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5 Tips For Staying Motivated While Studying Online

5 Tips For Staying Motivated While Studying Online | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"With the continued growth of online education, the challenge of staying motivated in self-directed study is something more students struggle with. Here’s a few tips to help."

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Joseph Rene Corbeil, Ed.D.

Joseph Rene Corbeil, Ed.D. | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Educational Technology News site. I have been involved in technology and distance education for over 30 years. Research interests include best practices in elearning and mobile learning. I am currently researching effectiveness of social media for enhancing social presence and teacher immediacy in elearning environments. Visit us at: http://utrgv.edu/edtech

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8 principles to help you advance to Flipped Learning 3.0

8 principles to help you advance to Flipped Learning 3.0 | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
These 8 guiding principles can help school leaders as they begin to implement flipped learning in their schools and districts.
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How smartphones can make students smarter in financial literacy and other important nonacademic skills

How smartphones can make students smarter in financial literacy and other important nonacademic skills | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Spend your days helping students find success in the classroom-to-career journey, and you are bound to confront a confounding irony. Students typically drop out of school because of difficulty with personal finances. Most are in good academic standing when they leave school. In other words, a nonacademic factor – financial stress – is heavily influencing academic outcomes."

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Technological innovation is often simply an innovation in how we think about technology

Technological innovation is often simply an innovation in how we think about technology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
It may slip our notice, but technological innovation is often reducible to an innovation in the marketing and conceptualization of technology. While there are..
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13 Tips for Teaching News and Information Literacy

13 Tips for Teaching News and Information Literacy | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Experts share their most successful teaching methods for elementary and middle schoolers.
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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 | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Be Internet Awesome aims to educate digital civility in an interactive way.
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Using Screencasts for Formative and Summative Assessment

Using Screencasts for Formative and Summative Assessment | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Screencasts offer the potential for the precise, descriptive feedback students need to make effective changes to their written work.
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Why Integrating Technology In The Classroom Can Better Connect Parents, Teachers, And Students 

Why Integrating Technology In The Classroom Can Better Connect Parents, Teachers, And Students  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Here is why integrating technology in the classroom can help every child learn."

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Cognitive Flow And Online Learning: 4 Steps For Putting Your Learners In The Zone 

Cognitive Flow And Online Learning: 4 Steps For Putting Your Learners In The Zone  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Have you ever been so engaged in a task that you completely lose track of time? Everything just falls into place and it seems that the task is achieving itself. You're on fire, you're supersonic, you're in the zone! Now imagine if your training program was like that..."

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11 hot edtech trends to watch

11 hot edtech trends to watch | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. Here’s a list of the hottest topics in ed tech for 2017.
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Report: Millennials and Generation Z are Changing Media Habits 

Report: Millennials and Generation Z are Changing Media Habits  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Millennials say they’re watching more videos and spending more time on social media, but they are not necessarily decreasing their attention to other media. However, a recent study states that younger internet users, the so-called Generation Z (ages 13 to 17), are moving away from text-based content online, as well as television, while increasing their time with video and social media.
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Report: Educator Confidence in Technology Increasing 

Report: Educator Confidence in Technology Increasing  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Sixty-five percent of educators expressed confidence in using digital technology in their classrooms, a 7 percent increase over last year, according to a recent survey by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
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'Screen time' is about more than setting limits

'Screen time' is about more than setting limits | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
For decades, parents have fretted over 'screen time,' limiting the hours their children spend looking at a screen. But as times change, so does media... and how parents should (or shouldn't) regulate it.
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Google continues its classroom climb

Google continues its classroom climb | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Google's Chrome OS is becoming an increasingly popular choice for computers, while Apple's iOS platform holds the lead on mobile devices
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Videoconferencing underutilized in connecting students to real-world experts

Videoconferencing underutilized in connecting students to real-world experts | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"One of the most basic ways to boost student engagement with learning material is to demonstrate its relevance to the real world, and the easiest way to accomplish that is to put them face-to-face with an expert in a given field."

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An excellent videoconferencing tool for teachers is ZOOM (https://zoom.us). It is easy, powerful, and allows teachers to facilitate free 45-minute videoconferences.

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Applying Technology in Physical Education Class: Oh, the Possibilities

Applying Technology in Physical Education Class: Oh, the Possibilities | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"For some time now, using technology to facilitate learning in K-12 classrooms has been a growing focus in many schools. From art classes to science projects, the technology tools have been increasingly instrumental to enhancing the learning process. But how can technology be applied in physical education classes?"

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New ISTE Standards for Educators Highlight Librarians’ Role

New ISTE Standards for Educators Highlight Librarians’ Role | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Advocating for equitable tech access and participating in professional learning are among the mandates of the new standards.
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High School Students and Teachers Don’t See Eye to Eye on Tech Use After School

High School Students and Teachers Don’t See Eye to Eye on Tech Use After School | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A new report shows students use tech more than teachers think.
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Is Online Education a Jobs Engine? 

Is Online Education a Jobs Engine?  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Drawing parallels to one economist’s unorthodox view of e-commerce.
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5 Reasons Teachers Must Blog to Improve

5 Reasons Teachers Must Blog to Improve | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Teachers can make use of blogging regularly and can guide students as they start blogging for an educational purpose.
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4 Must-Ask Questions At The Start Of Any eLearning Project 

4 Must-Ask Questions At The Start Of Any eLearning Project  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Great digital learning comes from more than the tools you use to create it. It’s all too easy to fall at the first hurdle and forget to lay the groundwork for success. There are some key questions to ask right at the start of a new project to make sure you hit the mark."

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High-Tech Teacher in a Low-Tech Town

High-Tech Teacher in a Low-Tech Town | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"How are you using technology in your classroom on a daily basis? I was recently asked that very question when speaking to a group of Ed Tech doctoral students at New Jersey City University."

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Average Cost Per Record of US Data Breach in Ed: $245 

Average Cost Per Record of US Data Breach in Ed: $245  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The average cost of a data breach in the United States rose for the fourth straight year.
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FBI Issues Warning on Internet-Connected Toys 

FBI Issues Warning on Internet-Connected Toys  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The FBI has issued a consumer notice warning that internet-connected toys could pose a privacy and contact threat to children, because of the large amount of personal information that may be unknowingly revealed.
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Coding is the new cursive writing – and we have to embrace it

Coding is the new cursive writing – and we have to embrace it | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
In Grade 3, I was so excited to tackle cursive writing. Now students at that age are learning HTML and have been connected to the digital world for most of their upbringing
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Artificial intelligence holds great potential for both students and teachers – but only if used wisely

Artificial intelligence holds great potential for both students and teachers – but only if used wisely | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
We should consider how artificial intelligence will impact how we teach, what we teach, and its potential to ethically support innovation and improvement in education.
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