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Free Technology for Teachers: Mapping the Words of Mark Twain

Free Technology for Teachers: Mapping the Words of Mark Twain | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

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Why Digital Learning is Here to Stay

Why Digital Learning is Here to Stay | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Digital learning is coming whether people like it or not. The new standards call for it. Twenty-first century readiness requires it. Future jobs rely on it. There is no doubt that educational technology has the power to motivate kids, so why not harness that passion in the K-12 classroom? There are many reasons why digital learning has arrived and is here to stay.


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Sue Osborne's curator insight, February 20, 2:23 PM

Definitely should be part of learning, but not ALL the learning. Digital skills are like all other skills - tools. The CONTENT is what is really important! Too much focus is often on the tools being used, rather than what they are supposed to be teaching.....

Ángeles Mirón Martín's curator insight, February 21, 12:16 AM

Fantastic article about digital learning....world is changing, and tecnology must be in our day-to-day....

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What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers? - TeachThought

What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers? - TeachThought | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

You know the content, you understand pedagogy, and you can navigate the minefield of diplomacy when dealing with parents, students, administrators, literacy coaches, and the local news station when they want to see the iPads glow on the students faces.

You know how to manage and coddle, inspire and organize, assess and deliver content.

But the technology is different. That part you do okay with, but, truth be told, the students are geniuses with technology. Born hackers. And of course they are, you tell yourself. They're digital natives.


 


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LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, February 19, 4:57 AM

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 19, 5:12 PM

I think, to some extent, this sometimes overstated. There are students who won''t  listen for a variety of reasons. That has always been the case. I found that most students are willing to learn. I am sitting in a university library with some digital natives. Most of them are here to learn and it shows.

Martin Pronk's curator insight, February 20, 10:54 PM

Zit wat in... 

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8 Powerful Ways to Inspire Courage in Others

8 Powerful Ways to Inspire Courage in Others | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Leaders who don’t feel fear are oblivious to the challenges of leadership. Leadership of any consequence takes courage. Be afraid of leaders who aren't afraid. Courage only exists where fear exists...

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 16, 3:11 PM

'"In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance.”

Goethe

Leadership goes beyond personal courage to inspiring courage in others.

Inspiring courage:

Acknowledge the fears of others...Elevate courage by acknowledging your own fears......Courage transforms fear into preparation...Focus on purpose. ...Facing uncertainty without purpose makes chickens of us all.

The surprising side of courageous leadership is finding the courage to let others lead.'

David Hain's curator insight, April 29, 11:41 PM

Feel the fear, do it anyway, and others will follow...

Pat Headley's curator insight, April 30, 10:09 AM

Leaders who don’t feel fear are oblivious to the challenges of leadership. Leadership of any consequence takes courage. Be afraid of leaders who aren't afraid. Courage only exists where fear exists...

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Build your Personal Learning Environment

The ROLE Project build your own PLE presentation

 

Includes activities and a competition open to individuals and organisations world wide
http://www.role-project.eu/WidgetCompetition


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Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, February 16, 7:49 AM

Everything you ever wanted to know about PLE (Personal Learning Environment) frameworks. Imagine if every school provide time for teachers and admin to develop a PLE as their own personal, individualized PD statement. I've included this in the Edu-Vision collection at my site http://teachlearnlead.weebly.com/ although I also could categorize this particular PLE presentation under the Linking Literacy category. Excellent piece! 

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Physically Fit Students Perform Better Academically, Study Finds - Education Week News (blog)

Physically Fit Students Perform Better Academically, Study Finds - Education Week News (blog) | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Education Week News (blog)
Physically Fit Students Perform Better Academically, Study Finds
Education Week News (blog)
This isn't the first study to discover a link between physical activity and academic performance.

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Salman Khan on Liberating the Classroom for Creativity (Big Thinkers Series)

Salman Khan on Liberating the Classroom for Creativity (Big Thinkers Series) | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
The founder of Khan Academy discusses how his videos can help create a "flipped classroom" that allows blended learning -- online lectures can happen at home and project-based learning can happen during school.
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Can Leadership be Learned?

Can Leadership be Learned? | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
This week I had the honor of hosting General John E. Michel in my podcast Leading Beyond the Status Quo to tackle the question; Can leadership be lear...
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Cleaning iPads - Technology In Early Childhood

Cleaning iPads - Technology In Early Childhood | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

“ Cleaning iPads: How we keep our classroom iPads clean”


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Tweet from @moodle

Tweet from @moodle | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
#moodle26 is here! Learn how it's is a better learning platform for all #moodle #opensource https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=243847 … pic.twitter.com/CKUi7Z0PL2
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Digital citizenship begins in Kindergarten | Teach.com

Digital citizenship begins in Kindergarten | Teach.com | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Elementary school teacher Sharon Davison shares with us her innovative teaching methods for bringing social media and blogging into her kindergarten classroom!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 29, 10:56 AM

I am sure there are adequate firewalls around the blog and twitter feeds?

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Thinkspace Is A New Approach To Teaching Code

Thinkspace Is A New Approach To Teaching Code | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
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Teaching the Essential Skills of the Mobile Classroom

Teaching the Essential Skills of the Mobile Classroom | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Think back 20 years. Pay phones still worked, and only doctors carried pagers. Laptops weighed as much as bowling balls, and few of us had Internet access. In fact, much of what we now consider commo

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Usein González's curator insight, January 27, 6:50 PM

De los tableros de tiza al fascinante mundo de la tecnología, ¿cómo están nuestras instituciones educativas en Colombia?

