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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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How to Destroy the Internet

How to Destroy the Internet | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Remember when Anonymous threatened to destroy the entire internet? We laughed, and ultimately their words were just hacker hubris. But it got us thinking—could someone actually destroy the Internet?
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Please Turn on Your Cell Phone …

Please Turn on Your Cell Phone … | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Juliette LaMontagne writes: Please Turn on Your Cell Phone Mobile devices aren’t distractions in schools; they’re machines for learning.

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Digital distraction in the classroom

Digital distraction in the classroom | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Even in this ideal environment, the temptation of digital distraction was too high. I might view this akin to addictive behavior now, and realize that students need more explicit support in order to do the right thing for their learning. I think that the biggest mistake that I made was to fail to have explicit guidelines for use of technology


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Mobile Apps and Resources for Students and Teachers

Mobile Apps and Resources for Students and Teachers | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it

http://www.techlearning.com

 


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Is modern technology creating a culture of distraction?

Is modern technology creating a culture of distraction? | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Is there a need for moderation when it comes to phones or the internet or social media? Of course there is, and social norms are developing around those things, just as they developed around the horseless carriage and the telephone and plenty of other modern inventions. One of the devices that has historically drawn the most criticism from scholars and theologians for its corrupting effect on humanity seems to have worked out pretty well — it’s called the book.


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Enhanced ebooks are bad for children finds American study

Enhanced ebooks are bad for children finds American study | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Alison Flood: Unlike print versions or basic ebooks, enhanced ebooks distract children from the story and stop them remembering narrative details according to new research...
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Surveying Mobile Learning Around the World (part one) | A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education

Surveying Mobile Learning Around the World (part one) | A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it

A World Bank Blog on ICT use in Education

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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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Beautiful short film shows a frightening future filled with Google Glass-like devices

Beautiful short film shows a frightening future filled with Google Glass-like devices | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Here’s an amazing eight-minute-long short film we came across. Created by art school grads Daniel Lazo and Eran May-raz as a final school project, the short shows a not-too-unrealistic future...
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Internet addiction even worries Silicon Valley

Internet addiction even worries Silicon Valley | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Experts warn of the addictive power of technology.
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Your phone company is watching

What kind of data is your cell phone company collecting? Malte Spitz wasn’t too worried when he asked his operator in Germany to share information stored about him. Multiple unanswered requests and a lawsuit later, Spitz received 35,830 lines of code -- a detailed, nearly minute-by-minute account of half a year of his life.

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75% of World Has Access to Mobile Phones

75% of World Has Access to Mobile Phones | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Three-quarters of the world - including many in developing countries - now has access to mobile phones, according to a new study.
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The Mobile Mind: Learning differently with mobile devices

The Mobile Mind: Learning differently with mobile devices | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We have come a long way since mobile phones and other portable devices were first used in education.
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10 Ways That Mobile Learning Will Revolutionize Education

10 Ways That Mobile Learning Will Revolutionize Education | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Smartphones and tablet computers are radically transforming how we access our shared knowledge sources by keeping us constantly connected to near-infinite volumes of raw data and information.
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