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4 Stages: The Integration Of Technology In Learning

4 Stages: The Integration Of Technology In Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
What are the stages of technology in learning, and how can these stages be used as a framework for improving learning?
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Interesting theory, but I guess most schools aren't up to stage 1 yet.

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, May 2, 2013 1:21 PM

A kind of Instructional designer for e learning... simple and efective !

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Roadmap to integration of technology

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Lesson plans and activities for exploiting video

Lesson plans and activities for exploiting video | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

There are now more than 40 step-by-step lesson plans as well as chapters on different approaches and paradigms for exploiting video, such as how to use video in blended learning, task based learning (TBL) or content and language integrated learning (CLIL).

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Download some free samples from my book.

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Teachers colleges struggle to blend technology into teacher training

Teachers colleges struggle to blend technology into teacher training | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
But while would-be teachers are coming in comfortable with technology, this doesn’t translate into knowing how to use it to engage young minds or to tailor a lesson to meet the learning needs and styles of individual students. Although teacher candidates know how to operate the devices, they need to be taught how to use them to help kids learn.
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Been saying this for years.

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Digital Literacy | Net Literacy

Digital Literacy | Net Literacy | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Why shouldn’t the digital literacy industry harness the power of the Internet to create a single website where the “best practices” of digital inclusion nonprofits from around the could be shared by all?
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Useful source of relaible research and case studies.

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Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction?

Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Studies show learning another language helps people develop cognitive advantages that improve attention.
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Interesting reading.

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Serious Games Directory

Serious Games Directory | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The Serious Games Directory is published by the Serious Games Association, an international trade organization open to all professionals engaged in the serious games industry. Membership in the SGA is open to developers, artists, programmers, publishers, project leads, administrators, faculty, human resource personnel, middleware and tool companies, service providers, vendors, researchers, analysts, marketing, advertising and public relations personnel, consultants and students.|

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A useful directory.

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Using New Technology to Rediscover Traditional Ways of Learning

Using New Technology to Rediscover Traditional Ways of Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Digital technology such as tablets can help teachers and students rediscover traditional ways of learning by using touch, movement, sound, and visuality.
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Some nice insights here.

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Donna Farren's curator insight, September 1, 8:35 AM
I think there is a lot of good information that can be applied to distance education here. So many people get caught up in distance learning being text based they forget they can add these types of other tools.
Shaunda Douglas's curator insight, September 1, 7:13 PM
Interesting insight on traditional learning and how technology allows teachers to go back to those roots.
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Spaces for Learning

Spaces for Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The design of any learning space must be guided by sound principles of learning and the spaces need to be matched to the pedagogy of those who will use them. The most amazing space will fail to enhance learning if it does not suit the needs of its users. There is a danger in hoping that new learning spaces will transform tired pedagogy; a belief that is not reflected by experience.


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Yes. There isn't much mention here of the growing space for learner autonomy,

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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, August 31, 2:39 AM

Undoubtedly the new learning spaces bring a fresh level of excitement to schools and students quickly fall in love with the options and the playfulness they offer. The challenge for schools is to avoid the lure of shiny new toys and ensure that the adoption of flexible spaces is part of a bigger shift in thinking that includes effective pedagogies and supports for teachers who will be using the new spaces.

Gary Bamford's comment, August 31, 4:01 AM
Trust Google to invent the Joe 90 'cage' ;)
Corrina Phoenix Miss English's curator insight, August 31, 3:30 PM

Do your surroundings affect your ability to learn?

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Peer editing in digital and mobile environments

Peer editing in digital and mobile environments | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

For years now I have been happily using EtherPad based services like primarypad.com/ and sync.in/ to get participants on the training courses I deliver to work collaboratively to create and peer edit texts. Increasingly though I've been having problems with the reliability of the free services these companies provide and the lack of reliable compatibility with mobile devices.

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A bit of an old posting but still relevant I hope.

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Connecting Students and Teachers for Better Learning

Connecting Students and Teachers for Better Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
“With the pile of philosophical, conceptual, and empirical evidence showing the social nature of learning and the importance of human relationships (particularly the relationship between teacher and student) in learning and wellbeing, why are we working so hard to automate away any opportunity for these relationships to exist?”
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Love the quote above. Technology should be enabling human connections, not replacing them.

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How To Plan Better Professional Development

How To Plan Better Professional Development | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
These are a few ideas and values to get you started — there are many more that I encourage people to share in the comments. Simply, in all we do, be thoughtful, collaborative, and empowering when structuring professional learning.
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Some good sound suggestions.

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Download the FREE Fluency Posters

Download the FREE Fluency Posters | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Take advantage of a terrific new FREE resource from your friends at the Global Digital Citizen Foundation—download the Fluency Posters, a one-stop handy reference for understanding the essentials of the 21st Century Fluencies.

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Some useful free downloads.

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Seven Ways to Break the Consumer Mindset in Schools | John Spencer

Seven Ways to Break the Consumer Mindset in Schools | John Spencer | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
When I look at the data, I notice a trend. Students have never used their devices creatively. They have the power to capture and tell a story but they don't. They have the power to connect to an authentic audience, but it's not happening. They have the potential to build models and design products and turn things from wild ideas to tangible realities. However, it's not happening.
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Really useful article with some really good points about the use of technology by our students.