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"How To Do Research" Game

"How To Do Research" Game | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
"How To Do Research" game is presented by Kentucky Virtual Library. It's designed for kids to learn how to do research independently with kids-friendly user experience. Did you know that you can ac...

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Estefanía Aguilar's curator insight, July 8, 2013 2:36 AM

muy visual. Great!

Dawn Darling's curator insight, July 10, 2013 7:17 AM

Love the gameboard format!

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 24, 9:37 AM

A Game for the children :)

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12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom

12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Implementing iPads isn’t exactly a just-add-water proposition. While they’re wondrous little devices capable of enchanting learners for hours, to get the learning results you’re likely after will take planning, design, and reflection. It can help...

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Linda Sanchini's curator insight, March 10, 6:31 AM

INFO for structure in the classroom

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Breaking Bad Leadership Habits

Breaking Bad Leadership Habits | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

Leaders have to learn and practice new management techniques to overcome the habits that could be holding them back. In two articles, I examine the obstacles, and later, the factors that can help senior executives overcome them.

We have known for a long time that leaders need to continue to learn throughout their careers. About 50 years ago, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, argued that “leadership and learning are indispensable to each other”.  And about 40 years ago, Alvin Toffler became famous by saying that tomorrow's illiterate will not be the one who can't read; he or she will be the one who has not learned how to learn.  

This has become ever truer in the VUCA world. This Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous environment, characterised by an ever increasing rate of knowledge creation and change, increasingly demanding investors, employees, publics and regulators  who keep presenting leaders with new challenges that require new types of responses. In that world, “what got (leaders) here may not get them there”, as Marshall Goldsmith put it a few years ago. In fact, increasingly, what got them here may not even help them stay here.


Read more at http://knowledge.insead.edu/leadership-management/breaking-bad-leadership-habits-3173?nopaging=1#F4m3rf55LhY17EsD.99

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We have known for a long time that leaders need to continue to learn throughout their careers.

This has become ever truer in the VUCA world. This Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous environment, characterised by an ever increasing rate of knowledge creation and change, increasingly demanding investors, employees, publics and regulators  who keep presenting leaders with new challenges that require new types of responses. In that world, “what got (leaders) here may not get them there”, as Marshall Goldsmith put it a few years ago. In fact, increasingly, what got them here may not even help them stay here.

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Dr. Gordon Dahlby's curator insight, February 17, 8:16 AM

Excellent point.

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, February 17, 12:10 PM

Manzoni gives us some reasons why old habits persist and some ways to surmount obstacles to changes we recognize we need.

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Why Schools Need A Powerful Physical Education Policy

Why Schools Need A Powerful Physical Education Policy | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Books and homework alone don’t make an education. Learning need to be well-rounded –  students learn pick up all sorts of life skills and habits in school, even from a very young age.

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, February 17, 10:20 AM

Children need more than intellectual and cognitive work at school...moving and using their bodies is vital

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Why Food Education Matters - Edudemic

Why Food Education Matters - Edudemic | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
This image takes a look at how important it is to educate kids about food choices and eating healthy. So many kids don't know that real food doesn't come out of a box. Keep reading to learn more.

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, February 10, 2:30 PM

Been calling this for years....

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Connecting Project-Based and Blended Learning

Connecting Project-Based and Blended Learning | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
This guest blog post was written by Brian Greenberg, Envision School’s former Chief Academic Officer.



Don’t listen to the current education reform rhetoric: There is more than one way to educat
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Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup

Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Resources by Topic

Integrating Technology into Schools
Online Learning and Blended Classrooms
Teaching with New Media Tools
Digital Games in the Classroom
Working with Digital Learners
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27 Characteristics Of Authentic Assessment | TeachThought

27 Characteristics Of Authentic Assessment | TeachThought | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
27 Characteristics Of Authentic Assessment

 

Almost 25 years ago, I wrote a widely-read and discussed paper that was entitled: “A True Test: Toward More Authentic and Equitable Assessment” that was published in the Phi Delta Kappan. I believe the phrase was my coining, made when I worked with Ted Sizer at the Coalition of Essential Schools, as a way of describing “true” tests as opposed to merely academic and unrealistic school tests. I first used the phrase in print in an article for Educational Leadership entitled “Teaching to the (Authentic) Test” in the April 1989 issue.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 1, 3:00 PM

Great article by Dr. Grant Wiggins on applications of authentic education and assessment.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 1, 3:35 PM

With authentic assessment, not tests, students increasingly guide and lead their learning.

David Hain's curator insight, February 2, 1:48 AM

Testing has it's place, but this way is better!

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Best Moodle Plugins for Learning, Quizzes, User Experience and Mobile

Best Moodle Plugins for Learning, Quizzes, User Experience and Mobile | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Moodle plugins are used to add functionality or customize Moodle. We include 5 plugins with Moodle Hosting and grouped our recommended Moodle plugins by use.
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Celebrate Digital Learning | The Virtual Voice

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New Front page of Moodle.org

New Front page of Moodle.org | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it

New theme and redesigned front page of moodl.org


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Understanding your digital footprint - new opportunities!

Understanding your digital footprint - new opportunities! | Digital Learning, Technology, Education | Scoop.it
Just like a tattoo, your digital reputation is an expression of yourself. It is formed and added to by you and others over time. In her Digital Tattoo presentation at ISTE 2013 (also in video forma...

 

Managing your digital footprint starts with asking questions like: Who are you? What do you stand for? What are your passions and beliefs?

 

The important lesson with managing your digital footprint is that

 

===> everything we do online should represent who we are and what we stand for and we must have the knowledge that this representation will stick with us potentially forever. <===

 

 


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