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Does Technology Make Us Dumb Or Smart?

Does Technology Make Us Dumb Or Smart? | digital divide information | Scoop.it

Does Technology Make Us Dumb Or Smart?

 

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Dumb queston. Technology is a tool.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 27, 7:56 PM

Some very interesting points and some are related to research. Technology is always a tool. The way we use it makes the difference.

Fishtree Education's comment, January 28, 5:53 AM
Couldn't agree more Ivon! The way we use tech makes the difference. The need comes first, and tech comes afterwards. Without this first step tech can cause information overload. We always have a choice, just sometimes we forget to admit it.
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Cutting the High Cost of Digital Living

Cutting the High Cost of Digital Living | digital divide information | Scoop.it
An audit of subscriptions can help a consumer find services that are duplicated or unneeded, or that have even been forgotten.
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What is Common Core, the new education standard in US public schools, all about? - YouTube

5 Things Every Parent Should Know About Common Core. New standards have been adopted by most states in the US, and will really change the way kids are educat...

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The Golden Age of IT: The Future Is Bright -- If You Embrace the Empowered ... - Wired

The Golden Age of IT: The Future Is Bright -- If You Embrace the Empowered ... - Wired | digital divide information | Scoop.it
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The Long Walk: A tragedy unobserved 150 years later

The Long Walk: A tragedy unobserved 150 years later | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A seminal tragedy in U.S. history will go virtually unnoticed this year: the 150th anniversary of the Long Walk, the forced exile of thousands of Navajos from their homelands in what is now Arizona and New Mexico to a forlorn encampment at Bosque Redondo in the Pecos River Valley.
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A Library of Great Free eBooks and Audiobooks for Your iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Library of Great Free eBooks and Audiobooks for Your iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | digital divide information | Scoop.it

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My View: Public flunks on key education issues - Portland Tribune

My View: Public flunks on key education issues - Portland Tribune | digital divide information | Scoop.it
My View: Public flunks on key education issues
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School has started and student testing will soon be underway. And as we know, what's good for the goose is good for the gander. So what about a test for us adults?
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 30, 10:47 AM

A well-informed public is important to School.

 

 

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Mapped: How the ‘creative class’ is dividing U.S. cities

Mapped: How the ‘creative class’ is dividing U.S. cities | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Knowledge workers are increasingly pushing cashiers and secretaries away from transit, out to the suburbs and far from amenities.
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Do Teachers Need iPad Training? - Edudemic

Do Teachers Need iPad Training? - Edudemic | digital divide information | Scoop.it

"We have come to a point in the education technology journey where it seems rather dull to still be asking if the iPad is the right device for the classroom. The answer, in case you’ve missed the last few years of debate is that it is a great option, but this is not universally accepted and never will be. Nonetheless, one of the attributes you’ll hear put forward is that it is easy to use because of the intuitive nature of iOS. This is absolutely true; you can put the iPad into the hands of almost any child and within a short period of time they will have mastered it. So does it then follow that you can out the iPad into the hands of teachers and expect the same results? No."


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Joel Weekes's curator insight, August 10, 5:30 PM
Very true - PD is necessary and needs to keep coming back to 'what is best practice'. It is not about the iPad, it is about the learning that is taking place.
Kim Flintoff's curator insight, August 10, 7:16 PM
The emphasis on iPads is a bit of a distraction here - the issue is related more to the ability of teachers to create engaging learnng opportunities where technology use extends and enhances the students' capacity for self-direction, information literacy, collaboration. culural awareness, etc... be it with an iPad or other ICT, the point is that too many teachers still rely on delivery and control, rather than authentic opportunities for learning.
Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 18, 3:38 PM

The answer if YES!

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Analyzing iPad Myths in Education -IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

Analyzing iPad Myths in Education -IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | digital divide information | Scoop.it

"Many obstacles that iPad cynics attempt to put in place when discussing a roll-out are based on untruths, poorly research and/or out-of-date information. I was delighted when my Canadian Twitter friend and fellow iPad blogger, Steve Lai decided to join forces, as we’ve done before, to combat this dis-information that floats around the education profession worldwide."

 


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Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 31, 1:54 AM

Somethings are Myths adn some things are True. This will help you sort them out.

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Our selfies, ourselves: What doctors can learn from our smartphone pics

Our selfies, ourselves: What doctors can learn from our smartphone pics | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Many health apps rely on a phone’s built-in camera, and the resulting images can tell us a lot about ourselves, our drugs, our parasites, and more.

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Education | Science On a Sphere

Education | Science On a Sphere | digital divide information | Scoop.it
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Absolutely beautiful uses of visualization and modeling to share science learning.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Frequently Overlooked Google Search Tools and Strategies

Free Technology for Teachers: Frequently Overlooked Google Search Tools and Strategies | digital divide information | Scoop.it

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Stacey Campo's curator insight, September 24, 3:25 PM

We can always use a refresher

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Belize: A Spanish Accent in an English-Speaking Country

Belize: A Spanish Accent in an English-Speaking Country | digital divide information | Scoop.it

"BELIZE has long been a country of immigrants. British timber-cutters imported African slaves in the 18th century, and in the 1840s Mexican Mayans fled a civil war."


