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IT technology in education today - what is used, how it affects students teachers
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Will online learning lead education by 2025?

Will online learning lead education by 2025? | IT in Education and schools | Scoop.it
The respondents predict that the future learning environment will break free from the classroom: 64% of respondents believe students in 2015 primarily engage with content in the classroom, but only 25% predict it will still be the leading way for learning in 2025. Alongside this, the use of remote learning technologies in teaching is expected to rise significantly: 53% of education professionals believe real-time video collaboration and mobile devices will be the primary way students engage with content by 2025.

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Useful overview of predicted trends in technology being used in education
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 25, 5:56 AM

Interesting survey, but I can't find a link to the full report.

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Teachers Are Starting to Use Snapchat. Should You? - Teaching Now - Education Week Teacher

Teachers Are Starting to Use Snapchat. Should You? - Teaching Now - Education Week Teacher | IT in Education and schools | Scoop.it
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A Teacher's Guide to Long Distance Tutoring | Edudemic

A Teacher's Guide to Long Distance Tutoring | Edudemic | IT in Education and schools | Scoop.it
Explore our guide on long distance tutoring, where students get the extra help they need and teachers can help students succeed while making extra money.
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The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom | Edudemic

The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom | Edudemic | IT in Education and schools | Scoop.it
Educational technology has its pluses and minuses. It’s up to teachers, administrators, and district personnel to decide whether the good outweighs the bad.
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Banning and unbanning phones in schools

Banning and unbanning phones in schools | IT in Education and schools | Scoop.it
When it comes to mobile phones and the education sector, things aren't so simple, and answers vary considerably by place -- and are changing. In some countries and schools, mobile phones are not allowed at all for students (and in some cases for teachers as well) and/or their use is limited to certain circumstances inside (and in some instances even outside) of school. In other places, phones are allowed with few restrictions. In yet other places, long time bans on phones are being reversed. Even where bans are in place, phones are still to be found in schools, for better and for worse, and they are used for a variety of purposes (again, for better and for worse).

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Mobile Phone use in schools an interesting discussion
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 13, 12:41 AM

A very good balanced article with both pros and cons.

Justin Morgan's curator insight, May 16, 4:53 PM

The use of cell phones in schools has been a major controversy in the past years. When I was in high school, approximately 4 years ago, cell phones were not permitted. Times have changed. People rely on this technological device for so many things. Cell phones allow children and parents to stay in touch, especially in the case of an emergency. I think they are very important. It is understandable that people feel otherwise. Cell phones can be extremely distracting in a learning environment. I feel that the positive aspects of allowing cell phones in school outweigh the negatives. This article was one that I was truly able to relate to. At this point in our technological world, cell phones are a part of our every day lives and I feel it’s wrong for schools to permit them.

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A very 'Big Brother' type of technology can spy on your kids at school for you. Should you use it?

A very 'Big Brother' type of technology can spy on your kids at school for you. Should you use it? | IT in Education and schools | Scoop.it
I first saw the alerts one afternoon when I was working at my desk two weeks ago.
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Technology in schools fails to boost student performance, finds OECD

Technology in schools fails to boost student performance, finds OECD | IT in Education and schools | Scoop.it
Frequent use of computers and classroom technology can negatively affect test results
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The impact of mobile in the digital era of education

The impact of mobile in the digital era of education | IT in Education and schools | Scoop.it
This rapidfire communication to which we are accustomed spawns an interconnectedness that is awesome in scope, yet a challenge to structure, while adding a new dimension to individual opportunity.

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Javier Arana's curator insight, September 9, 2015 12:02 PM

El mundo cada vez mas Móvil y para todos

Eric Rodriguez's curator insight, September 22, 2015 11:59 AM

Great quote at the end "Mobile is the source of opportunity, and will allow us to explore what has not yet been tapped for the good of the future and the world", the impact of a connected learner, teacher and facilitator has yet to be fully seen. Forecasters say I twill only grow exponentially and for the good of the student.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 2, 2015 8:36 AM

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Dropouts & Moocs: Researchers explore who is taking MOOCs and why so many drop out

Dropouts & Moocs: Researchers explore who is taking MOOCs and why so many drop out | IT in Education and schools | Scoop.it
Researchers are trying to understand why the vast majority of students fail to finish free online classes and who is signing up for the classes to begin with.
One widely quoted dropout figure for students in massive open online courses is 90 percent. The number would be staggeringly high for a traditional class and has been used to cast doubt on the promise of MOOCs.
The number is simple to come up with: take the number of users who register for a course and compare it to the number still participating at the end. But is it fair?

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If attrition rates are the measure of an online class then MOOCs fail.

However, attrition is just one measure (and not the best measure) of a massive open online class.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 31, 2015 5:21 PM

If attrition rates are the measure of an online class then MOOCs fail.

