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As schools move into the post PC era what might learning look like and how must our traditional models change. Some useful links
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Death of the VLE by Prof Mark Stiles from 2006-7

His slideshow presentation is also available at http://slideplayer.com/slide/1586798/ ;

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Microsoft Surface 3: Challenging the iPad and the tablet market

Microsoft Surface 3: Challenging the iPad and the tablet market | Digital Dilemmas | Scoop.it

The launch of the Microsoft Surface 3 this week has sparked a rise in blog posts about a possible challenge to the iPad.

 

Below is a collated list of posts in which various writers share their thoughts about the impact of the new device:

 

www.m.fool.com/investing/general/2015/04/02/is-microsoft-corporations-surface-3-tablet-an-ipad  (looking at market details)

 

http://betanews.com/2015/04/01/surface-3-is-microsofts-chance-to-take-on-the-ipad/?utm_campaign=&awesm=betane.ws_d1UB&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=betane.ws-twitter&utm_content=twitter-publisher-main  (review with lots of comments)

 

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-new-surface-3-is-a-serious-contender-to-the-ipad/  (brief summary but with good comments)

 

http://blog.surface.com/2015/03/announcing-surface-3/  (via Microsoft)

 

http://bgr.com/2015/04/02/surface-3-vs-ipad-air-2-specs-comparison/  (interesting technical comparisons)

 

http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/laptops/why-microsoft-got-everything-wrong-with-the-surface-3-1290085  (taking a different view!)

 

http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/surface-3-vs-surface-pro-3  (comparisons with Surface Pro 3)

 

I wonder how many schools are thinking about this product on their 1-1 shopping list?

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BESA: Market Research: Tablets and Apps in schools in 2013

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Market research conducted by BESA into the use of mobile devices and Apps in schools. Link to pdf: http://www.besa.org.uk/sites/default/files/tab2013_0.pdf ;

 

Some useful statistics for predictive purposes.

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Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads

Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads | Digital Dilemmas | Scoop.it

A fairly balanced article comparing use of ipads with chromebooks in US schools. The article leads with a school who have swapped ipads to chromebooks - hence the title. Read the whole of the article as the ending is quite surprising

 

Gives a good account of the state of play in different school districts and tries to address some of the issues around the "which is best to use" argument.

 

Interesting comments by students at end when asked which they prefer....

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Is there a case for Web2.0 in Higher Education

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Teachers in HEIs are looking beyond the traditional VLE to free Web tools and services which have edu potential. As they and any digitally astute organisation should do: personal tools and universal platform

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Larry Cuban – scourge of 'memory loss' policymakers

Larry Cuban – scourge of 'memory loss' policymakers | Digital Dilemmas | Scoop.it

From MJO - Merlin John Online. Using technology for learning and teaching.

 

Great interview by Bob Harrison with Larry Cuban, professor emeritus at Stanford University. Author of Oversold and Underused - Computers in the Classroom.

 

Great comment on the LA ipad disaster: see other scoop

 

 

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Math is Harder When Using an iPad ~ Mrs. Wideen's Blog

Math is Harder When Using an iPad ~ Mrs. Wideen's Blog | Digital Dilemmas | Scoop.it

Great post which challenges an area which can be difficult to engage in elearning

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First Steps in Ed Tech Evidence | Nesta

First Steps in Ed Tech Evidence | Nesta | Digital Dilemmas | Scoop.it

Considering the importance of learning intentions. Super post, lots of key points to discuss, argue, support and challenge.

 

Anything that discusses impact and evidence with digital tools is always rather important.

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iPad as the Teacher's Pet - Version 2.0

iPad as the Teacher's Pet - Version 2.0 | Digital Dilemmas | Scoop.it
An iPad can be a teacher’s very handy assistant! Last year I published an
infographic titled "iPad as the Teacher’s Pet." It’s all about what can be
done by Pad-using educators, whether or not their students have iPads. It
is divided into seven sections.
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What a PHENOMENAL piece of work this infographic is - amazing!

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UKED magazine Jan 2014

The first issue of the UKED Magazine from UKedchat. Subscribe at http://j.mp/ukedmagsub Super article from pages 14-20 from the much respected Mark Anderson on digital pedagogies, toolkits and a framework for developing/enhancing/transforming teaching and learning with technology.

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Review of 1-1 Tablets in 4 Edinburgh Schools

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Hugely important work and an essential read for anyone involved in 1-1 devices/projects.

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BYOB @ Neale-Wade

Student created video to promote the idea of BYOB - Bring Your Own Browser - with Neale-Wade teachers. A visual list of 10 ideas how mobile devices could be used…

 

A very powerful message given by the students themselves and 10 features that could easily be implemented with significant impact.

