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Left to Their Own Smart Devices

Left to Their Own Smart Devices | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Educational institutions should enter the mobile age and embrace the opportunity to be more effective, efficient, and cost sensitive than ever before. The challenge, like with any disruption, is to rethink the system design and utilize new concepts, such as multi-persona, that align with this new age of mobility. Exciting times are ahead for educators.

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Interesting article about how to approach BYOD

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John Rudkin's curator insight, April 16, 2014 3:42 AM

This is a long debated subject.  Just get on with it...... it's happening.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 16, 2014 7:54 AM

Left Their Own Smart Devices

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, April 16, 2014 9:28 PM

Brush off your vocabulary, and learn about BYOD. "Granularity" of education consumption, with temporal limits. Some possible solutions to objections about the use of personal technology in the learning space.

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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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Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, April 10, 4:16 AM
very useful materials and ideas for the classroom
Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, April 10, 8:43 AM
The home of my digital education publishing site.
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How Workforce Needs Will Create the Higher Education System of the Future

How Workforce Needs Will Create the Higher Education System of the Future | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The shift in postsecondary credentialing and the needs of the 21st-century workforce will revolutionize higher education. Colleges and universities have vast potential to be positive agents of this change.
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Interesting.

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Three Brain Teasers to Spur Logical Thinking and Collaboration

Three Brain Teasers to Spur Logical Thinking and Collaboration | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Help students develop their inductive reasoning skills with three fun and visual riddles.
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Nice learning materials. The site includes links to 3 videos. Enjoy.

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What Is The Foundation of Personalized Learning?

What Is The Foundation of Personalized Learning? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Teachers and learners will hit a wall of frustration as they try to implement personalized learning of any kind. In order for learner-centered proficiency-based systems to work, the learning community culture needs to nurture and sustain the following elements:
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A short article with lots of useful links.

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Barbara Goebel's curator insight, May 22, 6:59 PM
Suggestions for developing personalized learning for ALL learners.
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Technology Integration Research Review

Technology Integration Research Review | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Edutopia’s tech integration research review explores some of the vast body of research out there and helps you navigate useful results.
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A series of five linked articles.

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Multitasking Is a Myth, and to Attempt It Comes at a Neurobiological Cost

Multitasking is a myth, says McGill University Psychology Professor Daniel Levitin. Switching focus across tasks comes at a neurological cost, depletin
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Interesting perspective.

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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, May 17, 4:57 PM
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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 18, 2:28 AM
Maybe everything is much simpler than what we have got to think... maybe all this flaw about the power of the brain is just to say that we have a powerful tool inside our head, but it is meant to be used at a sensible pace... after all, that sounds like... common sense?
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One-to-One Laptop Initiatives Boost Student Scores, Researchers Find

One-to-One Laptop Initiatives Boost Student Scores, Researchers Find | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
86 additional papers by the researchers, meanwhile, found some modest evidence of other positive benefits associated with giving laptops to students, including increased student technology use; more student-centered and project-based instruction; greater student engagement; and better relationships between students and teachers.
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Probably the additional benefits that carry more weight.

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Digital Classroom - Free ebooks

Digital Classroom - Free ebooks | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Here you can find links to free digital books and learning materials from around the internet.
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9 free ebooks on my PeacheyPublications site.

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Tools and Practices for Autonomous Teacher Development

This is the slide-deck from my plenary at the 8th TED ELT conference – Surveying the Landscape of CPD at TED – in Afyon – Turkey. The plenary focuses on how teachers can and should use technological resources to access information and expertise to develop their own teaching.

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My plenary slide deck from my talk at TED Afyon.

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Barbara Goebel's curator insight, May 21, 10:38 AM
Woody Allen on relationships, Nik Peachey on teachers...Like sharks, we have to keep moving forward. For teachers, this means constant PD. @nicolet
Barbara Goebel's curator insight, May 21, 10:39 AM
Woody Allen on relationships, Nik Peachey on teachers...Like sharks, we have to keep moving forward. For teachers, this means constant PD. @nicolet
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10 Best iOS Virtual Reality Apps For Google Cardboard

10 Best iOS Virtual Reality Apps For Google Cardboard | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
You don't need to spend a few thousand dollars to experience virtual reality when you can use technology you already own instead.
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Well worth checking out.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 13, 6:33 PM

More great 3D stuff! Thanks again to John Evans! 

