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The Top 10 iPad Apps for Special Education -- THE Journal

The Top 10 iPad Apps for Special Education -- THE Journal | EdTech News | Scoop.it

"The iPad takeover of public education isn’t just confined to the mainstream classroom: Special needs educators, too, are finding that  iPads can be a vital tool to support independence. What sets the iPad apart from other devices is the simple and visually robust user interface that can be used by almost everyone. It’s also a highly customizable device that can be set up with applications and assistive features to support a variety of special needs."


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Stacey Py Flynn's comment, June 20, 2013 7:41 AM
Good stuff - thanks for the post!
Denver Leigh Watson, M.Ed, LDTC's curator insight, September 18, 2013 10:30 AM

I love these lists!

Marianne Gunn's curator insight, December 16, 2013 1:46 AM

While I do believe these apps could use a bit more work and cost a little less I am happy to see technology in special education classrooms. In many cases children with special needs cam work better with computers than they do with people.

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NMC/CoSN Horizon Report > 2017 K-12 Edition

NMC/CoSN Horizon Report > 2017 K-12 Edition | EdTech News | Scoop.it
What is on the five-year horizon for K-12 schools worldwide? Which trends and technologies will drive educational change? What are the challenges that we consider as solvable or difficult to overcome, and how can we strategize effective solutions? These questions regarding technology adoption and educational change steered the collaborative research and discussions of a body of 61 experts to produce the NMC/CoSN Horizon Report > 2017 K-12 Edition, in partnership with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and made possible by mindSpark Learning. 

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9 Essential #EdTech Ideas to Share With Your Team

9 Essential #EdTech Ideas to Share With Your Team | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Technology is playing a bigger role in classrooms and schools in this country and around the world. Here are a few thoughts to kee

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Digital skills that teachers need for the connected classroom #1: Backchannels | World of Better Learning | Cambridge University Press

Digital skills that teachers need for the connected classroom #1: Backchannels | World of Better Learning | Cambridge University Press | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Nik Peachey starts his new series on digital teaching skills by looking at the benefits of using a backchannel in a face-to-face class.
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A good article highlighting the benefits of backchannels for learning.
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To be creative, learn these seven stages of creativity

To be creative, learn these seven stages of creativity | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Art is hard. Creative insights are hard to predict, and just when it gets difficult, your mind immediately jumps to a distraction: something easier to do, an excuse, a scapegoat.
To get the most out of your creative energy, carve out space for creative work. To make that space, you need to make space for the other types of work, too. The key to this is understanding how creative insights happen.

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Bringing Inquiry-Based Learning Into Your Class - Edutopia

Bringing Inquiry-Based Learning Into Your Class - Edutopia | EdTech News | Scoop.it
A four-step approach to using a powerful model that increases student agency in learning.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, December 7, 2016 8:46 AM
Inquiry as a learning style - types
David W. Deeds's curator insight, December 9, 2016 12:15 AM

Interesting stuff. Thanks to Viljenka Savli. 

Victor Ventura's curator insight, March 28, 7:45 AM
Read the opening sentence to understand this teacher's belief in the power of inquiry based learning. His approach is sensible.
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Shifting the paradigm: making digital learning the norm

Shifting the paradigm: making digital learning the norm | EdTech News | Scoop.it
With the widespread use of technology and social media in society, where communications are increasingly fragmented and non-linear, catering for the needs of learners has probably never been more challenging. However, technology has provided us with an unprecedented opportunity to transform education and create flexible and personalised learning experiences for students.

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Jeff Magoto's curator insight, August 16, 11:48 AM
Succinct statement of what we should be aiming for in digital learning and CMC.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 17, 2:19 AM
Digital learning
Christophe BRIGNOT's curator insight, August 18, 9:53 AM
Quelques outils intéressant pour ceux qui voudraient utiliser les outils digitaux pour animer leur cours
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The Educator’s Guide to Social Media

The Educator’s Guide to Social Media | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Some educators hesitate to use social media in class and in their personal and professional lives. This guide shows how educators can use these powerful tools productively and safely while enhancing -- not risking -- their professional reputation.
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A Parent’s Guide to Kik

A Parent’s Guide to Kik | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Click Here to Download  Full Guide (PDF) 5 Questions (PDF) Jump to Top 5 Questions Parents Ask About Kik Kik is a community chat app that allows users to connect with brands or chat one-on-one or in groups, with text, emojis, memes, videos and photos. Teens love Kik because it’s an “in the moment” experience,…
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Google’s new ‘Be Internet Awesome’ is a fun way for kids to learn to make smart online decisions « SafeKids.com SafeKids.com

Google’s new ‘Be Internet Awesome’ is a fun way for kids to learn to make smart online decisions « SafeKids.com SafeKids.com | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Lecturing kids about internet safety has never been a good strategy. Conversations help, but engaging children in ways that are fun can have a much bigger impact. That’s why ConnectSafely is proud to partner with Google on its new Be Internet Awesome program, a fun way to help kids learn about internet safety, privacy and security. Other [...]
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Google Partners with ISTE and Others to Create Digital Citizenship Game

Google Partners with ISTE and Others to Create Digital Citizenship Game | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Be Internet Awesome aims to educate digital civility in an interactive way.
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Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future

Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World | EdTech News | Scoop.it
But in an increasingly connected and digital world, the things a student needs to know are indeed changing—fundamental human needs sometimes drastically redressed for an alien modern world. Just as salt allowed for the keeping of meats, the advent of antibiotics made deadly viruses and diseases simply inconvenient, and electricity completely altered when and where we slept and work and played, technology is again changing the kind of “stuff” a student needs to know.

