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For teachers interested in thoughtful integration of technology in teaching and learning.
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Digital Trends Shifting the Role of Teachers

Digital Trends Shifting the Role of Teachers | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Interactive tools and multimedia content are prompting teachers to take on more of a coaching or guiding role in the classroom.
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What Parents Want From Technology In The Classroom - Edudemic

What Parents Want From Technology In The Classroom - Edudemic | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Here's an interesting perspective to take on technology in the classroom. A new report sheds some light on the people actually buying all that BYOD.

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Learner perceptions of using Interactive Fiction for langauge learning

Learner perceptions of using Interactive Fiction for langauge learning | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

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Joe Pereira's curator insight, May 24, 2013 9:53 AM

A long, but hopefully informative post giving an overview of how DGBL is being used in language learning - and specifically detailing the results of study on using IF, as chronicled in the recently published "Cases on Digital Game-based Learning: Methods, Models and Strategies".

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The e-Learning Classroom: Walk the talk Clevedon Day One

The e-Learning Classroom: Walk the talk Clevedon Day One | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

Today was my first day in Room 7 a year 5/6 classroom 1-1 iPad class. They also have 6 laptops, 3 standalones, one projector and one tv with an Apple TV box. I am going to be working with them for 2 weeks and from the 3rd day, teachers from all over Auckland will be coming for a look.

There was great excitement as new furniture had arrived! Once they had all settled down I introduced them to the wiki I had made that was going to be the portal for all their learning.

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Ten days of blogging as a class of 5th & 6th graders intergates iPads into their educations.

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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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All About Apps (Infographic)

All About Apps (Infographic) | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
  via Mobile Future Mobile Future’s infographic showcases the rapid emergence of this relatively new segment of the mobile marketplace and its contributions to U.S. innovation, job creation an...

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Gust MEES's comment, April 24, 2013 3:43 PM
#Tomas, right, BUT in two different TOPICS of my curation ;) Some people are following ONLY 1 TOPIC, so a need 2 bring it in where it fits in ===> #Education and ALSO #Apps, OK?
Tina Laramie's curator insight, April 24, 2013 8:16 PM

This is something to think about. Maybe App developer is in your future.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, April 24, 2013 9:20 PM

$46 Billion by 2016, wow!

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Jefferson Middle School students developing app to help Lake Hopatcong thrive

Jefferson Middle School students developing app to help Lake Hopatcong thrive | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
An app developed by middle school students in Jefferson could one day help make Lake Hopatcong a more healthy place to swim and boat.
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Classroom Technology Survey Results: iPads in the Classroom | Netop

Classroom Technology Survey Results: iPads in the Classroom | Netop | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Netop's classroom technology survey results. This year's winner: iPads in the classroom.

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Schools are making significant investments in classroom technology and their choice of devices belies some interesting educational philosophies.

 

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Gordon Shupe's curator insight, April 10, 2013 2:28 PM

Ahhh, maybe this is a good non-example of visual literacy. Look at these graphs. The data is fascinating, but the choice of how to display it... what do you think?

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Reading, Writing and Video Games

Reading, Writing and Video Games | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
The concepts of work and play have become farcically reversed: schoolwork is meant to be superfun and play, like homework, is meant to teach.

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How to Help Teachers Integrate Assistive Technology in the Classroom

How to Help Teachers Integrate Assistive Technology in the Classroom | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Follow these best practices to help special-needs students use technology for meaningful learning experiences.
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City Springs Elementary/Middle School uses technology in the classroom

City Springs Elementary/Middle School uses technology in the classroom | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Ipads Make a Difference for students in the classroom.
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2012-03-28 Personal Learning Networks for Educators - EdTechTeam

2012-03-28 Personal Learning Networks for Educators - EdTechTeam | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
The EdTechTeam is a global network of educational technologists. We provide a wide variety of professional development, consulting, and school change services to learning institutions, non-profit organizations, and for-profit entities.
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From Google pro and all around good guy Mark Wagner...

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Apple - Burlington High School Profile

Apple - Burlington High School Profile | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
The iPad one-to-one program at Burlington High School has inspired an environment of trust, collaboration, and digital literacy that will better prepare students for life beyond high school.
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From the folks at Apple, this video shows some phenomenal leadership and forward thinking about transforming teaching and learning.

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Students can't resist distraction for two minutes ... and neither can you

Students can't resist distraction for two minutes ... and neither can you | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Are gadgets making us dumber? Two new studies suggest they might be. One found that people who are interrupted by technology score 20 percent lower on a standard cognition test.

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Purchasing K12 Technology: Tips for Planning, Funding and Future-proofing New Tech - K-12 Tech Decisions

Purchasing K12 Technology: Tips for Planning, Funding and Future-proofing New Tech - K-12 Tech Decisions | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

An edtech consultant shares her tips on planning, funding and future-proofing your technology investment. Keys to success include calculating your return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO).


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A Must Have List of Resources on Digital Citizenship for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must Have List of Resources on Digital Citizenship for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

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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
http://t.co/8DWnYCp2yK via @sharethis
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4 Stages: The Integration Of Technology In Learning - eLEAD

4 Stages: The Integration Of Technology In Learning - eLEAD | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

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Educational Leadership:The Principalship:The Changing Role of the Technology Director

Educational Leadership:The Principalship:The Changing Role of the Technology Director | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Insight into what the a new iteration of school tech directors will look like from ACSD.

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A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers

A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

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PBL with collaboration assessment? Yes, please!

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jillyfrees's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:15 AM

This ia a neat checklist to assess whether the project you set is worth the effort.

Michelle Gohagon's curator insight, May 14, 2013 1:45 PM

Great checklist for project-based learning

KiwiBelma's curator insight, August 18, 2013 6:16 PM

Just to remind myself :-)

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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives.
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I don't think this is limited to iPads. You could also make this argument for Chromebooks as well.

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How Gamification Can Drive Behavioural Change | Gamifeye

How Gamification Can Drive Behavioural Change | Gamifeye | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it

Among the many definitions of gamification, one of the most cited is the one proposed by Sebastian Deterding: “The use of design elements characteristic of games in non-game contexts.


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Benefits of iPad child's play

Benefits of iPad child's play | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
A study is being conducted at three Queensland kindergartens to examine the educational benefits of iPad use for pre-school children.
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More emphasis is being placed on researching the impact of iPads on student literacy and achievement. This will help in those efforts.

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What To Know About Gamification In The Classroom - Edudemic

What To Know About Gamification In The Classroom - Edudemic | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
From badges to LMS integration, gamification in the classroom is a big buzz word nowadays. The Youtopia team weighs in on why that is.
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Gamification and badges are all the rage, and there is some serious weight on the side of badges and their alignment with common core skills. We don't need no stinking badges? Oh... actually... yes you do!

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At Cleveland Museum of Art, the iPad Enhances

At Cleveland Museum of Art, the iPad Enhances | Ed Technovation | Scoop.it
The Cleveland Museum of Art’s iPad app and its touch-screen gallery are intended to let the rest of the galleries display art without a lot of bells and whistles.
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From my own backyard, The Cleveland Museum of Art continues to establish the best practices of curation and display.

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