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The History 2.0 Classroom: DJs, Papert, Jet Engines & iPads

The History 2.0 Classroom: DJs, Papert, Jet Engines & iPads | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
IPads, what's possible that wasn't possible before? Teachers MUST ask this question to innovate
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Creating & Sharing Open Educational Resources

Creating & Sharing Open Educational Resources | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Preview and download the course Creating & Sharing Open Educational Resources on iTunes U.
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A group of Apple DIstinguished Educators, including me, published this course in iTunesU in March 2013. It features several multi-touch books focusing on digital etiquette, tagging and meta data, creating and sharing OER, and the need for OER in our increasingly digital media world.

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A Treasure Trove of Digital Citizenship Resources for Teachers

A Treasure Trove of Digital Citizenship Resources for Teachers | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
With the increasing use of internet by our kids comes the risks that, if not addressed appropriately, would make this use disastrous. From online predators looming around waiting for their next vic...

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Just having a conversation about this tonight. It's up to ALL PARENTS to educate themselves, not rely on others, and have a significant trust relationship with your children regarding their use of technology.

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The do-it-yourself (DIY) generation is really driving informal learning

The do-it-yourself (DIY) generation is really driving informal learning | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
What will the classroom and the curriculum of the future look like? What characteristics are important for students and teachers?
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Learning in Progress: SAMR Smash - Integrating iPads into Teaching & Learning Practices

Learning in Progress: SAMR Smash - Integrating iPads into Teaching & Learning Practices | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

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Is coding the new literacy?

Is coding the new literacy? | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Why America's schools need to train a generation of hackers.

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New AND Digital Literacy!

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Ed-Tech Startups Socrative, MasteryConnect Join Forces in $5M Cash-and-Stock Deal

Ed-Tech Startups Socrative, MasteryConnect Join Forces in $5M Cash-and-Stock Deal | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Salt Lake City-based MasteryConnect Inc. acquired education-technology peer Socrative Inc. for $5 million in a cash-and-stock deal, according to the companies' founders.The startups share two early-stage education investors, Imagine K-12 and NewSchools Venture Fund.
Jonathan Jarc's insight:

Big news! I'm a fan of both companies, and I think the Socrative platform, if leveraged in a way in which teachers see more functionality, can add value to Mastery Connect.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Chatterpix and YakIt: Great Apps to End the School Year

Free Technology for Teachers: Chatterpix and YakIt: Great Apps to End the School Year | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

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Just learned about Chatterpix at the #elwave conference from Chad Wynn. Free is in the budget!

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Focus on science, tech pays off in soaring graduation rate

Focus on science, tech pays off in soaring graduation rate | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
A supercharged tech curriculum has helped transform Toppenish High School, among the state’s poorest schools, from a dropout factory into a case study for success.
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Nintendo debuts NFC-enabled figurines that import data into Wii U games, and back again

Nintendo debuts NFC-enabled figurines that import data into Wii U games, and back again | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Nintendo is merging the physical and digital gaming worlds with new NFC figurines that can import data into Wii U games.
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Kinda cool...

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Dropbox For Business Acquires MobileSpan To Make Bring-Your-Own-Device More Secure

Dropbox For Business Acquires MobileSpan To Make Bring-Your-Own-Device More Secure | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
 Dropbox has just acquired MobileSpan, a startup founded by two ex-Google Chrome engineers to help enterprise employees access corporate firewalled content securely.
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Less to worry about for school districts and BYOD? Or more?

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GlobalEdCon News #globaled14

GlobalEdCon News #globaled14 | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
GlobalEdCon News #globaled14, by Lucy Gray: Global news from a selected set of education related resources. This resource is brought to you by the Global Education Conference. (New GlobalEdCon News #globaled14 content!
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RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms - YouTube

This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benj...
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3 Edtech Tools You Can Use To Gamify Your Classroom

3 Edtech Tools You Can Use To Gamify Your Classroom | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Gamification is one of the buzzwords in education right now, and for a good reason: Gamification is empowering, exciting, and under the right circumstances can be the disruptive innovator many teachers desperately need in order to change the...
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What Happens When a School District Gives Teens Laptops

What Happens When a School District Gives Teens Laptops | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
School officials at one Hoboken school thought it was a no-brainer to give every student a laptop. Now they've decided it was a terrible idea.
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Seriously, could you approach this in a more foolhardy way?

