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Challenging the Model of 1:1 with BYOD

Challenging the Model of 1:1 with BYOD | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Our aim for using mixed devices was to challenge teachers and students to really integrate technology into their instruction and learning. By having multiple devices available, users are challenged to determine which device best suits their learning purpose, and teachers are also challenged to rethink how they are using technology.

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Susan's curator insight, December 20, 2012 4:24 AM

I only wish...

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Today in our stuff room was all a carnival of tech gadgets like these ;)

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Exploiting Infographics for Digital Literacy & Critical Thinking

Exploiting Infographics for Digital Literacy & Critical Thinking | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

This ebook was designed with English language teachers in mind but should have some value for any teacher who is interested in developing their students’ digital literacy and critical thinking skills.


The book contains a wide range of suggested activities for both the creation and exploitation of infographics in the classroom.
It also helps teachers with tips and advice on how to plan and create infographics and suggestions for which tools to use to produce different types of infographic.

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My latest ebook in the Digital Classrooms Series.

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Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk

Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
School 21 develops confident students who can articulate their thoughts and learning with strategies like discussion guidelines and roles and structured talk tasks.
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A few useful tips.

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Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, September 30, 12:33 PM
Translates well to the digital environment too.
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Exploiting Infographics | PeacheyPublications.com

Exploiting Infographics | PeacheyPublications.com | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
This ebook was designed with English language teachers in mind but should have some value for any teacher who is interested in developing their students’ digital literacy and critical thinking skills.
The book contains a wide range of suggested activities for both the creation and exploitation of infographics in the classroom.
It also helps teachers with tips and advice on how to plan and create infographics and suggestions for which tools to use to produce different types of infographic.
Nik Peachey's insight:

My latest book in The Digital Classrooms Series.

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a-virtual - Claudia M Pagano's curator insight, September 29, 7:52 AM

My latest book in The Digital Classrooms Series.

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Generational Differences Affect Tech Initiatives in Higher Education

Generational Differences Affect Tech Initiatives in Higher Education | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
From millennials to boomers, from Gen X to Gen Z, higher education sees unprecedented diversity in students and staff.
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Just in the process of writing something about this myself.

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Teaching for Success online conference

Teaching for Success online conference | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The British Council's first online CPD conference for teachers and teacher educators. You can register for the conference by visiting http://teachingforsuccess.eventbrite.com
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Looking forward to speaking about Managing the Digital Classroom on day 5.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 28, 1:20 AM

I'll be speaking here about managing the digital classroom.

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Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own

Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Last year, Dr. Karlsson Wirebring and fellow researchers published a study that supports what many educators and parents have already suspected: students learn better when they figure things out on their own, as compared to being told what to do.
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Definitely something we should all keep in mind.

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The Top 10 Companies Working on Education in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality - Touchstone Research

The Top 10 Companies Working on Education in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality - Touchstone Research | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies are quickly changing the landscape of education with the help of some key companies.
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Some ineteresting videos and links.

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Geraldine Jones's curator insight, September 27, 4:31 AM
Good examples of how AR/VR can be used in the classroom. Both HE and schools.
Chris Carter's curator insight, September 29, 8:44 PM
VR is here and its here to stay.
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Evaluating authentic mobile apps for learning

Evaluating authentic mobile apps for learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
I particularly encouraged them to think about 'authentic' apps rather than those made for learning. This is because in many ways I feel that most made for learning apps have made very little pedagogical progress beyond their roots in CALL from the last century.

I also believe that encouraging students to get 'hands on' with authentic apps has a much more important role in helping them to develop digital literacies which they can use outside of the classroom.
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This is a blog post from back in 2013.

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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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I'd like to see a bit more personalisation and critical thinking in here, but it's a start.

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Adrian Muñoz's curator insight, September 26, 3:19 PM

Información sobre los webs

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Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future

Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
When implementing and successfully sustaining a mobile learning initiative, it is imperative not to allow the device to drive instruction. Lessons, curriculum, schools and districts should never be built around technology. Everything we do in education should be built around learning. Thus, if the ultimate goal is to improve student outcomes then the role of any mobile device initiative should be to support or enhance learning.
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I'm tempted to say "Der!"

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Christine DiPaulo's curator insight, September 23, 4:29 AM
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Gaby K. Slezák's curator insight, September 23, 7:32 AM
Tech follows learning - not the other way around.
Zarah Gagatiga's curator insight, September 27, 11:15 PM
Pedagogy. Pedagogy. Pedagogy. Then, Technology.
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The New Face of the Textbook Monopoly | Huffington Post

The New Face of the Textbook Monopoly | Huffington Post | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
By creating access codes that include assignments and tests, publishers lock 100% of students in a course into buying their product and eliminate a student’s ability to opt-out.
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A very important issue.

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How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Education and cognitive science are largely separate worlds that have begun communicating only in the last decade, partly because “teachers see all sorts of reforms come and go, and they’re skeptical — and rightly so — of anyone who comes in and says, “Well, I’m going to tell you how to make the kids learn better,” he said.
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Some useful tips to share with students.

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10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED

10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Want to make a great slidedeck? A TED staffer shares some big-picture things to think about, and some helpful tactical tips.
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Some really useful tips and advice.

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a-virtual - Claudia M Pagano's curator insight, September 22, 7:36 AM

Some really useful tips and advice.

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Using QR Codes to Build a Classroom Audio Library

Using QR Codes to Build a Classroom Audio Library | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
QR codes can be used to turn the books in your class library into audiobooks, which can help guide your students to their personal literacy goals.
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A nice way to use QR codes.

