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10 Major Technology Trends in Education -- THE Journal

10 Major Technology Trends in Education -- THE Journal | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
According to the latest data, video for homework is on the rise; mobile computing is "beyond the tipping point"; and most kids don't use traditional computers to connect to the Internet at home. Those are just three of the major trends revealed in the 2013 Speak Up Survey from Project Tomorrow.
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Some interesting data from a large research group.

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Monty Bell's curator insight, March 6, 2014 10:23 AM

Most of this we already know, but the data helps clarify for educators the need to look forward and how tech is woven into what we do, how we teach and how we learn. 

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, March 7, 2014 10:21 AM

Interesting ideas about where education is headed!  Keeping up with the technology may be difficult but necessary.  

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Collaborative Learning Platform for Teachers

Collaborative Learning Platform for Teachers | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Kiddom is the easiest way to plan, assess, and analyze learning. With Kiddom, teachers use one collaborative learning platform for assessment, curriculum development, messaging, and reports.

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This is a great tool for tracking student learning.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, August 2, 6:09 AM
Hi Nik, this looks interesting but it makes me sign up with Google , giving Google complete Access to my email (which yes, is a gmail account).
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Six Truths About Implementing a Learning Game that Gets Results | Knowledge Guru

Six Truths About Implementing a Learning Game that Gets Results | Knowledge Guru | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
I love games—but that does not mean I think a game is the appropriate option for every learning situation. I do not think it will always equal the most effective or efficient means of helping people learn. In fact, I wrote a post recently clarifying how games differ from learning games because a lot of people …
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Some good tips and advice.

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Alex Hurtado's curator insight, September 23, 7:03 PM
In this post, we could see several things to consider at the time of implementing games for learning purpose. However, how appropriate is this option? Have you ever considered the pros and cons? As was mentioned before. There are important factors to take into account when one implements games. learning purpose, time of implementing and designing of the game. It is important that the game has a pedagogical purpose, sometimes we implement games just to get fun learners and it could lack of the learning purpose. Other thing is timing, if learners are taking so many time performing the game. It could not be so benefit for learners and teachers. because of planning the time should be balanced in the learning process. To carry out in a good way games, need a good design, purpose and also piloting it. Before learners playing it. I mean to know what I should improve, and which problems can emerge.
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Helping Young Children Build 21st-Century Skills | Getting Smart

Helping Young Children Build 21st-Century Skills | Getting Smart | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The 21st Century Skills Early Learning Framework (ELF) was developed to encourage educators, providers of services to young children, administrators and policymakers to incorporate young learners as they develop strategies for full integration of 21st-century skills into their programs. It covers learning and innovation skills (4Cs); life and career skills; and information, media and technology skills.
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Let's hope.

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Andrea Paola's curator insight, September 21, 3:55 PM
I was not aware that teaching 21st century skills could be taught to children. It totally make sense! It is our duty to introduce our kids to the knowledge they are going to face in their lives. The activities proposed here are very feasible to teach with any kid. For example the first tip about fostering the by using the elements surrounding makes students to apply what they know to real context. Excellent view about the way we can enhance critical thinking in our kids. 
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A curriculum for our time

A curriculum for our time | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Present-day schools are no longer fit for purpose—if we are serious about equipping young people to thrive in an uncertain future. We need to revisit what “well educated” means in our time and look…
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An enjoyable read.

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Making Time for Quiet Contemplation

Making Time for Quiet Contemplation | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Our time is precious and there are many ways in which it can be wasted but the deliberate and mindful process of contemplative thought should not be confused with mindless inactivity. The processes of learning, problem solving, ideation and creativity occur as much or more so during periods of inactivity as they do during times of activity. When we value learning over work we become open to the possibility that a student whose mind seems to be wondering, who is not actively “doing” the set task may indeed be fully immersed with their learning.
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Take some quiet time to read this.

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Les Howard's curator insight, September 19, 9:55 AM
Agree with Nik's comment
 
Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, September 21, 7:26 AM
reflection, according to Daniel Kahneman,  literally slows thinking so students can process and retain information more effectively
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We’re not teaching the web correctly

We’re not teaching the web correctly | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Teenagers use social networking apps almost exclusively, and therefore, they don’t know that they are missing out on the wider web’s breadth. There are no thickets of hyperlinks, no galaxies of websites, no freedoms to hack and customize, no opportunities to learn snippets of HTML and CSS. That is because the skills they would need to take advantage of the web—to move beyond the borders of familiar apps—remain largely absent from traditional classroom settings.
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Interesting views but I have mixed feelings about some.

