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Leadership and technology integration in K-12 Schools, inquiry learning, multitasking, brain research- an eclectic mix of topics and posts
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Watches banned from exam rooms to prevent cheating

Watches banned from exam rooms to prevent cheating | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it
NSW and Victoria have added smart watches to the list of items banned from exam rooms in order to prevent students from accessing notes, the internet or communicating with others, The Age reports. This follows similar moves from universities su [...]
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Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age

Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it
Using the first five days of school to teach learning skills that will be used throughout the course is a great way to start the new school year.
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Report: Professional development is ineffective and wastes money | eSchool News | eSchool News

Report: Professional development is ineffective and wastes money | eSchool News | eSchool News | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it
District professional development spending does not equate to teacher improvement, study finds.
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Interesting finding 

There were modest, but statistically significant, improvements for teachers that were more open to feedback and those that reported receiving frequent observations while teaching. Realism among teachers was also found to help: those teachers that were able to accurately self-assess their performance in manner consistent with their actual performance review were more likely than not to have seen improvements. Likewise, “non-improvers are almost twice as likely to self-assess their own performance as stronger than their formal ratings.”

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Why I Got Rid of My Teacher's Desk - Matthew R. Morris

Why I Got Rid of My Teacher's Desk - Matthew R. Morris | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it
But the decision to get rid of my teacher’s desk was officially made on the final PA day of the school year when we came into school to clean up our classrooms. As I looked at this old, broken down symbol of authority, I asked myself a question, “What if I didn’t have a teacher’s desk next year?”
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Is there a need for a teacher's desk?

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Creating a Geek Culture in the Classroom

Creating a Geek Culture in the Classroom | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it
Teachers have to bring their own interests into the classroom, to an uber nerdy level, in order to allow students the feeling that they too can shed their masks.
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I like this new definition of " being a geek"

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A TPACK-based Approach for An Effective Integration of Technology in Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A TPACK-based Approach for An Effective Integration of Technology in Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it
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Using this may help when programming units of work so technology is embedded.

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PwC Australia - MEDIA CENTRE - 2015 - Demand for Stem Skills Will Generate The Next Wave of Growth

PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia - As one of the leading professional services firms in the Asia Pacific region, PwC has one key focus - helping our clients succeed.
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Good news for teachers

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2 Australian schools using Makers Empire for innovative student collaboration

2 Australian schools using Makers Empire for innovative student collaboration | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it
We were recently thrilled to hear about two schools in Perth, Western Australia, who are working together to use the Makers Empire 3D printing app to engage their respective students in a truly ing...
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this was a great example of embedded technology as part of learning.

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Revolutionizing education: schools go high tech

Revolutionizing education: schools go high tech | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it
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How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News)

How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News) | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it
Whether it’s Minecraft or duct tape wallets, the childhood passions that seem like fads, if not totally unproductive, can alternatively be seen as mediums for experiencing the virtuous cycle of curiosity: discovering, trying, failing and growing. At DIY, we’ve created a way for kids to explore hundreds of skills and to understand the ways in which they can be creative through them. Often, the skills are unconventional, and almost always the results are surprising. I don’t think it’s important that kids use the skills they learn on DIY for the rest of their lives. What’s important is that kids develop the muscle to be fearless learners so that they are never stuck with the skills they have. Only this will prepare them for a world where change is accelerating and depending on a single skill to provide a lifetime career is becoming impossible.

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LET Team's curator insight, June 3, 7:37 PM

Who's for Duct Tape Ninja?

Rachel Benoit's curator insight, June 4, 8:56 AM

'Fearless learners', now that is a great concept, and who doesn't love duct tape. 

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, July 24, 9:31 AM

Makerspace reasoning.

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6 Factors Of Classroom Gamification

6 Factors Of Classroom Gamification | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it
6 Factors Of Classroom Gamification
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No matter how engaging things are or transformative your approach, learning still matters. In fact, it is the habits students form while internalizing content that can create the most enduring change. What will they learn, and how?