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The Edorble Pioneers Program: Apply Here

The Edorble Pioneers Program: Apply Here | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
We're about to put out an update to Edorble, and we're opening up a program to 1,000 teachers who want to get an early look. We're calling it the Pioneer Program.
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Great opportunity for teachers to get involved in virtual teaching.

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Making Teacher Reflection Meaningful

Making Teacher Reflection Meaningful | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Consider John Dewey’s famous quote “We don’t learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” This makes a lot of sense. We as educators can only really progress in our craft by thinking about and making conclusions regarding our day-to-day experiences in the classroom.
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Some useful tips and techniques.

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a-virtual - Claudia M Pagano's curator insight, September 29, 7:55 AM

Some useful tips and techniques.

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Online conference on research into
using technology for language learning

Online conference on research into<br/>using technology for language learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

This event is being organised by the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG, Laureate International Universities and Cambridge University Press. It is part of the launch of the Laureate-Cambridge OLLReN, the Online Language Learning Research Network.

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Looking forward to speaking at this free online conference.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 28, 1:16 AM

Delighted to be speaking at this event next week.

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Four Classroom Strategies for Integrating Critical Thinking and Kinesthetic Learning

Four Classroom Strategies for Integrating Critical Thinking and Kinesthetic Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Following are four highly effective classroom strategies that fuse critical thinking with kinesthetic learning. Each strategy is designed to spur dialogue, get the oxygen pumping and make the lessons much more dynamic. In particular, struggling learners can benefit from these strategies as they can become frustrated and restless during challenging lessons.
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Useful ideas that get students up and moving around.

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Roberto Aníbal Arce's curator insight, September 28, 9:42 PM
Históricamente hemos separado el cuerpo y la mente, y ciertamente somos seres holísticos (cuerpo, mente, emociones, espíritu, como mínimo), es tiempo de llevarlo a la educación
Carolina Velásquez's curator insight, September 29, 1:12 PM
As the article says, the kinesthetic learning approach emphasis on student-centered;for that reason, teacher sholud implement activities which help the students to engage into the class; for example, the first estrategy " Four Corners", it is excellent if we have to make an interesing activity and take into account the approach and the topic.
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14 ways to create great classroom video with Screencastify

14 ways to create great classroom video with Screencastify | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Screencastify makes it easy to record video of your screen or with your webcam. Here are ideas for classroom implementation.
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Some very useful ways to use screencapture to engage learners.

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Will online learning lead education by 2025?

Will online learning lead education by 2025? | Learning Technology News | 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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Interesting survey, but I can't find a link to the full report.

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Carol Hancox's curator insight, September 28, 6:56 PM
Useful overview of predicted trends in technology being used in education
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Why It's Time for Education Technology to Become an Academic Discipline

Why It's Time for Education Technology to Become an Academic Discipline | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
"We can see it as a way of engaging around a set of problems that we think are important but that we don't think have a single solution. There may be multiple solutions that require research, that require an approach that I think mirrors or suggests the contours of a discipline."
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I thought it already was! Or was it something else I did an M.Ed in all those years ago.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 25, 6:34 PM

You mean it's not already?? Thanks to Mark Deschaine.

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A Devil’s Dictionary of Educational Technology

A Devil’s Dictionary of Educational Technology | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
In the dark and satirical spirit of Ambrose Bierce, I offer the first draft of a Devil's Dictionary for educational technology terms.  May it entertain, and all be forgiven. App, n.  An elegant way to avoid the World Wide Web. Blended learning, n.  The practice of combining digital and analog teaching.  Also referred to as…
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I hope this makes you smile.

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Why VR matters, especially in rural schools

Why VR matters, especially in rural schools | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
There’s a world of difference between three lines of printed text on a page and virtual exploration of King Tut’s tomb. The potential to ignite curiosity and encourage discovery multiplies tenfold with a virtual reality field trip. These rich experiences become the fertile ground for teachers to nurture the learning that comes after.
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Some good points.

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How to Plan Outstanding Tech Training for Your Teachers

How to Plan Outstanding Tech Training for Your Teachers | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The other group that can benefit from these tips is those who arrange tech trainings, school leaders who are trying to organize the best experience possible. The advice we offer here may help you get clearer about what you want and need from a tech trainer, or what elements you might want to ask for to ensure your teachers get as much as they can from the session.
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Some really useful tips.

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14 Smart Ways to Use Smartphone Cameras in the Classroom

14 Smart Ways to Use Smartphone Cameras in the Classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Check out these 14 great ways students can use their amazingly powerful smartphone cameras for all kinds of classroom applications.
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Some useful ideas.

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a-virtual - Claudia M Pagano's curator insight, September 22, 7:35 AM

Some useful ideas.

Ely Córdoba's curator insight, September 28, 10:33 AM
Over the years, smartphones takes an important part in the people, and more in younger people. In the classroom is very common the use of them, students use them to chatting, to read, to listen to music, and to use the camera in order to make photos or videos, and the last one has been very popular. However, stadistics show that the use of camera changes during the years; for example, today is less used in contrast with 2010, but this is not the point, the real point in this article is the motivation to implement this kind of tool in the different classes. All students have a smartphone, and as a teacher we can implement the use of the camera to change the teaching and give them dynamic activities. Some activities involve make videos, or stories with pictures, portfolios, collages, tutorial, presentations or different documents. These activities are atractive to students in order to change the way to learn and the applied activities in the process.