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Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education | Education News - 1 views

    A well-written article that provides some food for thought.

Educational Leadership:Technology-Rich Learning:Students First, Not Stuff - 0 views

  • Technological change is not additive; it is ecological, which means, it changes everything.
    —Neil Postman
  • If we see technology simply as additive, our questions will be about the technology
  • it's about addressing the new needs of modern learners in entirely new ways
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  • the ecological shifts we need to make: What do we mean by learning? What does it mean to be literate in a networked, connected world? What does it mean to be educated? What do students need to know and be able to do to be successful in their futures? Educators must lead inclusive conversations in their communities around such questions to better inform decisions about technology and change.
  • productive learning is the learning process which engenders and reinforces wanting to learn more
  • wanting to learn more" suggests a transfer of power over learning from teacher to student—it implies that students discover the curriculum rather than have it delivered to them. It suggests that real learning that sticks—as opposed to learning that disappears once the test is over—is about allowing students to pursue their interests in the context of the curriculum
  • with those changes comes a change in the role of the teacher. Teachers must be colearners with kids,

MindShift | How we will learn - 0 views

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Howard Gardner: Digital Technology and A Well-Rounded Education | DMLcentral - 0 views

  • Gardner talked about the affordances of digital media as well as the possible threat they pose to a balanced education.

  • Gardner explains how the digital age is affecting the conception of “good work”
  • Gardner details three specific transformative shifts taking place in education, and he goes on to describe how we can best prepare young people in becoming engaged and morally sound members of a global community.

    Getting a well-rounded education


The Adventures of Library Girl: Library Girl's Picks: The Best Digital Tools for Format... - 0 views

    Some really good ideas hidden in this blog entry.

Why Educators Should Spend 15 Minutes a Day on Social Media - 0 views

  • She encourages educators to start small by carving out 15 minutes twice a week to look around on Twitter and read articles. Then you'll find yourself wanting to respond to what you saw, Marten said.
  • Connecting online through Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ has made a tremendous difference
  • in order for me to continue to grow and do the best that I can for kids, I have to make myself carve this time out,
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  • Busy schedules are one reason why educators don't collaborate and connect through social networking platforms. But a lack of time isn't the main issue. It's priorities.


TED-Ed | Lessons Worth Sharing - 0 views

    You can take an existing Ted Talk and create classroom materials that relate to the talk AND your lesson.  A way to "flip" your classroom or deepen content.

Khan Academy does not constitute an education revolution, but I'll tell you w... - 1 views

    On the heels of Monday's videos.
    I like the desert analogy.

hear you are --- [murmur] Toronto - 0 views

  • is a documentary oral history project that records stories and memories told about specific geographic locations
  • In each of these locations we install a [murmur] sign with a telephone number on it that anyone can call with a mobile phone to listen to that story while standing in that exact spot
  • The stories we record range from personal recollections to more "historic" stories, or sometimes both
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  • always are told from a personal point of view
  • The stories are as personal as the relationship people have with the spaces
  • The physical experience of hearing a story in its actual setting — of hearing the walls talk — brings uncommon knowledge to common space
    Digital storytelling meets history and community. This could be a future cross curricula project - history, writing, physical arts project for the campus.
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