However, attrition is just one measure (and not the best measure) of a massive open online class.

John Bostock's curator insight, June 26, 2015 9:07 AM

About time we stirred the MOOC pot again - some interesting discussion following the article itself.

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BBC to teach the nation digital skills including coding and app design

BBC to teach the nation digital skills including coding and app design | IT in Education and schools | Scoop.it
National broadcaster harks back to its past as it looks to invest in the future of British talent
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BBC roll in future of IT education in uk

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EC to present ICT education overhauls to create future Facebook and Google

EC to present ICT education overhauls to create future Facebook and Google | IT in Education and schools | Scoop.it
Neelie Kroes wants to ensure future generations of Europe are digitally savvy
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Universities should ban PowerPoint — It makes students stupid and professors boring

Universities should ban PowerPoint — It makes students stupid and professors boring | IT in Education and schools | Scoop.it
Courses designed around slides therefore propagate the myth that students can become skilled and knowledgeable without working through dozens of books, hundreds of articles and thousands of problems.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 25, 12:36 AM

Think it has more to do with how the slides are used than the fact that they use them.

Caroline Price's curator insight, August 26, 9:21 AM
never saw the Point or felt the Power
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The 10 hottest topics in ed tech

The 10 hottest topics in ed tech | IT in Education and schools | Scoop.it
The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. And that’s a good thing.
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The future of eBooks in the classroom

The future of eBooks in the classroom | IT in Education and schools | Scoop.it
The classroom looks very different today than it did 10 years go. Many teachers are using virtual whiteboards and video lectures in place of chalkboards and overhead projectors. Lesson plans can be detailed and fleshed out digitally, with assignments
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5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices - Edutopia

5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices - Edutopia | IT in Education and schools | Scoop.it

"Every year at Hollywood award shows, we see fantastic movies celebrated for their rich storytelling and dynamic performances. Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps for mobile devices. With these tools, your children can take videos and edit their work to make professional quality movies using iOS devices (iPads and iPhones) and Android tablets."

 


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Betty Skeet's curator insight, March 6, 2014 4:43 AM

Using mobile devices in the classroom

Carmen Herrero's curator insight, May 14, 4:12 AM
#film #literacy @filta_communtiy
elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, May 16, 4:38 AM
Excellent for student who's teacher is smart enough to ask them to produce their own videos
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Cyberbullying: 8 Reasons Kids Do It

Cyberbullying: 8 Reasons Kids Do It | IT in Education and schools | Scoop.it
The first step in preventing cyberbullying is understanding why kids cyberbully others. Learn the top eight reasons why kids cyberbully.
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I added this to the education, since it is a large problem that schools need to deal with.

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K-12 Virtual Schools: Is anybody learning anything?

K-12 Virtual Schools:  Is anybody learning anything? | IT in Education and schools | Scoop.it

"Millions of kids, some as young as 5, now get their schooling online. Just one problem: Nobody knows how well it works."


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 23, 2015 4:15 PM

If you are an online k-12 teacher, or hope to be one: READ this article.


Reporter Darren Samulesohn provides a non-partisan overview of k-12 virtual schooling.  This is a refreshingly in depth story about the recent history of k-12 online schools. You'll also get a good sense of current political, economic and educational realities in this booming field.


There are a number of researchers who would contest the claim that "Nobody knows how well it works".  But it is more than clear that the results are mixed and far from complete. 

asli telli's curator insight, September 24, 2015 12:35 AM

Assessment of online learning may be missing...

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What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years | IT in Education and schools | Scoop.it
A survey of schools around the world reveals what schools could look like, trends in personalized learning, the role of teachers and challenges to exciting techniques.
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Are tablet computers harming our children's ability to read?

Are tablet computers harming our children's ability to read? | IT in Education and schools | Scoop.it
The last few years have seen the biggest change in how young people spend their time since the invention of the television – but is it a good thing?
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Government creates £7m free public WiFi fund for English libraries

Government creates £7m free public WiFi fund for English libraries | IT in Education and schools | Scoop.it
Funding aims to ensure all locations offer free service by March 2016
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Aim to proivde free wifi service in libraries in the UK for March 2016 - will support communities and provide digital equality in these areas.  Also aimed at encouraging the use of libraries by citizens.  Care will need to be taken to ensure internet filters are appropriate.

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Microsoft, Adobe, Raspberry Pi and SAP split on computing curriculum reforms

Microsoft, Adobe, Raspberry Pi and SAP split on computing curriculum reforms | IT in Education and schools | Scoop.it
Teachers also concerned with rapid changes
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Reform to UK IT curriculum

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EC unveils plans to make “every classroom digital” by 2020

EC unveils plans to make “every classroom digital” by 2020 | IT in Education and schools | Scoop.it
European Commission wants member states to work better together on creating innovative, digitally enabled curricula
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