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#Take5 #50 The best way to bring the human into virtual space? A Teenager Didn’t Do Her Online Schoolwork. So a Judge Sent Her to Juvenile Detention. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.

A Teenager Didn’t Do Her Online Schoolwork. So a Judge Sent Her to Juvenile Detention.

Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This story was co-published with the Detroit Free Press and Bridge Magazine. PONTIAC, Mich. — One afternoon in mid-June, Charisse* drove up to the checkpoint at the Children’s Village juvenile detention center in suburban Detroit, desperate to be near her daughter. @Mactoot sketchnote of keynote by @courosa on Reimagining Education in the Digital Age #cltauc @CLTAUC… Digital Literacy Can Be a Bad Present: Why We Must Align Our Expectations of What “Digital Learning” is With Our Students – Jenae Cohn. My heart froze as I saw the woman in the audience’s neutral listening expression turn into a frown.

Digital Literacy Can Be a Bad Present: Why We Must Align Our Expectations of What “Digital Learning” is With Our Students – Jenae Cohn

I had just finished up a chipper talk on defining digital literacy, making the case, I thought rather convincingly, that when we plan digital literacy initiatives on college campuses, we have to think from a holistic perspective. Being digitally literate is not just about being able to code. It’s not just about being able to build an app. Survey results benchmark students’ attitude to technology in teaching and learning. Digital Learning Theories and Models That All Educators Should Know. d3edd2 8b825d24c3fa4a79b5fceed5226aaa28. Logic and rhetoric: the problem with digital literacy – Critical Theory of Technology. The computer is a rhetorical device, not just a logical one – Richard Lanham There is a lot of rhetoric hidden by logic in education circles about the Internet and the responsibility teachers have to educate students about what and how to compose online.

Logic and rhetoric: the problem with digital literacy – Critical Theory of Technology

We as a society are increasingly realising the computer, which appears to be quite a mathematical object, is in actual fact as political as the people who use them. Taylor & Francis Group. Is there a right way to teach? Making sense of the trad-prog debate. (I wrote this in February for Guardian Teacher Network but since they didn’t ever get back to me I’m posting it here instead….)

Is there a right way to teach? Making sense of the trad-prog debate.

Is there a right way to teach? Making sense of the progressive-traditional debate. Debates about the purposes of education, the influence of social and political values and the role of research evidence are increasingly found as interwoven threads in our discourse on policy and practice in schools. This is healthy but can be tricky to navigate, especially if, like me, you have an aversion to being forced to pick sides.

Proposal for a Council Recommendation on improving the teaching and learning of languages. Language competences are at the heart of the ambitious vision to create a European Education Area.

Proposal for a Council Recommendation on improving the teaching and learning of languages

Being able to speak foreign languages is not only a competence needed for studying abroad and on increasingly international job markets. It also opens new perspectives and enables people to discover other cultures. Studies show that across the board, EU Member States are not making progress fast enough towards the EU-wide agreed goal that every European should be able to learn two foreign languages from an early age.

In fact language proficiency levels among students at the end of compulsory education are generally low, and very large differences exist between Member States. Myth busting – Leading Platform for Cognitive Assessment. The danger of Pseudo-Traditionalist Teachers. Edu-Twitter has become quite a dark place in recent times.

The danger of Pseudo-Traditionalist Teachers

There are a vociferous minority of, predominantly UK, teachers who exalt a particular brand of right wing ideology that sits uncomfortably with the more enlightened majority in the profession. Copyright and Education in Europe: 15 everyday cases in 15 countries - International Communia Association. Today we publish the findings of a new study carried out by Teresa Nobre that intends to demonstrate the impact exerted by narrow educational exceptions in everyday practices.

