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There is room for both computing and ICT in schools

There is room for both computing and ICT in schools | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
The current draft curriculum is a real let down to ICT teachers and their students. Let's improve the ICT curriculum, but think of the students and not pander to lobbying from outside interests
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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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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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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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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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