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Study Suggests Twitter Boosts College Grades and Class Engagement

Study Suggests Twitter Boosts College Grades and Class Engagement | Digital Content for 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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How Will Classrooms Change With the Use of Computers?

How Will Classrooms Change With the Use of Computers? | Digital Content for 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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10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship - Edudemic

10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship - Edudemic | Digital Content for Education | Scoop.it
YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom. From Khan Academy's videos to YouTube EDU and beyond, there's a reason all these videos are finding a home in schools. In an effort to help keep the

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, January 30, 2013 2:56 PM

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 15, 2013 4:13 PM

This a great resource. I will be sharing this at school so we can decide if the lessons are suitable for our needs.

Catherine Smyth's comment, March 22, 2013 1:09 AM
We need more videos for teaching at university.
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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers | Digital Content for 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.

Patricia Christian's curator insight, March 22, 2014 8:53 PM

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

Deb's curator insight, March 4, 5:47 PM
Lots of options to help struggling learners...
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How Will Classrooms Change With the Use of Computers?

How Will Classrooms Change With the Use of Computers? | Digital Content for 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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Ebooks & Digital Content | Transforming Libraries

Ebooks & Digital Content | Transforming Libraries | Digital Content for Education | Scoop.it

 

The American Library Association has launched a website, Ebooks and Digital Content, that provides links to resources on all aspects of e-content in libraries.

 

Supporting the “Transformation” of libraries is a priority of the Association’s 2015 Strategic Plan, and the rapid shift from print to digital content is one of the more dramatic developments now transforming libraries of all types.

 

New digital forms of information offer rich and extraordinary opportunities for libraries to expand community access to information and to revolutionize in positive ways the relationship between libraries and users. At the same time, these new forms of digital content pose new challenges.

 

As libraries struggle to meet the challenges of providing digital content in an environment characterized by significant uncertainty and changing on a daily basis, there is a need for an Association-wide group of experts, broadly representative of the many constituencies within the library community, that can proactively address these digital content opportunities and issues at the highest level and from both a policy and practical perspective.

 

Check out the website here:  http://www.ala.org/transforminglibraries/ebooks-digital-content

 


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