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Menco Platform // Exploring tomorrow's education, today. [INFOGRAPHIC]

Menco Platform // Exploring tomorrow's education, today. [INFOGRAPHIC] | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

We asked over 100 European and North American teachers to rate their interest in today’s Educational Technology trends. With the coming launch of menco.io, you’ll be able to explore these trends and more, and discuss how they will shape the culture of learning around the globe.

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iPad or Chromebook: 4 Questions To Ask Before Choosing

iPad or Chromebook: 4 Questions To Ask Before Choosing | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Chromebooks incorporate the best of the web and integrate seamlessly with Google Apps – a major advantage for Google Apps Schools. Students have complete access to their Drive accounts, a full browser, the ability to install additional apps such as Evernote or Skitch, and a standard keyboard. Much like iPad, Chromebook has the charm of “easy on/ easy off” and total mobility. Though it lacks the touch screen and dual camera functionality, the overall similarities to a traditional laptop can make for a smooth transition especially when the curriculum still relies heavily on traditional assessments such as papers, presentations, and spreadsheets.

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7 education technology topics in 2012 that will be hotter in 2013

7 education technology topics in 2012 that will be hotter in 2013 | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

The year put a spotlight on a number of terms that educators should be familiar with by now. Here are seven ed tech topics that everyone should know by heart, because they are bound to play even bigger roles in 2013:

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Innovative Technology Doesn't Mean Instructionally Innovative

Innovative Technology Doesn't Mean Instructionally Innovative | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
Have you seen the latest mini tablet computer? It can shoot video, take photos, play music, send and receive email, and browse the web. Therefore, we must immediately buy one for every student and figure out how to use it in the classroom later.

Isn't this too often the paradigm in education? We jump on to what's trendy without stopping to consider how the tool can effectively be used in the classroom to promote high-quality learning.

I often suggest to educators that before they adopt a new technology tool, they should determine what they want students to learn. I often guide the discussion by referencing 21st century skills including:

• information literacy
• collaboration
• communication
• innovation/creativity
• problem solving
• responsible citizenship
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Technology Is Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say

Technology Is Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
There is a widespread belief among teachers that students’ constant use of digital technology is hampering their attention spans and ability to persevere in the face of challenging tasks, according to two surveys of teachers being released on Thursday.
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The Crazy Facts About Apple’s Role In Education

The Crazy Facts About Apple’s Role In Education | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
This infographic shows how Apple is infiltrating the lives of our children from the cradle to the classroom, as well as how these smart devices are having a real impact on literacy and learning levels, along with the benefits of these digital tools for special needs education. Take a look at how Apple is rapidly increasing its presence and popularity with our kids.
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The Sad Reality Of Education Technology

The Sad Reality Of Education Technology | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

The sad reality is that most schools still believe that they are “teaching with technology” because they have a computer lab where they teach students important skills like word processing and how to create Power Point presentations. This may have been a worthwhile skill to teach 15 years ago, but the fact that we haven’t adapted as technology has is a clear example of how slow schools are to respond to the changing needs of our students.
Today’s technology provides the opportunity for students to access endless amounts of information on any topic taught in our schools. It’s no longer about who has the most information in their heads, it’s about who can find that information the fastest and who can do something with the information that they find. If we truly want to prepare our students for the future they will live in, we need to teach them how to find information and more importantly what to do with the information that they find. The only way to do this is to make the fundamental change from teaching how to use technology to using technology to learn.

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iPadit, sosiaalinen media ja Campus 2.0 Helsinki Business College:ssa

iPadit, sosiaalinen media ja Campus 2.0 Helsinki Business College:ssa | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Hel­sinki Busi­ness College:ssa al­kaa nyt syk­syllä mie­len­kiin­toi­nen ke­hi­tys­hanke, jossa op­pi­mi­sen tueksi ote­taan iPa­dit ja so­si­aa­li­sen me­dian op­pi­mi­sym­pä­ristö Cam­pus 2.0. Hank­keessa on tar­koi­tus ke­hit­tää mm. mo­bii­lia kent­tä­työs­ken­te­lyä (esim. työ­har­joit­te­lut, yri­tys­käyn­nit), me­dia­ri­kasta (vi­deo, kuva, ääni) op­pi­mista ja omaeh­toista portfoliotyöskentelyä.

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Educational Technology Buzzwords (INFOGRAPHIC)

Educational Technology Buzzwords (INFOGRAPHIC) | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

A great infographic outlining the latest trends in Educational technology. It helps to cut through all the buzzwords flying around and pinpoint what we may or may not be incorporating in our learning and teaching. It also gets me thinking a lot about educational technology and brings up a lot of questions.

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15 Education Technologies To Check Out in 2013

15 Education Technologies To Check Out in 2013 | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

the following list showcases some of the emerging new technologies, software, and platforms available. With their innovation and practicality, many of these are poised to enter the classroom and change the way students and teachers learn permanently

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Can We Keep the EdTech Bubble From Bursting?

Can We Keep the EdTech Bubble From Bursting? | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

In a fall 2012 guest post for Venture Beat, professor Reynol Junco delicately pointed out that "most edtech startups suck." He placed partial blame for said sucking on the fact that startups "rarely, if ever" get input from a real live educator before making the product. The result is innovations that sound great on paper to investors but that teachers, parents, or students take one look at and shrug their shoulders instead of reaching for their wallets. The best thing edtech ventures could do for themselves would be to get an academic on the management team or to help with design

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How Much Will Technology Change Higher Education? [Infographic] |

How Much Will Technology Change Higher Education? [Infographic] | | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
With the proliferation of MOOCs, blended learning, and thousands of online courses, it’s no secret that education is changing. Today The Best Colleges, a website that helps students research online courses, shared an infographic titled “The Future of Higher Education.” In it, they raised several important questions about the future of colleges and universities in a survey of college graduates, digital stakeholders, and college administrators.
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How tablets are invading the classroom | Digital Trends

How tablets are invading the classroom | Digital Trends | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
The integration of technology into the classroom has been slow so far, but things are changing. Adoption of tablets and has already taken off in higher education, and is beginning to filter all the way down to kindergarten classrooms. Here are some key trends.
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The Future Of Education Technology Is Now In Your Hands.

The Future Of Education Technology Is Now In Your Hands. | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that Apple wants to have a massive presence in the education space. Most big companies do and there’s a reason for that: it’s basically an untapped market. Education technology is still in its infancy and companies like Apple and Google are charting the course with new devices like the iPad Mini.
Or are they? Read on for my take on who is really in charge of education technology’s future.
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Why The Future of Education Depends on Educational Technology?

Why The Future of Education Depends on Educational Technology? | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Have a look at this video below in which a Norwegian center of ICT ( Information Communication Technology ) envisions the world of tomorrow, and you will see how these people think about the future of their kids education.

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The 2 Hottest Educational Social Networks You’re Not Yet Using

The 2 Hottest Educational Social Networks You’re Not Yet Using | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

Companies and startups alike are jumping feet-first into the edtech world, hoping to connect educators like never before. They’re doing this by creating their very own social networks with functionality that rivals Facebook and Twitter. But it all has an educational twist, making it clear that we’re going to keep seeing more and more organizations vying for the valuable attention of teachers, administrators, and students.
There are two new educational social networks that have basically launched this week. Both have already existed for a few months but they’re essentially now open and easier to use, making them actually viable options for everyone.

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30 Tools for Tech-Savvy Teachers

30 Tools for Tech-Savvy Teachers | Learning With Social Media Tools & Mobile | Scoop.it

A nice list of tools for tech-savvy teachers with ideas for use. I'm sure there are some new ones for you.

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