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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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Best wishes for the holidays!

I wish all my Scoop.it! readers a Merry Christmas and hope you will enjoy reading my scoops in the coming year! Let's hope there will be lots of inspiring and interesting articles about the use of gadgets in our schools.

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An Introduction to Technology Integration

Integrating technology with classroom practice can be a great way to strengthen engagement by linking students to a global audience, turning them into creato...
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Hands-On Learning in School Just Got Very Real

Hands-On Learning in School Just Got Very Real | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Students in one NJ school district are using an Activ Table, which uses Microsoft Surface technology. Kids learn by interacting with touch, gestures and movement.
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Changing the Culture, One Teacher at a Time

Changing the Culture, One Teacher at a Time | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
As technology rushes into schools at an ever-increasing pace, we are constantly bombarded by talk about whatever happens to be hot this week.  Khan Academ...
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Ten Minutes of Tech for Busy Teachers

This simple jog features a mixed-bag of quick tech tools and resources for teachers to explore in ten minutes. All of the tools are extremely user-friendly, free and require no login. They can be used with students of all ages.
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BYOD Case Study: Wildern School - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education

BYOD Case Study: Wildern School - Articles - Educational Technology - ICT in Education | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

Located in a suburb just outside Southampton, England, Wildern is an 11-16 secondary academy with just over 1850 students, which is quite large by English standards. However, the percentage of students on Free School Meals (around 5%) is below average, as is the number of students from a minority ethnic group or whose first language is not English. The percentage of students with learning difficulties or disabilities is, at 13%, fairly typical.

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10 Truths About Educational Technology

10 Truths About Educational Technology | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

I am one of the many educators fortunate enough to work in the space of educational technology. It's hard for me to believe I've been doing it for a decade; time truly passes in a flash when you're engaged in something you enjoy so much. To celebrate this personal milestone, I'm offering up 10 experienced-based truisms that have become the guiding principles for me in this business.

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5 Tech Tools That Get Students Reading - Edudemic

5 Tech Tools That Get Students Reading - Edudemic | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
A listing of Technologies That Get Students Reading that can help teachers and parents get kids reading and make it fun for them at the same time.
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Students prefer good lectures over the latest technology in class ~ Stephen's Web

Students prefer good lectures over the latest technology in class ~ Stephen's Web | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects...


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10 i pad projects students will love


Via Lisa Johnson , Naomi Harm, Dr. Joan McGettigan, John Evans, Olaf de Groot
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Gut gemachhte Ideen- und App-Sammlung für den Unterricht

Charles Myers 's curator insight, February 14, 2013 3:53 AM
More an app list.. Still, not bad.
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iOrganized: How a teacher can use the iPad to stay organized?

iOrganized: How a teacher can use the iPad to stay organized? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

I bought my iPad about eighteen months ago. I have said it before, and will say it again: it has changed my life! As an eLearning leader, one of the most common complaints I receive from staff is t...


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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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3D Printing in the Classroom: Fab@Home / Fab@School

Jeffrey Lipton demonstrates the Fab@Home 3D printing system at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011. Designed for use in classrooms, this device predicts the coming ubi...

Via Kalani Kirk Hausman, João Greno Brogueira, Sakis Koukouvis
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Is Technology “Rewiring” Young People’s Brains? « Annie Murphy Paul

Is Technology “Rewiring” Young People’s Brains? « Annie Murphy Paul | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

“Technology is rewiring young people’s brains.”

That’s a claim we hear a lot these days. It’s in the media, spoken by experts and pundits, and in the air, voiced by parents and teachers. Sometimes it’s uttered in alarm, by those concerned that children’s ability to learn and pay attention is being warped by the hours they spend in front of the computer. Sometimes it’s proclaimed in celebration, by others convinced that a generation of “digital natives” has developed new ways of absorbing and applying information.

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Using Technology to Reach Unreachable Students

Using Technology to Reach Unreachable Students | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
The iPad made a transformation in John's learning demeanor. Where once his attitude blared, "I dare you to teach me!" now it screams, " Teach me more!
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Tablet teachers

Tablet teachers | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
What does “delete all” mean again? UNTIL recently Grace Wambui, a 14-year-old pupil in Nairobi, had never touched a tablet computer. But it took her about “one...
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Four Smart Ways to Use Cell Phones in Class

Four Smart Ways to Use Cell Phones in Class | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

A good rule of thumb for any classroom use of cellphones: the lesson/activity must be engaging as well as productive. You don’t want technology for the sake of technology (and students aren’t going to be intrinsically fascinated with a device they use routinely when they’re outside of school). If the students don’t enjoy what they’re doing, they will be more tempted to use their phones inappropriately.

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OLPC cancels XO-3 tablet, downplays need for new hardware

OLPC cancels XO-3 tablet, downplays need for new hardware | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
One Laptop Per Child has cancelled plans to release its XO-3 tablet, although technology from that project could still be used in other products, OLPC Chairman Nicholas Negroponte said.
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Classroom Of The Future - Technology News - redOrbit

Classroom Of The Future - Technology News - redOrbit | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Researchers designing and testing the 'classroom of the future' have found that multi-touch, multi-user desks can boost skills in mathematics.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Educational Toys for Your Holiday Shopping List

Once a year I break away from websites and apps to check out some tangible educational games and toys for your holiday shopping list. I'm not a toy and games expert, but my uncle Christopher Byrne has been working in the toy industry for more than 30 years. Some of you may have seen him on Oprah, the Today Show, and other nationally syndicated shows.

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The Innovative Educator: Technology: Tool of Engagement or Distraction?

The Innovative Educator: Technology: Tool of Engagement or Distraction? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

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