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Why Technology Will Never Fix Education | Kentaro Toyama | Chronicle of Higher Education

Why Technology Will Never Fix Education | Kentaro Toyama | Chronicle of Higher Education | immersive media | Scoop.it

In 2004, I moved to India to help found a new research lab for Microsoft. Based in Bangalore, it quickly became a hub for cutting-edge computer science. My own focus shifted with the move, and I began to explore applications of digital technologies for the socioeconomic growth of poor communities. India struggles to educate its billion-plus population, so during the five years that I was there, my team considered how computers, mobile phones, and other devices could aid learning.

Sadly, what we found was that even when technology tested well in experiments, the attempt to scale up its impact was limited by the availability of strong leadership, good teachers, and involved parents — all elements that are unfortunately in short supply in India’s vast but woefully underfunded government school system. In other words, the technology’s value was in direct proportion to the instructor’s capability.

Over time, I came to think of this as technology’s Law of Amplification: While technology helps education where it’s already doing well, technology does little for mediocre educational systems; and in dysfunctional schools, it can cause outright harm.

When I returned to the United States and took an academic post, I saw that the idea applies as much to higher education in America as it does to general education in India.


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Art Project by Google | iGameMom

Art Project by Google | iGameMom | immersive media | Scoop.it
Art Project by Google -- a wonderful virtual art museum with a collection of artworks from museums around the world.

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How to Build a Better Digital Book

How to Build a Better Digital Book | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Greg Toppo:  "Interactive graphics, sound effects, and animations can all enhance a child’s reading experience—when used in the right places."

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Then Fleming found Inanimate Alice....

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Greg Toppo:  "Interactive graphics, sound effects, and animations can all enhance a child’s reading experience—when used in the right places."

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7 Essential Apps for Academics and Research Students

7 Essential Apps for Academics and Research Students | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Imelda Elliott's curator insight, July 18, 2015 2:49 AM

Interesting apps. Hard to know if it is worht paying for some.

Jason Smith's curator insight, July 18, 2015 1:27 PM

Apps for education

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HSTRY integrates with Edmodo and Google sign-on (Interactive timelines)

HSTRY integrates with Edmodo and Google sign-on (Interactive timelines) | immersive media | Scoop.it
At the heart of our development are the concerns of teachers. We gather invaluable feedback from the conversations we have had with teachers in person at the conferences we attend, on social media or by email. Not only does it give us perspective but more importantly it pinpoints what needs to be improved upon.

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Trish Baker's curator insight, July 22, 2015 8:19 AM
Use your google login to use hstry.
Carol Ann Frey Reinagel's curator insight, July 22, 2015 12:38 PM

Great interactive Timeline

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4 Reasons Why Product Placement Can Be Good for Indie Film

4 Reasons Why Product Placement Can Be Good for Indie Film | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Ethan Saplenza:  "It's not just big-budget blockbusters that get sponsorship deals. Indies do too - and there's quite a big upside."

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Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office - a new must extension for Google/Microsoft

Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office - a new must extension for Google/Microsoft | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Independent Tech Coding Schools Are Helping Silicon Valley With Its Race Problem | Salvador Rodriguez | IBTimes.com

Independent Tech Coding Schools Are Helping Silicon Valley With Its Race Problem | Salvador Rodriguez | IBTimes.com | immersive media | Scoop.it

It didn’t take long for Ntambwa Basambombo to set his sights on Silicon Valley. As soon as Basambombo began studying software engineering as a freshman at Polytechnique Montreal in 2011, the Congo native began dreaming of one day coding alongside the best of the best in the tech industry.

 

But last fall Basambombo realized that Polytechnique Montreal isn’t one of the universities that the Apples, Facebooks and other tech giants of the world prioritize in their recruiting. That’s why in the spring he decided to apply for Make School, a 3-year-old tech school based in San Francisco that specializes in helping coders improve their skills and demonstrate their work to the numerous tech companies in the Valley.

 

Basambombo’s plan worked: He’s halfway through his summer program, he's building an iPhone app and he’s already landed an interview with Google.

