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Snapshot of a modern learner | SmartBlogs

If kids are to become the future innovators, then they need opportunities to innovate with tools and technology of tomorrow, not yesterday.
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Can E-Readers Ease Reading for Dyslexics?

Can E-Readers Ease Reading for Dyslexics? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Flickr:LiBookperson The causes of dyslexia—the disorder that makes reading excruciatingly difficult for about one in twenty school-aged children—...
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Students to be tagged with GPS tracking in NISD pilot program

Students to be tagged with GPS tracking in NISD pilot program | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
What if you could pinpoint your student’s location at school?It will be a reality at two north-side schools next year now that NISD has approved a tracking device for all of its students. It could mean big revenue gains for the district.
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TEDxStudioCityED: Blending Self-Regulation, Technology, and Education

TEDxStudioCityED was a powerful event with a select group of top leaders on blending self-regulation, technology, and education.
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4 Unique Ways That 1:1 Technology Can Transform Student Writing

4 Unique Ways That 1:1 Technology Can Transform Student Writing | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Writing in digital spaces will provide learning opportunities you won't get from traditional writing assignments. Guest post by Neven Jurkovic.
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How to Use Video Game Tactics in the Classroom

Science teacher Paul Anderson says video games teach kids that failure is okay -- that it's part of the learning process.
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Technology should be used to supplement education

As digitalization gains momentum, it is important for universities to embrace technology as a supplement to classroom teaching.
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USDOE's Richard Culatta Discusses Latest Education Technology Developments on ...

USDOE's Richard Culatta Discusses Latest Education Technology Developments on ... | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
USDOE's Richard Culatta Discusses Latest Education Technology Developments on ...Virtual-Strategy MagazineDr.
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New study examines print vs. eBooks for kids

New study examines print vs. eBooks for kids | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
As the popularity of digital book reading continues to grow especially with younger ages, The Joan Ganz Cooney Center has conducted a new study that explores the differences in the way parents and their preschool-age children (three to six)...
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Teacher 3.0: Sharing, creating, and connecting knowledge

Teacher 3.0: Sharing, creating, and connecting knowledge | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
In this year's issue of Villa Onderwijs by APS, Erno Mijland and Rob Mioch present their views of what "Teacher 3.0" might look like (extended ...
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Survey Shows College Students See Tablets as the Future of Higher Education

Survey Shows College Students See Tablets as the Future of Higher Education | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
On the heels of Apple's release of the new iPad, the Pearson Foundation published a survey that shows that college students use this technology for more than just playing games and browsing the web.
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Survey: 40% of Students Don't Last 10 Minutes Without Digital Devices | Inside Higher Ed

A survey of 500 college students has found that 67 percent can't go more than an hour without using some sort of digital technology, and that 40 percent can't go more than 10 minutes.

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Learning with 'e's: iPad or iFad?

In 2002 I was so enthused by the idea that a school could provide one desktop computer for every child, that I launched a research programme to study one of the first schools in the UK to achieve that goal for each of its 41 Year 6 pupils.

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Grading with Voice on an iPad - ProfHacker

One of the frustrating things I found in teaching online last semester was the lack of direct contact with students. The class felt impersonal, despite my efforts to give it life.

I found that especially frustrating when I graded assignments. The feedback seemed cold and distant, even as I as I tried to point out strong areas of writing and multimedia projects.

I overcame this in part by using my iPad to add audio comments to grading.

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Education is Undergoing a Startling Revolution -- Let's support it! - Forbes

Education is Undergoing a Startling Revolution -- Let's support it! - Forbes | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
This post is written by Rob Nail - CEO of Singularity University, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, who loves to surf and surf the waves of accelerating change.
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Can We Replace Professors With Computer Screens?

Can We Replace Professors With Computer Screens? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
This past February, as one of the keynote speakers invited to contribute to a lively forum sponsored by the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT), I presented a bold challenge to my fellow professors that has since been quoted many...
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Flipping the classroom - Educational Technology for School Leaders

Flipping the classroom - Educational Technology for School Leaders | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

"Flipping the classroom involves assigning web-based content as homework that replaces the traditional in-class lecture, making time and space available in the classroom for more inquiry-based projects. Professor Eric Mazur began experimenting with this instructional style at Harvard in the 1990s. In 2004, the Khan Academy videos helped bring the classroom flip into secondary education.

 

There is a lot of controversy and passion surrounding the flipped classroom. Advocates of flipping point to many advantages including students learning at their own pace, availability of online lessons and time for real work in the classroom. Opponents of flipping point to holes including student access to internet & computer at home, time constraints for students at home if all subjects are flipped and merely transferring bad classroom instructional practices from classroom to the web.

 

MentorMob, one of the tools highlighted below, has a very informative learning playlist about flipping the classroom. This playlist is also an example of one way that web-based content can be shared with students..."


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mLearning: Revolutionizing Education

mLearning: Revolutionizing Education | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Smartphones and tablet computers are radically transforming how we access our shared knowledge sources by keeping us constantly connected to near-infinite volumes of raw data and information.
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Three Ways of Integrating Technology in Schools

“There won’t be schools in the future …. I think the computer will blow up the school. That is, the school defined as something where there are classes, teachers running exams, people structu...
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Using Kinect in Special Ed Classrooms

We continue to hear inspiring stories every day about how teachers are using Kinect for Xbox 360 to bring learning to life in the classroom. Today’s USA Today features a story by Greg Toppo about how special education teachers at Steuart Weller Elementary School in Loudoun County, Virginia are using the Kinect with their special needs students.

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Ipads in schools….about ideas, expectations and the harsh reality.

Ofcourse you have all heard about the promises and expectations of Ipads in education. Schools everywhere are starting pilots with Ipads, call themselves Ipadschool and have the idea things will change drastically. Publishers even talk about unique experiments with a totally Ipad-based method. It is not new to you that I stand critically towards these experiments.

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Do Students Really Have Different Learning Styles?

Do Students Really Have Different Learning Styles? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

Learning styles—the notion that each student has a particular mode by which he or she learns best, whether it’s visual, auditory or some other sense—is enormously popular. It’s also been thoroughly debunked.

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MIT Students + iPad = Future

MIT Students + iPad = Future | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

I saw this…and I was just blown away with how cool it is. Ok we’ve seen some funky stuff done with augmented reality and it does remind me a lot of the demo of SixthSense technology I saw awhile ago ago, but I believe that T(ether), as it is called, takes it to a whole new level.

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Daily Kos: I Don't Need Standards To Teach, I Need Students

Just days ago, I completed my twenty-eighth year as a teacher—eighteen as a high school teacher of English followed by ten years as a professor of education.

And I am excited about the coming ...
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New Pedagogies For the Digital Age | Edudemic

Steve Wheeler of the University of Plymouth explores the concept of new learning forms that don’t simply place old forms on new digital platforms, but reconsider those forms.

Key among the ideas given is personalized learning via the Just in time, Just enough, Just for me admonishment, a vision nearly impossible without a fully engaged community, smart application of technology, or both.

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