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Gregory’s iPhone Contract | Janell Burley Hofmann

Gregory’s iPhone Contract | Janell Burley Hofmann | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

Dear Gregory

Merry Christmas!  You are now the proud owner of an iPhone.  Hot Damn!  You are a good & responsible 13 year old boy and you deserve this gift.  But with the acceptance of this present comes rules and regulations.  Please read through the following contract.  I hope that you understand it is my job to raise you into a well rounded, healthy young man that can function in the world and coexist with technology, not be ruled by it.  Failure to comply with the following list will result in termination of your iPhone ownership.

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Can students who are constantly on their devices actually learn? – Joelle Renstrom

My college students are never entirely present in class, addicted to texts and tech. Is there any hope left for learning?
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5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices (EdSurge News)

5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices (EdSurge News) | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
To ban or not to ban, that is always the question when it comes to personal devices in the classroom.
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Resources for Filmmaking in the Classroom

Resources for Filmmaking in the Classroom | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

Not only is the idea of telling stories with video really engaging for many kids, filmmaking is ripe with opportunities to connect to almost every academic subject area. As the technology to shoot and edit films becomes more ubiquitous, where is a teacher with no experience in video production to begin?



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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 5, 11:51 AM

Not only is the idea of telling stories with video really engaging for many kids, filmmaking is ripe with opportunities to connect to almost every academic subject area. As the technology to shoot and edit films becomes more ubiquitous, where is a teacher with no experience in video production to begin?

 

The process of planning and making videos can offer tremendous learning opportunities for students of almost any age. Not only is the idea of telling stories with video really engaging for many kids, filmmaking is ripe with opportunities to connect to almost every academic subject area. As the technology to shoot and edit films becomes more ubiquitous, where is a teacher with no experience in video production to begin? I've shared some resources below to help you and your students get started on making blockbusters of your own.

 

 

António Leça Domingues's curator insight, August 12, 4:19 AM
Recursos para produção cinematográfica em sala de aula.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 22, 2:03 PM
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Why Some Teachers Are Against Technology In Education

Why Some Teachers Are Against Technology In Education | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Some educators are upset. Recently I’ve noticed an increasing number of ed folksenthusiastically questioneducation technology—and do so with enough sarcasm and bitterness and choice language to embarrass their mothers. If you’re not making some people angry, you’re probably not trying hard enough, but being “for” or “against” technology is a crude sentiment.
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Some very Good Resources to Help You Effectively Integrate Chromebooks in Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Some very Good Resources to Help You Effectively Integrate Chromebooks in Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
In yesterday’s post we talked about Google Training Centre and the different professional development opportunities it provides for teachers and educators. Today we are highlighting a particular section from Google Training Centre dedicated to Chromebooks. This is a unit that contains a number of lessons and resources to help teachers make the best of Chromebooks in their instruction. The lessons vary from ‘basic use and customization to integrating Google tools and services.’
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Do one-to-one laptop programs improve learning?

Do one-to-one laptop programs improve learning? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Students who receive a laptop computer from their school tend to see a noticeable increase in academic achievement, a study reveals.
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The Mere Presence of a Cell Phone
May be Distracting (pdf)

Research consistently demonstrates the active use of cell phones, whether talking or texting, to be distracting and contributes to diminished performance when multitasking (e.g., distracted driving or walking). Recent research also has indicated that simply the presence of a cell phone and what it might represent (i.e., social connections, broader social network, etc.) can be similarly distracting and have negative consequences in a social interaction. Results of two studies reported here provide further evidence that the ‘‘mere presence’’ of a cell phone may be sufficiently distracting to produce diminished attention and deficits in task-performance, especially for tasks with greater attentional and cognitive demands. The implications for such an unintended negative consequence may be quite wide-ranging (e.g., productivity in school and the work place).
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Donald Clark Plan B: Why the tablets in schools debacle is over

Donald Clark Plan B: Why the tablets in schools debacle is over | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
After the California debacle, schools in five states (Virginia, California, Maine, Texas and North Carolina) are starting to swap out tablets for the laptops they should have purchased in the first place. It started with a survey in Maine, where teachers and students expressed a preference for laptops over tablets.