Joaquín Ballester's curator insight, May 15, 8:17 AM
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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, May 22, 8:11 AM
an interesting list with useful tips for VR...
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Why You Should Start Classroom Blogging (and How to Do It)

Why You Should Start Classroom Blogging (and How to Do It) | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
You want some reasons to begin blogging in the classroom? No problem, we've got a ton in this article. Here's all you need to start classroom blogging.
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Good basic introduction.

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Lacey Mack's curator insight, May 13, 2:37 AM
I am so big on blogging now I have started!
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Decoding Adaptive

Decoding Adaptive | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Teachers are increasingly attempting to reach all of their students, each of whom have distinct learning needs, with the right learning experience at the right time. Having effective adaptive software turbocharges those efforts and can provide a realistic pathway to accomplish that goal.

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A useful 60 page ebook created by Pearson and Edsurge.

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How to find out everything Google knows about you

How to find out everything Google knows about you | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Here's how to find out what Google knows about you and is sharing with advertisers, and how to get Google to stop.
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Interesting article. Good to know.

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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, May 11, 6:27 PM
Processo trabalhoso mas que vale a pena!
Sally Reeve's curator insight, May 12, 4:41 AM
Fascinating article revealing all the data that Google stores about you. Useful tips for deleting this data and preventing unwanted advertising.
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Project aGAP: Advancing Global Awareness Possibilities

Project aGAP: Advancing Global Awareness Possibilities | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Are you a teacher interested in having your students collaborate with others around the world to address real-world problems and issues? If so, read on.
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Short article about Edorble.

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HYPER-REALITY

Hyper-Reality presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated…
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A great look into the future of augmented reality.

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Heraclio Muñoz Cruz's curator insight, May 22, 9:47 AM
hyperreality

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 23, 4:52 AM
Shocking, exaggerated... but I'm sure you can see things from our daily life there!
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Project-Based Learning in the EFL Classroom

Project-Based Learning in the EFL Classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Introducing an irresistible project at the beginning of a unit can give students a clear and meaningful reason for learning. We have all heard of Project-Based Learning (PBL), and some of us may have even try to build PBL curriculum. Through projects, students master skills—critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration—that are hard to teach in traditional classrooms.
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Interesting article on PBL.

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Teaching the Teachers

Teaching the Teachers | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Recent education reforms have urged teachers to foster collaboration, debate and reflection among students, in order to develop cognitive processes like those called for in the new standards. Ironically, districts rarely apply these same learning techniques to developing teachers. At the same time, teacher’s performance is increasingly tied to their students. This is a disparity that must be corrected.

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A 42 page ebook report and recommendations on teacher development.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 20, 11:12 AM
Teaching teachers is a key to the future of schooling. It is not enough to simply reform what we do and move deck chairs around a sinking ship. Teachers exist in transformational pedagogic relationships with students. It is a myth that we only play dual roles with students. We engage in multiple roles in living a full and complete life that informs who we are as teachers and learners.
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Q & A with Wizer CEO Nira Mayorchik Sheleg

Q & A with Wizer CEO Nira Mayorchik Sheleg | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Wizer is every teacher’s bridge to edtech; an easy way to update teaching materials and strategies to maximize the use of technology in teaching. The open platform lets teachers create and share their own original digital teaching resources.
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Wizer is a fantastic free tool for creating simple digital worksheets that enable learners and teachers to do some pretty complex things. When I first discovered the tool a few months back I was really impressed by how easy it was to create really engaging blended learning content for class or homework, so it’s great to be able to publish this Q & A with Nira Mayorchik Sheleg the Co-founder & CEO.

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Reimagining School Writing

Reimagining School Writing | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Move beyond the five-paragraph essay. Bring school writing to life through freewriting, peer reviews, and allowing students to include relevant memories and vivid descriptions.
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Some useful ideas here.

