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Digital Experiences and Expectations of Tomorrow’s Teachers

Digital Experiences and Expectations of Tomorrow’s Teachers | Thinking about Educational Technology | Scoop.it

This new report, “Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences and Expectations of Tomorrow’s Teachers,” is the latest in the series and provides new insights that will inform college and university based teacher preparation programs as well as the induction and professional development processes within K-12 schools and districts


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 13, 2013 5:40 AM

This is an interesting report with some interesting findngs -“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.”

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Twitter EDU by @datruss

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This is it. My one-stop-all-you-need-to-know-guide to Twitter.

It's the why and the how to get you started, to move you beyond the initial frustrations, and to create a fantastic learning network.

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How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum

How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum | Thinking about Educational Technology | Scoop.it

In our emerging digital world, a new medium of exchange has developed: online engagement, especially via social media. Effectively engaging online requires a myriad of skills that we strive to foster in school – effective written communication, brevity and civility. These components are often highlighted in Digital Citizenship programs, but in tradition-bound K12 education, we often deride social media as trite or ineffective.


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John McDermott Neill's curator insight, April 3, 2014 12:17 PM

Interesting post with good ideas.

LibrarianLand's curator insight, April 7, 2014 2:53 PM

Many students still do not understand the limitations of finding information on the free web. Google is about the extent of it and if it isn't found in the first few results, it does not exist or is too hard to find (or worse still, what is found must be "it.").

 

From article: "We need to ensure that they know how to evaluate a website, a blog post, a tweet, a Facebook entry. These evaluative skills transfer cross curricularly and prepare students for the broader world of online communication."

 

 

Antonis Michailidis's curator insight, April 26, 2014 5:49 AM

Πώς εξελίσσεται η διδακτική πράξη.

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A Great Twitter Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Twitter Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Thinking about Educational Technology | Scoop.it

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EdTechSandyK's curator insight, December 19, 2012 7:28 PM

Nice summary of important topics in a one-pager! Love the #hashtag lists!

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Free online video tutorial for using ScoopIt

Free online video tutorial for using ScoopIt | Thinking about Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Free online ScoopIt tutorial for teachers and students. TeacherTrainingVideos.com provides free step by step camtasia screencasts that take you through a whole range of ict and web2.0 tools

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iPad As....

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"iPads have exploded throughout schools and classrooms. Their flexibility, versatility, and mobility make them a phenomenal learning tool. As teachers seek ways to integrate these devices, we recommend focusing on specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments."


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Using iPads to Transform Teaching and Learning

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"One of the great things I’ve noticed in the last 2 years is how my teaching has evolved with the use of the iPads.  It’s been a gradual shift, but the way I am using them now is different than the first pilot year in 2011."


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Cathy Dobbie's curator insight, April 13, 2013 1:44 AM

ipads not just as gadgets but changing practise

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Inkflow: The Visual Thinking App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

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Unleash your creativity....

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Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

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In an excerpt from his new book, psychologist Louis Cozolino applies the lessons of social neuroscience to the classroom.

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Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, April 3, 2013 5:08 PM

Ένα ωραίο άρθρο για τη λειτουργία του νου.

MCG23's curator insight, April 3, 2013 8:51 PM

interesting article that i myself can relate to in the classroom.  I have my kids doing occasional exercise in my year 8 Mathematics class and the benefits of how the classes respond after a brief exercise break is fasinating.  Alas I have not done this as much with my older students...i need to break out of this model for my senior students!

  

Mirjana Podvorac's curator insight, April 13, 2013 2:36 PM

A valuable insight! Careful not to misuse it!

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How to Blend Face-to-Face Delivery with Online Tutoring

How to Blend Face-to-Face Delivery with Online Tutoring | Thinking about Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Social media can be a powerful pedagogical tool in the classroom, but the key to its success lies in building a dynamic and sustainable 'online teacher presence'. The 10 strategies below offer insight into effective online tutoring techniques that complement traditional face-to-face educational delivery styles.

 


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Monicaaparicio's curator insight, March 25, 2013 9:59 PM

Blending

Clare O'Connor's curator insight, April 2, 2013 2:54 AM

This article has a useful list of 10 strategies for making online learning work alongside face to face, or 'blended' learning.

