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Technology in Education

Technology in Education | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
One of the most frequently cited reasons for justifying the need for change in education, or at least for labeling education as old-fashioned, is the enormous technological (r)evolution our world has undergone in recent years. Nowadays, we have the Internet in our pocket, in the form of a smartphone, which has exponentially more computing power than the Apollo Guidance Computer that put the first men on the moon! A school with desks, blackboards or whiteboards, and—perish the thought—books seems like some kind of archaic institution, one that, even if it does use a smartboard or a learning platform, operates in a manner that bears a suspiciously strong resemblance to the way things were done in the past.
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Daniel Willingham: The false promise of tech in schools

Daniel Willingham: The false promise of tech in schools | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
It’s time to admit we don’t know what we’re doing when it comes to educational technology.
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The dangers of techno-pessimism in education - Robin de Lange

The dangers of techno-pessimism in education - Robin de Lange | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
I do research on the potential of Virtual Reality for education. Now, people generally find VR very exciting and because of this I get a lot of enthusiastic reactions. People can imagine all sorts of useful applications for education.
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5 Ways for Teachers to Take Back the Computerized Classroom — Emerging Education Technologies

5 Ways for Teachers to Take Back the Computerized Classroom — Emerging Education Technologies | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Ever found yourself frustrated by the wall of technology between your students and your teaching? In this article, Steffen Hedebrandt provides 5 ways to take back the classroom and succeed with your teaching in a way that grasps your students’ attention.
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Making Technology Click in the Classroom: Teachers Share What Makes Digital Tools ‘Worth The Time’

Making Technology Click in the Classroom: Teachers Share What Makes Digital Tools ‘Worth The Time’ | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Dan Ryder teaches high school English and humanities, but his students still wind up learning computer-aided design and 3D printing.
My biggest problem with technology is I’m always told it will take less time and it will make my job easier.
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Is VR too dangerous for kids? We asked the experts

Is VR too dangerous for kids? We asked the experts | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
We’ve investigated the age ratings of VR headsets and talked to optometrists and vision experts to find out if VR is safe for children. These are the potential risks of using VR for kids.
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The Overselling of Education Technology (EdSurge News)

The Overselling of Education Technology (EdSurge News) | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that the idea of using digital technology in the classroom tends to be either loved or hated. After all, anything that’s digital consists only of ones or zeroes. By contrast, my own position is somewhere in the middle, a location where I don’t often find myself, fr
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Can Technology Transform Learning? | John Spencer

Can Technology Transform Learning? | John Spencer | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
When I was a kid, I remember hearing that computers would replace teachers. I didn't like this idea, unless they could guarantee that my teacher would be like Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation.However, technologists promised us that computers would radically transform our educational experience.
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How tech will affect the teacher’s role in education

How tech will affect the teacher’s role in education | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
The second wave of edtech will see technology complement the physical world. But what will the teacher’s role be within that?
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Now there's virtual reality education

Now there's virtual reality education | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Schools in San Francisco and Florida are teaching K-12 kids through virtual reality, thanks to Nearpod VR lesson plans and field trips.
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Here is Why Mobile VR is Perfect for Schools

Here is Why Mobile VR is Perfect for Schools | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
In today’s digital world, nothing is more real than Virtual Reality itself. Over the past few years, we have seen a shift in the VR target with multiple
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3Doodler Start makes 3D drawing kid's play

3Doodler Start makes 3D drawing kid's play | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
3Doodler's new Start 3D printing pen is designed for little hands and big ideas.
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I’m a Teacher Who Hates Technology—So Let Me Design the Products (EdSurge News)

I’m a Teacher Who Hates Technology—So Let Me Design the Products (EdSurge News) | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

I find myself sitting in front of a crowded room of inquisitive faces—“techies” from the Kentucky State Department of Education who want to know what I think about the technology they provide teachers in the state.When it comes to...

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20 Of The Best Laptops For Teachers Of 2016 -

20 Of The Best Laptops For Teachers Of 2016 - | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Whether for students, teachers, engineers, artists, entrepreneurs--there is something in this list for everyone, from affordable Chromebooks to MacBook Pros and Surface Pros to high-end gaming laptops from Alienware.
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Reading on a Screen Rather Than Paper May Affect What You Learn

Reading on a Screen Rather Than Paper May Affect What You Learn | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Those who read on paper rather than digitally may grasp "big picture" better.
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Providing children with tablets loaded with literacy apps yields positive results – UKEdChat.com

Providing children with tablets loaded with literacy apps yields positive results – UKEdChat.com | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
For the past four years, researchers at MIT, Tufts University, and Georgia State University have been conducting a study to determine whether tablet computers loaded with literacy applications could improve the reading preparedness of young children living in economically disadvantaged communities.
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The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom | Edudemic

The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom | Edudemic | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Educational technology has its pluses and minuses. It’s up to teachers, administrators, and district personnel to decide whether the good outweighs the bad.
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Does learning improve when every student gets a laptop?

Schools that provide each student with a laptop computer, as well as the appropriate support for both students and teachers, see significant improvement in academic achievement, a new paper indicates.
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Can Handwriting Make You Smarter?

Can Handwriting Make You Smarter? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Can Handwriting Make You Smarter? Students who take notes by hand outperform students who type, and more type these days, new studies show
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How To Get Students To Stop Using Their Cellphones In Class

How To Get Students To Stop Using Their Cellphones In Class | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Go cold turkey or take tech breaks? Two professors offer different solutions.
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Future Schools: Through the 21st Century Fluency Looking Glass

Future Schools: Through the 21st Century Fluency Looking Glass | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Take a look forward at 8 fluency-based characteristics defining what future schools just might look like. The future is happening now.
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Stop Innovating in Schools. Please.

Stop Innovating in Schools. Please. | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Stop Innovating in Schools. Please. Too often when we talk about “innovation” in education, we point to that new set of Chromebooks or those shiny new Smartboards as examples of our efforts to change...
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iPads vs. Chromebooks in the Classroom: Which One Wins?

iPads vs. Chromebooks in the Classroom: Which One Wins? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
By Jeffrey Bradbury

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , peterlakeman
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Teaching with Tablets (February-March 2016)

Teaching with Tablets (February-March 2016) | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Welcome to our Teaching with Tablets course. This is an interactive and participatory online course on how to make effective use of iPads and tablets for teaching and learning.  Our course is aimed at educators across all levels, from Primary to Higher Education, from NQTs to experienced practitioners. Anyone with an interest in the field is very welcome.

Via Jeroen Bottema
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Robotics and VR Loom on the Higher Ed Horizon (EdSurge News)

Robotics and VR Loom on the Higher Ed Horizon (EdSurge News) | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

Each year thousands of faculty, administrators, entrepreneurs, consultants, policymakers and industry watchdogs wait for the great unveiling of the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report: Higher Education Edition.

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