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10 Benefits & 10 Concerns About the Shift to Digital Learning

10 Benefits & 10 Concerns About the Shift to Digital Learning | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it
Rhode Island has produced leading innovations like the Big Picture network but it is in the back of the pack when it comes to online and blended learning (see the Digital Learning Now scorecard) but Gist's team is working hard to change that.
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Six cool things to do with your USB flash drive

Six cool things to do with your USB flash drive | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

USB flash drives aren't just for storing documents; they can be used for much more. In our series roundup, we'll show you six cool things you can do with your USB flash drive. Read this blog post by Ed Rhee on How To.

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PBL – the best teaching method in the 21st century instruction

PBL – the best teaching method in the 21st century instruction | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

Let me start this article with what Obama says in a speech at the Center for American Progress :

“ Let’s be clear — we are failing too many of our children. We’re sending
them out into a 21st century economy by sending them through the
doors of 20th century schools.”

This is a true statement issued from the lips of a political person rather than an educator. There is a profound disconnect between what students are being taught and what the actual world is demanding of them as adults. It sounds like there exists two worlds one inside the school and the other outside. This double faced situation has a direct impact on today's educational landscape and therefore the workplace leading to “ the right person in the wrong place “ dilemma.

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Mobile Learning The next Trend in Education

Mobile Learning The next Trend in Education | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

Mobile learning is the buzz word in education now. No wonder we are living in a digital age that is advancing so quickly and either you keep up with the actual pace or you lag behind and become outdated. Education is just part of this equation, new learning and teaching theories are being forged to cater for the emerging needs of the 21st century instruction. Before, we used to talk about just the integration of technology into education mainly in the form of using internet enabled computers in the classrooms but now it is time we look for ways to use mobile devices in our teaching and learning. The vast majority of our students and learners have mobile devices of some sort and they spend most of their time interacting with these handheld appliances than you would ever imagine.Could you just imagine the pluses of using these same devices to help our students in their learning ?

 

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The 21st century skills teachers should have

The 21st century skills teachers should have | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

With the advance of technological innovations into our lives , education has been radically transformed and teachers who do not use social media and educational technology in thier teaching no longer fit in the new system.That’s why every educator and teacher should reconsider certain values and principles .

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8 Google Tricks For Your Classroom

8 Google Tricks For Your Classroom | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

By now we all know about Google Search and Google Docs... but here are 8 specific tricks you can use with Google to enhance your classrooms. I could easily have created a list of 100+ ways to use Google...but for now, let's stick with these 8 tricks you may not have known about already.

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8 Things Your Students Are Afraid to Tell You

8 Things Your Students Are Afraid to Tell You | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

Some students, especially older students, find it difficult to talk openly with their teachers.  Why? Well...

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Why Should Schools Embrace Integrated Studies?: It Fosters a Way of Learning that Mimics Real Life | Edutopia

Why Should Schools Embrace Integrated Studies?: It Fosters a Way of Learning that Mimics Real Life | Edutopia | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

In today's dynamic global economy, centered on the development and exchange of knowledge and information, individuals prosper who are fluent in several disciplines and comfortable moving among them. Creativity, adaptability, critical reasoning, and collaboration are highly valued skills. When it comes to fostering those skills in the classroom, integrated study is an extremely effective approach, helping students develop multifaceted expertise and grasp the important role interrelationships can play in the real world.

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iLibrarian » 5 Free Online Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

iLibrarian » 5 Free Online Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

Infographics and data visualizations have become incredibly popular ways to impart information while keeping your audience engaged. As a result, a slew of user-friendly, free online applications have been created which enable users to create their own information graphics

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It’s Official: Students Want To Learn With Robots | Edudemic

It’s Official: Students Want To Learn With Robots | Edudemic | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

A recently published study by Latitude Research, the LEGO Learning Institute and Project Synthesis shows that kids today accept and probably expect that someday they’ll all be able to have friends like Data, the cute sentient android in Star Trek: The Next Generation. (All right, I thought he was cute; perhaps you didn’t think so.)

In fact, kids welcomed the idea of having a robot friend to play with them and help them learn. From this study, it would appear that science fiction authors have once again predicted the way that humans would embrace and humanize technology. What interested researchers the most was the way that students readily humanized machinery.

Whereas most adults tend to think of robots as machines (like those that put cars together on an assembly line), kids tended to place robots in their peer groups and indicate that it would be fun to have a robot friend.

 

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Lesson Plans – Google Apps for Education

Easily incorporate Google Apps into your curriculum with these classroom-ready lesson plans. Have a Google Apps lesson plan? Submit it for review.

For more Google Apps educational resources, including video tutorials, discussion forum, community map, and news, visit the Google Apps Education Community site.

 

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Free Technology for Teachers: 15 Things Teachers & Students Can Do With Edmodo

Last week the Wall Street Journal had an article announcing that Edmodo had received a $15 million venture capital investment from the founder of LinkedIn and a former VP of Facebook. That article gave me the idea for this post of fifteen things teachers and students can do with Edmodo.

For those not familiar with Edmodo, in a nutshell it is a microblogging system designed specifically for teachers and students. Using Edmodo teachers can create a microblogging network for their classes. Edmodo allows teachers to create a group specifically for their students and exclude those not invited to the group. Edmodo provides teachers with a place to post assignment reminders, build an event calendar, and post messages to the group. Just as with any good microblogging service users can share links, videos, and images.

 

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The Future of Classroom Education

The Future of Classroom Education | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

Instead of reviewing The Year in EdTech, instead of giving you the Best 100 Education Apps, let’s do something different: let’s look forward. We all have some...

