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Technology and imagination

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shamini Dias Nov 11, 2012. 4 Replies

research on mentoring

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shamini Dias Dec 26, 2009. 6 Replies

 

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Shamini Dias replied to Shamini Dias's discussion Technology and imagination
"I agree. I too feel that social learning theory has powerful principles that speak to optimal teaching/learning, especially today. And you're absolutely right - there is a natural alignment with the ways in which we interact with and use…"
Nov 11, 2012
Gilbert Gonzalez replied to Shamini Dias's discussion Technology and imagination
"Shamini, I think that working collaboratively is the key. I am a proponent of social learning theory and I think that there is a natural alignment with those principles and technology. There is an inherently social aspect to technology and when it…"
Nov 10, 2012
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Nov 5, 2012
Shamini Dias replied to Shamini Dias's discussion Technology and imagination
"Hi Gilbert  - thanks for responding. I really like your comment on how the collaborative nature of technology use can lead to imaginative or flexible and out of the box thinking. In my own teaching I've seen students who have trouble being…"
Nov 4, 2012
Gilbert Gonzalez replied to Shamini Dias's discussion Technology and imagination
"Shamini, I believe that imagination is an extremely important component of the integration of technology in teaching and learning. Technology is nothing more than a tool. It requires imagination in order to be put to use. Otherwise, technology does…"
Nov 4, 2012
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Technology and imagination

Imagination is not something only for artists. Imagination is a flexibility of mind to think of possibilities that do not yet exist, to see from multiple perspectives, to project into other people's perceptions, and empathize. Scientists and leaders, and teachers and learners use imagination as much as artists.How does imagination - as defined here - interact with the integration of technology in teaching and learning? How does the use of technology require imagination? Does technology use…See More
Nov 1, 2012
Shamini Dias replied to Shamini Dias's discussion research on mentoring
"Hi Dodie thanks so much for your response. The survey will be on Survey Monkey and we can send you a link that you can send out to teachers. All they have to do it click on the link and fill out the survey. I'll send you the link as soon as we…"
Dec 26, 2009
Dodie Ainslie replied to Shamini Dias's discussion research on mentoring
"We have a formal 2 year mentor program at our district- new teachers attend a four day orientation/induction, then workshops throughout the year where we explore best practices, reflect, and network. I am one of the two teachers who have been…"
Dec 26, 2009

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I am an arts educator, storyteller and writer, currently working on my PhD at Claremont Graduate University, California. Almost done with coursework. My focus in my doctoral studies has been on what we mean by good or effective teaching and learning. I believe that the arts should be a core aspect of curricula in schools, not just in themselves but as a way of learning and perceiving. I also believe the arts offer wonderful opportunities and media through which we can develop just the kinds of leadership mindsets and skills teachers need to be effective and transformative in their work with students.

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At 5:55pm on December 25, 2008, Beth Evans said…
Hi, Shamini! I've not been using drama yet, but I'm planning to with my kindergartners. Our school is going to become an arts magnet next year, and I was thinking that to get into storytelling with my ESL students is I would have them act out stories then help me "write" them...
 
 
 

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