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Exploration of the new era in human history marked by invention of the Internet
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A School With No Teachers, Where Students Teach Themselves ~ Mind/Shift

A School With No Teachers, Where Students Teach Themselves ~ Mind/Shift | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
The school, simply named 42, requires no high school diploma and no money to apply. It's turning French education on its head, but it may also solve some of the country's most pressing problems.
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Window of Opportunity ~ Connected Principals

Window of Opportunity ~ Connected Principals | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"Our window of opportunity to touch our students’ lives closes faster than we realize. Never let an opportunity to change a child’s life pass you by. I hope that we wind summer down we all start looking for those windows and can be that change for some student…socks be darned."

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, August 25, 2013 7:54 PM

A great story that has little to do with tech and education, but everything to do with what teachers and schools can do. It's definitely worth the 5 minutes it takes to read it.

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Teaching and Learning with the iPad – a 3 Year Review (Part 3)

Teaching and Learning with the iPad – a 3 Year Review (Part 3) | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Part 3 - Insights and Lessons Learned from the Student’s Perspective This is the third part in the series we've run this week from Franklin Academy Principal

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 18, 2013 10:38 AM

This is the last of a series of three posts that looked at "teaching and learning with an iPad." This post looks at if from a student perspective and discusses three lessons learned (as well as providing data from this 3-year study). The three lessons discussed are:

* Lesson 1: Organization

* Lesson 2: Timely Workflow and Communication

* Lesson 3: Information Access

Access to Part 1 and Part 2 of this series are available at the end of the post. Part 1 look at the lessons learned from the viewpoint of an administrator. The three lessons discusses in this post are:
* Lesson 1: It's About Work Flow & Connectivity, Not Apps

* Lesson 2: Staff Development and Support

* Lesson 3: Be A Model

Part 2 of the series explored the viewpoint from a teachers perspective. The three lessons in this post discussed:

* Lesson 1: Change of Habit

* Lesson 2: Success is in the Support

* Lesson 3: 1:1 iPads Changing Students Performance

For those whom may be pushing out iPads this year or for those using iPads the information in these 3 posts is valuable, esp. since it covers a 3-year period and the perspectives of the 3 key parties involved.

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"Personalising Learning in Teacher Education" by Mellita M. Jones and Karen J. McLean

The meaningful integration of technology in teaching and learning is consistently called for in all sectors of education. Recently it has appeared as a key tenet for achieving what has been termed as personalising learning. Personalising learning, a concept that addresses a range of current best-practice approaches with an added emphasis on ICT and the voice of individual learners, is becoming more prevalent in both general discussion, and in some countries, in policy regarding education. 

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Davis Guggenheim Turns His Camera Back onto Teachers ~ LA School report

Davis Guggenheim Turns His Camera Back onto Teachers ~ LA School report | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Hillel Aaron

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"Davis Guggenheim, the director of An Inconvenient Truth and Waiting for Superman, has a new film coming out —Teach, a two-hour documentary premiering Sept. 6 on CBS. The film follows four public school teachers throughout the school year, including Joel Laguna, a 10th grade AP World History teacher at Garfield High School in Los Angeles Unified. “This was an attempt to show what a really effective teacher is,” says Guggenheim. “If we could understand that, maybe we could get more of them in the classroom.” "

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Edtech Women 'Lean In' and On Each Other (EdSurge News)

Edtech Women 'Lean In' and On Each Other (EdSurge News) | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Katrina Stevens

 

Where do edtech entrepreneurs--many of whom are former educators-- find support as they navigate the ups and downs of building a company?

 

"I posed this question to my panel at ETIS 2013, “Building an Edtech Ecosystem.” It really could have been titled “Women to Watch in Edtech” or “Women ‘Leaning In’ to Edtech.” Joining me were Katie Palenscar, (founder and CEO of Unbound Concepts, an edtech startup and graduate from Accelerate Baltimore and Socratic Labs), Jess Gartner (founder and CEO ofAllovue, which also came out of Accelerate Baltimore), Heather Gilchrist (partner and program director at Socratic Labs), and Erica Gruen (principal at Quantum Media).

 

"Each panelist shared the classic story of experiencing a pain point in her classroom and wanting to fix it. That was just the first step. Often, having mentors and seeing examples of other edupreneurs have helped educators realize that they could build a solution--and even a company."

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An Introduction to Content Curation and Its Relevance For Students and Teachers

 

 


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Dean J. Fusto's comment, September 7, 2013 7:49 AM
Helpful primer on curation and its particular skill set. Thanks for the scoop.
Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, September 7, 2013 7:50 AM

A very helpful primer on content curation.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 5:49 PM

 

Stacia Johnson and Melissa Marsh have recorded a 10-minute video introducing to Content Curation for their EDCI515 graduate course at the University of Victoria.

 

Topics covered:

Defining CurationWhat skills neededWhat tools can help

 

good summary recomendet to anyone interested in content-curation and its aplications in learning

 

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Collaboration 1: Collaboration is the key influence in the quality of teaching - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning

Collaboration 1: Collaboration is the key influence in the quality of teaching - Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"Innovative teaching happens more in environments where teachers collaborate. In schools where teachers report more frequent collaboration with one another on teaching practices, innovative teaching scores tend to be higher... Teachers told us that collaboration can be an important mechanism for sharing teaching practices and for mutual support toward improving them."


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