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A List of Free Graphic Organizers for Teachers and Students

A List of Free Graphic Organizers for Teachers and Students | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

Graphic organizers are visual representations of ideas and topics. They are also called knowledge maps,story maps,concept maps,mind maps, cognitive organizers, advance organizers,or concept diagrams. Literature in the field of education strong supports the effective use of graphic organizers to enhance students learning and sharpen their critical thinking skills. It is a fact known to every teacher nowadays that visual aids and graphic representations when used in a lesson engage students interaction and stimulate their motivation . Additionally many educational experts argue that the use of graphic organizers help students retain information for longer period of times. In this regard, to help you get easy, instant and free access to some resources and websites where you can read and download and print graphic organizers, I have compiled a list of links I deem very important for you as educators. I have reviewed all the links and you can click on any title to read the review.

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Ten Websites for Science Teachers | Edutopia

Blogger Eric Brunsell takes us on a tour of his favorite online resources for science teachers because as we all know that the web is full of excellent web resources for science teachers and students. However, unless you live on the web, finding the best websites can become quite a challenge. This isn't a "Top Ten" list -- instead, it is a list of websites that I either use on a regular basis or just find interesting. From teaching resources for the nature of science and authentic field journals to wacky videos about numbers

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Bloom’s Taxonomy: The 21st Century Version

Bloom’s Taxonomy: The 21st Century Version | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

So much have been written about Bloom’s taxonomy; one click in a search engine will flood your page with hundreds of articles all of which revolve around this taxonomy. Only few are those who have tried to customize it to fit in the 21st century educational paradigm. As a fan of Bloom’s pedagogy and being a classroom practitioner, I always look for new ways to improve my learning and teaching, and honestly speaking , if you are a teacher/ educator and still do not understand Bloom’s taxonomy then you are missing out on a great educational resource.
The following article is a summary and a fruit of my long painstaking research in the field of Bloom’s taxonomy. The purpose is to help teachers grow professionally and provide them with a solid informational background on how to better understand and apply Bloom’s taxonomy in classrooms in the light of the new technological advances and innovations..
Bloom’s taxonomy of learning as Wikipedia has put it is “ a classification of learning objectives within education proposed in 1956 by a committee of educators chaired by Benjamin Bloom ”. Although it received little attention when first published, Bloom’s taxonomy has since been translated into 22 languages and is one of the most widely applied and most often cited reference in education.
Bloom, being convinced of the importance of thinking behaviors in the processes of learnign, had spearheaded a group of brilliant educational psychologists to undertake the task of classifying educational goals and objectives. They first came up with a general framework which was turned later on to a taxonomy of 3 domains.

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21st century teaching tips for teachers

21st century teaching tips for teachers | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

To teach is to learn twice over. Learning becomes a life long process and teachers are forever learners. If you ever think you have reached the acme of your performance then you have to know it is the start of your end. Some teachers get lazy after a few years of teaching and others do not go beyond their text book. do you belong to any of these categories ? if so then you are not a teacher but just a hard working student.

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No Projector? Use QR Code & SlideShare to Share a Presentation on Smartphones - SocialTimes.com

No Projector? Use QR Code & SlideShare to Share a Presentation on Smartphones - SocialTimes.com | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

No Projector?Use QR Code & SlideShare to Share a Presentation on Smartphones...

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10 ways to use Google Plus in the classroom | The Theatre Professor

10 ways to use Google Plus in the classroom | The Theatre Professor | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

Google+ can easily be incorporated in the classroom. Here are 10 Google+ features and ideas one educator has used that work for her and her students.

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Education Articles

In December of 1999, Time Magazine named Albert Einstein “Person of the Century” arguing that his discoveries revolutionized humans’ understanding of the universe.

Although lauded for his scientific mind, Einstein was also a philosopher. Borrowing from his experiences living in Nazi Germany, or during the time he spent straining to understand scientific principles, he expressed his ideas about the challenges of daily life.

As Einstein was a professor of physics, quite a few of his most known sayings relate to education. Take a look at ten pieces of Einstein’s educational philosophy below—some are sure to inspire:

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The Ultimate Guide To Apple’s New Education Initiative | Edudemic

The Ultimate Guide To Apple’s New Education Initiative | Edudemic | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

Apple has just unveiled their latest attempt to rethink an entire market. It’s not a new tablet, phone, or even a device at all. Today at the Guggenheim, Apple announced how it will essentially get more school districts to buy iPads. But it’s not just about the money, there’s some amazing software that’s rethinking the tried-and-true textbook publishing model.

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The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You | Edudemic

The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You | Edudemic | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011. In order to put together a list of the best Web 2.0 classroom tools, I polled my Twitter followers, Facebook fans (are they still called fans? Likes?) and ran a contest to try and get as many submissions as possible.

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Bloomin' iPad by Kathy Schrock

Bloomin' iPad by Kathy Schrock | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it

Below you will find links to iPad applications that target the various levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.

I only included free apps that were "content-neutral" to make them usable across the curriculum. I also tried to include apps for the iPad only, but a few iPhone apps may have snuck in!

Each app image is clickable, and you will be taken to the iTunes Store to learn more about each one.

If you have other iPad apps you would like to recommend that meet the same criteria, please fill out the Google Survey at the bottom of this page. The results will be public so we can all benefit from each other's expertise. I also have another Web site with links to all things iPad if you are interested!

- Kathy

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How Gaming Is Changing the Classroom - Education - GOOD

How Gaming Is Changing the Classroom - Education - GOOD | Education and Technology Hand in Hand | Scoop.it
Your favorites, like Angry Birds and World of Warcraft, are leading the educational gaming revolution.
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