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Will technology replace teachers? No, but ...

Will technology replace teachers? No, but ... | Learning Technology Today | Scoop.it
In the future, will a machine replace me and smash other machines on my behalf? I've worked on, advised and evaluated educational technology projects in dozens of countries over the past fifteen years, mainly in middle and low income countries. As anyone who works intimately with information and communication technologies (ICTs) on a daily basis knows, change is a constant when working in the technology sector. (In contrast, while rhetoric about change is a constant in the education sector, change itself is much slower in coming ....) While the technologies themselves may change quite often, though, many of the most common questions related to their introduction and use remain largely the same. --- I remember working with teachers in Ghana in the late 1990s as part of a pilot initiative to introduce computers and the Internet into a select number of schools in a few of the major cities. Towards the end of the third day of a five day workshop, we had a teacher show up at the door to our classroom, apologizing for his tardiness and asking if he could join the course. He explained that he had traveled for a few days to reach the small school outside Accra where out training activity was taking place, hitching rides on trucks and then transferring between long haul buses, because he had heard about this thing called the Internet that was going to "change education forever" and just had to see it for himself. Given how many people had wanted to take the course, we had a strict policy not to allow latecomers into the workshop, but we waived it for this gentlemen, because we were so taken by his story and by the hardship he had endured to join us. We waived the policy for another reason as well. It is decidedly not politically correct to say so, but we also allowed this teacher into the class because he was ... old. He claimed to be over 70, but said he wasn't exactly sure of his exact birthdate, other than that it had occurred on a Friday. While my Ghanaian colleagues expressed some skepticism that this fellow was actually as old as he claimed, there was no doubt that he was decades older than any of us in the room. He was an English teacher, he said, noting that he had heard that it was possible to get access to all of Shakespeare's plays on the Internet, for free, and wanted to see how this was possible. A computer became available (the teachers using it had been frustrated that poor bandwidth kept interrupting their CU-SeeMe session and so decided to return to the dormitory before dinner), so we sat down, fired up Alta Vista, and typed in

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VTV 016 : Derek Bruff – Trends In Higher Educat...

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“In this episode of The Verbal To Visual Podcast I chat with educator Derek Bruff about the trends he is seeing in higher education and the way he is incorporating visual thinking into his own classroom and helping other teachers to do the same.”
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U.S. Classrooms Slow To Move from Interactive Whiteboards to Flat Panels -- THE Journal

U.S. Classrooms Slow To Move from Interactive Whiteboards to Flat Panels -- THE Journal | Learning Technology Today | Scoop.it
Interactive displays fell off in the United States education sector in the first half of 2014 as budgets focused more on computing devices.
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Schoolnet and Insight 360 Integration Simplifies Data Sharing -- THE Journal

Schoolnet and Insight 360 Integration Simplifies Data Sharing -- THE Journal | Learning Technology Today | Scoop.it
Two education technology companies are working together to make it easier for teachers to share data between their respective programs.
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The value of Student Response Technology in the Classroom - BETT - YouTube

Gary Morrison discusses why Turning Technologies' solutions are important for student engagement and teacher effectiveness. For more information: http://www....
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Top Five Ways to Engage Students in Your Classroom

Top Five Ways to Engage Students in Your Classroom | Learning Technology Today | Scoop.it
Note: Today's guest post comes to us courtesy of Dr. Tina Rooks, who serves as Vice President and Chief Instructional Officer at Turning Technologies. With over 16 years of experience in education, sh...
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Student-Driven Learning: 50 challenging questions to ask your students. - InformED

Student-Driven Learning: 50 challenging questions to ask your students. - InformED | Learning Technology Today | Scoop.it
Using the right questions creates powerful, sometimes multiple answers and discussions. Aristotle said that he asked questions in response to other peopl
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Blended learning revolution: Tech meets tradition in the classroom - Yahoo News

Blended learning revolution: Tech meets tradition in the classroom - Yahoo News | Learning Technology Today | Scoop.it
Blended learning revolution: Tech meets tradition in the classroom Yahoo News "There are other students who would have fallen through the cracks in different schools, coming in with below-grade-level reading and math abilities, and they're using...
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Professors: Here's how to flip your classroom - eCampus News

Professors: Here's how to flip your classroom - eCampus News | Learning Technology Today | Scoop.it
Two Ohio State professors explain that although the flipped classroom may not fit everyone’s teaching and learning style, the benefits are numerous.
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Peer Instruction with a Twist of Innovation and a Social Studies ...

