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How Computer Technology Will Transform Schools Of The Future

How Computer Technology Will Transform Schools Of The Future | EdTech | Scoop.it

Nearly every other industry has been changed beyond recognition by the invention of computers. Why not education, arguably one of the industries with the most to gain?


The answer is probably some combination of rank incompetence, institutional conservatism, and perverse incentives.


Via Nik Peachey
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It's happening faster than a lot of people realize. Interested in seeing "results" in student learning growth between the "have and have not" countries. Hopefully the gap will close.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 26, 7:51 PM
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A very technology orientated view, but well worth a read.

 

I would add to what Nik says. It's more than a tech view, it's quite dismissive of the role of the teacher. For example: "That one headset and computer could replace traditional textbooks, teacher time, educational props, and field trips, which cost far more than a VR headset."


I love, love, love technology and fun new toys, but I suspect it's going to be a loooong time before we can replace all of the above with one VR headset. When it comes to spending money on technology in education, we must be quite strategic. We can all cite examples where the technology was provided without training, so the new computers/laptops/tablets sat in the school unused. I suspect giving everyone a VR headset would fall into this same category unless it was carefully planned and implemented to support curriculum. 


I would, however, love to be the first person who gets to stand on the surface of Mars! 

Sieg Holle's curator insight, August 29, 12:21 PM

Moving toward the age of "learning" abundance despite the opposition inevitable.....

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Distill: Free HD Stock Video Footage

Distill: Free HD Stock Video Footage | EdTech | Scoop.it

Curated HD Video Free For Your Personal and Commercial Use


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Breath of fresh air. Good quality. Aesthetically pleasing. Artistic. Done by people who can see. Nothing like the trash you see on YouTube.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 18, 7:36 AM

Great free HD video clips to use in class for generating discussion.

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Resourceful YouTube Channels for Teachers and Educators - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Resourceful YouTube Channels for Teachers and Educators - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | EdTech | Scoop.it
How do you look for educational videos for your classroom? I guess most of us just Google with the keyword and do little research to find out the appropriate video. However, your work will become little easier if you know some of the amazing YouTube channels.

Here is a big categorized list of YouTube channels that provide quality educational videos regularly.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, December 8, 4:00 PM

This great list is a great way to find good EDU resources on Youtube

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, December 9, 7:01 AM

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 9, 3:12 PM

This article shares some excellent YouTube channels useful for the classroom. Any educators care to share their experience with using YouTube in the classroom?

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See How Humans Have Reshaped the Globe With This Interactive Atlas

See How Humans Have Reshaped the Globe With This Interactive Atlas | EdTech | Scoop.it

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Earth is changing rapidly, and an increasing number of scientists say that humans have become the dominant force driving these changes. While the term has no formal definition, many agree that we are now living in an age shaped by human activity: the Anthropocene.

Evidence for the Anthropocene ranges from worldwide population booms to the expansive transformation of the landscape. But solutions are cropping up at the local level that could help create a more resilient global community." 

 

Tags: ESRI, anthropocene, environment depend, sustainability. 


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Olga Boldina's curator insight, December 3, 3:25 AM

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Truthbehere2's curator insight, December 5, 10:01 AM

Well duh...we are very greedy leeches that don't want to take the time to restore and repair what we take and destroy...

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, December 8, 10:58 AM

Excellent use of an Esri Storymap to outline how humans have changed Earth over time.

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CoSN and AASA Launch Tech Toolkit for Superintendents -- THE Journal

CoSN and AASA Launch Tech Toolkit for Superintendents -- THE Journal | EdTech | Scoop.it
The Consortium for School Networking and the School Superintendents Association have released a new toolkit designed to help current and aspiring superintendents build their knowledge, skills and confidence as technology leaders for their schools.
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Does technology add value?

Does technology add value? | EdTech | Scoop.it

From the article:

 "... Does technology add any value?” 

 

Did the assignment create capacity for critical thinking on the Web?

