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Stanford Opens Seven New Online Courses for Enrollment (Free)

Stanford Opens Seven New Online Courses for Enrollment (Free) | English 2.0 | Scoop.it


This fall, Stanford launched a highly-publicized experiment in online learning. The university took three of its most popular computer science courses and made them freely available to the world.
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» Top Tools 2011 C4LPT

» Top Tools 2011 C4LPT | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011. This the 5th Annual Survey of Learning Tools finalised on 13 November 2011. This year’s list is compiled from the Top 10 Tools lists of 531 learning professionals worldwide – from education, training and workplace learning. [You can see some of the votes cast here.]

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Free Technology for Teachers: What You Want to Know About iPads in Education

Free Technology for Teachers: What You Want to Know About iPads in Education | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

Is your school considering purchasing iPads for your classrooms? If so, you probably have some questions about the devices, apps, and how to use the devices themselves in the classroom.

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Lessons for digital natives

Lessons for digital natives | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
Digitally 'native' children are not digitally 'literate' - they just accept digital technologies as part of their everyday lives, argues ICT teacher Tristan Ashman. So how, he asks, can teachers meet pupils' expectations?
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» 100+ examples of use of social media for learning C4LPT

» 100+ examples of use of social media for learning C4LPT | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

Here are over 100 ways that different social technologies (and tools) are being used by learning professionals worldwide – compiled from the comments of those who have contributed to the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009 activity.

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Exactly What Role Should Technology Play In Education? - Edudemic

Exactly What Role Should Technology Play In Education? - Edudemic | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

I love technology, education and combining the two. The latest iPhone has a new tool, Siri, that lets you ask your phone just about anything and get an immediate answer. I’m guessing Siri can answer some obscure questions faster than most teachers can. To me, this is a bit unsettling.

 

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How Can Technology Change the World? Ask a Student | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

How Can Technology Change the World? Ask a Student | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
Spotlight covers the intersections of technology and education, going behind the research to show how digital media is used in and out of classrooms to expand learning.
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What’s A Flipped Classroom?

What’s A Flipped Classroom? | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

When you think of a classroom, what comes to mind? Students, teachers, lectures? There’s a new classroom style that’s growing in popularity where that lecture portion may be a bit less of the classroom experience. It’s called a Flipped Classroom.

 

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How using apps and online resources benefits ESL students with limited resources

How using apps and online resources benefits ESL students with limited resources | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
In this post Justin Birch explores how using apps and online resources can benefit ESL students with limited resources.

From spelling to grammar to intonation, learning a new language can be di...
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10 High-Tech Ways To Teach Complex Lessons

10 High-Tech Ways To Teach Complex Lessons | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

Edudemic has been bringing you a steady stream of resources that are coming out of the Adobe Education Exchange and it’s time now to take a look at some of the most popular resources being shared right now. The following 10 resources are truly innovative ways to learn about and do some pretty technical things. Each resource may not pertain to you but it never hurts to view a problem (or lesson plan) from a different angle.

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Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom

Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
Education that includes at least some online work is more effective than classroom-only teaching, according to a major research review done for the Department of Education.
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Is Social Media the New College Campus?

Is Social Media the New College Campus? | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

It’s amazing to watch how social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are changing relationships: from friends and family to coworkers and former classmates, it’s easier than ever to connect and stay in touch, regardless of physical distance.

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Using multimedia in our classrooms

Using multimedia in our classrooms | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
Following on from her posts, Why use a Teacher's book? Part 1 and Part 2, Julietta Schoenmann, a language teacher and teacher trainer with over twenty years' experience, considers the impact and hi...
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How 5 Tech Giants Are Giving Back to Education

How 5 Tech Giants Are Giving Back to Education | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
To make digital more accessible, a number of tech and media companies are working to level the online playing field all around the world. Here are five of them.
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The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You | Edudemic

The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You | Edudemic | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011. In order to put together a list of the best Web 2.0 classroom tools, I polled my Twitter followers, Facebook fans (are they still called fans? Likes?) and ran a contest to try and get as many submissions as possible.

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The Benefit and Danger of Education Technology - Edudemic

The Benefit and Danger of Education Technology - Edudemic | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

The rapid changes in technology over the last 75 years have created enormous opportunities for education. While some technologies such as the computer were adopted early on, a reluctance to embrace change coupled with a lack of funding has resulted in a continuing dependence on chalkboards and other anachronistic technologies. The extent to which schools adopt new technologies, not surprisingly, often depends on how well they’re funded. It isn’t uncommon for schools that are separated by very little physical distance to be at opposite ends of the technology gap.

 

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Online Education: Is It Right For You? [Infographic]

Online Education: Is It Right For You? [Infographic] | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

The popularity of online education is growing at a steady clip. Whether it’s due to the weak economy, quality of online tools, or the price difference… online schools can’t (and shouldn’t) be ignored. Heck, Bill Gates thinks online education tools like Khan Academy are the wave of the future.

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Education Week: Lectures Are Homework in Schools Following Khan Academy Lead

Education Week: Lectures Are Homework in Schools Following Khan Academy Lead | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
The "flip model" of schooling calls for students to watch lectures online for homework and use class time for discussions, problem-solving, and labs.
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Sourcing the crowd: Tech tips for teachers – e-moderation station

Sourcing the crowd: Tech tips for teachers – e-moderation station | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

A teacher and educational technologist is writing an article for a professional magazine. The topic is crowdsourcing.

 

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5 Reasons Collaboration Matters

5 Reasons Collaboration Matters | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

The following article is a guest post from Jesse L. who is a recent college graduate looking to make his mark on the world. Currently he is a blogger and a contributor at the Professional Intern. You can follow the Professional Intern on Twitter @TheProIntern.

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4 easy ways to incorporate technology into ELT (for you and your students)

4 easy ways to incorporate technology into ELT (for you and your students) | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
Laura Austin, an ELT Consultant for OUP, presents 5 easy ways to learn, connect, communicate and develop in ELT using technology.

Technology per se doesn’t affect the language development of s...
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The Eight Pillars of Innovation | Think Quarterly by Google

The Eight Pillars of Innovation | Think Quarterly by Google | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
Google's Susan Wojcicki shares eight principles of innovation she's picked up between her arrival as employee #16, to the leader of Google's advertising product development.
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High Tech Schools: 7 Innovative Ways Teachers Are Using Tech In The Classroom

High Tech Schools: 7 Innovative Ways Teachers Are Using Tech In The Classroom | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

Many schools across the country have rules about tech in the classroom, but they're not the rules you might think. Teachers instruct students to take out their smartphones, to power up their iPads, and to log in to Twitter.

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Back to School: 15 Essential iOS Apps for Students

Back to School: 15 Essential iOS Apps for Students | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
We've rounded up 15 educational iOS apps to keep your academic and extracurricular life on track.
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