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High School Student, Jeff Bliss gives a lesson to his teacher at Duncanville, TX

EPIC. Kid's got his head on straight. He's definitely my hero ! Jeff's the man ! Jeff Bliss decided to give their teacher a lesson at the Duncanville High Sc...
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T. Brendan Donahoe's comment, May 10, 2013 4:09 PM
Parts of what he says are true. Just giving kids packets of handouts and expecting they'll learn is not teaching. It's not challenging the students.
Richard Seal's curator insight, May 11, 2013 10:35 AM

Not technology related, but it absolutely illustrates how fed up our older students are with a system that does not work in their favor. I applaud this young man for having the courage to speak up. 

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Terrible Times Lie Ahead for Bad Teachers

Terrible Times Lie Ahead for Bad Teachers | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

by Felix Jacomino

 

As I prepare a presentation on 21st Century Skills, I find myself dealing with having to first be clear on what they are NOT. Only because for many, the term "21st Century" is synonymous with technology. In this post, I won't get into the details of why it's not.

 

What I would like to share is my realization that terrible times lie ahead for bad teachers. Conversely, there has never been a more exciting time for a good educator than today and the near future!

 

In order to make a statement like that, I owe it to my readers to give my definition of each type of teacher.

 

Bad teachers:

Do not want to learn new things.

Have "the book" lead instruction and feel the need to always stick to it.

Are comfortable doing the same lessons (the same way) year after year.

Never step out of their comfort zone.

Live in their own bubble and do not see the need to live outside of it.

Only teach facts and assess the ability to memorize those facts ("Any teacher that can be replaced by a computer, deserves to be." -David Thornburg). 

Design tests to be easily gradeable.

Think that all progress in education are "fads."

Do not learn new things... oops, I already wrote that! It bears repeating because SOOOO much can be learned from other colleagues!

 

Good teachers:

Care whether their students find the learning relative.

Are ALWAYS looking for new ways to engage their students.

Embrace quality professional development as often as they can.

Learn from and share with other educators.

Have gotten this far into this post and are nodding their heads ;-)

 

My hopes are that we QUICKLY get to the point where teachers who do not inspire and engage will be seen as employees who are simply not doing their jobs and be let go. Or, they may move to schools that don't "get it" (yet) and find a safe haven there for now. Either way, it's time for ALL teachers to pick a side. And yes, there's plenty of room on the "good side" for bad teachers to make the change. Here's hoping!

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Casey Anley's curator insight, July 6, 2013 1:32 PM

Interesting good vs. bad

John Rudkin's curator insight, February 8, 2014 3:07 AM

Interesting take, and of course true, i.e. "technology" is not 21st Century.  It is almost a constant - technology facilitates (or can, used correctly) good teaching, and offers opportunities to add variety, flexibility and relevance.  Used badly it can be irrelevant.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 8, 2014 10:30 PM

Diferencias entre Buenos y Malos Profesores

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Mobile Movie Making - Tony Vincent, Learning in Hand - Learning Without Frontiers

Tony Vincent, teacher and learning consultant presents practical and entertaining ways for young learners to use low cost mobile devices to create movies. Pr...
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Maria Juste's curator insight, April 30, 2013 9:19 AM

haz una película con el móvil!

Laia Canadell's comment, April 30, 2013 3:38 PM
Como avanza la tecnologia.
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12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education

12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
If you run a classroom, school, district, or country, you need to know how to properly integrate technology in education. This should help.
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it442's curator insight, May 16, 2013 12:45 AM

This article is really interesting. It talks about the difference between merely using technology, and actually integrating it into the classroom. It gives scenarios, examples, and compares and contrasts the ideas of "using" and "integrating". I found it to be a good reminder of the ideas that our lessons should not be based around the technology itself, but instead, used in the same way as any other learning tool, to help make learning accessible. 

 

~Trent VanDyken

Elsa Mansfield's curator insight, May 16, 2013 6:21 PM

Being purposeful about incorporating technology in our learning tasks will be vital to being an effective teacher. Students need to be taught how to use these tools and navigate the volume of information the internet presents. Using technology without direction and purpose can create problems and wastes tremendous potential.

it442's curator insight, May 16, 2013 10:04 PM

Elsa Mansfield-This article talks about using technology to learn instead of learning how to use technology. Integration involves making technology a part of the everyday classroom, and using it to engage studetns with information or content. I like the idea of being very purposeful with employing technology in a variety of ways and incorporating technology in our learning tasks constantly.  Using technology without direction and purpose can create problems and wastes tremendous potential.

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Create Your Own Textbook

Create Your Own Textbook | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
iBooks Author is a fantastic way to get students involved in their own learning. If you're dedicated to providing engaging lessons for your students then creating interactive textbooks needs to go ...
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Chris Carter's curator insight, April 23, 2013 9:29 PM

If you have ever taught IB, or if you innovate to the point that textbooks lose their significance, then this article is for you. BTW, LiveBinders is a great choice for collecting resources into easily used units

Ruth Eckenstein's curator insight, May 8, 2013 4:43 PM

Have students do reflection and journal as they advance in the nursing program. This insight can be a honest look at strengths and weaknesses.

