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How do we ensure that technology-enhanced learning is practical, effective and ethical?
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An Augmented Reality Game Aimed At Making You More Saintly

An Augmented Reality Game Aimed At Making You More Saintly | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As difficult as we make it sound, self-improvement can be a straightforward thing. It’s relatively easy to become more fit (diet and exercise) or even to become smarter (read more and attend classes on a topic).
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Facing the Screen Dilemma: Young Children, Technology and Early Education

Facing the Screen Dilemma: Young Children, Technology and Early Education | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it

This guide is designed to help educators and parents make informed decisions about whether, why, how, and when to use screen technologies with young children. Just because products are marketed as “educational” doesn’t mean they are. How do we best support children’s growth, development, and learning in a world radically changed by technology? Download your free copy here.


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‘Creepy Cameraman’ pushes limits of public surveillance — a glimpse of the future?

‘Creepy Cameraman’ pushes limits of public surveillance — a glimpse of the future? | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it

People have come to accept surveillance cameras as a part of everyday life. But what happens when someone is carrying the surveillance camera instead?


That’s the question raised by a series of online videos in which an unidentified man takes a camera around Seattle and other parts of Washington state, walking up to people and recording them for no apparent reason other than to make a point: How is what he’s doing different than those stationary surveillance cameras tucked away in buildings and public places?

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How Students Can Create Their Own e-Textbooks On An iPad

How Students Can Create Their Own e-Textbooks On An iPad | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Two of the most powerful apps on the iPad may be completely invisible: iBooks and the Camera Roll. However, when used together, they have the potential to create powerful learning experiences and dynamic projects.

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For Kids, Android Is Safer Than iOS

For Kids, Android Is Safer Than iOS | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Android devices give you access to apps that permit deeper levels of control and monitoring without requiring technical know-how to set up.
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Defining, Discussing and Evaluating Mobile Learning: The moving finger writes and having writ . . . .

Defining, Discussing and Evaluating Mobile Learning: The moving finger writes and having writ . . . . | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it

The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, June 2007

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Teaching With Tablets » Online Universities

Teaching With Tablets » Online Universities | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Tablets can be used for much more than playing games and reading the latest e-books. Learn more about how tablets are also changing the face of education.
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Guess What We Use Our Smartphones For The MOST?

Guess What We Use Our Smartphones For The MOST? | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Does it surprise you that over two-thirds of smartphone owners say they could not "live without" their devices?Probably not, particularly if you own a smartphone yourself.
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Pathologizing the Internet: File-sharing as a sign of depression?

Pathologizing the Internet: File-sharing as a sign of depression? | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The study’s two main claims are: 1) “we identified several features of Internet usage that correlated with depression”; and 2) “there were patterns of Internet usage that were statistically high among participants with depressive symptoms.” One specific feature of Internet use the study correlates with depression is, symptomatically, file-sharing
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Twitter and the law: 10 legal risks

Twitter and the law: 10 legal risks | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Luke Scanlon: As the list of those offending and those offended on Twitter grows, what are the legal risks to look out for?
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Reading While Driving, Seriously?

Reading While Driving, Seriously? | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
I gave up biking on the roads this summer for a good reason – too many knuckleheads texting, chatting, even reading, while driving. Reading a novel while driving? A complete aberration? Apparently not.
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Four Perspectives On Augmented Reality And Its Future

Four Perspectives On Augmented Reality And Its Future | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Augmented reality (AR) -- the term does not exactly jump off the tongue. But the concepts behind the technology are beginning to change what we think of ourselves, objects and the people in the world that surrounds us...
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20 Coolest Augmented Reality Experiments in Education So Far - Online Universities

20 Coolest Augmented Reality Experiments in Education So Far - Online Universities | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
More and more teachers, researchers, and developers contribute their ideas and inventions toward the cause of more interactive learning environments.
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Tweeting headteachers plan to reform education

Tweeting headteachers plan to reform education | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A group of heads who 'met' on Twitter have formed a pressure group to get their grassroots ideas heard by policymakers...
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Google privacy policy slammed by EU data protection chiefs

Google privacy policy slammed by EU data protection chiefs | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Commissioners say privacy changes effectively breach European law due to 'uncontrolled' and non-consensual data use.
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40 Creative Ways Teachers Are Using Cell Phones in the Classroom

40 Creative Ways Teachers Are Using Cell Phones in the Classroom | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Teachers aren't just seeing cell phones as potential disruptions these days; many are using them in the classroom to teach in creative ways.

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Can apps and GPS watches really make you run faster?

Can apps and GPS watches really make you run faster? | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In a bid to run a marathon in under three hours, Adam Vaughan turned to technology. Which gadgets work for you?
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Child Safety Online: Global challenges and strategies

Child Safety Online: Global challenges and strategies | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it

There are many knowledge gaps about the protection challenges raised by the Internet, particularly in parts of the world where its penetration is so far more limited. There has been significant work undertaken to analyse children’s online behaviour and investments made in strategies to address and prevent abuse in parts of Asia, across Europe and the United States of America.


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What Exactly Can You Learn on a Mobile Phone?

What Exactly Can You Learn on a Mobile Phone? | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The mobile phone has been lauded as a tool with the potential to close the digital divide between the haves and have-nots. But what type of learning is best suited for a small mobile device?
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iPads in the Classroom

iPads in the Classroom | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A support site for my presentations about iPad use for teaching and learning which also include links to other iPad information pages.   Here are some tools to help you begin the process of gathering  -- an evaluation form for a content iPad/iPod application and one for a creation iPad/iPod application. Google versions you can use: forms for content and creation apps, resulting content spreadsheet and resulting creation spreadsheet.

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Why We Are Addicted, Quite Literally, to Information

Why We Are Addicted, Quite Literally, to Information | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it

We are addicted, quite literally, to information.Why is that?

 

It's all about dopamine — a much-researched neurotransmitter produced at the top of the brain stem which targets brain regions that control reward and movement. . .

[...] "When we receive some valuable piece of information, or perform some act that promotes our health and survival, such as eating, drinking, having sex or making large amounts of money, dopamine is released along what are called the pleasure pathways of the brain, providing us with a rewarding, even euphoric, experience. In fact our brain seems to value the dopamine more than the food or drink or sex itself," explains Coates.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/why-were-addicted-to-information-2012-7#ixzz234a26bsM


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