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LaDawna Harrington's curator insight, September 20, 11:52 AM
School librarians should be the leaders to help build these competencies in their staff and students. The web is one source among many and the librarian can help forge the bridges to connect learning across the media landscape.
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A third way: Algorithms and teacher empowerment for every individual

A third way: Algorithms and teacher empowerment for every individual | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The established model of schooling is not only becoming unsustainable in cost and supply of talented teachers, it will also have to rapidly improve its ability to educate children to higher levels of technical and creative skills. Our schooling systems need to prepare people to effectively compete with machines—or to work effectively alongside them. Can schools use machines to help tackle that challenge?
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Interesting article on edtech and edreform.

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Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition

Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
A great teacher doesn't teach as much as possible. A great teacher teaches as little as possible, while modeling the behaviors of how to figure something out. Perhaps it seems too obvious to say that your goal should be for students to think as much as possible during your class. But in this case, "thinking" really means thinking about the material plus how to dig in, break it apart, understand it, and build on that. It means thinking about how to constantly get better.
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Some really good points.

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5 Selected Frameworks for Teaching and Promoting Digital Literacy | Emerging Education Technologies

5 Selected Frameworks for Teaching and Promoting Digital Literacy | Emerging Education Technologies | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
If you are interested in or responsible for digital literacy in your school or classroom, these frameworks can offer guidance, ideas, and tools that can help to ensure throughness and breath new life into your work.
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Interesting to contrasst these frameworks.

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Fiona Leigh's curator insight, September 17, 3:48 PM
Some collaborative  thinking needed as we all move forward through this challenge
Juanita Amiel Garcia's curator insight, September 18, 10:20 PM

Interesting to contrasst these frameworks.

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The Textbook Is Dying. Meet the Artificially Intelligent Software That’s Replacing It. 

The Textbook Is Dying. Meet the Artificially Intelligent Software That’s Replacing It.  | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
This fall Pearson introduced an “immersive digital learning tool” called Revel that reimagines the textbook as a multimedia experience replete with videos, interactive exercises, and animated infographics. The goal, Pearson’s Stephen Frail tells me, is to make the course materials “more compelling than Facebook,” which after all is only “one click away” whenever a student is doing coursework on her computer or tablet.
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Takes a while to get to the point, but worth reading.

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Celebrate World Teachers’ Day!

Celebrate World Teachers’ Day! | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
In honour of teachers around the world and in celebration of World Teachers’ Day, TeachingEnglish and EnglishAgenda will be hosting two special webinars exploring the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the language classroom, with tips and advice from experienced practitioners.
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I'll be doing the webinar for this and presenting ideas from the free  ebook on creativity and the UN SDGs.

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Creating Mobile Worksheets with QR Codes

Creating Mobile Worksheets with QR Codes | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Nik Peachy explores how you can get your documents online, sharing tips for using QR codes. There's a fun lesson activity to try with your students too!
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The 4th article in my series for Cambridge on digital skills for teachers.

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Jocelyne KHAU's curator insight, September 14, 11:44 AM

yann le solleu, 4U

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7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers

7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
That’s a rigorous standard by which to measure effective teaching and requires a mindset switch about what education is for and how it will remain relevant to students growing up in a world that is more connected and less stable than ever before.
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Love these questions.

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What Does Personalized Learning Mean for Teachers? - iNACOL

What Does Personalized Learning Mean for Teachers? - iNACOL | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Good teachers have always sought to match their teaching to the unique needs of each student – by offering options to dig deeper into an assignment for advanced learners or by offering additional support or a modified assignment to struggling learners. Yet, doing so for a class of 20 to 30 students has been simply impossible for every student, in every lesson, every day with a single teacher and a single textbook.
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Addressing cyberbullying and online safety in schools | NEO BLOG

Addressing cyberbullying and online safety in schools | NEO BLOG | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
What can educators everywhere can do to better address cyberbullying and online safety in schools? Solutions are many, but each situation require a customized approach.
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Useful reading.

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Nik's EdTech & ELT Newsletter 19th September 2017

Nik's EdTech & ELT Newsletter  19th September 2017 | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
As ever there are some free and discount offers on ebooks as well as great apps and some of the best edtech articles published from around the world.

I hope you enjoy this newsletter, recommend it to your colleagues and find something useful here.
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My latest edTech and ELT Newsletter.

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Google Extends Digital Literacy Training to Teachers

Google Extends Digital Literacy Training to Teachers | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
This month, Google extended its Be Internet Awesome program to include a free online training course to help educators establish foundational skills needed to teach their students to have a safe and positive experience online.
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There are links here to some free courses from Google.