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Donald Clark slaagt er weer in zich impopulair te maken bij een grote groep adepten van ICT voor leren, en dan met name bij aanhangers van tablets in het onderwijs (zoals de Steve Jobs-scholen). Ik ben het ook niet volledig eens met zijn typering van tablets (vooral voor consumeren). Maar hij heeft wel een punt. Er wordt nog steeds te vaak gefocust op de tablet zelf. Laatst kreeg ik ook de vraag van een docent van een school voor voortgezet onderwijs: "we willen Ipads gebruiken, maar hoe kunnen we x, y en z?" Waarop ik vroeg: "Waarom wil je iPads gebruiken?" Tablets zijn niet goed in alles. Als je wilt schrijven op een device is een laptop veel geschikter, en dat geldt ook voor het programmeren. Zelf merk ik dat ik mijn iPad veel minder gebruik, sinds ik beschik over een lichtere Macbook met een veel langere accuduur. Het gaat echter niet om de technologie. "It's not about the technology, stupid".
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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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The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
The trends and challenges that shape the landscape of education technology are just as important as the technologies themselves.
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The 4 Stages Of The Integration Of Technology In Learning

The 4 Stages Of The Integration Of Technology In Learning | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Technology can be used in the learning process in a variety of ways. Some are supplementary, serving the original design of the classroom and usually automate some previously by-human task or process–grading multiple choice assessments, searching for a source of information, or sharing messages and other data across large groups.
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Stanford Experiments with Virtual Reality, Social Emotional Learning and Oculus Rift (EdSurge News)

Stanford Experiments with Virtual Reality, Social Emotional Learning and Oculus Rift (EdSurge News) | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

What can virtual reality, the technology that arguably takes the viewer farthest away from the tangible world, teach students about expressing themselves and interacting with each other?
Two experiments at two very different California schools aimed to find out.
In May 2016 at San Jose’s Alph
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Donald Clark Plan B: 10 ways Pokemon Go portends AR in learning

Donald Clark Plan B: 10 ways Pokemon Go portends AR in learning | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Who saw that coming? Like many hugely successful, mass-consumer, tech things, it had surprise on its side. Above all it created ‘buzz’ – it’s the thing that everyone and the entire media, traditional and social, are talking about. Imagine the power of that buzz if we could harness it in learning. Maybe we can.
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New research underlines the power of the pen in learning

New research underlines the power of the pen in learning | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

Picture a university; rows of classmates in lecture theatres, each with their own laptop, frenetically taking notes as lecturers offer up their wisdom. Gone are the days of frayed notebooks and cheap, chewed-up pens. But before the humble pen is bid goodbye, it’s important to pause and consider if it still has a role to play in today’s technology based learning environment?

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Breakthrough Windows 10 Devices Changing the Education Landscape (Channel 9)

Breakthrough Windows 10 Devices Changing the Education Landscape           (Channel 9) | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Watch Marlowe Dayley and Kevin Remde from Microsoft as they showcase eight breakthrough devices that will change the way students and educators interact with technology.
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Handwritten Versus Typed Note-taking - HackCollege

Handwritten Versus Typed Note-taking - HackCollege | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Laptop computers make note-taking convenient and efficient, but can they also be a hindrance to students?

A recent study found that students who took notes with paper and pen outperformed their classmates who used laptop computers to take notes on the same material, suggesting that teachers and lecturers should encourage their students to turn off their electronic portable devices and jot down notes the old fashioned way.

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Wilfred Rubens's curator insight, June 11, 2:07 AM
Weer een bijdrage over onderzoek waaruit blijkt dat je meer leert van aantekeningen maken op papier dan van aantekeningen maken op een laptop. De laatste zin is echter ook een interessante. Tablets met een stylus zouden de tekortkomingen van een laptop te niet kunnen doen. Daar is echter nog geen onderzoek naar gedaan.
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3 questions to ask when using new technology in the classroom

3 questions to ask when using new technology in the classroom | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Before introducing any new technology in the classroom, there are tough questions that must be asked — about student privacy, data ownership, and equal access across students. Based on my experienc…
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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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