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Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences ~ Stephen's Web

Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences ~ Stephen's Web | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects (Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences

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Anybody planning to go to any conferences soon? Which ones?

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 14, 2013 7:30 AM

Stephen has a great website! 

Deborah Banker's curator insight, May 17, 2013 10:43 AM

Now here is some great information......

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How Technology Inspires Creativity In The Classroom - Edudemic

How Technology Inspires Creativity In The Classroom - Edudemic | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it
Are you ready to make technology and creativity a big part of your classroom? Technology inspires creativity like little else and it's time to take a close look at what technology really means for your classroom.

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, June 6, 2013 6:22 PM

Tech in the clasroom...

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Moder Technology is best and inspires creativity in education
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 7, 2013 10:07 AM

Technology, as a well-used tool, can be helpful. I rarely see it used that way.

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Should Schools Monitor Social Media? | Business 2 Community

Should Schools Monitor Social Media? | Business 2 Community | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it
Every month or so there’s a new headline covering a student suspended from school. Not for their behavior, for a violent threat, or even for their grades, but (Should Schools Monitor Social Media?
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Ways Teachers Can Bring 21st Century Skills Into High Schools

Ways Teachers Can Bring 21st Century Skills Into High Schools | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it
Lessons rarely tie skills to real-world problems, despite benefits to students, a new study reports.
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Emails shed light on Henrico laptop confusion

Emails shed light on Henrico laptop confusion | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it
Emails show that poor communication among Henrico County officials contributed to a laptops-contract blunder.
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A drama-filled tale of caution for School Boards weighing a #1to1 approach

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Allan's Blog

Allan's Blog | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it

@AllanADL's Blooms #ipaded pedagogical wheel http://t.co/QvZ2Mlwy3t thanks to @jrpehero for sharing #edtech #ukedchat #pegeeks

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7 Sites for Creating Word/Data Clouds

7 Sites for Creating Word/Data Clouds | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it
I’m a very visual person and love shapes. (Yes, I am a math person!!!) By putting words in shapes or visually displaying in a different way, they become more interesting to me.  Sometimes, it becom...
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Using social media as a language learning tool

Using social media as a language learning tool | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it
Children now turn to social media by default.
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Making Mobile Devices a Learning Tool -- Campus Technology

Making Mobile Devices a Learning Tool -- Campus Technology | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it
Students want to use their mobile devices in class. A lot of faculty object. Is there a middle ground where engaging learning can actually take place?
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Nominate an Education Technology Innovator Today

Nominate an Education Technology Innovator Today | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it

The Center for Digital Education is on a quest again to find the top technology innovators that are transforming education for our 3rd-annual YEARBOOK...

 

Too often these unique individuals must toil long hours and combat skepticism at every turn to see their ideas reach fruition. Once implemented, their efforts become best practices for others to model and follow. The 2013 YEARBOOK is about getting these thought leaders the recognition they deserve by celebrating their efforts and impact.

We want to hear from you! Who are the digital education pioneers? Who is driving change that is impacting educational outcomes where you live?


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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 24, 2013 2:17 AM

Krista Moroder! Yasemin Allsop! Shannon McClintock Miller!

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What To Know About Google Play For Education - ...

What To Know About Google Play For Education - ... | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it
One of Google’s aims in this project was to make sharing content with the students in their classroom simple.
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What are you most excited for with Google Play for Education?

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EdTech Lingo Cheat Sheet

EdTech Lingo Cheat Sheet | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it
Gamification, digital storytelling, virtual classrooms…it’s not easy to keep track of all of the new buzzwords in the booming edtech sector. At Boundless..
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Education Week: Digital Curricula Evolving

Education Week: Digital Curricula Evolving | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it
This special report, part of Education Week’s ongoing series on virtual education, examines examines how technological trends are changing teaching and learning.
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This new special report by our big brother Education Week has in-depth coverage on all things #edtech - a must-read for anybody interested in classroom technology

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When To Put The Tech Away In Your 1:1 (or Any) Classroom - Edudemic

