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Start Developing iOS Apps Today: Setup

Start Developing iOS Apps Today: Setup | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Start Developing iOS Apps Today provides the perfect starting point for iOS development. On your Mac, you can create iOS apps that run on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. View this guide’s four short modules as a gentle introduction to building your first app—including the tools you need and the major concepts and best practices that will ease your path.

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This looks like a great step by step guide to creating your own apps for iOS. Good luck.

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, January 8, 8:22 AM

If something significant to you is missing in your apps array...try to develop it yourself.  Remember if its useful to you, it will be useful to ohers.

Orli Mulero's curator insight, January 8, 10:25 AM

http://bit.ly/JhGY49....Bug Software has developed an iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone application to be used by our clients as a white label and offer it for a free download via iTunes. The advantages of providing such solution to your customers are increased consumer confidence, savings on marketing and advertisement, reach of new clients and much more.....http://bit.ly/JhGY49

niftyjock's curator insight, January 23, 4:19 PM

Yes please

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Using the webcam to engage with online students

Using the webcam to engage with online students | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Studying online can be a very solitary process and it’s this feeling of isolation that is most often attributed to the high rate of student drop-outs in online courses. As an online teacher, this makes quickly building a good relationship with your students all the more vital. 

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My first blog post for the EnglishUp teachers' blog.

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Reggie Agulha's curator insight, November 10, 7:03 AM

Excellent tip from Nik Peachey. 

Edgar Mata's curator insight, November 12, 10:34 PM

Esta puede ser una buena idea

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The Digital Divide and screen time - Innovate My School

The Digital Divide and screen time - Innovate My School | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The more technology that is introduced into education, the more discussions are had regarding accessibility and usage. Edtech expert Nicole Ponsford takes a look at how the Digital Divide and issues surrounding screen-time can overlap.
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Interesting research.

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What will the tablet of the future look like?

What will the tablet of the future look like? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Edtech is progressing at an incredible speed, and it can often be difficult to see what’s ahead. Dominic Norrish, group director of technology at United Learning Dominic Norrish takes a look at what we can expect for tablets and 1:1 learning.
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Deceptive title for an article which is really about 1:1 tablet computing in schools and how to choose the correct model for your school.

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John Rudkin's curator insight, November 15, 4:21 AM

More about how to ensure you choose the right path....

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Social responsibility, global development, and the future of learning.

Social responsibility, global development, and the future of learning. | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The future of education and international development: Egon Zehnder brought together Save the Children Chief Executive Jasmine Whitbread and educational scientist Sugata Mitra to talk about the need to develop a new paradigm for global development – one that puts a premium on sharing knowledge, building partnerships, and collaboration across sectors.
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Interesting dialogue.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 15, 7:51 PM

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Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, November 16, 9:11 AM

Sugata Mitra: A good curriculum is one that is changing every single day – not once every five years, as it does now in much of the developed world.


Jasmine Whitebread: Education is one of the areas where huge change is possible in the next few years. 

Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 17, 3:23 AM

The last two chapters of Banks brings additional insight to global identity awareness.

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The Benefits of Students Teaching Students Through Online Video

The Benefits of Students Teaching Students Through Online Video | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The best student video tutorial creators are sometimes made the kids who've struggled the most to understand.
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Love this idea.

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Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 11, 4:49 PM

Online as well as f2f, this process puts Vygotsky's zone of proximal development into practice. 

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Preface | Teaching in a Digital Age

Preface | Teaching in a Digital Age | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when everyone,and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. I provide you with a framework for making decisions about your teaching, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.

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A very interesting open textbook.

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Maria Flouraki's curator insight, November 6, 5:27 PM

An interesting article for teachers

Vineta Erzen's curator insight, November 15, 5:56 AM

Food for thought . Recommend.. 

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Practical English Usage - The App!

Practical English Usage - The App! | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Practical English Usage by Michael Swan was one of the first books I ever bought when I started learning to teach. It's one of the few that I still keep on my shelf and probably the one that I have most often consulted, especially in those early years as a classroom teacher when I was having to field constant grammar questions from my enthusiastic students - who I suspected knew much more about the rules of grammar than I did.

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This is my review of the app version of an ELT classic.

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carldowse's curator insight, November 5, 6:12 AM

These days I tend to use Martin Parrot's wonderful Grammar for English Language Teachers as my first port of call, but this app is a very handy tool and Nik Peachey has some nice ideas for how to use it in the classroom.

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Nik Peachey Talks About His Career, Online Teaching and The Future Of Education

Nik Peachey Talks About His Career, Online Teaching and The Future Of Education | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Nik is now entering a new stage in his prolific career – moving on from freelance innovator to Head of Learning at EnglishUp. He is going to talk to us about his career transition, his new goals and insights as Head of Learning at a 100% online school.

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Nice to see my interview with Sylvia Guinan from Wiziq.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 31, 6:44 AM

My interview with Wiziq

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A plan to conquer the digital divide or a technological leap of faith?

