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8 Engaging Videos Advocating Better Integration of Technology in Education | Emerging Education Technology

8 Engaging Videos Advocating Better Integration of Technology in Education | Emerging Education Technology | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
These inspiring, insightful videos make the case for stepping up the integration of technology in today's classrooms As an advocate of the use of Internet technologies in education, my fundamental goal is to inspire instructors and other members of...
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Educational Technology Newsletter

Educational Technology Newsletter | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
For the latest news, cool tools and research links related to educational technology inside and outside the English language classroom.

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Signup for my twice monthly free enewsletter. You can check out the archive of past issues here: http://tinyletter.com/technogogy/archive

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Teachers Create what they Experience

Create a shared vision of teaching and learning. Using learning as a process and not an event. Allow authentic learning through practice, trail, and reflection.

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Good brief presentation about what's going wrong with educational technology in schools.

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Evaluating Websites as Information Sources

Evaluating Websites as Information Sources | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Using a six-point strategy, teachers can help students learn about responsible web research by assessing the validity of most information that they’ll encounter online.
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Not sure that this is the right approach, but I guess it's a start.

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Michel Santiago del Pino's curator insight, Today, 4:45 AM
Herramientas para desarrollar la competencia lecto-escritora en la navegación web, a través dell trabajo basado en proyectos.
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What Types of Sound Experiences Enable Children to Learn Best?

What Types of Sound Experiences Enable Children to Learn Best? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Though every brain has its own fingerprint for processing sound, some sound environments are better than others at promoting learning. Parents and teachers should “encourage activities that promote sound-to-meaning development,” Kraus said. She offers several practical suggestions for creating that kind of space, whether at home or in school:
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Very interesting.

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Carolina Velásquez's curator insight, December 1, 1:36 PM
Teachers' task and parents too is to create space in which studens can develop some skill. I agree with the article since sounds, reading aloud, technology, audio books, instrumentss are useful to encourage activities in which students can improve and learn  in a creative and dynamic way.
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Playing with Habits of Mind

Playing with Habits of Mind | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The challenge for teachers is to build this understanding in our students. Our task is to enable their intelligence by helping them to understand the habits of mind and to then empower our students to make intelligent choices about the habits they deploy.
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Interesting article with links to some fantastic resources.

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Julie Cumming-Debrot's comment, November 30, 5:00 PM
Thanks for sharing Nik
Norton Gusky's curator insight, December 1, 8:42 AM
I never thought about using game-based learning with Habits of Mind, but here you have a set of playing cards that lends itself to a game challenge. 
Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, Today, 10:18 AM
Esto se pude aprovechar y usar un tablero de Pinterest para realizar una actividad con los alumnos
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10 Ways to Retain More of What You Learn - InformED

10 Ways to Retain More of What You Learn - InformED | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Although reading something once or twice and then remembering it for life would be ideal, the reality is that much of what we learn goes in one ear and out the other. In fact, research shows that within just one hour, if nothing is done with new information, most people will have forgotten about 50% of what they learned. After 24 hours, this will be 70%, and if a week passes without that information being used, up to 90% of it could be lost.
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Some useful tips.

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Children's screen time doesn't have to be scream time

Children's screen time doesn't have to be scream time | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The guidelines ask parents to take the lead and encourage educational content. However the term "educational" can be quite hard to pin down if you're not an educator. There are more than 80,000 apps labelled as educational in the iTunes store but not each of them is a quality learning experience. Unfortunately many "educational" apps are not designed by an educator, nor even someone who knows anything about education.
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Good to see some common sense being applied.

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Shouldn't lectures be obsolete by now?

Shouldn't lectures be obsolete by now? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Why would you want to sit through someone telling you something, when so much more information is available at your fingertips whenever you want it?

But when you look at some online courses, instead of revolutionising higher education, they have often simply transported the classic lecture format to an internet audience.
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Yes. And the boredom is being put online now too.

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, November 27, 10:01 AM

Yes. And the boredom is being put online now too.

