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Yong Zhao Explains What Is Wrong with PISA

Yong Zhao Explains What Is Wrong with PISA | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Yong Zhao posted the first of five blogs about the faulty claims of PISA, the international test that false reformers love to cite as evidence that our schools are failing and our kids don't work h...
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As we progress toward a deeply digital world of connectivity the issue of broadband deployment and projects is very important
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We Want Our Daughter to Love the Sciences. Should We Keep Her Away From Princesses?

We Want Our Daughter to Love the Sciences. Should We Keep Her Away From Princesses? | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
When my 4-year-old told me the other day that she was “ready for princesses,” part of me died. Not just because the day had finally arrived when that virulent meme had infected her, but also because of how utterly powerless I was to contain it. Let me be clear: These...
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Google Slashes Cloud Computing Prices, Introduces Pre-emptible Virtual Machine

Google Slashes Cloud Computing Prices, Introduces Pre-emptible Virtual Machine | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Google has reduced prices of its Compute Engine hosted infrastructure service and also launched the Pre-emptible Virtual Machine.

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“We are reducing prices of all Google Compute Engine Instance types as well as introducing a new class of preemptible virtual machines that delivers short-term capacity for a very low, fixed cost. When combined with our automatic discounts, per minute billing, no penalties for changing machine types, and no need to enter into long-term fixed-price commitments,” Urs Hölzle, Senior Vice President, ....

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The Teacher of Tomorrow – What makes a 21st Century Educator?

The Teacher of Tomorrow – What makes a 21st Century Educator? | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Technology makes the tools, but what are the general characteristics that make an effective educator a 21st century educator?

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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 25, 7:13 PM

An opinion piece that is light, but accurate.

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Upgrade Curriculum Through Globally Connected Learning

Upgrade Curriculum Through Globally Connected Learning | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

“Below you will see a slide deck, I shared with an Elementary School during a webinar a few weeks ago addressing challenges and examples of globally connected learning. Upgrade Curriculum Through Gl...”


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5 New Math Websites for Teachers

5 New Math Websites for Teachers | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Quickly Create a Variety of Data Visualizations

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Quickly Create a Variety of Data Visualizations | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

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6 Wonderful TED Talks for Those Who Hate Math ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Wonderful TED Talks for Those Who Hate Math ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
6 Wonderful TED Talks for Those Who Hate Math http://t.co/VLOwt2ZpY8 #edtech #web20 #edapps

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iPad as the Teacher's Pet

iPad as the Teacher's Pet | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

Hey, teacher! Got an iPad? Then you've got a toolbox that you can fill to help you be an even better teacher! Spend some time with this infographic to discover how your iPad can be your handy assistant.


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Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes

Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
How can educators decide which tech to use in the classroom? There are specialists who can help with that.

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Researchers Examine Impact of Emerging Technologies on Education

Researchers Examine Impact of Emerging Technologies on Education | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Various studies conducted by universities across the U.S. shed light on approaches to incorporating tech in teaching and learning.

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Sneak Peek: New Ebook on Apple Accessibility Supports for Low Vision

Sneak Peek: New Ebook on Apple Accessibility Supports for Low Vision | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Out of all the amazing accessibility features built into my Apple devices, the ones that are most meaningful to me are those that are intended for people with low vision. These are the features I u...
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Appreciating our teachers

Appreciating our teachers | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
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Posted by Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist

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When I was in 5th grade, I complained to my teacher, Mr. Tomazewski, that there must be more to mathematics than simple arithmetic. He concurred and gave me a 7th grade algebra book because he believed in me. I spent the summer working through every problem! With that simple act, Mr. Tomazewski had set me off on a career path that eventually led to the invention of the Internet.

 

 

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How Grades 6-12 get robbed in federal education funding

How Grades 6-12 get robbed in federal education funding | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
The statistics are stunning, showing a gaping "missing middle," while the early years and college get far more.
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Changing the Mindset of Education: Every Learner is Unique

Changing the Mindset of Education: Every Learner is Unique | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
By Arina Bokas & Rod Rock - Every learner is unique, and adopting a growth mindset in education is important, the authors argue. One size doesn't fit all.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 25, 10:20 PM

This has been known for some time. What is with the gears in the brain? That is not how it works.

