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Bonnie Sutton

Who really benefits from putting high-tech gadgets in classrooms? - 2 views

****************************** From The Los Angeles Times, Saturday, February 4, 2012. See http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hiltzik-20120205,0,639053.column .. Our appreciation to Monty Neil, ...

Julius Genachowski digital playbook learning ecosystems textbooks

started by Bonnie Sutton on 07 Feb 12 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

Ignore the Potential of Mobile Learning, Risk Widening the Digital Divide - 2 views

July 22, 2011 | 11:48 AM | By Tina Barseghian DIGITAL DIVIDE FILED UNDER: Learning Methods, digital media, digital-divide, mobile-learning http://mindshift.kqed.org/2011/07/ignore-the-...

Learning Methods digital media digital-divide mobile-learning

started by Bonnie Sutton on 23 Jul 11 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

Making Progress: Rethinking State and School District Policies Concerning Mobile Techno... - 1 views

Making Progress: Rethinking State and School District Policies Concerning Mobile Technologies and Social Media pdf http://www.cosn.org/Default.aspx?TabId=12543 BACKGROUND It is...

Making Progre Rethinking State and School District POLICIES COSN Mobile Technologies Social Media

started by Bonnie Sutton on 15 Apr 12 no follow-up yet
Claude Almansi

Secretary Duncan Introduces the Digital Promise - YouTube - 0 views

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    "Uploaded by usedgov on Sep 13, 2011 Secretary Duncan introduces the Digital Promise" Shorter intro to the Digital Promise initiatie, with approximative subtitles and transcript.
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    Other YT URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX29kEumPZ4 Corrected captions and transcript can be downloaded from http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en/videos/qMGF63dNBJ9f/
Claude Almansi

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Announces Launch of "Digital Promise" - YouTube - 0 views

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    "Uploaded by whitehouse on Sep 16, 2011 Digital Promise is a new national center founded to spur breakthrough technologies that can help transform the way teachers teach and students learn. September 16, 2011." With captions and interactive transcript.
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    Captions and transcript can be downloaded from http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en/videos/CkPFLh8Tp91i/en/169009/
Claude Almansi

President Obama's unusual education roundtable - 1 views

Permalink to the article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/president-obamas-unusual-education-roundtable/2011/07/18/gIQAf3UJMI_blog.html (odd that the Diigo software didn't inc...

President Obama educators Roundtable Foundations

Claude Almansi

Digital Promise - Knowledge. Technology. Possibility. - 0 views

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    "A new national center founded to spur breakthrough technologies that can help transform the way teachers teach and students learn. Educators Empowering you with tools to help you reach every single student. Innovators Making it easier for you to turn a great idea into a product that delivers results for learners of all ages. Researchers Translating cutting-edge research on how we learn into cutting-edge technologies that can help us learn. Citizens Preparing Americans of all races, regions, and backgrounds to succeed in college and a career. ..."
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    Main site of the Digital Promise initiative
Claude Almansi

Boring Yet Important Structural Ed Tech Initiative - 0 views

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    by Kevin Carey on September 26, 2011 "Under the category of "policy stuff that doesn't involve grand controversy and/or vast sums of new spending, yet might actually make the world a better place," the other day I attended a White House event announcing the launch of Digital Promise, a "new national center founded to spur breakthrough technologies that can help transform the way teachers teach and students learn." The rationale for the initiative is contained in a Council of Economic Advisers memo ..."
Claude Almansi

It's not about tools. It's about change. « Connectivism - 0 views

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    [George Siemens] June 12th, 2007 "...It's the change underlying these tools that I'm trying to emphasize. Forget blogs…think open dialogue. Forget wikis…think collaboration. Forget podcasts…think democracy of voice. Forget RSS/aggregation…think personal networks. Forget any of the tools…and think instead of the fundamental restructuring of how knowledge is created, disseminated, shared, and validated. But to create real change, we need to move our conversation beyond simply the tools and our jargon. Parents understand the importance of preparing their children for tomorrow's world. They might not understand RSS, mashups, and blogs. Society understands the importance of a skilled workforce, of critical and creative thinkers. They may not understand wikis, podcasts, or user-created video or collaboratively written software. Unfortunately, where our aim should be about change, our sights are set on tools. And we wonder why we're not hitting the mark we desire. Perhaps our vision for change is still unsettled. What would success look like if we achieved it? What would classrooms look like? How would learning occur? We require a vision for change. It's reflected occasionally in classroom 2.0 or enterprise 2.0 projects. But the tool, not change centric, theme still arises. We may think we are talking about change, but our audience hears hype and complex jargon. What is your vision for change?"
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    NB: I am tagging this post by George Siemens "Digital Promise" though it was published in 2007, because what he wrote then is very pertinent to the 2011 Digital Promise initiative.
Claude Almansi

Unleashing the Potential of Educational Technology - White House - PDF - 0 views

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    Executive Office of the President Council of Economic Advisers Unleashing the Potential of Educational Technology September 16, 2011 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Educational technology holds the promise of substantially improving outcomes for K-12 students, but there are significant challenges in bringing new educational technology products for this population to market. It is difficult for producers of these technologies to demonstrate the effectiveness of their products to potential buyers and market fragmentation creates barriers to entry by all but the largest suppliers. The spread of broadband Internet and Common Core State Standards have improved the landscape for educational technologies, but these factors alone are likely insufficient for a "game changing" advance. Working together, stakeholders can form a plan of action to provide local school systems with easy access to good information about the effectiveness of various educational technology products and give prospective developers of these products access to customers on a scale sufficient to make it worthwhile for them to enter the market. The payoff - in the form of more effective and more widely utilized educational technologies, leading to better outcomes for students - could be enormous.
Claude Almansi

