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Ed Technovation
For teachers interested in thoughtful integration of technology in teaching and learning.
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Perspectives on open and distance learning: Open Educational Resources: Innovation, research and practice | #OER KnowledgeCloud

Perspectives on open and distance learning: Open Educational Resources: Innovation, research and practice | #OER KnowledgeCloud | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

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OER is critical in an increasingly tech-reliant world that asks teachers to be models for, and teach digital citizenship.

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This book, initiated by the UNESCO/COL Chair in OER, is one in a series of publications by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) examining OER. It describes the movement in detail, providing readers with insight into OER’s significant benefits, its theory and practice, and its achievements and challenges. The 16 chapters, written by some of the leading international experts on the subject, are organised into four parts by theme:


1. OER in Academia – describes how OER are widening the international community of scholars, following MIT’s lead in sharing its resources and looking to the model set by the OpenCourseWare Consortium
2. OER in Practice – presents case studies and descriptions of OER initiatives underway on three continents
3. Diffusion of OER – discusses various approaches to releasing and “opening” content, from building communities of users that support lifelong learning to harnessing new mobile technologies that enhance OER access on the Internet
4. Producing, Sharing and Using OER – examines the pedagogical, organisational, personal and technical issues that producing organisations and institutions need to address in designing, sharing and using OER

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Apps and Sites That Work on All Devices for BYOT

Apps and Sites That Work on All Devices for BYOT | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

"“Honestly, I think we should be delighted people still want to read, be it on a Kindle or a Nook or whatever the latest device is.” By J.K. Rowling

With more and more schools launching, ‘Bring Your Own Technology’ or ‘Bringing Your Own Device’ (BYOT/BYOD) I created a symbaloo of all apps and web tools that work on all devices to help educators get started. Even though I am a firm believe, it doesn’t matter what site/app the students use to show mastery of a concept, some educators need a starting place and many have loved this symbaloo so I, of course, want to pass it along."


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BYOT is a bit of a sticky wicket, but with proper planning, and an awareness of the differences of devices, it can be a reasonable and cost-effective alternative to a 1:1.

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Rhondda Powling's curator insight, June 20, 2013 9:16 PM

Many worth investigating

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Why Is Pinterest So Addictive? an Infographic /@BerriePelser

Why Is Pinterest So Addictive? an Infographic /@BerriePelser | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Why Is Pinterest So Addictive? an Infographic Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows

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I frequently ask my wife this question. I know that sounds sexist, and I do have a Pinterest account, but I'm still not sold. I've also noticed it seems to attract far more female users than males users. There's something to it that esapes me.

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2DiFore Marketing Solutions's curator insight, September 4, 2013 8:39 AM

The ability to create a picture board of your services seems to be catching steam, are you part of the craze?

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Thank you rim for this great infographic. I've rescoped it. You're great! :) Philippe
Nataliasterns's curator insight, December 1, 2013 7:08 PM

buen título para una noticia o un artículo

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Open Educational Resources and Mobile Technology to Narrow the Learning Divide

Open Educational Resources and Mobile Technology to Narrow the Learning Divide | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
RT @elearningeuropa: Open Educational Resources and Mobile Technology to Narrow the Learning Divide: http://t.co/GgViZFTd9F #OER #mLearning #edtech
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As the OER movement grows, and more content becomes free, teachers should position themselves and their students to become text generators.

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Debating iPads or Chromebooks for 1:1? Why not both? -- THE Journal

Debating iPads or Chromebooks for 1:1? Why not both? -- THE Journal | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

As more school districts consider 1:1 initiatives, they are faced with the decision of which device to roll out. Chromebooks and iPads are two popular choices, but instead of choosing between them, some innovative school districts are deploying both.


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I will be fortunate enough to have both in my classroom next year!

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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? - Edudemic

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? - Edudemic | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.
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The whole concept of web 3.0 impacting education is both scary and exciting. An emphasis on collaborative tools makes a clear distinction from Web 2.0's simple architecture of participation.

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Video: Peek Into A One-To-One Classroom

Video: Peek Into A One-To-One Classroom | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

As Florida schools prepare for a state mandate that requires half of all learning materials to be digital by fall of 2015. Lawmakers and educators are trying to figure out whether every schoolchild should have a tablet or laptop computer, as a state panel recommends.

 

 

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Not a fan of XO laptops, in spite of the fantastic intentions. But, if there are no other options, some impact in teaching and learning is better than none.

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Is This the Future of Education and Learning? | Business 2 Community

Is This the Future of Education and Learning? | Business 2 Community | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
My grandfather grew up at the beginning of the last century. It was when cars were so expensive you had to rob banks to buy one. Steam engines were connected
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The emergence of MOOC and other OER leads to debate and fear on the part of educational stakeholders. How do you perceive this trend?

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National Education Technology Plan | Office of Educational Technology

National Education Technology Plan | Office of Educational Technology | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

This plan addresses the five essential components of learning powered by technology: Learning, Assessment, Teaching, Infrastructure, and Productivity.

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Essential reading for understanding federal implications and direction for ed tech.

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Chromebooks vs iPads

Chromebooks vs iPads | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
For the first semester of this school year, I was again given the wonderful privilege of continuing my blended learning project. This year instead of having a class set of iPads, I had 13 iPads and...
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Under the category: "Why Can't We All Just Get Along?"

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Are Schools Embracing Cheap Technology Too Quickly?

