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Mobile Learning for All

Mobile Learning for All | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it
In this unique and engaging all-in-one resource, learn to use readily available iPad features to make your curriculum more accessible to learners with special need.
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Just had a chance to visit with the author and review some of his book. This is an excellent resource for any educator concerned about reaching ALL students! 

 

I really believe that what this book addresses is a 'modern digital literacy'. Even those not who are not impaired should be familiar with this!

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Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, February 5, 2014 6:13 PM

Lots of many great features inherent in the iOS to accommodate the needs of diverse learners.

Educational Technology: Policy & Government
The intersection of society, technology, policy, and government.
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The troublesome shortage of instructional designers (essay)

The troublesome shortage of instructional designers (essay) | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it
Institutions should consider building programs that help mold the instructional designers of tomorrow, teaching students how to thoughtfully merge user experience with pedagogical styles, technology and data.
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Since this is what I do, it is really hard to step back and be objective about this. Many K12 School Systems don't even understand the importance or need for people to do this type of work.
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Process Change: How to Do School Differently -- THE Journal

Process Change: How to Do School Differently -- THE Journal | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it
November said he believes the reason technology so far has failed to move the needle on a system-wide scale in education is that most K-12 leaders haven't changed their processes to take full advantage of technology's power. He points to research from Harvard Business School Professor Shoshana Zuboff and others who have noted that process change is "absolutely essential" for technology to improve quality in any organization.

"Technology without process change is just a $1,000 pencil," he said.
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So true, there is a lack of vision: legislative understanding of the learning process, policies built by corporate greed.
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What Now? Intentionally Designing Life at College and Beyond (EdSurge News)

What Now? Intentionally Designing Life at College and Beyond (EdSurge News) | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it
Come their junior and senior years, college students inevitably are faced with the wickedly tough question, “What am I going to do with my life?” Teaching at Stanford, I can see the angst that I once felt in these students’ faces, hear it in their voices and read it in their body language. Even t
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Designing your student experience.
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A master teacher went to court to challenge her low evaluation. What her win means for her profession.

A master teacher went to court to challenge her low evaluation. What her win means for her profession. | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it
How it could affect other teachers.
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Please, please read this and share this. 
I think this is a very powerful account of reversing the tide on the abuse of statistics, learning environment, and professional educators. The madness has got to stop!
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9 Elephants in the (Class)Room That Should "Unsettle" Us

9 Elephants in the (Class)Room That Should "Unsettle" Us | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it
At a recent morning workshop for school leaders at a fairly small New England public school district, about an hour into
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Comparing Paper-Pencil and Computer Test Scores: 7 Key Research Studies

Comparing Paper-Pencil and Computer Test Scores: 7 Key Research Studies | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it
New evidence of a "mode effect" on 2014-15 PARCC exams prompts a fresh look at research on the comparability of computer- and paper-based assessments.
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As a technology advocate and technology specialist at a 1:1 school, I have been following this 'dirty little secret' for a number of years now. As we celebrate the new things we can do with technology and how much more immediate assessment results are with computer-based testing, we should not be deceived into thinking everything is better with computers. This is particularly alarming when we are still in the beginning stages of a 1:1 initiative.

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What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn?

What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn? | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it
While the education policy world may be obsessed with standards, students don’t care about them. They’d rather hear how the skill connects to their lives and interests.
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This is the answer to the question…

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Does Google Help Students Learn (or Just Think They Do?)

Does Google Help Students Learn (or Just Think They Do?) | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Association for Psychological Science find online searches may affect the way students remember and think about what they learn.
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Really thinking about this- our school administration is questioning why student scores continue to drop: "using the Internet to access information may cause people to become one with the cloud, to lose sight of where their own minds end and the mind of the internet begins." Ward

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Only 5% of Mac users at IBM need help desk support, compared to 40% of PC users

Only 5% of Mac users at IBM need help desk support, compared to 40% of PC users | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it
IBM's internal deployment of Mac hardware has been a resounding success, the company announced this week, with rapid adoption and very little need for employee technical support.
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This is pretty strong proof that schools and universities should make it easier for the end users to return to using Mac's – stop building your "Microsoft is Standardization We Need" kingdom!

