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Top 10 E-Book Trends of 2013: Apple Loses; Amazon Wins; Prices Drop - PBS MediaShift

Top 10 E-Book Trends of 2013: Apple Loses; Amazon Wins; Prices Drop - PBS MediaShift | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Top 10 E-Book Trends of 2013: Apple Loses; Amazon Wins; Prices Drop
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Apple went to trial over civil allegations by the U.S. Department of Justice that it conspired with publishers to raise the price of e-books, according to Reuters.

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How Teachers Can Best Use Tech

How Teachers Can Best Use Tech | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

We are in the early years of a learning revolution that has the potential to profoundly improve the reach and quality of American schooling. However, getting digital learning right is more about the planning than the purchase order.


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What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)?

What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

Distance learning, e-learning, mobile learning, blended learning. There are a slew of educational learning trends that have been happening for years now. 

 

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Susan Kay Daniels's curator insight, January 22, 2014 5:11 AM

Another scoop which praises social learning for our youth. Yeah!

 

Warmly,

Susan Daniels

http://goldenstarsocial.com

A social media marketing learning and resource center

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8 Things to Look for in An Educational App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Things to Look for in An Educational App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

"Picking up the right educational apps to recommend to your students and kids is not an easy task.There are several criterion you need to consider before you can comfortably claim that an app is educational or not. ..."


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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, January 10, 2014 10:21 AM

Helpful tips to guide you through the appropriateness of available apps.

Agora Abierta's curator insight, January 13, 2014 7:06 AM

Que buscar en una app educativa

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Different Types of Game-Enhanced Learning Infographic

Different Types of Game-Enhanced Learning Infographic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
The Different Types of Game-Enhanced Learning Infographic provides a brief overview of theses concepts including game-theory, game-based learning and gamification.

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The 10 Biggest Trends in Ed Tech -- THE Journal

The 10 Biggest Trends in Ed Tech -- THE Journal | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Our panel of experts declare which products and practices are heating up, and which are losing steam.

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The 5 Most Interesting Writing Developments for 2014 | DMLcentral

The 5 Most Interesting Writing Developments for 2014 | DMLcentral | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
It is a common theme to complain about the way that writing (or reading or math) skills are declining as our society becomes increasingly digitized.

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The Minecraft Guide for Parents

The Minecraft Guide for Parents | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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elearnspace › The vulnerability of learning


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FEED THE TEACHER's curator insight, January 15, 2014 8:52 AM

"Learning is vulnerability. When we learn, we make ourselves vulnerable. When we engage in learning, we communicate that we want to grow, to become better, to improve ourselves."


George Siemens



This is so true and so exciting at the same time! 

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Google Drive Blog: A new activity stream in Drive shows you what’s changed

Google Drive Blog: A new activity stream in Drive shows you what’s changed | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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Stanford bioengineers redesign protein motors to create novel nanomachines

Stanford bioengineers redesign protein motors to create novel nanomachines | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

Stanford scientists genetically engineer versions of myosin proteins that transport biological materials in cells to illuminate design features that keep these protein motors on track. Inside our cells, proteins known as myosins can act as a delivery service for biological materials. To better understand how molecular motors move, Stanford bioengineers have built experimental versions of the proteins, changing the way these transporters get around. Led by Zev Bryant, an assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford, a team of researchers has genetically engineered “mutant” myosins with new features such as gearshifts and improved traction. The group’s most recent findings are published in the January issue of Nature Nanotechnology, where they are highlighted alongside other studies of molecular motors.

 

“You look at biology, and you see motors that have diverse mechanical properties, and you want to understand how these arise,” Bryant said. “You test your understanding by trying to build something new.” Molecular motors are a class of proteins that make up the moving machinery of cells. Myosins are one family of molecular motors. Some of them can shuttle biomolecules from one region of the cell to another.

 

These myosins move along microscopic filaments made of the protein known as actin. These actin filaments are one component of the cytoskeleton, or internal support structure of the cell. Bryant wanted to test his understanding of how evolution has designed these myosin proteins to shuttle cellular freight. Funded by an NIH “New Innovator” Award, members of the group launched a series of experiments in 2008 that steered their myosin research in a new direction. They began engineering myosins with extra parts to give natural myosins new capabilities.

 

Natural myosins, for example, see actin filaments as one-way tracks. To better understand this one-directional motion, Bryant challenged his group to design mutant myosins that could move forward and backward on command. The researchers engineered myosin motors with extra components that behaved like a molecular gearshift. In a 2012 Nature Nanotechnology report, the researchers showed that they could shift their mutant myosin motion between forward and reverse. However, these two-way myosins had trouble hanging onto their actin tracks.

 

“When we engineer motors to have new capabilities, we often sacrifice some capabilities that they already had,” Bryant said. So the group focused on creating motors that excelled at hanging on.


