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How Computers Can Impede Spaces of Learning | DMLcentral

How Computers Can Impede Spaces of Learning | DMLcentral | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

It’s not enough to give these devices to students and teachers and expect classroom practice to shift. The preservice teachers I work with are using technology in ways that are familiar to me. Some of the obvious examples: they not-so-discretely text in class and they occasionally get wrapped up in Facebook or online chats with friends when the class is engaged in a class wide discussion. These examples are akin to what I’ve seen in my high school experience. And if these are the students who are going to be our future teachers soon, do we really expect radical shifts in how they treat and adapt technology in schools?

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Some interesting reflections from a teacher who struggled with the physical presence of computers in the classroom.

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Yasemin Allsop's curator insight, July 28, 2013 9:42 AM

Good point! I always say implementing technology into classroom is more than just re-organising the furniture!

Anderson Lee's comment, July 28, 2013 9:33 PM
Since we are living in a world where technology plays an important role in daily life, and that includes the classroom, teacher education institutions must develop strategies on how teachers should adapt to changing technologies in a way that it should have positive impact in the classroom, and not the other way around.
carldowse's curator insight, July 29, 2013 3:21 AM

A useful reminder of the possible pitfalls of tapping into the connectivity offered by modern-day technology.

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The future of learning - Sugata Mitra

The future of learning - Sugata Mitra | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In this talk, Sugata Mitra will take us through the origins of schooling as we know it, to the dematerialisation of institutions as we know them. Thirteen years of experiments in children's education takes us through a series of startling results – children can self-organise their own learning, they can achieve educational objectives on their own, they can read by themselves. Finally, the most startling of them all: groups of children with access to the internet can learn anything by themselves. From the slums of India, to the villages of India and Cambodia, to poor schools in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, the USA and Italy, to the schools of Gateshead and the rich international schools of Washington and Hong Kong, Sugata's experimental results show a strange new future for learning.

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Fantastic plenary from IATEFL 2014. You can see my follow up interview here: http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2014/sessions/2014-04-05/interview-sugata-mitra

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Beatriz Olivares's curator insight, May 13, 7:37 AM

Sugata Mitra un gran ejemplo a seguir. Sus aportaciones siempre son de gran utilidad, te invitan a reflexionar y pensar en la necesidad de actuar.

Whitequest's curator insight, May 19, 11:12 PM

Children -or employees- with access to the internet can learn anything by themselves.

Leonardo De Freitas Alves's curator insight, June 6, 4:17 PM

Um novo e estranho futuro da aprendizagem. Crianças que aprendem por si mesmo, com recurso a Internet.

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elearn Magazine: How to Help Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom

elearn Magazine: How to Help Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Despite access to technology and despite the fact that novice teachers are entering the classroom with far more advanced technology skills than their counterparts of an earlier age, only 39 percent of teachers report "moderate" or "frequent" use of technology as an instructional tool

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A sound article with some useful suggestions.

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Jorge Leal's curator insight, July 11, 3:44 PM

very interesting..!

Connie Baques 's curator insight, July 11, 9:08 PM

Good ideas for PD !

Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, Today, 1:56 PM

Always interesting to read and learn from Nik Peachey!

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iTunes U update with iPad Course Creation, Student Discussions & more

iTunes U update with iPad Course Creation, Student Discussions & more | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The new features will begin rolling out July 8 with the ability for teachers to create and manage previously uploaded lessons directly from the iPad. Apple says the course creation features will let teachers grab content from iWork, iBooks Author or “any of the over 75,000 educational apps available for iPad.” It will also let teachers use the iPad’s camera to include shots and video of real-world items in courses. The course creation feature will be available to educators in all 69 with the materials they create distributed in up 155 countries.

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Fantastic new from Apple.

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sobrie01's curator insight, July 10, 12:07 PM

Picture creating your own async classroom and having the abilty to have different instructor contribute to the lessons. Very cool functions that are easy to use. Well Done Apple!

Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, July 11, 3:12 AM

The addition of discussions moves iTunesU from an elaborate textbook to something that involves collaboration - a good move. Pity it's only for private courses.

Fiona Price's curator insight, July 11, 9:18 AM

Exciting news!

