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Eight Things in Education That Will Change in the Digital Age

Eight Things in Education That Will Change in the Digital Age | Computers in Education | Scoop.it

http://youtu.be/sXpbONjV1Jc "Are we asking our students to collect dots or connect dots?" asks author Seth Godin, who wrote the book Stop Stealing Dreams.


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How Will Classrooms Change With the Use of Computers?

How Will Classrooms Change With the Use of Computers? | Computers in Education | Scoop.it

By now, most would agree that technology has the potential to be a useful tool for learning. Many schools have invested in some form of technology, whether it’s in computer labs, tablets, or a laptop for every student, depending on their budget.

But for many schools, finding a way to integrate the use of tech in a traditional setting — teacher-centered classrooms — is proving to be a challenge. What educational software should be used? What criteria should the software be judged against? And what happens to the role of the teacher and classroom activities when students are using software for practice exercises?  Mindshift

 


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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers | Computers in Education | Scoop.it

Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability.


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Steven Blomdale's curator insight, March 6, 2013 7:35 PM

 In schools across Australia there is strong support for linking learning in Technologies with learning literacy skills. Learning in Technologies places a high priority on accurate and unambiguous communication (ACARA, 2013).Implementing digital technologies in learning areas such as English allows special education teachers to facilitate and accommodate the learning needs of students. This is achieved through integrating assistive devices such as the iPad and its applications to develop critical literacy skills needed in the 21st century.  Consequently special education teacher have a better opportunity to develop important General capabilities such as literacy (LIT) to allows student to become literate as they develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to interpret and use language confidently for learning and communicating in and out of school and for participating effectively in society (ACARA, 2013).

 

 

This website suggests various applications that can be used on the ipad to assist special needs students. The list of  applications were selected to improve and develop students reading, writing and spelling. They engage the students through making the activities, fun and engaging, which I think is important when teaching special needs students.

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You can never have enough resources to pull from when working with mainstream or challenged students. 

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Digital differences

Digital differences by Kathryn Zickuhr, Research Analyst, Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, Wichita State University, Elliott School of Commun...


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The 20 Best Pinterest Boards About Education Technology | Edudemic

The 20 Best Pinterest Boards About Education Technology | Edudemic | Computers in Education | Scoop.it

Many bloggers now have Pinterest boards and this post provides links to 20 boards that look at education technology. All boards are curated by teachers, admins and others whom have an interest in education. Some may lead you to blogs you may not have seen before. The post provides a link to the board as well as a short description of of items being curated.

Have fun exploring!


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 In an effort to help curate the massive amount of Pinterest boards about education technology, you can use the following list as a jumping off point to start your Pinterest journey.

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The 30 Best Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers (2012 Edition) | Edudemic

The 30 Best Web 2.0 Tools For Teachers (2012 Edition) | Edudemic | Computers in Education | Scoop.it

A slideshow of the "30 Best Web 2.0 Tools" that contains many popular tools. Most are free (although a few have costs involved) and chances are there may be one or two that are new to you. "Each slide...contains the name, description, link and screenshot of what each tool looks like and does."

Have fun exploring and bringing a new tool into your classroom.


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Blake Mead's curator insight, October 17, 11:53 AM

My teaches should take an interest in this type of learning because it would dramatically improve our grades.

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30+ Really Useful Infographics Tools & Resources

30+ Really Useful Infographics Tools & Resources | Computers in Education | Scoop.it
Infographic credit:  Ivan Cash Infographics are everywhere!

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The 11 Greatest Enemies of Creativity - Online College Courses

The 11 Greatest Enemies of Creativity - Online College Courses | Computers in Education | Scoop.it

"In an increasingly knowledge-based economy, where the daily tasks required in a large number of jobs require not repetitive button-pushing but independent and complex thinking, we are often exhorted to "be creative" or "use some creativity." Which would be fine, if creativity were a little dance one could do on command like a well-trained circus seal. But, for better or worse, the act of creation contains a certain morsel of irreducible mystery. It's intuitive and holistic, rather than analytical and linear (which is the gear we're usually in when we're struggling to get work done).' 

This post provides a list of eleven factors that impact creativity, each with an explanation. Some of the factors are: shame, ego, politics, collaborators and deadlines. For more informaiton click through to the post.


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Rona Lewis's curator insight, February 7, 7:06 PM

Some good points about what stops the creative flow...

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The Elements Of A Digital Classroom - TeachThought

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What are the components of a digital classroom?