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In our first post of 2014, Peer Instruction Network member, Mr. George Phillip, describes how he moved from a thoughtful teacher to someone who is innovating in his social studies classroom with Flipped Teaching and Peer ...
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Eric Mazur at Babson/Olin/Wellesley Faculty Workshop 1/17/14 Part One - YouTube

Good news #Babson #Olin & #Wellesley Faculty: Videos of Eric Mazur's presentation at our Jan. Workshop now available: http://t.co/2wDuupTgg9
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Flipped Classroom Visually Explained for Teachers

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February23, 2014
Flipped classroom or flipped learning is a methodology, an approach to learning in which technology is employed to reverse the traditional role of classroom time. If in the past,...
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Lessons from the Downfall of Interactive Whiteboards (EdSurge News)

Lessons from the Downfall of Interactive Whiteboards (EdSurge News) | Learning Technology Today | Scoop.it
When the Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) first caught the eye of educators in the late 90s and early 2000s, it invigorated hope that education technology might begin to align with the digital age. In fact, these IWBs were respectfully dubbed a “window-to-the-world.”

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Top 20 Educational Websites for Young Learners

Top 20 Educational Websites for Young Learners | Learning Technology Today | Scoop.it
“November 29, 2014 Today I am sharing with you a number of useful websites that are particularity designed for younger learners. Yes, finding kids-friendly website is not an easy task and it...”
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Apple, Inc.'s iPad is Running Into Trouble in the Education Market

Apple, Inc.'s iPad is Running Into Trouble in the Education Market | Learning Technology Today | Scoop.it
Source: Apple. The education market has always been a stronghold for Apple . The company unveiled a big push into digital textbooks in 2012, but the.
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How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies | Learning Technology Today | Scoop.it
A practical and engaging guide to smart studying tips.
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Moving Beyond the “Cool” Factor in Mobile Learning

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Note: The following post comes to us courtesy of Mike Broderick, Co-Founder & CEO, Turning Technologies.

According to a Pew Internet survey on mobile device use, 35% of Americans age 16 and up ...
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InfoComm 2014: Turning Technologies Exhibits the Response Card SE - YouTube

InfoComm 2014: Turning Technologies Exhibits the Response Card SE
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Twelve technologies set to revolutionise higher education in Australia...and beyond

Twelve technologies set to revolutionise higher education in Australia...and beyond | Learning Technology Today | Scoop.it
Report identifies emerging technologies likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in tertiary institutions across Australia
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Are Tablets in the Classroom a Good Thing?

Are Tablets in the Classroom a Good Thing? | Learning Technology Today | Scoop.it
Are Tablets in the Classroom a Good Thing? by Mike Broderick for Strategy Magazine. Read more t www.strategymagazine.com.
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Audience-response device clicks with Crystal cruisers - Travel Weekly

Audience-response device clicks with Crystal cruisers - Travel Weekly | Learning Technology Today | Scoop.it
The luxury line has come up with a couple of unusual applications for a technology normally used for instant polling in classroom settings or at corporate PowerPoint presentations.
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From Questions to Concepts, Dr. Eric Mazur - YouTube

Over the years, Dr. Mazur discovered that students in his introductory physics course were passing exams without having understood the fundamental concepts h... (MYP: From Questions to Concepts, Dr.
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Learning Analytics - Technology Enhanced Learning

Learning Analytics - Technology Enhanced Learning | Learning Technology Today | Scoop.it
The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Higher Education Edition (see below) describes learning analytics as the “Field associated with deciphering trends and patterns from educational big data, or huge sets of student-related data, ...
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Relational, Peer-Learning or Lord of the Flies University?

Relational, Peer-Learning or Lord of the Flies University? | Learning Technology Today | Scoop.it
Significant attention is given to peer-learning and group cohorts these days, and I think there’s much to appreciate about relational pedagogy amongst fellow students. The old collegium model of ed...
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