Copyright and Education in Europe: 15 everyday cases in 15 countries - International Communia Association

She accomplishes this purpose by analysing 15 educational scenarios involving the use of protected materials under the copyright laws of 15 European countries: the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and the United Kingdom. Almost no case law was analysed, and uses permitted under licenses, namely extended collective licenses, are not indicated here. Thus, the study does not give a detailed picture of all the countries under analysis. Materials available for educational uses. SO, What’s THE CHANGE For Teachers In 21st Century Education!? – EDU: Digital CitiZENship, CyberSecurity, eSkills, Modern EDU by Gust MEES. This is a general overview only to explain in simple words: I get asked very often and get also a lot of discussions with people and also teachers about what’s THE real CHANGE in 21st Century Education and especially for teachers, even that MOST people tell me that “THE CHANGE” is very difficult to understand!

SO, What’s THE CHANGE For Teachers In 21st Century Education!? – EDU: Digital CitiZENship, CyberSecurity, eSkills, Modern EDU by Gust MEES

BUT it’s actually very easy to understand, BUT it needs to get accepted from the teachers! The Keystone Species of Digital Learning Environments. The keystone About Keystone-ness Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) are used to mean more or less the same thing.

The Keystone Species of Digital Learning Environments

For example, the term LMS is used for Blackboard Learn in Australia and VLE for the same system in the UK. As I’m in Australia today, I’ve used the term LMS in this blog. For me, LMSs are like keystone species of biological ecosystems. 21st Century Skills Have Always Been "Needed" Skills, But Now We Need Them More Than Ever - A.J. JULIANI. It’s 2017.

21st Century Skills Have Always Been "Needed" Skills, But Now We Need Them More Than Ever - A.J. JULIANI

Communication is changing fast (my 7-yr old daughter and I just exchanged Snaps while I am in Chicago and she is outside of Philadelphia in different time zones, with real-time interaction). Collaboration has evolved to a point of instantaneous feedback loops (my colleague and I are on a shared Google Slide presentation changing and adding to slides for this week’s presentation in real-time, able to modify and go back to old versions if need be. We also shared this with someone who is going to be in the presentation to get their feedback on a teacher perspective.) Critical Thinking has become a necessity in order to not only solve big problems, but every day issues (we know teachers learn best from other teachers, but it is increasingly harder to get teachers into each other’s room due to sub shortages and other factors. The Future of Free Speech, Trolls, Anonymity and Fake News Online. Many experts fear uncivil and manipulative behaviors on the internet will persist – and may get worse.

This will lead to a splintering of social media into AI-patrolled and regulated ‘safe spaces’ separated from free-for-all zones. Some worry this will hurt the open exchange of ideas and compromise privacy The internet supports a global ecosystem of social interaction. Modern life revolves around the network, with its status updates, news feeds, comment chains, political advocacy, omnipresent reviews, rankings and ratings. Log In. 5 innovations that transformed education (and one that hasn’t happened yet) Teachers and learners are finding new ways to use modern technology in the field of education. What are some of the innovations that changed the way we learn? What's the next big innovation? 1. In an era of knowledge abundance – Part 2 – Small Blog On Networked Learning. “What does a pedagogy of abundance look like?” , I asked in part one of this little series of blog posts following in the footsteps of Martin Weller’s article “A pedagogy of abundance” (2011). I suggested that rhizomatic learning might be such a pedagogy of abundance, a pedagogy based on a multiplicity of theories of learning: social constructivism, connectivism, and communities of practice that are combined into a situative and social learning approach.

‘Community’ and ‘networks’ are equally important to Dave Cormier’s conception of rhizomatic learning, and this is my continuing investigation of how rhizomatic learning can be evaluated as a pedagogy of abundance. Rhizomatic learning fits into an era of knowledge abundance: a world of complexity where knowledge is emergent, contingent and contextual, and a world where a move from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0 has its focus on connecting knowledge. Communities of practice In the interview Wenger-Trayner also states: Turning the tables – how do copyright laws measure up for libraries? Every April, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) issues the "Special 301 Report", an annual review of the state of intellectual property (IP) rights with US trading partners around the world.

Strategic Planning in e-Learning. As spring descends upon us, thoughts of innovation and new ideas start to burst forth. How to help autistic students succeed at university. About one in 100 people are on the autism spectrum, so the chances are that some of your students have been, or will be, diagnosed as autistic. The condition can have a considerable effect on how well a student is able to cope at university, which involves decisions about what to study and whether to leave the familiarity of home; navigating a new campus; and relating to teaching staff and fellow students. The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future.