Mike Smith's curator insight, March 10, 3:04 AM

http://abcdraw.com/blog/face-face-vs-online-tutoring/

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Using the Internet and Social Media to Enhance Social-Emotional Learning

Using the Internet and Social Media to Enhance Social-Emotional Learning | Thinking about Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Engaging in various forms of social media is a routine activity that research has shown to benefit children and adolescents by enhancing communication, social connection, and even technical skills. Social media sites such as Facebook offer multiple daily opportunities for connecting with friends, classmates, and people with shared interests.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 27, 2013 1:28 PM

Interesting article with some good links to research.

Angie Mc's curator insight, February 27, 2013 2:10 PM

Thorough, positive approach to social media for students.

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How do you play?

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All learning starts with games and play, but a lot of the time that element of play gets lost as our children grow older and education becomes more of a serious process of cramming for exams. How do you play? has lots of materials that can be used to bring playful learning back into the classroom and make it a much happier and more language productive place.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 12, 2013 5:24 AM

My latest blog article explores a really useful site full of games and icebreakers.

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The End of Education As We Know It

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Way back in 1984, psychologist Benjamin Bloom reported some shocking study results: Students who engaged in individualized tutoring with a teacher scored 98 percent better than the average performance of students in the traditional classroom. This led Bloom to propose his famous “2 Sigma Problem”: How can we accomplish the same results using methods other than peer tutoring, which are “too costly for most societies to bear on a large scale”? If Bloom were alive today, he’d surely be astonished—and encouraged—by the mass-market, loss-cost and, perhaps most strikingly, engaging possibilities

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 13, 2013 5:51 AM

Well not quite living up to the title, but a good general read about some things that have been bubbling up for a while.

Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, March 14, 2013 6:05 PM

I definetely like this approach to accessing students performance..


No Wrong Answers


As he noted in his TEDGlobal talk, Schocken believes that the traditional grading system is “degrading”—and he’d rather talk about a more positive approach to teaching that he calls “upgrading.” This means rejecting the traditional focus on correct answers. Instead, Schocken thinks we should encourage mistakes. In his app-based learning environments, if you give the wrong answer, nothing horrible happens. “We never say ‘incorrect,’ ‘wrong,’ and so on. Instead, when students give answers that aren’t the right ones, we use a non-verbal and neutral visual gesture, like vibrating the image a little,” Schocken said. This implies something like “nice try, keep trying, I’m waiting patiently, take your time.” And, after two wrong answers are entered in a row, the program gives a tip leading to the correct direction.

Angela Rupert's curator insight, March 18, 2013 10:18 AM

Another excellent arguement for individualized education

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How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival

How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival | Thinking about Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Tony Wagner of Harvard University worked to uncover the 7 survival skills required for the 21st century. To accomplish this, hundreds of CEOs in business, non-profits and educational institutions were interviewed. A list of seven skills that people will need to survive and thrive in the 21st century was compiled from their answers.


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LaTisha Hockensmith's curator insight, March 16, 2014 6:56 PM

Check out these 7 survival skills for the 21st century learner. Thoughts?

Nichol Murray's comment, April 4, 2014 7:06 PM
I agree with all 7 of these. Interesting how none of them mentioned the word technology!
Nichol Murray's comment, April 4, 2014 7:06 PM
I agree with all 7 of these. Interesting how none of them mentioned the word technology!
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80 Ways to Use Google Forms to Support #Learning

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80 Ways to Use Google Forms to Support Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on EDUCACIÓN 3.0 - EDUCATION 3.0 curated by Javier Sánchez Bolado (80 Ways to Use Google Forms to Support Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile ...

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, March 27, 2014 2:02 AM

81 interesting ways to use Google form ... something for everyone and easy to use.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, April 8, 2014 12:36 AM

Seems acceptable enough.

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Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) Using Social Media

Based on personal experience...


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donhornsby's curator insight, December 11, 2012 9:29 AM

A fascinating idea which would prove to be advantageous to anyone serious about growing and learning.

Dilshani Rajaratnam's curator insight, December 11, 2012 12:40 PM

Cultivate a network of personal and professional contacts with whom you share common interests who can help you and other grow and develop professionally.

Dilshani Rajaratnam's curator insight, December 11, 2012 12:41 PM

Cultivate a network of personal and professional contacts with whom you share common interests who can help you and other grow and develop professionally.

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Top 50 Elementary Teachers on Twitter

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Twitter can be an excellent tool for professional development by learning what successful teachers are reading and thinking. Our list of features the top elementary teachers on Twitter based on social media metrics like followers and Klout score.

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20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network

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Networking is a prime form of 21st century learning.  The world is much smaller thanks to technology.  Learning is transforming into a globally collaborative enterprise.  Take for example scientist...

