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Will Work For Free | OFFICIAL RELEASE | 2013

Will Work For Free is a documentary by Sam Vallely on the subject of technological unemployment. this work is protected under fair use and will always be fre...
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Magnet: Smartphone Camera Mount for Guitars :: Gadgetify.com

Magnet: Smartphone Camera Mount for Guitars :: Gadgetify.com | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Meet the Magnet: a smartphone camera mount for guitars. You can use it to capture slow motion video of your guitar playing to identify how to improve your performance. Users can use it to film their guitar playing at speeds up to 240 frames per second. The Magnet mounts to your guitar fast. Just snap …
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Socrative

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Have you tried the free Chrome App Socrative? This App allows you to set up a virtual classroom where students can enter with just your classroom name (that you create) and answer quizzes, exit questions, short answers...

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The WELL: Ethan Zuckerman - Rewire: Rethinking Globalization in an Age of Connection

The WELL: Ethan Zuckerman - Rewire: Rethinking Globalization in an Age of Connection | Education Technology | Scoop.it
The WELL: Ethan Zuckerman - Rewire: Rethinking Globalization in an Age of Connection
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"fascinating and powerful reflection on what it means to be a citizen of the world in the Internet age."
-- Publisher's Weekly

A conversation between +Jon Lebkowsky  and +Ethan Zuckerman 

"The digital cosmopolitans are the people who use the internet to make meaningful and helpful connections to people in other nations, languages and cultures. The core argument of the book is that it's helpful to build these connections, because it makes us more likely to see problems and opportunities that arise from global connection, and is likely to make us more creative and effective problemsolvers, leveraging cognitive diversity. But it's hard, because there's a tendency to use the internet to connect with the people and topics we already know about."
-- +Ethan Zuckerman 


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Layer-by-Layer: The Evolution of 3-D Printing - IEEE - The Institute

Layer-by-Layer: The Evolution of 3-D Printing - IEEE - The Institute | Education Technology | Scoop.it
IEEE member Charles Hull invented the original process in 1983
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Future Ready Schools: Empowering Educators through Professional Learning toolkit | Office of Educational Technology

Future Ready Schools: Empowering Educators through Professional Learning toolkit | Office of Educational Technology | Education Technology | Scoop.it
 Future Ready Schools: Empowering Educators through Professional Learning toolkit
This toolkit provides leaders with a multi-step decision-making process, practical tools, and numerous examples for setting a trajectory of positive change, moving assertively toward achievement of student learning and improvement goals. The toolkit recognizes that improvements in student learning are related to improvements in educator practice and that strengthened practice is supported by research- and standards-based professional learning.
Navigate through the toolkit using the orange buttons below. You may choose to move linearly from one step to the next, or skip directly to a particular step. You may also access each tool directly from the sidebar.
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Airwheel X8 (Carbon Fiber) Self Balancing Unicycle :: Gadgetify.com

Airwheel X8 (Carbon Fiber) Self Balancing Unicycle :: Gadgetify.com | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Meet the Airwheel X8: a self-balancing electric unicycle that helps you get around. It has an intelligent balancing chip to maintain balance. It runs on battery and can go 23 km when fully charged. The device has a max speed of 18 km/h and weighs only 11 kg. The below video shows this self-balancing electric …
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Creating conditions for school innovation: Advice from a Chief Innovation Officer

Creating conditions for school innovation: Advice from a Chief Innovation Officer | Education Technology | Scoop.it

Editor's note: Continuing our EdTech leadership series, today’s guest author is Ryan Bretag, Chief Innovation Officer at Glenbrook High School District 225, in Illinois. Since age six Ryan has “thought big” about education, questioning why we do what we do and how we can do better. After spending 15 years in schools, his current role focuses on innovation, whole-child education and technology initiatives. Ryan is also completing his doctoral work on spaces people inhabit for learning. To learn more check out the full interview with Ryan or view these recorded sessions on innovation at work from Atmosphere Live. 

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10 steps to promoting diversity in gaming - eCampus News

10 steps to promoting diversity in gaming - eCampus News | Education Technology | Scoop.it
The key to successfully using games for education, say experts, is in promoting a diverse “ecosystem” of gameplay complete with codes of conduct.
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Manufacturing will radically change with HP’s move into the 3D printing market | Impact Lab

Manufacturing will radically change with HP’s move into the 3D printing market | Impact Lab | Education Technology | Scoop.it
HP's new Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer. In October, HP announced that it's entering the 3D printing market with an industrial machine that is 10 times faster
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The Myth Of AI | Edge.org

The Myth Of AI | Edge.org | Education Technology | Scoop.it

The idea that computers are people has a long and storied history. It goes back to the very origins of computers, and even from before. There's always been a question about whether a program is something alive or not since it intrinsically has some kind of autonomy at the very least, or it wouldn't be a program. There has been a domineering subculture—that's been the most wealthy, prolific, and influential subculture in the technical world—that for a long time has not only promoted the idea that there's an equivalence between algorithms and life, and certain algorithms and people, but a historical determinism that we're inevitably making computers that will be smarter and better than us and will take over from us. ...That mythology, in turn, has spurred a reactionary, perpetual spasm from people who are horrified by what they hear. You'll have a figure say, "The computers will take over the Earth, but that's a good thing, because people had their chance and now we should give it to the machines." Then you'll have other people say, "Oh, that's horrible, we must stop these computers." Most recently, some of the most beloved and respected figures in the tech and science world, including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, have taken that position of: "Oh my God, these things are an existential threat. They must be stopped."

