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What Early Blended Learning Pioneers Got Right That Today's Schools Have Forgotten 

What Early Blended Learning Pioneers Got Right That Today's Schools Have Forgotten  | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

"When I first began blending digital and face-to-face learning, it was easy enough to create a flow between online learning spaces and offline learning. However, I noticed that sometimes my students were not getting as much out of the digital learning platform as I had anticipated. This was especially true when students could rush through their tasks, consuming content without real understanding or application of learning. Instead of trying to learn, they were racing to be done."


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Can Learning Management Systems Help Student-Led Learning?

Can Learning Management Systems Help Student-Led Learning? | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

"The truth is, most educators face an innovation stand-off between the naysayers who fear change, regardless of the latest research on the future world of work and personalized learning benefits. We need good learning management systems to help navigate scaling implementation for the masses."


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Teachers want to prepare students for the jobs of the future — but feel stymied

Teachers want to prepare students for the jobs of the future — but feel stymied | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

"One of the biggest questions facing schools right now is how to prepare students for a labor market that could be radically reshaped by emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence. In a new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit, a research group affiliated with the weekly magazine, many K-12 educators said they want to retool their teaching to match workforce needs but feel limited by meager budgets and inadequate access to technology."


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Without teacher guidance, all the tech in the world will be quite useless

Without teacher guidance, all the tech in the world will be quite useless | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

"Handing students a computing device and expecting them to teach themselves is the virtual equivalent of being left in such a room."


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How to craft useful, student-centered social media policies

How to craft useful, student-centered social media policies | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Learn measured, sensible, and responsible ways to approach social media policy and use in schools.

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5 Risks Posed by the Increasing Misuse of Technology in Schools 

5 Risks Posed by the Increasing Misuse of Technology in Schools  | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

"I have seen teachers who use technology to inspire inquiry, research, creativity and excitement. I understand what a powerful tool it is."


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Presenters's curator insight, January 3, 5:05 AM
Atentar contra la privacidad del estudiante, defender la personalización como forma de obtener datos personales... La tecnología en la educación aporta numerosos beneficios, pero también conlleva riesgos y miedos. Lo que más temen padres y maestros es que la industria sustituya la figura del profesor por la de una máquina que es mucho más barata. Sin embargo, la buena educación necesita la experiencia, sabiduría, juicio y sensibilidad de los buenos maestros.
Ronan O'Connor's curator insight, January 6, 6:47 AM
Still an area that needs far more research!
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Why Are Schools So Bad At Preparing Students For Modern Jobs? 

Why Are Schools So Bad At Preparing Students For Modern Jobs?  | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

"If schools are supposed to be training the workers of the future, the growing consensus is that most of them are not doing a very good job of it."


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As Pedagogy Changes, Learning Spaces Are Transforming Too 

The American architect Louis Sullivan coined the phrase "form follows function," and this is true of classrooms as well.

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Incredible: Teachers are forming job-specific collaboration networks. Here’s why and how

Incredible: Teachers are forming job-specific collaboration networks. Here’s why and how | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
With the support of a USDOE grant, educators in will collaborate for meaningful, job-specific collaboration.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, December 6, 2017 1:54 AM
Incredible: Teachers are forming job-specific collaboration networks. Here’s why and how
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The top 5 cybersecurity threats for schools

The top 5 cybersecurity threats for schools | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
If your school hasn't thought about cybersecurity, it's time to learn what the threats and what you should do to keep your school protected.

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This Is The Future And Reading Is Different Than You Remember 

This Is The Future And Reading Is Different Than You Remember  | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

"If one thing changes, everything changes. Reading, for example—it has changed because writing has changed. Writing has changed because the barriers to and means of publishing have changed. Publishing has changed because technology changed, which itself changed because technology begets technology …"


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Rethinking Education — 4 Core Skills to include in the Curriculum

"We’re sure that almost everyone has realized that the education system we grew up with is becoming obsolete. The system that puts much emphasis on memorization and the ability to go about numbers is slowly on its way out. Regular standardized testing, which has become the de facto basis of acceptance into universities and employment, is already outmoded. We’re slowly (and painfully) finding out that the system that equates good academic scores to more opportunities, better career options, and ultimately, a prosperous life, isn’t exactly working. With these realizations of the current system’s obsolescence, rethinking education seems a very viable option to better prepare our children for the future."