Turkey is embarking on one of the world’s largest educational technology projects: putting tablet computers in the hands of every student from grade 5 to 12, and interactive whiteboards in every classroom. Though massive in its planned scope, the goals and approach of turkey’s FAITH Project (The Movement to Enhance Opportunities and Improve Technology) are little understood. The objective of this brief is to analyze FATIH through the lens of ongoing and previous international, large-scale ICT in education experiences, and to use those experiences to suggest ways in which this important investment in educational technology can lead to the best possible learning outcomes for all students in Turkey.

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Interesting 30 page PDF report

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Tony Parkin's curator insight, October 30, 5:37 AM

FAITH in FATIH... a bold scheme...

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Designing the classrooms of the future

Designing the classrooms of the future | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The results of the project have been published in a form of a magazine "Designing the future classroom" Nº2, available in five languages. The articles include stories from teachers and project partners, as well as a preview to the iTEC school pilot results and training activities, including the Future Classroom Scenarios course.

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Better read it quickly. This is likely to age very rapidly.

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Georgia Papas's curator insight, November 1, 8:17 AM

Some required changes to the 21st century classroom.

 

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 15, 7:53 PM

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Business English eLearning

Business English eLearning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Having worked on many elearning and mlearning materials development projects I can safely say that I know what a huge task it is, even when working with experienced teams, to produce really good quality, well designed, interactive digital content and that’s why it is such a surprise to see Paul Emmerson’s new BEhereBEthere Business English site.

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Here's a review of a really well designed free Business English site.

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Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, October 25, 4:36 PM

Business English site will provide the real-life context for the learners and widen their scope. Students will gain access to up-to-date financial information.

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Level Up Learning: A National Survey on Teaching with Digital Games

Level Up Learning: A National Survey on Teaching with Digital Games | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Digital games have the potential to transform K-12 education as we know it. But what has been the real experience among teachers who use games in the classroom? In 2013, the Games and Learning Publishing Council conducted a national survey among nearly 700 K-8 teachers. The report reveals key findings from the survey, and looks at how often and why teachers use games in the classroom, as well as issues they encounter in their efforts to implement digital games into their practice.

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This is a 69 page PDF, but it's well illustrated with plenty of infographics so easy to read.

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Teachers enlivening classrooms with free role-playing game

Teachers enlivening classrooms with free role-playing game | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Young people naturally gravitate towards games, but how can teachers gamify learning without making a huge commitment? The team behind hit RPG Classcraft have an innovative solution to this problem.

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This looks like an interesting tool.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 24, 2:27 AM

Good article on the use of Classcraft in the classroom!!

Adriane Caldeira Silva's curator insight, November 13, 6:31 AM

For oral practicing, for socialization, for changing the boring aspect of expository lessons, for improving your classes…

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MOOCs in the developing world – Pros and cons

MOOCs in the developing world – Pros and cons | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Several of the challenges cited by sceptics in raising the international profile of MOOCs – how to prevent cheating and improve completion rates, for example – are identical to those faced by Western educators.
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Interesting article about MOOCs for the developing world and some of pros and cons

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Ellen Graber's curator insight, November 20, 4:52 PM

An interesting read to consider MOOCs, modular open online courseware.

With so many cultural considerations in different countries, and the difficulty many of us have to get online, MOOCs are something to think about. Unfortunately, professional development with a MOOC is not taken into consideration by my university tenuring system...something to think about........

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Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social

Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The future of online education must include more social, collaborative contact among students and professors, suggests an Open University report.
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Yep. About time.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 20, 1:31 AM

Open University: Online Learning Must Be Collaborative, Social

Robin Yu's curator insight, November 20, 12:02 PM

Interesting implications...

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Many popular teaching practices are ineffective, warns new Sutton Trust report

Lavish praise for students is among seven popular teaching practices not supported by evidence, according to a new Sutton Trust report which reviews over 200 pieces of research on how to develop great teachers.

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Some interesting results here

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Suzanne's curator insight, November 14, 5:22 AM

Time for a wake up call! I will refrain from saying I told you so.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 20, 1:32 AM

Many popular teaching practices are ineffective, warns new Sutton Trust report

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10 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen

10 Ways to Show Your iPad on a Projector Screen | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Projecting your iPad on a large screen is great for demonstrations, simulations, explanations, and showing examples. There are several ways this can be done in the classroom.

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Useful stuff. Personally I use Reflector.

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Ellen Graber's curator insight, November 9, 5:42 PM

This looks great

 

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 16, 3:46 PM

Peut-etre utile Un jour. 

Mary Starry's curator insight, November 18, 11:39 PM

Some great ways to share or mirror your iPad screen with a projector screen.