Online learning is here to stay.

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A digital ‘Arab Spring’ for higher education? The phrase “Digital Life and Mobile Learning” is intended to summarise the tensions and paradox between two powerful and significant ideas. These ideas are, on the one hand, the attempts in schools, colleges and universities around the world to use personal mobile devices to finally deliver learning ‘anywhere, anytime’, as promised 20 years ago by the e-learning missionaries and visionaries, and, on the other hand, the reality of people outside these institutions, using the same mobile technologies to create, transform, discuss, discard, share, store and transmit ideas, opinions, images and information.

These attempts at exploiting mobile devices within schools, colleges and universities have succeeded in demonstrating: A digital ‘Arab Spring’ for higher education? The Global Network for Open Education. Joanna m-My ELT rambles. What makes a good teacher? JLF0002_digitalstudent_POSTERS_ALL.pdf. The History of the Future of Education. Why disruptive innovation matters to education. Visitors and Residents: What Motivates Engagement with the Digital Information Environment? @Ignatia Webs: Free report on #innovative #pedagogy, practices and use. Report highlights 10 trends set to shake up education. Massive open social learning and dynamic assessment on the Open University’s list The Open University has published the Innovating Pedagogy 2014 report, which explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment. It proposes 10 innovations that, although already established to some extent, have not yet had what it describes as “a profound influence” on education.

American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist. Background to the 4E's — Digisim - A Flipped Academic. A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days – a sobering lesson learned. “18th-c studies” meets “digital humanities” Ol Tools for 21st Century Learners: Connected Educators: Power Up Your Pedagogy with ThingLink. What is a Relevant Educator? - Corwin Connect.

OU Digital Tools: Connected Learning Infographic. What do students entering HE expect from digital technologies? 7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education. Pins from. Students' experiences and expectations of the digital environment. Raising Modern Learners — Learning in the 21st Century. Learners’ needs, diversity, and pedagogy. Watch 21st Century Literacies. Transversal Skills Definition. Jisc Digital Student. Jisc Digital Student. Effective use of virtual learning environments (VLEs) Sra. Spanglish Rides Again: 21st Century WL Teacher. A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom. Keynote speakers. The future of online learning: challenges, opportunities and creativity. Search - #etwion. Game Play Has No Negative Impact on Kids, UK Study Finds. From the Individual Laptop to the Integrated Learner – Sarah Pasfield-Neofitou.

27 Habits That Produce 21st Century Teachers. The Future Is Now: 15 Innovations to Watch For - Commentary. Network Era Fluency. Moodle-backed Online Training Portal. Social Collaboration… The 12 Must-Have Skills Of Modern Learners. Écoutez Bien – A Listening Journey. Just in Time Teaching (JiTT) Stop Talking about Education; Start Doing Something. What Teens Get About the Internet That Parents Don't - Mimi Ito. A&H: Technology Enhanced Learning. Droits et obligations pour l'utilisation des TICE dans l'Education. Digital literacies: What are they and why should we care?

What will the new Google search mean for teachers? The (Coming) Social Media Revolution in the Academy - Daniels and Feagin - Fast Capitalism 8.2. A New Pedagogy is Emerging...And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor. Welcome to the Frontpage. 48_3_4_reinders.pdf. Tech Comfy NOT Tech Savvy! Story of an Idea. The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have. Et si on enseignait vraiment le numérique ? Et si on enseignait vraiment le numérique ?

Developing independent learning skills. Flipped Learning: my efforts so far - TeachMeet Brighton 2012. 7 Must-Read Books on the Future of Information and the Internet. HE Policy blog: The five big trends shaping higher education. The Flipped Classroom: Turning the Traditional Classroom on its Head. The 21st Century Teaching and Learning Skills for Teachers and Students. Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens. Mooc.wikispaces.

Teaching technology: we need a digital revolution in the classroom. What does it mean to be literate in 2012? Digital classrooms for a digital age. 5 Areas of Consideration for Developing a BYOD Policy for Your School or District. The Gamification of Education Infographic #gamification #edtech.