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Digital Corners to Transformative Classrooms – A message from Bill Goodwyn

Digital Corners to Transformative Classrooms – A message from Bill Goodwyn

The CEO of Discovery Education, Bill Goodwyn, just weighed in on his thoughts about Apple’s entry into the digital textbook world.  He makes some fantastic points in the post and it’s well worth reading in its entirety.  Just to whet your appetite though, here’s a taste: My hope is that the proliferation of digital textbooks

How Might Technology Be an Asset?

How might all individual students be served if schools, families and communities were to strengthen a shared commitment directed toward the goal of: Schools should be places where all students can and do learn? a student who was highly stimulated with language, social, emotional, nutritional and physical opportunity from ages of 0 to five, a

Learning to Change, Changing to Learn: A Canadian Perspective

That title gets me thinking.  I am betting when you watch the video you will be thinking about: The need for courageous leadership Education taken as a given Disengagement by students and teachers An age of networks Students having access to powerful tools of learning Shifting some roles Becoming learners together Transformation, flexibility, celebrating Start

Cultural Ingredients Influence any Group’s Adaptability

An organization’s culture is made up of its folklore, it rituals, its group norms, and its meeting protocols.  All of these cultural ingredients influence the organization’s adaptability.  Heifetz , et la: Adaptive Leadership 2009 p 57 ~ Understanding the culture is paramount to being able to help change it for the better. The culture of

Adults – educators and others, need to help today’s students embrace complexity

Employees Wanted . . . that can combine software, art, math, creativity, writing, gaming, education, composing, and marketing Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum the authors of That Used To Be Us, 2011 p.70 -71 make the case for how fast and dramatically the world of work can change.  They explain that it is clear

Michigan Superintendents and Front Line Assistants Jump into iPad Use

The main goals of this initiative were to provide up to 300 members with portable, Apple iPad 2 mobile devices to: Facilitate their communication with their district staff Provide experiences with the use of real-time data in the decision-making process Promote interdistrict, superintendent level, collaboration and problem solving on a variety of educational issues and

The convergence of globalization and technology will eventually touch everyone

We school leaders know that some of our students are tech savvy and we know that many of our students are without access and opportunity for adequate technology experience.  We also know that the adult world our students will enter will be full of technology.    Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum the authors of That Used To Be

A Sputnik* Moment

Many Americans are unaware of the young minds around the globe who are competing and will complete with American graduates.  As Americans and as educators 0 globalization and technology expertise can not be taken lightly! 1  Zhejiang University 2  University of Michigan at Ann Arbor 3  Tsinghua University 4  St. Petersburg State University 5  Nizhny Novgorod State University 6  Saratov State

Adaptive Leadership: Embracing Technology as a Crucial Part of the Equation of More Kids Learning

Roland Heifetz, Alexander Grashow and Marty Linsky in their book –The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World (2009 p 13-17) write about how Adaptive Leadership has roots in evolutionary biology.  I think they make a lot of sense.  This information can help us as we lead our systems toward more

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