"Mobile access around the world continues to expand, yet access to educational materials is still largely limited in developing countries. What’s the hold up?... Shipping books is costly – and more often than not – the material is outdated, culturally disparate, and/or linguistically incompatible with the end users. In short, the books being sent aren’t beneficial if the kids are unable to understand what they’re reading. Library For All wants to change this reality by launching a digital library platform in Haiti this Fall."
"We all panic when our iPad starts acting up, well no wonder its costly. But sometimes the source of the panic can be dealt with using some simple tips. Other times prevention is better than cure, in other words, instead of waiting till our iPad gets "cranky" then start looking how to fix it, we can prevent such mishaps with proper usage."
Fast Company News Corp. Introduces A New Kind Of Interactivity To The Classroom Fast Company ... and tests will shift toward hardware and software, creating a $9 billion market for educational technology within the next decade.
Quinn warns against 'seduction' of technology in education Irish Times (blog) “We have to separate very clearly the difference between the seduction of modern technology, which is a phenomenon of short duration, and the necessity of European...
When using the SimAULA platform, the teacher in training controls an avatar that interacts with student avatars (controlled automatically by SimAULA) in a virtual classroom, where lessons are taught and a series of situations liable to arise in a face-to-face environment are played out. By way of a specific example, the first version of SimAULA features a simulated biology class in which the teacher avatar has to help student avatars fulfil various learning goals.
This interactive cube creator will help your students to start their own story writing. It breaks the writing process into six distinct parts which will guide students to write their own biographies, mystery stories, short stories, and free planning of story, a blank template that they can customize.
"The role of technology in learning isn’t entirely clear–or rather, is subjective. While it clearly is able to provide access to peers, audiences, resources, and data, it also can be awkward, problematic, distracting, performing more strongly as a barrier to understand than anything else.
Why this happens also isn’t clear, but there are some common patterns and missteps to look for while designing or evaluating a learning process."
Mott's Music Tech Fest to feature Kid Rock, Eminem collaborator while Mlive- flint The Music Tech Fest will include instructional sessions, featuring Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) sequencing, loops and editing; a seminar on the music...
"f you are running short of ideas on how to spend your summer after a busy school year, We Are Teachers http://weareteachers.com/ have plenty of ideas for you. They have designed this beautiful infographic featuring 15 things you can do to have a perfect summer. The one I like the best is number 7: field trip to African Savanah. Well, in fact I am heading to Africa very soon but not to the Savanah."
"Augmented reality apps are transoforming and revolutionizing the way learning and education are delivered. I have already written a detailed guide on everything teachers need to know about Augmented reality http://ow.ly/m3RNx ; and below is list of some great Augmented reality apps to go with it. Check them out below and share with us what you think of them:"
On the heels of President Obama’s ConnectED Initiative launch, the bipartisan Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission released a five-point blueprint outlining specific actions to accelerate the expansion of K-12 digital learning.
Online courses create new learning methods The Dartmouth Advances in Dartmouth's use of educational technology could introduce new modes of collaboration, President-elect Philip Hanlon '77 said. Yomalis Rosario / The Dartmouth Staff.
"Doodlecast for Kids is an iPad app that allows kids to draw on a whiteboard and record their voice while drawing; a kid's version for creating animated videos. Doodlecast for Kids has also a gallery of more than 20 story prompts to help struggling students. Students can either pick out one from the prompts or start from scratch."
Part of rethinking learning means rethinking the –which is what makes the following chart we spotted over at connectedprincipals compelling. Rather than simply a list of alternatives to homework, it instead contextualizes the need for work at home...
"Students do equally well on a test whether reading from a digital book or a printed one, a new study has found. Research by an Indiana State University doctoral student surveyed more than 200 students. Half of the students used a tablet to read a textbook chapter while the other half of the students read from a printed textbook chapter."
"On this past Thursday, I had the pleasure and privilege of moderating an online panel discussion with three college professors who have flipped their classrooms... Viewers submitted dozens of great questions, which we had time to review and respond to after we discussed how these professors are using the flip."
Awesome Visual on Creative Commons ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. June 17, 2013 by ephansen | Leave a comment. See on Scoop.it – LibraryLearningCommons. Ephansen's insight: Very useful – as is the link on the ...