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The Most Popular Social Network for Young People? Texting

The Most Popular Social Network for Young People? Texting | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

What are the most popular social networks, apps, and websites for high schoolers? Niche asked. Seven thousand teenagers answered.

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Interesting survey results.

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How technology rewrites literature

How technology rewrites literature | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Fom typing on a rolling stream of white space to editing in a cloud, shifts in hardware have altered the way writers research, draft, refine and, ultimately, conceive of their work. The basic mechanism may stay the same, but new tools have led to new relations between authors and the words they use. With the internet, the barrier between the writer and the world has become as thin as skin.

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Interesting perspectives on how technology has impacted on the creation of literature.

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flea palmer's curator insight, July 7, 7:04 AM

Interesting account of how technology has changed the writing process although it seems pen and paper is still used often!

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Games Can Advance Education: A Conversation With James Paul Gee

Games Can Advance Education: A Conversation With James Paul Gee | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In school, we give people texts when they have not had enough experience in the worlds the texts are about, the experiences that give the texts meaning. It is as if we were to give kids game manuals without the games. It only works for kids who are getting a lot of experiences at home—backed up by lots of talk with adults about these experiences, talk which helps the kids learn to map language on to experience and vice-versa—but it is disastrous for less advantaged kids.

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Interesting interview with James Paul Gee

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Julia Echeverría's curator insight, July 5, 2:24 AM

Interesante planteamiento de una problemática

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Ebooks v paper - FT.com

Ebooks v paper - FT.com | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Yet research has already told us a lot about how we read now. First and foremost, it emphasises that even using paper, there are many different approaches. Most of us probably have a settled style: you might be a skimmer, a skipper, a front-to-back completist, a keeper of the pristine page or an obsessive writer of marginalia. Whatever the case, our habits have probably been created largely as combination of childhood experience and how the medium we read in is nudging us.

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Some interesting links to research.

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Nataliasterns's curator insight, July 3, 12:20 PM

lectura papel vs tablet

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 5, 2:15 PM

Ebooks versus papel.

Debra Evans's curator insight, July 10, 3:28 PM

Definitely worth reading this article. I have heard many teachers proclaim that reading a "book" is more beneficial than an ereader, etc. I have not necessarily bekieved what they say, but the evidence is just not there yet, however it is beginning to come and my own anecdotal evidence seems to resonate with what is being stated here. 

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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The researchers found that the initial duplication process mattered a great deal. When children had drawn a letter freehand, they exhibited increased activity in three areas of the brain that are activated in adults when they read and write: the left fusiform gyrus, the inferior frontal gyrus and the posterior parietal cortex.

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Interesting, though I tend to think most computer input will be from voice pretty soon.

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6 Models of Blended Learning

6 Models of Blended Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Discover how six blended learning models combine traditional classroom experiences with online learning for successful student results.
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This is a good summary of six basic models along with a handy infographic.

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Julien Hering, PhD's curator insight, July 2, 7:23 AM

Blended learning is an evolution of the e-learning and step to the new era of digital learning. Here 6 models are presented to understand what is behind this word

Mechanical Walking Space Man's curator insight, July 4, 1:20 AM

Fusion is the future: Hyper hybrid.

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, July 9, 2:31 PM

Six different models of Blended Learning

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Educational Technology Is Making Achievement Gaps Even Bigger

Educational Technology Is Making Achievement Gaps Even Bigger | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

This is not a story of the familiar “digital divide”—a lack of access to technology for poor and minority children. This has to do, rather, with a phenomenon Neuman and Celano observed again and again in the two libraries: Granted access to technology, affluent kids and poor kids use tech differently. They select different programs and features, engage in different types of mental activity, and come away with different kinds of knowledge and experience.


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A misleading title, but an interesting article.

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UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Benefits and risks of ICT use in early childhood

UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Benefits and risks of ICT use in early childhood | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In fact, when used judiciously, ICT can support different aspects of learning and development processes of young children, including language, creativity and problem-solving skills. Children can also play and learn together using ICT, which can foster their ability to communicate and collaborate. Moreover, ICT facilitate more personalized learning and thus can diversify and increase learning opportunities for every child, including children with special educational needs.

