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For teachers interested in thoughtful integration of technology in teaching and learning.
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Diane Ravitch: 3 Dubious Uses of Technology in Schools: Scientific American

Diane Ravitch: 3 Dubious Uses of Technology in Schools: Scientific American | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Technology can inspire creativity or dehumanize learning
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Diane Ravitch identifies three uses of technology in education that are indeed dubious, if not downright unconscionable.

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SmartBlog on Education - Survey provides snapshot of BYOD in K20 - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs

SmartBlog on Education - Survey provides snapshot of BYOD in K20 - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
More schools are adopting bring-your-own-device initiatives, and the trend is expected to grow during the next five years, according to a survey conducted
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Inspite of the struglle with developing policies and best practices, BYOD is gaining ground in many school districts.

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Open Educational Resources (OER) – What’s out t...

Open Educational Resources (OER) – What’s out t... | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Over the past decade or two the Internet has transformed our access to knowledge.
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Google Play Books Provides Thousands of Free Books for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Play Books Provides Thousands of Free Books for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
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VPP explained: Educational discounts on iPad apps | Jigsaw24

VPP explained: Educational discounts on iPad apps | Jigsaw24 | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Apple's VPP explained: How to get educational discounts on #iPad apps... http://t.co/HVsk63SkTd
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Often confusing, here's one take on how Apple's Volume Purchasing Program (VPP) works...

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Maker Camp Is Cool, Educational, Inspiring, Free and Virtual | TIME.com

Maker Camp Is Cool, Educational, Inspiring, Free and Virtual | TIME.com | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Science-loving teens can spend the summer at camp -- from home. (Maker camp is a virtual science and technology camp. I wish this was around when I was a kid!
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The Maker model is being adopted by my children's school district for the high school. Great concept for Challenge Based Learning.

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A Mathematical Reason Teachers Should Blog

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There's actually some simple math behind why teachers should blog. Here's the reasoning behind why one teacher puts in the effort.
The post A Mathematical Reason Teachers Should Blog appeared first on Edudemic.
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Math seems to be the toughest subject area for to break through with educational technology integration. Here's some good stuff to help ease that transition.

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Using the Flipped Classroom Setting to Encourage Creative Writing ...

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Using the Flipped Classroom Setting to Encourage Creative Writing: Making a Place to Put It All. July 10th ... The flipped classroom setting is a great way to encourage inspiration, creativity and collaboration among students.
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SAMR Model Explained for Teachers ~ Educational...

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Below is a great video explaining the SAMR model in 120 seconds. I am not sure how much acquainted you are with this model but I have already featured several interesting resources on SAMR here in Educational Technology and Mobile ...
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Social Media Etiquette, Part 2: Be Yourself

Social Media Etiquette, Part 2: Be Yourself | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
The second post in a series focused on HootSuite University's “The Dos & Don’ts of Social Media Etiquette." (Social Media Etiquette, Part 2: Be Yourself - HootSuite Social Media ...: The second post in a series focused ...
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Innovation for education: what will next-gen learning look like? - Science Omega

Innovation for education: what will next-gen learning look like? - Science Omega | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
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Innovation for education: what will next-gen learning look like?
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How can academia and industry promote efficiency, effectiveness and value for money?
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Google's 80/20 Principle Gives Students Freedom

Google's 80/20 Principle Gives Students Freedom | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
A group of seniors spends 20 percent of class time on their own projects.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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The concept of Google's 20% rule is responsible for much of Google's ancillary services, such as +, earth, the GCT program, and many others.

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Unlocking Open Educational Resources (#OERs) Interaction Data

Unlocking Open Educational Resources (#OERs) Interaction Data | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
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"Open Educational Resources (OERs) are digital learning resources made freely available online under open licenses. Most OERs are educational content like simulations, animations, videos, lesson plans and educational games. Although they can be embedded into learning management systems, they are generally online objects that can be viewed, downloaded or played from a web server. Their increasing number and popularity have led to the creation of online catalogs that reference them. These catalogs consist of searchable collections of metadata (i.e., machine-readable descriptions of the OERs). Metadata aims at facilitating the management, discovery, and exchange of OERs and at allowing users of these resources (e.g., teachers, learners) to more easily evaluate their usefulness. Typical metadata is generated by indexers (humans, software, or a combination of both). They look at a resource and its context for information that describes it and use this information to create a metadata record. Metadata in a catalog is obtained either by creating new records (i.e., describing OERs) or by exchanging already existing records with other catalogs. These exchanges are enabled by the use of standard metadata formats (e.g., Dublin Core, IEEE LOM [1]) and standard metadata exchange protocols (e.g., OAI-PMH [2], SPI [3]).