Network theories for technology-enabled learning and social change: Connectivism and actor network theory - University of Salford Institutional Repository - 0 views

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    "Bell, F 2010, Network theories for technology-enabled learning and social change: Connectivism and actor network theory , in: Networked Learning Conference 2010: Seventh International Conference on Networked Learning, 3-4 May 2010, Aalborg, Denmark. PDF - Published Version Download (236Kb) http://usir.salford.ac.uk/9270/1/Bell.pdf Official URL: http://www.networkedlearningconference.org.uk/ Abstract Learning never was confined to classrooms. We all learn in, out of, before, during and after episodes of formal education. The changing sociotechnical context offers a promise of new opportunities, and the sense that somehow things may be different. Use of the Internet and other emerging technologies is spreading in frequency, time and space. People and organizations wish to use technology to support learning seek theories to frame their understanding and their innovations. In this article we explore Connectivism, that is positioned as a theory for the digital age, in use on a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Connectivism and Connective Knowledge, in 2008. We then compare Connectivism with another network theory, Actor Network Theory, to explore possible synergies. We found that Connectivism enables educators and learners to legitimise their use of technology to support teaching and learning. Connectivism, a relatively new theory, can benefit from a richer empirical base as it develops. Since the scope of educational change can vary from a specific learning setting through organisational and societal settings, we can develop theories through empirical exploration of cases across the range of settings to support our understanding and actions."
Claude Almansi

Read the American Jobs Act (FULL TEXT) | The White House - 0 views

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    "TITLE II - PUTTING WORKERS BACK ON THE JOB WHILE REBUILDING AND MODERNIZING AMERICA Subtitle A - Veterans Hiring Preferences Sec. 201. Returning Heroes and Wounded Warriors Work Opportunity Tax Credits Subtitle B - Teacher Stabilization Sec. 202. Purpose Sec. 203. Grants for the Outlying Areas and the Secretary of the Interior; Availability of Funds. Sec. 204. State Allocation Sec. 205. State Application Sec. 206. State Reservation and Responsibilities Sec. 207. Local Educational Agencies Sec. 208. Early Learning Sec. 209. Maintenance of Effort Sec. 210. Reporting Sec. 211. Definitions Sec. 212. Authorization of Appropriations Subtitle C - First Responder Stabilization Sec. 213. Purpose Sec. 214. Grant Program Sec. 215. Appropriations Subtitle D - School Modernization Part I - Elementary and Secondary Schools Sec. 221. Purpose Sec. 222. Authorization of Appropriations Sec. 223. Allocation of Funds Sec. 224. State Use of Funds Sec. 225. State and Local Applications Sec. 226. Use of Funds Sec. 227. Private Schools Sec. 228. Additional Provisions Part II - Community College Modernization Sec. 229. Federal assistance for Community College Modernization"
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    Tagged "Digital Promise" because of the important section on modernizing education.
Bonnie Sutton

-The hardest thing about imagining the future of public education is that the present i... - 1 views

San Jose Mercury News, Calif., Mike Cassidy column [San Jose Mercury News, Calif.] July 23--The hardest thing about imagining the future of public education is that the present is so terribly b...

public education terribly bleak out of the box teach relevant skills experiment preparing students for future

started by Bonnie Sutton on 24 Jul 11 no follow-up yet
Claude Almansi

WEEKLY ADDRESS: Strengthening the American Education System (transcript) | The White House - 0 views

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    "The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 24, 2011 WEEKLY ADDRESS: Strengthening the American Education System WASHINGTON-In this week's address, President Obama told the American people that it is time to raise the standards of our education system so that every classroom is a place of high expectations and high performance. On Friday, the President announced that states will have greater flexibility to find innovative ways of improving the quality of learning and teaching, so that we can strengthen performance in our classrooms and ensure that teachers are helping students learn rather than teaching to the test. By modernizing our schools and improving the education system, the United States can continue building an economy that lasts into the future and prepare the next generation to succeed in the global economy."
Claude Almansi

Weekly Address: Strengthening the American Education System - YouTube - 0 views

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    "Published on Sep 24, 2011 by whitehouse President Obama explains that states will have greater flexibility to find innovative ways of improving the education system, so that we can raise standards in our classrooms and prepare the next generation to succeed in the global economy." With captions and interactive transcript
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    Captions and transcript can be downloaded from http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en/videos/ncTYQHe4jvy4/
Claude Almansi

President Obama Presents American Jobs Act (Enhanced Version) - YouTube - 0 views

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    "Uploaded by whitehouse on Sep 8, 2011 Shares plan to create jobs with joint session of Congress. September 8, 2011."
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    Captions and transcript can be downloaded from http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en/videos/3m7e5noISPmY/
Bonnie Sutton

New Initiatives Signal Shift in U.S. Ed Tech Leadership - 2 views

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/09/28/05digital.h31.html?tkn=XSRFsuvC7GROaMXE92c6fwk5iMBhT9XqAM%2Fb&cmp=ENL-EU-NEWS1 Submitted: September 26, 2011 - 2:37pm Originally published: September 26...

fCC dEPT OF EDUCation ed tech LEadership white house

started by Bonnie Sutton on 03 Oct 11 no follow-up yet
Bonnie Sutton

The Hill Technology IssueWatch Newsletter‏ - 1 views

Supreme Court to weigh warrantless GPS tracking By Gautham Nagesh and Brendan Sasso The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday in a case to determine whether police need a warrant to trac...

the Hill patient data electronic medical records. gps

started by Bonnie Sutton on 04 Nov 11 no follow-up yet
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