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How to Keep Kids’ Online Time Under Control

How to Keep Kids’ Online Time Under Control | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it
Don't give kids complete freedom when it comes to computer time. Teach them to keep a balance and you will also keep them safe and healthy
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Some good advice for parents 

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Survey: Technology Vital to Student Success -- THE Journal

Survey: Technology Vital to Student Success -- THE Journal | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it
"Students say using technology better engages them in learning. Parents say technology skills are important for preparing their children to be successful in life. Educators see the positive impact of technology in their classrooms."
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What Ashley Madison Teaches Us About Work-Email Abuse

What Ashley Madison Teaches Us About Work-Email Abuse | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it
The Ashley Madison hack revealed thousands of people registered accounts with their work email address. Find out other dumb things you can do on your work email.
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Sage advice here. May be time to cleanup your work email!

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Why Email Is Broken—and What Will Replace It - Singularity HUB

Why Email Is Broken—and What Will Replace It - Singularity HUB | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it
If you need to communicate something important to a friend, do you call? Visit? Email? Text? Skype? WhatsApp? Snap? Tweet? Message on Facebook or LinkedIn? How we communicate in exponential... read more
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Interesting opinion, however not sure I want someone directly in my brain so we can get rid of email!

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5 ways games make kids smarter | eSchool News | eSchool News

5 ways games make kids smarter | eSchool News | eSchool News | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it
Ninety seven percent of kids spend an average of ten hours a week playing video games. It’s hard work, but they keep coming back. Why?
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have we taken the fun and challenge out of learning in schools? Maybe using gaming can bring some back.

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Guide: Using the SAMR Model to Guide Learning

Guide: Using the SAMR Model to Guide Learning | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it

Technology is an immense tool that can transform the way students learn. One of my favourite quotes which demonstrates this comes from Steve Jobs:
 “What a computer is to me is it’s the most remarkable tool that we’ve ever come up with, and it’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.“

 


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#Education #Learning #STEM

Creative MediaWorks's curator insight, August 13, 10:08 AM

Written for the classroom - but this info can definitely be applied to life science elearning strategy.  

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Interesting and intuitive way of looking at how technology can enhance learning.

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2015 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo sparks excitement around the world

2015 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo sparks excitement around the world | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it
The 66th annual event includes 90 minutes of dancing, music and cultural demonstrations nearly every night this month.
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Congratulations to the Scotch boys

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Learning in an Era of Abundant Information and Fleeting Expertise - Singularity HUB

Learning in an Era of Abundant Information and Fleeting Expertise - Singularity HUB | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it
How to learn is changing, and it's changing fast. In the past, we used to learn by doing — we called them apprenticeships. Then the model shifted, and we learned... read more
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How peer observation is improving teacher quality

How peer observation is improving teacher quality | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it
The Educator examines how an increased focus on mentoring is enhancing teachers’ professional development – and student outcomes.
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Tech Entrepreneurship: It’s Not Just for Bill Gates Anymore

Tech Entrepreneurship: It’s Not Just for Bill Gates Anymore | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it
Today's entrepreneurs are changing the face of innovation. See how modern resources and technologies are opening the door for nontraditional business leaders.
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3 Unexpected IT Issues in 1-to-1 Districts -- THE Journal

3 Unexpected IT Issues in 1-to-1 Districts -- THE Journal | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it
Challenges facing IT directors include an astronomical need for bandwidth, rethinking learning spaces and delivering professional development instead of just training.
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Another unexpected consequence of successful 1-to-1 deployments is a change in the design and location of learning spaces.

this is a great positive benefit and should happen even without a successful 1:1 deployment

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Creativity in the Classroom

Creativity in the Classroom | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it
In a testing-driven environment, it's critical that we foster student creativity in the classroom, whether through open-ended projects, 20 percent time, or team-building activities.
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The Difference Between Praise and Feedback

The Difference Between Praise and Feedback | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it
Parenting these days is patrolled by the language police. Sometimes it seems like the worst thing you could ever say to a kid is “Good job!” or the dreaded, “Good girl!” Widely popularized psychological research warns about the “inverse power of praise” and the importance of “unconditional parenting.” What are these researchers really getting at? Are the particular words we use to talk to our kids so important? And how do we convey positive feelings without negative consequences?
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8 Design Steps for an Academic Makerspace -- THE Journal

8 Design Steps for an Academic Makerspace -- THE Journal | Technology and Leadership in Education | Scoop.it
If you build it, will they come? That is the question many schools have about finding room on campus for a "makerspace."
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