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Interesting article form UNESCO

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joellemillery's curator insight, July 2, 3:53 PM

education at early stage is key for development ...(individually and globally) 

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This French tech school has no teachers, no books, no tuition fees

This French tech school has no teachers, no books, no tuition fees | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

It has no teachers. No books. No MOOCs. No dorms, gyms, labs, or student centers. No tuition.

And yet it plans to turn out highly qualified, motivated software engineers, each of whom has gone through an intensive two- to three-year program designed to teach them everything they need to know to become outstanding programmers.

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Looks like an interesting example of SOLE in action.

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Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, June 22, 7:22 AM
no teachers, no books, no tuition but a huge donation ...
Regina Tschud's curator insight, June 24, 1:12 AM

Sounds good to me.

I´m curious, how this will develop within the next years...

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, June 24, 2:48 AM

Worth watching developments,though I can see this having instant appeal to some H.E. Managers and politicians

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Internet Safety Month - Lesson Plans & Resources - Share My Lesson

National Internet Safety Month runs throughout June and provides the opportunity to evaluate our online activities and to make sure that we are exploring the internet safely. Find out how you can teach your students how to be safer online with this collection of free lesson plans, materials and activities and help spread the awareness of internet safety in your classroom and school.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Nice collection of links to free materials on e-safety

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Llandrillo Library's curator insight, June 9, 1:07 AM

US resources but useful ideas and links for esafety sessions

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What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Without professional development that can give teachers the full practical knowledge on the use of technology, you will not see technology being successfully integrated in the classrooms for better learning.

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Absolutely.

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Connie Baques 's curator insight, July 11, 9:05 PM

Couldn't agree more! 

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Curation as a tool for teaching and learning

What is curation anyway, and how can it be used as a tool for student and teacher learning? This essay will investigate what curation is and the different contexts it is used in. Why is it important; who are the curators, what motivates them and what makes a great curator? What processes and tools are used for curation and what digital literacies are required for successful curation? It will conclude with an investigation into ways teachers can use curation both with and for their students and as a tool for their own professional learning and a brief look at some curation tools.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Really useful essay on curation, compiled using Storify. Great example of the use of Storify.

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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, July 11, 4:18 AM

It is a reed that to be educated today is to be not just knowledgeable but to be able to share, enlighten others with what you know, to be a curator of knowledge. I am curious what Nik Peachey has to say about curation in his essay!

Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, July 11, 5:32 AM

A really great essay - with many excellent references - on the process of curation, useful digital tools, and connections to professional development in education.  Very informative.  

Jorge Leal's curator insight, July 11, 3:43 PM

to be clear about what is curation

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A Short Guide to Adaptive Learning in English Language Teaching | The Round

A Short Guide to Adaptive Learning in English Language Teaching | The Round | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Adaptive learning software tailors learning materials and tasks to the individuals who are using them, and provides previously undreamt of opportunities for assessment. Promoted by most national governments and education ministries, international bodies such as the OECD or the World Bank, the biggest software companies and huge educational foundations such as the Gates Foundation, adaptive learning is coming your way soon.

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Useful free book on adaptive learning.

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june holley's curator insight, July 9, 5:12 AM

Free book on critical network leadership skill.

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EngineHeads and Grannies by Katy Milne – School in the Cloud

EngineHeads and Grannies by Katy Milne – School in the Cloud | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
School in the Cloud allows learning to happen anywhere by supporting children all over the world to tap into their innate sense of wonder and ability to work together in Self Organized Learning Envrionments.
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Interesting interview with a 'Granny'.

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What is flipped learning?

What is flipped learning? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

To counter common misconceptions and bring clarity to discussions about “Flipped Learning,” the governing board and key leaders of the Flipped Learning Network (FLN) announced a formal definition of the term. They also released the Four Pillars of F-L-I-P™ and a checklist of eleven indicators that educators must incorporate into their practice.

Nik Peachey's insight:

A good detailed definition of flipped learning. Try here if the link doesn't work: http://www.flippedlearning.org/definition 

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David Swaddle's curator insight, July 6, 9:39 PM

I flip. Do you flip?

 

Put simply, flipped learning is using out-of-class preparation for knowledge building and face-to-face time for interactive group activities to build understanding.