Derek Thomas's curator insight, Today, 11:18 AM
So even upgrading to the digital world does little to improve the quality of teaching ? No surprise here really, perhaps there is more to it than that .... ? 
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Next Generation of Online Education: “Learn by Doing” in a Digital World

Next Generation of Online Education: “Learn by Doing” in a Digital World | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Because creativity is so critical to success in the 21st century, alongside online education Morgridge says more schools are exploring the maker movement, using 3D printers and allowing students hands-on interactive experiences to “learn by doing.” “Kids learn when they want to learn,” says Morgridge. “In this maker space, kids are learning deeper because it’s relevant to them. Learning is personalized.”
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A bit of an optimistic article, though at the same time coming to conclusions that manay arrived at a long time ago.

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Pedro Torralba's curator insight, November 28, 2:12 AM
Los jóvenes de este nuevo siglo suelen decir: "vamos a buscarlo en YouTube, a ver cómo se hace". Sabiéndolo, tendremos que ir trasladando el conocimiento de la letra impresa a Internet para dejar de ir a contracorriente.
Silvia Montero's curator insight, November 28, 5:45 PM
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Derek Thomas's curator insight, Today, 11:21 AM
"Learning is personalised ...." interesting ...... ! 
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Standing Desks Get Students to Move their Feet and Brains

Standing Desks Get Students to Move their Feet and Brains | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
With the sometimes competing demands of student health and academic achievement in need of balance, some administrators have struck upon a novel means of keeping students active while learning. They have brought standing desks, which have exploded in popularity in business settings, into the classroom.
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Yes. I worked in an office for a while that had some standing desks and I loved them. Great to get them into schools too.

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, November 25, 2:22 PM

Yes. I worked in an office for a while that had some standing desks and I loved them. Great to get them into schools too.

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Sometimes It Is Just About The Technology

Sometimes It Is Just About The Technology | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
We hear educators say it all the time: technology is just a tool or it’s not just about the technology, it’s about how a teacher uses it. While I fundamentally agree with these types of statements, I’ve noticed something in the Innovation Lab that has me pushing back a bit: sometimes it is just about the technology.
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Yes. I have to agree. There are times when it is.

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Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds

Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
More than two out of three middle-schoolers couldn’t see any valid reason to mistrust a post written by a bank executive arguing that young adults need more financial-planning help. And nearly four in 10 high-school students believed, based on the headline, that a photo of deformed daisies on a photo-sharing site provided strong evidence of toxic conditions near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, even though no source or location was given for the photo.
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More critical thinkers needed.

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Thinking Critically Through Digital Media by Nik Peachey on iBooks

Thinking Critically Through Digital Media by Nik Peachey on iBooks | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Read a free sample or buy Thinking Critically Through Digital Media by Nik Peachey. You can read this book with iBooks on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.
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Great to see that the updated version of my ebook is now available on the iBook Store. Have fixed some broken links - Now has 12 example lesson plans and QR codes added to make access to the infographics more convenient in the classroom.

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Digital Literacy Does Not Mean Critical Thinking

Digital Literacy Does Not Mean Critical Thinking | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Nik Peachey, for example, in his recent book, Thinking Critically Through Digital Media (2016), talks about how students are generally taught how to work with information through passive engagement. He suggests developing digital literacies, including understanding and analyzing what they are seeing. They need to “assess the validity, credibility and underlying bias of the information they study” and be “given a range of research tools and techniques for reassessing the information and evaluating how it fits within their personal framework of belief systems and values.”
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Delighted to see my book get a mention here.

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3 Non Negotiables When Teaching Students to Evaluate Their Own Learning

3 Non Negotiables When Teaching Students to Evaluate Their Own Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Equity in the classroom is critical, but beware of conformity under the guise of fairness. Elementary and secondary students filter data differently. Elementary students think in facts and want to please their teachers. Secondary students consider possibilities and aim to please their peers. Students from different cultural, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds bring their own unique understanding of learning into the classroom. Every student (and teacher) has a why—a reason behind his or her action. There can be no equity so long as rules are absolute, so look for the why.
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An interesting and important article.

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Innovating Pedagogy 2016 | Open University Innovation Report #5

Innovating Pedagogy 2016 | Open University Innovation Report #5 | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The series of reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation.
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You can download the complete 47 page report here. Some interest areas and a very accessible document.