In the history of organized religion, it's often been the case that people have been disempowered precisely to serve what was perceived to be the needs of some deity or another, where in fact what they were doing was supporting an elite class that was the priesthood for that deity. ... That looks an awful lot like the new digital economy to me, where you have (natural language) translators and everybody else who contributes to the corpora that allows the data schemes to operate, contributing to the fortunes of whoever runs the computers. You're saying, "Well, but they're helping the AI, it's not us, they're helping the AI." It reminds me of somebody saying, "Oh, build these pyramids, it's in the service of this deity," and, on the ground, it's in the service of an elite. It's an economic effect of the new idea. The new religious idea of AI is a lot like the economic effect of the old idea, religion.


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Teaching Coding in Class: 17 Apps to Try ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teaching Coding in Class: 17 Apps to Try ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Technology | Scoop.it
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27 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Should Check out Today

27 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Should Check out Today | Education Technology | Scoop.it
We love the Web. Seriously, we do. But sometimes, achieving what you want is a little harder and takes a little longer than you’d really want. It’s for that reason... Keep reading →
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12 best iPhone apps of 2014

12 best iPhone apps of 2014 | Education Technology | Scoop.it
From killer new productivity apps, to some of the most addicting games to ever land on the iPhone, you'd be forgiven for not being able to choose the best offerings of the year.
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Teach your students the right way to Google

Teach your students the right way to Google | Education Technology | Scoop.it
In the age of the split-second Google search, it’s more critical than ever to train students to distinguish between sources.

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We Are Born Learners

We Are Born Learners | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Our awareness of the world and our place in it is fueled by a natural sense of inquisitiveness and curiosity. When we encourage this motivation in ourselves and in others, we discover that our capabilities extend far beyond the limits of school and work. 

School does many things well, but it wasn't built for today's culture or technology. No one is at fault, but all of us are responsible; the one-to-many, textbook-based classroom broadcast is over. It's our job to create new, innovative opportunities for learners to solve problems, identify opportunities, and create value even as they face an increasingly complex and uncertain future. 

So what can a teacher do to help students make real-world connections?

 

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Could a machine or an AI ever feel human-like emotions ? - h+ Magazine

Could a machine or an AI ever feel human-like emotions ? - h+ Magazine | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Computers will soon be able to simulate the functioning of a human brain. In a near future, artificial superintelligence will become vastly more intellectually capable and versatile than humans. But could machines ever truly experience the whole range of human feelings and emotions, or are there technical limitations ?
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Ten Technologies That Could Change the World By 2022 - IEEE - The Institute

Ten Technologies That Could Change the World By 2022 - IEEE - The Institute | Education Technology | Scoop.it
IEEE Computer Society predicts the future state of computing
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The Math Geek Holiday Gift Guide | Roots of Unity, Scientific American Blog Network

The Math Geek Holiday Gift Guide | Roots of Unity, Scientific American Blog Network | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Looking for a gift that says, “Hey, I know you like math”? Look no further. There is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to wonderful ...
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Let's Encrypt

Let's Encrypt | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority brought to you by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).
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Neuroscientist Warns Young Brains Being Re-Wired By Technology

Neuroscientist Warns Young Brains Being Re-Wired By Technology | Education Technology | Scoop.it

Susan Greenfield of Oxford University said technology was re-wiring brains, particularly for young people who were growing up knowing nothing else.

Baroness Greenfield gave a sold-out public lecture at the University of South Australia on Wednesday night, having previously worked in Adelaide as one of the South Australian Government's thinkers-in-residence.

"People like me, a baby-boomer, grew up with the television being the new luxury that came into our home," she told 891 ABC Adelaide.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 20, 4:00 PM

The use of digital technologies is reshaping human brains and the impact on young people must be considered by their parents and educators, a neuroscientist warns.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 20, 7:13 PM

We know this and the result should be questioning how we use digital technologies and how they use us.

 

@ivon_ehd1

LET Team's curator insight, November 21, 3:15 PM

Set screen times and moderation Is the key.

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#Gamergate—and what it means for gaming in education - eCampus News

#Gamergate—and what it means for gaming in education - eCampus News | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Games, but especially games for education, need to allow for gender equality and freedom of expression, say gaming experts.
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Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social

Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social | Education Technology | Scoop.it
The future of online education must include more social, collaborative contact among students and professors, suggests an Open University report.

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Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social

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Interesting implications...

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7 Fresh E-Learning Examples to Inspire You

7 Fresh E-Learning Examples to Inspire You | Education Technology | Scoop.it
There’s nothing better than checking out other course creators’ cool ideas when you’re looking for inspiration for your next e-learning project. That’s why we just added seven great new projects ...
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From "Open" to Justice #OpenCon2014

From "Open" to Justice #OpenCon2014 | Education Technology | Scoop.it

What happens when something is “open" in all the ways that open education and open source and open data advocates would approve. All the right open licenses. All the right levels of accessibility. All the right nods from all the right powerful players within “open.”

And yet, the project is still not equitable. What if, in fact, it’s making it worse.

What are we going to do when we recognize that “open" is not enough. I hope, that we recognize that what we need is social justice. We need politics, not simply a license. We need politics, not simply technology solutions. We need an ethics of care, of justice, not simply assume that “open” does the work of those for us.

 

 
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Nice Visual on The Ins and Outs of Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Nice Visual on The Ins and Outs of Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Technology | Scoop.it
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