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En #educación no se trata (solo) de #innovación – Cristobal Cobo

«Un mínimo listado de algunas de estas exploraciones (muchas de ellas representadas en este Prezi) sugiere: nuevos modelos de certificación no basados en grados sino en créditos y/o medallas [en muchos casos no institucionales]; mecanismos de evaluación entre pares mediante grandes volúmenes de estudiantes [ver TED de Coursera]; analítica de aprendizaje a gran escala [ver Horizon Report 2012]; estrategias pedagógicas orientadas a llevar los contenidos a la casa y las tareas o deberes al aula [ver flipped classroom]; nuevas formas de co-leer en línea [ver estudio Open University, pdf]; espacios de aprendizaje ampliado [ver Knowmads]; nuevos modelos de financiamiento [Google y Microsoft están financiando a los estudiantes de Udacity]; etc.»

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Want to Ruin Teaching? Give Ratings – DEBORAH KENNY

Education and political leaders across the country are currently trying to decide how to evaluate teachers. Some states are pushing for legislation to sort teachers into categories using unreliable mathematical calculations based on student test scores. Others have hired external evaluators who pop into classrooms with checklists to monitor and rate teachers. In all these scenarios, principals have only partial authority, with their judgments factored into a formula.

This type of system shows a profound lack of understanding of leadership. Principals need to create a culture of trust, teamwork and candid feedback that is essential to running an excellent school. Leadership is about hiring great people and empowering them, and requires a delicate balance of evaluation and encouragement. At Harlem Village Academies we give teachers an enormous amount of freedom and respect. As one of our seventh-grade reading teachers told me: “It’s exhilarating to be trusted…»

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Bullying and the Right to be Forgotten: A Right to End Victimization – Meg Leta Ambrose

«A right to be forgotten may provide hope for the victims of cyberbullying. The notion that you do not have to be that victim forever – the Internet will loosen its shackles eventually – offers hope for self-determination. In this case, however, the right to be forgotten is just one of many legal tools that may have helped Amanda regain control of that regretful image. Bullying content can often be removed for a number of reasons including violations of terms of service, child pornography laws, copyright ownership, and cyber-bullying and cyber-stalking laws (Canadian laws).»

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