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EdTechSandyK's curator insight, January 10, 2013 9:18 AM

Great tips here...don't be overwhelmed if you are just getting started...just dip your toe in and try one or two things for a bit!

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The 3 Biggest Ways Pinterest Is Changing - Edudemic

The 3 Biggest Ways Pinterest Is Changing - Edudemic | Thinking about Educational Technology | Scoop.it
From adding analytics to changing the design, Pinterest is changing and since it's so hot with educators, this is some useful info to know about!

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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: 89 cool apps, sites, and tools for teaching

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: 89 cool apps, sites, and tools for teaching | Thinking about Educational Technology | Scoop.it

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, April 12, 2013 7:20 AM

links to more sites

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suggestion apps for teachers in prac
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200 Free Or Discounted Apps For World Autism Awareness Day - Edudemic

200 Free Or Discounted Apps For World Autism Awareness Day - Edudemic | Thinking about Educational Technology | Scoop.it
Today, because of the World Autism Awareness Day, some app developers are offering special discounts and in some cases even their apps for free.

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Which students don't get to use technology, then? | Dangerously Irrelevant

Which students don't get to use technology, then? | Dangerously Irrelevant | Thinking about Educational Technology | Scoop.it

Our information landscape is no longer ink on paper. It’s digital bits in the ether. It’s completely technology-suffused and EVERYTHING is moving as quickly as possible to the Internet. There is no foreseeable future in which the primacy of printed text is not superseded by electronic text and multimedia. Given this fact, how are you going to prepare students for this digital information landscape if you don’t put digital technologies in their hands?


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 18, 2013 2:05 PM

Strong argument for technology in the classroom.

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Social Media and the Teacher/Student Relationship

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Philosophically, social media are tools that reinforce stereotypes, hold up for praise the obvious and non-threatening, and render for criticism the unusual and unorthodox. I am aware that there are counterexamples to the previous claim; however, I have looked at enough websites and text messages to believe that the majority of interaction is both unnecessary and conforming

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 26, 2013 12:21 PM

I don't agree with this article. It makes a lot of judgements from a particular narrow perspective, but it's still worth reading just to get a view from the other side.

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Students Speak Up in Class, Silently, via Social Media

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Skeptics — and at this stage they far outnumber enthusiasts — fear introducing backchannels into classrooms will distract students and teachers, and lead to off-topic, inappropriate or even bullying remarks. A national survey released last month found that 2 percent of college faculty members had used Twitter in class, and nearly half thought that doing so would negatively affect learning.

 


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Mark Pegrum's curator insight, February 27, 2013 6:46 PM

Now that I've started using backchannel communication in my seminars and classes, I really miss it when it's not available.

Ken Morrison's comment, March 4, 2013 3:53 AM
I have used Twitter in a few classes. Students say they like it, but I fail to use it more often. It worked great as a break when I had two-hour classes. I would tell students to tweet about something new that they learned in the last hour and then take a break and/or questions. I would use break time to review the tweets via the common hashtag. We could start the next hour with a student-generated review and Q/A session. I was happy with the results, solid instruction & unscientific 'feeling' of the classroom.
Terry Doherty's curator insight, March 10, 2013 5:43 PM

Love the idea of engaging students to think freely ... without embarrassment to them or interrupting the teaher!

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Digital Experiences and Expectations of Tomorrow’s Teachers

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This new report, “Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences and Expectations of Tomorrow’s Teachers,” is the latest in the series and provides new insights that will inform college and university based teacher preparation programs as well as the induction and professional development processes within K-12 schools and districts


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 13, 2013 5:40 AM

This is an interesting report with some interesting findngs -“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.”

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For Low-Income Kids, Access to Devices Could Be the Equalizer

For Low-Income Kids, Access to Devices Could Be the Equalizer | Thinking about Educational Technology | Scoop.it

The Internet is about empowerment. If we take away this access because we think certain people aren’t going to use it right, we’re no better than governments who take away voting rights from minorities.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 13, 2013 3:32 PM

Some good points in here. Still shocked that my daughter isn't allowed to take her mobile phone to school.

Latisha Ford's comment, March 20, 2013 12:10 PM
This is certainly something to think about when approaching teaching and learning in Urban area
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, March 20, 2013 2:07 PM
My husband and I work in rural areas in Virginia and there is often a sign at the front door of the school. So sad because the libraries are not open late, and many of the schools prohibit most of the Internet.