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Delivering Differentiated Instruction in Your Classroom

Delivering Differentiated Instruction in Your Classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Carol Ann Tomlinson, author of “The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners,” is the country’s preeminent scholar on differentiated instruction. Tomlinson defines differentiated learning as “ensuring that what a student learns, how he/she learns it, and how the student demonstrates what he/she has learned is a match for that student’s readiness level, interests, and preferred mode of learning.” She likens the reluctance to integrate modern knowledge of the learning process into the classroom to settling for a Model T instead of embracing 21st-century engineering.

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Well worth a read.

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nicolaperry's curator insight, November 7, 3:06 AM

This is a look at what differentiated learning is really all about. Quite a challenge! 

Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 8, 6:10 AM

Tomlinson is one of the contributors to ED 262 content

Audrey's curator insight, November 12, 3:20 PM

Differentiation works when students take responsibility for their own learning.  Students in particular those doing A levels are given booklets, notes, presentations and textbooks with lesson plans and schemes of work.  When a teacher walks into the classroom students should not be sitting waiting for the teacher to tell them what to do.  They should already be engaged in looking over their own notes and ready to ask the teacher questions about aspects of the course that they are not certain of. Or ready to ask where they can get more information.

 

Most students have I-pads, mobile phones that can access the whole web.  They can look for information on youtube for most subjects which can add to their learning.  Differentiation has never been easier.  The teacher's job is to give out the resources, point students to where to find information, give overviews of the lessons based on the syllabus, which he students also have.  During class, time should be spent  understanding the information, discussions,  showing how to answer exam questions, followed by essays.  This is 21st Century learning and it works!

 

Have a look at http://www.hotmoodle.com  a website for psychology .

 

 

 

 

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Infographic: Citizenship in the digital age

Infographic: Citizenship in the digital age | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is not so different from traditional citizenship. We still need to guide students to be kind, respectful and responsible. What’s new is teaching them how to apply these values to the realities of the digital age.
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Interesting infographic on digital citzenship.

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Dinah Galligo's curator insight, November 7, 5:01 AM

La nétiquette ... version augmentée !

Pamela Hills's curator insight, November 18, 5:24 PM

 This is something had not thought about. The digital world has changed many things And this is one we have over looked .

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1:1 Computing: Reality, Possibilities, and Ways Forward

1:1 Computing: Reality, Possibilities, and Ways Forward | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Although the full potential of 1:1 computing is yet to be discovered, the question of access privilege has to be seriously considered. Thus, effective and smart partnerships and collaboration are crucial in reaching educational goals and changes in this sphere
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Short article on 1:1 computing

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Infinite Connections: Education and new technologies.

Infinite Connections: Education and new technologies. | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Trends Shaping Education 2014 Spotlight 5

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Interesting report with a strong focus on secondary education.

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John Rudkin's curator insight, October 31, 6:43 AM

OECD - I keep forgetting how useful their site can be..... cheers Nik

Dênia Falcão's curator insight, October 31, 8:08 AM

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Big educational laptop and tablet projects -- Ten countries to learn from

Big educational laptop and tablet projects -- Ten countries to learn from | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
A number of the high profile 'one laptop per learner' projects have now reached new phases of development, and new sets of large scale educational laptop programs are being announced. At the same time, 'educational tablets' have gone from a curiosity and novelty in some education systems to become the primary computing devices meant for students and teachers in others.
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This article has links to a varied range of projetcs.

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How computers change the way we learn

How computers change the way we learn | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Can technology improve the way we learn and think? Google’s head of research argues we're headed into a new era of education.

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Actually there seems to be surprisingly little that's new here.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 31, 6:46 AM

Des applications pour apprendre les langues sont déjà beaucoup utilisées, mais l'article va plus loin.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 8, 11:54 AM

This a conversation dating back to Socrates and others. It is not so much that it changes how we think although it does. The more important point is we remain aware and work with that understanding. How does it impact teaching and learning in the classroom?

 

@ivon_ehd1

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How to manage phones in your school

How to manage phones in your school | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

There has been a dramatic rise in mobile devices crossing back and forth between the school gates, and be it smartphones, tablets, notebooks or laptops, whether they are parent-owned or school-owned, there remains a duty of care that schools must practice. Schools have a responsibility to ensure that students’ mobile access to the world is properly managed and protects them from harm.

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Some useful suggestions

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Scott Langston's curator insight, October 24, 8:26 PM

Some valid suggestions here for schools and teachers...

becool's curator insight, October 27, 4:46 AM

Enkele goede suggesties...

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For a Better Brain, Learn Another Language

For a Better Brain, Learn Another Language | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Multi-linguals might also be better decision-makers. According to a new study, they are more resistant to conditioning and framing techniques, making them less likely to be swayed by such language in advertisements or political campaign speeches.
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Interesting article on the benefits of learning another language.

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flea palmer's curator insight, October 23, 4:50 AM

Interesting article - learning another language can also delay dementia.

Deborah Davison's curator insight, October 25, 11:01 PM

Very interesting article. It's time for me to get back to learning French.