Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator We all know that education budgets are getting cut more and more, and that meaningful professional-development opportunities have unfortunately become a bit of an oxymoron in education. Not only can being a "connected educator" help change that, but it can also provide you with ongoing inspiration and support. I'd even go as far to argue that being connected will be the most impactful thing you can do in your career. So with all of that said, I'd like to provide you with these ten tips on how you can get connected -- starting tomorrow. 1. I've been in so many meetings with educators who talk about the power of making mistakes. 2. When I teach others how to get started using social media for professional development, many request a manual of some sort -- a detailed step-by-step account that tells you exactly what you need to do. 3. I recently heard this playful metaphor of a puppy getting loose for the first time to describe how people should use social media. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
PLE, conectivismo y el aprendizaje informal | Escuela 2.0 ¿Cómo hemos llegado hasta aquí? El conocimiento siempre ha existido fuera del aula, pero hoy con las nuevas tecnologías, internet, la web 2.0 y las redes sociales esto se hace más evidente. Hemos pasado de una forma solida del conocimiento caracterizada por el saber contenido en los libros, las aulas, los docentes, a una líquida en la cual el aprendiz puede moldear según el contexto y las circunstancias a las que se enfrenta dicho conocimiento, el cual ahora tenemos en forma de audio, videos, textos digitales, entre otros. El impacto de las TIC (Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación) en nuestro entorno social es innegable, como innegable es el aumento de la socialización que estas permiten y en particular las redes sociales que generan el intercambio de ideas que aceleran de manera considerable el desarrollo de todas las áreas del conocimiento. Esta generalización del uso de las tecnologías a impactado en el aumento de la capacidad de utilizar la inteligencia colectiva.
A Printable Guide to Social Media [#Infographic] Cram a dozen educators into a conference room and ask them to name the most popular social media tools used by students, and it’s a safe bet everybody at the table could rattle off the top two: Facebook and Twitter. But those are far from the only online applications making inroads in schools. As administrators warm to engaging students through social media, the list of potential resources at their disposal grows longer by the day. Facebook and Twitter are the obvious choices. Of course, if naming the latest social media tools seems tough, learning how to use them all is harder still. As the editors at Edudemic were right to point out, the infographic, which was written with small businesses in mind, has a few glaring omissions — Pinterest, for one. Is there a social media application not listed here that you’d like to learn more about?
Neuroeducación: estrategias basadas en el funcionamiento del cerebro « Escuela con cerebro La información que tenemos sobre el cerebro humano, órgano responsable del aprendizaje, se ha visto claramente incrementada debido al desarrollo de las nuevas técnicas de visualización cerebral. Como consecuencia de estas investigaciones recientes, aparece una nueva disciplina en la que confluyen los conocimientos generados por la neurociencia, la educación y la psicología que nos pueden aportar información significativa sobre el proceso de enseñanza y aprendizaje. La neuroeducación consiste en aprovechar los conocimientos sobre el funcionamiento cerebral para enseñar y aprender mejor. En el siguiente artículo mostramos ocho estrategias fundamentales basadas en el funcionamiento del cerebro que tienen un soporte experimental definido y que resultan imprescindibles en la práctica educativa. En cada una de ellas hemos seleccionado un artículo de investigación relevante que constituye una evidencia empírica sólida y aportamos una serie de sugerencias prácticas fáciles de aplicar. La prueba
13 Million Facebook Users Haven't Touched Their Privacy Settings As Facebook prepares Graph Search for wide release, some have concerns about the privacy issues the new feature raises. How can you be sure only your friends will see your name during searches? After all, more than a quarter of Facebook users share information with an audience much wider than their social circle. And 13 million users haven't even touched their privacy settings. To see how Graph Search will affect you, as well as a few helpful tips for customizing your privacy settings, check out this infographic, courtesy of Marketo. Are you worried about Graph Search invading your privacy? Homepage image courtesy of Flickr, D.
