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News Corp's Education Tablet May Be The Bureaucratic Fit Schools Need To ... - TechCrunch

News Corp's Education Tablet May Be The Bureaucratic Fit Schools Need To ... - TechCrunch | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

Public school systems are cheerfully decorated dictatorships: discipline, standards, and testing are the driving concepts of modern k-12 education. The very reason why districts purchase bundles of the same textbooks is so they can keep classrooms in lockstep alignment as teachers meticulous meet timely instructional goals. Amplify, NewsCorp’s new education division, finally revealed its long-awaited flagship product: a sophisticated tablet designed specifically for schools, which many finally be the perfect bureaucratic blend of classroom management, assessment, and monitoring that schools need to adopt technology en mass.

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Too cool for school: 7 reasons why tablets should NOT be used in education

Too cool for school: 7 reasons why tablets should NOT be used in education | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

I'm writing this on that netbook. I have an iPad but wouldn’t dream of using it for research, note taking, writing or business. It’s used in our house as a sort of look-up device, more ‘search, see and watch’ than ‘write, create and work’. My kids never use it.

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Hey Teachers! Integrate Technology Without Knowing How It Works

Hey Teachers! Integrate Technology Without Knowing How It Works | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

I work with teachers who don't like to look stupid in front of their class. This makes sense in their subject area. But with technology, if they are avoiding looking stupid by because they don't know how to use it, chances are, they are looking pretty silly to their students already.

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Exactly what I always tell my colleagues. You can learn something from your students too!

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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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Teachers Embrace Digital Learning Strategies | MindShift

Teachers Embrace Digital Learning Strategies | MindShift | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Today is the second annual Digital Learning Day, designated to bring attention to the benefits of technology for learning. As part of the effort, PBS Learning
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Ethio­pian kids teach themselves with tablets

Ethio­pian kids teach themselves with tablets | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

The kids in a village in the East African country of Ethiopa wear dirty, ragged clothes. They sleep beside cows and sheep in huts made of sticks and mud. They have no school. Yet they all know the English alphabet, and some can make words.

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20 Pros and Cons of implementing BYOD in schools

20 Pros and Cons of implementing BYOD in schools | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
There’s a lot to consider when determining if implementing BYOD at your school is the right move.
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The Use and Abuse of Technology in the Classroom

The Use and Abuse of Technology in the Classroom | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

I have been concerned, though, by some of the ways that I see technology being used. Technology should not just allow us to do things in a more engaging way; it should allow us to do new things that we thought were not possible. It is those new things that are the real value technology provides.  It is not enough to USE technology. You must use it well.

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Why Writing With Our Hands Is Still Important

Why Writing With Our Hands Is Still Important | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Life wasn't meant to be lived entirely in some company's cloud.
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7 education technology topics in 2012 that will be hotter in 2013

7 education technology topics in 2012 that will be hotter in 2013 | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

Here are seven ed tech topics that everyone should know by heart, because they are bound to play even bigger roles in 2013.

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Where Education Has Gone Wrong With Technology - Edudemic

Where Education Has Gone Wrong With Technology - Edudemic | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
When I walked into the classroom I would present in, I was shocked when I saw two blackboards on either side of the wall mounted interactive whiteboard, full of math examples.
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Please refrain from the use of digital native (again)

Prenzky doesn’t use it anymore. Research has shown over and over again that it isn’t true, but people keep on calling young people digital natives and . Well, some more (literature) res...
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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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When Interactive Boards and Tablets Aren’t 21st Century Classroom Tools

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Finally! Research-based proof that students use cell phones for LEARNING

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Finally! Research-based proof that students use cell phones for LEARNING | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
A new study conducted by TRU provides a body of research which supports the idea that students use cell phones to learn, and also that schools are not acknowledging or supporting them fully, yet.
Via Frank Thuss
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17 ways iPads will be used in schools in 2013

17 ways iPads will be used in schools in 2013 | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

Last year, iPads in education took the world by storm, finding their ways into initiatives at both the K-12 and university levels. Here at Education Dive, we talked to some of the people responsible for those rollouts and watched as schools decided how to use tablets, whether they were Apple's or not.

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How Many Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom?

How Many Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Remember the good old days of reading textbooks in school and taking notes from a chalkboard? Yeah, neither do we. PBS Learning Media, in preparation for Digital Learning Day on...
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Are iPads and Other Classroom Gadgets Really Helping Kids Learn?

Are iPads and Other Classroom Gadgets Really Helping Kids Learn? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Peg Tyre sheds light on the promise and perils of new technologies in the classroom.
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6 Ways Students Can Collaborate With iPads

6 Ways Students Can Collaborate With iPads | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
The app store is loaded with options that allow students to create content on their iPads. From comic strip creators to mind maps, video editing and publishing, screencasting & digital books, the options for individual student creation are expanding.
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The Power of Connected Classrooms

The Power of Connected Classrooms | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
What is going to separate the successful students from the mediocre ones in the 21st century?
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How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World?

How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Educators are always striving to find ways to make curriculum relevant in students’ everyday lives. More and more teachers are using social media around les
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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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Teens Facebook Their Way Through Class, Study Finds

Teens Facebook Their Way Through Class, Study Finds | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Paying attention? A new study finds that 94 percent of Israeli high school students surf social media sites during class.  
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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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The Future Of Learning: Short Film Take Fascinating Look At Ed And Tech

The Future Of Learning: Short Film Take Fascinating Look At Ed And Tech | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
From school e-readers and flipped classroom models to computerized testing and online courses, educators are still grappling with ways to shift an educational paradigm of the 20th century into one of the 21st.
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