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6 Things We Know for Sure with iPads in School

6 Things We Know for Sure with iPads in School | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Chosen teachers are assigned a coach who works side by side with them throughout the year. I am one of these lucky coaches. Coaching has enabled me to make some discoveries about what happens when iPads are used effectively in the classroom.

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Some interesting reflections on implementing a 1:1 iPad environment.

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Gary Bamford's curator insight, November 1, 2013 3:10 AM

Not just for schools!

Meg Basilio's curator insight, November 1, 2013 8:44 AM

Recipe for success with such an important initiative, coaches !

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 1, 2013 9:01 AM

Amazing

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Digital Publications for the Digital Classroom

Digital Publications for the Digital Classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The home of my digital education publishing site.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 9, 9:58 AM

The home of my digital education publishing site.

Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, April 10, 4:16 AM
very useful materials and ideas for the classroom
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The home of my digital education publishing site.
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What Educators Need to Know About Technology Addiction

What Educators Need to Know About Technology Addiction | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Look around, and it's easy to see how media and technology have changed our day-to-day lives, even compared to a decade ago. We bring our devices with us everywhere and depend on them for work, school, play, and our social lives. But what are the downsides to this "always connected" lifestyle -- especially for kids?

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Some useful links to technology related solutions.

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6 Best Practices for Online Student Engagement

6 Best Practices for Online Student Engagement | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
While online education can be an excellent choice for many students, it can require a bit of a learning curve on the part of the teachers. Obviously many of the same teaching strategies for the traditional classroom are not applicable. Utilizing these tips can help both young-adult and adult educators engage students in variety of online class scenarios
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Some basic tips if you are getting started with online teaching or course design.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 5, 2:28 AM
Easy, brief and useful... a good reminder
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Guido Remberto Bustillos Vargas's curator insight, May 5, 5:27 PM
engagement
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How do you see “literacy”?

How do you see “literacy”? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

So what is literacy? The “traditional definition” is the ability to read and write, but you will see that definition is a little different according to some sources. The definition of literacy has changed over time, and there are many different perspectives on the topic.

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Useful exploration of the concept of literacy.

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Assessment A Powerful messaging system

Assessment A Powerful messaging system | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

A host of testing programmes are increasingly shaping education and the use of their results in reporting on education and in pseudo-educational research as reported in the media is difficult to ignore. [edit] What is rarely reported is how these assessments are implemented, what they actually assess, who and how many are assessed and what measures are used to ensure validity across years of implementation.

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Some really important issues here.

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Rosa María Guilleumas's curator insight, May 4, 10:53 PM
Interesting article about Learning Analytics and the validity of the tests that serve as a basis for it
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UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Collaborative Learning in Today's Technology-Driven World

UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Collaborative Learning in Today's Technology-Driven World | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Among numerous transversal competencies, ‘collaboration’ is considered not only to be an essential interpersonal skill needed to perform effectively and efficiently in the 21st century, but also as a foundation for gaining other essential skills. Case in point, ‘tolerance’, ‘respect for diversity’, ‘intercultural understanding’, and ‘ability to resolve conflicts’ are some of the essential features of global citizenship skillsets, and the ability to work collaboratively can be fundamental in developing these skills
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A good short read with lots of additional links for further research.

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World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends

World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Information related to the World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends
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Well worth checking out chapter two which focuses on education.

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Neuroscientists create ‘atlas’ showing how words are organised in the brain

Neuroscientists create ‘atlas’ showing how words are organised in the brain | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Using brain imaging, scientists have built a map displaying how words and their meanings are represented across different regions of the brain
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Really interesting read.

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A Field Guide for Disrupting the 21st-Century Classroom

A Field Guide for Disrupting the 21st-Century Classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In the 21st-century classroom, we have discarded unrealistic expectations. The digital generation is being embraced. We have acknowledged differences in learning styles. We’ve acquired (and are still mastering) tools to help achieve better learning outcomes with our students.

Believe it or not, it has little to do with technology or Web access. It’s more to do with a shifting in paradigm. This is about inspiring independence and interdependence in children.

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Bit of a theme at the moment.

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Copernicus: Language Comes Through Culture - EFL Magazine

Copernicus: Language Comes Through Culture - EFL Magazine | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The mantra of 'consistent reward' has often been popular amongst educators, but neuroscience suggests we may need to turn that on its head." So says Paul Howard-Jones, a professor of neuroscience and education at the University of Bristol. In one of his studies, participants could choose their reward for answering a question correctly: a guaranteed one point, or a 50/50 chance to win either zero or two points.
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Interesting read from EFL Magazine.

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4 Reasons That Technology Might Not Be Helping Them Learn

4 Reasons That Technology Might Not Be Helping Them Learn | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Essentially, I’ve learned through my experiences and through observation of others that whatever choices we make about technology or pedagogy, if we foster student-agency in their learning, academic success will be much more sustainable and authentic.
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I could add a few more, but these are good.

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Mastering Assessment Language: Trusty Tips and Tools

Mastering Assessment Language: Trusty Tips and Tools | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
If you are set on mastering assessment language, here are some tips and resources to help you use the best words at the right times.
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Some useful tips and all linked in to Bloom's taxonomy.

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The Global Search for Education: Training Teachers Online

The Global Search for Education: Training Teachers Online | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Teachers can now access an overwhelming volume of resources via the internet. Today, the challenge is not access to content but identifying those resources which can add value in the classroom. The entire continuum of teacher education from pre initial teacher training through teacher qualification, CPD, master’s level study and even professional doctorates and PhDs can now be accessed via the internet.
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Interesting interview about online teacher development.