 

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Great List of EdTech Tools

Great List of EdTech Tools | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Alice Keeler is sharing a Google Doc of favorite educator tech tools. It's crowdsourced, so view, add to it, come away richer thanks to your online colleagues: Link to the crowdsourced list. More t...

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What is Adaptive Learning?

What is Adaptive Learning? | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
It's that time of the week to further our understanding of educational technology by learning the industry's 'jargon.' Let's add another term to our edtech vocab, and for this week, it's Adaptive Learning.Adaptive learning implements a more dynamic set of learning paths compared to a standard 'static' curriculum. The defining detail of adaptive learning is that it's data-driven. .Learn more:. - http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Adaptive+Learning  
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It's that time of the week to further our understanding of educational technology by learning the industry's  'jargon.' Let's add another term to our edtech vocab, and for this week, it's Adaptive Learning.

Adaptive learning implements a more dynamic set of learning paths compared to a standard 'static' curriculum. The defining detail of adaptive learning is that it's data-driven.
NikolaosKourakos's curator insight, Today, 3:15 AM

its sounds good

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SpeedOf.Me, HTML5 Speed Test

SpeedOf.Me, HTML5 Speed Test | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
SpeedOf.Me is an HTML5 Internet speed test. No Flash or Java needed! It is the smartest and most accurate online bandwidth test. It works well on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows 8 and other mobile devices, as well as desktop computers.
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Educational Technology Guy: PowerUp WHAT WORKS - free resources for struggling students and those with disabilities

Educational Technology Guy: PowerUp WHAT WORKS - free resources for struggling students and those with disabilities | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
PowerUp WHAT WORKS is a free resource to help teachers help struggling students and those with disabilities.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 21, 1:08 PM

Sounds good-I'll have to check it out

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Chart of the day: The five generations of iPhone

Chart of the day: The five generations of iPhone | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Two of my favorite independent analysts, Asymco's Horace Dediu and Above Avalon's Neil Cybart, each took a crack this week at breaking the iPhone's installed base into its constituent parts. Cybart, starting with Fiksu data and adjusting for its U.S. and Eurocentric tendencies, figures that the 475 million iPhones still in use are distributed roughly…
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ArcGIS Story Maps: An Online Tool for Teachers - YouTube

ArcGIS Online is a free resource for preK-12 educators, and story maps are ArcGIS Online apps that allow users to simply and effectively display maps embedde...
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Connect With Us

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Connect with National Geographic Education on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, our blog and newsletter.
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Adobe Expands 3D Printing Features, Integrates 3D Hubs into New Photoshop CC Update

Adobe Expands 3D Printing Features, Integrates 3D Hubs into New Photoshop CC Update | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
At this point Photoshop has an almost ubiquitous presence on the computer of photographers and artists of all walks of life, and has become so associated with p

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A Cornucopia Of Useful Social Emotional Learning Resources

A Cornucopia Of Useful Social Emotional Learning Resources | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
I'm hopelessly behind on important resources to share, particularly ones related to Social Emotional Learning. Thanks to Karen HuxtableJester and to Vipula Sharma for some of the links. I'll be add...

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FCC extends tech program for deaf-blind

FCC extends tech program for deaf-blind | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
The program helps those who are both deaf and blind use smartphones and laptops.
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NASA | First Global Rainfall and Snowfall Map from New Mission - YouTube

NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission has produced its first global map of rainfall and snowfall. The GPM Core Observatory launched one year ago on...
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From space to schools, Elon Musk takes on the education system by starting a new school - GeekWire

From space to schools, Elon Musk takes on the education system by starting a new school - GeekWire | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Elon Musk in Seattle this year. In an interview for Chinese television, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he has created a new kind of grade school for k
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