Mike Garcia's curator insight, October 1, 2013 10:02 AM

Books!

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Tony Vincent’s list of lists of educational apps

Tony Vincent’s list of lists of educational apps | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

The best educational iPad apps, handpicked by experts.

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Priya Venugopal's comment, May 8, 2013 11:22 PM
Its been an amazing find. Loved reading the way the author has divided the apps and how they cater to the needs of kids.
Chris Carter's comment, May 8, 2013 11:44 PM
Agreed, Priya. Tony is a great benefit to us "netizens".
Brittany Leach's curator insight, August 6, 2013 1:53 AM

more apps

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Don’t plan for technology; plan for learning | eSchool News

You never know how someone will react when you suggest that they junk their title and replace it with a new one that leads to a different focus of work—not to mention the confusion this could cause across the faculty, or the possible political...
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Chris Carter's curator insight, April 20, 2013 11:46 PM
Yes, yes, yes! After this article, read this one: http://bit.ly/14k4alK. They capture the issue, spot on!
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Popular Educational Twitter Hashtags

Popular Educational Twitter Hashtags | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Education is taking off in Twitter. See which hashtags can keep you in the loop.
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Brittany Leach's curator insight, August 6, 2013 1:54 AM

education stuff on twitter

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Diving Into Project-based Learning: Designing the Rubric |Philip Cummings

Diving Into Project-based Learning: Designing the Rubric |Philip Cummings | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Perhaps the most difficult aspect of project-based learning for me was figuring out how I was going to assess it.
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Mack James's curator insight, April 19, 2013 6:39 AM

Standard based assessment is great for teachers to see specific skills students need help on, specific concepts, provides clarity and guided instruction that is focused on student learning

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Featured iSpeaker Series - Felix Jacomino

Featured iSpeaker Series - Felix Jacomino | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Felix Jacomino Twitter: @felixjacomino Link: http://jacomino.com Bio: Felix Jacomino is passionate about authentically engaged students. Since teachers are the ones who help stoke excitement and cr...
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Katherine Page Burdick's curator insight, April 11, 2013 12:12 PM

Felix is an awesome speaker - catch this if you can

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The End of Education As We Know It

The End of Education As We Know It | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Scott Barry Kaufman Imagine being 6 or 7 years old again, learning about addition and subtraction for the first time.
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Ana Luisa Caeiro Baltazar's comment, April 8, 2013 7:28 AM
I agree Chris! It's absolutely fantastic. I wonder if there is something similar in Portuguese ... Do you know, Audrey?
Chris Carter's comment, April 8, 2013 10:21 AM
Ana, a person who may know is Yasemin Allsop, editor of ICT in Practice (http://www.ictinpractice.com/magazine/), and director of IT for her school in London. She attends the Porto, Portugal games in education every October.
Audrey's comment, April 8, 2013 5:31 PM
Chris my pleasure. Sorry, I don't know anything similar in Portuguese,Ana.
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Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0

Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0 | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post seeks to compare the developments of the Internet-Web to t...

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Marie-Chantal SCHMITZ's curator insight, April 5, 2013 9:22 AM

a méditer et à partager pour nourri notre réflexion sur l'école de demain

Sue Osborne's curator insight, April 6, 2013 10:19 PM

So true. In Australia we need to allow teachers the freedom and resources to do this, but the message just ain't getting through!

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, June 24, 2013 3:54 AM

G

reat revison of the 3 types of educations throug time and technology

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Ten Reasons why technology is vital to education

In a typical high school a student has access to a teacher 40 minutes per day. That means she has access to that teacher 5% of her waking day, and even that time is shared with 25 classmates. She has access to the Internet 100% of the time. That's 20X better.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 1, 2013 10:03 AM

Give a student a link and he'll read for a day. Teach a student how to surf and he'll read forever. Or something like that. ;)

Drew Carter's comment, April 4, 2013 8:15 PM
Technology is the here and now. Equipping students and educators with the knowledge and skills to stay up on the ever-changing technology is a never ending process
Mack James's curator insight, April 19, 2013 6:24 AM

Technology can open up various ways for accessing learning tools and as well as connecting peer to peer diccussion even out side the regular classroom, keeping them engaged in the learning process

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BYOD School Tells Students, "Buy a Calculator Because You Can Cheat with Your iPads!"

BYOD School Tells Students, "Buy a Calculator Because You Can Cheat with Your iPads!" | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Can you believe this? 

 

My daughter goes to a 20th century school that mistakingly thinks it embraces 21st century learning simply because it allows students to bring their own device. This is particularly frustrating to me since I speak on this very subject at schools and conferences around the country. 

