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Four principles for the open world

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The recent generations have been bathed in connecting technology from birth, says futurist Don Tapscott, and as a result the world is transforming into one that is far more open and transparent. In this inspiring talk, he lists the four core principles that show how this open world can be a far better place.
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Don observes that the open world of technology drops the cost of dissent and increases empowerment and freedom.  If knowledge is power then in the age of the internet, it is an age of networked intelligence. A leader in any context and any industry, must appreciate the opportunities and power of the Commons. After listening to him here, I think shared intelligence is exciting and leaders must learn new competencies to keep pace in order to lead change effectively.  In fact Don's dream is even bolder - he imagines a world and what this collective intelligence of humanity can yield. I think of it with awe and trepidation.  

 

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New Study: Engage Kids With 7x the Effect

New Study: Engage Kids With 7x the Effect | School leadership | Scoop.it
The way to engage students is to make sure that they care about the material and that they know how much you care about them.
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A useful starter to customise and define for ourselves what classroom engagement looks like..  Key to getting it right in quality teaching and learning.

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Start the Year by Building Hope

Start the Year by Building Hope | School leadership | Scoop.it
Whatever expectations students bring to the new school year, raise their hopes through relevance, passion, reasonable possibilities, and personal engagement.
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Grab This Good Comic Creation App That is Free Today ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Grab This Good Comic Creation App That is Free Today ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School leadership | Scoop.it

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Need Help Picking the Right Learning Game? Some Things to Consider

Need Help Picking the Right Learning Game? Some Things to Consider | School leadership | Scoop.it
What criteria matter when considering learning games? First, ask the broad questions: How and when a game can be used? Then, be more specific: What kind of game is best suited to particular learning objectives?
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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, September 2, 2014 10:55 AM

Games are valuable teaching and learning tools.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 3, 2014 1:19 PM

Great article! 

Training in Business's curator insight, September 4, 2014 5:22 AM

Need Help Picking the Right Learning Game? Some Things to Consider 

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5 reasons why we need physical activity in schools

5 reasons why we need physical activity in schools | School leadership | Scoop.it
The dangerous trend of giving physical education the backseat to other 'more important' areas of learning might not yield the intended results. Here are five reasons why we need more physical activity in our schools and not less...
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How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies - KQED (blog)

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies - KQED (blog) | School leadership | Scoop.it
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How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies
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Combing through decades of cognitive science investigations of memory and learning, he has pulled together its best lessons into a practical and engaging guide.
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It's all about connecting and sharing - Digital Footprint, Reputation and Citizenship (DFRAC)

It's all about connecting and sharing - Digital Footprint, Reputation and Citizenship (DFRAC) | School leadership | Scoop.it
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Here are great nuggets here from Martin.  I particularly like how rich it is for educators and parents and provokes the reader to reflect hard on imperatives we need to focus on to prepare our children (and ourselves) well.

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Teacher-Led Professional Development: Eleven Reasons Why You Should be Using Classroom Walk Throughs

Teacher-Led Professional Development: Eleven Reasons Why You Should be Using Classroom Walk Throughs | School leadership | Scoop.it
Here's my model for effective PD. If the large group is “the lecture,” the CWT is the “lab.” A how to protocol for staff developers.
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Wise thought about Change Management!

Wise thought about Change Management! | School leadership | Scoop.it
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Of all places, I found this on Forbes.com and thought it really speaks to me about being a school leader too.

 

Source: http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml

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8 lessons for effective school leadership

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“Today’s school leaders face a new education landscape, one fraught with challenges and new expectations. Smart leaders are realizing the benefits of applyi”
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Back to School Messages

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“Here is a document from Jo with her 7 favorite messages to set positive classroom norms for the start of the school year. The last page is a summary that you can post in your classroom. Positive ...”
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Do Your Slides Pass the Glance Test?

Do Your Slides Pass the Glance Test? | School leadership | Scoop.it
An audience can't listen to your presentation and read detailed, text-heavy slides at the same time (not without missing key parts of your message, anyway). So make sure your slides pass what I cal...
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presenta sleep des is a form of marketing- marketing ideas. Too often content is presented as if the slides were a telepromter just as Nancy Duarte has described. I like her ideas here ... Especially about thinking of the slides like they were billboards.

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Classroom in the Cloud: Technology as a Learning Environment

Classroom in the Cloud: Technology as a Learning Environment | School leadership | Scoop.it
An under-utilized high school library becomes a constant learning organization and a place of cloud literacy where students send their avatars into 3-D virtual classrooms.
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Re-imagine the library.  I have been thinking about this for quite a while.  