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Jennifer Colin's curator insight, October 24, 2015 1:59 PM

As the spouse of an Apple employee, this article caught my eye.  Our school uses PCs, and staff are consistently running into problems for which they need help.  Our technology director is also the technology teacher, so his is stretched very thin.  Although Macs would obviously be a much larger cost up front, the time saved in not needing such extensive tech support may be worth the investment.  I have been a PC user my entire career, but as an administrator I would definitely look into the pros and cons of purchasing Macs for staff utilization.  Time is money in many situations, and this may be such an instance.

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Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking Join Call for Ban on Artificially Intelligent Weapons

Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking Join Call for Ban on Artificially Intelligent Weapons | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it
"It will only be a matter of time until they appear on the black market and in the hands of terrorists"
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Tony Stark, err… I mean Elon Musk and Stephen Hawkings admit that "just because we can doesn't mean we should", which is a courageous statement for scientists and technologists to make!

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New Law Gives Fla. Teachers Bonuses Based on SAT Scores (Their Own)

New Law Gives Fla. Teachers Bonuses Based on SAT Scores (Their Own) | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it
A new $44 million program will give teachers a chance to earn a bonus, but the qualification system has left many educators feeling angry and disenfranchised.
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Wow, let's reach back thirty some odd years for this document…
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More states requiring computer science for graduation

More states requiring computer science for graduation | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it
In seven years, computer systems design jobs will be huge in the United States.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 38 percent growth in the design industry between 2012 and 2022—from 1.62 mill
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The tide is rising. I am excited that our school and district are on board. Working on CTE course for Comp Gaming/Simulations. #STEAM #nmcorg #itunesu #ADE2015

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8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it
Myth #1: Teachers Are the Most Important Influence on a Child’s Education
Of course teachers are extremely important. Good teachers make a significant difference in achievement. But research indicates that less than 30 percent of a student's academic success is attributable to schools and teachers. The most significant variable is socioeconomic status, followed by the neighborhood, the psychological quality of the home environment, and the support of physical health provided. There are others, but the bottom line is that teachers have far less power to improve student achievement than do varied outside factors.
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Read This. Please.

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Ed-Tech and the Commercialization of School

Ed-Tech and the Commercialization of School | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it
We can’t talk about corporate interests and ed-tech without talking about testing. We can’t talk about corporate interests and ed-tech without talking about politics and policies. Why do we test? Why do we measure? Why has this become big business? Why has this become the cornerstone of education policy?
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Today was the first day back from summer vacation for teachers in my school district. It was a familiar routine: breakfast, welcome back, introduction of new staff and acknowledgement of  those who were working over the summer. A mixer, a reminder of why we are teachers and then a review of last year's student standardized test scores. Analysis of gains based on different tests some years apart. Illogical use of statistics, questionable assessment procedures, extreme stress, and a lack of confidence in the value of high stakes testing results.
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Soft Rigor - a friendly way to learn more | thoughts | Ed Tech Thoughts from the Space Coast

Soft Rigor - a friendly way to learn more | thoughts | Ed Tech Thoughts from the Space Coast | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it
Reflections of an educational technology specialist on pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, culture, and technology integration.
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Are you still hearing talk of increasing the 'Rigor' of your curriculum? Maybe there is a better approach…
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Hey Siri! At Apple WWDC 2016, Tim Cook needs to make big data, AI pivot | ZDNet

Hey Siri! At Apple WWDC 2016, Tim Cook needs to make big data, AI pivot | ZDNet | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it
Apple has boxed itself into a big data and artificial intelligence corner and fallen behind the likes of Amazon and Google. It's time for a new pact between Apple and its customers to make an AI comeback.
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Hmmmm, a good discussion…
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A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

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Design wise, it is not as clean as I would like, but it is very thought provoking regarding the many ways to leverage the visual.
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Why Teachers, Parents, and Society at Large Have Destroyed Kids’ Love of Learning

Why Teachers, Parents, and Society at Large Have Destroyed Kids’ Love of Learning | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it
The pressure to achieve academically is a crime against learning.
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Sometimes learning may take perseverance, persistent "work" – BUT most of the time learning should be fun!
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Finding the "Perfect" Test?

