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Teaching and learning in the 21st Century - meeting the challenges of digital learning and the iGeneration
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You'll Want To Ditch Siri For This Virtual Assistant Powered By Real People, Not Computers

You'll Want To Ditch Siri For This Virtual Assistant Powered By Real People, Not Computers | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Ooloo is a new Siri-like app that uses real people to answer your questions rather than a computer.
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Wilson and Ditch | Virtual travels across the USA for primary/elementary students

Wilson and Ditch | Virtual travels across the USA for primary/elementary students | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
PBS Learning Media Home Page
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How Technology Is Being Used In Special Ed - (USA)

How Technology Is Being Used In Special Ed - (USA) | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
There are some big innovations happening in education. Doubly so for special ed and the new role technology is playing.
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Warwick John Bethwaite's curator insight, September 17, 2013 12:06 AM

Awesome initiative. it may cost a whole lot more and will raise the education budget. Technology is part of modern life, and its good that we are teaching kids to work with technology.

Julie Newman's curator insight, October 13, 2013 8:59 PM

After reading this article, I learned that technology is such an important aspect of special education today. Children with special needs have found new ways to express themselves through this modern technology. I believe that including technology into special education curriculum is so important in helping our students improve everyday. This article informed me that the federal government is only able to cover 15% of the cost of educating a special needs child. This statistic just shows how much special education gets overlooked and how we as educators need to recognize the need for attention on special education programs. I have seen a theme while researching about Special Education  and that is that technology is truly changing the way special needs students learn. This technology allows them to interact in ways they have never done before and ignites their needs for multisensory learning. This article has solidified my belief that technology is of extreme importance in special needs classrooms. 

Mardi Sansone's curator insight, December 20, 2013 9:06 AM

This article made me realize how important technology is to the special education system today.  Children with special needs need multiple ways to express themselves and modern technology is proving to be very helpful.  This article stated that the Federal government is only able to cover 15% of the cost of educating a special needs child.  This shows how special education is overlooked and that more attention and light needs to be shined on it.   Educators and parents must fight for special education to make sure students are getting all that they need and deserve.  Technology is changing special education.  In multiple articles and videos I have read and seen, technology is focused on.  Technology surrounds everyone in this generation and it could be so beneficially when used in the right way.  This technology helps a special needs child with the multisensory learning that most special needs students need.  I feel that technology is so important to special education to benefit the students completely, and also in classrooms everywhere.  If you have something students enjoy already and mix learning into it, they will be more interested in what you are teaching them.    

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6 American History Apps Perfect For Summer Learning - Edudemic

6 American History Apps Perfect For Summer Learning - Edudemic | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
It's Independence Day here in the U.S. and what better way to learn on this holiday than some powerful American history apps?
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The History Place - USA history including presidential speeches

Great online exhibits - World War 2, Lincoln, Kennedy, plus more!
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Fact Sheet: Redesigning America's High Schools | U.S. Department of Education

Editor's Note: Today, Secretary Duncan will highlight President Obama's High School Redesign initiative during a roundtable event at Aviation High School in New York City. More details can be found on the Department's website.
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Marilyn Korhonen's curator insight, June 11, 2013 9:52 AM

The High School Redesign initiative will promote a rethinking of the high school learning experience, and challenge schools to:

Redesign academic content and instructional practices to align with postsecondary education and careers and to foster deep understanding and mastery, with student-centered learning in a culture of high expectations.Personalize learning opportunities to support the educational needs and interests of individual students, optimize the pace of learning, and customize content and practices for students to master challenging academic content and pursue their interests.Provide academic and wrap-around support services for those students who need them, such as tutoring, mentoring, and comprehensive supports, so that all learners—including low-income students, English learners, and students with disabilities—can successfully graduate and transition smoothly into postsecondary learning and adulthood.Provide high-quality career and college exploration and counseling for students on postsecondary educational options, including education and training requirements for careers, college success skills, and financial aid options available for postsecondary education and training.Offer opportunities to earn postsecondary credit while still in high school through college-level coursework, such as dual enrollment, advanced placement courses, or other postsecondary learning opportunities.Provide career-related experiences or competencies such as organized internships or mentorships; project- or problem-based learning; real-world challenges developed in consultation with employers or service organizations; and structured work-based learning opportunities.Strategically use learning time in more meaningful ways, which could include effective application of technology, redesigning school calendars, and competency-based progression.Provide evidence-based professional development to deepen educators' skills, support collaboration and expand a comprehensive system of student support.
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Digital Promise Supports White House “ConnectED” Plan for Moving All Students Into Digital Age - Digital Promise

Digital Promise Supports White House “ConnectED” Plan for Moving All Students Into Digital Age - Digital Promise | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Accelerating Innovation in Education
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USA - Broadband Report 2010 - 2012

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US ED Reports on Grit, Tenacity & Perseverance - critical factors for success in the 21st C ?

US ED Reports on Grit, Tenacity & Perseverance - critical factors for success in the 21st C ? | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
The U.S Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology (OET) posted a report for public comment: Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century.
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What Works Clearinghouse - evidence of what works in education

What Works Clearinghouse - evidence of what works in education | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
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The Next America - Animated visual showing demographic changes

The Next America - Animated visual showing demographic changes | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Demographic transformations are dramas in slow motion. America is in the midst of two right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray.
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A state-by-state look at top ed-tech initiatives

When it comes to an ed-tech initiative, states and districts place a premium on connecting students, teachers, and adminis with technology.
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Big Brother is Watching Everything You Do Online

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Audrey's comment, June 27, 2013 12:19 PM
WHO IS BIG BROTHER?
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