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Surfacing elephants and new ideas | SmartBlogs

Surfacing elephants and new ideas | SmartBlogs | School leadership | Scoop.it
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I’ve known many leaders who talk too much. They can suck the life out of a room by commandeering it and shutting out other voices t

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Beautiful Landscapes

"Here's a collection of timelapses I shot during the past year. Amazing landscapes from California, Arizona, Bahamas, Florida, Japan, Taiwan to Italy."
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Part of a teaching geography is showing the wonders of the Earth in as way that will hopefully spark some awe, curiosity, and desire to see more of the planet.  I think this video is a nice primer for that.  


Tags: landscape, time lapsevideo.

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APHG-Unit 1

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What is Privacy?

What is Privacy? | School leadership | Scoop.it
"Earlier this week, Anil Dash wrote a smart piece unpacking the concept of “public.” He opens with some provocative questions about how we imagine the public, highlighting how new technologies that make heightened visibility possible. For example,Someone could make off with all your garbage that’s put out on the street, and carefully record how many used condoms or pregnancy tests or discarded pill bottles are in the trash, and then post that information up on the web along with your name and your address. There’s probably no law against it in your area. Trash on the curb is public."
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Is your definition of privacy different from your students definition? Our world is changing quickly and the concept of privacy is also changing. This post by Danah Body explores this issue and will provide ideas that you may want to use with students in your classes. As this school year commences the need to understand the issue of privacy, esp. online where so much information is gathered about each of us, often without us being aware of it, is important for students to understand.

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What Students Remember Most About Teachers - Pursuit of a Joyful Life

What Students Remember Most About Teachers - Pursuit of a Joyful Life | School leadership | Scoop.it
"And as I looked at you there wearing all that worry under all that strain, I said it’s aboutbeing there for your kids. Because at the end of the day, most students won’t remember what amazing lesson plans you’ve created. They won’t remember how organized your bulletin boards are. How straight and neat are the desk rows. No, they’ll not remember that amazing decor you’ve designed. But they will remember you."
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While written for teachers of children, the author reminds us of the power of personal connection for students of all ages.

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Anne Davies and Sandra Herbst: Do you have different criteria for all the different projects students do?

Anne Davies and Sandra Herbst: Do you have different criteria for all the different projects students do? | School leadership | Scoop.it
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Mobile use bad for school test scores: Japan study - Channel NewsAsia

Mobile use bad for school test scores: Japan study - Channel NewsAsia | School leadership | Scoop.it
Children who spend more than four hours a day on their mobile phone perform significantly worse on school tests than those who are limited to just 30 minutes, a Japanese government survey has found.
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The mobile device ownership in Singapore among children and teens, is very high. In my school, it is about 90%. I'd be curious to know how high the daily usage is and how it correlates to academic outcomes or even simply engagement in school activities such as CCA (co-curricular activities) attendance. But I think we must be cautious to blame poor test scores on addictive use of mobile use. It is symptomatic of something else happening with the youths. For parents and schools, it underlines the importance of teaching digital citizenship.
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Raising a Digital Child excerpt.pdf

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The Digital Citizenship Compass introduced here (on page 8) is really very useful.  Worth revisiting and adapting to your needs in teaching children to make good online decisions!

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Including Student Voice

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via Edutopia In last week's post, my colleague Adrienne Curtis Dickinson introduced seven key elements of problem-based learning at Sammamish High School. These key elements guide both the professi...
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I like what Bill Palmer shares here mapping out very clearly different types of Student Voice in action. I am seeking greater student engagement and this is a helpful way of bringing a whole school approach involving teachers and partners in achieving it. Great work at Sammamish High School!
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: : Organizational Storytelling : :

: : Organizational Storytelling : : | School leadership | Scoop.it
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I'd like to tell you a story - the right story...

 

David Hutchens describes how stories we can tell for organisational learning can seek either Explicit Connections or Buried Connections.  These two types of connections that we seek with our audience lay on a continuum.  At one extreme, the power of a metaphor can engage the listeners to draw their own conclusion.  However, when the connection is too buried, the listener will find the abstract story too difficult to build a meaningful conversation with the narrator.  What is needed is sufficient shared context.

 

 As school leaders, it is better to ensure that there are fewer hidden connections.  This will help the wide range of prior knowledge that teachers possess in a multicultural, multilingual context like Singapore.  In fact, Hutchens states that the richest organisational storied capture the organisation's identity.

 

What is most useful is his categorisation of such stories into 4 types.

1. The Realm of the Literal

2. The Realm of Allegorical

3. The Realm of the Transformational

4. The Realm of the Aspirational

 

Certainly, seen this way, there is a story approach for all intentions!

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7 Steps to Create Engaging Infographics for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Steps to Create Engaging Infographics for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School leadership | Scoop.it
The use of visual aids in teaching is a practice well established in the education literature and teaching pedagogy. Visuals tend to enhance the content's comprehensibility and simplify complex processes.
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