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7 Video Tutorials to Help You Create Classroom Posters and Infographics Using Piktochart

7 Video Tutorials to Help You Create Classroom Posters and Infographics Using Piktochart | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
There are several web tools out there that enable you to create infographics for your class but from all the ones I have tried myself there is nothing that beats Piktochart. I definitely love the way...

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Why experienced teachers need PLCs ~ Center for Teaching Quality

Why experienced teachers need PLCs ~ Center for Teaching Quality | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

by Bill Ferriter (the Tempered Radical)

summary by MiddleWeb SmartBrief

 

"Experienced teachers can strengthen their practice with the help of professional learning communities, middle-grades educator Bill Ferriter writes. With experience, teachers develop an intuition in their instruction, but they still need to prove their hunches are best practices, he writes. "But when we fail to collect tangible evidence -- common formative assessment data, student reflections and surveys, detailed observations -- to support our hunches, we stagnate, fail our students, and leave ourselves open to criticism," he writes. "


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15 Unique and Creative Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom ~ iPods in Education

15 Unique and Creative Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom ~ iPods in Education | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

by Meg Wilson and Jonathan Wylie

 

"Here are some great new ideas to use your iPad in your classroom, K-12 and beyond! The iPad, as we all know, is a great tool for education. We are hoping that you can use at least a few of these new and creative ideas."


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Web 2.0 Tools - Technology Integration

Web 2.0 Tools - Technology Integration | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
The purpose of this site is to help teachers integrate Web 2.0 technologies.

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Nation’s first all-digital, bookless library opens in Texas

Nation’s first all-digital, bookless library opens in Texas | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Definitely a direction that many libraries around the country are heading towards, the first digital-only library opened this weekend stocked with several hundred e-readers and 10,000 e-books to check out.

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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, January 15, 2014 9:41 AM

Une bibliothèque exclusivement digitale ouvre ses portes aux Etats-Unis.  Au menu : iMac, iPads, Xbox et classes pour former les lecteurs aux e-books et autres technologies.

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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Ed Tech Integration curated by Simon Vasey (10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | @scoopit http://t.co/5OZCBGAfKc...
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 15, 2014 7:46 AM

Here we go...sums everything up nicely. 

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Education Technology in the Digital Age

Education Technology in the Digital Age | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Education Technology in the Digital Age
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At this rate the concept of education should have been miles ahead of us but yet we see the use of a black board and in some lucky cases a projector.
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 15, 2014 7:49 AM

Interesting article.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 15, 2014 1:10 PM

So if we place a computer on the desk in front of students and change nothing else that changes education? That is the underlying issue. We have not changed the basic construct of an industrial age model of education. When will that happen? We seem comfortable with the status quo because it protects jobs and moves particular agendas forward in profitable ways.

Training in Business's curator insight, February 9, 2014 2:36 PM

Education Technology in the Digital Age

 

http://www.training-in-business.com/

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Are You a Credible Technology Leader?

Are You a Credible Technology Leader? | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
We do not need our leaders to be our best users of technology, but they should know enough to safely use some of it and enthusiastically encourage and lead their teachers to use much of it.

 

Leadership, good leadership, transcends physical boundaries.  Technology cannot be dismissed from the leadership's responsibility to be in the know.  It is acceptable for the teachers to be more skilled than their leader in the use of technology with students. 

 

But it is not acceptable for the leader to stay removed from its use.  We need to learn beside our faculties and know and understanding the tools they are using. Room must be made for common understanding and improved use. 

 

Teachers, students and parents need to trust that those who make technology available and who advocate for its use know what they are talking about. The right mix of vision, knowledge, risk taking... and a dash of courage ...make schools dynamic learning environment for all of us.

 

The warning is against leaders giving the nod to their teachers without understanding the technology. 

 

===> It raises issues of trust, integrity and safety. <===

 


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From Life to Curriculum and from Curriculum to Life: Re-thinking Our Paradigms on Jewish Studies at School


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The Anatomy of an Effective Homepage

The Anatomy of an Effective Homepage | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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10 Useful Screen Capture Websites

10 Useful Screen Capture Websites | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
As a web designer, I'm always finding useful ways to use website screenshots to benefit my work, and streamline my workflow. Whether I'm cre

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The 7 Biggest Advantages Of eLearning - Edudemic

The 7 Biggest Advantages Of eLearning - Edudemic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
There are a number of advantages associated with implementing eLearning and organizations (both schools and businesses) use eLearning for a variety of reasons.

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10 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers

10 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

These are basically web tools that have been featured and reviewed by other edubloggers in different blogging platforms. Check out the list below and as always your feedback is more than welcome.

 


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James Jandebeur's curator insight, January 17, 2014 2:37 AM

Links to some of these are already in here, but this is a unified list.

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5 Myths that Sabotage Our Love of Teaching

5 Myths that Sabotage Our Love of Teaching | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
I think that one of the greatest challenges for teachers, including many of the best, is being frequently frustrated and self-critical because of personal expectations that they can never fully meet.

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Luisa Milla's curator insight, January 17, 2014 7:28 AM

Interesting and SO true!