Why we crave creativity but reject creative ideas
Most people view creativity as an asset — until they come across a creative idea. That’s because creativity not only reveals new perspectives; it promotes a sense of uncertainty.
DNS hack hits popular websites: Telegraph, Register, UPS, etc | Naked Security
A New Culture of Learning by Doug Thomas & John Seely Brown
n A New Culture of Learning, Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown pursue an understanding of how the forces of change, and emerging waves of interest associated with these forces, inspire and invite us to imagine a future of learning that is as powerful as it is optimistic. Our understanding of what constitutes “a new culture of learning” is based on several basic assumptions about the world and how learning occurs:
Technology Tools for Reflection – Reflection for Learning
The most obvious technology for reflection is the web log or “blog” as known by those who read and write them. As the Stanford Learning Technologies group has evolved the technology to support its research project on “folio thinking,” researcher Helen Chen reports that they are beginning to use blog or “wiki” software to support students’ reflections. David Tosh and Ben Werdmuller of the University of Edinburgh have published a paper online (PDF) entitled, “ePortfolios and weblogs: one vision for ePortfolio development.”
Ghostery sees the invisible web – tags, web bugs, pixels and beacons. Ghostery tracks the trackers and gives you a roll-call of the ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers, and other companies interested in your activity.
Free Technology for Teachers: Two Nice Guides to Web 2.0 at School and Work
Here are a couple of SlideShare presentations from Sacha Chua that I’ve featured in the past. But as it has been two years since I last wrote about them and it’s the beginning of a new school year, I thought it would be appropriate to highlight them again.
10 Internet Technologies Educators Should Be Informed About – 2011 Update | Emerging Education Technology
It’s been nearly two and half years since the publication of the first “10 internet technologies that educators should be informed about” article on this site and given the fast paced evolution of technology it’s time for an update. The start of new school year is the perfect time to refresh this list!
10 Internet Technologies Educators Should Be Informed About – 2011 Update | Emerging Education Technology | iGeneration – 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
iGeneration – 21st Century Education
“Teaching and learning in the 21st Century – meeting the challenges of digital learning and the iGeneration”
The Wejr Board » One Day Events Don’t Solve Everyday Problems
Anti-Bullying Day, Earth Day, Aboriginal Day,…
These, and many others, are important days to help raise awareness around wrong-doings that occur in our schools and society. What we MUST be aware of is that just because we participate in these one day events does NOT mean that we have committed to change. Change needs to happen each and every day in our schools and throughout our communities.
The Flipped Classroom Model: A Full Picture « User Generated Education
The advantage of the flipped classroom is that the content, often the theoretical/lecture-based component of the lesson, becomes more easily accessed and controlled by the learner. Cisco in a recent white paper, Video: How Interactivity and Rich Media Change Teaching and Learning, presents the benefits of video in the classroom: