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Educational Technology Newsletter

Educational Technology Newsletter | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
For the latest news, cool tools and research links related to educational technology inside and outside the English language classroom.

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Signup for my twice monthly free enewsletter. You can check out the archive of past issues here: http://tinyletter.com/technogogy/archive

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My bi-weekly free educational technology enewsletter.

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Five Best Practices When Converting Classroom Content for the Virtual Classroom

Five Best Practices When Converting Classroom Content for the Virtual Classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Taking traditional training materials online is akin to substituting baking soda for baking powder. It can be done, but it’s not a straight one-to-one translation. Adjustments must be made: content, learner situation, format, and more. Here are five best practices for making those adjustments!
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Textbook technology: Taking classroom resources to the next level

Textbook technology: Taking classroom resources to the next level | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Having ebooks available on tablet devices is sure to streamline the learning process, and there are a number of benefits to be gained from this. One such benefit is that it gives students ownership of the curriculum content. As discussed previously, annotations and notes can often be lost or damaged when on paper, but with electronic text, students can highlight a single word, or a whole section, and type notes associated specifically to this. Using digital content gives both teachers and students the flexibility to get creative with notes and resources, as well as making them easier to manage.
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Interesting article on digital textbook publishing.

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Jhonny Duque's curator insight, February 16, 1:34 PM

Using digital content gives both teachers and students the flexibility to get creative with notes and resources annotations and notes can often be lost or damaged when on paper, but with electronic text, students can highlight a single word, or a whole section, and type notes associated specifically to this. stronger belive that this is the new way to teach in a classroom 

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Preparing learners’ mindsets for the online world

Preparing learners’ mindsets for the online world | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Be the same person on and offline. What you do when you think people are watching you is all about your reputation, but what you do when you think no one is watching you? Those decisions speak directly towards your character.
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Useful article with tips and links to information about digital citizenship and esafety.

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Create Immersive Virtual Reality with Storyspheres - EdTechTeacher

Create Immersive Virtual Reality with Storyspheres - EdTechTeacher | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Though impressive, the first Virtual Reality offerings in education primarily consisted of pre-created experiences where students could explore famous landmarks, geographic regions and unique locations.  For instance, thoughtfully developed tools such as Google Expeditions and Nearpod VR allow teachers to guide their students through … Read more
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Interesting article on the use of Storysheres.

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Interesting article on the use of Storysheres.

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Is Technology Being Integrated Effectively?

Is Technology Being Integrated Effectively? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
In many cases the engagement factor is emphasized over learning outcomes and actual evidence of improvement aligned to standards. I get that this is not the end all be all, but nevertheless it is important. It goes without saying that effective technology integration should inform instruction and provide feedback as to the level of conceptual mastery students demonstrate.
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Interesting blog post and a great way to measure effective use.

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Nik Peachey's Educational Technology & ELT Newsletter 14th Feb 2017

Nik Peachey's Educational Technology & ELT Newsletter 14th Feb 2017 | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In this issue I have a great collection of new articles most of which focus on three main themes -

  • Digital literacies for teachers
  • The role of artificial intelligence in homework marking and support
  • The importance of encouraging students to think critically about news and information.


In the tools section there’s a great collection of apps and resources and a link to one of the most useful search engines for digital research and study.

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This issue also includes a 75% discount code for my ebooks and resources.

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Checklist: Skills and Tools for Digitally-Literate Teachers

Do you have what it takes to be a digitally-literate teacher? Check these 14 required skills — and a few more for extra credit.
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Quite a demanding list.

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We Didn’t Know What We Didn’t Know: Flipped Learning 3.0

We Didn’t Know What We Didn’t Know: Flipped Learning 3.0 | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
In the coming series, we’re going to bring you updates and reports from the worldwide flipped learning community that will zero in on each of the five ways flipped learning is evolving, why they matter, and what you can do to prepare for the future of flipped learning.
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Personally I tend to think the significance of flipped learning is a bit over played, but read and see what you think.

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Could online tutors and artificial intelligence be the future of teaching?

Could online tutors and artificial intelligence be the future of teaching? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Online maths company has partnered with scientists to identify what makes lessons successful - and to see if AI can be used to improve teaching
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Interesting article about the combination of AI and personal tutors.