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Is Chomsky's Theory of Language Wrong? Pinker Weighs in on Debate

Is Chomsky's Theory of Language Wrong? Pinker Weighs in on Debate | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Chomsky’s ideas have profoundly affected linguistics and mind-science in general. Critics attacked his theories from the get-go and are still attacking, paradoxically demonstrating his enduring dominance. Some attacks are silly. For example, in his new book A Kingdom of Speech Tom Wolfe asserts that both Darwin and “Noam Charisma” were wrong.
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Interesting one for the grammar geeks.

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Teaching Grammar Through Rhythm - InformED

Teaching Grammar Through Rhythm - InformED | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Gordon’s study suggests that those who are better at detecting variations in music timing also appear to be better at detecting variations in speech. But the point of these findings is not to say that some of us are more musically and therefore linguistically inclined than others; it’s to say that everyone may be able to leverage these neural connections to enhance learning.
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This article draws on some interesting research.

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ELT & Edtech Newsletter November 24th 2016

ELT & Edtech Newsletter November 24th 2016 | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

For the latest news, cool tools and research links related to educational technology inside and outside the English language classroom.

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For the latest news, cool tools and research links related to educational technology inside and outside the English language classroom.

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How I Detect Fake News – Tim O'Reilly

How I Detect Fake News – Tim O'Reilly | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Snopes, which uses human editors for fact checking, does a good job, but they can’t find every fake news story. Still, when a reputable fact-checking organization like Snopes or Politifact identifies a story as false, that’s a pretty good sign. And in fact, the fake news story has been taken down on Facebook, presumably in response.
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Well worth reading.

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Kevin Morrison's comment, November 28, 12:56 PM
I cannot tell you how many times during the US presidential election that I caught Snopes lying about a story. Dont know about Politifact but I assure you that Snopes cannot and should not be trusted. They are just another bias news source hell bent on ensuring their agenda is supported!
Kevin Morrison's comment, November 28, 12:57 PM
O and by the way medium.com is another socialist news source that proliferated the Trump hate and endorsed many of the lies told about Trump while hiding and even deleting anyone that apposed Clinton.
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Digital Education Inside and Outside of the Classroom

Digital Education Inside and Outside of the Classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
As the classroom shifts from a teacher-centered model–where the teacher was the sole holder and diffuser of knowledge–to a student-centered model–where students seek out knowledge more independently, with a teacher acting as a guide–it’s important to understand what technology is in the classroom, how it’s being used, and what key stakeholders think of the technological advances.
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A useful summary of some recent research.

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, November 26, 10:35 AM

A useful summary of some recent research.

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Seven ways to give better feedback to your students

Seven ways to give better feedback to your students | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
We all want our feedback to be encouraging and constructive, yet it can be misinterpreted as judgement and criticism. So how you save yourself – and your students – from potentially damaging comments?
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Some sound suggestions.

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, November 26, 10:37 AM

Some sound suggestions.

Paula Rios's curator insight, November 29, 7:44 PM
The article exposes seven ways in which feedback is reflect as an encouraging and constructive technic, showing how to avoid misinterpretations as judgement and criticism. Some ways are: the first step, is about not overusing compliments or corrections and more about finding the right time to give general feedback; the next ways are to be specific and do not compare, since each student is different is important not to generalize. In conclusion the seven ways are about finding the right time and right way to correct our students as individuals who made a mistake which can be improve. 
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Digital Citizenship and Documenting Learning

Digital Citizenship and Documenting Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
This is the third post in a series to dig deeper into the relationship between literacy and documenting learning. HOW does documenting learning have an effects on awareness, skills and developing habits around the so called 21st century “Now” literacies.
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Great attempt to document digital citizenship with some great definitions and visuals.

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Online language learning providers

Online language learning providers | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The number of companies offering online language learning is going through something akin to an algal bloom. To borrow another metaphor, this time from the animal kingdom, perhaps it's time to try to sort the sheep from the goats. Broadly speaking online providers offer either language learning materials designed for self-study, a tutorial service of some…
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The diagram sums it up.

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Refining Educational Technology’s Place in Teacher Preparation Programs

Refining Educational Technology’s Place in Teacher Preparation Programs | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Ensure pre-service teachers’ experiences with educational technology are program-deep and program-wide rather than one-off courses separate from their methods courses.
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Better late than never I guess.

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