Each time a teacher or a learner interacts with an OER, these interactions produce data. This "interaction data" includes "artifact data" routinely captured during any online interaction by Web server logs (e.g., users' browsers, users' IP addresses) and "social data" created during Web 2.0-style interactions with resources (e.g., tags, comments, ratings, favorites). This interaction data can serve a number of purposes. Interaction data is a very valuable source of analytics about OERs and typical audience profiles. Moreover, combined with metadata, interaction data can be used to enhance searching, ranking, and recommendations of OERs. However, obtaining this data is not always easy since OERs are generally dispersed among different systems where the interactions between resources and their users take place. Moreover, in most countries, interaction data is governed by privacy protection laws that restrict the way it can be stored, collected, exchanged, and used. Nevertheless, having a way to assess the quality of OERs by collecting data indicating their actual uptake and to understand which OERs are of most relevance for particular regions is of critical importance for current OER initiatives worldwide [4].

This paper explores different methods for overcoming barriers in collecting and exchanging interaction data. From a strictly technical point of view, the exchange of interaction data requires the participating systems to agree on a common data format and data exchange protocol. The main limitation of these approaches comes from the fact that they require the active collaboration of the systems where the interaction data is produced. Each of them has to capture interaction data, export it into the desired format and publish/expose it using one or more of the available protocols. All of this is rather cumbersome and usually of limited interest for most of these systems since there is little incentive to share interaction data with metadata catalogs of OERs."

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Study: Technology in the classroom helps writing (sort of)

Students have become better collaborators, but informal language is a concern, teachers tell survey.
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As I experienced last year with student blogs, technology poses new problems for reading and writing instruction, but I believe once best practices are studied and established, technology in the classroom will be recognized more as a supplement to instruction than a barrier.

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A Must See Graphic on Creative Commons for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must See Graphic on Creative Commons for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

To help you better teach your students about Creative Commons and how it works, here is a handy graphic that visually captures the main important things students need to know about Creative commons. Enjoy.


Via Rebecca Penina Simon
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Excellent infographic on explaining Creative Commons/Copyright/Fair Use.

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TICAL - Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership

TICAL - Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
TICAL is the one-stop, technology information portal for school administrators, by school administrators. You'll find over 800 select, annotated resources plus a community of like-minded colleagues. (“@StacyHaw: Missed #ISTE13?
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Great resource for administrators who would like or need support.

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Storytelling for YouTube Generation ~ Education...

Storytelling for YouTube Generation ~ Education... | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
"Below is an interesting Prezi presentation http://bit.ly/13lZBKr that I came across while I was browsing my Twitter feeds. This work has been realized by Steve Dembo and features some of the ways YouTube is being used for storytelling.
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How To Keep Up With Education Technology News

How To Keep Up With Education Technology News | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Whether you're looking to use an iPad in the classroom, learn about some new web tools, or have a startup idea you think will change the world, then you probably try your best to keep up with education technology news.
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iPad in Education

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7 Outstanding Free Books for your iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning (7 Outstanding Free Books for your iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/9tdFYJkFVD)...

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Great resources for the iPad Classroom.

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How Far Are We From the First Great Educational Video Game Console for the ... - Huffington Post

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Must See Graphic on How to Do Research

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RT @euskaljakintza: A Must See Graphic on How to Do Research - Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: http://t.co/yThldi7EaU via @doug…
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A Fabulous Flow Chart on How Students Should Us...

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A Fabulous Flow Chart on How Students Should Use Images from The Web ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Information Powerhouses curated by Dr.
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Top 8 Web Tools for Teacher's Professional Deve...

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Top 8 Web Tools for Teacher's Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Online & Distance Education curated by WebTeachers (Have you seen: Top 8 Web Tools for Teacher's Professional Development ~ Educational...
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The 7 Habits Of Effective Connected Educators - Edudemic

The 7 Habits Of Effective Connected Educators - Edudemic | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Whether you're using technology a lot or just dipping your proverbial toes in the digital water, this quick set of tips is perfect for connected educators.
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iPad helps break down barriers for deaf student - Technology & Science - CBC News

iPad helps break down barriers for deaf student - Technology & Science - CBC News | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
A U.S. pilot study is examining how mobile technology might support the deaf and hard-of-hearing at college.

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