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Suzie Nestico

Jim Klein :: Weblog :: To those who would lead... - 9 views

  • What we must never forget, no matter what circumstances are forced upon us, is that without failure, there is no success. We learn when we fail. We grow when we fall. Science is all about learning from failure, and failure is a key component of innovation, without which nothing would ever be tried. The right technology brings with it the opportunity to create environments where students have the opportunity to not just fail, but to fail gracefully, recover quickly, and move forward having learned from the experience in a non-threatening way.
    • Suzie Nestico
      Seems, by far, to be one of the most powerful statements in this blog.  As educators, we need to remind our students how very important failure can be.  Not to suggest we purport failure as a good thing, but that we emphasize it as part of a growth model.
  • As is so well stated by Weston & Bain (2010), "Bransford et al (2000), Jonassen (2000, 2004, 2006, 2008), and Jonassen et al. (1999), fix the future of educational technology in cognitive tools that shape and extend human capabilities. Cognitive tools blur the unproductive distinctions that techno-critics make between computers and teaching and learning (Bullen & Janes, 2007; Hukkinen, 2008; Kommers et al., 1992; Lajoie, 2000). When technology enables, empowers, and accelerates a profession's core transactions, the distinctions between computers and professional practice evaporate.
  • For instance, when a surgeon uses an arthriscope to trim a cartilage (Johnson & Pedowitz, 2007), a structural engineer uses computer-assisted design software to simulate stresses on a bridge (Yeomans, 2009), or a sales manager uses customer-relations-management software to predict future inventory needs (Baltzen & Phillips, 2009), they do not think about technology. Each one thinks about her or his professional transaction." 
    Must read about considerations for the future directions of our schools and developing the 21st Century learner.
Suzie Nestico

21st Century Learning - 22 views

    Lots and lots of online tools, activities, and concepts for technology integration throughout the curriculum.  Lists of very well organized links to a variety of resources including differentiation, digital ethics, 21st Century Learning, digital tools, graphic organizers and many more
Deb Henkes

Wissahickon School District's eToolBox - home - 1 views

    Great wiki with best practices in all types of areas.
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    Dianne Krause, Instructional Technology specialist, from Blue Bell, PA USA ( has put together an incredible e toolbox wiki that is worth sharing with anyone using a wiki or any web 2.o tool! She shares the tool and gives an example, exactly the type of thing inquiring teachers want to see. She is modeling instead of just expecting them to figure it out! Great job, Diane - you are my new wiki go-to gal! Wow! From digital portfolios to online databases and Ning, she does a GREAT job on this wiki of putting it all together.
    eToolbox wiki is a wonderful resource, on the Edublogs list of Best Educational Wikis of 2010.
    This eToolbox wiki is a wonderful resource, on the Edublogs list of Best Educational Wikis of 2010.
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