 

I wrote a little article about this on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140707043358-61135-flipped-learning-defined?trk=object-title

 

flea palmer's curator insight, July 7, 7:13 AM

A good definition of 'Flipped Learning'. Use this link - http://www.flippedlearning.org/definition ;

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, Today, 6:06 AM

For more resources on Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Can we read with our ears?

Can we read with our ears? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Many students with weak decoding skills can read: with their ears. As teachers, we can make a strategic choice of differentiating in our lessons in order to allow a poor reader to ‘read with their ears’ in class until the time they can read with their eyes. As long as this occurs alongside additional intervention to address their decoding difficulties, we may be improving his or her life chances by providing this opportunity.

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Interesting article about developing reading skills.

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Frances's curator insight, July 3, 6:22 AM

Using all the resources available to us, while we systematically teach children the skills they need.

Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, July 4, 3:08 AM

An interesting article - relevant to literacy skills and accessibility. Helping pupils to be able to access the curriculum despite poor reading skills seems to be a no-brainer.

Randy Kulman's curator insight, July 4, 4:27 AM

reading is reading!

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Technology and Young Children | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

Technology and Young Children | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Intentional use requires early childhood teachers and administrators to have information and resources regarding the nature of these tools and the implications of their use with children.

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Some really useful links and resources here.

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UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Educators’ attentive use key to maximizing ICT benefits in early years education

UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Educators’ attentive use key to maximizing ICT benefits in early years education | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Creative and innovative applications of ICT have been used as important potential tools by both parents and early childhood educators in order to provide support for children’s early learning at home and within early year settings.

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Interesting article with some useful research references.

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Education Foundation and Facebook collaborate to launch teacher-toolkit

Education Foundation and Facebook collaborate to launch teacher-toolkit | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The Education Foundation has joined forces with Facebook and education leaders from across the UK to create a new, toolkit; one designed to introduce teachers to the use of social media in and around the classroom. The free set of resources will be hosted at Edusocial.info, and will contain a range of practical guidance and advice built from over two years of work in UK schools, colleges and universities to apply social media to learning.

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This looks like a useful resource for educators interested in using Facebook with students.

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Recognizing the potential of ICT in early childhood education

The survey suggests strategies for the development of ICT capability of early childhood education centres and recommendations, which should be helpful for educators, parents and school policy decision makers in their efforts to adapt the child development process to the continuous evolution of the digital universe

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148 page PDF, but well worth a read for anyone involved in teaching young learners.

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In Defense of Laptops in the College Classroom

In Defense of Laptops in the College Classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The case for a laptop-free classroom is indeed strong. Last week on The New Yorker’s website, Dartmouth professor Dan Rockmore wrote that he’s banned laptops for years, explaining that “any advantage that might be gained by having a machine at the ready, or available for the primary goal of taking notes, was negligible at best” for his curriculum.

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If you have students with laptops in your classroom, why on earth would you be wasting their time asking them to take notes on a lecture?

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The Place of Virtual, Pedagogic and Physical Space in the 21st Century Classroom

The Place of Virtual, Pedagogic and Physical Space in the 21st Century Classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
This paper outlines work connected to the successful convergence of digital, pedagogic and physical space. The Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning (SCIL) has been focusing on the gap that has existed in schools where the physical layout is often stuck in an industrial-era education model, rather than reflecting the possibilities of ICT-enhanced personalised learning. SCIL has been working to create digital spaces so that students can consistently transition from

the real to virtual world

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Good that some focus is going into rethinking this.

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Debra Evans's curator insight, July 1, 2:43 PM

A useful article

Елена Гончарова's curator insight, July 2, 6:28 AM

добавить понимание ...

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High Tech Reflection Strategies Make Learning Stick

High Tech Reflection Strategies Make Learning Stick | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

And, as Mayo observes, using technology to promote reflection has yet another benefit: A teacher can digitally archive student work, extending the reflection exercise beyond a single project or school year. "I try to save as much student work as I can," Mayo says. "I like the idea of students coming back ten years from now and finding things they worked on. Imagine if you started blogging in kindergarten and blogged all the way through high school."


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Some good suggestions to get students reflecting on their learning.

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