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The Resilient Higher Ed LMS: Canvas is the only fully-established recent market entry - e-Literate

The Resilient Higher Ed LMS: Canvas is the only fully-established recent market entry - e-Literate | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
For a few years starting in 2009, it seemed one of the best ways to raise VC funds or corporate internal investment was to say “we can beat Blackboard with a new cloud-based platform”. Witness Coursekit / Lore, Instructure / … Continue reading →

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IFTTT + Evernote = Automated Research - edSocialMedia

IFTTT + Evernote = Automated Research - edSocialMedia | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
The debate team at my school began using Evernote last year for collaborative research.  As students find sources, they dump them into … Continue reading »

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, February 5, 2014 5:20 PM

IFTTT to Evernote can be a powerful team infotention tool (Diigo groups is good for circumstances in which you want to attach comment threads to bookmarked material, add sticky notes, etc.)

David McGavock's comment, February 6, 2014 2:24 PM
Thanks Howard! looks like a great tool for my purposes
David McGavock's curator insight, February 6, 2014 2:26 PM

Not a basic tool necessarily but a great tool if you want to link various social media engines. 

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Most U.S. Adults Give Schools a 'C' or Below for Tech. Access, Survey Finds

Most U.S. Adults Give Schools a 'C' or Below for Tech. Access, Survey Finds | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
An overwhelming majority of Americans, with or without children, support technology upgrades and greater broadband access for public schools, a new report says.

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Tips on technology integration for apprehensive educators

Tips on technology integration for apprehensive educators | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

In my new role this year as a technology coach for the high school in which I work, I have found myself primarily involved in two separate but equally important activities: reflecting on and learning from my past challenges and successes with technology in my classroom and trying to motivate skeptical teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms.


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6 Ways To Support Students Without Internet Access At Home - TeachThought

6 Ways To Support Students Without Internet Access At Home - TeachThought | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

"While some students enjoy unlimited access to the Internet and other digital technology, there are other students, just as capable and full of potential, who struggle to learn even the basics of computer use due to a lack of access. Our world heavily relies on Internet technology for everyday communication, education, and work. Over time, students without Internet access will face massive disadvantages, including:

    *Lack of basic research skills

    *Lack of networking skills

    *Inability or extreme difficulty in pursuing a degree in higher ed

    *Difficulty searching and applying for jobs

    *Insufficient qualifications for many jobs"


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arcadeensure's curator insight, February 6, 2014 5:38 AM

Call-01145085004 international holiday packages from delhi,kathmandu tour packages

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A New Pedagogy is Emerging... and Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor | Contact North

A New Pedagogy is Emerging... and Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor | Contact North | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:53 PM

This sounds like the pedagogy that should have been happening all along albeit lower tech. It is like government employees are doing busy work.

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Blended Learning in English Language Teaching: Course Design and Implementation

Blended learning is an area of ELT that continues to be of interest to practitioners in the field. Despite this, little can be found in the literature on blended learning course design or detailed descriptions provided of blends used in ELT contexts. This publication, which contains twenty case studies from around the world, addresses this deficit by illustrating blends being employed on EAP, ESP, Teacher Development and general EFL courses.

 

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Very proud to have written one of the case studies (pages 65 -75) for this book. It explores the award winning Blended Learning in ELT teacher training course I designed for Bell Educational Services.

 

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The real cost of connecting a school to Wi-Fi

The real cost of connecting a school to Wi-Fi | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

“ As more schools move equip all students with a computer, one cost is often overlooked - getting those computers connected to the network grid. The L.A. Unified school district is planning to spend over $500 million to upgrade servers, pull wire and connect antiquated schools to a data grid - a necessary part of its huge effort to supply 700,000 students and teachers with an iPad. The price tag is high, says Joe Monaley, a network engineer at Caltech, because costs start far from the building, out on the street. “A lot of the pipes going through the city or between cities, those have been built, those have been built,” Monaley says. “The problem is, how do you get from the middle of the street to house, and how do you do that for everybody in city and or everybody in the county?” It’s not as simple as plugging in a modem and router for a home connection: it's a challenge just to get high-capacity classrooms wired, much less connect whole schools directly to the grid. L.A. Unified will have to pay to lay cable at the street level or lease it from a utility such as AT&T or the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, which like many utilities ended up with loads of extra cable after the dot-com bust. Putting L.A. Unified online is like putting a whole city online. There are more students in the school district than there are people in Seattle or Boston. The federal government is shelling out a $2.22 billion through its E-Rate program so schools can get more students online. Often, the districts will pair the federal funds with local issued bond money to pay for the upgrades. Rosemary Sea, a student at Diego Rivera Learning Complex in South L.A. said as long as the Internet remains spotty, teachers are reluctant to plan iPad lessons. Last time, she was in the middle of crafting a slideshow for her chemistry teacher when the Wi-Fi dropped out. “The images wouldn’t come up, but he gave me an extension until my Internet was working,” Sea says. "The Wi-Fi seems to be shutting down from time to time,” says Robert Sandoval, a freshman at the school. “Since we are all signed into LAUSD [network], they all shut off.” 125,000 iPads are scheduled to arrive at schools as the district continues its push to supply all 680,000 students and teachers with a device. So construction for wireless upgrades also needs to ramp-up. The district has 486 of its approximately 800 campuses scheduled for modernizations before the end of 2014 with an average sticker price of $736,000. Featured in: Marketplace Tech for Monday, February 3, 2014Featured in: Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 3, 2014”


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4 Easy Ways Paid Tools Help with Google Analytics Not Provided

4 Easy Ways Paid Tools Help with Google Analytics Not Provided | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Jo Turnbull interviews the founders and sales managers of three paid tools to find out how they can help with secure search and what we really should be focusing on.