 

"Daddy, I need to buy a scientific calculator for math class!" I respond, "Oh sweetie, you're so cute. No one with a brand new iPad mini needs to buy a physical calculator any more. Just tell me what functions you need it to do and I'll help you find the right app." To which she says, "No. We're not allowed to use our iPads or phones. The teacher says we can cheat that way by texting, IMing, or emailing answers to each other." *facepalm*

 

I would like to crowdsource here and ask for comments as to how to best deliver my email to this school's academic director.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's comment, May 7, 2013 10:56 PM
totally disagree! teach them to source information from wherever - where does 'cheating' actually fit these days? Isn't crowd sourcing your answer a good strategy - just like you're doing?!?!?
Leslie Kelsey's comment, May 10, 2013 11:01 AM
The teacher could think about creating an assignment that involves much more than crunching numbers, and requires analysis, hypothesis proposal and other key scientific research skills that make using a Sci Calculator out of date - the whole notion of cheating is outdated.
Casey Anley's curator insight, July 6, 2013 1:32 PM

Bizarre rationality after adopting a poilcy!

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How To Create A Custom Search Engine For Your Students

How To Create A Custom Search Engine For Your Students | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
How To Create A Custom Search Engine For Your Students

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Richard Seal's curator insight, May 10, 2013 5:28 PM

If you have ever had a student do a report using internet research you know the headache that it can cause. This article makes google customization a great tool for research. 

Sue Osborne's curator insight, May 13, 2013 10:11 PM

This is my next project (in a long line of projects!)!

Brittany Leach's curator insight, August 6, 2013 1:53 AM

This could be helpful!

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Kevin Honeycutt, "Our kids will spend the rest of their lives in the future. Are we getting them ready?"

Our kids will spend the rest of their lives in the future Are we getting them ready? Kevin Honeycutt (@kevinhoneycutt) - Hutchinson, Kansas
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Camela Giraud's curator insight, April 26, 2013 5:20 AM

Fantastic video about our opportunity and responsibility in the technology age. Love it. 

CERT's comment, May 8, 2013 4:12 AM
"What are our kids doing now that they couldn't do before?" We think that this is really the main focus that we should attach to technology and what we need to implement in our schools.
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Twenty-Five Factors Great Schools Have in Common

Twenty-Five Factors Great Schools Have in Common | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Pat Bassett, NAIS president, notes key qualities of outstanding schools. His list includes adopting a big vision, committing to diversity, and creating a financially sustainable future that goes beyond large annual tuition increases.
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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

 

Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization.

 

As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. For 2013, the focus is on a variety of challenges, from how learners access content to how the idea of a “curriculum” is defined.

 
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Sue Osborne's curator insight, April 22, 2013 6:36 PM

Not sure I agree it is "impossible" to get this type of authentic learning in the classroom, but an interesting analysis of mobile learning nonetheless...

Melita Ryland's curator insight, April 24, 2013 10:21 PM

This is where technology is taking us...to an area where the students control their learning....

1. Access

2. Metrics

3. Cloud

4. Transparent

5. Play

6. Asynchronous

7. Self-Actuated

8. Diverse

9. Curation

10. Blending

11. Always-On

12. Authentic

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50 Great Classroom Tools, Sites, & Resources

50 Great Classroom Tools, Sites, & Resources | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

50 EdTech Tools You Can Start Using Today

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Robert Sims's curator insight, April 20, 2013 8:27 AM

Find more great teaching tools here!

Richard Seal's curator insight, May 10, 2013 12:54 PM

Yes more compilations of great resources. 

Brittany Leach's curator insight, August 6, 2013 1:53 AM

SOOOO many resources!

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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: 7 Key Ingredients in the successful 21st Century Classroom

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: 7 Key Ingredients in the successful 21st Century Classroom | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Every modern school should have at least 4 things in technology or take off the modern and just call yourself a school:

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Belinda Garcia's comment, May 7, 2013 9:32 PM
I found these 7 key ingredients to be informative and useful :)
Kimberly (Pope) Kindred's curator insight, May 22, 2013 9:42 PM

Say it with me: I am an Teacherpreneur! Love this list!

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Apps, Apps, & more iPad Apps!

Apps, Apps, & more iPad Apps! | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Katie is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
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Great collection of apps divided into categories.

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Richard Seal's curator insight, May 10, 2013 12:56 PM

Apps! 

Brittany Leach's curator insight, August 6, 2013 1:52 AM

Great ipod apps for middle schoolers!!

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St. Stephen's Project Based Learning Showcase

St. Stephen's Project Based Learning Showcase | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
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Here's a sample of what we do with project based learning and iPads at St. Stephen's! 

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iPad as the Teacher's Pet [Infographic]

iPad as the Teacher's Pet [Infographic] | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Hey, teacher! Got an iPad? Then you've got a toolbox that you can fill to help you be an even better teacher! Spend some time with this infographic to discover how your iPad can be your handy assistant.
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Tony does it again! EXCELLENT Infographic all iPad-toting teachers are going to LOVE!

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Brittany Leach's curator insight, August 6, 2013 1:55 AM

How I can use my iPad in class

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What 21st Century Learning Means To Me - Edudemic

What 21st Century Learning Means To Me - Edudemic | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
21st century learning to me means that students are connected to other learners and resources throughout the world preparing them to become problem solvers and communicators.
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10 Ways to Teach Innovation | MindShift

10 Ways to Teach Innovation | MindShift | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Getty By Thom Markham One overriding challenge is now coming to the fore in public consciousness: We need to reinvent just about everything. Whether s


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