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Emma McPherson's curator insight, May 19, 8:30 AM
Some interesting suggestions for ways to assist students to develop writing skills while still encouraging creativity. Undoubtedly our education system does value academic writing styles and skills, often to the detriment of students' creative lives.
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Digital Promise Puts Education Research All In One Place

Digital Promise Puts Education Research All In One Place | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
A new tool lets educators and ed-tech developers easily find peer-reviewed research articles relevant to their work.
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Interesting tool.

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Barbara Goebel's curator insight, May 21, 10:27 AM
Results provided via Google Scholar.
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New Features in Edorble 3D classroom

New Features in Edorble 3D classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Now, users can use the web browser screens to navigate to publicly shared files saved in their google drive accounts and open them up for everyone in-world to see. This means Google docs, google slides, and even non-google formats like Powerpoint, PDF, or Microsoft Word. It just has to be saved in your Google Drive with the sharing settings set to “anyone with the link can view”.
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Great to see edorble moving forward so quickly.

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onliveinfotech01's curator insight, May 16, 5:44 AM
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This is a great alternative to PPT-pointlessness!
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Banning and unbanning phones in schools

Banning and unbanning phones in schools | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
When it comes to mobile phones and the education sector, things aren't so simple, and answers vary considerably by place -- and are changing. In some countries and schools, mobile phones are not allowed at all for students (and in some cases for teachers as well) and/or their use is limited to certain circumstances inside (and in some instances even outside) of school. In other places, phones are allowed with few restrictions. In yet other places, long time bans on phones are being reversed. Even where bans are in place, phones are still to be found in schools, for better and for worse, and they are used for a variety of purposes (again, for better and for worse).
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A very good balanced article with both pros and cons.

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Carol Hancox's curator insight, May 15, 7:31 PM
Mobile Phone use in schools an interesting discussion
Justin Morgan's curator insight, May 16, 4:53 PM

The use of cell phones in schools has been a major controversy in the past years. When I was in high school, approximately 4 years ago, cell phones were not permitted. Times have changed. People rely on this technological device for so many things. Cell phones allow children and parents to stay in touch, especially in the case of an emergency. I think they are very important. It is understandable that people feel otherwise. Cell phones can be extremely distracting in a learning environment. I feel that the positive aspects of allowing cell phones in school outweigh the negatives. This article was one that I was truly able to relate to. At this point in our technological world, cell phones are a part of our every day lives and I feel it’s wrong for schools to permit them.

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Imagine Discovering That Your Teaching Assistant Really Is a Robot

Imagine Discovering That Your Teaching Assistant Really Is a Robot | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Online learning has opened the door for instructors to reach a gigantic, global audience. Trouble is, many students can ask a lot of questions, burdening human TAs, said Ashok Goel, a professor of computer science at Georgia Tech. It was he who recruited Ms. Watson for his Knowledge-Based Artificial Intelligence class.
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Interesting stuff.

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Helen Teague's curator insight, May 12, 1:03 PM
Wave of the future?
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How students in Uruguayan schools are being taught English over the Internet

How students in Uruguayan schools are being taught English over the Internet | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
In Uruguay, it was recognized that the gap between the abilities and capacities of many teachers to teach English, and student needs to learn English (which became compulsory in 2008) was so huge in many parts of the country that they needed to do things differently than they had done in the past. Instead of having teachers learn English separately, might it be possible to have them learn alongside their students, in their own classrooms?
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Interesting report from the World Bank.

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Empowering Educators Means Decoding Adaptive Learning

Empowering Educators Means Decoding Adaptive Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Unless clearly defined, the adaptive learning phrase—which connotes a powerful and important concept—risks becoming meaningless and useless to those who matter most: educators who must evaluate the claims software companies make to serve their students.
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A useful read.

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A healthy dose of scepticism

A healthy dose of scepticism | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

I want my students to be sceptics. I believe that in the present age scepticism is more important than ever. Easy access to information, ease of publishing, scams and confidence tricksters combine to create a climate where blind trust is dangerous for our security, our finances and our knowledge bases. For students of all ages a healthy dose of scepticism is much needed not just so they may reveal falsehoods but to allow them to  discover new truths.

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I absolutely agree with most of this. There is no 'authority' that is completely unbiased.

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