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Ready to jump into VR? We’ve found the best current and upcoming headsets

Ready to jump into VR? We’ve found the best current and upcoming headsets | Learning with Technology | Scoop.it

Virtual reality poised to explode in the years to come. Here's a quick look at some of the most prominent VR headsets on the market and in development.


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Team Building Activities That Support Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM

Team Building Activities That Support Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM | Learning with Technology | Scoop.it
Working as a productive and sensitive member of a team is looked upon by STEM-based companies as being a requirement to being an effective and contributing employee: As technology takes over more o...

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Anti-distraction software may improve online student performance

Anti-distraction software may improve online student performance | Learning with Technology | Scoop.it

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Dustin Fowler's curator insight, April 22, 2015 3:06 PM

Very interesting time management strategy!  I, for one, love to flip between several tabs and update statuses, send texts, etc.  For some, these things are serious distractions. 

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Ed Tech Developer’s Guide | Office of Educational Technology

Ed Tech Developer’s Guide | Office of Educational Technology | Learning with Technology | Scoop.it

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Sakai: Collaborative Learning And Course Management System

Sakai: Collaborative Learning And Course Management System | Learning with Technology | Scoop.it

Sakai can be used with social media integration, voice threads, for distribution of tests and assignments and more.


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This Is Genius: A Spoken Word Poem

A spoken word poem by Ryan Lotocki. Filmed by: Nick Stroczkowski and Kurt Schlewitt If you would like to get in contact with Nick shoot him an email at nick....

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 1, 2015 10:12 PM

This spoken word poem is by a high school student, sharing their view of school today and why change/reform is needed. Listen and learn from his words.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, April 6, 2015 11:43 AM

Are we listening to what our students needs are?

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New Vision for Education_Report2015

Especially check the TOPIC <===> Chapter 1: The skills needed in the 21st century <===> #eSkills!


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https://gustmees.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/practice-21st-century-assessment-flowchart-page3-simplified-pdf.pdf


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/



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David Witzeling's curator insight, April 6, 2015 7:22 PM

This is a lengthy article detailing the relationship between 21st century skills and the adoption of technology as a way to promote growth in those skill areas. If you are here, you might find this very much "preaching to the choir," but the article provides a solid basis for understanding the need to integrate technology into education.

Melina Dayana Calizaya Torres's curator insight, April 6, 2015 10:19 PM

SO TRUE

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, April 7, 2015 2:19 PM

The World Economic Forum has published a new white paper called New Vision for Education: Unlocking the Potential of Technology; the link for the full report is included at the end of this article.  The World Economic Forum is a not-for-profit international institution headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.  Although the focus of this report is worldwide, the gaps in identified twenty-first century skills are very applicable to schools in the USA.  In a powerful statement, the report says: “By the time students enter college and the labour market, deficiencies that have not been addressed earlier can be far more difficult and costly to remedy.” (p 8-9).

The report differentiates 21st century skills among foundational literacies, competencies, and character qualities. It sees foundational skills as what schools and systems traditionally teach and measure: literacy, numeracy, scientific literacy, instructional-communication technology literacy, financial literacy, and cultural and civic literacy.  Competencies sited include critical thinking/problem solving, creativity, communication and collaboration. While curiosity, initiative, persistence/grit, adaptability, leadership, and social and cultural awareness are included in a category called character qualities.  Appendix 1 includes definitions of 21st century skills.

The instructional cycle is referred to as a “closed loop” in this report. Beginning with clear learning objectives through the development of curriculum and instructional strategies to instructional delivery, ongoing assessment, interventions and the tracking of learning outcomes in a repeating complex system.  The report looks at ways that technology can be embedded into each step of the instructional loop to improve student learning outcomes and eliminate the skill gap, providing some resources that might be used at different phases of the cycle.

The report cites differences in the use of technology tools to close the skill gap, looking at different income levels among countries which create different contexts and stating that there are fundamental social and economic problems, such as poverty, that impede learning and underlie the skills gap. Although the deficiencies in many undeveloped countries far surpass those found in the United States, it is my perspective that there are different contexts within the United States itself that must be acknowledged and addressed.

The importance of creativity, problem solving and innovation to the economic well-being of our nation and therefore, the employability of our workforce cannot be stressed enough. The pressure of standardized testing can lead to a standardized curriculum and instruction model that does not allow  the classroom time for these skills to develop. Teachers caught in this dilemma are often driven to insure success on state tests at the cost of providing time for experimentation, reflection, and collaborative feedback. The report does suggest using technology for some of the foundational skills in order to free teacher time to provide instruction on competency and character skills.

In two of the examples from low income countries, technology was used to provide scripted lessons that were created centrally  to under-trained teachers. My preference would be to  more fully train teachers or provide a mentor/coach rather than a “turn the page” curriculum model.

One of the tenants of the article is the need to define and find a metric to assess each of these 21st century skills in order to compare countries skill level. Although I agree with the need to define the skills needed and provide training and resources to teachers so these skills can be embedded into the curriculum and instruction, the idea of an assessment to measure creativity or persistence fills me with dread. Paul Torrance developed a well-used test for creativity used to screen students for school gifted and talented programs.  It is not a test that can be administered and interpreted without training. The idea of administering a standardized test which by definition is convergent in thinking to measure a thinking skill that is divergent by definition seems inappropriate and a major shortcoming of this report.

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Los cuatro pilares de la clase invertida.

Los cuatro pilares de la clase invertida. | Learning with Technology | Scoop.it

“Hay una gran variedad de artículos y opiniones en las que se reflejan los aspectos positivos que adoptar el modelo de la clase invertida supone. Sin embargo, es difícil encontrar una guía o puntos sobre los que basarnos a la hora de llevarlo a cabo.”