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PC ports explained: Get to know the back of your computer - Digital Trends

PC ports explained: Get to know the back of your computer - Digital Trends | Computers in Education | Scoop.it
Digital TrendsPC ports explained: Get to know the back of your computerDigital TrendsSATA was built for use in computers, so the cables only had to work short distances. This means the maximum length of cable is six feet, six inches.
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Bill McClellan: Computers don't make good friends - STLtoday.com

Bill McClellan: Computers don't make good friendsSTLtoday.comI cannot recall the plot. I remember monkeys throwing stones, cool music and Hal. I remember him very well. Hal was the computer on the spaceship.
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This is How to Set up A Wiki for your Classroom

This is How to Set up A Wiki for your Classroom | Computers in Education | Scoop.it

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Bad news for Windows 8: Pre-launch adoption numbers are dismal - Computerworld (blog)

Bad news for Windows 8: Pre-launch adoption numbers are dismal - Computerworld (blog) | Computers in Education | Scoop.it
Wall Street JournalBad news for Windows 8: Pre-launch adoption numbers are dismalComputerworld (blog)Keizer says that according to Net Applications, in September only 0.33% of computers running Windows were running Windows 8.
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Web-Enabled Devices in the Classroom: Yes or No? » Technology for Academics

Web-Enabled Devices in the Classroom: Yes or No? » Technology for Academics | Computers in Education | Scoop.it

Web-Enabled Devices in the Classroom: Yes or No?: Last week I was at the Clickers 2012 Conference where there wa...


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Technology Is Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say

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There is a widespread belief among teachers that digital technology is hampering students’ attention spans and ability to persevere, according to two surveys.

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The Open Textbook Challenge - Infographic

The Open Textbook Challenge - Infographic | Computers in Education | Scoop.it

Where are we when you look at open source textbooks? This infographic explores the situation and the solution, as well as sharing locations where you may find open source materials. (You might also do a search on OER in this Scoop.it for locations).

Given finances of schools I think that open education resouces (that's the OER referred to above) will become more common...but that is my personal opinion.


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A great FREE online resource | The Spectronics Blog

A great FREE online resource | The Spectronics Blog | Computers in Education | Scoop.it

Pete Wells - Special Needs Resources and Sensory Stories

Looking for some great free resources? Pete Wells has some excellent resources on his web site that you can download for free. Try Pete’s e-safety resources...


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Study Suggests Twitter Boosts College Grades and Class Engagement

Study Suggests Twitter Boosts College Grades and Class Engagement | Computers in Education | Scoop.it
A new study from Counsel & Heal suggests maintaining a Twitter account makes students more engaged in coursework and yields higher grades.

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Alternative Access Options for the iPad | Spectronics Online

Alternative Access Options for the iPad | Spectronics Online | Computers in Education | Scoop.it

For many reasons people may not be able to use the iPad gestures, physically access the small buttons or see and touch the screen.
This video explores in built accessibility settings as well as apps that can provide people with different ways to access the iPad..."


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9 Free Tools to Create Educational Cartoons

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10 Sites To Download Free Audio Books - Edudemic

10 Sites To Download Free Audio Books - Edudemic | Computers in Education | Scoop.it

There are many places where one may go and download free audtio books. This posts lists 10 locations, providing a brief explanation for each. The sites vary with some geared to to children and others to adults. Audio books are great for students whom may struggle with reading, as well as for long drives and walks. And all these sites are legal. They host books in the public domain.


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Loretta VU's curator insight, October 12, 12:43 AM

My 12 yr old son loves his audio books

Lourdes Oroxom's curator insight, October 31, 9:01 AM

These look like good places to get books. I have been trying to get more into electronic books, so these look like good places to start.

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The Elements Of A Digital Classroom - TeachThought

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How to make your own computer from electronic components - TechRadar UK

How to make your own computer from electronic components - TechRadar UK | Computers in Education | Scoop.it
How to make your own computer from electronic componentsTechRadar UK... we'll show you how you can put all this knowledge into practice and create your very own, crude, computing (well, adding) device.
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Soon, gadgets can recognise owners by measuring heartbeats - Business Standard

Soon, gadgets can recognise owners by measuring heartbeats - Business Standard | Computers in Education | Scoop.it
Soon, gadgets can recognise owners by measuring heartbeatsBusiness StandardResearchers are developing a new technology that will allow gadgets to identify their owners just with a touch by measuring their heartbeats through their fingertips,...
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7 Elite Universities Behind the Online Learning Curve - Online Universities

7 Elite Universities Behind the Online Learning Curve - Online Universities | Computers in Education | Scoop.it
Here we highlight some of the surprising schools that, for better or worse, haven't quite fully embraced online ed.

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