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James Hobson's curator insight, September 25, 10:12 AM

(Central America topic 1)

I see many similarities between the experiences of Belize and the United States recently. First, there is the struggle for some to adapt to the growing use of the Spanish language. The article states that it is becoming harder and harder for monologists to find jobs, and from what I have seen and experienced the same can be said here. Also, both countries have used immigrants as 'political tools', such as Belize's supposed rapid acceptance of around 1,000 just before an election. This relates locally, at least in my opinion, to the supporters and opposition to Rhode Island's voter ID law, among other examples.

Amanda Morgan's curator insight, September 28, 6:23 PM

The migration to Belize and the restoration of the  Spanish language can be seen as a good thing for the identity of the country.  As a nation of migrants they are veering away from the British connotation of British Honduras

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, September 29, 12:24 PM

Belize is in the midst of some important changes. Historically, Belize was settled by the British who imported slaves from Africa, thus providing Belize with a strong English speaking background. With more and more Salvadorians and Guatemalans seeking out Belize for work, the influx of Spanish speakers may impact the necessity to speak Spanish. While there is little hostility between ethnic groups, those native to Belize are finding it harder and harder to come by work, and many are getting pushed out of jobs because they are not fluent in Spanish.  

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Learning With Laptops: An Urban School Shows Gains

Learning With Laptops: An Urban School Shows Gains | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Not everyone thinks of Internet research as a third-grade skill. It is at East Rock Magnet School in New Haven, Connecticut, however.

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Get to Know Google Classroom - YouTube

With the recent launch of Google Classroom, it has become significantly easier for teachers to push out and collect assignments from students. Come join us t...

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University of Chicago Acts to Improve Access for Lower-Income Students

University of Chicago Acts to Improve Access for Lower-Income Students | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A package of measures includes eliminating the expectation that certain students take jobs during the school year, guaranteeing paid internships and providing career counseling.
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Microsoft offer Office 365 to all students for free

Microsoft offer Office 365 to all students for free | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Microsoft have been losing students left right an centre over the last couple of years as they walked away from Office and Windows in droves for alternatives such as iPads, Google Apps and Chromebooks.  However today Microsoft have announced that...

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CECI Jean-François's curator insight, October 1, 2:54 AM

Institutions, rendez vous éligibles pour proposer ce services a vos usagers (personnels, étudiants...)!

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1,400+ special needs students to receive compensatory education

More than 1400 former special needs students are being sought out by the Department of Education. Subscribe to KITV on YouTube now for more: http://bit.ly/1hxKwsa Get more Honolulu news:...
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Parenting as a Gen Xer: We’re the first generation of parents in the age of iEverything

Parenting as a Gen Xer: We’re the first generation of parents in the age of iEverything | digital divide information | Scoop.it
I am the first generation that straddled a world with technology and without. That makes parenting our kids and their iChildhoods pretty daunting.
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New mosquito-borne virus spreads in Latin America

New mosquito-borne virus spreads in Latin America | digital divide information | Scoop.it
An excruciating mosquito-borne illness that arrived less than a year ago in the Americas is raging across the region, leaping from the Caribbean to the Central and South American mainland, and infecting more than 1 million people. Some cases already have emerged in the United States.

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Amanda Morgan's curator insight, September 29, 5:00 PM

This post is interesting because it shows how migration and globalization can affect people.  The epidemic affects not only personal lives but can affect local economies.,  The illness puts people out of work, inflates hospitals and puts populations at risk.

 

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Managing Your Digital Classroom with Wearable Technology (EdSurge News)

Managing Your Digital Classroom with Wearable Technology (EdSurge News) | digital divide information | Scoop.it

“On a typical day, there are three stations in my classroom: a teacher station where I conduct small group instruction, a collaborative station where students work cooperatively to complete a task, and a work station where students work independently to complete asynchronous tasks. With three distinct groups working simultaneously, one might wonder how a can teacher respond to each and every student misunderstanding.”My answer: the Pebble.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 21, 12:35 AM

The Pebble has a sort of retro-nerd look that you'll either love or hate.  This clever blog will help any teacher on the move in a 1 to 1 classroom. Now what else can we use it for?

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In defense of screen time - The Boston Globe

In defense of screen time - The Boston Globe | digital divide information | Scoop.it
It’s time to seriously consider how to prepare our kids for a digital future instead of vilifying it.

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Suvi Salo's curator insight, September 29, 12:29 PM

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | digital divide information | Scoop.it

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, September 29, 9:19 AM

Tools for today's mobile/web 2.0 learner.

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Wonderful Chart Integrating Maslow Hierarchy of Needs with Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Wonderful Chart Integrating Maslow Hierarchy of Needs with Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | digital divide information | Scoop.it

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The population of the internet, in one map

The population of the internet, in one map | digital divide information | Scoop.it
There are a ton of internet users in Southeast Asia.

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Game-based learning in the social studies

Game-based learning in the social studies | digital divide information | Scoop.it
It's the final day of the KCHE / MOCHE Best Practices in History Education. Last session of the day? On a Friday? In downtown Kansas City just minutes from the Power and Light District? Yup. That w...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 28, 11:04 AM

GBL's all over the news!