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Digitize Student Work With the Three Ring App

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on March 28, 2012
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Digitize Student Work With the Three Ring,  a new free service offering free Android and iPhone apps for digitizing and organizing student work.  Read more by Richard Byrne…

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Hurrah!!! Educator’s 2.0 Skills Twinning Celebration

Just recently, engaged in educators-School Librarians 2012 competencies discussion, I used the exact terms of “correlated” and “interconnected” skills and practices.

 Education 2.0 doesn’t give much room to contradiction.  Every SME need to have a solid experience where Web 2.0, webquest, elearning, ICT supported instructional design and Infolit is concerned. As teaching digital natives is becoming less lecture dependent and more guided-discovery or free exploration oriented, educators and librarians have been witnessing a progressive role shift from subject authority to PA (Personal Advising) and Learning Enhancement consultancy.

The greater the distance from traditional education models, the higher the responsibility to successful educational context new media integration.  Additionally, a comparative outlook of professional  KASH attributes from a random profile selection proved to be very illuminating revealing that, besides the core subject expertise, all additional skills and training were somewhat similar and in many cases exactly identical.

It’s consequently more than apparent that even the Generation X trainers, well aware of the new Society 2.0 expectations, are precipitated to making the necessary skill adjustments so as to stay tuned to the new age requirements through as less knowledge fragmentation, as better collaborative attitudes, as more effective web 2.0 skills and as much curation amplifying habits as possible.

Digital Pedagogy: Content is a Tyrant, Context is King

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on March 27, 2012
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Via Scoop.itNew-Tech Librarian

Keynote presentation to the NAACE 2012 Annual Conference, Leicester, March 9th on personalized learning, transliteracy and curation by Steve Wheeler.

Via www.slideshare.net

ICT Tools in Daily Classroom Practice mini survey – Read all about

 

An insider’s considerations on Educators’ current Professional Development

and ICT classroom use barriers’  issues.  An excellent post by Ana Christina Pratas.

In Web 2.0 We Trust!!

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on March 15, 2012
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Today more than ever, educators involved in spectrum-wide instructional activities quite often feel overwhelmed by the power and density of Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 technologies that are swiftly and radically transforming the ways we connect, interact, collaborate, evaluate,share and publish.

Some of us may be social media reluctant mainly out of ignorance and time stress factors, others although tech savvy aren’t willing to engage themselves in the tweets and scoops, liveBinders webquests, blogs and wikis daily routine not to mention LMS and Blended Learning practices which are and will keep on remaining for them “terra incognita” if no structured national organisational T&D strategies are not soon implemented.

The “No Educator Left Behind” movement is as crucial as the “No Child Left Behind” Campaign.

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Source:Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson

Teaching the Generation X  Educators iAttitudes is a difficult task requiring a innovating inspirational approach on behalf of the educational strategists.  In the meantime, teachers, trainers, librarians will have to rely on their own resources to successfully keep up with the Digital Generation-driven learning habits and techniques.

Web 2.0 technologies are here to stay!!  They have been indispensably incorporated to our daily routines.  All fascinated by the freedom and connectivity they provide us with, everyday we come to witness how they prove to be our life jackets in worst case scenarios like the one, last April during a paleography seminar, where the lecturer, a prominent university professor, generation X technology reluctant, upon arriving at the institute realised she had left her portfolio behind.  One can’t imagine how frustrated and upset she were since there was no way to recover her notes and ppts.  Time running out, presentation delayed, whiteboard blank, she had to put the whole context together  from scratch!!!

I honestly empathized with her efforts but on the other hand I couldn’t help reproching her for not having taken advantage of the significant potential of online multimedia repositories  that could have saved us all a lot of anxiety and embarrassment.