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Study calls for stronger focus on IT and entrepreneurial skills in schools

Study calls for stronger focus on IT and entrepreneurial skills in schools | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it
European Commission - Press Release - European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 November 2012

 

The teaching of IT, entrepreneurial and citizenship skills is fundamental for preparing young people for today's job market, but, in general, schools are still paying insufficient attention to these transversal skills compared with basic skills in literacy, mathematics and science, according to a new European Commission report. Part of the problem is rooted in difficulties with assessment.

 

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-12-1224_en.htm?locale=en

 


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Everybody Wants to MOOC the World

Everybody Wants to MOOC the World | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it

According to Michael Feldstein, author of this post, two things are missing - a sustainability model and teaching!


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The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years

The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it
If you were asked to name the most important innovation in transportation over the last 200 years, you might say the combustion engine, air travel, Henry Ford’s Model-T production line or even...

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Excellent Apple VPP deployment guide

Great presentation about iPads in the classroom and implementation tips


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Karen Williams's curator insight, March 18, 2013 11:03 PM

Practical guide to school set up of iPads.

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The Global Education Conference Network - GlobalEdCon: Connecting Educators and Organizations Worldwide

The Global Education Conference Network - GlobalEdCon: Connecting Educators and Organizations Worldwide | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it
Join our online community for those interested in global education. Contribute by adding media, conversation, and collaborative projects.
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Online Educational Delivery Models: A Descriptive View (EDUCAUSE Review)

Online Educational Delivery Models: A Descriptive View (EDUCAUSE Review) | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online...

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The Best Unit I've Ever Taught (By Accident) | Edu Musings

The best unit I have ever taught was an accident. It wasn?t part of the curriculum, and it all took place during lunch, after school, and on weekends.
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8 Great Tips for Education and Instructional Technology Innovation | Emerging Education Technology

8 Great Tips for Education and Instructional Technology Innovation | Emerging Education Technology | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it
A collection of ideas to position administrators and educators to encourage and embrace innovative uses of instructional and education technologies in their...

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Fred Wilson on ed tech: 4 takeaways for educators and entrepreneurs

Fred Wilson on ed tech: 4 takeaways for educators and entrepreneurs | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it
As part of an open online course on entrepreneurship in education, Union Square Ventures managing partner Fred Wilson talks about the role of venture capital, potential business models in ed tech and a few areas that are most ripe for innovation.
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YouTube Education Summit Recap

The YouTube Education Summit marked the first gathering of educators and content producers interested in expanding YouTube's EDU portal...
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Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms | Video on TED.com

TED Talks In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.

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Authors Call for Creation of Independent Ed Tech Rating Body

Authors Call for Creation of Independent Ed Tech Rating Body | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it

"The authors of a new paper for The Hamilton Project have called for a creation of an independent agency used to evaluate the potential of education technology. The agency, which Aaron Chatterji and Benjamin Jones, of Duke University and Northwestern respectively, propose should be named EDU STAR, would spur further development in the sector that has seen little innovation compared to other economic areas."


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I asked teachers one question...

I asked teachers one question... | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it

As a teacher, what is the most challenging part about integrating technology into your lessons? To add to the survey, please go to http://felixj.me/twt


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Mack James's curator insight, March 7, 2013 1:56 PM

Tis is great to evaluate ourself and see were we need improm=vment to better integrae technology :)

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Education Rethink: Interview with Nikhil Goyal

Education Rethink: Interview with Nikhil Goyal | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it

Student voice has become a popular rallying cry from both the corporate education reformers and the alternative schooling movement. Often, I've been disappointed by a lack of depth and a failure to articulate the nuances of education ideas and policies.

 

Therefore, when I first started getting to know Nikhil Goyal over at the Cooperative Catalyst, I found his approach to be intelligent, nuanced, passionate and humble. He recently wrote a book One Size Does Not Fit All where he spells out not only the issues in education but some of the solutions we might want to consider. It is not surprising that he has been featured in many media outlets and spoken up in various forums. He embodies the humble, human, confident student voice we are often missing in education reform circles. The following is an interview with Nikhil Goyal:

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Why Every School Needs an 'Innovation Day' | Teachers on Good

Why Every School Needs an 'Innovation Day' | Teachers on Good | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it

Google’s policy of 20 percent time—giving employees plenty of free time work on whatever they want—is world famous for being the birthplace of innovative products— most famously, Gmail. But what would happen if schools gave students a similar amount of unstructured free time and allowed them to take control of their own learning? This spring Matthew Bebbington, a high school physical education teacher in the U.K., decided to find out. He organized a school-wide "Innovation Day" that let 80 students between the ages of 11-15 choose what and how to learn.

 


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Canadian EdTech Teacher Survey

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Do ‘glassboards’ have a future in the classroom? | lavalnews.ca

Do ‘glassboards’ have a future in the classroom? | lavalnews.ca | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it

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"The Audrey Test": Or, What Should Every Techie Know About Education?

"The Audrey Test": Or, What Should Every Techie Know About Education? | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it
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Most ed-tech startups suck! Here’s where they’re going wrong.

Most ed-tech startups suck! Here’s where they’re going wrong. | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it
Guest Post This may come as a surprise to ed-tech companies, but you’re not going to invent the next big thing by shooting in the dark.
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Ed-tech sector is booming | CanadianBusiness.com

Ed-tech sector is booming | CanadianBusiness.com | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it
Canadian education startups grew by 65% in five years as the technology of learning changes our schools and universities.
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Classroom of 2020: The future is very different than you think

Classroom of 2020: The future is very different than you think | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it
Courses could have thousands of students, students could teach.

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The Future Of Technology And Education

The Future Of Technology And Education | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it
"Knowing something is probably an obsolete idea. You don’t actually need to know anything. … It’s the teacher’s job to point young minds toward the right kind of questions.
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8 entrepreneurs’ opinions on tech education options available today

8 entrepreneurs’ opinions on tech education options available today | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it

One great thing about the tech space is that anyone can enter it from anywhere. Whether working with a developer or picking up a coding language yourself, you can truly create something ...


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Pros and Cons of The Flipped Classroom

Pros and Cons of The Flipped Classroom | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it
Educator, Don Goble, takes a look at the flipped classroom from a variety of perspectives. He shared his results with TeachHUB.

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Children's Eyes On Earth Winners: The Best Photographs Taken By Kids Around the World

Children's Eyes On Earth Winners: The Best Photographs Taken By Kids Around the World | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it

These are the winning photographs from the Children's Eyes On Earth International Youth Photography Contest, a competition designed to raise environmental awareness while giving budding artists a chance to share their visions with the world.


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