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10 Great Apps and Games for Enhancing Learning

10 Great Apps and Games for Enhancing Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
In this post I'd like to do a quick round up of some of the great apps and games I wrote about during August.

There are some really useful tools, applications and resources here that cover a wide range of functions that can help us to enhance the way our students learn and their levels of engagement.
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Some of my posts from August.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 20, 3:33 AM

Good stuff! Thanks to Yashy Tohsaku. 

Karen Mejia's curator insight, September 20, 3:51 PM
This article mentions 10 apps and games that help for learning because of their functions to enhance the learning. 
Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, September 21, 7:21 AM
Appsmashing application
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elearnspace › Learning as Artifact Creation

elearnspace › Learning as Artifact Creation | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
One student creates an image to detail the architecture of the course. Another updates it and adds to it. Another comes by and critiques it. The artifact serves as a social learning object. This process reflects my earlier point: big trends unfold behind the scenes over time and in education, they map and mirror to what people do with information that is digital and networked.
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Nice article on connectivism and student created digital artifacts as course content.

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Juanita Amiel Garcia's curator insight, September 18, 10:18 PM

Nice article on connectivism and student created digital artifacts as course content.

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Learning theories and online learning | Tony Bates

Learning theories and online learning | Tony Bates | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
With a knowledge of alternative theoretical approaches, teachers and instructors are in a better position to make choices about how to approach their teaching in ways that will best fit the perceived needs of their students, within the very many different learning contexts that teachers and instructors face
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Some useful summaries.

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Juanita Amiel Garcia's curator insight, September 18, 10:19 PM

Some useful summaries.

Paquita Diego Olite's curator insight, September 20, 11:01 AM
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The Critical 21st Century Skills Every Learner Needs and Why

The Critical 21st Century Skills Every Learner Needs and Why | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Preparing a child for the world that doesn’t yet exist is not an easy task for any teacher. Step back and look at that picture from a broad perspective. What are the critical 21st-century skills…
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A good list.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, September 17, 12:09 PM

"So, according to the folks we’ve asked, the consensus is that learners need transparency-level skills in these areas:



  • Problem solving

  • Creativity

  • Analytic thinking

  • Collaboration

  • Communication

  • Ethics, action, and accountability"

Fiona Leigh's curator insight, September 17, 3:46 PM
Future focussed skills -a challenge for all
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My Personalized Learning Approach Isn’t About Tech. It’s About Dignity. - EdSurge News

Personalized learning truly becomes "personal" once we develop real relationships with our students. There’s a spectrum of how much time and energy teachers can devote to building and maintaining these relationships. It can start within the classroom, extend out into the school, go deeper into the family and out into the community.
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Worth a read.

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Practicing What We Preach - A Few Useful Tips for Online Teaching

Practicing What We Preach - A Few Useful Tips for Online Teaching | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Make no mistake--students expect the instructor to join in the discussions and make frequent comments to them with regard to the subject matter being taught. There is a noticeable absence when the instructor fails to engage, and ironically students are surprisingly appreciative when the instructor posts targeted responses to them.
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Sutori for Collaboratively Creating Digital Narrative Timelines

Sutori for Collaboratively Creating Digital Narrative Timelines | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Stories can include a wide range of media including video, audio, text, and quiz type objects as well as forums. Once created they can be embedded into websites, blogs or shared through social media.
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Great tool for creating engaging interactive content.

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Alice Wujciak's curator insight, September 15, 7:33 AM
Don't we all love to tell a story?  Now, illustrate it in digital style!
Fiona Leigh's curator insight, September 17, 3:50 PM
New learning for me -
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Playlist: Games to Learn From as You Play – How We Get To Next

Playlist: Games to Learn From as You Play – How We Get To Next | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
That’s a shame. The key to learning new skills or knowledge is repetition, and games offer an easy way to create incentives for that repetition. (Just think how often “gameification” is used to try and fool people into thinking something like exercise is fun.) Often with games, the ones that are most successful at teaching players are those that are most subtle about it. They manage to make work feel like play.
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Some interesting examples.

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magnus sandberg's curator insight, September 14, 3:26 AM
I'm not sure I agree with the introduction. The potential of using games for learning stretches far beyond repetition, however subtle. The games listed, however, looks great. 
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School technology: does simplicity beat variety?

School technology: does simplicity beat variety? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
A healthy balance between simplicity and variety in edtech empowers pupils to learn in a way most suited to their needs, without making the classroom an intimidating or over-digitised environment. Ultimately, pedagogy is not about how much technology we introduce or ensuring we retain our tried-and-tested teaching methods. We should concentrate on the quality of the learning that sits behind this technology.
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Some interesting points but a bit of a sell.

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