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Teachers as Technology Trailblazers

Teachers as Technology Trailblazers
If you're a regular reader of this blog, it's likely that you know that I am passionate about organic professional development. I'm one of the original founders of the Edcamp movement, and I also help people all over the country run Edcamp events. I love giving and sharing in this way. To be honest, it's my favorite hobby. One of the reasons that I dedicate so much of my personal time to Edcampers across the globe is that Edcampers are inherently givers. They want to connect, help, and share with their colleagues across the region.

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Blog - Will Richardson Over the years, we’ve heard a lot of predictions about what the future of work holds for all of us, not just our kids. It’s interesting now to see some of those predictions actually playing out. Case in point is this post in the Harvard Business Review that summarizes the Herculean change initiative now underway at AT&T. CCK12 Is flipped classroom the solution to education? I wonder! Is flipped classroom the solution to education? To what extent is flipped classroom effective in education and learning? Flipped classroom is on the spotlight. What is Assistive Technology What is Assistive Technology?A Basic Guide for Individuals with Disabilities and Their FamiliesThird edition, ©2004By Sharon Hauss, Family Support Specialist Preface

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How We Learn As the US moves into a phase where being innovative and entrepreneurial is becoming more and more critical in the face of the leveling field of worldwide competition, we look to two key elements that will help drive us there: creativitywillingness to break rules In the article Rebellion of an Innovation Mom, by Anne-Marie Slaughter, we learn about creativity and innovation and how we may be stifling it as parents if we aren't careful. This can also be transfered to the corporate learning environment. Looking at creativity, Slaughter tells us that what is critical for nurturing creativity is "random association and connection" and down time that allows the brain to "run and turn over seemingly disconnected bits of information, images, and ideas."

First Steps into Learning & Teaching in Higher Education: 21 May – 22 June '12 We are using Collaborate virtual classrooms for scheduled live sessions with guest speakers. A big Thank You to Sylvia Currie and the SCoPE community for this facility. There is also a general ‘free-for-all’ room available to everyone and a separate room for assessed participants (see bottom of this page for details). If you have not used Blackboard Collaborate before, here is a Quick Guide for Participants and a link to Blackboard Collaborates technical support page. Scheduled sessions Live sessions in Blackboard Collaborate will be held on the following dates and at the same time each week (Click on the Table to see it more clearly).

Snapshot of a modern learner Santos is not an enigma, but he is misunderstood. Santos sends approximately 125 texts per day. He sneaks his phone into classes in his book bag or jacket and is online just about all day. He posts messages to Facebook during class.