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Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, February 10, 3:48 AM
how can AI be used to supplement math teaching
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Developing the digital literacies of academic staff: an institutional approach | Newland | Research in Learning Technology

Developing the digital literacies of academic staff: an institutional approach | Newland | Research in Learning Technology | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Being digitally literate ‘means competence and confidence with current technology and the ability to keep up to date by evaluating the appropriateness of new technology and acquiring new skills as necessary. For students it is a graduate attribute. For staff it is professional development. For teaching, it is the effective and efficient use of digital technologies in blended learning and not just knowledge of existence of technologies’.
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Interesting article with some very useful links.

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Annalisa Manca's curator insight, February 8, 12:50 PM
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To BYOD or not to BYOD: factors affecting academic acceptance of student mobile devices in the classroom | Gillies | Research in Learning Technology

To BYOD or not to BYOD: factors affecting academic acceptance of student mobile devices in the classroom | Gillies | Research in Learning Technology | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The large number of concerns identifiable across BYOD studies might indicate why there is an inclination for supplied and controlled devices within the mobile learning literature. Yet, with ubiquity frequently identified as a key boon of mobile devices, more educational research needs to be undertaken that draws upon personal devices.
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An interesting read with plenty of follow up resources.

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Codie Bower's curator insight, February 16, 4:53 PM
Our students have miniture computers with them at all times, Why not use them as a tool in the classroom. Enhance the learning experiance in your classroom with BYOD!
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End Your Fixation on Tech Tools

End Your Fixation on Tech Tools | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
As education technology continues to evolve, and as we continue to wrestle with its integration strategies into the classroom, we must not lose sight of true north, which is our message of learning equality and supporting students to create our future.
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Absolutely.

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Media Literacy: Five Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News

Media Literacy: Five Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Bedley says he’s been trying to teach his students for a while to look carefully at what they’re reading and where it comes from. He’s got a seven-point checklist his students can follow:
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Useful article with some helpful links and ideas.

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Nik Peachey - Managing the digital classroom

Nik Peachey - Managing the digital classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In this workshop we explore a range of digital tools and teaching techniques that teachers can use to utilize the presence of digital devices in the classroom and make them productive. The workshop will show how we can use these devices to enable digital collaboration and develop a range of traditional and digital literacies in ways that are not possible in the analogue classroom.

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A recording of my webinar presentation on managing the digital classroom.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 16, 4:21 AM

A recording of my webinar presentation for the British Council.

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A Digital Future: K-12 Technology by 2018

A Digital Future: K-12 Technology by 2018 | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Rapidly changing technology continues to make its mark on K-12 learning. The recently-released New Media Consortium Horizon Report details six up-and-coming technologies in the next five years for K-12 classrooms. Let’s take a closer look.

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Worth having a look. There's also a link through to the report.

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3D + VR Technology in Education

3D + VR Technology in Education | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
This online mini-course will give a whirlwind tour through some of the issues at the intersection of 3D/VR technology and education. In addition to getting exposure to some tools you can already start using with your students or colleagues, we're also going to read some of the research in the field, collaborate, and create our own lessons.
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This looks like a really interesting free course.

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2017 Machine Learning Trends - DATAVERSITY

2017 Machine Learning Trends - DATAVERSITY | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Machine Learning builds algorithms, which when exposed to high volumes of data, can self-teach and evolve. When this unique technology powers Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications, the combination can be powerful. We can soon expect to see smart robots around us doing all our jobs – much quicker, much more accurately, and even improving themselves at every step. Will this world have intelligent humans anymore or shall we soon be outclassed by self-thinking robots? What are the most visible 2017 Machine Learning trends?
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Interesting article with some really useful links.

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Rebooting Learning for the Digital Age

Rebooting Learning for the Digital Age | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The report reviews best practice around the world to show how technology is benefiting universities and students through better teaching and learning, improved retention rates and lower costs

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Interesting report by Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI).