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Helping Kids Thrive in a Digital World

Helping Kids Thrive in a Digital World | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

"Do you ever feel like your kids spend too much time on their tablets, phones, and other electronic devices? Statistics show that children between the ages of eight and eighteen spend more than seven hours per day on screens. Digital technology has clearly become a standard part of our routines and daily lives."


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Teachers: Sometimes It’s Nicer to Say No—Especially to Edtech Salespeople 

Teachers: Sometimes It’s Nicer to Say No—Especially to Edtech Salespeople  | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

"In my years of selling technology to different industries, I’ve never encountered nicer prospects and customers than those in K-12 education. Teachers, principals, assistants, coordinators, district staff, it doesn’t matter—they’re just plain nice."


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Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume 

Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume  | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

"A love for avocado lattes and Snapchat filters are just a few of the stereotypes following Millennials these days. But students are now pushing back on these generational generalizations, noting that assumptions regarding their attitudes, hobbies, and abilities are hurting them academically."


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5 questions we should be asking about student screen addiction

5 questions we should be asking about student screen addiction | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
When it comes to technology use, can educators strike a balance between access and concerns about screen addiction?

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GwynethJones's curator insight, January 7, 9:43 AM

This has been on my mind lately. Kids, devices, & mindfulness.

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Why Teachers Are Beginning to Wear Body Cameras at School

Why Teachers Are Beginning to Wear Body Cameras at School | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

"We’ve all noticed the rise in security and CCTV across public places in the UK. But what do you think about introducing these into schools? According to a report by the Times Education Supplement (TES), teachers at two unnamed schools in the UK are to trial body cameras in the classroom in a bid to act as a deterrent and eliminate disruption."


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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, December 21, 2017 12:38 PM

Teachers Wearing Body Cams at School: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

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When the Robots Come for Our Jobs, They’ll Spare the Teachers 

When the Robots Come for Our Jobs, They’ll Spare the Teachers  | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

"It seems that every day we read about newer and better applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Smart appliances that order groceries? No problem. Cars that drive themselves? Done. Need a good movie to watch? Better than your best friend’s last recommendation."


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How to protect school district servers from overseas cybercriminals

How to protect school district servers from overseas cybercriminals | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
To prepare for and mitigate the effects of a cyber attacks, educational institutions must create a cybersecurity culture.

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Better teaching through technology? Only with thoughtful preparation

Better teaching through technology? Only with thoughtful preparation | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

"Classroom tech is often discussed as a silver bullet for education that will solve problems and bring about positive results just by virtue of its very existence. This line of thinking, of course, overlooks the obvious need for educators to be comfortable with the tech and have plenty of preparation with it ahead of its implementation — assuming it's truly the best fit in the first place."


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Why Teachers Are The Sleeping Giant In The Fight For Net Neutrality 

Why Teachers Are The Sleeping Giant In The Fight For Net Neutrality  | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

"While we could argue that the ‘neutrality’ of the internet disappeared as soon as corporations realized how much money there was to be made and have since spent billions of dollars streamlining ‘internet users’ towards their products and away from those of their competitors, what’s being proposed now is something far more sinister: the ability for internet providers themselves to influence who finds and uses what information."


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Why Every Classroom Should Teach Digital Citizenship

Why Every Classroom Should Teach Digital Citizenship | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

"Here are five reasons why schools should take a lead by promoting digital and social media literacies curriculum, and promoting digital citizenship inside and outside of the classroom."


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Every class that uses digital technology should also include a curriculum on Good Digital Citizenship! It goes without saying that using technology without understanding its ramifications on social and emotive aspects of life and thus not training students to act accordingly would be an invitation to disaster! Imagine giving a baboon a machine gun!
 
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