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Education Week: South Korea to Replace All Paper Textbooks With Digital Content

Education Week: South Korea to Replace All Paper Textbooks With Digital Content | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
The South Korean government said it will invest $2 billion over the next two years to provide all elementary school children with free electronic tablets connected to the Internet, and with customized e-learning programs.
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Online alternatives to language classrooms open up to students | Education | Guardian Weekly

Online alternatives to language classrooms open up to students | Education | Guardian Weekly | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
Take your pick of learning content on the web...
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80 Online Tools, References, and Resources | Edutopia Group Discussions by and for Educators

80 Online Tools, References, and Resources | Edutopia Group Discussions by and for Educators | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
We all know that teachers are always looking for tools, references, and resources for classrooms. Well, here's 80 "must see" trial, free, and paid websites recommended by Edutopia community members. Keep this list in your back pocket! It might come in handy. (The list is not ranked and listed in any order.) =)
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The 7 Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools

The 7 Golden Rules of Using Technology in Schools | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

Sometimes teachers and administrators need a kick in the pants to see what they perceive as problems re-framed in a different way. Adam S. Bellow, author of The Tech Commandments, and founder of eduTecher, spoke to a roomful of receptive teachers at the recent ISTE 2011 conference, and demonstrated some of the ironies and contradictions the education system is mired in. And he had some advice.

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BBC News - Why US schools are embracing ebooks and iPads

BBC News - Why US schools are embracing ebooks and iPads | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
Many classrooms are now filled with technology to aid learning, but in these cash strapped times, is it worth the expense?
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100 Essential Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers | Online Degree

100 Essential Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers | Online Degree | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
There are new web 2.0 tools appearing every day. Although some of these tools were not originally meant for use in the classroom, they can be extremely effective learning tools for today’s technology geared students and their venturesome teachers. Many of these teachers are searching for the latest products and technologies to help them find easier and efficient ways to create productive learning in their students. More and more teachers are using blogs, podcasts and wikis, as another approach to teaching. We have created a list of 100 tools we think will encourage interactivity and engagement, motivate and empower your students, and create differentiation in their learning process.
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Education Week: A Special Report on Multimedia in Schools

Education Week: A Special Report on Multimedia in Schools | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
This special report examines how multimedia tools are transforming teaching and learning, especially in the core academic subjects.
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What Will Internet Traffic Be In 2015? [Infographic]

What Will Internet Traffic Be In 2015? [Infographic] | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
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Why Schools Should Embrace Gaming Technology

Why Schools Should Embrace Gaming Technology | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
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Future Schools : Education Next

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Technology In Schools: Weighing The Pros And Cons

Technology In Schools: Weighing The Pros And Cons | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
As Google, Verizon, Microsoft and the Department of Education pour millions into providing schools across the nation with technology's newest gadgets -- from laptops to IPads -- the question of what technology actually achieves for our students is...
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International Society for Technology in Education - Blog > Twitter in the Classroom: 5 Twitter Tools for Educators

International Society for Technology in Education - Blog > Twitter in the Classroom: 5 Twitter Tools for Educators | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
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Why Governments Will Benefit From Embracing Technology

Why Governments Will Benefit From Embracing Technology | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
Think social media and location apps are just for consumers? Think again - they're transforming the way cities & countries do government.
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Learning Reimagined: Participatory, Peer, Global, Online | DMLcentral

Learning Reimagined: Participatory, Peer, Global, Online | DMLcentral | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
This is a golden age for motivated self-learners, given the availability of open educational resources - from MIT's OpenCourseWare, Wikipedia, Wikiversity, and YouTube EDU to the Khan Academy and Apple's iTunes U, together with every possible online communication tool a learner could want - audio, video, forums, blogs, wikis, chat rooms, whiteboards, social bookmarking, mindmapping, and curation services, all free of charge or inexpensive. A population interested in online learning, a mountain of content, and a cornucopia of communication media are almost sufficient for explosive growth of networked, collaborative learning, but require one additional key ingredient: know-how.
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» How Khan Academy Is Changing the Rules of Education

» How Khan Academy Is Changing the Rules of Education | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
This, says Matthew Carpenter, is my favorite exercise.
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Education Week: Educators Cite Research to Shift Ed-Tech Focus From 'Why?' to 'How?'

Education Week: Educators Cite Research to Shift Ed-Tech Focus From 'Why?' to 'How?' | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
Thousands gather in Philadelphia to share digital ideas, experiences, and goals at the nation's largest educational technology conference.
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28 Creative Ways Teachers Are Using Twitter

28 Creative Ways Teachers Are Using Twitter | English 2.0 | Scoop.it

Between the cat images and celebrity porn, the Internet actually manages to boast educational potential. Considerable educational potential, in fact. Even that Twitter thing the kids are into these days, with its 140-characters and its perpetual haze of pound signs, has its uses. More than 28, of course, but here’s a nice little starting point.

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Google Plus: Is This the Social Tool Schools Have Been Waiting For?

Google Plus:  Is This the Social Tool Schools Have Been Waiting For? | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
There seem to be three forces at play when it comes to education and social media. The first is a lack of force, quite frankly - the inertia that makes many educators unwilling and uninterested in integrating the technology into their classrooms.
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Amount Of Time Teens Spend Online Can Improve Digital Literacy

Amount Of Time Teens Spend Online Can Improve Digital Literacy | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
Don't disconnect your kids: teenagers who spend time on the web are more digitally literate during a time when technological proficiency is increasingly important, a recent report suggests.
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How Online Education Is Changing the Way We Learn [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Online Education Is Changing the Way We Learn [INFOGRAPHIC] | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
Online education is a $34 billion business. Here's how it grew so fast -- and why it's so vital for modern-day students.
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Using Technology – "If You Want To" | Thinking In Mind

Using Technology – "If You Want To" | Thinking In Mind | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
In the last few years, my own professional development has been significantly shaped through social media tools such education blogs and twitter feeds. I&...
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The Evolution of Classroom Technology - Edudemic

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Social Networking In Schools: Educators Debate The Merits Of Technology In Classrooms

Social Networking In Schools: Educators Debate The Merits Of Technology In Classrooms | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
In this digital world, opportunities for education are available like never before.
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Horizon Report K-12 Released: The Future of Education Is Mobile

Horizon Report K-12 Released: The Future of Education Is Mobile | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
Despite what tech-evangelists would have us believe it will not be enough to put mobile devices into children's hands and expect the education system to improve or their learning to suddenly take off.
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Infographic: How Technology is Facilitating Education

Infographic: How Technology is Facilitating Education | English 2.0 | Scoop.it
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