Of course, these are just starters. Such a list really could go on forever.

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Top 10 Productivity Apps for iPad Users curated by Educators' Tech

Top 10 Productivity Apps for iPad Users curated by Educators' Tech | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Here's everything that happens in one minute on the internet

Here's everything that happens in one minute on the internet | EdTech News | Scoop.it
The scale of the internet is so great, that it doesn’t make sense to look at the information on a monthly basis, or even to use daily figures.

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Here's everything that happens in one minute on the internet
Philippe Coll's curator insight, September 12, 12:14 PM
C'est toujours intéressant à regarder, ce genre d'infographies...
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School Culture Rewired: Proven Strategies from an Expert - Sept. 11 - 4pm #EdWeb webinar

School Culture Rewired: Proven Strategies from an Expert - Sept. 11 - 4pm #EdWeb webinar | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Steve presents major components for rewiring your own school's culture as well as experiences from the field that school leaders have shared.

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Equip Students to be Skilled Searchers! – Teacher Reboot Camp

Equip Students to be Skilled Searchers! – Teacher Reboot Camp | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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Always good to see updated reviews of kid search engines.
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The future of teaching is online

The future of teaching is online | EdTech News | Scoop.it
I think online teaching has a brighter future than teaching in the classroom. Learners want flexibility and an individualized approach classrooms can’t provide. Our lifestyle and workplace are changing and the demands for developing necessary skills and knowledge within a short period of time are growing.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 26, 12:36 AM

An interview with an online teacher.

Andrea Paola's curator insight, August 27, 9:50 AM
This is post is a wake-up call for 21st Century teachers! As  Wright mentioned, the world is changing, education is changing and as a teachers have to change as well. Traditional classrooms are demanded to face new challenges and as we could see from the founder of ESL teacher's notebook answers, technology is taking traditional classrooms place.  For me, is not something that is going to happen too soon; however, we need to be prepared to adapt ourselves to any teaching context. 

I also consider important to take into account the interviewee reasoning about the interaction between teacher and student. The way virtual education is facing the new world's demands has pushed it to create better ways of communication between teachers and learners and have lead to a more learner centered view of the process. 

The relevance of this contribution, for me, lays on the fact we as Colombian teacher should take a wider look to the global necessities and use them as a tool to see technology not only as a material resource but also as a mean of high-quality education, and why not as a labor market 
 
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What's the Difference Between the Internet and the Web?

What's the Difference Between the Internet and the Web? | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Internet and web are often used interchangeably, but they actually mean different things. The difference is largely about hardware vs. digital content.
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Yes, Smartphones Are Destroying a Generation, But Not of Kids | JSTOR Daily

Yes, Smartphones Are Destroying a Generation, But Not of Kids | JSTOR Daily | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Why parents need to embrace our role as digital mentors: offering kids and teens ongoing support and guidance in how to use the internet appropriately.
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A Parent’s Guide to Cybersecurity

A Parent’s Guide to Cybersecurity | EdTech News | Scoop.it
If you’d like to reprint multiple copies, please click here. Educators and community groups, find out how to get 150 printed copies free of charge.  Just about everyone is online these days, including the vast majority of teens and a growing number of young children. Whether by surfing the Web, watching a video, texting, using a…
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Parent & Educator Guide to Media Literacy & Fake News

Parent & Educator Guide to Media Literacy & Fake News | EdTech News | Scoop.it
By Kerry Gallagher, JD and Larry Magid, Ed.D  Click Here to Download  Full Guide (PDF) Top 5 Questions (PDF) Click for press release about guide We hear a lot about “fake news,” but that term, which was coined fairly recently, is really a symptom of much larger problems, including the lack of media literacy. In fact,…
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Be Internet Awesome is a multifaceted program that includes a fun and free web-based game called Interland and an educational curriculum to teach kids how to be safe and responsible explorers of the online world.
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Digital Tools Transform K–12 Classrooms and Fuel Collaboration and Culture by Meghan Bogardus Cortez

Digital Tools Transform K–12 Classrooms and Fuel Collaboration and Culture by Meghan Bogardus Cortez | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Technology is forcing education leaders to rethink everything from floor plans to curriculum.

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Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive - Mind/Shift 

Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive - Mind/Shift  | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Design is an artistic endeavor that values the creative and human centered application of math, science and technology. Using design to help others learn science is not intuitive, however, once practiced you will see how humanistic and authentic it is to incorporate design in any subject. Below is a list of the most promising benefits that I have noticed in the past six years for using design as a framework and making as the engine to empower students as they gain and apply their scientific literacy.

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The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

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The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

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