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Zombie Apocalypse Lessons Teach Biology, Math, Epidemiology

Zombie Apocalypse Lessons Teach Biology, Math, Epidemiology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Analyzing how a zombie epidemic begins, operates and spreads can add to the foundation for curricula in math and science fields.
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Interesting idea. It will surely captivate the imaginations of the students.

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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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la educación tecnológica en nuestros días a tomado una gran importancia

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Ed Tech Companies I Really Love: Part I

Ed Tech Companies I Really Love: Part I | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"I have been blogging about education reform and innovation since 2010, and over that time span I have spotlighted a lot of ed tech companies and organizations. While reflecting on this, I came up with the idea to write a series on ed tech companies that I really love and believe in. Without further ado, let’s begin with part I."

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Medical IoT that is Up and Coming

Medical IoT that is Up and Coming | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"While the internet of things has quickly become a popular term, the medical industry has been using it for quite some time. However, in the medical industry it has been called telemetry for many years. But with the IoT becoming an important buzz word, more professionals are acknowledging the term used for gathering data and improving the health of others."

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How Big Data Affects Us through the Internet of Things

How Big Data Affects Us through the Internet of Things | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Although big data is ever-present in our lives, it can be difficult to understand how much it really has changed our day-to-day living. Let’s take a closer look at how big data has weaved its way into the lives of many consumers today, via the Internet of Things (IoT).
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How to Use Augmented Reality in Education

How to Use Augmented Reality in Education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Pokémon Go did two things for society; introduced us to the capabilities of augmented reality (AR).
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A technology to improve STEM retention?

A technology to improve STEM retention? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Unsuccessful course completion in these gateway courses is often associated with significantly lower retention and graduation rates. CSU researchers said they are hopeful the data to come from the partnership will inform other courses and faculty insight."

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3 easy ways to get students future ready

3 easy ways to get students future ready | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Expert recommends simple updates to regular classroom lessons to better prepare students for an uncertain future.
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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Self-Directed Learning at the Workplace

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Self-Directed Learning at the Workplace | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
In a business environment where not knowing is akin to falling behind the competition, you can no longer ignore the power of Self-Directed Learning at the workplace.
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New Google Earth Has Exciting Features for Teachers

New Google Earth Has Exciting Features for Teachers | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Google has recently released a brand new version of Google Earth for both Chrome and Android. This new version has come with a slew of nifty features teachers can use for educational purposes with students in class.
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First-Year Teachers More Confident in Tech but Use It Less Than Experienced Teachers

First-Year Teachers More Confident in Tech but Use It Less Than Experienced Teachers | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
New data from a survey of more than 37,000 educators revealed that first-year teachers aren't using tech in the classroom as much as their more experienced colleagues even though they have a higher opinion of their own technological abilities.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 27, 1:48 PM
Although my research was limited in that it was a small cohort and it was not about using technology specifically, I found each teacher described challenges about using digital tools. Two that were universal was they felt students knew more than them and they were not well supported in using digital tools. Age played less of a role.
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The dark side of higher ed's ePortfolios-what really happened

The dark side of higher ed's ePortfolios-what really happened | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The evolution of the ePortfolio from inspiring to an EAP—and whether or not it will survive.
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Developing an e-portfolio initiative is not easy. It needs to be well thought out and you won't know until the first groups of students complete the program if the e-portfolio is meeting its intended purpose. It took several years for the faculty of the M.Ed. in Educational Technology to figure out what they wanted in an e-portfolio that was intended to replace the Comprehensive Exam.

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5 education trends of the future catapulted by blended learning

5 education trends of the future catapulted by blended learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A leading education researcher looks at the evolution of “a disruptive force that is increasingly changing how we teach and learn.”
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Digital Citizenship: New Times Call for a New Civics

Digital Citizenship: New Times Call for a New Civics | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
After decades of decline, civics education may be staging a comeback as teachers help their students make sense of a heated political climate.
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Call for Chapters: Responsible Analytics and Data Mining in Education

Call for Chapters: Responsible Analytics and Data Mining in Education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

 

SUBMIT A 1-2 PAGE CHAPTER PROPOSAL

Deadline - June 1, 2017

This Call for Chapters is for a new edited book titled, Responsible Analytics and Data Mining in Education: Global Perspectives on Quality, Support, and Decision-Making to be published by Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. 

