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EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Commission launches 'Opening up Education' to boost innovation and digital skills in schools and universities

EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Commission launches 'Opening up Education' to boost innovation and digital skills in schools and universities | Academics | Scoop.it
European Commission - Press Release details page - European Press release Brussels, 25 September 2013 Commission More than 60% of nine year olds in the EU are in schools which are still not digitally equipped.

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Shows the importance of technology in schools, and the benefits it gives.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 25, 2013 10:35 AM

 

Commission launches 'Opening up Education' to boost innovation and digital skills in schools and universities.

 

 

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An awesome insight as to how influencial educational technology can be! In a generation such as ours, our lives are concerned around technology. Because of technology focus is removed from school work and being more 'educationally active'. With technology in education, a huge attraction will be generated and i believe it will make all the difference.

 

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In U.S., Online Education Rated Best for Value and Options

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Americans rate the emerging world of online education relatively well for course variety and good value, but weaker for its grading, quality, and credence with employers. Five percent of U.S. adults are currently taking an online course.
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Could take away the social aspects of being in school. Something that is vital for development

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For Teenage Brains, the Importance of Continuing to Learn Deeply

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It used to be that neuroscientists thought smart people were all alike. But now they think that some very smart people retain the ability to learn rapidly, like a child, well into adolescence.

 

“Until adolescence there are lots of new connections being made between neurons to store patterns and information collected from the environment,” Brant says.

 

The brain adds many synapses in the cortex. This comes at a time when the brain is especially responsive to learning. This is typically followed by cortical pruning in adolescence, as the brain shifts from hyperlearning mode.

Hewitt agrees: “The developing brain is a much more flexible organ than the mature brain.”

 

Learning doesn’t stop at adolescence, of course, but the “sensitive period” — where the brain is hyperlearning mode — does appear to come to an end. Learning new things gets harder.

 


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 24, 2013 11:44 AM
Thanks Linda. I appreciate the reference to the NPR discussion.
Aramis's curator insight, September 25, 2013 1:56 AM

brilliant

Sharla Shults's curator insight, October 2, 2013 5:40 PM

For some reason, as kids get older, they no longer 'think that thinking' is important! They don't want to think; instead, they simply just want the answer.

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English Premier League review: Arsenal impress as they bounce back from ... - Scottish Daily Record

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ARSENAL got their Barclays Premier League campaign up and running with a 3-1 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage.

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How Technology Is Being Used In Special Ed - (USA)

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There are some big innovations happening in education. Doubly so for special ed and the new role technology is playing.

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Awesome initiative. it may cost a whole lot more and will raise the education budget. Technology is part of modern life, and its good that we are teaching kids to work with technology.

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Julie Newman's curator insight, October 13, 2013 11:59 PM

After reading this article, I learned that technology is such an important aspect of special education today. Children with special needs have found new ways to express themselves through this modern technology. I believe that including technology into special education curriculum is so important in helping our students improve everyday. This article informed me that the federal government is only able to cover 15% of the cost of educating a special needs child. This statistic just shows how much special education gets overlooked and how we as educators need to recognize the need for attention on special education programs. I have seen a theme while researching about Special Education  and that is that technology is truly changing the way special needs students learn. This technology allows them to interact in ways they have never done before and ignites their needs for multisensory learning. This article has solidified my belief that technology is of extreme importance in special needs classrooms. 

Mardi Sansone's curator insight, December 20, 2013 12:06 PM

This article made me realize how important technology is to the special education system today.  Children with special needs need multiple ways to express themselves and modern technology is proving to be very helpful.  This article stated that the Federal government is only able to cover 15% of the cost of educating a special needs child.  This shows how special education is overlooked and that more attention and light needs to be shined on it.   Educators and parents must fight for special education to make sure students are getting all that they need and deserve.  Technology is changing special education.  In multiple articles and videos I have read and seen, technology is focused on.  Technology surrounds everyone in this generation and it could be so beneficially when used in the right way.  This technology helps a special needs child with the multisensory learning that most special needs students need.  I feel that technology is so important to special education to benefit the students completely, and also in classrooms everywhere.  If you have something students enjoy already and mix learning into it, they will be more interested in what you are teaching them.    

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The 5 W's of Special Education | Special Education Degrees

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Of households with children 23% have a special needs child. (The 5 W's of Special Education | Special Education Degrees http://t.co/iYmxo49oWT)
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Daytime naps 'can boost learning'

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Getting young children to take an hours' nap after lunch could them with their learning by boosting brain power, a study suggests.

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EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Commission launches 'Opening up Education' to boost innovation and digital skills in schools and universities

EUROPA - PRESS RELEASES - Commission launches 'Opening up Education' to boost innovation and digital skills in schools and universities | Academics | Scoop.it
European Commission - Press Release details page - European Press release Brussels, 25 September 2013 Commission More than 60% of nine year olds in the EU are in schools which are still not digitally equipped.

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Warwick John Bethwaite's insight:

Shows the importance of technology in schools, and the benefits it gives.

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Commission launches 'Opening up Education' to boost innovation and digital skills in schools and universities.

 

 
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Full-face veils are 'inappropriate' in schools, Clegg warns

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The Deputy Prime Minister spoke out after a Birmingham college’s U-turn last week on banning students wearing veils.

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A controversial article. I beleieve that veils are inhumane, because of the men that make there women wear veils. Though it is part of there religeon. 

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Larger class sizes worry parents and teachers in the Taylor Public School ... - WXYZ

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The district faces a large budget deficit and the problem of taking in students from the dissolved Inkster School District.
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All chldren should have a chance at education, if the large classes end up having a negative affect, then plans should be made later. it selfish that there are those parents who worry about there children in the class already, when other parents worry that there children wont be able to get into a good school.

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