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How to Get a Job at Google

How to Get a Job at Google | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Hint: Getting hired is not about your G.P.A. It’s about what you can do and what you know.
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An interesting read and has some key takeaways for us as educators.

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Using Scribd to monetise your writing work

Using Scribd to monetise your writing work | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Making the transition from free blogger to commercial writer can be a difficult one though. Sometimes it can come in the form of an offer from a publisher and at others we can generate revenue from including adds or reviews on our blogs. Many may, however, never be that lucky, but if you feel like going it alone and doing without a publisher, there are now many options to sell your work independently online.

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Some advice on how to make some money from your writing work.

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Some Benefits and Drawbacks of Blended Learning

Some Benefits and Drawbacks of Blended Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
When a computer runs a classroom, is it more efficient? Do kids learn more? A middle school in New York is finding out.
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Nice case study type report.

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Must Know Strategies for Successful Reading for ESL Students

Must Know Strategies for Successful Reading for ESL Students | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
If you are teaching beginning ESL students, it’s important to teach them but also to encourage them on their English learning journey. It is easy for new learners to become discouraged
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Some useful tips.

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Managing Technology in the Classroom - Instructional Tech Talk

Managing Technology in the Classroom - Instructional Tech Talk | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
There’s an app for everything these days but when it comes to managing technology in the classroom, there’s no one perfect app for that. While incorporating tech into the learning environment has been shown beneficial again and again (e.g., kids with access tend to be more interested in STEM subjects and more adept at research), […
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Developing ebooks for ELT - 10 questions to ask before you begin

Developing ebooks for ELT - 10 questions to ask before you begin | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Here’s my starter for 10. Each of these is a whole topic in itself, and I’ve raised more questions than answers, so let’s consider this just a starting point! I was going to title this post “Why ebooks are a minefield”, but thought that sounded unnecessarily negative when discussing an area so rich with possibilities and opportunities. Read on to see if you think I was right to change the title.
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Some really useful tips here if you are thinking of launching an ewriting project.

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ICT Facts and Figures

ICT Facts and Figures | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Technological progress, infrastructure deployment, and falling prices have brought unexpected growth in ICT access and connectivity to billions of people around the world. In 2015 there are more than 7 billion mobile cellular subscriptions worldwide, up from less than 1 billion in 2000. Globally 3.2 billion people are using the Internet of which 2 billion are from developing countries

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Great to see some real impact in developing countries.


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Norton Gusky's curator insight, September 1, 7:36 AM

It's important to see educational technology from a global perspective. ICT (Information communication technology)  is the name that most of the world uses to describe the digital processes that impact learning. 

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Redesign the Classroom to Enhance Learning

Redesign the Classroom to Enhance Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
This article takes a look at how startups like Google, and Airbnb have built workspaces that improve employee happiness and thus improve productivity.
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An interesting read.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, August 30, 11:50 AM

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Harvard Business School really has created the classroom of the future

Harvard Business School really has created the classroom of the future | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Whether they're in Beijing, Warsaw, or San Francisco, every student in Harvard's HBX Live! virtual classroom now sits front and center.
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Um? Really? I don't see this as the classroom of the future.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, August 30, 7:23 AM

it's not likely other schools will go this direction, but it will certainly raise the bar for virtual learning. 

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How to Minimize Digital Classroom Distractions

How to Minimize Digital Classroom Distractions | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Classroom technologies such as smartphones, tablets, computers, and wireless internet access offer exciting opportunities to enhance and deepen the learning process. However, using technology in the classroom can also bring multiple distractions to students. Without your proactive supervision, students might access games, web pages, and social networking sites as you deliver instruction.
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Some good basic tips.

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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, September 2, 9:10 AM

Here are some tips just in time for back to school regarding electronic devices.

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Lite goda råd om hur du undviker att eleverna blir

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Digital Video - A manual for language teachers

This book was designed to help language teachers access the potential of new video-based technologies for the purpose of language learning. The book covers a wide range of theoretical aspects but the main focus is on the practicalities of how to use various web-based and mobile applications to create motivating and engaging learning opportunities. The book contains more than 40 step-by-step lesson plans that guide the teacher through classroom and online activities. There are also 26 video tutor
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My book is now available across platforms on Scribd.

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Google launches teacher training center

Google launches teacher training center | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The tech giant now provides tips and training for teachers using its classroom tools.
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Not big news, but some links that are worth checking if you want to get some form of Google accreditation.

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Pew confirms lots of social networking stereotypes

Pew confirms lots of social networking stereotypes | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Pew has released a new report today detailing America’s usage of social networking tools, and much of the report confirms things many people already suspected. First there’s Facebook. It remains the undisputed king of social networking, with a reported 72 percent of Internet users having an account with the service. Of those, an estimated 70 percent…
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Dawn Jensen's curator insight, August 31, 8:27 PM

Your social media presence has got to match where your clients and prospects reside.  Great information from Pew!