When To Put The Tech Away In Your 1:1 (or Any) Classroom - Edudemic | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it
Beth and Shawn take a look at the often-overlooked question of when to put the tech away in a classroom that has boatloads of electronics everywhere.
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How Technology Is Changing Education For Students With Disabilities

How Technology Is Changing Education For Students With Disabilities | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it
New technology is changing the world of education for students with disabilities. From autism to hard of hearing and other challenges, technology is starting to make a big difference.
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Survey: Learning '21st-Century Skills' Linked to Work Success

Survey: Learning '21st-Century Skills' Linked to Work Success | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it
Students' exposure to so-called 21st-century skills in school correlates positively with perceived quality of work later in life, according to a new study by Gallup Inc (RT @digidirections: Survey: Learning '21st-Century Skills' Linked to Work Success...
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How Technology In Schools Has Changed Over Time

How Technology In Schools Has Changed Over Time | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it
Forget pencil and paper, students are using all sorts of technology in the classroom these days. Check out the infographic below presented by MasterOfArtsInTeaching.net to learn about how technolog...

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Cool timeline on #edtech through the years. It's amazing how the rate of innovation increases over time.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, June 3, 2013 1:29 PM

A good visual to show and share for those who do not know how teaching times have changed with technology.

Alex McGain's curator insight, February 9, 7:45 PM

how has education changed since I started school? let's see #papervsscreen #edu

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So Far, Education Technology Remains a "Sustaining" Disruption (EdSurge News)

So Far, Education Technology Remains a "Sustaining" Disruption (EdSurge News) | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it
HYBRID THEORY: The Institute formerly known as Innosight (now called the Clayton Christen Institute for Disruptive Innovation) has been a pioneer in defining the blended learning terminology over the years...
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Humphrey Perkins school 1 to 1 iPad tablet case study

"The school wanted a creative solution for learning using a 1:1 iPad tablet device roll out to provide the freedom for students. As well as providing the iPads needed we had to update the infrastructure allowing the schools WiFi to support the amount of tablets all using the network."


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Virtual Frog Dissection on Your iPad

Virtual Frog Dissection on Your iPad | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it

"Frog Dissection for iPad is an app that is popular with biology teachers. The latest version of the app includes more labels, quizzes, and videos. Of course, the main purpose of the app still remains. That purpose is to provide a virtual environment in which students can dissect a frog just as they would if they had a frog and a scalpel in your classroom. The app provides step-by-step directions for students to follow as they virtually dissect their frogs."


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A cleaner way to learn about dissection.

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Linda Jones's curator insight, May 24, 2013 10:19 AM

What a great way to introduce dissection to students.

Lee Hall's curator insight, May 24, 2013 2:11 PM

This would be good practice even if you are going to let them dissect an actual frog.

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The Future of Education is Online and the Future is Now (InfoGraphic) - Forward Thinking

The Future of Education is Online and the Future is Now (InfoGraphic) - Forward Thinking | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it
The future of education is online! See our InfoGraphic now for a thorough, informative look at the statistics behind the online education revolution.
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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, June 3, 2013 1:31 PM

MOOC's are coming to a school near you...

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Envisioning the future of education technology

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Envisioning the future of education technology - #education http://t.co/VJiE8aMPa0 #edtech #infographic
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A really cool infographic that lays out some possibilities for the future of education 

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10 Google Plus Communities Every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Google Plus Communities Every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it
10 Google Plus Communities Every Teacher should Know about #edtech http://t.co/BNeGyfTTVD
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Has the school library a future in the digital age?

Has the school library a future in the digital age? | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it
The concept of a school library in a digital age is challenging. (RT @ALALibrary: Has the school library a future in the digital age?
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Technology for Learning vs.Technology for Education | Remake Learning

Technology for Learning vs.Technology for Education | Remake Learning | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it
RT @dmlresearchhub: Technology for Learning vs.Technology for Education http://t.co/eEqRKjXgjq by @remakelearning #edtech #edchat
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For curious, self-motivated students, technology can turn them into the teacher

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Florida Poised to Expand Online Providers

Florida Poised to Expand Online Providers | Digital Directions EdTech | Scoop.it
A Florida measure awaiting Gov. Rick Scott's signature would open the door to more online providers, including MOOCs.
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From another EdWeek blog

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