Are Schools Embracing Cheap Technology Too Quickly? | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

Technology prices are tumbling as utility rises, but are schools wrong to dive head-first into digital possibilities? (RT @ednewsorg: Are schools embracing cheap #edtech too quickly?


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6 Apps You Should Be Using with Evernote

6 Apps You Should Be Using with Evernote | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

By Med Kharbach

 

Mashable calls it a second brain, Evernote is a powerful productivity app that, I believe, every teacher should be using. I know you probably have heard and read a lot about it but that elephant logo is still sitting there lonely and unused. It is about time to tap into to and discover its marvels.

 

Evernote is definitely one of the apps I use everyday. It helps me stay organized and scales up my productivity. However, the app has even more to offer when used with other partner apps. These apps  are particularly useful in expanding Evernote functionality  and in providing you with a richer and organized experience.

 

Here is a round-up of the apps I curated for you and which you can use with your Evernote to tap into its education potential.


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, June 3, 2013 3:11 PM
I really want to see the benifit of Evernote but I just don't. I think I need someone to sit down and talk me through it. Is it better on the web or as an app?
Jonathan Jarc's comment, June 3, 2013 4:07 PM
I use it almost exclusively as an app, and as a supplement to flashcards for my students. I also know some folks who use it to manage their budget and expenses, snapping photos of receipts, bills, etc...
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40 Tools to Learn Coding: Teaching Kids to Code (EdSurge Guides)

40 Tools to Learn Coding: Teaching Kids to Code (EdSurge Guides) | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

There are endless ways to learn programming available online. We've selected our favorite 40 tools to get you started. Whether you're a complete tyro, robot-hacking hands-on learner, or a 'leet coder looking for advanced training, you'll find something to help you hone your skills.

 

"Math Prerequisite" indicates the amount of math a student should know to make the most of a tool: Elementary, Middle, and High School and above. "Prep Time" is relative: some products require hardware setup, user authentication, and lesson planning while others are browser-based and ready to go. Prices (as of May 2013) are as indicated, with any extra fees noted in a product's description."


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Everybody 'googles' everything. This tool might make you think!

Everybody 'googles' everything. This tool might make you think! | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Employers 'google' you. Friends 'google' you. You 'google' you! We are constantly reminded of the importance of our online presence as day after day someone has their world changed by a careless tw...

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The teaching of digital citizenship includes some of the sage advice in this article about maintaining both social (private) and professional (public) accounts.

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What is the future of technology in education?

What is the future of technology in education? | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Forget devices, the future of education technology is all about the cloud and anywhere access. In the future, teaching and learning is going to be social, says Matt Britland

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Jonathan Jarc's insight:

Social indeed. I'm not sure that's necessarily ground breaking, but a good discussion of some potential shifts.

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What Makes a Good Content Curator? | Social Media Today

What Makes a Good Content Curator? | Social Media Today | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
The Anatomy of a Good Content Curator Part of being a Social Media Manager is culling the infinite sources of the web for the latest news, information, and resources relevant to your industry or target market.

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Why Go BYOD ? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Why Go BYOD ? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Why Go BYOD ? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/iCukPFiuK9
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Trends in MOOC Adoption

Trends in MOOC Adoption | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses ) are the buzzword in educational technology at the moment and this infographic from Enterasys gives the low down on what educational providers think of them and their benefits.


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CloudConvert - convert anything to anything

CloudConvert - convert anything to anything | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
convert anything to anything - more than 100 different audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet and presentation formats supported.

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Claire Meehan's curator insight, June 3, 2013 10:23 PM

Kindle to Sony eReader? Hopefully!

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Log in with your G+ account for instant access or mor features/capability!

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Nik always finds great stuff. 

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The Teacher of Tomorrow – What makes a 21st Cen...

The Teacher of Tomorrow – What makes a 21st Cen... | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Technology makes the tools, but what are the general characteristics that make an effective educator a 21st century educator? (RT @Edtechmorah: The Teacher of Tomorrow – What makes a 21st Century Educator?
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Using Explain Everything at all SAMR levels

As a follow up to the last blog entry I looked at the different uses of an App that could be applied to the different levels in the SAMR model. I used Explain Everything as the example App but is could be applied to numerous Apps.
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Brilliant update to Explain Everything to include video and timeline editing

Brilliant update to Explain Everything to include video and timeline editing | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Explain Everything is a really popular app loved by many and a question I always get is whether it possible to include video in a project. The answer is now yes. Another question is about editing the timeline produced in a slide.
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Survey: Learning '21st-Century Skills' Linked to Work Success

Survey: Learning '21st-Century Skills' Linked to Work Success | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

Students' exposure to so-called 21st-century skills in school correlates positively with perceived quality of work later in life, according to a new study by Gallup Inc (Survey: Learning '21st-Century Skills' Linked to Work Success Interesting to ...


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Larry Davies's curator insight, June 2, 2013 3:27 PM

Correlation!

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Students' exposure to so-called 21st-century skills in school correlates positively with perceived quality of work later in life, according to a new study by Gallup Inc

 

"Interestingly, younger participants (ages 18-22) were slightly less likely to say they used collaborative technology in school than older participants—a surprise given the growing prevalence of social media and online collaboration tools in recent years.  On the whole, however, younger respondents had higher levels of 21st-century skills development than older survey participants. The study conjectures that this may be an indication that "teaching strategies are changing in the U.S."

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TED | TED Talks Education

TED | TED Talks Education | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

"Watch all 8 (full length) talks from the TED TV special on education, produced with PBS »


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