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The Future Of Education Is Outside The Classroom - PSFK

The Future Of Education Is Outside The Classroom - PSFK | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

The world is currently facing monumental education challenges. Decades of standardized testing, fear of technology, and fixation on memorization have impacted the world’s youth negatively and kept them from reaching their human potential.

In a recent documentary, the telecommunications provider Ericsson sheds light on shifts happening in the worlds of various educators and the learning industry at large. Watch the documentary below and take a look at our key takeaways from the film:

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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.

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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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Unique Cloud Connected Rocketbook Wave Notebook Is Easily Cleaned Using Your Microwave (video) - Geeky Gadgets

Unique Cloud Connected Rocketbook Wave Notebook Is Easily Cleaned Using Your Microwave (video) - Geeky Gadgets | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

Rocketbook launched a very unique cloud connected sketchpad and notebook called the Wave Notebook, which allows you to take notes or make sketches using a pen and the special paper within the notebook...

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What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers?

What Happens When Students Use Technology Better Than Teachers? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
You know the content, you understand pedagogy, and you can navigate the minefield of diplomacy when dealing with parents, students, administrators, literacy coaches, and the local news station when they want to see the iPads glow on the students faces. You know how to manage and coddle, inspire and organize, assess and deliver content. But the technology is different. That part you do okay with, but, truth be told, the students are geniuses with technology. Born hackers. And of course they are, you tell yourself.
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The 7 Devices of Transformation in Education

The 7 Devices of Transformation in Education | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
I’m in the airport heading home from Miami Device as I draft this post. I learned so much; I’m exhausted. But some of the biggest things I appreciate are the people.
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Taking Notes: Is The Pen Still Mightier Than the Keyboard?

Taking Notes: Is The Pen Still Mightier Than the Keyboard? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Longhand note-taking results in a better conceptual understanding of the material and is easier to recall later.
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Inside Steve Jobs schools: swapping books for iPads

Inside Steve Jobs schools: swapping books for iPads | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

Schools in the Netherlands have shunned textbooks and only use Apple tablets for teaching and learning. A year in, journalist Sarah Marsh investigates how pupils and teachers are faring


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Ten Reasons New Teachers Aren't Using Technology | Spencer Ideas

Ten Reasons New Teachers Aren't Using Technology | Spencer Ideas | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Last week, I met with a group of twenty-four candidates for our Masters in Arts of Teaching program. I loved the excitement in the room and the idealism of the group. They wanted to change the world. And they will. However, I noticed a certain pessimism when it came to technology.
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When Students Get Creative With Tech Tools, Teachers Focus on Skills

When Students Get Creative With Tech Tools, Teachers Focus on Skills | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Teachers find the most success integrating technology into the classroom when they have clear instructional goals.
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Rethinking the Role of Educator as Facilitator Amidst Tech Transformation

Rethinking the Role of Educator as Facilitator Amidst Tech Transformation | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Thanks to the rapid developments in education technology, there is an abundance of teaching tools available to educators: videos students can watch at home, lesson plans that can be easily downloaded (and for free), courses that can be completed at...
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TES Global 2015 Teachers and Technology Survey: Tech in the Classroom Is Now Universal

TES Global 2015 Teachers and Technology Survey: Tech in the Classroom Is Now Universal | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Digital education company TES Global has today published findings from its first annual Teachers and Technology Survey at SXSWedu.
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BBC in school computer giveaway

BBC in school computer giveaway | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
The BBC has launched its Make it Digital initiative with new hardware for schools and a raft of coding-based content.
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Making the Invisible Visible: Technology's Impact on Teaching and Learning - Educate 1 to 1

Making the Invisible Visible: Technology's Impact on Teaching and Learning - Educate 1 to 1 | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

In a previous article, I suggested that “technology’s greatest success, which is making itself invisible, is in fact the main reason why at least some teachers question vociferously its impact and value in education”. This a concept that I would like to explore further.

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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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3 Principles for Student Devices in the Classroom | Technology and Learning

3 Principles for Student Devices in the Classroom | Technology and Learning | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

A consistent challenge faced by anyone teaching college today is how students use their technology during class. As Carl Straumsheim writes in his 1/26 article on Digital Distractions:

"Students waste about one-fifth of class time on laptops, smartphones and tablets, even though they admit such behavior can harm their grades…."

I’d like to suggest 3 principles that can help us think about classroom technology policies and educator choices.

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Report: How Millennials Use Mobile Devices at College

Report: How Millennials Use Mobile Devices at College | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Higher ed IT must get ahead of the mobile curve to support more students.
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Before You Buy That Laptop For Everyone…

Before You Buy That Laptop For Everyone… | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Having a conversation with a school administrator, he shared his frustration with his district’s plan to buy the same laptop for every teacher in his school district. On the surface, this is …
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Blended Learning Is Making Teachers More Productive in the Classroom. Here's How.

Blended Learning Is Making Teachers More Productive in the Classroom. Here's How. | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

Across the country, teachers are weaving technology into their lesson plans and classrooms, even if they aren't teaching intro to typing or programming.

Blended learning is an educational approach in which students learn in some part through instruction or content from digital or online media — and it's on the rise. More teachers are adopting blended learning methods to bring technology into every subject area. These tools are making teachers more productive by giving them even more options for engaging lesson plans and more time to focus on individual students when not instructing the class at once.

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I gave my students iPads — then wished I could take them back

I gave my students iPads — then wished I could take them back | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
My third graders started swiping and stopped talking.
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Why Technology in Classrooms Doesn't Always Boost Scores

Why Technology in Classrooms Doesn't Always Boost Scores | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Technology in classrooms doesn't always boost test scores finds a new OECD report. There are several things we can do to change that.

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Good Technology Access + Good Technology Pedagogy = Student Improvement ~ Vicki Davis

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Jaw-Dropping Classroom 3D Printer Creations

Jaw-Dropping Classroom 3D Printer Creations | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Learn what 3D printing is, what students like to create with this technology, and the low-cost, high-impact potential of improving the world through creative fabrication.
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Hackaball The Programmable Throwable Computer Ball (video)

Hackaball The Programmable Throwable Computer Ball (video) | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Hackaball a new children’s programmable computer ball has been launched over on the Kickstarter crowdfunding website this month and has just entered into its final week of funding and has already raised double its initial $100,000 pledge goal...
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When the Internet Delivers Its Own Content, What’s Left for the Teacher?

When the Internet Delivers Its Own Content, What’s Left for the Teacher? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?
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The 6 Technologies That Will Change the Face of Education - Campus Technology

The 6 Technologies That Will Change the Face of Education - Campus Technology | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Makerspaces, wearable technologies and adaptive learning technologies are three of the six technologies that will have a profound impact on higher education within the next five years, according to the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education...
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