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Connected Learning Alliance - Make Learning Relevant. The Learning Revolution. The Global Search for Education: Digital  "We live in a world now where anybody can ask any question anywhere and get thousands of answers within seconds, but it is up to the questioner to determine which of those answers are legit, which are false, which are intentionally misleading.

The Global Search for Education: Digital 

" -- Howard Rheingold If you think educating an individual to be digitally literate is difficult today, just imagine what it will be like 5 years from now? Howard Rheingold, the California-based writer, critic, teacher, and Internet pioneer, will be the featured guest at Education Fast Forward 13 on May 7th in Norway. He'll be debating the important challenges of 21st century education with other experts and delivering a special presentation on the effect that virtual communities (a term he is credited with inventing) have on learning. As he was preparing, I caught up with him to discuss digital literacy, the good, the bad and even the ugly of social media, and the future of technology. "America stands on the brink of disaster.

Yes. C.M. C. The 2014 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs. Every year, thousands of educators flock to annual conferences to hear what the best and brightest minds of the industry are up to.

The 2014 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs

But what if you could hear from these luminaries every day? That's part of what makes our latest list of the top 50 K–12 ed tech blogs special. We're lending a spotlight to some of the biggest conversation starters in educational technology today. These bloggers represent nearly all aspects of K–12 education, from teachers and administrators, to strategists and technicians. Through their influential work and their blogs, these thought-leaders have garnered hundreds if not thousands of fans. The majority of these blogs are new to EdTech: Focus on K–12's honor roll. If your blog is on our list, be sure to grab a Must-Read IT Blog badge for your site. 2 Cents Worth Read the blog: Ask a Tech Teacher The world of education technology can be intimidating. Read the blog: Brilliant or Insane Read the blog: Twist.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness. Magical Bridge Playground Grand Opening. The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment. Chartkamp–I think I understand what you are saying, but in any scenario, someone, or something will spur the impetus for learning to occur.

The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment

We could have a toddler go about and learn the world from scratch, but I don’t think anyone would say that is as efficient and as effective as a “parent” facilitating, or at least providing for a safe environment. And the better the parent, the more effective the toddler will be at contributing to the learning within the community as he/she progresses. Can you describe what you mean by informal learning? I can take that to be exploratory, on your own, as equals, not in a classroom, and so many more ways. Tony Wagner’s Seven Survival Skills. “The idea that a company’s senior leaders have all the answers and can solve problems by themselves has gone completely by the wayside…The person who’s close to the work has to have strong analytic skills.

Tony Wagner’s Seven Survival Skills

You have to be rigorous: test your assumptions, don’t take things at face value, don’t go in with preconceived ideas that you’re trying to prove.” —Ellen Kumata, consultant to Fortune 200 companies “The biggest problem we have in the company as a whole is finding people capable of exerting leadership across the board…Our mantra is that you lead by influence, rather than authority.” —Mark Chandler, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Cisco “I’ve been here four years, and we’ve done fundamental reorganization every year because of changes in the business…I can guarantee the job I hire someone to do will change or may not exist in the future, so this is why adaptability and learning skills are more important than technical skills.”