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A geração da Net está sem rede

A geração da Net está sem rede | Learning with Technology | Scoop.it
Num mundo onde tudo o que fazemos online é registado e vigiado, uma geração totalmente digital será particularmente vulnerável. Em Portugal, onde o hiato entre a literacia informática entre pais e filhos é dos maiores da Europa, a “geração Magalhães” está entregue a si própria.

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Ideas y herramientas para crear y utilizar videos educativos en clase│@aulaPlaneta

Ideas y herramientas para crear y utilizar videos educativos en clase│@aulaPlaneta | Learning with Technology | Scoop.it
Te damos algunas ideas para utilizar videos en el aula y recopilamos las mejores herramientas TIC para que realices tus propias creaciones.

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Marta Torán's curator insight, January 8, 2015 5:15 AM

El vídeo como herramienta educativa en el blog de Aula Planeta. Contextos en los que usarlo. Herramientas.

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Teaching Digital Students Non-Digital Things -

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Teaching Digital Students Non-Digital Things by Terry Heick Ed note: This is a post we’ve edited a couple of times now to both update and clarify its theme, which is why you may recognize it....

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3 things great teachers do with technology | eSchool News | eSchool News

3 things great teachers do with technology | eSchool News | eSchool News | Learning with Technology | Scoop.it
Too often, we see teachers putting the proverbial cart before the horse. They find an app or tool they like, so they introduce it in their classroom. The students might find it cool and

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11 consejos para profesores que comienzan en Redes Sociales #infografia #socialmedia

11 consejos para profesores que comienzan en Redes Sociales #infografia #socialmedia | Learning with Technology | Scoop.it
Hola:
Una infografía con 11 consejos para profesores que comienzan en Redes Sociales.

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Documents confirm Apple is building self-driving car

Documents confirm Apple is building self-driving car | Learning with Technology | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Correspondence obtained by the Guardian shows Project Titan is further along than many suspected and company is scouting for test locations

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How to edit PowerPoint files in Dropbox

How to edit PowerPoint files in Dropbox | Learning with Technology | Scoop.it
Step-by-step guide on how to edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files in Dropbox in Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 22, 2015 1:59 PM

Great news for Dropbox users. Now you can edit your Office documents including PowerPoint files in Dropbox without leaving it.

PowerPoint & Keynote Solutions from Chillibreeze's curator insight, May 15, 2015 11:29 AM

If you are a dropbox user, this tutorial will show you how you can edit your PPT files in dropbox. The conveience of being able to access your files as and when inspiration strikes - priceless!

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This is helpful

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Grab This Powerful PDF Annotating App-It's Free Today

Grab This Powerful PDF Annotating App-It's Free Today | Learning with Technology | Scoop.it

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44 Twitter Chat Tools For The Modern Teacher

44 Twitter Chat Tools For The Modern Teacher | Learning with Technology | Scoop.it
44 Twitter Chat Tools For The Modern Teacher

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Amy Burns's curator insight, April 24, 2015 6:31 AM

Great list of tools for managing Twitter.

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How to Cite a Tweet in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style

How to Cite a Tweet in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style | Learning with Technology | Scoop.it
As social media has evolved it has crept into academic work. I've even given research assignments in which I've asked my students to seek out and cite quotes from people on Twitter. More and more I'm asked, "how do I cite a Tweet?

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7 solutions to make slick presentations

7 solutions to make slick presentations | Learning with Technology | Scoop.it

Speed and agility are traits that define our society today.We avoid reading extensive articles, watching long how-to videos on YouTube or checking websites that are hard to navigate as we usually look for quick and easy solutions. While a technological progress provides us with plenty of utilities, now finding the right one with user-friendly interface and relevant functions becomes a challenge.

 

Presenting information in a crisp and concise way is something that we need daily needs such utilities as well. So we took our time to find tools that are time-efficient and offer some class in presenting yourself and/or your project....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 3, 2015 10:08 AM

Speaking and presentation tools you can really use. Recommended reading. 9/10

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, April 3, 2015 8:39 PM

fun! If you're too busy or don't feel inspired, here are some easy tools to make your presentations look snazzy in no time.

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24 Examples of Using Hashtags for Teaching and Learning

24 Examples of Using Hashtags for Teaching and Learning | Learning with Technology | Scoop.it

“So Many Hashtag Ideas and so Little Time! The “hashtag” ( “#”) has become the go-to hot key for trending topics and Twitter discussions. They’re prevalent on”


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El rol del e-learning en el círculo virtuoso de la capacitación

El rol del e-learning en el círculo virtuoso de la capacitación | Learning with Technology | Scoop.it
En la vida activa de todo profesional, la capacitación juega un rol esencial. Primero nos capacitamos, adquirimos experiencia y después enseñamos aquello que sabemos, dando así continuidad a nuestro acerbo de conocimientos. Para ello, las distintas variantes del e-learning nos brindan la oportun

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Developing Digital Citizenship through Mobile Communication

Developing Digital Citizenship through Mobile Communication | Learning with Technology | Scoop.it
In the Beginning
The text came in about midnight, “Mr. Soeth, I have an F, why am I failing your class?” I rolled over and looked at the text; I probably rolled my eyes, and put my phone in airplane mode till the next morning.

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Amazon delivers Kindle Textbook Creator for Mac beta

Amazon delivers Kindle Textbook Creator for Mac beta | Learning with Technology | Scoop.it
For the past three years, Apple has had a free Mac app - iBooks Author - available for creating textbooks compatible with the company's iBooks app. Today

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Aprendizaje Basado en Proyectos (ABP)

Aprendizaje Basado en Proyectos

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Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, January 29, 2015 2:01 AM

Metodología ABP

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añada su visión ...

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Aprendizaje Basado en Proyectos