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Gaining Perspective

Ask me anything   In change there is opportunity. Education and technology are changing, in that lies some of the greatest opportunities to create and explore.

My passion is strategy, my interests are education and technology and the possibilities of their combination - educational technology.

Ellen Duggan, MBA, Ed.D.

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    Envisioning the Future of Educational Technology

    Envisioning the Future of Educational Technology

    — 2 years ago
    #education  #technology 
    Game Changers: Education and Technology - FREE →

    Educause offers a free download of this book. The Table of Contents makes it easy to find your area(s) of interest and related cases for application. 

    — 2 years ago
    #education  #technology 
    National Center Looks To Advance Education Technology →

    The United States Department of Education and the White House formally kicked off a new national center Friday whose aim is to identify, test, and help bring to market promising education technologies. The National Science Foundation was also on hand to announce first-round funding in a separate but complementary program designed to support the development of new learning technologies.

    "Digital Promise is a unique partnership that will bring everyone together—educators, entrepreneurs, and researchers—to use technology to help students learn and teachers teach. There’s no silver bullet when it comes to education, but technology can be a powerful tool, and Digital Promise will help us make the most of it," President Obama said in remarks prepared for the launch.

    Follow the link for more…

    — 2 years ago with 1 note
    #education  #technology 
    Twenty Tips for Managing Project-Based Learning →

    world-shaker:

    Here are the first three:

    1. Use Social Media One of the best ways to document collaboration and engage students with technology is use social media platforms like Edmodo. Students can use it to share ideas, you as the teacher can use it to formatively assess where students are in terms of products and content knowledge, and it is a great way to have real evidence of collaboration.

    2. Meet with Team Representatives As a teacher, when making announcements or doing a short mini-lesson for students, it gets really old to have to continually ask, “Can I have your attention, please?” You don’t need to. Instead say, “Project Managers, I need you here to pick up a quick memo with announcements about our presentation day.” Or perhaps say, “Head researchers, I need to teach you a quick mini-lesson on search terms to teach the rest of your group.” It saves you time and it saves students’ time, preventing a “time suck” in your classroom.

    3. Play “Slacker Hard Ball” We all have “slackers,” so sometimes I put them all in one group. Now you might think I’m crazy for that, and that they might not do work. But here is what can happen: Often, one or more in that group starts doing something. The minute that happens, I make a public praise of that student’s work. Before then, that student had no “street cred” in my classroom, and now they do. Hopefully that moment can empower the student to excel.

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    — 2 years ago with 15 notes
    #Project Based Learning  #PBL  #teaching  #teachers  #classroom management  #teaching ideas  #teaching idea  #education 
    The Five Freedoms Project →

    Committed to the first amendment freedoms in education.
    Religious Liberty. Speech. Press. Assembly. Petition.


    Reflect. Connect. Create. Equip. Let Come.


    Knowledge. Commitment. Habits. Aspirations. Actions.


    Achievement. Balance. Climate. Democratic Practices. Equity

    — 2 years ago
    #first amendment  #five freedoms  #education 
    Dropbox as a Hand-in Folder →

    world-shaker:

    A great, simple application of a free tool. Click through for the tutorial:

    If you’re moving to a more open approach to assignments, this sort of logic is old school.  Consider the following scenarios that just spring to mind.

    1)     A student is using her own personal device and is attached to a guest network at school;
    2)     A student is using her own personal device and is attached to the wireless at her favourite restaurant or her network at home.

    Old school logic says to email it to the teacher (which means giving out your email address to students) or put it on a memory key, remember to put it in her backpack, plug the memory key into a computer at school and then submit it.

    Now, if you’re using a wiki or learning management system, uploading of files is typically built into them so run with that.  But, what if you don’t want the hassle or don’t need the functionality of managing that?  Head back to Dropbox and see what else you can do with it.

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    — 2 years ago with 6 notes
    #Dropbox  #tech  #education  #teaching  #teaching ideas  #edtech  #potential  #etp 
    infoneer-pulse:

To Make Students Understand Science, Let Them Doodle in Class

The push to bring art back to schools could get a boost thanks to a new study that shows kids understand science better when they’re encouraged to draw in class. A team of researchers from the United Kingdom and Australia write in the latest issue of Science that allowing students to draw during science class—the same doodling that teachers generally discourage—actually helps kids retain the information being taught.

» via GOOD

    infoneer-pulse:

    To Make Students Understand Science, Let Them Doodle in Class

    The push to bring art back to schools could get a boost thanks to a new study that shows kids understand science better when they’re encouraged to draw in class. A team of researchers from the United Kingdom and Australia write in the latest issue of Science that allowing students to draw during science class—the same doodling that teachers generally discourage—actually helps kids retain the information being taught.

    » via GOOD

    — 2 years ago with 96 notes
    #science  #education  #art  #drawing  #design  #learning 

    Voice of the Chief Marketing Officer from Argyle Executive Forum

    Much like education, technology is altering conventional marketing. Both sectors are being forced to consider a new consumer profile.

    — 3 years ago with 3 notes
    #marketing  #education  #technology  #chief marketing officer 
    Teaching with the iPad (and Angry Birds)

    Mobile Computing | CT 2011 Coverage                  By John K. Waters   07/26/11

    For some, the jury is still out on the potential of Apple’s popular iPad tablet device as a learning tool. Not for Jenna Linskens, Kristi Shaw, Robert Wagner, and Marian University, the small Catholic and Franciscan school in Indianapolis where they all teach. Marian offers a three-credit course to masters students in the graduate school of education on the iPad. Although that class is primarily attended by grad students, it has also become popular with local K-12 teachers.

    "We teach them how to use and implement iPads in the classroom," explained Shaw, who’s an assistant professor at Marian. "The device is just amazing."

    What makes the iPad amazing as a teaching technology, besides its category-defining form factor, is the exploding selection of apps that run on it, said Linskens, an instructor in Marian’s education technology department—including those specifically designed for educational purposes and those that started out as something else.

    "I know of a teacher who’s using ‘Angry Birds’ to teach physics," she said. "So go ahead, download that game if you want to. Even if you don’t find a way to use it to teach, it’ll help you get better at using the device."

    Full article  http://campustechnology.com/articles/2011/07/26/teaching-with-the-ipad-and-angry-birds.aspx

    — 3 years ago with 4 notes
    #Campus technology  #educational technology  #technology  #education  #iPad  #K-12