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Do Students Really Have Different Learning Styles?

Do Students Really Have Different Learning Styles? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

Learning styles—the notion that each student has a particular mode by which he or she learns best, whether it’s visual, auditory or some other sense—is enormously popular. It’s also been thoroughly debunked.

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Eight steps to improve the edtech industry

Eight Steps to Improve the Ed-Tech Industry: The disconnect between ed-tech products and education research is failing students, writes the president of Teachers College, Columbia University. Getty
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Is technology making school too easy?

Is technology making school too easy? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

I was recently asked if it was possible to disable automatic spell check on a Chromebook. The person who was asking is a great teacher and a leader at her school. It wasn't really her question, it was a question that she was tasked to research. I am sometimes quite dismayed by teachers who want to limit students from using readily available technology to complete their school work. These are tools that we (adults) use EVERY DAY.

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Differences in being distracted: who gets most distracted by cell phones?

Differences in being distracted: who gets most distracted by cell phones? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
What's more annoying than cell phones during a concert? People filming can be a burden, but nothing worse than a ringtone during a silent piece of music. Researchers now have verified that the mere presence of a cell phone or smartphone can adversely affect our cognitive performance, particularly among infrequent internet users and again it has input…
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Dear students, please use your phones in class.

Dear students, please use your phones in class. | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
This past fall, for the first time in about 5 years, I was asked to teach a classroom-based course at the last minute due to a health issue with the instructor who was originally scheduled to teach. It was a big shift to go back into the classroom after working online for so long.
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Best Laptops for School by Major in 2016

Best Laptops for School by Major in 2016 | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
What are the best laptops for school in 2016? The answer varies by the student's major. Programmers and engineering students need specific devices.
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20 ways to use a tablet in the classroom

20 ways to use a tablet in the classroom | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
From tuning into worldwide radio to experimenting with augmented reality, here are the best ways to use tablets in class for education and entertainment
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How to Use Chromebooks in the Classroom | Edudemic

How to Use Chromebooks in the Classroom | Edudemic | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Mobile devices have become an important part of the modern classroom, and an ever-growing number of educators are turning to Chromebooks in the classroom.
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The Edtech World is a ‘Swamp of Gimmicks’—and Here’s How We Can Drain It (EdSurge News)

The Edtech World is a ‘Swamp of Gimmicks’—and Here’s How We Can Drain It (EdSurge News) | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

Without empirical evidence to support it, are we surprised that there are doubters of Minecraft?
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The Failure of the iPad Classroom

The Failure of the iPad Classroom | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
One arctic february morning in 2015, Christopher Federico and Karen Wolf stood front of a class­room of teachers at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Man­agement. Federico and Wolf are both full-time teachers themselves: he teaches problem-based learning at the gifted high school run by the University of Toronto and she teaches English at North Toronto, a public high school.

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A major update relaxes screen time rules for some kids

A major update relaxes screen time rules for some kids | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
In general, the new digital media use guidelines are much more generous than in the past.
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9 Essential Digital Skills for the 21st Century Teacher

In a digitally focused world, education is getting more and more digitized pushing us, teachers and educators, to re-conceptualize what it really means to be a teacher in the 21st century. Whether you are a technological determinist or instrumentalist, technology has become an essential force shaping much of our teaching and pedagogical practices.
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Generation Lazy?

Generation Lazy? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
After Generations X, Y and Z, are we now up to generation L(azy)? The Internet and technology have become so smart that life is becoming very easy for us. And
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Why Fads and Gimmicks Should be Resisted in the Classroom

Why Fads and Gimmicks Should be Resisted in the Classroom | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
One of the perpetual cycles in education is harnessing of whatever is popular in youth culture at the time in order to 'engage' students in a particular subject.
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5 Common Uses Of Technology In The Classroom & How We Screw Them Up

