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Crack student ‘engagement’ and you’ve cracked 21st century schooling

Upcoming travel and events December 3-5 – International School of Amsterdam, The Netherlands February 3 – Virginia Is for Learners Innovation Network, TBD, VA February 25-26 – Missouri Educational Technology Leaders CTO Clinic, TBD, MO March 10-13 – Central & Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary June 8-9 – Roanoke County Public...

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1,133 educational leaders to kickstart your Twitter feed

1,133 educational leaders to kickstart your Twitter feed

Got an administrator in your school or district who’s interested in Twitter but doesn’t know whom to follow? Interested in connecting online with more administrators yourself? Get started with these 1,133 educational leaders on Twitter! [UPDATE: Now up to over 2,000 leaders!] I’ll keep adding to this collection. Special thanks to Patrick Larkin, George Couros, Lyn...

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Making judgments about technologies we haven’t used and don’t understand

George Couros says: “Kids don’t have enough balance.” “We are dumber because of technology.” “People are disconnected from one another because of how we use technology.” “Technology kills our face-to-face interactions.” In my travels, I have heard all of these arguments. … You will hear people say things like “Twitter is stupid.” Just to clarify,...

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Banned from the biggest library in the world

Banned from the biggest library in the world

George Couros says: If we got rid of a library in a school, people would be outraged that [we were] taking away information away from students, yet kids often hold the biggest library in the world in their pocket[s] and schools ban them from using it in the classroom. via http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/4278 They can use it at...