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The Impact of New Technology in Schools - Results are in!

The Impact of New Technology in Schools - Results are in! | EdTech News | Scoop.it
I should state from the outset I'm not sure the impact of any new technology in the classroom will ever be truly measurable. It won't be for the want of trying and there are a number of case studie...

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An excellent discussion starter related to evaluating the impact of ICT in education. A current focus for postgraduate students.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, September 3, 2013 1:36 PM

The video on this site is remarkable --several languages, different subjects and topics--all telling a similar story: mobile technology boosts engagement and learning in school.--Lou

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The real impact of new technology in school doesn’t have anything to do with grades. The fact that I was able to bring many different opportunities for learning into my classroom always felt right as we went through the process at A level. As you can see in the video above, at the Stephen Perse Foundation the GCSE cohort had many opportunities to express their learning. At a time when collaboration and communication skills are at the top of any employers desirable qualities, it is fitting we are seeing more of it in our classrooms.

পারভেজ মাস্ঊদ's curator insight, September 6, 2013 1:52 PM
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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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Bloom’s Taxonomy Periodic Table of Activities

Bloom’s Taxonomy Periodic Table of Activities | EdTech News | Scoop.it

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8 Handy Google Drive Search Tips for Teachers - Educator's Technology

8 Handy Google Drive Search Tips for Teachers - Educator's Technology | EdTech News | Scoop.it
For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, here is a handy visual featuring 8 important Google Drive search tips for teachers. More specifically, you will get to learn how to: search for a document that contains a specific phrase, search for files that contain at least one of the words, find documents that do not contain a particular word, find documents owned or shared by or with a particular person, search your Drive by document type, search for documents edited before or after a specific period of time, find documents by title, and finally find items that can be opened by only certain apps.

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Why play is essential to design thinking

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"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct . . . " - Carl Jung, psychologist and psychoanalyst I

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What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking? (EdSurge News)

What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking? (EdSurge News) | EdTech News | Scoop.it
What is Computational Thinking (CT)?

My short definition: CT is a strategy that uses many of the powerful ideas in computer science to solve problems.

Let’s get into a simple, but longer definition. When given any problem, can we formulate it so that it can solved using the power of computers? A computational thinker is one who collects data and analyzes it to understand the problem. That person then decomposes (breaks it down) into simpler problems. Instead of solving only that problem, you look for patterns, remove details and abstract so you can solve all problems of that type. You define the steps to solve the problem (the algorithm) and if possible, build a model to simulate, test and debug the solution. See my doodle below explaining these components of computational thinking.

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ConnectEd – STEAM Ahead With Social Media

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By Eliza Kennedy Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training wrote in his recent article STEM Education – Building Skills for the Future, “Sparkin
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I like the way this article promotes the use of social media to enable, empower, opportunity focused learning in STEAM.
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Even Apple is acknowledging that the “iPads in education” fad is coming to an end

Even Apple is acknowledging that the “iPads in education” fad is coming to an end | EdTech News | Scoop.it
"A disaster." "Largely gaming devices." "Students use them as toys. Word processing is near to impossible." "WE NEED LAPTOPS!!!" These were the findings from a survey of high school students and teachers in a district in the US state of Maine on how effective iPads were for learning and teaching. Almost 90% of teachers and 74

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Plagiarism Checker - 100% Free Plagiarism Checker Tool | Solid SEO Tools

Plagiarism Checker - 100% Free Plagiarism Checker Tool | Solid SEO Tools | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Plagiarism Checker can detect plagiarized contents for everyone. It's a free plagiarism checker tool with no limitations. So don't be plagiarized anymore

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EarthCam - Webcam Network worldwide

EarthCam - Webcam Network worldwide | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Webcam Network | EarthCam. EarthCam is the leading network of live webcams and offers the most comprehensive search engine of internet cameras from around the world. EarthCam also creates and produces live webcasts in addition to providing complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live streaming video camera systems for its consumers and corporate clients.

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NMC and CoSN Release the Horizon Report > 2016 K-12 Edition & Toolkit

NMC and CoSN Release the Horizon Report > 2016 K-12 Edition & Toolkit | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Key Trends Accelerating K-12 Educational Technology Adoption
The NMC/CoSN Horizon Report > 2016 K-12 Edition identifies “Coding as a Literacy” and “Students as Creators” as short-term trends accelerating the adoption of educational technology in K-12 education over the next one to two years. “Collaborative Learning” and “Deeper Learning Approaches” are mid-term trends expected to drive technology use in the next three to five years; meanwhile, “Redesigning Learning Spaces” and “Rethinking How Schools Work” are long-term trends anticipated to impact institutions for the next five years or more.