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Designing Multiple Choice questions for Assessing understanding

Designing Multiple Choice questions for Assessing understanding | Digital Dilemmas | Scoop.it

A great article by Paul Howard-Jones on the Zondle website. Read more about his thoughts on games based learning here - http://agent4change.net/bett-week/innovation/1906-to-the-victor-the-rewards-not-in-games-for-learning.html He also has co-authored a book called Brains, Minds and Teaching with Immersive Games (£9.99)

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SAMR success is NOT about Tech

SAMR success is NOT about Tech | Digital Dilemmas | Scoop.it

"I was thinking today that I had to make it clear that competency with technology is not the first issue you should worry about if you want to make SAMR progress. The issue to tackle first is the teaching conventions and mindsets amongst the staff, and for this you need some pretty simple and effective arguments.

So here are some I’ve used to move staff on a little:"


Via John Pearce, Lois Smethurst
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John Pearce's curator insight, February 4, 2014 8:55 PM

One of the problems with mass adoption of education models is the way in which the models are 'massaged' to suit purposes other than what they do best. Most models have been developed to describe and categorise behaviours. They're often great for use as the basis for generating discussion. Where they to often fall down is when they become the basis for a curriculum guide into which practice is inserted according to a perceived hierarchy.

 

So it is with SAMR where writers such as Richard Wells are beginning to question some uses of the model. 

Chris Carter's curator insight, February 26, 2014 7:20 PM

Could not agree more. It is about the willingness to embrace a growth mindset.

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Opinion: Tablets Are a Fad — They’ll Largely Disappear in 2–3 Years

Opinion: Tablets Are a Fad — They’ll Largely Disappear in 2–3 Years | Digital Dilemmas | Scoop.it

"Tablets are a fad; their position as the shiny new object will be fading — fast. You read it here".


Some thought provoking ideas mentioned here with arguments presented for Smartphone use and BYOD.


Via EDTECH@UTRGV, Juergen Wagner
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The resulting comments are as equally revealing as the article itself.

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Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, August 6, 2014 5:57 AM

"the implications for K-12 schools ... if our prediction about the tablets’ demise is right ... or wrong?

Possible Responses:

Schools and districts are rolling out iPads from kindergarten to grade 5, one grade per year. If we are right, then there may well be precious few tablets for those 4th and 5th graders!  It doesn’t matter whether we are right or wrong: schools are going BYOD — Bring Your Own Device, and thus it is students — and their parents — that will determine what devices are brought into the classroom.  It doesn’t matter whether we are right or wrong: Schools will come to see that, at least for K-5 or even K-8, smartphones — not tablets - are the appropriate learning tool. (Wheeling in the laptop cart when a long writing project is assigned.) One can always hope!"
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The inside story on LA schools' iPad rollout

The inside story on LA schools' iPad rollout | Digital Dilemmas | Scoop.it
Scarcely a month ago, on August 27, the Los Angeles County Unified School District placed the first iPads in students’ hands at the outset of a $1 billion plan to give one to every single student in the nation’s second largest public school district ($500 million for devices, plus an additional $500 million for internet …

 

The inside story into what was a shocking disaster and some of the lessons that need to be learned in any 1-1 program.

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Naace: The iPad as a Tool For Education - a case study

"In the first two terms of implementing an iPad programme, Longfield Academy in Kent have noticed a great impact on teaching and learning. Research carried out on behalf of Naace and supported by 9ine consulting is published here."

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How To Use The SAMR Model For Classroom Tasks - Edudemic

How To Use The SAMR Model For Classroom Tasks - Edudemic | Digital Dilemmas | Scoop.it
The SAMR (Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition) model is a framework used to evaluate the technology being employed (or that you’d like to employ) in your classroom. Basically, it offers a way for you to look at how technology integration might affect teaching and learning. Accordingly, many teachers and administrators who are in the process of choosing between classroom technology …

 

A nice interactive infographic here that shows a possible sequences of SAMR through 6 standard components of a lesson.

 

WARNING WARNING WARNING

Via @mcwow "Apps do not fall in a level of SAMR or Blooms. Be careful when we see those graphics. It's what the teacher does.."

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Microsoft Partners in Learning (PiL)

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Oportunities to share your knowledge and understanding of digital learning with others. Apply to become an affiliate, trainer or peer coach.


Looks quite interesting and any opportunity to share resources and ideas cannot be a bad one (on a global stage)

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Reaction to iPads at Shireland Collegiate Academy - Microsoft UK Schools blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

The Microsoft UK Blog for schools, featuring news for schools from Microsoft, case studies within education, and education ICT advice
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Not sure to what to make about this one although I did rant some comment at the bottom. What seems lost in all of this is the pedagogy although increasingly 1:1 devices and VLEs are impacting on whole school systems and these seem the hardest to force a change in direction.

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