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Malaysia: Chromebook/cloud provision for 10 million! (not taking the tablets)

Malaysia: Chromebook/cloud provision for 10 million! (not taking the tablets) | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it

In one stroke they’ve got a solution that solves all of those irritating problems, fiscal, technical and pedagogic, that plagues tablet projects. Chromebooks have quick start-up times, are robust, secure, use a cloud based approach that makes delivery of services and content easy and provides good analytics. At last a country that understands procurement and puts learning needs above shiny objects. I fly there this week, so hope to report back in more detail, but here’s a starting primer.


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Although this reads reads like a 'rah-rah Google is great' advert, there are some interesting ideas here about obviating some of the costs that come with buying IT for education - Chromebooks and similar low cost gear might be just the ticket...

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 15, 2013 11:14 AM

Interesting report on a different approach to OLPC.

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How to: Get started with Hyper-V virtualisation

How to: Get started with Hyper-V virtualisation | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s virtualisation host is now available to all users of Windows 8 Professional. Darien Graham-Smith shows you how to get started.
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How to Install Android in VirtualBox

How to Install Android in VirtualBox | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
Want to run Android on your PC? The Android-x86 Project has ported Android to the x86 platform from ARM. Android-x86 can be installed on netbooks with supported hardware, but you can also install Android in VirtualBox.
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How to Easily Reset a Computer Back to a Clean State Each Time It Boots

How to Easily Reset a Computer Back to a Clean State Each Time It Boots | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
When you’re managing a public computer, you need a special kind of tool. You need a way to reset that computer back to a clean state every time it boots so no one can make any harmful changes.
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"Never Just Remember How to Do Something, Understand How It Works"

"Never Just Remember How to Do Something, Understand How It Works" | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
When you know how to do something, you have a skill. When you understand how something works, you can alter that knowledge and adapt it for your best uses. This gives you confidence and the ability to grow.
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This is certainly the philosphy I work by - I really need to understand how something works before I truly believe I know what I'm doing. In saying that, in my job helping people with computers at the library, I come across plenty of people who aren't comfortable unless we write down every step. Everytime they come back with a bit more confidence that they can learn new things is a baby-step towards learning independence - and you really need to be a confident, self-assured and independent learner to ask 'why' like this.

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Learning to Learn in a New World

Learning to learn in a changing world.

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Sherry Weaver's curator insight, July 11, 2013 1:20 PM

Great presentation to make us educators stop and think.  It can be very empowering with the right approach.  My favourite (among many) quotes:  "If you don't like change, you are going to like irrelevance even less..."

Sally Ann's curator insight, September 2, 2013 7:04 AM

Super long, but insightful and the babies are adorable:)

 

Muhammad Seedat's curator insight, November 11, 2013 11:09 AM

If schools and teachers don´t adapt to present times, students will be less motivated and have worse grades if doesn´t occur a adaption for their needs.

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Fluency21 - 21st Century Fluencies

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Malaysia: Chromebook/cloud provision for 10 million! (not taking the tablets)

Malaysia: Chromebook/cloud provision for 10 million! (not taking the tablets) | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it

In one stroke they’ve got a solution that solves all of those irritating problems, fiscal, technical and pedagogic, that plagues tablet projects. Chromebooks have quick start-up times, are robust, secure, use a cloud based approach that makes delivery of services and content easy and provides good analytics. At last a country that understands procurement and puts learning needs above shiny objects. I fly there this week, so hope to report back in more detail, but here’s a starting primer.


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Although this reads reads like a 'rah-rah Google is great' advert, there are some interesting ideas here about obviating some of the costs that come with buying IT for education - Chromebooks and similar low cost gear might be just the ticket...

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 15, 2013 11:14 AM

Interesting report on a different approach to OLPC.

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5 Technology Skills Every Blended Librarian Needs to Know

5 Technology Skills Every Blended Librarian Needs to Know | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
Being a blended librarian means having a combination of traditional library skills, instructional design skills, and pedagogical knowledge of educational technology. It also means developing some s...
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Badges | Critical Skills 101

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What To Do with a Raspberry Pi (The New $35 Computer That Could Replace Your Opac Terminals) - The Digital Shift

What To Do with a Raspberry Pi (The New $35 Computer That Could Replace Your Opac Terminals) - The Digital Shift | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
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9 Tips for Effective Self-Directed Learning | UnCollege

9 Tips for Effective Self-Directed Learning | UnCollege | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
9 Tips for Effective Self-Directed Learning. Posted on March 30, 2013; by Jean; in Uncategorized. By Matthew Manning. We all have things that we say we want to do—read more, become bilingual, or finally pick up that instrument—yet none of ...
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Not sure I agree with all these tips, but some nice ideas here...

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We Are Teachers

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Articles discussing the concept of 'Flipped' Classrooms and learning

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Twitter / JoyceDiDonato : Transforming education, in ...

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The HTG Guide to Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

The HTG Guide to Getting Started with Raspberry Pi | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
Over the last year the Raspberry Pi, a cheap credit-card sized computer, has taken the computing and DIY world by storm. Read on as we guide you through everything from buying to powering to running the tiny dynamo.
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HTG Explains: Do You Really Need to Safely Remove USB Sticks?

HTG Explains: Do You Really Need to Safely Remove USB Sticks? | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard that you always need to use the Safely Remove Hardware icon before unplugging a USB device. However, there’s also a good chance that you’ve unplugged a USB device without using this option and everything worked fine.
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Creative Commons

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Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
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'Creative Commons' is a term I've heard a lot about as I've been increasing my IT knowledge. Time to get up to speed!

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NetSafe Security Central

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The NetSafe Cyber Security Initiative (NCSI) is one part of the government's published Cyber Security Strategy that aims to equip consumers and small businesses with the skills and resources to reduce the number of cyber incidents and money lost...
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A great New Zealand based resource that introduces computer security and safety basics

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- From the Principal's Office: Autonomy Breeds Change

- From the Principal's Office: Autonomy Breeds Change | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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The 8 Aspects of Teacher Learning

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  via PLP Network Some time ago I was looking through a middle school’s classroom library and a book jumped out at me. The title, Mister God, This Is Anna(Ballantine Book, 1974) intrigued me, ...
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Does Midland County have the Tech-iest Library in Texas?

Does Midland County have the Tech-iest Library in Texas? | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
The revamped Centennial Library provides digital signage touchscreens as interactive card catalogs, 60 virtualized computers, Wi-Fi and other new tech features.
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Turn your flash drive into a portable PC survival kit | PCWorld

Turn your flash drive into a portable PC survival kit | PCWorld | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
When web utilities won't work and all hope fails, a properly loaded thumb drive can fix PC hassles in a flash.
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The future of libraries? In Japan, elevated study pods encourage conversation

The future of libraries? In Japan, elevated study pods encourage conversation | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
Japan’s Seikei University has ingeniously designed isolation spheres which can be used for meetings or for group work.
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Alan November: How Teachers and Tech Can Let Students Take Control | MindShift

Alan November: How Teachers and Tech Can Let Students Take Control | MindShift | Digital Engagement Tools | Scoop.it
For many educators, helping students direct their own learning is a priority. Educator and author Alan November, who has been talking about ways to get studen
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What Most Schools Don't Teach - Short Film

Learn about a new "superpower" that isn't being taught in 90% of US schools. Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony H...

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We Are Teachers

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Whether you’ve been using an interactive whiteboard (IWB) for years, or you’ve never turned yours on, ramp up your students’ learning with these easy-to-learn (and teach!) strategies.
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