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How Video Games and Social Media Fuel Students’ Passion for Art

How Video Games and Social Media Fuel Students’ Passion for Art | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
The same devices that are used to consume art have also allowed students to create on their own, often with little instruction or direction.
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Algorithms Are the New Content Creators, and That's Bad News for Humans | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Algorithms Are the New Content Creators, and That's Bad News for Humans | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
The battle for fair use is unfair to anyone who plays by the old rules and tries to share with the artists because human creatives can’t compete with the automated services that aren’t sharing with the artists.
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New Research Asks: Does Blended Learning Boost Algebra Scores?

New Research Asks: Does Blended Learning Boost Algebra Scores? | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
As the field of ed-tech has grown, research around the efficacy of technology has been hard to come by. Part of the difficulty is finding accurate comparisons
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10 Techy Icebreakers for The 21st Century Teacher

10 Techy Icebreakers for The 21st Century Teacher | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

Icebreakers are " discussion questions or activities used to help participants relax and ease
into a group meeting or learning situation" (Dover, 2004). Icebreakers are very important in the learning-teaching process that takes place within the classroom. They can help in creating and maintaining a healthy and successful learning environment for students and are also the best warm-ups to get students engaged in a learning task.

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Catching A Glimpse Into the Future of Learning Infographic and at EdCampHome

Catching A Glimpse Into the Future of Learning Infographic and at EdCampHome | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
"These changes point the way toward a diverse learning ecosystem in which learning adapts to each child instead of each child trying to adapt to school."
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Social media in the classroom: Why and how to use it - VOXXI

Social media in the classroom: Why and how to use it - VOXXI | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Should teachers use social media in the classroom? As with every other educational tool, there are a few guidelines to follow before introducing it.
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Pack Your Digital Backpack: Remind101

Pack Your Digital Backpack: Remind101 | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Looking for a simple, safe way to communicate with students and parents? Remind101- it is not just for the classroom!
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: This is how Learning Will Look Like in The Future

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: This is how Learning Will Look Like in The Future | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
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Criticism of Online Learning Misses Important Questions

Criticism of Online Learning Misses Important Questions | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
The number of students at the K-12 level who are taking an online course has increased dramatically over the past few years. The most recent figures from t
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Big data could end professor lectures

Big data could end professor lectures | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Schools are embracing technology that tailors content to students' abilities, leaving teachers as roving mentors
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Virtual Schools in Florida, New Hampshire, to Add Blended Models

Virtual Schools in Florida, New Hampshire, to Add Blended Models | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Two providers of full-time virtual education joined traditional schools in receiving $6.6 million in grants to support blended learning.
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Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Suzie Boss (@suzieboss on Twitter) is a journalist and author of Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age. She's also a regular blogger on Ed
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More schools allowing students to bring smart phones, tablets to the classroom

More schools allowing students to bring smart phones, tablets to the classroom | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Schools have been wary of allowing students to bring cell phones to class -- with many banning them or only allowing restricted use. But that tide is slowly turning.
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Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket has recently held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices.

The workshops were particularly centered around teaching students about some tips and tricks for managing their iPad, email etiquette, successful searching and copyright and creative commons. I personally was thrilled by the efforts these people from St Oliver are putting into making their 1:1 program a success and I hope other schools would do the same.

 What attracts my attention more than anything else in this program are the two lists of core apps curated for both teachers and students. As soon as I saw the titles included in these lists I knew from my own experience in reviewing educational apps that these could be a very good start for anyone of you out there trying to incorporate iPad in your  teaching. Unfortunately the the app names are not hyperlinked which means that you need to google them in order to access them in iTunes store.
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A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads

A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
There are some big DOs and DON'Ts if you're on the receiving end of an iPad in the classroom. This is a guide for teachers to save time and trouble.
The post A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads appeared first on Edudemic.