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Taxonomy Of eLearning: Does eLearning Need A New Taxonomy? - eLearning Industry

Taxonomy Of eLearning: Does eLearning Need A New Taxonomy? - eLearning Industry | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
When considering educational objectives, we perhaps need to consider ‘whose’ educational objectives? Where Bloom spoke of analyzing and evaluating concepts, processes, procedures, and principles, he clearly had the learner in mind as he classified educational goals. I ask if eLearning would not be better served by its own taxonomy (framework) where the separate objectives of the various parties involved in eLearning are distinctly and separately categorized. This is important because there are many aspects to eLearning. And none of them can promise a successful learning outcome. Successful learning outcomes (the result, or not, of educational objectives) require a multi-faceted approach to delivery.
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Always room for another taxonomy.

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, February 13, 12:11 PM

Always room for another taxonomy.

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Jump-Start Critical Thinking With an Aphorism

Jump-Start Critical Thinking With an Aphorism | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
I have found that even though the students struggle at first with interpreting the adages, they come to enjoy the challenge. It becomes easier as they become more proficient at pulling out the true intent of the dicho. When they see that they have arrived at the heart of the adage, they eagerly write their thoughts and love to share them.
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Nice simple idea to encourage critical thinking.

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Responding to Student Writing — and Writers

Responding to Student Writing — and Writers | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
If you ask any college instructor or high school English teacher which part of her job is the most time-consuming, says Nancy Sommers, you’ll hear the same answer across the board: “Responding to my students’ writing.” “Reading my students’ writing.” “Grading my students’ writing.”
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Useful advice on increasing the imapct of written feedback.

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"From Instructivism to Connectivism: Theoretical Underpinnings of MOOCs" by Matt Crosslin

While the first MOOCs were connectivist in their approach to learning, later versions have expanded to include instructivist structures and structures that blend both theories. From an instructional design standpoint the differences are important. This paper will examine how to analyze the goals of any proposed MOOC to determine what the epistemological focus should be.
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Interesting reading for MOOC developers.

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, February 9, 10:29 AM

Interesting reading for MOOC developers.

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The changing skill set of the learning professional

The changing skill set of the learning professional | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
‘What we are’ is constantly changing as we continue to develop our existing skills and take on new challenges to respond to a changing world around us. Learning professionals are no different. Perhaps more than ever before, we need new skills to respond to the developing expectations of both employees and our key stakeholders, and to take advantage of the fantastic opportunities afforded by technology.
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Well worth reading.

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Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, February 9, 4:44 AM
A much more holistic view!
Carlos Fosca's curator insight, February 9, 6:41 AM

Los profesionales involucrados en la educación del siglo XXI tienen otras habilidades mucho más complejas y diversas que los actuales. Pensar en el educador como el único que debe asumir la responsabilidad de gestionar experiencias de aprendizaje en sus estudiantes es cosa del pasado. Ahora se trata de constituir un equipo de especialistas en diversos campos que colaboren entre sí desde la comprensión de lo que requiere precisamente la sociedad y el mercado en términos educativos y de capacitación, hasta el uso más adecuado de las diversas herramientas tecnológicas que están hoy en día a disposición.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 10, 7:58 AM
The changing skill set of the learning professional
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Teaching and technology: case studies from India

Teaching and technology: case studies from India | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Jointly published by British Council India and Central Square Foundation, this collection of case studies illustrates teachers and organisations using technology in innovative ways in schools and classrooms across India.
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Nice to see a set of case studies like this coming out of India, which isn't usually associated with cutting edge technology in chools.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 6, 1:34 AM
Teaching and technology: case studies from India
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Teaching Why Facts Still Matter

Teaching Why Facts Still Matter | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
An unavoidable challenge arises when students realize that no matter how many facts support a certain conclusion, denial and dissent remain. Recently, for example, my government class discussed how, faced with a mountain of scientific data, anybody—including politicians—would refute global warming, or the role that humanity plays in its occurrence. Unfortunately, this kind of discussion leads to students’ doubting the power of truth to influence and inform wise decisions, which in turn makes them question the purpose of working hard to learn at all.
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Worth a read.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 5, 5:08 AM
Plus que jamais, les étudiants rejettent d'étudier les faits, de connaitre des détails. Et plus que jamais nous en avons besoin pour séparer juste une opinion personnelle d'une opinion raisonnée.
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