How Deloitte Made Learning a Game - Jeanne C. Meister by Jeanne C. Meister | 8:00 AM January 2, 2013 “Training is a funny thing,” James Sanders, Manager of Innovation at Deloitte Consulting, told me recently. “No matter how easy you make it to access, or how brilliant the learning programs are, training is simply not the first thing people think of doing when they have some free time. Let’s face it, for most people, on a typical Sunday morning, if given the choice between ‘Am I gonna watch ESPN, or am I gonna do some training?’ And yet, by using gamification principles, Deloitte has seen use of its Deloitte Leadership Academy (DLA) training program increase. Gamification takes the essence of games — attributes such as fun, play, transparency, design and competition — and applies these to a range of real-world processes inside an organization, including learning & development. Deloitte is well on its way to staying ahead of the trend. As learners complete each online learning program, they receive a badge to mark their achievement.
10 Ways To Promote Your School Image Credit: blog.socialmaximizer.com There are so many neat ways to promote your school and/or district in this day in age. Leveraging the power of social media, Web 2.0 Tools, and mobile devices enables schools to inform stakeholders of the innovative learning experiences happening daily. Highlighted in this blog post you will read about ten of my favorite ways to hype up your school and/or district. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. iPad/Smartphone (Over the past several years I have been using mobile devices such as the iPad and Smartphone to help archive all of the wonderful experiences that take place. 8. 9. 10. Like this: Like Loading...
Self-regulated learning Self-regulated learning (SRL) is learning that is guided by metacognition (thinking about one's thinking), strategic action (planning, monitoring, and evaluating personal progress against a standard), and motivation to learn.[full citation needed] "Self-regulated" describes a process of taking control of and evaluating one's own learning and behavior. Self-regulated learning emphasizes autonomy and control by the individual who monitors, directs, and regulates actions toward goals of information acquisition, expanding expertise, and self-improvement” (Paris and Paris 2001). In particular, self-regulated learners are cognizant of their academic strengths and weaknesses, and they have a repertoire of strategies they appropriately apply to tackle the day-to-day challenges of academic tasks. Self regulated learners are successful because they control their learning environment. Four phases of self-regulation Next, students set goals and plan how to accomplish the task.
The 4 Stages of Technology Integration in Education Back again to the topic of technology integration Vs using technology in education. If you still remember, last week Educational Technology and Mobile Learning published two posts on the difference between these two concepts and we argued that technology integration is what is asked from teachers and not just using technology . Integrating technology in your teaching requires beforehand planning and structuring. Inline with this discussion, Teachthought infographic below sheds more light on the 4 stages of technology integration . Ethiopian Children Handed Free Tablet Computers to Teach Themselves The path to Wenchi leads along the rim of an extinct volcano. It winds through banana plantations and brier patches, with wild marjoram growing rampant along the edge. There is a crater lake below, and beyond it lies the Great Rift Valley, also known as the cradle of humanity. The ancestors of Homo sapiens lived in the valley a million years ago. Gazing across the plateau, with its green, gently rolling hills, it looks as if everything is as it has always been, before the modern age came to the village. It takes an hour to hike to the village of Wenchi on Wenchi Lake, 3,400 meters (11,152 feet) above sea level. The first time American Matt Keller stood on the crater rim, between the lake and the valley, looking down at Wenchi, he could hardly believe his eyes. But Keller has felt a little closer to the people of Wenchi since the end of October, when floodwaters inundated Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he lives. The children are barefoot. But with Abebech it's a different story.
Building the Culture of an Empowered Mindset Towards Technology Innovation I have been having an incredible year of learning in my half-time role with Parkland School Division, along with speaking and consulting for other schools/districts. I have learned a lot from both positions and I feel that it is very valuable to be able to look at school cultures within your organization, while also looking at what other schools do from an outsider’s perspective. In this work, I have realized how truly important the role of principal is in building, not only in creating a positive culture, but an innovative one. Due to the observations of the past few years, I have decided to create a visual that discusses the correlation of the school mindset on technology innovation in learning, and the alignment it has with administrator support, professional development, and the corresponding hardware/infrastructure within the school/classroom. I have colour-coded the graphic so it is not confused with a rubric”, but more to show alignment between beliefs and practices.