from 2014 | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
Truly understanding the national conversation around education requires a familiarity with a wide array of evidence and data.

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

Educational policy is complex. The way we insist on politicizing education seems to serve only to make creation of policy and its implementation even more complex, and probably too often unnecessary. The more we know and understand about national education concerns, the better informed we might be for actual meaningful discussions and actions.

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8 innovative ideas for the tech-strapped teacher

8 innovative ideas for the tech-strapped teacher | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
School districts in the United States spend billions of dollars each year to purchase tech for the classroom, yet the lack of technology and internet access in the nation’s public schools

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

GREAT ideas from an outstanding educator, Elaine Plybon.

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, December 17, 1:00 PM

Are you a tech-strapped teacher? What can you do?

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10 Drivers Of Blended Learning In Education

10 Drivers Of Blended Learning In Education | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
10 Drivers Of Blended Learning In Education
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This reminds us that blended learning isn't just about technology but also about changes in the learning environment as well as how we perceive students as learners.

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Bev Jones's curator insight, December 16, 3:42 PM

10 reasons to use blended learning to improve learnerbexperience,

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How Big is Digital Education in the United States? An End of Year Review

How Big is Digital Education in the United States? An End of Year Review | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it

Buzz about the potential of digital learning abounds. Despite the excitement, relatively little is known about how many students are actually taking advantage of digital learning opportunities.

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"This past school year enrollment increased by 6.2 percent. In addition, virtual schools, which provide supplementary course offerings, have about 740,000 course enrollments in the 2013-2014 school year." I think 2015 should mark an official beginning to the Age of Learning Digitally. Let's update those policies, people.

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Teach N Kids Learn's curator insight, December 16, 2:13 PM

How much progress has digital education progressed? How are you incorporating digital learning into your own professional development?

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10 Most Popular Teaching Tools Used This Year | Edudemic

10 Most Popular Teaching Tools Used This Year | Edudemic | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

I don't think "popular" means "the tools you have to be using in the classroom or else!" I do think it means these are tools with which you might want to be familiar and that you might want to explore to determine if, when, and how you might use them to help your students in their learning.

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Online Learning: The Wave of the Future

Online Learning: The Wave of the Future | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

Not sure online learning is so much the wave of the future as an indicator of the present and a directional for the possibilities of the future. But that's just me.

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This Will Revolutionize Education - YouTube

Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education?"


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"What limits learning is what can happen inside the student's head."

"No technology is inherently superior to any other."

The fundamental responsibility of any teacher is to guide the process of learning. . . to challenge and inspire their students to learn.

Technology is evolution. What will (continue to) revolutionize education? The educator who cares.

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Teacher training programs not keeping up with higher K-12 standards

Teacher training programs not keeping up with higher K-12 standards | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
While most states have adopted tougher academic K-12 standards for students, they aren't insuring that new educators can teach to the standards, new report says
Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

Thinking about teacher prep makes me cranky. There are some excellent programs and then there are, well, others. If the university faculty who are preparing the next gen of teachers don't use social media, aren't comfortable with online learning, have limited digital literacy, they are going to be abysmal when it comes to helping prepare new teachers. I believe teacher prep programs have to look to the future of the possibilities, but I also believe pre-service teachers need to have as much exposure to real-time classrooms as possible. And then they have to be taught how to navigate the probable distance between the two.

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9 Social Media Rules for Educators | Atomic Learning Blogs

9 Social Media Rules for Educators | Atomic Learning Blogs | Teaching, Learning, Growing | Scoop.it
Preparing to dip your foot into the social media pool?

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Worth sharing and discussing with your colleagues. . .and with your students.


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N Kaspar's curator insight, December 10, 2:20 PM

Sound advice.  Worth the read.