 

Authors are invited to submit a 1-2 page proposal for one of the publisher pre-approved chapters OR submit a proposal for a new chapter related to the responsible use of data analytics and data mining in education.

 

Click on the following link for more information: https://big-data-in-education.blogspot.com


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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, April 17, 12:23 PM

SUBMIT A 1-2 PAGE CHAPTER PROPOSAL

Deadline - June 1, 2017

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Learning Framework well explained

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Keeping Up with… Digital Pedagogy

"What is Digital Pedagogy? Digital pedagogy focuses specifically on the use of technology to break down learning barriers and enhance students’ learning experiences. By definition, its existence dates back to the earliest use of digital tools in classrooms -- however, larger awareness of the need for digital pedagogy has emerged only in the last decade or so, in recognition of the changing relationship between students and computers, handheld devices, social media, and more. For instance, according to one 2013 study, today’s undergraduate students use their computers an average of 123 minutes per day -- yet spend only six minutes per day on email [1]. This changing portrait of student habits points towards a serious need for critical approaches by instructors regarding the use of technologies to engage their students, regardless of a class’ subject or mode of instruction. An effective digital pedagogy thus starts not with a static list of tools, but with fundamental learning goals and strategies, to which appropriate technology is added to strengthen student outcomes and objectives."

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‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"What does it mean to be human in a digital age? Some people researching education technology might not spend their days wondering how their work fits into this existential question—but George Siemens isn’t "some people."

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Apple Watch etiquette: Is it rude to check your Watch?

Apple Watch etiquette: Is it rude to check your Watch? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Apple Watch is supposed to help us stay connect to tech without distracting us from real life, but checking notifications can seem rude. What to do?
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Not long ago it was considered rude to check your phone.... now your watch. What's next?

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Is writing education vital to emerging technology?

Is writing education vital to emerging technology? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
In a computer-driven world, it seems that writing still plays a critical role in education and beyond.
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Infographic: How lower-income parents view classroom technology

Infographic: How lower-income parents view classroom technology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Lower-income parents generally see classroom technology as beneficial to their children's education, according to a new survey.
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Tips for Landing an Edtech Gig

Tips for Landing an Edtech Gig | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Looking for a job can be daunting, particularly if you are pivoting to a new role or switching industries, like those folks coming into the edtech space. That initial obstacle of breaking into the community and getting the inside scoop can be a big barrier. From there, the struggle becomes marketing yourself in an applicable way to hiring managers—the job search process requires you to promote your strengths and improve or reposition our weaknesses."

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7 suggestions for how to treat willful digital illiteracy in education

7 suggestions for how to treat willful digital illiteracy in education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Why does digital illiteracy seem acceptable in education? I think we should have higher expectations, which I have expressed in these seven suggestions."


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 21, 4:29 AM

Nice rant here.

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Study: Tech-Enabled Early Warning Systems Can Have Positive Impact on Chronic Absenteeism and Course Failure Rates

Study: Tech-Enabled Early Warning Systems Can Have Positive Impact on Chronic Absenteeism and Course Failure Rates | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A controlled study involving 73 schools and more than 37,000 students found that early warning systems can have a statistically significant positive impact on student outcomes in K–12 schools, even when those systems are not used to their full potential.
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11 Ways to Make Your Online Course Go Global as a Freelance Educator

11 Ways to Make Your Online Course Go Global as a Freelance Educator | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Author, speaker and educator Sarah Cornier explains how to get started as a freelance educator and reach a global student base online.
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Is the digital divide entirely different from what we think it is?

Is the digital divide entirely different from what we think it is? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Interestingly, closing the digital divide within classrooms may have more to do with digital citizenship than hardware.
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Learning in a Makerspace

Learning in a Makerspace | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A Makerspace is both a physical and virtual space which provides a community with a place to play, build, invent, experiment, design and create prototypes. New tools and technology such as 3D printers, laser cutters and …
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Portrait of the Modern Learner

Portrait of the Modern Learner | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Though most generational stereotypes are inaccurate, modern learners do differ from learners of the past in significant ways, most notably in their expectations of eLearning.
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