Did the assignment reach new areas of teaching students to develop new lines of inquiry?

Are there opportunities to broaden the perspective of the conversation with authentic audiences from around the world?

Is there an opportunity for students to publish (across various media) with an opportunity for continuous feedback?

Is there an option for students to create a contribution (purposeful work)?

Were students introduced to the best example in the world of the content or skill?

 

" ...if the answer is “no” to any of the questions, the use of technology should be considered suspect."  

 

 


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Excellent article. Looking for probative value. If not, you might be wasting your time, or your students' time. But at the same time, if district or school has no support, or turned-on and tuned-in leaders to provide meaningful feedback, it's all one big crapshoot. Ouch.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 12, 2:12 PM

Interesting article with some useful ideas.

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Here Are The Apps Apple Just Killed With iOS 8

Here Are The Apps Apple Just Killed With iOS 8 | EdTech | Scoop.it
Apple filled in the gaps with its newly announced iOS 8, generously borrowing from other apps and leaving their continued success a question.
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Change is good. Change is bad. Whichever way you look at it, you need to think about how to deal with it if your going to move on to iOS 8.

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A free 3D modeling app for iPad

A free 3D modeling app for iPad | EdTech | Scoop.it

We believe in the power of 3D thinking and our vision is to make 3D modeling, designing + printing more accessible and affordable for people of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds.
There are many potential uses for Morphi - prototyping, visualization, making functional products and wearables, creating decorative items, rendering quick architectural models, building 3D models to teach STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art + Math), literacy and much, much more.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 27, 3:02 AM

This is a great app to get students started creating and designing 3D objects and printing them on a 3D printer.

Maru Peltonen's curator insight, July 28, 7:28 AM

Ja lisää kokeiltavaa.

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Who Made Me Sick? Do You Have Cooties? A Participatory Simulation for iPads -- THE Journal

Who Made Me Sick? Do You Have Cooties? A Participatory Simulation for iPads -- THE Journal | EdTech | Scoop.it
This week’s blog features a fun, engaging, and intellectually stimulating (free) iPad app: The Cootie Participatory Simulation. In participating in the simulation of the spread of an infectious disease – the Cuddle germ – children learn how diseases are spread. Usable from 1st to 12th grade.
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Sounds like a great activity/lesson for learning.  "Research shows over and over again that ownership – for example, participation – leads to increased learning."

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Starting and Maintaining a Virtual School -- THE Journal

Starting and Maintaining a Virtual School -- THE Journal | EdTech | Scoop.it
Scott Merrick is the v-Learning Specialist at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (TN). Here, he recounts how the district built a virtual school, how he keeps students engaged and how he plans to expand the school's offerings.
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This paradigm can only grow. My guess is that Google will someday take a stranglehold of all online education in the future. It's too easy. What educational institutions could ever match the resources of Google? A Brave New World!

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BenQ Launches Grant Program for Interactive Displays -- THE Journal

BenQ Launches Grant Program for Interactive Displays -- THE Journal | EdTech | Scoop.it
BenQ has kicked off a new grant program for education.
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Supporting English Language Learners under New Standards -- Open Oregon State | Oregon State Ecampus | OSU Degrees Online

Supporting English Language Learners under New Standards -- Open Oregon State | Oregon State Ecampus | OSU Degrees Online | EdTech | Scoop.it

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Free Technology for Teachers: Photo Mapo for Archiving Summer (and other things)

Free Technology for Teachers: Photo Mapo for Archiving Summer (and other things) | EdTech | Scoop.it

"While gathering resources to share with campus teachers, I stumbled upon thePhoto Mapo app and quickly added it to my list of tools for summer archival. The intent was to provide a repository of tools and applications that educators could utilize in the midst of their staycations and vacations that could also be extended to the classroom. Photo Mapo is a FREE app that does just that. "


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Just downloaded and checked it out. So easy to use. Choose a photo and that's it! (GPS data with photo, of course.) Lots of templates to choose from. 

