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NMC/CoSN Horizon Report > 2017 K-12 Edition

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The NMC/CoSN Horizon Report > 2017 K-12 Edition is a collaborative effort between the New Media Consortium and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and made possible by mindSpark Learning (formerly known as Share Fair Nation).

The preview provides summaries of the trends, challenges, and important developments in educational technology which were ranked most highly by the 2017 expert panel and will be featured in the official NMC/CoSN Horizon Report > 2017 K-12 Edition set to be released in August, 2017. View the Panel of Expert’s work and discussions in the 2017 Horizon.k12 Workspace.

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Is Technology Holding Students Back? | Edudemic

Is Technology Holding Students Back? | Edudemic | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Today, a day without tech being used in the classroom would be an unusual day indeed. In fact, according to a survey by Front Row Education, 75% of teachers say they use technology daily with their students. Tablets and laptops are now common in many classrooms. These devices can be loaded with education programs and apps for students, and using this kind of technology makes it easy for teachers to track student progress.

On the cutting edge of ed-tech you’ll find tools like virtual reality and 3D printing. By using virtual reality technology, like Google Glass, students can visit other locations without ever leaving their desks. These tools use 3D imagery to make the wearer feel like they’re exploring a realm in person. 3D printing also gives students opportunities to explore cutting-edge concepts in the classroom. Students can design objects on a computer and then “print” them out on a 3D printer, which uses plastic or other materials to create the object. These kinds of technologies may currently be cost prohibitive for many schools, but you’re likely to see them being adopted by classrooms in the coming years.

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Christine Weald's curator insight, March 22, 12:57 AM
Like almost everything else - a little bit of this mixed with that gives the all round environment.
John Rudkin's curator insight, March 22, 4:11 AM
Never doubt the opportunities modern digital technology can offer - and push the envelope
Tumbling Stones's curator insight, March 23, 6:09 PM

Important conversation!

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Online Collaborative Whiteboards

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Stoodle is a free online collaborative whiteboard tool hosted by CK12. On Stoodle you can create a whiteboard space and invite others to use it with you. Registration is not required in order to use Stoodle. In the video embedded below I demonstrate the features of Stoodle.


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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, July 9, 2016 8:53 PM

Check out this blog post & video from Richard Byrne. Great tool... and it's free!

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, July 10, 2016 9:56 AM
Not sure how well this will work in a cloud-based classroom, as it gives me an Office error, but the concept is fantastic. Will it enhance teaming over Google products? Let's see...
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 22, 2016 2:06 PM
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Tiny Jumpr charges your phone and jumpstarts your car - CNET

Tiny Jumpr charges your phone and jumpstarts your car - CNET | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
With the slim and portable Jumpr, you never have to fear running out of juice for either your phone or your vehicle.

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Teri Thomas's curator insight, April 28, 2014 8:38 AM

Love the idea.  I will let you know how well it performs.

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The 10 Best Technology Advances of 2013 :: Blogs :: List of the Day :: Tech :: Paste

The 10 Best Technology Advances of 2013 :: Blogs :: List of the Day :: Tech :: Paste | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
The 10 advances in technology from 2013 that will be remembered.

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keeping up is hard to do!

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Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume - EdSurge News

Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume - EdSurge News | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
In an interview with EdSurge, Alexandra Pickett, the Director of New York State University’s Center for Online Teaching Excellence, noted that many of her students know how to use online platforms such as Twitter and Facebook for fun, but have no idea how to leverage them for academic and professional use.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 23, 12:43 PM

All online teachers know this. We coach the technology right along with the curriculum. 

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 23, 5:38 PM
Yup, we have know this for years! This is why school librarians are important. 
MFaculty's curator insight, June 24, 12:28 PM
This is the 'open secret' many dismiss out of hand. Rather than assuming all my students know how to use Google Drive, OneNote, Box.com and other online applications, I take the time to walk them through it when we need it in class. Some students can be hyper sensitive to negative feedback, and others don't want to be the one that slows the momentum of the class with questions everyone else seems to know the answers to.

Rather than expose any student to peer scrutiny, I make it a point to remind the class that not everyone has the same level of knowledge as I do, so I need to ensure we all start out on the same page. This interview corroborates my gut assessments. 
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10 Things to Fear @dougpete

10 Things to Fear @dougpete | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
On Thursday, Colleen Rose asked this million dollar question on her blog.

What holds us back from embracing technology in our daily practice?

Now, I could have taken the easy route and posted a reply to her blog but instead, I collaborated with my buddy Peter McAsh to come up with this Top 10 list big list.

We seem to have mastered Dropbox Paper so that was our platform for this collaboration.

Note that we’re not afraid to bite firmly on our tongues…

This isn’t necessarily a definitive list and there’s no order but it’s what we came up with.

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Cool gadgets: The best tech you can buy in 2014

Cool gadgets: The best tech you can buy in 2014 | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Got a tech-shaped hole in your life and money to spend? Here's all of TechRadar's buying guides all in one place.

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Techstore's curator insight, October 27, 2014 9:56 AM

Cool gadgets: The best tech you can buy in 2014.

 #gadgets

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Exotic Car Designers Develop Inkless Alloy Pen That Will Write Forever - Industry Tap

Exotic Car Designers Develop Inkless Alloy Pen That Will Write Forever - Industry Tap | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Meet the pen that will outlast us all. 4.EVER Pininfarina Camiano uses an alloy called ethergraf, which is similar to the tip of pencil, yet doesn’t  break, need to be sharpened, or run out. Italian car design company Pininfarina temporarily stepped out of the automobile sector in order to create a revolutionary writing tool. The company’s …

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Sketching anywhere, any time. Great for budding artists  and people like me who can't seem to find a sharp pencil when I need one.

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Stuart Goode's curator insight, February 14, 2014 3:59 AM

Will it last for ever because we should be using paper less? Still it looks good!

Michael Allenberg's curator insight, February 21, 2014 8:22 AM

Sometimes delivering a phenomenal User / Customer Experience requires thinking completely outside the box!

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Video Game Therapy Used To Help Treat Kids With Chronic Pain

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The Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. opened a new pain care complex this week which was built to introduce video games as a way to help young patients eliminate chronic pain. The games are specially designed and combined with Microsoft’s Kinect to help young patients improve their health without realizing it as games ask them to paint, play and exercise while doctors are on hand to analyze their range of motion.


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Josué Cardona's curator insight, April 6, 2013 3:34 PM

Check out the video in the link. It shows how kids are using the intereactive programs and gives a glimpse of the potential of  what this new complex can achieve. The "pod beds" also look very interesting.

Céline Merchiers's curator insight, May 20, 2013 6:12 PM

This article shows an interesting combination of the hospitals services combined with the use of a special video game in a new pain care complex. This video game is specially designed and combined with Microsoft's Kinect to help young patients improve their health without realizing it while playing the game. The use of ICT in this case gives the patient the opportunity to perform a better range of motion and feeling a greater distraction from their pain.