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This Will Be The Last Article You Read | TechCrunch

This Will Be The Last Article You Read | TechCrunch | Connected Learners | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal writes about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com.

I research and write about seductive technology and yet I struggle to resist its temptations.
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Schools Abandon Textbooks To Go All iPad

Schools Abandon Textbooks To Go All iPad | Connected Learners | Scoop.it
Apple says schools in more than 600 districts have bought iPads for all of their students. We meet one principal who decided to stop buying textbooks and use the devices instead.
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The Real and Virtual Worlds Are Melting Together | Gamification of Learning

The Real and Virtual Worlds Are Melting Together | Gamification of Learning | Connected Learners | Scoop.it
Social science studies increasingly suggest that the divide between the virtual and real worlds is narrowing. What does this mean for culture and commerce?
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 14, 2012 6:30 PM

I have tried a litte of this in my classroom and students like it. Children who struggle with learning often find this a positive experience.

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10 Great Guides for Better Professional Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great Guides for Better Professional Learning Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Connected Learners | Scoop.it
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Increase Student Engagement by Getting Rid of Textbooks

Editor's Note: Today's guest blogger is Shelly Blake-Plock a high school classroom teacher from Maryland, who blogs at teachpaperless.com.



Drool in the textbook.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 14, 2012 6:27 PM

This is something I would be interested in, but when we say textbooks do we mean simply going digital and not real change?

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Virtual Schools Booming as States Mull Warnings

Virtual Schools Booming as States Mull Warnings | Connected Learners | Scoop.it
Another interesting article on online learning: "Virtual Schools Booming as States Mull Warnings" http://t.co/yKhKekow...
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 14, 2012 6:29 PM

We should be concerned. Like brick and mortor, virutal is nof for everyone. It is not a one-size fits all.