 

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21st-Century Literacy Requires Computational Thinking | Teach For America

21st-Century Literacy Requires Computational Thinking | Teach For America | immersive media | Scoop.it
Computational thinking is much more than just programming computers, and it includes many things that students already do, according to Teach For America-Washington alum Taylor Williams.

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Google's immersive storytelling app launches on iOS

Google's immersive storytelling app launches on iOS | immersive media | Scoop.it
Google is getting serious about 360-degree video content. And it's not only about supporting it through YouTube or, by extension, Cardboard. The search giant's...

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Why maths should be fun and creative, not a test of rote learning

Why maths should be fun and creative, not a test of rote learning | immersive media | Scoop.it
Mathematician and educator Solomon Garfunkel believes instructors should favour originality and creative problem solving

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In praise of PowerPoint

In praise of PowerPoint | immersive media | Scoop.it

Philip Moriarty stands up for the much-maligned presentation tool.

"Both students and academics regularly bemoan “death by PowerPoint”, as a glance at Times Higher Education’s archives will show. But PowerPoint is a presentational tool. Nothing more, nothing less. If students are finding it difficult to engage with the material that we’re discussing and explaining, then it’s rather a cop-out to blame that on the technology."


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 18, 2015 3:40 AM

A great article discussing the true reasons why PowerPoint has fallen from grace with loads of people.

David Swaddle's curator insight, July 18, 2015 8:27 PM

You know what...I like PowerPoint too. I just don't like how some people use it. Same goes for the pen.

magnus sandberg's curator insight, July 20, 2015 5:30 AM

I have never praised Powerpoint, and i dont think I will in the future. But this guy has a very good point in that bad lectures were bad also before powerpint, and only bad craftsmen that blaime the tools. 

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Next Generation Vocabulary Instruction by BoomWriter

Next Generation Vocabulary Instruction by BoomWriter | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Creating An Immersive Experience [#Transmedia]

Creating An Immersive Experience [#Transmedia] | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Regina Townsend:  "Reading is what we do when we want to leave our world for a while and dip into someone else’s. It’s where we go to get away and be fully immersed into another person’s life.  Better than just using our imaginations, why not add to the experience by creating one that spans beyond just the book?"

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Regina Townsend:  "Reading is what we do when we want to leave our world for a while and dip into someone else’s. It’s where we go to get away and be fully immersed into another person’s life.  Better than just using our imaginations, why not add to the experience by creating one that spans beyond just the book?"

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Regina Townsend:  "Reading is what we do when we want to leave our world for a while and dip into someone else’s. It’s where we go to get away and be fully immersed into another person’s life.  Better than just using our imaginations, why not add to the experience by creating one that spans beyond just the book?"

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We Learn Through Stories

Slides to support a workshop at the Building Learning Communities Conference in Boston, MA. 15 July 2015. How can we make learning sticky using powerful storyt…

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 15, 2015 3:53 PM

#Storytelling #STEM #STEAM #Learning

Hanne Alsen's curator insight, August 17, 2015 5:52 AM

Make it personal - tell your story - make it matter

Carlos Silva's curator insight, October 25, 2015 10:07 AM

añada su visión ...

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Biz Storytelling: 8 Classic structures to use

Biz Storytelling: 8 Classic structures to use | immersive media | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.

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Alexis Niki's curator insight, July 17, 2015 1:49 AM

This is one of the best articles on business stories I've read in a long time. The author not only explains different story structures, she indicates when to use them and includes video examples for each structure. Enjoy! 

Julie Jensen's curator insight, August 4, 2015 5:05 PM

Ffion Lindsay at Sparkol does another terrific job putting together 8 story structures any business can use, then gives us examples for each. Better yet, for each structure she shares with us what situations they are good for. Yay!

 

If you are looking to refresh your stories and just want to play with sharing your stories in different ways -- or are stuck not knowing how to tell one of your stories -- then grab this article.

 

If you use these other structures, you won't get stuck in the monomyth of the hero (a good thing).