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, June 9, 11:42 PM

Very useful for fieldtrips and site -based learning activities - the app allows you to record the location, a map, a photo and notes about the location in a single "postcard" style image.  Geological survey, environmental outings, etc could all be recorded with this innovative, yet very simple application.

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14 Reasons Why Your iPhone Goes Out Of Battery Quickly - @Lifehack

14 Reasons Why Your iPhone Goes Out Of Battery Quickly - @Lifehack | EdTech | Scoop.it
The iPhone battery is known to not be the best. However, there are 15 reasons why and 14 solutions to increase your battery's effectiveness.

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Thought I would know them all. Not even close. 

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Kathy Schrock's Guide to Infographics

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Infographics | EdTech | Scoop.it
Infographics are a visual representation of data. When students create infographics, they are using information, visual, and technology literacies. This page includes links to help you develop formative or summative assessments that have students creating infographics to showcase their mastery of knowledge.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 29, 8:24 PM

Here's a treasure trove of expertly curated resources about Infographics.  Thanks Kathy!

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 5, 2:24 PM

I agree that infographics can convey a lot; I need to learn to make them.  

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CommonLit - Creative commons text worksheets

CommonLit - Creative commons text worksheets | EdTech | Scoop.it

CommonLit is a nonprofit organisation building an open-source, free collection of news, poetry, and stories to support literacy, inquiry, and critical thinking.


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From what I perused, material is from grade 4 to grade 9; broken into 3 sections, grades 4 and 5, 6 and 7, 8 and 9. It seems to be a fast site (my location: Tokyo with fiber optic connection and copper backbone). Very well done site. Professionally sharp, simple and attractive. Would really like to see this site grow. Has good material and content. 

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, December 9, 9:27 AM

Topics to discuss in classrroom

Robin Yu's curator insight, December 10, 10:26 AM

A good range of materials on interesting subjects.

Robin Yu's curator insight, December 10, 10:27 AM

Interesting range of materials. 

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Get This Pair of Free Digital books from iPad Educators - Learning in Hand

Get This Pair of Free Digital books from iPad Educators - Learning in Hand | EdTech | Scoop.it

"iPad Educators is a great website with the tagline "Redefining Teaching, From Dubia to the World." The website is run by four educators and is non-commercial, which is great because their app reviews are not paid for by the app developers (as I have discovered, many app review sites get paid to write their reviews). iPad Educators also has featured articles and interviews with iPad educators."

 

http://learninginhand.com/blog/2014/3/20/get-this-pair-of-free-digital-books-from-ipad-educators


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A must bookmark for educators using iPads.

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Liz Wernig's curator insight, October 14, 6:53 AM

Excellent! 

Paul Westeneng's curator insight, October 14, 7:07 AM

Great ebooks When you're looping for iPad apps to support transformationele of learning. Note: they take a while to download. Be patient.

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Twelve Alternatives to "How Was Your Day?" | Education Rethink

Twelve Alternatives to "How Was Your Day?" | Education Rethink | EdTech | Scoop.it
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Maybe some questions worth asking.

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Using Augmented Reality in schools

Using Augmented Reality in schools | EdTech | Scoop.it

Essentially, Augmented Reality is hidden content, most commonly hidden behind marker images, that can be included in printed and film media, as long as the marker is displayed for a suitable length of time, in a steady position for an application (on a device such as a tablet or smartphone, by means of a camera) to identify and analyse it.

 


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Good list of cross curricular use.

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Fernando Mazzuli's curator insight, September 11, 2:29 PM

Um convite para que nossos aprendizes interajam e descubram novos conteúdos

Helen Teague's curator insight, September 13, 6:42 AM

Ideas for classroom use

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, September 29, 10:45 AM

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How Computer Technology Will Transform Schools Of The Future

How Computer Technology Will Transform Schools Of The Future | EdTech | Scoop.it

Nearly every other industry has been changed beyond recognition by the invention of computers. Why not education, arguably one of the industries with the most to gain?