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Teachers Use Tech: Create a Vocabulary Spinner with the Decide Now! app

Teachers Use Tech: Create a Vocabulary Spinner with the Decide Now! app | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

"The app, Decide Now! has been a terrific addition to my Vocabulary instruction.  Any time I introduce a new word to our Academic Vocabulary list, students immediately add it to their "Vocabulary wheel" within this app!"


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Hilary Munchel Thompson's curator insight, January 26, 2014 5:23 PM

I imagine this would be cool if your school had 1:1 iPad adoption.

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BETT 2014 - iPad Apps For Learning - Next Generation Learning

BETT 2014 - iPad Apps For Learning - Next Generation Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

"This is the presentation I gave at BETT 2014. The idea was to demonstrate how my students and I have used six, non subject-specific, iPad Apps in a variety of different contexts across the curriculum."

 


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Digital Practices and Literacy Identities: Preservice Teachers Negotiating Contradictory Discourses of Innovation | Distance-Educator.com

Digital Practices and Literacy Identities: Preservice Teachers Negotiating Contradictory Discourses of Innovation | Distance-Educator.com | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

This paper presents the results of a research study on preservice English teachers’ understandings of the interconnection of literacy and technology in relation to their teaching practices. The study was conducted in an English education program among preservice teachers enrolled in a year-long internship. The data analyzed consisted of interview and group discussion transcripts as well as semiotic artifacts (inquiry papers, written reflections, and short videos) produced by the seven participants. Particular attention was given to the ways school structures were affecting possibilities for productive transformations in the use of technology and the ways contradictory discourses were negotiated by the participants. Two contrasting approaches to the role of technology in the teaching of literacy were identified, which adopting Newman and Holzman’s (1993) terminology, were termed “tool-for-result” and “tool-and-result.” The paper concludes with an identification of the conditions afforded by the teacher education program and the school setting that facilitated the development of tool-and-result understandings among the preservice teachers.


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What is the Cloud? | Infographic

What is the Cloud? | Infographic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
How does cloud computing really work? What is the Cloud? Demystifying the Cloud is an infographic that pulls the curtains back on the cloud and explains it all!

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The 6 Most Important Technologies To Impact Teaching and Learning in the Next 5 Years -- Campus Technology

The 6 Most Important Technologies To Impact Teaching and Learning in the Next 5 Years -- Campus Technology | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

Virtual assistants, flipped classrooms and "the quantified self" are three of the six technological developments that will have a significant impact on higher education within the next five years, according to the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher...


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20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Ditch That Textbook

20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Ditch That Textbook | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 20 ideas. (Cool ideas!

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8 Excellent Apps to Create Narrated Slideshows ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Excellent Apps to Create Narrated Slideshows ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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A New Educational Technology Cheat Sheet for Teachers

A New Educational Technology Cheat Sheet for Teachers | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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Jay Roth's curator insight, February 6, 2014 12:13 PM

Definite tech terms to know about

Dean Mantz's curator insight, February 13, 2014 10:07 AM

Thanks to Mel Riddile for sharing this on his Leading Schools scoop.it page. 

carldowse's curator insight, February 14, 2014 4:40 AM

A concise, visual introduction

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27 Ways to Check Students Prior Knowledge

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February 5, 2014 Prior knowledge is an essential part of the meaning making negotiated between interlocutors. In classrooms, too, students' prior knowledge is a key factor in students overall...


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27 Ways To Respond When Students Don't Pay Attention

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27 Ways To Respond When Students Don't Pay Attention

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Passion-Based Learning, Day 1: Probing Minecraft’s Appeal

Passion-Based Learning, Day 1: Probing Minecraft’s Appeal | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
When principal Matt Renwick mentioned Minecraft, a third of his elementary students showed up for an afterschool club. So what lessons can we learn from this?

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Dorian Love's curator insight, February 6, 2014 1:14 AM

At St John's College on a Friday afternoon Computer Club runs in one computer room (mainly Minecraft), while next door the eSports Club plays CounterStrike and DotA!

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4 Great Chrome Extensions for Note Taking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Great Chrome Extensions for Note Taking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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Trying to Teach Well and Good: JEDLAB's Impact

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A Principal's Reflections: Devices Need to Support Learning

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"So yesterday as I was scanning the #NJED hash tag on TweetDeck I came across this intriguing image shared by Mike Marotta.  It really puts into perspective why we make many of the decisions that we do at New Milford High School as to why we decided to implement a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative and don't mandate the use of one specific tool to support learning."


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Free Technology for Teachers: Padlet Is Now Available in 14 Languages - Here's a Guide to Using It In Your Classroom

Free Technology for Teachers: Padlet Is Now Available in 14 Languages - Here's a Guide to Using It In Your Classroom | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

"Padlet (formerly known as Wall Wisher) is a tool that has been used by teachers in a variety of ways for years now. I've often used as a collaborative know-want-learn chart and as an exit ticket tool. Padlet works on interactive whiteboards, on iPads and Android tablets, and in the web browser on your laptop."


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10 Excellent Platforms to Create your Classroom Website and Blog ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Excellent Platforms to Create your Classroom Website and Blog ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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Murielle Godement's curator insight, January 31, 2014 3:23 AM

Rien de neuf mais un descriptif associé qui peut être intéressant. J'ajouterais Eklablog, simple et sans pub.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, February 3, 2014 12:32 AM

Some great places to get a class or school project going.We use Weebly at our site and have had great success.