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Using digital media to enhance educational transfer

Using digital media to enhance educational transfer | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Educational transfer is the point of education, right? If students can’t use what we’ve taught them in new, real-life situations, then we end up with s
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Let Robots Teach American Schoolkids

Let Robots Teach American Schoolkids | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
The nation's whole K-12 education system is artificial, so why not give automatons a chance?
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Helping Teachers Use Technology and Technology Experts Teach

Helping Teachers Use Technology and Technology Experts Teach | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
The Difference Between Teachers and Technology Experts  Although many teachers now have grown-up in the technology age, many traditional or “old-school” teachers are still not feeling equipped to teach in the classroom of the 21st century. Teachers that earned their certificates in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and even the 90’s may or may not feel prepared to operate and utilize today’s education equipment in the classroom. From the replacement of chalkboards with smartboards to the use of iPads in the classroom with apps for learning in English, Math, Science, and many other areas, the advances in technology are taking hold …
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School in China literally cracks down on students' phones

School in China literally cracks down on students' phones | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
If your phone gets confiscated, you can forget about ever seeing it again.
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Education through Augmented Reality – how AR enhances learning - ASUS Global

Education through Augmented Reality – how AR enhances learning - ASUS Global | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Education technology is one of the fastest growing sectors in the US and the national education market is already a $1.3 trillion dollar industry. AR is important for education technology innovators because it can offer significant benefits.
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5 Ways To Use Drones In The Classroom: Cherishing Students' Passion For Technology - eLearning Industry

5 Ways To Use Drones In The Classroom: Cherishing Students' Passion For Technology - eLearning Industry | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Contrary to the belief that technology can be distracting for students, using drones in the classroom can be used as a tool for enriching students' imagination and awaking their natural curiosity.

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Drones are a great new technology and really cheap ones can be found online. It is great that schools are teaching students to fly drones because the drone photography industry is growing and has the potential to be huge in the future

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Secret Teacher: giving students wifi has made lessons chaotic

Secret Teacher: giving students wifi has made lessons chaotic | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Technology is useful for learners, but the school leadership team shouldn’t have introduced wifi without asking teachers
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7 Ways Teaching Has Changed

7 Ways Teaching Has Changed | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Teachers are the arbitrators of knowledge and culture. Knowledge and culture are each dynamic, endlessly crashing and churning. This makes teaching significantly important and difficult work, and can leave teaching—as a craft—wide-eyed and nonplussed in response.
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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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Technology Does Not Magically Make Teaching/Learning Better

Technology Does Not Magically Make Teaching/Learning Better | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
There is a myth out there that integrating technology in your classroom makes you a better teacher. It is important to be clear that there is so much more to technology integration than having students stare at a screen. 
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9 Characteristics Of The Shift To Learning With Tablets

9 Characteristics Of The Shift To Learning With Tablets | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
The following characteristics describe some of the shifts you can make in the way you plan lessons and design learning experiences with tablets in the classroom.
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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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Books or laptops, a new study about choosing the right tools in education

Books or laptops, a new study about choosing the right tools in education | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Earlier this week there was the often shared article in Scientific American that discussed the use of laptops in (higher) education. This new study looks further than the effect on learning, but also looks at the possibilities and the cost. What did they find - in short? Accessing and producing reading resources are increasingly shifting from…
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Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing ‘Summer Slide’

Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing ‘Summer Slide’ | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
More districts are letting students take computers home for the summer. Officials hope the devices help fill in learning gaps, but experts say parents must play
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7 Ways Teaching Has Changed

7 Ways Teaching Has Changed | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Teachers are the arbitrators of knowledge and culture. Knowledge and culture are each dynamic, endlessly crashing and churning. This makes teaching significantly important and difficult work, and can leave teaching—as a craft—wide-eyed and nonplussed in response.
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How Google Took Over the Classroom

How Google Took Over the Classroom | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
The tech giant is transforming public education with low-cost laptops and free apps. But schools may be giving Google more than they are getting.
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We Ask Teachers: How Has Edtech Made a Difference in Your Classroom? (EdSurge News)

We Ask Teachers: How Has Edtech Made a Difference in Your Classroom? (EdSurge News) | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked educators from around the country to share their most transformative edtech moments. We discovered that while tech can certainly bring engagement and efficiency, it’s ultimately the teachers—and students—who make the magic happen.
Here's what some

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50 Reasons It's Time For Smartphones In Every Classroom

50 Reasons It's Time For Smartphones In Every Classroom | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Privacy, equity, bandwidth, lesson design, classroom management, theft, bullying, and scores of other legitimate concerns continue to cloud education’s thinking about how to meaningfully integrate technology in the learning process.
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How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Education

How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Education | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
What the emerging technology will and will not do for teachers and students. GUEST COLUMN | by Jon Roepke Artificial Intelligence is all around us. From digital assistants like Siri and Alexa to algorithms that suggest what music to listen to on Spotify, AI in its many forms is now part of our everyday lives.…
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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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Digital skill building starts at the Primary level

Digital skill building starts at the Primary level | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

For a generation that did not grow up with the Internet, it is fascinating to watch small children today intuitively handle a touchscreen mobile device with such ease. Indeed, modern pupils are growing up in a world where digital technology touches every facet of their lives, from the toys they interact with, to how their health care is managed, to how education is delivered. It is important that we look at not only how but what today’s young people are learning in terms of technology, as digital skills are becoming increasingly crucial for succeeding in the workforce, and will continue to be so in years to come.

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4 good computer habits every teacher should have

4 good computer habits every teacher should have | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Good computer habits in the digital age can help teachers with not just productivity and student achievement, but with health, too.
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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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