Finding the "Perfect" Test? | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it
"All of us — at the local, state, and federal level, the Education Department included — have to take responsibility for the climate that exists," he said. ”There is no question that the contentious
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A must read for educators, parents, policy makers, and citizens in general. There is no question- the biggest beneficiary of our testing climate are the publishing companies.

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How Google Impacts The Way Students Think

How Google Impacts The Way Students Think | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it
How Google Impacts The Way Students Think
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This should be required reading for educators today… 

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Along Came a Leader by Kelly Croy on iBooks

Read a free sample or buy Along Came a Leader by Kelly Croy. You can read this book with iBooks on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.
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Fellow Apple Distinguished Educator, Kelly Croy is offering his book for free through Dec. 25, 2015 - Merry Christmas!

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thoughts | Ed Tech Thoughts from the Space Coast

thoughts | Ed Tech Thoughts from the Space Coast | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it

We -the public, the citizens- should be involved and aware of the Public Education System – whether we have or don't have children:
Public education is a large part of the state and local budget. You are paying for this. It is an an expensive endeavor.
Public education is one of the answers to social stability. (Notice I didn't say the answer.)
Public education is opportunity for all segments of our society.
Public education is an important part of our social fabric. It is where we learn about and develop relationships with others.
Public education is one of the key places that we identify and display what our society beliefs and values are.

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This blog references two important criticisms of standardized testing efforts.

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3D Printing in the Classroom Resource

3D Printing in the Classroom Resource | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it

Free 146 Page eBook from MakerBot Education for introducing 3d printing to the classroom.

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Makerbot releases free 146 Page "Introduction to 3d Printing and Design" for Educators #ade2015 #edcamp #nmcorg!!!

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Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it
We've adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.
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Some honest considerations… paper and books are not dead.

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Tips for Educational Technology Coaches

Tips for Educational Technology Coaches | Educational Technology: Policy & Government | Scoop.it
Educational technology coaches are often called upon to be advocates, cheerleaders, storytellers, trainers, curators and perhaps even therapists; their primary focus should always be on supporting and championing teachers and students as they progress in their uses of technology for improved teaching and learning. Here are a few suggestions on how technology coaches can approach their work.
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Great job Lucy! Thorough and deep… I am curating this in my Policy and Government topic area because I believe that legislatures and state education policy makers need to establish a technology coach position at every school (at least part time). Innovation and tech integration is very difficult for most teachers, and without embedded PD and assistance, we will only see isolated 'pops' – events that are exceptions, not a regular practice.

This is what disturbed me about a decade ago, most of what we see presented at ed tech conferences is only reaching a small portion of our students for a couple of weeks at best. I do see more yearlong efforts/strategies/projects, such as the flipped classroom strategy, but still for the most part only a fraction of our students have access and experience the power of technology to enhance their learning.

Early in the personal computing era (mid-eighties) this responsibility fell on the school's media specialist generally. At least they were the most likely candidate… Sometimes that worked, but more often, they themselves were resistant, ill-prepared, or just didn't have 'the knack' for technology. Many media specialists were lovers of books and librarians at heart. The internet had changed the notion of copyright, publishing and research and totally disrupted their world. 

 

Policy makers, educational leaders, and legislators – let's make technology coaching a priority for all students. It's how today's students learn and become equipped for their future. We need a renewed focus on developing our vision of this role!

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