Via Kent Wallén, Jim Lerman
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Azhar's Reflections: Bring Life into Your Classes by TalkTools

Azhar's Reflections: Bring Life into Your Classes by TalkTools | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

I never forget one of my students' words, "I want to express my ideas and feelings freely, but what If I made a mistake, what if I didn't  find the word that I need, what if my colleagues laughed at me, what if you didn't say well done ...... ".  Then, I felt that the problem is not my students' way to learn, but my way of teaching. I'm the only blamed person because I couldn't break the ice between my students and the Giant Fear of Speaking. From that time, I began to create a safe environment where students can convey their thoughts and emotions more easily. This is what makes week 4 important for me because it provides me with a variety of tools that help my students to speak and forget about the barrier between their tongues and words. 

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games-based-learning blog: How and Why Learning Simulations Work

games-based-learning blog: How and Why Learning Simulations Work | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
How and why learning simulations deliver impressive training outcomes
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Good Read: Diane Ravitch Asks ‘Which Vision of Technology Will Prevail?’

Good Read: Diane Ravitch Asks ‘Which Vision of Technology Will Prevail?’ | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Diane Ravitch, a well-known, but often controversial voice in education, raises concerns in this article about how technology could be used in education. The fo
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Common Core Meets Aging Education Technology -- InformationWeek

The Common Core State Standards program represents a huge shift in what teachers teach and students learn in the K-12 grades. The standards, which are focused on college and career readiness, rely heavily on effective use of technology for instruction, collaborative learning, assessment and data analysis.

However, as schools and districts across the United States begin to implement the standards -- 45 states plus the District of Columbia, four territories and the Department of Defense Education Activity have adopted them -- many are finding that there is a significant gap between the technology they need and the tech they actually have.

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Apple Revises iTunes Terms and Conditions to Allow Educational iTunes Accounts for Children Under 13

Apple Revises iTunes Terms and Conditions to Allow Educational iTunes Accounts for Children Under 13 | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Apple on Thursday altered its iTunes Terms and Conditions to permit children under the age of 13 to operate individual iTunes accounts created at the...
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Education innovation blooms in recession's wake

Education innovation blooms in recession's wake | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Major innovations — forged by the struggles of the Great Recession and fostered by technology — are coming to higher education.
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FCC Steps Up Efforts to Boost Schools’ Online Access

FCC Steps Up Efforts to Boost Schools’ Online Access | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
The FCC is rewriting the E-rate program guidelines after more than 15 years to better suit the needs of today’s schools.
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Podcast: Online Testing for NJ Schools – Is It Worth It? Will It Work? - NJ Spotlight

Podcast: Online Testing for NJ Schools – Is It Worth It? Will It Work? - NJ Spotlight | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

Online testing is coming soon to New Jersey's schools, but questions remain about its value and its costs.

 

NJ Spotlight's John Mooney spoke with WHYY Public Radio's NewsWorks Tonight about the advent of the new school testing in 2014-15 and what it will mean for New Jersey's schoolchildren -- and its taxpayers.

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Joan Ganz Cooney Center - The Pedagogical Promise of Transmedia Play

Joan Ganz Cooney Center - The Pedagogical Promise of Transmedia Play | ADP Center for Teacher Preparation & Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

Today we are thrilled to release a new report, T is for Transmedia: Learning through Transmedia Play. This report, which we have co-authored along with Erin Reilly, and which begins with an introduction by Henry Jenkins, is the product of a year-long collaboration between the Cooney Center and the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California.

Transmedia is an idea that has evolved over the past decade to describe the complex relationships that exist between media texts, media producers, and media audiences who actively and resourcefully engage with characters, plots, and events.  Transmedia storytelling, as our collaborator Henry Jenkins has put forward, is a way for audiences and producers to shape media content and negotiate meanings across multiple platforms, with each unique element contributing to a fuller story world.  We, along with other scholars, media producers, and educators, see great potential in transmedia for supporting learning and literacy development.

 
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