Significant Challenges Impeding K-12 Educational Technology Adoption
Several challenges are barriers to the mainstream use of technology in schools. “Authentic Learning Experiences” and “Rethinking the Roles of Teachers” are perceived as solvable challenges — those which we both understand and know how to solve. “Advancing Digital Equity” and “Scaling Teaching Innovations” are considered difficult challenges, which are defined and well understood but with solutions that are elusive. Described as wicked challenges are the “Achievement Gap” and “Personalizing Learning,” which are complex to define, much less to address.

Important Developments in Educational Technology for K-12 Education
Additionally, the report identifies makerspaces and online learning as digital strategies and technologies expected to enter mainstream use in the near-term horizon of one year or less. Robotics and virtual reality are seen in the mid-term horizon of two to three years; artificial intelligence and wearable technology are seen emerging in the far-term horizon of four to five years.

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Put tape over your webcam, FBI director warns by  Adam Boult

Put tape over your webcam, FBI director warns by  Adam Boult | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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Don’t Leave Learning Up to Chance: Framing and Reflection

Don’t Leave Learning Up to Chance: Framing and Reflection | EdTech News | Scoop.it
When educators take the time to explicitly frame the maker activities and build meaningful reflection in at the end, they're helping to ensure kids are reaching

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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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Evaluating personalization

Evaluating personalization | EdTech News | Scoop.it
In my last post, I looked at the way that, in the absence of a clear, shared understanding of what ‘personalization’ means, it has come to be used as a slogan for the promoters of edtech. In this post, I want to look a little more closely at the constellation of meanings that are associated…

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Computational Thinking for Teacher Education

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Specifically, teacher educators need to provide teachers with the content, pedagogy, and instructional strategies needed to incorporate computational thinking into their curricula and practice in meaningful ways, enabling their students to use its core concepts and dispositions to solve discipline-specific and interdisciplinary problems.


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Paul Herring's curator insight, July 20, 10:23 PM
CT has "... begun to have significant influence in multiple fields, including biology, journalism, finance, and archaeology,22 making it important to include computational thinking as a priority for K-12 education."
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Mathematics K - 12 - Resources for Ontario educators

Mathematics K - 12 - Resources for Ontario educators | EdTech News | Scoop.it

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5 Education Technologies to Watch

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"t’s no secret that technologies come and go. In fact, the ever-changing technological landscape makes it incredibly difficult to keep up with the latest and greatest tech trends, let alone plan how new tools can be used to enhance course instruction and student engagement."


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Education overhaul - what it means for students, parents and schools - National - NZ Herald News

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A Handy Chart Featuring - Tools and Apps for Creating Educational Screencasts via @medkh9

A screencast, also known as video screen capture, is a great way for teachers to create and share instructional videos and explanator

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Differentiated Instruction: Resource Roundup - Edutopia Sept. 12/16 Updates

Differentiated Instruction: Resource Roundup - Edutopia Sept. 12/16 Updates | EdTech News | Scoop.it
In this collection of tools and advice from Edutopia and the web, find resources to help you adjust instruction in response to diverse learner needs and interests.

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, September 17, 2016 5:38 PM
Differentiation is the most equitable way to teach. Here is a timely resource for teachers who want to adjust what they are doing to be more effective.
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Q&A with author of book on how technology is changing education

Q&A with author of book on how technology is changing education | EdTech News | Scoop.it
New book examines how technology is changing education -- and whether that change is for the better.

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Download the FREE Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs Poster via GDC

Download the FREE Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs Poster via GDC | EdTech News | Scoop.it
The wait is over—our popular Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs poster is now available as a giant 18x30 inch PDF file, and it's yours for FREE!

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Swift Playgrounds now available on the App Store

Swift Playgrounds now available on the App Store | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Swift Playgrounds, an innovative new iPad app from Apple that makes learning to code easy and fun for everyone, is now available on the App Store. With Swift Playgrounds, real coding concepts are brought to life with an interactive interface that allows students and beginners to explore working with Swift, the easy-to-learn programming language from Apple used by professional developers to create world-class apps.

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