This is short article on the Neuroscience of Leadership is worth reading and noting.
Twitter is a wonderful thing for developing one’s personal learning network! One ‘connects’ with many great educators out there in social media world. One such person is Mark Anderson, from North Somerset, UK.
On his blog ictevangelist.com Mark posted a very useful SAMR infographic. Check it out. It will be useful for you to evaluate your eLearning pedagogy and the technology tools you use with your students. By the way, Mark says he created the chart using Grafio iPad app
Greg Mitchell introduces his post with what may be an all-to-familiar scenario:
“Now everyone, copy down all of these notes as you will need them for Friday’s mock exam,” instructed the teacher with a sweeping gesture across a whiteboard covered with neat black writing.
It was a simple enough direction for a Year 10 English class. However one student didn’t seem to believe it applied to him.
“Which part of ‘everyone’ don’t you get?” his teacher quizzed, using his second best sneering technique.
“Oh,” the student grunted, coming back into orbit with a bump. He fished deep in his pocket and produced his well-worn mobile phone.
Click! Click! Click!
“I’ve just emailed them home,” he said, peering into the screen. “What do you want me to do now?”
“Give me your phone,” the teacher replied, ramping up to the sneer he reserved for road rage, “It’s confiscated!”
Is this scenario a familiar one?
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Lynda Cutting, Senior National Partnership Advisor with Independent Schools Victoria , has written a short post to describe in simple terms the SAMR Model.
…Like any tool, the power in this model is how it helps us create the best possible learning opportunities for our students. That means the first question is “what do I want my students to learn?” Then we can use the SAMR model to help us decide what app we can use to support our goal…
There is also lots more on Lynda’s Appsadaisy blog to do with iPads and apps, teachers and students!
Lynda also co-presents with Craig, the TECHexpress podcasts Episode 15 has just been released.
Here she explains the purpose of this blog:
TECHexpress is a podcast for busy teachers as they integrate ICT into their practice. We know how much teachers need to fit into a day so our podcasts will only be about 10 minutes long.
Each episode includes a discussion about a Web 2 tool to use in the classroom and a quick tip or tool that you might like to try.
- SAMR – Framework for using technology in education (24md.wordpress.com)
This recent post, ‘iPads in the Classroom – Can we make it simpler.’, linked above, from Daniel Edward’s blog, SydEd, is worth reading and noting! By both administrators and teachers. Daniel’s good advice is relevant to us at ASV, especially as our schools and teachers develop their 1:1 programs and apps lists.
Well, it's official, you can now officially cite social media sources in MLA and APA formats. Although this might not seem like a big deal, it is an important step in acknowledging social media as an important source of information for scholarly work. Of course, it warrants a discussion with students about when to cite tweets. For example, citing a person's opinion in a paper is important, but citing a person's tweet as a factual basis for an argument doesn't hold up nearly as well!
Alex Quigley, (I identified Alex from his twitter handle, @HuntingEnglish ) writes on his blog of the same name:
I have to say I am mildly addicted to finding these great infographics. They are an excellent way of presenting a vast amount of information in a lively, visually interesting way. I am set on finding the best of them and when I get some time in the summer actually creating my own!
Alex certainly has found some very informative and useful infographics, which you might be able to put to good use in your teaching and learning programs.
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- 5 Free Tools For Creating Infographics (fliptop.com)