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Role of CIO’s and IT Directors in Schools

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As technology continues to permeate every aspect of education chief information officers (CIOs) can no longer operate in silos. Technology is now a key player in both information technology (IT) operations and daily classroom activities. Why is such a role at such a senior level not only needed, but crucial to the future of high schools? In this article Paul Herring, Senior IT …

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Improving learning outcomes for dyspraxia

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Developmental coordination disorder (DCD), also known as dyspraxia, is one of the most common developmental disorders of childhood. However, poor awareness of the condition means that children’s difficulties are often dismissed as developmental immaturity, leading to delays in accessing the early support and care the child needs. We spoke with Sue McLaren who is the Research and Project Coordinator for Animal Fun …

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The Sci-fi of Digital Transformation

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I prefer science fiction to the crisp white papers plotting techno-trends. I’m not talking about time machines or terraforming planets but everyday things like imagining how we learn, communicate and play in the future. Sci-fi writers don’t just predict the emergence of key technologies; they personify their impact on culture. Back in ‘64 when the US Surgeon General Luther Terry …

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80 edtech startups transforming Asian education

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EBook: One of the greatest pleasures running the EduTECH Asia event is the chance to discover and meet with some of the edtech businesses who are fundamentally transforming the fabric of education around the region. With Asian edtech investment expected to reach $43 billion by 2020, this seemed like the ideal time to take a look at some of the …

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On Speculative Design in Education

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For the last decade, I’ve been involved in creating new directions for education and for the last 4-5 years, I have been using forms of speculative design (called design fiction, often) to start conversations and inspire direct action in educational change. Speculative design is one phase of creating new directions in education and an important one. Suspending disbelief that new …

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Guest Post: EdTech journey of a teacher (contd)

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This is the second part Steven’s exciting journey 6. Cultivate Growth Mindset Change is one of the hardest thing in the world. Not everyone like changes. But as long as you have a growth mindset, you will always want to learn, unlearn, and relearn from reflection of your experiences. Integrating technologies in schools require that mindset as you will not only …

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Guest Post: EdTech journey of a teacher

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I’m always excited to meet educators who share the same passion as me – those who love playing and working with the full power of technology! I am always keen to learn & share my journey as teacher.  Here are the 10 takeaways from my EdTech journey. 1. Grow your Passion I remember when I graduated from Pelita Harapan University 6 years ago …

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The Mission of Libraries (should you choose to accept it)

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Friday March 18, 2016. Day Two of Library Leadership in a Digital Age, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Approximately forty students take their seats in anticipation of the post-lunch lecture. Enter, Dr Howard Gardner. FYI that is Taylor Swift (not Dr Gardner). But for storytelling purposes it is very important you understand my internal reaction as one of the most …

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Why should children learn to code?

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An article on Edvocate from Matthew Lynch talks about the next big thing in education – Coding! While coding today is trending and a sought after skill do all children need to code? Introducing coding at school has had the nod from many school administrators. Today schools, teachers and parents all over the globe are keen to teach children to code. While programmes …

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Thinking of flipping your class?

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As with any new fad or trend, there are plenty of people trying to use the flipped learning model to jump on the bandwagon without really understanding how to do it. So once you’ve decided to flip your classroom… … for a unit, a semester, or for good. Or maybe you’re considering it. In any case, what do you do with …