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I wish all my Scoop.it! readers a Merry Christmas and hope you will enjoy reading my scoops in the coming year! Let's hope there will be lots of inspiring and interesting articles about the use of gadgets in our schools.
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Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age Wired Our public educational system as we all know it is one of the most broken institutions which is entirely counterintuitive to its intended purpose.
The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...
Does your writing curriculum include these points? What about #commoncore ... how does this compare? #EdChat
More reasons to stop wasting students' time...
A survey of more than 1000 UK 13-17 year olds points to a future workforce that is ‘digital first’ in everything it does, and whose digital talents could bring significant economic value to the UK.
Learning to focus on one task while tuning out the many distractions vying for attention is a crucial life skill that some students are missing. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!
BYOD continues to change the learning ecosystem, which includes administrators, teachers, faculty, students and school IT. The post 3 Keys To Making BYOD Work For Your Classroom appeared first on Edudemic.
I just come across this resource in my Twitter feeds and found it extremely useful. The Technology Integration Matrix created by Arizona K-12 centre is designed to help teachers make informed decisions about their technology practices in their teaching. TIM is viewed like a roadmap ,or better, a guide to teachers when deciding upon and using technology in their instruction.
Interesting matrix on how teachers can best integrate technology in their classrooms!
The guide below outlines the biggest edtech trends that you should know about. It touches on the 4 big ones of this year plus 6 more trends that we should expect to see next year.
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Classrooms have had computers for decades, but in the past few years the buzz about “education technology” (or edtech) has become persistent, especially in America. This is because of new generations of learning software, free online tutorials and better connectivity.
Students are also getting ever more gadgets, as iPads and other tablets are handed out in schools. Adaptive learning software is starting to show great promise. These tools offer personalised education for every child, so that they can learn at their own pace.
Free online courses such as the KhanAcademy’s mathematics classes are allowing schools to take a more selective approach in acquiring learning resources. (Why buy a digital maths textbook when you can use an online course free?)
Presentations are more than just Powerpoint or Keynote. While those presentation tools will get the presentation-making job done, there are definitely better options out there.
In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to tranform their classrooms this year." We asked that you submit your responses in the form of Field Notes and we received more than...
The advancement of digital media and the emergence of new communication modes have changed some of our literacy practices and consequently reshaped the way we learn . The learning resources available...
If you only have access to one or two mobile devices in your classroom, you're going to love these ideas for how to really make the most of them! Karen Sabados
"Knock, knock, sheep in!" A preschooler in the Minnetonka district doing what preschoolers do. He's playing with a toy farm set.
Tate is engaged and playing in an age-appropriate way. That's a win for teachers at the Minnetonka Community Education Center.
They believe they have an edge in their arsenal of teaching tools, and it comes by way of a technology levy passed in the district several years ago.
ZDNet Dell introduces Chromebook 11 laptop for education market ZDNet The company says it's targeting its Chromebook 11 at the education market, a logical decision given its budget price and reliance on cloud-based computing services.
A new study shows that students grasp the unimaginable emptiness of space more effectively when they use iPads to explore 3-D simulations of the universe, compared to traditional classroom instruction.
Are you thinking of buying a tablet and not sure yet which one to pick out ? The flowchart below will probably help you out. Last year, I published here an article entitled " the best 10 tablets for...
It would seem Robert J. Moreau, a computer animation teacher who struggled for grants to set up a lab, would be among the first to applaud the $1-billion iPad program in the Los Angeles Unified School District. But he's not.
Here is another awesome infographic I have recently stumbled upon on Learndash. The graphic outlines 5 ways to prepare students for future. It also features some interesting stats concerning the...
SAMR was developed by Dr. Ruben Puentadura as a model for technology integration into the classroom. It is presumed to help teachers make a better leverage of technology in their teaching. I outlined below a basic definition of what each stage represents. I have also compiled a list of some good videos to help you learn more about SAMR.
In an effort to keep everyone using them as effectively as possible, the wonderful Lisa Johnson (of TechChef4U fame) assembled this David Letterman-esque Top Ten list of iPad tips for teachers.
Inc.com 6 Ways Tech Will Change Education Forever Inc.com Sexton pointed to NYU's own partnership with University of the People, a nonprofit that offers tuition-free online education to students in the developing world, as a prime example of...
More than 500 college students participated in the survey, which sought to better understand students study habits and the influence of learning technologies on studying.