5 Common Uses Of Technology In The Classroom & How We Screw Them Up | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
CATEGORIES CRITICAL THINKING BLOOM’S TAXONOMY INQUIRY QUESTIONING STRATEGIES LEARNING BLENDED & FLIPPED LEARNING PERSONALIZED LEARNING PROJECT-BASED LEARNING SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING TEACHING ASSESSMENT INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES LITERACY STUDENT ENGAGEMENT THE FUTURE OF LEARNING TECHNOLOGY DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP DISRUPTION & INNOVATION TRENDS & SHIFTS PROF DEV PODCAST NEWSLETTER INFORMATION AUTHORS TERMS OF USE OUR PRIVACY POLICY ASK TEACHTHOUGHT RECOMMENDED BOOKS SUBSCRIBE INDEX MAIN ADVERTISE FOR PARENTS  February 7, 2017 Does Your School Need Better Technology Or Better Thinking? 426 SHARES FacebookTwitterPinterest  Does Your School Need Better Technology Or Better Thinking? by TeachThought Staff Using technology to enhance learning is an incredibly exciting idea, and as an area of education is growing fast. Blended learning, mobile learning, connectivism, and other increasingly popular ideas all owe their existence to technology. But the reality in the majority of public schools in the United States is less than cutting edge. While there is little data available to pinpoint exactly what is being done where, five of the more common applications of technology in the classroom appear below.
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The Padagogy Wheel – It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy

The Padagogy Wheel – It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
The Padagogy Wheel is designed to help educators think – systematically, coherently, and with a view to long term, big-picture outcomes – about how they use mobile apps in their teaching. The Padagogy Wheel is all about mindsets; it’s a way of thinking about digital-age education that meshes together concerns about mobile app features, learning transformation, motivation, cognitive development and long-term learning objectives.
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Leave Your Laptops at the Door to My Classroom - NYTimes.com

Leave Your Laptops at the Door to My Classroom - NYTimes.com | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
When I started teaching, I assumed my “fun” class, sexuality and the law, full of contemporary controversy, would prove gripping to the students. One day, I provoked them with a point against marriage equality, and the response was a slew of laptops staring back. 
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Vathorst College: Integrating 3D printing in high school education | Ultimaker

Vathorst College: Integrating 3D printing in high school education | Ultimaker | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Created through open-source collaboration, Ultimaker’s premium 3D printers are highly reliable and enjoyed by professional makers all over the world.
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The Importance of Balancing Classroom Technology Use

By Kate Durocher - Classroom technology has made the lives of teachers and students more efficient, but it's important to balance tech with life skills.
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Who Thinks Tech Makes Learning More Fun? (EdSurge News)

Who Thinks Tech Makes Learning More Fun? (EdSurge News) | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Who thinks technology makes learning more "fun"? Surprise answer: Teachers.
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Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
The new book The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains In A High-Tech World makes the case for managing the tsunami of digital distractions to aid how we learn, absorb information and live.
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Why Is Schooling, After Adopting Computers, Yet To Be Transformed?

Why Is Schooling, After Adopting Computers, Yet To Be Transformed? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Today, robots build autos, assemble electronic devices, put together appliances, and make machinery. Automation has eliminated most bank tellers, white collar clerks and secretaries, salespersons, and dozens of other occupations.
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Practical Ed Tech Handbook - Updated for 2016-17

Practical Ed Tech Handbook - Updated for 2016-17 | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Last year I published a 30 page document that I called The Practical Ed Tech Handbook . This week I spent some time revising that document and updating it the 2016-17 school year. The Practical Ed Tech Handbook isn't just a list of my favorite resources. I've included ideas for using these resources and in many cases I've included links to video tutorials about my favorite resources.
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4 Essential Tips for Successful 3D Printing Lessons and Projects

4 Essential Tips for Successful 3D Printing Lessons and Projects | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

As more schools bring 3D printers into libraries, maker spaces and classroom, teachers need to consider how to leverage this intriguing new technology in lessons, lectures, and projects.

The number of schools that are using 3D printers for education is rapidly rising. Even though the prices of 3D printers are decreasing, most schools still can’t afford to have 3D printers in every classroom. Those that have decided to make 3D printing technology accessible to their teachers and students, usually have one or two available in the school’s library or another dedicated area.

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How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching

How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

A little bit of technology doesn’t change much. Can make things a little easier by automating them. It could make a lesson here or there gee-wiz flashy, or even engage hesitant students. Tacked-on learning technology can do this. But deep integration of technology–real at-the-marrow fusion of learning model, curriculum, and #edtech? That changes everything.

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