 

Monomyth dangers

I have noticed one piece of language changing, however. That is the word "Monomyth". Mono means one or alone. Mono + myth means one myth. Joseph Campbell coined this term to refer to the Hero's story as the one all encompassing archetype for narratives. From there it morphed into also meaning a narrative common to all people. But it has a stranglehold on our storytelling, as if there are no other kinds of stories to tell.

 

Now the word is being used without question. Make sure you listen to the video in this article by Chimamanda Adichie on The Danger Of A Single Story.

 

The monomyth of the hero's journey is eclipsing other kinds of stories to tell. In the mad rush for business storytelling, the hero's journey is often touted as the only story to pay attention to. Stories of community, origin stories, how we do things, cautionary tales, and the like are neglected, but we are starving for them.

 

Anyway, enjoy playing with these structures and well done Ffion!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her business storytelling curation at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;

J Gideon Sarantinos's curator insight, January 9, 1:44 PM

A story always begins with a problem. The main character is forced to deal with conflict and obstacles to solve the problem whether they believe they can or not.

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VideoBlocks.com - YouTube

VideoBlocks.com - YouTube | immersive media | Scoop.it
VideoBlocks is your ultimate resource for all things stock footage. Get access to studio-quality videos, backgrounds, templates, and more—all in one place.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, July 21, 2015 11:19 AM

A channel with great tips on video composition, etc.

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Announcing Haiku Deck Pro

Announcing Haiku Deck Pro | immersive media | Scoop.it
Add your own logo, export to .pptx and .pdf, make decks private, transform your drafts with Zuru, and more with a Haiku Deck Pro membership.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 23, 2015 2:43 PM

News from Haiku Deck. They have just released Pro version. Check out what it will give you as a subscriber.

Rachelle Poth's curator insight, July 30, 2015 4:17 PM

News from Haiku Deck. They have just released Pro version. Check out what it will give you as a subscriber.

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How to Create Instant Multimedia Content for YouTube, using Knovio

View on Knovio: https://kvgo.com/knovio-training/post-youtube Knovio is the fastest, easiest, most satisfying way to create multimedia content for YouTube. N...

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 24, 2015 6:26 PM

adicionar sua visão ...

Carmen Chavez, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 31, 2015 10:45 AM

A short tutorial on how to create a Knovio presentation and publish it on YouTube.

Flaviu Fesnic's curator insight, August 6, 2015 3:01 AM

A short tutorial on how to create a Knovio presentation and publish it on YouTube.

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Teachers as Learners: 6 Great Professional Development Ideas | Edudemic

Teachers as Learners: 6 Great Professional Development Ideas | Edudemic | immersive media | Scoop.it
Just like the differentiated lessons taught to meet students’ individual needs, teachers must learn strategies in PD arranged for their individual needs.

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How Will Technology Transform Digital Learning In The Next Decades?

How Will Technology Transform Digital Learning In The Next Decades? | immersive media | Scoop.it
Wondering how technology will transform digital learning in the future? Check how Digital Learning Technology will change in the next decades.

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Sandra Hewson's curator insight, July 25, 2015 8:29 PM

Most of these changes are already in evidence; schools are the slowest to change.

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Bums on seats – part two [Audience engagement & social media]

Bums on seats – part two [Audience engagement & social media] | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 25, 2015 6:11 AM


Keith Barclay:  "As well as using a crowdfunding campaign as a way of building an audience for a project, [Gemma] Gracewood shared her opinions on other approaches, discussing the pros and cons of online and offline options."

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4 Crucial Lessons New Teachers Never Learned - Mark Barnes

4 Crucial Lessons New Teachers Never Learned - Mark Barnes | immersive media | Scoop.it
Veteran teacher and education author Mark Barnes presents 4 lessons new teachers never learned in their preservice work but they can't survive without.

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Zombie PowerPoint by @ericpesik

Have you ever felt trapped in a bad PowerPoint presentation? Ever listen to a speaker drone on like a zombie? Do boring uninspiring slides leave you feeling li…

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 18, 2015 3:26 AM

If you are not averse to zombies being used as the bearers of ideas, this presentation is loaded with great content and might appeal to curious students.

vgpascal's curator insight, September 27, 2015 1:32 AM

Une version revisite et comptée de Death BY PowerPoint ;-)