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How will you teach me in the 21st century?

This is my final video project, a call to action, from my Emerging Technology in a Collaborative Culture class at Full Sail University where I am completing ...
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Augmented Reality: Coming Soon to a School Near You?

Augmented Reality: Coming Soon to a School Near You? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

David Gagnon is talking to a group of educators about how to use mobile devices for learning. In his work as an instructional designer with the University of Wisconsin’s ENGAGE program, Gagnon has given this workshop many times. But these days, he says, things are starting to change.

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Infinite Thinking Machine 2.02 - Learning a Go Go

Episode 2.02 showcases ideas and innovations for mobile learning. Features include: creative ways to combine Twitter and Instagram, texting tools to poll stu...
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Ayah Bdeir: Building blocks that blink, beep and teach | Video on TED.com

Ayah Bdeir: Building blocks that blink, beep and teach | Video on TED.com | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
TED Talks Imagine a set of electronics as easy to play with as Legos. TED Fellow Ayah Bdeir introduces littleBits, a set of simple, interchangeable blocks that make programming as simple and important a part of creativity as snapping blocks together.
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An Introduction to Technology Integration- Edutopia

Using technology, students monitor their own musical and athletic activities and analyze the data and feedback to improve their performance. Be sure and clic...
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5 Ways Electronic Gadgets Are Ruining Your Brain

5 Ways Electronic Gadgets Are Ruining Your Brain | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

As a teacher and a freelance writer, I love my iPad and my computer. But lately I’ve been reading about some alarming effects of the use of all our gadgets. Here are just 5 that have troubled me recently:

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Intel Releases Rugged Education Tablet for the Developing World

Intel Releases Rugged Education Tablet for the Developing World | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Intel has launched the latest device in its line of classroom computers: a tablet, Intel studybook.
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Classroom technology requires academic reboot

Classroom technology requires academic reboot | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

In a student’s capable hands, a smartphone might as well be a rocket ship.

“It’s got a camera, a GPS and an accelerometer,” said University of Michigan electrical engineering and computer science professor Elliot Soloway. He was addressing teachers, academics and industry professionals who filled the Raytheon Amphitheater on Monday for a daylong conference on using technology in the classroom. “These are far more powerful than your average computer.”

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One Laptop per Child program not improving math or language test scores, according to study

One Laptop per Child program not improving math or language test scores, according to study | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program started shipping its affordable and durable computers to students in developing countries back in 2007, and since then well over a million have been deployed...
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How to Choose the Right Tablet for Your School

How to Choose the Right Tablet for Your School | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

While comparing one device to another might seem easy, picking a tablet that meets your school's learning goals and unique needs isn't so simple.

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Jack Choi: On the virtual dissection table | Video on TED.com

Jack Choi: On the virtual dissection table | Video on TED.com | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
TED Talks Onstage at TED2012, Jack Choi demonstrates a powerful tool for training medical students: a stretcher-sized multi-touch screen of the human body that lets you explore, dissect and understand the body's parts and systems.
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88% of Tablet Owners Use their Device While Watching TV ...

88% of Tablet Owners Use their Device While Watching TV ... | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
The scenario is likely familiar to many: Shopping for new shoes, texting with your BFF and flipping through that DVR-ed episode of The Voice–all at the same time. As such, the news shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone ...
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Expanding teaching, exploring technology - Does technology really improve writing skills?

Does technology really improve writing skills?

I get asked this question on a regular basis.

I view technology as an incredibly efficient way to differentiate in the area of writing. I can help support student’s learning and pin point the area they are struggling with and usually find a tool that will scaffold their learning. I have some students use mind mapping software or webs, some students use voice recordings or dictation.

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Education 2.0

This video was created as a final project for a graduate-level course entitled "Technology and Education" (KMD2003/TPS1447) at the Ontario Institute for Stud...
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Awesome piece! :-) Thank you for sharing!
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Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know

Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

The Internet has made researching subjects deceptively effortless for students — or so it may seem to them at first. Truth is, students who haven’t been taught the skills to conduct good research will invariably come up short.

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Are Kids REALLY Motivated by Technology? [Slide} - The Tempered Radical

Are Kids REALLY Motivated by Technology? [Slide} - The Tempered Radical | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
One of the arguments that educators often give for integrating technology into the classroom is that 21st Century kids are more MOTIVATED by digital lessons than the old school practices we were all raised to know and love.
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It’s Official: Even Kids Know We Need To Fix Education

The automotive industry has evolved. The tech industry has evolved. Heck, the oil industry has evolved (and they’re essentially selling fossils!). So why hasn’t education evolved?

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Kinect in the Classroom: Scratching the Surface of Potential

Kinect in the Classroom: Scratching the Surface of Potential | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
First graders are using Kinect for Xbox 360 to get to places like Disneyland (on a map, at least), and high school students are graphing mathematical equations with their bodies.
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BYOT Policy: Expanding Technology to the Classroom

BYOT Policy: Expanding Technology to the Classroom | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

Phoenixville Area High School is once again doing everything it can to try to provide its students with the best possible opportunities.

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Technology doesn't improve education, teachers do

Technology doesn't improve education, teachers do | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
There are few technology buzzwords in education that get more attention than One to One or BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).  The desired outcome from each concept...
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Education goes high tech: area schools consider use of wireless gadgets - New Haven Register

Education goes high tech: area schools consider use of wireless gadgets. But they won't all be provided by the school district, they will be students' and parents' own gadgets, brought from home.

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Preparing Your School for an iPad Implementation - iPads in Education

Planning is imperative for any technology initiative - iPad or otherwise.
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An introductory guide to iPads for Teachers | The Whiteboard Blog

An introductory guide to iPads for Teachers | The Whiteboard Blog | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
I'm delivering some iPad training to a school tomorrow, so thought it might be useful to collate some of the links I've been putting together for the...
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Almeda University: School Thrives as Online Education Gains Prestige

2tor recently announced that it has secured more than $26 million in funding, all geared toward a "revamp" of online education.

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iThink iNeed iPads in the Classroom

iThink iNeed iPads in the Classroom | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

An iPad is a social computing platform. Small, sharable, interactive, easy to pass physically from person2person. How often do you reach for your laptop when you want to show someone something? You don’t; you reach for your iPad. The immediacy of the human experience with this technology makes it a successful initiative, but it is hard to quantify. The endgame: is it used? Absolutely.


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