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Distraction, Multitasking, & Time Management

Distraction, Multitasking, & Time Management | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Technology isn’t going anywhere. But multitasking — specifically media multitasking — is a concern. Some parents feel like kids may benefit from learning how to work around disruptions, since they’re going to need this skill for their entire lives. On the other hand, research shows that media multitasking can have a negative impact on school performance.
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Google Files Patent for a Display Screen You Can Tear Apart and Share

Google Files Patent for a Display Screen You Can Tear Apart and Share | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Google has filed a patent application for a tearable screen that can "break" into multiple portions. The type of tear is detected by a broken circuit along magnetic fasteners.
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This looks like it could be a huge improvement on the current generation of IWBs.

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ICT-based Collaborative Learning and Innovative Pedagogy

ICT-based Collaborative Learning and Innovative Pedagogy | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
This cognitive approach to collaborative learning in a MM‑CSCL environment starts with the identification and understanding of the conditions under which collaborative learning works best. This has led to our defining of what we call the collaboration principle in multimedia learning
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An interesting short read.

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UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Supporting Group Collaboration in a Blended Synchronous Learning Environment

UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Supporting Group Collaboration in a Blended Synchronous Learning Environment | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
In the current knowledge society, work has become increasingly complicated and it is nearly impossible for an individual to complete a sophisticated task without the support of others. In order for students to develop essential teamwork skills needed in the future, the students need to start learning how to work with others when they are in schools (Hernández, 2012).
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Interesting short article with some useful references.

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Open Educational
Resources:
Policy, Costs and
Transformation

Open Educational <br/>Resources: <br/>Policy, Costs and <br/>Transformation | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The Open Educational Resources (OER) movement has grown substantially since the term was first adopted at UNESCO’s 2002
Forum on the Impact of Open Courseware for Higher Education in Developing Countries (UNESCO, 2002). Since then, there has been a significant increase in the development, use and sharing of OER as more and more governments and institutions come to realise their value.

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An impressive collection of case studies.

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School and Teaching
Practices for Twenty-rst Century
Challenges

School and Teaching<br/>Practices for Twenty-rst Century<br/>Challenges | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

What should education look like in the twenty-first century? How can countries properly prepare learners for the rapid pace of change we are experiencing? These are some of the questions educators are asking today.

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An interesting read.

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StoryTravelers - Visual Storytelling Artists loving Travel

StoryTravelers - Visual Storytelling Artists loving Travel | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

We’re a tribe of visual storytelling artists with a shared passion for genuine travel. We love to dive deep into travel experiences and tell about it through cutting edge videos and imagery. We create sparks that ignite your desire to travel the world.. maybe even forever.

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Great content for classroom exploitation.

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Integrating Technology and Literacy

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A middle school language arts educator shares his favorite digital tools for text and video annotations, teacher feedback, and formative assessment.
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Some useful tips.

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Teachers: Embrace the Full Potential of Technology Education Through Creation

Teachers: Embrace the Full Potential of Technology Education Through Creation | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Embracing technology in the classroom can be as simple as sharing assignments via Google Docs or posting lessons on YouTube to study. However, the most engagement and learning will come when students are encouraged to create, not just consume, using technology.
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Yes. The part about students creating with the computer is the really important part.

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8 Ways Machine Learning Will Improve Education

8 Ways Machine Learning Will Improve Education | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Learning will remain highly relational for most of us, but those relationships will increasingly be informed by data. Students parents and advisors will make more decisions about learning pathways but those decisions will be nudged and guided by informed recommendations.
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Lots of links to follow up sites and background reading.

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Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, April 29, 9:59 AM
This year it became apparent that machine learning and other big data strategies are quietly improving formal and informal learning in many ways. This article lists 8 of these and gives links for further information on each.
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The Minecraft Generation

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How a clunky Swedish computer game is teaching millions of children to master the digital world.
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Quite a long article, but worth it if you are curious about Minecraft.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, April 23, 8:15 AM
Extensive and expansive article on Minecraft as a tool for computational thinking and problem-solving
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Teacher Agency: Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset

Teacher Agency:  Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

These are external obstacles whereby the educator places blame for resisting change or engaging in a growth mindset outside of one’s own responsibility. The result is a fixed mindset of learned helplessness, “I cannot change because the system won’t let me change.” Sometimes educators are creating some obstacles for themselves that in reality don’t exist.

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Interesting article on teacher development. I agree with a lot of what is being said here.

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Terry Elliott's comment, April 21, 10:09 AM
By all means let us blame the victim.
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What the flip? Exploring technologies to support a flipped classroom

What the flip? Exploring technologies to support a flipped classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
A flipped classroom is one where the lectures become the homework and the traditional homework tasks take place in the lesson time. This enables students to attend sessions with an understanding of the subject and to conceptualise and build upon it through doing exercises in class, with you, as the tutor, on hand to answer questions and explore the topic in more detail
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Some nice suggestions.

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Maria Silva's curator insight, April 22, 11:39 AM
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Tony Guzman's curator insight, April 29, 1:41 PM
Good article for any instructor considering doing a flipped classroom approach.
William Curran's curator insight, April 29, 11:33 PM

UkEdChat lists methodologies to further activate the Flipped Classroom.