The answer is probably some combination of rank incompetence, institutional conservatism, and perverse incentives.


Via Nik Peachey
Allan Tsuda's insight:

It's happening faster than a lot of people realize. Interested in seeing "results" in student learning growth between the "have and have not" countries. Hopefully the gap will close.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 26, 7:51 PM
Nik Peachey's insight:

A very technology orientated view, but well worth a read.

 

I would add to what Nik says. It's more than a tech view, it's quite dismissive of the role of the teacher. For example: "That one headset and computer could replace traditional textbooks, teacher time, educational props, and field trips, which cost far more than a VR headset."


I love, love, love technology and fun new toys, but I suspect it's going to be a loooong time before we can replace all of the above with one VR headset. When it comes to spending money on technology in education, we must be quite strategic. We can all cite examples where the technology was provided without training, so the new computers/laptops/tablets sat in the school unused. I suspect giving everyone a VR headset would fall into this same category unless it was carefully planned and implemented to support curriculum. 


I would, however, love to be the first person who gets to stand on the surface of Mars! 

Sieg Holle's curator insight, August 29, 12:21 PM

Moving toward the age of "learning" abundance despite the opposition inevitable.....

Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 30, 7:46 AM

Μία αρκετά τεχνολογική προσέγγιση που αξίζει να διαβαστεί

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Apple to release first public beta of OS X Yosemite on Thursday

Apple to release first public beta of OS X Yosemite on Thursday | EdTech | Scoop.it
The first public beta of Apple's forthcoming OS X 10.10 software update, known as Yosemite, will become available to download on Thursday, July 24 for testing ahead of its scheduled release this fall.
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Updated iTunes U Brings Course Tools to iPad -- THE Journal

Updated iTunes U Brings Course Tools to iPad -- THE Journal | EdTech | Scoop.it
Apple's latest iTunes U release adds new tools for building and experiencing educational content on an iPad.
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This looks pretty cool. Gonna give it go when available.

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2014 CoSN IT Leadership Survey

After years of budget cuts, decreases in staffing, and technology improvements delays in school districts, the 2014 IT Leadership Survey shows that the big picture might be improving.
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Great visual summary of the recent 2014 CoSN IT Leadership Survey done through Prezi. 

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A Wonderful Google Tip to Help Students Search for Materials Appropriate to Their Reading Levels ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Google Tip to Help Students Search for Materials Appropriate to Their Reading Levels ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech | Scoop.it
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Motionshows - Create Stunning Professional Video and Web Presentations in Minutes

Motionshows - Create Stunning Professional Video and Web Presentations in Minutes | EdTech | Scoop.it

Motionshows is an online-based SaaS based short video and web presentation tool that allows you to make fantastic multimedia video presentations and on the fly video webpage creation without any editing expertise. Transform any product, promotion or idea into a video slideshow masterpiece complete with special effects, music, text and natural voice then compliment it with an instant customized webpage and URL address to host your new video.


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Took less than 30 minutes to sign up, create a movie, and publish it to YouTube. A good prep before introducing iMovie to younger grades. Very simple to use. Perfect for Google Apps for Education.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 9, 4:07 PM

A program that will make multimedia presentations if you add your images, text, music, voice, special effects to the video timeline.

Basic account (30 sec video) is free.

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Life Feast: App smashing more Study Guides for students

Life Feast: App smashing more Study Guides for students | EdTech | Scoop.it

"Is it time to revise for examinations?


How can we make study guides more visually appealing?


These are some examples of app smashed VISUAL STUDY GUIDES I've prepared for my students:"


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Great delivery method and system. Simple way to present your resources to your students. If you have a system and database to accessing your own resources, how much easier can it get?

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Martínez Andrea's curator insight, June 7, 1:08 PM

Es el momento de revisar los exámenes? Cómo podemos hacer que las  guías de estudio sean atractivas visualmente para los estudiantes? Aquí algunos ejemplos.