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4 Free Apps That Teach the Basics of Coding to Kids

4 Free Apps That Teach the Basics of Coding to Kids | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

For many kids, the thought of creating games is even more exciting than playing them. Supporting their interest in gaming is important because the process of coding promotes problem-solving, creativity, collaboration and communication skills. Below I have listed four apps that are great places to start learning about coding with young kids.

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"IveGot1" – Mobile App now Available! - Everglades National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

"IveGot1" – Mobile App now Available! - Everglades National Park (U.S. National Park Service) | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

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Gordon Shupe's curator insight, June 20, 10:01 AM

This is very cool example at the intersection of mobile technology, biology, education, and citizen science!

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New Horizon Report Insists Teachers Use Tech - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon

New Horizon Report Insists Teachers Use Tech - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

"The NMC Horizon Report: 2014 K-12 Editionwas released this past week, examining emerging technologies and their potential impact on teaching and learning worldwide. Part of the NMC Horizon Project, a 12-year effort, this report highlights “six trends, challenges, and emerging technologies that will affect current practice” over the next five years. Aside from being great content for your next Twitter chat, this year’s iteration of the NMC Horizon Report is a must-read for 21st century educators and education policy makers alike. Following is a summary of major points."


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Always enjoy reading the Horizon Report. This year is a kind of a "No Duh!", but needed.

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Amid Skepticism, Blended-Learning Models Aim to Transform Teachers' Work

Amid Skepticism, Blended-Learning Models Aim to Transform Teachers' Work | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Some advocates say that digitally oriented instructional arrangements can improve not only student learning but teachers' working conditions and job satisfaction as well.
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Educators Can Learn a Few Things From Google

Educators Can Learn a Few Things From Google | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
As we end another school year, Julie Blaine is thinking about how to best fuel her summer learning. Read how she looks to Google to spark ideas on developing organizational strategies that help schools and their leaders deal with change.
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 19, 11:47 AM

A FEW things?! Thanks to Jim Harmon.

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Why Moodle Is Becoming Irrelevant | LearnDash

Why Moodle Is Becoming Irrelevant | LearnDash | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

For many organizations today, Moodle is the cornerstone of their learning program. From Moodle, they launch courses, administer quizzes, manage users, and much more. When it first hit the scene, it was applauded for the flexibility it gave the everyday user to establish a learning management system.

Today, not so much.

Moodle is still very popular, but this is arguably driven because of the brand and the way that they have preferred partners implementing their platform.

In fact, I would argue that popularity is decreasing, and for two primary reasons:

It is ugly.It is not user friendly.

 

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Dr. Gordon Dahlby's curator insight, June 17, 9:46 PM

do you agree?

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, June 18, 10:40 AM

Design and aesthetics are important enough to improve Moodle. An LMS doesn't need to be boxy and boring. I agree it needs to be brought up to date and to increase a great deal in user functionality and ease of use.

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Educators Face ‘Silent Dilemma’ in Digital Skills Divide

Educators Face ‘Silent Dilemma’ in Digital Skills Divide | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

Nearly a third of Americans have trouble navigating the Internet, says one researcher. 

 

A new challenge is emerging from the cracks of the digital divide: digital readiness — helping those who have Internet access, but lack the skills to use it effectively. And librarians could play a huge role in turning the tide, some experts say.


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Gary Stager’s Full ASCD Interview About Making : Stager-to-Go

Gary Stager’s Full ASCD Interview About Making : Stager-to-Go | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
"Stop forcing kids to make PPT presentations on topics they don’t care about for audiences they will never encounter" http://t.co/QI6ToGl6rK
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Could Minecraft Be the Hook to Get Girls Interested in Coding?

Could Minecraft Be the Hook to Get Girls Interested in Coding? | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Girls love to play Minecraft as much as boys, a fact educators would like to use to interest them in coding more generally. … [visit site to read more]
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3 Smart Ways to Share Web Content and Playlists with Students

3 Smart Ways to Share Web Content and Playlists with Students | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
June 5 , 2014
Searching the web can be a daunting and time consuming task particularly for the less search savvy students. Needless to mention the proliferation of junk information and amateur...
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A Must Have Rubric for Effective Implementation of PBL in Your School

A Must Have Rubric for Effective  Implementation of PBL in Your School | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
May , 2014
Project based learning is a teaching learning methodology that has been widely praised for its efficacy in enhancing learning achievements.The premise underlying PBL revolves around...
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What is a PLN, anyway?

What is a PLN, anyway? | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
A  good friend (and a great teacher) e-mailed me after my last post. "Great links," she said. "But what's a PLN?" A good reminder about why I try to avoid acronyms and jargon in my writing. PLN is ...
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